I wish there was a lux pain fix.

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by iluvfuzz, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. iluvfuzz

    iluvfuzz GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    United States
    United States
    I wish I knew how to hack. Because if I did, I would fix the grammar and other errors that are in the written dialouge for Lux Pain. To bad we couldn't get someone with spare time who knows how to hack.
  2. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    Away from civilization.
    Umm.... I'm confused... Are you asking for someone who knows how to hack to fix the grammar and errors or do you want to learn how to hack?

    What exactly is this thread for? :unsure:
  3. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    It'd be a total overhaul. AFAIK the game was handled so badly, by two different teams(!), it at times forgets whether it's set in Japan or US. You may see a Japanese city mentioned in text then the voice actor say an American equivalent!
  4. XswordcraftX

    XswordcraftX Advanced Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    :blink: Why wish? Why not you start on this project? Instead of telling others about your wish that people dont even bother...
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    First is the European version any good- quite often if it is split the European version will be half decent. Indeed I shall work with that although what I have seen so far says they did not bother to translate it from American and it was English only so I can not infer things from other languages which is a pity (get a bunch of files with extensions/names reflecting their intended language and you often have it made).

    I pulled the rom apart

    Some custom formats for various things but probably a good candidate for a total conversion.

    A mixture of SDAT and adx/AHX audio (see I think it was TWEWY for tools although there are loads) of which the latter is well known and probably quite easy to redump/"fandub" and definitely undub if you were so inclined.

    A basic search with a relative searcher did not next me any text and a couple of things were as straight images in text but most of those appeared to be buttons and such.
    I did not see any compression although I did not really look, it did use the rarely seen GDT archive format though (basically end to end pointers of locations in the coming file).

    After this some minor twists on the standard 2d (nclr, ncer, ntfx images and mods (actimagine) video.

    I had a quick look at the US rom and file name/extension wise it did not appear much different. I probably should look at the Japanese version as well but I have to run shortly.
  6. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Jun 23, 2009
    I loved that game.
  7. Auryn

    Auryn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 21, 2011
    In the US rom, the text is uncompressed Shift jis format in the EVT folder. Each file contain some text normally at the bottom of the file.
  8. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Ah yes must remember to actually look at it in a hex editor, probably should reverse engineer a smaller one as well but quick additions.

