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                              Double Cast
                            FAQ/Walkthrough

                          Version 1.0 (5/11/99)

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------------------------------------CONTENTS------------------------------------
Game Description
Characters
Controls
Settings Menu
Replay Mode
Omake Mode
Starting the game
Base translation of each of the choices
Game summary:
 Important Note
 The Bangaihen
 The Meeting
 Point 1
 Point 2
 Point 3
 Point 4
 Point 5
 Point 6
 Point 7
 Point 8/9
 Point 10
 Point 11
 Point 12
Variables
Endings
Hints & Tips to Reach 100%


--------------------------------GAME DESCRIPTION--------------------------------

Double Cast is the first game in the "Yarudora" series (short for Yaru Dorama, 
"a drama you do.") released by SCE. The Yarudora series is a series of four 
"forking" adventure games. This is a game genre that apparently does not exist 
outside of Japan; it basically consists of you reading/watching a story, with 
the game stopping at various points in the story, giving you a list of choices, 
and whatever you pick determines the flow of the rest of the story. It's 
somewhat like an "interactive anime" game. Each of the Yarudora games has a 
different theme; DC's is that of a love story/psycho thriller. Because it would 
probably not sell, DC, or any other game like it, will probably not ever see the 
light of day outside of Japan.

Basically, the purpose of this FAQ is to cover/summarize the plot and choices 
for the non-Japanese speaker. As much as I hate to say it, even with a direct 
translation, you still won't be able to get the full effect of DC without being 
able to read/understand Japanese. Still, the game is so good that it deserves an 
FAQ to at least introduce it to non-Japanese speakers. If you DO understand 
Japanese, odds are you're not going to need this FAQ, except for the 
Variables/Endings/Reach 100% sections, as you'll just be reading through 
summaries of stuff you already understood. (Though quite frankly, I doubt very 
many people, Japanese speakers or no, are going to be reading this FAQ, so...)

One thing important to note about Double Cast is that there are multiple 
endings, 27 in total: 4 Good Endings, 6 Normal endings, and 17 Bad Endings. 
(There is also one Good Ending with 2 variations) Once you finish the game, you 
can save it, and play through the game again once you reload the game. All the 
endings and scenes you have seen are recorded with each play through of the game 
like this, and the game keeps track of how many endings/what percentage of the 
game you've seen with each play through. Once you reach 100% after seeing all 
the endings, scenes, and text, you will get a special ending.  Note this is a 
lot tougher than it sounds; some of the Bad Endings are just as hard, if not 
harder, to get than Good Ending 1, and some lines and scenes will only come up 
with specific selections of choices.


-----------------------------------CHARACTERS-----------------------------------

Here is a quick introduction of all the major characters in the game:

THE HERO (YOU):
Basically, all the Yarudora games cast the player as the hero, without ever 
showing any "detailed" info on him. Double Cast is no exception; you never see 
his face, get any background info on him, or hear a voice for him when his lines 
are spoken. Basically, you are a college student that just joined a film club 
during summer vacation; aside from that nothing to distinguish you is given. 

AKASAKA MITSUKI:
The heroine of the game. Mitsuki is a very energetic girl who pulls you out of 
the garbage after you fall asleep there, extremely drunk, after a night on the 
town with your new film club buddies. She has completely lost her memory, and 
only remembers her name. Mitsuki is also slightly unusual in that when she 
speaks, she uses words and a manner of speech that normally only men do, and 
overall she is very tomboyish. Throughout the game you try to figure out who 
Mitsuki is, how she lost her memory, and what is behind the strange events that 
seem to revolve around her...

SHINOHARA HARUKA:
Haruka is the head, or "Bucho" of the film club that the hero enters. Her sense 
of responsibility and control are very strong and make her a natural leader. 
Because of this she holds the club together very well. She is an upperclassman 
at the college you attend, and is several years older than you and most of the 
rest of the film club, and fills a "senpai" role.

FUTAMURA HIDEKI
Futamura is a new recruit to the film club like you and is also the lead 
cameraman, with you as his second. He is really into moviemaking and becomes 
good friends with you very quickly, the two of you working together with 
whatever jobs you are assigned with the club.

SAKUMA YOSHIKI
Sakuma is another member of the film club, and is the senpai of you, Futamura, 
and a lot of the other new recruits. He is primarily an actor, and takes the 
lead role in the movie you shoot in the game. Sakuma is very much a "pretty-boy" 
and is very popular with the ladies.

KUSUNOKI SHOKO
Shoko is the same age as you and Futamura, and is the makeup artist for the film 
club. She is very energetic and serves as somewhat of the "mascot" of the club. 
While throughout most of the game she seems peripheral to the main story, she 
does play an important role in several points...

GOUDA AND HANAZONO:
Gouda and Hanazono are the same age as Haruka, and are the "senpai" of basically 
everyone else in the club. They basically serve as Haruka's all-muscle-no-brains 
flunkies, and are often used as comic relief. Every time you finish the game 
(with the exception of the Normal endings and Good Ending 1) they give you hints 
on what you did wrong and what you should do after the ending.


