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[PATCH] Rakuen Sprinting Patch
By AlexanderNorup
Adds the ability to sprint (move faster), by holding down "shift"
 
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The Sprinting Patch
I made this patch because I was really tired of walking in the game. I felt like too much time was spent walking, so I made this patch.
It only makes 2 changes to the whole game:
1. Changing movement speed when holding SHIFT
2. Adds a notice that the patch is installed at the start of the game.

All other things are unchanged! Please note that this is a patch! It does not work without a legimitate version of the game.
See it in action
See this gif: Imgur[imgur.com]
Download and installation
  1. Start by downloading the patch from my website: https://www.alexandernorup.com/download?id=22
  2. Extract the zip file somewhere on your computer
  3. Find your Rakuen installation. Psstt... It's probably in:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Rakuen
  4. Take a backup of the following three files: Engine.exe, Engine.ini, Engine.rgssad. Rename them all to something different, or copy them to another location. You can then later use these files to remove the patch if you want to.
  5. Copy the three files you extracted from the zip file into your Rakuen installation folder.
  6. Start your game like normal.
You'll know it works if you see a message when you make a new game.. Or.. You know, by pressing shift to sprint.
If you find that holding shift don't make you sprint. Try pressing F1, select the tab "Keyboard", and set SHIFT to activate "Z"

Feedback is welcome :)
A final note
There are some points in the game which uses time or chase sequenses as obstacles. Sprinting trivialises these parts massively. Therefore I suggest you don't use sprinting in these cases, where it is obvious it wasnt intended.
Sprinting is really only meant for the huge amount walking there can be in some puzzles/objectives.
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17 Comments
Pooplet Jan 18 @ 5:35pm 
well frick i wish i had seen this sooner X_X
GaymerFoxGrrrl Dec 30, 2018 @ 9:36pm 
Thank youuu! <3
GaymerFoxGrrrl Dec 30, 2018 @ 9:36pm 
it worked for me after I did the F1 and switched the keyboard inputs around (which was difficult because the cursor was not visible for some reason)
𝔉𝔞𝔢𝔯𝑦𝔞𝔩𝔩 Nov 26, 2018 @ 5:15pm 
When I try to download the file, it doesn't download as a .zip file. I tried converting into .zip but when I try to extract, it's asking for a password. Am I missing something?
AlexanderNorup  [author] Nov 6, 2018 @ 4:12am 
@kt
Thanks for your comment. I have now fixed the link, and the file should be downloadable and openable again :)
kt Nov 5, 2018 @ 2:50pm 
it no longer works, can't extract from the zip :(. Seems like a great mod though!
Theese Oct 23, 2018 @ 11:15pm 
Thank you so much for this! A small detail makes a world of difference.
Shinigami MB Aug 31, 2018 @ 4:31am 
Brilliant! thankyou so much :)
ChibiCthulhu Aug 30, 2018 @ 5:39am 
Thank you so much for making this patch! It's a wonderful game but I probably would have dropped it without this, because walking is so painfully slow.
adeyke Jun 3, 2018 @ 5:50pm 
Thank you. It's working now, and I'm happy to see that it also works with a gamepad (RB per default).

I'd also add the warning not to press the button during cutscenes. If you and another character are both heading off screen, changing the relative speeds via sprinting can cause the game to get stuck.