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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (PSP) on Emulator

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This tutorial would be about playing a PSP platform copy of Hakuou Shinsengumi Kitan (which has been officially licensed by Aksys Games) on PC. I bought the game and played it on my PSP but nothing beats playing otome games in PC for me. Of course, one of my main reasons why I did this was to see a bigger Saito Hajime and Hijikata Toshizou on screen. I don't want to restrain myself on the small screen of PSP. . (Btw, I don't really like Okita Souji 'cuz he's such a yandere. That's just psychotic.)

We're all upset that Kazuki Yone (artist/goddess behind the Shinsengumi bishies) is not with Idea Factory (IF) anymore. For those who don't know the story, a long time ago, it seems like (we got nothing but rumors and it's the most reliable one I got. Anyone got a more realistic background, please share it with me, ne?)Yone asked for a pay raise since she's not an amateur artist. Heck, she raised two games (Hakuouki and Hiiro no Kakera) into anime world. Idea Factory is like, "No, gtfo.". As a result, we got bombarded with fake copies of her artwork. As if we, her loyal fans, would not notice. IF thinks that they can trick fans with making that "anonymous" artist do that copy-cat work. It's been so long since that and even now, they can't stop milking this series. IF can't be more shameful than that.

*One scenario in the world wide net worth ranting about*
Kazuki Yone: I drew something new and posted it in my blog! Please support Hakuouki!
Idea Factory: STFU. You're no longer part of this company. We're suing you for drawing characters under copyright issues and for posting it without our permission.

Total bs. As if she needs permission to draw what she designed and to post it on her blog. It's not like she's selling anything so why the paranoia, IF?  
Well, it happened a long time ago and she's working on a new game now so rant's over. Here's the tutorial. Click the image for a bigger view. Just a tip: right click on the image + view link in another tab = undisturbed tutorial-viewing.

LET'S START WITH DOWNLOADING THE NEEDED FILES: 
●  Get your copy of PSP Emulator. JPCSP is the most famous and sanest emulator out there. (Not that I can speak since I don't really know psp emulators) Here's the web link and just click the version that's appropriate for your computer. Usually, you get the latest one. Here:

http://buildbot.orphis.net/jpcsp/

●  If you want a fully voiced game, here's the voice plugin:

mono_ATRAC3PLUS_Autoplay_assistant_tool v1.9.28


●  You need Sound Forge and Sonic Stage. Well, that's not for free. Actually, nothing in this world is really free. There are cracks and everything and it's easy to Google so you can do that yourself. 

●  Naturally, the most important file: the game itself. Due to complaints about piracy, I removed the link.  Whatever.   


PROCEEDING TO THE INSTALLATION AND THAT TROUBLESOME STUFF...

Sound Forge:
My copy is this one: Sony Sound Forge Pro v10.0c491_Keygen DI - by saoman

●  Install Sound Forge first. You don't have to do any "installing" stuff with JPCSP but it's more troublesome with the configuration. 


Win 7 ver tutorial. Somebody requested for an updated OS. 
What? I really hate the recent OS. They make my life complicated.


And the biggest lie ever...



●  Don't run it yet. Run Keygen > select Sound Forge 10 series > Patch. Be sure to copy the serial and activation code. 
I hate that annoying bgm. You wait and hear. -__-


●  Run Sound Forge 10 bugfix.reg


This should appear. That's it.

●  Run Sound Forge > enter the serial > choose register from another computer > save the license anywhere and you can also delete it after > enter the activation code.


Sonic Stage:
●  Just install this since you need it for your game to have sounds in jpcsp. There should be no problems here.


Well, I did mention that I don't really like Okita Souji but he's my wallpaper. 
What can I do? He's hot. (>w<)b~
 
JPCSP (PSP Emulator):

●  After extracting the file, you should get a folder with a name like jpcsp-windows... Inside that folder is another folder named umdimages. Copy the ISO file of Hakuouki. 





Yes, 1.11 GB. Prepare for that. 

●  Go back to the original folder. You should see a Windows Batch File like start-windows-x86. At least that's what mine says. Double-click that and a new window should appear. 



And another window which should serve as your "PSP".

Example of a "You're screwed" moments. If this appeared, there's something wrong and 
I can never tell you what that is. I have limited jpcsp knowledge. 


●  Before you can play, we still have to set the configuration settings. Go to Options > Configuration or just click F12. This is a really complicated part since the settings will differ for everybody since we all have different computers. Despite the game not having high spec demands, jpcsp does. I screenshot my computer specs and the setting I have so you can confirm it for yourself. You have to experiment and I won't be able to answer problems regarding this thing since I don't know much
Soooo sorry for my low-tech pc.











●  Go to File > Load UMD > Click Hakuouki > Run. The game should run fine. The video may lag a bit  (though mine didn't) but don't worry since that's an accepted fact. 









Game should work just fine with sound effects and bgm but no voices. If you're fine with that, then it's okay not to do the voice tool. 


mono_ATRAC3PLUS_Autoplay_assistant_tool v1.9.28: 

If you want to hear the seiyuus' hot voices...

