i made a tool to fix all chest passwords. it uses cpkforp for adding the files, a complete repack is not necessary this way.
first unpack the US map1R to somewhere, then place chesfix and chestfix_files from the zip next to cpkforp (it is on page 15)
you have to tell 2 parameters: where is your unpacked map1R folder and where are the fix files. for example, if you have unpacked map1R to C:/mix/map1r_us/ and you have cpkforp, chestfix and chesfix_files in C:/mix, then you would start chesfix as
chestfix map1r_us chestfix_files (or chestfix C:/mix/map1r_us C:/mix/chestfix_files)
then it fixes the files just like skitfix and makes a listfile you can use in cpkcr. cpkforp should work correctly but sometimes it might crash if the folder name is too long. if this happens after it has already fixed some of the files, you should delete the contents of the unpacked folder and unpack map1R again before trying it again.
after it is done you can use the exported listfile chestfix_listfile.txt for repacking with cpkcr. (select the US map1R as cpk, select the folder where you fixed files are, open the listfile and repack )
now that the chest accepts the password, how should we type it in? we can't really change the input panel and most players don't know how to type it it. and it would be good if you wouln't have to use guides/walkthroughs because of this.
so i made a list of random japanese words, then mixed the passwords in them, this means most of them are fakes, so you do have to know the password . you can print this out and when you think you know the password for a chest, you can look for the first letter of the english word and type in the the japanese password.
For example, lets say someone in the town tells you that the password is "the name of this console". You think "he might think of Playstation", so you look for "P" on the page and next to P you see " パスカル ", so you type this in.
Note that some characters have big and small versions, some have two short lines in the upper right corner of the character while others have a little circle. some of them look almost identical, like those looking like "smileys": シ, ソ, ツ, ジ, ゾ, ヅ, ノ, ン. It is easy to mistype them, be careful
edit: as soon as i get there, i will start working on zhonecage. has anyone tried changing the scs folder?