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denislayev

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Hi, I want to translate Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, SoulSilver, HeartGold from English to Russian. I know it can be tedious and not easy.

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There are some quite advanced forums for hacking games in Russian. gbx.ru probably being the more notable. Still it is not like hacking is not a thing we deal with extensively.

Anyway three options at this point

1) Traditional translation. Might need some aspects of this regardless as Cyrillic letters are unlikely to be in the baseline game, though I believe some use a common font type you can more readily change/add things to than the truly custom stuff.
https://gbatemp.net/download/gba-and-ds-rom-hacking-guide.33419/updates#resource-update-36663
Find the text, its encoding, any formatting, find the font, add whatever you need to the font, figure out the pointers if you have not already, find any text done as graphics, start translating.
2) Pokemon games often end up with quite advanced tools compared to other tools. This would include text editors and more besides. Not sure what current DS stuff is up to as I generally pay little attention to pokemon stuff.
https://projectpokemon.org/home/forums/topic/39011-rom-hacking-tool-and-resource-collection/ https://www.pokecommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=289 https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/ROM_hacks tend to be three of the better jumping off points but there are other sites out there.
3) Source code for at least a couple of those appeared with the "gigaleaks" the other month https://gbatemp.net/threads/pokemon-dp-source-code-how-to-use-it.570674/
 
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