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I have a weird fascination with pre-EoSD Touhou. There's something so magical about it. Even the BGM has a very otherworldly feel to it, like in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8di6az9BBQAlso, Kana is cute and I wish she would reappear sometime.
I love her
>>18381127I wish I could actually play the games without insane amounts of lag, input delay, and be able to use a gamepad.
>>18381127Kana is extremely cute.
It might just be because of hardware limitations, but ZUN nailed atmosphere with the PC98 games' soundtracks and aesthetics. It made Gensokyo feel otherworldly and perfectly encapsulated the motifs of illusions and fantasy. My favorite examples of this are SoEW's stage 3, LLS stage 5, and pretty much anything from HRtP.This is why I like TD so much, it does a good job at recreating the atmosphere and overall feeling of the PC98 games. People tend to shit on the modern instrument choices, but I think they were perfect for TD in particular.>>18381571Same here, but as far as I know the PC98 games have very limited gamepad support. I'm fine with keyboard, though. Can anybody who has played the games on original hardware compare emulating the game on np2 to the real thing? Curious how much better the lag is.
>>18382040She's my wife.
>>18381193I love her game and just about anything PC 98 related
>>18382317Impossible Spell Card's music and some of LoLK's themes also had a very similar feel to a lot of the older PC-98 music. It's nice.
>scarletflameflandre consider suicide kudasai
>>18388584And just who in the hell might you be quoting, anon?
>>18384381How can be your wife if she's already my wife?
>>18394231Your wife is very pretty, anon. I'd sure like to be your wife.
My dear Kana
PoDD cast is perfet.
>>18403246I wish they'd get loads more art though, it will keep us from reposting the current batch ad infinitum in the long run!
>>18381127as any old drill instructor would put it:EYES LEFTEYES RIGHTEYES FORWARDonly this girl could do them in a moment
>>18417501More like:You go there and you go over there~
mystic square or death
>>18418574Kurumi is the real Dungeon Keeper.
There can only be one Mai!
>>18381127ZUN said that at one point he planned on stopping making 2hu after IN. But it kind of blew up so he started making other games and started to focus on 2hu as a series instead of just a bunch of loosely connected games. You can really tell that ZUN focused on a lot more other than just the gameplay after IN, and that, among other reasons, is why those games don't really feel like anything similar to the pre MoF games(not really sure how to feel about PoFV).I wish he would have just kept making games the same way as before, these new ones don't feel the same. Now he cares way too much about the setting when the plot is garbage anyway. That was part of the charm of the earlier games: not necessarily silly, but not serious or very fleshed out, and I think they are better off for it too, as ZUN didn't have to think as much about what it meant for the direction of the project or the implications of the setting/plot, so he had more time to focus on the game itself.Sometimes I wonder what the hell ZUN thinks he's doing. I love his games but he is a garbage writer.Anyways, I think that 6-8 resemble 1-5 more than 6-8 resemble 9-16. 6 in particular is very reminscient of the PC-98 games.
The perfect female.
>>18427013Always thought those two (Luize and Kana) would make for the perfect companions.
>>18427086Blue dream demon and blue poltergeist.
touhou 1 & 2 are trash prove me wrong
Touhou is my favorite series character design wise, but pc-98 ones don't do anything for me.
>>18382317. >Can anybody who has played the games on original hardware compare emulating the game on np2 to the real thing? Curious how much better the lag is.If your emulator runs at full speed there's no difference. I got a PC9821 from yahoo auctions and it's the exact same experience as if you played on an emulator, except with the clicking sounds of an old IDE hard drive between stages and slightly better sound from a real FM synthesizer chip.
>>18381127>>18403246>>18417581>>18418627>>18427086>>18427115>>18427461Old ZUN must've had a thing for blondes. I think more than half of the pc98 cast had yellow hair.
>>18427589It's called "having 16 colors and not wanting to make your characters look like shit"
I'm waiting for Shinki, Yumemi, Elly and Kotohime to appear, at the very least as cameos.
I hope ZUN does another FM synthesized CD in the future. I've been listening to some of the songs from the print works, and I gotta say I really love Child of Are and especially Youkai Space Travel.>>18403246PoDD might just be my favorite cast because of their sheer entertainment value>>18427539Ah. I'm a bit disappointed. I hoped original hardware would make lag better like it does on some consoles, but at least that means I don't have to bother with importing one. Thanks for answering, didn't expect anybody here to actually own a PC98.
