MOTHER 2 Translation Attempt.

Discussion in 'GBA - Game Development, ROM Hacks and Translations' started by Schlupi, May 1, 2011.

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Would you like to see it done? AND be able to say proudly GBATEMP did it? <3

  1. Yes! It's a must have game to be translated into English.

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  2. Yes! I can help out!

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  3. Maybe. I could care less either way.

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  4. No... too much work.

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  5. No, GBA is dead and gone. TROLOLOLOL

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May 1, 2011

MOTHER 2 Translation Attempt. by Schlupi at 8:24 AM (6,626 Views / 0 Likes) 36 replies

  1. Schlupi
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    So hello Gbatemp. I would like to start off by saying that yes, I know this project will be tough, but it's not impossible. We can go by the words of Kamina:


    I have made small amounts of progress identifying where control codes point to (in simpler terms, what text is inserted where in the game, basically I guess) in a small portion of the script. I am going to try joining the EBC team and see if we can get this translation rolling faster!
     


  2. hunter291

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    I voted yes, but I cant help with the hacking [​IMG] but I still think it is a bit unrealistic to build up a team of tempers who want to spend years of their life to get a game, that we can play on the big screen and that is so hard to hack, hacked in english. I think its a good idea, but too time consuming [​IMG]
     
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    Nobody's saying it has to be done in a year. If it has to and people are dedicated it could take longer than that, I wouldn't care. Even if the project dies it'll still leave behind useful things for other people to pick up on.
     
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    i'd love to help but i dont know any crap about hacking and editing roms so if you need a tester im here. i know it aint gonna be a while till you need me
     
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    that sounds good to me [​IMG] was just my opinion. but if you can build up a strong team and you make some progress, I would be very happy.
     
  6. Schlupi
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    That;s another good thing to note. I would like to make sure it is able to be played on everything, real hardware on any flashcart, emulators for PC, PSP, DS, Dingoo, etc.

    So anybody who has anything I don't have to test (or even things I do have [​IMG]) I welcome them.

    I have everything that can play GBA, just about, besides the Dingoo or any of those handheld emulator consoles. Anybody who has one who might wanna donate it for the cause or test playing the game themselves is very welcome.
     
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    then count me in on the psp and pc tester even though it'll be a ways off

    also damn i'm getting tired i just mixed ' with ;
     
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    I voted yes. I can't help, but I can test on my EZIV. [​IMG]

    If you do this, you'll rank with Mato and Jeffman!
     
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    I love to see all these MOTHER fans on the Temp. [​IMG]

    There is a demand for this after all people!
     
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    In the poll, please change it to "Maybe. I couldn't care less either way."
     
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    Thanks. I will do it ASAP.

    EDIT: Err, how do you edit the Poll? can't seem to find the option anywhere... never have had to do it before. [​IMG]
     
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    Tomato is 100% this game stores things in vram in REALLY REALLY retarded ways. I haven't looked at how it stores its text or anything but adding a VWF could be ALOT of HAIR PULLING nights work.
     
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    As you can see, I have nothing better to do than post here on the Temp anyways late at 3 AM (Central Time). If and when this time can be used productively I will be much happier.

    This project, as I said, won't be easy. I know EB has some super retarded coding but I think that at the very lest some research can't hurt, even if we can't do anything.
     
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    You know I am with you. No clue what I can do. >.> But definitely with you.
     
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    I have looked through the script of EB and MOTHER 2 and BOY IS IT HELL.

    Like, I don't even know what they were thinking!

    Things in the script are ALL OVER THE PLACE. It's not like they coded the game to have it in some sort of order, shits just flying everywhere. And the control code is confusing as hell. FInding where verything is directing to is a nightmare.

    Good thing is, the game's script can be found

    http://starmen.net/mother2/gameinfo/script/script.txt

    there and it makes a decent amount of text when it's nto all viewed in a BLOB.

    The hard part before doing ANY trnaslating is making a VWF (Variable width font).

    I was hoping somebody with some experience would help me (and the nonexistant team) out, but it looks like I am on my own. [​IMG]

    I'll do some research on how you can do this said VWF, and what is in store for my long nights ahead....


    Once I figure out that, I gotta go find where to enter the script.



    These are just the first little baby steps.

    I posted this topic on Startmen/EBC. I am sad nobody has come to help. [​IMG]


    I guess I shouldn't have expected too much for a dying GBA scene for a programming nightmare of a game lol.
     
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    I really wish I could help here, but no experience whatsoever prevents me from being much of any use.

    I hope you find a way to make this into a project you can be proud of.
     
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    I know I just look like a stupid noob but I AM SLOWLY making progress. I am glad I go to school for this stuff or I would be lost. [​IMG]


    I wish a mod would put this on the front page. It would be cool for people to see this topic more, considering with such little viewing it gets the odds of this growing are slim. [​IMG]

    For any mod/mag staff reading this you think it would be possible? I would really appreciate it.
     
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    I am a huge mother fan and am grateful to see interest in the translation. I have very little experience with rom hacking, although I did a little with translating some GBA/GBC pokémon roms back in the day. I'll do what I can to further the project.

    Here is an interesting tidbit. http://mother3.fobby.net/topsecret/
     
  19. Schlupi
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    I can count you as part of the (now only research) team then. [​IMG]

    I already have known about that for a long time, it's just Jeffman's preliminary work on it testing it out but he has expressed extreme disinterest in actually doing the translation now.
     
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    Awesome I wish ya'll the best of luck.
     

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