Reminder that "Flandre" is NOT a correct romanization of フランドール and "Maribel" is NOT a correct romanization of マエリベリーGet your shit sorted out.
>>21140456A-Are you implying bad things? Please don't imply bad things.
SA hard is fucking bananas how do you even deal with Orin and Komeiji
>>21141654Yeah, I'm getting my ass kicked as well. Practice, I guess.
>>21140406Reminder that it's the official romanization of them, and as such is correct.
>>21141980There's no official romanization. It's just 2hu fans being retards.>>21141654>OrinDrag the zombie fairies at the top, and then go back down the screen, keep firing at Orin. Heavy micrododging is required for the non-spells. For the spell with the "clouds", they are aimed and regularly spaced: try to figure out the hitbox and find a way to the left or right and keep your ears open for the spawning sound. The last spell is bullshit, bomb it.>SatoriHeavily depends on your shot.
>>21142281>there's no official romanizationAre you actually fucking retarded? Their names are shown romanized in the Japanese versions of the games.
>>21142308Maribel has never been in any game (Yukari aside) and has never had her name romanized by ZUN anywhereEoSD doesn't show romanized names of the bosses when fighting them and the same is true of all the other games Flandre appears as a boss in. In addition "Flandre" is only one of the ways ZUN has romanized her names over the yearsFucking secondaries
>>21140406What would be a correct romanization?
>>21142281>Heavily depends on your shotReimuA, by the way what's the pattern for her first spell? I've seen replays where the player somehow manages to pass the lasers after they stop moving, but how much time do I got before they "activate"?
>>21144593The lasers activate roughly two seconds after they stop. Don't move against them (I mean, in the opposite direction of their rotation before they fire) or else they will "shuffle". Just wait until right before they fire (there is an audio cue) and micrododge in the same direction they rotated. This keeps the pattern unmoved and it gives you extra space to manoeuver against the yellow bullets (which are actually the most annoying part). Avoid large movements, this is ALL about taps.
>>21140358*** STYLISH! ***
>>21140358Why do these webms always look better than youtube videos or when I play the games myself?
>>21144638>Don't move against them (I mean, in the opposite direction of their rotation before they fire) or else they will "shuffle".Not him, but I never knew about this. Thanks, I'll give this a try.
Can anyone spoonfeed me how to play POFV online ? Specifically have someone connect to me ? I tried everything I could think of but nothing seems to work.
>>21144638Thanks anon, helped a lot. Now I just gotta figure a way to deal with the spam in stage 4 until Satori.
Does keeping your pubic hair shaved improve performance in Touhou and Touhou related activities?
>>21149956>touhou related activitiesDoes that include jerking off to illustrated stories about your favorite characters growing cocks and fucking each other?
>>21150128Sure, does it improve your performance in those matters?
>>21150145A little bit, yeah. But I haven't shaved it in months.
>>21140358Is vpatch important for MoF and later?
>>21150733It helps me a lot for MoF but not for anything after it.
>>21147268>>21148180TO be honest, it's almost impossible not to make them shuffle since you have to dodge the bullets as well.
I was going to make a post about how I thought PCB was harder than EoSD but then I switched to Sakuya. 4 bombs is almost too much.
>>21156150It's not even the bombs that make Sakuya easy. Her shot is fucking incredible in that game.
Have people figured out anything on VD' score system?
Why is UFO Marisa B's shot type so contemptibly horrible? Why do backward shot types exist at all?
>>21157276>Why do backward shot types exist at all?well some games don't have drunk people as the bullet pattern designer
I passed the big 2K todaykill me bros
>>21160065Do you have a route or are you just winging it every time?
>>21141654unironically by getting gudalso satorin is not hard for a stage 4 boss, though some shots have it easier (desu yukarin is the easiest, I love doing her last spell)>>21140406also Lumia is the correct name for eosd stage 1 boss
>>21160240there really doesn't seem to be a route for thisthe blue figures all take random paths, and mamizou randomly moves left or right. The only aimed thing is the yellow bullets, and no matter what I do, eventually I slip up and take a hitI've had slightly better luck attempting to manoeuvre in a square shape, but it falls apart nine out of ten attempts.
>>21160971You are not staying under mamizou the whole time right? Its easier if you get out of the human circle every time they appear by going around the screen
>>21162071I try to get out of the circle and much as I can, but from the recordings of myself that I made, it seems to just result in me not hitting at all until I eventually go down, even with that doll that widens shots
So I've always been curious about these games. Is it possible to easily play the whole series without having to go to dingy 2006 forums with links to rapidshare?
>>21162446Thx bby. I will think about you next time I fap to reimu.
>>21162460Isn't it a bit gay to think about a man while you're getting off?
>>21163584Yeah? Get over it.
I just died in the last quarter of Yuyuko's final attackThat's the furthest I've ever hotter with no continuesI'm fucking irate
Alright that was quick.
there are actually people that think IN is easier than EoSD?
