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  1. We have released bois https://todokanaitl.github.io/patch/
    5 points
  2. The creation and release of Katawa Shoujo is still I think one of the proudest moments of the Western VN scene so I think it deserves a topic celebrating it's 10th anniversary. I also know that a lot of people who eventually became active on here got their start with Katawa Shoujo (I could be wrong, but I believe our esteemed Admin @Tay even falls into this category). In any case, it's definitely among my favorite VNs and I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts and memories of it. On that note, years ago @Palas made an excellent post about it and I'd like to share that here: Katawa Shoujo Analysi
    4 points
  3. Some people may have seen the relatively low-quality anime for Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou and are probably wondering why I am bothering to spout about this. Lately I've been plowing through LNs and web novels because I ran out of interesting VNs, but this is the first one I feel a need to expound on at length. Let's be clear, I am one of the freaks who enjoyed the anime, though I did so while wincing constantly at the animators' choices and the horrible monster CGs. To me, Hajime's story just stood out as being that good, despite the crippling weakness of having used up half the s
    4 points
  4. Introduction I wanted to make this guide since i couldn't find some complete guide to mod any VN on yuris engine. The main reason is that i played euphoria and i wanted to mod it. All the examples you are going to find are my years of reverse engineering and online documentation on euphoria (Mangagamer) version of yuris (v474). How Yu-Ris engine works Yuris is an interpreter that uses code C-like, is often used with ERIS, which is the VN interactive engine part of the interpreter. The engine use its own file format called "YPF" for archives and "YBN" for scripts. The cont
    3 points
  5. What I mean is that I usually read vn's and whenever we get to the girls showing affection for the guy or him seeing their boobs he gets immediately shy. I've gotten annoyed at those protagonists because to me they are way too shy. I also hate the tropes where the protagonist accidentally walks into the girls room as she is changing and gets slaped for it. I'm basically looking for a vn with a protagonist that Is in love with someone and isn't afraid to confess or to talk to her. He doesn't just wait for an opportunity to happen to him he goes out and seizes it for himself. I'm also looking
    3 points
  6. As for Katawa Shoujo, I remember that my roommate play this at around 2009 in that back then it's just a trial version of it. Obviously back then I didn't expect that there'll be full version, only to have 4chan manage to release the full version of it at January 4th of 2012 (I remember the date because that date was happen to be one of the important date for my family). Well Katawa Shoujo here is definitely not my starter VN (The title goes to Shuffle and Kira Kira), although I won't deny the fact that it's the first VN for a lot of people though along with one of the most popular VN on VNDB
    3 points
  7. Didn't realize there was so much discussion here, so I thought I would come here to clarify things. The TLC for Eustia is 100% done. I would know since I completed it! The reason why the spreadsheet does not match what I'm saying is simple: I don't have editing control of the spreadsheet. As of right now, what's being done is programming and QC, and the TLC progress on the spreadsheet more accurately reflects the programming percentage as opposed to the TLC percentage. Once programming is done, then we'll move onto the final round of QC. From there, Eustia should be co
    3 points
  8. It's been 11 hours since the new year in my country, but better late than never. Anyway happy new year 2022 and here's hoping that the situation around us is keep improving, especially in regard of pandemic and of course we hopefully have a better year here.
    3 points
  9. Zakamutt

    Random translations #1

    Over time, a bored translator tends to accumulate random pieces of translation they never went that far with, or did in 10 minutes for the shitpost for whatever reason, etc. Apart from that, I’ve personally done some scattered work for fan translations that may or may not ever see the light of day, some (very modestly) paid in ebooks. Anyway, here we go: 1. Random demonbane fight/action scene I think this is from an expanded rerelease or something. There’s an absolutely meme error left in here where my brain read 拳 as 拳銃, even noticing my confusion in the comments but nevertheless failing to
    3 points
  10. Today I found some time and inspiration, and so I pasted another portion of original Japanese text into Ren'py, reaching the middle of 6th chapter
    2 points
  11. This is quite an old visual novel. It has a SRPG reboot called Codename: Bakery Girl. This, Girl of the Bakehouse is the original short visual novel. I recommend it to those who like military, tragedy and romance genre. Honestly, I think it is pretty good for a short visual novel. So, hope you pick it up in your free time! Link to VNDB:https://vndb.org/v33383 Link to original game (already patched with translation. make sure to change to Chinese locale before playing or you'll get error): https://mega.nz/file/VAszmYCQ#o-A_fQawooYU1ANrunLJflvVjol0KxBi14kP4_98Cqs Link to yo
    2 points
  12. For biggername titles, their translations are good. For shorter and less noteworthy VNs, it's a mixed bag. Nukige and similar suffer from some obvious QC and editing issues, but are nonetheless playable. If you're looking to grab biggername VNs from them, it should be fine. However, for titles not available on Steam, you may have trouble buying them directly through their own site. Some cards just don't work, and you have to go to Offgamers to buy coins (the currency their site uses).
    2 points
  13. All the positive guys need to understand the other perspective as well. Many many projects have failed as can be seen on this forum. You need to understand that a public announcement like this carries consequences and some responsibility (if you don't wanna get criticized) - people can get mad even if it is a passion project, after all something has been announced and in a way promised. Keep in mind this has been in translation since 2017 and is still not out. OP hadn't posted in the thread for a full year. New people can come in and see that seemingly nothing has been happening recently and a
    2 points
  14. Dreamer173

