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Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: CyberWarriorX on February 27, 2013, 09:44:36 am

Title: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on February 27, 2013, 09:44:36 am
Hey guys,

I figured with the rash of Saturn translation projects I've been seeing of late maybe it was best to start posting some info and progress about PC before someone else decides to take it up. Anyways, this is a project that SamIAm and I have been working on and off since 2012.

Our current progress is regularly updated at on the GitHub wiki at:
https://github.com/cyberwarriorx/pcrown/wiki/ProjectProgress (https://github.com/cyberwarriorx/pcrown/wiki/ProjectProgress)

Here's some screenshots for those interested:
(http://cyberwarriorx.com/screenshots/pcrown/yab-pcrown-040116-2.png)(http://cyberwarriorx.com/screenshots/pcrown/yab-pcrown-040116-3.png)
(http://cyberwarriorx.com/screenshots/pcrown/yab-pcrown-040116-5.png)(http://cyberwarriorx.com/screenshots/pcrown/yab-pcrown-040116-8.png)


Feel free to ask any questions.

As an aside, I'm also a major Yabause contributor. For those that don't know, Yabause is a multi-platform Saturn emulator. We've added several features hackers/translators may find useful so if you're interested you may want to take a look at http://yabause.org (http://yabause.org)

04/01/16: Current status update. Let's see if anyone notices ;)
08/16/17: Changed progress status to link to wiki page

Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on February 27, 2013, 01:32:26 pm
This looks fantastic.  I have wanted to play this game in English forever.  Hope the project goes well!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Pikachumanson on February 27, 2013, 02:02:47 pm
I hope I can play it in iso format and won't be required to track down the cd like with the Y's 4 dub.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on February 27, 2013, 03:01:41 pm
I've played Princess Crown a few times over the years, and I can safely say that we have a nice, complete dump of all the text in the game that doesn't appear in battles or in the menu. I've translated everything already, and at this stage am going through it again and editing. I hope to polish the script to a shine after seeing how things look in the game itself.

It's exciting because once the inserter gets going, the every dialogue box in the whole game will be in English right then and there. The battle and menu stuff doesn't appear to be too complicated, either. Here's what it looks like in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4CWoH0BBSdo#t=42s

Please lend a hand if you can! CyberWarriorX and I have been at it for the better part of a year now, and progress has been fairly steady, but we could really use the help.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Zoel on February 27, 2013, 03:02:59 pm
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc156/Celis777/x3_zpsd8b36e09.jpg)

Thank you, now you can finally put my Vanillaware to good use. Good thing I still kept my copy.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: MathUser2929 on February 27, 2013, 05:00:03 pm
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,15798.msg233356.html#msg233356

This guy is trying to do a Saturn game translation. Maybe you guys can help out once you get done with this?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Pennywise on February 27, 2013, 05:17:39 pm
This translation has great potential I can see. Good luck with it.

I don't want to dig up ancient history, but as I recall, CyberWarriorX was lending a hand with the short-lived Tengai Makyou IV translation. I'd love to see that one translated someday.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on February 27, 2013, 08:48:40 pm
Pikachumanson: The patching procedure is still a bit of a work in progress right now. I'm generating patches against a bin/cue copy that I have, but ideally I'd like to be able to support multiple images. I wrote a couple of utilities for the project for extracting data off the disc and rebuilding the disc that could easily be tweaked for other images if I end up going that route. If anyone has some good advice, I'd be happy to hear it.

Zoel: Wow! Nice collection  ;D

MathUser2929: I've posted what information I can which I hope helps. Though I really don't have the extra time to take up another project right now.

Pennywise: I'd like to see that one translated too someday.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: bradzx on February 27, 2013, 11:22:46 pm
This game is rpg, right?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on February 28, 2013, 12:01:32 am
This game is rpg, right?
It's an action RPG similar to many of their other games, such as Muramasa and Odin Sphere.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: LostTemplar on February 28, 2013, 04:00:11 am
Seeing your investment into Saturn emulation I guess you don't plan to do the PSP version of Princess Crown as well? Is that one even up to par, or maybe even better?

At least I recall that the PSP version of Tengai Makyou IV is considered the definitive one. I pondered working on that once, but at the time it didn't run on any PSP emulator (not sure if it does now, though).
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on February 28, 2013, 04:46:28 am
The PSP version is windowed rather than being expanded to take advantage of the wider screen. It's also, to my knowledge anyway, functionally and aesthetically no different from the Saturn version. On top of this, the Saturn version is probably more accessible thanks to the relatively advanced state of Saturn emulation, and is in my opinion preferable simply by virtue of not being on a handheld.

If someone wants to use my translation for a PSP version, that would be fine, but I'm much more enthusiastic about getting the Saturn version done.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Starscream on February 28, 2013, 07:46:34 am
I sunk some time into Princess Crown a few years ago, and found it to be a fun game.  I'm glad this project went "somewhere" so to speak.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on February 28, 2013, 09:07:23 am
Yes, this project finally surfaces!

(http://www.whaletrust.org/images/whale_behavior_breach.jpg)

CyberWarriorX and SamIAm, thank you for picking this project up!
Odin Sphere was one of my favorite PS2 games and it always killed me that the original was never playable in English.
I wish you the best of luck with this game! Love this attention towards the Saturn,
(http://www.retrogamebase.co.uk/ekmps/shops/retrogamebase/images/sega-saturn-modchipped-21-p.jpg)
look at that sexy beast!

and won't be required to track down the cd like with the Y's 4 dub.
?
You don't need the original disc for the Ys IV dub.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cobaltex on February 28, 2013, 07:46:29 pm
The PSP version is windowed rather than being expanded to take advantage of the wider screen. It's also, to my knowledge anyway, functionally and aesthetically no different from the Saturn version. On top of this, the Saturn version is probably more accessible thanks to the relatively advanced state of Saturn emulation, and is in my opinion preferable simply by virtue of not being on a handheld.

If someone wants to use my translation for a PSP version, that would be fine, but I'm much more enthusiastic about getting the Saturn version done.
Actually the original source code had been lost, so they opted to run the saturn version in an emulator on the PSP, this is also the reason that no company wants to officially localize it, it would just be too much work and money to do without the source code.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Pikachumanson on February 28, 2013, 11:47:22 pm
@Burnt Lasagna so I could have just patched it to my iso instead of just burning a copy?   :banghead:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Gideon Zhi on March 01, 2013, 12:22:51 am
This is neat! Bravo.
CWX, I definitely recall your name from somewhere, though I admit given the timeframe that I'm a little hazy on exactly where that was. Remind me?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: KingMike on March 01, 2013, 01:17:49 am
Wasn't he one of the first people to try to hack a Saturn game? Langrisser 3, I think.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on March 01, 2013, 07:34:59 am
Quote
CWX, I definitely recall your name from somewhere, though I admit given the timeframe that I'm a little hazy on exactly where that was. Remind me?

Likely it was either Langrisser 3 or Farland Symphony. IIRC we've also chatted on irc before, though I'm also somewhat hazy on that.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Hiei- on March 01, 2013, 03:19:26 pm
Actually the original source code had been lost, so they opted to run the saturn version in an emulator on the PSP, this is also the reason that no company wants to officially localize it, it would just be too much work and money to do without the source code.

Not completely, it seems a few files have been replaced in the PSP (like the font).
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Burnt Lasagna on March 01, 2013, 08:59:59 pm
@Burnt Lasagna so I could have just patched it to my iso instead of just burning a copy?   :banghead:
This isn't exactly the topic for this discussion,
Though you could have mounted that ISO to a virtual drive and then ripped to ISO/WAV from there for patching, as stated in the readme.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: DrROBschiz on April 04, 2013, 10:54:16 am
Not sure how I missed this!

Looks Amazing! Been wanting to finally play this game in English for ages!

I really hope it comes together smoothly!!!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cj iwakura on April 09, 2013, 10:15:06 pm
Can't wait, I wonder if this'll be possible on actual hardware...
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on April 13, 2013, 11:45:27 pm
Looks great, want to see more!  Super excited to see Vanillaware's early works!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on April 30, 2013, 02:00:07 pm
WOW!!! I had to join just so I can say thanks for taking this on!  I have been waiting AGES to play this game in english!  Is there a website or anything we can check out for progress? Or should we just keep an eye on this thread?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Cargodin on May 04, 2013, 11:24:25 pm
Well hot diggity dog is this exciting. Princess Crown is a really fun game, and it's tragic that it never did see a localization officially before, or even the PSP port. Tippin my hat, godspeed.

