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  1. My shy and completely asocial friend bribed me with cakes to present you with this message: As the message says, it's an online VN creator which doesn't require much time to learn (bonus points for people with basic programming knowledge) and can be played on virtually any device. For now it doesn't have the option to add music or images - but they will be implemented, as soon as we figure out how to avoid keeping zetabytes of data from every user. Feel free to ask any questions either on the subreddit or under this post.
  2. Hi, fellow VN hackers, Some of you might remember that I wrote the first part of visual novel reverse engineering guide a while ago. And now, lo and behold, today's the day that I've published the second part of reverse engineering tutorial - this time, I'm discussing the approaches to reverse engineer the script, find out what are the part it consists of, and extracting the Japanese text (to pass it to the translators, if you run a VN translation project). Feel free to ask any questions. Cheers
  3. Hi, fellow VN explorers, I've just published an article on basic reverse engineering of unknown file formats of visual novels. It requires little technical knowledge (actually, everything except for the optional latest part can be done without programming) and it tackles the basic process of discovering information about simple container format and exploring its structure to extract files from a game archive. Hope it would be useful Feel free to ask any questions.
  4. Hi guys! :3 This is my first time here ^^ I was wondering long time ago how to do a fan translation of a VN from english to other language (because I don't understand nothing of Japanese XD) and I searched, and searched... AND I CANNOT FIND ANYTHING! D: Well, at least I found this blog where you can help me, right? RIGHT??? (-ok stop-) So this is everything I wanna say! ^^ Hope you all help me out! See ya ~ P.S: If there are any errors it's because I am Portuguese, sorry :P
  5. I have seen so many users saying "I can make a visual novel with [name_engine] , its so better than [name_engine_2] because [name_reason]." Yet they forgotten that there are always bad things in a engine, you could fall for paying such engine to only discover that it has no way to make that dream game. This is why why i'm listing well known vn engines and their cons, I hope the guide will help you pick the right engine for you not the company. renpy - One of the most known engine in the world (i'm not kidding), it uses python language to make vn. It's being updated as much as it can and also people have been able to make rpg from it. The main reason people choose this over any other engine is due to the freedom to add anything, learning python takes a while but most people have the novels stay in dating sims or storyline. Another key reason it's used is due to the fact that it can make windows, linux, mac, android, and IOS, which is very great advantage for anyone wanting to build games in a certain area or so. Finally it can be use for commercial and non-commercial use, however the art is not free but that is another topic itself. tyranobuilder - The main problem with this engine is the price but if you willing to overlook that it offers almost the same has renpy. HTML is the reason people have buy the game, however there have been problems with the HTML from not being able to click anything to buttons not working. It claims to be the fastest VN maker but that is something the user has to figure out. If you are able to code 2 scenes in renpy under 30 minutes thats fast progress, tyranobuilder is drag&drop meaning you have to waste 50% of your progress to clicking on a button. lastly tyranobuilder script language is javascript, almost no indie developer even dare use javascript, the reason is due to the fact it was never built for games. It's the main reason why tyranobuilder games lag campre to any other engine in this list. Also the maker of tyranobuilder fail to understand that it was Processing.js that make games work better in javascript not ECMAScript. Novelty- its the same idea of tyranobuilder but it was first built way before tyranobuilder, also its free so there is no reason to even buy tyranobuilder other than the HTML that lags. Novelty use C++ and java to script the language, this is a huge advantage since you can use this language to get jobs faster in the world and people from unity will hire you for just knowing how to code a vn in C++. As far as i understand, the main reason no one goes there is because its only windows OS which limits everyone who is not windows. Belle - Another VN engine that works like tyranobuilder, one big difference is that it's free. If you looking for tyranobuilder alternative for its HTML, this will be the one (again it was build first). Another advantage is that it really does run well in HTML but the bad news is that it only builds HTML which is the only thing it can build the game. Unity plugin: Fungus - Now i dont know much about this engine (reading things off google), it does seem like it another no code engine. what really makes this one different from all other engines that i list is its ability to run animated sprites, unity build (standard build, no consoles included), and the script is whatever unity has right now. Since this is Unity you will face these problems, Poor graphics quality as compared to Unreal Engine, Unfriendly User-Interface (even if you download the plug-in you will still have a bad time on it), and lastly dependent of unity, if their web browser stops working you have to wait for them to fix it, if unity discover a hack bug you have to update, if they going to upgrade you have to upgrade. Cloudnovel- A website browser to make VN, the reason i put this one so low is because it does a poor job to help developers. You'll find that there is no scripting language so you cant really do anything new with it. Another thing is that you cant use it outside their website so it stays in cloudnovel with no way to gain money. The drag&drop has pages that you must click and wait for the website to load your pictures, music and your gameplay. Lastly on why it makes such a bad vn maker is due to the fact that its only in english, sure it might be possible that someone might do it without reading but most of the great stuff is in english writing and in english videos. Thats everything, I didnt add GM because its design to build platform games not VN, construct is way too basic gaming that offers unneeded elements in VN, RPG maker is only build for RPG, adding long dialog will not help in a rpg (only the boss does that) 80% of the game is fighting not learning about the story. I hope this little insight of what each vn engine offers and what doesn't offer will help you. If you have any questions post here or want to ask why [engine_name] is not added it's because i can't post all of them.
