Topic: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

http://store.steampowered.com/app/74588 … r_Seasons/

I figured it was worth spreading the word, there's no English support in the base release as far as I can tell.

I don't do much worth mentioning, but I do contribute to the doujin music side of the Touhou Wiki (My profile) whenever I have the time. (my uploads)

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

Guys, this is unreal. The impossible has happened: dogs and cats are fucking together, communism is going to end next week, and ZUN just got the college fund bill for his kids.


Also:
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 … 18/.123531
AoCF is also coming to Steam too!


MUH TANNED CIRNO FOIL TRADING CARD FUCKING WHEN!?

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

Amazing. The prophecy has come finally true.

Now let us see if he uploads all the older games to Steam, too. Finally I can legally own the games.

4 (edited by tomman 2017-11-14 16:01:52)

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

PSA: the trial version should be up on Steam today: https://steamdb.info/app/752490/


Some extra notes from The Beer God himself:
https://www.gamespark.jp/article/2017/11/14/76810.html
English exceprts: http://steamcommunity.com/app/745880/di … 768244443/


If HSiFS does well in Steam (and no doubt it's going to sell, translations or not everybody wants its legal Touhou - nobody cares about Playism, but Steam is the Major Leagues), he is going to release old games (within limits: forget about EoSD/PCB - no Flan for you!), and the next likely target is Seija's game (ISC)... with a nice bonus: Gold Rush. Y'know, the event-exclusive not-for-sale minigame that has yet to get an official release.


Oh, and new games might have a chance for getting released on Steam too.
Forget about translations: while the publisher is Mediascape (run by one of his close friends), ZUN has absolute control over everything - he is pretty much releasing the same binaries sold at events and doujin shops, nothing more nothing else. As for cards/profile backgrounds/achievements and all that cool shit? NOPE, that's not happening anytime soon (on the plus side it means existing translation patches should work with next to no changes). But then all of that applies to first-party TSA releases. Stuff like AoCF are on a completely different ballpark, and Tasofro gets to pick if they want Steamworks, cards, 'cheevos, proper localizations and all that stuff.


I wonder if all of this could imply that releasing fangames for westerners is now fully sanctioned (leaving aside the failed experiment with Takkoman)...


tl;dr: all ZUN wants is his beer monies. He doesn't care about your $25 foil Tanned Cirno cards, or the fact you can't moonrunes.


Side note: stay the hell away from the community hub for HSiFS: it's heavily polluted by 4chan shitposters. That place needs some serious moderation ASAP.

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

Some helpful slides detailing Touhou on Steam, thcrap, and you: http://thcrap.nmlgc.net/announcements/th16steam.html

6 (edited by tomman 2017-11-18 12:58:34)

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

Good news: the game is finally OUT! BUY! CONSUME! Send all your monies to Japan's top breweries so the man can has his delicious beer!


Bad news: the full version has DRM for no good reason at all. Apparently it's "just" good ol' Steamworks, but this completely breaks the translation patches, and for now the only workaround is to source an "unprotected" executable elsewhere and use the patches with that. A proper solution will take "weeks, not days". (That's "Scenario 4" on the slides... the worst possible outcome, but not the end of the world... once again, it's not shittyass i-hate-my-consumers-you-filthy-pirate Denuvo)


What the hell ZUN, did you went plain lunatic this time!?

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

Thanks for the update on thcrap and the DRM, I found that it wasn't working when I tried it myself but it's good to know they have a plan. I don't know what ZUN considers good sales but it looks like it's going well so far, it's been on the front page under "new and trending" since I bought it yesterday with WAY more reviews than anything else it's up there with. I'm curious how many people unfamiliar with the game will stumble across it due to all this, it's barely been out a full day but I'm really excited to see how the sales go and how ZUN responds.

I don't do much worth mentioning, but I do contribute to the doujin music side of the Touhou Wiki (My profile) whenever I have the time. (my uploads)

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

Nevermind, the devs had no other option but to crack the DRM. And from what I've read so far, ZUN adding DRM might have been an accidental consequence of carelessly adding Steamworks support to the game (there are one-click tools for that, but somehow those default to adding "SteamStub" protection, and well... we all know ZUN ls lazy tongue)


The patches have been updated, no need to source alternate EXEs, and you will still get your Steam cloud saves working.
We return to our normal scheduled beer truck deliveries.

Re: Touhou 16 Steam release date 2017-11-17

Good news then. Once I get my next paycheck it's ZUNZUNZUN time! Oh yeah I'm hyped!