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  1. I have just edited some scripts, and images out from the .dat file modify them, and create a patch.dat or patch8.dat file, and I opened it. It doesn't work, can you tell why?, I was wondering if this is the same method as Kirikiri, and I dunno what Source Engine is the game "Niizuma Lovely x Cation". It might soon I will be creating a translation project for the Hibiki Work's VN.
  2. MAITETSU 18+ DEMOSAIC STEAM AND FAKKU 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 ! OR BUY FROM STEAM Maitetsu 18+ Release Restoration Patch - FOR STEAM OR BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch - FOR FAKKU 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 ... STATUS : COMPLETE ! ALL SCENES MOSAIC-FREE ! Hachiroku's Route Hibiki's Route Paulette's Route Reina's Route Fukami's Route Nagi's Route Kisaki's Route Makura's Route FOR STEAM USE: HELIOSAURUS PATCH for STEAM FOR FAKKU USE: HELIOSAURUS PATCH for FAKKU or down below the BANDAID removal patch 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 !!! 08/20 - Nagi's new hscene released! 08/21 - Nagi's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! 08/22 - Kisaki's new hscene released! 08/23 - Kisaki's new hscene released! 08/24 - Kisaki's ROUTE COMPLETED !!! 08/25 - Makura's new hscene released! 08/26 - Makura's new hscene released! 08/27 - COMPLETE PATCH released! Mosaic removed from all scenes! 08/30 - COMPLETE STEAM PATCH released! Mosaic removed from all scenes in STEAM FINALLY!!!! Complete FAKKU Patch ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| COMPLETE PATCH Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Patch - v0.9a.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 complete patch! ) ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Complete STEAM Patch ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Maitetsu 18+ Demosaic Steam Patch - v0.9a.7z ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ThugShiro - mega big thanks to ThugShiro. He donated the Steam Version! BIG THANKS TO marcus-beta - with his tremendous help he found out the problem and fixed it, without him there wouldn't be a steam patch! 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 ) For the newest FAKKU edition and STEAM! 08/1 - Released the BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch integrated Restorationa Patch ( as PATCH.xp3 ) 09/20 - Released the BANDAID removal PATCH + restoration patch for STEAM ( as PATCH.xp3 ) Optional download ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| FAKKU edition Maitetsu 18+ Restoration & Bandaid Removal Patch.7z ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| STEAM edition Maitetsu 18+ Restoration & Bandaid Removal Steam Patch.7z ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ANY COMMENTS, MEANINGFUL CRITICS, GRATITUDE, ADVICE, SUGGESTION RELATED TO THE PATCH ARE HELPFUL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Want to support the project?
  3. Hello, world! I'm developing a visual novel engine. It already has a number of basic functions, loading lua, json and etc. I want to make something unique and modern, and most importantly, that everything works stably on all operating systems (Win, Android, Linux and etc. Source code: https://github.com/0xcds4r/VisualNovelCore/tree/main/stable 0.6-stable build (Source + test build for windows): https://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/26303-visual-novel-core-06-stable-engine-for-2d-visual-novels-with-luajson-support-download-demosource-code/ Scene Editor (alpha-test): https://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/26287-visual-novel-core-with-luajson-support/?do=findComment&comment=538025 Project is open-source and actively developed. If anyone is interested, then support my project on itch.io: https://0xcds4r.itch.io/visual-novel-core/community Thank you for your attention.
  4. So the 0.6-stable version came up.. A lot of things have been done, fixed, improved. Now it can be called a full-fledged engine, albeit with a slight stretch. I would be glad if someone tries to do something on it (but for this you need to know lua, or python, lmao) See you in December, as the official launch of the release version of the project is aimed at this date. Main forum thread: https://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/26287-visual-novel-core-with-luajson-support/ Source code: https://github.com/0xcds4r/VisualNovelCore/tree/main/stable Download demo (win-exe): https://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/26303-visual-novel-core-06-stable-engine-for-2d-visual-novels-with-luajson-support-download-demosource-code/?do=findComment&comment=538052 Project itch.io: https://0xcds4r.itch.io/visual-novel-core/community Plugins for VNCore: https://itch.io/t/2788783/plugins-for-vncore?before=3#post-7640699
  5. Since the old thread appears to be gone, I decided to restart it. Please merge it with the old one if you find it. Just finished my first big untranslated visual novel, Astraythem! With my vocabulary of ~2000 kanji and ~3000 words it took me about 6 days of focused reading. What is this feeling of accomplishment? Loved it while playing, but grew to hate some parts of it more and more towards the end (see spoiler rant). If you've played it, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this game.
