MOTHER 1+2 Translation nearing completion

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  1. Schlupi
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    Tomato, the one who worked for years to translate MOTHER 3 for us fans, has almost completed the MOTHER 1 translation for the GBA MOTHER 1+2 port.

    http://earthboundcentral.com/2011/03/m12-t.../#comment-31252

    Mato has stated that MOTHER 2 is too much work to do alone, and it would take too much time...

    Anybody who has GBA hacking experience, and you're a MOTHER fan, contact Tomato and see if you can help out. [​IMG]


    I personally look forward to playing the MOTHER portion of the game with a proper translation, and with an "L" button. [​IMG]
     


  2. machomuu

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    O_O

    [​IMG] It's been a long time coming, though this surprised me, I honestly had no idea when this would be done or if they were even still working on it. Really wish I could help out, but my GBA hacking knowledge is limited to Pokemon...
     
  3. 8BitWalugi

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    Ossim. Sucks that M2 is too hard.

    I might run through all 3 after this is out. [​IMG]
     
  4. Schlupi
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    Yeah. Mato said "no promises" after MOTHER 3 was done lol/

    But here, almost a year later, the project is almost complete.
     
  5. Shabutie78

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    why? we already have earthbound and script/graphics uncensor patches.
     
  6. Schlupi
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    To have all three of the games on GBA in English. I personally think it would be cool, and a lot of other people agree.
     
  7. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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  9. thaddius

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    Did he come to a decision about using a 'pure' translation versus the Earthbound Zero one?
     
  10. DJPlace

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    is mother 2=earthbound on snes?
     
  11. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Yes.
     
  12. Schlupi
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    Mato never said.

    But Mato DID do a poll, and most people want the pure, original names, with uncensored sprites.
     
  13. Vigilante

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    Isn't Mother 2 the Earthbound we all know from snes.
    Couldn't they just get the text from the snes version and put it all on the GBA version.
     
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    There is a bunch of hacking that would need to be done to get it to work. To add a variable-width font and to be able to use all the articles involved with English is more than a text insertion.

    Though, there's also this: http://mother3.fobby.net/topsecret/

    It appears that most of the hard work has been done. I don't know exactly what else would be required hacking-wise.
     
  15. thaddius

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    He posted that a few days after the Mother 3 hack was released, didn't he? Why would he continually say it would take too long to do if he had 'most of the hard work' done?
     
  16. machomuu

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    Well I think they want it to be Mother 2 with all of the original text and uncensored.
     
  17. Schlupi
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    Mato just released a MOTHER 2 menu patch for testing today.

    Said the release is REEEEAAAAAL close. Expect it soon after the MOTHER 2 menu patch has been tested a bit.
     
  18. Oveneise

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    Sweet! I'm playing through Mother 3 on my EZ-Flash IV, and its pretty awesome. Did they keep the isometric view for Mother 2 on this version?

    EDIT: What was censored in Earthbound? Surely there wasn't any innuendo was there? I noticed some profanity in Mother 3, is that what was censored?
     
  19. 8BitWalugi

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    Jackie's Cafe was Jackie's Bar is one I know.

    There's also a few Coke trucks in M2.
     
  20. Schlupi
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    http://earthboundcentral.com/m2eb/

    LOTS of stuff. Just about all of it is documented here.

    Also, the "club" you get busted in for drinking in Ellay in MOTHER (EB0) was a strip club before it was localized.