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Japanese uploads

Here's what I have which I will be uploading over the next few months. I'll make scans of the manuals and packaging too.

Japanese originals:
The Tower
Typing Fighter II
Tenka Touitsu
Yellow Brick Road
Alice
L-Zone
Small House
Cosmology Of Kyoto
Horror Tour
Gadget Kanzenban
beatmania da
The Typing Of The Dead
Puyo Puyo
Puyo Puyo Tsu
Puyo Puyo Fever
Kids Box (Pippin game but works on OS 9)

Localizations:
Hellcab
Iron Helix
Mechwarrior 2
Spaceward Ho
Myth The Fallen Lords

Unfortunately I seem to have misplaced the box which contains my adult software which means no JAV porn for now... but I promise I'll upload them as soon as I find the box. (That's what happens when you have too many boxes of crap!!)

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Would be nice to see the items here. If there is already an entry available for one of the games,
please add it to the existing page.

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Another hint:
When I detected, one of my non-English uploads had an English counterpart,
I used its English title to create the page.

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The games ripping is going fine, however there's a problem with the game Alice

First of all it's one of those games with a separate partition of audio tracks which doesn't seem to rip properly with Toast

Secondly it doesn't work, I tried the disc on both my G4 laptop and on Basilisk II running Japanese KanjiTalk 7.5.5

The problem comes up on both systems, there is a really vague error message in Japanese that just says "the CD could not be verified" which I think may have to do with the separate audio partition

The English version I bought a few years ago worked fine on my G4 so I don't know what the problem is, but I think maybe it needs an older computer with a SCSI CD-ROM drive to work correctly.

And finally the disc is scratched, fortunately most of the scratching is towards the outer edge of the disc but it still was bad enough that Toast give an error message. Unfortunately the game is really rare so I can't replace it.

If anyone has an old Mac and some spare CDs lying around who wants to test it for me, I can try to make a CloneCD rip with Windows.

Here are the system requirements from the box:
Mac II or higher
System 7 or higher
3.5MB RAM
256 colors

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Unfortunately, using Toast with Data+Audio CDs doesn't work for me as well. Mrdav pointed me to the Windows application UltraISO to create bin/cue images off of CD-ROMs containing data track + audio tracks, which works fine for me. But CloneCD, which you're using, should work as well.

Is your PuyoPuyo similar to this one?: MacGarden/PuyoPuyo

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No they are ports of the arcade originals with redrawn high-res graphics, same as the Windows 95 version.

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I suggest that you check for Japanese versions of titles already here, so that you don't duplicate (e.g. is the version of L-Zone that is already here in japanese?)

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I think I found the problem with japanese Alice which is the same problem that plagues many other games from this time. It requires to turn on 24-bit addressing in the memory control panel. So it definitely won't work on current emulators.

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Alice might work OK in the Mini vMac, "Mac II variation" which I think runs only with 24-bit addressing turned on - This emulator crashes if you try to add the MODE32 patch to "cure" the Mac II's, "dirty ROM" issue. It also has a RAM ceiling of 8MB, hence my suspicion.

The afore mentioned separate partition of audio tracks (bin/cue) will be an issue for emulators.

But, archiving obsolete & abandoned Mac software, is more important than whether it can be used under the current status of Macintosh emulation. The future will last hopefully for longer than my limited imagination foresees and eventually such technical issues will be resolved.

So please do archive your copy of Alice. Bin/cue is fine. Imgburn on Windows OS does brilliant rips of Mac CD media with (or without) such partitions.

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I've put up several games so far, but Small House is one of the most interesting as far as Japanese exclusives go. It's a simple point and click where you look around a house for puzzle pieces, and from what I've played there doesn't appear to be any language barrier. There is also a sequel to the game which I'm on the lookout for.

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/small-house

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Well, I have the Refixion titles now, and... surprise!!! Same problem as Alice -_- They dont run at all in OS 9.

In Basilisk II no music plays due to the audio partition, but at least they run. Looks like I'll be needing an old Mac for these too...

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Refixion: works fine on iBook G3 under 9.2.2. Freezes on PowerBook 1400cs.
Refixion II: works fine on iBook G3 and PowerBook 1400cs.

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Interesting. They dont run on my G4 Titanium... I'm using the original CDs. It comes up with an error "not enough memory to run macromind"

Can you try my Alice Japanese version and tell me if that works for you?

http://macintoshgarden.org/games/alice-interactive-museum

Also let me know what model of ibook you're using

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See Alice / Revisions. Screenshots are made on my iBook G3/800 under Mac OS 9.2.2:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/specs/ibook_800_14.html
RAM maximized to 640M. 1700+ games tested without reinstalling Mac OS Wink