Just a question. Would it be possible to actually replace the files for the Saturn translation into the PSP iso and repackage it? I've crawled in through the iso a couple times before, and it seems that the files are indeed similar.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tryphon on May 05, 2013, 03:13:52 am
The data files in the PSP version are those from the Saturn, but the code is different.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 06, 2013, 08:24:52 am
Just thought I'd post a little update.

I've recently finished editing the script. The hacking side is nearing completion as well. It's hard to give a release date, but I think it's fairly likely that we'll have it finished before the year is out, and possibly quite a bit earlier.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on July 06, 2013, 08:26:32 am
Great news!  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: pelham123 on July 06, 2013, 12:03:00 pm
Nice one Sam, thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tryphon on July 06, 2013, 12:14:19 pm
I'm working on the PSP version. What did you have to hack in the Saturn Version (to make an idead of what remains) ?

For the time being I've just implemented a VWF in the dialogues.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Lentfilms on July 06, 2013, 12:24:01 pm
Great news Sam! Very happy to see this project moving along so smoothly.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: KingMike on July 06, 2013, 12:26:20 pm
Sweet. I had recently ordered an original Saturn copy, hoping emulators can handle it. Can they?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 06, 2013, 02:10:27 pm
Sweet. I had recently ordered an original Saturn copy, hoping emulators can handle it. Can they?

I believe so, yes. CyberWarriorX, the hacker side of this little operation, is (one of?) the main coder(s) of the emulator Yabause (http://yabause.org/), so even if it's not 100% emulated at the moment, it should be soon. Right now, I'm sure it's at least playable.

I'm working on the PSP version. What did you have to hack in the Saturn Version (to make an idead of what remains) ?

For the time being I've just implemented a VWF in the dialogues.

I'm not sure, you'll have to ask CyberWarriorX. Actually, he might be interested to know more about your VWF.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tryphon on July 06, 2013, 02:29:04 pm
No problem, but contrary to what have been said, the PSP version doesn't emulate the Saturn one : the engine has been rewritten, only datas files are reused (I'm not 100% sure), so I don't think my code will be of great help for you.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 06, 2013, 02:32:39 pm
Yeah, I actually heard about that from him. Still, I think he's currently finalizing how the text will display in the game, and he might be interested to learn what you've got going all the same.

Or maybe not. I dunno. :angel:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: LumInvader on July 07, 2013, 12:56:16 am
As an owner of both the PSP and Saturn, my preference is definitely the PSP.  My Saturn collects dust these days.  However, I'm not one to bite the hand that feeds me and am definitely pleased to see it finally being translated.

I do have an issue though and that's with the font used in the screenshots.  No way will old SDTVs display that super thin font and still be readable from across the room.  SDTV is still the proper way to play old games and it's also the reason thick fonts were created in the first place.

July 07, 2013, 12:58:40 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I'm working on the PSP version. What did you have to hack in the Saturn Version (to make an idead of what remains) ?

For the time being I've just implemented a VWF in the dialogues.
Fantastic. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 07, 2013, 06:37:23 am
We'll be play-testing on SDTVs. If it's a problem, we'll fix it. Something tells me it won't be, though. Saturn composite video is pretty clear. The Japanese font uses 1 pixel-wide lines, and it comes through just fine.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: wyndcrosser on July 08, 2013, 04:17:16 pm
That's great, I can't wait to see if it runs on real hardware. Nothing beats that :)

Again, Great work.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: DrROBschiz on July 18, 2013, 01:36:02 pm
http://www.cyberwarriorx.com/

This is his website since it wasn't listed in the OP

He hasn't posted here in awhile so I wonder if he is still making good progress

Last post on his site was February 27th 2013
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 25, 2013, 12:30:16 pm
Don't worry, we're working on it.

I just finished doing formatting work on the main script today. It should be completely ready for insertion now. The last step is to play-test it.

Well, that and get the menu stuff done. Anyway, it's coming.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on July 25, 2013, 03:03:38 pm
Hooray!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Special T on July 26, 2013, 08:48:06 am
Don't worry, we're working on it.

I just finished doing formatting work on the main script today. It should be completely ready for insertion now. The last step is to play-test it.

Well, that and get the menu stuff done. Anyway, it's coming.

Does that mean that all character paths are translated or just a select few? Keep up the great work!   :beer:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 26, 2013, 12:05:01 pm
Does that mean that all character paths are translated or just a select few? Keep up the great work!   :beer:

Yep, all character paths. Absolutely 100% of the dialogue is translated, edited, proofed and formatted. The only thing that remains to be dumped is the speech bubble that pops up when Gradriel does her special during battle.

Once play-testing starts, I expect to do a couple of touch-ups based on how things look in the actual game, but the script is essentially done. Most of the menu stuff is at least dumped, but getting it back in is a challenge that remains for CyberwarriorX.

It really is mostly a matter of hacking at this point. Perhaps it would be better to get it straight from the horse's mouth, but I think that if there is currently room for each piece of the English script in the system RAM during the scene when it is loaded, then we're in good shape. The aforementioned menu hacking (and translating) will be the last big hurdle, and hopefully it won't be too bad.

If there isn't room at the moment, then that will take a while to deal with, but I think there's been no sign of trouble so far.

Oh yeah, there is the matter of fixing some of the spellings on the in-game map. I'd be sad if we had to leave "DWALF LAND" in there.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Gray_FoxRJ on July 26, 2013, 04:23:23 pm
CyberWarriorX and SamAmI, I am really grateful to know you guys are working at this Vanillaware Masterpiece. I am as anxious as I was while waiting Grand Knight History translation patch, it is not fully translated (just the menus and itens) though.

I am looking foward to play this game with your translation. A question. The PSP version uses kind a saturn emulator. Would It be possible also to apply this patch in the PSP version?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tryphon on July 26, 2013, 04:49:34 pm
No, the PSP version doesn't use a Saturn emulator. Read my previous post on the subject.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 26, 2013, 05:04:29 pm
CyberWarriorX and SamAmI, I am really grateful to know you guys are working at this Vanillaware Masterpiece. I am as anxious as I was while waiting Grand Knight History translation patch, it is not fully translated (just the menus and itens) though.

I am looking foward to play this game with your translation. A question. The PSP version uses kind a saturn emulator. Would It be possible also to apply this patch in the PSP version?

Sadly, this just isn't true. I can't find it right now, I'm pretty sure everyone thinks this only because of a specific interview with an Atlus rep where he says it's emulated. But believe me, he misspoke. CyberwarriorX as well as tryphon earlier in the thread have looked into the PSP version, and it's essentially been reprogrammed. There is no SH-2 code in it whatsoever, and the graphics have all been reformatted.

The one useful thing is that the PSP version does apparently use the same event-data, which is where the script is stored, as the Saturn version. If tryphon or whoever else wants to use the Saturn translation in the PSP version, then they'll probably be able to skip the step of converting the script. It's just a matter of inserting the it in a way that lets it work, and getting the text to display.

Fake edit: Hey tryphon, how goes the PSP hacking? You are definitely more than welcome to use my translation. If you want to, I can send you the current version.

By the way, the original Saturn version and the "Satakore" Saturn version do actually have some slight differences, and I think the script also has a couple tweaks here and there. It would be interesting to see which one the PSP version uses, and/or if there are other changes in the PSP script. PM me if you want to talk more about this.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 05, 2013, 02:13:07 am
Update: The script is fully inserted. I am now play-testing on a real Saturn and doing (hopefully) the last touch-ups.

The font looks very nice. We might just leave it as a fixed width font like in the screenshots CyberWarriorX posted. It's perfectly clear on a CRT, too, so nobody worry.

Line length is still a bit of an issue. If we don't use a VWF, we might wind up formatting some lines a little differently. Instead of starting the dialogue under the character name, it saves a lot of space to start it next to the name.

The menu etc. stuff is now translated and awaits insertion. We'll see how that goes! Anyway, things are looking good.

Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Lentfilms on August 06, 2013, 01:09:42 pm
Very exciting news!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on August 06, 2013, 01:14:08 pm
Are you going to use the exact same font as the one in the screenshots?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 07, 2013, 08:42:46 am
Are you going to use the exact same font as the one in the screenshots?

It's probable, but definitely not for certain. I think CyberWarriorX wants to try getting a VWF going to see what it looks like. Frankly, I think a really efficient VWF would look kind of funny. The FWF we have going right now seems appropriate enough to me, but there may be a significant advantage to saving space with a VWF.

Comments about the font are welcome, I suppose.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: DrROBschiz on August 07, 2013, 12:26:08 pm
Woohoo!


Awesome news! Thanks for the update! Can't wait to finally try this one out
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Gray_FoxRJ on August 07, 2013, 10:43:17 pm
Princess Crown and Dragon's Crown being released in the same year. Fucking perfect.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on August 08, 2013, 01:16:05 pm
Yeah I asked because that font is ugly :P

Well ok, not ugly, but very basic/standard. It would be nice if you found another font that feels more videogame-like :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 08, 2013, 01:40:58 pm
Ha ha, all right, I'll keep that down as feedback.

