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Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by trojax, Jun 8, 2009.
Hello gbatemp,in this topic i have a question...
is there any game in greek?
Well I am not 100% sure but I once saw a topic saying if there was any games in European language...
Answer was, No because there is an insufficient amount of European GBAtemp.net NDS rom translators.
So if there are not many European translations then I am thinking your answer might be no...
But this is not saying that there is not one Greek translation, there could be a forums dedicated to making Greek translations for games.
Your best bet would be to google search for a greek rom hacking forums.
There are a lot of European romhackers, even here in gbatemp, but I haven't met any greek ones.
I'm sure if you look hard enough, you'll find some : )
OK guys ...thank u ......
i ll try it!
How can i TRANSLATE a game?
is it easy ?Can i do it on my own?
No, you can't.
Oh,...ok thanks buddy!plz write an URL with greek games!!plz!
Well that depends on:
- How easy the game is to hack and what tools are available (a lot of cases custom tools have to be made).
- The amount of text/graphics to translate.
- If you can translate the required text, in your case English to Greek.
If you are interested, I can help you translate Metal Slug 7 into Greek. While the translation won't benefit me, it will help me improve my hacking skills (yours too) and it will be fun. I can help you hack the require text/graphics. You would just need to provide the Greek translations.
Now looking at Metal Slug 7 (US) (using DSLazy to unpack the rom, google is your friend), there is a folder called 'font'. Inside is the EU and JP font files in NFTR format. There is a tool on GBATemp (just search the title) which allows the use of modifying the EU font file.
This file contains 221 Tiles size 13 x13 and the width can be modified as well as the Mapping (two hex byte) value for each letter. What you will have to do is list all the required letters used in the Greek language (I hope there are less than 221 ) and then a table can then be put together. Also a suitable font would have to be use.
In the same folder are 5 files for most of the main text in the game. The US version just uses the _us.dat files. Editing the text is really easy, just got to figure out how the pointers work (where each text starts).
The other text is consist of graphics. I have let to look into this format.
If you are interested, let me know by PM or in this topic and I'll look further into the files. If not then just ignore this post.
EDIT: Okay, editing the text is easy. However there seems to be a fixed width font some of the text uses that I'm trying to find. Graphics wise, I got to see what format is used and locate the correct ones.
actually, provided he/she chose the right game he/she could easily,
for instance psychoblaster has made tools that allow script editing, that anyone can use.
e.g Last Bullet
and theres others by different people.
Generic Rom Hacking Programs:
NOTE: These tools may require the .NET 2.0 framework
Download a rom extraction tool
NDS editor 0.1
Download the NFTR editor (in case the greek alphabet is not supported in your game):
Download Game specific editor (this limits the games you can edit, but for you this is the best option):
thats what you need to hack
Using script editors someone other made you're not really hacking. And also I don't think that this guy would be able to understand anything even if I sent him a link to a tutorial or something...
1469 - Ratatouille (Europe) (It,El)
2008 - Ratatouille - Food Frenzy (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It,El)
2079 - SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (Europe) (De,El)
3596 - Travel Coach - Europe 2 (Europe) (En,De,Nl,El,Tr)
3635 - WALL-E (Europe) (It,El)
that's almost like a slap in the face.
what am i missing?
is trojax a troll[internet not bridge]?
and i agree with you that using a script editor isn't hacking,
i was only suggesting it because i don't think hes even extracted a rom before.