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  1. Here is a sprite sheet for anyone wanting these sprites. I plan on submitting the 16 bit versions here in a day or two.
    8 points
  2. Hey, guys. I've been a long time lurker on this site but I finally decided to post what I've created for my favorite Dragon Quest/Warrior games! I've created 2 editors to edit monsters and skills for Dragon Warrior Monsters: Cobi's Journey/Tara's Adventure for the Gameboy Color! I'm not even sure how relevant this is anymore, but I decided to post it anyway. Here's some screenshots of the programs: And here are the changes I made to Slime in game: I hope that the few of you that still play this game enjoy this program as much as I enjoyed ma
    7 points
  3. Hey guys, so some years back there was a topic asking who the cover artist for DWII was in NA. Nobody managed to figure it out, however years later I tracked down Chris Hopkins as the artist for DWIII and IV on NES and I did an interview with him. Well the only thing we had to go off of for DWII's cover art was a lone signature in the corner. Now @Dwaine seemed to think the signature was "kis" however it looks like we may have been looking at it the wrong way. This painting wasn't done by a Western Artist, but a Japanese one! The very same signature appears on t
    7 points
  4. I have updated the forums to the latest version and had to purchase a new theme to go with it. If you have any suggestions for the "background" images for the forums let me know (I just left the ones that came with the theme for now). Clear your cache in your browser if you have any trouble to see if that helps.
    6 points
  5. Paced poorly? Yes. Quest flaggy? Absolutely. Bland? What? No. Seriously, there are some valid complaints out there about 7. Bland isn't one of them.
    6 points
  6. Feels good to be posting on an old-school forum again. It's been an age since I was active on one. I used to spend a lot of time in ye olde Enix forums. Currently 150ish hours into my first playthrough of DQXIs with super strong enemies. Also playing DQVI for the first time when my wife isn't available to watch XI. She'd kill me if she missed any story stuff
    5 points
  7. Seems the site was under some sort of attack and I had to work with support to try to figure out what was going on and secure the site better. The site is now behind cloudflare CDN and firewall which is why the browser check comes up when accessing the site at first. I need to see if I can find a fix for tapatalk yet, and the news on the main page isn't working as I was using an RSS reader for that. I may just have to write my own code for that.
    5 points
  8. I'm a rando artist from the Internet. I just came to the forum not so long ago with the goal of learning a bit more of the DQ universe. I was a huge fan of the Monster Joker series when I was a kid. And now I would like to draw a lot of the monsters of this franchise just to practice a bit. I love creature design and this is a good opportunity to practice. But since I'm kinda new on this I would like to know some good ones to start. I know some names but I played the Spanish version of the DQMJ2 so I don't know most of the original names and I want to search for good image references of this c
    5 points
  9. In my quest to import Japanese DQ games and scan their manuals, I discovered that there are two different versions of the original DQ Monsters in Japan! One is for the original Game Boy, and the other is for the Game Boy Color. Apparently, the game had released before the GBC system was actually available for purchase, and there was a second printing to emphasize GBC compatibility. I recently got both versions together to compare (each cost me $1 before shipping, lol), and here's a breakdown of my findings: Fronts of the boxes: Backs of the boxes: The other four faces of the
    5 points
  10. During the past half year of lockdown, I've gotten into importing Japanese games, including several boxed DQ games. Besides getting them for my DQ collection, I scanned most of their manuals and uploaded them to a dummy Google Drive folder (I don't want to put them on my Google account with my real name): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EvblbX9BAQVFQlzUBwstvBMFDKvhx6b3?usp=sharing Right now, it has manual scans for DQ IV and VII on PS1, Slime Morimori/Rocket Slime 3 on 3DS, and Monsters 1, Cobi, and Tara on GBC. I had contributed a scan for Slime Morimori on GBA to here some
    5 points
  11. Well, this is awkward... a Slime Time episode about Final Fantasy! About a month ago @YangustheLegendaryBanditand I got talking about... well, talking. Talking more! We knew there were a great deal of former and future guests that wanted to get together and talk about some topics other than DQ. Heck, look at the forums & threads that get the most love around here more than a year after any news about non-mobile DQ titles. We're all playing other things so we figured we'd take a Sidequest and discuss other things. Thanks to @Pendy @RyuKisargi and @Bururian for joining us on thi
