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[AliceSoft][2011/2012][RPG] Rance Quest / RQ Magnum [ENG TL? MANGAGAMER? SOMEDAY? PERHAPS? ]

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  • [AliceSoft][2011/2012][RPG] Rance Quest / RQ Magnum [ENG TL? MANGAGAMER? SOMEDAY? PERHAPS? ]

    Boxshot:



    Official site [NEEDS AN UNBANNED JAPANESE PROXY OR ELSE IT WON'T OPEN]
    Getchu [DON'T CLICK DIRECTLY]

    Behold the return of the Harem Army! Kenshin and all a bucketload of old heroines return in this quest-oriented RPG!


    Characters:

    http://alicesoft.wikia.com/wiki/Rance_Quest:Characters

    Gameplay videos:

    Spoiler


    Official Trailer:



    Unit Classes Explanation:





    UPDATES (MAIN GAME ONLY, NOT MAGNUM UPDATES):

    Spoiler

    UPDATE 1100 (Thanks to MahouKenshi) (THIS UPDATE IS OBSOLETE):

    MF Link


    UPDATE 1150 (Includes all fixes in 1100) (THIS UPDATE IS OBSOLETE):

    SS Link

    MF Link (Rome01)

    UPDATE 1600 AND NEWER UPDATES (OBSOLETE) are not posted as it's pretty large a file and useless for all practical purposes of most visitors of this topic Go get Magnum instead, it's got all 1.600 features and its own unique content.



    2.0 "Magnum" (EXPANSION PACK):

    INFO: http://blog.alicesoft.com/archives/3198974.html
    Getchu: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=729330

    Spoiler


    Prominent Changes:
    • The interface will be revamped, and probably in 2.0 (probably not 1.6 since 1.6 is just a software update and 2.0 is the update+new content) content Matilda will be added as a PC plus the strategist galmon Battle Note will be added (appearance is different than in Galzoo Island).
    • Molrun(?) curse will be modified. The first time will be same as before (reset to 1), but 2nd time onwards it'll be -5 level, but level requirement for H next time will be raised, with the item still getting absorbed, so powerlevelling will be somewhat easier.
    • A girl can only absorb FIVE items by H-ing. If you H'd your girl more than 5 times for item absorption, upto 5 excess items will be returned to your inventory. If you did this more than 10 times, then further absorbed items will be lost permanently.
    • Party screen will show 32 people at a time in the upper pane now (switchable between 10-char and 32-char display).
    • There will be an encounter bar showing how long until next encounter happens.
    • Items can now be locked to avoid accidental selling/donating.
    • There will be a fast move mode that lets your movement be superfast (same as holding Ctrl in some games?).
    • Zooming methods are slightly modified too but not sure what that's supposed to mean.
    • Characters not participating in battle will also get a small amount of exp now.
    • Mai-hime skill of Atago to be slightly powered up.


    COMPATIBILITY:

    Skill effects and their costs as well as the effect of some items equipment etc. will be modified for balancing purpose, so skill pts. of all chars will be returned with all learned skills removed after updating and your existing items will have their power/effect amount modified. Heroines powered up with sex might get powered down as the curse/H system changes a bit. They say there'll still be a "few more restrictions", but hopefully it won't be as bad as Daiteikoku...

    Known Issues:
    • When installing, progress bar is stuck at 0% for a long time. This can happen depending on your computer setup (especially antiviruses), give it a lot of time (10 minutes? ) and it'll eventually proceed.
    • "Kaikai UP" skill is lost, whoever has them. This is a known issue and has been fixed in update 2.010. Therefore, after installing Magnum update to at least v2.010 immediately before loading your savegame.
    • In quest "各員奮励努力せよ", if you have Torako or Katsuko in your starting party, the game stops responding. This is fixed in latest version, therefore update to at least v2.010 before attempting this quest.
    • In certain setups that have Intel onboard displays such as Intel 945 or Intel GMA950, game may fail to display map correctly and stop responding when starting quest "川中島に行こう". For compatibility with these display adapters, a specific update has been issued. See MF download link added below. It is not recommended to apply that update if you don't use Intel onboard displays (using AMD/NVIDIA GPUs instead) or are not encountering problems when launching aforementioned quest.






