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  1. 21 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    MAITETSU 18+ FAKKU EDITION DEMOSAIC PATCH Did you mistake the quote "100% DRM free and completely uncut with no scenes removed" as "TOTALLY UNCENSORED!"? Do you hate to see squares in beautiful art? Are you from the golden era (JAST USA, Peach Princess, G-Collections) and expected from an localized eroge to get an fully uncut, uncensored and without mosaics game? ... Then this patch is for you. You read it right, the patch does what it says. It removes the mosaic in hscenes from the beautiful artwork. Original MAITETSU 18+ Fakku edition -> you can buy it at the official page: https://www.fakku.net/games/maitetsu-english -> PLEASE SUPPORT english localization by buying the game ! Maitetsu 18+ Release Restoration Patch -> found at this forum OR BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch -> FOUND down below ( don't need both ! ) 1. [Q]: Is it legit? [A]: I can't believe it myself either. But YES! It is real and it does what it says. Try it before reporting or commenting. Thank you. 2. [Q]: Where are the hscenes? I can't find them in the game? [A]: There are no hscenes in the common route, except provoking pictures which the Maitetsu 18+ Release Restoration Patch restores and the actual hscenes won't trigger by default, but during a heroine route, a message will popup at bottom right side of the screen saying that you gain access to a hscene, then you have to manually open the hscene in the menu. It is a game design, not a bug or glitch, it is how LOSE company makes the games. Rarely you will gain access for hscenes during a route, most hscenes are unlocked AFTER finishing the game with that particular heroine. 3. [Q]: When does the DLC hscenes show up? [A]: After you complete the previous hscenes, the DLC hscenes will eventually show up. 4. [Q]: STEAM support? [A]: At the moment I don't own the STEAM version so I can't test it and I don't know if it works. If someone can help me I will make an steam support patch, but you would still need the FAKKU 18+ DLC patch. 5. [Q]: Can we see some screenshot/examples of patch? [A]: Because of the nature of the game as being an loli game I can't post pictures because of the policy of the forum. But if someone wants to see the results before buying the actual game I can send you 2 example pictures. Just send a PM and I will reply with those 2 example pictures. Examples of non-loli characters are in the gallery section. 6. [Q] : What was changed in the new Fakku edition? What's the difference between the OLD and NEW download? [A]: Jacob from fakku has a good description -> https://www.fakku.net/forums/games/maitetsu-fixes-and-updates .Everything written in the section "what has not changed" WAS already fixed already by heliosaurus by his patch and the same fix is present in the new "BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch" 7. [Q] Why is there a difference in size between Heliosaurus Restoration patch and "BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch" Both patches work perfectly fine and shouldn't have any problems. You can use Heliosaurus on the OLD and NEW version but the BANDAID patch is only for new FAKKU download ONLY. But... the original restoration patch includes fixes which are already fixed in the new version of FAKKU's edition and the BANDAID removal patch just removes this fixes from the PATCH to be less in size. The reason why you could still use the original restoration patch on the old and new version of fakku is that technically the patch is in original form a "patch.xp3" which contains mostly PICTURES! Yes, pictures. And it just replaces those pictures from the original data files which are located in "data.xp3" / "emotedx.xp3", and so on. The KiriKiri engine works like that. When FIRST run, it loads first files from, data.xp3, and all the main xp3, and then LOADS patch.xp3, patch2.xp3, patch3.xp3... and so on. That's why we don't need external programs to patch the original data files, and we can put everything in PATCH.XP3, or PATCH2.XP3, and so on. You can literally replace the whole game with a single PATCH.xp3 file. The restoration patch was made by using resource files from the JAPANESE version and replaces the resource files from the ENGLISH version. So the original restoration patch just OVERWRITES fixes-pictures present in the MAIN game from the NEWEST fakku edition download.... 8.[Q]: That isn't the game we were promised / it is disappointing / don't want to buy the game .... [A]: Well, it isn't a question, I just want to express my opinion... I understand that the release a disappointment, and like everyone, even I would wanted a TOTALLY uncut and uncensored version. I hate the CUTS in western releases, but that was going on for decades not just in VN's look in the old days of SNES games with JRPGS. And in east they get the same results with some western games... Thanks to that, we have two types of ppl - one who are complaining and the the other one who are making uncut/undub/uncensored version of games, from snes to psp/psvita and so on. What I mean is that you shouldn't lose energy in complaining on fakku and denpasoft/sekai, yes even sekai. I understand that sekai don't take releases seriously but at least we got the translated version, whish is a huge WORK. And be thankful, we got "OMG!" Maitetsu! I can't expect newcomers and the ones on fakku to stop complaining ( and I am not saying that you have to start editing, and join the community of moders, but you are always welcome to join ), but at least you at fuwanovel you have no more reasons to complain. At the end you got the complete 1:1 japanese uncut release with english text, and even a little more, with the demosaic patch ( which in the japanese edition they don't have ). .... please ask questions and I will put most common questions and answers here ... STILL WORK IN PROGRESS! Hachiroku's Route Hibiki's Route Paulette's Route Reina's Route Fukami's Route Fukami's Route 1. Just extract the file patch2.xp3 from the ZIP file in the main maitetsu folder! !! the patch2.xp3, should be in the same folder as the Restoration patch (patch.xp3) and the Maitetsu.exe file. !!! 07/23 - Released the patch with the 5th scene included, and fixes the bug in Hscene 2 07/24 - Released the patch with the included 6th scene 07/25 - Released the patch with the included 7th scene 07/26 - Released the patch with the 8th scene included 07/27 - Hachiroku's Route COMPLETED!!!! 07/28 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 01 without mosaic! 07/29 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 02 without mosaic! 07/30 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 03 without mosaic! 07/31 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 04 without mosaic! 08/02 - Released the addon patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 05 without mosaic, you still need the OLD "Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch 7-31-2018" patch. In your folder you should have patch.xp3 (bandaid fix), patch2.xp3 (old 7-31 patch) and patch3.xp3 (this new addon patch) 08/03 - HIBIKI's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! 08/04 - Paulette's new hscene released! 08/05 - Paulette's new hscene released! (Hint: This is the new release which includes HSCENE 03. Skipped Hscene 02 because here isn't any mosaic! Hence the name v0.3 - which represent the hscene completed ) 08/06 - Paulette's new hscene released! 08/07 - Paulette's new hscene released! 08/08 - Paulette's new hscene released! 08/09 - Paulette's new hscene released! 08/10 - PAULETTE's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! 08/11 - Reina's new hscene released! 08/12 - Reina's new hscene released! 08/13 - Reina's new hscene released! 08/14 - REINA's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! 08/15 - Fukami's new hscene released! 08/16 - Fukami's new hscene released! 08/17 - Fukami's new hscene released! 08/18 - Fukami's new hscene released! 08/19 - FUKAMI's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! Three Main Heroines (Hachiroku, Hibiki and Paulette) + Side characters ( Reina + Fukami ) Complete Route Patch ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| FULL PATCH Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - FULL Three Main Heroines + Reina + Fukami.7z Installation guide: - if you have downloaded the partial update - patch3.xp3 just manually delete it ( you don't need it anymore because its already inside the Full three main heroines patch. ) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Incremental update - no incremental update - because deltax with 7z made a bigger sized file then the FULL PATCH, it didn't make sense to make one. Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch 7-31 TO 8-3.2018.7z Installation guide: - if you have already downloaded the 7-31-2018 update, just extract this 7z in the Maitetsu installed folder and run patch2OLD Patch.bat - if you have downloaded the partial update - patch3.xp3 just manually delete it ( you don't need it anymore because its already inside the 8-3-2018 patch. ) ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Fukami's WIP - Daily Route Patch Just extract patch3.xp3 from the 7.z directly in the game folder, overwrite the old patch3.xp3. Patch3.xp3 is a separate patch until it's completed. You still need the Full patch (hachi and hibiki, named patch2.xp3) + the restoration patch ( bandaids removal or heliosaurus restoration, named patch.xp3 ) Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - Fukami v0.4.7z ThugShiro - mega big thanks to ThugShiro. He donated the Steam Version! I can now look into a demosaic fix for the Steam version, but of course not before the final patch is finished! Ulysses - big thanks to Ulysses, without his tools ( https://github.com/UlyssesWu/FreeMote/releases ) this wouldn't be possible. Tools used: PsbDecompile - for decompiling PSBs, PsBuild - for rebuilding back to PSBs FreeMoteViewer - to view rebuilded PSBs (after PsBuild) number201724 - of course, also big thanks to number201724 for the psbtools https://github.com/number201724/psbfile/releases Tools used: emote_conv - decode and encode psb file Heliosaurus - special thanks to the master of the Restoration patch and his helpful guiding SPECIAL extra patch: BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch integrated into a single patch ( patch.xp3 ) The demosaic patch is still separated! as Patch2.xp3 ( it works on OLD FAKKU, and NEW FAKKU edition ) For the newest FAKKU edition only! 08/1 - Released the BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch integrated Restorationa Patch ( as PATCH.xp3 ) Optional download - just re-uploaded in 7z to make a even smaller patch DOWNLOAD ANY COMMENTS, MEANINGFUL CRITICS, GRATITUDE, ADVICE, SUGGESTION RELATED TO THE PATCH ARE HELPFUL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Want to support the project?
  2. 10 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    Today we are going to celebrate Hachiroku's Route completion! Be prepared later today!
  3. 9 points
    Darklord Rooke