    Sharing free music! ^_^

    Hellooooo! ^__^ I'm (mostly) a piano composer, who has worked with a few VN creators before, and I'd like to share my music! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCYLKjW6eHxGC0vHXq6pw All music on my YouTube channel is original, and free to use for your non-commercial novels! Oh, and I'd really appreciate it if you give an attribution if you decide to use it! If you have any questions, ask away! Thank you!
    2 points
  15. I've started reading The House in Fata Morgana this week and I'm absolutely LOVING IT Chapter 1 was a wild ride, I loved the pacing of it I'm still not done with chapter 2 but so far it's really good!! Anyways, I should be done with chapter 2 by Sunday so I'll probably mention it in my next post! Next week I want to read both ch. 3 and 4 I now can see why this vn is so well-regarded within the community!
    2 points
  16. In case you want more, there's Yosuga no Sora (While technically it's still unfinished, actually you can already read it in English for the whole VN), Umikana, Kemomusu, and ATRI. I don't know if you already play those VNs or not, but in case you still didn't play it yet then I hope my recommendations here can be helpful to you.
    2 points
  17. This is a discussion board. What needs to happen is for you to accept that others have different views and outlook for things. Your constant replies in annoyance is as much of a derailment as anything else as it continues these discussions instead of having them end in one post. Circlejerking and enforced positivity with no place for scrutiny has no place anywhere. You're free to disagree as this is a discussion board We've seen similar delays and issues before release multiple times before. Astral air, clover day's, Irotoridori no Sekai and probably lots more. All ended up looking for fund
    2 points
  18. Why is your mom so big lol
    2 points
  19. Well there's quite a number of it. For my recommendation here, I would suggest you to try Utawarerumono (And it's sequels), Seabed (GL VN), Island, and Himawari. If you want some more, there're Ever17 and Root Double. I hope my recommendations here will be helpful to you.
    2 points
  20. To say December 2021 was a stacked month for visual novels is an understatement. 2 big visual novel translations that have been delayed finally got released, many anime adaptations announced, and other cool releases and announcements!
    2 points
  21. Reading HaremKingdom. We're dangerously close to actual kamige territory, I'm laughing so much. Peak Smee content.
    2 points
  22. There are as many as two games about GameDev, and since there's not much else to look at, one of them Sousaku Kanojo no Ren'ai Koushiki becomes game of the Month. 1. Yuru Camp△ - Have a Nice Day! ゆるキャン△ Have a nice day! [211111] MAGES. GAME Take on the roles of Kagamihara Nadeshiko and Shima Rin, and enjoy a branching story where the camp contents change in a big way based on your choices. With “what if” scenarios not depicted in the TV anime, this is a game Laid-Back Camp fans will not want to miss. The game features various "what if" scenarios. What if everyone
    2 points
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  24. Renting Love for Christmas. Genre: Visual novel, otome, slice of life, comedy Rating: All ages. Developer: HoneyBunny VNDB: https://vndb.org/v33062 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story: "It's December 21st, and you have no plans, no friends, nothing to celebrate your favorite holiday this year. As you are about to lose your mind, a notification pops up like a miracle to change your fate. You only have three days now, but with the right help, you'll be able to save your Christmas!" ---------
    2 points
  25. in the FAQ, they said they'll do it in the near future. After stories of the heroines. @nagikaze
    2 points
  26. Congratulation for the release of White Album 2 full translation patch, and with this finally the wait for translated White Album 2 is finally over. Have fun to anyone else who've been waiting for this and now trying the patch, and hopefully you'll be enjoying the VN. PS - I still remember that back at 2011 my roommate keep replaying Closing Chapter opening song and he also tried to play it using translator (I already gave up using one when I find that it mistranslate Air's MC as 'Inin' instead of 'Yukito' lol).
    2 points
  27. adamstan

    What are you playing?

