I read somewhere on the internet that some of the earlier Saturn games had multi-language support and could display different languages depending on the system settings (i.e. if English was selected, a Japanese game would display English menus - if it was available).
I’ve heard that the first PD (not sure which region) was one of these games - and that apart from displaying the menus in multiple languages it also did the same for the subtitles of the ‘Panzerese’ language.
Can anyone confirm? I would be really interested in knowing because the JP version of PD is a lot cheaper than the NA version.
p.s. I am also interested to know if PDII has this option - if it’s exists.
The one to play as the rider without the dragon. The language does have to be in German, as Solo said, or the button code won’t do anything. The Xbox version of PD1 just lets you do the cheat anyway, though, and so I’d expect the PC version does too.
[quote=“carbon”]If you change the Saturn’s language via the systems settings menu does that change the BIOS? Is that what that is? If not, how do you do it?
[sarcasm]As you can tell - i know a lot.[/sarcasm][/quote]
Yeah, I think by BIOS people are just talking about the system settings menu etc. (the stuff that loads up if you switch the Saturn on without a game disc in).
Unfortunately I can’t confirm that this would work on the Japanese version of the game though, because I have only a PAL Saturn and the PAL versions of the games. I’m pretty sure there is no multi-language support on Panzer Dragoon Saga, however, although I don’t know about PD Zwei.
BTW, there’s actually hardly any text in the first two Saturn games - they’re very visually orientated - and there’s complete transcriptions of their scripts on this site. If you’re really thinking of buying the Japanese originals, I expect you could get by well enough even if you can’t change the language (although I expect that you’ll be able to, for PD1 at least.).
I would NOT recommend getting the Japanese version of Panzer Dragooon Saga though, because it doesn’t offer multiple languages and it would be near-unplayable if you couldn’t read the text.