[Seeking Coder] Metal Max 2 Reloaded Translation

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Lilfut, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Lilfut
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    I've been playing this game a whole lot lately and I'd like to do a full translation of it. I can do the script, but I have almost no knowledge of how I'd go about actually inserting it - I can't even decrypt the files successfully. Is anyone willing to help? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Was just looking at Metal Max 3 for someone else, and it seems this game uses the same engine. The encoding should be Unicode, but I can't find a lot of the menu text. Maybe it's stored as graphics? If you want to poke around, here's a tool that will extract the archives:

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    Download Metal2Trans 0.1

    I didn't have time to look into all of the files, so for now it just supports editing item names. I'll add more if someone figures out the formats.
     
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    Oh man, this is a great help! Thanks. I'll see if I can look at the rest of the files, but it's unlikely I'll be able to do much.
     
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    Some of the graphics files have an NCPS header followed by an 0x11 byte; that's probably LZ11 compression.
     
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