Force or add input language?

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  1. Arizato
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    So I am currently playing around with my japanese copy of NieR Replicant which I got yesterday. I made a thread a few weeks ago about making a translation patch for the game by editing the existing english script so it fits better with the japanese voice acting.

    There is just one obstacle that I have no idea to overcome yet. Every character in the game now has their english name, which is awesome, but I can only input a name for the main character in Katakana, making his name the only word with japanese letters in the entire game for me right now.

    I want to mod the game or force my PS3 to get me more Input choices when typing the main character's name.

    I want to go from this:
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    To this:
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    Now this second picture is from my EU copy of the game, which gives me the choice to choose French, english and another language. But the japanese version only gives me katakana as the only option.

    Is there any way to force more input options into a Playstation 3 game via modding the files or using some function in the CFW?
     
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    I doubt it would be a CFW option. You might be able to pull something off there but it would not be the way most would set about it and probably not suggested by the CFW makers.

    It does seem to be firmware provided input though so I imagine the game is calling some function from the menu for it. Afraid I have not looked into the PS3 remotely close to this level though so I am not sure what goes, I would not be surprised to find it is ultimately a 1 byte change though.
    It is not impossible that there would be some fallout from this (custom names is savegames is often a trouble for ROm hackings), hopefully any troubles are limited to existing saves rather than new ones though.
     
  3. Arizato
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    Arizato Memento Mori

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    This is my suspicion as well, since it uses the built in PS3 interface. If I can actually get in an english input the game should be able to handle it, the english font works flawlessly after all.

    I just delved deeper into PS3 hacking myself just recently and I haven't found a single piece of information on anything related to this whole keyboard/language deal.
     
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    Arizato Memento Mori

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    Woah, thanks! Seems like I have to expand my basic knowledge about this stuff, though. This is way above my level of knowledge right now.
     
  6. Riku

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    Decrypt EBOOT.BIN, at 0x7C50 replace 3C000040 with 38000002, re-encrypt using this command:
    Code:
    scetool --verbose --skip-sections=FALSE --sce-type=SELF --compress-data=FALSE --key-revision=0A --self-app-version=0001000000000000 --self-auth-id=1010000001000003 --self-vendor-id=01000002 --self-ctrl-flags=0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 --self-cap-flags=00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000003B0000000100040000 --self-type=APP --self-fw-version=0003005500000000 --encrypt BOOT.ELF EBOOT.BIN