Umineko Converter v1.4.2

Someone asked me if I could add support for the Russian translation patch. Previous versions of the converter didn’t work due to character encoding issues. The Russian translation patch encodes printable text in cp1251, but leaves rest of the script in SJIS. I had to implement some trickery to be able to switch character encodings mid-file, but it should now mostly work. There may still be some parts where the characters are messed up due to a misdetected character encoding.
Changelog:
* 2012/03/14 — v1.4.2
– Support for the Russian translation patch

Ever 17 VNDS Converter v1.0.0

Converts an installed copy of Ever 17 to a version playable with VNDS. If you encounter any bugs, please report them in the VNDS Forum.

I started working on this a loooong time ago, abandoned it, picked it up again, abandoned it again, and now I’ve finally finished (hooray). As usual, the source code is included for anyone interested.

Changelog:
* 2011/05/27 — v1.0.0
 – Initial release

KiraKira VNDS Converter v1.0.0

Converts an installed copy of “Kira Kira” (the MangaGamer version) to a version playable with VNDS. If you encounter any bugs, please report them in the VNDS Forum.

Instructions:

1a. Buy the game and extract the zip file somewhere.
1b. The converter should also work with the free demo version.
2.  Run the game once (and activate your copy if you haven't already).
3.  Double-click on KiraKiraConverter.exe
    If the program won't start you may have to install/update Java.
4.  Change the "game folder" to where you installed the game.
5.  Change "output folder" to where you want your VNDS version to be created
6.  Hit start. Conversion will take 30~90 minutes with voices or 10~30
    minutes without. (Additional warning: Extracting the voice files may make
    your computer unresponsive for a good 15~30 minutes)
Changelog:
* 2011/05/14 — v1.0.0
 – Initial release

Higurashi VNDS Converter v1.0.1

Converts an installed copy of “Higurashi When They Cry” (the MangaGamer version) to a version playable with VNDS. If you encounter any bugs, please report them in the VNDS Forum.

Instructions:

1a. Buy the game and extract the zip file somewhere.
1b. The converter should also work with the free demo version.
2.  Run the game once (and activate your copy if you haven't already).
3.  Double-click on HigurashiConverter.exe
    If the program won't start you may have to install/update Java.
4.  Change the "game folder" to where you installed the game.
5.  Change "output folder" to where you want your VNDS version to be created
6.  Hit start and get some coffee, conversion will take 10~30 minutes.

Compatibility

The converter is mainly tested on the EP1-4 bundle, but the demo (EP1) should also work fine. Higurashi Kai support is present, but mostly untested. When converting a single episode you’ll still get an episode selection on the titlescreen. Trying to play a missing episode will just return you to the titlescreen. The converter should pick up any local modifications you may have (music/sprite/background patches, typo fixes, etc).

This converter is -not- compatible with the original NScripter releases of Higurashi.

Changelog:
* 2011/05/12 — v1.0.1
 – Unarchived music patches weren’t getting picked up

 * 2011/05/06 — v1.0.0
 – Initial release

Fate/Stay Night Converter v1.2.0

Converts an installed copy of Fate/Stay Night to a version playable with VNDS. If you encounter any bugs, please report them in the VNDS Forum.

You can now choose a target platform for the conversion. Selecting a target screen size other than 256×192 produces higher resolution graphics (requires the Android VNDS interpreter v1.3.0)

Changelog:
* 2011/04/03 — v1.2.0
 – Support for high-res mode for the Android VNDS Interpreter.

Umineko Converter v1.2.0

Converts an installed copy of Umineko EP 1~7 to a version playable with VNDS. If you encounter any bugs, please report them in the VNDS Forum.

You can now choose a target platform for the conversion. Selecting a target screen size other than 256×192 produces higher resolution graphics (requires the Android VNDS interpreter v1.3.0)

Changelog:
* 2011/04/03 — v1.2.0
 – Support for high-res mode for the Android VNDS Interpreter.
 – Try to distinguish between ‘:’ used as a printable character and ‘:’ used
   as a command separator.