>>21167823EoSD without vpatch was slightly harder than IN for me, but patched it's way easier
>>21165458You made progress and you are angry?
Any of you stream their touhou stuff on twitch or yt?I'm bored, entertain me.
>>21168495I would but my upload's too slow to stream so I only ever upload videos of runs.
Serious question. How do I saciate my daily touhou new content dose without learning japanese?
>>21168537Porn, search for new stuff being upload on twitter and pixiv
>>21168495I also wanted to and literally just downloaded OBS because I'm extremely bored, and do have a twitch account, but running OBS and the game makes my CPU and motherboard 75C because my shitty 5 year old laptop is dying, and I'd be hesitant to run it at those temperatures for long as I haven't built a new PC yet and I don't want to fry my motherboard. I'm dogshit at Touhou anyway.
>>21168554Aside from porn, obviously.I've found content I can quite understand intuitively thanks to the numerous manga, games, etc...like:https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm22451897https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm23680634https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm18607070https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17598903https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm22947551Am I missing something important?
>>21167823way way easier>7 lives>always able to deathbomb>deathbomb usually instantly kills that stage of the boss
>>21168624>7 livesbad bait
>>21168624Who are you quoting?
>>21168537Why don't you want to learn Japanese?
I'm not going to make it, am I bros? I have the final day unlocked but it still feels bad I haven't fully cleared Day 4.
>>21168958Not gonna lie, 10-4 and 10-7 are probably impossible at your current level if you can't handle those. No iteming everything is pretty hard though so don't feel too bad.
How do I get good at the fighting games? I'm able to easily beat up the CPU right up until they pull out a spell card, any tips?
>>21168458It never really feels like progress to meIt's always pure luck whether I die in on Stage 2 of make it to stage 6. Odds are I won't manage this again for a while
>>21169375Which one and which difficulty? Spellcards work a bit differently through IaMP to Soku.
http://replays.gensokyo.org/download.php?id=45783Finally done with this abomination.It's strange that the last word that you need 30 Last Spells cleared to unlocked isn't unlocked yet for me, despite having apparently cleared 30 of them. Am I doing something wrong?
>>21171527The wiki cites 30 different Last Spells in Spell practice mode. Dunno if it helps.Good job on the cap, I'd say the second hardest or so, next to Fantasy Nature.
I unironically think Double Spoiler is the best touhou game.
>>21173050that's a funny way to spell IN
>>21173197that's a funny way to spell SA
>>21173203Best>>21173197Second best if only LoLK didn't have such a fucking shitty final stage
Why is IN stage 4 such bullshit?
I managed to see Imperishable Shooting. Now, I "simply" need to clear Hourai Elixir in Hard. Oof.
>>21173325Hourai Elixir Hard done and it just unlocked me both spell 212 and 220 at the same time. Was worth almost having a cardiac arrest.
Does anyone else plays IN with the 9 stages patch?
How do I get good at Patchy?
It's like I attract her bullets.
I really want to avoid using bombs.
>>21173909>>21173913>>21173916Why would someone use unregistered fraps to record game footage in 2019?
i'm almost at the end of touhou 06 , i'm becoming stronger and in each run i arrive at remilia's boss fight but i lose against her because of my lack of life ( that i lose in previous stages ) the worst part in her fight is when she uses Scarlet gensokyo were bombs are useless ( i always lose at that part ) Guys don't give up ! The end is near
>>21173916you should stop play at the bottom/corners of your screen , you should be more aggresive and play in the middle . Im' not peronnaly a good touhou player but this is an advice every good touhou players will give you
was this the intended method or did ZUN just leave in a somewhat obvious safespot? either way Aya could make a fortune with all these tenshi pantyshots. >>21173916like the other dude said, try to play slightly forward. If you're hugging the bottom of the screen you can only dodge in 3 directions while if you're up more you can dodge in 4. In cases where the bullets form a wall you can pull back and wait for them to form an opening rather than trying to thread the needle
>>21140358Oh, I'm still taking requests for what to put in the next thread's OP, if I get to make it. Doesn't have to be no focus or whatever; come up with some interesting challenge that would be fun to try.
>>21173050I think Double Spoiler has the best aesthetic and flair of all the games and the pattern design is top notch. I can relate to this opinion.
Hooray for shitty normal clears!
>>21173909>>21173913Basically stop being scared of being unfocused in fights, especially when you have so much space. Been there.
>>21175025not a request, but if you're looking for new challenges and enjoy timeout phases (and if you haven't already tried this) then you can freeze boss timers and see which attacks become interesting after their normal timeout period.sinkable vortex is the only one i remember offhand that produced interesting results, but i'd guess that any attacks that progressively change over time will continue to change after their ordinarily allotted time.
>>21140358How the heck do i beat this?
Any advice to clear IN in Hard with Reimu? Kaguya eats all my resources and I die at Rainbow Danmaku because this spell is a shitfest.
