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Translation Guide by faboo95

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 05/18/04

 =======================================
  Initial D: Special Stage's Menu Guide
 =======================================

 Version 1.0 (20.11.2003)
 FAQ by faboo95 (faboo95@hotmail.com)
 

 Contents:

 1.  Intro
 2.  Main Menu
 3.  Car Selection
 4.  Arcade Mode Menu
 5.  Story Mode Menu
 6.  Time Attack Mode Menu
 7.  Exiting
 8.  Save & Load
 9.  Replay & Record
 10. Iketani Car Guide
 11. Options
 12. Thanks
 13. Copyrights

 ==========
  1. Intro 
 ==========

 Seems like a lot of people have trouble with the japanese here, so I've decided
 to make a thorough FAQ about the menus in this game.  If you need info on how 
 to unlock stuff or how to beat so and so, go to a different FAQ.  And I'm not 
 here to translate story mode, just the menus.  This is also my first FAQ so 
 keep that in mind if you find mistakes.  Here we go!!



 ==============
  2. Main Menu
 ==============

 Arcade Mode
 Story Mode
 Time Attack
 Replay & Record
 Iketani Car Guide*
 Save & Load
 Option
 
 *appears once you start unlocking cars in Story Mode



 ==================
  3. Car Selection
 ==================
  
 Before you can start either Arcade Mode or Time Attack you got to select your 
 car.  Anyway, when you start either modes, the following options appear:

 NEW CAR
 GARAGE

 
  3.1. New Car
 ==============
 
 Here's a little step-by-step on how to start:

 - Choose a make: Toyota-Suzuki 
 - Choose the car (you can change the colour of the car by pressing up/down)
 - Choose the parts course
 - Type your name
	- To enter in an english name, first choose the letter right above the 
          red one on the bottom right. The letters then should change to 
          english.
	- Choose the red letter (bottom right) to finish
 - Option to save in garage or not.  YES or NO 
 - Select transmission.  AT or MT (Auto or Manual)

 
  3.2. Garage
 =============

 Pretty simple.  Just select the car you want to load up and press X or O.
 It'll also ask you to select transmission.  AT or MT
 
 Also if you want to delete a car from the garage, select the car you want gone
 and press Select.


  3.2.1. Car Info 
 =================
 
 To look at your car info instead of pressing X or O, press down.  Out comes a 
 menu:

 NAME
 MAKE
 CAR
 COLOUR
 POINTS
 
 press down again:

 PARTS COURSE
 TUNING STEP
 PARTS ACQUIRED

 And that's it.  Now to start racing!!!


 ================
  4. Arcade Mode
 ================

 Arcade mode is...well, the arcade game.  Pretty much why this game was made.


  4.1. Before the Race
 ======================

 Just simply go to the course you want to race on, then choose the opponent on 
 that course.  You may also change the Battle BGM buy pressing up/down.  To 
 skip the dialogue sections, just press Start.


  4.2. The Race is Over	
 =======================

 Right after the race, you are given 3 options: 

 REPLAY	  REPLAY SAVE	NEXT

 
  4.2.1. Replay
 ===============

 Replay is pretty self-explanatory.  You just watch the replay of the race you 
 just did.
 You can change the view by pressing R2 or your assigned button.
 To exit, just press Start and select Exit or just wait for it to finish and 
 select Exit (the red option)


  4.2.2. Replay Save
 ====================

 Here you get to either save the replay or delete a previous one.

 SAVE	DELETE
  
 Either way, both options will give you a YES/NO option for saving or deleting.

 
  4.2.3. Next
 =============

 Choosing NEXT will direct you to a screen with info about the race (lap time, 
 total points earned etc.) Sometimes you will earn parts, or the next tuning 
 step depending on how much points you have. Also later on PARTS CHANGE!! may 
 appear.  Basically that means you can spend some of your points to buy a new 
 spoiler, rims, muffler etc.  Again, a YES/NO option will appear.


  4.3. The Next Opponent
 ========================

 After all of this, your next opponent will appear and challenge you.  
 You are given 3 options:
 	
	BATTLE   CHOOSE OTHER OPPONENT   EXIT

 Pretty self-explanatory.  And that's the end of Arcade Mode.


 ==========
  5. Story  
 ==========

 The great addition to the game, with great voice acting too!  
 When you get into Story Mode you get the following Chapters:

 AKINA'S HACHIROKU
 AKAGI RED SUNS
 PROJECT D

 You must first finish Akina's Hachiroku to unlock Akagi Red Suns, and you 
 must finish that to unlock Project D.  When you pick one of the chapters, 
 you are asked to select transmission: AT or MT.  
 Next, you must pick a stage.


  5.1. Getting Started 
 ======================

 Once you select a stage, you are shown a small video telling the story.  
 After some dialogue, you are then told the stage outline.  You are also given 
 2 options:	BEGIN	CHECK THE MAP

 
  5.2. Afterwards
 =================

 Right after the race, you are given the 3 same options in Arcade Mode 
 (see section 4.2.) Now after the small story section after the race you are 
 given 4 options:

 RETRY	 NEXT   CHOOSE STAGE   EXIT

 Choosing NEXT will direct you to the very next stage while CHOOSE STAGE will 
 allow you to select another stage.  This brings Story Mode to an end.



