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Shenmue Chat / Shenmugen Development Thread
« on: October 30, 2014, 10:23:05 PM »


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(Concept art screenshot.)
I'm very seriously toying with the idea of making what you see in this picture. A Shenmue themed Street Fighter II style game, with a massive cast of Shenmue characters (some unlockable), and iconic locations from both games.
This is very achievable using Mugen fighter maker (the project would be called Shenmugen), simply by ripping screenshots from the games in order to create sprite sheets for each character. The moves could then be programmed to emulate real controls from Shenmue (-> -> punch for elbow assault, etc).
It's all fairly easy, but it requires a ton of sprite ripping. So if you feel like lending a hand with this, let me know (you'd need nullDC or another emulator working on your PC). For the rest of you, please tell me what / who you'd like to see in this game!



Project updates:

  • Work has only just started, but we're still very open to the idea of more people helping.
  • We've created a cdi disc image for Shenmue which lets you train on a plain pink background. This makes ripping sprites so much faster. If you're interested in helping gather sprites, I can upload this cdi for people to download and use on emulators.
  • We're currently in talks about which engine / style would be best; Mugen (Virtua Fighter) or OpenBoR (Streets of Rage). Please see the second post for details. Feel free to chime in.

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Shenmue Chat / Dave's Shenmue Images & Memes Archive
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:17:34 PM »
(Re-starting this thread so I can post all the images on it, as requested by James.)

This thread is for all the Shenmue memes I've made over the years. Mostly lame jokes, you have been warned! ;)

I'll post 3 images per post, in order to stop all the images having to load up on the same page when you click on the thread. Enjoy. Please feel free to use any of them, wherever you wish. No credit needed.

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Shenmue Chat / Regarding My Imgur Account for Shenmue Screens
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:32:52 AM »
Just to let everyone know that my Imgur account is going back to unpaid at the end of the month, which means I won't be able to host all the HD screenshots on there. Instead, I'll use this thread to post archive files of screenshots from each stage of the game, when I get a moment.


As for my memes, they should still be available here: http://imgur.com/a/rbNju#0
But let me know if you'd rather I just posted them all on this thread instead.

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Shenmue Chat / Toribash
« on: August 05, 2014, 12:26:08 AM »
I've just started playing this free game called Toribash, which is a turn-based free-form martial arts simulator. You get two dummies, one VS one, and you move their joints each turn to make an attack or a defense. Basically, it's like using two action figures to fight.


The idea with this is that you can create your own fighting styles to defeat your opponent. So of course, my first thought was to try to simulate some Hazuki style moves to see how effective they are. But the game is so damn hard, so I figured if more of us were playing it, we could make a Hazuki Dojo school guild thing, and share joint move patterns that replicate effective moves from the Shenmue games.


Was wondering if any of you play it? Give it a try anyways, it's very unique, and the potential is crazy. Here's a youtube video of a true master's fighting style, shown in a replay against a test dummy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVTM7kH97dU

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Shenmue Chat / A Push for a Shenmue Steam Port
« on: August 03, 2014, 01:05:09 AM »
Tomorrow I'll be tweeting asking SEGA to consider porting Shenmue to Steam, as they have done with some of their other titles. I'm asking you all to do the same.


Recently, SEGA have added more features to some of their Steam games such as achievements and trading cards (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=866135), which shows that they are getting a decent revenue from the digital download avenue. They recently also claimed that "package games" (physical media) sales were down and they believe that particular market to be "softening" (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sega-profits-halved-as-market-for-package-games-so/1100-6421432/), while their apps and such were still selling strong. After announcing that, it seems strange that they would pour extra money into Steam ports, unless those ports are bringing them decent profits.


They've been very friendly with Steam so far, releasing a total of 332 games, DLCs and packages to the digital distribution platform. Steam takes a smaller cut of the profits than XBLA for example (I'm not 100% sure about that, but I believe it's true), and Steam digital downloads are more popular than console digital downloads at this moment in time. Moreover, as Shenmue was developed on a system that was Windows-based, it seems like porting it for Windows might be less costly than making it run on PS4 or X1 architecture.


A lot of this is conjecture, but either way, a Steam version of Shenmue would certainly be popular. Steam has a massive, rapidly increasing user base who love retro games. Many Steam players don't get about graphics, they care about inventiveness, story and gameplay. It is my opinion that a great deal of Steam users would pick up Shenmue purely to see what all the fuss is about. Additionally, as we are a devoted community, we would ensure that the front page reviews were all positive, to encourage more purchases of the game.


It seems like a profitable possibility for SEGA to port Shenmue to Steam, and it could be exactly what the series needs in order to increase our fanbase and ensure that SEGA opens their eyes to the potential of Shenmue 3. I'll be tweeting to SEGA, Steam, SEGA communities and gaming media outlets with the pleas to port Shenmue to Steam, and I'd love it if as many of you as possible could do the same.