>>21175025I found a normal hell eclipse no focus I did, but I'm not sure how great of an accomplishment that isthe webm isn't amazing quality either
>>21175461you have to mostly nofocus hell eclipse normally anyway, that's what makes it so hard
>>21175209https://files.catbox.moe/mqwsdp.webmDidn't know this was a thing. Pretty interesting. Gets a little too hard for me past ~50 seconds at which point I can only pray that Murasa moves in a cooperative manner so this is the best I could do. No clue how to fit this into a 3MB webm though.
Just started playing EoSD (also my first time playing touhou). Should I just start from hard or begin with normal (right now I'm playing on hard and see a bit of progression but not tons). I like to play games on hard difficulties from the start but not sure if touhou is a good game for that.
>>21176545Have you ever even played a bullet hell before? Much less a SHMUP for that matter? If not then always start with easy. If you can complete easy mode without using continues, then you move on to normal.
The day has come, souldfags are gonna invade and try hard their way to touhou lunatic
How do I delete stage 2 from HSiFS?
I had another 200 attempts on Mamizou's card in ISC todayI feel like I'm actively getting worse, the more I try, the less damage I seem to do
>>21176982Post some replays.
>>21176982If it just stop being fun, don't hesitate to take a break from ISC and practice your skills on another game for a while.
>>21176982—Please tell us about your training and anything else you did for the clear.MON: If you lose your concentration its all over, so I did things like take naps, keep my blood sugar up with snacks, and cool my brow with cold compresses if it was hot. I also made sure my position relative to the screen, like where I held my joystick and the position of my head, was always the same. (laughs)
>>21177013https://files.catbox.moe/62mcly.mp4here's onemost attempts either fail by the fourth or so wave, and the ones that make it past that will usually get to nearly a quarter left before my concentration blows
>>21177097You are not even unfocusing to get out of the circle, step it up anon
>>21177556every time I try I slam into a red bullet or one of the blue fucks will coincidentally be moving directly into my path
>>21175250This is what I do. Maybe there is a easier way
>>21177941You have the right idea but you'll need to move around more to kill more yinyangs in a real run. Spell practice for this one has a lot less health for some reason, enough that you can just do webm related, which doesn't actually work in a run.
>>21176545lmao ur gonna get wrecked on easy mode for like 2 weeks nigger
Fuck Eiki and fuck PoFV
>>21178677eiki and POFV are not just super easy but also super forgivingthe game only gets hard when you play the pseudo extra stage as eiki where losing once is a continue
I beated remilia for the first time twice today but i can't get her without using continues . I realy want to unlock her little sister's stage ( and beat her ) so i can finaly move to Touhou 7 , guess it's not for today ... reassure me that the next touhou games are more easy
>>21178698you'll literally be able to 1cc hard and maybe even lunatic before you can beat most extra stagesalso yes, IN and PCB are slightly easier, every game after that is usually either slightly harder or insanely hard by comparison
>>21178712Flandre is that hard ?
>>21178726all extra stages areyou get 2 lives to get through 9 of the hardest spell cards in the game
>>21178726Guy's talking out of his ass. Extra's about as tough as Hard for all games. That said they're usually more gimmicky but you can easily counter that by studying replays.
>>21173977Thank you for the advice anon.>>21174070Yes. I've tried that before. I just didn't quite notice the difference back then.Gosh, Remi's sprite is so cute...
>>21178824wrongt. can 1cc hard and almost lunatic and dies to ran in 3 spells
>>21178840this video is very helpfull https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31GRjxuLraM
>>21178843Ran's first spell is literally just streaming, second is "stay in the relatively safe area", and third is a simple misdirect. You being too stupid to figure out gimmick spells and/or too stubborn to study a replay doesn't mean it's difficult.
>>21178691I really thought that would be the case after 1ccing touhous 2-8 on normal but I find it incredibly easy to get walled in in this game. I think the consistency of the other games spoiled me a bit.
>>21168970>10-4That one is just plain ISC. Just like Kanako's one.
>>21178874pofv sometimes just walls youthat's probably why you need to get hit literally 40 times to have to continue
>>21178892>plain ISCWhat does this even mean?
>>21178698If it's too frustrating it is a good idea maybe to just go on to touhou 7. FLandre has no part of it just Sakuya. You never know you could 1cc PCB perhaps before eosd, and then try ran's extra stage.I played a bit of all the third classic games first before I ever got to beating flandre (eventually did).I think it was more fun than to just repeat on one game over and over.
>>21178949Impossible. I can't git gud enough for both of them. Those are the only two I'm missing for a no-items run.
>>21178989Gotcha.By Kanako's one do you mean 9-1? There's a trick for that one that makes it very doable.
>>21179025I just bruteforce it. Start just from outside the ring, start going up until pointblank when onbashiras come and when rice bullets comes just move down through the path that was opened by the up movement earlier.That's what I'm doing. Is there any trick in the stage?
>>21179035That up movement is what I meant by the trick, though I guess it could be the intended method.
