So, I'm a big fan of this series, and love the engine it runs on, and was saddened to see that there appears to be noone translating it. As such, I intend to attempt it. This thread will doubtless be changed substantially as the project progresses, but I'll start by introducing myself. I'm a university student studying computer science, and have taken some basic courses in Japanese, and intend to improve at that. Also, I am rather good at English, so my translation should be very clear. I decided to start on this project in part to improve my knowlege of Japanese, and began, with a great deal of hope, to decompile the rom. However, at this point I was in unfamilliar territory. After some careful research, I looked into various ds compression systems and utillities that might be useful. I was quite unhappy to realise that I was dealing with a rather rare and difficult situation; crystaltile2's decompression simply crashes on any attempt to decompile the rom's numerous .pak files and .bin files. I searched for alternative programs, and had no better luck with any of them. I'm able to view the game text somewhat through the programs' hex editors, but that simply isn't a good environment for translation, as far as I'm concerned. The sound is the only thing that is in the standard format, and I wouldn't change that anyway. So, as a favor to the (I'm sure) many people who would be grateful for the eventual completed translation, I humbly request that someone explain to me how I might begin, or lead me in the direction of an appropriate tool. Best regards.