Official release

Hi all. I’ve deleted all my previous posts regarding this translation project as it’s no longer appropriate to maintain the fan translation site now that NekoNyan has picked up the project. To clarify when NekoNyan approached me I conferred with Astro about his feelings about it and he wished to have no part in the project any further but was fine with me taking it over so long as his name wasn’t associated with it. I confirmed with him that deleting all translation work that wasn’t mine and retranslating those components would be the cleanest way. Thus the NN release will be based entirely off my translation only.

 

I am unable to delete this wordpress site but the official site is here, please refer to it from here on:

http://cloverdays.nekonyansoft.com/

Reason for delay. And I’m sorry

I’ve already mentioned this to a bunch of people, but I keep getting asked this in the comments and stuff. The TL is pretty much done, but has not been released because:

  1. Our hacker went MIA a few years ago
  2. Two of our TLCs went MIA over the course of the years
  3. Finally, and a bit more recently (still a little more than a year ago), “things” happened that I am not allowed to talk about due to legal reasons. As much as I would like to release the patch for you all, I would probably be hit with a DMCA within a day and would be burning a lot of bridges in the industry if I do. So right now, not all hope is lost as of yet, but I have just been waiting on news and it’s been taking forever (years). Maybe the matter has already been forgotten about, but I literally cannot do anything until I hear back. I’m sorry, please understand. When you do this kind of thing for a living, you can’t just do whatever you want anymore, and it’s not as black-and-white as you think – your actions will have consequences. Bottom line, shit happens. The reason I have not declared this project dead is because there is still a glimmer of hope at the bottom of the well somewhere, and I’m not giving up the project until that glimmer has all but died out. I’m sure some of you might prefer me just calling the project off so it doesn’t feel like you’re waiting for nothing, and I would’ve done that ages ago if I wasn’t still very much attached to this project. Just know that this is as upsetting for me as it probably is for you guys. This whole event has killed my motivation and passion for translating and is affecting my job, but I’m still trying to push my way through to earn a living nevertheless.

So really, I’m sorry. It really sucks and it’s a really shitty situation, and I’ve probably said too much already. You can hate me if you want but my answer will not change. Just know that I do not consider this project dead – let’s just say it’s on an indefinite hiatus until further notice.

EDIT: Thank you for all the supportive comments… I really don’t feel like I deserve it but thank you for understanding. I’m sorry if I let some of you down

DMM Download version of Clover Day’s

Good news! For everyone who wasn’t able to buy a hardcopy of Clover Day’s, Alcot has now released a downloadable version of the game. I’ve posted the link below. But wait, there’s more great news! Clover Day’s Plus was announced, which is a new version for Clover Day’s that adds more H-scenes and e-mote (sprite animation) support! This means that the characters are going to move and come to life, even in H-scenes! Hooray!

Foreign IPs are blocked, so you need a web proxy:

http://dlsoft.dmm.co.jp//detail/views_0454

Anri’s Route 100% Translated

Hello,

Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been really busy with school + other translation work, but thanks to Engage58 (one of my co-translators) Anri’s route is 100% translated! All that’s left to do is to TLC and edit and it’ll be ready to go (it might take a while though). Just know that progress is being made, and we’re not quite dead yet.

Also, thanks to everyone who sent us encouraging messages! If you have any words for Engage58, post in the comments and I’ll be sure to pass it onto him!

Clover Day’s Contest Winners

Thank you for everyone who participated in the contest. It was a pleasure looking and even listening through to the various creative works you guys sent me. Unfortunately, I could only pick three, and while it was a tough decision, I feel like these people really deserve it.

The winners are not posted in any specific order – they’re all essentially grand prize winners (because the prizes are all the same):


Congratulations to Vellistix for their cute drawing of Anri! Here’s the link to the pixiv.

ziru

Congratulations to Stephen L. for their adorable Anzu fanart. This one made me laugh, and I feel that it really captured Anzu’s personality!

Stephen Capiral Lin

Last but not least, congratulations to Alison E. for a heartwarming drawing of the only Clover Day’s x Clover Heart’s crossover! This brought back lots of nostalgic memories!

Alison Evans


I’ve only posted the winning entries because it would’ve been a hassle to get permission from ALL the contestants, but if you want your entry posted then feel free to comment/e-mail me about it!

