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LEGACY OF THE ANCIENTS

Galactic Museum Access Codes

(c) 1987 Electronic Arts 129207

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The following tables represent a compact version of the code wheel for
the Electronic Arts(TM) game Legacy of the Ancients, based on the
original code wheel and, in part, by a similar e-text named
"LACODE10.TXT" and written by "the Basic Bombardier" of Project 64.
This version is intended to be easier to use and smaller (less than
half the size of the P64 counterpart).  Before printing, it is
recommended that you add form feeds between each table (ASCII #12) to
make sure that tables aren't split up (each table is short enough to
fit on a standard printed page.  I have not added them myself, because
they may interfere with some plain-text viewing programs.


How to use:

Whenever you try to re-enter the Museum from the wilderness, you are
prompted to enter a number in response to three pieces of information:
A planet name, a gemstone name, and a ring number.

1.)  Look up the planet by the first three letters of its name (all have
     unique intial letter combinations) across the top of Table 1A or
     Table 1B (it will only be in one of these two tables).
2.)  Look down the side for the gemstone name (each name is spelled out).
     Read off the letter at the intersection of the planet and gemstone
     names.
3.)  Look at Table 2.  Go down to the row that corresponds to the letter
     found in step 2.  The number you should enter is the one under the
     column that has the same number as the ring number you were given.

For reference, the full planet names are as follows:

Aft=Afton      Gle=Glenmore    Ple=Plensars
Arc=Archolon   Hil=Hilncrost   Rog=Rogan
Ari=Arivus     Ign=Ignizt      Sat=Sathaln
Ban=Bantross   Jal=Jalfron     Tar=Tarmalon
Cam=Camerun    Lor=Lornar      Tel=Telgar
Dem=Demtratzi  Mer=Merrill     Tha=Thagan
Est=Estern     Moz=Mozariq     Tri=Trillaman
Fra=Frandor    Pha=Pharsteln   Zar=Zaryl

Example:  You are given Tarmalon, Opal, and Ring 5 as the key to
re-enter the Museum.  Tarmalon's abbreviation is Tar, which is in
Table 1B.  If you look down the left side for Opal, then across to
"Tar", you find the letter "E".  In Table 2, look across row E to
column #5.  You will see the number 41629.  This is your passcode to
get into the Museum.


Notes and Disclaimers:

This code wheel interpretation by Scott Earnest (currently available
at sinykal@cyberspace.org).  I have cross-checked my cross-reference
tables (Tables 1A and 1B) to make sure they are accurate, and I have
tried to verify all 216 passcodes by inspection.  I cannot guarantee
accuracy of this information.  The passcode table (Table 2) is a
modified version of the table given in the Project 64 file
LACODE10.TXT.  Note that I found one discrepancy between the code
wheel I have and the text in the Project 64's version.

Make sure that if the number has leading zeroes, YOU TYPE IN THE
ENTIRE NUMBER INCLUDING THE ZEROES.  The code will NOT work if the
leading zeroes are not typed in.

If you find any mistakes or have a problem with a particular code, jot
down the information you were prompted with, and I'll check it for an
error.

Legacy of the Ancients, code wheel, and documentation are copyright
1987 by Electronic Arts(TM) and Quest Software, Inc.  (Wheel part
#129207)

There is at least one cracked versions of Legacy of the Ancients
floating around that do not require the code wheel.  Rather, each
number you enter gets replaced by a "9".  So, if you're using the
cracked version of the game, ignore the planet and gemstone names, and
use this short table to get your passcode:

Ring  Code
----+------+
  1 |999999|
  2 |999999|
  3 |999999|
  4 | 99999|
  5 | 99999|
  6 | 99999|
  7 | 99999|
  8 |  9999|
  9 |  9999|
----+------+

The cracked version I've seen has two messages on the title screen.
On the picture of the entry to the museum is the text "CRACKED BY
SEVERIAN", and beneath the picture is "A ROCKY MOUNTAIN PIRATES GUILD
PRODUCTION".

Extra thanks to all those who have donated to the Apple // and Apple
// emulation world!