    5 points
  12. Dragon Warrior VII is contender for the absolute best game of all time, tied with Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Dragon Quest X ONLINE: Rise of the Five Races
    5 points
  13. So I took the non pro version translation & inject it to the pro version because I wanted to play it. The result is partial translation of dqmj3pro. Still need testing, I couldnt modify the font, so it's taken directly from the non pro patch which has less glyph than the pro version. So I dont know if it'll break somewhere. dqmj3p patch: https://mega.nz/folder/8tkG1Tgb#WzEFO-JmytVXPkPGW0dnOA above patch+machine translation the rest of the text: https://mega.nz/folder/RkNGCDQb#U1q5Pvm8JXBL6RSKWjX4eg How to use :https://rentry.co/ze3wb
    4 points
  14. I am trying to play thru the as much of the main story as I can again on Bluestacks and record videos of it all as well for posterity
    4 points
  15. Thank you! That's definitely what I was going for when I first started... oh my, that's about two years ago, time sure flies I'm really glad I have the opportunity to share it with the DQ community. Rivals may be ending soon, but the memories will remain as long as everything the game offered to the players is well preserved! Unfortunately that's a bit tricky with the dubbing work, but at least all the artworks (and heck I love what they did with the artstyle) will be available to anyone
    4 points
  16. Events: --- Dragon Quest IV --- The heroes from IV emerged from a portal while searching for the Chosen Hero, finding that the three siblings have an aura much like the one they seek, before defeating Psaro and other Dragon Quest IV opponents and returning to their world to find the hero. Also Maia briefly wanted to open some kind of tourist attraction I think? --- Dragon Quest V --- Bishop Ladja appears on Brullia, along with Sancho and Papas who is searching for his missing son, before the three defeat Ladja and Sancho and Papas return to their world. Bianca, Nera, a
    4 points
  17. Not exactly OLD, but mid-2000s is close enough. It's a portable writing device. Sure you can use a laptop, but with how distracting the internet is at just a click away sometimes it's better for actual productivity to haul this thing around. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
    4 points
  18. Hey Dragon Quest lovers, I'm glad to share with you my first Walkthrough video about Dragon Quest 3! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvtK27wN5Pg I've used some tips from Dragon's Den and I gave you a credits at the end of the video. Anyway, it was a pleasure to make it and hope you'll like it. PS: The illustration of the video thumbnail has been done by myself. It's a repro from the original Nes cover. Cheers,
    4 points
  19. Hey, fam! I finally join many of you who have attempted to finish DW/DQ 2... and the few of you who have completed it! It's an honor to share the YouTube link below for video proof. https://youtu.be/6RZy5dTMBFs Also, I wrote a journal of my solo journey. Kinda my thing to do! It may help others who want to complete the game solo too. https://supersommerville.wordpress.com/2021/01/25/dragon-warrior-ii-nes-solo-challenge/ I had to get another WordPress account, some carrying over everything I wrote to the new account and updating my links is work.
    4 points
  20. Hi! in the introduction forum I have mentioned that I'm an artist (more like a hobbyist with a professional level but makes no money from it), and since I'm going to start making DQ fanart moving forward I felt like making a thread that I will continuously update whenever I make new art . Consider this thread as my art dump, or something along those lines, thank you for passing by! Also, I will feel free to take anyone's suggestion or comment as an idea to be drawn in the future, but this isn't a request thread . I didn't really know what to do first to introduce my art, so
    4 points
  21. new dump! i'll add captions along with a title to spice the read a little! DQotS Gadabout Doodle doodle of my DQotS character reaffirming and proud of being a gadabout main. People around love the drops, and it's fun to make your battles luck based. (Based off the lovely DQIII manual art) Think of Thy Platty Children This one is an inside joke within the Den's discord, because for context Bluestar encou
    4 points
  22. Got a big crew together for yet another Sidequest! Thanks to @AustNerevar, @Pendy, @YangustheLegendaryBandit, @Bururian, and @Brother Jaybird for talking about so many cool games last night!
