Rom translation

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Xavier5293, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Xavier5293
    OP

    Xavier5293 Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    0
    Oct 18, 2009
    Belgium
    Hello

    First of all, sorry if my english is bad, but I'm Belgian and...
    I would like to make a translation of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, because the french translation is very... bad.
    But, I know how to open a Nintendo DS rom, but I don't know how to translate it...
    If someone can help...
     
  2. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Member
    4,866
    10
    Sep 15, 2008
    uguu
    Learning to translate and translating a rom takes a long time. If you don't have ANY knowledge on hacking or translating I suggest you give up.
     
  3. Xavier5293
    OP

    Xavier5293 Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    0
    Oct 18, 2009
    Belgium
    I know it's difficult, but if everybody says it to me, I'll never learn...
     
  4. ChrisMims

    ChrisMims Banned

    Banned
    206
    0
    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    How can we have good, new translators if everyone tells them to give up. I have the same question.
     
  5. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Freshâ„¢

    Member
    1,776
    48
    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    When the extent of your knowledge is knowing how to use a program someone else made to unpack a rom, you've got alot more to learn before you even attempt a translation, and the chances that someone here will be willing to teach you are very slim.
     
  6. Xavier5293
    OP

    Xavier5293 Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    0
    Oct 18, 2009
    Belgium
    Ok, I think I understand...

    If nobody helps me here, I'll search somewhere else...
     
  7. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Member
    4,981
    5
    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    I think people have started ignoring you because you have something like 3 topics asking the same thing.
    Make that four...
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186...0&p=2335164
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186...0&p=2335252
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186...0&p=2337173
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=186...0&p=2337269
     
  8. neoxephon

    neoxephon GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    437
    136
    Jul 13, 2009
    United States
    USA
    No one is going to hold your hand through the process of learning how to hack roms. There are some guides that focus on NDS rom hacking, but not a lot and none of them cover everything.

    You need to look at different games and figure out how things work in them. Some games are rather simple, while most can be complex in some or even all areas. The complex games take a great deal of time to get everything figured out. It takes a huge amount of patience and a whole bunch of your free time.

    Pokemon is basically the only game that has a tool specifically programmed for it and is publicly available. All of these Pokemon projects are kind of misleading for people just starting to rom hack. It makes it look easy. It is only easy for the Pokemon projects. The other games? You would have to have the programming knowledge to create your own custom utility/tool to do the same thing.

    If you have the time, patience, and dedication for what you want to do, you should open up the rom and look at the different files. Figure out where everything is and how everything works. Play around with it and learn as you go. In the end, you are going to have to teach yourself. Sure, people may help you some here and there with specific questions you may have but you need to figure out the basics yourself.
     
  9. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Member
    1,778
    55
    Dec 8, 2007
    United States

    The majority of people don't take it serious.....all the ones I seen expect to download a program or two and start magically translating right away and using google to translate games is a joke in my book.....
     
  10. azerty1

    azerty1 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    160
    0
    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    yeah, but there could be some genius hacker out of all of them that happens to need a bit of a boost at the beginning, right? everyone's gotta start somewhere...
     
  11. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

    Member
    1,703
    1
    Sep 18, 2009
    United States
    Ionia
    Don't use Any Online Translators, such as Google or Bing, etc, Because that'll ruin your Translation...You're gonna have to Change this, add that, delete this, etc. Just beware of Online Translators...
     
  12. Xavier5293
    OP

    Xavier5293 Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    0
    Oct 18, 2009
    Belgium
    I didn't see that...
    I will read, and try it.