Xenogears Unit Cnversions

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The raw data was acquired from the North American Squaresoft site. Extra values, such as Seibzhen, Crescens, and the omnigears were taken from the game. All of the calculations were done by me. I noticed a few errors as I was going through the numbers. I corrected them in the tables but gave the original values beneath.

I took a LONG time doing this stuff, so I'd appreciate if you would let me know if you choose to use this. I know a table is available on the Xenogears FAQ but I feel that this is a more complete listing (but I can't be sure, since I haven't seen it myself). Either way, E-mail me before you wish to use this.

Measurement Units

 Xenogears Unit S.I. Conversion British Conversion 1 sharl 0.97 metres* 3.18 ft 1 karn 0.981 tonnes 1.081 tons** 1 zeitle*** 62.000 sec 0.017222 hours 1 repsol 0.269 m/sec (0.97 km/hr) 0.603 mi/hr

*The calculation for Brigadier gives 0.964 metres/sharl instead of 0.97. I will treat this as a full 0.97 (which was the ration attained from all of the other gears).
**Vierge's data gives a ratio of 55.08, which is outrageously incorrect. Weltall and Heimdall also give different ratios (1.0822 and 1.0857, respectively). The other gears gave an even 1.080 tons per karn. As a result, I dropped Vierge's weight and averaged the weight of the other gears to get 1.081.
***The values taken for hours/zeitle is the average of the conversions.

Average Gear Specifications

The raw data I based this off of is listed below. However, most of it is simply intuition. I made this up.

In General

• It seems that most medium military gears are about 16-18 sharl (15.520-17.46 metres) tall. If your gear is short, then he will stand 15 sharl or less; tall gears are 19 sharl and over. (As you can tell, Seibzhen is HUGE.)

• The average gear is about 16 karn (17.28 tons) unequipped, and 19 karn (20.52 tons) equipped. A heavy gear would be about 25 karn, and an assault gear will probably be close to 30. Light gears would be at about 13-14 karn.

• The average battery life of a gear is about 500 zeitle (8.611 hours). A gear with poor battery life would hang at about 320 zeitle (5.511 hours), and a gear with good battery life would top 600 zeitle (10.333 hours).

• A gear's ground speed hangs at about 275 repsol (266.8 km/hr). Fast gears can run over 350 repsol (339.5 km/hr) while a slow gear would move at about 200 repsol (194 km/hr).

• A gear's air speed is about 800 repsol (776 km/hr). (For the record, most 20th Century aircraft can hit Mach 2 and greater without much effort. This is about 2000 km/hr, so don't have your gear trying to outrun any jets.) A fast gear would be moving at 900 repsol (873 km/hr) and a slow one would move at about 700 repsol (679 km/hr). Remember, not all gears will have air capability, and fuel would be used at a heavier rate.

• Subgenerator torque (torque is the force that is applied to give an angular acceleration, or, in simpler terms, to make something spin faster) for most gears would probably lie at about 400. I'm not sure if a good torque would be better for a Subgenerator.

• Main generator coefficient would be around 4.0. A good subgenerator coefficient would be 4.5, while a poor coefficient would be 3.5.

• An average frame durability would be 240. Good frame durability would reach 340, and a poor frame durability would be 180.

Reaction time for gears seems to average 1.1 (seconds? Zeitle?).

• Ether induction (which appears to be a value out of 100) seems to be about 40 for most gears. A powerful Ether gear would have 60 and up, and a gear without much use for Ether would have it 30 or lower.

Raw Data

(Source: Square U.S.A.). Seibzhen's stats from the Xenogears Postcard book, provided by Calis.
 Gear Height (sharl) Height (metres) Height (feet) Weltall 16.3 15.811 51.876 Vierge 15.7 15.229 49.967 Brigandier* 17.0 16.49 54.104 Heimdall 16.9 16.393 53.785 Stier 19.0 18.430 60.469 El-Stier 19.2 18.624 61.056 Renmazuo 15.9 15.423 50.603 El-Renmazuo 18.8 18.236 59.784 Seibzhen 28.2 27.354 89.676 Crescens 15.4 14.938 48.972

*In Square's original conversion, you will notice that Bridandier and Heimdall are the same size in metres, but different in sharl. My guess is that Brigandier is actually 16.49 metres (54.104 feet) instead of Square's 16.393 metres.

 Gear Weight (karn) Weight (tonnes) Weight (tons) Weight (karn) Weight (tonnes) Weight (tons) Dry Equipped Weltall 17.8 20.593 19.244 22.7 22.241 24.516 Vierge* 10.2 9.994 11.016 14.7 14.403 15.876 Brigandier 13.9 13.619 15.012 18.0 18.217 20.080 Heimdall 14.0 13.789 15.2 18.1 17.734 19.548 Stier 20.8 20.379 22.464 27.5 26.944 29.700 El-Stier 22.2 21.778 23.998 26.7 26.193 28.863 Renmazuo 11.6 11.365 12.528 16.1 15.729 17.338 El-Renmazuo 14.9 14.617 16.107 19.3 18.933 20.863 Seibzhen 33.5 32.865 36.214 46.0 45.126 49.726 Crescens 9.7 9.516 10.486 13.3 13.047 14.377

*Square lists Vierge's weight in karn as 0.2 (which is ridiculously small) and lists its dry tonnage at 11.016. Thus, I went by the tonnage to correct its karn value. (Its equipped weight was 4.7 karn).

 Gear Battery Life (zeitle) Battery Life (seconds) Battery Life (hours) Weltall 480 29 761.2 8.267 Vierge 600 37 198.8 10.333 Brigandier 410 25 419.6 7.061 Heimdall 500 30 999.6 8.611 Stier 340 21 078.0 5.855 Renmazuo 441 27 342.0 7.595 Seibzhen 730 45 260.0 12.572

 Gear Speed (repsol) Speed (km/hr) Speed (mi/hr) Speed (repsol) Speed (km/hr) Speed (mi/hr) Ground Air Weltall 260 252.2 156.7 970 940 584.2 Vierge* 280 271.6 168.8 850 824.5 512.1 Brigandier 350 339.5 211.0 792 768.24 477.5 Heimdall 250 242.5 150.7 775 751.75 467.2 Stier 220 213.4 132.6 665 645.05 400.9 Renmazuo 332 312.34 194.1 840 814.8 506.4 Seibzhen 180 174.6 108.54 622 603.34 375.07

 Gear Sub Generator Torque Main Generator Coefficient Frame Durability Reaction Time Ether Induction Weltall 400 4.2 260 0.8 43.5 Vierge 410 3.4 220 1.0 60 Brigandier 370 4.1 270 1.1 40.4 Heimdall 390 4.6 230 ?* 38.4 Stier 520 4.0 335 1.8 29.3 Renmazuo 400 3.7 240 1.02 50.9 Seibzhen 610 5.5 440 2.3 20.4

*The value given by Square was 230(?), which is surprisngly slow. I reduced it to simply (?).

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