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Recruit Selene quest guide has been updated.

Localize Mod: Resize Stuffs

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You can resize certain things in-game on your client side to make them appear bigger or smaller. Open the appropriate .ies file and look up the Name or ItemName column to find the correct ClassName. You may need to cross-reference the dictionary_local file. Then, find the Scale column to adjust the default value. See Modifying Localize File first if you are unsure about what to do. The following are some examples on what you can resize.



Resize Drop Items
Most drop items are in datatable_item_etc.ies file, while others are in their respective item categories (armor, ring, glove, recipe, etc.). For example, let's resize Petrified Hearts that are dropped by Sacred Vespanola Soldiers, so it's easier to click on them. If you need to farm 1000 Seals of Hero to craft Viscount Montoro's Ring, you make the seals easier to see/click while you farm them... Oh, how about Shiny Box that drops in Viron forests? Let's make them all bigger.
SetPropertyNumber("Item", "pet…

Summer Spotlight: Weapon Crafting

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American server is having Summer Spotlight: Weapon Crafting πŸ”— event. Simply acquire the following weapon as a quest reward during the specified week.
July 1-8: Diary of Veronif πŸ”—. Reward: Summer Weapon Costume Summon Stone (Event), Enchantment Tranquilizer (Event; 5 minutes); Character: Queen Sereni Joshua.July 9-16: Old Broom of Witch. Reward: Sacred Chaos Requiem Pass (Event; 3 days), Enchantment Tranquilizer (Event; 5 minutes); Character: Aclla.July 17-24: Le Conjelable (not repeatable) or Encyclopedia πŸ”—. Reward: TBA; Character: Rada.Special: "Craft" all 3 weapons above. Reward: TBA. Each week, there are also 1 winner of 5,000 T-Coins and 2 winners of a character card (event).


SEA Update + Skin Update

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SEA server has updated to v29.58.64 πŸ”—, featuring Lord of Death and extended item slots. This updates the skin files—button.bmp and slotbar.tga. If you are using custom skins, download the skin packs for v29.58.64 from here. Skin packs for v29.58.64 are not entirely backward-compatible, so if you use it for earlier versions, replace slotbar.tga with slotbar_v287560.tga.




Patch Notes v29.60.49 - v29.79.16

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The following post summarizes changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. See Patch Notes page for other versions.




v29.60.49
Added function to arrange order in Warp List.Modified Game Transaction Password.Modified a recipe (Purified Stone Gas Piece?) to use Refined Ionium instead of Refined Quartz.Modified text color to red when map is not accessible via Quest Warp UI.Fixed dress room bug.
v29.62.74
Added Misa Machina to Heavenly Character Box.Fixed some sound and buff issues.Started Love & Thanks Event πŸ”— for 1 week, doubling roulette rewards.
v29.65.90
Fixed costume issues.Fixed Lord of Death, Violeta Ferro stances.
v29.69.56
Added new character—Guardian Coa πŸ”— to Lyndon Box πŸ”—.Added her skill rings to Zenos' Ring Box. See Guardian Coa All Skill Motions πŸ”— for YouTube video.Modified Rock NPC respawn time from 1 hour to 1 minute for quest.Fixed some map issues.Started Angry Coa Event πŸ”— for 2 weeks. See also Angry Coa Mini-Game πŸ”—.Started Battle of Altria Event πŸ”— for 4 wee…

World Cup 2018 Event

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Korea/SEA servers are having an event corresponding with World Cup 2018, featuring the new Red Ball and Blue Ball pets. The pets drop random items (e.g. rare stance books, ring boxes, artifact materials) during event period.



Related Links
[KOR] We the Reds! πŸ”— 6/14-6/28, 2018
[SEA] Catch That Soccer Ball! πŸ”— 6/14-7/18, 2018
[DEU] We, Red Champions! πŸ”— 7/03-17, 2018

USA Update: Revised Colony War

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T3Fun has updated from Patch 222125 to Colony War Revision (v29.47.00; Patch 222135; X-Trap 10.2016-2448). The previous update (Mar 14) was 3 months ago.  Skins from v28.75.60 can still be used without issues. There is also Call of Hermes πŸ”— event (6/14-7/04, 2018), previously released in other regions here.





Related Links
[Patch Notes] 29.11.12 to 29.13.53 πŸ”— Colony War
[Patch Notes] 29.16.51 to 29.27.95 πŸ”— Selene
[Patch Notes] 29.33.53 πŸ”— Stance Updates
[Patch Notes] 29.33.53 (continued) πŸ”— Stance Updates
[Patch Notes] 29.38.75 to 29.44.56 πŸ”— Barong Pet
[Patch Notes] 29.47.00 πŸ”— Stance Updates

Thai Update: The Symphonia Ep.4

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Thai server has updated to The Symphonia Episode 4 πŸ”— on June 11, 2018. Tiny Auto Baron Pet πŸ”— was added to Lyndon Box. There are also 10 Vis Roulette, Angry Lhote πŸ”—, and Daily Gift πŸ”— events. See Patch Update πŸ”— for details.



