Author Topic: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame  (Read 6219 times)

KaiserKnuckle

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Baitouhuu 44.3 - Never Extinguished Flame

Introduction
Never Extinguished Flame is the name of a rather old Danmakufu 0.12m game made by Nekketsukan in celebration of Shuzo Matsuoka's 43rd birthday. If you don't know who Matsuoka-san is, then here is the obligatory KYM link (Partial NSFW warning), for his Wikipedia article doesn't give it justice. This game since disappeared into obscurity, as the creator's original DL links went dead for whatever reason, and have yet to be restored. More details on a download link will come later.


Our heroines, ladies and gentlemen.

Gameplay
As you could tell, this game is a faithful attempt at Touhou's gameplay; shoot at things, bomb at bosses, graze etc. This game, of course, has your standard choice of characters; Reimu Hakurei, and Marisa Kirisame, who come with their own special set of attack types. They both have 3 shottypes, ala MoF and SA;

CharacterAttackSpell Card
Reimu AHoming amuletsFantasy Seal
Reimu BPersuasion NeedleWild Exorcism Dance
Reimu CAmulet shotgunSA!Reimu A's bomb
Marisa ADirection-based lasersMaster Spark
Marisa BStardust MissileA delayed circular star burst
Marisa CCold InfernoUltimate Shortwave-type full screen attack

To be quick about their shottypes; Reimu is suited for having a stage-based set of attacks, as in she is more suited for destroying fairies without much hassle. Marisa is the opposite; her attacks, most obviously Cold Inferno, are more designed to deal more damage to bosses than fairies. Their payouts on the opposite of their appeal (Reimu v. Bosses/Marisa v. Fairies) are mostly in their favor, with attacks such as ReimuC having a rather powerful shotgunning ability, and MarisaA's lasers covering a large amount of the screen with increasing power.

The second thing to note in the Gameplay tab is the BURNING meter;

The BURNING meter, located in the bottom-left corner of the screen, is the main way to get bombs and Extends. If your BURNING meter fills up to 30%, then you can hold down C to unleash an E.Shot which deals damage to enemies and turns bullets into bomb and life points. These bomb and life points can be collected to fill up the percentage-based bars below your lives and bombs. When you fill up either of them, you gain a life or bomb. When you use an E.Shot during a Spell Card, it will fail and you lost the bonus. The E.Shot differs in between Reimu and Marisa; Reimu has a large amulet spread, whilst Marisa has a straight-shooting beam. The BURNING meter can be increased (up to 100%) by collecting BURNING items that red-glowing fairies drop upon death and when an enemy Spell Card is beaten. They do not move, and slowly shrink until they disappear, so you must take the risk of going to the top of the screen to collect those items. If you die, the percentage of your BURNING meter is halved. You can also increase your BURNING meter by grazing bullets, which some fairy and enemy-based attacks are based on and can be milked to your potential. If you happen to get your BURNING meter to 100%, you go into SUPER BURNING mode, where you gain perma-unfocused speed during the duration of the mode, which ends once you either die or fully decrease your BURNING meter, whilst your E.Shot takes no time to charge and can be spammed for extra bomb and life points.

Download
Back to what I said before describing the gameplay, where can one download this game anymore since the original DL link is broken? Well, a nice person named Kkcwkoh has managed to provide me with his own copy, so he deserves many thanks for providing us Touhou fans for this amazing gem.

To download this game, click HERE. (Link has been removed, read final post)

For other links of interest, HERE is Nekketsukan's official page about this game.

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« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 01:05:36 PM by Soichiro W. »
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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 10:09:43 AM »
my pc lagged when it comes to stage 6 and then exploded...

KaiserKnuckle

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 10:14:07 AM »
my pc lagged when it comes to stage 6 and then exploded...

Hmm, is a Hokkai-type stage that lag-intensive? Stage 5 looks like it would cause more problems than Stage 6, to be honest.

When you mean it exploded, you meant it crashed?
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Thanbo

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 03:20:48 PM »
Wow, Such a well-made game can get "buried" a bit, huh...
Thanks a lot for going through the trouble sharing it.  :D

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 06:47:34 PM »
Uhhm.... the game just Crashes right when i trying to start it.

Or do i need Danmakufu for that?

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 07:06:09 PM »
I like the final attack. At first I thought the
Spoiler:
rays killed you but the fact they supercharge your BURNING is nifty. Very Resurrection Butterfly-like.

Fun game. Marisa's BURNING attack seems to generate tons of lives on bosses.

KaiserKnuckle

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 09:27:14 PM »
Uhhm.... the game just Crashes right when i trying to start it.

Or do i need Danmakufu for that?

You ran Applocale on the copy of Danmakufu that came with it, correct? That is most likely your problem.
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KaiserKnuckle

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 10:26:10 PM »
my pc lagged when it comes to stage 6 and then exploded...

Since I posted my other reply to you before I slept, I remebered what you're actually supposed to do;

In the main folder, open "hkz_option.txt", you can disable the backgrounds using what I bet is "let StgDrawOpt".
« Last Edit: August 05, 2014, 03:15:48 AM by Soichiro W. »
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Thanbo

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 04:25:57 AM »
I've just realized that deleting all of the contents in the 'scriptPLSygm' folder solves the lag issue nicely.
I don't like that kind of half-ass "music" anyway...  :V

KaiserKnuckle

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 04:30:46 AM »
I've just realized that deleting all of the contents in the 'script\PLSy\bgm' folder solves the lag issue nicely.
I don't like that kind of half-ass "music" anyway...  :V

Dude, that had Wanwan's music
You monster.   
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Besides, the "hkz_option.txt" is probably a good help as much as deleting the music.
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Picochilla

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 07:05:58 AM »
You ran Applocale on the copy of Danmakufu that came with it, correct? That is most likely your problem.

Sry i actually have never used Danmakufu. That's the more like the Problem of it ^^"
(And i have no idea if Danmakufu is running on Win 7 64bit...)

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 07:22:49 AM »
Sry i actually have never used Danmakufu. That's the more like the Problem of it ^^"
(And i have no idea if Danmakufu is running on Win 7 64bit...)

Ah well. You should check the Tech Support subforum for running Danmakufu and miscellaneous tips and tricks!
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KaiserKnuckle

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2014, 01:08:48 PM »
This is a necrobump, but I feel like I should let y'all know that this thread is finished.

I have sent Wanwan, who made some of the music, questions regarding the secondhand sharing of this game;

Quote from: Wanwan
Hello, viscousVeranda.

I got answer of leader of "東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame".
He said, I think I finished distributing the game. So, please don't
secondary distribution.
Would you don't shere the game?

Thanks in advance.

Wanwan

Quote from: Wanwan
I'm sorry. I mistake the words. (lol)
"Would you don't share the game?" → "Would you please stop sharing the game?"

Regards.
Wanwan

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Re: 「NEVER GIVE UP!!」東方訪界造 ~ Never Extinguished Flame
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2014, 02:31:03 AM »
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