  6. Hi guys, how are you? I am currently trying to create an interface patch for new Astronauts game 'Tou no Shita no Exercitus'. I have used arc_conv to extract files from gxp archives. Currently there are following archive in game installation direction: bgms.gxp (Background music) bincode.gxp (? two files containing list of game file paths, like cg, music and stuff) cg.gxp (game Cg, event cg, ui cg, character sprites) data.gxp (game fonts, card, character, skill, enemy details, maps and other texture, UI Buttons and other) patch01.gxp (version 1.01 update patch related stuff) system.gxp (?) voices.gxp (character voices) I am currently trying to translate dialog message that appear in game like choices, instructions, tutorials etc. But I cannot find where is the text for those is present, also I cannot find scripts for game. I've also tried to use Resource hacker with game exe but It isn't showing any text strings inside executable. Can anybody help me with this. Were can I find game scripts (text) and how? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanx
  7. How To Read Moege 101 - A Comprehensive Guide Preface Many people struggle with learning a second language. If it just so happens that you're trying to learn Japanese, you can probably already tell by now that it's not an easy task. I can relate to the tormenting frustration of desperately wanting to read a certain VN, but being unable to merely due to a lack of Japanese proficiency. Having to look up every word in the dictionary is not only time consuming - it's also actually not that productive because chances are, you won't remember half of what you read. You shouldn't dive into a visual novel that's way above your difficulty level. You need to prepare body and soul with some hearty foreplay. Yes, foreplay. But alas, you don't have the slightest idea as to how you should go about doing that. You have my condolences. That's why I am writing this guide - not to teach you how to read Japanese per se, but to make it easier for you to read your very first untranslated 'moege'. After reading a few on your own, you will start to get the feel of Japanese writing, humour, expressions, and maybe even pick up some kanji. I am merely dropping you off at the doorstep - you still have a long road ahead of you. Good luck. 1) Understanding How Moege Work Moege is derived from the two words, "moe" and "game" (self-explanatory). You're usually going to be paying attention to the characters more than anything else in the game. Sure, they look nice, but what I really mean is their personality. Indeed, personality. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that personality is more important than looks! That only happens in 3D (but let's not get to that right now)... Anyway, there are a select few 'generic' and frankly 'stereotypical' heroine-types that you will find in pretty much every moege. I won't go into too much detail, but I'll describe a few of their unique traits. This will not only help you connect to the heroines better, but it will also help you guess or 'predict' what they are saying (even if you can't read the Japanese) which will be further explained in the next section. I am only going to list five, though I'm sure there are many more out there waiting to assault their onii-chans.The stereotypical heroine archetypes I am going to expand on are: The Tsundere The Senpai The Onee-chan The Klutz The Osananajimi (Childhood Friend) Now, I realize that there may be a tsundere senpai onee-chan klutz osananajimi somewhere out there, but let's leave that for now. Due to popular demand, I will unveil a brand new section for everyone's favourite (including mine) - the imouto. The Imouto 2) Reading Between The Lines Now that you have most of the basic heroine-types nailed down, it's time to learn how to read between the lines (or, "I don't know these words, but judging from their facial expressions, tone, the situation at hand, and their stereotype, I can probably guess what's going on!" for short). The point is that you shouldn't get stuck on a few words you don't know. Sometimes it's best to read through context instead. Like I said before, foreplay. You can grind (hue) all those difficult kanji symbols (that you may or may not ever see again) later. That's all just memorization, and a whole lot of studying. But right now we're tackling a more technical aspect of the Japanese language. Now's the time to sit down and enjoy a moege. 3) Kanji/Vocab You Should Probably Know These are kanji or basic vocab words that you will see in almost every moege. I will add to this list as necessary, so feel free to leave a comment if you think I missed anything key. I will cut it off somewhere so people don't get overwhelmed though, so pick the ones you think show up in 99% of exclusively moege. For now, I will briefly go through them all: 4) Where To Start Honestly, there isn't really a list of VNs I can give you. Besides, that wouldn't be fun. You should read things you think you'll really enjoy. But if moege are not for you, then suck it up. You have to learn to walk before you can learn to run. I guess all I have to say for now is that Cube, ALcot, and Favorite (albeit games by Favorite are harder reads) are all companies that make great moege that are, at the same time, relatively easy to read. If you find yourself bored to death starting out, feel free to pick another game. If you think it's still too hard for you (this is kinda late but make sure you've mastered basic hiragana and katakana), push on through. Don't stumble every time you come across a word you don't know, or you don't know what's going on. Just playing through will help you, even if just a little.