Meanwhile, Taiwan server πŸ”— does not seem to be getting anywhere... There are only cash-related stuffs on its website.

Special Login Event

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T3Fun is having a new login event—Special Event Part 1 πŸ”— (6/01-7/13, 2018). After game login, you can claim freebies daily from the event website. Additional stuffs are available for clearing scenario quests, family levels, mission points, and play time.

Update (6/05): According to Facebook πŸ”—, the event has been cancelled due to server error. Compensation is pending.


I haven't been active lately…I didn't even notice there was an event until today. πŸ˜›

SEA Update: Stance Revision

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SEA server has updated to v29.47.00 πŸ”— and started Hermes' Sharing Event.



Public Access for New USA Server

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The new USA server (Espada) is now open for public access on Steam. There is a launch event GM's Request πŸ”—, which gives Lhote Card and Rascel Card. This is similar to the event for SEA Server Grand Opening.


Furthermore, it now requires Windows 7 or higher to run. See Incompatibility with Earlier Windows πŸ”—.

For purposes of categorizing in this blog, "USA server" refers to the USA server by T3Fun. This new USA server by IMC will be grouped under "SEA server" instead. I'm working on the assumption that IMC will mirror updates and events for both servers.

School Diary Event

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Europe server has imported School Diary Event from Korean server. The featured rewards are School Look costumes including the new ones for Gracielo, Nena, and Blood Navy/Commander Cano.



Related Links
[KOR] μ‚¬λ¦½ν•™κ΅μ˜ κ·Ήν•œμ§μ—… μ²΄ν—˜ πŸ”— April 12-26, 2018
[DEU] School Diary Event πŸ”— May 15-29, 2018

Remote Desktop with Granado Espada

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You can use remote desktop applications to control your Windows PC, including games such as Granado Espada. This has been tested on Windows 10 (x64) and Android v7.0, with USA game client (X-Trap 10.2016-2448), Europe game client (X-Trap 10.2016-2460), and SEA Steam client.



On Windows PC
Install Chrome Browser πŸ”—, if you don't already have it.Install Chrome Remote Desktop πŸ”— extension from Chrome Store.You must be using Windows 7 or higher to use this extension.Start Chrome Remote Desktop from Chrome Apps panel in Chrome Browser.You can access Chrome Apps panel by typing chrome://apps in the address bar of Chrome Browser. Click My Computers > Enable remote connections.You may need to sign into your Google account first.Download and install chromeremotedesktophost.msi, if Chrome Remote Desktop asks for it.Click My Computers > Enable remote connections again, if you installed the host from Step 5.Choose your PIN and input it twice, then click OK. Your Windows PC is now ready for…

Reading IES Overview

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To read an .ies file, do the following:
Extract ies.ipf file using GE Tools.Convert the desired .ies file(s) to .xml and .prn using GE Tools.Open the .xml file as an xml table or .prn file as a tab-delimited table using Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software.
The .ies files come in a few main groups:
datatable = most data other than monster and NPC.mongenflag = divisions and coordinates of monsters.mongentype = population and id of monsters.npcgen = NPC by map. Map names are listed according to its id. You can check the map id quickly by looking at the URL for a specific map at Jupath GE Database πŸ”—. For example, Armonia Latina πŸ”— has the map id of btlarm01.


Most tables have a few key columns:
id = general group of the data. For example, weapons, necklaces, and costumes are all listed under "Item".ClassID = identity number of a specific data set (character, item, monster, etc.).ClassName = identity name of a specific data set; can be used to reference data in localize …

YouTube Channel RSS Feed

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There is still a way to get RSS feeds from YouTube channels. Simply copy the channel id from the channel URL, which is normally https://www.youtube.com/channel/ChannelIDHere, and paste it into the following URL:
https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=ChannelIDHere For example, FatSnake's YouTube channel πŸ”— id is UCD34ZT5VteTcNeUAbVh3KNA, so the feed URL becomes https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCD34ZT5VteTcNeUAbVh3KNA πŸ”—.




As some players prefer to use video guides, I will now add some useful YouTube channels under Pioneer Blogs sidebar (which requires RSS feeds).

Patch Notes v29.38.75 - v29.58.64

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The following post summarizes changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. See Patch Notes page for other versions.

