The Jet Set Radio Tag Edit/Create FAQ v.0.5

by Daniel "Azrael" St. George 2000
   (azrael_dan@hotmail.com)


07/02/2000


Content

Usage

History

Intro

Section 1: Selecting Create-a-tag
   Section 1a: Size Matters
   Section 1b: Stoke the Keys

Section 2: Shape/Fill Editor
   Section 2a: Get Twisted
   Section 2b: Position Menu
   Section 2c: Size Menu
   Section 2d: 3d Effects Menu
   Section 2e: Focal Menu
   Section 2f: Color/Fill Menu


Section 3: Spray Paint Editor
   Section 3a: Paint Menu
   Section 3b: Eraser Menu
   Section 3c: Undo Menu
   Section 3d: Zoom Menu


Section 4: Saving

Section 5: Using/Selecting Tag

Section 6: DL Tags

Credits



Usage 

  Ok let's get this out of the way, so we can all enjoy our lives!

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History

ver.0.00.1

created draft

ver.0.00.2

Fixed spelling errors

ver.0.00.3

Changed FAQ name from "Create-a-Tag" to "The JSR Tag Edit/Create FAQ"
Changed [Sc] to [Fc] because it Focal not Scale that you're changing.
Changed [?] to [ChrWrd]
Added How to make your own artwork
Added www.jvgfanatic.com credits!!!! (thanks a ton)
Added credits
Fixed other errors

ver.0.00.4

Added Contents
Fixed Grammer & Spelling Errors
Added English Keyboard
Added [De] "Default" to menus
Added D-pad, Analog, L, R button info to Effects Menus
Added/Fixed Spraypaint editor 4 tools


ver.0.00.5
Added more info to the Return Key
Added character limit information
Added Usage Section 

Added charcter
Intro:

     So you got your copy of Jet Set Radio (import) on your Sega
Dreamcast and you're itching to create a tag.  Well after completing
you initiation in the GG spray crew, you'll gain entry into the GG's
hideout. Here you'll be given many differant options: Level Selections
(Manual p.17), Tag Options (Manual p. 19), Options (Manual p.26),
Internet (Manual p. 27).

Section 1:  Selecting Create-a-tag

    To get to Create-a-tag mode, you're first going to have to select
Tag Options (it looks like the default mid-sized tag, if you flip the
GG's hideout you'll find it). Once you have found the Tag options,
select it; doing so will bring you to a new menu. The first option in
the menu is "Tag Selection" to see all the tags you have collected,
downloaded and created (we'll talk more about this later on in Section 5),
and the second option is Tag Creation.

Section 1a:  Size Matters

    After selecting Create-a-tag mode you'll be prompted what size you
would like (example shown in the game is: Sample)

    From left to right:

    -Small (1 can of spray paint in the game)
    -Large (3-4 cans of spray paint in the game)
    -Xtra Large  (5-9 cans of spray paint in the game)

    Hit A button to selecte size

Section 1b:  Stoke the keys

     After selecting the size of tag you wish to create, you'll be taken
to a keyboard, (the diagram below shows you the order of the keys and
what they do) Here you can type out your tag and pick Paint or Shape to
modify the text; or Skip stright to Paint to make it from scratch (Section 
3).
You'll be limited to 7 characters (Roman, Katakana or both) on any of the 3 
sizes.


Dig 1.0

Japanese Keyboard:

[Japanese][English][Back][ Foward ][ Delete ]
[J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J]
[J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][ ][ ]
[J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J][!][?][Rtrn]
[J][J][J][J][J][J][J][J]["][∞][ Paint ][Effs]

English Keyboard:

[Japanese][English][Back][ Foward ][ Delete ]
[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][0][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
[E][E][E][E][E][E][E][E][E][E][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
[E][E][E][E][E][E][E][E][E][E][ ][!][?][Rtrn]
[E][E][E][E][E][E][ ][ ][ ][ ][ Paint ][Effs]

Japanese        =   Katakana character
English         =   Roman character
Back and Foward =   lets you move the cursor back or foward
Delete          =   Erase character
Rtrn            =   Return to last menu
                    (will ask you a Y/N Question)
Spray           =   Goes to Spraypaint Editor
Effs            =   Goes to Character Effects editor
J               =   Katakana character on keyboard
E               =   Roman character on keyboard
[ ]             =   Empty Key


