Sonicomi first partial patch release

Update: Links are dead, no plans to reupload since an official release is being worked on by JAST USA.

Hi everyone,  hope you haven’t forgotten about us, we are still living (somehow)  and I am coming here with some good news.

First, after a hundred of delays (almost 5 months from the original planned date) for a million of reasons we finally bring you the first partial patch, you can grab it here:

Patch for PC: https://mega.co.nz/#!ulVQSaTC!3WKFCl8yyRTGuAQuahFUiCNOX61JvWsGWnHOuvQUSjY

Patch for PS3: https://mega.co.nz/#!LoUxjTDK!Cj0DgSDJp1arl3ZZv9fofLZ4er67MXkW_8igouocv_Y

Thanks a lot to all the collaborators:

Pichu – Script translation

Dalam – Editor

Korosszeg, TracReed  – Image editors

Okarin – Image translation and helped me a ton with technical stuff

And the beta testers (with a special mention to ILHayate) .

Instructions: Just run the installer and follow the instructions. Same for PS3, just run the installer, patch the game and copy it to your PS3, you can use whatever method you normally use to split(or copy) the files to your PS3  just be sure to delete the game from  your console beforehand if you already have it.

Known Bugs

PC Version

Backlog looks  extremely  awful practically unreadable. Unfortunately this is non-fixable for now.

Text may looks strange  for some users because of the font. Non-fixable for now.

Sonicomi mode cuts off a line in some cases. Will be fixed for next patch.

PS3 Version

Text may looks strange  for some users because of the font. (Non-fixable for now.)

F.A.Q.

  • Why the patch is so big if you just translated  around ~15 – ~20 mins in-game ?
    • Short answer, technical stuff. Long answer, I wanted to make the installer as easy as possible,  send me an email  and Io can give you the details if you are interested or if you think you can help. The good news is that the following patches should be around the same size.
  • YOUR TRANSLATION SUCKS!/ YOUR EDITION SUCKS!/etc
    • You are absolutely welcome to help us if you think you can do better, we have a ton of open positions  🙂
  • When are you going to release the next patch?
    • Stay tuned,  in the following days we will make an announcement, for now  you can say we are stalled and no next release in sight.
  • I found a bug, where can I report it ?
    • You can go and report it to our forums  (you don’t require subscription just please don’t abuse) http://trac.novaember.com/. State the problem you found and add as much information as possible, preferably with a screenshot. Looks like Trac’s forum is down, for now please leave a comment.
  • Can I distribute a prepatched pirated game ?
    • Well, I know we can’t force you not to but I really ask you guys not to do it, we are (somehow) against piracy and the patch for the PC game should work just fine with the original version.
  • Which version  do you recommend, PC or PS3 and why?
    • Well… it is like comparing a PS2 game with a PS3 game, if I were to select between the 2 of course I would select the Ps3 version.  Plus the Ps3 version has a lot of more costumes, a couple of more endings and the quality is absolutely awesome compared with the PC version, the downside is of course that you require a jailbroken PS3.

Calling out beta testers for partial patch

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Patch is closing up, we will enter a period of closed beta for the first partial patch and I somehow lost track of beta testers applicants  so if you applied before as beta tester please send me an email (Sir.Lancelot-sama@outlook.com) with the following info:

  • Date you applied (if possible send me the original email where you applied).
  • Nick Name/Pseudonym
  • Please answer the following questions:
    • Which version are you interested in? (PC/PS3/Both)
    • Do you own the original game?
    • Are you going to be available to help in testing in January/February?

Since this patch will be about ~20 mins of game we just need 3/4 testers and 1 backup  for each platform. The mechanics to select the beta testers for this patch will be:

  • Date of application (Beta testers that applied first will have more chance of being elected)
  • You own the original game (we don’t support piracy and encourage everyone to buy the game so if you have the original game you have more chance of being elected)

F.A.Q

Does this means only “selected” people will have the first partial patch?
Absolutely not, after the closed beta finishes and we clean most bugs/problems we will release a public partial beta patch for everyone.

How much does the patch cover?
About ~20 mins in game, up to the opening video before the tutorial

I don’t own the original game, do I have any chance  of being elected?
Yes, you do, but again we encourage everyone to buy the game to support the creators.

How can I import the game?
There is this useful guide from /a/, read it carefully and all your questions will be answered. link

My PS3 is not jailbroken, do you suggest to import the game and apply your patch?
Well, unfortunately not, this patch will only work with a jailbroken PS3  cfw 4.56+

Why are you guys so slow?
Lack of staff, specially image editors and translators, almost  every image editor runs away when they see the amount of work and applicants for translation go MIA after they see the total script lines…

I don’t have Image edition/translation skills, how can I help to make things move faster?
Contact me, I am sure you can help on something, at the very least you can help us spread the word 🙂

I didn’t apply as beta tester before, can I apply now?
Yes.