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Re: Before Crisis Remake
« Reply #75 on: 2021-01-26 18:14:07 »
Got a tutorial up for "extracting" backgrounds out of the nicovideo videos.   I'll try to make a few more tutorials on how I do things in case more people want to jump on board

https://youtu.be/BUu_2eCcDrE

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Re: Before Crisis Remake
« Reply #76 on: 2021-01-27 23:38:07 »
Hey folks, just a heads-up... got the full japanese transcription.

We are looking into people able to cross-check the text and revitalize the dialogues/fix grammar. Jump in discord if interested.

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Re: Before Crisis Remake
« Reply #77 on: 2021-02-04 14:23:32 »
I was playing the last repo, a few comments: the blinking it's amazing. The font is beautiful.

-It's missing the "Prologue" text after clicking New Game, OB see the japanese script I send you
-It's missing the screen "Chapter 1 Those Who Lurk in the Night" (my suggestion is to remove black screen title and to keep it simple remake style, with Optima font... like this)

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« Last Edit: 2021-04-20 08:47:08 by Kuraudo. »

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Re: Before Crisis Remake
« Reply #78 on: 2021-02-23 07:01:54 »
    BEFORE CRISIS FFVII - COMPENDIUM

    This is a meaningful list of several data collected through the web. This list will catapult you in several websites, the idea is to gather as many info as much in terms to have a precise idea what was this prequel about (please look forward to the first post of this thread in terms to play the fan-made alternative version.)

    As follow, information about the network-based action RPG, the first of its kind, developed exclusively for mobile phones and published by Square Enix in 2004 (released on NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 900i line on a monthly subscription basis with "multiplayer" experience.) On May 2006 it was released the last episode. On March 31, 2018 the service to fully play the game was shut down.

    OFFICIAL WEBSITE & FAQ

    SCRIPT & MAIN STORY PLAYTROUGH

    more on discord #story

    CHARACTERS
    • Last Order Names (in brackets there are the Before Crisis original names, named after their weapon): Alvis[Rod], Emma[Gun], Ruluf[Two Guns], Freyra[Shotgun], Maur[Martial Arts], Juget[Martial Arts], Balto[Katana], Cissnei[Shuriken], Nunchaku[=], Knife[=], Legend[=].
    • Reminiscence of Compilation FFVII: Alvis[Rod]=Crisis, Katana=Balto.

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    1) Original Before Crisis game: for the main BC Turks cast we got only the various "weapon" names which are given after their weapon, as following:
    Rod, Gun, Two Guns, Shotgun, Martial Arts M, Martial Arts F, Katana, Shuriken, Nunchaku, Knife, Legend etc.
    referred to the actual weapon they are equipping and in the original Before Crisis you could actually rename the characters as you preferred.

    2) Last Order Sketches (video animation by Madhouse): we get several names of the main BC Turks written for the first time on development sketches, such as:
    Alvis, Emma, Ruluf, Freyra, Maur, Juget, Balto(that's in Reminiscence see below), Cissnei

    3) Reminiscence of FFVII Compilation (a bonus video from ACC): in this official video we got for Alvis[Rod]: "Crisis" (クライシス) and for Katana instead they use: "Balto" (バルト)

    4) About Following Character Names: Veld[Verdot], Shears[Sears], Diné[ディネ], see below:
    • The FFVII Advent Children Reunion Files, a rare book released in 2006 which feature both japanese and english language (page 96) has both Veld/Verdot and Shears/Sears depicted on the same page
    • The FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania, a book released in Japan only in 2007 has Verdot and Sears only
    -As per a Japanese source: "The Japanese has very precise and inviolable rules on phonetics, for example every consonant (except n) must necessarily have a vowel behind it. So when a Japanese creates a non-Japanese name in katakana, it will often be approximate. "Shears" and "Sears", pronounced in English, share the same result - シ ア ー ズ, so without more info from who created the name it becomes impossible to trace the original name with certainty. Ditto for "Veld" and "Verdot", although Veld *perhaps* could be written differently in Katakana."
    -For Nanaki's companion, as per Japanese source ( ディネ ): "It's Dìne or Dinè (or Deeneh in phonetic English) but impossibile to guess where the accent should be going." Following english FF Wikia: Diné is the name of the Navajo people in their native language. So ultimately I would say it's Diné.

    5) Original Avalanche BC, CC and Remake costume comparison

    more on discord #characters

    BATTLE & STORY PROGRESS-RELATED
    Spoiler: show


    GAME MODES & MINIGAMES

    more on discord #minigames

    SOUNDTRACK
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    The Before Crisis and Last Order Original Soundtrack was released on December 19, 2007. The CD contains 27 tracks, of which 12 are extended versions of the music featured in Before Crisis.

