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28th Jun '16 7:15:58 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/SecretOfTheStars'', item names are limited to eight characters.
28th May '16 9:36:12 PM nombretomado
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*** The boss Poltrgeist omits an "e", and the Ultima Weapon drops the space and is renamed [=AtmaWeapon=]. Both are only in the Super NES and PS1 releases; later releases restore Poltrgeist's name to the Japanese name, Demon, and [=AtmaWeapon=] reverted to Ultima Weapon.

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*** The boss Poltrgeist omits an "e", and the Ultima Weapon drops the space and is renamed [=AtmaWeapon=]. Both are only in the Super NES and PS1 [=PS1=] releases; later releases restore Poltrgeist's name to the Japanese name, Demon, and [=AtmaWeapon=] reverted to Ultima Weapon.
12th May '16 9:39:55 AM case
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* Series/BumperStumpers exploited the limits of {{Vanity License Plate}}s to make puzzles out of them.
3rd May '16 5:21:02 PM Piando
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* A real life example: Canadian producer Creator/{{deadmau5}} came up with his name when he opened up his computer tower and found an actual dead mouse inside. He wanted to use "dead mouse" as his screen name on a forum, but the Web site had a limit of eight characters for screen names, forcing him to shorten it to "deadmau5".

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* A real life example: Canadian producer Creator/{{deadmau5}} Music/{{deadmau5}} came up with his name when he opened up his computer tower and found an actual dead mouse inside. He wanted to use "dead mouse" as his screen name on a forum, but the Web site had a limit of eight characters for screen names, forcing him to shorten it to "deadmau5".
26th Mar '16 4:46:43 PM Prfnoff
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** The notorious bootleg ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'' is made even more nonsensical by retaining character limits obviously not designed for a Western language.
15th Mar '16 11:59:28 AM R1ck
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Many older video games have limits to how many letters can be provided in text entries. This can lead to a character's name shortened to fit into the allotted space. Sometimes an entirely new name is made for the character, other times letters are dropped from the name to make it fit. [[quoteright:400:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/f514dc17dff52977142dc78f22b6e890.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:400:Millhouse in The Simpsons, trying to be radical]]

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Many older video games have limits to how many letters can be provided in text entries. This can lead to a character's name shortened to fit into the allotted space. Sometimes an entirely new name is made for the character, other times letters are dropped from the name to make it fit. [[quoteright:400:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/f514dc17dff52977142dc78f22b6e890.png]]]]\n[[caption-width-right:400:Millhouse in The Simpsons, trying to be radical]] \n
8th Mar '16 4:39:52 PM ixfd64
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* People with vanity plates often run into this.
* In the old days of computing, file names were often limited to eight characters, plus an extension.
4th Feb '16 8:25:39 AM Torchic65101
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Robopon}}'' ''Sun Version'' for the Game Boy, the player's name was limited to four characters. The character length in the sequel for the Game Boy Advance was an improvement--five characters.
3rd Feb '16 2:29:42 PM GrammarNavi
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28th Nov '15 8:02:08 AM DecafGrub47393
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** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIV'', the Four Fiends take their names from ''The Divine Comedy'': Scarmiglione, Cagnazzo, Barbariccia and Rubicante; these became "Milon," "Kainazzo," "Valvalis" and "Rubicant" in the original Super NES release and the Playstation port. In the same release, the summons Leviathan and Bahamut appear in the menu as Levia and Baham. In addition, due to the six-character limit on party member names, Gilbart was renamed Edward.

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** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIV'', the Four Fiends take their names from ''The Divine Comedy'': Scarmiglione, Cagnazzo, Barbariccia and Rubicante; these became "Milon," "Kainazzo," "Valvalis" and "Rubicant" in the original Super NES release and the Playstation port. In the same release, releases, the summons Leviathan and Bahamut appear in the menu as Levia and Baham. In addition, due to the six-character limit on party member names, Gilbart was renamed Edward.
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