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Koiken Otome Full Patch Released!

Who will YOU choose?

Who will YOU choose?

 

It’s been a long three years since Defendos, our previous loli-loving leader, asked me to help him with a Visual Novel project he wanted to start. Little did I know that this project would be plagued with so much real life misfortune. Thanks to the hard work of our members, past and present, we’ve finally reached our goal. I’d like to announce that the full patch for Koiken Otome is now available! Please give a big thanks to nfinite for spending his time to work on not just translation but also our extraction and patching tools. We couldn’t have done it without him!

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Prepping the patch

pandora

Well, we’ve done it. Koiken Otome is now at the stage where we’re ready for release.

We’ll need a bit to:

  • Finalize some lines (two of them).
  • Fix the patcher.
  • Create the patch.
  • Test it to make sure you can get from the start to finish, and that everything has been included (can’t be missing those images for example).
  • Yell at ISP to fix upload speed.
  • Upload the patches to our server.
  • Create the torrents and upload the patches to a file host.
  • And finally to create the post and release the patch to the world!

FAQ

  • We’re using a new method of patching which has reduced the patch size to 27mb for those with the game already e.g. Prologue patch.
  • The pre-patched version will be around 4.3 GB in size.
  • There will be a pre-patched torrent and a pre-patched DDL. There will also be a DDL for the patch files only.
  • We’re not being licenced by MangaGamer, JAST or SekaiProject. I hate these companies with a passion.
  • We’ll take as long as we want to release our final patch. This is our baby that we’ve been working on for the past 3 years.
  • Comment filter is set to as high as possible.

Our current status

Due to this being the month of hell (exams and assignments) progress on editing is currently stalled until May. Once I’m free (second week in May) I’ll be taking over editing on common and looking to release either the same month or the beginning of the next (but don’t quote me on that). Common is currently being quality checked and my edit will be considered final.

There are a few things various members will be doing between now and then: Read more »

Hey FlyingPantsu, is that a 100% I see?

common1If you’ve taken a look at our progress on the Koiken Otome page you’ve probably noticed that translation has reached 100%. No, this isn’t a typo or some error. Koiken Otome has been fully translated into English. I’d like to give a big thanks to nfinite who, despite being swamped by real life commitments, has managed to translate most of common. Another thanks goes to accorda who took over for a little when nfinite was busy.

Unfortunately, this is where the good news gets put on hold slightly.
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Hey FlyingPantsu, anyone alive over there?

The summer months were a lot busier than we expected them to be. As it turns out, people continued to be busy over the summer holidays (people finding work etc).
So what’s happening with the project?

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Our current status

touko_01

Firstly, to answer the question that a lot of people have been wondering:

No, we are not dead.

To quote from accorda05 on Reddit earlier this week, this is the reason why it looks like we’re making no progress and why we aren’t bothering to update the progress on our site:

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We’re still alive + Recruitment

Hey all, just a short post to say that we’re still alive and working on the project. I’ve been too busy to write any posts, but you’ll find that I update the Koiken Otome page around twice a month now. If you need anything, we’re still active on IRC and can be contacted there.

I’d also like to point out our new recruitment positions that have just became available, thanks to the completion of the editing on Yves. We’re looking for new Quality Checkers to join us and proofread this route, skipping Prologue and Common. If you’re interested, and as always, you can contact us on IRC to apply or for more details.

Weekly Update 26/02

Again, I’ve skipped some updates due to there not being anything new to add. It’s the same this week, but I thought I’d inform everyone.

  • We’re moving to Wednesday updates now, since Defendos has more time.
  • Prologue is stalled at the Opening, as usual. If Oystein doesn’t return in time, hopefully Defendos will be able to use the files he left behind. We might have to release without it, if necessary.
  • Our Main Route Translator, nfinite, is making some changes to the patcher instead of Translating. When we release our next patch (after Prologue) this new Patcher should mean that you only have to download the changed files. The changed files are around 500 MB in size, whereas the Prologue Patch will be around 1.7 GB for the patch alone.
  • As usual, our current status can be found on the Koiken Otome page.

Weekly Update 08/02

I skipped last week’s update due to there not being much. Here’s this weeks:

  • Nfinite, our Translator for Common, has been on holiday this week and thus no progress has been made (unless he was working offline while he was away).
  • We are currently a Translation Checker and Editor down due to RL circumstances. You can expect progress to be slower until these are resolved.
  • The Prologue Patch is currently waiting on a few images fixes and the Opening Video. We’ll keep you updated on the progress of these.
  • There has been low progress on Yuzu this week but it looks like they are working offline and have yet to upload anything.
  • No Progress on Yves editing due to this being a busy week for the Editor.
  • I’m from the UK so my date format is Day/Month.
  • I’d like to give a thank you to JeMhUnTeR for helping with this site. He made us the banners you see above as well as our ‘Not Found’ page. I hope to abuse him some more.

Weekly Update 25/01

Update 03/02: I’m skipping this weeks update due to there only being one item.

I’m going to be providing a weekly update post here at our site from now on. It’ll mainly just be the same things as the post Defendos does at Fuwanovel.

  • We’re moving to weekly updates for our statuses, either Friday or Saturday. This is mainly because me and Defendos are currently busy with real life. Don’t worry though, we’re always here when needed.
  • Our Mail Server is now operational. There are a few issues to work out but we can send and receive messages. General queries should be sent to [email protected], while applications should be mailed to [email protected] We also have our own personal email addresses which we will mainly use for responses to emails sent to above.
  • Prologue Quality Checking and Editing have now been completed. Stay tuned for updates about the Prologue Patch.