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Doesn't seem to be a general thread for .flow on the new /fg/ yet, so here

(this is mainly an excuse for me to upload this really cute picture of sabi)
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You know, I have this sort of guideline for interpreting dream-like fiction, and it kind of helped me make sense of things most people scratch their heads over (like David Lynch's movies). So feel free to adopt it if you like.

1. Not everything has to have a distinct meaning. In fact, trying to hard to push a meaning into things is a sure sign of a mediocre writing. There are, however, recurring themes. When there's no exposition, those are the ones establishing the world and telling most of the story.
2. Most of the dreams are wishful (or fearful – you think something bad will happen and then it does) thinking to the extreme. Therefore if, say, we see Sabi get sick in her dreams, it may not necessarily be that she is in fact sick in real life, but it certainly means that she feels sick for whatever reason.
3. Art in general, but expressionsist art like dream diaries in particular, exaggerates like no one else. Therefore whatever you see on the screen could be dialed back a notch or two in the interpretation. [OFF spoilers inbound] Remember Mortis Ghost's interview about the ending where you go against the Batter, and he appears as a monster. He explicitly said that Batter himself didn't change, but he used that artwork solely in order to emphasize the fact that your hero for most of the game is now your enemy. That's a prime example of exaggeration.

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 No.11317[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Shouldn't this be self-explanatory?
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I don't know how to fix your software problem, but you can try resizing your screen when playing 2kki to a smaller size. I think the direct draw error had to do with that.

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 No.229[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

The solution to all your Japanese fangames troubles are in this very thread! Links provided.
Implying you read it carefully and do stuff consequtively. Otherwise, it's your problem.
Still post here if something doesn't work.

There we go:

1) Make sure you have Japanese language installed on your system - what the hell are you doing in /fg/ without that anyway?..
In case you're still here w/out it:
But you most probably have it already.

2) Install Applocale - it works both for XP and Win7.
There is also a patch and some register keys on the same page, install'em all. Well, when you read that page, it's all pretty obvious.
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Ok since the thread last time had a picture and that made it weird, here is a new thread also bonus point here is the game list so far

>>178 Sickmind

>>915 The Looking Glass
>>810 Mewn
>>24 Yume Nisshi
>>852 Anarchy
>>31 N'oubliez Jamais
>>502 The Other Line
>>2068 Divinity Fatum Trilogy
>>1476 R.E.M
>>1991 Mochi Nikki
>>1786 Yumewo
>>2219 CHAIN (Lube's /fg/)
>>1628 nostAlgic and Parade
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You should play Maidnaut, best fangame ever.

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Attention members!

Some new rules to the /fg/ Board are in effect immediately:

1. You will not use another Fangame Creator's materials without his written consent. This applies both to Uboachan Fangames and foreign Fangames.

2. Games are to go through considerable developmental progress before being posted. Members looking for help will post in the appropriate threads. Do remember we have an idea thread, too.

Threads who do not fall under these rules will be either Deleted or Locked, to the Moderation Team's discretion.

Note that while these rules are in effect immediately, they will not be applied retroactively.

Thank you for your time and enjoy your stay.


This is more of a request than a rule, but please don't bump months old threads asking about progress. The OP will post about progress if (or if you're lucky, when) any is made.

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It's Nightmare Castle! A new fangame I made, which is actually more on the traditional side than my other works.

Link here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/wc5qwzqox28nb8x/Nightmare%20Castle1_01.zip

It's got effects, it's got puzzles, it's got treasure, and it's got a dream world for you to explore!

It's basically my side project whenever I can't work on my other games because of stress, etc. I'll update it until I'm sick of looking at it, so it'll never be done.

Here's a few things:
+This game doesn't need an RTP, just download and unpack to run
+This game's in 8 colours with AdLib sound! It's like an early PC-9801 game!
+The game's at version 1, version 2 is forthcoming
+Collect treasure to buy more effects from a randomly appearing shop
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I like how your style changed, but please don't abandon old projects, pic somewhat related.


I've re-orchestrated the track that plays in the Red Temple area to be more in line with my current professional work:



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Looks pretty legit. I'll give this shit a shot.


Man, Noyemi fucking off is still funny when I remember how it happened.

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Thought I'd make a dedicated thread for this game. If there's already a thread for it let me know, but I couldn't find one.

Anyway I hated this game at first and thought it was going to be another boring clone, but it turns out to be really well-made with a pretty neat mystery at the core and some of the best events I've seen. It also updated recently too. For someone who was growing tired of most new fangames, this one really surprised me.
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What where you doing when that happened?


I had just woken her up from visiting the Mansion for the first time.


It's really good, but if I had to make a single critique, it would be that the game is way too labyrinthine, and much of the worlds are way too big. If they were condensed just a bit, this fangame would be absolutely amazing. Does anyone here know if it has an ending?


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No ending, the game is still updating. Anyone else find this girl by the way?


What's the purpose of the mansion basement event, aside from FACE-like creepiness? Is there a way to interact with the caged prisoners in the rooms before it?

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 No.7735[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hey, has anyone heard about this?

>"LcdDem ver.0.030

>This is a “Yume Nikki” fangame.
>This isn’t “Yume Nikki”.