  6. Hello, I'm proud to announce a new event next Friday! Fuwanovel is having a livestream on February 3rd @ 7 PM EST with Watercress. We will be vibing on our discord 's voice-chat. Having a good ol read-a-long of A Field of Flowers and Stars and Q&A afterwards. It's a sci-fi yuri OELVN that was my directorial debut as head of software engineering. It will be hosted by me, the software engineering director of Watercress. Kevin, one of the narrative directors from Sarchalen @TheForeverLoneWolf, Studio Director of Watercress Watch the read-a-along and Q&A here on Watercress's Twitch Hang out with us Fuwacord's voice chat. or be a square.... February 3rd EST @ 7 PM US EST Visual Novel Intro Raine, a genius mechanic with a lust for adventure, thrives in the frontier of space accompanied only by her shipborne AI navigator. Well into her travels, she makes a critical error while piloting, jumping through an unstable wormhole and crash-landing on an unknown planet. There, she makes first contact with a young species of sentient beings that look a lot like humans with a hint of… goat? To return to her home, Raine must repair her ship before the wormhole closes. However, in this unfamiliar place, she makes a friend that forces her to question what she really wants. A Field of Flowers and Stars is a collaboration between Watercress, Somnova Studios, and Sarchalen Visual Media for YuriJam 2019.
  7. I got inspired by @otomeaddicted on Twitter. Questions like this are really nice to round out the year so why not post it here too? So of all VNs you played 2022 which are your favorite protagonists? The VNs don't need to have been released this year. For me it would be: Hibari Tojo from Variable Barricade for being the very opposite of a self-insert character as a tsundere ojou-san. She was packed full of personality and with her flaws she powered entire routes without being annoying. She also made different and interesting relationship dynamics possible per route. I did pity her poor suitors sometimes. She is not an easy one to win over lol And: I also really liked Tamamori from Hashihime of the Old Book Town. My guy is a mess and is in an even messier situation. The way he interacted with the world around him made the game feel like a fever dream. He truly defined the atmosphere and plot of the game. I can't think of one thing I would change about him. Truly a pathetic guy I want to study under a microscope!
  8. This game just released and it looks-- no, it is amazing! Who has played it already?? I would love to gush about it with others!!! My thoughts are all on the review above~! Please give it a read... or not! We can just talk about the game!
  9. It seems that a lot of this VN feels unfinished or unexplored in general. I'd say there is a bit too much being left to the reader to the point we could have cut out an entire route in favor of more time on Yuka, expanding the story and world. Except for a few details in each route, it feels like each of the cover girls is completely interchangeable because they do not have any bearing on the story a la Dies Irae, for example, where they do in each route albeit in different ways. I thoroughly enjoyed it, though! It is one of my favorite horror VNs, and I think there's a great story here somewhere, but I had to read in between the lines a bit more than I would have liked. Gore's theme was amazing, and really conveyed a sense of panic and terror while also making it seem like a jovial performance. I have made an extensive 16-page analysis Google Doc of this visual novel that you can find here, attempting to explain or provide theories for literally everything I could think of that was left unclear. I originally made this to respond to a Reddit thread, but people will inevitably ask questions. So, I hope that this can put some of those to rest. Below you'll find a summary of this document. It goes without saying that the Google Doc is filled with spoilers. If you choose to read all of it, I hope you enjoy reading this essay of mine! I put a lot of work into it because I really enjoyed this VN. *****
  10. I kept browsing the r/visualnovels and 4chan areas and it seems that the fan translation for the game Re: LieF ~Shin'ainaru Anata e~ - that was literally advertised nowhere besides a single isolated corner on Steam - has been completed. Apparently, it was announced in the guides section by a guide called "abarax" and has been happily brewing with a couple people being excited for it since May 2022. The patch maker also included instructions how to install the game. I'm still a little flabbergasted, but have fun! Steam Community :: Guide :: Re: Lief English
  11. https://chemsem.itch.io/huehuecoyotl-can-we-see-each-other-again-after-i-die hello everyone. I’m currently developing an oelvn (also as a light novel on tapas) and I would like to ask the community for their input. I’m thick skinned and need honest feedback. Game is free. I hope you can take a look. Thanks -Chemsem