    "Your Diary" is coming out

    BTW, I hope everybody upgraded their PC for this game. The recommended requirements are pretty heavy
  4. 9 points
    Arata

    Trample on Schatten!! Restoration Patch

    Trample on Schatten!! Restoration Patch - Presented by The Order of Restoration - | VNDB | Buy the game from JAST here | Download the patch here | What does our patch do? Our patch restores all the cut content from JAST’s release of Trample on Schatten!! We put back in cut voice acting, CGs, text, BGM, cut-ins — the list goes on. JAST only removed one scene, but putting everything back into the game was a real pain in the arse, which is why it took us so long. How to install the patch Info on how to install the patch can be found in "Readme.txt" in the patch directory But, if you are lazy: Credit Translation: Arata Hacking/Technical Support: Src_ Editing & other important work: Anonymous soldiers from The Order of Restoration Demosaicing: Helvetica Standard (While the standard patch uses the original artist's decensored CGs, we had Helvetica decensor the mosiaced CGs for us at the start of the project, not knowing decensored files existed in the JAST version of the game. As such, we felt it would be wrong not to credit Helvetica in this post. We are working on a second patch which uses these decensored files, so his work is not in vain. We will update the post with a second patch using his CGs, and you can all decide which one you think looks the best.) (Check out Helvetica's patreon if you like his work.)
  5. 9 points
    Plk_Lesiak

    "Your Diary" is coming out

    This is an important point I think. Next time someone tries to translate Cross Channel, they should do it in Trump-speak. No more problems with that complicated prose and snobbish nuance. "Our club worked on the roof. It was a fantastic roof. We had an antenna there. A tremendous antenna. No one had an antenna as big as ours."
  6. 9 points
    The Order of Restoration presents you with Trample on Schatten uncensoring patch https://mega.nz/#!HxxThYrI!gcJEwW-cwJIiWWnMVLWx_Z3AQgS07mKKUFHtifKeBOA
  7. 9 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    07/29 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 02 without mosaic! DOWNLOAD
  8. 9 points
    07/27 - Hachiroku's Route COMPLETED!!!! DOWNLOAD
  9. 8 points
    08/14 - REINA's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! FULL PATCH Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - FULL Three Main Heroines + Reina.7z Installation guide: - if you have downloaded the daily patch - patch3.xp3 just manually delete it ( you don't need it anymore because its already inside the FULL Three Main Heroines patch. ) Incremental update - no incremental update - because deltax with 7z made a bigger sized file then the FULL PATCH, it didn't make sense to make one.
  10. 8 points
    08/08 - Paulette's new hscene released! Just extract patch3.xp3 from the 7.z directly in the game folder, overwrite the old patch3.xp3. Patch3.xp3 is a separate patch until it's completed. You still need the Full patch (hachi and hibiki, named patch2.xp3) + the restoration patch ( bandaids removal or heliosaurus restoration, named patch.xp3 ) Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - Paulette v0.6.7z PS. Added a new poll. Nothing major. If you have time please answer it .
  11. 8 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    07/30 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 03 without mosaic! DOWNLOAD
  12. 8 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    07/26 - Released the patch with the 8th scene included DOWNLOAD
  13. 7 points
    Ulysses

