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Narcissu

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Narcissu
Narcissu cover
Developers
stage-nana
Publishers
Insani
Sekai Project
Engines
Japanese NScripter
English ONScripter
Release dates
Windows August 2, 2005
macOS (OS X) August 2, 2005
Linux August 2, 2005
Taxonomy
Genres Visual novel
Themes Japan
Series Narcissu
Narcissu on Wikipedia
Narcissu
Narcissu 2005
Narcissu Side 2nd 2006
Narcissu 3rd -Die Dritte Welt- 2009
Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology Project 2016

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Key points

Free.
Because of multiple versions of the game, article mainly focuses on Steam version published by Sekai Project including both Narcissu and Narcissu Side 2nd and English translation of the first game only published by Insani.

General information

Narcissu: Side 2nd on Wikipedia
Visual Novel Database article for Narcissu
Visual Novel Database article for Narcissu Side 2nd
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Japanese only.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
DRM-free
Original Japanese version.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Publisher website
DRM-free
Insani version.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Includes both Narcissu and Narcissu Side 2nd.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
An online HTML5 version is also available.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\saves\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video

General settings for Steam version of the game.
General settings for Steam version of the game.
General settings for HTML5 version of the game.
General settings for HTML5 version of the game.
General settings for Insani version of the game.
General settings for Insani version of the game.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 only. Most assets done for 800x600.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Steam version freely resizeable. Insani version is always 800x600.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Cursor only used for menu navigation. OS cursor used.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. XInput prioritized.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Japanese layout used, secondary button (Xbox B, DualShock O) is used as confirm and third button (Xbox Y, DualShock △) is pause/menu.
Controller sensitivity
Stick is used to toggle cursor position on selectable items on screen.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Voice (with Steam version for different characters as well), music and effects. False for HTML5 version.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Partial.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Steam versions translations by Agilis and GP32 for the first game, Agilis for the second. Insani versions translation by Haeleth.
Japanese
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
Linux
[1]

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Integrated Graphics.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6
Processor (CPU) 64-bit processor
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Integrated Graphics.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Integrated Graphics.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. FreshPorts -- games/narcissu2 - last accessed on 2021-05-09