    UPDATES TO RANCE QUEST MAGNUM (INCLUDES RQ MAGNUM 2.082, ITS GRAPHICAL ERROR FIX AND LATEST TADA VERSION UPDATES)
    NOTE: NONE OF THE PATCHES INSIDE THIS SECTION ARE ENGLISH PATCHES, THEY'RE ALL SOFTWARE UPDATES. FURTHERMORE, THEY ALL REQUIRE YOU TO INSTALL RANCE QUEST MAGNUM AKA v2.0 FIRST AND WILL NOT WORK WITH THE ORIGINAL VERSION. At the same time, v2.0 is a commercial product and not a free patch, so download link to that will NOT BE provided here as it is against forum rules. Please DO NOT ask for that, doing that can get you BANNED. Get it elsewhere.
    Spoiler

    RANCE QUEST MAGNUM COMPATIBILITY UPDATE for certain Intel onboard displays:

    MF Link

    SS Link

    Before using this first try launching quest "川中島に行こう" and see if you're actually having problems.



    UPDATE 2010 [Magnum only] (LATEST SUPPORTED,RECOMMENDED BEFORE INSTALLING ANY NEWER UNSUPPORTED UPDATES):

    MF Link

    SS Link



    UPDATE 2050 [Magnum only] (THIS UPDATE IS OBSOLETE):

    MF Link

    SS Link



    UPDATE 2082 [Magnum only, includes all content of 2050] (LATEST UNSUPPORTED BUT SUPPOSEDLY STABLE?):

    MF Link (By Encrypted12345)

    SS Link

    ================================================== ======================================

    UPDATE 2082 TADA MODDED VERSIONS

    These updates are personal customizations of RQM 2.082 made by TADA, the Rance series mastermind. These are officially neither supported nor debugged, but enhances high difficulty gameplay as seen fit by TADA and has lots of extra goodies (skills, quests, characters; most are world 3 exclusive though). Each update includes all the stuff from the previous update as well as new content and fixes so you might not need anything older than the latest one. Still, in case a newer version causes some serious issue, you might want to rollback to an older TADA version or the original 2.082 version. ALL THESE REQUIRE RANCE QUEST MAGNUM AND ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WORK WITH VANILLA RQ.

    12th September 2012 version (OBSOLETE, MODDED FROM ABOVE VERSION AND UNDEBUGGED)

    SS Link

    4th October 2012 version (OBSOLETE, MODDED FROM ABOVE VERSION AND UNDEBUGGED)

    SS Link

    7th November 2012 version (OBSOLETE, MODDED FROM ABOVE VERSION AND UNDEBUGGED)
    This version contains 1 new added quest not included in the original v2.082 of Rance Quest Magnum (exclusive to world 3).


    SS Link

    6th February 2013 version (LATEST UNSUPPORTED, MODDED FROM ABOVE VERSION AND UNDEBUGGED)
    This version contains further added quests (exclusive to world 3) AND TWO NEW PLAYABLE CHARACTERS not included in the original v2.082 of Rance Quest Magnum.


    SS Link

    Disclaimed by TADA himself as ABSOLUTELY UNDEBUGGED, USE WITH CAUTION AND A FULL BACK UP OF YOUR SAVE.

    ================================================== ======================================





    For walkthrough and FAQs:

    Spoiler


    Go to the Rance Quest page on AliceSoft wiki. (Updating in progress)

    To see how to clear puzzling quests: http://alicesoft.wikia.com/wiki/Rance_Quest:Quests (Yet to be organized)




    INFORMATION ABOUT TRANSLATION (LQ TRANSLATION PATCHES AVAILABLE):

    Rance Quest translation project was kind of stalled as the main translator of HGTP (the initial group that wanted to TL RQ), zweiterversuch, got his computer killed and has been offline for a long time now. Multiple people and groups have either tried or stated to have tried or stated to have contemplated trying to work on the translations. However...

