Dangan-Ronpa few hours until translation release

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#1 by remedy
2013-06-23 at 07:49
< report >link

Reminder: It will require a copy of "the best" version.

#2 by teirachan
2013-06-23 at 10:10
< report >Aaaaand it's released.

Fuck yes, I've been following this translation since...it began, pretty much. Words alone cannot convey my excitement for finally being able to play this. ;w;
#3 by jeffreymgibson
2013-06-23 at 10:55
< report >Do you know if there's any romance in this or is it just a straight mystery. I wish there were more translation going on for the PSP, there sure are a ton of visual novels for it, that's for sure.Last modified on 2013-06-23 at 10:56
#4 by xraider
2013-06-23 at 12:00
< report >In case somebody plans to emulate, here is my experience :

1.Unless there are some specific settings, this doesnt really work in PPSSPP.Game has pretty much no sound, videos dont work and it bugs out the moment you get to actual gameplay.
2.Besides a very irritating slowdown when conversations come around, works very well on Jpcsp
3.Didin't try pcsp.
#5 by notalama
2013-06-23 at 12:15
< report >@3 no romance at all.
#6 by ivxxx
2013-06-27 at 12:36
< report >Use JPCSP, but not the latest version. Use 3081, no random slowdowns.
#7 by kaisos
2013-07-01 at 10:03
< report >God, this game was great.
I highly, highly recommend this; while it's easy, it's also a hell of a lot of fun.
#8 by loctar87
2013-07-14 at 19:35
< report >I was able to complete the game with PPSSPP with almost no problems, after adjusting the settings.
-You need to have the latest build, (v0.8.1-471 or better)
-Open your PPSSPP.ini file and under [Graphics] change "FramebuffersToMem = False" to "FramebuffersToMem = True" and "FramebuffersCPUConvert = False" to "FramebuffersCPUConvert = True".
-Go to Settings > Audio > Enable Sound > Download Atrac3+ plugin > Enable Atrac3+.
-I had to disable "Hardware Transform" in the Graphics section.
-There was occasionally a text bug, but whenever this happened it was easily fixed by pressing the F2 button.

This game is may be a pain to setup, but it's well worth it. It's a good game, with a good story.
#9 by shinytentacool
2013-07-15 at 00:12
< report >Question: is this voice acted? It says 'Protagonist with Partial Voice Acting' in the tags, but what about the other characters?
#10 by arbitrary
2013-07-15 at 01:01
< report >@9 Yes, the other characters are voiced
#11 by loctar87
2013-07-15 at 01:13
< report >@10 Well, they are, though "partially" voice acted is more approprate. Parts of the game are fully voiced, but in many of the lines what is actually voiced is something more like a shortened generic line, instead of the full line. For example, if the character's line is "No way, he must be lying!", the voice might say "No way!"

I think this actually works extremely well for a translation, since if you don't understand Japanese, you mostly just want the tone of the voice to add flavor anyway.Last modified on 2013-07-15 at 01:14
#12 by shinytentacool
2013-07-15 at 03:32
< report >@10 @11 Thank you!
#13 by gerardlonewolf
2013-07-16 at 03:51
< report >Found this thing while looking for a guide. Pretty bizarre title there. "WHY DANGAN RONPA NEEDS TO BE BOYCOTTED ONCE AND FOR ALL." Just...wtf. o.OLast modified on 2013-07-16 at 04:02
#14 by cucumberian
2013-07-16 at 05:17
< report >Some of those posts are way too on the nose to be real. It's clearly a Poe out to parody your typical quasi-schizophrenic "check your privilege" Tumblr user.Last modified on 2013-07-16 at 05:20
#15 by albedo
2013-07-16 at 05:42
< report >Just read her description. She cannot possibly be that stupid, so she must be trolling.
#16 by garlandmaster
2013-07-21 at 12:06
< report >Can the translation also be used on an actual psp, or just on emulators?
#17 by gerardlonewolf
2013-07-21 at 12:18
< report >^ Compatible for both PSP and emulator.Last modified on 2013-07-21 at 12:19
#18 by pendelhaven
2013-07-23 at 18:49
< report >Got a problem.

whenever the first time Naegi is introduced to me the whole thing is crashing. does this happen to you? how can I bypass it somehow?Last modified on 2013-07-23 at 19:05
#19 by pendelhaven
2013-07-26 at 13:46
< report >I can't install official firmware update 6.60. therefore I couldn't install CFW PRO 6.60 which is needed to play this VN flawlessly.

only managed to install official firmware update 6.20. Now stuck.
#20 by pendelhaven
2013-07-26 at 16:35
< report >I got the game working now and currently in chapter 1. Dropping by just to say the voices are cut-off terribad. is this normal or should I use another 6.20 custom firmware?
#21 by loctar87
2013-07-27 at 03:02
< report >As I said above, the game is "partially" voiced, with many lines only given a generic substitute instead of the full line. That said, it shouldn't cut off in the middle of a sound or anything.
#22 by pendelhaven
2013-07-27 at 03:57
< report >1. is this also the same issue with 6.60 custom firmware?
2. is this also true with the original ISO files? Because I see no reason why the TL team would butcher those voice files (at least effort-wise).
#23 by loctar87
2013-07-27 at 04:35
< report >No firmware upgrade is going to give you access to voice files that don't exist. I haven't played the Japanese version, so I guess I can't say with 100% certainty, but I'm reletively certain the original must be the same way.

Edit: Looking at the comments, it seems some people do have voice problems, where the voices stop completely. In the game, most lines should have at least a generic sound effect.Last modified on 2013-07-27 at 04:43
#24 by pendelhaven
2013-08-12 at 12:20
< report >so umm, yeah. finished it a while ago.

The "premise" is nothing special. It's redeeming quality lies on the class trials thus if you remove that from the game there would be nothing left. The "big reveal" can also be brushed off to the side completely since... who cares when everything is over anyway? If you'd ask me if its worth the effort for a TL then I'd say "no". But that's not to say the game is horrible. I'd say decent at best. Personally, I have 3 things in this VN that is noteworthy which would definitely improve my "decent" rank to "above decent".

1. the title of chapter 1 being イキキル and it was translated as "kill free or die hard". Now that I can actually read katakana I can further appreciate the TL note that they provided. It was rather flavorful of them to actually end up with such a translation.
2. Togami's epic tsundere nearly the end game. I really lol'd there.
3. That one particular hard question given by Monokuma in chap 6. The one heavily resembling Nanjo's murder in game 3 of Umineko. If you've played the game you'd instantly know what I'm talking about. Took me a long time before finally answering it, and when I did the "wow" factor hit me hard.

If I had to guess, the biggest motivation for the TL team to do this could be purely because of note 3 alone. But that's just me.
#25 by loctar87
2013-08-12 at 15:59
< report >@24 Well, which games register emotion varies greatly from person to person. Chapters 1 and 2 were both emotional for me. The gameplay was entertaining, but the story is what makes it rank so highly.

If I had to voice a complaint, it would be how everyone had western ordered names in the translation. It seemed unnatural, and it made them extremely hard to remember.