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Shenmue Chat / Shenmue Battle Thread
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:55:46 PM »
Shenmue inspired forum game time! Here's how it works:


1) I post the name of a character
2) You post the name of a character who could beat that person up, under certain circumstances (the funnier the better).
3) Next person replies naming another character who could beat up the previous character under new circumstances.


And so on.

So I'll start with ... Tom!

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Shenmue Chat / Campaign Idea: Vine Videos
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:19:53 AM »
Twitter seems to love Vine. The short videos play and loop really easily on Twitter, and show up straight away, unlike some pictures which require you to click on a link to view. They have the potential to go viral much quicker than pictures or youtube vids.


So I propose that a bunch of us make some vine videos for the next Shenmue campaign. Anything from Charlie being hit in the face with a ball, to a funny glitch, or an awesome combo of moves. Something that other gamers will see and relate to.


What say you?

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Shenmue Chat / Capsule Trade Agreements and Strategies
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:12:12 AM »
I was thinking, if we each saved our money for 2 sets of capsules (for example, SEGA and Vehicles), we'd complete those sets and have doubles ready to trade very early. Then, people know who to come to if they need to trade in order to complete a set. It also decreases the random variable, because we'll be trading for toys to make up collections rather than shooting wildly in the dark so to speak.


So I will concentrate on the following sets:
Virtual On
Animals
Outtrigger


Right now I have: 0 doubles

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Shenmue Chat / VMU Saves (Emulation)
« on: July 06, 2014, 01:13:59 AM »
What's up everyone!


Recently I've been thinking it would be great to have a running database of VMU saves (both NTSC and PAL) for as many points in Shenmue as possible. This will help people to quickly get to scenes they want to see, gather media, and hack / translate parts of the game more efficiently.


So this thread will serve to store urls for loads of VMU bin files (eg: vmu_data_port01.bin) in an easy to follow database. Eventually it could be made into a page on my website for easier access and organisation, but for now I figured a thread is a good starting point. I decided to post it here instead of at the Dojo in order to encourage more interaction and traffic on this site, which I believe is going to be very interesting eventually. I will post the list on the Dojo at some point later, though.


So if you have any .bin files, please post the link here and let me know at which part of the game the 3 saves are at, as well as any other details that might be pertinent. I'll also post up pre-hacked saves on this thread, such as saves with lots of money, saves at hacked times, etc.

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Shenmue Chat / Ine-San Daily Allowance?
« on: July 05, 2014, 04:57:35 AM »
Are there any plans to give X yen per day to each member? I was just thinking, it would keep members logging on each day to spend their yen on capsules, games, etc.


Incidentally, how's everyone's collection coming along? I have 3 capsules that I never found in game! lol

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Shenmue Chat / Capsule Toy Buy Bug?
« on: July 04, 2014, 03:11:26 AM »
I've tried twice now, and it seems to just take my yen and tell me I don't have enough change to buy one. I can't see anything in my inventory yet. Just reporting in case it's a bug.

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Shenmue Chat / nullDC Cheater Codes
« on: July 04, 2014, 02:04:34 AM »

I decided it's about time I shared my rapidly-increasing library of Cheater codes I've found recently. So here they are.


These codes will work for nullDC Cheater, on the NTSC version of Shenmue I (the codes may only work on disc 1). They won't work for undub, and I'm unsure if they work on Gameshark / Game Genie either. You can get null DC cheater from here. This program is in German, however, so you might need to tinker around with it until you get what all the buttons do. You'll also need to rename the cheater .exe file to match the name of you nullDC version .exe. So for example, my nullDC exicutable is named "nulldc," so I had to rename the cheater to "nulldcCheater." Remember to also click "trainer is aus" to turn it on once you've added the codes. Any further questions, just post here.


If you have any codes you've found yourself, please post them here and I'll add them to the list. You might be able to find codes that do other things by editing some of the existing codes, so good luck on your search! Most codes can be changed by editing the last string of numbers. For example, from 00000001 to 00000002 might cause the code to do something else.


Inventory and Menu Cheats

Money: 01220A38 0000FFFF - (Tens of thousands of Yen)
More money: 01220A39 0000FFFF - (Millions of Yen)
Tokens: 01220A3B 0000FF9B - (Thousands of tokens)
Tokens +: 01220A3C 0000FFAA - (Even more tokens)
Walkman Continuous Play: 002171FD 00000000 - (Lets you play your walkman while walking around. Great cheat!)