>To those know about/like LcdDem:

Please avoid talking about LcdDem as much as possible. Don’t say anything about it. "

Source: http://psiwolf.tumblr.com/post/48471399826/a-psa-from-koronba-lcddem-producer-psiwolfs

What do you guys think?
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Hey jap


You just have to click on "english" on the left.
>The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is an example of psychological reactance, wherein once people are aware something is being kept from them, their motivation to access and spread the information is increased.


I think he means the fact that he posted the JP wiki, and therefore is probably japanese not that it contains japanese


Hmm well, there have been japanese people interacting with us in this thread for a while, I don't think that could be be considered novel at this point…

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So…how about a thread to report new fangames being made? I haven't seen any new relevant fangames in a while.
If this is too hard just tell me which fangames in production you expect to be completed.
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>Who cares if it makes you popular or not? If you want to make a fangame, go for it.
This. I had tried making fangames many times in the past, to no success. When I finally produced something, I felt proud. Even if it was just generic and lackluster, I was happy with my work. Knowing that a small amount of people have at least tried it is enough for me.


Exactly! If you want to make a fangame, then go for it! I'm working on a game called More Lies that's heavily inspired by Yume Nikki, but I wouldn't call it a fangame. Probably in a similar branch as Fleshchild.


Every professional game developer in the industry.


If you're just in it for attention, you could just as well skip the foreplay and go full Phil Fish now.


Why of course, money is always good and seeking attention is how you sell things.

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Seeing the nice litle activity /fg/ is having, i figure i would point out something a lot of people overlook when theorizing about .flow.

What the fuck does the beginning mean?

I mean the sequence at the start where Sabitsuki is just hovering around in a black void.
When you press Z to continue, the static goes haywire, and the most interesting thing is, the visual effect that appears on the screen when you wake up is used to introduce you to Sabitsuki's Room.

Considering the already weak line between reality and dream .flow has (after collecting all effects you have to dream 3 times in a row (1 time inside your own dream) to begin the last part of the game) the intro sequence screws it even further.

Oh, and when you press Z and when the static is going haywire, Sabitsuki's model shortly changes to a sorta monochrome black haired girl.

Also, i wonder how .flow would play out if it relied less on gore and more on the technological / psychological factor, i really think the game is perfect as it is, just wondering.

Oh, and also.
when is .flow 0.20 going to come out
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You guys may be interested in knowing that lol is working in a short game titled Milya.


To Milya:

>ミーリャちゃん おたんじょうび おめでとう

Happy birthday, Milya-chan.
>わたしたちは あなたのために このお話を 作りました
We have created this story for you.

>ミーリャちゃんは ただ歩きながら

>お話を聞いてくれるだけで いいのです!
All you (Milya-chan) need to do is to walk around and listen to the story!

I just found out when I was sending him the mail that gidan's translation is technically done (all I need is some people testing the dialogues and telling me whether they sound weird or not, I'm not a native).


>Sabi uses PC to go into deeper .flow layers
>you use PC to start the game
>instead of "play" it reads ".flow"
no anon, you were the Sabi all along


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holy SHIT, you're right.

Thank you so much, lolrust-san… I'm finally the white-haired mentally scarred shut-in anime girl I've always wanted to be…


Dreams DO come true…


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bro literally all i got was girl escapes reality because terminal disease and shitty cards dealt and then legs get cut off cause lole ur not infecting the rest of these wonderful people and moral of the story and dedication to yume nikki is somewhere along the lines of "everybody has a reason to dream" the whole pc thing throws me off it seems that is the only thing thats open for speculation everything else seems obvious

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What the fuck happened to fangames in general?

Back when Yume 2kki and .flow were released and continuously updated (2kki will die soon, lol moved on to other stuff) they were very clearly "Yume Nikki fangames".

They had pratically the same style of gameplay (with some fringe cases in some areas or events like the abandoned streets in .flow) and never shied away their influence.
They had a unique aspect about them most of the time, but they still had some similiar gameplay.

Now we have fangames literally based off other fangames (can i even call them that?), stuff like Hell Diary.
I was ranting about this with a friend and he said:

"most people just make plain "horror" games now, walking sims with artsy baitsy aspects"

I guess he was sort of right, not that i hate today's lack of actual fangames, or do i hate today's "fangames" that are actually thinly veiled "horror" games that literally have almost nothing to do with Yume Nikki no sigo porque hablar Inglés es muy difícil putos trolls que violáron el mado check y dubs.
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Programmer didn't want to work on it anymore.


That's a shame. I guess it was fun while it lasted.


Not really related to the topic, but
>2kki will die soon, lol moved on to other stuff
There were a lot of times when 2kki's updates slowed down to a crawl, yet it's still kicking even after 10 years, and if I recall correctly, lol's most recent update to .flow came after he released those other games of his. So it's probably still too early to bury those two.


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but you raise the great question as to why no one has bothered with mugen characters. kinda think someone would have thought of/done/started that by now

according to a DL site lol has linked on their page the most recent (up)dates have been
.flow: 2014-22-11
gidan: 2016-09-23
kidan: 2016-09-20
milya: 2017-05-18

smidge of a difference there. only what, two years. damn.


