[Release] Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector - English Menu Patch

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Lycanroc, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Lycanroc
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    Hey guys and gals! I am currently working on an English translation of Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector for Nintendo 3DS.

    In Neko Atsume, gameplay revolves around the player purchasing food, toys, and furniture to attract a variety of cats to the player's home. The player can watch cats interact with objects, take photos of them which can be saved in an album, and receive gifts of fish and mementos from them.

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    Current progress:

    Menu graphics: 100%
    Everything else: 0%

    Screenshots:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    So as you can see I've translated all of the menu graphics, but game text, cat names, item names, descriptions etc. are still in Japanese. That is because the menu textures use the simple .CTPK format which can be easily unpacked and repacked, while the text is stored in an .EVT file, which hasn't been documented yet.
    Thankfully, the developer of Kuriimu (appropriate name), @IcySon55 is working on a Kuriimu plugin that should allow us to easily edit the text.
    Oh, and by the way, the .EVT file already contains the whole English localization, which goes completely unused in the game for some reason. That means that "translating" the .evt file shouldn't take too long once the editing becomes possible.

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    Install instructions:

    -- Download the attached archive, and put the "luma" folder from the archive to the root of your SD card.
    -- Obtain the Japanese version of Neko Atsume through whatever means.
    -- Enable game patching in Luma's config menu (hold SELECT on boot).
    -- Run Neko Atsume from your HOME Menu as you normally would.

    (For those that want a .CIA/.3DS release, you know where to look)

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    Credits:

    @Lycanroc - Project lead, graphics
    @IcySon55 - Hacker
    @Nagato - Creating the CTPK tool
     

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    Last edited by Lycanroc, Jun 16, 2017
  2. pixelmasher

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    Except for the 3DS features, it should be fairly quick once the tool is available. I've been playing the game on Android in English. They should've just released it in English as well. It's not like most of it is localized already.
    Edit: Good job @Lycanroc for a quick release.
     
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    The .EVT file has literally the complete English localization, even the 3DS exclusive stuff, so it should be as easy as replacing the Japanese text with corresponding English text.
     
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    That makes even less sense. They should have just made it toggle like Blaster Master/Drancia Saga.
     
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    I love cats, this pleases me greatly.

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    Great work! Looking foward to the full translation. Keep up the GREAT work :)
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    This is great, can't wait for the full translation of the game as it's one of my favorites.
     
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    appreciate the great work! T̶o̶o̶ ̶b̶a̶d̶ ̶i̶ ̶b̶o̶u̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶s̶o̶o̶n̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶p̶u̶b̶l̶i̶c̶l̶y̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶d̶ :ha:
     
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    Yeah man, that sucks. At least you supported the devs :yay3ds:
     
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    Damn I want this! How's the progress going on the translation plugin?
     
  13. Lycanroc
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    @IcySon55 and @onepiecefreak are currently busy working on other plugins. It'll be done, eventually ;)