How to Translate

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by JinTrigger, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. JinTrigger
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    I want Knight in the Nightmare translated but instead of bothering someone else I would like to do one myself so what tools and skills I would need to go about doing one
     
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    To translate you'll need:
    Dslazy. (for rom unpack)
    Tiled 2002 (for Sprites/graphics)
    crystaltile (for hex editing.)

    and other tools depending if the game has files in archives...

    best of luck

    -opearn
     
  3. psycoblaster

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    Crystaltile2 is one of the best tool made for many nintendo platforms, also supporting many common DS files, from fonts, graphics, palettes, maps, archives, compressions, and more.

    Also, along with Crystaltile2, Atlas and Crystalscript works very well, too.
    Atlas is a program that can be very confusing at first, but you'll find it to be very useful, because it "writes" the pointers for you. Crystalscript is my favorite text dumping tool.
     
  4. JinTrigger
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    I've heard of a few of those tools but not Crystaltile2. I think'll I'll try that 1st and see how it goes. I got photoshop for my graphic editing software so no worries there. I guess I should ask this now but how would I create a patch for the game.
     
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    Google for xdelta or bsdiff.
     
  6. psycoblaster

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    NINJA 2.0
    IPS (International Patching System)
    PPF (PlayStation Patch Format, but because of the big patch file size...)
    FFP/PAT (FireFlower Patch)
    PAT (Microsoft Binary File Compare output)
    GDIFF (Generic Diff Format)

    All that is supported by ninja,... and I heard it can also be used as a gui version of xdelta if you drop xdelta.exe in the ninja folder.
    However, the site is down right now :|
    nvm found a romhacking.net mirror
    http://www.romhacking.net/utils/ninja-2.0-...eta20060726.zip
     
  7. Zane

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    I'm going to try these progams out, and maybe learn something from it. =P I'm tired of not beeing able to help with anything in the translation projects.
     
  8. psycoblaster

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    lol you won't learn just by using these programs
     
  9. JinTrigger
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    is there a tutorial for crystaltile2 cause I'm lost

    EDIT-Not becuz it Chinese. I go the english trans
     
  10. psycoblaster

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    There is no "tutorial" for it.
    You can easily figure it out if you know what you are doing.
    If you don't, that means you don't know the basics.
    Read the documents in www.romhacking.net before you do anything.
     
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    I didn't know shit when I started messing with crystaltile but it'll be no good if you lack common sense, so I suggest you to go read a few documents at romhacking.net first [​IMG]
     
  12. psycoblaster

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    Well for you, your intelligence lacks compared to mine, so it was normal... jk XD
     
  13. Noitora

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    I never said I'm intelligent!
    xD
     
  14. JinTrigger
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    thanks for the advice......I use to hack but that was a LONG LONG LONG time ago
     
  15. JinTrigger
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    ok i went to romhacking.com and i really don't have no idea which document to look at to learn from....god im hopeless
     
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    It's hard to believe you did any romhacking before :/

    go to www.romhacking.net/start