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    @HoplessHiro @frc_ @Huang Ling Yin Just to notice you with the new FreeMote v1.3 release. https://github.com/UlyssesWu/FreeMote/releases/tag/v1.3.0 As I mentioned before, the new version is faster than ever, Dullahan Load feature allows you to drag&drop your compressed and encrypted "dx***-krkextract.psb" directly to PsbDecompile to get json result, and FreeMote now can pack/unpack known shell types (lz4,mdf,psz) - now FreeMote should be able to replace psbtools totally Click the link for full release note. If you have found a bug, you can open an issue and I will look into it (when I have time). And now you can use FreeMoteViewer to view motions (timelines): Some examples to explain the workflow: You have a LZ4 shell packed, encrypted (key: 123456789) PSB (dx.psb). To unpack it, purify it, edit it, encrypt it, and then pack it (if needed) - In short - You can process a PSB without EmoteConv, just to set params in resx.json to control compile process (pack or not; encrypt or not etc.). Or you can use EmoteConv to get pure PSB at first for editing convenience.
  14. 7 points
    This topic is just a clever ploy to get me to watch Married with Children. I won't fall for it. That show sucks.
  15. 7 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    08/04 - Paulette's new hscene released! Just extract patch3.xp3 from the 7.z directly in the game folder. Patch3.xp3 is a separate patch until it's completed. You still need the Full patch (hachi and hibiki, named patch2.xp3) + the restoration patch ( bandaids removal or heliosaurus restoration, named patch.xp3 ) Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - Paulette v0.1.7z PS. Paullete included in the sample gallery!
  16. 7 points
    08/03 - HIBIKI's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! FULL PATCH Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch 8-3-2018.7z Installation guide: - if you don't have the 7-31-2018 patch just extract this in the install folder, and that's all - if you have downloaded the partial update - patch3.xp3 just manually delete it ( you don't need it anymore because its already inside the 8-3-2018 patch. ) Incremental update Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch 7-31 TO 8-3.2018.7z Installation guide: - if you have already downloaded the 7-31-2018 update, just extract this 7z in the Maitetsu installed folder and run patch2OLD Patch.bat - if you have downloaded the partial update - patch3.xp3 just manually delete it ( you don't need it anymore because its already inside the 8-3-2018 patch. )
  17. 7 points
    I am appreciative and grateful how much attention got the mod/patch... The patch itself is an selfish project. I just wanted to remove the mosaic in the game because i gathered so much frustration from past localized releases which are with mosaics and said to myself "enough is enough". Wanted to see how hard is to make an uncensored game. Better to release all that frustration in trying to make a difference then complaining on forums/reddit and so on
  18. 7 points
    07/28 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 01 without mosaic! DOWNLOAD
  19. 7 points
    Hello again. It's time for another progress update and there are a couple big pieces of news to report. Let's get into them Translation Prologue - 100% (1791/1791) Main School - 100% (2691/2691) Tonoko Route - 1% (123/8709) Branch School - 10% (572/5846) Total - 8% (5177/68206) TLC Prologue - 100% (1791/1791) Main School - 6% (157/2691) Branch School - 3% (187/5846) Total - 3% (2135/68206) Edit Prologue - 95% (1704/1791) My first piece of news has already been reported by Ittaku. The main school common route's translation has been completed. Also, since Ittaku doesn't know how to take a break, he has started on Tonoko's route. Finally, editing is almost finished for the prologue, which means the prologue patch is close. My second piece of news is that I'm looking for an extra editor for the project. Since this VN is quite large, having one editor working on it by themselves is a pretty insane task to ask of somebody. So I'm looking for an editor who feels qualified enough to take on a task like this project. If you want to apply for the position, then contact me here on Fuwanovel in the PMs. We are also still looking for a permanent TLC to work on this project. Please PM me if you're interested in working as a TLC for this project. I'll see you guys next week.
  20. 7 points
    I've finished translating the common parts of the main school. Now onto the heroine routes. Ruu \o/
  21. 6 points
    Purpose of the survey: Find out the preference for honorifics in JP->EN translated VNs Target group: People who are interested enough in VNs to be a part of a major VN discussion community Communities approached: 4chan, Fuwanovel, Reddit, VNDB, and various Discord servers Survey duration: July 17 to July 31, 2018 Sample size: 752 people Subsample of Fuwanovel respondents: 62 people Link to the questions, possible answers to each question, and graphs made from raw data by Google: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC78xb3vobwtZJRHVY9ITMQtED3Xn15kvT2kaOghBoedA8GQ/viewanalytics Link to my excel sheet with the raw data, analyzed data, and all the graphs I made with the analyzed data: https://mega.nz/#!u0kl2C6b!3f_ZD3AG_k9aEW-iElozzleB54-x6UJkUqWNyUPZvic How the analysis was done: The main source for the graphs are the answers people gave in the "What is your reason for picking the last answer the way you did?" question. I fell back to the short answer when things weren't clear. There are several cases when the short and long answers clearly contradicted each other. I put comments to some of them. Setting split: Having been through quite a few of these conversation myself, I know setting is the most common reason why people change their minds on the presence of honorifics in the text. This was confirmed by the results and the respondents' comments. The results: Starting with Chart #1 We can see 75% of the respondents prefer honorifics to be kept in the translated text when the setting of the game is Japan (including current Japan, historical Japan, future Japan, alternative universe Japan, or fantasy land heavily based on Japan). The most commonly stated reasons for this preference include: Ability to see the same nuances and character relations as the Japanese readers; Some honorifics which replace names OR conversations which play with honorifics are untranslatable without heavy re-writing; Simple fondness for honorifics (As part of character moe, fetish, etc.); Desire to see the original writer's vision in the work; Discrepancy between voice and text in names (honorifics being a part of how characters address each other) 5% of the respondents want honorifics kept in the translated text only when certain conditions are met. The most commonly stated examples are: Relevance to the plot (e.g. feudal Japan, used honorifics give some foreshadowing); There is a conversation about honorifics in the VN itself; To preserve the moe factor or sexual appeal of some honorifics which replace the name entirely (Senpai, Onii-chan, etc.) 11% of the respondents have no preference or leave it up to the translator's preference 9% of the respondents want honorifics removed from the translated text, stating the following reasons for their preference: Honorifics are not a part of the English language - leaving them in is the same as leaving any other untranslated text; Desire for the translation to read as if it was originally written in English; Good translators are able to show the nuances through other means than honorifics; No reason to see them in text when readers can hear them Moving on to Chart #2, we can see a significant dip in the "keep" camp when it comes to settings which are not Japan. Examples of those would be: Isekai VNs, fantasy world VNs (which are not based on Japan), VNs set in historical or alternative universe Europe/West. However, the majority of respondents (52%) still want honorifics to be kept in those settings. The reasons for their preference are the same as stated above. 8% of the respondents want honorifics kept in the translated text only when certain conditions are met. All the examples listed above still apply. What should be noted, however, is how some respondents differentiated between isekai, fantasy, and western setting, with some outright stating that honorifics should be always kept in isekai (Such as Koihime Musou or Newton to Ringo no Ki) and others wanting them kept in fantasy (Such as Evenicle or Kamidori Alchemy Meister). Medieval or modern western fiction (like Fata Morgana no Yakata) was not mentioned in these replies, leading me to believe people's desire for honorifics in such titles is smaller. 12% of the respondents have no preference or leave it up to the translator's preference. 28% of the respondents want honorifics removed in a non-Japanese setting. From this, we can see a major move from the "keep" camp to the "remove" camp. A 19 percentage point gain from the people who voted that they want honorifics kept in a Japanese setting, yet they want them removed/replaced in a non-Japanese one. These people have the following reasons for why their opinion is different: Breaking the immersion - Japanese is likely not the "real" language of the world/country they're in, so it makes no sense for them to use honorifics; There are more likely to be English equivalents for honorifics when you have the option of using old English in the translation. (scroll down for comments, open the image for a larger version) Now I will use the other data I collected to show what has and does not have impact on the preference for honorifics. First, here are the preferences for Fuwa only. A lot less people want honorifics kept in all settings (14 and 15 percentage points below average), with a very large group of people wanting them to be always removed in non-Japanese setting. Next up, I split the respondents into several groups based on how long they have been reading visual novels (this is global data, not just Fuwanovel). I initially thought newcomers to VNs would be the biggest opponents to honorifics, due to them not being used to seeing them in text or even not understanding them. However, it is exact opposite. This goes to show that while these people are new to VNs, they are certainly not new to Japanese culture in general. It is very likely that most of the people who read VNs started with other forms of media such as anime or manga. Other than this, there is nothing special to say. All the other groups are pretty close to the average with their replies. I also made groups based on number of completed titles, as the length of reading VNs and number of completed titles don't seem to be connected at all. For example, a large number of people who have been reading VNs for over 5 years have only read 25 or less (translated) VNs. In my opinion, you just need hands-on experience with localized VNs to see the real state of the translation scene, what are the realistic expectations for translators, and what are the common roadblocks in localization of honorifics. Anyway, you can see the charts in the picture. What stands out the most is the 101+ completed VNs chart (I merged 101-200 and 200+ because 200+ was a very small subsample). The number of people who want honorifics kept in Japanese settings is about 8 percentage points above average, but the number of people who want honorifics removed in non-Japanese settings is 10 percentage points above average. (scroll down for comments, open the image for a larger version) And here are the other statistics I got from doing the survey. Left is Fuwa, right is global. People here have been reading VNs for longer than average, are more likely to know Japanese, and read more VNs in general. You also love cute things. Note: Obviously there is an overlap between some of the communities, so these charts based on community might not be completely accurate, but I posted it all over the place at around the same time, which means the place you saw it first is likely the one you frequent the most.
  22. 6 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    08/19 - Fukami's ROUTE COMPLETED! FULL PATCH Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - FULL Three Main Heroines + Reina + Fukami.7z Installation guide: - if you have downloaded the daily patch - patch3.xp3 just manually delete it ( you don't need it anymore because its already inside the FULL Three Main Heroines patch. ) Incremental update - no incremental update - because deltax with 7z made a bigger sized file then the FULL PATCH, it didn't make sense to make one.
  23. 6 points
    08/16 - Fukami's new hscene released! Just extract patch3.xp3 from the 7.z directly in the game folder, overwrite the old patch3.xp3 ( if it exists ). Patch3.xp3 is a separate patch until it's completed. You still need the Full Main three heroines + Reina patch (Hachi, Hibiki, Paulette and Reina, named patch2.xp3) + the restoration patch ( bandaids removal or heliosaurus restoration, named patch.xp3 ) Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - Fukami v0.2.7z
  24. 6 points
    08/15 - Fukami's new hscene released! Just extract patch3.xp3 from the 7.z directly in the game folder, overwrite the old patch3.xp3 ( if it exists ). Patch3.xp3 is a separate patch until it's completed. You still need the Full Main three heroines + Reina patch (Hachi, Hibiki, Paulette and Reina, named patch2.xp3) + the restoration patch ( bandaids removal or heliosaurus restoration, named patch.xp3 ) Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - Fukami v0.1.7z
  25. 6 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    08/12 - Reina's new hscene released! Just extract patch3.xp3 from the 7.z directly in the game folder, overwrite the old patch3.xp3 ( if it exists ). Patch3.xp3 is a separate patch until it's completed. You still need the Full Main three heroines patch (Hachi, Hibiki and Paulette, named patch2.xp3) + the restoration patch ( bandaids removal or heliosaurus restoration, named patch.xp3 ) Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - Reina v0.2.7z
  26. 6 points
  27. 6 points
    I knew it! All those Steam engineers where lurking here to see if they could get away with this. But jokes aside it's good that it's fixed/changed again. And hopefully this is not a sign of what is to come with steam.
  28. 6 points
    Decay

