It's been known since the update
-Oxidation occurs when the electrons of certain things react with the oxygen in the air and/or water (both are required). When the object reacts to oxygen, it gains oxygen electrons and loses some of its own, sometimes losing hydrogen (if this is the case it is known as s redox reaction, where 2 types of reaction happen at the same time). In .flow:
-The oxidation process can be interpreted as corruption (oxidation itself is classified as a type of corrosion in real life) or a corrupting force. An evil which reacts with the purity of Sabitsuki's world and corrupts it until it withers away.
-Mostly present in the game, blood contains iron; and it's also possible to become oxidized, turning to a deep brown color similar to iron metal rust.
-Following the disease theory, Sabitsuki might suffer from a disease that oxidizes the iron in her blood, or that the oxygen in the atmosphere harms her in a way.
-If that's the case, then the maid's mask might be for Sabitsuki's protection and not the other way around
-Alternatively, she might suffer from a disease that prevents or diminishes the oxidation of her blood. Also alternatively, Rust might have stopped her blood oxidation by reducing the amount of iron in her blood (acquired or self induced anemia), thus preventing her cells from carrying oxygen. This might explain her pale and weakened appeareance
-Air and water or damp air in general are required for rust to form. In the game, some examples of water are: the watering can effect, the snow world's snow, the town harbour, the sea, the sewers, the wastewater lake and the submarine world, with oreko providing another hint at water related imagery (helmet)
-Sabitsuki's name means "covered in rust", and Rust is self explanatory. Considering they are both the same girl and given the vague tone of the game, her names might actually refer to states (of being or mind, i don't know), with "Sabitsuki" alluding to her being in the early stages of rust, and Rust implying she has deteriorated to the point of becoming rust completely.
-When a substance rusts, it becomes weaker over time until its integrity is so damaged it can turn to dust with a simple touch.
-Sabitsuki's main weapon is an iron pipe. Iron being the most common and susceptible material for oxidation.
-Rusty objects and places are prominent in the game, some being: Sabitsuki's iron pipe, tubes in the sewers, wastewater lake, neighbourhood pier, etc.
-Rust and Sabitsuki can be seen as foils to one another. Sabitsuki is physically healthy but weak of mind by not being able to withstand memories of traumatic experiences (blocking them away in inaccesible rooms) or twisting the nature of certain memories by remembering them differently from reality, or the fact that she needs fantastic creations to help her traverse her world (effects). Rust's mind is relatively stronger not only by being capable of accesing these rooms, but also by "picking up" or accepting these painful memories, taking realistic damage by chasers instead of getting trapped in an area where she can use effects to escape, remembering things the way they actually happened or daring to imagine them with her gaining the upper hand, and restricting the use of effects which renders her vulnerable (like in the real world); however, she is visibly unhealthy
-In the Deterioration event, Sabitsuki is unable to trigger it and she walks into a dark room unable to see, she then walks out. Rust however, can see clearly what the event is about.
-Not only that, but the event itself depicts a kaibutsu Sabitsuki with a pipe in hand aproaching slowly an unsuspecting Sabitsuki sleeping on her computer keyboard
-maybe sabitsuki isn't able to see this event because in her current state of mind she is yet unsuspecting of the evil inside her, or she has set a mental block as protection mechanism similar to the ones in the empty box rooms, or is in denial.
-Rust on the other hand can see perfectly what happens, however, instead of the kaibutsu Sabitsuki harming the real Sabitsuki, she notices Rust and proceeds to hit the barrier aggresively trying to reach her. This might mean that the inner evil acknowledges Rust as a stronger version of Sabitsuki's mind and considers her a threat to be eliminated. Or perhaps realizes that the normal Sabitsuki has evolved to Rust and now she must be targeted.
-maybe sabitsuki can't accept the fact that the one responsible for her demise is a part of her, while Rust understands this and is even willing to confront that part of herself
lmao lol_rust is fucking around as a vtuber now:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuxwwVWrbQs
He has another video doing some kind of gameplay of a fucked up game. (as expected of lol_rust)
Youtube auto english subs are surprisingly decent, you can understand what he's talking about. Same with the first video.