The reason why I find the current font fairly agreeable is because the original Japanese font has a similar kind of "line-y" quality to it. It's almost never more than one pixel thick, its edges are rounded in a similar way, and it's modestly decorated. VWF or FWF, I think a chunky-style SNES font or a heavily stylized font would look really funny. If you remember the start-up sequence, this whole game is a book that a little girl is having her grandma read her. It should be simple, thin, and not very mechanical.

I'd ask for suggestions, but first I need to figure out exactly what the parameters for the current font are. We'll either go fixed-with at the current dimensions or variable-width at something very close.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BRPXQZME on August 08, 2013, 01:58:59 pm
To be fair, while tonally appropriate, proportionwise the original Japanese font is also ugly ;D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Gray_FoxRJ on August 08, 2013, 04:34:25 pm
Try Rockwell
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Starscream on August 08, 2013, 05:31:08 pm
Yeah I asked because that font is ugly :P

Well ok, not ugly, but very basic/standard. It would be nice if you found another font that feels more videogame-like :)

I agree, the font seems a little bland. Not a big deal of course, but something that does a little to "capture the mood/background" of the game would be the icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: mystikorion on August 09, 2013, 04:54:46 pm
so the game is 100% translated?? is there a patch yet?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: vincent_vincent on August 09, 2013, 05:06:57 pm
Easy^, we are almost there, don't bug them now, just set down and behave for a little more.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BadChad on August 11, 2013, 04:41:51 pm
Wow really looking forward to this! Only found out about this game after reading through the Dragon's Crown Art Book the other day, and was totally surprised to see a English translation is already in the works! I'm starting to turn into a die hard Vanillaware fan and I can't wait to try this! My Saturn is starting to get pretty dusty...

Anyway, I'm wondering if there's anyone here with a complete copy of Princess Crown (maybe Zoel?) that wouldn't mind scanning the case insert and manual at 600 dpi? (no filters) I'd love to create a high quality, print ready, full English CIB packaging for original US Saturn cases that people can print out if desired. Which could maybe be included with the patch as a cool extra if interested!

Id like to create the manual based on a translation of the original Japanese manual scans, which I would later format to fit the layout of US Saturn manuals. If anyone would be interested in helping out by maybe translating the manual (if good scans can be found) that would be awesome. Otherwise, I may have to track down a translator. Everything will be saved at high quality and the manual will be in a print ready pdf format.

If anyone is interested and can help, please let me know. I'd really like to make this happen! Thanks!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: protivakid on August 11, 2013, 10:42:10 pm
Pumped someone is working on translating this! Can't wait to play the iso on my actual saturn!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 13, 2013, 08:21:08 pm
Wow really looking forward to this! Only found out about this game after reading through the Dragon's Crown Art Book the other day, and was totally surprised to see a English translation is already in the works! I'm starting to turn into a die hard Vanillaware fan and I can't wait to try this! My Saturn is starting to get pretty dusty...

Anyway, I'm wondering if there's anyone here with a complete copy of Princess Crown (maybe Zoel?) that wouldn't mind scanning the case insert and manual at 600 dpi? (no filters) I'd love to create a high quality, print ready, full English CIB packaging for original US Saturn cases that people can print out if desired. Which could maybe be included with the patch as a cool extra if interested!

Id like to create the manual based on a translation of the original Japanese manual scans, which I would later format to fit the layout of US Saturn manuals. If anyone would be interested in helping out by maybe translating the manual (if good scans can be found) that would be awesome. Otherwise, I may have to track down a translator. Everything will be saved at high quality and the manual will be in a print ready pdf format.

If anyone is interested and can help, please let me know. I'd really like to make this happen! Thanks!

I'd be happy to help with that. I can't scan the manual, but I do have my own copy, and I'm in a good position to keep things consistent with the main translation. :)

For now, though, I'm pretty busy with play-testing. I've got about 40% of it done with plenty of tweaks and fixes added along the way, and I'll probably have to go through the whole thing one additional time to make sure there are no issues. There's also getting the menu to work, ironing out some bugs, and editing text that is stored as graphics (such as the entrance names).
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BadChad on August 13, 2013, 11:51:26 pm
I'd be happy to help with that. I can't scan the manual, but I do have my own copy, and I'm in a good position to keep things consistent with the main translation. :)

For now, though, I'm pretty busy with play-testing. I've got about 40% of it done with plenty of tweaks and fixes added along the way, and I'll probably have to go through the whole thing one additional time to make sure there are no issues. There's also getting the menu to work, ironing out some bugs, and editing text that is stored as graphics (such as the entrance names).

Right on! I was actually going to see if you would be willing to translate the manual for me to make sure everything is consistent with your translation. Thinking of just picking up a copy of Princess Crown for myself (I would like to own a copy). So when I grab a copy Ill just scan everything myself if I have to. I prefer to remove the staples from manuals anyway to scan the pages as flat as possible and then put it back together afterwards. Something I'm sure others may not be comfortable with.

But absolutely, the game translation should be priority. Ill do what I can until you have some free time. I already have a start with manual cover finished. And the template is all set up for the case insert. Just going to need a little more art resources to finish it up which I should get from the manual scans. And Ill need screenshots as well, so if you can provide some when the translation is finished that would help. I suppose I can always take them myself when I recapture all the screens for the manual. Here's what I have for the cover art so far if you want to see what I'm going for:  http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/BaddyChaddy/PCMC_zpsb5089758.png

I actually own a copy of Virtual Hydlide for the Saturn which was also released by Atlus, so I'm basing the template design off of that since it's most likely what it would have resembled had it actually been released.

Anyway, really happy you've expressed interest in my project. I'll keep in touch with updates!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 18, 2013, 07:17:53 pm
Update: I'm now basically finished with my first playthrough, which I did on a real Saturn. First of all, it worked, so hooray! Second, I spent a lot of time doing script tweaking based on context that I was missing before, and that took care of a lot of important problems. Looking at some scenes again after this edit in particular, I'm feeling pretty good with the way this project is turning out. :)

Next is to wait for the hacking hurdles to be overcome. There are three big ones:

1. Settle on a print routine, possibly introducing a VWF.
2. Get the text that appears at the bottom of the screen to display properly. This window is used for both the item descriptions and the battle text. Right now, it's always empty.
3. Extract and edit graphical text. This includes the map, the room/path labels, and the thing at the load screen that says はじめから.

Once at least #1 is taken care of, and ideally #2 as well, I'll go in for a second and hopefully final playthrough using Yabause. There are roughly two dozen trouble spots in the game where we'll have to get savestates to solve the bugs behind them. I'll also do my final tweaking and take care of any issues with lines being too long to fit in text boxes, which could get tough but hopefully won't.

If anyone wants to lend a hand with the hacking, the door is still open. :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on August 19, 2013, 10:50:25 am
Sounds like a lot of work, hope the hacking isn't too difficult.  Sadly that was the main problem with the hacking for Magna Carta.  Inserting item names became an exercise in futility.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 19, 2013, 10:53:11 pm
Speak of the devil, CyberWarriorX just figured out a problem with his item name dumper, and as soon as we reformat the English text, we may be good to go!

Here's hoping it's that simple, anyway.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on August 20, 2013, 12:22:08 pm
Speak of the devil, CyberWarriorX just figured out a problem with his item name dumper, and as soon as we reformat the English text, we may be good to go!

Here's hoping it's that simple, anyway.  :thumbsup:
Sounds awesome!  (I hope it's that simple too.)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on August 24, 2013, 04:50:17 pm
Man I can't wait for this!  If you guys still need help with graphical text edits, I've got more than a decade of industry graphic design experience and would love to help if needed. I don't know what all is involved, but I would be happy to help!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Gray_FoxRJ on August 24, 2013, 08:39:13 pm
This project should have its own personal page, like Tales of Vesperia (PS3) and Policenauts!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on August 26, 2013, 12:32:00 am
This project should have its own personal page, like Tales of Vesperia (PS3) and Policenauts!

Nah, it attracts too many beggars and unwanted attention.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on September 06, 2013, 06:01:02 pm
It's been oddly quiet recently, hopefully that's due to the team being deeply engrossed in playing the game and savoring every minute :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on October 18, 2013, 08:29:41 pm
Hey Princess Crown Team, how are things going?  Any kind of teases of how progress is coming along?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on October 23, 2013, 04:17:52 am
Things have been on pause for a bit as CyberWarriorX does some work for his Saturn emulator, Yabause. I've been busy with real-life work and haven't wanted to bother him, but I just emailed CyberWarriorX for the first time in a while for a status update.

