Where do I get up to date Translation patches for some SNES games?

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  1. Shinigami Kiba
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    I ordered Violinist of Hameln from ebay the other day and I'm beyond excited to play the game, what little I played of the ROM was simply amazing to me, so while waiting for the actual cart to arrive in the mail I decided to play the ROM and play it in English so I know what's what when I get my actual game I'll be playing on my SNES.
    But, when I went ahead and patched the game with a patch I found somewhere it stopped working, it boots up but after the Enix logo it just goes to a black screen and that's it.
    I'm using RetroArch on Windows with SNES9x

    I get easily discouraged and frustrated with the internet because I never know where to find anything, especially stuff like this. There are too many sites and too many different versions of stuff, I tried googling it as people suggest and look at how it ended up, I wasted my time.
    So google is useless, I've found the only viable solution for these type of problems is to ask people personally, sorry if I'm being annoying.
     
  2. Cyan

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    there's not a lot of active translation group website for SNES projects.
    You can check here :
    http://www.romhacking.net/translations/
    it contains lot of projects from many different groups

    and here:
    http://agtp.romhack.net/
    a single translator/hacker doing lot of game translation alone. It takes time, but he is still active.
     
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    romhacking net is where I got the patch initially, but it still gives me a black screen
     
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    make sure the rom right for the patch check the readme of the patch for info on that
    some roms(even if the same game) might not work with the patch
     
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    Does the ROM hack say the ROM needs to have a header or be headerless?
     
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    It says it should have a header and I assume the one I downloaded does since RetroArch detects the header/title, Retroarch won't add games to playlist without headers, right?

    EDIT: Please keep in mind I'm an artist and not a tech savvy person, I don't understand these things well.
    Maybe the ROM doesn't have a header, I just read there's such a thing as external and internal headers.

    I wish these things were simpler for those of us not into computers lol
     
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    Well now that we know the header is the issue most likely I'll just download a bunch of Violinists from Hamelin and hope one works :D
    This topic was very very helpful, there's a lot I don't know about these things despite emulating for years

    I will post results
     
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    there are tools which can display a ROM information, add and remove headers, etc.
    I don't know if the tool I used still work on actual system, as it's an old tool (if it's 16bit only, try VMWare with win95... or find the correct ROM on internet :P)
    it was called "Snestool".
    http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/18/
     
  9. Shinigami Kiba
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    I ended up downloading a pre-patched ROM
    I've never been able to get anything working with computers, why should this have been any different
    here's hoping when i need a translated ROM again i can find a pre-patched one

    fuck computers tbh lol