possible translation project for class of heroes chrono academy and lost heroes

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  1. sephurchin
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    Before I get into details about class of heroes chrono academy, (which does have files with text that can be translated/edited) does anyone know if it is set to localize? I have seen no info on it so just checking. Second is lost heroes a dungeon crawler rpg that combines gundam, kaimen riders and others. I see nothing on a localization for this either, soooo, I started looking at it and it seems all the main files are locked away inside a file called ALLREZ.PCK. I'm not sure how to extract the files from it. Does anyone know how to write a bms script that could? Or any other tool?
     
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    OK so going forward with lost heroes, JamRules was kind enough to get me a bms script to unpack the ALLRES.PCK file. The file contains everything including table, but they are encrypted/compressed. Shift jis, nor utf8 dont work in mad edit. Could someone please take a look at this for me please??

    bms script https://www.dropbox.com/s/acfk17506zymc8h/PCK.bms?dl=0
     
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    So taking a closer look there are a lot of files that end in _pk.cmp so I'm thinking they are compressed (cmp)?? I think these contain story text, item and skill text. But there is a lot of them.
     
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    i dunno... maybe try hex-editing the compressed files? wizardry gaiden 6: prisoner of the battles for ps2 has everything in a compressed .LLM file; i did a personal translation for playing by using windhex32 editor and editing that file. llm's are compressed. didn't seem to affect anything.

    you don't need to extract anything to translate really.
     
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    I've had a look at that game some time back.
    Most cmp's are zipped. Then inside they are "packed".
    After that, text uses little endian SJIS (for a lack of better words).
    I got so far as to have my own tool to extract, but it's imperfect and re-inserting requires perfection.
    As for extracted text, the thing is - it uses its own table and we need to figure it out. If someone wants to work together on that, I'd be happy to provide what table I have (1144 characters and a few opcodes) and a simple means of testing the codes in game. Unless someone can uncompress the font? ;)
     
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    Hi there. Made an account just to comment about Chrono Academy.

    This is a direct quote from Vic Ireland (head of Gaijinworks, the company that brought over Class of Heroes 2 and 3):

    Now I'm a fan of the Class of Heroes series, but I rather doubt that CoH3 will do well enough to warrant bringing over Chrono Academy (or CoH4 for that matter, which I hear is even better than 3), at least not from Gaijinworks. So I don't expect it (or CoH4) to be localized. I wish I could help, but I know not a thing about PSP hacking, let alone translating Japanese.

    One question: I know from playing the game a short while back that it had to be patched due to performance issues. If and when a translation patch comes out, would we have to worry about getting the bug fix patch first before applying the translation patch?
     
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    Good to know. It would be great to have help to dig into the files. I won't be a lot of help in that part (though I am slowly learning some of it) but I can do translating. Any help would be great.

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    Nice. Thanks for letting me know. I'm not sure, but a translation does mess with the files. I might also mess with the bug patch and have to be checked.