Translation patches for Vita games?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by space-dandy, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. space-dandy
    OP

    space-dandy Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Jun 26, 2014
    People already do undubs, so I wonder if it's possible to make translation patches?
    For some games (mostly visual novels like Nisekoi, Oregairu etc) translations already exist in a form of YouTube videos, maybe someone can contact the translators and after their permission try to make patches?
    I looked into files of the Oregairu game, the resources are in .CPK format which can be decompressed easuily.
    Sorry if my questions are stupid and. >_>
    And please, no piracy holywars here. Most people already made their choices, arguing about it is pointless. Those who want to support the developer usually buy the Japanese version before playing the translated version (like it was with Danganronpa fan patch) while others wouldn't buy it in any case.
     
  2. CleanSweep

    CleanSweep Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    77
    49
    Oct 24, 2014
    United States
    Central Florida
    Since I'm actually working on the fan translation of a game using that format, I can guarantee you that the actual translation process isn't going to be as simple as you might think. You might get lucky and be able to easily change things in the script files, but the worst case scenario would require a programmer or two to decipher how the text is stored, what variables exist for formatting, and how to find and alter pointers so you can change line lengths (because you're going to need to make tons of lines longer).
     
  3. Abu_Senpai

    Abu_Senpai The Red King

    Member
    1,417
    692
    Jul 13, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Tokyo

    So basically itll be done in the same way we did it with the PSP games?
     
  4. Firion Hope

    Firion Hope Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    92
    32
    Jan 17, 2015
    United States
    Chinatown, District Of Columbia
    I'm curious if any will get made too. So far I know of apparently someone is working on PS Nova and Ciel No Surge offline is planned eventually. So many possibilities. Personally I'm hoping for the DAL VNs.
     
    Abu_Senpai likes this.
  5. Enigma Hall

    Enigma Hall GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    645
    199
    Feb 6, 2013
    Brazil
    The odin sphere had a faster patch soon as surface. Seems like they used a ps3 version to adapt the translation. Other games can have the same benefit?
     
    Abu_Senpai likes this.
  6. Abu_Senpai

    Abu_Senpai The Red King

    Member
    1,417
    692
    Jul 13, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Tokyo

    Is nova a full on propper fan transalation? like are they editing the games decrypted scripts?

    Ps nova is one of my most wanted fan transalations on the vita.Psp2 was great on the psp so we shall see
     
    MKKhanzo likes this.
  7. MKKhanzo

    MKKhanzo GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    208
    49
    Oct 8, 2013
    United States
    This.
     
    Tony_93 and Abu_Senpai like this.
  8. Firion Hope

    Firion Hope Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    92
    32
    Jan 17, 2015
    United States
    Chinatown, District Of Columbia
    Not really sure, I think the person who was doing it was PS02wAida, think they might be a member here if memory serves
     
    Abu_Senpai likes this.
  9. Chrisssj2

    Chrisssj2 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,326
    114
    Feb 12, 2008
    Netherlands
    Id like to see tales of innocense translation on the vita!!
     
    MKKhanzo likes this.
  10. flame1234

    flame1234 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    715
    402
    May 17, 2009
    United States
    Is there any way to step through assembler code, like you can on PPSSPP. I get that there's no Vita emulator.