True Love '95

Who will you finally choose to love? It isn’t an easy decision in True Love ’95.

yumi thumb True Love '95True Love ’95 isn’t exactly anime… it’s a Japanese bishoujo game that’s been translated into english (well, ok, occasionally it’s engrish), and a fairly old one. It’s abandonware, so you can download it for free. It works in Windows 9x and 2k — not sure on XP.

This, like most bishoujo games, is intended for adults only, so if you’re not old enough to vote, it’s not our fault if your innocence is corrupted by it, because I’m telling you right now — don’t do it. And now that our ForeverGeekly bottoms are covered and the lawyerish types will be happy, you can click through below for an overview and some more (PG at worst) screenshots (you’ll have to play the game if you want the more interesting artwork).

miyuki thumb True Love '95Good to see you here. I hope you’re old enough to vote. Now, let’s move on.

Like most bishoujo games, True Love ’95 is a “dating sim” where you play the part of the male lead, intent on seducing one or more of the female characters. I chose this particular one for my first bishoujo post here primarily because it’s free for download, and is only a bit more than 5 megs, so it’s an easy one to take your first foray into the genre with. And it doesn’t have any incest, rape, or anything particularly far from mainstream. It’s definitely not the best one out there from any perspective… the story is so-so, the graphics are pretty decent but a bit low-res, and there isn’t any voice acting. But it’s an interesting game, nonetheless.

chiemi thumb True Love '95Many of these games are simply “choose your own adventure” games with artwork. True Love is a bit more in-depth than that. You play a college student (you choose the name, or accept the default, “Daisuke” (japanese for “I love you”) and you choose what you want to do with you time… you can’t skip classes, but daytimes when you don’t have school, and most of the afternoons and evenings, you can decide whether you want to study, work out, paint, go shopping, groom yourself, go out on the town, work at your part-time job, or just sit back and relax at home. Your choice of tasks throughout the day affects a series of gauges that reside on the right-hand side of the screen (click one of the thumbnails to see a full screenshot). Working tires you out (fatigue up) but increases your cash reserves. Shopping allows you to buy gifts for the girls (which you almost never have any opportunity at all to use), gifts for yourself (mostly these increase your stats), and rare/unusual items which have varying effects (the only really important one is the angel’s wing, which unlocks the “hidden” character near the end of the game), and best of all, you can gamble — either playing the lottery, or playing blackjack (OK, so I’m a sucker for any video game that includes blackjack or video poker as a side game). Grooming improves your appearance level (and keeps the girls from complaining about how bad you smell), while working out increases your strength. Anything you do will generally increase its level, while anything you don’t do will decrease a bit. The Passion meter goes up each time you have an encounter with a woman, the amount depends on how well it goes.

mayumi thumb True Love '95The level of your stats, as well as your choices when speaking to the girls, determine which girls will talk to you, and whether you have even the slightest chance of winning their hearts. One, for example, is a swimming star, and won’t really consider you unless you’re extremely honest and stronger than the average joe… but you also have to see her for her feminine side. Another is the top of your class and very wealthy, and won’t be interested in talking with you unless you can manage an intelligent conversation and keep your grades up. A third is obsessed with appearance. But even if you really screw up, there’s always the girl next door, who loves you no matter what. And a couple of others, here and there. You know how it is — so many girls, so little time. (There are actually 10 girls you can ‘get,’ though as in anything, some are much easier than others.)

arisa thumb True Love '95Let’s see… a few tips, without giving too much away. There are a number of gods in the game, who will reward you (stat increase, fatigue removal) for following their disciplines exclusively, and also a god of Luck who will give you some money if you go to the right place at the right time (helpful advice, huh?). This may spoil it a bit, but the best possible way to start the game off is to be a lazy, lazy bum and do nothing but rest. The god of Pleasure will zap all your stats up far more than you could have gotten them by concentrating on them in that time period. You can only get each god once, and they take something like 10-15 turns each (so, studying morning afternoon and evening for a week straight would probably make the god of learning happy). Working isn’t very useful unless you want to buy lots of stuff and can’t win at blackjack… you should do it twice though, to pick up some of the storyline. Your dad will give you 10K a few weeks into the game, and your buddy will eventually pay back the 3k he borrowed on the first day. When you rescue the drowning girl, just alternate between pushing on her chest and blowing in her lungs, and she’ll come to after you do it a few times. Keep doing one and not the other and you could be there all day. The game will often direct you to where you need to be, so if you’re not working on improving a specific stat, it’s not usually a bad idea to accept the default options. And if you want to go back and win with every girl, you can find walkthroughs on GameFAQs and the-spoiler.

