Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (For Gameboy Color) English translation has been released!

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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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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.
 
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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.
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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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 ^^'
 
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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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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.
 
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