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Heard troubling things about black bars covering up the ladies' naughty bits or scenes having been cut entirely, even for this "outrageous" 25 years-later restoration?
Guess only a Ziggurat representative with access to the original unedited material could answer the part about the removed scenes but anyone that has already played it - are there really those dreadful black bars?

Do we have to wait another 25 years for the unedited R-rated version to finally be released?
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sqjzwpsr: Heard troubling things about black bars covering up the ladies' naughty bits or scenes having been cut entirely, even for this "outrageous" 25 years-later restoration?
Guess only a Ziggurat representative with access to the original unedited material could answer the part about the removed scenes but anyone that has already played it - are there really those dreadful black bars?

Do we have to wait another 25 years for the unedited R-rated version to finally be released?
I can confirm that there are scenes with big black bars over the women.
Yep, there is definitely censored material. I refunded the game now, so I don't have it anymore, but looking through the FMV folder, I could see a few videos with "PG13" in the name. Some had black bars, while other didn't show anything racy, which makes me believe they either cut parts of the videos entirely, or they censored something in the language (impossible to tell without the original videos to compare).

Also, I think the videos are AI upscaled, lots of details are "too smooth" (sometimes they have this "blob of color" feel to them) and show artefacts in some situations.
That is rather bad. Couldn't they release some separate patch with uncensored stuff if they cannot include it with the whole game?
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SwordChampiono: That is rather bad. Couldn't they release some separate patch with uncensored stuff if they cannot include it with the whole game?
I suppose the question is whether the uncensored footage still exists for them to use. This was originally intended to be released on a console in the U.S. in the 1990's, so there may never have been plans for an uncensored version.
Well... here (tinyurl.com/2p83844b in Post#45) are the links to the extracted Videos from the Jaguar Version. Internet do your thing!

Hm, maybe I'll try it myself... upscaling the necessary uncut files, merging them with the existing files and adding hardcoded subtitles sounds doable.

Does anyone know how's the legal point of view on this?
While I'm trying to get the hang of Cupscale I found out that some of the PG18-scenes are longer than the ones Ziggurat used. I messed around with the filenames and my premonition was confirmed. The game uses fixed times to coordinate the videos. If one ist longer than the intended one, it ends at the original time. So the restauration of some scenes should be easy, but putting back everything seems to be impossible (at least for me) :-/
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VersakhanIrenis: While I'm trying to get the hang of Cupscale I found out that some of the PG18-scenes are longer than the ones Ziggurat used. I messed around with the filenames and my premonition was confirmed. The game uses fixed times to coordinate the videos. If one ist longer than the intended one, it ends at the original time. So the restauration of some scenes should be easy, but putting back everything seems to be impossible (at least for me) :-/
Well, thanks for taking a look at it, I am sure some people would have appreciated this. I wish someone from the dev team or publisher would show up and at least explain their point of view on some of the issues players have with the game. Basically all of these features (including being able to skip videos) would be much easier to add by the devs, but this feels like it was dumped a bit uncerimoniously as soon as it was deemed ready.

I mean, the game is an exclusive on GOG currently, so why not keep an eye out on the forums? Even if it was just to say "we have no plans to add any other features", it would at least acknowledge the complaints.

P.S.

Thanks for the link, by the way. I see the uncensored version is a fair bit more explicit, I didn't think they would have gone for it back then. I wonder if I can find a Jaguar emulator and a working version of this, might be more functional to play it like that than using the current PC release. XD
Post edited December 07, 2021 by mdqp
Anyone planning to make a patch to add some of the content back to the game?
Funny that, despite the censorship, Steam still rejected this game.