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Old 2009-06-14, 11:15   Link #221
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Old 2009-06-14, 21:16   Link #222
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ah thanks for the link.... (adds back to bookmarks)
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Old 2009-06-15, 06:56   Link #223
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Old 2009-06-26, 07:44   Link #224
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any tutorial for this game just wondering?
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Old 2009-06-27, 13:07   Link #225
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any tutorial for this game just wondering?
You mean a guide that says which choices to make for which routes? This one is pretty good. You'll have to set your view to display Japanese characters if you want to read what the decisions are (assuming you can read Japanese characters), but even if you can't read the decisions, it will still tell you which ones to take.
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Old 2009-07-01, 04:39   Link #226
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There was someone who did some translating on 4chan awhile back. Any updates from that person, so we can read past Day 3?
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Old 2009-07-02, 19:06   Link #227
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Shuffle is (apparently) now licensed by MangaGamer. People at the Otakuism forum (http://www.otakuism.com/bbs/viewtopi...3fe90b3f90f72d) claim that MangaGamer has Shuffle banners at their booth. Higurashi is also (supposedly) licensed as well.

Can anyone else claim this?

Ugh, I'm really excited, but why MangaGamer? I hate their DRM and "no packaging" crap. If they could get this, then so could JAST get other high quality titles.

Let's just hope that they got Essence+!

(maybe, just maybe, they will eventually get things like Kiminozo and School Days...)
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Old 2009-07-02, 20:59   Link #228
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If they could get this, then so could JAST get other high quality titles.
I think it's a different business model. It seems like MangaGamer is just a group of Japanese companies working together as a side-project, so they're probably getting access to these titles without paying any licensing fees. In exchange, the original company probably keeps a substantial portion of any money raised, plus is making a sort of "investment" in the future of the English market for these sorts of works. So I think their access to these titles is only because they're doing this "from the inside" and as an inter-company pet project. Jast, as an outsider, would probably have to pay royalties under the traditional licensing model.

So anyway, I assume we'll hear more at both the Jast and MangaGamer panels over the weekend.
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Old 2009-07-02, 21:35   Link #229
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From what I've seen and heard, it looks like Mangagamer is more into licensing Shuffle products than actually bringing the game over. Maybe they're just using the Shuffle name and images as promotional material for their business?

If that's not the case and they've actually licensed the game (unlikely), has Gamepatch said what they'd do if the game got licensed?

Mangagamer Ad/Flyer
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Old 2009-07-02, 22:25   Link #230
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From what I've seen and heard, it looks like Mangagamer is more into licensing Shuffle products than actually bringing the game over. Maybe they're just using the Shuffle name and images as promotional material for their business?

If that's not the case and they've actually licensed the game (unlikely), has Gamepatch said what they'd do if the game got licensed?

Mangagamer Ad/Flyer
Well, actually, I think it is most likely that they have licensed the game (so to speak) especially since the flyer lists Navel as one the MangaGamer partner studios. This supports what I said above re: it not really being a license in the traditional sense if the Studio is partnered in the endeavour. (In other words, it's a "zero cost" license.) Besides, other than the games, what other products are there when you don't actually ship any physical products?

So, anyway, yeah -- we'll see what they say at their panel, but I think it's virtually assured that they're going to try to bring out the game. And I'm assuming that if they do license it for distribution, there's not really much point in continuing work on the fan translation...? In either case, we wouldn't talk about it on AnimeSuki any more. If/once the license is confirmed, I'll close this thread.
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Old 2009-07-03, 03:31   Link #231
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This is interesting and I'd like to see how it turns out. I bought the game a few years back but I'd love to have an official translation (admittedly the number of visual novels I actually get a chance to buy is limited but Shuffle is something that is worth it).
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Old 2009-07-03, 06:16   Link #232
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Well, at least we've got some news on progress with a Shuffle translation, if not the one we were waiting...what, 4 years for? I guess all our waiting was kind of not in vain after all. Though we're still waiting for information on the Tick!Tack! translation...

But I guess I'm going to have to shell out some more money for an official English version now to replace my Japanese copy. Not looking forward to that. Oh, wait, what about those ECOS regulations that were just put out? Isn't there something about not portraying loli's, schoolgirl's, and non-humans in them? Would Mangagamer follow those regulations, or just go over to the other body, since they rely on digital distribution?

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Old 2009-07-03, 17:57   Link #233
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Oh, wait, what about those ECOS regulations that were just put out? Isn't there something about not portraying loli's, schoolgirl's, and non-humans in them? Would Mangagamer follow those regulations, or just go over to the other body, since they rely on digital distribution?
Nah, there's nothing in the regulations we've seen so far about schoolgirls or non-humans (though, of course, All Characters Are 18 Years of Age or Older), so I think a character like Primula will still be okay. There's been a lot of things being thrown out there in the last few weeks, but we'll see what happens when things settle down. In any case, I don't think a game like Shuffle will be greatly impacted, if at all.
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Old 2009-07-05, 02:00   Link #234
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i will answer most of the questions you guys have in the morning, just left ax (yes i went to the panel, and even tried to talk to some of the staff at the mangagamers booth) as well as explain clearly what has been going on with me, gamepatch, and shuffle.
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Old 2009-07-05, 03:41   Link #235
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Ooo interesting. Nice to see you're doing ok.
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Old 2009-07-05, 12:57   Link #236
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ok, this will be rather long, but please bear with me.