No good teases, sorry.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on October 25, 2013, 08:38:17 pm
Thanks for the update Sam, I know how the real work thing can kill free time.  Keep up the awesome work, both of you!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: rokuso3 on October 29, 2013, 04:52:29 pm
I didn't know of this project!!! I knew of the scripts translated that were around the internet, but to be able to play it directly in-game. Amazing!!! Thanks a lot, really. I really enjoyed Odin Sphere and I'm planning on buying Dragon's Crown soon, so this is great news.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Gray_FoxRJ on November 28, 2013, 01:08:34 pm
I am still waiting  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Pennywise on November 28, 2013, 01:14:06 pm
It's ironic that it's Thanksgiving for us Americans (This seems to include the people doing the translation) and instead of giving thanks, you are whining. Keep waiting.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: StorMyu on November 30, 2013, 03:38:09 pm
It wasn't even a complaint. And everyone at RHDN isn't from America. Get over yourself.

For my part I have a real question:
- If someone ever ends up making the PSP translation possible would you mind sharing the script ?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BRPXQZME on November 30, 2013, 10:48:44 pm
And everyone at RHDN isn't from America.
I could have sworn at least one of us was! :crazy:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: KingMike on December 01, 2013, 01:17:39 am
I don't think this is a sidetrack worth discussing. :police:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: wyndcrosser on December 01, 2013, 11:34:13 pm
Highly interested in this title, I look forward to your work, especially sharing how you do it.

Thanks
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on December 02, 2013, 01:05:59 pm
Yep, this translation makes Princess Crown my most anticipated game!

Hope you guys who were in the US had a good holiday. :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: DrROBschiz on December 06, 2013, 12:23:09 pm
Still EAGERLY anticipate this!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ericm on December 26, 2013, 09:08:17 am
Any word on this??
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: vincent_vincent on December 27, 2013, 02:41:17 pm
Just Shut up will ya, you will know, don't keep asking, just wait till they release it, they will not hold on you when its done and you asking will not make the process any faster.

Just stop acting stupid, do you really have any doubt that you will miss the news when they release the patch?!!!
Just be quiet and behave till they are done.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on December 30, 2013, 03:22:32 pm
Heya guys, sorry for the sparse updates.

Anyways, I'm still working on it, but I haven't had much time the last few months. The Yabause 0.9.13 release a couple of weeks ago  was taking most of my spare time. Now with that out of the way, I'll be taking a break from that and going back to Princess Crown.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Metal Knuckles on January 02, 2014, 04:44:26 pm
Just Shut up will ya, you will know, don't keep asking, just wait till they release it, they will not hold on you when its done and you asking will not make the process any faster.

Just stop acting stupid, do you really have any doubt that you will miss the news when they release the patch?!!!
Just be quiet and behave till they are done.
... and hooooooly crap, dude. Do you kiss your estranged uncle with that mouth?

Just take your own advice. Be quiet and behave, rather than lashing out mindlessly.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: wyndcrosser on January 02, 2014, 05:08:49 pm
Just Shut up will ya, you will know, don't keep asking, just wait till they release it, they will not hold on you when its done and you asking will not make the process any faster.

Just stop acting stupid, do you really have any doubt that you will miss the news when they release the patch?!!!
Just be quiet and behave till they are done.

Chill out.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: jo0291 on January 23, 2014, 11:43:55 am
Heya guys, sorry for the sparse updates.

Anyways, I'm still working on it, but I haven't had much time the last few months. The Yabause 0.9.13 release a couple of weeks ago  was taking most of my spare time. Now with that out of the way, I'll be taking a break from that and going back to Princess Crown.

just posting to say thx for doing this and i look forward to it
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on March 27, 2014, 05:45:55 pm
Sorry for the necro bump, but just wanted to see if there was any kind of status update.  Looking forward to this and appreciate all the work going into it!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on March 30, 2014, 10:39:26 pm
A bit of a status update. I've made some progress into some of the issues that have been causing problems. Mainly that we ran out of space trying to fit in the menu and items related text. So I've been working on trying to create more space for code changes and for the larger text. It took some time but I managed to rebuild the main program into compilable assembly with the ability to add/substitute with C code if necessary. I've also stripped out about 5KB of unused code. I'm still going to have to fix some overlay issues yet, but I'm getting closer to getting it all working nicely.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BadChad on March 31, 2014, 11:06:19 am
I'm assuming SamIAm has been pretty tied up lately? He sent over a few translated pages from the original manual for the English US Style Saturn Case & Manual design I was building for you guys, but I haven't heard from him in a couple months. I'm all caught up with the pages he sent over so far, so my progress is pretty much at a complete stand still at this point. Still very much looking forward to completing that project for you guys!

Anyway, awesome to hear some progress on the technical side of things. Ironing out all the kinks should help boost translation progress in the future! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tryphon on March 31, 2014, 11:20:33 am
A bit of a status update. I've made some progress into some of the issues that have been causing problems. Mainly that we ran out of space trying to fit in the menu and items related text. So I've been working on trying to create more space for code changes and for the larger text. It took some time but I managed to rebuild the main program into compilable assembly with the ability to add/substitute with C code if necessary. I've also stripped out about 5KB of unused code. I'm still going to have to fix some overlay issues yet, but I'm getting closer to getting it all working nicely.

If you ever write how you proceeded, I'm sure it'll be a fascinating reading...
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: protivakid on May 01, 2014, 11:27:18 am
If you ever write how you proceeded, I'm sure it'll be a fascinating reading...

THIS^^ Us CS majors would really enjoy the read.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on May 01, 2014, 02:06:20 pm
Hey guys, sorry things have been pretty busy again. Still plugging away. I finished rewriting the overlay code which should give me even more flexibility. Font/text code is now in rewritten C. Still a few bugs remaining. I've also started reworking how I was handling the VWF. It should look a lot better once it's done. I still have to rework the compression code.

I'm assuming SamIAm has been pretty tied up lately? He sent over a few translated pages from the original manual for the English US Style Saturn Case & Manual design I was building for you guys, but I haven't heard from him in a couple months. I'm all caught up with the pages he sent over so far, so my progress is pretty much at a complete stand still at this point. Still very much looking forward to completing that project for you guys!

Anyway, awesome to hear some progress on the technical side of things. Ironing out all the kinks should help boost translation progress in the future! Keep it up!

Yup, he's been working a new job the last several months. I still exchange emails with him from time to time. I'll have to email him again and see what's up.

If you ever write how you proceeded, I'm sure it'll be a fascinating reading...

I'd like to, but it'd be a loooooong read. Probably with a lot of face palms from some of the veteran guys. Though some of the tools I've written to aid me might be of more interest. Once I've finished with PC I'll see if I can release some of them.  I will say for those interested in Saturn hacking, get IDA Pro or something equivalent. Makes life a whole lot easier. Especially if you plan on doing a proper program code rebuild.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Pennywise on May 01, 2014, 03:12:18 pm
I think it would be cool to release your VWF code commented and a brief description of how the code interacts with the Saturn and/or what tricks you used. I think that might be the most worthwhile thing to publish about the project.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BadChad on May 03, 2014, 04:12:32 pm
Yup, he's been working a new job the last several months. I still exchange emails with him from time to time. I'll have to email him again and see what's up.

Thanks! I'd appreciate that!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on July 05, 2014, 12:57:01 pm
Hey CyberWariorX, sorry for reviving the old thread again, but I was just checking to see how the project was going?  Recently checked out a nearly done English patch for Grand Knights History and it's got me all vanilla ware frenzied again :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on July 08, 2014, 07:40:58 pm
Still mired debugging some vwf hacks I made. Once I work it out I should be able to show some progress again.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on July 09, 2014, 12:58:59 am
Can't wait, thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on July 10, 2014, 10:55:52 am
Still mired debugging some vwf hacks I made. Once I work it out I should be able to show some progress again.
Ooh.  Exciting.

