Zoids Battle Coloseum ゾイドバトルコロシアム The goal for this project is to fully translate it from japanese to english. Brief Descitpion: The game uses a rock-paper-scissors method to decide who attacks first in battle and the strength of their attack, but also uses a card based system for selecting the options (pilot, zoid, special card). These cards are won randomly after battle, either through the story or a random battle outside of the story (though free battle or online). The main characters are those of the game Zoids Dash. This game features a cast from all over the zoids series. The game is supposedly geared to kids 8 and up and was fun for the two kids I babysit- untranslated. They would just press the buttons and fight - they didn't really play the story. You don't really need to know what it is in english to finish the game. (yeah, a three year old beat this game without knowing japanese, twice). Zoids Battle Colosuem was released in November of 2006 developed by A-Max and published by Takara Tomy. There are 8 chance cards. 34 pilot cards but 57 characters (not all are being used) that include the 34 pilots. 64 zoid cards. I still need to get the character and pilot names correct in the images. (edit character names correct as of 17/05/2012). As the characters from this game that are also in Zoids dash do not officially have localized names I am at a loss as to what I should name them. If I go with what the official website had for this game before it went down... or something else. Edit: I decided to go with what I had all along. So what they are now is what they are gonna stay. Before anyone asks - they are localized to the US standard (barring Purien or Prozien in this translation his name is "Puritan"). Whats done: nearly all of the graphics with the exception of the zoids descriptions, a few miscellaneous graphics and the names (which are in need of americanization). A tiny bit of the text, which may or may not be replaced depending on the translator. This text is the basic menu stuff/ the mistranslated beginning of the story. what is not done and I need a translator for: The text is largely in the overlay files, thus the pointers are all memory based. Which may seem to be a problem but isn't really. If you are a translator willing to help with this - this is the script, I need it translated. If you do help please send me a message or leave some form of notice as to whether you want to be credited for helping and how/if you want to be credited. I appreciate any help given. If you need more context as to the expressions of the people as they talk let me know (I have a dump of those). Which due to openoffice weirdness I purposely did not put in that spreadsheet (the pics would be anchored here but show up 3 pages down which would then get exaggerated in google docs). So.... the gmes this link is the one without images on google drive. This link is the download open office verison with images. (woooohhhh).... Warning: Spoilers inside! * 1677 of 8863 pointers and one pocket full of puke and one pocket full of silliness 01/03/2012 * * 2217 of 8863 pointers - 4 boxes of used tissues and a two week long migraine. 26/03/2012 * * 2527 text pointers dumped of 8863 dumped as of 27/03/2012. * * 2657 of 8863 pointers. + name pointers(121), credits screen pointers (169), special card pointers(48). more to come later(maybe) 30/03/2012 * * 3251 of 8863 pointers. Apr 03 2012 09:38 PM * * 3580 of 8863 pointers AND zgirl names are done April 15 2012 (I took liberty in translating 2 of them as it is just one of those cases where children are not going to see the real names), and two other graphics * * 3866 of 8863 pointers Apr 18 2012 05:15 AM * * 3972 of 8863 pointers Apr 18 2012 09:57 PM * * 4127 of 8863 pointers Apr 20 2012 04:49 PM * * spent 2 and half days dumping character graphics for use later when I finish dumping the script text wise * * 5011 of 8863 pointers - confusion over character numbering (programming wise) in game 09/05/2012 yep I dumped over 700 today * * 8863 pointers dumped - script is ready to be translated - see link 16/05/2012 * * finished localizing the names in the images. Next up is the names in the overlay and re-pointing from that. * * added gmes links 22/05/2012 * * finished translating credits file may add to it but feels wrong * * no update as of september 18 2014 * I have two translators helping me with this right now. But have had some help from others on the temp with some troublesome graphics. (you can read up on their help later in this thread ) Software/tools used: Crystaltile2 emeditor openoffice googledocs mediafire emuhaste microsoft windows 7, vista, xp - microsoft paint techsmith snagit editor desmume Ideas no$gba tinke table21 (pointer tables) Translator(s): thankyou habababa (image) Phoenix Goddess (just for some graphics) Densetsu (some graphics again) JammerLea (text, image) cannonsaga (that one loose translation that I have no idea where it goes, but seems to apply to this game) myself Hacker/Graphic editor: Rastsan Text completion: partial menu (sometime in 2010-2011) Google docs links to text related stuff: characters chance cards credits for in game * spread sheet with the script for those interested in helping with the translation * Graphic completion: about 400-ish give or take 200 left (27/03/2012) (not including americanizing the pilot/character names) http://www.mediafire.../?bqyzj18fihicn images left to translate (not all of them / I haven't updated this for a year) only use for the gmes images on this link Links: Official website (for the game) for some reason it is down now. Cannot seem to find any contact info on the takara tomy webiste. phone and press contacts in the form of an automated form - no email. edit over two weeks now the "official" website for this game has been down. If any from takara tomy read this please contact me I would like to discuss my activities here with you. *(to avoid any possible legal trouble - on my part)* wiki linked without permission used for some of the correct names of the characters zoids fan page that was heavily used for finding the correct names of the zoids, zoids weapons, etc. (in the graphics, text) Screen shots of progress and things that need fixing Warning: Spoilers inside! a shot of something I need to fix edit feb 23 2011 latest patch. http://www.mediafire.../?bqyzj18fihicn please use an untrimmed rom. Made with xdelta ui. source -legacy- target name "0709 - Zoids Battle Colosseum.nds" I do not give permission to mirror the patch or upload the rom with any of my patches applied to it. I do not condone the uploading of "roms". Do not ask me for a prepatched rom. 【Disclaimer】As this is a commercial product this game belongs to the trademark holder (Takara Tomy) and or the original developer of said game (A-Max). "©1983-2006 TOMY ZOIDS is a trademark of TOMY Company, Ltd. and used under license. " The english translated patch, any information contianed in this thread or with the patch is only for research study purposes. Organization(s) or individual(s) may not use this product, patch or the information discussed for commercial purposes in any form. I, this website, or the hosts of the patch will not bear any responsibility for the consequences arising from other(s) use. If you are looking forward to further patch release(s) or are a supporter of the project hit the like button on this first post. Please DO NOT fill this thread with un-needed support posts or questions on when the patch will get released.