  12. Content warning: This title is extremely dark and features incredibly intense scenes of sexual abuse and torture and I'm going to talk about it. Like, it's bad enough that the reason I'm making a post here instead of a video is because I think Youtube would legitimately give me a strike. If that's something that seriously bothers you, consider giving this post a pass. Also, minor spoilers ahead, but nothing that should harm your experience if you decide to check it out for yourself. So recently I decided to read Blackheart Hotel, which is an indie OELVN that has a bit of an extreme reputation. See, I love my fluffy moege as much as the next guy, but I'm also fascinated by stories that explore dark topics. And Blackheart Hotel DEFINITELY gets dark. As a piece of writing, I'd say it's decent. Maybe a bit above average. Nothing super special. But the thing that intrigued me is that it features one of the most genuinely evil and scary protagonists I've seen. And it's not like most "villain protagonists" where they're cartoonish, lovable, or so over-the-top that they belong in a children's show. Jacky of Blackheart Hotel is an intense but grounded type of evil. The kind of evil that could and most certainly does exist in reality. What freaks me out about Jacky is that people like him are real. He's one sick twisted motherfucker and I can't stop thinking about it. So what makes him so evil? His story is that he was brought up in a mob family and was essentially groomed into doing their dirty work from a young age. As a result, he was raping, torturing, and murdering as a young teen. Later on in life, he was half-removed from that negative influence (the details aren't necessary here and I'd rather avoid unneeded spoilers), but the damage had been done. He still had evil impulses and taking advantage of people came second-nature to him. [Note: Last chance to dip out before I talk about fucked up shit] Now, many of the more extreme H scenes are avoidable through dialogue, but it really doesn't change the story and I suspect it only exists as a glorified skip button. Also, avoiding all the "evil" actions makes some of the dialogue towards the end not make sense, so I'm going to assume the bad stuff is canon. So what are some of these actions? I've got pretty thick skin, so if even I consider them fucked up, they're pretty bad. Well, when his mob past catches up with him, he kind of falls back into his old ways and he goes WAY further than he used to. He begins to take pleasure in inflicting suffering. He takes women captive and abuses them for hours on end. He forces a man to watch as he beats and rapes his wife (and then optionally murders one or both of them). He rapes a mother and daughter, forcing them to be intimate with one another and shoots the mother in the head at the end. He rapes a woman over her sister's corpse. REALLY fucked up shit. But it's not just shock value for its own sake. Yes, the shock value IS a factor, but it's not the entirety. In my eyes, Jacky serves as an interesting look at a character who is absolutely NOT sympathetic, but over the course of the story, we come to understand him and why he is the way he is. Of course, his mind was fucked at a young age by all the terrible shit he was forced to do (we actually see glimpses of him before all that, and he actually had a moral compass at the time). But also, the attempts to get him out of that life were done by people who really had no clue how to actually help him. But we do actually see that he had potential at one point to be a good person. In his youth, he showed mercy to what was supposed to be his first victim. As an adult, he's fiercely loyal and protective of those few people he cares about. And though his morality is fucked, when he has a moral code, he sticks to it without question, such as when he protected a mob-connected woman from an attacker. But everyone around him is either an enabler or a manipulator. His female coworkers are simply incapable of standing up to him. His love interest Paige becomes an active participant in his escapades due to her own history of sexual abuse. His other love interest Candyce is so infatuated with him that she tries to adapt to his lifestyle rather than trying to set him straight. And of course, all the mob people want to encourage his behavior so they can use him for their own ends. Jacky is the kind of guy who could have been fairly normal, but he was constantly surrounded by the worst influences and practically zero positive ones. Hell, even his own mother... wasn't exactly the best at helping him. What I'm getting at is despite the extreme lengths this character goes to, he's not just a "make this guy as evil as possible," one-dimensional character. Jacky is a fascinating look at pure, genuine evil and it's something I never really see in pretty much ANY type of media. Even if you look at something like Nabokov's Lolita, you see an evil man trying to convince himself that he's good. Jacky is pure evil, broken, and revels in the suffering of others. And he's self-aware. He states on multiple occasions that he's not a good person and if Hell exists, he's going there. I'm not actually sure where I'm going with all this, but I am still dumbstruck by how this is one of the most interesting takes on evil I've ever seen and it's wrapped up in a story that's honestly not even all that good. I just had to get these thoughts out of my head. While I can't say that this story is my favorite or anything, I'm very glad I took the time to read it. It made me think and it gave me the brain worms. Honestly, I think that this is going to color how I look at evil characters in fiction for a long time to come. I know this was a very self-indulgent post, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. On BH if you've read it, or on evil as a story tool. And as far as Blackheart Hotel goes, I'd say check it out if you can handle the extreme content. Just keep in mind that while you can avoid the worst stuff, it doesn't make a whole lot of in-universe sense (seriously, avoiding these scenes only leads to slight dialogue variations. I did a readthrough avoiding anything "evil" and one where I purposely sought them out. No changes). But if that will fuck you up, and I don't blame you if it does, there's no real harm in skipping it. You're not missing out on peak fiction here.
