Taiko Drum Master V Version Time for some awesome news, fellow fans of Taiko no Tatsujin! The Vita scene is getting it's wheels rolling. Dumping is now possible, and now so are fan translations and modifications! As the translation team for the past two 3DS titles, we at TEAM FULLCOMBO! will be reprising our roles in translating Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version! V Version has a lot of substantial improvements over the 3DS iterations that make it feel a bit more faithful to the arcade. It also boasts a Monster Hunter style "Donder Quest Mode" that allows you to take down big monsters with the power of Taiko drumming either solo or along with 3 friends via local ad-hoc play (I've tried it out with @shiduyo and it is loads of fun). Alongside the Donder Quest is "Training Mode" which allows you to train and hone your skills at any song the game has to offer (DLC as well!) by slowing down notes and studying them thoroughly. Returning from previous installments in the Taiko franchise is the adorable costumes you can dress Don in that can be earned in various ways throughout the game. Unfortunately, there is no online multiplayer, but with a set-list of over 80 songs (not including DLC) and the Donder Quest mode, there is plenty to keep you busy in V Version! Right now everything is just getting started. It was only yesterday, September 18th that I was given the tools to unpack the archive that the game is packaged in, along with the tools to compress and decompress images (all credits to the amazingly talented @Nagato!). All of the images are currently unpacked and I am going through them all to see what to translate first. As with the past two 3DS titles, the main focus first is to translate the main menu of the game first, and then work our way onto the story mode if we can. Like in Dokodon! Mystery Adventure, the story files are .LUA based scripts contained in .DAT format. We were able to get the help of @dasding to open and edit the scripts for Dokodon, but unfortunately these scripts don't work with the Vita version. Hopefully more info will come from this soon! ❖ SCREENSHOTS + VIDEOS: Update 9/26/16: Progress update video #1 out! Warning: Spoilers inside! Update 10/4/16: Progress update video #2! English patch version 1.0 released! Warning: Spoilers inside! Update 10/5/16: English text for Donder Quest looking good! Warning: Spoilers inside! Update 10/10/16: Progress update video #3! Donder Quest menus translated! Warning: Spoilers inside! ❖ HOW TO PATCH THE GAME: Right now only the English MENU patch is available. At some point in the future, the Donder Quest mode will be translated. At that point, both patches will be merged. For now, there is only one patch files. However, there are two variants; one for the VPK file and one for the data_release.l7c file. Don't know which version to pick? VPK Patch: Has the english LiveArea assets and english icon Updates the game to v1.01 Can be transferred using the QCMA & MP4 method, so FTP doesn't have to be involved Future updates will require downloading and installing a new VPK Each time the VPK is re-installed, save data may get deleted L7C Patch: Only patches the main file of the game; no LiveArea assets or icons will be translated Will not update the game to v1.01 Is dump neutral; will work with MaiDump or Vitamin installs of the game Future updated will only require re-patching the L7C file and will not require you to re-install the game. Poses no risk to save data (that I know of) Requires FTP to be transferred; can take upwards of 5-10 minutes to transfer with a good connection Requires basic knowledge of using FTP and VitaShell/molecularShell MD5 Checksums will be available for reference after the instructions. PATCHING THE VPK This is aimed at people who own the game and want to dump it and apply the patch to it on their own. These instructions assume that you are using Vitamin 2.0 to dump your cartridge. Obtain a VPK of Taiko no Tatsujin V Version (PCSG00551, JP Version ONLY). There is a zero tolerance policy for asking for links and sharing links on GBATemp, so it is up to you to find the files yourself. Make sure the VPK is of the 1.00 version of the game. The english translation updates the VPK to 1.01, for convenience sake. Name the VPK as "PCSG00551_FULLGAME_01.00_C5_V2.0.VPK". If it is already named this, skip this step. If you have pre-existing save data from your cartridge version of the game, dump that using VitaSaveManager. Installing the VPK requires you to delete any previous live area bubbles, which WILL delete your existing save data. You have been warned. Download the VPK Patch from below. Follow the directions in the Readme file to patch your VPK. Once the English patch is applied to your VPK, transfer it to your Vita using your method of choice and then install the game using VitaShell or molecularShell. You may delete the VPK once the english patch is installed as it is no longer necessary. Restore save data using VitaSaveManager or rinCheat, if previously backed up. PATCHING THE "DATA_RELEASE.L7C" FILE This is aimed at people