Thursday, March 19, 2009

Replaying Onikakushi-hen with a Matsuri makeover

I've already finished Onikakushi-hen of the Higurashi VN. But now I have a reason to replay it thanks to this patch I found on /jp/.

What the patch does is basically take the original Onikakushi-hen and change it to look more like the Higurashi Matsuri PS2 port by incorporating the character sprites, CGs, music and voices from it.

One sight flaw to this patch is that it isn't compatible with the full game of Himatsubushi-hen I have installed on my PC. Which would normally result in you having to install the Onikakushi-hen DEMO to use it.

However, I discovered a little workaround so it'll work using my install of Himatsubushi-hen.

All I did was create a new folder in my higurashi4 folder. Copy the contents of the patch into it. And then copy over the arc.nsa, icon and default font files from the full game translation patch folder and that's it.

I can now run this patch as a standalone program without needing the actual DEMO itself.


Beyond Benday said...

Hello Nemesis.

I am a great fan of the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Anime and wanted to start with the VN. After i got the full game and translation packet i found your remake patch. It was one of the happiest day in my life:P
So after following your steps i could play it with the remake art and voices. But what bothered me was that it was a Demo so no minigames and stuff. And here is the Question. Will there be a new art/voices patch for Watanagashi-hen? Because after the translation for Watanagashi is completed id very much like to play it with the art and voices again, since i can't go to other arcs:(
Keep up the good work

Beyond Benday

Nemesis Scourge said...

I can't answer that question for certain as I wasn't the one who made that patch in the first place.

At this time I can only assume there will be a compatible Matsuri-esque patch for the other Higurashi chapters when their translation patches are released.

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