  13. Title: Playboy CEO Feisty Wife Author: Little_North_Star Link: https://www.goodwebnovels.com/book/1580953004540502016 Description: Hua Wumian blinded by her hatred for her stepsister and her family, She sets up a entertainment company to go against them, she became naive and held grudges she wasn’t supposed to, Then she suddenly got the realization, she had been going about it the wrong way, she had become transparent to her enemies. At that time she thought if she went against them first, she will come out the winner. So she became one word.....UnpredictableHua Wumian blinded by her hatred for her stepsister and her family, She sets up a entertainment company to go against them, she became naive and held grudges she wasn’t supposed to, Then she suddenly got the realization, she had been going about it the wrong way, she had become transparent to her enemies. At that time she thought if she went against them first, she will come out the winner. So she became one word.....Unpredictable. “No matter what family comes first, we can't ignore it even if we try to, because the blood still runs through our veins." He nodded and smiled.. “Do you still hold a grudge....” She smiled and nodded, “Just one.... she took my family, she took my place in society, she took my fame...I want her to repay everything slowly...and this time i will not be blinded by anger or hatred...” She had horns and stone wall around her but she only let them down for one person ...Su liangxiao.
  14. https://vnstudioelan.com/announcement/a-big-halloween-announcement-or-two/ What do you think of this? Have you played any Studio Coattails/VNStudio Elan titles before? I'm personally much into NPG (played 3 parts of it) and Heart of the Woods was one of the first Yurige I reviewed. With @Paddybeing the reviewer for Highway Blossoms + Merch.
  15. So I want a better understanding of mercurius characters so if anyone can explain what his role and what he does and how he does it please do share it with me and we can discuss about it.
  16. Disclaimer: I am not personally involved in this project. I am just posting this progress update to inform the masses and get the project the acknowledgement and recognition it deserves, since this project has been flying under the radar for such a long time. The Translation phase of the Ciel Nosurge Offline fan translation patch project is now finally 100% complete (as of last week)! Sooooo if you guys haven't known by now, there has been a fan translation project underway for Ciel Nosurge Offline during the past several years, with significant progress on it being made during 2020-2021. For context, Ciel Nosurge takes place in the same universe as the Ar tonelico series but is not considered a sequel to it since it takes place way before the events of the series. Though Ciel Nosurge ended up not being officially released in the West, however, for some reason, its sequel, Ar Nosurge, did. I am aware of Surge Concerto DX, which released in Japan earlier this year, though unfortunately, I have little to no confidence we will get any Western localizations of it so this is probably the best bet for playing a fully translated version of Ciel Nosurge. Anyway, I am hopeful we can get the patch release within the next year if not in the next few months, depending on how the editing and testing phases progresses. Source: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/revatail_hymmne/ciel-nosurge-offline-translation-patch-project-t1044.html VNDB: https://vndb.org/v15061 P.S. For anyone interested in the Ar tonelico series, the Ar tonelico II fan retranslation patch is a thing, if you guys want to check it out!
  17. So I was trying to extract the files from the game directory for this game - https://vndb.org/v19083 But when I extract the files from the circled ones, the texts that come up are garbled nonsense. I tried to switch to different encoding but the results remained the same. First of all I went into the game directory and extracted the contents of this file - Then I selected the CODE file to open thinking it will have the coding part - But all it showed was this blasphemy - Then I changed the encoding several times but the results were more or less the same - Does anyone have any idea, how can I hack the script for this game? Thanks for taking time to read this post.
