Xenogears Unit Cnversions
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,
Email 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 1618 sharl (15.52017.46 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 1314 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.
Height
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 
ElStier 
19.2 
18.624 
61.056 
Renmazuo 
15.9 
15.423 
50.603 
ElRenmazuo 
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.
Weight
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 
ElStier 
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 
ElRenmazuo 
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).
Battery Life
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 
Weight
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 
Other Data
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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