 ================
  6. Time Attack
 ================ 

 You know what they say, "Practice makes perfect".  This is the place to be to 
 get better.


  6.1. Getting Ready
 ====================

 A little different from choosing a course on Arcade Mode, so here's some 
 step-by-step help:
 
 - Choose a course
 - INBOUND/OUTBOUND, DOWNHILL/UPHILL etc. (check the map on screen to see route)
 - DRY/WET
 - DAY/NIGHT
 - USE A GHOST CAR? YES/NO 

 In order to use a ghost car, you must have a Time Attack Replay saved at that 
 exact course (Uphill/Downhill and Dry/Wet).  The car or time of day makes no 
 difference. 


  6.2. Once You're Done
 =======================

 Just like in Arcade Mode, you are given the 3 options: 
 REPLAY	  REPLAY SAVE		NEXT
 But unlike Arcade Mode, after the stats and points calculations are done, you 
 get the the following options:

 RETRY   CHANGE COURSE   CHANGE CAR   EXIT

 And that's pretty much it for Time Attack



 ============
  7. Exiting 
 ============

 Now, every time you choose the EXIT option you are asked another YES/NO 
 question.  Basically it's asking if you wish to save or not, which brings me 
 to...


 ================
  8. Save & Load
 ================
 
 Yes yes, Save & Load is 6th on the menu list.  But I found this section a 
 little more important.  Sometimes you may exit by accident by pressing the 
 Triangle button, causing the game to skip the whole "Do you wish to save" 
 screen.  Or sometimes you may say YES to PARTS CHANGE!! by accident.  Or 
 maybe you did something in the Option section and wish to save it.  This 
 gives you the choice to Save or Load from the memory card.

 You just choose either SAVE (top) or LOAD (bottom) and choose the memory card 
 to save/load from.  It gives you the YES/NO option to confirm your choice.  


 ====================
  9. Replay & Record
 ====================

 Want to watch a replay you saved? Or just want to check on all the top records
 you accomplished on every course?  Look no further.  You are given 2 options 
 when you enter: 

 REPLAY (top) or RECORD (bottom)

 
  9.1. Replay
 =============
 
 You only get 2 options here: PLAY REPLAY   DELETE REPLAY  
 Pretty straight forward.  When finish watching the replay though, you get 2 
 options:

 REPLAY   EXIT

 EXIT will just bring you back to the memory card selection screen. 


  9.2. Record
 =============

 Step-by-step guide, even though there's like no japanese in this section:

 - Choose a course
 - Press left/right to see records for Uphill/Downhill and Dry/Wet
 - Press up/down to highlight a specific record to get the KEY and PASSWORD
 - Press X to see record list on a specific course by make (i.e. Honda, Subaru)



 =======================
  10. Iketani Car Guide
 =======================
 
 This section has nothing to do with the actual game itself, but just nice 
 guide to every car in the game.  Just select the car from the menu you like to 
 learn more about, and a video of it will be loaded.  To get the cars, you must 
 first unlock them in Story Mode



 ============
  11. Option
 ============

 Lot's of japanese here, so here it is in english:  

 GAME SETTINGS
 CONTROLLER CONFIG
 SCREEN ADJUSTMENT
 SOUND


  11.1. Game Settings
 =====================

 Difficulty	EASY	NORMAL	HARD (seems to only affect Arcade Mode)
 Map		ON	OFF	CUP
 Time Display	NORMAL	SIMPLE
 Vibration	ON	OFF


 
  11.2. Controller Config
 =========================

 Controller
 GT Force (steering wheel) 

 
  11.2.1. Controller
 ====================

 Accel		X
 Brake		Square
 View Change	R2
 Shift Up		R1
 Shift Down	L1
 Head Light	L2
 
 Press Select to leave
 Press Start to return to default

 
  11.2.2. GT Force 
 ==================

 Stiffness	LIGHT	MEDIUM	STRONG
 Force Feedback	ON	OFF
 
 Calibration:

 Test 1. Full turn left and right
 Test 2. Centre of steering
 Test 3. Full Accel and Brake

 
  11.3. Screen Adjustment
 =========================

 Just use the image in the middle as a guide, and press the D-pad around to fix 
 the screen to your liking.  Press Start to return to default


  11.4. Sound 
 =============

 Audio		STEREO	MONO
 BGM		ON	OFF
 SE		ON	OFF
 Voice		ON	OFF
 Sound Test


  11.4.1. Sound Test
 ====================
 Battle BGM
 BGM
 SE



 ============
  12. Thanks
 ============

 Special thanks to Akira Toriyama for getting me to like animes with Dragonball 
 as a kid

 And of course Suichi Shigeno for Initial D!!

 Ryosuke, Keisuke, ViperMask, GrAyEeWoLf, Esquire J, Odie and many others for 
 keeping the  message boards interesting :)

 Thanks again to ViperMask since I used his FAQ as a model for this FAQ


 ================
  13. Copyrights
 ================

 Kashiramoji D/Initial D (c)Shuichi Shigeno, published by Kodansha
 Game by (c)Sega/Sega Rosso
 Music (c) Avex

 This FAQ is for private use only.  RETAIL USE IS PROHIBITED.
 FAQ is only available on Gamefaqs.com
 
 FAQ Copyright 2003	faboo95

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