Here are the patch notes for the past 8 weeks... There's barely anything new, right? When IMC first introduced the scenario episodes, it was meant to be 1 episode per month. The last scenario (The Symphonia Final Episode) was 23 weeks (5+ months) ago. IMC has been slowing down their development of Granado Espada for quite a while now. Perhaps running out of ideas, or losing interest? πŸ˜•


v29.38.75
Added new costume sets πŸ”— for Scarlett, Ciel, and Hermes as cash packages.Added Doom Slave to Heavenly Character Card Box.Removed Time Crystal quests. Dr. Torsche no longer produces Evil weapons. Added new NPC in Viron for acquiring Evil weapons.Movement speed in town will not be affected by stance. SP will always recover in town.Fixed some quest and tool-tip issues.
v29.41.14
Fixed invisibility detection and missing costumes in dress room.Started Wake Up Grabber Event …

Website Login Event - April/May 2018

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T3Fun (USA) has a new website login event from 4/27 (Fri) until 5/26 (Sat), 2018. Simply login to T3Fun GE Website πŸ”—, click on the Gift Box icon, and click Claim button on the popup section.

The event rewards include Code Name L Card, Lady Rachel Card, Expert Enchantment Chip x333, Enhanced Enchantment Tranquilizer x175, Strata Devil Armor x3, Grade 36 Weapon Box x4, Strata Devil Weapon x4, Magic Accessory x3, Growth Stone x10, etc.


For tips on automated login and clicks, see 12 Days of Christmas.

SEA Update + Lhote Renewal Event

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SEA server has been updated to v29.33.53 (Revised Lhote). There is also an imported event from Korean server that gives a free Lhote Card, essentially doing a daily event mission for event items.



Related Links
[SEA] Maintenance for 04/25, 2018 πŸ”—
[SEA] Lhote Renewal Event πŸ”— 04/25-05/09, 2018
[KOR] μš°λ¦¬ λ‘œνŠΈκ°€ λ‹¬λΌμ‘Œμ–΄μš”! πŸ”— 02/22-03/08, 2018
[DEU] Our Lhote Been Changed πŸ”— 05/03-05/22, 2018

Play Time Event: April-July 2018

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USA server has started another Play Time Event πŸ”— for 4/25-7/04, 2018 (71 days). The featured rewards are Empyreum Judith Card (3000 points), Becky Card (3000 points), Weapon Costume Summon Stone - Cursed (1400 points), and Evil Accessory Summon Stone (1000 points). You need an average of 119 points (19.8 hours) per day to get all 4 featured rewards. See also Play Time Event Notice πŸ”—.


Hermes' Sharing Event

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European server continues with Part 2 of the Spring Events imported from Korean server. The rewards include Accessory Summon Stones (Event) for Magic, Bristia, Evil, Advanced (e.g. Enhanced Will of Argus), and Strata Devil.


Collect 15 event tokens by killing a randomly determined race of monsters in the field maps, then give the required items (Silver/Platinum Bars + Veteran/Expert Enchantment Chips). Repeat this 1/day for 4 (Magic), 8 (Bristia) or 10 (Others) times.



Related Links
[KOR] 에λ₯΄λ©”μŠ€μ˜ λ‚˜λˆ” πŸ”— 3/22-4/19, 2018
[DEU] Hermes' Sharing πŸ”— 4/24-5/22, 2018
[SEA] Hermes' Call πŸ”— 5/23-6/20, 2018
[USA] Call of Hermes πŸ”— 6/14-7/04, 2018

New USA Server

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IMC Games will be opening a new USA server under the management of Granado Espada SEA (now renamed without SEA). Like the current SEA server, it will be based on Steam πŸ”— platform. The server will be located in Virginia, USA.
May 02, 2018 - Sales of Founder's Pack May 09, 2018 - Server Open for Founders May 16, 2018 - Server Open for All  According to their EULA πŸ”—, the current service nations are Australia, Brunei, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, USA, and Canada.


Meanwhile, T3Fun just announced the next Play Time Event πŸ”— for the current USA server, which will run until July 04, 2018. So, for the near future, the two servers would probably coexist. Not sure what will happen in the distant future though.


Related Links
North America Servers Coming in May! πŸ”—
GE NA Server Ping Test Server Open! πŸ”—
North America Server Founder’s Pack Sale πŸ”—

Europe Update v29.33.53 + Spring Grabber Event

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European server has updated to v29.33.53, which includes Colony War update and Selene's recruitment. The Sainquines Costume Sales include Bloody Sainquin medal. There is also the 1st part of Spring Event, imported from Korean server. During event period, Grabber Pet drops event items, such as rare stance books (e.g. Corsair, Carrier, Placidez, Violetta Ferro).



Related Links
[DEU] Update Preview v29.33.53 πŸ”—
[DEU] Patch and Maintenance Notice - 4/17, 2018 πŸ”—
[DEU] 2018 Special Character Sales πŸ”— 4/17-5/02, 2018
[DEU] Spring Event: Awaken Grabber πŸ”— 4/07-5/02, 2018
[KOR] κΉ¨μ–΄λ‚œ κ·Έλž˜λ²„μ˜ λ΄„ πŸ”— 3/15-3/29, 2018

Modifying Localize File

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You can add your own codes to change certain superficial aspects of the game, including errata for text. Note that all changes are client-sided, so only your modified client can see the changes. Also, certain things (item prices, weapon ATK Rating, etc.) are server-sided, so changing them will only change the display, but not the actual in-game value.

