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 Post subject: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:08 am 


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Just a thought I've been rolling around.
So, a LOT of the indie/doujin (call em whatever you like) games from around 2007ish are missing.

I was wondering if some of the old guns around here would be willing to pool our files somehow and make a repository for those of us still willing to spin up an XP machine or play in WINE when possible.
I've got around 20 or so not including Kenta Cho's (easily obtainable) work...

I'm not suggesting we host licensed games illegally.
I just miss all the freeware games that got me into the genre 12 or so years ago.
What a ride it's been!

So many memories unreachable with doujin game hosting.

EDIT: The Staging folder is here, you can drop your games off and I'll move it over later to a more permanent folder.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

The main repository is here (after I move games from Staging)
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... EyY7QZlEih


I have:

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'[2004] [CTREATAITG.rev] Guwange Ruga Daioujou XII Kizuna Down'
BWR_PLUS1.11
Cho Ren Sha 68k 05-23-2017
Cho Ren Sha 68k 08-20-2005
Dan Da Dan
Demolition Gunner
EdensAegis1.11
EdensEdge1.31
GENETOS_Ver1_00
Hydorah_1_1
Kenta Cho Games
Radio Zonde_141
RayHound
Shooters Solitude
Suwako no Danmaku Pyonpyon Daisansaku
Warning Forever v1-08
XOP Black Ultra
Zen-Ichi
clean_asia
eXceed2nd-tri02
endlessfire
kaikan_v11
nomltest_fs_101
soeur_v110
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:18 am 


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I like this. I’ll see if I have anything of interest when I get home - I fell down this rabbit hole briefly then fell out when few of them would run on my modern machine.

A couple weeks ago in the discord Despache was talking about pooling patches as many of the site closures have made those unavailable as well. I’ve got a handful of those too if there’s any interest in letting the scope of this creep a bit.
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:05 am 


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Unfortunately when you try to grab a game from a doujin author's site 7/8 of the time it's a dead link.
The web is an absolutely horrid way to archive data.

People stop paying for their websites and we lose a lot of shooting history.

Look at the original Shmup-Dev.
Years worth of competition grade games wiped out. (Nearly all *my* games.) :cry:
There was no github back then. We programmers backed up all our own files, then gradually lost them in machine upgrades and disk failures.
The online websites sure as hell didn't hold.


Well, I'll leave the *how* of this project up for opinions I suppose.
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:47 am 


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I consider work to create a 100% accurate Wine experience essential. Even Cho Ren Sa 68K still has problems in Wine.
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:56 am 


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MathU wrote:
I consider work to create a 100% accurate Wine experience essential. Even Cho Ren Sa 68K still has problems in Wine.


I've recently found that suddenly Warning Forever doesn't work in wine 4.x. :(

Would a Google Drive be a good solution folks? :?:
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:58 am 


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Definitely.

I should still have some games somewhere in my NAS. Just create a google drive and give write permissions to selected members.

I think you can also remove the permission to erase files to members.


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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:26 pm 


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Pretty sure I have at least one build of Warning Forever and Eden's Aegis, Cho Ren Sha 68K, and Hydorah, but I'll need to check the version numbers.
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
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I'll look around, but I probably burned games from the XP period to rewritable discs, and I don't know if they'll still be readable.
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 pm 


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Ok, here is what I have.
You can hopefully download these.

I'll create a second folder which people can drop things into and I'll move into the main directory. (This prevents people from wiping out all the games)
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 am 


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Many shmups are still available on vector.co.jp:
Dan Da Dan: https://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/win95/game/se389976.html
Demolition Gunner: http://www.interq.or.jp/saturn/takuhama/Shooting6.html links to https://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/winnt/game/se413422.html
EdensAegis1.11: https://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/winnt/game/se442605.html
EdensEdge1.31: https://www.vector.co.jp/download/file/winnt/game/fh448476.html

etc

Of course there's no Gwange.

Vector is a HUGE back up of freeware softwares.
There are many shmups available on freem too: https://www.freem.ne.jp/win/category/2

For those not skilled enough to browse japanese pages it's not that easy to locate.

Maybe a page in english with links to every shmup maybe useful.


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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:18 pm 


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Pixel_Outlaw wrote:
Ok, here is what I have.
You can hopefully download these.

I'll create a second folder which people can drop things into and I'll move into the main directory. (This prevents people from wiping out all the games)
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing


Let us know when you create the shared folder so I can dump what I have in it.


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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 4:54 pm 


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Here is the staging folder link.

Drop your stuff there then update the thread here and I'll get it moved over. 8)
Please, do not put commercially protected games in there. :wink:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:23 pm 


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I have no clue if what I have is commercially protected, so I'll just dump what I have there (I'll make my own folder so it doesn't get mixed up with others) so you can check and then move what you think is ok to the main folder.


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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:05 pm 


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Pixel_Outlaw wrote:
Please, do not put commercially protected games in there. :wink:


main folder wrote:
Touhou 8 - Imperishible Night
Touhou 16 - Hidden Star in Four Seasons


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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:40 pm 


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donluca wrote:
I have no clue if what I have is commercially protected, so I'll just dump what I have there (I'll make my own folder so it doesn't get mixed up with others) so you can check and then move what you think is ok to the main folder.


Moved the contents, thank you.

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Pixel_Outlaw wrote:
Please, do not put commercially protected games in there. :wink:


main folder wrote:
Touhou 8 - Imperishible Night
Touhou 16 - Hidden Star in Four Seasons


:|


Fixed immediately. :oops:
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
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Many thanks for these. I failed to find quite a few of them while I've been looking recently.

