1. Serberker

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    Cool! Any help is appreciated.

    My latest discovery is the psp's buttons in text. Check the attached picture.
    Probably will never have to touch/modify these during the translation.

    But less unknowns are always good :D
    I'm currently refining my converter which can be used to convert a MES file to TXT and vice versa.
    I can get pretty much identical files, there's only a few things left to figure out.
     

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    The first item onboard: Potion!

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    Good luck with this!! Will monitor this thread frequently! Thanks for working on this translation.. i heard this one is way better than the first one
     
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    The game gained speed, for sure. Fights are quick paced, looting is automatic, and there are mercenaries to help you out.

    However I find that the game's difficulty has been reduced.
    I might feel like this because I have a few hundred hours in Arcana... and for new players Apocalypse still offers a challenge.

    Quick example: in Arcana Serkets used to be a pain, and let's not mention Bane Serkets.
    In Apocalypse you encounter the first Serket in chapter 3, and you can hunt it under 1 minute.
    Its' claws became breakable, and they become a weak spot once destroyed.
     
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    I feel the same, don't know why but the challenge only appeared when I reached "Infinity" level. But still is one of best and enjoyable PSP's game to me.
     
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    The english and japanese version of Arcana has the same number of dialogs / texts.
    And the indexes are the same, e.g: "new game" is the 70th text in both localizations.

    I wrote a simple script which reads a text file from Apocalypse line by line, and compares it with the japanese Arcana's texts.
    If a match is found then the text will be replaced by the corresponding english line from arcana.

    This way I managed to translate huge chunks, without knowing a word in japanese.

    The translation progress in my estimation is around 5%.
    Many monsters, items, menu descriptions were successfully carried over.

    Missing things: story-dialogs, new items-drops-monsters, mercenary system.

    The february partial release is on a good track imo. :D
     
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    Nice! I hope the rest is not that hard to translate and insert them ingame so we can have it in no time.
     
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    What a surprise to see a translation project for this, never would've expected it. Best of luck in your efforts.
     
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    Next weekend check the sites, which you would use to download isos.
    Didn't read the TOS, but probably it is not wise to name them here.

    It is a partial patch, so expect strings that haven't been translated.
    Feedbacks, suggestions are welcome.
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    Thanks Serberker the translated iso is up. Don't ask where.
     
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    V1 is released :D
     
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    Why the hell are you uploading this to rom sites? Just upload the patch to gdrive or something. I looked in a bunch of rom sites and can't find the damn file. It's absolutely ridiculous to release this patch in such a convoluted manner. Many translators on these forums supply a link to download their patch, please do the same so we can apply the patch ourselves.

    And thank you for your work, looking forward to playing this game translated.

    Edit: Finally found it in that 1 particular rom site I came across...

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    I felt sharing this way convenient.
    A patch is harder to apply, there would be many who are stuck at a specific step for some reason.

    If you haven't found it yet, please give it a little time so Google indexes it.
     
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    The kraken boss is epic :D and damn Vermillion tore this place up a little.
     

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    dang this is the improved version lord arcana right ? kinda shame square didn't bring this to the west...
     
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    Can this translation be ported to the Vita version?

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    Depends on the structure of the Vita games.
    I don't even know what vita uses... iso-s or something else?
    I might look into it when I get time.

    However without translators I can't do much.
    I wrote on the reddit translator forum, hoping I might get a few volunteers there.
     
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    I looked into the PS Vita version and it is possible to translate it too.
     
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    I'll wait for the Equipment and the crafting materials to be fully translated but anyways thanks for patching this game
     
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    +1
     
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    One more thing I found out when I looked at the Vita port: the textures are easy to extract, so the HD ppsspp port might be relatively easy to achieve.

    My only wish is more translators, as right now I only have one guy helping out. It would definitely speed up the project. If you feel ready for the challenge please drop me a message.
     
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    I'm so glad someone finally start making english patch for this game!

    I really hope you would translate story too.
     
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    I'd like to help with the translation. Even though i can't read kanji i can understand the romanji and read the kana. I can also look for matches in Lord of Arcana.
     
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