Castlevania Dracula X: Rondo of Blood [PC Engine CD] Patch RELEASE!!!

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Burnt Lasagna

UPDATE!
IT'S OUT
IT'S OUT
IT'S OUT
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Check the front page!
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esteban

Well, a Merry New Year to you, too!

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dairugger

Thank You! & Happy New Years!!

I'm playing this on my psp at the moment and youve done a fantastic job. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Keith Courage

Absolutely awesome. Thank you for all your hard work. Going to try this out tomorrow.

ParanoiaDragon

Quote from: Burnt Lasagna on 12/31/2011, 08:33 PMUPDATE!
IT'S OUT
IT'S OUT
IT'S OUT
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Check the front page!
So....does this mean it's off to Ys 4 we go? :D
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Bernie

Now....all we need is for someone to come up with an English translated front and rear inserts.  Mainly the rear, for the sake of the sides.  :)

esteban

Oh, here is the finished title screen, in case folks were wondering how it looks on actual hardware:

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Burnt Lasagna

Quote from: ParanoiaDragon on 01/01/2012, 04:02 AMSo....does this mean it's off to Ys 4 we go? :D
It's a very high possibility, but first I have to hunt down the original sound directors for the first two attempted fandubs before officially starting anything. I think I know how to contact the first director but not the second one...yet.
Quote from: esteban on 01/01/2012, 09:05 AMOh, here is the finished title screen, in case folks were wondering how it looks on actual hardware:

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TheClash603

Ys IV...  drool.  I've never played this bad boy due to the language barrier, would love to see this long-talked about project completed.  Good to see the door opener project completed.

Keith Courage

#159
I am working on some new covers and labels.

Bernie

Looks good Keith!  Happen to have some jewel case inserts that reflect that change?  :)

Keith Courage

#161
Here is are the updated labels. Click twice to get the full image size before saving.

CD Label
/draculaxcd2.jpg

Front Cover
/frontcover2b.jpg

Rear Insert
/backcover2t.jpg

And Here are some with the newer PSP Logo if you prefer.

CD Label
/draculaxcd.jpg

Front Cover
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Rear Insert
/backcoveri.jpg

Keith Courage

#162
I just updated some new covers and labels I have made for this so BUMP!!!!!

Burnt Lasagna

Pretty nice! :)
Just one question, why are you naming it Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles? That's the name of the PSP 3D remake (which you can unlocked the original Rondo of Blood in and is where I got the English dub)
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Keith Courage

#164
I just thought it was a really cool Logo. I couldn't seem to find any good Dracula X or Castlevania X logos anywhere online. Especially hard trying to find one that will go transparent so as to lay over a background image. If someone can get me one I'll replace that part.

Keith Courage

#165
Never mind, I found one. Labels have been updated.

FraGMarE

#166
I made a Castlevania logo in Photoshop that matches up with the title screen I made.  I'm still working on it, but you can use it as a placeholder for now, if you like.  It's on a transparent background, which comes in handy.  :)

fragmare.mindrec.com/castlevania_logo01b.png

And a quick and rough example of how it would look on the booklet cover...

fragmare.mindrec.com/dracx_new_cover01.jpg

Burnt Lasagna

#167
Fantastic work fragmare, as always! =D>
I have it up as the banner right now on the front page.

On an unrelated note, does anyone here know of a good quality scan of the manual for Rondo of Blood, one that is at least 300 dpi?

One of the old team members from 2003 wants to do a translation of the manual.
If there is no such a scan on the internet already (from what I can tell theirs only one) can someone here on pcenginefx make a better scan?
Your kindness would be much obliged. :)
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Keranu

That cover looks great. I have a question/suggestion: Would it be possible to add a filter or something to make the logo font look hand drawn so it blends in with the original artwork behind it? Something to make it look less digital, in other words.
Quote from: TurboXray on 01/02/2014, 09:21 PMAdding PCE console specific layer on top of that, makes for an interesting challenge (no, not a reference to Ys II).
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FraGMarE

Well, I'm still tweaking it.  I'd like to make it look a little more "organic" if you will.  Also, it'd be nice if i had a hi-res version of the original Dracula X cover background, without the original logos cluttering it up.  If anybody has one, link it up here and I'll use that instead.  The one I'm using here is only 768x768 and that's not very hi-res.  I believe there was an insert that came with the game of that same artwork, but I'm not sure. I'll also start trying to get a traycard made up too.

FraGMarE

#170
Here's a candidate for a new cover complete with logos and trademark symbols and whatnot.  I'd still like to get a higher quality version of the background image, though.  The best one I've found on the internet so far is 1040x1040, it's too dark, too lossy, and it's not centered correctly.

fragmare.mindrec.com/dracx_us_cover01b.png

MotherGunner

Cover looks great but I too feel there is something missing in the font.

