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Fossil Arcade's video guide
He explains about playing Homeland on European Gamecube.

Starting Online Play

Online Play Customs

God Play

Network Configuration Settings
(Broadband Adapter)

3 Connecting Way


Online Play Guides: Network Configuration Settings (Broadband Adapter)

Before you play online, you need to configure the network settings on Broadband Adapter. (Both Japanese version or abroad version are available. But the network settings screens are shown in Japanese.)
Here is translations of the Japanese Broadband Adapter.
*The simplest and most common configuration is DHCP with automatic DNS server address assignment.

Step 1: Go to the Network setting screen from Homeland start screen. (Click pictures to expand.)

Step 2: Read the Terms of Usage (legal disclaimer) and choose Agree (同意する) to establish personal setting. The English version of the Terms of Usage (legal disclaimer) is at the bottom of this page.

Step 3: Select which mode you use to connect, DHCP, PPPoE, or fixed IP.

Step 4: Enter the required information according to the settings of the provider you contract with.
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Detail Settings of each:
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MAC Adress massage:
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Back massage: If you push B button, this massage is shown.
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Step 5: Save and establish your personal settting on a Memory Card. (You need to save the same Card with your Homeland play data.)

*Connection Test せつぞくテスト
It checks the connection to the offcial matching server, and shows your IP adress, possible or impossible of online modes in both God play mode and the quester play mode.
The official server is over and now we use IP connection mode, so this connection test always fails even if you can play online by IP connection.

The English version of the Terms of Usage (legal disclaimer):
Settings for connecting your Nintendo GameCube system to the internet will now be established. If you are a minor, these settings must be established by your parent or legal guardian.

Once established, these connection settings must be saved to a Memory Card. 1 file and 3 blocks of space available are required to save a Network Settings file.

Before establishing connection settings, you, and your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor, must fully read the information below. If you, and your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor, agree with the terms of usage, please choose "I Agree." By choosing "I Agree," you, and your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor, agree to all of the terms of usage. If you, or your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor, are not willing to agree to the terms of usage, choose, "I Don't Agree" and do not establish personal settings.

I will keep the Memory Card that has my user ID and password ("User Information") saved to it in a secure place to prevent unauthorized use of my User Information by other individuals.

I am completely responsible for the use and management of the Memory Card that has my User Information saved to it. Additionally, I accept full responsibility for all actions taken by me while connected to the internet using my User Information.

I understand that Nintendo accepts no responsibility for any loss I may suffer as a result of unauthorized use of my User Information.

I understand that it may be possible for someone else to intercept my User Information if I use a WaveBird Wireless Controller (model # DOL-004) to register. I understand that Nintendo recommends that I use a standard Nintendo GameCube Controller (model # DOL-003) to register my User Information.

I understand that Nintendo is not responsible for any loss I may suffer as a result of using a WaveBird Wireless Controller to register my User Information.

Online Play Guides: Starting Online Play

Homeland online play mode is officially over. However we still can play online by IP connection mode (unofficial). Chunsoft doesn't support this connection mode. Do not inquire Chunsoft about IP connection.

The devices you need

1. Japanese GameCube
2. Homeland software (Japanese only)
3. Broadband Adapter (Modem Adapter is not supported)
4. Network Environment

See also,
Network Configuration Settings (Broadband Adapter)

Change the IP connection mode
First, you have to finish one scenario in offline mode in order to play online. After you finish one scenario, Say the keyword #せつぞくきりかえ to Angel テンシ in the room. The default setting is Matching server mode (マッチングサーバーけいゆ). After the caution is shown, choose Yes はい to change Matching server mode to IP connection mode (IPアドレスしてい).

The translation of the caution is below.
Caution: If you change the connection mode, it will be soon saved on a Memory Card. Also, if you change the connection mode, the data of your online play (both quester and god mode) which is not finished will be deleted.
(It doesn't mean the data of Mascots and Accessories will be deleted. You just cannot login the server you went.)

Server Information of Homeland
The official matching server service is over in 2007. Now we play online in IP connection mode, which requires the IP address of the Gamecube you connect to. To search for IP addresses of online servers, see the site Server information of Homeland. The translation of this site is as follows.
*Click the picture to expand
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Visit an online server
If you finished the configuration of Broadband Adapter and found an IP address of online server, you can play online. Change into a mascot in the room, choose accessories to put on, and talk to Angel to select "Look for a server".