Really, really want to play this game in English.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ArkthePieKing on August 02, 2014, 09:45:07 pm
Hey! Just registered to chime in my interest in the project, and to extend a thanks for your hard work and dedication to getting this out to us! It's people like you that shaped my childhood with games never meant for non-Japanese eyes. Kudos on ya, and can't wait til it's done! :D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: VioletHaven on September 02, 2014, 06:27:18 am
Hoping this is still a work in progress. Been wanting to play the game for years. Thank you everyone working on this game, means the world that you even tried.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Talbain on November 13, 2014, 02:35:41 pm
Hoping this is still a work in progress. Been wanting to play the game for years. Thank you everyone working on this game, means the world that you even tried.
It's probably still in process but I suspect they're simply busy right now.  Absence does make the heart grow fonder though.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on November 19, 2014, 09:38:52 pm
Fear not, it is far from forgotten. I think CyberWarriorX is in the middle of a busy season at his job, so there hasn't been much progress. I don't know a lot about what remains to be done on the hacking side, but I think that once the menu and VWF work, we'll be mostly done. Remember, I was able to play-test the entire game, fully translated and on a real Saturn, but with no menu and only a FWF.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BadChad on November 19, 2014, 10:32:32 pm
Fear not, it is far from forgotten. I think CyberWarriorX is in the middle of a busy season at his job, so there hasn't been much progress. I don't know a lot about what remains to be done on the hacking side, but I think that once the menu and VWF work, we'll be mostly done. Remember, I was able to play-test the entire game, fully translated and on a real Saturn, but with no menu and only a FWF.

What's your schedule been like lately? Are you busy yourself these days? I'm still very interested in completing that English manual we started working on together. I'm pretty sure I'm caught up with the pages you translated so far, so even if its just a page here and there I can keep going. Slow progress is still progress! ;)

Let me know, thanks!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: nikodem123asdf on November 22, 2014, 06:53:01 am
I just wanted to say how happy I am that this project is coming to fruition.
I'm currently getting a modded Japanese Saturn so I can play this game as it was intended.
I also plan to record a playthrough of it off of the actual machine,
so if I run into any issues I'll be able to show easily where it happen(that is if you wish to be notified of such things).
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ericm on January 22, 2015, 04:53:45 am
Eagerly waiting for this one.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Suki on March 14, 2015, 12:12:04 pm
I'll be waiting for this one too. Just saying.

Maybe if you could provide us with a quick guide as to how do hacking and translation, we could do something, too, with translated script at least. Everything that I possible could ever do is dump the text or hack something at runtime. Theoretically.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: newkillergenius on May 21, 2015, 04:47:16 pm
 :woot!: Just dropping a line to show interest!!  Is this project nearly done?  Thanks so much, PC is such a great game!!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: vbt on May 26, 2015, 07:02:27 pm
post removed  :woot!:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on July 12, 2015, 08:35:35 pm
Just want to let people know the project is still being worked on. We're not dead yet!   :) I'll be updating the first post with more information soon.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on July 13, 2015, 10:50:02 am
Hooray!  :crazy:

I'm rooting for you more than anyone, CyberwarriorX! I still can't wait to do that next big playtest!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Lentfilms on July 13, 2015, 11:53:22 am
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Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ArkthePieKing on July 15, 2015, 06:40:04 am
Oh man, this is so incredibly exciting! I'd all but given up hope. Is there any grunt work us normal folk can do for you? Consider me signed up if there is. Oh man, this was such a great surprise to see all of a sudden. :D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BadChad on July 15, 2015, 07:32:38 pm
Right on, still very much looking forward to seeing this completed! I don't think I've ever been so excited for a fan translation as I am for this one! Looking forward to another update!  :D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ardend on July 17, 2015, 12:57:30 am
Awesome news!!!!  Thanks for the update CyberWarriorX!!!  Can't wait for this!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SunGodPortal on July 17, 2015, 01:24:08 am
I'm glad this is getting translated. I never knew about this game until after playing Odin Sphere. I went to look up some stuff about it and was made aware of it then. Wanted to play it ever since. Rock n roll.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on July 18, 2015, 04:18:02 pm
Are you planning on changing that font into something more fitting for the game?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ZeroXXoreZ on August 05, 2015, 02:32:39 am
Registered just to say thanks. ...And to perhaps ask for some assistance compiling the current patch :P But mainly to say thanks - THANKS - I've been wanting to play this in English for YEARS!

I'm a complete noob when it comes to compiling - I've gotten thru the cmake up to the point of hitting generate - it errors looking for allegro include directory - I point it to the folder but hit a wall - here's the output, any assistance would be greatly appreciated, else I will await any further developments! Thanks again!


   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/buildcd
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/eventeditor
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/fntext
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/fontgen
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/itemsutil
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/mksplash
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/prgutil
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Entering             D:/pcrown-master/src/satcode-insert
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master/src
   Returning to         D:/pcrown-master
CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND.
Please set them or make sure they are set and tested correctly in the CMake files:
ALLEGRO_LIBRARY
    linked by target "eventeditor" in directory D:/pcrown-master/src/eventeditor
    linked by target "fntext" in directory D:/pcrown-master/src/fntext
    linked by target "fontgen" in directory D:/pcrown-master/src/fontgen
ICONV_INCLUDE_DIR
   used as include directory in directory D:/pcrown-master/src/fontgen
LIBPNG_LIBRARY
    linked by target "fontgen" in directory D:/pcrown-master/src/fontgen
LIBXML2_INCLUDE_DIR
   used as include directory in directory D:/pcrown-master/src/fontgen
LOADPNG_LIBRARY
    linked by target "fontgen" in directory D:/pcrown-master/src/fontgen
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: jeremania on August 06, 2015, 05:16:10 pm
I also registered to say thank you for your hard work on this... and to request some help with compiling the patch. It seems like some steps may be missing in the readme file or perhaps I just don't know what I'm doing. If anyone could provide a detailed explanation of how to compile the patch from the files on github, I'd really appreciate it and I'm sure others would too.

Or if someone could post a successfully complied patch file we could download, that'd be even better.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Pennywise on August 06, 2015, 05:53:28 pm
I'm gonna guess these files were made available so that someone could freely contribute to the reprogramming of the game and not for someone to use as a WIP patch. I'm assuming that if they wanted people to play this current version, they would've released a patch instead of having to compile the game.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 06, 2015, 09:39:47 pm
That is correct. This is NOT ready for play yet. The menu doesn't even work, and there are several places where the game crashes due to a script bug.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ZeroXXoreZ on August 07, 2015, 09:40:56 pm
Overly excited I guess :) Keep up the good work! Thank you thank you thank you!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: guepard on August 15, 2015, 03:57:09 pm
hi :)

In first, i'm sorry for my bad english.
i'm french ;p

I always wanted to try try this game there is very long time.
I dream of making this game, but he was version jap :s.

i ve trying making your tutoriel but i m very bad :(.
I nothing understand for the patch and another indication sniff


Someone can my making this iso with english integrated please ?
and host this iso ?

too i want say this guy for this translate.
same if i've not play this game again, tk you of take your time for do this translate free :)!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: khaz on August 15, 2015, 04:12:10 pm
hi :)

The patch is not yet ready. It's still quite buggy and should only be used by people willing to contribute to the code.

Please be patient, it will be done eventually.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: guepard on August 15, 2015, 06:59:51 pm
Thank you !

I m patient no problem !
I must say that this gars is amazing, i respect really this men/women who give their time, for something player !
I can't nothing do because, like you have sense, i m bad in english xD.
you're amazing, i will stay with patient and dreamer :)


Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: dejan07 on August 19, 2015, 03:57:09 pm
That is correct. This is NOT ready for play yet. The menu doesn't even work, and there are several places where the game crashes due to a script bug.

Are you the same guy who works on translation of Anearth fantasy stories and Xanadu 2? If yes that's a lot of projects all at the same time and i hope you have enough energy for everything!

August 23, 2015, 10:49:44 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I just found out that Princess Crown was fully translated in a guide written by Andria Sang. The website is down but through web.archive.org it is still accessible.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080304171404/http://www.andriasang.com/princesscrown/pcrown/translation.html
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on August 24, 2015, 06:17:06 am
Quote
I just found out that Princess Crown was fully translated in a guide written by Andria Sang. The website is down but through web.archive.org it is still accessible.

With all due respect to the huge effort that must have taken...to say that that translation contains embellishments would be putting it mildly. I'll leave it at that.

Although if you're dying for a translation written in Ye Olde Englishe, you'll probably enjoy that one more.

EDIT: Heck, it says it right there on the front page.
Ahem . . ..  One thing to note is that Noopy doesn't speak Japanese fluently.  Come to think of it, I don't speak Japanese fluently either . . . how in Valendia did I manage to communicate with everyone during the game?  Anyhow, when he began the tranlsation, Anoop's Japanese really sucked.  He had to look up just about every Kanji he encountered during the game; he wrote down most of what he encountered, totalling almost 3000 (mostly repeated).   There are some parts that he had to figure out by context, so he apologizes if he got anything wrong (and he's more than willing to change something, if you'd be kind enough to e-mail any errors to him).
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: dejan07 on August 24, 2015, 10:42:21 am
Yes, i saw that but for the time being this is the best as it gets.
I found out that you are working on yet another PC-FX translation project! No question when the english patch is released i would be the first one to try it out but i know this cann't happen anytime soon.