Looks like Randa af Blaad (and the blood is a little distracting).

Speaking of "Ronda"...  Anyone watch Rhonda Shear Up All Nite in the 90's? Closest thing to porn next to MTV in those days...   =P~

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Keith Courage

Ha, yeah I used to watch that on USA. What were they thinking going from her to Gilbert Gottfried?

Bernie

#173
Nice job Keith and frag!  I love it.  Gonna order some lightscribe discs, and burn the disc label you came up with Keith.  Awesome work to both of ya.  The inserts look really good printed out on gloss photo paper.   :mrgreen:

NecroPhile

Quote from: Burnt Lasagna on 01/02/2012, 06:24 PMOn an unrelated note, does anyone here know of a good quality scan of the manual for Rondo of Blood, one that is at least 300 dpi?
I don't know if the resolution is sufficient (I am le dumb and don't know how to check), but Video Game Den has a manual scan available.
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FraGMarE

#175
BUMP!  Minor update to the cover.  I fixed the 'astlevania' part of the logo so it's not quite so jaggy on the bevel and lightened it up just a little.  :)

On a related note, does anybody know what the Japanese text on the Dracula X traycard translates to ?

andydecarli.com/.../AkumajouDraculaXRondoBackCover.jpg

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FraGMarE

#176
Okay, here's a preliminary version of the traycard I made.  Let me know what you guys think.  Thanks to Dave Shadoff for help translating the traycard text.

fragmare.mindrec.com/dracx_us_traycard01b.png

MotherGunner

Very cool, are you still tweaking the "Randa af Blaad" font?  Also, will you be doing the Obi as well?

Thanks
-MG

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Burnt Lasagna

Quote from: guest on 01/03/2012, 12:13 PM
Quote from: Burnt Lasagna on 01/02/2012, 06:24 PMOn an unrelated note, does anyone here know of a good quality scan of the manual for Rondo of Blood, one that is at least 300 dpi?
I don't know if the resolution is sufficient (I am le dumb and don't know how to check), but Video Game Den has a manual scan available.
um..there's no manual here.

http://www.videogameden.com/cdrom/extra/drx.pdf
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FraGMarE

Quote from: MotherGunner on 01/04/2012, 11:47 AMVery cool, are you still tweaking the "Randa af Blaad" font?  Also, will you be doing the Obi as well?

Thanks
Honestly, the 'Rondo of Blood' in the logo looks readable to me, as is.  Maybe I'm alone in thinking that.  And what's an Obi?

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FraGMarE

Quote from: guest on 01/04/2012, 12:38 PM
Quote from: fragmare on 01/04/2012, 12:21 PMAnd what's an Obi?
It's the spine card.
Oh, no, i'm not messing with that.  I might make a CD label though.

dairugger

Quote from: Burnt Lasagna on 01/04/2012, 11:53 AM
Quote from: guest on 01/03/2012, 12:13 PM
Quote from: Burnt Lasagna on 01/02/2012, 06:24 PMOn an unrelated note, does anyone here know of a good quality scan of the manual for Rondo of Blood, one that is at least 300 dpi?
I don't know if the resolution is sufficient (I am le dumb and don't know how to check), but Video Game Den has a manual scan available.
um..there's no manual here.
if you follow the link, and right click on the manual and save target as,  itll save the manual as a pdf.

NecroPhile

Oh, the beauty of frames.  They make you work for it!  :D
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MotherGunner

Quote from: fragmare on 01/04/2012, 12:21 PM
Quote from: MotherGunner on 01/04/2012, 11:47 AMVery cool, are you still tweaking the "Randa af Blaad" font?  Also, will you be doing the Obi as well?

Thanks
Honestly, the 'Rondo of Blood' in the logo looks readable to me, as is.  Maybe I'm alone in thinking that.  And what's an Obi?
Like I said great work overall, I just don't like the rondo logo.  Old English IMO was the wrong choice font for this and like I said the blood is too distracting; Would have been cool on a couple of letters max.  Old-E reminds me of those "Homies" who put nothing but Old English on their T-shirt's, lowriders, and tattoos...

Homos... [-(

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FraGMarE

Quote from: MotherGunner on 01/04/2012, 05:00 PM
Quote from: fragmare on 01/04/2012, 12:21 PM
Quote from: MotherGunner on 01/04/2012, 11:47 AMVery cool, are you still tweaking the "Randa af Blaad" font?  Also, will you be doing the Obi as well?

Thanks
Honestly, the 'Rondo of Blood' in the logo looks readable to me, as is.  Maybe I'm alone in thinking that.  And what's an Obi?
Like I said great work overall, I just don't like the rondo logo.  Old English IMO was the wrong choice font for this and like I said the blood is too distracting; Would have been cool on a couple of letters max.  Old-E reminds me of those "Homies" who put nothing but Old English on their T-shirt's, lowriders, and tattoos...

