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ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

It's not gay if you're underway.




Touhou Shinkirou ~ Hopeless Masquerade (TH13.5) and Touhou Kishinjou ~ Double Dealing Character (TH14) has been announced! ZUN is coming to the USA for a beer drinking tour talk about Touhous and stuff. The full version of Touhou 13.5 and the demo of Touhou 14 are coming out at Reiteisai 10 (May 26, 2013) and full game in Comiket 84. Touhou game demos can be found here.
Hello and welcome to the Touhou megathread.

Spellcard Ground rules
1. No Asshat Marisa, please keep keep the fanart tasteful.
2. No Yukurri, they are downright creepy.
3. BkubXLittleshrimp is the best, so you shut your whore mouth.
4. Do not I SAY AGAIN DO NOT take the story, characters, music or anything from this game seriously. They where made by an alcoholic middle aged japanese man If I see any instance of “MY TOUHOUS!! ” Or I will take you to a spin on the lovely north Atlantic in the middle of a Nor'easter. Have you ever been forcefully ejected from your bed? Well I HAVE.
5. If you an linking a picture and that other site has potential :NSFW: material, please mark your link as so. I know you guys have been good at this, so I am not that worried.
6.

Nages posted:

Nobody really wants to hear about the pornography you did or did not intentionally watch.

Zorak posted:

imagine these words are burning in the sky as an ominous divine omen

Whats Touhou?
Touhou is a series games made by ZUN that are mostly Vertical Shoot ‘em Ups games of the subcategory of bullet hell/curtain Fire. Which means that at any given moment there are hundreds of bullets trying their hardest to kill you. Some exceptions are the fighting games in where you punch/slap/kick/shoot the hell out of the other characters and the photographic games where you shoot bullets.

Besides games,ZUN has composed Music Cds and Books and comics. Also there is veritable poo poo ton of fan-made content, ranging from music, videos, games and printed works.

Tell me about this ZUN guy

Jun'ya Ota also known as ZUN is enigmatic, eccentric, drunk, genius, and no longer Single. His genius lends to the awesome patterns and music while the alcohol explains the sometimes batshit insane story that’s in the game. He is self-learned and works alone, but has had some help over the years. From the horrible art to the awesome music to the infuriatingly good and ball busting bullet pattern it has been all his own.

I heard the music is good, I won't play until I hear it!
That is a strangely worded question, but here have a song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6t5PO8ZVps

Of course the best thing about having fan content is that people LOVE to remix any and all of the songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4kgQEJb6E

Can I have more?
Captain Invictus has finally posted his music collection which has cherry picked songs and the like, so enjoy. Mind you this is work in progress so expect more torrents in the future.

Ok, Tell me about the PC-98 Games

TH01 Highly responsive to prayers


TH05 Mystic Square
The first five touhou games where made for the PC-98, they are ancient and very VERY rare. These games are ZUN first foray into games and It really shows, hell the first one (released in 1996!) isn’t really a SHUMP. Still these games have a certain charm about them they are very basic but the music and bullet hell goodness show up, his art will remain the same for ever and ever though... Physical copies are hard as gently caress to find but copies and PC98 emulators are easier though.

There are 5 PC98 games
TH01 Highly Responsive to Prayers
TH02 Story of Eastern Wonderland
TH03 Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream
TH04 Lotus Land Story
TH05 Mystic Square

Tell me about the Windows Games

TH06 Embodiment of Scarlet Devil


TH13 Ten Desires
From the sixth game on all Touhou games are based on the Windows platform and instead of improving little by little the games would improve by leap and bounds (except in the art department). They are released at a pace of almost once a year, maybe twice a year depending on the game and amount of content.

There are 8 “main” windows games, these are the most normal games. They play like regular vertical bullet hell shooters. ZUN plays around with the game mechanics, especially after 10 but they remain mostly consistent. Four difficulty levers (easy, normal, hard, lunatic), Six stages with a mid-boss and a boss and a Extra stage with a mid-boss and a boss.
TH06 Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
TH07 Perfect Cherry Blossom
TH08 Imperishable Night
TH09 Phantasmagoria of Flower View
TH10 Mountain of Faith
TH11 Subterranean Animism
TH12 Undefined Fantastic Object
TH13 Ten Desires

The “Decimal” games have a side-story like feel and have a very different playstyle from the main games. TH 9.5 and 12.5 usses a camara gimick where you take pictures of bosses from previous games. TH 12.8 has bullet freezing mechanics.
TH09.5 Shoot the Bullet
TH12.5 Double Spoiler
TH12.8 Fairy Wars

Then we have the fighting games, they where made by Twilight Frontier with supervision from ZUN. So it means that the story and characters are canon. I know next to nothing about them.
TH07.5 Immaterial and Missing Power
TH10.5 Scarlet Weather Rhapsody
TH12.3 Touhou Hisoutensoku

So which game should I start with?
If you have no experience with SHUMPS, probably TH08 as its generally regarded as the “easiest”. It is also hands down the most complete and awesome game of the series. The fighter games are good if you are into fighters too.