    RQ/M AND ALL RANCE SERIES TRANSLATIONS REST IN PEACE FOR THE TIME BEING AS MANGAGAMER HAS STARTED LICENSING ALICESOFT TITLES, STARTING WITH BEAT BLADES HARUKA. Nothing happening until either AliceSoft gets over their fear of getting Rapelay'd if too many westerners become aware of their titles with an ever victorious rapist protagonist or until someone else revives the translation. Tulip Goddess Maria has stated that she intends to finish the TL but will not release it to the public as she intends to try selling it to Mangagamer instead at some point of time.

    Relevant Blog Entry: https://rancetranslation.wordpress.c...ions-go-legit/

    Anyway, R5D and R6 have since been released in English for real, so there's hope for RQM/R9, and now in particular 01 and 03.


    Spoiler


    So what's available to me right now?

    In the meantime, SomeLoliCatgirl has made a machine translation by making the game script go through ATLAS, and crazylegsryan has a partial translation with disputed translation quality for those who really can't wait and are prepared to tear their hairs off for a translation, you could try them, but SomeLoliCatgirl's version being primarily ATLAS translation it's crappy as ever, and half the time you might not have a clue what's actually being said. While the maker manually corrected a few things to some extent, still DO NOT EXPECT QUALITY ENGLISH OR EVEN PROPER UNDERSTANDING OF SENTENCES FROM THIS. You have been warned so don't whine about how shitty it is after you try it out. Back up your original Rance Quest .ain file as well as savedata before overwriting it with this. Aside from that, as mentioned before a patch that only tranlates options, characters, item & skill names and some combat text is available on 4chan.
    • Machine translation script by SomeLoliCatgirl[DEAD]




    Spoiler
    MF Link (needs reupload)
    • LQ Translation materials by crazylegsryan (disclaimer: LQ remark about quality is the thread author's personal opinion, visitors may go ahead and try it and decide whether they like it or not); latest version of patch requires Rance Quest Magnum 2.082 with corresponding latest TADA version.



    • Full interface translation for Rance Quest Magnum v2.050 (from 4chan/Rance Translations):


    Spoiler

    Pastebin

    Note that the link above isn't itself the DL link, carefully read through it to find the actual DL link. Follow the instructions carefully to make it work with your existing installation of Rance Quest Magnum.
    • Probably compatible with Magnum 2.050 only and nothing older OR newer.
    • My Documents folder will be different than the one mentioned in the instructions if you're using Vista/7/8. Find it from your desktop/start menu links.
    • You may need to rename all save data files starting with "ランス・クエスト" to starting with "Rance Quest" or else the existing saves may not work. Example: "ランス・クエスト_020.ASD" -> "Rance Quest_020.ASD". This is not a problem if playing for the first time.




    While a full translation is not available,

    WORKING AGTH CODES FOR RANCE QUEST AND RQ MAGNUM:

    Code for Rance Quest (doesn't work with Magnum):

    Code:
    /HSN4:-14@42E08A
    Code for Rance Quest Magnum:

    Code:
    /HSN4:-14@42D5EA

    Test (Demo) Version (Japanese):

    Spoiler


    CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR TEST VERSION (by Rome01)! Also click the appropriate link to get the English translation patch for the test version! Again, note that the English translation is for the demo only and not for the full game. No proper translation for full game exists.

    Test Version Links:

    Originally posted by Rome01 View Post
    HGTP down, can't find English patch for demo. If someone has it, please mention.

    English Patch for Test Version:

    http://www.hgtp.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57


    Attached Files
    Last edited by sailabc1; 04-19-2017, 11:31 PM.


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  • #61
    Originally posted by dene323 View Post
    Anyways, this curse would not prevent anyone to H your favourite gals, would it?
    As long as they are above level 35, then go right ahead and H them to make them level 1 again. It's worth the faps right? But don't worry, Rance gets the curse off early in the game. So just hold out, then things go as usual in the world of Rance. Or if you are really, really desperate then go right ahead and fap all you want to screw up your playthrough.