Angel menu online
Withdraw たいじょう and Reenter:
When you Withdraw in online mode, you cannot login that mascot again (but the server doesn't disappear). Choose this when you want to go another server, or you want to reenter the same server (in a different mascot, for example).

To enter the same server right after you Withdraw, do the following;
(1) Select Look for a server, enter a false IP address, and confirm;
(2) As soon as the change has been saved, press B (cancel) and return to your room;
(3) Select Look for a server, enter the correct IP address, and then confirm.

Your original mascot remains on the server even though you did a Withdraw, so you are required to append a character to the end of the new mascot's name to make it unique. (This problem did not occur with the official matching server; the Withdrawn mascot disappeared with an announcement.)

Logout ログアウト and Login ログイン
When you logout, push start button and choose Break ちゅうだん. If you logout, that mascot becomes an absent mascot (るすばん). Other questers might use your mascot as a companion.
When you Logout, you can choose one of the following options:
(1) だれにもダメ  No one can use my absent mascot
(2) きずなのひと  Only the quester who has a connection with me can use my absent mascot
(3) だれでもOK  Anyone can use my absent mascot

I recommend (3), because if someone uses your mascot it will level up and get more money, and the quester may equip it with a better weapon and shield.

When you login the server you visited, talk to Angel and choose ログイン Login. (see the picture above) You don't have to change into a mascot when you login. The server continues in real time - unlike offline mode - so it is possible that the game has ended during your absence. In that case, you can't login that server again. You have to choose Withdraw.

Finish a Server
If you see the end of a scenario, then the server ends. All online questers will get Clear Points, a recipe of mascot and an accessory. If you are offline at the end of a server, you can't get any Clear Points, a recipe of mascots, nor an accessory. (IP connection) *In matching server era, offline questers could get those.
End of a server

After the Big God gives those, all questers go to the Ark はこぶね. This place is for questers chats and greetings after a scenario. If you logout in the Ark, that mascot will be automatically Withdrawn. The mascot will be back in the mascot box in your room, and you will go another new server next time.

See also,
Online Play Guides: Customs

These scenarios are for online mode only
Boron Parts
Prison Break

Online Play Guides: Customs

Before you play online, I would like you to know that most of other questers are Japanese. You can input the roman alphabet to the speech bubble, but some of questers don't understand English perfectly. However I think you can play together somehow, if you try. I also introduce some Japanese words that are often used in Homeland.

In Homeland, it is important to cooperate and communicate with other questers (players). It also makes the adventures much more fun than playing alone.
There is no strict rule to play online, but there are some customs to play smoothly with other questers. I introduce 6 important customs, and then other customs that are introduced in the official Homeland manual (on pages 40 - 41).

If you are a beginner or first time online, I reccomend to tell that to other questers. Then, thay would know you need a help, and most of the case, they are happy to see beginners.

1. Entering a server
If a quester enter a server (login), it is announced to all the questers in that server. A new comer first stands at the Quester Park. If it is possible, go to the Park to see the new quester. Because a new quester always has no item and is level 1, and it is easier to level up with other questers. Sometimes, the new quester goes to town, and we miss each other. It is better to use the command Shout* (みんなにさけぶ) and tell where you are.

2. Greeting
When you login, I recommend to greet by the command Shout* (みんなにさけぶ) rather than the command Say いう. At first, it would take time to input a word, but don't forget to greet other questers.

* The commands Shout and Say
The differences between say and shout are that, everyone on the server can see what you shout, while only someone around you can see what you say. And shouting is shown on the bottom of the screen and remains in history (りれき) so you can see it later, while saying is shown on speech bubbles and will soon disappears.
Shortcuts: Say (いう) D-pad, Shout (みんなにさけぶ) C stick

3. Make Connections
After greeting, we often make connections (きずな) with other questers. Choose the command Join Hands てつなぎ, てをつなぐ (Shortcut: R button), then you hold out your hand in the air. If the other quester also holds out his hand, then you will make the connection with you and that quester. To release your hand, push R button and choose Release Hands てをはなす.

てつなぎちょう Connection List

If you get a connection with a quester, that quester's name is added in your Connection List てつなぎちょう. The Connection List is in the top of Item もちもの. You can't remove or throw it away.
Using this connection, you can warp to that quester (ちかくにいく), or secretly tell your words (ことばをつたえる). Once you made a connection with someone, it remains until the server ends. When you enter another server, the Connection List wil be empty again. If you disconnect with a quester(きずなをたつ), that quester's name will be gone and it will be announced to him directly.

