Edited the post about the Princess Maker translation patch to show that this really is working, it will be done shortly. Should you wish to buy all the Princess Maker games, you can do so here - that may sound expensive but considering that Japanese PC games are usually something like $90 each it's really not so bad.
Still haven't beaten the level with the Text Message Ninja on Cheer Girls level, but I haven't been playing much lately.
Someone's working on a new simple program for making those visual novel games....
There's a nice article about Shiny Shiny 2D games on the PS2 for those of you like me who growl at 3d. I am now tempted to acquire a copy of Phantom Brave