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[PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« on: March 31, 2013, 12:35:54 pm »
Hello,

It's a detective game from Masaya on HuCard. I extracted the script and the gfx some times ago. As I'm nearly done on some other projet, I decided to dust it off.
As far as I can tell, the first image may be the game name and the others may be chapter names






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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 09:08:01 pm »
I actually bought this randomly for my PC Engine when I was in Japan. So I'd love to help.

謎のマスカレード The Mysterious Masquerade

円陣探偵社捜査日記 - Circle Detective Agency Search Logs

龍之介と5人の仲間たち Ryuunosuke and His Five Friends

伝説洋館連続殺人事件 The Serial Murders at the Legendary Mansion

第1章 Chapter 1

殺された死神 The Murdered Reaper

第2章 Chapter 2

狼男の爪 Claws of the Werewolf

第3章 Chapter 3

山神家の伝説 Legend of the Yamashin Family (could be "Yamashin House" or something else, depends on context)

第4章 Chapter 4

消えた相続人 The Disappearing Heir/Heiress (depends on gender)

第5章 Chapter 5

謎の迷路 The Mysterious Labyrinth

Feel free to post more of this and I'll translate it as soon as I see it. Sounds interesting.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 04:35:21 am »
Thx!

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 01:10:47 pm »
I'm back with the script for the introduction (link). The lazy ones can find a video of the game intro here.
I have extracted the whole script ages ago but I just realized that the XML is malformed :/

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 06:16:18 pm »
時は、1921年...<endl/>
事件は、伝説館とよばれる<endl/>
山神家の屋敷でおこった...
The year is 1921...
The case takes place at the Sanjin family mansion, also known as
the "Legendary Mansion"...

その夜、伝説館には、<endl/>
きみょうなすがたをした男女があつまっていた。<endl/>
大広間では、狼男がさけをのみ、<endl/>
ドラキュラが、ダンスをおどっていた。
That night, strange men and women
gathered at the Legendary Mansion.
In the banquet hall, a werewolf had a drink
while Dracula danced.

「...ねえ、おじさまったら、ほんとうに<endl/>
 この仮装舞踏会で、ごじぶんの<endl/>
 遺産相続人をはっぴょうなさるのかしら?」
"...Hey, grandfather. Are you really
planning on revealing your inheritor
at this masquerade ball?"

「...ああ、どうやら、そのつもりらしいな。<endl/>
 それにしても、金もちの気まぐれには、<endl/>
 まったく、つきあいきれないぜ。<endl/>
 俺たちに、こんなかっこうまでさせてさ...」
"...Yes, it seems like he does.
At any rate, I can't stand the
whimsy of the rich. I mean seriously,
making us wear such weird costumes..."


「今夜は、 私のためにあつまってくれて、<endl/>
 ありがとう。 どうだ、仮装舞踏会を<endl/>
 たのしんでくれているかね。 ははは!!」
"Thanks for coming to see me tonight,
everyone. It seems you are all
enjoying the masquerade ball. Hahaha!!"

「さて、それでは いよいよ、<endl/>
 私の遺産を相続してもらう者の<endl/>
 名前を はっぴょうするとするか...<endl/>
 まずは、その前に かんぱいだ」
"Well, it seems that the time has
come for tell you who will inherit my riches, huh...?
But before that, let's have a toast."

「伝説館の夜に、かんぱい!!」<endl/>
「かんぱ~い!」
"To the night at the Legendary Mansion. Cheers!!"
"Cheers!"

「うっ....」
"Ugh..."

「ど、どうなさったの...あなた...」
"W-what's wrong, darling?"

「だんなさま...!!」
"Master...!!"

「きゃあ!! 死...死んで...いる...」
"Kyaah!! He...he's...dying..."

**Note: As I have not played this game, a few of these could be different. For instance, "Master...!!" could be "Honey...!!" (referring to someone's husband). Or the last one could be "I'm dying". Depends on context.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 09:56:24 am »
Here's a quick test with the current font.


The uppercase letters need to be reworked.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 11:16:18 am »
Nice work so far !

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 02:27:05 pm »
Yeah, I'd say it looks pretty good so far. Aside from what you already said, the font kinda reminds me of the one used on the SNES Clock Tower game. Kinda like a typewriter. Which seems fitting for the kind of game it is.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 08:41:33 pm »
Hey MooZ! Nice work ;)

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 07:02:40 pm »
I realized that the menus were missing from the script...


  • いどう
  • ききこみ
  • げんば
  • そうさく
    • しらべる
      • ベッド
      • シャンデリア
      • だんろ
      • ゆか
      • そのた
    • とる
  • なかま
  • じんもん

Here's what I managed to extract so far (link).