Just a thought. Some of these developers have still-active websites and the games are easy to find, it would be a shame to hurt any doujin/indie dev. Of the top of my head: Genetos, Hydorah, Kenta Cho's, x_x games (Blue Wish _, Eden's _; in Japanese but clear-ish links, borderline).

I have a folder of freeware stuff, but very limited internet. I'll have to see how this develops for now.

EDIT: Interesting link with freem. Most of the site is translated, but need 'premium' to sort the ~150 'danmaku' by popularity! It'd be tough to find the good ones (and I've not had much luck with applocale-type software).
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 1:14 am 


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Krushal wrote:
Many thanks for these. I failed to find quite a few of them while I've been looking recently.

Just a thought. Some of these developers have still-active websites and the games are easy to find, it would be a shame to hurt any doujin/indie dev. Of the top of my head: Genetos, Hydorah, Kenta Cho's, x_x games (Blue Wish _, Eden's _; in Japanese but clear-ish links, borderline).

EDIT: Interesting link with freem. Most of the site is translated, but need 'premium' to sort the ~150 'danmaku' by popularity! It'd be tough to find the good ones (and I've not had much luck with applocale-type software).


Maybe we should make it policy to include a link to the developer's website. :)
I understand what you mean. We want people to continue visiting their websites of course...
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:57 am 


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I just gathered a bunch of shmups I had. Should all be free/shareware (and work on Windows 2000). I don't like google drive very much so someone else can re-upload there if they feel like it.

http://www.hyakushiki.net/shmup/filename

where filename would be one of these:

sengokuyou.7z (31MB)
finalboss.7z (5MB)
epicshooter.7z (53MB)
erstkerf.7z (18MB)
defendersofavalon.7z (43MB)
reflex.7z (91MB)
zillionbeatz.7z (28MB)
yalkinastg.7z (1.1MB)
xed102.7z (1.9MB)
xaklogian.7z (24MB)
volcabamba.7z (1.5MB)
ultimatestage.7z (1MB)
twinseeds.7z (39MB)
fuckspace.7z (1.4MB)
adlerzone.7z (250KB)
chaosstream.7z (900KB)
mbs_v11.zip (40MB)

that last one is probably Magical Broom Shooting which was already there for some reason


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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:28 am 


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My page has been up for ~10 years now. Grab whatever you like:

http://sk8tokyo.com/shmup/free.htm
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
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Added Peposoft's MinishoterRS⊿ and GR3 Project's GR3 and GR3 Re-Death. GR3 Project's site went down a long time ago (the people aren't gone though, they're better known as Nigoro now), but fortunately Archive.org has a backup, not of the site itself, but of a site where someone had hosted a dump of the site.
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:31 pm 


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Thanks all!
I'll look through these and get them moved today when I get off work. :)
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rancor wrote:
My page has been up for ~10 years now. Grab whatever you like:

http://sk8tokyo.com/shmup/free.htm


Before I download any of these, will they work on Windows 10 or do I need XP?


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wasilewski wrote:
rancor wrote:
My page has been up for ~10 years now. Grab whatever you like:

http://sk8tokyo.com/shmup/free.htm


Before I download any of these, will they work on Windows 10 or do I need XP?

Haven't tried them all, but all the ones I recognize work on Windows 10.
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:18 pm 


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Thank you for your donations, I've moved them over. :)
If anyone spots anything copyrighted let me know.

I can't claim to know all the games here. 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
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rancor wrote:
My page has been up for ~10 years now. Grab whatever you like:

http://sk8tokyo.com/shmup/free.htm

Many of the links seem broken.


@Pixel_Outlaw:
Tried downloading the new "XP" folder, but after ~1 hr the DL link was still only 25% ready. Any chance you can list the contents individually?
EDIT: OK, my mistake. Have to click on the name, not the icon.
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Krushal wrote:
@Pixel_Outlaw:
Tried downloading the new "XP" folder, but after ~1 hr the DL link was still only 25% ready. Any chance you can list the contents individually?



You should be able to click that XP folder and download the folders within individually..
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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
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Is Star Shooter Maximum 2010 already in the repository? Doesn't seem so.

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/legasysware/20101021/1287657171

https://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/winnt/ ... 84323.html

And by the way, is there something you can do to get rid of the screen tearing or sprite sync issues in Multi Media Fusion games (like that one)?


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 Post subject: Re: Save the XP era doujin games!
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 9:09 am 


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Krushal wrote:
rancor wrote:
My page has been up for ~10 years now. Grab whatever you like:

http://sk8tokyo.com/shmup/free.htm

Many of the links seem broken.


Sorry! All links have been fixed. :wink:

Let me know if there are anymore problems.
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rancor wrote:
Sorry! All links have been fixed. :wink:

Let me know if there are anymore problems.

Thanks, but while some links have been restored, others are still broken.

For example:
Spoiler: show
    Guntrex
    Star Shooter Maximum 2010
    VIO
    ring^27
    Astebreed
    Mujou
    D-Stars
    Dokingan
    Kirisame Blade
    ...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:17 pm 


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There is one I'm looking for that I can find for the life of me.

It was a small window where you simply grazed 1 pixel enemy shots to fire back at some boss.
Each level had a different series of bullet emitters. I think everything was just gradient circles.
It was mouse controlled.

It was like fuze...su... or something...
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