Table 1A
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            Aft Arc Ari Ban Cam Dem Est Fra Gle Hil Ign Jal
-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
Agate      | A | X | D | W | T | R | Q | H | B | P | O | C |
Amethyst   | N | M | Q | L | I | G | F | U | O | E | D | P |
Aquamarine | M | L | P | K | H | F | E | T | N | D | C | O |
Beryl      | W | V | B | U | R | P | O | F | X | N | M | A |
Blood Stone| B | A | E | X | U | S | R | I | C | Q | P | D |
Brilliant  | L | K | O | J | G | E | D | S | M | C | B | N |
Carnelian  | U | T | X | S | P | N | M | D | V | L | K | W |
Chrysolite | F | E | I | D | A | W | V | M | G | U | T | H |
Chrysoprase| X | W | C | V | S | Q | P | G | A | O | N | B |
Coral      | G | F | J | E | B | X | W | N | H | V | U | I |
Diamond    | H | G | K | F | C | A | X | O | I | W | V | J |
Emerald    | I | H | L | G | D | B | A | P | J | X | W | K |
Garnet     | T | S | W | R | O | M | L | C | U | K | J | V |
Jacinth    | V | U | A | T | Q | O | N | E | W | M | L | X |
Jade       | Q | P | T | O | L | J | I | X | R | H | G | S |
Lapis      | E | D | H | C | X | V | U | L | F | T | S | G |
Moon Stone | C | B | F | A | V | T | S | J | D | R | Q | E |
Onyx       | D | C | G | B | W | U | T | K | E | S | R | F |
Opal       | R | Q | U | P | M | K | J | A | S | I | H | T |
Pearl      | K | J | N | I | F | D | C | R | L | B | A | M |
Ruby       | J | I | M | H | E | C | B | Q | K | A | X | L |
Sapphire   | S | R | V | Q | N | L | K | B | T | J | I | U |
Topaz      | O | N | R | M | J | H | G | V | P | F | E | Q |
Turquoise  | P | O | S | N | K | I | H | W | Q | G | F | R |
-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+


Table 1B
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            Lor Mer Moz Pha Ple Rog Sat Tar Tel Tha Tri Zar
-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
Agate      | E | K | U | S | V | G | N | L | J | F | I | M |
Amethyst   | R | X | J | H | K | T | C | A | W | S | V | B |
Aquamarine | Q | W | I | G | J | S | B | X | V | R | U | A |
Beryl      | C | I | S | Q | T | E | L | J | H | D | G | K |
Blood Stone| F | L | V | T | W | H | O | M | K | G | J | N |
Brilliant  | P | V | H | F | I | R | A | W | U | Q | T | X |
Carnelian  | A | G | Q | O | R | C | J | H | F | B | E | I |
Chrysolite | J | P | B | X | C | L | S | Q | O | K | N | R |
Chrysoprase| D | J | T | R | U | F | M | K | I | E | H | L |
Coral      | K | Q | C | A | D | M | T | R | P | L | O | S |
Diamond    | L | R | D | B | E | N | U | S | Q | M | P | T |
Emerald    | M | S | E | C | F | O | V | T | R | N | Q | U |
Garnet     | X | F | P | N | Q | B | I | G | E | A | D | H |
Jacinth    | B | H | R | P | S | D | K | I | G | C | F | J |
Jade       | U | C | M | K | N | W | F | D | B | V | A | E |
Lapis      | I | O | A | W | B | K | R | P | N | J | M | Q |
Moon Stone | G | M | W | U | X | I | P | N | L | H | K | O |
Onyx       | H | N | X | V | A | J | Q | O | M | I | L | P |
Opal       | V | D | N | L | O | X | G | E | C | W | B | F |
Pearl      | O | U | G | E | H | Q | X | V | T | P | S | W |
Ruby       | N | T | F | D | G | P | W | U | S | O | R | V |
Sapphire   | W | E | O | M | P | A | H | F | D | X | C | G |
Topaz      | S | A | K | I | L | U | D | B | X | T | W | C |
Turquoise  | T | B | L | J | M | V | E | C | A | U | X | D |
-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+


Table 2
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#      1      2      3     4     5     6     7    8    9
--+-------+------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+
A | 634847 919358 919358 19358 70439 54434 54434 5372 1935|
B | 917234 680193 917234 91723 03112 15439 61734 6173 9193|
C | 019358 201259 806340 20125 20125 68019 36939 3693 3693|
D | 600967 600967 698526 26945 69852 69852 63484 6348 0193|
E | 992875 411900 411900 37385 41629 37385 37385 2694 3729|
F | 764660 166484 287514 28751 15635 76466 15635 1563 8798|
G | 643595 480240 556350 84458 84458 78810 02875 7881 7881|
H | 182090 820903 820903 11980 51964 19647 36164 6217 3012|
I | 829041 958617 958617 95861 83487 34873 35859 4049 6780|
J | 014895 859037 859037 47780 88290 48431 04386 5501 0987|
K | 537020 932352 758630 12523 25230 68923 50148 1862 1862|
L | 617466 174668 118898 97319 45145 51458 36219 1504 5370|
M | 741830 462129 621293 91733 49037 63393 33937 9496 3769|
N | 000902 710754 865949 86594 16470 88145 64704 7470 8108|
O | 206581 065813 704448 19805 98057 64881 73324 5075 9586|
P | 175262 941732 145858 67095 49206 92063 62118 2503 2206|
Q | 098793 680190 801907 47881 92848 16272 55866 5438 9985|
R | 780562 261564 056209 56209 22349 76353 43876 0448 7356|
S | 168056 904234 609390 58273 41980 19803 19803 6678 6780|
T | 403764 037643 376435 17585 64353 57487 85378 4876 4168|
U | 950984 688922 688922 62950 29668 62950 62950 6112 6112|
V | 843950 916219 499509 49950 36173 49563 36173 3617 2966|
W | 708750 501146 920677 37219 37219 15090 50114 1509 1509|
X | 537292 537292 417323 53564 87931 87931 70875 0376 7087|
--+-------+------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+
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