Spectral Force Reverse Texting?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Tetsamaru, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Tetsamaru

    Tetsamaru Newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    United States
    Full Name - Spectral Force Genesis

    Tried the simple thing of putting the sound data from the japanese to the English. Knew it wouldnt work but tried it anyway. The japanese option screen lets you change the volumes for Voice, Sound effects and BGM. While the english version only lets you change the volumes for Sound effects and BGM. So since they programed it not to have voices in the first place, even if the data was there, it just wont play them.

    So what i'm asking is, Is it possible to actually go reverse and instead, take out all the japanese text in the japanese version and just replace it with english text.

    Ofcourse, some parts would probably stay in japanese if it doesnt exist in english. Such as the Options menu i described.

    I tried doing this myself, And got to the opening and main menu. Ofcourse, as soon as i try starting a game or accessing the Option, the game freezes, so I messed up somewhere.

    Usually when it comes to undubs.
    You just put the japanese voices in the English game.

    But this time, since they engineered the english version so differently We'd have to go backwords.

    So instead we get
    English Text in Japanese Game.

    So instead of an Undub, its more of a Text-dub i guess.

    Would like some help in this or if someone has some time, to make a patch for me haha.
  2. krutomisi

    krutomisi Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    United States
    over there
    This really isn't my specialty, but I've screwed with text before --

    With the game I was working with,
    you couldn't make text strings longer than the originals
    because it displaced the pointers in the game.

    To get around that,
    you would need a tool that fixes the pointers as you bump them around

    I don't know how Spectral Force Genesis handles it's code,
    but depending on that copypasta might not work very easily.

    or it might