The Shenmue holiday special is finally in a decent state for others to play. This Demo was supposed to be released on Christmas day....however there were some serious game breaking bugs that took a while to fix. (better late than never)
READ THIS THREAD CAREFULLY TO AVOID RUNNING INTO PROBLEMS..... AND TO HAVE THE GAME RUN SMOOTHLY.
Origins Of The Game
For the past couple of weeks, I have been investigating a visual novel application known as ren'py. I have a keen interest in this engine, as I would like to one day import my own artwork into its system and create an independent title. However, since most of my drawings are not on my computer, I thought i'd use Shenmue images in it's replacement whilst i learn the language.
This game is very simple and not very deep, as it was something I just threw together whilst learning ren'py. Throughout the game, you will see a lot of unusual events that may NOT seem very "Shenmuish". Again, this is because I was trying different aspects out within the ren'py engine. Dont expect nothing groundbreaking
SHENMUE X CHAPTER 1 (RYO'S STORY) Beta V1.01
After dealing with the Mad Angels, Ryo prepares himself for his long awaited trip to Hong Kong. The following day, he learns that Nozomi has been kidnapped again! Ryo teams up with 4 of his friends in order to rescue her. Can he find Nozomi before he has to leave the country?
This will be a 30 - 45 minute game featuring some of our favorite Shenmue characters. The story will take place after the 70 man battle, and be an alternative take on how Shenmue 1 ended.
What Are The Controls?
The game is played with the mouse.
1) Left click = continues to the next section
2) right click = access menu (save , load, options, full-screen/window etc)
How Do I Play This Game
Read the dialog on the screen. Whenever you see the blinking arrow, left click to continue. At some points you will be asked to make choices. Choose carefully :)
How Many Endings Does This Game Have?
The game has 2 endings......one good, and one bad. It will be interesting to see which one you guys get lol.
This Game Contains To Much Text And Is Boring
That's visual games for you. You either love them or hate them. I recommend taking your time with the game. Read carefully and slowly.....and don't rush through it.
Spelling And Grammar Mistakes.
Yep, I'm aware of most of the mistakes. But this is a Beta/Demo, so it does have its fair share of issues. This will be fixed in the final version. Unfortunately, I don't have the time at the moment to proof read everything.
Some Images Are Medium To Low Quality?
Most of the game has fairly decent images. However, in some instances, there are medium to low quality pictures. This is mainly seen with Nagashima and Eri. This will be fixed in the final version.
My Screen Resolution Doesn't Support This Game?
This game was created in a 800 x 600 format. If you encounter black borders on either side of the screen, adjust your screen resolution on the desktop (right click on desktop and press on properties or screen resolution).
Can I Play This In Fullscreen?
You can, but you will more than likely notice the low quality images and bad sprite rips. I recommend playing in window mode if you're a graphics or perfectionist whore. :) To run in fullscreen mode, right click to access the options menu, click on preferences, and click full screen. (You must have a fairly decent direct x driver installed, otherwise the game will crash when going fullscreen)
The Game's Font Doesn't Work On My Computer
This game uses the "Arlrdbd" font. Download it here and follow the instructions on the site to install the font.
I've Encountered An Error
Refer to the FAQs or send me a PM.
You've Included My Work And Given Me A Shoutout
There are various shout-outs and nods to some dojo members and youtubers in the game........mainly when Ryo goes to sleep. I did this out of respect, as i wanted this to be a community project for everyone on the dojo. If you have a problem with the inclusion of your work, let me no and I'll get rid of it.
Thanks For The Shoutout
No problem. Keep up the awesome work.
Why Didn't I Have A Shoutout?
Everyone on the dojo will get a shoutout in the final game.
Thanks For Making This
No problem. This is my Christmas present to the Shenmue Community
Where Are The Fight Scenes?
There are no fight scenes in the demo. Wait for the fullgame.
This Game Sucks, You Suck
Love you to. Remember, this is something I just threw together. It's not suppose to be taken seriously. Hopefully next year, we can all work on a game together to make it extra awesome.
Please do not share the links or reupload them. Link people to this thread. This is a Beta test for hardcore shenmue fans to try out, enjoy, and give feedback in order to make the final product amazing. Please respect these terms.
What Do You Still Need To Work On?
Ha, tons of stuff. sprites, scripts, grammar checks, importing a Shenmue user interface, audio, fight scenes, extra characters, animation, intro, ending etc. This is nowhere near finished.
When's The Final Version?
For those who actually enjoyed the game, the final version will be much MUCH bigger. (New areas, characters, sequences, fight scenes, voice clips, choices, UI etc) The game will go past Shenmue 1.... and on to a certain ship :)
Final version coming 2014.
Have You Got Any Other Projects Like This?
I have many different Shenmue Demo's, but this was the only one that was in a half decent state
How Can I Say Thank You And Support Shenmue
1)Give this thread a thumbs up and thank you
2)Buy the Ryo Hazuki first four figure statue
3)Buy Ryo DLC in sonic racing transformed
4)Buy Shenmue clothing from insertcoin
5)join TeamYu.net to save Shenmue
6)Sign up to the ShenmueDojo, ShenmueMaster Website.
7)Subscribe to ziming and AdamKoralik's youtube channels.
How to install The Game
1) First install the Arlrdbd font. Download here http://www.fontsupply.com/fonts/A/Arlrdbd.html
Windows XP Font Install:
Drag arlrdbd.ttf into C:\Windows\Fonts - The font will automatically install.
- Windows 7/Vista Font Install:
Right click arlrdbd.ttf and then click "Install".
2)Download the base file here
3)Download the sound/image file here
4)Extract base file (winrar, winzip)
5)Extract sound/image file (winrar , winzip)
6)The extracted sound and image file should be called "archive.rpa". copy this to the game directory of the basefile.
(Project Xmas 2013 Special Demo-all/game/PLACE ARCHIVE FILE HERE)
7)Double click the Project Xmas 2013 Special Demo application icon in the main directory.
@ShenmueTree, I can't wait to try out Project Sekai. It's where my original inspiration came from. :king:
I hope all you guys have an awesome XMAS holiday, and a fantastic new year. Hopefully we get more Shenmue news in 2014. :)
Giorgio Let's play of the game