>>21179049Guess I just have to git gud. The sudden burst of yellow rice after the onbashiras always walls me in crucial moments.
FINALLY BEAT THAT STUPID GODDESSNow all that's left is the impossible vampire.
Well, no luck here. I'll just consider it done with the fact I've beaten it with two items and call it a day.
>>21179140Have you cleared the spin even once yet?Also it's pretty normal to need a 4 digit number of attempts to get it so don't feel bad about it.
>>21179167Nope. Those fifteen clears were from the lamp and the doll. The farthest I've made it on the spin is the top, and those were only ten lucky times. Most of them I can't even last 2 seconds.
>>21178843then you're just dumb
>>21178843>dies to ran in 3 spellsFor me, the only truly difficult Ran spell is Charming Siege, since it can wall you hard. All the others are just direction and git gud.
>>21176323it's worth a laugh to let that one go a while longer (with invincibility and not erasing bullets). it gets to a point where the only way to read anything is to move your eyes with the bullets, which is wild. and when you've had enough, you can kill the spell for a bit more silliness.if you really wanted a webm, you could record a few seconds of pure-skill dodging once things have gone to plaid. but i only brought it up for the challenge and because it's something that folks might not know about.haven't had any luck finding others. checked mof s4/s6 and ufo s4-s6. i think i checked eosd s3-s6 a few months ago and the only thing that was affected was meiling's midboss spell, which completely broke (although circling a few times would indeed be a challenge, to say the least).
>>21179322You're not wrong. It's like I'm getting rained on at this point. Doubt I could last 5 seconds in this, really.First thing I thought to try was that one Yuyuko spell in TD but it turns out it doesn't get any faster than it does in a normal timeout.
Can someone give tips on MoF stage 4? It's long as fuck and I can't seem to survive the initial waterfall section with enough lives. What should I be bombing?
>>21179417That whole stage is fucking cancer. It's so fucking fast and chaotic, I hate it.
>>21179426I think my problem is not being able to discern from streamable patterns and random ones.
>>21179433Protip. Except Momiji and the last with the crows, all of them are (fast) streamable. But it's still cnacer since they can wall you if you don't start and move in certain ways.
>>21179451Thanks anon, which part of the screen should I start? I think I can figure out the rest.
MoF, whats the practical difference between Reimu B and C? C seems better overall since you can shotgun and still have decent spread.
>>21179464I don't know how often you get to shotgun on normal but there's very few places where you can shotgun on lunatic.
>>21179454I forgot the ocassional fat fairy inverse Matarah Dukkha-like spam. Besides that, everything is streamable.As for where to start, look up any perfect lunatic run. Most of them start right and work their way from there. This of course assumes you already have the stage progression layout in your mind. Though you should see if it's doable for you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2J1Ehbj7LE&t=533
>>21179392that not moving at all is killing meperfectly conveys the "..."
>>21176323that doesn't sound like touhou music
>>21179516It's music from a visual novel. I don't think I've listened to touhou while playing touhou for a very long time.
>>21179535heretic, I wouldn't even play touhou if the music was that garbage
>>21179543Would you play len'en with len'en music?
>>21179556I don't play len'en
>>21179560And you shouldn't. Shit's too random and quick, yo.
>>21179589this>attempts to replicate touhou>fails on music>fails on gameplay>fails utterly on replicating ZUN aesthetic
>>21179595it's impossible to imitate genius
>>21179595Worst thing is that some stages are too easy and some are lunatic of lunatic levels of hard. I'm looking at you, motherfucker.The extra is MoF-tier, tho, until you get to the fucking survival.
>>21179605>pantsdoomed from the start
>>21179607Now that I think about it, everyone except the MC's companion uses pants.
>>21179628>pants and short skirtanother lost soul who cannot understand why touhou is good in the first place yet attempts to copy it
>>21179589>random and quicknow i'm interested.
>>21179645just play lunatic TD
>>21179637i'll play devil's advocateit only attempts to copy it for the first gameit seems to be going its own route after thatthe author seems to be a huge touhoufag, tho
>>21179647Attempting to go anywhere near touhou's style will inevitably become contaminated by touhou. You're probably better off going for a sci-fi shmup with flat colors and reflective surfaces instead of touhou's signature watercolor look.
>>21179646i quoted "random and quick", not "shit".
>>21179660same thing :^)
>>21179543>garbageBut it's good! Please don't bully.https://files.catbox.moe/3lnejt.oggImagine this playing during the lull between bouts of exploration within a somber forest on a rainy, endless night with a small penlight and the moon as your only sources of illumination. Oh, and humanoids that only have a mouth for a face with tentacle penises are lurking around every corner waiting to violate our two heroines.Isn't it great?
>>21179670it might work in a VN but that stuff is really just garbage played over touhou when the original music fits it literally perfectly
>>21179645story is shit, thothe plot is literally WELCOME OTHERWORLDER, HAVE THIS POSITION OF POWER>>21179657from what i've seen, a sci-fi atmosphere wouldn't fit the story, as shit as it is
yes officer kotohime, >>21179664 is the one.