    4 points
  23. Thank you for all of the messages and support! I really appreciate the comments! I'm chipping away at the story mode text a bit more but have a much better idea of the layout of the ROM. I'll share some screenshots and hopefully an early beta soon too!
    4 points
  24. I've recently stumbled upon a website, https://w.atwiki.jp/dq_binary, that lists the locations of several bits of data in the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of classic games, with the example below being a part of the RAM data for 5 run through a quick yandex translation. I hope this information advances Dragon Quest hacking as much as possible. 7e0300: sprite data 7e2000-7e2a9f: range to be included in the save data 7e2019-7e201b: gold on hand 7e201d: party number 7E201E:horse-drawn carriages 7E201F:how many people outside the carriage? 7e203a-7e203b: deposited gold (*1000) 7E20
    4 points
  25. Kinda outta the blue a new opportunity presented itself right at the end of November and I'm pretty excited! I'm a new co-host of a decade-long RPG podcast! As you may know, I've been writing reviews for RPGamer.com for about 2.5 years now and podcasting on the podcast RPG Backtrack just as long. I met the host in the Turn-based RPG Facebook group Yangus & I made shortly after making it 3 years ago. A guy named Phil messaged me asking if it was OK to shill his podcast and I said of course. We got to talking and found out he's from around Disney, where I live now, and we chatted gaming
    4 points
  26. I just registered to this forums to keep track of this I LOVE the game and am searching for a translation for it every few years.. seems like my dream is coming a bit reachable ;_;?
    4 points
  27. I have never been able to get into Minecraft because of the lack of clear goals, but the Builders games are some of my favorites ever. There's an incredible mix of creative exploration and building while still having enough structure to keep me close to the main path. The writing for the story in both games is also phenomenal. I highly recommend!
    4 points
  28. Thanks to Álvaro on Twitter (@Flash3g) for finding the DQM Joker 2 Save Data Editor and sending it to me. I have uploaded it to the Den and have an info page about it here: https://www.woodus.com/den/games/dqm5ds/save_data_editor.php If using with DeSmuME take note of the import method to specify the data type as "Manual EEPROM 512kbit"
    4 points
  29. I wrote a HUGE something for RPGamer. Had a lot of help with the formatting, but did 90% of the copy. I feel like every day for a month I kept adding another game and another game and another game... https://rpgamer.com/2020/10/the-dragon-quest-series-where-to-start/
    4 points
  30. And I have returned with the 16 bit tile sets. Also no thanks or reference required if any are used. Maybe just check out the game when I finally announce it.
    4 points
  31. https://anchor.fm/dqslimetime/episodes/Episode-023---Samantha--Dragon-Quest-Everything-ejpa44 We were pleased to have our very own Denizen @Michi on the Dragon Quest Slime Time podcast. Check out the interview as she talks about fandom, working at Square Enix, DQ cosplay, working with Yuji Horii, and more. This podcast also features our resident Slime Time artist, @Dwaine. YT version pending.
    4 points
  32. Hello everyone. I made a Chart containing all the monsters of the series that I could find with model/name. I mainly used info from the Fandom Wiki and this website (and some others that I found on the web). It list all the monsters Splash art and Name) and in which game they appear in. I don't know if you can do something with it, but I think it's worth sharing (That's a lot of info), so if you want to use it (for a Mega Page or something), please do so. It sadly doesn't list every monsters in existence cause some that are in non translated Jap versions of games (like DQMJ3, Super light or St
    4 points
  33. Dragon Quest did sneaky things like this. One of my favorite memories as a child was figuring out how to get to Garin's tomb from Garinham. The NES graphics were very well done and you couldn't immediately tell there was a hole in the wall. I started at the far end and kept trying to walk up until all of a sudden I was outside. It was pretty exhilarating to my 12 year-old self. I have a feeling I had a small booklet walkthrough for Dragon Warrior 2 so I don't think I figured out that Rhone (Rendarak) Shrine sneakiness on my own.
    4 points
  34. Also, give BenXC a try, if you want to see some really cool Dragon Quest Builders builds, including his entire rendering of the Zelda: Link to the Past map. We interviewed him recently on the Dragon Quest Slime Time podcast.