So, give it a shot, have fun, if you like it, let us know and we’ll look at posting info on some more bishoujo games.

156 thoughts on “True Love '95

  1. I had heard of these types of games before, but had never seen one. I was pleasantly surprised. I would like to see more.

    Funny though – you can find much more explicit stuff on newsgroups.

  2. glad the surprise was pleasant. And as scrivs said… it’s not a porn flick. it’s an entertaining game with some mildly explicit scenes.

    Of course, back when this game was released originally, it probably was more explicit than most of the stuff you’d see in newsgroups.. it’s almost 10 years old, after all…

    I’ll look at doing another review soon.. this time for something with more of a plot.

  3. I had this years back and decided to relive the old days and found I don’t have it anymore, can someone please email me a site for the download as the supplied site doesnt work

  4. Heh… This game isn’t that bad. It has a very great story line, althrough the graphic aren’t that great, but it’s a very fun hentia game.

    8/10

  5. I would also love to have this game…if you want to email it to me, I would be forever greatfull.
    e-mailadress:[email protected]

  6. I am searching 2 download this game. Now i found one free download site, CDOS servers r down. Can someone who have this game send to me or send or post here any alternate free download location. I will be very thankful :)

  7. How do you run the game without cg lag? I’m using xp so everytime a new character comes in, the game freezes for a little bit then they start to talk. Anyone know how to run the game smoothly?

  8. The following link works
    http://www.ellosnuncaloharian.com/juegos/view.php?ID=585
    The site’s in portugese or spanish or some other language i cant understand, and when you click the “Download” button it will ask u to register. It’s not that hard to understand though, if you know your way around forum sites ;)
    And if the link doesn’t work for some people, I suggest you try using eDonkey to download it straight from someone else. Oh and by the way Im not returning to this page so don’t send me any responses. Hope i helped ;)

  9. FREE DOWNLOAD

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    You can download True Love 95 at Kazaa,my user name is rupertkhan.

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    FREE DOWNLOAD

  10. Dear Friend,

    My name is Master. Kwame Ansah, the son of Mr.Johnson Ansah from Zimbabwe in South Africa. It might be a surprise to you where I got your contact address; I got it from the internet. Don’t be worried because .

    I am contacting you in good Faith. During the current crisis against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned farms in our country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers.

    My father was one of the best farmers in the Country and unknown supporters invaded my father’s farm and burnt down everything, killed him and confiscated all his investments. After the death of my father, my mother and I with my younger sister decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives. Along the line,

    I remembered that when my father was alive, He told me that he kept some amount of money in a security company as family Valuable, the sum of US$15M (Fifteen MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) in Accra Ghana in west Africa. Because of our present situation (Political Refugees), my Mother and I are seriously looking forward to having an overseas partner that will assist us with the Convenient and legal transfer of the funds out of Ghana for investment overseas.

    If my proposition is considered, for assisting us to transfer this money to your country, we will offer you 30% of the total fund, and 5% of the total will be set aside to cover any expenses incurred during this Transaction. 65% will be for my family to invest in your country under your supervision.

    For detailed information, you can contact me direct I would appreciate confidentiality and honesty in our correspondence.Your immediate response will be highly welcomed.

    Best Regards,
    Master. Kwame Ansah
    (for the family)

  11. this may be out of content but can someone send me a site for Sagara family … >this may be out of content but can someone send me a site for Sagara family … >< hoping its free

  12. Can anyone send it to me..every site ive tried before doesn’t work for this game and or possibly how to fix the file to get it to work.

  13. i downloaded it from some hentai game site before go hentai kitty then search under the game section i can’t remember which site but the banner has like sailor moon and some other stuff then go under free game or something like that to download it

  14. Is this game cannot be played on XP?… i already download this game from 2 different source but still encounter error when click the exe file…can anyone help me..