Homos... [-(
Eh, it seems appropriate enough to me.  We're not talking about 40oz malt liquor and low riders here, we're talking about Castlevania... a game set in the 17th/18th century

Also, here is the final booklet cover (front AND back) localized to be consistent with other U.S. releases, as well as the traycard.  These images are very hi-res and should look great when printed on glossy paper.  Enjoy!

Booklet Cover:
fragmare.mindrec.com/dracx_us_cover01c.png

Tray card:
fragmare.mindrec.com/dracx_us_traycard01c.png

Up next is the CD label.  :)

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FraGMarE

#187
Just did the CD label too.  Here you go.  :)

fragmare.mindrec.com/dracx_us_label01c.png

Here's the booklet cover, tray card, and CD label all in one zip file, if you want.

fragmare.mindrec.com/dracx_us_art01.zip

NecroPhile

"Have you tried these other TG-CD game discs?"

Heh, nice picks.  When will their translations be complete?  :D
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Bernie

Hells yeah!!  I second that question Necro.

Quote from: guest on 01/05/2012, 10:16 AM"Have you tried these other TG-CD game discs?"

Heh, nice picks.  When will their translations be complete?  :D

Burnt Lasagna

I don't mean to make everything fragmares' been doing seem worthless but we just got an old team member from 2003 back and he's been making translated packaging for the game (this includes the manual).  He sent me some pictures of the translated jewelry case that he made back in 2003 and it looks really nice and defiantly looks like an authentic TG16CD game.

So soon there will be two options to pick from for printable packing along with an English manual. 8)
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MotherGunner

Awesome Burnt, mind posting the pictures he sent you?  Looking forward to it.
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FraGMarE

Quote from: Burnt Lasagna on 01/05/2012, 11:54 AMI don’t mean to make everything fragmares’ been doing seem worthless but we just got an old team member from 2003 back and he’s been making translated packaging for the game (this includes the manual).  He sent me some pictures of the translated jewelry case that he made back in 2003 and it looks really nice and defiantly looks like an authentic TG16CD game.

So soon there will be two options to pick from for printable packing along with an English manual. 8)
Hey, variety is the spice of life!  :)

Keith Courage

There are 3 to pick from since I already made some.  :P On page 11.

Burnt Lasagna

Quote from: Keith Courage on 01/06/2012, 02:41 AMThere are 3 to pick from since I already made some.  :P On page 11.
Oh yeah. I probably should start compiling all these into a collection for the next release so I don't forget anything.
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CrackTiger

Quote from: fragmare on 01/04/2012, 07:36 PM
Quote from: MotherGunner on 01/04/2012, 05:00 PM
Quote from: fragmare on 01/04/2012, 12:21 PM
Quote from: MotherGunner on 01/04/2012, 11:47 AMVery cool, are you still tweaking the "Randa af Blaad" font?  Also, will you be doing the Obi as well?

Thanks
Honestly, the 'Rondo of Blood' in the logo looks readable to me, as is.  Maybe I'm alone in thinking that.  And what's an Obi?
Like I said great work overall, I just don't like the rondo logo.  Old English IMO was the wrong choice font for this and like I said the blood is too distracting; Would have been cool on a couple of letters max.  Old-E reminds me of those "Homies" who put nothing but Old English on their T-shirt's, lowriders, and tattoos...

Homos... [-(
Eh, it seems appropriate enough to me.  We're not talking about 40oz malt liquor and low riders here, we're talking about Castlevania... a game set in the 17th/18th century
It's also the same style as the title screen of the official English version for PSP that this localization is based on.
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FraGMarE

Quote from: guest on 01/05/2012, 10:16 AM"Have you tried these other TG-CD game discs?"

Heh, nice picks.  When will their translations be complete?  :D
Hehe... I just listed the other Konami CD games.  Maybe one of these days somebody will translate Snatcher somehow.  <sigh>

Sadler

Oh hell yes! Thank you guys so much!! Yesterday I got the patch running on my Duo and today I attempted to make a reproduction. I used fragmare's images, with Kinko's printing the rear insert and inlay and a lightscribe drive labeling the CD. I'm a little disappointed with the lightscribe, but it came out pretty good. The jewel case looks more convincing than the pictures indicate. One of these days I'll learn how to take decent photos)...

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Thanks again guys, I really appreciate it!  :dance:

Burnt Lasagna

Wow, that looks great!
I also plan on making one of these as soon as the English manual is ready.
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Keith Courage

#199
Light scribe comes out better if you set it to make it darker but with longer write speed. The setting is in the options of the light scribe control found on the task bar in windows.