ROM Hack [WIP] Yo-kai Watch 4 ++ Switch English Translation Project

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I'm going to leave up to OP and OP has say about this translation project.

Just saw OP responded in other thread about Yo-Kai Watch 1 yesterday and OP could come to here to respond.

I just gave an answer based on Discord.

I have to agree with matias3ds about this game needs to be picked up and localized.

Agreed, there’s clearly still a demand for a translation, would love to see this game finally got translated. I absolutely have zero hope for level-5 since they closed their usa studio.
 

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I'm going to leave up to OP and OP has say about this translation project.

Just saw OP responded in other thread about Yo-Kai Watch 1 yesterday and OP could come to here to respond.

I just gave an answer based on Discord.

I have to agree with matias3ds about this game needs to be picked up and localized.
I'm going to leave up to OP and OP has say about this translation project.

Just saw OP responded in other thread about Yo-Kai Watch 1 yesterday and OP could come to here to respond.

I just gave an answer based on Discord.

I have to agree with matias3ds about this game needs to be picked up and localized.

To add some clarity once and for all to everything let me explain the current situation. The biggest thing needed for this massive translation project is more dedicated and invested team members to take it on with me. In secret I still have been working on an updated release of this mod here and there but I’ve just literally been doing everything myself for so long and got burnt out doing it all alone. This project requires a massive amount of work, research and detail. Even with a solid team it will still take me awhile. I had a pretty solid team there for a little bit but then Covid-19 and some internal drama ensued to eventually split the team up. So that’s the current state of things. I love working on and creating
I'm going to leave up to OP and OP has say about this translation project.

Just saw OP responded in other thread about Yo-Kai Watch 1 yesterday and OP could come to here to respond.

I just gave an answer based on Discord.

I have to agree with matias3ds about this game needs to be picked up and localized.

Alright let me finally add some updated clarity on the current situation of everything. So to start yes internal drama did arise within the team shortly after the release of the first chapter 1/2 translation. The project was handed over to some members by me to lead charge with everything while I wrapped up some other projects then I'd hop back fully on board and finish everything with them. Release time came and the quality that had been achieved by the sole person leading this in my absence sadly wasn't up to the quality and consistency that the rest of the team was aiming for. That's what lead to many drop outs from various members and disagreements which split the team into two parts which then was followed by the onslaught of Covid-19 and all the issues that spawned from that.. leading to almost no one working on the project. I secretly by myself like always lol have continued to work on this project in the shadows in my free time when that motivation spark hits because well to be honest this project for YW4 is MASSIVE, It will take forever for one person to bust it out alone and that has lead me to get burnt out doing everything myself and from that I continue to do like I've always done and just jump to creating other interesting and fun projects from various games for other communities I enjoy until that motivation spark for this YW4 project hits again. Then I return and continue to progress a little more. But overall this project once again truly requires a LOT of time, research and patience and is very hard for just one person to do by themselves. If I could get another solid good sized team back together with the needed skills and mindset to work alongside me to complete this I have no doubt we could get this done, but we will see what the future holds. I've always loved working on video game mod projects and creating games so I'll continue to do the same and take it a day at a time. who knows, maybe this will be picked back up and finished in the next year or two years or so on, but as a now big YW fan myself I definitely see it being finished in the end.
 

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To add some clarity once and for all to everything let me explain the current situation. The biggest thing needed for this massive translation project is more dedicated and invested team members to take it on with me. In secret I still have been working on an updated release of this mod here and there but I’ve just literally been doing everything myself for so long and got burnt out doing it all alone. This project requires a massive amount of work, research and detail. Even with a solid team it will still take me awhile. I had a pretty solid team there for a little bit but then Covid-19 and some internal drama ensued to eventually split the team up. So that’s the current state of things. I love working on and creating


Alright let me finally add some updated clarity on the current situation of everything. So to start yes internal drama did arise within the team shortly after the release of the first chapter 1/2 translation. The project was handed over to some members by me to lead charge with everything while I wrapped up some other projects then I'd hop back fully on board and finish everything with them. Release time came and the quality that had been achieved by the sole person leading this in my absence sadly wasn't up to the quality and consistency that the rest of the team was aiming for. That's what lead to many drop outs from various members and disagreements which split the team into two parts which then was followed by the onslaught of Covid-19 and all the issues that spawned from that.. leading to almost no one working on the project. I secretly by myself like always lol have continued to work on this project in the shadows in my free time when that motivation spark hits because well to be honest this project for YW4 is MASSIVE, It will take forever for one person to bust it out alone and that has lead me to get burnt out doing everything myself and from that I continue to do like I've always done and just jump to creating other interesting and fun projects from various games for other communities I enjoy until that motivation spark for this YW4 project hits again. Then I return and continue to progress a little more. But overall this project once again truly requires a LOT of time, research and patience and is very hard for just one person to do by themselves. If I could get another solid good sized team back together with the needed skills and mindset to work alongside me to complete this I have no doubt we could get this done, but we will see what the future holds. I've always loved working on video game mod projects and creating games so I'll continue to do the same and take it a day at a time. who knows, maybe this will be picked back up and finished in the next year or two years or so on, but as a now big YW fan myself I definitely see it being finished in the end.
Honesty, I'm down to be part of this project. I want this game to get translated once and for all. Count me in.
 

