Napple Tale resources
Napple Tale is a cute platforming RPG for the Dreamcast, designed by a team of mostly women, with excellent music by Yoko Kanno.
The thing that made this game accessible to me is the wonderful fan translation patch by Cargodin in 2019.
I made an updated version of the patch in June 2020, which changes one word in the credits.
(This word wasn't even affected by the fan translation -- it was always there, in English, in the original game. The developers did not know the connotations of this word in American English. I recommend using my updated version, especially if you're going to stream it.)
The fan translation requires a CD image of Napple Tale in .cdi format to play.
- randomsalience's notes - describes the current speedrun route, plus a lot of additional information about where to find things in the game
- kihaku's guide - notes about where to find things in Napple Tale, with screenshots. In Japanese, from 2003.
- The official Napple Tale website (from 2000) is down, but here is Rolly's archive of it
- Cargodin translated the website into English alongside translating the game!
Napple Tale is a good game to speedrun. I'm the one who originally routed it and came up with the categories, and the world-record holder as of 2020.
The game has interesting routing and risks you can take, it takes less than three hours, and it's just a comfy experience from start to finish. Here's the speedrun.com page.
I run the game on the RetroArch emulator, using the flycast core. To save frames and my wrists, I use JoyToKey to set one of my controller buttons to "turbo X" for skipping through dialogue.
MSU-1 pack for A Link to the Past
You can play A Link to the Past or ALttP Randomizer and replace its music with Napple Tale music, using this MSU-1 music pack.
These 1024x768 backgrounds were on the game disc.