    According to TV tropes most erotica writers are horny teenage girls (although perhaps that doesn't apply to VNs) ********************************************************************************* Going back to the main topic... Two days ago I finished DameKoi. It didn't exactly WOW me, but still I consider it to be very good. I had a rough start with it - it took some time to get used to the format, but then it kind of gained traction, and from the third or fourth chapter onwards everything was ok. I really liked the characters and dynamics between them - which seems t
    2 points
  28. Congrats, you did the whole dang history of VN's!
    2 points
  29. Zakamutt

    2021 in review

    To procrastinate doing anything productive, I have decided to write a summary of what I did last year. GENERAL During the early parts — months really — of the year I was kind of reeling from having had a very frightening GERD — acid reflux — flareup. It’s fairly hard to tell the symptoms from a heart attack, and paranoia about the whole deal caused anxiety issues. In the end it receded… when I started eating less and barely eating at all when I was not very hungry. Would’ve been nice to have tried that earlier. GERD and anxiety seem to feed into each other in weird and fucky ways and th
    1 point
  30. Bredan

    Is shiravune good?

    I'm reading things in Japanese for many years now and I've to say that when I really care for what I'm reading I'll 100% chose to read the JP version even if I've the English or French version at disposition. I was kinda surprised to act like this at first, but that's how big a quality difference there is to me, even with reputed good translators. Well, I'm arriving to my point : although I eventually switched back to JP version, I've read a bit of Primal Hearts 2 in English and I felt that at least the beginning was quite well translated.
    1 point
  31. Hmm the ones I'd recommend you have already played/started playing and, I might add, given bad scores lol You could try Swan Song - it's not horror, but instead a very depressing post-tragedy story.
    1 point
  32. You might get this error message because you are trying to repack the file in a folder that use SHIFT-JIS standard name, i suggest you to repack the folder in the desktop and without using a locale emulator (if you are using one). I've been able to repack the file, but the game refuse to work because the key of the compression is different. The game you are trying to repack uses a custom version of the engine (i think), which should be 500 (even if the exe says it's 555, idk). Because i'm not a programmer, i can't say that well how the repacking works for those versions and the official SDK fo
    1 point
  33. Muv-Luv has two parts, Extra (what you start with) and Unlimited (Unlimited is locked until you read 2 main routes, I won't tell you which ones though) and as mentioned above by Zidan209 Muv-Luv Alternative is it's own game but is a continuation of the Unlimited part of Muv-Luv which is why it's required to read Muv-Luv Extra and Unlimited before going to Alternative.
    1 point
  34. This is wrong, check page 11, OP replied back in October which was only a few months ago, you clearly did not look through past replies and are just giving out false information.
    1 point
  35. Unlimited is the 2nd part of the trilogy, Alternative is the third. Unlimited is part of the first game Muv-luv, whereas Alternative is its own game and is around 2x longer than the first 2 parts together. The difference in the story is a little spoiler, so I'm not going to mention that
    1 point
  36. Zalor

