SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

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SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

Postby ShenSun » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:23 am

What's up people,

Let's end 2016 on a high.

Today, i bring you another Shenmue Visual novel inspired by the festive season.

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This is a short game that I created over the last week. I was originally going to release this on Christmas day, but was unable to due to some game breaking bugs. That and ive been working like a madman over the holidays, so i haven't had much time at all. Got there in the end though, so all its all good.

Keep in mind, this game is very lighthearted and fun and is not suppose to be taken seriously. Sit back, enjoy and have a good time.

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You've been invited to a Christmas party in Dobuita by your old friend Fuku-san. Upon arriving, you agree to help with the party preparations. A mysterious figure watches you from the shadows. It's up to you and Santa to #saveshenmuechristmas

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One major difference you'll notice between this and the last game is that YOU are the player. Once you arrive in Dobuita, the game will ask you to enter your name. From that point on, all NPCS and character will refer to you by your actual name.

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Like all great games, there will be various choices to choose from when interacting with characters. Each one giving a different response. Choose wisely

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--The game is played by simply clicking the mouse on the screen once a character finishes speaking
--Choose from the various choices to affect the game's direction.
-- Left click continues
-- Right click opens up the option menu
--- Play in fullscreen for desired effect

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Do not skip transitions or click at a fast pace due to impatience. The game has a deliberate pace. At some points you may think the game is hanging or taking long to load. If this happens, an event is about to occur. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Also play in full screen.

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1) First install the Arlrdbd font. Download here http://www.fontsupply.com/fonts/A/Arlrdbd.html

Unzip font

Windows XP Font Install:
Drag arlrdbd.ttf into C:\Windows\Fonts - The font will automatically install.

- Windows 7/Vista Font Install:
Right click arlrdbd.ttf and then click "Install".

2)Download the game using the link below.

3) Extract file and open the main file (.exe file)

4) Enjoy

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Due to a limited amount of time, i was unable to address all the bugs and glitches in the game. I'll fix them at a later date. You may run into the following issues.

Extra large menu choices - Sometimes, the menus appear stretched for some odd reason. If this happens to you, restart the game.

Sound lowers by itself - At certain points of the game, the sound will lower. I noticed this on my desktop but not my laptop. If this happens, raise the volume on your speaker.

Menus - Some menu buttons are not functioning as they should. Will be updated at a later date.

I've managed to find good consistent results with the game using the following settings.

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Other issues

I need to clean up some of the portraits, adjust the voice clips to sound more consistent and not super loud.

Also, apologies, i still need to proof read the game. Will do so soon.

I also left some save files in the game. Dont load them if you have not already finished the game

If you come across any other issues, please let me know

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Here it is people. This is my Christmas present to all you. Wish I had more time to work on the project, but i'll be busy for the next month or so.

Let me know what you think and post any bugs or issues you encounter.

DOWNLOAD

http://tinyurl.com/j2rlhhx

Thanks alot and have a wonderful new year.

Best wishes

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Re: SHENMUE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby Mr357 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:57 am

Sweet! Downloading now.
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Re: SHENMUE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby Switch » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:22 am

I've finished my first play-through, amazing! It gave me some laughs too. A wonderful festive feeling to it.

Thank you ShenSun for this present for the community!

I look forward to playing it again and trying different outcomes.

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Re: SHENMUE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby ShenSun » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:52 am

Switch wrote: I've finished my first play-through, amazing! It gave me some laughs too. A wonderful festive feeling to it.

Thank you ShenSun for this present for the community!

I look forward to playing it again and trying different outcomes.


You're welcome switch. Thanks for playing. I had a lot of giggles making certain scenes in the game. It was a ton of fun.

I was really trying to nail the christmas feeling and humorous side of the characters. Glad it came across.

Mr357 wrote: Sweet! Downloading now.


Awesome. Have fun and be sure to let me know what you think.
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Re: SHENMUE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby Mr357 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:37 pm

ShenSun wrote:Awesome. Have fun and be sure to let me know what you think.


I thought it was great! I'm amazed that you finished that in just a week.
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Re: SHENMUE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby ShenSun » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:47 pm

Mr357 wrote:
ShenSun wrote:Awesome. Have fun and be sure to let me know what you think.


I thought it was great! I'm amazed that you finished that in just a week.


Thanks Mr357, i stayed up all night on christmas eve trying my best to get it out for christmas, but then ran into a massive error that caused the delay. I got a lot done during that night.

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks alot for playing.

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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby sand4fish » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:56 pm

That was an awesome gift for the community! It is more of a Shenmue game than Sega ever gave to us in more than a decade. Thank you!

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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby ShenSun » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:58 am

sand4fish wrote: That was an awesome gift for the community! It is more of a Shenmue game than Sega ever gave to us in more than a decade. Thank you!


Thanks for playing sand4fish. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I was a bit concerned that certain scenes wouldn't come across as intended, but it seems like they did just fine. :)
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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

Postby Jibby » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:26 pm

Thanks for this! I really enjoyed it :D
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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

Postby Anonymous81 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:51 pm

This is amazing! Thank-you for doing this. Unfortunately mine keeps giving failed to load script errors. If I click ignore repeatedly it returns to the game but I've missed dialogue. Any suggestions? If it makes any difference I don't have SSE 4.1 support, or SSSE3 if that's relevant.
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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Postby sand4fish » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:27 pm

ShenSun wrote: Thanks for playing sand4fish. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I was a bit concerned that certain scenes wouldn't come across as intended, but it seems like they did just fine. :)


It's just fine the way it is. I appreciate the sense of humor. Thanks once again for the awesome job!

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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

Postby ShenSun » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:14 am

Jibby wrote: Thanks for this! I really enjoyed it :D


You're welcome Jibby. Glad you had a good time

Anonymous81 wrote: This is amazing! Thank-you for doing this. Unfortunately mine keeps giving failed to load script errors. If I click ignore repeatedly it returns to the game but I've missed dialogue. Any suggestions? If it makes any difference I don't have SSE 4.1 support, or SSSE3 if that's relevant.


What is the error message? Is it to do with the font?

Updated the op with instructions about the font for anyone having issues with that.

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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

Postby Anonymous81 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:10 am

Yes, it says a font could not be found. I can't screenshot the error itself... kb died, waiting for a new one lol.
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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

Postby ShenSun » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:38 am

Anonymous81 wrote: Yes, it says a font could not be found. I can't screenshot the error itself... kb died, waiting for a new one lol.


No problem. I updated the opening post with the font and installation instructions. That should hopefully address all issues. If you run into any other problems, let me know.

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Re: SHENMUE GAIDEN: CHRISTMAS EVENT

Postby DEVILLE_David » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:47 am

Oh, great ! I'll try it out asap. :D

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