There is another Princess Crown translation/guide which filles the holes that Andria Sang left behind especially the ending sequence.

Princess Crown – Final Chapter Translation
http://www.gamefaqs.com/saturn/574569-princess-crown/faqs/67154

For more info about translations see here:
http://kotaku.com/want-to-play-princess-crown-in-english-heres-how-642695362
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on August 25, 2015, 12:51:54 pm
Why exactly are you plugging someone else's translation here? I'm sure he's aware of that Anoop translation, and there's absolutely no need to use it if he's actually translating it from scratch.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Metal Knuckles on August 25, 2015, 07:13:22 pm
Chill out a bit. I'm also sure that CyberWarrior wouldn't have gotten this far in a translation without being aware of other translation groups, but there's no harm in bringing it up in case he didn't know. And it's not like introducing Anoop's text translation is going to draw interest away from this project.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: dejan07 on August 26, 2015, 12:34:32 am
I posted it here because this translation is not easy to find and the site is down anyway and now it is only accessible through web.archive.org
Few guys from verve-fanworks.com are also interested in this project especially Zymz. Hooking them all up could possibly speed up the progress on this project.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on August 26, 2015, 12:18:25 pm
Hey guys, sorry I haven't been replying. I have mail notifications set on, but I haven't been receiving them. Oh well.

Are you planning on changing that font into something more fitting for the game?

The font currently used is likely going to be changed at some point. But right now it's not a priority. However I'll likely keep the font simple. None of this fancy font that no can read garbage.

I'm a complete noob when it comes to compiling - I've gotten thru the cmake up to the point of hitting generate - it errors looking for allegro include directory - I point it to the folder but hit a wall - here's the output, any assistance would be greatly appreciated, else I will await any further developments! Thanks again!
I also registered to say thank you for your hard work on this... and to request some help with compiling the patch. It seems like some steps may be missing in the readme file or perhaps I just don't know what I'm doing. If anyone could provide a detailed explanation of how to compile the patch from the files on github, I'd really appreciate it and I'm sure others would too.

You need to point those variables to the dependencies it's asking for(In this case, allegro, iconv, libpng development files, etc.). I tried to make it pretty straight-forward. As has already been mentioned, the purpose of providing the build files is to encourage those with a hacking background who want to either take a look for learning or want to assist to do so.

My suggestion if you're new to this sort of stuff and you're in over your head is just wait.

Few guys from verve-fanworks.com are also interested in this project especially Zymz. Hooking them all up could possibly speed up the progress on this project.

I already talked to Zymz.  :) I think he said he was busy with summer semester right now.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on September 12, 2015, 02:22:27 pm


The font currently used is likely going to be changed at some point. But right now it's not a priority. However I'll likely keep the font simple. None of this fancy font that no can read garbage.


Yes of course, no one wants an unreadable font. But the one used right now doesn't have that videogame look.

If you want, I have a pack of videogame type fonts I've collected over the years. Some might be helpful to you for this project or future ones. You can get it here:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,17262.msg280063.html#msg280063
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on September 12, 2015, 03:25:54 pm
Yes of course, no one wants an unreadable font. But the one used right now doesn't have that videogame look.

If you want, I have a pack of videogame type fonts I've collected over the years. Some might be helpful to you for this project or future ones. You can get it here:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,17262.msg280063.html#msg280063

Sure, thanks. Part of the issue with the current font is I still have some issues I have to fix. However the original font wasn't exactly a work of art either. In order for it to really look good it's going to require code changes, etc.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tonyz723 on October 11, 2015, 06:26:34 pm
Just registered to say this project looks fantastic! With the rerelease of Odin-sphere coming up, as well as 13-sentinels, and this translation, it's an exciting time to be a vanillaware fan!  I guess I'll start playing the Grand Knights History english patch to pass the time  ;)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Gray_FoxRJ on January 01, 2016, 07:08:44 pm
Any news on this project.  Happy New Year, boys!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: LaLaPico on January 05, 2016, 09:30:59 am
I've been so excited for this project, that I made a Lightscribe label to burn the "English Version" of Princess Crown! I'm still anxiously awaiting when I can pop it in my Saturn :D

(http://s16.postimg.org/b3th8fcmd/Princes_Crown_Lightscribe.jpg)

I scanned my original CD and edited it in Photoshop to create the Lightscribe label. If anyone wants it, please message me and I can send it. It's about 5 MBs.

I haven't played Princess Crown since I beat it back in ~1999. Maybe a 20 year anniversary playthrough when it's translated!



Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cj iwakura on January 09, 2016, 10:44:52 pm
I've been so excited for this project, that I made a Lightscribe label to burn the "English Version" of Princess Crown! I'm still anxiously awaiting when I can pop it in my Saturn :D

(http://s16.postimg.org/b3th8fcmd/Princes_Crown_Lightscribe.jpg)

I scanned my original CD and edited it in Photoshop to create the Lightscribe label. If anyone wants it, please message me and I can send it. It's about 5 MBs.

I haven't played Princess Crown since I beat it back in ~1999. Maybe a 20 year anniversary playthrough when it's translated!

Very nice.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: thexfactor on February 04, 2016, 08:53:06 am
Guys

I know this is an old topic but I was looking for Princess Crown subbed and found this thread  on Google. I tried for several times to apply the translation with no success at all. I wasn´t able to make cmake works at all. Can anyone help me out? Is there an easy way, like a exe which does all the work for me  :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on February 05, 2016, 02:52:22 pm
The translation has not been released yet.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on February 22, 2016, 01:32:09 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/O4CAAM8.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JDGClJY.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/TfggRKG.png)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ArkthePieKing on February 22, 2016, 01:58:25 pm
This is absolutely glorious. I have to ask, was this made in game or photoshop? Either way its brilliant. :D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on February 22, 2016, 02:09:20 pm
Windows paint :P
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on February 22, 2016, 05:45:56 pm
 :laugh:

Good edit. Yeah sorry guys for the lack of updates. We're still working on it even though it's been slow going.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on February 22, 2016, 05:47:22 pm
You are welcomed to use that font if you want :)

I want to make a save file with all scenario books unlocked, I tried applying the translation but CMAKE gave me a bunch of errors. Is there a compiled xdelta patch made that I might have missed?

In the meantime, I'm currently playing the game in Japanese. Let me know if there's anything you would like me to test or try.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ArkthePieKing on February 23, 2016, 04:09:24 am
Oh no no no Cyber, no apologies needed at all. We're all super ecstatic that you're using your free time to give us something this great. To chime in with reyvgm I'd love to offer whatever help I can.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on February 23, 2016, 04:45:43 pm
Couldn't wait. In case anyone needs it, here's a save with all books open and saved at the last possible point for each book:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/7kcc6c

By the way CyberWarriorX, what is the name of the team member that translated all the dialogue?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on February 23, 2016, 07:12:18 pm
That would be me.  8)

I've test played the game once using the old font and print routine. The translation is somewhat ironed out thanks to that. However, one big step that remains is adjusting things based on the final print routine and font. At least with the old print routine, the text boxes were pretty tight on space.

Nice work on the pics, by the way.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on February 23, 2016, 11:51:37 pm
Ah I see, nice to hear about how it's been progressing. I just wanted to thank you and CyberWarriorX, specially for making the files public. Thanks to the translations docs I was able to figure out what to do on certain places I was stuck on.

Glad you liked the pics, if only inserting a translation was as easy as pasting English font on top of the Japanese one :)

Would it be okay with you if I used the translated text to insert it in some images for my site? Giving proper credit, of course.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: John Enigma on February 29, 2016, 10:24:20 pm
I would be interested with this hack, if it wasn't for the fact that the Sega Saturn emulators (SSF, Yabause) weren't so demanding with their disc drive.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: spawncalibur on February 29, 2016, 10:48:22 pm
I would be interested with this hack, if it wasn't for the fact that the Sega Saturn emulators (SSF, Yabause) weren't so demanding with their disc drive.

I've seen people run this game on Android even and it seemed fine. I don't know anything about the emulator however. I just want to play on the modded Saturn so I hope that works out fine.

Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: John Enigma on March 01, 2016, 06:56:39 am
^ I meant the Sega Saturn emulators for Windows.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Magma Dragoon on March 08, 2016, 04:44:12 pm
The game works fine on SSF.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: spawncalibur on March 08, 2016, 06:48:25 pm
^ I meant the Sega Saturn emulators for Windows.

What I'm implying is if it can run on Android it should be able to run on Windows just as well or better.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Midna on March 08, 2016, 08:54:57 pm
Are you sure it's Gradriel and not something like "Galadriel"?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Stevacus on March 08, 2016, 09:25:03 pm
I would be interested with this hack, if it wasn't for the fact that the Sega Saturn emulators (SSF, Yabause) weren't so demanding with their disc drive.