>>21179677naturally when you switch the style so completely you change the storynot that we are pretending that touhou's story is anything other than adequate when the main attraction is the labyrinthine characters created by a combination of the fandom and later works both game and print by ZUN
>>21179679NO PLEASE STAY BACK FOUL DEMON
>>21179670which VN is that?
>>21179682and the music, don't forget the musicgod, now that i think about it, what the fuck is with len'en and trumpets?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X53gqt82Glw&t=180
>>21179676You'll get over it a couple hundred hours in, I promise. Nobody I know who's played for a while listens to the original music while playing.>>21179690https://vndb.org/v23863It ended up being something that's halfway between a horror game and and a philosophical commentary but the atmosphere and the production values were great.
>>21179708>Nobody I know who's played for a while listens to the original music while playingplease kill yourself and die
>>21179478>PERFECTI hate dumb niggers that do this only to get more views from equally dumb niggers
>>21179543You clearly havent played more than 200 hours in any of the games
>>21179708>>21180055In the thousands of hours spent across all the games, I've never used anything other than the original music. It often serves as an excellent cue or reminder for things during stages while score playing.
>>21180055The music is incredibly helpful for timing and memorization. I'll often lower the volume and listen to podcasts or some such, but i never turn the music off.
>>21179708>You'll get over it a couple hundred hours in, I promise. Nobody I know who's played for a while listens to the original music while playing.remove yourself
I've always listened to the original music while playing and it's not gonna change anytime soon. Been playing for years now. The only time you MIGHT want to turn it off is when you attempt the same Last Word over and over again without stopping.
>>21179417It's definitely the hump of that game. Just remember to bomb. If your first death of the run is to Aya then you're fine, and Aya and the rest of the game aren't even really that hard compared to most 2hu late stages.
>>21179645Just play Raiden, Crimzon Clover WORLD IGNITION Boost, Dangun Feveron or even Seihou, better stages and scoring systems, the only thing Len'en has going for it is some of the bosses. I still don't understand how after so many updates the games are still unpolished as shit.
>>21179417Lots of streaming and redirection. Try to find the gaps where you can safely redirect. Just bomb the section right after the mid-boss if you feel unsafe, but Momiji herself is actually easier than she looks. Don't panic.You might want to bomb when the big fairies spam a lot of stuff on your screen after that.
Does anyone have any tips for Lunatic Impact? After some practice I can do reasonably well up to that point but that spell is a run ender. It's pretty much the only thing between me and the clear.
>>21181118First of all, practice until you can perfect the stage portion. It's not that hard, either. You'll need those lives and bombs.As for Lunatic Impact, just try to time the moons' impact so they move at the same time. You won't want the three of them walling you at different times.Other than that, Hecatia portions are only a bit harder than Suwako.
>>21181387I don't think that's true since I can clear every other Extra easily and Suwako only gave me trouble with her first survival since I couldn't be arsed to learn a route for it, but Hecatia's nonspells become really hard when she moves too low. The blue kunai one feels like something I'd see on a Hard/Lunatic boss. Oh well, after watching a video I saw that I'm not supposed to try to damage her until the three moons are out so I'll try to focus on syncing them before that happens.
>>21141654you lead around the fairies chasing you, particularly easy when you have a shot than can attack the back or sides
>>21177991kek, i'll try it.
>>21168537if you're fine with actual gameplay you could check youtube,there's a guy who's currently reuploading his videos for every single game, once a day, along with a 2x weekly new video.
odds on ZUN releasing a demo for the new 2hu game that will probably be coming out at reitaisai
>>211824260%decimal games don't get demo cds
>>21182130Name of the guy? I probably checked his stuff already, maybe it's the one who inserts "commentary dialogues" into the gameplays?Also you know more content like this?>>21168608
>>21182426If it's being released there, probably no demo, if it's not being released there, probably a demo there,
>>21182533his most recent video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOFsoH7UB8cand the the only other touhou content I know about aside from official games are videos like these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R72VIKi-nJc
guy who can't beat mamizou in ISC hereAT LEAST I MANAGED THIS
>>21182845Anon, if you are having a hard time on Normal it'll be impossible for you to clear ISC with no items. You should give DS a shot instead.
>>21182845Congrats anon! but I agree with the other anon, you should wait until you level up a bit before taking on ISC no item stuff, day 10 is in a complete different level of pain compared to mami you know
>>21182845Nice job bruh, but christ, itemless ISC probably qualifies as an health hazard at this level. It's up to you, but taking your time and progressing on 1CCs, keeping ISC for later, might be more enjoyable. Mad props to your patience on Mamizou in any case.
pay no mind to the listed difficulty, for he is most certainly a lunatic
>>21182548I already checked up his stuff. Don't you know something about the doujin circles?A prank today by Soundholic is so fucking cute I keep looking for similar videos on NND everyday.