    Code sample from broadcast.evt, file ends at 7920 and does not appear to kick off until 2AA6 (A62A) and the header appears to be comprised of sections with 2846 (4628) being one of them.
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    00000000C0 640E 8A0E FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF d...............
    00000000D0 FFFF FFFF 140F 160F 2010 8E11 FFFF FFFF ........ .......
    00000000E0 1613 2C15 FFFF FFFF DC15 FFFF D616 4217 ..,...........B.
    00000000F0 6418 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF 701A F01A d...........p...
    0000000100 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
    0000000110 B81B C81B D81B EC1B FE1B 0E1C 1E1C 321C ..............2.
    0000000120 421C 521C 621C 741C 841C 941C A41C B41C B.R.b.t.........
    0000000130 C41C D41C E41C F41C 041D 141D FFFF FFFF ................
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    0000000150 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
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    0000000190 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF 920E FFFF ................
    00000001A0 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
    00000001B0 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
    00000001C0 FFFF FFFF F023 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF .....#..........
    00000001D0 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF 6824 FFFF FFFF FFFF ........h$......
    00000001E0 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
    00000001F0 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
    0000000200 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
    0000000210 FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF FFFF ................
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    0000000230 3802 1202 2802 3802 4C03 A803 AE03 BC03 8...(.8.L.......
    0000000240 CC03 DC03 0C04 EC03 FE03 0C04 1C04 4804 ..............H.
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    0000000260 8004 8404 9804 9204 EE04 E804 F004 EE05 ................
    0000000270 F605 3006 6006 4006 5206 6006 7C06 AE06 ..0.`.@.R.`.|...
    0000000280 8E06 A006 AE06 BA06 E606 C806 D806 E606 ................
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    00000002B0 8C0A E40A F80A 0A0B 1C0B 2E0B 400B 520B ............@.R.
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    Crude text dump.
    Good morning. This is the�news for Mon., Oct. 8th.
    This update is just in
    on the group suicide 1 wk�ago at Yuhigaoka House.
    3 lost their lives in�that sad event.
    Now we think some people�had known of their plan.
    The report was�analyzed this morning
    & has been confirmed�as true.
    This pitiful tragedy�could have been averted.
    Ladies & gentlemen,
    Even in trying times�& sad events,
    please don’t let this�happen again.
    Please think of those�who love you.
    Hello. How are you today?
    I‘ve got a migraine.�I feel awful!
    But the show must go on.
    I can‘t sit here�moaning about it.
    I‘ll just do my best to�get through today’s news.
    The Pan-Asia Conf. starts�today in India.
    Disagreements are found in�the peace-keeping alliance.
    Quarantine as the�F Virus rages on-
    quarantine in name only.
    It‘s still quite�trustworthy.
    Everyone wants a piece�of the Asia funds.
    This isn’t the 1st time�this has happened.
    Bit of a downer, isn‘t it.
    Until next time, then.�See you again.
    Oct. is here. Today‘s�high temp: about 86.
    Polar ice caps in danger:
    If they melt, UVrays�will be stronger than ever.
    The news is pretty�grim lately.
    The Criminal Correction�Bill has finally passed.
    Repeat offenders will now�be isolated & tested.
    Vital questions about�the law remain undecided.
    It passed due to many�recent mysterious crimes.
    Testing is done by- Li-
    by the Lithog Method:�detection of a
    specific hormone.�When America did this
    2 years ago, their crime�rate fell rapidly.
    If I tested positive�for this hormone,
    should I worry?
    But throughout history,�every human society
    has known violent crime.
    Maybe the new law will�change this forever.
    I hope everyone will give�this some serious thought.
    Until next time, then.�See you again.
    Breaking news:
    Yesterday the body of Naoto�Hidaka, age 28, was found.
    Police are investigating�it as a homocide.
    Mr. Hidaka was a top�battlefield photographer.
    He managed to enter chaotic�Central Asian cities.
    His footage was seen�around the world.
    Many of Mr. Hidaka‘s�battlefield photos
    appeared in�newspapers worldwide.
    He lectured at Kisaragi�School on world geography.
    We pray for his soul &�for his killer‘s arrest.
    Everyone please take�care of yourselves.
    Good afternoon. This is�the news for Thu., Oct. 11.
    A follow-up on Tue.‘s�phantom killer report:
    Just outside our studio,�a reporter was attacked.
    Responding Ofcr. Mako Ando�was severely stabbed.
    The assailant fled in�an unknown direction.
    Ofcr. Ando was taken to�Kisaragi Hospital‘s ICU.
    She died this morning�at 4:23A.M.
    Ofcr. Ando had been on�the police force for 3yrs
    & was loved by the�people of Kisaragi.
    We‘ve lost an important�person today.
    We pray for her soul & for�the arrest of her killer.
    If you have any info. on�this case, please share.
    We need everyone‘s help�to find the killer.
    There is a reward for�information related to
    the murder of�Asst. Insp. Mako Ando.
    This concludes  our report.
    Good afternoon. This is�the news for Sat., Oct. 13.
    Last night, Asst. Insp.�Tanaka, age38, was arrested 
    on charges of abduction &�confinement. His confession
    implies other crimes.In�the commission of this 
    crime was included the�murder of Ofcr. Mako Ando.
    Police are now analyzing�Tanaka‘s testimony. We hope
    that this arrest will end�this spate of incidents.
    Good afternoon. This is the�news for Sun., Oct. 14.
    This morning, tragic�news from Area3:
    A con-artist couple was�arrested in Y City.
    About a year ago, the pair�lived in Area3 Shugo Apts.
    According to their�own testimony, 
    heavily in debt,�they abandoned
    their daughter, age 12, &�moved to Y City. After
    repeated acts of fraud,�the pair were arrested.
    This is a photo of�Lil Shirojima, age 12.
    Her birth cert. is�not available.
    The next part is hard�to believe, but...
    She never once went�outside of her home,
    never played with friends�or went to school.
    When everyone else was�having fun outside with
    their loving families�and friends,
    she must have heard it from�inside her little room.
    what must she have seen?
    She never got the chance�to love or be loved.
    That was all taken�away from her.
    In the end, her parents�deserted her.
    This is absolutely�unforgivable.
    Her parents currently�face fraud charges.
    For her 12 years of�suffering & death,
    no earthly punishment
    could ever fit this crime.
    This just in...
    A man believed to be armed�& dangerous is at large.
    We ask everyone to remain�at home & at work.
    If you‘re away from home�or work, seek shelter.
    We repeat:
    A man believed to be armed�& dangerous is at large.
    We ask everyone to remain�at home & at work.
    If you‘re away from home�or work, seek shelter.
    About an hour ago, this�station received a msg.
    After consulting�with police,
    we decided to release�that message
    in an attempt to�authenticate it.
    Have you thought about it?
    Why so many atrocities�& tragic events lately?
    Coincidence? No, it‘s�the work of 1 man!
    That man is pure monster�in human form,
    and he and his kind�are in your midst!
    They have dark, unearthly�powers to kill us
    I‘ll give up my life to�kill this monster!
    I repeat, there‘s a monster�in your midst. It can
    read minds, see the future,�communicate with animals.
    Are these human abilities?�Absolutely not!
    This is our enemy to watch�out for, an enemy among us!
    I go now to drive this�being out of this realm.
    This is the transmission�we just received.
    He is Tadashi Yamato, math�teacher at Kisaragi School.
    He hasn‘t been seen or�heard from for several days.
    His whereabouts�remain unknown.
    Please keep to safe areas.
    Those of you outside,�get to safety immediately.
    This concludes our report.
    Good morning. How are you?

    Sections seem to be ended with FF00 and 0000, at best that means 457 entries which is a few but not half as many as the header might want to indicate.

    list of locations of possible line and or section ends

    Curiously the number of 0000 and number of entries in the 2846 section match exactly but looking the values I am not inclined to read much into it right now.