Try ripping the Image and using  virtual disc drive software like daemon tools.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: John Enigma on March 08, 2016, 09:43:06 pm
Try ripping the Image and using  virtual disc drive software like daemon tools.
See? That's my only issue. Most console emulators that require ISO images don't have to go to a process of ripping an ISO, mounting them with Daemon tools, and then playing them. ePSXe, PCSX2, nullDC, and Dolphin doesn't have to go through this process. You just play the ISO files and that's it.

If only there was a Sega Saturn emulator that doesn't have this tedious process of installing ISO images, just to play them.

If you want to talk more about this topic, you can PM me.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on March 08, 2016, 09:46:56 pm
I just want to point out that Yabause doesn't require a burned disc. It supports bin/cue, ccd, iso, and mds/mdf. Depending on which version you're running it also supports running games from disc if that's what you want. It's not required though. Also Yabause does run Princess Crown. In fact, that's what I've been using this entire time to debug and test.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on March 13, 2016, 04:57:07 pm
See? That's my only issue. Most console emulators that require ISO images don't have to go to a process of ripping an ISO, mounting them with Daemon tools, and then playing them. ePSXe, PCSX2, nullDC, and Dolphin doesn't have to go through this process. You just play the ISO files and that's it.

If only there was a Sega Saturn emulator that doesn't have this tedious process of installing ISO images, just to play them.

If you want to talk more about this topic, you can PM me.

There is: Bizhawk (which also plays a lot of other systems) lets you load .cue directly. The emu is still using the yabause core, but it has a ton more options that yabause doesn't have.


Are you sure it's Gradriel and not something like "Galadriel"?

I'm sure it's supposed to be Galadriel or at least inspired from, but the game writes it as Gradriel in plan english.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Locke141 on April 10, 2016, 07:52:57 am
Hello,

First of all, thanks for doing all this work.

I've been a member for a while but think this may be my first post. I have read through this whole thread and don't see a link to where to download the patch from. I see some people referencing getting it on Github but no link. I see that the first post has been updated recently and thought that would be a the place to find a link.

As an aside, thanks to this thread I checked the yabause home page and for the first time the forum's worked for me. :woot!:  Hopefully when I am approved by a moderator, I'll now be able to figure out if I can get saves to work on my Mac. If not, I do own a Saturn with a Rhea but it's back in the US waiting for me to come back home this summer (am an Expat).

Any way thanks again.

Update:Found it and now I see why its not posted. It's not done and you don't want people trying it then bugging you for help with an unfinished version. Well thanks again to CyberWarriorX and SAMIAM. I'm excited for the final release.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: DSwizzy145 on April 10, 2016, 06:15:41 pm
@CyberWarriorX Hey man long time no talk, is this project still being worked on by anychance? if so, there's a new method in running Sega Saturn rips/backups on real hardware (not modchip or swap trick) but now you can easily run them by softmodding a Action Replay 4M Plus or Gameshark cartridge and then run the burnt disc and test your translations that way nowadays! ;)

Here's the link if you wanna know more: https://www.reddit.com/r/SegaSaturn/comments/32rerh/easy_guide_to_play_backupsimports_on_saturn/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/SegaSaturn/comments/32rerh/easy_guide_to_play_backupsimports_on_saturn/)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on April 10, 2016, 07:34:37 pm
Locke:

Yeah sorry about the lack of Github link. We're getting to the point where a real release is getting closer. And since we no longer really need outside help there's just not a lot of point in putting it in the OP anymore. Also the code currently on Github is significantly outdated now.

DSwizzy:

Sure is! Thanks for letting me know, though I've already heard of it.  :)

For everyone else: Please be sure to check OP since I did update it just over a week ago.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Lentfilms on April 10, 2016, 11:27:46 pm
I hadn't noticed that the front page was updated until you mentioned it. That new font looks really great! Keep up the awesome work  :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tryphon on April 11, 2016, 01:56:17 am
Wait! There's a duck named Saturnin saying "Coin ! Coin !" ?  ;D

There's a(n old) French guy in your team  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Synnae on April 11, 2016, 05:56:58 pm
I just wanna know something: does Yabause run this game flawlessly or is it full of graphical glitches/bugs or the like?

I haven't tried the game there yet, but I know Yabause isn't the best emulator out there.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on April 11, 2016, 08:19:15 pm
Wait! There's a duck named Saturnin saying "Coin ! Coin !" ?  ;D

There's a(n old) French guy in your team  ;D ;D ;D

It's a running gag with us in #yabause on irc. ;) Saturnin also happens to be the name of the Saturn emulator by Runik.

Quote
I just wanna know something: does Yabause run this game flawlessly or is it full of graphical glitches/bugs or the like?

There's no graphical glitches or major bugs that I've seen in my play test. At least none that weren't bugs I created with the translation patch that I still have to fix. Though whether it is "flawless" or not tends to be somewhat subjective. And unfortunately given the nature of emulation I can't in good conscience say whether Yabause is flawless any more than any other emulator. If you want flawless, go play it on the console as it was intended.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Synnae on April 12, 2016, 10:56:25 am
Sorry, I said "flawlessly" but that was just poor choice of words. All I wanted to know is if there were graphical or audio glitches on the game, since this is what concerns me most when it comes to emulation.

But if there are none, then it's good enough for me. :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: HVC-Man on April 14, 2016, 10:05:24 pm
I have a modchipped Saturn I can test this translation with.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Locke141 on April 18, 2016, 08:31:29 am
No problem CyberWarriorX. I'm just glad that there are guys out there doing stuff like this.

This will give me time to figyour out why Yabause won't save games on my Mac. I'm still wating for forum admin aprovel over there.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on April 18, 2016, 10:40:20 am
Synnae:

No worries. I think it's just important to have realistic expectations considering it is emulation.

Locke141:

I managed to get you approved on the forum :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Locke141 on April 18, 2016, 10:47:13 am

Locke141:

I managed to get you approved on the forum :)

Thanks CyberWarriorX. :beer:

With all the Saturn translation projects and me not moving back too the US any time soon to use my Rhea, the time to fig your out how to get saves to work Yabause  for mac couldn't be better. 
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cabfenrir on May 14, 2016, 02:39:26 pm
First of all, thanks for the initiative. By the way, any news? I can't wait to play it translated.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on May 14, 2016, 05:16:41 pm
Locke141:
You may benefit from trying the latest development build that we have now on the download page.

cabfenrir:
Nothing significant. I'm trying to dump the last bit of text that's stored as sprites. I'm almost there but the way they did it is a bit different from what I'm used to. So it's taking longer. Also in the middle of looking for a new paid job so I don't end up living on the street or something.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Locke141 on May 14, 2016, 11:51:16 pm
Thanks CyberWarriorX,

I did get saves to work but I'll try the development build for fun.

Good luck with the job hunt.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cabfenrir on May 15, 2016, 09:29:52 pm
Nothing significant. I'm trying to dump the last bit of text that's stored as sprites. I'm almost there but the way they did it is a bit different from what I'm used to. So it's taking longer. Also in the middle of looking for a new paid job so I don't end up living on the street or something.

Thanks for the update and good luck with the job thing.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: John Enigma on May 30, 2016, 02:18:05 pm
Is this still being worked on?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on May 30, 2016, 03:08:03 pm
Is this still being worked on?

Yes
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ZeroXXoreZ on June 03, 2016, 06:47:15 pm
Just a reminder that I love you, CyberwarriorX - thank you so much for keeping on with  this :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Overlord Gehist on June 09, 2016, 10:07:03 am
Yoooooooo i just found this translation page and OMG working since 2013 this translation is going o be awesome
i have a cople annoying question
first i have to ask how is the translation going?
and second does anybody know what happend with the yabause emulator?
and thx for the guy who its doing all this work for the enjoyment of everybody and good luck with the rest of the translation
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SmokeMonster on June 09, 2016, 01:18:34 pm
Very exciting reading throughout this thread. Cheers to everyone involved :D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: xDerekRx on June 12, 2016, 07:50:11 pm
also wanted to sign up to post how awesome this is and can't wait for it!  :woot!:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: LoganN64 on June 14, 2016, 10:25:10 pm
If you do successfully translate the Saturn version, will you be able to work on the PSP version? i have a physical copy that is just begging to be played!

I have a weird theory on how you may be able to get it to work.

If you recall Killzone Liberation had a bonus downloadable mission that can be added on to the game through a self-upadater. i think if you modify that to function as an update for Princess Crown it may work in getting english text that way.

Just a thought.

