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CyberConnect2 Website selling Trilogy Merchendise!

The official Japanese website for CyberConnect2 has opened up their store for .hack//G.U. Trilogy merchendise. The store includes thus far 4 t-shirts, a mouse pad, and a echo bag displaying the CC2 logo. Here is the price list I translated.
First 3 T-Shirts: $28.93 (3k Yen)
Mousepad: $9.64 (1k Yen)
CC2 T-Shirt: $19.29 (2k Yen)
Echo Bag: $9.64 (1k Yen) Let us know if you buy a product from their online store! Visit it here:
http://cc2.shop-pro.jp/

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

PC Preview Page added to Blog

People on the BBS wanted a way to decide which character they’d play… Well here it is, and now people can browse through all possible designs. As a little goodie there’s also a gameplay video of the new Revision 3 Patch for DDL in the Download Section. Administrator and Developer of ‘The World’
— Damian Coldbird

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

New .hack Novel! The Epitaph of Twilight!

A new .hack novel has surfaced, seen on CyberConnect2's official Japanese website. This is what the synopsis seems to be, translated from Japanese:

"Brought along by her father, a girl named Lara visited her uncle Harald. While Harald was away, Lara logged onto his computer and found herself in a golden field. It was, in fact, the world of the "Epitaph of Twilight" which she loved so much! This is the secret story of the genesis of .hack."

This is set to release in Japan on May 1st 2008 for 560 Yen (Around $6 USD).

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

Localization Patch Revision 3 Out Now!

.hack//FRAGMENT “US-Patch” R3 (1.1 MB, 19 hits) What else to say… another two weeks worth of work, and another release out. As always, please refrain from using older revisions as they contain bugs that this one doesn’t, please continue reporting bugs you spot in the translation and / or gameplay. Administrator and Developer of ‘The World’
— Damian Coldbird

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

Possible New .hack Game for the Nintendo DS

While doing my usual routine of checking .hack sites for news and information, I ran into some interesting stuff. It was found on the CyberConnect2 Japanese website, featuring a big COMING SOON icon on the main page. When you click on it, you will see an interesting picture that resenbles the world of .hack, with some familiar job classes. I will keep you updated on this, and hopefully more information will become available. Click the link below to view the page where the image is. http://www.cc2.co.jp/new2/index.html Also, here is a cropped image of what looks to be Kite in the picture.   Edit: It also appears that this may also be a sequel to the Tail Concerto game, with Kite thrown in the image as a cameo (special appearence). Although this may be the case, lets keep our fingers crossed.

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

Possibly A New .hack Series?

News has been floating around the net about a possible new .hack series. This may involve a new anime series, as well as a game series. Not much is known about what this new series may entail, but none the less here is a small preview of what (hopefully!) is to come in the future.   Credit goes to dothackers.net for the image.

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

Call to all 3D- Artists, Engineers, etc.

I want to extend the capability of my grabtex tool… People might have guessed it - or maybe they didn’t. Anyway - The goal of mine is to not only be able to extract textures, but model data from the console games aswell… To reach this goal I need assistance of people that are well informed about 3D stuff, both in practical stuff aswell as theoretical. Thus - I’m waiting for volunteers. My MSN Addy, etc. people can look up via the BBS.

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

GU Series Unpack Support for Toolset

Edit: It’s released now… grab the new unpack.c from the thread on the BBS if you wish to unpack both IMOQ+F aswell as GU Series Graphic Data. I’m currently working on a improved Toolset, that allows for .hack//GU Graphic Extraction aswell. It works somewhat fine till now but there are still some bugs in the GU Support… The new sourcecode will be released on the BBS once the bugs are fixed and the Toolset got tested properly.

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

.hack//GU Trilogy…… >_>

Man… was this movie a downer… If they recorded the gameplay scenes and made a movie out of them - that would have been thousand times better. While this ain’t real news… I couldn’t stop myself from posting it… Sheesh… Coldbird over and out and disappointed and bla… crap.

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

First Bugfix Patch for R2

.hack//FRAGMENT “US-Patch” R2-2 (1 MB, 36 hits) The first bugfix patch for R2 is now available. Please refrain from using the old R2 Patch any longer as it contains bugs that this one doesn’t. At this point - thanks to Chaos for reporting the bugs which resulted in 7 bugs being fixed. I hope you all have fun with what we provide here. ‘The World’ Administrator and Developer,
— Damian Coldbird

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

Portover Patch is ready for Beta-Testing!

The Quarantine to Fragment Portover Patch is now finished… I promised I’d finish it this weekend… so here you go… .hack//FRAGMENT “US-Patch” R2 (1003 KB, 68 hits) YouTube Video EDIT: First bugreports came in… sad to say they weren’t real bugs…
They resulted from using previously patched files as Base-Files for the R2 Patch.
So please - always make sure you are using appropriate FRESH files, right off the disc… if you don’t - you WILL encounter bugs.