----------------------------CONTROLS & SETTINGS MENU----------------------------

CONTROLS:
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Control Pad: Select Choices
Circle Button: Pick a choice or scroll through text
X button: Cancel in general, and Answer yes/no questions no.
Triangle Button: Skip button. Hold this down to skip by any scenes you've 
already seen/read.
Square Button: Take away any menus/text boxes, and just see the background.
Start Button: Pull up options menu.
Select Button: Turn off Replay/Skip message that appears on the top of the 
screen.
L1 Button: Same as Circle
L2 Button: Same as X
R1 Button: Same as Up key
R2 Button: Same as Down key
L1+L2+R1+R2: Soft Reset


SETTINGS MENU:
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DISPLAY: ( \Ž¦)
Screen Settings: (‰æ-Ê?Ý'è)
Default, ( W?€) Wide 1, and Wide 2.
Speech Settings: ('䎌?Ý'è)
Voice only, (‰¹?º‚Ì‚Ý) Words + Voice, ( ¶Žš+‰¹?º) Words only ( ¶Žš‚Ì‚Ý)
Frame Display: (˜g \Ž¦)
Translucent, ("¼"§-¾) Opaque ( s"§-¾) or None. (‚È‚µ) Affects the text box in the game.
Wallpaper ( ǎ†)
Only On and Off appear here.

SOUND: (ƒTƒEƒ"ƒh)
BGM: Alter BGM volume.
Sound effect + Voice (Œø‰Ê‰¹+‰¹?º): Alter Sound effect/Voice volume.
Channel: Select from Stereo or Monoaural.
Music select (‹È-Ú): Play any of the BGM in the game.

SAVE SETTINGS: ( Û'¶?Ý'è)
On or off: Turn save function on or off. If the function is on, you can save the game between 
chapters; if it is off, you can only save at the end of each game.

VIBRATION SETTINGS: (?U"®?Ý'è)
On or off.

SET TO DEFAULTS ( W?€‚É-߂·)
Resets the settings to their default position.


-----------------------------------REPLAY MODE----------------------------------

Once you have finished a run through the game and saved, by selecting Replay 
mode, you can watch the game from start to finish like a movie.


-----------------------------------OMAKE MODE-----------------------------------
The Omake mode is only available when you have seen all four Good Ends and an 
80% clear rating. Then you select Omake Mode, you can view close-ups of several 
different DC images of character designs.


-----------------------BASE TRANSLATION OF EACH OF THE CHOICES------------------

Note: Choices with a "*" by the number you won't get until you finish the game 
with a Good Ending. A "#" marks the choice the game chooses by default (if any) 
at that point in the game.

THE BANGAIHEN:
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1) I guess I can take a little more. (‚à‚¤‚¿‚å‚Á‚Æ‚È‚ç ½‹C‚©‚È?H)
Bucho, I've had enough... ( "'·?A-l‚Í‚à‚¤?c)

2) Let's go!! (?s‚±‚¤?I?I)
I'm going home! I've had enough! (-l‚Í‹A‚é?I‚à‚¤‹A‚é?I?I)

3) I've had it....Senpai, let me go home...(‚à‚¤ƒ_ƒ?‚¾?c?æ"y‹A‚点‚ĉº‚³‚¢)
We're still going on? (?s‚­‚Ì‚©?c)

4) I'm not sleepy! (-°‹C‚È‚¼?I)
I'm going to sleep! (-°‚Á‚Ä‚â‚é?I)

5) I'll talk to Mitsuki-chan ("üŒŽ‚¿‚á‚ñ‚Ƙb‚µ‚Ä‚Ý‚Ü‚·)
Could you please talk to Futamura about it? ("ñ'º‚Ƙb‚µ‚Ä‚à‚炦‚Ü‚¹‚ñ‚©?H)

6) Never mind it (‚â‚ß‚Æ‚±‚¤)
Let's check it out (‚¢‚Á‚Ă݂悤)

7) It's probably just a cat (‚«‚Á‚Æ"L‚©‚È‚ñ‚©‚¾‚ë)
Let's check it out (?s‚Á‚Ă݂悤)

8) Nah, I must be remembering wrong. (‚¢‚â?A‹L‰¯ˆá‚¢‚¾)
Let's check it out (?s‚Á‚Ă݂悤)

THE MEETING:
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1*) Who the heck was that anyway? (‚È‚ñ‚È‚ñ‚¾?A‚¢‚Á‚½‚¢?H)
Goodbye... (‚³‚æ‚È‚ç?c)
# Ah, thatÕs right, I need to thank her! (‚ ?A‚»‚¤‚¾?A‚¨-炢‚í‚È‚«‚á)

2) You should go get a checkup at a hospital. ( a‰@‚Å?f‚Ä‚à‚ç‚Á‚½ û‚ª‚¢‚¢‚æ)
What...youÕre trying to trick me again. (‚»‚ñ‚È?c‚Ü‚½ƒ_ƒ}‚»‚¤‚Æ)
Hmm... (‚¤?`‚ñ?c)

3) WhatÕs your address? (?Z?Š‚Í?H)
WhatÕs your birthday? (?¶"NŒŽ"ú‚Í?H)
What are your three sizes? (ƒXƒŠ?[ƒTƒCƒY‚Í?H)
WhatÕs your name? (-¼'O‚Í?H)(Choice 13)
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(Choice 14)