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Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« on: September 05, 2021, 05:32:01 pm »

Update By: celcion

Hello, here's a new translation from the Nebulous Translations team; this time around it's a sort of an oddball release, a horror visual novel originally released for NEC PC-8801 MC (the last model in NEC PC-88 series, equipped with CD drive). The work on this game began in 2019, courtesy of cybermind who, while searching for interesting NEC PC-88 games, found out about it and decided to give it a shot. Since the game text strings weren't hard to extract, an initial decision was made to reverse-engineer and prepare a translation. Later on, celcion offered to help and TheMajinZenki translated the script - the rest is history! It's a very peculiar game, so the team hopes you enjoy this horror text adventure in Europe!

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 10:08:44 pm »
It's very very intriguing so far, but how/where do I save?

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 02:18:56 am »
Great job on another translation well done! I'm glad to see more obscure Japanese computer games getting some love.

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 03:33:16 am »
It's very very intriguing so far, but how/where do I save?
Sorry, forgot to mention that, just press ESC key when game prompts for dialogue option and use Numpad keys to select a save slot.

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 01:19:26 pm »
I'm super happy about this patch, I wanted to play this game for many years :)

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2021, 08:27:01 pm »
What an unexpected surprise!  Thank you!

EDIT:
  Don't watch this if you are afraid of spoilers, but it's neat to see this game in action on real hardware, especially using the good old PCE CD drive:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jeRrOA9un8
« Last Edit: September 08, 2021, 08:52:17 pm by Naniyue »

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2021, 04:25:30 am »
I spent about 40 minutes on it, and it's intriguing so far. Congratulations on an unusual release for an underserved platform.

Roughly how long is the game? I don't know how much time I'm ready to invest in it, so I'd love to have an idea.

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2021, 04:31:03 am »
I spent about 40 minutes on it, and it's intriguing so far. Congratulations on an unusual release for an underserved platform.

Roughly how long is the game? I don't know how much time I'm ready to invest in it, so I'd love to have an idea.

It's almost certainly gonna be a 10h + playthrough; the game has 7 endings or so IIRC, there is one point at which the entire game diverges into 2 major routes, and then there are quite a few options to choose from. It took me a while to get through it as well, I was surprised by how long it was. And yeah, this will likely be the only PC88 CD translation ever, I don't think there are any other major games for that particular version; if there is something else, I'm not aware of it. PC88 and PC98 in general have 'tons' of VNs in particular.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 07:14:51 am by cccmar »

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Re: Translations: Mirrors PC-8801 English translation released!
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2021, 12:34:29 pm »
I think there's one other game for the CD attachment called Dios. It's also by Zainsoft, which I think might've been more of a b-side company.