How to translate a game from japanese to english using a mac?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by sleeping_forest, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. sleeping_forest
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    ok... today i requested if someone would be kind enough to translate a game i wanted caled Twilight Syndrome Kinjirareta Toshi Densetsu. I realize that people probably do not have the time and i would have to get lucky if anyone wanted to translate this game, so i decided that i want to try and translate it myself. I've tried to google how to translate the game language but all the results come up for pc or i can't find any for mac. I do not own a pc and only have a mac, my parents are not gonna be buying me another computer so i'm stuck with a mac. I am wondering how do i do this for mac? (i'm a total noob at these kind of stuff) Please can someone teach me? If someone actually does teach me that would be awsome. please and thank you.
     
  2. psycoblaster

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    doesn't pc stand for personal computer? (or maybe not)

    but if you are talking about a windows xp...

    first of all, read documents in romhacking.net, grab yourself the right tools, and start translating.

    I don't know if all of the programs that I use will work on a mac, but just get anything similar and hope it works [​IMG]
     
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    ndstool (the program behind the likes of DSLazy and DSBuff) has a mac port or two:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=95799

    Hex editors are available for every system, I personally have several in common rotation so there is no need to really suggest any as it is a personal thing.

    A tile editor might be a bit harder, can I suggest you dig around in the *nix ports of the GBA/DS development tools.

    Emulators. I am not sure how well it works but:
    http://desmume.en.softonic.com/mac

    Those are the main 4 tools of the trade, anything else is just a bonus.
     
  4. Normmatt

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    for a tile editor use Tile Molester its written in java which shouldn't be hard to get working on a mac
     
  5. sleeping_forest
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    @.@ doing this seems so confusing....