Or play TH11.

OH GOD GOD THESE GAMES ARE HARD

If Kweh says it, its because its right.

What the gently caress is all this canon and fanon bullshit I hear about?
Canon means something that is the “true” thing, the real McCoy so to speak.
Fanon means something that is idealized by the fan.

For example this is a sarcastic comic on how Alice is usually portrayed in some Doujins

Its terrible, Its fanon and yet people like it... People Like Kweh...

Its like debating what is better Canon Alice or Fanon Alice? The correct answer is both -kweh

While both sides have horrible bad things they can also have good things, but please see rule 4 before you try to post a thesis about Alice.

?????
It is somewhat tolerated as long as it doesn't approach TVTropes levels of pure unadulterated . Also refer to rule 4.

Oh god what the gently caress does ALL of that meaaaan?
What are you stupid? Are you dense? Post in the loving thread you bloody idiot, and ask its not like I am going to punch you or anything

No really I want to read more, because I can't get to the ending.

The Touhou Wiki is a very good resource, remember don't use the Wikia version.

And remember!

Taoist? More like Assholist

ElMaligno fucked around with this message at May 21, 2013 around 01:25

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Volt Catfish
Jan 14, 2010

But what will you do when they come looking for you, friend?


When did the Touhou 14 demo/ actual game announcement actually happen? It doesn't seem like anybody's talking about it which is strange.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

It's not gay if you're underway.


Volt Catfish posted:

When did the Touhou 14 demo/ actual game announcement actually happen? It doesn't seem like anybody's talking about it which is strange.

It was apparently announced here or at least that was the vast majority of people link to, as I don't understand a lick of japanese.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005

It costs you four hundred thousand dollars to change this avatar...for twelve seconds.

MUSIC POOOOOOST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcW1mi9Mr4E&hd=1

IT! IS YES! THAT TIME AGAIN!



Touhou Music Collection 22!

Featuring: (lots of IRON ATTACK, as well as IRON-CHINO, IZMIZM, Iona, J&B, JA幻想郷, Jeux Interdits, JUDSTYLE, and a few from a misc album.

Download torrent81 (101 files; 645.10 MB)
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COLLECTION 21!
IOSYS and others. Better description later.

Download torrent81 (90 files; 575.05 MB)
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THE BOOBY PRIZE FOLDER!
The worst, weirdest, or just stuff I didn't think "fit" in with the rest. Mostly worst/weirdest though.

Download torrent81 (107 files; 621.94 MB)
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Here's a link to the old thread's post that includes the link to torrent 1-19. I can't link it directly because the thread is closed so I can't copy the url for the torrent, and it's disappeared off the visible links on Alluvion. Also, that post has all the descriptions for the torrents.

Captain Invictus fucked around with this message at Aug 22, 2013 around 07:13

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



ElMaligno posted:

It was apparently announced here or at least that was the vast majority of people link to, as I don't understand a lick of japanese.
Yeah, that's definitely what it says. None of those tweets are directly from him though, but I guess he said it in that video closest to the bottom. I don't have time to watch the whole thing though, gotta go to work soon.

Also Touhou on Hachima's blog is always interesting because though he seems to like it, most of his readers (who are 2ch Games Industry and Hardware "GeHa" board people, not doujin game people) either know nothing about it or hate it.

In summary, Yamame is everyone's idol.

Samurai Sanders fucked around with this message at Mar 25, 2013 around 21:34

Decoy Badger
May 16, 2009


Could someone please explain all the drama surrounding the wiki vs. wikia split?

