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The Seven Colors: Legend of PSY・S City

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The_Seven_Colors_bin-cue.zip (408.14 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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SevenColorsHackJun21.iso (186.57 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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SevenColorsHackMinivMacII.iso (224.00 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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SevenColorsToast.iso (146.49 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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TheSevenColorsOST.zip (51.71 MB)
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SevenColorsAudio.zip (330.71 MB)
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sevencolorsmanual.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac II

The extremely rare (Multimedia Grand Prix-winning) first game by Masaya Matsuura-- a Macintosh-only first-person point-and-click adventure. It came out on April 23, 1993-- five days before the release of The 7th Guest and five months before Myst's release! (It was even shown at an exhibition in 1992, a year before Journeyman Project.)

The game's interface is all in English, but all dialogue is written in Japanese.

The original untampered game is still unable to run correctly on SheepShaver, Basilisk II or Mini vMac II due to limitations in Audio CD playback. In the original game set-up, music from the Audio CD partition plays in-game. Please download the hacked version to run it, if you are not running on real vintage Mac hardware.

03/13/19 UPDATE: Translation finished and completely implemented! Will be uploaded soon.

It works best on Basilisk II running Mac OS 7 and Mini vMac II running System 6.0.7 or 6.0.8-- the frame rate on SheepShaver is worse, and audio delay always happens.

Description from manual:

Welcome to PSY•S City. This CD-ROM is an adventure game software designed based on the world of the pop music group PSY•S, and can be enjoyed by the people of all generations. Enjoy the adventurous heart-searching journey in PSY•S City full of poetry, graphic and music.

This story starts in the heaven city up above PSY•S City. Residents of the heaven city are the angels who are sent to guard the earth. One day, a hasty angel, so inadvertently dropped the important Seven Hearts the govern the night. One of the seven, the Purple Heart has accidentally fallen into your hands. At the appeal of the Purple Heart, you have so kindly decided to go on an adventurous journey to seek for the rest of the lost hearts in order to retrieve the night in PSY•S city. However, getting all the hearts back is not good enough to bring back the night to the city. You have to put all the collected hearts in the mailbox that connects PSY•S City and the heaven city and return them to the angels. But where is the mailbox? In the course of the journey, you will find it. A touching last scene is waiting for you who have safely accomplished the task.

Original manual scans & art here.

Promotional music video from Music in Your Eyes here.

Full version of Music in Your Eyes here!

Use Toast or similar and the bin/cue pair to burn a physical CD that contains both the game and audio tracks.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

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HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2019, March 13 - 11:55am

Send me an e-mail at legotronn2 at gmail! : )

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2019, March 13 - 11:54am

Heehee, the game from late 2015 to late 2016 was me working on translating and implementing! : )

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2019, March 13 - 11:53am

Woah! Sorry, everyone-- yes, I DID get back in December 2018. : ) And I JUST got the final piece necessary to complete my translation! And yes, that means music is translated and EVERYTHING. (You can listen to my sister singing the themesong here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj6kyhdQ9d0) If anyone would like to talk to me about it, just e-mail me at legotronn2 at gmail. : )

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, December 3 - 6:48am

What I'm gathering from other sources (YouTube and... comments from YouTube) is that the original uploader who happens to be one of the fellows behind that translation project, that they've been away since the end of 2016.

Doesn't quite explain the gap from late 2015 to then, but then we are all busy with life circumstances. Especially for uncompensated efforts.

He should be getting back soon? Perhaps he'll have something to say about the translation effort once he is.

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, November 19 - 1:55am
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I'm also interested in the translation. Though it has been quite a few years.

I suppose anybody with Director 3.1.x could modify the source files and do a translation of their own, if the effort discussed below happened to stall out.

ThinkIndifferent's picture
by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, July 11 - 2:10am

@HomeStarRunnerTron Did you ever finish this? Would love to play it in English!

baku's picture
by baku - 2015, September 16 - 2:11am

Wow how did I not notice this before?

It really is amazing how many unknown Japanese computer games are out there waiting to be uncovered.

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2015, August 14 - 12:35am

Just so everyone's aware, I'm nearing completion on an English translation of the game. Took quite a bit of money to hire a translator, so... fingers crossed! : )

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by mrdav - 2015, June 8 - 7:52am

I have reconstructed a bin/cue image of the CD based on the 2nd and 4th external download images, and have uploaded to the internal server. The iso in the 2nd external DL is not an exact copy of the game partition of the original CD. It contains Desktop DBs dated 23rd May 2015. It also contains an extraneous item called TheVolumeSettingFolder which should not be present (I have deleted it from the copy I used for the bin/cue). For the information of anyone wanting to make an exact image of the game partition of a mixed mode CD, all you need to do is to eject the audio partition after you insert the original CD and then use Toast to create an image of the remaining game partition (and lock the newly created image immediately before mounting it)

Defender's picture
by Defender - 2015, June 3 - 1:29pm

Alright, I'm on it. That intro gets a bit poetic, but I'll do my best. Wink

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2015, May 30 - 11:52pm

Having help would be unbelievable. I can actually edit all the graphics and sounds in the game, so anything you're able to translate can actually be implemented. Here's three things that desperately need a little elucidation. 1) The intro narration http://www.skyetheguy.com/DoubleOOP/SevenColours/psysintro1.png http://www.skyetheguy.com/DoubleOOP/SevenColours/psysintro2.png http://www.skyetheguy.com/DoubleOOP/SevenColours/psysintro3.png http://www.skyetheguy.com/DoubleOOP/SevenColours/psysintro4.png , 2) this fortune teller monologue http://www.skyetheguy.com/DoubleOOP/SevenColours/fortuneteller1.png http://www.skyetheguy.com/DoubleOOP/SevenColours/fortuneteller2.png http://www.skyetheguy.com/DoubleOOP/SevenColours/fortuneteller3.png and 3) Any of the six "Clue" tracks in the Audio CD MP3s provided. Since, you know, they're sung in Japanese, they don't really help you find anything you're supposed if you can't understand what they're singing.

Defender's picture
by Defender - 2015, May 30 - 1:39pm

I can do a bit of Japanese if you need some help.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2015, May 30 - 12:27pm

--> use Windows <-----

Yes, there are some things that can only be done (or best done) on Windows. That is the only time I use Windows.

I am traveling at the moment and cannot contribute much until after next week.

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2015, May 30 - 8:45am

*makes a face* You and Mrdav use Windows? Kind of ironic, considering the title of this website. If anyone knows how to do it on a Mac, that'd be much appreciated. Anyway, in a few hours, I should upload a completely playable version of the game! I'm almost done recoding it. EDIT: Aaaand donezo for now.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, May 29 - 4:15pm

I made them with Toast in the past, but they were not very reliable, so I switched over to UltraISO on Windows for BIN/CUE images, with guidance of Mrdav.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2015, May 29 - 1:14am

Sorry, I don't know how to make one on a Mac either. ImgBurn and UltraISO are popular Windows options.

HomeStarRunnerTron's picture
by HomeStarRunnerTron - 2015, May 28 - 11:29pm

No prob, this is first time since, like, 2008 that there's been a bid for this game.

I would, but, uh... I'm not quite sure the best way to go about that. Does Toast make BIN/CUEs?

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2015, May 28 - 11:20pm

Fantastic, thanks for this!

Would you be willing to create a BIN/CUE image of the CD?