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EVO: The Search for a Translation
« on: March 04, 2008, 06:27:18 pm »
I know there's some cult following of the SNES evolutionary action-RPG EVO: The Search for Eden.

Wonder if anybody'd be interested in translating the PC98 original, 46 Okunen Monogatari?
It seems to be a bit more of a turn-based affair, and I believe you can directly distibute Evo points to stats. I would suspect you'd get a bit more freedom than the SNES port, where your choices have specific stat changes.

If anybody is interested, the script is about 170KB of kanji-heavy text.
(heh, over 30KB alone is what looks like some kind of encyclopdia-ish creature info)
At least I think that's all the game text. There's a lot more text in the image files, but I think the rest of the text is from the OS (MS-DOS) stuff, and I don't think it'd really be necessary to translate.
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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 10:12:41 pm »
When you say kanji-heavy how heavy do you mean? Could you post some samples?

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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 08:06:38 am »
Actually, a friend of mine and I were talking about EVO recently, and it occured to me to look into the Japanese original on the SNES. I didn't know there was a PC98 version. Very interesting. I hope this goes somewhere, as I'd love to see what it was like. ^_^

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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 10:07:22 am »
Alright. Here's an example. (Shift-JIS)
http://kingmike.emuxhaven.net/Misc/okusample.txt
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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 12:00:54 pm »
Hell, that doesn't look too kanji heavy.  I'd be happy to help if I weren't still busting my ass on Nadia. ;)
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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 01:41:33 pm »
EVO is one of my favorite games of all time, so hearing about this makes me  :o I wish I had time to help, but I gotta stop my too-many-projects-at-once-itis.

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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 07:07:43 pm »
Just in case anyone want a look, I have a Japanese script (not a text dump) of the Snes game
covering most of the text in the game.

I don't know about the text in the PC98 version,
but in the Snes version, the English text was much closer than I expected to the original,
although you feel more the emotion in the Japanese text.
You feel more guilty in some of the story part and you feel even more
that you're about to get your butt kicked when a female being is angry at you. X D

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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 01:39:08 pm »
Just did a search to see if this existed yet...would love to see this happen, I was a pretty big fan of the SNES sequel.

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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 07:32:06 am »
I'm guessing this project died completely before it started?

It's a great shame, I've tried the game in question and it seems really fun, but I couldn't progress very far given that I had to brute force my way through the menus and had no idea what was going on plot-wise. It'd be awesome to see it get another chance.

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Re: EVO: The Search for a Translation
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011, 02:09:48 pm »
Until it happens, you could always use a let's play to guide you or just watch the game :
http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/8024496
Since you probably don't have an account there,
use a redirector to view the videos there:
http://mmcafe.com/nico.html

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In the cross shaped evolution menu, you put point into stats and when you put enough, you evolve.