Moero Crystal Translation Needs More Help!

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  1. Darkripjaww
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    *Update* Website has been created in order to have consistent updates on progress. http://moerocrystal.weebly.com/

    Hello!

    Are you wanting to play bummed out that Moero Crystal's English got canned at the last minute?
    Do you want English in the game?
    Do you want to help translate a game?

    Well, look no further, as a team of brave (Stupid? Definitely stupid) people have taken this task upon themselves!
    But, they really need some help due to life (Who needs that thing?)

    In all seriousness, we need some help.
    We have made some progress so far:
    All prologue dialogue translated from Japanese to English ( 108 kb / 10.1 mb)
    Most (If not all) of the static pictures have been translated (Title screen, Battle interface, Most UI)
    All pictures have been dumped (Yes, you too can have a lovely picture of Luanna)
    We have mostly figured out how to inject text into the game, but we still need to automate it.

    What we need (In order of importance)
    • Translators
    • Translators
    • Translators
    • Did I mention, Translators?
    • S̶o̶m̶e̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶l̶e̶d̶g̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶r̶i̶t̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶c̶r̶i̶p̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶i̶n̶j̶e̶c̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶(̶S̶h̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶c̶a̶l̶c̶u̶l̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶b̶y̶t̶e̶-̶s̶i̶z̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶i̶n̶g̶s̶,̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶h̶e̶x̶ ̶v̶a̶l̶u̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶s̶)̶ (DONE!)
    • Image Editor (Most images are done)
    • Proof Reader
    Proof:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx0UOdXvMrqfS3JPSDQ0SDduU2s

    I̶n̶ ̶o̶r̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶r̶a̶n̶s̶l̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶,̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶l̶o̶c̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶.̶g̶b̶i̶n̶ ̶f̶i̶l̶e̶s̶.̶ ̶B̶y̶ ̶o̶p̶e̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶s̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶N̶o̶t̶e̶p̶a̶d̶+̶+̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶l̶a̶n̶g̶u̶a̶g̶e̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶e̶d̶i̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶a̶ ̶h̶e̶x̶-̶e̶d̶i̶t̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶B̶y̶t̶e̶-̶s̶i̶z̶e̶ ̶l̶i̶m̶i̶t̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶-̶b̶o̶x̶e̶s̶.̶
    W̶e̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶l̶s̶o̶ ̶f̶i̶g̶u̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶r̶e̶n̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶r̶a̶c̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶b̶o̶x̶ ̶(̶I̶e̶-̶ ̶C̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶Z̶e̶n̶o̶x̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶Z̶e̶n̶o̶s̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶)̶,̶ ̶i̶d̶e̶n̶t̶i̶f̶y̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶l̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶c̶o̶d̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶a̶t̶e̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶r̶a̶c̶t̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶b̶o̶x̶ ̶e̶a̶c̶h̶ ̶l̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶l̶o̶n̶g̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶.̶

    We (Clienthax) has edited a pre-existing program to automate the the text injection. It calculates the byte size, does proper hex replacement, and WORKS!
    Do you fit any of those criteria?
    Come join us!
    https://discord.gg/xDWsJZd
     
    Last edited by Darkripjaww, Apr 23, 2017
  2. InquisitionImplied

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    Why wouldn't you want to work on the version with the English files in it?

    EDIT: Wouldn't you have the files necessary for the translation anyways?
     
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    They decided to can the English version last minute.
    To make matters worse, it looks like the Chinese version (The one that was going to have English) requires 3.61
     
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    (Updated first post with progress and our current biggest obstacle)
     
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    Updated- Need an image editor
     
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    Updated- New process of injecting text.
     
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    Hi darkripjaww. I just seen your project here. Cheering for you! Sorry i dont have experience in coding and stuff.. but i am so excited to see this project here! And later on after this project finished later on, hopefully you can handle "Genkai Tokki Seven Pirates" too the moero sequel ;)

    Best luck!
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I dunno if this is what i think it is, but never do translations from japanese to chinese to english, we all remember what happened with street fighter II right? :creep:

    You shall learn the legacy of mistranlations

    Yeah is from wikipdeia. :teach:

    Still i have to ask, what was it about needing muitple sanity? I don't get that part.
     
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    Don't worry, it's a JP->EN translation.

    About the sanity thing... It can be frustrating work at times.
     
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    Hey Sonic Angel

    The Chinese version of the game isn't needed in order to do a Japanese -> Chinese -> English translation, but rather to double check that they didn't keep the English files in there, as well as to see how the game accepts a different language.
    We were able to find a 'frankendump' of a Chinese version, which has given us a lot of insight of how do this.
    About the multiple level of sanity...Cerulean explained it perfectly... On the coding end of this, it can get very frustrating.
     
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    Updated preferences of new staff as well as updated method of injecting text.
     
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    Updated Proof.
     
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    Bump: We are not dead!
     
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    Updated progress
     
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    Got a tool working for this now :)
     
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    Updated to show Clienthax's contribution- Massive!
     
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    Bump
     
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    Bump- More text dumped
     
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    Bumpage
     
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