    2021 in review

    Sorry to hear about the health concerns you had earlier in the year. Still appreciate the help you gave me btw. For something designed to be niche, I'm reasonably proud of the (final) build I currently have of Digital Seclusion and your help improved it a lot from the first public version. Often I'm hesitant to ask for help. Not because I don't think I need it, but because I'm paranoid that nobody is willing to help me. So even though you were rather harsh at first, it touched me that you were willing to edit for me.
    1 point
  37. Hey, everyone! Hope we're all having a good start to the year~ In this month's public release, I shifted focus from the storyline I was struggling with and found some inspiration to write an alternate path for the Redemption storyline instead, where Kyou uses the penlight again despite knowing what it does. Can he still consider himself a good person? There's a few scenes written on this new path now as we start to find out... As always, you can find this month's release in PC, Linux, Mac and Android versions on my Patreon, itch.io or SubscribeStar pages. I've also linked the most re
    1 point
  38. I have very fond memories of Katawa Shoujo, even though it wasn't my first VN. I remember great, often very soothing music and kind of comfy (?) atmosphere. Also, the characters were quite memorable and well written. For some weird reasons some switch got flipped in my memory, and in my head I remembered the voices of the characters even though the game was unvoiced For me this is one of the true gems, not only for OELVN, but among VNs in general. This, together with The Language of Love is one of the very few OELVNs (perhaps even the only ones) that managed to convincingly pull off
    1 point
  39. You should treat 9-nine- as a tetralogy instead of a standalone VN. True, it can be played as a standalone game, but it would seem to be very lacking, as its story and plot builds up on future releases. Treating it as a necessary piece of a larger whole makes the game far more valuable. So your question can't really be answered. However, if you were to ask me if the 9-nine- series is worth playing and worth the money, then it is would be a resounding 'YES' and worth every cent. My favourite character is a toss-up between Miyako and Sora.
    1 point
  40. Well for the man you love part I was more effected by Meiya dying for one reason. She was my favorite character in the story and I felt like she was 10x more fit to be the main heroine than Sumika 10xs over. To me they wanted to focus on Sumika and give her that spot but she just never could to me. Considering that she is the main problem for this and causing the timelines to reverse everytime she doesn't like one of them. It just made me not like her even more in short that was the 2nd death that effected me the most right next to jinguuji. For Sumika's death I explained a little bit above
    1 point
  41. It covers the overall story of the VNs, yes. There is no continuation after. (I won’t count phantom bullet or whatever as canon, fight me.) Kajitsu is extremely different in places, though, especially the endings. (The anime ending to Kajitsu is anime original and not a part of the VN.) So I’d recommend reading Kajitsu. The other two are pretty well adapted. (And in my opinion those two VNs aren’t that interesting anyways.)
    1 point
  42. What is Coda supposed to be on vndb? I can't seem to find the page. Does coda refer to the mini-after stories?
    1 point
  43. Well Newton VN wasn't picked up by any company, and as for the news in regard of Sol Press there's one. Namely that they've been avoiding paid the tax so that the company has been suspended to do the business (The Reddit page for more information). As for the remaining licenses, there's a rumor that it'll be sold to pay off the creditors although obviously it's still unknown whether the rumor is true or not. That said though, there's Fakku store if one want to buy Newton VN.
    1 point
  44. I don't think so. Not yet, at least. I'm not sure how American laws work, but I wonder if it's even possible to pick it up from them without completely retranslating everything? It definitely would be possible if they went bankrupt, but they decided not to pay taxes instead, and right now they aren't allowed to any type of business, as far as I know.
    1 point
  45. adamstan

    What are you playing?

    Today I started PS3 version of '&' - Sora no Mukou de Sakimasu you ni - . I played for 3 hours so far (I'm still in the prologue), but I'm loving what I've seen up to now. It looks beautiful, the music is great and characters are, how to say it... it's all engaging right from the start, at least for me. Initially I chose this game because of "reuniting childhood friends with a bit of supernatural thrown in" premise - a bit like Amber Quartz which I loved. According to vndb's plot summary it also seems to feature some kind of "artifacts", so that brings 9 -nine- to mind. Nice comb
    1 point
  46. In case you want something similar with Da Capo, maybe you can read something like both of Kimiaogi and Primal hearts duology. If it's still not fit what you want, you can try something like Hashihime (BL/yaoi) or Aokana. I don't know if you already read those or not, but in case you still didn't read those then I hope my recommendations here can be helpful to you.
    1 point
  47. 0:13 Koikano 0:48 Aikoi 1:25 Bokusen 1:53 Kiss Bell 2:23 Hataota 3:08 Artemis Blue 3:38 Cocoro@Function! 4:13 Akeiro Kaikitan 4:50 enking 5:23 Tsujidou Virgin Road
    1 point
  48. Lol same here mate, i've made this account when i was in highschool, now i'm in college, and boy my hype and hope for this project still haven't fade, which is rare for me since i'm always losing interest about something in a few months, i still have a good grip on the hopes that this project will be finished one day, and i'll keep waiting, like a child waiting for his dad who went out to buy a milk Say you willing to bet which fan translation will go out first between this one and other august game senmomo?
    1 point
  49. You are not alone mate, I found this thread when I first started University. Now I'm done and still haven't got the full game to play xD.
    1 point
  50. Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort English Translation Patch (by KoiRizo translation team) Summary "S-Senpai! There's... something... a promise I made. On this island... I need you to... t-to spend our time here as my boyfriend!" Soutarou just manages to pay his school fees by doing part-time jobs. After helping his junior Umi and skipping his shift, he was fired from his part-time job and was having problems making ends meet. Umi felt responsible for his present situation and introduced him to a part-time job at a Southern resort. With deep blue skies, clear seas and vibrant
    1 point
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