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To add some clarity once and for all to everything let me explain the current situation. The biggest thing needed for this massive translation project is more dedicated and invested team members to take it on with me. In secret I still have been working on an updated release of this mod here and there but I’ve just literally been doing everything myself for so long and got burnt out doing it all alone. This project requires a massive amount of work, research and detail. Even with a solid team it will still take me awhile. I had a pretty solid team there for a little bit but then Covid-19 and some internal drama ensued to eventually split the team up. So that’s the current state of things. I love working on and creating


Alright let me finally add some updated clarity on the current situation of everything. So to start yes internal drama did arise within the team shortly after the release of the first chapter 1/2 translation. The project was handed over to some members by me to lead charge with everything while I wrapped up some other projects then I'd hop back fully on board and finish everything with them. Release time came and the quality that had been achieved by the sole person leading this in my absence sadly wasn't up to the quality and consistency that the rest of the team was aiming for. That's what lead to many drop outs from various members and disagreements which split the team into two parts which then was followed by the onslaught of Covid-19 and all the issues that spawned from that.. leading to almost no one working on the project. I secretly by myself like always lol have continued to work on this project in the shadows in my free time when that motivation spark hits because well to be honest this project for YW4 is MASSIVE, It will take forever for one person to bust it out alone and that has lead me to get burnt out doing everything myself and from that I continue to do like I've always done and just jump to creating other interesting and fun projects from various games for other communities I enjoy until that motivation spark for this YW4 project hits again. Then I return and continue to progress a little more. But overall this project once again truly requires a LOT of time, research and patience and is very hard for just one person to do by themselves. If I could get another solid good sized team back together with the needed skills and mindset to work alongside me to complete this I have no doubt we could get this done, but we will see what the future holds. I've always loved working on video game mod projects and creating games so I'll continue to do the same and take it a day at a time. who knows, maybe this will be picked back up and finished in the next year or two years or so on, but as a now big YW fan myself I definitely see it being finished in the end.
Hii, I would love to work on this with you, I LOVE Yo-kai watch and I learnt Japanese characters in high school, all the communication would have to be online though and I have absolutely no experience in coding.

Btw will this be available to use with the Yuzu Emulator?
 
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Hii, I would love to work on this with you, I LOVE Yo-kai watch and I learnt Japanese characters in high school, all the communication would have to be online though and I have absolutely no experience in coding.

Btw will this be available to use with the Yuzu Emulator?

Any and all help big or small would be very much appreciated. Feel free to join our Discord, that’s always the best way to contribute to the project and yes this mod will also work on Yuzu.
 

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Any and all help big or small would be very much appreciated. Feel free to join our Discord, that’s always the best way to contribute to the project and yes this mod will also work on Yuzu.
Sounds good! How do I join the disc? I find discord confusing lmao
 

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Great :yay: you are our hero! Do you have a team? Or are you the only one who translate the game?
How can i install the mod?

How can I install the mod on my switch?

Alright so for the first progress post on this project I've got a question for all my fellow modder savvy friends out there. The main files for Yokai Watch 4 ++ are .cpk for compression and then when extracted it's g4pk files and g4mt files. Anyone familiar with these file types? With Yokai Watch 1 I used the Kuriimu and Kuriimu2 program for all the translations and packing/unpacking file management. Was hoping to do the same with this game. Could anyone assist me with some knowledge or point me in the right direction for the correct way to go with these file structures? I've got the games files extracted and found the folders holding everything I need but no idea how to once again go about these file formats. Thanks in advance for all the help my friends!
How can I install the mod on my switch?

How can I install the mod on my switch?
 

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Installation:

(MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE LATEST UPDATED GAME VERSION)


Installation of the project is very easy its a simple drag and drop. Everything is built around LayeredFS. So all you have to do is move the supplied "010086C00AF7C000" folder to the corresponding directory listed below depending on what Firmware you are using.

ATMOSPHERE DIRECTORY: Atmosphere/contents

SXOS DIRECTORY: SXOS/titles

Keep in mind when updating the mod to a newer released version it is always advisable to delete all the old files to avoid any possible errors or data corruption that might occur. Just delete the entire old folder and move the new versions folder in its place.
Edit: It occurs to me that you might have no idea what this means, so:
1. check if your switch can be hacked via the rcm mode exploit. (look up how to do this)
2. install atmosphere or sxos.* (look up how to do this too)
3. follow the instructions above

PS: remember to stay off the internet with your hacked switch or you'll get banned by ninty. Good luck.

*sxos is dead btw. Use atmosphere.
 
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Cool, but it crashes on game startup in ryujinx and doesn't load at all in yuzu. How do i fix that problem?

Edit: by doesn't load at all in yuzu i mean the game is still jaoanese
 
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