Fucking incredible. I was expecting an avatar with a gas mask but this works too.
He has some kind of charm, liking his channel so far.
I wish he did a .flow run with commentary for juicy info
Oh god that's exactly what he's talking about now, he might do a .flow commentary video, and some other "derivation works" of yume nikki I think
A theory on the slime effect: it represents Sabitsuki's self-hatred. She thinks of herself as no better than sewer sludge.
I ported .flow to a newer, better engine.
TL;DR: .flow is now not a pain in the ass to play and you just need locale emulator.
so what the fuck changed?
-Game no longer starts in fullscreen mode (This triggered a directdraw error on most machines and you needed to download a special fix to unfuck everything up)
-Engine updated to RPG Maker 2k3 1.12a
-Adds a bunch of graphical options (F5 Key)
-Game no longer looks like ass on fullscreen due to better upscaling and shit.
-Better overall performance
-Easier installation. (just download, unzip and play with jp locale)
-Game can now be played using a controller. It should detect it automatically.
(Left is port, right is the og one, you were stuck with that tiny ass resolution.)
"start" is misspelled as "stert" on shinsoku neko
It's been like this since always, anon.
lol is not very good at english and translators keep it like that.
The DL has been updated to fix a lag bug in the Smile area
thanks man! I hated it opening in full screen.
You could maybe tell lol_rust what you did so he updates the main .flow, he's pretty open to english comments
I don't mind writing the request in japanese if you guys want, but I don't use twitter so it's up to you to deliver it.
Game still needs 2k3 RTP to be run, this can be fixed by adding "FullPackageFlag=1" to the RPG_RT.ini file
Quite interesting. I've litteraly never experienced those problems at all
Yeah he's playing through the game and "vaguely explaining things" (The title of the vid).
What that means is that he's talking about how he developed the game, occasionally mentioning how he designed things relative to Yume Nikki and showing how the effects work and how to do some puzzles.
Part 2 is up: https://youtu.be/Iv0TwV2QG2w
Thank you, this playthrough should be kind of a big deal for the .flow fanbase after all
lol_rust thanked the guy for translating so I think he just hasn't realised that community translations are turned off, instead of turning them off purposefully to discourage foreigners.
lol_rust is nice
he's always been nice to non-jp people, he even usually tries to reply to english tweets in english.
Not like he turned them off, they were turned off by YT. Yah.
please someone help me play this fucking game. I cant take it anymore hours of troubleshooting. I have been told to use EASYRPG which loads the game, but i immediately get error messages saying missing charset etc, and all the textures are missing. Please PLEASE PLEASE someone help, im at my wits end, feel like im being gaslighted because every googlesearch leads me to people saying "EasyRPG just werks" but it really fucking doesn't. THanks in advance
nevermind. i figured it out now.
Sabitsuki is a slut
I recently finished .flow but i forgot to make a second save before discarting my effects, so now im stuck with rust. Could someone provide me with a save with all of the effects?
I would like to keep exploring but I really don't want to have to find all of the effects over again.
I am playing on v0.194
Here's a link to the soundtrack video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSJQZNFYV8Y
Technically it doesn't have all the BGM used in the game, but all the essential tracks are there.
Just use the walk through walls glitch and get all effects in the debug room.
LOL_RUST finished or not? What do you think?
Are you sure you can do the chair menu glitch while being rust? because pressing shift doesn't make me sit
Anyone know of an old 4-panel comic of Madotsuki and Sabitsuki saying something in the first two panels in unison, and then comically faceplanting their desk/keyboard? I saw it literally years ago on tumblr, but I can't find it again anywhere I'm looking.
fortnite (she has several victory royales)
Someone posted a download of v0.07 Japanese on the .flow wiki. Grab it while you can! This needs to be archived!https://mega.nz/file/XlggwKSA#LrD4j33eehkhQAAPWcWWTDqUm6aBXQRWAto1hNtrpZs