Section 2:   Shape/Fill Editor

  After typing your tag, you can use the Shape/Fill editor to twist
it into an original piece of artwork.  The Shape/Fill edit is made up
of 6 parts:

Character Shape................ Section 2a
Position....................... Section 2b
Size........................... Section 2c
3D Effects..................... Section 2d
Scale.......................... Section 2e
Character Color/Fill editor.... Section 2f

Section 2a:  Get Twisted

  The first menu in the Shape/Fill editor that you see will be the
Custom Font Edit.  Select Custom Font Editor with A, then using the
the analog pad to move the target and change the font's look.  You
can change indiviual letters, but using the D pad to selected the
letter you wish to change.

Dig 2.a: Screen in English

     _______________________________
    |                               |
    |                       . _ .   |
    |  ________            /((_))\  |
    |  | TEXT |           ((((o)))) |
    |  --------            \((-))/  |
    |                       ' - '   |
    |_______________________________|
    |[Custom]     [Spray][Return][E]|
    |                               |
    |[all] TEXT                [De] |
     -------------------------------

Spray           =   Goes to Spraypaint Editor
Custom          =   Custom Font Editor
E               =   Effects Menu
Return          =   Return to last menu
                    (will ask you a Y/N Question)
S               =   Save your Tag
Text            =   The text you typed
all             =   Change the whole Tag
De              =   Default

Section 2b:  Position Menu

   Position allows you to change where on the tag the letters sit.  You
can change the whole tag or just individual letters.  Use the L to shrink
and R to enlarge buttons the tag.  Analog to move it's placement in the
Text the left and right on the D-pad to select what box. Use left and right
on the D-pad to select an indiviual letter or everthing.

Dig 2.b:  Screen in English
     ________________________________________
    |                                        |
    |                                        |
    |                  ______                |
    |                 | TEXT |               |
    |                  ------                |
    |                                        |
    |________________________________________|
    |[Po][Sz][3D][Fc][F]   [Spray][Return][S]|
    |                                        |
    | [all]  TEXT                      [De]  |
     ----------------------------------------

Po      =   Position (Section 2b)
Sz      =   Size (Section 2c)
3d      =   3d Effects (Section 2d)
Fc      =   Focal (Section 2e)
F       =   Character Color/Fill editor (Section 2f)
all     =   Change the whole tag
Spray   =   Goes to Spraypaint Editor
Return  =   Last Menu
            (will ask you a Y/N Question)
S       =   Save your Tag
Text    =   The text you typed
De      =   Default

Section 2c:  Size Menu

   Size allows you to change size the letters. You can change the whole
tag or just individual letters.  Use the L to increse 3D deepth and
decrese deepthaR buttons to change. Use the Analog to stretch.  Use
left and right on the D-pad to select an indiviual letter or everthing.

Dig 2.c:  Screen in English
     ________________________________________
    |                                        |
    |                                        |
    |                  ______                |
    |                 | TEXT |               |
    |                  ------                |
    |                                        |
    |________________________________________|
    |[Po][Sz][3D][Fc][F]   [Spray][Return][S]|
    |                                        |
    | [all]  TEXT                       [De] |
     ----------------------------------------

Po      =   Position (Section 2b)
Sz      =   Size (Section 2c)
3d      =   3d Effects (Section 2d)
Fc      =   Focal (Section 2e)
F       =   Character Color/Fill editor (Section 2f)
all     =   Change the whole tag
Spray   =   Goes to Spraypaint Editor
Return  =   Last Menu
            (will ask you a Y/N Question)
S       =   Save your Tag
Text    =   The text you typed
De      =   Default


Section 2d:  3d Effects Menu

   3d effects menu allows you to add 3D to your letters.  You can
change the whole tag or just individual letters.  Use the L to do
linear rotate left and R to do linear rotate right buttons to change,
increase or decrease the size. Use the Analog to rotate 3D. Use left
and right on the D-pad to select an indiviual letter or everything.

