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DDLC and DDLC Plus: Bugs, Glitches and Exploits for Dummies

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[0040] THE OVERARCHING CONTENT WARNING

This document touches upon Doki Doki Literature Club!, a video game with a relatively high rating as granted by various rating boards (ESRB: Mature 17+, PEGI: 18, USK: 18). A notice pertaining to all the content warnings applying to DDLC is maintained by Team Salvato over at http://ddlc.moe/warning.html.

Everything that does or potentially can appear in a DDLC playthrough is documented here, without ever shying away from sensitive topics. To this end, and since warnings for content that is not a verbatim description of DDLC content may be needed, a separate list, including spoilers for DDLC, is maintained at [CW00] THE FULL, ALPHABETIZED LIST OF CONTENT WARNINGS, as well as in form of additional tags on Archive of Our Own. In addition, chapters with potentially sensitive subject matters will have a header preceding them, as follows:

[0041] AN EXAMPLE CHAPTER WITH A CONTENT WARNING

Content warning: people being wrong on the Internet

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[0050] CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT

Doki Doki Literature Club! is © 2017 Team Salvato. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is © 2021 Team Salvato and Serenity Forge. This document is in no way affiliated with Team Salvato or Serenity Forge, having been created entirely through the effort of a multitude of fans across varying fields of expertise, and is believed to be compliant with the Team Salvato IP guidelines. For further details on using the intellectual property, as well as any others introduced by Team Salvato, please consult the latest version of the Team Salvato IP guidelines over at http://teamsalvato.com/ip-guidelines.

This document is designed to be read after completing the main campaign of either game; the two are believed to be equivalent. For DDLC, this is considered to be the entire game, and for DDLC Plus, this is considered to be the emulated game available by selecting "DDLC" on the system menu. The main campaign is completed with a credits sequence. DDLC can be freely downloaded and played over at https://ddlc.moe. DDLC Plus can be purchased in digital form for US$15, or in physical form for US$30, on various storefronts.

This document highly concerns itself with reverse engineering of the games. Said reverse engineering is believed to have been conducted entirely using clean-room techniques, and therefore, not infringe on any copyright or patents. Throughout its lifetime, the document will closely monitor the sources of the claims that it makes, and if any of them appears to directly violate copyright or patents, it will be promptly removed.

This document also highly concerns itself with speculation about future games by Team Salvato. These games are not yet known by their official titles, and the titles used in reporting are only speculative.

The document itself, for the most part, is © 2020-whenever me, CreativityTheEmotion, and does its best to not rely on any external writing exclusively, except when necessary, in which case explicit links are provided. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled [L000] GNU FREE DOCUMENTATION LICENSE.

In addition to allowed expandability upon the document in your own writeups, subject to the license above, content may be freely contributed, adding to this document, by any and all aspiring contributors who aren't snobbish assholes looking to keep awesome DDLC insider knowledge to themselves. Whenever content from external sources is contributed, it will be clearly labeled as follows:

[0051] AN EXAMPLE GUEST CHAPTER

Contributed by [your username can be here!] on [date in both Gregorian and DDLC hacker calendars], either © or explicitly released through a libre license (either the GNU FDL or a compatible license, such as Creative Commons).

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