Gundam translation.

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Dylan, Mar 13, 2008.

Mar 13, 2008

Gundam translation. by Dylan at 5:46 AM (12,458 Views / 0 Likes) 36 replies

  1. Dylan
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    Hi

    First of all i'm aware that there are better games people want translated but I am a huge gundam fan so yeah. Secondly I am running a mac so can anyone recommend me programs I can use to do the whole thing on a mac? Thirdly I have never done a translation before so it would very likely take me forever.

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    Fortunately you can run Windows on a mac. =P

    Seriously many of the tools you'll want to use are windows native. Might want to pick that up or get the parallel OS thing going.


    How are your language skills? How's this gundam game too?
     
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    1416 Kidou Gekidan Haro Ichiza - Gundam Mahjong + Z - Sara ni Deki Ruyouni Nattana!
    0245 Kidou Gekidan Haro Ichiza Gundam Mahjong DS
    1285 SD Gundam G Generation - Cross Drive
    0098 SD Gundam G Generation DS

    One of these or another of the giant robot titles (in which case this list goes up to around 17 titles)?

    +1 Heran Bago as well you will be lucky to find a decent (for rom hacking) set of hex editors for mac. There are some dev tools but rom hacking tends to involve going the other way.
     
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    i suggest you do G-Generation Cross Drive.
     
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    Crossdrive was the on I was thinking of. I don't have an intel mac so I can't run windows.
     
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    awww....well all i'd suggest u do is the menu's and stuff...not to hard?
     
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    Yeah I get that but I still don't have any software to do it with
     
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    do the one that is coming soon that will be in 3d. mobile suit 00.
     
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    gundam 00? =P
     
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    3d gundam will be awesome. Will definitely try and translate but still nobody has told me if it will be possible to do so on a mac.
     
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    I'm doing everything on my mac, I'm only using windows when I need to compile tools for other people to use (like the dpspatcher), so yes : 100% of the translation process can be done on a mac.
     
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    Awesome. Can you link me to all the programs I need?
     
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    yes I mean Mobile Suit Gundam 00 thats coming VERY SOON!!!!!!

    If you translate I will Translate.
     
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    Keen. I better learn how to translate to be ready to do it when new gundam comes out.
     
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    yeah perhaps create a team together!!!!!
     
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    I envy what you do, so if you need help, i'm here. (even tho i suck)
     
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    Kidou Senshi Gundam 00 has been released! Any word of following through with the project? I'm a huge Gundam 00 fan.
     
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    SO am i lets get this done ppl.
     
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    I am taking a break from translation hacking for a while (too much effort required) and concentrating on level hacks, graphics hacks....... (these are solo projects for me) but I will give the rom a spin and see what is what.

    Rom layout
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    As you can see if it largely nitroSDK formats, see the hacking guide but for more basics:
    http://tahaxan.arcnor.com/index.php?option...7&Itemid=36
    http://kiwi.ds.googlepages.com/nsbmd.html
    Other non-sdk formats seem to uncompressed and fairly simple at a casual glance
    Busting it open in crystaltile2
    There is a lot of 8bpp GBA format imagery in the cha??.narc files
    Example with no thoughts towards palette yet (ignore the lousy JPG compression)
    [​IMG]

    As you can see there is some text as graphics and you can take my word or see for yourself there is a lot more (including Japanese).
    Me messing with NARC files (crystaltile2 can read them fine):
    [​IMG]
    Again you can see for yourself or you can take my word there is lots more where that came from (so far they all use a fairly similar map as well).

    For giggles the main menu (has 3 parts in the narc file)
    [​IMG]


    Of course this just involved a few clicks so some hacking.
    Go go demo hack, I was completely uninspired so I wrote whoo on the bandai logo.
    [​IMG]

    Of course here is a demo patch, xdelta format (I also messed with some stuff later on (wrote my nick in the briefing somewhere) but I have no idea where).
    Just copy and paste this into a hex editor and apply with xdelta I used http://evanjones.ca/software/xdelta-win32.html but there is a later version
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