Welcome to Joy Division part 5, sir!
This is the place where you can download stuff. We don't know exactly what kinds of downloads we will eventually be able to offer, but I think the main piece of software that we have to offer right now is the demo version of our SD Snatcher English translation.
One of the main reasons for launching this website now, is because we wanted to offer a demo version of our translation. We reserved a full page for downloads, though, so maybe we will be adding other stuff in the future. If you have anything that could be interesting for our downloads section, please let us know!
Demo version of the SD Snatcher translation
At the presentation of Project Melancholia, we announced that we hoped to have the demo version ready for download the next day. Eventually, it took us more than two weeks, but here it is! The download package includes the IPS patch, a user disk to which you can save your game and a PNG in which the best video settings for this translation are displayed in case you use the BlueMSX emulator. In order to run the patch correctly, you need the game SD Snatcher itself of course (note that the Starcracks version and the Oasis versions won't work) and a tool to apply the IPS patch. You can find Lunar IPS, an appropriate tool for Windows, right here and you can download IPS4MSX, a tool for MSX, from BiFi's website.
Please be reminded that you need the special SCC+ sound cartridge in place in order to be able to play the game (if it's not inserted, you will get an error message, which is, as people already pointed out, still in Japanese - but we're working on that). If you're using an emulator, you need an emulator that supports this cartridge. Modern emulators like the aforementioned BlueMSX and openMSX do this. Just set the settings right and you will be able to play the game.
This demo version allows you to see the intro demos and play the game up to the part where you first meet Katrina. Although this certainly is not the most interesting part in the game, it will give you a good impression of what you can expect from our SD Snatcher English translation.