  15. Why can’t you guys just read previous posts? People have said several times that they have the game, and are willing to send on request. And people have also posted various websites to find it at (Also one wierd post about funds and Zimbabewe).

  16. please send me game

    email:[email protected]

    appreciated

  17. it’s the best hentai game i’ve ever played.that’s it
    you’ve to conquer all the problems and have all the photos it’s really interesting and exciting

  18. how to install TRUE LOVE?
    1.Download the game using above link.
    2.unrar/unzip the archive to any folder that you may wish.
    3.This game runs under Windows XP/2000/98/95
    Double click the file truelove.reg. Click OK to add information in registry.
    4.Then start the game with t_love95.exe
    5.Play the game.

  19. i follow every step of instruction but still cant play it..when i double click at the registry entry my it pop out some thing like this’registry editing has been disabled by your administrator’.then when i click at T_love.exe it pop out something like this’register information is not correct,please reinstall’.Is there something wrong with my stupid pc??i’m uing xp too just like kanta..

  20. should work, this one from the download section is indeed in english, the other games however for the most part aren’t. so careful if you can’t read japanese text when downloading the games for free there.

    1. You can use a hex editor to edit the END file to change what you see in the CG room. Google for “hex editor” and choose something free that works for you (I use xvi32, available here http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm)

      Each row in the END file corresponds to a character. Each byte can take values from 00 to FF in hexadecimal. If you set the row to be all 00, the character appears at 0%. If you set it to all FF, it appears at 100% in te CG room.

      You can download the 00’d (i.e. fresh) end file and empty save file here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3444043/bin/True_Love_95_reset.rar

      If this link stops working in the future, follow the instructions above to reset True Love 95 so that all characters appear at 0% in the CG room.

      If you are handy with a hex editor, there are ‘cheats’ that you can do: http://www.cheatchannel.com/files/truelove.htm

  21. this game doesn´t seem to run on XP.
    When clicking the truelov.reg the informations are added to registry. However, if double-clicking the t_love95.exe afterwards, it´s immediately shut down.

    So, does anyone know if there is a real DOS version that could be run with dosbox?

  22. This game ran pre-XP SP2 far as I can remember. I remember downloading it back in 2003 WinXP machine and playing it. And this was way before before SP2 was out. It also ran on my Vista pre-SP1 too with limited updates. Too bad compatibility layer for Vista and Win7 will only go far as Win XP SP2.

    Time to look for way to virtualize Win95 now.

  23. I’ve played it on windows 7 before. Just when you download the game rename the folder ‘truelove’ to: true. And don’t forget to run truelove.reg first. It worked for me. You don’t need to change the compatibility.

  24. Ok, someone clarify. Exactly what do we do with the truelove.reg file? Is there a way to edit it? If so what do we edit and how? How do we run a .reg file? I keep getting the registry error. Thank you.

  25. HEY! I’m running Win 7 and this is what I did:

    1) Make sure the folder name and the .exe are no more than 8 characters. My folder is labeled TRUELOVE and my .exe is labeled T_LOVE95.exe.
    2) Double-click the .reg file. Mine is labeled TRUELOVE.reg. Just double-clicking should add the file to your computer.

    *Don’t change the compatibility. (Maybe run as administrator, though?)

    The game runs for me, but the resolution is pretty small. Didn’t even need DosBox, but if that’ll fix the resolution thing (or you still can’t get it to work), then that’s where the next attempt should be. Someone let me know if you figure out how to full screen it with Win 7.

    1. @Color DeLarge

      I still can’t run this game. I have Windows 7, 64bit. I’ve tried the DOSbox thing (says it can’t be run). Also downloaded the game provided by you guys.

      clicked the reg edit thing, apparently it installed. According to the task manager the program runs….but I don’t see anything happening.

      Any ideas?

  26. I have Windows 7 64Bit too and I’ve got no problems with running the game. Make sure you renamed the game folder with a shorter name. Such as: trlove or something. And the run the reg edit thing. You don’t have to use DosBox. Just run the .exe

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