Dig 2.d:  Screen in English
     ________________________________________
    |                                        |
    |                                        |
    |                  ______                |
    |                 | TEXT |               |
    |                  ------                |
    |                                        |
    |________________________________________|
    |[Po][Sz][3D][Fc][F]   [Spray][Return][S]|
    |                                        |
    | [all][ChrWrd]  TEXT               [De] |
     ----------------------------------------

Po      =   Position (Section 2b)
Sz      =   Size (Section 2c)
3d      =   3d Effects (Section 2d)
Fc      =   Focal (Section 2e)
F       =   Character Color/Fill editor (Section 2f)
all     =   Change the whole tag
Spray   =   Goes to Spraypaint Editor
Return  =   Last Menu
            (will ask you a Y/N Question)
S       =   Save your Tag
Text    =   The text you typed
ChrWrd  =   Rotate character/word (when rotating)
De      =   Default

Section 2e:  Focal Length of Lens Menu

   Changing the focal length will change how your tag sit in space.

Dig 2.e:  Screen in English
     _____________________________________
    |                                     |
    |                                     |
    |              ______                 |
    |             | TEXT |                |
    |              ------                 |
    |                                     |
    |_____________________________________|
    |[Po][Sz][3D][Fc][F]   [Sp][Return][S]|
    |                                     |
    |  [a][a][a][a]                  [De] |
     -------------------------------------

Po      =   Position (Section 2b)
Sz      =   Size (Section 2c)
3d      =   3d Effects (Section 2d)
Fc      =   Focal (Section 2e)
F       =   Character Color/Fill editor (Section 2f)
all     =   Change the whole tag
Sp      =   Goes to Spraypaint Editor
Return  =   Last Menu
            (will ask you a Y/N Question)
S       =   Save your Tag
Text    =   The text you typed
a       =   lens options
De      =   Default

Section 2f:  Color/Fill Menu

   Color/Fill allows you pick the color/fill effects of your fonts. The
left and right on the D-pad to select what scale you want.

Dig 2.f:  Screen in English
     ________________________________________
    |                                        |
    |                                        |
    |                  ______                |
    |                 | TEXT |               |
    |                  ------                |
    |                                        |
    |________________________________________|
    |[Po][Sz][3D][Fc][F]   [Spray][Return][S]|
    |                                        |
    |  [c]    no. xxx                        |
     ----------------------------------------

Po      =   Position (Section 2b)
Sz      =   Size (Section 2c)
3d      =   3d Effects (Section 2d)
Fc      =   Focal (Section 2e)
F       =   Character Color/Fill editor (Section 2f)
all     =   Change the whole tag
Spray   =   Goes to Spraypaint Editor
Return  =   Last Menu
            (will ask you a Y/N Question)
S       =   Save your Tag
Text    =   The text you typed
c       =   color preview
no. xxx =   color number


Section 3.0  Spraypaint editor

  After typing or adding effects to your tag, you can use the Spray
Paint editor to add cool graphics to your existing text or make a tag
from scratch. The Spraypaint Editor is made up of 4 tools:

Paint (Section 3a)
Eraser (Section 3b)
Undo (Section 3c)
Zoom (Section 4d)


Section 3.a Paint

   Paint allows you to paint either large or small strokes. The L
button is small and the R button is large.  Use the D-pad to select a
color on the color chart.  Hit the Y button to jump to Eraser, X to do
an Undo.

Dig 3.a:  Screen in English

     _________________________________________
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                  ______                 |
    |                 | TEXT |                |
    |                  ------                 |
    |                                         |
    |_________________________________________|
    |[Pa][E][U][Zoom]      [F/B][Effs]     [S]|
    |                                         |
    |  [color chart       ]                   |
    |  [color chart       ]                   |
     ----------------------------------------

Pa            =   Paint (Section 3a)
E             =   Eraser (Section 3b)
U             =   Undo (Section 3d)
Zoom          =   Zoom (Section 3e)
F/B           =   Foreground/Background
Effs          =   Goes to Character Effects editor
S             =   Save your Tag
Text          =   The text you typed
color chart   =   color chart


Section 3.b Eraser

   Eraser allow you to erase paint either in large or small strokes.
The L button is small and the R button is large.  Use X to do an Undo.

