There is a hacked version of Yume Nikki that features an extra world accessed from the nexus and an alternate "happy" ending that is accessed from that world.
Would this be acceptable to write about? Additions that would be made are a new page for the world called "Blood World" and another entry in the The Ending on the events page. I understand this may not be acceptable since it isn't the original game.
Honestly? I think it's a fake. It should have a mention somewhere I'm the version history trivia but I wouldn't want to put it on the wiki in content. There must be a reason why it's not included in Kiki's webpage. In the end, let's respect that decision. It's rather fishy that "suddenly" it just appears and it's supposed to be legit.
The reason for them not being playable is that every time kikiyama updated the game the previous version download link was deleted, that's why we only had 0.10 for a very long time. Also, it didn't "suddenly" appear, there was a research team behind its discovery and release that worked on finding it for a long time. I was part of this team and I can prove it's legit, so if you have any questions, you can ask me if you want ^^
^ I agree! This was done over the course of years by a research team after they found a video of version 0.04. Here is some more background info from GatoBot (thanks for replying to one of my comments on your 0.06 vids! It's me, Tyler Raymundo Hailee Raymundo :D ):
Well, it's a very long story, so it may take long to explain and you may find it a bit annoying to read, sorry about that. Back in 2015, a user named "Eloy: Yume Nikki Fangamer" made a video reacting to a Yume Nikki ver. 0.04 stream and seeing all the differences that version had with 0.10 made us very curious about what could be those versions like. A few days after the video, he started a project named "#LaInvestigaciónYN" (#TheResearchYN in Spanish) where he encouraged people to join a research for old YN versions. At first, the project didn't find much stuff, we looked in old Japanese sites and even checked kikiyama's website on Wayback Machine to see if we could get something (all we got by doing this was an screenshot of the old neon world). Since it seemed that finding an old version was impossible, the project died for some months. One day, I decided to check one of the first sites related to old versions we found: a post about Yume Nikki ver. 0.09 that had a strange compressed folder named "yume1to8.lzh". We didn't really know what was this folder supposed to be, we had downloaded it before and it just had a bunch of corrupt .dat files. But what caught my interest this time was the fact that the maker of the site had a mail listed. Most of the people that had posted YN related stuff before 0.10 weren't active anymore, but in this case he apparently was still around, so I thought that perhaps he could still have the file. I sent a message to Eloy telling him what I had found and he made a video about it where he asked to his followers if one of them had knowledge about Japanese and this way we could send him a mail. We sent the mail and waited nearly a month but we didn't get any answer. I decided tweet him and he answered me this time. We had a conversation and he told me that he didn't have the file anymore. We didn't get much from this, but it certainly encouraged us a lot to keep going. Some months later, Eloy made another video informing his followers about the magazines that contained 0.04 and 0.06. Most of us already knew about this by the time, but some others didn't and a lot of us started to talk in Twitter and research about the subject that day. And what happened this time was funny, we found more Japanese sites where the magazines were discussed and started to talk about it, but surprisingly, one of the owners of the magazine noticed our conversation because we retweeted some of her tweets and decided to help us. She sent us images that proved ver. 0.06 was indeed inside the magazine. We were incredibly amazed by this. This is when the project became a chat group with people researching in it. Initially, we were about 8 people but the group was later reduced to five because the others weren't active at all. In this group we found and shared a lot of stuff and information. Most of this information is now lost though, mainly due to the high amount of messages in this group. Still, even with all this stuff, it didn't seem like we were getting anywhere because finding an old version in the Internet was literally impossible, the only hope we had were the magazines but they were incredibly rare and they weren't being sold at the time. That was like that until two or three months ago, when the magazine that supposedly contained 0.04 appeared on Amazon. We were amazed at first, but it turned out that it was used and it didn't have the DVD anymore. We also couldn't buy it because shipping to our country was not avalaible. Last month is when stuff got really interesting, the magazine which contained 0.06 was being sold in an auction, and this time shipping to our country was avalaible. A member of the team managed to buy it some hours before the auction ended and we celebrated it a lot, because we had finally succeeded. The 21st of July she received the magazine and shared the version with the five members of the group. The 24th we shared it with some other users we trusted and finally, the 25th of July the version was published. We expected most people in the fandom to be happy about our finding, however, some of the reactions weren't very good. Some people started to say it was fake and some others threatened to sue us. This felt like a punch in the face to many of us, all we wanted was to give to the fandom something more of YN than what we already had, and these reactions made us feel like our work was worthless. Because of this, it really makes me happy to see that at least some people like you appreciate what we did and enjoy our finding. Seriously, thank you guys. I'm missing a lot of stuff, but if I were to talk about everything that happened in this project this text would be way too long (if it isn't long already). If you want to see more about our research, this playlist contains every video Eloy made about it: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVqLC5RdEjq_uk-XH57pEqqoIjgGMCQos The videos are in Spanish though, so if you don't speak the language it may be hard to understand. PD: I also want to point out that although the team only had five members, our research was possible thanks to other users that had investigated about the subject before, such as psiwolf, and others who helped through the way. A big thanks to them too.
You're welcome! That YouTube comment was me BTW :D Anyways, what I'm trying to say here is I think that both versions 0.04 and 0.06 are authentic enough. I think it's great that we have access to these versions after so long, which is why I feel the need for an Old Versions page.
We should also put a line about the mags in Kiki's article, because it implies they would have been in contact with the mag owners? (A mag wouldn't be able to just put stuff in there without permission)
No, it seems like that's the only page related to Yume Nikki. Since the magazine is from 2005, it doesn't surprise me that it didn't get much attention because the game wasn't nearly as popular then as it is now.
Here are some more pictures, although I don't think they say anything directly related, perhaps they have something about how did they get the legal rights to publish games on DVD magazines.
This is interesting, but I have one thought that I hope isn't true: That the creators of the magazine felt that it would be wrong to give out a game where the only ending involved suicide, and edited in a "happy" ending, which was the whole debug room/blood room thing. I hope i'm wrong.
Wonderful, that makes everything easier. I also wanted to ask if it's possible you could give me admin rights. I am also the Crat of the Answered Prayers wiki and admin of the Pretty Cure wiki, for reference. I know a ton about CSS and I am very familiar with wikia's rules, so I can also stop vandalism if you're not there. I rewrote a lot of articles on here.
My most active time was in fall last year, since then I've been busy with the Pretty Cure wiki but I think I can support you on here too. I need to finish those Madotsuki pixels on her page anyways. Next week I'll be on holidays, but after that I should have more time.
I have no objections to that. You definitely seem capable of keeping an eye on things and I'm not really active enough around here any more to be the best possible person for the job. The wiki doesn't seem to need much managing these days, but if you're enthusiastic and available then I'm happy to confer full admin rights to you, and give you creative control over the content. I'll still be available if needed and will get an email if someone writes on my wall.
I'll check the boxes for you now. Good luck Leah.