    Mangagamer Otakon 2018 Announcement

    The real answer is that the translator translates faster than anyone else at the company can keep up with. Arunaru is a beast.
  29. 6 points
    Just off doing their own thing, with their friends or by themselves. Most people will check in at a community or two every now and again, but not actively participate. They get their news by browsing storefronts and maybe occasionally checking company twitters and such. People like these are actually the majority of the VN market (thousands of people buy every new release, with many of them being different each time, yet not anywhere near that many people are active or even lurk these communities), but are incredibly hard to get data on and predict.
  30. 6 points
    MaggieROBOT

    Dank-a-Ronpa Ch.4

    I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER HOW LONG AGO: Not even time travel saved tymmur, but it's not like Dreamysyu, VirginSmasher and Zander would give up so fast! After finding a whopping amount of 1 (one) clue, our heroes started marching to the court room. After whatever won the poll, our heroes finally reached a red velvet room, decorated with golden statues and chains. An extravagant atmosphere, that also made everyone dizzy, just like Ranzo's ego. Speaking of the Devil, he just started singing a Velvet Underground song. Back to the room's interior, we could also see a circle of golden platforms in the exact middle of the room, an arrangement that permitted them to see everyone else should they step behind the platforms. Well, not "should", "must", they have to do it, to save America, or whatever other noble reason. Maggiekuma's throne was located closer to the corner, in a higher ground where it was possible to see everything the plebeians bellow were doing. "Sooooooo, you guys are finally here!" said Maggiekuma, savoring some popcorn. "And whose fault is it, that we're this late?" we can count on batman to rub salt on other people's wound. "Okay, look, I already waste half a screen worth of space with that poll, so let's drop the issue about my lateness! You have better things to discuss!" angrily said Maggiekuma, throwing popcorn at our heroes. Kiri didn't seem offended. "Yeah, like, we can discuss how h-scenes are important to the plot!" Dergonu proposed a circle jerking. "We would stay here all day if we were to discuss that. Instead, shouldn't we discuss... I don't know... about tymmur's death???" Dreamysyu put his protagonism to good use. "Oh right, we should honour the bugger." Poltroon said in a dignified way, almost contradicting his behaviour in the last chapter. "You say that like we're disrespecting him, but these bunch of lines we're saying that never ends is a nice shout out to the fella." justified Fiddle. "Now that's what I call a fantastic homage!" agreed Ranzo, even though deep down they thought that their performance of Fucking Wizard by Reverend Bizarre that was edited out of the story to not split the audience due to musical differences was better. "Okay, I... think I can allow that. But can you guys at least, pretty please, babble while going to your designated seats?" not even I understand Maggiekuma's attempts to save time at this point. "If I remember right here, we have to find the culprit hiding here and then vote for him here so we can continue to live here." littleshogun made a recap. "So what, we just talk and talk about it until the culprit eventually blurts it all out?" Virgin proposed. "That wouldn't be half as fun! So let me explain some additional rules to the trial session!" Said Zander, with his now healed physical injury and forever persisting mental damage. "No need. I microwaved my way through a time where we already listened to the rules before this, so I can tell you guys!" Kurisu saving the day. "You could have, you know, looked for the culprit's name..." Or not. "Well, in short, we have to talk non stop about the same things over and over again even if they are painfully obvious until someone with half a brain figures the bullshit in our arguments and fire a truth bullet through it. We can add some random babble in the conversation too, to make things more of a chore than harder per se." "Putting it like this... god, this game sucks!" everything sucks for you, bats. "So, all we gotta do is shoot first, eh?" said Lesiak, firing a bullet that would put Clint Eastwood's characters to shame. Sasuga, Ultimate Westerner. Too bad SeniorBlitz happened to be in front of him, so he ended with a bullet in his skull. Sasuga, Ultimate Westerner. RIP. "Eeerr... that sounded like Lesiak put a... silencer in his gun." it looked like a very lame and inappropriate joke made by Dergonu, but it was also a nice shout out to Senior's pun habits. "To be quite honest, I think this game will be much more balanced now. He was too overpowered with that guide of his." said the guy that claimed he knows everything about the progress of the story. "I have to agree with that as well. One should not defy the gods." said the guy that defy the gods himself. "Even if we don't like it, you have a point. Now everyone have a fair chance." said the tsun that can time travel. "I'm not a tsundere!" that's not what I said. "A-a-a-a-a-and I'm not just a tsun either!" "Well, except the part about killing each other mid trial, even if I don't really care if you guys actually do it, the trial goes exactly like Kurisu explained. So start presenting some proof or something." "Oh, I have some!" Kenshin finally got the ball rolling. "I also happen to have some." Zander said calmly like this: "I also have something to show." Virgin said proudly. Not even Dreamysyu, that was with him had any idea what kind of clue he found. "Let's start with mine, since I raised my hand first! Okay, I gathered some pics from the crime scene. Maggiekuma, can you lend me a screen to project those?" said Kenshin. "This is really necessary? I mean, we're handling guro material here..." Lesiak asked before I have to rate this fic 18+. "Guro..." Dergonu seems to be controlling himself to not say anything else. "About guro here, I think I could give my opinion on it, but since I'm not into strangling and tentacle anal rape here, I think I'll pass on this here." littleshogun gave his opinion. ".............Not only you're being awfully specific, but no one asked if anyone liked guro either." Ranzo tsukkomied for a moment. "Eeerrr, but don't we just looked at the body? Ignoring that it was 2 eons ago outside the story. How 2D pics can be worse than the real deal?" Virgin asked. "I'm not sure if this 2D vs 3D argument's going to fly on court, mister Virgin." you guys are already on court, mister Poltroon, but he was so naturally on mood for trials that he didn't even noticed his language quirk. "To be honest, the only thing those pics will show is what I'm about to describe." Zander started. "I investigated the body and made a shocking discover: it wasn't the gif that killed tymmur, he was electrocuted!" "Impossible. How such a detail went unnoticed by the gods?" bellowed Clephas, making a question that I didn't really think the answer to. "His feet were stuck into a bucket full of water together with an electric wire. So it means... that someone entered the scene, probably knocked tymmur out cold, stuck his feet into the bucket, put the wire there, send the gif as a red flag and then fled." Dreamysyu put all the pieces together. "But... when did the culprit find the time to do all that?" "He doesn't need time if they can time travel..." Ranzo preferred to chaotic-evilly accuse anyone without proof just for the lulz than actually help. "True that, but unfortunately for