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Hi everyone!
I just recently tried getting into the world of translations, but I was not able to find any specific info or general tool for PSP. Is there any guide, tool, advice that you could tell me? I am currently working with the help of the guides in Romhaking, but seem very basic and general.

My intention is translating Toukiden Kiwami, as it has been already translated and ported to PS Vita and PC, which should make it easier to translate. I have checked to two old threads about it, but unfortunately I cannot find the tools the authors refer to.

Thanks for your help!
 
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Generally it is similar enough between systems and different enough between games on said system that people don't feel the need for specific guides.

Still
Does your system use a filesystem (almost anything which ran from a CD, floppy disc or is the DS or newer) or is it all in one file (GBA, most 16 bit and older systems)?
If the latter then you get to learn tracing in the end but there are a few other methods prior to that, many of which will also work with file system based affairs.
For the former then you get to play with a file system extraction tool. Most on the PSP use UMDgen.

While things can be anything the devs cooked up then it mostly falls into either semi common higher level formats (you can fish out some on some PSP games, always worth then sticking the extension or magic stamp of a file into your chosen search engine to see what goes) and things which do no stray too far from the hardware (it is nice being able to have layers and undo history when editing a picture, pretty useless when dealing with a read only game.
To that end people are encouraged to find a hardware listing that details the hardware. People that have this are typically emulator authors, homebrew coders and mod makers. Indeed in the case of almost any arcade game then the MAME/MESS source code usually does documentation at the same time, and if http://problemkaputt.de/ wrote an emulator for something then they probably have the premier document on the hardware.

https://www.ppsspp.org/ is the emulator most use for the PSP. Bonus is there are also some hardware debug options but they are tricky these days.
Hardware info is not quite as nice as the DS, NES, SNES and so on whenever I looking.
http://hitmen.c02.at/files/yapspd/psp_doc/frames.html has a tiny bit more but it is not very up to date.
https://github.com/uofw/upspd/wiki has a bit more.
http://uofw.github.io/upspd/docs/hardware/PSPTEK.htm continues the theme.
 
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