    -BC OST: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AF0972036BE6675
    -LO OST: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL47831ACA45D51383

    Tracks:
    01 - "Theme of Turks" (BC-FFVII-Version)
    02 - "Mission"
    03 - "Survive"
    04 - "Secret action"
    05 - "Theme of Elfe"
    06 - "Black Beat"
    07 - "Desperate Crisis"
    08 - "Last Labyrinth"
    09 - "Rebirth"

    - Bonus Track -
    10 - "Theme of Elfe" (Angel)
    11 - "Theme of Elfe" (Devil)
    12 - "Rebirth" (Edit)

    Theme of Elfe - Lyrics

    "The sky is falling, the stars are unclear
    Sometimes I wonder where I belong
    Please take me back to when the stars all aligned and shined
    I try to keep myself alive
    Please don't predict my future

    Be strong enough to live your life
    Don't look back
    Keep your eyes wide open and see
    Cast aside all doubts

    Fly me to the sky
    No time to waste
    Fly into your dream and future
    I need to go on and on
    Never runaway from the true
    Fly me in the sky
    I need to go on and on

    How can you see me, inside of my heart?
    Sometimes I'm afraid to realize
    Someone is dying, someone is killing
    How can be build a peaceful world?

    Be strong enough to live your life
    Don't look back
    Keep your eyes wide open and see
    Cast aside all doubts"

    The CD is still available from Sony Music Shop and Amazon.


    FFVII BC MAIN GALLERY

    ARTWORKS

    FF ARTNIKS & TCG - CARD ARTWORKS

    MADHOUSE's MAIN ANIMATED TRAILER
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    Regarding the 1920x1080 youtube link I'm not sure if that is being modified anyhow.
    1) There is the niconico video n.1 (512x384) which source as mentioned in the description might come from a specific DVD from magazine "Young Gangan"(ヤングガンガン創刊号付録)。The niconico video n.1 is matching with the resolution of Grimoire's uploaded version (512x384).
    2) The niconico video n.2 (1920x1080) it's mentioning another source in the description which is the SQUARE ENIX DVD PRESS 2014 WINTER. The only issue with niconico video n.2 it's the audio which is totally different.
    3) It is possible to download any niconico video from videofk.com website

    more on discord #characters, #story

    TRAILERS & VIDEOS

    WIKIA JP & ENG

    ARTICLES & BLOGS

    GENERAL INFO



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    *Please note*
    If anybody is will into support, sharing their knowledge or have more information please add your post below.
    - If you have any information about the original game or demo long gone please write here.
    - If you have any information about the several game mode scripts.
    - If you have any HQ arts to share.[/list]
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    Re: Before Crisis Remake
    « Reply #79 on: 2021-02-23 22:28:01 »
    Some positive news, we've done quite a bit of an overhaul of chapter one over the past month.
    There are a lot of new updates but I don't want to spoil what will be in the demo. I want a lot of stuff to catch players off-guard.

    Right now, we're just doing the finishing touches and I'm currently making battle sprites. Here's a sneak preview:



    Everything's going smoothly.
    Anyone with RPG Maker MV expertise is welcome to help us as this project is open source.

    As for a timeframe of the demo, if I had to guess, maybe in 2-3 weeks from now.
    « Last Edit: 2021-02-26 00:25:27 by Devina »

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    Re: Before Crisis Remake
    « Reply #80 on: 2021-02-24 21:39:57 »
    Great news!

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    « Reply #81 on: 2021-02-28 19:55:21 »
    I just want to document here so in the future we'll know the best way we currently have of upscaling the ripped backgrounds
    Using Topaz AI Denoise > remove noise 25%, sharpen 25%, recover 0%, noise reduction 0%
    Then in photoshop CS6 > filter > reduce noise > strength 2, color noise 40%, sharpen 25%, "check" remove jpeg artifact

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    Re: Before Crisis Remake
    « Reply #82 on: 2021-03-19 23:09:38 »
    Hey folks, just a heads-up, Rizzle is on-board now and the dialogues looks so much better now! Stay tuned~!

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    « Reply #83 on: 2021-09-08 21:15:57 »
    FYI news soon.

    Note from OB:
    "I abandoned Gigapixel because I got better results just using Photoshop. Per my notes:
    Sharpen Edges.
    Reduce Noise: strength 2, color noise 40%, sharpen 40%, remove jpeg, upscale: smoother"

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    Re: Before Crisis Remake
    « Reply #84 on: 2021-09-08 22:10:46 »
    Hey folks, just a heads-up, Rizzle is on-board now and the dialogues looks so much better now! Stay tuned~!

    I'm really looking forward to this!  ;D

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    Re: Before Crisis Remake
    « Reply #85 on: 2021-09-09 00:39:35 »
    I'm really looking forward to this!  ;D
    You're in luck because our alpha demo will be released EXTREMELY soon.  Like, within a week or two!  Stay tuned!