>>18403246I agree.>>18382317Maybe part of the otherworldly feeling is owed to the presentation difference, because the tech is older-- then again some stuff, like the HRtP bomb, is pretty esoteric
>>18403246Rikako needs more love.
>>18403246Not just them. The PoDD cast, Sariel/Konngara, Meira, the dream sisters, and the Makai residents from MS are all god-tier.But damn is it hard being a PC98fag in these days. Latest PC98hu to be reintroduced in the Windows era was Yuuka 13 years ago, and despite the increasing prevalence of Makai, Hell, and even the Dream World, the only hint we've gotten to the existences of any of the old denizens is some of Hijiri's spell patterns resembling Shinki's. Mima's existence got a few throwaway lines of dialogue in CoLA, but she's probably one of the least likely to appear again.A lot of the PC98 cast members don't even have counterparts in the Windows fandom. Kotohime is vaguely like Kaguya, sure, but what about Rikako (a magician more interested in science than arcana) or Meira (a human ronin with an apparent grudge against the Hakurei Shrine)? But short of a miracle happening or ZUN getting a spike of nostalgia we'll probably be lucky if we get another reference in the next 5 years, or a returning character in the next 10.
I just want Rika back.
>>18434258who knows maybe a 'steam special PC98 edition' to 'complete your set' for the silver anniversary is a dim possibility at best, and only if someone has managed to crack the source coding and been generous enough to provide Zun with all the relevant notation.
>>18435464>if someone managed to crack the source codinghttps://github.com/nmlgc/ReC98There's this, though I don't know how active development is. The guy also has a a twitter page that was last updated in December
>>18435491It has bouts of activity every now and then but it's mostly dead.Kinda sucks, one of the goals of the project was adding a replay feature for the PC-98 games. That would have been mind-blowing.
[ ! ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpbD1uLYr_E
Kana is so beautiful.
>>18445759mfw Marisa's facial expression.
Does anyone here have an issue with np21nt running way too fast? When I run games they vary between 75 and 45 fps and it's getting annoying.
>>18450209Sounds like you disabled emulator throttling. Press the right alt key and see if it returns to normal.
>>18450230The alt-key thing didn't work, but I unchecked the "No wait" option under Screen and the game now runs consistently. Thanks!
I rabu Mima
>>18434258Sadly I feel that out of all the PC98 games, PoDD introduces the most things that would end up making it the hardest to reconcile with current 2hu.Yumemi was a really damn entertaining final boss but her very concept probably shoots her own chance of returning down way below even the already low Shinki and Mima.
Mimi-chan is the hottest and sexiest 2hu.
It's a smol cute!
>>18486820Smolgenmagan and Cutekuri.
>>18469666Nothing that a bit of imagination wouldn't fix, Satan. Just have her be a part of some otherworld which has reached a scientific singularity. She's still vanishingly unlikely, but I'd still give her a small boost above Mima just because of the memes.Rest of the playable PoDD cast isn't too bad though. Kana probably isn't coming back due to the Prismrivers, but Kotohime/Rikako would fit right in and Ellen would just need a minor redesign to separate her from her inspiration.
>Kana probably isn't coming back due to the PrismriversPoltergeist team. Kana would be the singer of the team if she came back in some odd way.
>>18491628or maid, she's got most of the outfit, and fits a PC98 vibe of maids!
>>18427769Don't worry. Shinki is doing fine.
>>18493698She may have never been a pillar of sanity even in a world where Yuuka exists, but she's clearly close to losing it. Must have really hit her hard when Alice left.
>>18496816>Must have really hit her hard when Alice left.As long as Shinki is happy and doesn't drain Yumeko's sanity.
>>18501609Byakuren's hair is wrong
Kurumi & Daddy.
>>18511250The virgin incident vs. The Chad genocide
>>18511790It's ok. Yuuka and Mima are special friends who dress up in matching outfits and sleep in the same bed together. Yuuka being violent towards Mima is purely consensual.
This theme only got 1 vote. Fuck me. The pool needs to be divided between 98 and windows era.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiWd60nQktU
>>18445283Too bad she has a hilarious name.
>>18516415She smol. Must protect!
>>18522111Is there a Touhou other than windows Yuuka who floof?
>>18524973How could I forget the Floofiest... I feel bad now.
>>18525111Drills and floof.
>>18525149Careful there, anon. That's approaching a dangerous level of floof. I don't think my heart can handle anymore.
