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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This game is always crashing or giving me a white screen after the ship crashed after starting a new game. Can't get pass that scene. Tried on my Android phone and BittBoy, both have the same problem.

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UPDATE #1: It works on my PC using RetroArch. Still not working on my Android and BittBoy.
 

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This game is always crashing or giving me a white screen after the ship crashed after starting a new game. Can't get pass that scene. Tried on my Android phone and BittBoy, both have the same problem.

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UPDATE #1: It works on my PC using RetroArch. Still not working on my Android and BittBoy.
Yes i too am having this issue using mgba ship crashes then a white screen
 

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Works fine on BizHawk (using the default GB/C core). I didn't get more than a few minutes in, but the translation seems fine, if a bit stiff. If it's a machine translation, somebody definitely did some editing.
 
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Cool stuff, I remember trying out this game 'cus I read somewhere that it was in english, and being bummed out that I misread that an english translation was being worked fer it, not that the game was already in english, lol.
Dunno if it buggy or incomplete, but I guess as long as it makes the game understandable, its betten then nothing fer now.
also
 

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Wow, removing it was a dick move, they should have at least explained the reason why on the page, no?

Edit: Allegedly, the translation was leaked, or incomplete or some crap, who knows?

The translator is selling repro-GBC carts -- he rushed a translation to to reap profit from it. I'd also guess he doesn't want people criticizing the translation itself or his ethics.
 
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It's possible, but should we be presuming guilt like this?

Why else would he have it pulled? He's been selling the carts for months now and it said on the history page that it was an unauthorized distribution of his work.

Selling repros for profit isn't a big deal to me. But the quality is questionable here and he seems to not want to clue-in the romhacking.net community. So I assume the worst in this case.
 

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can this be bought anywhere? I made a cia of the translation. however, that instruction manual looks really nice, so I want a legit version. what people are asking on ebay is ridiculous.
 

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can this be bought anywhere? I made a cia of the translation. however, that instruction manual looks really nice, so I want a legit version. what people are asking on ebay is ridiculous.

I'm not sure. The copies on etsy are different from the ones on ebay.

Another possibility is someone paid him to translate the game, then went behind his back and had repros made.
 

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I'm not sure. The copies on etsy are different from the ones on ebay.

Another possibility is someone paid him to translate the game, then went behind his back and had repros made.

looks like you can get the game and box pretty cheap. it's the instruction manual that has an inflated price. I miss the days of instruction manuals that you could read in the car or something. this one looks very impressive.
 
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I made a cia of the translated game. the first one I used the online patcher, which corrupted the game (white screen near the beginning), so I used lunar. it no longer white screens. the online patcher one even white screened with an emulator, so I narrowed it down to the patcher being the problem.
 

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I'm hoping to play this as it was meant to be played: on a gameboy advance. I found mine, and it's really dark and difficult to see what's going on in the game. I'm thinking I might need to replace system. is there a "best" gba to get?
 
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