first off: the reason for my dissapearance after AX in 06

when AX ended, i planned to fly home, pick up a few things, and fly back to help my
"irc adopted" kids matt and hope move (aka dessert and kittykyo),then visit a few
friends, return home, and send the finalized scripts to the rest of the staff for
closed testing with a release shortly after if we had no problems. however, things
didnt go quite as planned. normally i would ship whatever i was bringing over ahead
of time and pick it up when i got here, however, on this occasion i didnt have the
time to do it, so i simply loaded up my luggage with the manga's and doujinshi i had
picked up to fulfill requests of some friends and jumped back on the plane. i arrived
at LA int. airport with no problems, however, while going through security i got
pulled to the side, and held for about 4 hours with no explanation of what was going
on. next thing i know im being arrested for possesion of child pornogrophy (CP) and
am carted off to jail (which is why i was unable to contact anyone, since my phone
and everything else was confiscated, i wasnt even able to contact dessert and let him
know what was going on).

it wasnt until i went to court 3 days later that the reason they charged me was for
the doujinshi i had brought back with me (vol 1-4 of comic lo, vol 1-7 of comic rin,
komoe anthology 1-5, and shonen ai no bigaku 1-8, as well as random other doujins, 42
in total) and that i was being charged with 900+ counts of possesion of CP with
intent to distibute. after about 8 months of fighting the charges hopeing to get them
dismissed (at the time, manga was still a grey area in the new laws)i was given the
offer of a pleabargain to drop the charges in exchange for pleading guilty to tax
evasion, which after some thought i decided to take and was sentenced to 16 months
jail time and parole. the manga's i had with me were all to be destroyed, and my
personal effects (like my computer and other stuff i had with me) were sent to my
home back in akita. i finished my sentence and was released on parole with no
problems, however a stipulation of my parole was i was not to be around computer
equipment, anime, or manga for the duration, and my parole officer randomly checked
up on me to verify it.

it wasnt until late 08 that dessert was able to get ahold of me through a friend and found out what was going on, and i asked him not to spread details around ( for obvious reasons i didnt want the general public knowing i had been arrested for CP)

that brings us to my current issue. while i was in jail, my japanese visa expired, along with my passport (at the time i had no clue that they did since you dont exactly get to keep that stuff when yer in jail >< ) so after my release i started the renewal proccess. with all the homeland security shit, and the upcoming election, as well as now having a criminal record, it took almost 7 months to get my passport reissued, however, i am still having issues with getting a visa and being able to go home. my request for renewal was denied due to my new criminal record, and i have to get it expunged from my record before i can re-apply for a visa.

and thats where i am at now, going through the proccess for the expungement (my hearing is in oct) to allow me to get my new visa and return home.


now to address the shuffle issue

as dessert had said before, the only complete copy of the scripts is currently sitting on the computer that was shipped home. ( i now realize that having only one storage for a complete project like that was a bad idea) through staff and other members of the channel, we were able to recover parts of the script, engine, graphics etc, about 1/3rd of all the files. since it looks like its going to be awhile i am planning on picking up with what we have available, and redoing the remaining work needed before release.

shuffle WILL be released

to me, it doesnt matter that mangagamer has (or will, at this point its not clear) started a translation of the game

there are a few reasons for my decision, first of all being all the people that bought a physical copy of the original game (mangagamer is a download site, you get nothing other than a digital download)next is the fact that i want to keep the game story as close to the original as possible, which most companies dont do when they do a commercial translation.probably the biggest reason is my personal commitment to the entire shuffle line of games(yes, i still plan to do tick tack, really really, etc, as well as possibly the novels)

as for the website, i havent been able to get ahold of the staffmember who is currently handling everything, so i know about as much as whats going on with it as you guys do, however, if i cant contact him this week, i will look into at least getting a forum up somewhere.

so yea, its been a pretty rough ride for gamepatch these last few years, but we arent dead and buried yet. i cant thank the people who have stuck with this so long enough,so the only thing i can do to say thanks is get the patch out!

if you have any questins, you can either drop me a message here on asuki, or swing by the irc channel, #gamepatch on irc.rizon.net and leave me a message there.i now have full time access to a computer so i will be doing updates alot more often.
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Old 2009-07-05, 13:16   Link #237
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It's nice to finally know the whole story, even if it is a shitty one. Forgive me for my ignorance but don't you know anyone back in Akita that could go to your computer, get the hard drive that has the script and send it to you?
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Old 2009-07-05, 13:17   Link #238
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I love how you popped up out of nowhere just after the announcement.

What convenient timing.
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Old 2009-07-05, 13:25   Link #239
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I love how you popped up out of nowhere just after the announcement.

What convenient timing.
actually, i posted not long ago saying that i would give an update soon, i just didnt have a chance to do it before AX (see post 192.... and read before you bash people)( not having access to a comp is a bitch)

@trogu - at this time, no, at least noone i would trust with access to my house, altho i do have a friend who will be visiting for comiket in dec as a last resort, we will probably just redo the work instead of waiting that long since there really isnt any garuntee that the comp is there. they shipped it back, but i really dont have a clue whats happened to it after that. i dont know if a neighbor signed for it, or if they just left the stuff by the door etc
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Old 2009-07-05, 15:51   Link #240
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Fair enough. Well as I said not so long ago, I haven't given up waiting yet and now is definitely not the time.
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