Official Mother 3 Translation Thread

Discussion in 'GBA - Game Development, ROM Hacks and Translations' started by drock360, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. drock360
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    As you all know, Mato and the people at mother3.fobby.net have been doing a great job translating Mother 3 into English. This is the Official Discussion Thread.
     


  2. pilotwangs

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    Ah,i was on that site about 2 weeks ago.
    I signed up for the ''email me when it is ready'' thing.

    I havent been keeping up with it,can anyone tell me when its expected to be released?

    EDIT:i just saw the ''PLEASE NOTE'' thing (tells ya that they don't have a date for the release)
     
  3. drock360
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    This translation is proceeding very well and it will probably be done in about a month.
     
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    WOAH,so soon?
    That's great,ill be sure to keep a look out in the next 1-2 months.

    Thanks for telling me.
     
  5. drock360
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    Mato has been working very hard, check out his site at mother3.fobby.net
     
  6. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    The Mother 3 translation is a joke to real ROM hackers and translators.

    Why haven't they released a partial translation patch like a traditional ROM translation project?

    Anyone remember the original pokemon gold/silver translations? How every few days you could reload your save from the previous version, play that? Maybe I'm just too jaded.

    Partial patches aren't the greater evil of ROM hacking these Mother 3 folks make it out to be. The menu/items translation patch and screens are just needless cockteases. I'd rather less time is spent working on the blog but oh well. It's their job to make and (not) release how they please.


    I'm sure there'll be a release eventually.
     
  7. drock360
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    A JOKE?!! Yea rite. Mato and his team have been working very hard and they are some of the best ROM hackers out there. Just look at his website and see all the work he has done with sprite welding and hacking.
     
  8. Shinster

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    I think they are just bunch of attention wh0res. lulz
     
  9. JPH

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    I've been following the translation for a while, now.
    It's great to see so much progress done, yet the full translation is so far away.

    You guys, I disagree with this project being called a joke.
    This project translation is as serious as any other one, IMO (I've failed to see any reason why it should be called a joke).

    Mother 3 FTW [​IMG]
     
  10. Alerek

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    The translations progress has been slow because so few people are working with such wonkey anti-anythingbutjapanese coding. They've been making great progress, and I love reading the updates. I've been waiting for this game since I finished Earthbound way back in the day. Mato & the team are doing a wonderful thing for people like myself.

    If a game wasn't worth it, would they be devoting all of their free time to making it understandable for those who can't speak Japanese?
     
  11. Geezuzkhrist119

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    how far along are they with the translation?
     
  12. JPH

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    Well, I'd like to say they've made a lot of progress since the project started.

    They've released a patch that translate menus, items, etc.
    But the final translation is said to be a while away...

    Make sure to check out the Project's Blog every once in a while.
     
  13. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    They are still at the drama and cocktease stages. Enjoy the fine screenshots and item/menu patch.
     
  14. yuka001

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    Go and help them hacking/translating if you can.
    They've been working very hard on this, so if you're not interested in this game and patch, just shut up.
     
  15. Demi

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    Can't wait for this to finally be released.

    (I am not the same Demi on the project)
     
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    You guys do know they have a FAQ page, right? It might possibly answer some of the questions that you've been asking.
     
  17. Akotan

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    The Mother Translation Group is great and Mato is doing an amazing job showing us all the process stages. They're wanting the most perfect translation patch ever made and working for it.

    But “real life” is a big contender for everybody and this slows things a bit.

    I don't think we will see a final patch anytime soon (hope not) but it will be great when fully released! ([​IMG])
     
  18. T-hug

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    I remember last year they were talking of a Nov07 release then they changed their minds to around now. Take a look at the blog from last year you'll see the posts.
     
  19. Westside

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    I'm sure it is mighty difficult for them to do this. Sometimes the goal seems further than it actually was as you approach it.
     
  20. Mooshywooshy

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    I love that Mato is doing this, its kinda silly to piss and moan about how they wont release partial patches, but they are certainly going faster than Nintendo ever plans to, so until then you should be thankful that anyone is doing it at all.