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

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Just read the about page on the touhou wikia.

quote:

The original Touhou Wiki was hosted by Pooshlmer on a different website, but due to hosting issues and growing pains, decided to move their content to the Wikia network. The website grew while on the Wikia network, but due to changes with the skins provided by Wikia, a large majority of the users decided to leave the Wikia network. The feeling was that Wikia should close this page, owing to the fact that some the content was not created on the network, and let the new Wiki continue forward. However, under the Wiki Creative commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, a right was given to Wikia to keep this content, and Wikia decided to keep this Wiki open despite the exodus of most of its editors.
Now, while it can be argued that Wikia should or should not have kept this wiki open, the fact of the matter is they decided to. Some people did not like this, and a few individuals decided to vandalize the Wikia page with shock images, spam, page blanking, and other actions. Although some of the worst vandalism was cleaned up by ex-contributors and Wikia staff, the majority of the website remained in poor condition.

The (not at this time) current administrators decided to restore this wiki and remove the vandalism from the pages. From there, we will be doing our best to keep this page updated as much as possible.

Raenir Salazar
Nov 5, 2010


Any Lunatic LP's of the Touhou games that don't skip the dialogue? I know its mostly fluff that barely characterizes anyone beyond one or two quirks for fanon to latch onto with their talons but c'mon, I figure there's gotta be something content wise to it to make it worth reading.

Because I'm bad at the games and can't watch the dialogue myself even on Easy

Friar John
Aug 3, 2007

Saint Francis be my speed! how oft to-night
Have my old feet stumbled at graves!

Raenir Salazar posted:

Any Lunatic LP's of the Touhou games that don't skip the dialogue? I know its mostly fluff that barely characterizes anyone beyond one or two quirks for fanon to latch onto with their talons but c'mon, I figure there's gotta be something content wise to it to make it worth reading.

Because I'm bad at the games and can't watch the dialogue myself even on Easy
Right now Tsym is running an LP of games 10-13, with text posts to show off all the different dialogue.

Copycat Zero
Dec 30, 2004

ニャ~

Raenir Salazar posted:

Any Lunatic LP's of the Touhou games that don't skip the dialogue? I know its mostly fluff that barely characterizes anyone beyond one or two quirks for fanon to latch onto with their talons but c'mon, I figure there's gotta be something content wise to it to make it worth reading.

Because I'm bad at the games and can't watch the dialogue myself even on Easy

All the dialogue is on the wiki (with the exception of the endings, which I would imagine the LPs cut out anyways).

SirPhoebos
Dec 10, 2007

THE STRONGESTER!!


Copycat Zero posted:

All the dialogue is on the wiki (with the exception of the endings, which I would imagine the LPs cut out anyways).

Huh? No, so far the LPs have included the endings.

That's sort of the denouement of any LP. I wouldn't think of any reason why the ending would be excluded except if the poster had a stroke right before the last update.

Elliotw2
Feb 16, 2011

Humble Tengu Newspaper Reporter


Raenir Salazar posted:

Any Lunatic LP's of the Touhou games that don't skip the dialogue? I know its mostly fluff that barely characterizes anyone beyond one or two quirks for fanon to latch onto with their talons but c'mon, I figure there's gotta be something content wise to it to make it worth reading.

Because I'm bad at the games and can't watch the dialogue myself even on Easy

There are like three on these very forums, Zorak's runs of 1 through 6, Rising Grandpa did 6-9 (but needs archives), and Tsym is doing 10 onward in that thread Arujei linked.

If you truly are super-bad at the games, and just want to read the dialog, there's always the half-speed option, though I think 10 onward took it out.

Falls Down Stairs
Nov 2, 2008

IT KEEPS HAPPENING


SirPhoebos posted:

Huh? No, so far the LPs have included the endings.

That's sort of the denouement of any LP. I wouldn't think of any reason why the ending would be excluded except if the poster had a stroke right before the last update.

There's a semi-formal rule among the Japanese Touhou fanbase: post as much gameplay footage as you like, but never post or seek out footage of the endings. So for anyone who knows an ending, you know they earned that poo poo. Or something. This was the reason for all the jokey censored ending footage in the last thread. Someone shout at me if I'm misrepresenting poo poo.


In the meanwhile I really wish Zun's visit to the USA would bring him anywhere even sort of close to where I lived rather than way off in Atlanta.

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

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Elliotw2 posted:

There are like three on these very forums,

He specified Lunatic, and Tsym's is the only one at that difficulty.

For EoSD through IN, you can just set your lives to max and play on Easy. For MoF you can just spam bombs like crazy. And for SA through TD... I don't know, get autobomb patches?

And if you are really, absolutely, completely horrible and can't win even with all of that, get Cheat Engine and give yourself max lives and 200 Power.