>>18537735Garbage character with no redeeming qualities.
>>18537752She got a gun and a folding chair. You can see the qualities right there.
>>18544288Meria really needs more love and attention I think.
Cool 2hu kids.
>>18547464Holy shit, Kana and Kurumi are extremely beautifuls!How they doesn't have a lot of fanarts?
>>18549763Use "くるみ 東方旧作"(Kurumi+Old2hu) and "カナ・アナベラル"(Kana) on the search bar on Pixiv.
>>18505583Is that the same artist who drew other genderswapped Yuuka? I loved the art but never heard of them again
Meira and Noroiko!
>>18381193I know it's a stupid question but do you know the name of a touhou music video that had a gif of this pic. I can't find it
>>18606830well that's one way to teach them how to ride a broom there!
>>18381127I started Touhou on the PC-98 games, despite being complete shit, I like them and keep coming backI don't think I can even attempt the Windows games, honestly I still can't even beat the last Makai boss on HRtP, I just can't get a grip, but it's still fun
>>18622927The smol one.
>>18616752I'm literally EES - Intelligent, nihilistic and with a wicked sense of humor.
>>18623366Mai is a lewd.
>>18624243Good. Only pure thoughts ITT.
>>18624325Shinki put Lolice in a daycare?
>>18624387Lolice needs to play with others too, instead of sitting inside all day.
>>18624409It's not like she had a lack of friends growing up.
>>18626952Kurumi I told you to go a bit easy on The Penfold's Grange it's not for the inexperienced!
>>18626952>>18630159Kurumi is a big girl now. She can handle it.
>>18630159The Kurumi can do whatever the Kurumi want!
>>18631811The Kurumi cannot be stopped! Especially when she uses the attack after her opener. You know the one. I bomb evrytiem.
Feed the Kurumi.
>>18632254I think she's had enough to drink already.
>>18632320No. She needs to be spoiled! Yuuka allows it.
>>18632442If Yuuka wills it, then there's nothing anybody can do about it. Feed the Kurumi!
>>18640828Surprising amount of family portraits of these three.
>>18641017Yuuka got to keep the Kurumi safe by keeping everyone's attention to the sunflower field and not her huge shad shack, Mugenkan.
>>18641041I don't think she needs the flower field for that, as she and Elly both have a pair of large sized attention collectors already.
Scythes are traditionally farming tools
>>18641071Elly can guard and mow the lawn.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVgYem00o1w
>>18641118Elly will have to wait for Kurumi to go bed before having her daily "wrestling match" with Yuuka. You've got to hand it to her for not being even a slight bit discouraged despite never winning a single one so far.
>>18646699A Princess looking ready to punish and put away a few prowlers this evening?
>>18656300Kotohime and Kaguya should meet.
>>18669057A house on fire if that would occur.
>>18697438Why are poltergeists so unloved here?
>>18697464Because they are noisy ghost-spirits.
>>18699746Poltergeists are capable of pinching people. They are the real stranger danger.
>>18700037I'd gladly get piched by any of them.
>>18701029And I'd gladly pinch them back.
>>18704325I want to pinch this mad woman.
>>18706348She'll pinch you.
>>18706428That's fine too.
>>18706545A real Strawberry Crisis.
>>18706860How does one recognize a bass guitar from a regular electric guitar?
>>18706934Would be nice to know who is playing what.
>>18706957Shinki is probably bass while Mima and Yumemi is guitar.
>>18706998Makes sense considering it fits her personality in a way, and the instruments that Yuuka and Sariel are playing seem to have been picked based on theirs.
>>18706904count the strings and check that they are thicker.
>>18707046But they all have 4 strings here >>18706904while Shinki has 6 here >>18706957What did Hemo mean by this?
>>18706679Let's add some perdition to the mix!
I want to touch Kana's gloved hands.
>>18712591Snuggle her gloves.
>>18707198well if they are rocking THREE BASSES, then that could mean they are playing a certain Spinal Tap tune!
Protect the Poltergeist.
>>18713696Imagine how soft her hands under those gloves must be.>>18713904Pretty heavy music from a light music club. Not that I'm complaining.
>>18701029Poltergeist pinching hour.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_vq5KOjgdwI love PC-98 music, sounds like an old dream.
I want to violate Kana and make her my own
>>18719965She'll booty blast you with her magic in self defense.
>>18720093I have a really high Spell Resistance. Kana can't hurt me unless she rolls a natural 20.
