It’s time for robots.

Yes, it’s here—our most ambitious patch yet. As “that person” says, “we couldn’t stand idly by and ignore allies in trouble.” See, robots represent a kind of bond to us; they are a form of hope. And we couldn’t just let that bond or that hope die.

This patch features a significant number of changes and fixes to improve the English release of ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE on Steam, including typo fixes, a thorough check of every line of the translation, changes for consistency with the rest of the Science Adventure Series, and even the implementation of mouse support into the game! See below for a full list of features.

Download link and instructions are ↓ below.

If you want a spoiler-free guide on how to obtain every ending, you can find one here.

Join us on Discord for fun, shitposting and support.

Screenshots

Changelog

Version 1.0.1 (Nov 19, 2020)
  • Translation, consistency, and typo fixes.
  • Fixed text-wrapping issues with em dashes, quotes, brackets, and parentheses.
  • Fixed issues with text margins.
  • Fixed an issue with misplaced voice lines.
  • Fixed improperly displayed names.
Version 1.0 (Nov 15, 2020)

Initial release.

Features

Script fixes

Corrects countless mistranslations, continuity errors and other translation flaws. (Note: not actually countless, but so many we didn’t have time to count. We at least know this: around one-third of the lines in the game have been changed.)

These range from simple punctuation mistakes to huge errors that could impact one’s understanding of the game, such as inaccurate characterization, wrong names, or inconsistent terminology.

Additionally, certain terms are translated differently between ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE and the other Science Adventure localizations, and we’ve corrected as many of those as we could as well. This includes changing the name order to Japanese-style (e.g. “Kaito Yashio” → “Yashio Kaito”).

Typography improvements

Displays documents, tweeps, geotags, the backlog, and basically any and all text in a nicer font with better formatting.

Translated videos

Pretty much every video containing text in the game has been translated—or had its original translation improved. Additionally, there are optional karaoke subtitles for openings and endings—with the option to select between Japanese + English song subtitles, Japanese only, or English only.

Translated CGs

Contains new translated versions of most CGs. This includes a number of CGs that were translated in the original Steam version, which have been replaced with variations that are both visually improved and better-translated. In addition, the phase title cards now feature added translations for the Japanese titles. (This is not to be confused with the English titles: every phase actually features two titles, one in English and one in Japanese, and they’re always totally different.)

Mouse support

We’ve fully implemented mouse support in ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE. Next to our full check of the translation, this is probably the most impressive feat of any of our patches so far. For all features in ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE included in other PC Science Adventure games, we’ve done our best to replicate the controls as closely as possible, and for new features like ‘IRUO.’, we’ve implemented brand-new control schemes. Naturally, the HELP screen has been updated to reflect the new controls.

Added auto/skip buttons

As part of the mouse support implementation, we’ve designed and added auto/skip buttons, just like the other Science Adventure PC games. (Keyboard and gamepad shortcuts for these will still work.)

Fixed skip function

We’ve fixed a bug with the implementation of the “skip” function. In the newer ports of ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE, the skip function was totally broken. Even when set to “Read text only,” it would skip lines at random, regardless of whether or not they’ve been read before. That should all be dealt with now.

Save game compatibility

Can be installed over the Steam version of the game without breaking existing saves.

Guides

Installation instructions

  1. ↓ Download the installer. You want RNEPatch-v<version>-Setup.zip, not the source code.
  2. Extract the archive somewhere on your hard drive, not in your game directory.
  3. Go to the newly created RNEPatch-v<version>-Setup folder and run RNEPatch-Installer.exe. Warning: Has sound.
    • If the installer quits with an error about MSVCP140_1.dll, install Visual C++ Redistributable (32-bit version, vc_redist.x86.exe - regardless of your system) and try again.
  4. After you click Finish and the installer closes, you can delete the RNEPatch-v<version>-Setup folder.

Troubleshooting

If you’re having a problem not covered here, please ask us on Discord about it.

Note: The game uses components from the latest DirectX End-User Runtimes (you may not have these even if you have the right DirectX version). If the game fails to run for you, install DirectX End-User Runtimes. (Steam should take care of this for you, but we’re leaving it here just in case.)

Game/launcher fails to start from Steam

You can try starting the launcher from the desktop/start menu shortcut (if you created one during the installation) or by directly running LauncherC0.exe from the game directory (right click ROBOTICS;NOTES ELITE in your Steam library, PropertiesLocal FilesBrowse Local Files…). Make sure you’re logged into Steam, though.

Game shows an error about mgs::Audio::CPlayer::InitializeXaudio()

XAudio2 error

Install DirectX End-User Runtimes and try again.

Installer shows an error about MSVCP140_1.dll

MSVCP140.dll error

Install Visual C++ Redistributable (32-bit version, vc_redist.x86.exe - regardless of your system) and try again.

Installer shows an error about api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll

UCRT error

Update Windows. You may need to install the Visual C++ Redistributable again afterwards (file above) - use “Repair” when prompted.

Credits

  • Hacking: MrComputerRevo, JoseJL, SomeAnon, daxxy
  • Translation: ChrisGLink (and his baby nephew), Enorovan, Jake, Barrafas, WizardNoah, Rain, ItsRigs
  • Editing: Discontinuous Qualia, Fasty, Kumin
  • Image editing: LkProd, TehVict, Enorovan, WizardNoah, Kumin, MrComputerRevo
  • Subtitles: zahj
  • Video editing: LkProd

Special thanks to grechnik for contributing to our open source repository!

This project includes a number of third-party components. See this page for attribution.