I guess my memory tricked me after all. Oh well.

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 No.12160[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hey folks, it's me again! And I'm here to show you what was originally a creative draft for what would have been my Dream Diary Jam entry in June.

It is:
-A Yume Nikki styled game, more along the lines of Nightmare Castle than Hell Diary or Amihailu in Dreamland

-Started development today, on top of what was originally supposed to be the PMD Music update to AiD.

-Stars another Dugashoba girl, Maho!

-Tiniest game yet, probably going to be a WHOPPING 10MB when a build releases (if that)

-Cute and useful effects!

-The same setting as Nightmare Castle and the other games in the series
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Yeah it coasts along entirely on the faux PC98 aesthetics, but that's surface level.


>Sending music files to itch.io renpyfags gives as much experience as handling two or more big commercial game releases.
Spare me. Even if they actually were big name studios, spare me.


Sending files to a commercial release is NOT the same as being behind a big commercial release, it would play into her musical experience, not game development experience.


It's just a prank bro


>Dead Meme
I'm very disappointed in you.

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Hi. I'm making a YN fangame titled "ADHD: A Yume Nikki Fangame".
I'm having a little bit of trouble figuring out how the "Wake up" mechanic works.
I'll be looking for the solution right after I have posted this.
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There are lots of websites that offer wonderful music free to use for any kind of projects and they are pretty good even for commercial games.
Do you have a title screen for it? Just curious.


So will this have "effects" or something similar?


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>> So will this have "effects" or something similar?

Well, yeah. it is.

That's kind of a given.
<Section from list in notebook containing planning for this game

>> Please do not make a habit of coming to us whenever there is a problem, do your own research and work.

Sorry. I'm a nincompoot.


>> make two items for each one: they must both be associated to two switches, one of them should have the field box checked, the other shouldn't.

Actually, You might need to elaborate on that, Green.



Kevin MacLeod (incompetech) comes to mind.

Really. Several of his ambient tracks are rather Yume Nikki-like. I came really close to using his music in my own games.

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 No.7886[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Fangames screenshot general, anyone?
I need eyegasm.
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OP, what game is that picture from?



Not op, but the image is from "Miserere" by Owl. It is a pretty cool fangame.



Oh yeah! I remember this game.

Thanks man.


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FOG is my Yume Nikki fangame, made with RPG Maker 2003. This traditional Yume Nikki fangame has more upbeat themes and equippable Perks that can be collected along with Effects.


You should not need the RPG Maker 2003 RTP to play, but if it asks for it, download that too.

The current version is 0.0.2. Although a very preliminary version with 1 character (Leon) and just a few effects, all 12 Nexus doors are available.

Feel free to monetize videos and streams of this game. (Usage rules have just been updated.)
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Forgive me if I'm misunderstanding, but doesn't that mean that, by your definition, about 95% of the fangames on /fg/ shouldn't be called "fangames" because they aren't technically related to YN at all?
Of course, I'm probably just misreading what you wrote, but if not, that just seems unfair.

Now about FOG. I'd say just do what you think works best for it. Don't overthink shit, especially not the story. Just ask "does this work with the rest of the game" and if so, I'd say go with it.
I will say, a lot of recent fangames in my opinion tend to fuck up when it comes to "story". YN was certainly not clear, so I don't know why so many modern games are obsessed with creating an overly complicated story which can only be told through the same things YN already did for some reason. Things don't have to be so deep.

A lot of recent fangames later on in their lives tend to switch over to /og/ even though they're still essentially the same thing as YN. I still consider The Other Line to be a YN fangame even if the author doesn't. I feel it's just a cheap and lazy way at trying to make oneself known, like trying to take credit for YN by saying "This is my Dream Diary game, if you'll notice, my protag doesn't actually dream even though the principles are similar, so it's an entirely different game. Pay me." LISA: The First I'd even consider a YN fangame, which also spawned an RPG series that made the guy rich and now he's in hiding, but it just feels iffy because it's basically just YN but with the rape themes made explicit. Remember who you are and what you came from, etc.


>I don't know why so many modern games are obsessed with creating an overly complicated story which can only be told through the same things YN already did for some reason.
Egotism. People's dicks get hard when they think about how they made some fanfictiony epic that people suck them off for.


LISA was still far more inspired by Earthbound and the author readily admits that. If we follow your logic YN is a ripoff of Mother 1 and LSD Dream Emulator.


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I won't be forgetting my Yume Nikki/LcdDem roots; that's for sure. dreamFOG will still have Effects, despite being a semi-linear puzzle game.

I'll probably only throw in a few storyline twists and ending branches, but it'll basically just be the same old FOG, only redesigned for modern/core gaming and featuring two more Dreamers. It certainly won't have a bizarre tree of story branches or relationship meters like in a visual novel or a dating sim, and it most certainly won't have red herrings or "Guide Dang It" moments.

Interestingly enough, I'm actually not too familiar with Mother/EarthBound. Zelda is a much bigger inspiration for dreamFOG.


The art style is amazing! Can't wait to see where this goes!

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