Super Robot Wars A Portable getting translated

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  1. BlackDog61
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    Hi all!

    With a couple of good people, we've started a translation of Super Robot Wars A Portable for the PSP.
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    You can find all about it there:
    http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,19055.msg270339.html#msg270339
    ... including a set of videos to prove this is real:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT3TkbCkfO9DmYaTA3C6c5uJ5AT6B4oIE

    Now the thing is - we're probably doing OK in programming and we have a dedicated couple of people working on translating and editing battle quotes.
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    But the story is... well, another story. :)
    We now have tools to dump & insert it. We can start from the Gamefaqs Translation Guide and English-edit it. Which is what we'll be doing "unless something GREAT happens". Or we could re-translate from the Japanese, as we have access to it.

    Right now, we're going the editing route. I like the team we have, our dedication, our progress (and our jokes too). But the truth is - we'll need help along the way, if we are to reach destination any time soon.

    Editors, please contact us!!! We'll be showing up on IRC at aniverse.net, channel #SRWAPEdit.
    You want to be fluent in English, and be prepared to stay on this project with our merry band for a good year. Having some background knowledge of the series involved in this SRW can serve you - but that's nothing a good watch can't solve. ;)

    Thanks for reading this!
    Enjoy your day!

    Black (for the team)
     
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  2. breaktemp

    breaktemp D-Sun who was called D-Moon

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    TSU...no.1 in tha hood
    Perfect timing, the new one just got announced today :



    I am a big SRW's fan, and I wish you the best with this translation !!
     
  3. CheeseCake

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    I am honestly completely fine with no story, just menus and stuff to make it easier for me to annihilate all my enemies.

    More hype for the game, thanks for this.
    I'll be uploading it when it comes out.
     
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    You guys have just earned my eternal gratitude. =O
    SRW is my favourite SRPG game series, I actually made a request about this game in the request topic a while back, I never did expect that someone would actually work on this game however.

    A lot of people probably enjoy the gameplay and the mechas alone, in my case I actually enjoy the story and the way they manage to mix in so many series while making it intriguing and interesting. That said, I'll be hopefully waiting for a full translation patch in the coming years.

    I'll be ordering the game later on (even though I only have a GO, I still buy UMD's for collection sake). x'D
     
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    So many things I want to say, and upon considering, most of them ungrateful sounding.

    So let me just say, "thank you for doing this, and for being a group that is willing to work on Super Robot Wars. That is most awesome."
     
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    wow nice
    just post my support for your team project
     
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    I don't know if you've noted, but there's a new video posted from the RHDN page! Everyone is welcome to view & feed us back!
     
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    Seems like the progress is going well, that's pretty neat (all the quotes being translated already in such a short time seems pretty great too).
     
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    Hi there!
    I just realized I hadn't edited this post in... ages. So, what's changed?
    For one, our translator is pretty much re-translating the story from scratch, keeping the gamefaqs guide handy, in order not to miss any bit of meaning. So it's taking some time, but it is progressing.
    Our editors have gone over all of the battle quotes, so that's done and fair and fine.
    Tools have gone one step forward and now we're ready to have the robopedia / pilot bios translated properly.
    I guess that's it - but you can head to our RHDN & youtube pages and check if you've seen all of our videos!
     
  11. Kizux

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    Hey, it looks pretty awesome so far.

    If it helps at all, I'm pretty sure a lot of people (including me) will be ok with playing it with just the bare minimum translated (skills, attacks, abilities, names, mission objectives). If you ever plan on releasing a "half-way" patch for those eager to experience the gameplay, I'd be thankful.
     
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    Hey Kizux!
    Thanks for your interest and positive opinion. And for opening that possiblity.
    We're really planning to go the whole 9 yards, so releasing a partial patch isn't on our plans at this stage.
    By the way, we have some missing small bits here and there (backlog bug,I'm looking at you!) that still require care, anyway. so we wouldn't be ready if we wanted to.
     
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    Oh, ok, I understand that. Well, I wish you luck dude. I get so pumped every time I hear someone making a new english translation for the PSP. I'm eager to see this project complete.
     
  14. Bubbysaur

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    A SUPER ROBOT WARS TRANSLATION!!! YAAAAAY!!!

    Good luck guys! Behind you 200 percent!
     
  15. insertcoin

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    Hi,
    We're starting September, no news since July..is this already dead?
     
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    Hi there, insertcoin!
    I have been posting news almost weekly, on the main thread. :moogle: (That means the RHDN thread, editing the very first post.)
    The project is going ahead full speed.
    :discuss: Translation work is focused on the story, now, and encyclopedia entries :teach: get a little attention as chapters get translated. With interesting trivia for robots fans!
    :psp: On the programming front, we're really closing on known bugs / limitations that we've planned to address.
    It'll probably still be "quite a few months" (i.e. really more than 6) until the game's translation is complete, but things are moving forward. :arrow:
    By the way: should you know any translator, we're interested. B-) The more, the merrier! :grog:
     
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    Happy Halloween, GBATemp-ers!

    We've released a demo patch, including the first 4 episodes of all routes! :grog:
    Go ahead, play! Have fun! Laugh!
    And also feed us back about what you like / don't like about it, if you get a little time. :ninja:
    It's all on the project's page.

    Black, for the team

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    I'll take a look, thank you Black!
     
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    The game is working on my psp 3000.
     
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    Thanks! That's good to know.