●  Extract the file. You should see an application file there. Seen it? Okay, good. 



●  Open this file. Click Start and it should turn into Virtual Desktop. Just minimize that while playing Hakuouki.


OKAY, WE'RE DONE! 
It's a tall order but it's worth it. Well, if you hate the hassle, just buy the game or download the ISO file and put it in your psp. For people like me who don't mind a little work for the sake of slightly bigger screen, this is recommended. 

65 comments:

  1. I cant get the voice plugin to download. It keeps asking me to pay to make an account. D:

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    1. Don't click the Priority Download. That's for Premium users. Of course, they would ask you to pay. Click the "Download" beside the "Share with friends" and "Add to my account" buttons. After that, click the "Free Download" button and there will be a 20 seconds waiting time before you can download the file.

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  2. Hi Hakuouki worked perfectly for me several months back and I completed the whole game :) However, today I went back to it, and the game plays perfectly, but the voices don't work anymore :o I (stupidly) put in another psp game iso in the umd folder. I deleted it, but now I can't hear voices on hakuouki!

    Every time I click launch sony sound forge, it says, "Warning an error occurred while opening one or more files. The item was not found." I click more details, and then it says, "The file C:\Users\MYUSER\Desktop\Hakuoki\jpcsp-windows-x86\tmp\ULUS10577\Atrac\Atrac-00017558-09C20AC8.oma.AddHeader could not be opened."

    Then I click start on the mono thing, and then it says, Please open [JPCSP Main Dir]/tmp/gameID/Atrac/

    Please help me, I don't know what to do! :(

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    1. Do you have the Sonic Stage installed?

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  3. Do you know where I can download the ISO file for Hakuouki? I can't find it anywhere ;-;

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    1. Oh, I'm sorry. I haven't uploaded my copy yet.

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  4. sasusugoi-san~ can you please give me the link of hakuouki from where you have downloaded...pretty please ^^; (cause mine isn't working)

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  5. what about the part two? o-o;

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  6. jee.....the download of rapidgator works but..something else is installs (i know we have to accept that and i did) and after it was done installing my hakuouki download was running in the background too..but then after sometimes it stopped and i tried again and it would download for some kb and then stop..help ._. (sorry for bad eng)

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    1. Check you internet connection. I can download it just fine.

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  7. Hi,
    I am so glad and thankful for this post! I am dying to play this game and I have been searching for it for months.
    Just after I got the first 2 files. I have problem with finding Sound Forge and Sonic Stage. Can you please kindly advise and help?

    It is so close and yet so far!! T.T

    Thank you so much! Q.Q

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    1. In situations like this, Google is your best friend. If you're broke and don't have the money to buy an official copy for Sonic Stage, look for it with a crack included. I already placed the name of the copy I used for Sound Forge. Copy that name and Google it again.
      C'mon, please don't be lazy and only ask me things that you think the answer won't be found easily.

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  8. I've tried to run the game, but I get the message
    "This game has been encrypted by the software publisher...yada yeada."

    Do you know what I can do? XD

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    1. Decrypt your copy of game. JPCSP is only an emulator and does not have a custom firmware to fix things for you. Find a psp game decrypter.

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  9. so while i'm doing the sound forge step then i press keygen, and i change the product name as sound forge 10.0 series and when i try patching it says an error has occurred while patching the file(s)! please help i'm dying to play ;____;

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    1. Are you sure your copy of sound forge is version 10? Or have you successfully installed sound forge?

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  10. do you need java runtime environment (JRE) to help run the emulator because alot of tutorials i see include that so im not sure...

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    1. as far as I know, yes. It wouldn't launch otherwise.

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  11. the link for hakuoki part 2 says it's expired can you please put in in mediafire or 4shared because it's easier to download ect

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    1. Is that so? When I have a break from university, I'll start re-ups.

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  12. i could never made the voices work, this message appears everytime i click on "start" on the mono http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p351/chris__lover/Untitled_zpsf228836a.jpg
    please help!!!

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    1. Well, dear, have you changed your Regional and Language settings to that of Japan's?

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  13. you mean on the emulator? the config is exactly as you show here

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    1. No. I meant the computer itself. Go to Control Panel > regional and Language settings ( or something similar) and change the settings to Japan's. You can leave the keyboard settings. This is for Windows users only though. If you're using Apple, use AppLocale.

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  14. Hello! Which version of Sonic Stage are you using? My computer (with Win 7 and all) can't help the program to connect to its database and it accuses my internet connection of being too weak. It's perfectly fine and strong tough. I googled some other experiences and found out it's quite common for Sonic Stage not to work on a computer with Win 7, so I wanted to ask if it is just me with this kind of a problem. :/

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    1. I used version 4.3. As far as I know, it should work with Win 7. Unless your antivirus deletes some of its files because it was classified as virus.

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  15. what i noticed is that i don't have another folder inside the "atrac" one as you do on this tutorial

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    1. Re-download the Mono Atrac. You can't lose that since that's practically the most important part.