Dig 3.b:  Screen in English

     _________________________________________
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                  ______                 |
    |                 | TEXT |                |
    |                  ------                 |
    |                                         |
    |_________________________________________|
    |[Pa][E][U][Zoom]      [F/B][Effs]     [S]|
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
     ----------------------------------------

Pa            =   Paint (Section 3a)
E             =   Eraser (Section 3b)
U             =   Undo (Section 3d)
Zoom          =   Zoom (Section 3e)
F/B           =   Foreground/Background
Effs          =   Goes to Character Effects editor
S             =   Save your Tag
Text          =   The text you typed

Section 3.c Undo

   Undo allows you to paint/erase.  Provides a Yes / No question: do
you want to undo?

Dig 3.c:  Screen in English

     _________________________________________
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                  ______                 |
    |                 | TEXT |                |
    |                  ------                 |
    |                                         |
    |_________________________________________|
    |[Pa][E][U][Zoom]      [F/B][Effs]     [S]|
    |                                         |
    |          Do you want to undo?           |
    |              [Yes]  [No]                |
    |                                         |
     ----------------------------------------

Pa            =   Paint (Section 3a)
E             =   Eraser (Section 3b)
U             =   Undo (Section 3d)
Zoom          =   Zoom (Section 3e)
F/B           =   Foreground/Background
Effs          =   Goes to Character Effects editor
S             =   Save your Tag
Text          =   The text you typed
Yes/No        =   Yes/No


Section 3.d Zoom

   Allows you to zoom in and out (1x,2x,4x)

Dig 3.d:  Screen in English

     _________________________________________
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                  ______                 |
    |                 | TEXT |                |
    |                  ------                 |
    |                                         |
    |_________________________________________|
    |[Pa][E][U][Zoom]      [F/B][Effs]     [S]|
    |                                         |
    |              [1x][2x][4x]               |
    |                                         |
     ----------------------------------------

Pa            =   Paint (Section 3a)
E             =   Eraser (Section 3b)
U             =   Undo (Section 3d)
Zoom          =   Zoom (Section 3e)
F/B           =   Foreground/Background
Effs          =   Goes to Character Effects editor
S             =   Save your Tag
Text          =   The text you typed
1x,2x,4x      =   Zoom in and out

-Undo
-Zoom (select a zoom)

Section 4: Saving

    To save, hit the Save button on any screen. It will prompt you with
a yes or no question. Then what memory card you wish to save to. Then
it will send you back to the GG's hideout.

Section 5: Using/Selecting Tags

    To use the tag you just created, you must select the one you're
going to use. Create-a-tag option then Tag Selection.  Once you enter
Tag selection you notice 3 boxes.  From top to bottom it's Small, Large
and Extra Large.  After you selected the type, you can the pick your
tag. G are tags found in the game (orange means you have them, grey
mean you need to find them), U are user created tags.  Select this one
to use your tag in the game.  DL are downloaded tags.

Section 6: DL Tags

In either the US Web Browser or the Japanese Passport browser navigate
to a page containing a JPEG image that you'll want to use as your tag.
Note: GIFs, PNGs and other graphics file formats will not work, the
image must be in JPEG form.

If you've created your own tag in a bitmap editing program then you'll
need to upload it to the web in JPEG file format with whatever software
you would normally use to do this. It's easiest to build a web page
with that image on it and upload the page and the image.

Once you've navigated to the page containing your custom tag position
the pointer over the image using the analog stick and then press the X
and A buttons simultaneously. A dialog will appear asking if you'd like
to save this image to a memory card with:

     _________________________________________
    |                                         |
    |                                         |
    |                  ______                 |
    |            Do you wish to save          |
    |                this image?              |
    |                  ------                 |
    |                                         |
    |_________________________________________|
    |             [Yes]  /  [No]              |
    |                                         |
     ----------------------------------------


Note: images that you're going to use as tags should be very, very
small. Under 15K would be good. A 20K file will take up approximately
45 blocks.

Save this file onto the same card that contains your Jet Set Radio game
data.

Restart your Dreamcast, load your saved game and then follow the
instructions in Section 5: Using/Selecting tags.

Credits:

Thanks to Sega for Jet Set Radio
Thanks to jvgf (jvgf@jvgfanatic.com) for adding DL and Overviewing the 
draft!
Original translation and portions of this text www.jvgfanatic.com

(c) Daniel St. George 2000 (azrael_dan@hotmail.com)