1. Serberker

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    Lord of Apocalypse
    ENGLISH PATCH v1.5

    Estimated Progress: 40%
    Next:
    Fixes and more translated stuff

    Looking for more team members, proofreaders to continue & polish the translation.
    Write in the forum or PM me if you are interested.

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    Sabaku.D.Tonio
    Jinouga
    call me Ken or Accel

    Timeline
    2019.01.01.
    Started researching and reverse engineering the game.

    2019.01.21.
    First successful english text injection.

    2019.03.09.
    v1 is released.


    2019.04.27.
    v1.3 is released.
    Known issues:
    - mission load hangs in Chapter 2

    2019.06.21.
    v1.4 is released.
    Known issues:
    - mission load hangs in Chapter 2
    - ppsspp crashes after defeating Agni
    - mercenary names, level up texts memory leak

    2019.08.14.
    v1.4b is released. Two files were reverted in order to prevent crashes.
    In order to resolve the bugs related to loading screen hang, scrambled mercenary names you must to start a new save.

    2019.10.17.
    First VITA version is released, with 1.4b content.

    2019.11.29.
    v1.5 is released.
    The menu options are now fully translated.
    Overall quality improvement typo fixes.
     
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    Woa!
    Will be a ful patch or only a menù patch?
     
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    I want to know too and please say that this isn't only texture mod for the emulator.
     
  4. Serberker

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    Managed to crack the game today :D
    So this post is just a little proof, that it is possible, after like 7years. I will keep it updated, so check back for progress every now and then.
    It is a text patch. No external textures are used.

    Now it is just a matter of time.
    I still need to polish the code of my repacker, which I wrote in Python3.
    First I'm planning to release a version with all menus and items translated.
     
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  5. Malckyor

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    Oh, finally someone did it, congrats! I'll keep checking for any news.

    I hope you can do it with no problem and release some beta versions for us (me) to test. I'm waiting for this for a long time.

    I know that every translation project focus first on the gameplay and then if there is interest and some dedications then perhaps the story could be translated. but as I always say: take your time, we don't hurry you and so you can do your best to just focus on finishing it.
     
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    p2.png
     
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    Is the Vita versions files the same as this one?

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
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    wow, this is cool
     
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    I have no idea, but since the Vita can play psp games, I believe you could get the downgraded (psp) version working on it.
     
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    @Ace_Ssasin-kun, are interested in doing a HD texture mod for this project too? Someone just asked me about some HD texture hack for this project too.
     
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    yea i am interesting on this game too, why not? especially if there's english patch for this game
     
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    You'll make a LOT of people happier with this, like with the Toukiden Kiwami project.

    Then I wish you both @Serberker and @Ace_Ssasin good luck with it.
     
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    just took a look at some gameplay, and i gotta say can't wait for this to be translated.
     
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    I did record 3 bosses... hum... if you never played it, then you'll love it, it's a lot better than Lord of Arcana.
     
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    Translations are welcome! - because I don't know japanese.

    I don't want to Google translate the game, so I ask for your help on this.
    If you are interested write here on in PM.
     
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    Managed to uncover more of the dialog file's secrets.
    Discovered special character:
    FA FF __ __ __ __ __ __

    The original values were the following: FA FF 64 00 FF 00 64 00
    Converthing these values to decimal make up the color which you can see on the left side of the p6 picture.
    64 00 (hex) -> 100(dec)
    FF 00 (hex) -> 255(dec)
    64 00 (hex) -> 100(dec)

    As an experiement I changed the middle value to zero, and the game rendered the text in a blue-ish color :D
     

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    wow, so you can change the colors of text too?
     
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    Yep.

    The color change is mostly used in the quest descriptions, to emphasize objectives.
     

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    Looks awesome!
    Waiting for patch.
     
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    Congrats on finally getting this cracked!. A lot of people, including myself, tried for years and failed. I'll jump on as a translator to help you out. This is exiting!
     
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