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  18. problem with the rapidgator file ,they always stop downloading when reach the end *sob* after waiting for 2 hours now TT^TT i tried googling up some other files and wasted umm..2x 700 mb @_@ isn' t there another website that can download this..any recommendation? please? .___.|||

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    1. Your bandwidth is the problem. Contact your internet service provider or something.

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  19. Hello, uhmm... what do you do after you download the two rar. files? How do I combine them so they're just one iso? (sorry if this doesn't really make sense).
    Thank you!

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    1. Just extract the first part of the rar file.

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  20. Took me one or two hours. But it seems like it works so far :) Or at least, the opening does. Thank you very much for this!

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  21. Hi there,
    I think I've gotten everything working except for those voices >_<
    I always get this same error with the Mono_ATRAC3PLUS. First I launch the Sony Sound Forge Pro 10 with the mono tool, and that seems to come up fine (it's just an empty gray window, right?). But the problem is when I click START in the mono tool, I get an error saying "JPSCP is not running,the tool stops working" even though the program is clearly running fine. I'd really like to get the voices working. Do you know how to fix this?

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    1. Hi~
      Run JPCSP and make sure that the game is running properly. Look at your FPS and see if it runs along just fine. If you get very low FPS, then JPCSP is too high for your computer.

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  22. Hello, do you know if the voice tool only works with Sound Forge 10.0, or will it work with something like Sound Forge Pro 10.0.507?

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  23. i really thank you for your replies, but i couldn't make it work, the folder does not appear,even if i re-donwloaded the mono atrac. i really dont know what else to do..

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  24. OMG OMG OMG, I COULD, I MADE IT WORRRKKK

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  25. I get it to work.. Yay! *hugs you
    However I do want to ask you something.

    So, the female protagonist doesn't have a voice in my game. Is it suppose to be like that?

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    1. But of course, the female protagonist doesn't have a voice. It's an otome game after all.

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  26. Hello, I did everything and my game works fine, but my problems is the voices. I install sound forge 10 and I downloades the mono atract but when I'm about to push start nothing happens and the virtual desktop dosen't even appear.

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    1. @Anon (please read the comment form message)

      Did you install Sonic Stage? If you didn't, it really won't work. Just Google it up.

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  27. Ah.. I didn't know that.

    I have only played one otome game to this day, it was this game called Second Reproduction. The female lead and some characters have voice there, though it wasn't full-voiced.

    Anyway, thanks for the tutorial and your very speedy response.

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    1. Well, play more otome games. You'll find more amazing ones out there ;)

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  28. Good evening, Sasuga! The jpcsp says that I don't have the version required of Java (I have the latest) and that it cannot retrieve something from the register.

    I have tried everything as well as all the available emulators to see if they work with not avail.

    Could you help me, please?

    Anon1217

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    1. Good evening, Anon1217. I'm sorry for my late reply.

      Hm... Try deactivating your antivirus and re-download jpcsp. Your antivirus might be removing some of its files required for running the emulator.

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  29. first thank you
    i make it but having problem with the characters voice, i have sonic stage and i make my computer in jp but still can't get the voice to work
    here what show to me
    http://i42.tinypic.com/n4d350.png

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  30. It works fine thanks
    but there's no voice and bgm
    fortunately there's sound effects xDD
    i wonder what's wrong

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  31. OMG the music and sound works xDD
    My only problem is their voices hmmm?

    "Open this file. Click Start and it should turn into Virtual Desktop. Just minimize that while playing Hakuouki."

    I already start it but nothings happen

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1408531336032257&set=a.1396829887202402.1073741828.100006262119000&type=1&relevant_count=1

    Mabel :)

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  32. Hi, I want to ask, how to solve the serial number part? I try to find the "Sony Sound Forge Pro v10.0c491_Keygen DI - by saoman" in file of "rar" and i did but the real problem is i can't deal with the DI Product name : Sound Forge 9.0 to Sound Forge 10.0 Please Help! if i may ask more please tell me where i can download the "Sony Sound Forge Pro v10.0c491_Keygen DI - by saoman" in Rar... Thanks!

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    1. Uhm... that's... you need the crack for it to work properly.
      Turn off your antivirus when you dl it. It might be because your antivirus is automatically removing it and you need that file.

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  33. hi!! ><'' I am unsure which sound forge to download cause I did copy your link, but I ended up on torrent websites that only downloads the torrent toolbar without downloading the sound forge and it's frustrating cause I have to uninstall a lot of items after lots of trial and error which torrent contains the sound forge,,, but my efforts see no fruit... so I'm hoping if you could help give a more accurate link about the sound forge? please, onegai T_T

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    1. huwaaaah. Onegai, u can do eeeet.
      Just check if you can directly use the magnet link and just dl the torrent file. Don't bother with installer files.

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  34. Hi, where can i download the game? thank you

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  35. i dont know where i can download the game and it is everything so confusing, can you please help me, thank you

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    1. Well... find it elsewhere but here. IRL stuff is getting in the way so I don't have the luxery to uploade it again.

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  36. hello! ><
    i did as you wrote there
    but the authentication code won't work
    although it says it will send a code to email.
    how should i solve this?

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