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Title: Touhou Maiden/Meiiden/Defiant of Shrine Maiden English Patch (Chapter 4)
Post by: HakanaiBlue on June 05, 2022, 07:45:50 PM
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Touhou Maiden/Meiiden, subtitled and referred to many as Defiant of Shrine Maiden, is a classic Touhou RPG by Hachikuma, who would later go on to form Strawberry Bose and release games like Genius of Sappheiros and Devil of Decline. DoSM is considerably different than their later RPGs and may be a lot harder for most players to enjoy, but it's still a sort of predecessor in a sense and you'll see a lot of the same elements/content from later games present here.

I'm working on an unofficial English patch for it in my spare time with some technical help from seerow and Yamsman so I'm sharing it here. I also borrowed the extracting/repacking tools used for the partial Devil of Decline patch, so thanks to the creators of that as well. I'll be prioritizing this below whatever else I'm working on so don't expect updates to come too frequently. This first patch covers just the first chapter of the game and is quite short, and is mostly to test the waters to see if it prompts any sort of response from Hachikuma (unlikely).

If you need the game itself, you can purchase a used copy here (https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/186015492) on Surugaya. You'll need the physical-only Slash Buster version of the game for this patch to work -- the digitally available Gold Edition isn't compatible with it. I hear Gold Edition is much less stable on modern systems, and it's also a little harder for me to patch, so despite Slash Buster being the harder version to obtain, it's what I've gone with as a base.

You can download the English patch itself here (https://mega.nz/file/QAhl2a7D#BF5R2-jZQe20AWmEN6tQ35T4cPCrIcDjyyVhXqyB2-0).

Current patch progress: Up through chapter 4 (Mayohiga Woods & Sunflower Hill) finished
Title: Re: Touhou Maiden/Meiiden/Defiant of Shrine Maiden English Patch (Chapter 1)
Post by: Roashiki on June 09, 2022, 07:39:15 PM
I can't believe it, it's finally here after all this time. Thank you for translating this
Title: Re: Touhou Maiden/Meiiden/Defiant of Shrine Maiden English Patch (Chapter 1)
Post by: HakanaiBlue on July 21, 2022, 12:05:35 AM
I've just updated the link in the OP with V2 of the patch, which covers up through the end of chapter 2. It also includes translations for the shops and cutscenes after the boss fight in the Electronics District.

Chapter 3 has a split where you can choose which order to go to the next two areas in, so I'll cover both paths in the next patch, which is already under active development and shouldn't take all that long.
Title: Re: Touhou Maiden/Meiiden/Defiant of Shrine Maiden English Patch (Chapter 3)
Post by: HakanaiBlue on July 28, 2022, 12:09:18 PM
Updated the OP link again with chapter 3. This one covers both Rumia and Wriggle's areas. You only have to beat one boss to proceed, and you'll immediately get the character you beat added to your party, but beating the other one means you'll get them added quite a ways down the line so feel free.

Chapter 4, featuring Chen and Yuuka, should be finished by next week as well.
Title: Re: Touhou Maiden/Meiiden/Defiant of Shrine Maiden English Patch (Chapter 3)
Post by: HakanaiBlue on August 04, 2022, 03:39:56 AM
OP link updated again with chapter 4, covering both Chen and Yuuka's areas. Beating Chen will make her available for unlock later, but you won't get Yuuka in the main game regardless so she's skippable (if you're a coward).

Mystia and the Prismrivers coming next week if all goes well.