Rom Languages

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Zenith94, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Zenith94
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    Is it possible to convert a japanese rom to english even though the english version hasnt been released?
     
  2. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    Yes, it's possible, but it usually isn't easy. It generally requires a lot of hacking and translating. It's not just a hidden setting you can change.
     
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    Is there a program that can translate it?
     
  4. Destructobot

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    Like I said, it generally isn't easy. There is no program that will automatically translate a rom. If you can figure out how to extract the text from the rom in a usable format you could run it through an online translator, but you would still need to put it back into the rom and figure out how to make it display English instead of Japanese.
     
  5. raulpica

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    In the easiest case, you just need to know how to extract contenents from a DS rom and a bit of hexediting (like some Japanese games which have the in-game text in plain text files).
    In the worst case, you have to know at least a programming language to program custom extractors and inserters for game text, graphics and others, and know about compressions and stuff.

    So it's not easy to define a general line on how to translate, and most of the time, it varies from case to case.

    Oh, and don't forget that you need to know Japanese fluently [​IMG]
     
  6. Zenith94
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    Ok nevermind lol.
     
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    Zenith94 1337 h4x0r f0r t3h w1nz

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    Well is it possible to play a japanese rom on an english n-card?
     
  8. kobykaan

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    only way to find out is TRY IT!

    should work .. they do on just about ALL CARDS never had an N-CARD to test! [​IMG]
     
  9. Zenith94
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    But iam afraid it will break it.
     
  10. thedicemaster

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    all regions for DS games should work on an Ncard, with an exception of chinese(ique) since those require a special chinese version of the DS.