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#1 Post by kmsgameboy » Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:37 pm

i did my best to fallow the rules and searched the forum before posting this...so i hope this question doesnt bug anyone to much. anyway....what are some of the best FREE Bishoujo games out there??? i did a yahoo search for free dating sims and free visual novels but i did not come up with much other than sites for free dating services. could some one post a few links to some good free games???
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#2 Post by Sai » Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:42 pm

Hmm well... Although the free English games scene is seemingly growing. It's still relatively small.

For some of the better games you don't have to look far, in the Game Maker's Corner of this forum some have been posted.
When I did the layout for Lemma's site, I tried to add a link to as many as I could at the time on this page here near the bottom:
http://lemmasoft.net/projects_devcenter_links.html

The Ren'ai Games FAQ supported by Megatokyo Forums has some information too:
http://s93010867.onlinehome.us/xfer/dsv ... 2.html#2.1

There are some on Newgrounds apparently but most seem to just be for entertainment value rather than engaging storyline or character development. So I've never really bothered to look (plus I hear they're not very good x_x) But they're there...

Your other option is translation patches for commercial game demos. Many game sites for these games have downloadable demos (as well as videos, sample music, images etc.)
Some groups out there have done translations and more are in the works, but it's a slow process.

http://www.insani.org/

Translation patches for the demos of the following games are avilable at the above link I think: Majipuri, Fate/Stay Night, Planetarian, Haru no Ashioto and partially Wind - a breath of heart -
They work together with http://nnl1.com on the Wind - a breath of heart - project I believe. Some of their work can be found here: http://www.edkeyes.org/choco/

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#3 Post by kmsgameboy » Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:16 pm

thanks for the help...i knew about the links on lemmasoft.net i have a few problems though:

Love Revolution -link broken

Black Pencil & River Trap -i cant get the .rar files to work (i think i need to download something)

Kasuka -played it and loved it

Elven Relations -could not find a download link on the site

Untouched -tried it and cant wait for it to be finished!

so i guess that does leave me with a few to try...well, thanks again!
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#4 Post by mikey » Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:36 am

kmsgameboy wrote:Black Pencil & River Trap -i cant get the .rar files to work (i think i need to download something)
Hmmm, well the RAR files are packed with WinRar, so just stop by http://www.rarlabs.com/download.htm and d/load the packer.

However, if you downloaded Black Pencil, there should be also an .exe file. Just put all the files into a directory. It should look like this:

BlackPencil.part01.exe
BlackPencil.part02.rar
BlackPencil.part03.rar
BlackPencil.part04.rar

Just run the exe and it will extract it into a directory, then go to that directory and run bpencil.exe.

For better experience, you may want to download the fullscreen support file, it's zipped (you can unzip it with WinRAR) and just copy the bpencil_fs.exe file into the directory where bpencil.exe is and run it. The game will then start in fullscreen. Good luck!

The same goes for River Trap and Kaori. Kaori is fullscreen already, no need to d/load anything else.

Also, if you downloaded River Trap with the one-file option, just use WinRAR tu unpack it. If you have any other troubles, just post on the respective thread in the Game-Making forum.

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#5 Post by Sai » Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:54 am

kmsgameboy wrote:Love Revolution -link broken

Elven Relations -could not find a download link on the site
These two are still in progress. They're unfortunately not complete.
Hmm didn't know that link to Love Revo was not working. But after checking you can access the site with this link instead: http://www.datingsim.tk/

There's also Town Heat (partially finished, like Untouched):
http://www.republika.pl/piotrkn22/th/index.html

And PK Girl (which I think may be text based, not sure):
http://sakuralover.tripod.com/adrift/the_pk_girl.htm

Snowing Clear Skies On April 29th has a partially finished demo:
http://clearwind.web1000.com/

Project H is incomplete/unreleased too.

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#6 Post by kmsgameboy » Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:50 pm

hey sai...that link for Love Revo didnt work either.....strange...it isnt just me is it?

also The Snowing Clear Skies on April 29th keeps giving me an error message when I try to run it. :cry:
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#7 Post by Tage » Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:06 pm

Nope, it's not just you. I love google.com's cached feature. Datingsim.tk was a mask type domain name (for lack of a better term, lol). The frame src led to this address...
http://www.umich.edu/~jdcruz/loverevo/

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#8 Post by Sai » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:23 pm

Weird, both links work for me...
Then again it wouldn't be the first time links have worked for me but not others O_o;; Weirdo connection =o

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#9 Post by rioka » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:35 pm

And if the link from Tage doesn't work, try this:
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jdcruz/loverevo/

And worse comes to worse, just go to the Love Revo boards at http://loverevo.hyperboards.com/

Oh yeah, don't forget Muto Anime's Together Forever.

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#10 Post by musical74 » Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:30 am

Together Forever looks great but I have nowhere near enough RAM for it and I'm pretty sure the clock speed is WAY too slow...Win98SE here

DLing Town Heat right now...kind of a long DL when you have dialup!
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#11 Post by Grey » Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:25 am

heh I feel for you Musical, I only got broadband at home about a month ago.

Grr, I downloaded Together Forever on dialup (eventually), and it didn't friggin' install once I'd finished :?

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#12 Post by mikey » Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:52 am

Grey wrote:Grr, I downloaded Together Forever on dialup (eventually), and it didn't friggin' install once I'd finished :?
Right, if anyone got the demo to work, plz tell us.

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#13 Post by rioka » Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:18 pm

You need shockwave or flash - don't remember which. I'll check it out again and give you guys a more definite answer.

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#14 Post by mikey » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:43 am

Well, it needed M$ dot net or something like that... the thing had horrible consequences for my poor computer (reinstall) :(

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