your lulz, I have some further proof I'm not the killer. Isn't that right, Kenshin_sama?!" Kurisu said, throwing their ace in the moment they judged to be the most dramatic! "Why people only present evidence on dramatic prompts and not, like, right at the start?" Danganronpa is to blame, bats. "Oh right! The message on the blackboard! I have a pic of it as well!" Kenshin said what they knew. "When both of us entered the scene, we saw this 'Podology services for free!' message written with pink chalk on the blackboard, so maybe that's what baited tymmur." "I don't even know what podology is supposed to be, what's your point?" Virgin didn't understand gay speak. "I'm not sure either, but maybe... you're trying to say that tymmur put his feet inside that bucket by himself??" dramatic song starts playing. "WHATA TWIIIIIIIIIIIST!" not really, Maggiekuma. You're the only one excited here. "Wait a moment. If that's true... why we didn't saw that message when we went to crime scene?" Lesiak questioned. "Because I eventually erased it to write a differences chart between the anime and the VN version of S;G 0 there." calmly explained Kurisu. "Destroying evidence, eh?" Poltroon suddenly became Canadian. "To be honest, it made the episode even more fun to watch, building that chart." the order of the words in Kenshin's explanation looks like something poorly translated from japanese. And then, everyone just removed Kenshin and Kurisu from the blame list because I don't want to drag this any longer. "Okay, I think it's finally time for me to shine!" Virgin raised from his seat, at least I hope I mentioned they were sitting before. "Oh yeah, you apparently had some evidence." Zander trusted Virgin as much as Virgin trusted him. "Yeah, and it's that now dead guy's guide!" "Wait, isn't this cheating?" Dergonu uphold the rules with seriousness. "Not when I'm the one doing it!" said Virgin, quickly turning the pages of Senior's guide. "Soooo, if I got to the right page, I think the way to advance is... to ask Dergonu to hack the system?" "Dergonu, care to explain?" Fiddle asked, judging his comrade. "Oh riiiiight, I was hacking the system to get access to the monitors early, so maybe I can do it again to check some unusual activity." I'm not sure if Dergonu can even do that, but Kaguya is not in the story so this have to do. After some *insert meme and oversimplified explanation of hacker doing stuff* in a laptop that Maggiekuma lent to them, Dergonu turned back to his friends with a sullen expression. "It's no use, I can't even see traces of Kurisu's magecraft there." "Some mod you are." Zander rolled his eyes. "☆=(ゝω・)/" Kiri intervene for the first time! "ヾ(`・ω・´)ノ" They said. "Can someone localize this?" "They're saying that maybe Poltroon or Clephas can try to get access to the system too. They aren't the Ultimate Mod, but maybe their permissions are wacky enough for that to work." Fiddle translated. "WHAT ARE YOU EVEN OBJECTING TO?????" Dreamysyu asked themselves if Maggie didn't do that just because she so wanted to use that pic. "Did Kiri really says all of that with just that smiley?" batman asked the real question. "Yes." Fiddle only nodded, because they know. And somehow everyone just accepted it and the plot moved forward. "Well, since batman stole my catchphrase..." not really, Mr. Edgeworth. "I'll hack into this system of yours instead, to finally make a grandiose entrance in this trial." I think it's a fair trade, solving plot problems instead of saying a meme catchphrase. And with that, his fingers danced through the keyboard of Maggiekuma's laptop. "Ohoooo... what is this?" "Cut the suspense, did you find out who send the gif?" "As a matter of fact, yes. And it was... someone named Dergonu!" DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN! "Absurd! It's not me!!! Just look into my account activity!!! It was pretty much inactive before Dreamysyu asked for my help earlier this morning!" Dergone yelled. "Just for the record, I'm not confirming this piece of information." Dreamysyu threw Dergonu under the bus. "TRAITOR!" "Fret not, my fellow moderator. I never said it was you that did it. I said an account with the name 'Dergonu' is the responsible for this mess, apparently. And for some reason, this Dergonu is also following your account." Poltroon explained. "But wasn't that Dergonu following Dergonu Dergonu themselves?" Kenshin put it in a confusing way, but it was the painful truth. "Oh yeah, that's right. So forget what I said about not fretting, Dergonu, please do fret." Poltroon dealt the final blow. "Wait, we're not doing that retarded rhythm game from Danganronpa now, are we?" Ranzo asked. Even if he was a music enthusiast, no one deserves that annoying game. "No lol, that minigame is stupid, I can go down without that and with my dignity instead, thank you very much." Dergonu explained. "So it WAS you the culprit here. You must be quite interested here in how to mouth those obviously delicious and long and thick bananas here to actually commit murder for it here." littleshogun disapproved. ".................I think you're the only one that still remembers that was supposed to be our motivation." Virgin felt some degeneration in the air. "Nah man, I didn't do it for some dumb book." Dergonu switched to their evil villain personality. For some reason, no one was really surprised. "So, why did you kill tymmur?" "For the ~~***GURO***~~, of course!" And them they started some chant that looked like a chuuni villain speech. "KILL, PUNCH, STAB, BLEEEEED!!!! Why is this frustrated Derg so mad? I hope you can't answer me, as your brains escape through your ears! Dance, Derg, at the rhythm of the falling severed fingers! Crawl in my direction leaving your intestines in your trails! You can't take your eyes of Derg, so I'll take them out for you maggots!" for some reason, Dergonu started talking about themselves in third person, something as bad as guro. "Okay, but where's the sexual part in those things you describe? That's just regular gore." asked Dreamysyu. "Well, I'm sexy (/ω\)" Kiri wasn't amused with Dergonu trying to copy them. "Is this... the real Dergonu?" Lesiak asked, somehow surprised that he didn't recognize his friend that had a whopping amount of maybe 5 lines in 3 chapters worth of characterization. "Actually, now everything is starting to make sense." Really? "They did that... because they wanted to be guroed themselves." "mWAHAHAKWAKWA~ mAYBE?! <3" Dergonu's maniacal laugh echoed in the chamber. "Well, if that's what this shell of a human being is asking for..." Clephas started a summoning spell. "KILL, PUNCH, STAB, BLEEEEED!!!!..." no, I won't create 2 mantras in a single chapter. "HOLD YOUR HORSES! I CAN HANDLE THIS!" said Maggiekuma, wanting to shine in this chapter as well. "The Punishment time is on the house! And I prepared some pretty cool Visual Novel style execution!" Saying that, Maggiekuma took an old grimoire whose cover was covered in a cat's hide. The Legendary Nekonomicon. It seems Senior's soul is still trapped in the courtroom, as the lame puns are out of control. Cutting off one of their finger and pouring the blood over the cursed book's page, Maggiekuma summoned Dergonu's executioner. "Who's better to punish bad Dergonu than the very own Empress of the Banished Lands?" In the next moment. The sky suddenly went dark. They were indoors, but they noticed it through a TV that Maggiekuma turned on in that instant or something. But the reason for that suddenly invaded the courtroom too. Wasps. A fuck ton of them. Their buzzing was quite loud, almost looking like they were omegaloling at the characters' misery. The