Combat


70 Men Defeated Count: 01225820 00000050 - (Adjust the number of enemies defeated. Can bring out the bosses early. Use 0171BC01 00000050 if this doesn't work.)
70 Men Ryo Texture: 0171C19B 00004A18 - (Swaps Ryo's texture during the 70 man fight. Count use some work to find other useable textures) *
Enemy Health - 009A8FBC 000000FF - (Gives certain enemies unlimited health. Tested most on the Charlie fight next to the bulldozer.)
Fight Blur Distance - 0078937A 0000FFFF (Increases or decreases the distance of the blur when attacking.)
Infinite Health: 011F44E8 0000FD7F - (Infinite health. Might need to adjust "4E" depending on the scene. Could use a better code.) *
Infinite Health (70 Man Battle): 0171C19B 00007900 - (Unlimited health against the 70 men, bonus fight only.)
Long Fuku Fight 1: 0022575C 0000000A
Long Fuku Fight 2:  0022575D 000000D7
Long Fuku Fight 3:  0022575E 00000063
Long Fuku Fight 4: 00A365E2 00000000
Long Fuku Fight 5: 00A36F7C 00000059
Long Fuku Fight 6: 00A376A3 00000000 - (Good for practice. Change both sparring partner's health, and perhaps extend the time limit of the fight with Fuku.)
Move Animation Change: 00A1129C 0000000A - (This one makes Pit Blow look as if it's been blocked. Change some numbers to make other animations when performing a move.)
Move Improvement: 01226129 00000015 - (Improves move one of your moves. Change to improve others.)
Move Mastery: 01225A95 00000003 - (Masters one of your moves so that it changes the animation. Chance to master others.)


Time and Weather


Calendar Month: 01225229 0000000B - (Set the current calendar month. 1 = Jan, C = Dec, etc. Some months missing.)
Calendar Day: 0122522A 0000001D - (Set the current calendar day.)
Calendar Year: 01225228 00000056 - (Set the current calendar year. Needs to be turned off before setting the month and day, but will save.)
Clear Skies: 01589C1F 00000000 - (Only seems to work in Yaminose) *
Hour Change:  0022522C 0000000A - (Jump to any hour. 09 = 9am, 0A = 10am, 0B = 11am, 11 = 4pm, and so on.)
Overcast Skies: 01589C1F 00000001 - (Only seems to work in Yaminose) *Skip Days: 0022522C 00000017 - (Go straight to bed and skip a day)
Skip Hours: 0022522D 0000003D - (Skips 1 hour every few seconds)
Snowfall (Hazuki Res): 024D0781 533EAC23 - (Needs some work. Makes it snow at Hazuki residence, during certain times only) *
Time Standstill 1: 0022522C 00000009 - (Code 1 and 2 must be on to stop time)
Time Standstill 2: 0022522D 0000003D - (Code 1 and 2 must be on to stop time)


Camera & Movement


Allow Inventory and Stairs: 014AE680 00000001 - (Switch last digit to 0 instead of 1 to enable / disable. Sometimes useful.)
Allow First Person View: 014B75A0 00000001 - (Sometimes allows you to use first person view trigger during cutscenes and loading) *
Always 3rd Person: 012019F4 00000000 - (Keep 3rd person view during cut scenes and fights)
Bypass Stairs (Haz Rez): 0051A8A0 00000001 - (Lets you walk down the stairs without taking your shoes off. Might be useful for some things) *
Camera Fixed 0022537B 000000FF - (Keeps the camera exactly where it is. Use look trigger / stick to bring cam back to Ryo)
Camera Release: 00225377 0000003F - (Used with "Camera Loose" to end fixed camera code)
Camera Loose: 0022537B 00000000 - (Used with "Camera Release" to end fixed camera code)
Camera X?: 01201A49 00001301 - (Pretty unpredictable camera X or Y position code) *
Camera Z Pos: 01201A46 00004133 - (Move the camera higher or lower. Best used with fixed camera cheat)
Camera Z Facing: 01201A52 000002F9 - (Face the camera higher or lower. Best used with fixed camera cheat)
Cut Scene Camera Z Face: 022187EF 4869CC0D - (Face the camera higher or lower during cutscenes) *
Cut Scene Camera X or Y Face?: 0221880B 4869E80C - (Slightly glitchy X or Y camera facing hack during cutscenes) *
Cut Scene Cam X / Y?: 0221880C 0C4869E8 - (Slightly glitchy X or Y camera position hack during cutscenes) *
Cutscene Zooom or Z Tracking?: 022187EF 4869CC0D - (Does some weird stuff with Z tracking or zooming during cutscenes) *
Cutscene Depth of Feild: 02218845 300C486A - (Adjust camera depth of field during cutscenes. Non static, though) *
Cycle Local Cams: 012019F4 00000006 - (Go to the last used cut scene or non-1st person camera)
Crazy Head: 01C068B6 00000CD7 - (Makes Ryo's head fly about like a crazy person's)
Fight Cam Hold: 012019F4 00000001 - (Holds the camera still during fights, from the point where it was switched on) *
Flying Glitch?: 01589C24 00000FFF - (Very occasionally makes Ryo sky-walk after stepping off stairs and hills. Needs work.) *
Focus on Ryo During Convo: 012240C9 0000A03E (Camera focusses on Ryo during convos in Dobuita. Might work in other areas) *
Invisible Ryo: 014AE0AA 0000FFFF- (Yaminose only. Adjust "E0" for other areas. 0B = Sakuragoaka for example) *
Invisible NPCs: 01A0854C 00000000 - (Might only work in Dobuita. Use 01A0859C 00000000 if this doesn't work.) *
Pause Game: 0005D75E 00000001 - (Pauses the game no matter what.)
See Through Walls: 0021C7C8 00000000 - (Works on certain walls. Witch the final digit to 1 to turn off.)
Stop/Allow Movement: 0121FE88 00000001 - (Sometimes allows you to move during loading sequences & very rarely cutscenes) *
Training Scroll Animation: 019340A3 00000100 - (Swap out one of the training scroll animations with another animation from the game) *
Walk Through Hazrez Wall: 0049647C 00000000 - (Use the front door to leave, and you'll find yourself exploring the surroundings)


