How can I extract text from a DS game?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Mahdi, Dec 5, 2010.

Dec 5, 2010
  1. Mahdi
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    Newcomer Mahdi Newbie

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    So yeah, how can I extract text from a DS game? (a japanese game)

    I downloaded DSLazy and tried to use it but it unpacked some weird files (arm7, arm9... etc)

    can someone help me? thanks
     
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    I have to learn all that just for the text?
    man this is too hard for me, i thought it would be simple... Thanks though
     
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    Hate to break it to you, but nothing's wrong with those files. They aren't "weird" they're what a game looks like from the inside.

    If you think those files are weird, your best bet is to learn romhacking before going any further.
    Romhacking is more than just dumping text. Rydian gave you a link, it's best to use it.
     
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    So many people think translating a game is simply a matter of extracting the ROM, finding the text file, running it through Google Translate and repacking...
     
  6. Mahdi
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    Newcomer Mahdi Newbie

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    yeah that's exactly what i had in mind...
    well i guess i'll just wait for it to be translated by someone else

    sorry for making a useless thread
     
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    Thank God it's so much more complicated than that.
    The more I see people relying on Google Translate or thinking romhacking is that simple, the less I have hope for humanity.
     

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