    It would be nice to have the reincarnation cycle like in Galzoo Island. But I don't believe that will be the case here, since he does get the curse off early.
    Last edited by Hooves; 06-12-2011, 11:44 AM.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Hooves View Post
      As long as they are above level 35, then go right ahead and H them to make them level 1 again. It's worth the faps right? But don't worry, Rance gets the curse off early in the game. So just hold out, then things go as usual in the world of Rance. Or if you are really, really desperate then go right ahead and fap all you want to screw up your playthrough.

      It would be nice to have the reincarnation cycle like in Galzoo Island. But I don't believe that will be the case here, since he does get the curse off early.
      Galzoo Island is still one of my favourites. I guess by Rance 8 there are just too many returning/new heroines, but it still bugs me that Rance could not capture gal monsters and put to use... I guess he did that in Rance 6 with some creepy guy's help, but the end result was rather upsetting. A harem/trophy room to revisit captured gal monsters would be nice.
      Actually this concept has been used a little while ago in Toushin Toshi 3, but very limited in scope.

      At least we get to see a 3D version of Maido chan in the trial, so Kyan Kyan, Sexy Knight should appear somewhere along the line

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      • #63
        Honestly, the curse is just going to be an explanation for why characters who are supposed to be super awesome are now level 1 (because Rance just can't control himself so you know he's going to lay a bunch of girls anyway), just like the "I caught a cold and now I'm level 1, sorry" thing in Sengoku.

        Because a game where you get a level 70 Kenshin at the start who can kill anything in 1 hit would be silly.
        Maybe I had wanted it this way.
        Maybe I had entrusted my death to you all along.
        Lord Nobunaga... death is so peaceful...
        I'm finally free from your cruelty.
        HF-Bishoujo Games Member #43

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        • #64
          Originally posted by TokiNoKimi View Post
          ...just like the "I caught a cold and now I'm level 1, sorry" thing in Sengoku.
          Can't recall how they justified Rance's level "reset" in the beginning of Rance 7. Care to elaborate on the "caught a cold" thing?

          Afterall, he managed to defeat Kamiera (カミーラ) shortly before arriving Japan.

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          • #65
            When playing the Kenshin route, she gets sick and her level is set back to level 1. (It isn't a cold though.)

            In Sengoku Rance, the Reset thing doesn't happen.
            For the level of a certain character to drop, they have to procastinate a lot and don't fight monsters.
            It also depends on the speed the character levels up. If he/she levels up really fast, his/her level drop just as fast when procastinating.
            Since Rance only works when needed, his level tends to drop quite constantly and fast since he can achieve high levels fairly quickly.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by dene323 View Post
              Can't recall how they justified Rance's level "reset" in the beginning of Rance 7. Care to elaborate on the "caught a cold" thing?

              Afterall, he managed to defeat Kamiera (カミーラ) shortly before arriving Japan.
              Probably coz of staying out of touch for a while

              Toki is talking about Kenshin's level going to level 1 in Sengoku Rance Kenshin route.

              Also guess the curse explains this scene. Perhaps.

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              Last edited by sailabc1; 06-13-2011, 01:46 AM.


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              • #67
                Oh wow, I played the demo and it looks amazing. I like how the game is made simlar to a DQ kinda game. It has the impresison of a classic rpg game. I prefer those type of games. Just walking around going on your own pase. The graphics and music also have been enhanced which is very enjoyable. The music is perfectly. They did a great job. And looks like the jokes are still there and just as fun. And the text and dialogue boxes also look very smoothly and forest like. Also Rance looks abit more human to me in the demo. Or maybe it's just me. So far my impression is very good. I definatelly would buy the game when it comes out.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by S&T
                  Also Rance looks abit more human to me in the demo. Or maybe it's just me.
                  It's just you. Unless you're talking about facial expression only, which is indeed less "teethy" than in Sengoku Rance, I guess. But that's about it. Even in the demo he was fucking Sesuna in her sleep...

