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Dividead

My name is Ranmaru Hibikiya. Today is my first day at Asao Private School...

My uncle is the dean of this school. About a month ago, he paid me a visit and offered me enrollment at his school. Seeing I've been out of school for a long time, I accepted his offer. What was the catch? He asked me to keep an eye out for him. Bluntly, I was to be his spy...No problem. Well actually, there was a problem. Once I arrived, I started noticing some disturbing things. There was violence and misconduct happening on campus, not the usual past times at a private high school. As I got deeper into my investigation, I came across a possible correlation between an underground society and the unusual behavior of my peers. I realized that I could not trust ANYONE.

There's just one last thing...After transferring, sometime between all the sexual escapades happening on campus, and my investigation, something horrifying happened to me. I...

Join me in my quest to uncover the horrible secrets at Asao Private School.... and find out what fate holds for me...








Original game

Dividead is a horror novel released by C's ware in 1998. Often cited as the "game that brought visual novels to the english market" (Which seems blatantly wrong no matter how we look at it) with its beautiful graphics and complex storyline. It is a multi-ending adventure where you have to unlock every ending to uncover and understand the layered storyline, which centers around a supernatural mystery. Both graphics and text depicts deprived subjects such as brutal violence, exploding bodyparts, rape and exploitation (It took us two days to implement the game, and three weeks to stomach a full play-through), so you can safely say that it is an adult-only title.

        
Screenshots from Dividead



ViLE version

Dividead was, due to a series of unforeseen and completely random reasons, the first emulated title to gain official support under ViLE. The title does not ship with any additional features compared to the original, apart from generic ViLE functionality such as the ability to set the resolution arbitrarily. ViLE can be used as a drop-in replacement of the original EXE, no special installation is necessary.

        
Screenshots from Dividead



Other information

The larger part of this game uses an untranslated map to navigate, but a Spanish fan group (http://blog.tales-tra.com/) made a translated version of the maps for their own dividead release. If you want to use these translated maps with ViLE you can download it here and unzip it to your game folder.

Requires ViLE 0.4.8 or newer.



Resources

Download ViLE
Resource extracter (For ripping the CG set)
Translation patch for Dividead
Review (mobygames.com)
Walktrough (gamefaqs.com)
vndb entry