>>21182975>>21182938>>21182969trust me, I've got no plans to go anywhere near the final day, or hell even day 9 for a long timeit's just this mamizou card that I want, and hell, that's mainly because I've been trying it for so damn long
>>21183082There are levels you need to do before you can challenge bigger ones, and I don't mean stages of the game, but rather your own skills. Take a little break to practice other things, FW, DS, StB are good ways to practice your overall skills like micrododging, streaming, stream change, macrododging, mob control, etc., otherwise you'll never make it for the lack of skills.Think of it as if you are trying to kill a boss in a game where you damage is not enough to pass over the boss healing skill, you won't make it unless you train before and level up some more.
Why are stage 4 survivals a thing?
>>21182426we are now confirmed for a demo for 17 May 5th.
I have repeated seen people (well, /jp/sies) say that playing the photo games made them worse at the main series. How can that be? The photo games train you dodge with no bombs to resort to.
>>21185572>The photo games train you dodgeno
>>21185572>The photo games train you dodge with no bombs to resort to.Yes and no, a big mechanic of the photo games is using the camera to nullify bullets, so you are incentivized to do dash in>take picture as they fire>dash out which destroys most of the bullets meaning you have to dodge less.
New to the games, how do I get better? Ive been trying to beat TD for a while now, and have stopped making progress past stage 4.
>>21185572The photo games are puzzle games, ZUN uses them to create special patterns which wouldn't work in a regular game.
>>21185572>playing the photo games made them worse at the main seriesThat sounds dumb, I can understand people claiming that photo games won't give you a skill boost for the main games but you just can't get worse like that, either.
>>21184924I liked the UFO mechanic in UFO so this looks great>>21185572they're probably just shitters, but the photogames do play somewhat differently than the main games. Since you're not shooting you have much more freedom to move around rather than just staying below the boss to shoot them and the games encourage riskier play for bigger photos which give more points and charge back.
Today, I managed to make it to Byakuren on all of my hard runs but I keep dying to her. Last time I tried this, I gave up and took a long break from the games but now I feel like I might be able to do it one of those days, if I keep at it.
Man I just switched PCs and had to find the fucking mature dot doding pack again. Whatever happened to Hutina?
will 144hz improve my touhou experience?
>>21184924So at least 9 more chart boxes to tick off, huh? Looking forward to it.
>>21182507I knew it. Can't wait to put my Willy Beast inside the Weakest Creature (who'll probably be Youmu)
>>21167823It is. The only meaningful criteria for comparing game difficulty is perfect survival play and EoSD is significantly harder because of the luck involved on Patchouli and Remilia.
>>21192739>The only meaningful criteria for comparing game difficulty is perfect survival playNah mate, there's 3 ways to judge difficulty scoring, basic clear and NMNB. A basic clear of IN is easier than EoSD for sure, in a NMNB run shit like books and Remilia will fuck up a lot of runs while IN biggest obstacle is Keine and Erin/Kaguya, IN scoring is probably harder though.
>>21192799>while IN biggest obstacle is Keine and [...]How much does it change from person to person? Myself I'd say the real killers before stage 6 are Mystia's Moth Dance and the following non, Marisa's random ass third non and Tewi first pattern. Keine's only tough pattern is Ephemerality 137, but now I can capture it very reliably.I don't know much about survival EoSD though.>IN scoring is probably harderThis involve doing Kags' last spells unfocused right? Because then I have no trouble believing this.
>>21193517>How much does it change from person to person?A lot, some people are better at reading others at following routes there's a japanese wiki that lists the games difficulty but there's a ton left out due to community disagreements.And now for my retarded opinions on IN, Keine's nons are piss easy but I have trouble being consistent on some of her spells, Ephemerality 137 is just memo the laser's and make a route, Mystia's Moth Dance but I consider Marisa to not be that hard since the hitboxes are just so small unless you get shit RNG which forces you to actually dodge something and not just follow a route but Tewi first non is scary stuff.>This involve doing Kags' last spells unfocused right? Because then I have no trouble believing this.Can't remember from memory so when I have the time I'll look it up.
>>21193622*Mystia's Moth Dance is not that bad but I have trouble reading some diagonal bullets which result in stupid clip deaths
>>21193622>Ephemerality 137 is just memo the laser's and make a routeEphemerality is random and there is no lasers, you are thinking of her last spell.>>21193632>Moth DanceHow about this beauty here?
>>21193712I felt fucking fancy figuring out that leading Mystia to end Moth Dance in a precise spot makes this nonspell a lot easier. I still hope it's not just me imagining things.
>>21193712If you play a team shot you can kill a lot of the ghost things unfocused.
I just died after finishing Utsuho's final spellI think I'm actually gonna cry
What's with the huge influx of new players I see?
>>21193996okay never mind I did itI was so jumpy by the last spell that I ended up bombing a little more than I would have liked
>about to get my first 1cc>windows 10 fucks me in the assWHY REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>21194460What a post.
