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    Hey all, we'll be going offline for a bit tomorrow. Maintenance will start around 7:00 PM Eastern, maybe a bit later, and will last several hours. We'll keep you updated over Discord once it's back up, or if there are any delays.

    Thanks for your patience, see you on the other side!
    Thread by: Explode, Aug 1, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Community News & Projects
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    Hey gang, got something special for you today! Definitely a game-changer for video editors.

    We've updated the Cutscene Archive with new versions of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded scenes. They're direct rips from 1.5/2.5, which means no subtitles. But cooler than that, these scenes have multiple audio tracks: one normal, and one that has sound effects and voices, but no background music! This is a first for us, and I'm sure editors will love it. It's definitely extra work muting the sound in-game then re-adding it manually in Premiere. But I really like the end result.

    If you just plan on watching them, I recommend VLC Player since it always defaults to the standard track, whereas other players will sometimes default to the music-less version (though if that happens you can always go to the Audio section of your video player and manually switch it). Unfortunately YouTube doesn't appear to have multi-track audio support (at least for normal users), so these will probably stay download-only for the time being. Here they are, by the way:

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (No Subtitles)(Music Toggle)
    Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (No Subtitles)(Music Toggle)

    Quick note, Re:Coded still has quite a few scenes with baked-in music that I couldn't remove (all ones from the old DS game, and a handful that are new to 2.5). 358/2 Days thankfully only has one scene with this issue (the Xion fight that was absent from the original PS3 release).

    In the future I'd like to give this BGM treatment to all the games (perhaps in 4k *hmm*), but that'll take a little while.
    Thread by: Explode, Jul 15, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Community News & Projects
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    Out of nowhere, the Epic Games Store announced that the entire Kingdom Hearts series will be coming to PC on March 30, 2021. This appears to be, at least for now, an exclusive deal to EGS. All games are at their original, full retail price, although Kingdom Hearts III comes with ReMind included at no additional cost. KH3 on PC is also getting its own exclusive Keyblade (re-skin), Elemental Encoder. It's unclear if this is a monochrome Keyblade, or they just haven't revealed the color scheme yet.


    In addition to introducing the KH series to a whole new market, this will also open up a lot of possibilities for the modding community.

    Do you plan on picking any of these up on PC when they arrive next month?
    Thread by: Explode, Feb 11, 2021, 2 replies, in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
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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:
    Sora
    Riku

    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!
    Thread by: Explode, Feb 6, 2021, 1 replies, in forum: Community News & Projects