RTK I–V Discussion Thread

Koei’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms game series—discuss it here.

Do you think Koei’s Three Kingdoms has become worse or better with time?

About the same…
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Re: RTK I–V Discussion Thread

Unread postby Ragnar Loth » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:32 am

The 2nd installment, in my opinion, is the easiest one to view your officers stats. I try other ones like III, IV, VI, and they are near impossible to see who should be assigned to what task. Maybe I'm just really fast at II, but i'm finding iii and iv, soooo sloooow. I like how fast I can move at II, it makes the game feel so fluent.

I've been playing II since the day it came out (I was so young, I had to ask my parents what "plotting strategy" meant) and now I find the game to be better than ever. I've discovered fun ways to play to keep the game interesting; playing all the rulers except the three kingdoms, playing as just the 3 kingdoms, new ruler, and finding rhythms to any one ruler (playing the perfect game). Early to mid-game is extremely fun for me. Scenario 1, choose Liu Bei. Recruit Lu Bu first turn and re assign all the soldiers, even taking some away from Liu Bei to balance out the other three officers. Wait until July to attack Gongsun Zan. You will find Zhao Yun when you search come Jan, the following year. Take out Yuan Shao. Province 6 is your new capital and next you can declare war on Cao Cao! Lu Bu is under rated. As long as your opponent has no gold he's yours! He also seems more fond of Shu than the other guys.

Recently, I've discovered how much fun it is to play along to the aggression/trust numbers. It adds a whole dimension I usually ignore. Yes, even the most trusted AI will turn on you if you tempt him, but you can count on him for joint attacks and reinforcements.

If you schedule a joint attack and do not follow through, the trust of your ally can plummet, and you may not get another chance. The trust on the main screen I think has more to do with other officers than to other rulers (contrary to the manual), and your ruler trust you can see anytime you open Ally, Joint, Gift, etc. If you're having trouble with loyalty, get your trust rating higher, or the officer may just simply not like you!

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Re: RTK I–V Discussion Thread

Unread postby mgarnett » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:51 am

Hi All,

I have the English version of games 1 to 4 in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series from the old DOS and early Windows days. I have also purchased the new versions from Steam, however, they are not in English, only in Japanese. I am fairly certain that I could complete a passable (although not perfect!) translation for at least these updated versions if I had access to the source files containing the text that needs translating (I am a coder so am comfortable reading source code and building projects). Basically, it would be great if I could get the source code, make the translations in the source files and recompile an English language version.

I don't speak Japanese, but I think it would be possible to use the English versions of the game to translate the Japanese versions. This would not be a complete translation by any means, but it would get the games to a playable state from an English language perspective I think.

I have posted this request on the KOEI Facebook pages, but I've received no response and I have also posted in the each of the game's discussion threads on Steam, again, no response from KOEI. I want to contact someone at KOEI to offer to do this, but don't know where to go from here.

I want to volunteer to do this (i.e. I don't want to be paid) and I would be happy to sign any NDAs that are required in order to protect the IP.

Does anybody have any more suggestions?


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Re: RTK I–V Discussion Thread

Unread postby Chilll » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:11 pm

:shock: Hi.
↑ This subject here is what i have been searching for.... about the special cut scenes in RTK IV ! !
* While i have accomplished everything else ive wanted in this game from laying it for many years ........ the elusive * special cut scenes* ... have remained unconquered.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why does no oNe talk about these??

When you first bought the game..... it came with a map that showed locations of these special story screens ...... . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . however ..... i have tried to chase them down and had come up empty.
♦ The map shows a few places where supposedly a special story scene is to happen IF you are in • historical mode• and +> you are at that place at the time of the historical event
(The Wall of Fire itself ,for instance, is one of these cut scenes)

===========> Well ^ where ^ aRe ^ they?????
Does aNyOnE have any knowledge/advice on how to get these things to show up like the original manual told us ??? __________________.
★ This is the work of RTK scholars ,wouldnt you say(?)
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Re: RTK I–V Discussion Thread

Unread postby Kong Wen » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:49 pm

So I recently had the fortune of being able to find one of those SNES Classic microconsoles, and I promptly hacked it to turn it into my own personal Koeibox. I basically installed all of the classic Koei strategy games I have sitting on my game shelf, and it's nice to have them all in one place.

I started playing Romance of the Three Kingdoms II again and it's going rather well so far. As always, I started out on Scenario 1 as Kong Wen, with my vassal DEATH MASTER, in province 17 (south of Cao Cao's province 9, south-east of Dong Zhuo's vaunted province 10).

I started out by training up a good army and going to war in Luoyang, focusing all my strength on Dong Zhuo in his castle, forcing him to flee. Of course I found the Black Dragon, and gave it to Kong. Then I took my entire force north, routing Hain Fu and recruiting Zhang He out from under him.

Hain Fu had somehow managed to dislodge Gongsun Zan, so I went north once again and destroyed his clan, recruiting Wen Chou in the process. That spring, I searched the area for free officers and found a masterless Zhao Yun waiting to become my adviser.

I'm now rebuilding and consolidating my forces and preparing for the march back to Luoyang, where I hope to find the Imperial Seal...
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RTK I–V Discussion Thread

Unread postby tigerwolf » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:31 am

Kong Wen wrote:So I recently had the fortune of being able to find one of those SNES Classic microconsoles, and I promptly hacked it to turn it into my own personal Koeibox. I basically installed all of the classic Koei strategy games I have sitting on my game shelf, and it's nice to have them all in one place.

Best use of the SNES Classic, and exactly what my buddy and I both did on day 1 of getting the console! Even added all the Japanese Famicom and Super Famicom titles to the mini just to have a “complete” set. I need to learn Japanese so I can finally play Sangokushi Eiketsuden, the SNES title I’m most desperate to try!

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