>>21179595I like some of the music
>>21182033Holy shit anon, that's going to help a lot, thanks
i need a new keyboard after my stock HP keyboard of 10 years shit the beddo you guys have any recommendations or anything special that can give me that TOUHOU EDGE?
>>21195098keyboard quality doesn't really have a bearing on touhou desu
>>21195098regardless of memes, mechanical is actually pretty good since it means you can micrododge a little better. I find myself unable to make the smallest movement on my laptop's membrane keyboard compared to my PC's mechanical keyboard
>>21195098If possible try the switches before buying a keyboard. My first mechanical keyboard had red switches and I absolutely hated it. The force required to press the keys was so low I accidentally ran into bullets all the time. My gameplay improved so much after I bought one with brown switches.
>>21195105>>21195161I actually know fucking nothing about mechanical keyboards, switches and all that hooplahis there some thread on /g/ or a good wiki I can read more about them?
>>21156150I'm currently starting PCB.I should give this a shot.
>>21165458I would be really proud of this, so don't get mad at yourself.
1 more shot and I'll have PCB's chart complete!
>>21195195google about "corsair cherry mx" keyboards
Jesus fuck, the amount of miraculous shit I had to pull just to survive for three minutes against Eiki and then lose makes the final bosses of the previous games feel piss easy.
I would compare normal mode Eiki to hard mode Yumemi. I can get both down to half an orb of health, survive for another tense minute, and then lose.
>>21196153in case you didn't know, the AI straight up cheats and is near impossible to beat on your first life. the general strategy is to lose your first life on purpose which lowers her difficulties and makes it much more manageable.
Or you could do the smart thing and not play shit games like Phantasmakuso of Garbage View
imagine playing anything other than pcb and mof
>>21196244>>21196255Yeah if I could get to her with more than two lives I could probably pull it off, but for now I'm gonna say fuck it and move onto MoF before I burn myself out.
imagine actually playing the games instead of just watching 1cc NBNM Lunatic playthroughs on youtube and shitposting about them
>>21198895ReimuB, she is really nice
How can I get the games to run on Linux?
I know I'm literally decades late to the party, but I just found out that Mystic Square is a really good game.Are all the PC-98 games this good?
which of these am I supposed to use for PBC?I'm guessing 4 or 7
Ahhh fuck rings.
>>21200776you see that file labeled "instructions"
>>21200867yeah nevermind Im retarded its been a long day, sorry
>>21200454ehhh. the first 2 aren't that good really and the 3rd is a phantasmagoria. 4 is okay but really 5 is the best of the pc-98 games.
>>21201143I'll have to check out 4 then.Also, I just managed to 1cc it with reimu. The extra is fun too.
How do I fix the problem with the character in the replays of SA dying whenever they reach stage 6?
>>21203111It's a known bug. There's not really a fix but starting the replay from stage 5 and letting it play without fastforward should stop the game from getting confused.
>>21203636can ff until start of s6 and then again during okuu fight without desync
I sorta feel bad when I shoot down Alice's dolls. She must have worked for hours making them.
>>21206450Good work anon
>>21206994especially considering that she also uses her dolls for chores around her house, you're not only destroying her hard work, but also inconveniencing her daily life.
>>21207462>>21206994maybe she should think twice before having her little dipshits appear at the top of my screen
don't know shit about 2hu aside from lewd or cute youmu art i'm not into shumps though, any 2hu games in other genres I can play to learn about the characters
>>21207553No. Play the games.
>>21207553there are fighting games too
>>21207553you are a secondary if you don't play any of the Danmaku games or HRtP. It really is just as simple as that. There's nothing wrong with it but this probably ain't the thread for you
>>21207553the fighters exist, you can even play as youmu in the first few.
>>21207553the fighting games aside there isn't anything else thats canon, you might as well go play luna nights and/or other fangames instead
>>21207553read the manga, ZUN isn't the best writer in the world but you can get to know the castbut you need to 1cc a game to really "get" touhou if you ask me, they're pretty different from normal shmups.
>>21178796Maybe except HSiFS? I beat the extra stage when I still haven't beat any normals with 2 lives left
I'm going to finally get a cc tonight, I just feel it.
>>21207924better order some pizza
I'm going to finally get a cc tomorrow, I just feel it.
>>21207924>>21208253The evolution of man.
i've done nothing but play touhou all day most time i'm at home for weeks and i feel like a little old slot machine lady
1CCed Ten Desires today and I'm proud. I'll continue with SA or MoF.
>>21210369Well SA and MoF are arguably the hardest and easiest games respectively.If you can 1cc TD then you can probably beat MoF just fine, especially if you bomb spam.
>>21208567Literally me years ago when people actually cared about scoring and the danmaku games.
>>21210387Don't call it spam, it's strategic use of weaponry!I can beat stage 1-3 fine but the waterfall fucks me up good.
>take a break to watch some youtube before yuyuko>sudden 2000 fps after unpausingLost all my lives within a second. Tnx w10.
How does TD almost make me fall asleep?
