Hello all. I've been lurking on this forum for a while now, even after I created my account. So without further delay I decided to introduce myself.
I haven't been playing Falcom games for very long, probably since 2013. I've played Ys I, II, and Origins and Sora no Kiseki. I plan on playing some of the rest Ys and especially Sora no Kiseki SC when it comes out in English. Some other tidbits about myself: I'm a programmer, I'm learning Japanese, and I play the piano. And speaking of the piano I was thinking of making another post with sheet music I find for Ys since it seems like its really hard to find.
Thanks for reading
PS: If you need someone to code, I'm willing to help. I'm somewhat bored and would love to code something.
Always nice to see more newcomers to Falcom games and glad to hear that you are enjoying them. I still need to finish Sora no Kiseki actually before SC comes out. I just need to take a week off work and do nothing but play it sometime... one of these days.
Nice to hear that you are a pianist. My mother is a pianist and a piano teacher now. I tried to learn once, but I was just unable to have my hands in snyc. : ) That would be nice to have a thread/post regarding Ys / Falcom sheet music. I can contribute this at least for the main theme of Xanadu, La Valse Pour Xanadu. We may have some other members here as well that have collected some sheet music over the years.
Always nice to see more programmers. What would you be interested in coding? I know it may be a little bit different than programming, but are you interested in working on a romhacking projects at all? A romhacking team that I am a part of recently worked on a project for Nayuta no Kiseki for PSP and we recently created a new romhacking community with the idea of it one day being similar to romhacking.net, but a bit smaller scale. It's still a work in progress and still being set up, but it'll be a place to start working on and organizing notes on new projects we're considering working on and notes/guides in general about the romhacking process. Not sure if something like that would be of interest to you, but feel free to check it out if you like. We could always use the help from someone with a bit more experience with romhacking PC games and older Japanese home computer games such as the NEC PC-98.
Hmm, I suppose it depends on which version of La Valse Pour Xanadu you found on YouTube. The original version can be heard in the PC-88 version. I actually had my mother play this once on a midi keyboard and had her record a few verses because I wanted to do something with it one day, and I believe it sounded fairly close to the original if not slightly different. It's a 3/4 time waltz and sounds a bit different depending on how you play it.
Thank you for the welcome, SkyeWelse and Xalphenos. I'll look into your board about romhacking, I've done a little bit in the past but since I'm more of a software developer I might end up being the one reading the tutorials rather than writing them. I'm going to make that thread about sheet music but I'm not sure where would be the best place to put it. Either General Ys or General Falcom I'm thinking.
If it's just Ys Sheet music put it in General Ys. If you want all Falcom stuff put it in Falcom. But don't worry too much about it we can move it where we need it later if the spirit of the thread changes.