It is on you whether make a connection or not, but I definitely recommend to make connections, because it's very convenient and important to cooperate with others.

4. Feelings
This command is for online only. Many questers express their feelings by using this command. *God Players can't see this expressions.


5. The God Player

We need a God Player to play Homeland online. God Players can help questers, summon monsters, and also attack questers and monsters with lightning. God Players can use the command Shout only, cannot see inside of buildings. Sometimes, it is hard for God Players to see what questers are Saying. When you tell something to a God Player, it is better to use Shout.

See also,
Online Play Guides; Gop Play

6. Logout and login

Push the start button and choose Logout ログアウト and choose Yes はい. When you logout, your Mascot becomes empty and remains in that server. We usually call those empty Mascots "Absent Mascots"るすばん. If a quester logout and becomes offline, it is announced to all the questers in that server. If you greet other questers when you logout, then they would know you are going (not the connection problems). If you don't speak Japanese,"bye bye" is OK.

When you logout, you need to choose whether you give a permittion to others of using your Absent Mascot or not. There are three types; Anyone is OK だれでもOK, Only with connected questers きずなのひと, Nobody can だれにもダメ. I reccomend to choose "Anyone is OK だれでもOK", because your Absent Mascot would help other questers after you logout. Besides, if someone uses your Absent Mascot, it will get Boru (money) and EXP, or sometimes level up. I have never seen someone who treats Absent Mascots badly in Homeland.

You can login into the same Mascot with the same items and level unless you Withdraw your Mascot マスコットたいじょう, or the server IP address changes. When you login again, talk to the angel in the room and choose the options in this order; Go to the other world いせかいへいく, Play Online ネットでぼうけん, Login ログインする. You don't need to change into a Mascot when you Login.

7. Withdraw たいじょう and Reenter
Use Withdraw Mascot マスコットたいじょう when you want to go to other server or the server IP address has changed. After you Withdraw, you cannot login into that Mascot again (lost items and level).
To enter a new server, choose a new Mascot and talk to the angel in the room, choose Go to the other world いせかいへいく, Play Online ネットでぼうけん, Look for a server ホームランドをさがす, and input the new IP address. Then you will enter a new server with level 1 with no item.
When the server IP address has changed, you have to Withdraw and reenter the same server. In this case, do the following;

(1) Select Look for a server ホームランドをさがす, input a false IP address, and confirm.
(2) As soon as the change has been saved, press B (cancel).
(3) Input the correct IP address, and then confirm.
(4) Choose one word to add to your Mascot name*.

You will restart with level 1 and no item. By using this method, you can produce many Absent Mascots, or reenter with a different Mascot.

*Your original mascot remains on the server even though you Withdraw it, so you are required to append a word to the end of the new mascot's name to make it unique. (This problem did not occur with the official matching server as Withdrawn Mascots disappeared.)

Other Tips
Hold Out Items
If you have some items like weapons that you don't need any more, Hold out that item to other questers. One of them might need that item.

Treasure Chests
There are treasure chests that speak like "まだ あきません。あと ひとり!" Such treasure chests need some online questers to open. The neccessary number of questers changes at random. *In offline mode, that number changes every time you break ちゅうだん.

あと ひとり! : One more online quester
あと ふたり。: Two more
あと さんにん。: Three more

Rescuing Fainted Questers
When you find a fainted (unconscious) quester, use the command Join Hands, bring him to an inn and recover him. As well as when you fainted, use the command Say and Shout to ask others some help.

Use Absent Mascots and Level Up Quickly

Evertime you enter a server, you are level 1 and have no item. So it is common to see Absent Mascots that are stronger than you are. It is quite crucial to know how to use those strong Absent Mascots as you level up.
See this video guide, Using Companions - Advanced.
*This video guide is originally made for this page below.
Basic Guides: Using Companions

Japanese words often used in Homeland

こんばんは <kombanwa>、こんにちは <konnichiwa>

The former is "Good night", and the latter is "Good afternoon" or "Hello". When we see a new quester, we often say these.

よろしく <yoroshiku>よろしくおねがいします<yoroshiku onegaishimasu>
Nice to meet you, or How do you do. The direct meaning is "Please be nice to me." The latter is the polite form. When we make connections by Joining Hands, we often say these.

"Thank you".  When you get some items from other questers, or be helped by others, please don't forget to thank them. This word is in the shortcuts of the text input panel.