πŸ’£ WARNING! This guide is provided as is. Tamper with the game client at your own risks!

To do this, follow these steps:
Extract ies.ipf file with GE Tools or IPF Extractor.Convert the desired .ies file(s) to .xml and .prn files with GE Tools.Open the .xml file as a xml table or .prn file as a tab-delimited table in Microsoft Excel.Extract shared.ipf file with GE Tools or IPF Extractor.Open localize.scp file in the extracted folder with Notepad.Search for func Localize_USA() in localize.scp file. Replace USA with your client's region (JPN, KOR, DEU).Insert your own codes (see below) anywhere in between the curly brackets {} below func…

Family Attribute Quests 6-9

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These quests were added in v28.62.38, along with the revision of family attributes. In addition, you get 2 points (instead of 1) per family level from Family Level 80. The family level requirement does not include +3 bonus for membership in high-level factions.




[1][Family Attribute] Call from Master Guardian 6
Prerequisites: Family Level 50, completed Call from Master Guardian 5 quest.
Trigger quest mail by moving to any town.Talk to Master Guardian in any town.
[130][Family Attribute] Viron, the Demonic Island
Prerequisites: Completed the quest above.
Reward: Family Attribute Point +1.
Kill Black Death Wraith x1 in Lucifer Basement Laboratory (Normal/Hard; Rank 4/5) mission.Kill Nephthys x1 in Lucifer Basement Warehouse (Normal/Hard; Rank 4/5) mission.Kill Sauterelle x1 in Lucifer Secret Garden (Normal/Hard; Rank 4/5) mission.Kill Demonic Jurgen x1 in Lucifer Moonlight Garden (Normal/Hard; Rank 4/5) mission.Kill Abyss Gorgon Shield x1 in Lucifer Banquet Hall (Normal/Hard; Rank 4/5) missi…

Simon's Pioneer Support Event

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SEA server is having Simon's Pioneer Support Event πŸ”— from Apr 04 to May 02, 2018. It involves clearing 10 ranks worth of missions everyday. Featured rewards include Custom Wing Premium Shape Coupon (various shapes), Great Spodumene, Shiny Lumin Box, and Event Character Card Box III. It's nothing really special, but still better than nothing, I guess.


Synodia Daily Quests

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The following daily quests were added in v28.87.01. They are randomly acquired via the Notice Board in Illisia. See Illisia Daily Quests for more details.



[Daily/Illisia] Special Symbol
Prerequisites: None.
Reward: Mission Accomplishment Illisia x1.
Talk to Marsh in Illisia (H8).Collect Symbol of Imperial Guard (quest item) x50 by killing Imperial Guard Rale (10% or 50%) in Imperial Gloria (Normal or Twisted Time).Talk to Marsh in Illisia (H8) for reward.
[Daily/Witchcraft Troops] Material Supply - Sweaty Sock
Prerequisites: None.
Reward: Mission Accomplishment Witchcraft Troops x1.
Talk to Kate in Illisia (D8).Collect Sweaty Sock (quest item) x50 by killing Imperial Guard Tess (10% or 50%) in Imperium Gloria (Normal or Twisted Time).Talk to Kate in Illisia (D8) for reward.
[Daily/Hard] The Three Imperial Knights
Prerequisites: None.
Reward: Mission Accomplishment Illisia x10, Mission Accomplishment Witchcraft Troops x10.
Talk to Lynn in Illisia (G10).Collect Sword of Imperial Knight (quest…

Scenario: The Symphonia Final Episode

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The Symphonia Final Episode scenario was added in v28.83.31. This guide is based on USA game client (v29.07.98). See Patch Notes for later changes (if any).



You do not need to give any items for this scenario.
You will need to do the following raid missions:
Imperium Rex Recapture (Expert, Master, or High Master) You will need to kill monsters in the following field maps:
Imperium Arma (Normal or Twisted Time)Imperium Gloria (Normal or Twisted Time)Imperium Gloria (Twisted Time only)
[135][Synodia] Clash, Evora vs. Patrician
Prerequisites: Completed The Symphonia Episode 4 scenario. Trigger quest mail by moving to Illisia.Talk to Dietrich in Illisia (E7).Talk to Leona in Illisia (G10).Once you talk to her, you cannot enter the various Imperium Arma maps until you finish Step 4 below.Talk to all the stationary Evora and Patrician NPCs in Illisia until the next step triggers.The NPC names start with Evora/Patrician [Rank] [Name]. They are annotated on the zone map (Alt + Z). The moving sold…