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Recently, I got my hands on some tools that let me extract movie files directly from the Kingdom Hearts HD Remixes, opening up some new possibilities for older games.

Kicking off, I present Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories without subtitles! To my knowledge, a clean rip of the HD version doesn't exist anywhere else on the internet, so that's neat. You can download both parts below:
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In the coming weeks, we'll also be giving the 358/2 Days and ReCoded movies the same treatment. Those two will also have an alternate download option: no subtitles and no music! Surprisingly, all of Days and most of ReCoded (excluding its old DS scenes) have the music on a separate track, allowing for isolated vocals/SFX.

This was made possible through several different tools, but most importantly was the .mself file extractor made by Some1fromthedark. If you are so inclined, you can support them on Patreon.

Check out our full Cutscene Archive for scenes from the entire series.

See ya soon!
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Small but very cool update: we now have cutscenes from Melody of Memory without subtitles available for download.

This was made possible by a member of the KH modding community, Vladabdf, who was able to rip video files directly from the game. He's currently contributing to OpenKH, a project that aims to expand the community's knowledge of how the Kingdom Hearts games run, and make modding them more streamlined. Check out his Twitter and YouTube. If you have any programming knowledge and an interest in the project, I'm sure they'd appreciate some help.

Check out our full Cutscene Archive for scenes from the entire series.

Peace!
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Hey all! Cutscenes from the newly-released Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory are now available for download. As of now, there's no in-game option to remove subtitles, but if a patch releases that allows it (or we get our hands on direct rips), we will update with those as well.

Check out our full Cutscene Archive for scenes from the entire series.

Enjoy!
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Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
launched on iOS and Android in the west on April 7, 2016. On April 5, I pitched an idea to the rest of the KHV staff: What if we set up official KHV parties within the game? And we set to work organizing said parties and even a weekly leaderboard to go with them, so we could have some friendly competition in the community. We launched the parties on the game's release day, and after a delay from our intended July launch, the first leaderboard went up on August 8, 2016.

Four years later, we're well into Union χ, and Dark Road is on the horizon. But with the continued declines in activity in both the KHV community and within the in-game parties, we've decided that it's time to retire the KHV parties and leaderboards. For those who still play the game (or who will in the future), a party recruitment thread will be created so you can still play with your friends from the community.

I'd like to thank, first of all, my fellow staff members who helped brainstorm and organize this whole thing. I'd also like to specifically thank everyone who helped out as a party leader (in alphabetical order): @Aelin, @Arch, @Calxiyn, @Cat~, @Explode, @Fearless, @Karuta, @Krowley, @LadyAzura, and @Scarred Nobody. And one more special thank you to @Plums for editing that lovely header image for the leaderboards. And lastly, thank you to everyone who played with us, no matter for how long, or for how much Lux you contributed. Thank you all for the fun times. We'll see each other at the Daybreak Town fountain plaza again!

May your heart be your guiding key! Aced did nothing wrong! Ursus forever!

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To commemorate almost four years of the KHV leaderboards, here are some records I've compiled!

(The Lux records are probably right? I didn't check every single weekly leaderboard lol; at least with the week-to-week placements I had a spreadsheet I continually kept throughout the years.)


First Top Score:
  1. KHV_Vulpes: week of 8/1/2016 - 8/7/2016
  2. KHV_Anguis: week of 9/26/2016 - 10/2/2016
  3. KHV_Unicornis: week of 10/10/2016 - 10/16/2016
  4. KHV_Leopardus: week of 3/27/2017 - 4/2/2017
  5. KHV_Ursus: week of 5/1/2017 - 5/7/2017
Longest First Place Streak:
  1. KHV_Unicornis: 24 weeks (10/10/2016 - 3/26/2017)
  2. KHV_Vulpes: 8 weeks (8/1/2016 - 9/25/2016)
  3. KHV_Anguis: 8 weeks (8/5/2019 - 9/29/2019)
  4. KHV_Leopardus: 5 weeks (4/22/2019 - 5/26/2019)
  5. KHV_Ursus: 5 weeks (1/20/2020 - 2/23/2020)
Total Weeks in First Place:
  1. KHV_Unicornis: 89 weeks
  2. KHV_Anguis: 45 weeks
  3. KHV_Vulpes: 24 weeks
  4. KHV_Ursus: 19 weeks
  5. KHV_Leopardus: 15 weeks
First Earned Party Don't Stop:
  1. KHV_Vulpes: 8/22/2016
  2. KHV_Unicornis: 10/31/2016
  3. KHV_Anguis: 10/16/2017
  4. KHV_Leopardus: 5/13/2019
  5. KHV_Ursus: 2/10/2020
Highest Lux Total per Party:
  1. KHV_Anguis: 173,359,151,891 (12/23/2019 - 12/29/2019)
  2. KHV_Ursus: 107,236,565,920 Lux (1/20/2020 - 1/26/2020)
  3. KHV_Leopardus: 72,968,278,474 Lux (1/13/2020 - 1/19/2020)
  4. KHV_Unicornis: 71,931,800,982 Lux (5/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)
  5. KHV_Vulpes: 42,290,498,574 Lux (5/18/2020 - 5/24/2020)
Highest Individual Lux Score per Party:
  1. KHV_Anguis: 173,359,151,891 - @Explode (12/23/2019 - 12/29/2019)
  2. KHV_Ursus: 107,236,565,920 Lux - @tamale (1/20/2020 - 1/26/2020)
  3. KHV_Leopardus: 72,868,314,774 Lux - @Cat~ (1/13/2020 - 1/19/2020)
  4. KHV_Unicornis: 34,058,791,767 Lux - @GarrettFinch (5/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)
  5. KHV_Vulpes: 32,446,358,867 Lux - @Fearless (5/18/2020 - 5/24/2020)
Hey everyone,
I've been experimenting with some image upscalers, and was able to convert the KH2 opening sequence into 4k! Aside from doubling the resolution, it also adds clarity by smartly sharpening the image and decreasing video artifacts. It took a solid 15 hours for my computer to process all those frames, so I'm not sure if/when I'll do another of these. Software used was Gigapixel AI from Topaz Labs.

Click the image below to see a close-up before/after comparison.

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You can view the full opening here:


Or download it here.