  8. Beginner's Guide to Visual Novels

    A few months ago, I figured that I knew enough about visual novels to post a Beginner's Guide to Visual Novels onto Talk Amongst Yourselves (Kotaku's user community) because I didn't really see a guide to the genre that was up to snuff. I've been working on it ever since, tweaking it to improve it and make it better, and now I'm currently working on a video version of it, which is in the process of editing. I figured, since i'm now on Fuwanovel and I think there would be a few people who would appreciate it, I'd go and post it here. I'm no pro to VN's in comparison to alot of people here and it's not perfect, so if you have any constructive criticism, please comment about it below. What exactly is a Visual Novel? Why should I care, and why do you care about them? The Visual Novel Genre is a confusing genre, especially if you have no idea what it's about. I'm here to try to help. This is is my Beginner's Guide to one of my favorite genres in gaming, Visual Novels. Before we actually get started, there is one thing I need to clarify; i'm talking about Visual Novels as a genre, not about dating sims. NOT ALL VISUAL NOVELS ARE DATING SIMS. Dating sims are a Sub-Genre of Visual novels, if that. A lot of them aren't even VN's. Get it? Ok, good. Let's move on. What is a Visual Novel? A visual novel is Genre of video games (Personally, I like to think of it as an interactive storytelling medium, as there isn't really much gameplay), that's similar to choose your own adventure books and adventure games. As the name implies, Visual novels are text heavy, but they usually have music, voice acting and stills of characters to help you get absorbed into the story. The biggest gameplay aspect of a Visual novel is choices; The player has to decide what the protagonist does in the form of options. The options can lead you to different story plotlines called routes, or they could just lead you to a bad end and you'll have to try again. Visual novels without choices are usually referred to as Sound Novels or Kinetic Novels. Why should I care? Visual novels are a very flexible genre, storytelling wise. Visual novels have very little restrictions, story wise, as they can go on and have a ton of exposition without making a book HUGE, they have the flexibility of multiple routes, they don't have to comply with arbitrary rules set by TV companies and using the genre to mess with you. The Fate Stay Night Visual novel is a good example of this, as it's 50+ hours, had 3 separate routes, and having Shirou as a narrator can skew your viewpoint. The flexibility leads to many visual novels to have amazing stories. Because of the excellent stories from this genre, many popular visual novels get anime adaptations. Some of the most well known adaptations are Clannad, Fate Stay Night, Steins;Gate, and Higurashi. Some of you may be asking, why would I play Visual Novels if I could watch the anime? There are many parts of the visual novels that do not get adapted, and sometimes the adaptation is kinda bad. Also, there are some great visual novels that have not been adapted, like Phoenix Wright, G-Senjou no Maou, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, and Tsukihime that I'd recommend you check out. What is it like to play a Visual Novel? How exactly do Visual Novels play? It's like watching a really long anime, or reading a book that's kinda animated. It's easiest to describe as a mix between a book and an anime. On average, they are usually much longer than the anime counterparts, which give them time to flesh out the characters and the world. Usually, Visual Novels have branching routes, where stories have some similarities (known as a common route), but overall could be considered their own stories (ex: Heaven's feel in Fate/Stay Night). In any Visual Novel, usually you have to go on a path and stick with it. When you stray away from the route you are in, you'll probably run into what's known as a BAD END, where something horrible or pointless happens. Also, i'll insert the OBLIGITORY EROGE WARNING here; Many Visual Novels are Eroges, meaning they have NSFW content. Many have censorship patches, or none of this content at all, but if type of content is not up your alley, be prepared. How would I get my hands on a Visual Novel? The fact that Visual Novels are not popular in the west means that most of them are kinda hard to get over here. Many companies do not translate and make english versions, so you are pretty much have to rely on fan translations. If you know that the game has an official US release, I'd go and support the publisher, but if it's not, the best place to find a visual novel is at Fuwanovel. It's important to note that many Visual Novels do not find their way outside of Japan, which can be depressing if you found game or series really like. Terms used in Visual Novel talk: Visual novel - This is an umbrella term used in the west to designate a type of game which is particularly story-focused, or containing novel-like narration in its writing. In Japan, such games are generally referred to as "love adventure games" (恋愛ADV/AVG), or novel game (ノベルゲーム noberu gēmu, in short: NVL). Routes - The name that refers to a story line in visual novels. Non-linear branching story lines are a common trend in visual novels, and these branching story lines are routes. Kinetic Novel - Kinetic novels are visual novels without choices, so all you do is read. Sound Novel - Sound novels is a trademark from Chunsoft. The term is the original word referring to novel type games.However "Visual Novels" became prevalent due to other companies using it in order to avoid the company's trademark. This term later was known because of Higurashi, which used it because the sound was more important than the actual visuals, so they called it sound novels. 