Translating

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by quikshadow, Jan 31, 2009.

Jan 31, 2009

Translating by quikshadow at 4:17 PM (2,696 Views / 0 Likes) 24 replies

  1. quikshadow
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    Lol I'm here again with another question. Well, I'm planning to translate a Pokemon Diamond ROM to portuguese (BRA) beacuse i have a cousin who absolutely loves that game and he's from Brasil. So my question is, is there any guide on how to translate? And if so what are the links please? Is translating a heft task, or is it one that requires knowledge of another language??
     


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    www.romhacking.net/start


    And use the search button, those kind of questions have been answered tons of times, also you can use google to search for "how to translate roms"
    or look at the stickies in this board.
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    Or you can let someone else who knows what he/she is talking about respond. He's not going to find this in any sticky or at romhacking.net, did you know that? So rather than give such a generic and pathetic answer, just leave it to some one who knows what to do, post on what to do.
    After all he did not ask, "how can I translate a game". He asked about a specific game and if you have no knowledge of that specific game just don't respond (unless no one else has done so in a reasonable amount of time).

    Now that that's out of the way:
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    What you need to do is get thenewpoketext: loadingNOW's programs

    Put the rom you want to translate in the same directory as thenewpoketext and also download ndstool: ndstool
    and put it in the same directory.

    Then run thenewpoketext and enter the name of your rom (example: I name my pearl one, pkmp.nds, so I would enter pkmp.nds.

    Then you can press enter , or type h and then press enter to get all the options.

    You can use the getall option to get an xml file with all the text. Edit the xml with a text editor the use the patch option. Make sure to change the "change=false" to "change=true" for the parts you are changing.
     
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    Perhaps it's YOU the one that needs to look around before they open their mouth, SCVgeo. There is a sticky on ROM hacking with thorough instructions on the subject. It also contains Pokemon-specific links which I'm sure would help TC.

    If you would have also taken some time to look around, you would have noticed that this question gets asked a lot.

    And by the way:

    or is it one that requires knowledge of another language??

    How else do you plan on translating the game to another language if you have no knowledge of the language? Unless you're planning on doing a quick google translate... but in that case, your cousin will probably be even more confused than when it was in Japanese.
     
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    Nah i know how to speak and type in portuguese. And obviously i know english.
     
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    Do search around for me, I think I know what I'm talking about. Giving him a link to a text editing utility won't solve all of his problems unless he only plans to do a half-assed translation without any translated graphics also your link won't help him compile a patch once he's done with the translation part and there are many more things I'm bored to type so please think before trying to act like the know-it-all guy.
     
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    Then take a look HERE and HERE.

    I'm warning you though... ROM hacking and translating is pretty hard, especially if you're doing it yourself. It will take you a couple months to translate such a huge game (Pokemon Platinum), so be ready for that. Not only that, but as I'm sure you're aware, translating isn't just opening a .txt file and changing all the English to Portuguese. There's a LOT more than that involved.

    PS: I'm sure you know, but the English version of Pokemon Platinum isn't out yet. So unless you can translate from Japanese to Portuguese, you're gonna have to wait until the English version comes out.
     
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    He said Pokemon Diamond.

    Also if you knew about thenewpoketext you would know its is as simple as just changing all the English to Portuguese. loadingNOW did most of the hard work for you.
    But, War is correct in that it will take a couple of months. Maybe one month if you work fast.
     
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    Ah, I see. Well, Diamond should be a lot easier than Platinum since Diamond is already in English.
     
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    Ah ok. Thanks. Yeah I got like 5 months or so to work on it, soo....
     
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    Um, So i researched around and stuff, and i was wondering. Isn't there anything shorter? Like just to edit text?
     
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    Yes, look at the stuff I said in my first post in this thread. Follow the instructions. Let me know if you get stuck.
     
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    That's why I told you he needs some basic knowledge first SCVgeo ;P
    Sorry for being an ass before.
     
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    No problem, I just got a bit frustrated of seeing such a response when editing the text for Pokemon DPP is so easy, as long as you are up to date with DPP hacking. My guess is he went to romhacking.net/start and did not find what he need. He probably did not follow my instructions otherwise he would be well into his translation.

    If he was trying to become a DPP ROM hacker then, sure, I would point him to a tutorial on the basics he needs (I made on specifically for hacking DPP). But all he wants to do is translate. While it may not be a trivial task for other games it is for Pokemon DPP, thanks to loadingNOW.

    Anyways so the instructions are a bit more clear I took some screen shots (see spoiler below, I did not take screen shots of all the in game changes).

    1) Make sure you have thenewpoketext, ndstool and your rom in the same directory, preferably in a folder on the desktop.
    2) open thenewpoketext and type the name of your rom. (I had already unpacked mine so I did not need to put pkmp.nds, rather I just typed pkmp.
    3)use the getall function to extract all the text into an xml.
    4)Find the text you want to edit, edit and save. Make sure to set change to true in the appropriate "file".
    5)patch the changes to msg.narc (this is not something you will see, but that is what is happening).
    6)rebuild the rom with "mkrom".
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    Technical details you might wonder about:
    The structure of the xml is basically a group of "files", identified by their file id.
    Within each file are text entries.

    This structure was implemented like that based on the structure of the decrypted text.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I believe someone are already translating this game to portuguese from brazil: http://www.romhacking.trd.br/index.php?topic=4398.0
    try to speak with who are doing the translation, maybe he accepts your help [​IMG]
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    Eu acho que alguém ja está traduzindo para português do Brasil: http://www.romhacking.trd.br/index.php?topic=4398.0
    Tente falar com quem está traduzindo, talvez ele aceite sua ajuda [​IMG]
     
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    Ah ok thanks svcgeo. unneon, eu vo da uma olhada.
     
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    Geo, when i make the new xml file, my computer recognizes it as only FILE. It doesn't say xml, and i have xml files on my computer for other things. How do i get it to idenfity it as a xml file?
     
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    Well i renamed it to xml, and got it to xml file. now how do i edit every time i open it it goes to the internet web page, and shows everthing, but i cant edit it.
     
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    You have to go to "open with" and choose a text editor. Notepad should be enough.

    EDIT: By the way, please use the edit button when you have something else to add and no one has responded yet before your previous post.
     
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    Alright thanks^^
     

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