Awatama -> Soul Bubbles

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Jul 17, 2009

Awatama -> Soul Bubbles by pepe2 at 6:55 AM (2,283 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. pepe2
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    Any1 is interested on helping me if possible to swich the files that are neded to have the cutness of the japanesse version with english text? i've seen that obj and tex folders are involving into this cuz i've replaced em and get the Usa version so must be a combination on the files insidethose folders to be switched
     
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    theres a difference of graphics between the two?
     
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    Yeah plus there are gameplay differences, some things have been tightened etc.
     
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    i just looked at a video. the main character was changed. american version had a bald kid and japanese has a kid with hair. hmm, i wonder if it is possible to do what the TC wants.
     
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    i havce succeded in "translating" the game but it also changes the character so i want to swich only the necesary files not the whole folders i have tried to do so but then if i dont swich the whole folder i get graphical errors and text in japanese
     
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    Am I seriously the only one who preferred the character in the original version? The purple looks ridiculous.
     
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    Ugh, I'm really tired and wanna go to sleep but I'm gonna try to take a shot at this. Doesn't look that hard at all, tbh.

    There we go.

    pepe, you're sort of doing it wrong; for starters in order to translate the dialogue, simply open up the /local/ folder within the game directory (using something like DSbuff or DSlazy), and swap the names of

    strings_JP.dat.game.bin
    and
    strings_US.dat.game.bin

    then, swap the two files "ui_main.NFTR" and "ui_main_JP.NFTR" as well. They're in the /fonts/ folder.
    The Japanese game uses a bigger font, so some text won't display right. The American one will work fine, and won't make "All rights reserved" blink weird in the legal info at the beginning of the game.

    then repack!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Some things don't translate and yes, graphical errors occur but

    THAT'S IT omg i have more trouble getting out of bed in the morning than doing this


    Even better: If you're Spanish, French or whatever, those languages are in here too! Just swap the JP file with the file from your region.
    All of the European images are actually stored within the game; the dialogue strings also contain filepaths and pointers to that region's text. This means that you don't even need the Soul Bubbles ROM in order to do this!




    this is so disgustingly simple to do that I don't even want to post a patch; most anyone with a brain can do it themselves. However if there's some lazy, lazy people I'll leave it up to TC, but let me warn you

    It actually takes less time doing the above method than patching it

    yeah!!!
     
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    tnks alot it worked but as it has many errors could be possible to replace jsut the char in the english version so no ppl complain?
     
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    should be in the models folder - take /player_JP/ folder from the Japanese game and /prologue_jp/

    THat will only swap the models though, if you're OK with that

    Everything else is too different for a simple copy-paste job
    There's a few more files you might want to switch, so the little guy at the map screen is the Japanese character and not the US one



    Idk, I'd rather have my unreadable pause screen than a US version that's glitchy everywhere :I
     
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    yea me 2 but is easy C is continue and E is exit XD

    gonna try what u've said and ill tell u if it works



    EDIT i did this and worked perfectly ive swiched all the filels that had _jp exept for

    logo_jp, logo_jp_01, logo_jp_02

    disclamier

    string

    ui_main_jp

    select

    typo

    and well then once putted in ther respective folders delete the _jp and delete the original us and worked in the map in the upper part is the girl not the bald guy and all the rest is like jp version but without all the problems


    Edit 2: i fould some little porblem when going to an other lvl the bald guiy appears intead of the japanese 1 i swiched select but then thje graphics then glitch in the select lvl screen and it appears the japanese char but transparent and having like 2 black squares on its contorn

    If any1 could help me solving this the game will be perfect



    Edit:3 ive tried to swich the logo of Awatama so whren it starts appears Awatama instead of SOul bubles but when i didi the swich and the rename of the files i got glitchy graphics
     
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    any succeded in editing the bald kid in the scenario selecion screen?
     
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    sry i cant delete my post u should add that function


    HELP!!!!
     
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    The texture video format is stored in a file called MaterialTable, outside of the actual texture files, so this has to be modified if you get corrupted display.
     
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    shpouldnt the japanese version have a simmilar file that is called materialtable? cuz if 1 file of the 2 called material and materials is missin in the usa version it doesnt work but the japanese version has only 1 of those 2 how's that?
     
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    any could?
     
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    triplepost FTW?

    Any1 plz answer:


    shouldnt the japanese version have a simmilar file that is called materialtable? cuz if 1 file of the 2 called material and materials is missin in the usa version it doesnt work but the japanese version has only 1 of those 2 how's that?


    Or tell me any other mehod to fix the bald gaya appearing in the selection lvl screen
     

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