Elliotw2
Feb 16, 2011

Humble Tengu Newspaper Reporter


Falls Down Stairs posted:

In the meanwhile I really wish Zun's visit to the USA would bring him anywhere even sort of close to where I lived rather than way off in Atlanta.

It's absolutely terrible that he decided to visit Atlanta the year that I finally move away from there. Hopefully he'll visit more places as part of his trip or maybe even next year.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



I wonder what he's going to say? Up until now, hasn't he regarded the entire outside world as merely an amusing novelty?

Namtab
Feb 22, 2010

Here you go, buddy!

ElMaligno posted:

2. No Yukurri, they are downright creepy.

Yukurris own, gently caress the haters.

Samurai Sanders posted:

I wonder what he's going to say? Up until now, hasn't he regarded the entire outside world as merely an amusing novelty?

"Please pay for my games", guessing by how most touhou fans operate.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Namtab posted:

"Please pay for my games", guessing by how most touhou fans operate.
Well, he also deliberately rejects the main way that people buy PC games in the West right now, by digital distro. Maybe he can meet halfway on this?

edit: whether he wants it to or not, the question is gonna come up many, many times in Atlanta I think.

Saigyouji
Aug 26, 2011

Friends 'ave fun together.


Falls Down Stairs posted:

There's a semi-formal rule among the Japanese Touhou fanbase: post as much gameplay footage as you like, but never post or seek out footage of the endings. So for anyone who knows an ending, you know they earned that poo poo. Or something. This was the reason for all the jokey censored ending footage in the last thread. Someone shout at me if I'm misrepresenting poo poo.

To elaborate on this, it is a request of ZUN's that nobody post the endings, presumably because of the whole aforementioned "earned it" thing.

Falken
Jan 26, 2004

Do you feel like a hero yet?


Thing is though, if Touhou games were on steam I'd be buying them. Kerbal Space Program (oi, paging Dr. Sunshine.) was put on steam recently and it shot through the charts so I would imagine given the vast playerbase of western Touhou fans it'd work incredibly well.

SirPhoebos
Dec 10, 2007

THE STRONGESTER!!


Falls Down Stairs posted:

There's a semi-formal rule among the Japanese Touhou fanbase: post as much gameplay footage as you like, but never post or seek out footage of the endings. So for anyone who knows an ending, you know they earned that poo poo. Or something. This was the reason for all the jokey censored ending footage in the last thread. Someone shout at me if I'm misrepresenting poo poo.

Didn't know that.

Regardless, that rule? Totally ignored on the LP forums. Not even mentioned.

a cartoon duck
Sep 5, 2011

Warum bin ich so froehlich?

The only ending worth earning is Youmu's bonus ending in Ten Desires, anyway.

But anyway, apparently ZUN's afterword in one of the artbooks talks about how LPs, or whatever the closest Japanese equivalent was at the time, is the death of gamer culture or something. I know Zorak made a post about that in Rising Grandpa's old thread, but I don't got archives so I can't dig it up right now.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

The Pink Warrior should just shut up!


Falken posted:

Thing is though, if Touhou games were on steam I'd be buying them. Kerbal Space Program (oi, paging Dr. Sunshine.) was put on steam recently and it shot through the charts so I would imagine given the vast playerbase of western Touhou fans it'd work incredibly well.

I know I promised. Stupidly enough, it's because I started playing Kerbal Space Program again to get inspiration and ended up getting sucked into it, haha!

But you know, isn't it because of some kind of licensing or copyright issue that ZUN doesn't want to sell his game on Steam? I heard that somewhere back in one of the older threads the last time the issue came up.

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


a cartoon duck posted:

But anyway, apparently ZUN's afterword in one of the artbooks talks about how LPs, or whatever the closest Japanese equivalent was at the time, is the death of gamer culture or something. I know Zorak made a post about that in Rising Grandpa's old thread, but I don't got archives so I can't dig it up right now.
There was a recent interview where he spoke more favorably on such videos, but then again, it was Nicovideo running the interview so I guess he wanted to be a little more positive.

Falken
Jan 26, 2004

Do you feel like a hero yet?


DrSunshine posted:

I know I promised. Stupidly enough, it's because I started playing Kerbal Space Program again to get inspiration and ended up getting sucked into it, haha!

But you know, isn't it because of some kind of licensing or copyright issue that ZUN doesn't want to sell his game on Steam? I heard that somewhere back in one of the older threads the last time the issue came up.
Just stick Marisa, Aya and Sakuya in pressure suits. Possibly walking away from a burning wreck.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



It seems to be Marisa day on Pixiv or something. This picture by Neko is pretty sweet.



