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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    UPDATE 1100 (Thanks to MahouKenshi) (THIS UPDATE IS OBSOLETE):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    UPDATE 1150 (Includes all fixes in 1100) (THIS UPDATE IS OBSOLETE):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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  • #76
    I don't get it. I see no difference and I have no idea what cyrillic means.

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    • #77
      Cyrillic is the Slavic alphabet used in Russia and Eastern Europe. It's a completely different set of characters, notice that the cryllic г (actually called ge) has no serif (that little line hanging off the side of the r in the Latin alphabet).

      If you can use ge (if you can use Latin, you should be able to use Cryllic) you can roll with that instead.

      Initial guaгd:
      It automatically гaises your defense rate at the staгt of a battle.
      Taгget: Self
      Effect: гaises defense гate.... .....defense гate + 30 ......defense гate + 80 ....defense гate + 120


      Most people wouldn't even notice.
      Last edited by Yandere; 06-16-2011, 05:04 PM.
      Originally posted by xXJacksXx
      It turns out I was a homo
      It happens to the best of us.

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      • #78
        Other ones you could use are ɾ ... ɼ... Ր...

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        • #79
          Originally posted by zweiterversuch View Post
          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".
          I can take a look at it if you still need help when the full game comes out. I'm too lazy to look at it before then, and others are better at such things than I am, anyways.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by zweiterversuch View Post
            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.
            Thanks for your great effort translating!

            On a side note, the screenshot in your post provides a great spoiler: capturing gal monsters. My wish just came true.

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            • #81
              And "Level Drain"? Oh crap. D:


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              • #82
                Originally posted by CDGmaboroshi View Post
                I kind of liked the "teethy" rance. It gave him that kind of devilish-badass look.

                and ah, yes. Dot is coming back
                It defiantly fit his personality quite so.

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                • #83
                  "Not every PC is able to handle 1024*768 resolution and polygons"?

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                  • #84
                    Not if it's nearly 10 years old. They're probably considering that possibility coz usually no one expects an ero game to take up much resources at all and might try to run it even when having a VERY OLD machine expecting it to run like any other ero game. The main problem is going to be Shaders 2.0, most PCs won't have that if it's onboard display.


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                    • #85
                      hey someone have already see it?



                      ps: sorry for my bad english

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                      • #86
                        AliceSoft is set to release its worst BGM in the history of Rance games if that eardrum eradicator of a track is actually part of the Rance Quest OSTs. And if that thing actually is the Rance Quest version of "My Glorious Days", sex scenes are going to be a nightmare.

                        But thanks, didn't notice that video. So now we know Maria's gonna be in it.
                        Last edited by sailabc1; 06-17-2011, 03:18 PM.


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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by dene323 View Post
                          Thanks for your great effort translating!

                          On a side note, the screenshot in your post provides a great spoiler: capturing gal monsters. My wish just came true.
                          Spoilers? Do you want to be spoiled?
                          That demo has a lot more in it than you think.
                          I already know what happens in that game.
                          I know what abilities there are going to be.
                          I know what the curse is about.
                          I know who is in it and who isn't.
                          I know everything....

                          The only thing I don't know is what happens in Rance 9.

                          Btw, that thing with the crilics, I can use that. Please tell me how to make those. I might even translate the battle text and skill description in the demo.
                          also tell me if there is a way to fake a "w". We can't use those either.

                          If we get past those 2 problems, Rance 08 is as good as translated.
                          Last edited by zweiterversuch; 06-17-2011, 04:24 PM.

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                          • #88
                            Wow, did they really accidentally leave in so much in the demo hoping no one would take it apart? That's quite 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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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by zweiterversuch View Post
                              Spoilers? Do you want to be spoiled?
                              That demo has a lot more in it than you think.
                              I already know what happens in that game.
                              I know what abilities there are going to be.
                              I know what the curse is about.
                              I know who is in it and who isn't.
                              I know everything....

                              The only thing I don't know is what happens in Rance 9.

                              Btw, that thing with the crilics, I can use that. Please tell me how to make those. I might even translate the battle text and skill description in the demo.
                              also tell me if there is a way to fake a "w". We can't use those either.

                              If we get past those 2 problems, Rance 08 is as good as translated.
                              Omega -> ω ?

                              Just from the screenshot I can already see all the skills captioned... Now I don't really need to know who will appear and what will happen in the game, glad I deleted the trial, otherwise it would be too tempting to read through that text file...
                              Last edited by dene323; 06-17-2011, 09:44 PM.

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                              • #90
                                I don't want to have a spoiler of the storyline, but do tell us who are playable (inside a spoiler)

                                Assuming AliceSoft didn't troll us all expecting there to be hackers and putting all that there to make us assume things (but then again 36k of lines just for trolling sounds like too much of a waste of effort)...


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