                  And you're going to have a hard time buying this when even AliceSoft itself officially doesn't allow selling this outside Japan, and I heard there's a law that bans exporting NSFW material from Japan to outside world. Last time I checked even himeyashop that buys your games for you shut down.

                  If you manage to get past all that and find a hassle-free way to buy stuff from AliceSoft let me know


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                  • #69
                    I kind of liked the "teethy" rance. It gave him that kind of devilish-badass look.

                    and ah, yes. Dot is coming back

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                    • #70
                      Ehm...if you want to know what the is they are talking about in the demo, please go here and download the english patch.

                      If you are asking yourself, why we even cared about translating a demo, well, it actually has helped us notice a lot of problems that will surely arise when translating the actual game.

                      As the people who have downloaded the demo may know, there is also a survey at the end of the demo. This has also been translated and we would like it very much if you could participate since it will surely decide the future of the series.

                      http://www.hgtp.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57

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                      • #71
                        Erm... Aside from the technical issues (font in the name field appearing slightly garbled with one char being on top of another), the translation itself is rather... awkward looking (Most notably lack of periods at end of sentences, even if the Japanese end sentences like that it kind of looks awkward when you do the same in English text (unless the text is in cartoon bubbles)). I'm not going to worry much about that though, I'm assuming this is because it's just the demo so you just roughly translated the game so people can somehow understand what's going on. I mean the translation in other games have been much better. Just asking to confirm



                        Nonetheless, the fact that even a translation got out within less than a month of the trial's release is itself epic news
                        Last edited by sailabc1; 06-16-2011, 03:32 AM.


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                        • #72
                          Now, this is really weird.

                          One of my editors told me it would look better to leave it without periods. After I was done with it, I actually went back and deleted all periods at the end of the sentences just so that people would like it more.

                          The problem with the names is something different.
                          As you can see here:
                          all names are lined up as they are supposed to. Yet some of them appear to be misplaced during the game (most notably: Prima hononoman, Sezuna Benville and Megadeath Moromi)
                          I believe this has something to do with the lenght of the name since Rance's name has no problems, be it on the map, a battle or even the battle log.
                          The battle wasn't translated either because of a single thing:



                          Those random "r"'s

                          They are actually used as page breakers in the item description, battle dialogue and attacks- skills description.
                          Because of those "r"s we can't use the letter "r" when translating those things (item description bla bla bla)
                          We thought of putting something else instead of the "r" when translating a "_". All people had to do is use their imaginations and fill up the blank space with a "r"

                          but...it looked horrible.
                          Take a look at this description of the Initial guard skill without the letter "r"

                          "Initial gua_d"
                          It automaticaly _ises your defense rate at the sta_t of a battle.
                          Ta_get: Self
                          Effect:_ises defense _ate.... .....defense _ate + 30 ......defense _ate + 80 ....defense _ate + 120
                          If unequipped: Only half the effect. (You can equip and unequip skills in Rance 8.)

                          As you see it looks really bad.

                          You might now be thinking, "well just don't use words that have the letter 'r' in them."
                          Well, then help us rename the "RANCE ATTACK!"
                          What do you like better? "Balance attack"? or maybe "Stance attack?" or maybe "Dance attack?"
                          (This was a joke)

                          We didn't translate everything, not because we didn't wanted but because we couldn't!
                          The period thingy, I must admit, was our mistake.

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                          • #73
                            Well the "r" problem looks pretty difficult then.

                            So do you plan to leave battle text alone in the full version or will you be modifying things so that the game uses a different character as a seperator? Or try inserting an image showing "r" in those places (if the engine at all allows that)?

                            In any case, keep up the good work. We'll be hoping for great things from you after August.


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                            • #74
                              We have asked somebody to try to look for a way to change that "r" to some other letter or symbol we never use.

                              We will try to change it to a japanese "ri" or maybe use some acute "Á".

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                              • #75
                                Can you use Cyrillic characters in the battle text? If you can, then just just a Cyrillic "г" instead of "r" - the two are close enough to avoid confusion about the meaning. Example: "Guaгd" instead of "Guard".
                                Click to see the discussion thread about my version of RQ

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