Also I want to find more pictures of touhous with their silly hats converted into normal hats while still maintaining that color scheme and such.

Falken
Jan 26, 2004

Do you feel like a hero yet?


Marisa is clearly hiding that Truck from the police so she can sell the goods later on.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005

It costs you four hundred thousand dollars to change this avatar...for twelve seconds.

If you're one of them peoples who downloads the music collections, I've added Collection 21 as well as The Booby Prize Folder, a special collection that began when I first started this, that has the worst, weirdest, or just not fitting with the main collections stuff. Mostly worst and weirdest though.

COLLECTION 21!
IOSYS and others. Better description later.

Download torrent81 (90 files; 575.05 MB)
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THE BOOBY PRIZE FOLDER!
The worst, weirdest, or just stuff I didn't think "fit" in with the rest. Mostly worst/weirdest though.

Download torrent81 (107 files; 621.94 MB)
View torrent stats

legoman727
Mar 13, 2010

You came to challenge me?
Didn't you know?

I'm completely invulnerable.


So, with a new thread, any news on the Fantasy Maiden Wars 2 OST? I've been trying to find anything on it, but my google-fu is apparently very weak.

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

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It's been out for two months now. Even had a post dedicated to it in the FMW1 LP.

EDIT: Man, you were one of the like six guys who actually followed my thread too.

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MadRhetoric
Feb 18, 2011

I POSSESS QUESTIONABLE TASTE IN TOUHOU GAMES


Raenir Salazar posted:

Any Lunatic LP's of the Touhou games that don't skip the dialogue? I know its mostly fluff that barely characterizes anyone beyond one or two quirks for fanon to latch onto with their talons but c'mon, I figure there's gotta be something content wise to it to make it worth reading.

Because I'm bad at the games and can't watch the dialogue myself even on Easy

Dialogue's on the wiki; just read it there. There are places that break ZUN's ending rule too, if you know where to look.

Or just grind like a motherfucker until you get good enough to "earn" it. It's an incentive!

Aliginge
Dec 16, 2004

Game Artist, Airsofter, Pepsi Max addict, not good with computers.






Source is "Tohopunk"

a cartoon duck
Sep 5, 2011

Warum bin ich so froehlich?

MadRhetoric posted:

Dialogue's on the wiki; just read it there. There are places that break ZUN's ending rule too, if you know where to look.

Or just grind like a motherfucker until you get good enough to "earn" it. It's an incentive!

Then be pissed because most Touhou games just give you a bad ending for playing on Easy and/or using continues and proceed to grind even harder on Normal. Bonus points if you're trying to finish EoSD first and find out its lovely surprise to you for playing on Easy.

MadRhetoric
Feb 18, 2011

I POSSESS QUESTIONABLE TASTE IN TOUHOU GAMES


a cartoon duck posted:

Then be pissed because most Touhou games just give you a bad ending for playing on Easy and/or using continues and proceed to grind even harder on Normal. Bonus points if you're trying to finish EoSD first and find out its lovely surprise to you for playing on Easy.

Haha, gently caress ESoD Easy. gently caress it so much.

But baby steps, right? Right?

Freak Futanari
Apr 11, 2008


a cartoon duck posted:

Then be pissed because most Touhou games just give you a bad ending for playing on Easy and/or using continues and proceed to grind even harder on Normal. Bonus points if you're trying to finish EoSD first and find out its lovely surprise to you for playing on Easy.

Who actually plays on Easy, though. Like, for real.

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

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A number of the people in this thread for one.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



I only play easy. I haven't yet beaten stage 4 on a Touhou game on normal, even with all the continues in the world. Easy is my normal.

edit: wait I take that back, just once I beat Aya on normal and got immediately clobbered on stage 5.

Samurai Sanders fucked around with this message at Mar 28, 2013 around 02:12

Aliginge
Dec 16, 2004

Game Artist, Airsofter, Pepsi Max addict, not good with computers.


Dorroile posted:

Who actually plays on Easy, though. Like, for real.

Yo. -only player here. I play through each once and continuebomb like crazy.

I think I 1cc'd IN and SA on Normal back in the day, that's about it though.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

It's not gay if you're underway.


I have beaten a handfull of Touhou games on easy.
I have beaten TH10 on normal with Marisa B, but that's like super duper easy mode.

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Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009


Falken posted:

Marisa is clearly hiding that Truck from the police so she can sell the goods later on.
She wants to hide the truck so she can keep Mew for herself.

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