Please take it, or do it. We usually say this when we give someone an item, let someone open a treasure chest, or let someone proceed events, and so on.

ただいま <tadaima>
I'm home. When we login into absent mascots, we often say these. Because we return to that server.

Welcome home. When a quester login into an absent mascot, we say this to that quester.

パウぎれ <pou gire>
Out of pow (power). When a quester say this, that quester's pow points is running out.

Inn. We often say this when we need to use an inn. In a dungeon, questers usually use an inn alternately. Because if one quester with a connection remains in the dungeon, then others can come back to that point quickly.

ごちです <gochi desu>, ごちそうさま <gochisousama>
Thank you for the treat (inn). When online questers use inns together by Join Hands, the quester in the top pays the charge (money). So we usually say this to thank that quester.

かいもの <kaimono>
Shoppong. When we need to buy some items and equipments, we often say this. In most of cases, questers does thier shopping by their own. Sometimes, they likely share their money (boru).

おつかれさまでした <otsukare samadeshita>
It means "Done" or "Done right". We often say this when a server is over, and a quester is going logout.
The direct translation is "we got tired," but it has no negative meaning. The nuance of this word is "Let comfort our tiredness each other." This word is often used in our daily life, too.

ほうち、放置 <houchi>
This word is often seen in the site of Server Information. It means the God Player is not looking at the server. Basically, you can play freely in that kind of servers.

*These customs are not rules. I just introduced the customs that I know, and you don't have to remember all those customs. I believe if we don't forget to play nicely and greet, it is enough to play together in Homeland.

Online Play Guides: 3 Connecting Way

Read Online Play GUide: Network Configuration Settings before this page!

◆Connect with DHCP. DHCPでつなぐ
At first, try this simplest way. Choose Automatic自動 then it connects automatically. I don't know how to connect by manual手動.

◆Connect with PPPoE. PPPoEでつなぐ
This connection requires your ID and password of your Internet service provider. You need to fill in (1)Connect ID 接続ID, (2)Connect Password 接続パスワード, (3)Save your password? (4)Acquire DNS Server Address.


(1) Connect ID 接続ID
For example, when your ID was "puutan," you need to input the ISP information. Like "puutan@bf100.homeland.com" Your ID goes first and the ISP name follows after @. If you have no idea what your ID is, call your ISP.
(2) Connect Password 接続パスワード
Input your ISP password.
(3) Save your password?
Choose Yesする as you want to save the password.
(4) Acquire DNS Server Address
if you have no idea what to do with it.

I'm not the expert so it might be wrong, but I guess if you don't connect your PC by PPPoE, then maybe you cannot connect GC by PPPoE.

◆Connect with IP(Specify IP address to connect) IPアドレス指定でつなぐ
I myself connect in this way.
This connection requires to fill in (1) IP Address, (2) subnet mask, (3) Default Router (4) Primary DNS (5) Secondary DNS.
To get those information, you need to take a serious look at the set up page of your Wireless Router or other devices, using web brouwser like IE or Firefox. If you have no idea how to look at your devices, refer the guides or CD-ROM of your devices. (You probably refered these once when you connect your PC to the Internet.)


(1) IP Address
Specify which IP Address you use to connect GC to the Internet. I recommend numbers under 5 like I don't know 192.168 part is the same as here in Japan. Maybe your Wireless Router has different numbers. You cannot choose 1 to be the last number because it's default Router Address in most of the cases.

(2) subnet mask
I don't know what subnet mask is at all, but in most of the cases, it's numbers like But I'm not sure. Maybe it Differs according to the countries. I don't know.
You may find these numbers as you look at the set up page of your Router. (Maybe it is written in a different name?)

(3) Default Router
You input these numbers in URL spave of web browsers when you look at the set up page of your Wireless Router. And they're like or If you lives in an apartment, it might be like
If you don't know these numbers, you will never find other information neither. Again, If you have no idea how to look at your devices, refer the guides or CD-ROM of your devices. (You probably refered these once when you connect your PC to the Internet.)

(4) Primary DNS and (5) Secondary DNS
I also don't have any idea what these are, but they seem to be continuing numbers like

Primary DNS:, Secondary DNS:

In my Wireless Router, they are not named as Primary and Secondary DNS, so it was harderst to get these numbers. Anyway I looked at the set up pages, and I tried to find any continuing numbers.

I know nothing about the connecting system in abroad, but I wrote this article, hoping it will be some help. I'm not the Internet expert, so I cannot answer any technical questions, sorry.


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