The Cave Story preservation thread

Jul 20, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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Someone should definitely help that redditor ;)
 
Aug 26, 2018 at 1:01 AM
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I managed to find the dsi ROM somewhere on the internet (well, illegally, but I didn't wanna play it, was just fun going down the rabbit hole) , not only did I find the ROM tho, I found someone who had dumped his dsi flash (system, memory, etc) and it included some games and some dsi ware, and cave story was one of them, he even had his saves (he was collecting dem dogs for jenka) , anyways he included a dsi emulator with it, which , spoiler alert, ran like cr*p (10fps) . But hey, it's atleast good knowing that it's not lost forever.
 
Aug 27, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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That'd be the USA version which has been shared for a while now. But the JPN version is now findable on the web.
 
Feb 28, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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The only version that is under threat of going lost is Cave Story (3ds) as the eshop will close eventually. This will be a shame, as it's the only way to have the original sprites in stereoscopic 3D. Hope that rom get dumped somewhere in the mean time.
Thank god I got the digital 3DS version.
Too bad I don't know how to dump 3DS games. :p
 
Feb 28, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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The 3DS version can be saved if someone actually takes the time to extract it into a rom like they did with the mii maker
 
Mar 1, 2019 at 12:36 AM
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It's a damn shame that 2 versions of cave story are lost media unless you pirate them.
 
Mar 1, 2019 at 1:01 AM
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It's a damn shame that 2 versions of cave story are lost media unless you pirate them.
Well... technically one and a half, i mean, yes, the DSiWare port isn't available anymore, but it's still up for download for anyone who has previously purchased it. It is still in the eShop data, but it's as closed off as FlipNote Studio 3D
 
Mar 3, 2019 at 3:14 PM
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can i just say that the availability of flipnote studio 3d is complete and utter bullshit
 
Mar 3, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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can i just say that the availability of flipnote studio 3d is complete and utter bullshit
I agree. Why the hell did they have to distribute it only on Nintendo.com?
 
Mar 25, 2023 at 12:40 AM
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This is the particular thread to bump. I am here to deliver this warning to all.

Nintendo is very soon going to stop all new sales of games & DLC on Wii U & 3DS eShop on Monday, March 27, 2023! I repeat, the eShop for Wii U & 3DS is really going to close.

This means, if you don't own the eShop version of Cave Story yet, do so now. Also, the Nicalis Remastered Ikachan (Ikachan 3D) is exclusive to Nintendo 3DS. These two will be "lost" very soon.

However, you can still redownload them if already owned it, so long as they are associated with a still active NNID.
 
Mar 25, 2023 at 2:49 AM
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It's probably also best to go and preserve the eshop pages. I do not have a capture device, @Aar please save us, but I also took some photos of the descriptions for the three Cave Story versions (DSiWare, CS3D, and eShop), and Ikachan. Ofc, they were taken with my phone's camera, but it's better than nothing if nobody got a more direct capture.

Hopefully these will be preserved in a better state, but for now, enjoy these photos!
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Interestingly it uses the exact same description from the DSiWare port's listing!
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Mar 26, 2023 at 3:31 PM
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Nintendo is very soon going to stop all new sales of games & DLC on Wii U & 3DS eShop on Monday, March 27, 2023! I repeat, the eShop for Wii U & 3DS is really going to close.

This means, if you don't own the eShop version of Cave Story yet, do so now. Also, the Nicalis Remastered Ikachan (Ikachan 3D) is exclusive to Nintendo 3DS. These two will be "lost" very soon.
Imagine if Nicalis actually decided to finally release CS3D.
Ikachan has never been released in Europe either.
 
Mar 27, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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⚠️Last warning. EDIT: ⚰️RIP eShop... Nintendo announced the cutoff time 3/27/2023 at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight time. Hope Nicalis hears about this, and the thread starter too...
The only version that is under threat of going lost is Cave Story (3ds) as the eshop will close eventually. This will be a shame, as it's the only way to have the original sprites in stereoscopic 3D. Hope that rom get dumped somewhere in the mean time.
 
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Mar 30, 2023 at 11:17 PM
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I have footage of a 100% playthrough of each and every Cave Story port on my second channel, but I'd like to redo Cave Story 3D and eShop especially. Loopy came out with a New 3DS XL capture card earlier this year, and this thing is awesome - the weird katsukity issues being addressed finally is enough to make me want to re-record all ports available on 3DS. At the moment, I'm waiting on (the potential of) 3D support in the capture software so that these games can be experienced to the fullest in a form other than original hardware, but I have no idea when (or if) that's coming. If it ends up taking an eternity, I'll record everything in 2D.
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The exact refresh rate of the 3DS and DS consoles aren't exactly 59.94 or 60 hz, hence the main reason I want to record the ports again lol.
 
Apr 3, 2023 at 1:26 AM
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eshop closed down, 3ds version is now gone :(
 
Apr 4, 2023 at 11:41 PM
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Small update; just installed the AVE-HDMI mod in a Wii. Using that and disabling the deflicker filter results in some pretty awesome image quality so I guess it's time to re-record the WiiWare release too.
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Apr 5, 2023 at 8:09 AM
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Small update; just installed the AVE-HDMI mod in a Wii. Using that and disabling the deflicker filter results in some pretty awesome image quality so I guess it's time to re-record the WiiWare release too.
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Now I'm wondering if it's worth it to have a separate recording of the EU version (Which I should have on my Wii U), are the two still different? I remember hearing once about a patch.
 
Apr 12, 2023 at 10:47 PM
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Got some more recent recordings of the US WiiWare release and its demo.
 
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