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

.hack//G.U. Trilogy Section + Updates

A new section has been added to the site, and its about time. Welcome the Trilogy section, which is equipped with a taste of whats to come. I have added 109 screenshots taken right from the movie itself, from the first two scenes, with plenty more to come. I have also added 13 limited edition wallpapers from the Trilogy O.S.T. Also the website has been revised-coding wise. I also added the Music Database page, to view all soundtacks on the site.

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

.hack//Portal has a new Forum.

A couple weeks back .hack//Portal teamed up with a couple of admins to work on a single forum together, named Aikurushii.net. It turns out the admins there weren't interested in keeping the forums, so I have decided to re-make a new forum. Thanks to Lethargy, one of the previous admins for Aikurushii.net, we now have a Vbulletin, and a new skin from the previous project.

Unfortunantly existing members will have to re-join, for the previous phpbb forum was corrupted with the server move. I apologize for the inconvinience, this forum will be the last, and only one. Never corrupted/moved/deleted. Please enjoy the new forums!

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

.hack//G.U. Trilogy Out in Japan!

The long awaited G.U. Trilogy CG movie was finally released in Japan on Bluray and DVD, on March 24th 2008. No word as of yet if North American's will be able to get their hands on it featured in English. Hopefully the team from Bandai Entertainment will be kind enough to do this for the american fans!

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

New .hack//Portal Layout!

After working for a solid three days I have finally completed the new layout for the website. It's a darker themed layout, but is much more cleaner. I have added JavaScript to the menu's when you enter the game/anime/manga pages, where you can show/hide those particular menu's, so the page isn't a mile long, unless you want it to be.

Any feedback regarding the layout is most welcome, you can post your opinions by adding a comment. I also switched from cutenews to phpnews, and each page got a little re-vamp, and cleanup. Enjoy!

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

I need a PS2 Slim…

Well - I’m asking for a lot lately… but its for a reason…
Everythings been going smooth with the project - till now…
Because the stuff we did didn’t alter the games code - even in the tiniest bit… But soon we have to start doing alterations… we have to nuke the DNAS Protection to get the Game to connect to our own servers… Such a hack needs a lot of testing… which ultimately means we’d have to waste hundreds of DVD blanks… if not thousand… I only got a old “fat” PS2… which is fine for most of the work I do… but it’s not capable of reading DVD-RW or +RW… which means everytime I do a test… I waste one DVD blank… Slimline PS2s are capable of reading rewriteable Media… thus I’m asking… If there is someone out there that wishes to help this project - please contact me on MSN or ICQ and donate a bit of cash to me so I can get me a Slimline PS2 and start hacking this thing for real. MSN: coldbird123@hotmail.com
ICQ: 419134465

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

.hack//FRAGMENT - LOCALIZED! :3

I’ve made this Patch available to Public now.
Check it out .hack//FRAGMENT “US-Patch” R1 (979 KB, 54 hits) I’ve started my work on localizing .hack//FRAGMENT… Without enough DVD Blanks I can’t do real work on the Networking yet… it would eat away my money… But its still enough to do a few Translation Tests here and there… Now I hope this will be enough motivation to get some Japanese speaking people to assist in translating this game… Read the Full Post for the Screenshots ;D

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

.hack//G.U. Trilogy to have a soundtrack!

The accuracy of this news probably isn't top notch, since website translators aren't that great. None the less, .hack//G.U. Trilogy will be releasing a soundtrack, which will contain 23 songs from the movie. Songs include Liar's Smile, and Deepest Memories. If this soundtrack will be included with the movie, i'm not sure. For those of you fluent with reading japanese, have a go with the source page!

http://www.cc2.co.jp/trilogy/news/news.html#arc17  

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

.hack//G.U. Trilogy: Released March 25th in Japan

The highly anticipated .hack//G.U. Trilogy will be released on March 25th, on Bluray, and DVD. This full CG motion picture, is action packed, with great visuals, and all three of the G.U. games packed into one neat trilogy. No word on a U.S. release thus far, but lets keep our fingers crossed.

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

.hack//LINK: Twilight Knights added

With the new release of this new Manga, I decided to add its own section for it, with a synopsis and an english translation of volume one. Please be sure to check out this shiny new manga for .hack!

Icy Garnet

Icy Garnet

 

DVD Blanks needed… ~_~

I tried doing everything possible to make physical investments unneeded… I tried using PCSX2… just to find out after a lot of compiling and tricking - that Fragment wont even boot on it… I tried patching it to work on HDLoader… no go either… It seems I really have to burn a new DVD everytime I do a — even minimal — Mod to the Game… I don’t have the money to do so… atleast not now… I’ll have to wait now… save up some money… and hope to get me a lot of DVD-Blanks sometime… Wondering if people are willing to donate a bit of cash for this… I guess they won’t but let’s see how this turns out.

Coldbird

Coldbird

 

PRG Dialog Files

Again I’m off into Fragment Hacking! Wahahaha ~ *ahem* ~ Sorry…. To make it short - I spotted the Menu Dialogs… I hope to finish a Menu Translation Hack soon…
Once done I’ll do my best and try to show some Screenshot Footage… Now if I could get this damn PS2 Emulator running properly… I’m annoyed to burn a new copy everytime I need to test something… Anyway - Coldbird over and out.

Coldbird

Coldbird

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