Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

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Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

Postby Switch » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:18 am

It's probably well known that the onscreen maps that Ryo can buy in Shenmue 2 are stored as individual graphics files.

But it was quite surprising to find a map of a place where it's not possible to buy a map - the small port of Langhuishan in Guilin.

Map of Workers' Pier (used)
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Map of Langhuishan (unused)
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There are a few small differences in the location of some of the stalls and structures, although overall it's quite close to the actual location Ryo visits.

Blog post: http://www.phantomriverstone.com/2016/10/map-of-langhuishan-shenmue-2-unused.html

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Re: Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

Postby SMDzero » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:57 pm

Switch wrote: It's probably well known that the onscreen maps that Ryo can buy in Shenmue 2 are stored as individual graphics files.

But it was quite surprising to find a map of a place where it's not possible to buy a map - the small port of Langhuishan in Guilin.

Map of Workers' Pier (used)
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Map of Langhuishan (unused)
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There are a few small differences in the location of some of the stalls and structures, although overall it's quite close to the actual location Ryo visits.

Blog post: http://www.phantomriverstone.com/2016/10/map-of-langhuishan-shenmue-2-unused.html



Who could possibly manage to get lost in languishan???
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Re: Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

Postby Sappharad » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:21 pm

Today I went in search of my original save file from the first time I beat Shenmue 2. I actually have a copy of it still, because I made a bunch of memory card backups back then. I got the game for Christmas in 2001, and finished my first ever play though on December 28th 2001. Anyway, that's unrelated.

What IS related is the fact that the Langhuishan map appears on the save file selection screen for a cleared save file. It is smaller than the map pictured here, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

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Re: Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

Postby Switch » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:36 am

That's really interesting. I didn't expect this graphic was used at all in the game.
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Re: Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

Postby Mr357 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:25 pm

I used to assume that this map, which is shown when loading a Shenmue I save, was of the Yokosuka harbor, but it's actually Worker's and Fortune's Piers. To my knowledge, this specific one doesn't appear anywhere else in the game.

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Re: Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

Postby SMDzero » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:24 pm

Mr357 wrote: I used to assume that this map, which is shown when loading a Shenmue I save, was of the Yokosuka harbor, but it's actually Worker's and Fortune's Piers. To my knowledge, this specific one doesn't appear anywhere else in the game.

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Re: Shenmue 2 unused asset: map of Langhuishan village

Postby drunkensailor » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:56 am

SMDzero wrote:
Mr357 wrote: I used to assume that this map, which is shown when loading a Shenmue I save, was of the Yokosuka harbor, but it's actually Worker's and Fortune's Piers. To my knowledge, this specific one doesn't appear anywhere else in the game.

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