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 04:47:47 pm »
  • Move
  • Info (literally "Get Information")
  • Crime Scene
  • Search
    • Examine
      • Bed
      • Chandelier
      • Fireplace
      • Floor
      • Etc.
    • Take
  • Partner
  • Cross-Examine ("Interrogate" or "Question" if space is an issue)

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 02:35:33 pm »
Thanks!

I'll have to shorten some of them.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 08:55:58 am »
Hello! It has been a way too long time.
Here's a test for the main menu. I didn't change the menu routine. The menu items are "hardcoded" into the font.

Unfortunately, "Partner" and "Interrogate" were too long and changed to "Buddy" and "Talk".
I don't know if they fit the game atmosphere.
I will try to remove the line space and put an item per line in order to have a more "formal" menu.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2015, 02:52:26 pm »
impressive work. I like projects that have a better understanding of coding, etc. I'm missing that lol.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2015, 12:11:32 am »
You could use 'Query' or 'Grill' instead of 'Interrogate'

Could replace 'Partner' with 'Aide' or 'Asst.' to fit the atmosphere better?



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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2015, 03:42:23 pm »

The translated introduction text is roughly 400 bytes larger than the original one. Hence the rest is fubared for the moment.

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2015, 07:24:58 pm »
You could use 'Query' or 'Grill' instead of 'Interrogate'

Could replace 'Partner' with 'Aide' or 'Asst.' to fit the atmosphere better?

Excellent suggestions. I had the same thought with "Grill".

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2015, 03:59:01 pm »
I'm back!

Here's a WIP of the menu.

I hope I got the list of "examinable" objects right.
  • まどぎわ : Window   
  • ベッド : Bed       
  • テーブル : Table     
  • つくえ : Desk     
  • いす : Chair     
  • ほんだな : Bookshelf
  • たな : Shelf     
  • かいだん : Stairs   
  • シャンデリア : Chandelier 
  • よくそう : Bathtub   
  • せんめんだい : Sink     
  • ついたて : Screen   
  • だんろ : Fireplace
  • オーブン : Oven     
  • いりぐち : Entrance 
  • どま : Doma     
  • じどうしゃ : Car       
  • いしだん : Steps     
  • ふんすい : Fountain 
  • きょうだい : Sibling   
  • かべ : Wall     
  • ソファ : Sofa     
  • たたみ : Tatami   
  • ふすま : Fusuma   
  • ゆか : Floor     
  • そのた : Other   

I shortened いしだん to "Steps" and not "Stone steps" for size purposes.
どま and ふすま are just "romanized" because I could not find any suitable translation.
For example, there is a real doma in that bloody manor!

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2015, 01:50:52 pm »
Good job :D Hope to get to that platform eventually. What kind of font is that, btw?

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Re: [PCE] Nazo no Masquerade
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2016, 06:34:47 am »
It's completely handmade from the roman characters of the original font.

A small update... I modified the introduction text to make it fit on 4 lines like the original.
I hope it's not completely "butchered".
Code: [Select]
[
  {
    "offset":"0x4de48",
    "text":[
      "The year is 1921# The case\n",
      "takes place at the Sanjin\n",
      "family mansion,also known as\n",
      "the \"Legendary Mansion\"#"
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4de7f",
    "text":[
      "That night,strange men and\n",
      "women gathered there.In the\n",
      "banquet hall,a werewolf had\n",
      "a drink while Dracula danced."
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4ded7",
    "text":[
      "\"#Hey,grandfather.Are you\n",
      "really planning on revealing\n",
      "your inheritor at this\n",
      "masquerade ball?\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4df1d",
    "text":[
      "\"#Yes,it seems like he does.\n",
      "Hell,I can't stand the whimsy",
      "of the rich.Seriously, making",
      "us wear such weird outfits#\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4df7c",
    "text":[
      "\"Thanks for coming to see\n",
      "me tonight,everyone.It seems\n",
      "you are all enjoying the\n",
      "masquerade ball# Hahaha!!\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4dfc5",
    "text":[
      "Well,time has come to tell\n",
      "you who will inherit my riches",
      "huh#? But before that,\n",
      "let's have a toast.\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4e01b",
    "text":[
      "\"To the night at the\n",
      "Legendary Mansion.Cheers!!\"\n",
      "\"Cheers!\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4e03d",
    "text":[
      "\"Ugh#\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4e047",
    "text":[
      "\"W-what's wrong,darling?\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4e05f",
    "text":[
      "\"Master#!!\""
    ]
  },
  {
    "offset":"0x4e06e",
    "text":[
      "\"Kyaah!!He#He's#dying#\""
    ]
  }
]