Information regarding ROMs/ISOs in Russian

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Jan 20, 2012
  1. Ziggy Zigzagoon
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    Disclaimer: I AM NOT ASKING FOR ROMS OR ISOS OR EVEN WHAT SITES HAVE THEM. I am instead asking whether they exist.

    More specifically, I am planning on learning Russian in the future, so I decided to look for ROMs and ISOs in Russian. The problem, though, is that I doubt that there are that many. For example, I only found 3 Russian-language Pokemon ROMs. In fact, I found only one Russian-language site that hosted Nintendoo ROMs in Russian, but the selection is not that great. I read that Nintendoo did not go officially into Russia at first (hence the Dendy), alongside with the fact that Russians tended to prefer multi-use systems over the rather single-purpose GameCube/Wii systems. Another thing I read was that Pokemon games were sold in English in Russia.

    What I am trying to say is: what Russian-language ROMs/ISOs exist? (More specifically, I am looking at games from systems that range between the 3rd and 6th generation regardless of company.) I am clueless.
     
  2. choconado

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    well the site I use for any pre-GBA system (chronologically speaking) roms is Russian based, but even then I'm pretty sure that less then 1% of their site content is actually Russian roms...I think for the most part importation (especially through China) was their number one method in the past at least.
     
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    There are a handful of Russian language roms (I know because I broke the RSS feeds once when posting Cyrillic characters for one)
    http://www.advanscene.com/ provided me with a nice list (do an advanced search and stick Russian in under the language search)
    I have yet to speak to anybody about the quality of the localisations in question but looking at other languages outside the usual five (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian) and quite often including them as well the quality is often a bit lacking- almost certainly preferable to none but I usually find having to decode slang, misspellings and mistranslations the true test of how well you can do a language (Russian is pretty hard to begin with if you are not used to the way it works).
    the list

    There are also some pretty good rom hackers coming out of Russia as well (certainly I owe more than a passing nod to some Russian hackers for some of the trickier things on the GBA and DS) and they have tried their hand at a few games (I have no links to patches right now for the GBA and DS side of things but older systems can be found http://www.romhacking.net/?genre=&platform=&status=&languageid=2&perpage=30&page=translations&transsearch=Go&title=&author= ) but much like those also without English as a first language they tend to fold into the English speaking side of things when it comes to rom hacking.
     
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    Saying "ROM" has a piracy connotation. You had to make a notice to say that you didn't want a link, but only informations.

    Instead of "ROM" you could have refereed to them as "Games" because that's what they are.
    You want to know if there are Games in Russian language.
    Do you want a topic title change?

    FAST6191 gave you a nice list.
    There are also 3DS games with Russian.


    Not really a game, but a PC application, you can try Rosetta Stone.
     
  5. choconado

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    This topic makes me curious--are there any console games that are Russian exclusive? I know there're many PC games, some of them mindblowingly unique (Pathologic, anyone? ) but I'm curious if there's any games for non-computer systems that are only in Russian...
     
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    Ti nekagda ne na uchesta kak gavarit na ruski yesli thi budish egrat ruskyi igree. Luchey ede e kupey kneagi na ruski shtop thi na uchelsa kak chetat snachala.

    If you can understand what I wrote then you can ignore what I wrote on top.
     
  7. Ziggy Zigzagoon
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    Mi ne comprendas...
     

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