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Anonymous said: Hello, I downloaded the game and the emulator separately. I wanted to play the Girl x Girl one but as the game starts claire looks messed up and after filling up the character info it just becomes a plain white screen. How do I fix this?

Make sure you are using the North American version of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.  A lot of download sites have the EU/English version for download, so double check your version.

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sleiphericwings said: Sorry to bother you, but it's still not working. The file in the drop box doesn't seem to go with mac because it's not in zip form. Do you think you could give a small faq?

Sorry for the late reply.  I just added mac instructions on how to hard patch your rom.  Check it out here.

http://kataiki.tumblr.com/post/83930177093/how-to-play-harvest-moon-true-love-edition

Just go to Hard Patch > Mac Instructions.

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sleiphericwings said: You say this is for mac but I can't get the file working. Also, playmac doesn't work for me well. Does this work for openemu?

I would try Mac Boy Advanced.  I’m not sure if it lets you soft patch, but you can at least try a hard patched rom.

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inksplashed-heart said: Hi, I'm so sorry to bother you, but I transferred my girlxgirl game to my Android phone, with the emulator My Boy, and when I try to save, it says save failed. Is there something I did wrong? It works fine on VBA on my laptop...

Unfortunately moving saves is a tricky thing.  I’m actually not sure if there’s a reliable way to transfer a save from one emulator to a different one, unless the people who make the emulator have some way to convert them.  That’s sort of outside my realm of knowledge, to be honest.

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Anonymous said: I can only play gba rooms on my android and there is no app for patching games... Is there a link to an already patched rom?

You’ll have to perform a hard patch to get the game working on android.  Instructions on how to hard patch is here:

http://kataiki.tumblr.com/post/83930177093/how-to-play-harvest-moon-true-love-edition

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uxoriosis said: Hello! First I want to thank you for all your hard work- I DREAMED of romancing Ann as a girl player since I played it when I was little. It's a dream come true. Second, I wanted to ask- I tried gameshark codes, but the mastercodes keep saying that it's for a different game and won't work. I'm using the f/f version, can I ask what codes you use/know will work on it?

The F/F version will use the same codes as Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.

Be sure to check if the codes out there work for the proper version.  I noticed that some of the sites list the codes for the EU version of the game, not the NA version.

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simmingawaymylife said: My apologies if this has bee asked before, But is it possible to make a True Love Edition of Magical Melody? It has both the female and male PC already in it. I think it would just be triggering the flag for marriage and Heart events for all available bachelor and bacholrettes?

Basic answer is “???????”.  This stuff is never quite as easy as you might think.  It’s on my list of candidates to do, but there’s a lot of research involved in the whole thing.  Basically, don’t expect any release of any new HM:True Love any time soon.

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Anonymous said: (sorry if this has already been asked, i couldnt find an FAQ) would you consider working on converting harvest moon: ANB in the future to a homo-friendly version/do you think anyone will/is it even possible? i've heard the 3DS is hard to hack for some reason. Thanks!

At this point, impossible.

There is currently no way to play 3DS games on a PC, or any other device.  Even if I could hack the game, there would be no way for anyone to play it (and I’m not really in a position to manufacture and ship out 3DS carts to everyone!).

At this point, I’m researching Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness.   Most likely that will be the next game I work on.  Don’t expect anything soon, though.  I gotta get in the last few fixes for Friends of Mineral Town, and then I’ll look into working on DS games while trying to work on some other projects.

It’s gonna be really weird posting non Harvest Moon stuff on this blog, especially since so many of my followers are here for gay farms.

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Anonymous said: i dont actually know how patching work so if i hard patch it then another new patch comes out will i be able to hard patch it again? or i have to patch a new one?

You would have to patch the new one.  Your save game, however, should work for both versions.

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Anonymous said: hello! how are you? c: first, i'd like to thank you for your work on both versions of TLE! I think it's a wonderful idea and am very glad you shared it with the world c: here's my question: are there any changes to the script other than the pronouns? like an original script? I'm sorry if you already answered this! o u o

It’s mainly the gendered terms that were changed.  Any time you are referred to as the incorrect gender, or puts your gender into question, I made a change.  Pronouns and gendered terms were the easiest fix (he to she, girl to boy, man to woman, sister to brother), that sort of thing.

I did take a few liberties with some of the changes that made a gendered term into a neutral term (because they either sounded better or that it fit in the boxes better).  The baby will call the player character Mama or Papa, and will refer to the partner as Mommy or Dada/Daddy.

I also made a few fixes to some typos that were in the original game.

The rest of the script remains the same.  It’s actually pretty interesting how certain character events change subtext when the genders are changed (such as when Gray gives a boy some jewelry). 

Text 11 May 1 note Known Bugs in v3.0

Whoo!  Back from the magical world of Disneyland with a whole lot less money than I used to have.  Now it’s time to get back into some rom hacking!

Time to do some asks/record bugs.  I’ll be editing this post as new bug reports to come in. Thanks to everyone who is sending in these issues.  I really do appreciate it.

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Anonymous said: Thank you so much for this True Love Edition. I've noticed there's still a few places here and there where the dialogue doesn't match up with the player though and I was wondering if you would like to know where they're still at if you're planning on fixing them?

Yes.  If you find any bugs in anywhere, please let me know so I can fix them.

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Anonymous said: I'm trying to get the Friends of Mineral Town working, but every time I get past the naming screens, the game seems to crash, as in staticky sounds, a white screen, etc. The Emulator(VBA) gave me a message about the BIOS. I apologize if I'm being a bother, but do you have any suggestions?

This happens when you patch the wrong version of the game.

Remember, for Girls with Girls, you’ll need the USA/NA of Friends of Mineral Town (FoMT)

For Boys with Boys, you’ll need the USA/NA version of More Friends of Mineral Town (MFoMT)

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Anonymous said: I know this may have been asked before, but is there really something we could do to repay you? You've put in a good deal of work, and it just feels right to give back somehow. Would you consider a paypal account where we could donate to contribute? It could be in gratitude, or to help fund future work. Thanks for this, though!

I find this really funny in some weird way.  Not once during this project did I ever think about getting any kind of money for it (which is kind of weird for me, hehe).  Honestly, though, I’m not sure if I’d be comfortable making money off this particular project.  I don’t really need the money, either (I’m a software engineer at IBM, so I’m pretty set on cash).  I am working on other projects with monetization in mind, but the True Love Edition isn’t really one of them.

Let’s make a compromise, though.  And by compromise, I mean let’s make this way harder for you than just handing me some cash.  You see, I started working on the True Love Editions because I was inspired.  I wanted to make something with my bare hands.  I wanted to create something I really cared about.  We live in a world where we constantly consume.  I want to live in a world where we constantly produce!

So here’s the deal.  You want to give back?  Then pay it forward.  Get inspired.  Get creative.  The True Love games was a project well beyond my comfort zone.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I did it anyway.  That’s why it took almost two years to get this far.  I want you to write.  I want you to draw.  I want you to sing, compose, build.

Quite a few people asked me how I did some of the work I did on this project.  I’m working on a mini-guide right now to help them get started.  I know this is hard.  I know it’s easy to get demotivated when it comes to this sort of thing.  Nothing, though, would make me happier than seeing people make stuff.

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I honestly never get tired of getting these.  It makes me happy to know that my hours and hours of toiling amounted to some good :D

Man, it’s gonna be really awkward when I start doing non-Harvest Moon stuff >_>


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