characters that had closer ties with Hell knew what were those wasps. The poster boys (boys is even the right word here?) of the Banished Lands, the symbol of the Queen. And indeed, short after, she appeared. The High Mistress Neko, the Ultimate Catgirl. Clad in a beautiful samurai armor and carrying a giant samurai sword, she was danger incarnate. She also had massive breasts that were in fact just two gigantic spherical bombs just to be even more dangerous. She approached Dergonu with a smile on her face, the wasps flying around her now buzzing a chorus latin song to be even more chuuni. "Ahaha, so you're the boy who needs some punishment?" she asked in a voice that almost made you want to be punished. "Only if you don't be gentle with me." Well, apparently Dergonu DID wanted to be punished. "Desu wa~" said the Neko Queen in gratuitous japanese that didn't really make any sense here. "So, time to...!" [The content of Dergonu's execution was considered too extreme for Fuwa rules, so I removed it according. I count with the help of fans to restore this content! Thanks for the comprehension! Actually no, fuck you.] Even if the guroing was lazily cut, I didn't rewrite the scars it left in the other guys that lived and watched everything in horror. Although Ranzo did like the violent style of the High Mistress, so they actually took some notes of things to copy when they eventually tries to kill someone. It will be censored all the same to be honest. Eventually the Neko Samurai walked away with her wasp companions, what left our heroes begging for it to be just a dream. "Let me guess, you'll copy that 'Dreamysyu woke up in their usual seat blah blah blah' again next time, right?" now even Dreamysyu is snarking at me. NEXT TIME: Two more down, thirteen to go. What awaits our heroes next? "Hopefully not another long ass waiting again!" Virgin released one last drop of poison.
  31. 6 points
    There is nothing left to fix. They wrote on fakku forums that they didnt officialy fixed: the bath towels ( which heliosaurus patch fixes to bandaids and my patch fixes to completely nude ), the steam in bath scenes ( which both patches, helios and mine restore it ) and the nipple of hachiroku in the beginning ( that too in both patches fixed ).... But they did fixed the missing cg in common route and the separate routes in the neweset fakku edition ( which was already fixed by heliosaurus in his patch and it is still present, and i just removed that part to reduce the size of patch ).... and if what the say is true there shouldnt be missing any lines of translations, which we as a community couldnt fixed so easily... in short. Everything is fixed. Only have to finish decensoring
  32. 6 points
    BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch integrated into a single patch ( patch.xp3 ) The demosaic patch is still separated! as Patch2.xp3 ( it works on OLD FAKKU, and NEW FAKKU edition ) For the newest FAKKU edition only! 08/1 - Released the BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch integrated Restorationa Patch ( as PATCH.xp3 ) Optional download DOWNLOAD Sry, the Hibiki new scene is postponed for tomorrow ! Ps. This patch is a more polished version of heliosaurus restoration patch for the newest fakku edition. I just deleted not needed fixes which the main game fixes already. Tested scene by scene. The restoration patch from heliosaurus should work on the newest edition as it only overewrites fixes in the new game and still fixes the bath scenes/nipples
  33. 6 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    07/31 - Released the patch with Hibiki's HSCENE 04 without mosaic! DOWNLOAD
  34. 6 points
    Fucking kill me. Just fucking kill me now please. My moral compass has had an identity crisis and is on a soul-seeking journey who knows fucking where. I don't know what I should believe anymore, and i'm cold, lonely, and shivering in the dark at 4 in the morning as I write this thread. If i'm not wrong, there is about a 3 month or so gap in between Nekopara Extra and 1(Haven't actually read it yet). So i'm looking at the cover, and I realize. There is a 3 month gap between lewdable Coconut(using her as an example), and non-lewdable Coconut. 3 Fucking months. My mind is in shambles. Does this make lewding "young" Coconut ok? Does it make lewding "old" Coconut wrong??? Chocola and Vanilla look 6 years old for fucks sake. And Kashou is balls deep in them 3 months later. Imagine Kashou's home, and thinking about how cute those little girls are, and finding out he is in a sexual relationship with them 3 months later. "She IS a Loli, but officer, this is what she looks like in 3 months." "Ok, so, how old is she in the older example?" "One year old." Save me please. All I wanted was to enjoy my loli Neko slice-of-life. I'm ruined.
  35. 6 points
    Some are talking and some are working ;)... later today uploading hscene3! PS: Here is the third hscene without mosaics: https://ufile.io/m9vx4
  36. 6 points
    Making Visual Novels popular is a goal that goes way further beyond the thing you guys are trying to consciously achieve. Most people consider what we think Visual Novels are as Animegames and Porngames, but the genre has so much potential being way more than that if we think about what the genre is. Nowadays people don't read that many books anymore, because everything has to be quick-quick entertainment. In that regard visual novels could provide a new way to tell stories, but it just did not reach this hemisphere yet and this is obvious because the people make VNs without having a real team try to abuse the visual novel genre as a way to get access to the gaming industry. That is also a reason why people try to convert their half-assed fanfictions into visual novels and then make actually sellable games out of them. But what if we make it possible that capable book authors find the genre and think it is revolutionizing? They could produce amazing stories and have the funds to actually found big western based publishers/development studios because they can hire capable people. If we are actually attempting to make VNs popular over here we have to get away from the selfish goal to bring only japanese gems over here. We have to create our own amazing stories, with western-based writing and settings. The art can still attempt to be moe and japanese, but the settings should not try to simulate a japanese one. I'm sick of western studios attempting to create foreign settings they don't understand, because they only gloss over the source material and attempt to rehash what they know from anime, storytelling takes A LOT of research and I'm surprised how japanese manage to use western philosophy in their works better than western developers do.. What I am trying to say. Try to promote the genre in itself and improve on creating new things instead of rehashing japanese ones and localizing games. We have so many capable people over here in the west, but we don't use their potential which is unfortunate. I'm not telling that we should completely cease localizing japanese titles but we should be less selfish.
  37. 5 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    08/11 - Reina's new hscene released! Just extract patch3.xp3 from the 7.z directly in the game folder, overwrite the old patch3.xp3 ( if it exists ). Patch3.xp3 is a separate patch until it's completed. You still need the Full Main three heroines patch (Hachi, Hibiki and Paulette, named patch2.xp3) + the restoration patch ( bandaids removal or heliosaurus restoration, named patch.xp3 ) Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - Reina v0.1.7z
  38. 5 points
    tymmur

