Is the board for hard mode limited to eight people, or would it eventually be 20 like normal and easy? I won't soon have a worthwhile score for it either way (stage 4 is brutal), I'm just curious.
Yeah, the limit is 20 either way — it's just that there's only so many contestants on that difficulty setting (which makes me wonder, since the game isn't really hard on Hard; it's still easier than stuff like DDP 1st loop in terms of survival).
As for stage 4, I recommend playing with Reimu & Yukari if your goal is to get a 1cc. They don't have sufficient benefits in regards to scoring (after all, you can get equally good score with pretty much every team if you know how to handle them), but they have a huge edge on survival: moderately powerful homing weapons, almost a second long border of life and death, no collisions with familiars, convenient movement speed to handle, small hitbox, and not having to face Reimu on stage 4 as a finisher.
Well, you can force the frame rate down with 3rd party apps and abuse it, which is what I think the programmer added that attribute into the stats screen for. Not necessarily for people with slow systems.
Exactly. However, there is a way to do that transparently to the game since it doesn't check computer's RTC, meaning you can slow it down and still get 0.xx% framedrop. A couple rpy's cheated this way were busted on royalflare, and were then promptly removed from the uploader (in just a few hours each). I still have one of them for MoF, it beats the WR on Lunatic by less than a hundred millions, but movement precision seen there is nothing short of ridiculous. A pity I didn't have the chance to get the 6.5 billion replay for IN, must have been some sick powergrazing there.
Oh, and boards updated.
Sorry for going off-topic, but I just want to ask. Is it illegal to download Touhou games from DoujinStyle?
Illegal as in "will I get punished for this", no. Illegal as in "ZUN doesn't get payment for his hard work", yes. Your call.
This neighborhood USED to be nice...until that family of emulators moved in across the street....