>>18721330me on the leftmy slave on the right
>>18719965Oldhus are for hugs and kisses only!
Elly is helping out the local poltergeist.
>>18427769How about a game where the playable character has to partner with a PC-98 character? If you choose Marisa, you have to partner with Mima, if Alice then Shinki, if Yuuka then Elly, etc. Just not sure who to partner Reimu with.
Me on the right.
>>18722379Need a ride?
Welcome to Makai!
The Kurumi want the Elly for procreation.
>>18747231Anaberal the Poltergeist.
>>18748949FB image and not an oldhu!
>>18748949>>18748974Nice bluehus. But are not oldhus.
Old and new
>>18750434 -> >>18420596Bully.
>>18750630No bully here. Just Cirno.
Louise, Orange and Sara are neglected even by PC-98 standards. Somehow Kurumi gets featured surprisingly often in fanart (still not often enough).
>>18751285Luize is hot.
Still posting more cute Kanas and more PC-98 girls! Windowshus are NOT allowed!
>>18751433Are Windowshus allowed if accompanied by PC-98hus?
Kana, my love!
>>18751433Kana the home invading poltergeist.
>>18751680Two can play that game!
Cool kids of Makai.
>>18403246The ONLY main numbered game in the series to not introduce a single returning character.
>>18756042Bad Apple!!Romantic ChildrenShanghai Alice of Meiji 17The Doll Maker of BucurestiHow can one man make so many excellent third stage themes?
>>18756170That's debatable. While the characters themselves never came back, most of them had their concepts reused later on. Yumemi is pretty much proto-Sumireko, for instance.
Shinki is my wife. All of the other Makai residents are my children.
>>18757086>All of the other Makai residents are my children.Spooky.
Pre-PCB Touhou feels like a bunch of fever dreams of some nerdy college student.
>>18758611Post-PoFV Touhou doesn't feel as mysterious or dreamlike as Pre-PoFV Touhou.
>>18524856Aunn is pretty floof.
>>18758727EoSD, PCB & IN are their own little self-contained trilogy. MoT was released years after those three concluded. If it weren't for story continuity (even though MoT started an entirely new plotline that continues to this day), those three game could've been considered their own little separate thing like PC-98 games are considered today.
>>18761577>EoSD, PCB & IN are their own little self-contained trilogy.No they're not.>MoTThe fuck is that?>(even though MoT started an entirely new plotline that continues to this day)What the shit are you talking about?
>>18763823Anon might have misspelled MoF or something.
>>18768157I see Chiyuri isn't afraid to show some navel. Or underboob.
>>18768249She is secretly the strongest 2hu.
>>18768270But can she match the original witch?
>>18768481Blockula and the sabbath will be the spook.
PC98fags are autistic
Must be pretty fun babysitting Kurumi at Mugenkan.
>>18769961Calling someone autistic on the jay should be a bannable offense.
>>18774644>>18774651Please stop. I don't want Kana to become known for being the anal Touhou the way Iori is known as the anal Idol. Or maybe I do, at least we'd likely get some Kana doujins in the process.
Oh snap, the bump limit hit!
>>18774706Kana is a big girl.
>>18774756Just like Mugetsu :D thread, this one will die before the 2 month mark...
>>18775593Still nice to a PC-98 thread live this long.
Where Kurumi is now in the Modern 2hu era.She hit big. But at what cost?
>>18777233What is her relationship with Sariel? It seems complicated.
>>18777285Must be like Kurumi and Yuuka's relationship. Treat that cute Vampire!
>>18777339Most likely, though a bit less obsessive on Sariel's part compared to Yuuka.
>>18768481The smol ones.
>>18777771How nice of Shinki to let Alice go out and play with Marisa.
>>18777786Shinki is happy to see that Lolice got a new friend.
>>18777786Alice telling Shinki that she went to the Sabbath with Marisa.
>>18777800Would be nice to have Kurumi in there with them as well.
>>18777810Shinki will miss these moments when her little girl is all grown up and wears adult underwear.
>>18777824Elis, Kurumi, Alice, Marisa, Mai and Yuki should play friendly harmless games with each other.
>>18777858Alice is a real goof.
>>18777897She sure is.
Meanwhile at Mugenkan.
>>18778100 -> >>18427115Mugetsu is a popular demon.
>>18778145Popular enough to have her own bump limit hitting thread!
Good thread.Until next time~
Only dreams now.