  18. I just found this guide, what do you think? https://visual-novel.info/guide-higurashi-when-they-cry/#
  19. Hello all, I hope you all are doing alright. As by the title of this post, I am translating all three (KAG3, TJS2, and Kirikiri) sets documentation from Japanese to English. I personally prefer krkr (kirikiri) over Ren'py for a multitude of reasons; however, this post isn't about discussing that. Currently the method of translating I use is essentially utilizing Google Translate, DeepL, and even an AI (proud to say that I figured how to do so myself :D), and choosing the translation I feel to be more "natural", and as a last resort, ask someone else for the translation. So as you can imagine, this method is very much monotonous and very easy to demotivate myself from continuing this project, alongside the fact that halfway I realized the documentation I'm working on is the wrong and obsolete version of the krkr engine (called krkr2) instead of the newer krkrz, so that's a pain :') . And let's not mention the things currently going through in my real life as of now, so.. yeah. So if some of you guys volunteer on providing human translations, corrections, or even give me support for me to continue on this project, I would REALLY appreciate it. Thank you for reading! P.S. the link to the translation project: https://github.com/a-rabin/krkr2doc-en
  20. Since I'm playing around with this game right now, and remembered this boob growth mechanics, according to VNDB there's an upper limit however there's one character's max size is still unknown (Megumino Sakon). I've found a few pics on a Chinese forum and they have publish some data on it, the maximum they get is to add 65.15mm to the bust size ,is there any cheat tools to bypass the tedious effort of playing with RNG? If not what strategy? Cheat engine manage to edit the "cum points" in game image link: https://imgur.com/a/aWbkDzX
  21. Original Fakku forum release: Thanks to the help from a kind benefactor, I acquired the Steam release. Steam users can now y o r o k o b e. Figuring out how the Steam release worked was such a damn pain. Not much was updated, apart from a few thousand scene seek thumbnails. Mainly giving Steam users some love. MAITETSU 18+ RESTORATION PATCH v1.3 7-10-2018 MAITETSU 18+ STEAM RESTORATION PATCH v1.3 7-10-2018 Maitetsu WIP Decensor patch thread The main issues I was dealing with while making that patch that most certainly limited how much I can do are: 1. KrkrExtract just doesn't want to cooperate majority of the time when extracting XP3's. 2. When it does, it doesn't even extract the stuff I needed. 3. Repairing the sprites requires my being able to repack EMote .pbs files with edited .bmp images. Not hard at all to do, just repacking is the issue AFAIK 4. The data.xp3 is encrypted. About half of it KrkrExtract can get done, but the half that i'd need to fully repair the "filesystem" I guess you can say into something usable is. 5. God help me TJS2 bytecode is one of the most disgusting atrocities I have seen. Bless based nihongo tools If there is anyone out there who knows the KiriKiriZ engine or EMote engine, your input is always welcome. Suzu ga besto desu
  22. I have The game "Mahou Shoujo Ai plus" and i wanted to see if i can translate it but i can't extract the files. anyone knows how to extract .bnd files? Thank You.
  23. Yes, finally a Muv-Luv game is going to have suits with nipples again. The original JP version had nipples in the suits of women, it was removed from the Steam release. Whatever you find stupid or not the fact these suits shows nipples in women I just want to restore the content as should be. Muv-Luv Unlimited TDA had a port to a new engine, and thanks to that with the tool "Special K" I was able to extract and inject back the images/assets without touching the game's files directly, so I decided to personally add back the original sprites and CG from the JP version. Only TDA 00 and 01 was censored (sprites and a few CGs), while 02 and 03 didn't had censorship because the nipples were removed in JP launch (basically it can't be considered censorship, or maybe it's auto censorship but it's debatable). Considering that, I'm wondering if adding the sprites to 02 and 03 just for the sake of consistency; the problem is the new characters starting from 02, I haven't played enough so I can't tell. If you're wondering about original trilogy and fandisk, sadly the tool crash with these games. Can I edit the font?... Nope, the tool detect words as unique images, it doesn't detect any font. The tool is known to be incompatible with some programs, but generally works without problem. BTW, at the end of the TDA 00 there's a sprite of certain character that I wasn't able to extract, for some reason the tool doesn't detect it, everything is fine, I guess. If you get an overlay/message when starting, it means that the patch is working. If you get a crash + followed by a Metal Gear Solid alert, it means there's a program incompatible with the tool that prevents the tool from booting, it can be Rivasturner or an overlay. Download link: TDA 00: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oe0RzOUjJqYjMB7M33VZrL_uCypAru4Y/view?usp=sharing TDA 01: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i3cnYU2ekNarnwOQYE7AOg6p08QtCPdM/view?usp=sharing Steam version TDA00: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NiTmieB3_3Y-9q_xDrgYNvvhnFR-Oigj/view TDA01: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ckjNhj4Rvw7-C6zRxT4Zy--dAbNTQOgu/view Thanks to Adamine for testing the game on Steam and uploading the fixed files. Preview NSFW?
  24. I would love to know what you think about a question I have I am working on a project that mixes funny things, humor, high school, many crazy and funny people and stories with black humor like south park... I would like to know what kind of dating level would you like to have? something light with simple references or something more explicit? I wait your opinions
  25. Hi. I can help people with KiriKiri 1/2/Z to remove repacking TPM protection and make it every time one .xp3 files is edited it can still read it with no problems at all and can even convert KiriKiri 1/2 games into KiriKiri Z Engine because KiriKiri Z now allows UTF-8 files and can read it with no problems. If they had any problem with the game not working in some scenarios they can contact me here or discord xOnlyFadi#7805 to fix their problem with KiriKiri Z.
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