Miscellaneous


City Lights on / off: 0121CFA8 000000FF - (Change the last two digits to switch on / off. Works in Dobuita and perhaps other areas.)
Choose DIalog Line for NPC: 01222C24 00003B0C - (This one works on first line for Nozomi. Change "24" for the line / NPC and the final 4 digits for the line of voice acting to replace it with. For example, this one works on Ine-San and makes her say something in Ryo's voice: 01222C04 00000194)
Enable Context Sensitive Button: 01281B01 00000000 - (Fairly useless code which lets you turn off and on the "A" popup for doors, etc) *
Loading & Memories BG Off: 01173B3C 00000000 - (Set the sepia background effect during memories to 0 width, essentially turning off)
Menu selection: 0129CAC8 00000001 - (Used on the start menu. Can be used to select a hidden option if set to 4)
Notebook Background Off:  01180BA6 00000000 - (Turn off the transparent notepad background overlay)
Ryo's Expression: 01795EF4 0000002E - (Change Ryo's expression by altering the last 4 numbers. Use 01795EF3 00001800 if this doesn't work.)
Select TCS item: 0129B134 0000001A - (Jumps to a specific item in the Tomato Convenience Store. Can be used to buy all tapes) *
Socks. no Shoes: 014D76D9 000050C1 - (Changes the Ryo model to have no shoes on. Might only work in some areas, but can be adjusted for other areas) *
Skip all Dialog: 01223E83 000010BC - Makes all dialog pass by in a flash without needing to press any buttons.


* Codes marked with an asterix are still unpredictable, and could use some more research to find better codes, and to nail down exactly what the listed codes do, more predictably.


Most Wanted Codes!
Clipping off (allow Ryo to walk through any walls. Most wanted code!)
Weather select (a more reliable weather selection code(s))
Music select (play any music, anywhere)
Walkman play while exploring (stop the cassette player music stopping when you exit it)
Ryo model swap
Fuku model swap (swap fuku's model OR fighting style to let us fight with anyone)
Fight an enemy with infinite health (for training. Should be easy to work out)
Train anywhere (A switch to set the "train here yes/no" dialogue as active)
First person view (keep the camera in first person constantly when exploring)
Hidden raffle prizes (?)
Fast movement (move faster. Or perhaps fight faster?)
Fly (a more reliable flying code, to walk in the air anywhere)
Hack NPC spawns (make any NPC spawn in Dobuita, for example)
Ryo X + Y + Z pos (fix Ryo's current X or Y position)
Jump to location (jump to any specified area when you exit one)
Retro Hazuki residence outside (like it is in the memories custcene, with the falling cherry blossoms)
Passport online menus (fool passport into thinking you're connected to the internet)
Bypass guarded areas (walk post areas guarded by NPCs, such as at the docks)
Hidden phone numbers (make any call connect to hidden numbers or conversations?)
Endless 70 man battle (enemies re-spawn? Might be impossible)
Switch battle ID numbers (to start any battle you want, possibly?)
Camera distance behind Ryo (non-shaky camera prefered)
Spar with Fuku again and again (should be pretty easy to find)
Stop mandatory bedtime (a code which prevents the auto bed-time and lets you stay up all night)
Camera boundary vanishing (stop objects vanishing when they go slightly off camera)

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