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    Please be careful when you touch her parts down below. Her important parts have a tendency to be very hot.
  39. 5 points
    AikasaColle

    Hello there!

    Hello! My name is Roxie and I've been wanting to meet other VN community members Admittedly I'm more of a lurker, and my current schedule in juggling everything might not change all too much, but I still wanted to introduce myself at the very least. I generally play EVNs and some JVNs when I'm not too busy. I'm currently working on my own yuri visual novel, after spending lots of times helping my friends on their VNs. My biggest experience working on a VN title is when I helped Razz as the co-writer of Starlight Vega. I've written on each girl's route, with Scherza as my primary one. Nice to meet you all!
  40. 5 points
    ittaku

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    I'll have no bodily fluids left by then, but that's okay.
  41. 5 points
    Let me explain it from the purely statistical perspective. Polls done measure the opinions of the group questioned. In order to get a good sample, honest pollsters attempt to ask a broad range of people. Asking the opinions of people in California may do a good job of telling you what Californians think about something, but it does very little to tell you what the French think about something. In this case, the poll was made available to people on Fuwa, reddit, and a few other VN communities. Therefore, this poll can be viewed as a decent representation of the opinions of those communities. However, these communities do not represent the entirety of the population of VN buyers or players. Second, the poll is a self-selected poll. That is, rather than randomly selecting people from the available populations, it allowed people to choose to participate. Self-selected polls are very vulnerable to differences in enthusiasm. People that feel strongly about something are much more likely to go and participate in these sorts of polls than those people that do not have strong opinions. This is why there is an entire field of statistics dedicated to polling methods: because careless polls produce inaccurate results. An accurate description of these polling results is that, amongst the populations of the larger VN online communities that chose to answer the poll, there is a bias towards keeping honorifics. One can attempt to draw conclusions about the larger populations from that sample, but your accuracy goes down the further out you extrapolate. Extrapolation to all users of the polled VN communities is reasonably likely to be accurate. Extrapolation to the population of all VN owners is much less likely to be accurate. Extrapolation to the general English-speaking population is very unlikely to be accurate.
  42. 5 points
    What's more puzzling is that developers think that good titles will just sell themselves. That's not how it works. You need to find the audience for your game and get them interested in it. You need to reach out to sites that get a lot of traffic from your audience. You need the right sales pitch. You need to convince people that you're worth supporting. You need a message that will resonate and will get people to chatter about your game. If you can't be bothered to do any of these things, then you're literally just rolling the dice and hoping some combination of factors beyond your control will align to make your game a success. Doesn't sound like a good business strategy to me.
  43. 5 points
    SubaHibi is a complicated, demanding game that is extremely foreign to Western sensibilities in its formula. It's not that hard to explain Clannad, Dies Irae or even Muv-Luv to a Western gamer, but after a year of reading about SubaHibi every other day, I still only have a very vague idea what it is about. It might be popular in Japan, where Eroge is already a major industry and people are used to extreme mixes of themes and drastic content it offers, but it's pretty much one of the hardest things to sell in the West. It could dissuade JP companies from investing in the localization of other large plotge, but I think it's a very peculiar case and we shouldn't read too deep into it - SubaHibi might be a masterpiece, but it's also a particularly quirky and hermetic one and as there was no real idea on how to sell it to anyone but hardcore VN geeks that already wanted it, it'd be strange if it didn't flop.
  44. 5 points
    Goddamnit Japan
  45. 5 points
    Ulysses

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    To tell you the truth, even the full featured version Emote Editor won't be able to edit PSB (or json from PSB), since PSB is "compiled". Emote Editor only accepts MMO (project file, or json from MMO), which contains many metadatas while PSB removed them. I would like to let my FreeMote recover MMO from PSB but that is hard like - as you said - hieroglyphs. The workaround of editing animation right now, is rather to understand and edit json, or to use scripts calling Emote API to make additional animation.
  46. 5 points
    Ulysses

