HG/SS Translation Tutorial w/Thenewpoketext.

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  1. Epuls56
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    Epuls56's thenewpoketext HG/SS Translation Tutorial




    Ok before you do anything take note of this. WE DO NOT NEED EVERYBODY TO TRY AND MAKE THEIR OWN TRANSLATION. I am posting this so people can work together to translate this awesome game, because all of these "One man team" translations are going to take too long for them to really be useful anyway, might as well wait for the localized game. (I'm not saying that I'm not thankful for the people working hard on their translations though.) I'm just providing the information to you all so you can do it yourselves. Plus if your new to thenewpoketext and editing, you probably wont even come near to being able to translate it yourself.


    I'll add pictures within the next few days.


    1. Alright, first off lets download it. ( http://pokeguide.filb.de/dl/thenewpoketext.zip )

    2. Extract it with whatever you have, WinRar, 7zip etc.

    3. Ok once you've extracted it, read the "readme". Notice it says you need "a NEW version of ndstool in your $path". This is where you download dsbuff, and with it is ndstool. ( http://wb3000.nintendo-scene.com/dsbuff_v1Final.zip )

    4. Extract the dsbuff_v1Final.zip into a new folder, and find the ndstool.exe.

    5. Copy and paste this into your thenewpoketext folder.

    6. Now you have made it so thenewpoketext can build and unbuild roms.

    7. Now's the fun part. Put your HG/SS rom into the thenewpoketext folder. Note, to make it easier on yourself you are going to rename it to something very short such as pkmss.nds or pkmhg.nds, trust me long names will become a pain.

    8. Run thenewpoketext.exe, and in the command type in your rom name (not the full path or directory, for example my rom's name is pkmss.nds so I would type "pkmss.nds" without the quotations and hit enter.) When it does this, it will create a folder called tmp_[romnamehere] and extract the rom, wait til it finishes. DON'T CLOSE THE CMD. JUST DON'T. LEAVE IT OPEN.

    9. Now, you are going to want to export all the game's Japanese text into a .xml file. However, this is different from D/P/P. The msg.narc in the msgdata folder isn't there. You have to put it there yourself; go into the tmp_[rom name here]/root/a/0/2 folder. Copy the 7.file.

    10. Go back to tmp_[rom name here]/root and click on the msgdata folder.

    11. Once there, paste the 7.file. Rename it to msg.narc

    12. Ok, good job you've made it this far. Remember how I told you NOT to close that CMD window? Well this is why, you are now going to extract the text from the game into a .xml file. Type in "getall hgssdialogue.xml" without the quotations in that cmd and press enter. If you followed all the steps correctly, hgssdialogue.xml should show up in your folder, full of confusing Japanese text [​IMG]

    .XML EDITING NOTES, READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON TRANSLATING.

    • ONLY edit the Japanese text, nothing else unless you know what you're doing.
    • Every category you edit text in, you need to change the false to true in this line
    • Working alone will make your effort useless because there are already people alone, and pretty decently ahead.
    • Online translators will only help so much, and are very veeery inaccurate when it comes to Japanese>English.


    Thank you LoadingNOW for creating thenewpoketext and allowing us all to use it [​IMG]



    I'll be adding how to compile and patch your rom with the edited xml document soon, for now however this should do.
     


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    Yeah, I was hoping there would be a way to batch convert everything from the .xml from japanese to english... even if it is just a crappy online translation, it would be better than no translation whatsoever...
     
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    Very helpfull'''¡
    Thanks AlOt [​IMG]
     
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    I guess u could download a free program to convert it all, but yeah it could really mess things up lol.
     
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    This is a good way to try to help people make a group so that they can translate it in a group with faster speed. Hopefully this can start a group that will do just that. [​IMG]
     
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    Newcomer Epuls56 Advanced Member

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    That was the goal lol, I'll experiment with translators later, and tomorrow I'll add pics and how to create patches etc.
     
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    Wow dude ur awesome for the guide thanks
     
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    Sorry, I'm a noob..

    Which one is ndstool.exe?

    I'm doing number 8, all it gives me is an empty folder after hittin' enter. Is that suppose to happen or what?

    The CMD auto-close by itself after hittin' enter. Why?
     
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    That's because you don't have nstool in the folder. Here the download link for ndstool: http://darkfader.net/ds/files/ndstool.exe
    The main poster gave us the wrong download link or didn't check before we do for ndstool in the zip.
     
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    Thank you for your help.
     
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    lol...the only reason it wasn't working at first is because you skipped step 3.

    I'm going to school and when I get back I'll upload the pictures
     
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    Fyi, I didn't skip any skip..

    Okay, thanks.
     
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    I tried it and it worked. I translate somethings to test than i put it into the game again.
    Than i played the game but nothing changed. p.s are you making a tut how to change Yes+No button Ect.
    I hope you can help me

    SOS
     
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    So where are pokemon names located?
     
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    Because I'm too much of a dumb idiot and really don't want to wait could someone explain how to make the patch after they've changed what they wanted. [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry i have problems in root/0/2 there is no 0 map in the ‘root’ folder
    root/a/0/2 right
    and if i type getall hgssdialogue.xml and press enter nothings happening
    can you make a video and upload to youtube
     
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    I have it too
     
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    It's actually root/a/0/2 and then the 7 file.
     
  19. Prawn

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    What to do after step 12?
     
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    Tip:
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    Can be help full

    Just open the xml with Internet explore and Notepad (In note pad you wil see Squares)
    copie from internet XML to translate machine and paste it in the Notepad
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Still problems with xml Inserting
    Need help!!!
     
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