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    A user only known only as "user123123" on romhacking.net has just released a full English translation for the Japanese-only released Gameboy Color game Star Ocean: Blue Sphere on January 15th, 2020.

    UPDATE: The translation was taken down from romhacking.net without notice or reason, so I uploaded it to my file hosts:

    Google Drive: HERE
    MEGA: HERE
    Torrent: HERE and HERE
    The 7-zip password is: romhacking.net

    Lunar IPS ROM patcher: HERE

    Note: The ROM you'll need for the patch is named Star Ocean - Blue Sphere (J) [C][!].gbc and will obviously NOT be linked to here.
     
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  3. bajol

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    not available anymore, wonder what happened...
     
  4. zfreeman

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    It was probably derived from this release. The author of the translation was commissioned by this company to translate the game for a physical release. I assume a stipulation from the commission disbars the author from publishing the work.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
  5. hug0-a7x

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    Did someone download the patch before it was deleted?
     
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  6. Jayro

    OP Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer
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    I still have it on my PC, I'll rehost it when I get home.
     
  7. player594

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    Waiting for the new link
     
  9. Jayro

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    I'm off in two hours, I'm at work. But it's the first thing I'll do when I get home, no worries. :)
     
  10. Jayro

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    Link fixed. Uploaded it to my Google Drive. Enjoy!
     
  11. Sakitoshi

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    wow, big news.
    I could have played it already since there is a spanish translation, but I prefer gaming in english.
     
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  12. Jayro

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    I've waited well over a decade for this, so as soon as I saw it, I just HAD to preserve it, and share it with the world. :wub:
     
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    Nice I love the star ocean series but ashamed to say that I've forgotten about this game.
     
  14. DaFixer

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    Great news, i love StarOcean ;)
    Thanks for the link
     
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    I'd seen some discussion in the Discord about whether or not they wanted to remove it from the site, and knew where it came from.. glad I snagged this from RHDN before the patch was taken down. This and Super Mario 64 Splitscreen rounded out a very nice week for ROMhacks. :)
     
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  16. seseiSeki

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    Whoo!! I've been looking forward to the translation by "mz" from romhacking.net, but the thread kinda died out. I even bought the game about a year ago and now I can finally play it \^^/

    Edit: Ok, nvm. It seems to be mz's translation, but leaked and unfinished. I'll wait for the complete product, or learn Japanese ^^'
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
  17. Silent_Gunner

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    This story gives me AM2R vibes LOL!
     
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  18. Jayro

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    Oh snap! This made the front page? That's a first for me! :D
     
  19. AsPika2219

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    Wow! Thanks for translations! Waiting for Romhacking website and AGTP website will show this one anytime soon.
     
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    Can anyone comment on the quality of the translation? GideonZhi, who is working on another version, claimed it was a haphazard machine translation with slight edits for readability.
     
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  21. Sakitoshi

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    I investigated a little about why it was removed and turns out that the translation is not 100% finished and has lots of bugs.
    I have yet to play it to confirm if that is true, but I wont get my hopes up just yet.

    EDIT: yup, is incomplete.
    see for yourself by saving at the first moment you can, reset and enter connect mode.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2020
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