Why are Danmakufu fangames slow as balls?Abyss Soul Lotus makes a compelling case for Unity being the future of maintaining 60fps.
Hell, even something like the engine for Shining Shooting Star would be good enough.
>>21213923I find both danmakufu and luaSTG to be awful and only the chinese can make competent fangames.
>>21213953I find it ridiculous that a game can drop to 40fps when my hardware isn't even being stressed or throttling.Fruits, MPP, HSoB, etc.They all have the same problem. I'm not even sure how people stream them.
>>21213923>>21213965Legendary Japanese code unoptimized over a thousand times
>>21213965>40 fpsYou are like a little baby.WATCH THIShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcCEf5ExfbU&t=1805
>>21214062I know its not why you posted that video, but I love how the spell right after involved the 5 major fairies.
>>21214062This game looks awful. Not even because of the lag (though it doesn't help). Do these fags just like NOT understand how ZUN designs his characters or bullet patterns? These fan games need to step it up with their bullet pattern game and stop focusing on making shitty OCs.
>>21214189ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINEDIS THIS NOT WHY YOU'RE HEREBut seriously, people mostly make fangames to show off their OCs. Though I liked the TLB in BoSM.
>>21214062it's like i'm watching a cave game
>>21214189I feel the same way but I can't really put my finger on why they're so boring.
MPP had good OCs.I also quite enjoyed the not-Sanae from RSS.
I prefer Touhou fangames that aren't Touhou. Like Len'en. It even got a music CD. The guy really loves his trumpets, tho. But there are also some nice slow songs.
I wouldn't have figured out at least half of Kanako's spells without Youtube.
>>21214453What? Kanako spells were very obvious in my first time. Still, I died to them because my reflexes were shit.Maybe it's because I played the games in order, not starting with any until I got at least a Hard 1cc on all the previous ones.
>>21214474I shouldn't say half. I first played MoF months ago before getting any 1cc's in any games, and back then I couldn't figure out any of them. But then I went back and 1cc'd 2-8 and most of her spells seemed obvious. This time around it was just Miyasama Hunting Shrine Ritual and Miracle of Otensui.
>>21214612>Miyasama Hunting Shrine RitualBut that one is pretty obvious. Even the first time I attempted normal, through dumb instinctive luck, I cleared it.
>>21210387UFO or GFW are the hardest normals. SA isn't much worse than MoF if you play ReimuC and abuse her bomb on all of the difficult patterns.
>>21140358how do i cap this shit
>>21215115Princess Tenko is a pretty easy spellcard, senpai. When she shoots out her bullets, you just move in a circle to any area between the butterfly bullets. Repeat until she's dead. You DO know that you can sit on her and move through her when she spawns, right? She's got no hittbox for this spellcard iirc.
>>21215151>She's got no hittbox for this spellcard iirc.WEW LAD
>>21215115See >>21215151. If you want a dummies explanation, first you have to grasp the moment to move just before she shotguns you. When you get it, start the card.>1: sit on the center>2: before the shot, move N,S,W,E or a mix (in a position so that the ring doesn't hit you)>3: wait until she comes>4: go to 2And that's about it.
I've normal 1cc'd nearly every other game and I can still only get past parsee without bombing roughly 10% of the time. Fuck this godawful garbage heap of a game, fuck having to deal with UFO level patterns with the literal worst bombs and shot types in the entire series, and fuck this stupid ass stage 2 boss that is harder than most stage 3s. I honestly forget that I'm only on the 5th stage whenever I actually get to it because my brain thinks I've just dealt with a whole game's worth of bullshit. I've literally never even gotten to Utsuho without continues, and I must have made nearly 100 attempts by now. FUCK SA.
>>21214296SSS has the best girls
>>21216155Parsee is piss easy, she's a gimmick boss and probably the easiest Stage 2 boss. You aren't shooting the clone like a retard, right?
>>21216694>the easiest Stage 2 bossHina would like a word with you.
>>21216793and i'd like a word with her!
>>21216155What exactly are you struggling with?The only Parsee spell I've ever really struggled with is her first one, and that can be beaten through really careful streaming to stop it hitting you before you can sneak through the gapsYuugi is the real casual filter for SA
>>21216155Post a replay. Easier to help you if we see how you're approaching the patterns.
>>21216582Is this game worth playing for anything other than getting disappointed that there isn't ample fanart of the girls?
>>21217416Personally its by far my favorite fangame and I like it more than some of the mainline games too, so recommend it. Make sure to get Polished Shooting Star if you do.
It seems there are a lot of new players lately. This warms my soul.
>>21218056Possibly from the new game and/or older games releasing on steam.
>>21218061In that case there would be a lot of posts about Clownpiece or dancers.
>>21218211It could simply be that new game/steam releases pique people's interest in the series and they don't actually start with those games.
>>21186678I did it.
>>21218693With one life to spare too, nice one!
so rikako destroys the ai almost as badly as reimu and yumemi do.pity, since managing her charge is an interesting challenge.