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by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 10129

Re: Hacking potential

(Side note: imagine how much better sales (in Japan) would have been if Lunar had been a PC Engine series instead!) Wow. You're right, TSS could have easily worked on PCE. The series might even have a higher profile today if it was released on that system. Lunar 2 probably would have been very diff...
by Shiva Indis
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 10129

Re: Hacking potential

To go off on a little tangent here... I have a theory that the influence of Ayano Koshiro contributes to the different look of TSS. She is a graphics designer who worked for the likes of Falcom and Quintet back in the day, and she is credited in two Lunar games, TSS and Walking School. She did monst...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Genders of historical characters?
Replies: 11
Views: 3690

Re: Genders of historical characters?

This gets tricky since Japanese seldom uses pronouns. Most of what we can say will be based on inference. For example, in Lunar 2 the Black Dragon has a feminine speech pattern, so the likely intention is that the Black Dragon is female. (Or at least that Black Dragon probably is, because I'm pretty...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 10129

Re: Hacking potential

The Austin Powers ones didn't bother me...and you know which ones I actually enjoy? The assorted "Welcome to the Jungle" parody lyrics, which are in multiple games. As for what I don't like, this probably takes the cake: EB contains at least 3 references to the Bobbitt domestic assault cas...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Late news, but a passing in the LUNAR family
Replies: 22
Views: 7613

Re: Late news, but a passing in the LUNAR family

Alunissage wrote:Since you're here... do I remember correctly that you'd transcribed some or all of the drama CDs? Could I get a copy of that if so?

I wrote out the majority of them, but they're in Japanese. You are welcome to them, of course, but I'd need to find the files first.
by Shiva Indis
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete)
Topic: Music in L:SSSC
Replies: 9
Views: 6060

Re: Music in L:SSSC

Emulate the music, then convert it to your format of choice.

http://ocremix.org/chip/12112
by Shiva Indis
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Late news, but a passing in the LUNAR family
Replies: 22
Views: 7613

Re: Late news, but a passing in the LUNAR family

Sad to hear about Rokuro Naya, I remember his work fondly from a few other shows as well. Trivia: he voiced Professor X in the Japanese dub of the 90s X-Men cartoon. As to the relative merits of Naya vs. Yanada, Ghaleon is a somewhat atypical character for Yanada, who often is cast as bruisers or mi...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: TSS audio in videos
Replies: 9
Views: 5292

Re: TSS audio in videos

I've never gotten good audio sync on streaming audio while emulating any Sega CD or Turbo CD game, no matter the emulator.

But perhaps some of you are less likely to resign yourself to it than I am. :mrgreen:
by Shiva Indis
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Coffee Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 11717

Re: Coffee Thread

Packed with protein! A meal in a glass.
by Shiva Indis
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: FF VIII (re)visited
Replies: 27
Views: 7934

Re: FF VIII (re)visited

The major complaints I make about FFVIII I can also direct at FFIX just as easily -- the interesting storytelling is all on the first disk and the rest of the game seems bland and unfocused; the late-game plot twists defy credulity -- but the subject matter and tone of FFIX suits my taste much bette...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Coffee Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 11717

Re: Coffee Thread

My grandparents got a Keurig for Christmas. I didn't have coffee from it, but I did have hot chocolate, and it was alright. What do you two identify as the weaknesses of a Keurig coffee machine? Is it process? Ingredients? Overall taste? Waste? The coffee packs are pre-ground, which definitely limi...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: FF VIII (re)visited
Replies: 27
Views: 7934

Re: FF VIII (re)visited

I find that the term "plot hole" is often used subjectively. I expect it to mean "I found the author's mistake and I could have told this story better", but the issue is often no more concrete than "I didn't like the direction the story went in". Then we queue the argue...
by Shiva Indis
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.
Replies: 10
Views: 4962

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.

A good theory, and one that has been considered,  but Homura has a different witch form seen in video game tie-ins that is apparently considered cannon. Bits and pieces of background info suggest that Walpurgis Night is a fusion of multiple witches.
by Shiva Indis
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Coffee Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 11717

Re: Coffee Thread

Hell yeah, a coffee topic! I guess I'd go with americano, black. Or a drip brew of a nice single-source from Central America - I've gotten fond of that sort of thing. I used to make french press all the time, but I stopped when I got a part time job in a coffee stand. I just buy from there instead. ...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.
Replies: 10
Views: 4962

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a good anime.

Homura for President 2016.


Because what could go wrong?
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?
Replies: 20
Views: 10358

Re: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?

I imagine Sister Sonic would have been a good game -- and short of that certainly an interesting one. In retrospect it seems like a real shame. Curse you, Falcom fanboys! :mrgreen: Every Popful Mail version is telling the same basic story and the level design tends to be similar, but each one has a ...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?
Replies: 20
Views: 10358

Re: Is Popful Mail (Sega CD) overrated?

I like the existential angle this thread is taking, though. Popful Mail, like all things with the potential to give people joy, is as meaningless as the rest of human endeavor. But this is no reason to despair. The only significance anything possesses is what we choose to give it. :mrgreen: I enjoy ...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Extracting
Replies: 6
Views: 4060

Re: Extracting

When I messed around with this, I'm pretty sure I used some XA extractor utility on both Playstation games with equal success. What program are you using?
by Shiva Indis
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Tumblr?
Replies: 11
Views: 7507

Re: Tumblr?

You can all come to my pixel tumblr. I even update it, and I post Lunar.

decadot.tumblr.com
by Shiva Indis
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Ghaleon's Sword
Replies: 7
Views: 3168

Re: Ghaleon's Sword

Thanks! That helps a bit. What about the image you see when you look at it in his inventory? In Lunar 2 wasn't Ghaleon's sword purple? Yes, if I'm not mistaken it's the sword on the top row 2nd from the left. Althena's Sword looks like some kind of flamberge in these icons too, so make of that what...

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