Fundraiser for artist, Tsukinon, who lost everything in a fire

Hello, this isn’t exactly related to Clover Day’s, but I thought it was worth it to bring it up. I don’t know if any of you have suffered from a natural disaster or a house fire before, but the feeling you get when you see absolutely everything you’ve built up all your life – except the shirt off your back – crumble in mere seconds is the most terrible feeling.

Tsukinon is a renowned artist, who has done art for a lot of different visual novels and doujin projects, including Sakura no Uta (more on his works in the link below). Recently, however, his home became the victim of a huge fire, leaving him with nothing. It is great that he was unharmed, but I sincerely want to help him back to on his feet.

Please show your support by taking a look at the link below. Similarly to Kickstarter, the game company that employs Tsukinon is offering tier rewards based on how much you donate – but this time, the funds are going towards a wonderful cause!

https://crowdfunding.sekaiproject.com/projects/fund-raiser-for-artist-tsukinon/

NOTE: Even if you are unable to donate, please help spread the word by sharing the link, or by retweeting the tweet below:

https://twitter.com/sekaiproject/status/604314010465390593

Sorry for wasting your time like this, and thanks for reading. I posted this here because I realize that I do get a bunch of traffic on this site, though it almost feels like I’m using you guys (trust me, I’m not). In the end, if the publicity I’ve racked up through starting up the Clover Day’s translation can be used for a good cause, then I’d feel that starting the project was that much more worth it (who knows, I might even pour more time into translating as a result)!

Clover Day’s GIVEAWAY CONTEST!!

Hey everyone, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… It’s time for the Clover Day’s giveaway!

It’s going to take some work on your end (so I can find out who reeeaaally wants a copy), but it’s all going to be worth it, because I have THREE copies of Clover Day’s to give away (courtesy of my friend Ren). Without further ado, here are the rules:


RULES:

1) Please be over the age of 18 (or at least pretend to be)

2) You must be comfortable with giving me your shipping address if you end up winning the contest (so I can ship the prize to you obviously)

3) I’m not sure if I could ship porn games to you if you live in North Korea, so I’m sorry if that’s where you reside

4) Strictly one entry per person

5) I reserve the right to disqualify you if I suspect that you are using unethical means to either increase your chances of winning, or decreasing another person’s chances of winning (ex: bribes, plagiarism, sabotage, murder, etc.)

6) I will be accepting entries from now, until the date becomes July 1st, 2015 (PST).

7) You are responsible for any import charges/tariffs imposed by your country. We are also not responsible if the package gets detained by customs.

8) These conditions are subject to change without notice (although highly unlikely that they will)


Anyway, here’s how to win:

Step 1: You must be following me on Twitter so I can Direct Message you for a follow-up in the case that you win (if you dont’ have one, then register).

Step 2: MAKE me some cool fan art, inspired by any character(s) from either Clover Heart’s or Clover Day’s! Don’t worry if you’re not the best at drawing, because it doesn’t have to be drawn! You could make a really badass macaroni portrait of Anzu doing her ややや’s, or even do a cool cosplay! Heck, if you’re great at singing, then you could even sing a song you wrote in homage to one of the characters! Whether it’s a song, a fanfic, or a drawing, what I’m really looking for is creativity – I also want to see that you’ve put time and effort into the piece of art.

NOTE: IF you are planning to do a cosplay, please hold up a sign with your Twitter ID in your photo so I know it’s you, and not some stranger you bumped into at a convention!

Step 3: Send your entries to yakusokutranslations@gmail.com either in-line or through a link to a hosting site (max file size: 50MB), and be sure to include your Twitter ID in the message!

Thanks for reading! Reminder that I have three copies to give away, so don’t be afraid to enter even if you’re not the artistic type at all. Have fun out there!

Happy One-year Anniversary! (Patch below)

Wow, it’s already been that long, huh?

Anyway, here’s an Anzu partial patch to celebrate:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/7ajf8mn5xqxzy4f

Just drop the extracted files into your Clover Day’s folder and replace everything. Make SURE you have patch2.xp3 already, which is the special patch you get from ALcot that adds extra scene (if you don’t, that’s okay too, but rename patch3.xp3 to patch2.xp3).

** Pro-tip: If you’ve already played through the common route, then just open up the game, click “Start”, and click on Anzu’s route. *runs away*