07th Expansion's sound novels are essentially kinetic novels with a focus on sound to create an atmosphere. Dating Sim - Technically, this term refers to simulation games focused on dating. However, this term is frequently used by English speakers to describe any romance-driven game, regardless of game mechanics used. Chuuni - An umbrella term for games that have melodramatic characters, and they are typically focused on the protagonist. Nakige - A game that produces emotional catharisis (touching your heart, making you cry, etc), with a good ending. Think of games like Clannad. Utsuge - games that are made with the intent of making you depressed, kinda like how nakige is to make you cry. Moege - A VN where the focus is on Moe (not even going to try defining moe....) Charage - Sub-genre of Moege where the focus is on character development Eroge - An eroge (エロゲー or エロゲ erogē); a portmanteau of erotic game: (エロチックゲーム erochikku gēmu)) or Ero-ga is a video game that features erotic content. AKA Hentai Game. This is a blanket term for any game that includes NSFW content. Nukige - A sub-genre of Visual Novels which focus on the erotic content. Harem - A trope characterized by a protagonist surrounded by three or more members of the opposing sex who are usually love interests. Harem usually refers to a male protagonist with female love interests, while stuff with females with male love interests are referred to as reverse harem. Occurs in manga and anime as well. Bishōjo game - This term designates any game involving a male lead dating pretty anime girls. The word "bishōjo" literally means "pretty young girl". "Girl game" and "gal game" are also used to describe this sub-genre. Not really used here in the west. Otome game - This term designates any romantic game involving a female lead dating pretty anime boys.... so the exact opposite. Translated literally, Otome game means "maiden game". They are also referred to as a "reverse harem". Boy's Love game - This term designates any game involving a male lead dating pretty anime boys in a homosexual relationship. "BL game" and "Yaoi" are terms also used to describe these games. This sub-genre is primarily geared toward a female audience. If I missed any terms please post a comment below and i'll update this post, or check out Fuwanovel's document of Lexicon​ that should have pretty much anything I missed. Recommendations A beginner's guide really wouldn't be that great of a guide without some recommendations, right? well, I have quite a bit of recommendations broken into sub-genres, so click on the ones you are interested in, or just watch them all. I'll be giving out one main recommendation per sub genre, with extra recommendations if you liked the main recommendations. If there's anything you think that's missing, that's probably because I haven't played them yet, or I didn't care for them too much. If these aren't enough for you, check out Kaguya's list of 50 translated VNs you should read before you die. Sci-Fi This is the same Sci-Fi you know and love, Science fiction; but the Japanese usage may skew more twords fiction than science. This is my favorite sub-genre of Visual Novels, I haven't played one of these I disliked. 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS,iOS) Why this rocks: This game has an amazing atmosphere, great writing, and it keeps you engaged with an interesting premise. This series has an atmosphere that is unmatched by any other game, and it's a must play. If you like this one, play Ever 17, Remember 11, Never 7, Zero Escape Virtue's Last Reward (3DS, Vita), Steins;Gate, Chaos; Head Romances Romances are all about relationships, dating included. This includes the sub-genres of Nakige, Utsuge, Dating Sims and many others. Clannad Why this rocks: All of the feelz ;-;. It's pretty much like the anime, but there are a few routes that are in the game that go further or are totally missing from the anime. If you don't know anything about clannad, it's a great story with excellent characters, excellent writing, and is just amazing overall. This game really impacts you with a great message, great charecters, and it floods you with feelz. If you like this one, play Anything made by Key: Kanon, Rewrite, Little Busters, Planetarian, Katawa Shoujo, and the fantastic White Album 2 (no English translation yet, but it's going to be great when it comes out. Check out the anime). Horror Horror is… well horror! These are games made to make you afraid. Pretty self explanatory. Higurashi - When They Cry Why This Rocks: It's a horror mystery. it has some of the most interesting scenes in any series ever, and is unlike anything you'll ever see. Personally, I haven't played the game so I can't speak personally about it, but I did love the anime. If you like this one, play Umineko, Corpse Party (PSP), Saya no Uta (on a totally different lvl of messed up tho....), Kara no Shoujo Mystery G-Senjou no Maou Why this rocks: I like to call this the Death Note of Visual Novels. If you want to learn more about this, check out my review Here. If you like this one, play Sharin no Kuni, Any Akabeisoft2 game, Higurashi, Hotel Dusk, Last Window Action Fate/ Stay Night Why this rocks: This, along with Clannad are pretty much flagships of Visual Novels. Fate Stay Night has a very well written plot If you want to learn more about this, check out my review here. If you like this one, play Tsukihime, Fate/hollow Ataraxia, everything Type-Moon... and Muv-Luv. Phoenix Wright Why this rocks: Some people may debate that these are actually visual novels, but personally, I think they are. If you've made it this far without knowing what Phoenix Wright is, i'm disappointed in you. You play as the defense attorney Phoenix Wright, and it's quite fun. If you like this one, play the rest of the Ace Attorney series, It's spiritual Successor, Ghost Trick (DS, iOS), Danganronpa, Hotel Dusk Weird Visual Novels Visual Novels usually come from Japan. You kinda have to expect stuff like this. I've never played a lot of these, but from what I've read about them, I'm very curious. Go! Go! Nippon! My First Trip to Japan- This one's about an okaku going to Japan. It has an interesting concept, but it's really not worth your money…. can finish in one sitting. Hatoful Boyfriend - YOU ARE TRYING TO DATE PIGEONS. AND GUESS WHAT? IT'S COMING TO THE STATES. Osananajimi wa Daitouryou: My Girlfriend is the President - This one is self explanatory. I'm very curious. School Days - A game that defies expectations with the most assholish protagonist ever. Edit: Thanks to our friend Richard Eisenbeis, I'd seen some pretty weird VN's as of late. Interested in dating Sushi or slabs of meat? Well, NOW YOU CAN! That's about it for the basics of Visual Novels. If you see anything missing, post it in the comments and I'll update this post.
  9. Monster Girl Quest 1

    Monster Girl Quest 1 Toroto Resistance | 2011 | RPG / 18+ Summary In a world, where monsters take the forms of women who lust after a substance only men can give them, one boy is fated to change everything forever. And to continuously get raped doing so. Route Guideline **NOTES** Ilias (Continent) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  10. Rance 7 / Sengoku Rance

    Rance 7 (Sengoku Rance) Alice Soft | 2006 | RPG / 18+ Summary Sengoku Rance picks up where Rance 6 left off. Rance, after saving the nation of Zeth from destruction, ran away so he wouldn't have to marry the princess. He and Sill ended up in Japan for a hotspring trip, upsetting the power balance of Japan, and setting the unification of its provinces in motion. Meanwhile, an ancient evil power stirs from its slumber... Route Guideline Differences between various playthroughs Notes Incident at Honnou Temple Event ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oda ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hara ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ashikaga ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Iga ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tokugawa ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tenshi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Asai Asakura ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Miko Institute ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Imagawa ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uesugi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Takeda ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Houjou ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One Eyed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tanegashima ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Akashi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Takuga ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mouri ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Demon Army / Shimazu House
  11. Rance 4

    Rance 4 (Legacy of the Sect) Alice Soft | 1993 | RPG / 18+ Summary After the events of Rance 3, Rance and Sill find themselves on a floating island of Ylapu, where they have to deal with Helman agents and stop the awakening of an ancient super weapon from the lost times. Route Guideline **NOTES** Chapter 1 - Ylapu ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 2 - Secret Passage ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 3 - Let´s find Rance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 4 - Reuniting Athena 2.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 5 - Toushin ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 6 - Showdown Attribution This walkthrough is based on info attained on alicesoft.wikia.com with some adjustments made by me.