who have the game installed and updated already and want to install the english patch without having to delete their game and losing their save data. Connect to your Vita using FTP. Navigate to this directory in your FTP program: "ux0:/app/PCSG00551/" Copy the "data_release.l7c" file to your computer. Rename it to "original_data_release.l7c" Download the L7C patch from below. Follow the directions in the Readme file to patch the L7C file. Go back to your FTP program on your computer and delete the "data_release.l7c" from your Vita. Once you have the patched L7C file, "data_release.l7c" then transfer it to "ux0:/app/PCSG00551" Boot into Taiko V and the files game should load in english, with all of your pre-existing saved data in-tact! ❖ LOADING DLC WITH THE VITAMIN VERSION: As of 10/4/16, The Vitamin version of the game DOES NOT load DLC. Only the MaiDumpTool version does. In order to get the Vitamin dump to load the DLC however, some files can be copied over. Note that you MUST have the game updated to version 1.01 in order to load DLC. The game will NOT load if it is version 1.00 due to a bug. Copy the MaiDump DLC Enabler from below Connect to your Vita via FTP Navigate to "ux0:/app/PCSG00551/" Navigate further into "ux0:/app/PCSG00551/sce_module" and delete "sterioid.suprx" Navigate back to "ux0:/app/PCSG00551" and copy the contents of the MaiDump DLC Pack from below into the folder. Disconnect from your Vita and return to it. Boot up the latest version of MaiDumpTool and select the fifth option, "Switch Game Loading." Select the option titled "[PCSG00551][Taiko Drum Master V Version]." Select the fifth numbered option, "5. Load mode 0 + 10 hook." Let it complete, then exit the application and go back to the LiveArea. Boot Taiko V Version and any DLC from the "ux0:/app/PCSG00551/dlc" directory should load correctly! Furthermore, any and all future DLC you install with MaiDumpTool should properly load with this method as well. DOWNLOADS: VPK English Patch v1.0 L7C English Patch v1.0 - BROKEN, download v1.01 L7C English Patch v.1.01 (HOTFIX) MaiDump DLC Enabler CHANGELOG ❖ MD5 CHECKSUMS: ❖ FAQ: The game is nagging me to update. How do I update? There is the 1.01 update, but the english VPK patch will patch that into your game, so all you need is the normal 1.00 VPK. If you are using the L7C method, however, you will need to update your game to version 1.01. Being on version 1.01 is also necessary to load DLC. Is DLC compatible? Will DLC be translated in the future? DLC is compatible with the patch, yes. As for translating it, it is something that might happen for some of the free DLC soon, but as far as the paid DLC, I am not sure. There are nearly 80+ songs added with the DLC, so that would take a tremendous amount of time to translate and make patches for all of them. Stay tuned. Is the Donder Quest mode translated yet? As of the first release, no. But some of it is being worked on right now. Do note that we still cannot edit the story files, we only have access to the system text files at this time thanks to @Nagato. Any help getting the story files open would be greatly appreciated! Does the multiplayer work? Yes! And it is fun! It currently isn't translated though. Does this patch work for the HK/CH version of the game? I don't know. It only translates the Japanese files, but the patch might work on the HK version of the game as well due to them having the same TitleID (iirc). If you have the HK version and would like to give it a shot, please let me know whether or not it works! Does the patch work with my physical copy of the game? As of right now, no. I don't know how we would get this working. Based on how the patch works, only one big file is being patched, not a bunch of small files that we could have the game read as an update or something like that. For the time being, it will only work with digital downloads or dumps of the games. The game takes up less than 1GB of memory card space and can be dumped with MaiDumpTool or Vitamin 2.0. The VPK increased in size from ~500MB to ~700. Is this normal? Yes, this is completely normal. The repacking tools result in files that tend to be a bit larger than their originals, so the game will be a bit bigger when patched. What is "True Hit" Mode? "True Hit" mode is a mode that calculates your overall score differently than normal. It is similar to how the PC game Osu! calculates it's taiko-mode scores. Your normal score calculates all your hits and everything but then adds bonus points for being able to maintain a combo, whereas "True Hit" mode scores more for accuracy than the ability to maintain a combo. It can be toggled freely from the song select menu. Some people prefer this mode for competitive purposes. ❖ TEAM FULL COMBO!: @tiduscrying - Main image editor and patch builder @shiduyo - One and only, irreplaceable JP to ENG translator @DarkSynopsis - SUPER HACKER who blessed us with a pseudo dev mode for working with files. Currently working on DLC hacking! .L7C & VTXP tools provided by the incredible @Nagato If you would like to help, reply to this thread or send me a PM!