Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea

Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea is a pseudo-RPG with a heavy story focus,
made by Deep-Sea Prisoner in RPG Maker 2000.

A clear blue sea under a beautiful blue sky.
After a long departure, the sea witch Wadanohara travels back home with her familiars.
But her ex-familiar, the shark Samekichi, appears to block her way:
"You shouldn't be here... Leave this sea, right now."


WARNING:
Deep-Sea Prisoner rates this game "ages 15 and up," mostly due to graphic content later in the game.
(This rating is Japan-centric and would likely be more strict by other countries' standards; 18 and up may be more appropriate.)
I would advise against playing if you think you may be upset by implied sexual assault and violent imagery.
Deep-Sea Prisoner also insists that players should be able to keep reality and fiction separate.

(Content Severity: Discretion Highly Advised)
Click here for more detailed content warnings.



Download Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea 1.04 | (Mirror)
(Chrome may falsely flag the download as malicious, but it's safe to ignore.)

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.
The multi-platform EasyRPG Player mimics the behavior of RM2K and RM2K3, but may not always be exact.
Also, for Macs, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.




Usage Notes

Posting playthrough videos or doing live streams of Deep-Sea Prisoner's works is forbidden.
The sole exception to this is "translations in the form of a video," i.e. playing the game and live-translating to another language.

[1] Japanese rules page



Troubleshooting

Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file.
If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.


If you get a DirectDraw error, right-click the EXE, go to Properties, Compatibility, and try other compatibility modes.

If the font doesn't seem correct, download and install the MS Gothic font.

RPG Maker 2000 has some inherent, unfixable control bugs ("automatically moving in a direction" or "no buttons work").
The issues often seem to involve gamepads, or getting "stuck" on an input if Shift and a Numpad key are pressed simultaneously.
Thus, try fiddling with gamepads and your keyboard until it fixes. (Reinstalling the game likely won't help.)

If you get "not implemented" errors on or near startup, make sure you have a working sound device (speakers/headphones).
It can also occur mid-game if your system doesn't like a particular MP3, in which case, try to delete or replace the file in Music.

You may get "RPG Maker 2000/2003 RTP is not installed" or missing file errors on startup.
This can happen if the path contains special symbols, causing files (including RPT_RT.ini) to not be found.
Try moving the game folder somewhere without any special symbols in the path.




Screenshots

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Extras

The game is very straightfoward, but there are some things you might miss. (Spoiler warning!)

Extras



Music

Below is a list of all the songs used in the game.
I don't have individual source links, but all songs can be found in the Music folder.
There are definite spoilers for their usage, so don't look until you've beaten the game!

The songs are from free resource sites, so they have no "official names" as far as this game goes.
The filenames are the titles given by the original sites, which don't necessarily relate to their usage in the game.
The "Usage" names are descriptions I made up based on where they're used - DSP had no part in deciding those.

Do not reupload these songs elsewhere without permission from their respective creators.

Song List



Translation Notes
(These contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.)



Please, always remain who you are.