    4 points
  35. Saigan does good work. Some DQ YouTubers are real mush mouths, hard to listen to for too long.
    4 points
  36. I feel sorry for those who will have to buy this all over again but I can say this much: It's a must-buy for any fan of this game who missed out on the Switch version
    4 points
  37. ^ I mean, the fact that it’s portable gives it an edge over the other console versions imo.
    4 points
  38. Here is the first of the interviews. Interview Riku Sanjo What was it like hearing that there was to be an anime adaption the first time? I was surprised. Kind of like, "What, you can make an anime of it?" This was because, at the time the popular works in Jump would normally get an anime adaption, but I thought that "Dai" could not be an anime since there was the original "Dragon Quest" productions that it was based on. Then, once it was decided, I was shocked at the unusual speed that everything progressed. But at the time besides writing the script for "Dai" I was also w
    4 points
  39. Surprised nobody mentioned Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The main hero actually says he likes Dragon Quest and the game makes numerous little jokes / references towards Dragon Quest. Very excited and very happy that they will be having turn-based combat in this new Yakuza installment. Sega is just the best it has ever been right now... I'd even say that they have all the means of going back to console making business.
    4 points
  40. I've written several essay posts on this. Deleted each of them. I'm not sure if I really want to get into this without overcomplicating matters. Dragon Quest VII is my favourite game with good reason. It's a HEAVILY flawed game, and sadly, while the 3DS version is my favourite, while it addresses many flaws in the original, it creates whole new flaws on its own. The beginning of the game is slow on purpose. It's meant to be a slow burn built around the curiosity and intrigue of an island in the middle of a huge empty ocean. The ONLY island, and it's a veritable paradise. No one
    4 points
  41. Dragon Quest VII (PS1 version) is one of my favorite games of all time. The 3DS version is pretty decent, too. The overarching story and all of the supporting vignettes are pretty damned good. If anyone said it's boring or bland it's most likely due to a general dislike of the Dragon Quest series. The class system in the PS1 version is amazing.
    4 points
  42. Dragon Quest 7 is to me one of the best games in the series and is my personal favorite game from DQ. It isn’t perfect, but the game has so much to see and do and has some of the best town vignettes of the series. Seeing the world constantly grow thanks to your actions is very satisfying and makes your quest feel worthwhile. Definitely worth playing. But I’m a little biased towards it since I like it so much.
    4 points
  43. ...People say that? Where? I like DQVII, it's fun. I do think it tries too hard to be DQVI but bigger, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game on its own.
    4 points
  44. well this threads lasted 5 years because that's the average time in DQ7 to get to the class system part
    3 points
  45. @Bluestar joins as a guest host to interview my Nintendo World/NY DQIX Tag Mode Tuesday co-op friend, @RPG Wizard! https://anchor.fm/dqslimetime/episodes/Episode-032---RPG-Wizard--DQIX-Multiplayer-eq57e8 Here's the original Dragon's Den Topic for Tag Mode Tuesday's group. Things I forgot to mention on the podcast: Dekablue wanted me to point out that the NYC staff at NintendoNY were always surprised how long we kept Tag Mode Tuesday going as a fan event. It actually started out as an official Nintendo World event at Rockefeller Center, before it eventually became a fan-ru
    3 points
  46. merry christmas! (spent 30 minutes on this, but i don't regret it )
    3 points
  47. Here is the link for the YouTube version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjrW-o0heg
    3 points
  48. If you leave the game alone on the title screen through the end of the Overture, the attract mode is seven minutes of cutscenes showing Ragnar, Alena/Kiryl/Borya, Torneko, and Maya/Meena before (?) their respective chapters begin. The DS and mobile remakes don't have this and only loop the title screen! I recorded a video since there doesn't seem to be a YouTube video of it: The general idea of each story goes like this according to Google Translate (a natural translation would be greatly appreciated!). Ragnar: Alena/Kiryl/Borya: Torneko (unfortunately,
    3 points
  49. eal in the flesh, straight to your eardrums? What else could go wrong in 2020?!
    3 points
  50. The heavy blues, the warrior raising his sword, the fallen comrades...it's a pretty grisly and dark cover art that perfectly encapsulates in a more grisly realistic fantasy art fashion, the dark world of 2. It's a very stylized form, reminds me a lot of the Hildebrandt brothers, especially Tim.
    3 points
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