    Maitetsu 18+ Release Restoration Patch

    I'm glad my FreeMote helped you! (I just saw the traffic coming from this site so I come here to have a look) (I'd like to collect emote PSBs. If someone would like to share this game's emote PSBs to me, please send them by email.)
  47. 5 points
    Foreword: Game first arouse my interest as alternative version of Subarashiki Hibi. Then I tried to get the glimpse of it by watching hentai OVA... and it was the worst hentai OVA I ever seen, so I was really infuriated since it did not say much about the game. Finally I've picked it up while investigating year 1999 and it struck me as something more serious than a nukige, especially after seeing those demon mind-screw CG. And it's been a while since I enjoyed a visual novel that much. Title: Tsui no Sora Developer: KeroQ Date: 1999-08-27 VNDB link:https://vndb.org/v3246 Youtube walkthrough:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLENAECnNmAq8vJwICEnwWJOz0Yf6ycKz3 Synopsis: Our guy got waked up by his childhood girl for school. Once they got to their classroom, they found out that a girl classmate jumped from their school roof yesterday. Soon, people started talking about end of the world on day 20th. Some even went crazy, lead by one guy. You get to see the events first through our guy's eyes, then his childhood girl's and two more people. Structure: There are two routes - for Kotomi and Ayana, then there's the route from Kotomi point of view, then the retro-route from Zakuro eyes, then villain route from Takuji viewpoint. And it all finishes with epilogue route for Kotomi and Ayana. Length: 7 hours 30 minutes. Game type: Mindscrew end of the world theme ADV. Difficulty: Easy since there are only 3-4 decisions to make. Character Design rating: 8/10 Protagonist rating: 8/10 Story rating: 10/10 Game quality: 7/10 Overall rating: 8/10 Rating comments: I did not expect such high scores. Characters aren't voiced, but somehow they manage to feel alive. There are so many protagonists in this game that the rest of characters are easy to understand and remember. If it was only for Yukito, protagonist would get a full 10. Story does not seem anything special on the first glance, but with each route it opens up new depths and raises new questions making it a very integral, memorable and personal experience. I can't rate game quality good for the lack of CG, unvoiced heroes and macromedia director engine. Protagonist: Yukita makes the perfect protagonist for me. He cites Kant, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, Bible all the time. He looks like a hooligan, but is absolutely faithful and reliable even though he tries to shrug it off with crude words. He's pretty much the only one who stays calm, trusts in logic and comes to everyone's rescue. Kotomi is Yukita's childhood friend. She is quite nice as a heroine, but when she becomes protagonist we get to see her constant hesitations and anxieties. It's a pain to see her crying "I don't know anything anymore", thinking "I must be alone and get stronger" and running away from Yukita at school. Zakuro is the classmate of Yukita and Kotomi. At the beginning of the game she's already dead having jumped from the roof. But her story was the most impressive one for me. But more of it in the story part. Takuji is the villain of the game. A shy small boy who at the same time wants to peel everyone naked and sentence to death. He's really cool as protagonist for having all kinds of hallucinations that make the game a mind-screw. Characters: Who do we have left? There's classmate Otonashi Ayana who has her own route, but is not a protagonist for she's the most mysterious character in the game and her manner of thinking should not be revealed. There's also classmate Yokoyama Yasuko who enters the same kendo club as Kotomi, but at the same time really sympathizes Takuji end of the world ideas. Yasuko brother is the biggest supporter of Takuji as well. There's also guy Ozawa that bullied Zakuro, but at the beginning of the game he's dead. There's a magical girl Riruro, but her existence is under a huge question, hehe. We also have medical department teacher. Story: I can't really tell about the story without some spoilers (although I'll try to hide heavy spoilers under a banner), so be aware. I. Game starts from Yukito perspective 7 days before the disaster and he can opt for either Kotomi or Ayana as the main heroine. The choice only determines couple short scenes of each heroine and determines whether Kotomi H event opens up or not. The contents remains the same. First two days are spent in mass neurosis as classmates keep jumping from the roof and rumors about the end of the world keep spreading. Then there are two days of open conflict of Takuji with the school that result in dangerous cult creation. Next two days are notable for Kotomi kidnapping by the Takuji group and her rescue by Yukito. The final day is not clearly shown. II. Then starts the route of Kotomi which is exactly the same route, but from the eyes of Kotomi. She's there mostly to add girlish thoughts to the narration and of course to show her two days of captivity and torments (read: H events) while kidnapped. So it's kind of non-important fan-service route. III. Well, when you think that the game is over, the next route opens up. And instead a week before the disaster we go to two weeks before the disaster to the body of Zakuro. She got raped and made photos of by bully Ozawa one day and from that time was blackmailed into intimate relations daily. But once she gets a letter saying "Rejoice, your torments will end tomorrow". Since it's the most impressive route for me I'd only tackle it under the spoiler banner. IV. The seven days before the disaster are shown yet again, but from the eyes of main villain Takuji. We get to see how his ideas are formed, what pushes him, how he recruits allies and eventually names himself the savior of humankind. From that point it's hard to determine delusions from truth as he sees monsters, magical girl Riruru, her spirit father and gets instructions from them, but most of the time he seems to just be talking with the graffiti wall. He starts as savior of humanity, but through demonic teachings soon recognizes the need to purify humans before the final skies by killing them. The longest and weirdest route, but at the same time it still feels light. V. Epilogues sheds light on events after the day X and give more questions than answers. HEAVY PLOT SPOILERS INSIDE CG: Too few! But characters standing sprites usually look so good that the lack of CG is not that grave. Sound: BGM includes few, but atmospheric short cycled compositions and there is no voicing at all. Humor: Apart of this funny moment of skirt flipping there was one real joke. Yukito and Ayano stay at the roof. Ayano asks "- What book do you hold in hands?" "- Kant" " Why would you need a book about girl's genitalia?" "Wrong! It's not about that!" "So it's called just CAN'T? Why would you need a book about impotence?" Then he tries to tell her Kant and Wittgenstein theories. "Wittgenstein? Is that the male apparatus?". I don't remember any more moments, but for me it's important to have at least one funny memorable moment. Themes: There are a lot of themes. 1) Is the end of the world possible? Yakuto tries to find an answer in Kant, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard and Bible books. He uses Kant's antimony to make a conclusion that the beginning of the universe is not provable and thus there can't be the end of the world. 2) The war between light and darkness forces to impede/fasten the end of the world - is it real or imagination of fanatics? One certain route is devoted just to this theme. 3) Who actually saved the world? Was it Zakuro, Ayana or maybe even Takuji? All three came to contact to the higher essences and could influence that. Of maybe the world never needed to be saved and those are just superstition and ignorance? We have to figure it for ourselves. 4) The separate question is who is Ayana? Her every word is mysterious. She does not have parents, but she's always present at the most gruesome events late at night at the school. 5) What this game is even about? Again, you decide, the first two collages of screenshots allow to treat the game as spiritual mind-screw, youth criminal drama or eschatological religious confrontation of heroes and devils. Overall comments: I have not read Subarashiki Hibi and can only judge it by reviews and vndb. But what I see there is that the core of the plot and the characters are absolutely the same. SubaHibi was enlarged immensely to fit the modern demand, but such detail would not be possible without this little weird gem from the 1990s.
  48. 5 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    07/25 - Released the patch with the 7th scene included DOWNLOAD
  49. 5 points
    I'm here with an update. We have found our extra editor in @Tamaki Sakura . She will be editing the main school routes while @Pomelo will be handling the branch school routes. Please welcome her to the team.
  50. 5 points
    HoplessHiro

    MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC PATCH [WIP]

    The restoration patch fixes the missing content in 18+ fakku version. Everything else works how it is meant to be. ... Didn't play chrono clock. 07/23 - Released the patch with the 5th scene included, and fixes the bug in Hscene 2 DOWNLOAD
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