  12. Rance 3

    Rance 3 (Fall of Leazas) Alice Soft | 1991 | RPG / 18+ Summary Leazas has fallen due to an attack from Helman, and Lia has been captured! Kanami finds Rance and asks him to help. Dark Lords were most likely involved in the attack and Rance needs to find and regain the holy sword and armor in order to gain the legendary Chaos, the only thing known to be able to damage dark lords, in order to free Leazas from Helman rule. Route Guideline **NOTES** Chapter 1 - Lis Cave ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 2 - Devils´ Cave 9. Re-enter the portal and go to other the path marked on the map. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 3 - Liberation of L-Zile ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 4 - Rekka Mines ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 5 - Liberation of Red ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 6 - Forest of the Lost ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 7 - Hyperbuilding ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 8 - The O ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 9 - Oc 2. Go (attack) North. 3. Then go (attack) South. 4. Go to Oc HQ and Deploy 5. Rest in the Inn by yourself. *Note: This is the point of no return. After next step final showdown will begin and you won't be able to return to world map. 6. Go to North and walk the path between OC and ___ until a Golden Hanny appears. Defeat it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 10 - Showdown Attribution This walkthrough is based on info attained on alicesoft.wikia.com with some adjustments made by me.
  13. Rance 2 (remake)

    Rance 2 (Rebellious Maidens) Alice Soft | 2009 | RPG / 18+ Summary Ten years prior to the story, four young girls in the town of Kathtom were appointed as disciples to an old mage named Ragishss. They were to be raised as mages and work as the guardians of the town after completing their training. However, after the ten years, the girls suddenly rebelled against Ragishss and killed him. During the harsh magic battle, the entire town was entombed underground and a barrier spell was placed on it, preventing anyone from leaving, including the maidens who terrorized the town. The four maidens were soon to be known as the Four Witches of Kathtom. Rance sets out with Sill to defeat the four witches and save the city from their grasp. But as the story progresses, they find out that the witches had their personalities altered by the power of the rings they wear. The rings greatly enhance a user's magical potential, but only functions when used by maidens. Having said that, the only way to release them from the rings is to have their virginity taken, and who else but Rance is up for such job? Route Guideline Chapter 1 - Maria´s Maze The Maze Evaporation Fruit Finding Maria ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 2 - Mill´s Maze Slate Hunting ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 3 - Elenoa´s Maze ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 4 - Deep in Mill´s Maze 10. Return to the first screen of the maze and go the upper east way through the door. 11. Mill will attack you with Phantom Beasts. Rance and party will run away as soon as they find out that they can't hurt them. The Mummy´s Request Going back to Mill ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 5 - Deep in Elenoa´s Maze ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 6 - Shizuka´s Maze 12. Go to the second floor and Take the Stake on the middle west tile. 13. Use Stake in the SW area. 14. Take another Stake on the SE tile above the area. 15. Use Stake in the SE area. 16. Go downstairs and Look at the Table, then Take the Stake. 17. Go upstairs and place the stake in the NW area. 18. Open the door and Use Machine. 19. You will fight Stone Guardian here. Enter the east room (wiht the glass cases). 20. Go to the stonehenge and Search surroundings, then enter Time portal. 21. A boss fight follows with Shizuka. Badmouth her 2 times before you attack, you will miss otherwise. After Shizuka there is another boss battle which is a bit harder then Shizuka. Attribution This walkthrough is based on info attained on alicesoft.wikia.com with some adjustments made by me.
  14. Rance 1 (original)

    Rance 1 (Quest for Hikari) Alice Soft | 1989 | RPG / 18+ Summary Keith owner of Keith's Guild, offers Rance a job worth 20,000 gold in reward from the Bran family to find and protect their daughter, Hikari Mi Bran, who was kidnapped with no subsequent demands made. Assisting him in his search is Zeth-born caster slave, Sill Plain, who was also kidnapped from her rich family and sold to Rance in exchange for his life savings. Through separate means, they both work together to solve the mystery behind the kidnapping, and eventually discover that the case is much larger than it seemed to be. Route Guideline Chapter 1 - Quest assignment ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 2 - Thieves´ Lair ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 3 - Castle Permit ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 4 - Castle ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 5 - Haunted Masion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 6 - Princess´ Hideout Attribution This walkthrough is based on info attained on alicesoft.wikia.com with some adjustments made by me.
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