GOD SPEED! you are doing a world of good!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on June 17, 2016, 01:07:06 am
Overlord Gehist:
It's still ongoing. I still have some images to dump as I mentioned some posts further back. Normally it'd be a simple job but the original programmers decided they'd be a bit cute in the design. Obviously the game looks great as a result, but it makes my job more difficult. After that they need to be translated along with whatever left over strings need translating and then proofing, etc.

Sam has been switching back and forth between other projects and is currently trying to finish up another project before switching back to PC. Hopefully I'll have everything ready for him at that point.

LoganN64:
It's been quite a while since I've looked at the PSP version but from what I remember it wasn't exactly a simple copying job for the translation. Also I really have no plans on working on the PSP version. However once we're done with the Saturn version we should be able to share what we have with whatever team ends up taking it on.

Thanks everyone for your continued support.  :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cireza on June 27, 2016, 05:21:28 am
Playing translated games on Saturn is slowing becoming a reality. First Shining Force III, now Dragon Force II...

Princess Crown is a game that I really love. My favorite from Vanillaware in fact.

I am looking forward to this patch, and wish you the best of luck :thumbsup:

I have also seen that you are the one behind Pseudo Saturn. That's very impressive work.
However, I will stick to my method to play translated games without any mods ;)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: LoganN64 on June 29, 2016, 12:20:25 am
I feel like the patch is nearing completion, i can practically taste it!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: reyvgm on June 29, 2016, 12:39:50 am
I feel like the patch is nearing completion, i can practically taste it!

LMAO

Yeah, okay.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: LoganN64 on July 03, 2016, 02:15:37 am
LMAO

Yeah, okay.

What? Am i not allowed to feel excited about things? the way i see it the closer we get to the Saturn translation the closer we can get to the PSP translation!

I CAN FEEL IT IN ME BONES!

July 05, 2016, 11:03:39 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
SO how goes the progress my fellow Gamers?
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: InquisitionImplied on July 23, 2016, 07:24:20 am
04/01/16: Current status update. Let's see if anyone notices ;)

Senpai notices. (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ArkthePieKing on July 23, 2016, 02:28:17 pm
Senpai notices. (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)

Ahhhh, ha ha ha haaaaa.

This gave me the chuckle I needed today. :D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: John Enigma on July 24, 2016, 02:49:03 pm
Once this is done, I wish could play it, plus other Saturn games.

But alas, CyberWarriorX's Yabause emulator apparently doesn't work on legacy PC's.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on July 24, 2016, 05:00:36 pm
Senpai notices. (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)

haha  ;)

Quote
Once this is done, I wish could play it, plus other Saturn games.

But alas, CyberWarriorX's Yabause emulator apparently doesn't work on legacy PC's.

That's odd, my main rig is an old PC(2009) and Yabause works fine. I see your post on the Yabause forum. I'll post a proper reply there.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: tvtoon on July 24, 2016, 08:50:00 pm
Once this is done, I wish could play it, plus other Saturn games.

But alas, CyberWarriorX's Yabause emulator apparently doesn't work on legacy PC's.
From reading trough that forum, I think that you are having driver issues. Your PC is good enough to run Yabause (even Dolphin). ;)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: johnhummel on August 15, 2016, 07:44:49 pm

04/01/16: Current status update. Let's see if anyone notices ;)

I noticed.

I don't know if any of this work can be ported over to the PSP version, but - thanks for keeping up with this project!!!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: rmatheso on September 25, 2016, 01:15:48 pm
Here is the github for the translation:

https://github.com/cyberwarriorx/pcrown

A brave soul could patch what is done so far to see how it plays.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cireza on September 30, 2016, 01:25:41 pm
Hello, I will try this next week I think.

I have checked the code and files in github. There is a list of translated files that looks huge. I clicked many of them, randomly, and everything I saw was already in English.

How far are you in the translation process ? 50% ? 90% ? Just to have an idea.

I will first try it on a emulator, and if I can get it to work, on my Saturn. I have the game, so I will use my copy to apply the patch. I will update this next week when I do it.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on October 01, 2016, 01:15:38 am
Hi. I'm the Japanese-to-English language translator for this project.

It is not finished yet. What you see is not intended for play.

The project files are shared by CyberWarriorX to make it easy for people to help him with the hacking side.

If you think you can do that, by all means, take a look and get in touch.

If not, there really is nothing to do but wait. Please do not attempt to play the game as it is. Besides it being against our wishes, you'll find that it crashes after the 2nd boss, and in many other places.

The English script is completed in draft form and partially edited, and it is playable in-game, but there remain a number of hurdles to clear before we are finished.

Thanks for your interest.  :beer:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ArkthePieKing on October 07, 2016, 05:24:25 am
Thanks very much for the update SamIAm! I know myself and a lot of others have been eager for some kind of news on the project and this was just the thing to get my spirits up after a pretty crappy day. :D
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cireza on October 07, 2016, 09:14:34 am
Hi again,

I have not been able to try it yet because my wife gave birth recently. But I will be sure to try this soon enough, just give me a couple weeks so I can find some time.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: aqualung on October 07, 2016, 09:46:51 am
Hi again,

I have not been able to try it yet because my wife gave birth recently. But I will be sure to try this soon enough, just give me a couple weeks so I can find some time.

Thanks.

Congratulations! Is it your first child? :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: cireza on October 08, 2016, 03:33:17 am
So, I have ripped my game to cue/bin format using Isobuster.

I thought that your github repository had one version of the "latest patch" already built ? Or did I imagine things ?

If you can provide/commit a patch, I will be happy to help debugging.

I also took notice of how to build it (and downloaded the repository content, I am very experienced in web development and also have some knowledge of unix/assembly/c etc...). However, I am not too sure of how I can do this :
-Saturn code was compiled using the kpit elf compiler. You will need to compile some kind of SH2 cross compiler beforehand. Otherwise everything else should be detected using cmake.

So either you can provide the patch already built, or help me a little bit on this part so I can build it myself. Of course, this is only if having someone testing can be of help. If you don't need help, I can understand no problem.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: SamIAm on October 11, 2016, 09:23:59 pm
Of course, this is only if having someone testing can be of help. If you don't need help, I can understand no problem.

At this stage, it's too early to be asking people for help, but thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: gameofyou on November 24, 2016, 09:40:55 pm
I just wanted to cheer you guys on.  I have played through the Japanese version of Princess Crown, and it would be amazing to play through it in english some day.  Everyone's hard work on this is very much appreciated!
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: BulletBill on December 21, 2016, 12:07:20 pm
I love the work on this so far and I'd like to offer my support with this project as well!
Though I know next to nothing about hacking, coding or programming, but I do have a background with writing, drafting, editing and localization. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help!

Cheers guys!

Best of luck and I hope to hear from the team!

-WG
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on March 07, 2017, 12:09:50 pm
Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you know we're not dead and the project is still alive. Personally I've been swamped since last fall with my father passing away. He unfortunately was a hoarder and the whole process has taken a life of it's own. So I've had to put aside all personal projects I've been working on until it's resolved. I wasn't anticipating it to take this long but hopefully I'll have more time soon.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: lastdual on March 07, 2017, 12:45:15 pm
Sorry to hear about your father. Take your time and good luck on the project. I'm sure this translation will be worth the wait.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: LuxAlike on March 07, 2017, 01:59:41 pm
Add another individual cheering you two on.  :woot!:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: Magma Dragoon on March 10, 2017, 09:06:29 am
Take your time dude! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: ArkthePieKing on March 19, 2017, 01:56:03 am
No no no, your personal life absolutely comes first. There's no apologies or even explanations needed. We can wait for as long as you need.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: justintime on July 26, 2017, 04:06:53 pm
I noticed on the github it's been quite awhile since the last commit.  If you need some assistance please let me know I'd like to help!  I'm a programmer I just have no idea how we would go about modifying these files to make the correct changes.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: CyberWarriorX on August 02, 2017, 12:46:48 pm
I noticed on the github it's been quite awhile since the last commit.  If you need some assistance please let me know I'd like to help!  I'm a programmer I just have no idea how we would go about modifying these files to make the correct changes.

Still alive just been busy(see my post further up). Things are finally starting to go back to normal. I still have to update github yet with the backlog of changes I made last year. Give me a chance to do that.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: mysticpanda on September 22, 2017, 07:47:25 am
I really was in over my head. Spent waaay to long trying to compile this myself. Tip for a fellow beginner, just wait man its just not worth it...    ;D

Other than that I really hope this project goes well, really love Vanillaware games so I will definitely be excited when this is complete.
Title: Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
Post by: WingMantis on October 09, 2017, 11:14:57 pm
Hi, I found out about this site looking for the Frame Gride translation.

Then I found your project. Hope you are well.

I only played the game for a few minutes years ago when I first imported it. When I saw some of your screen shots I thought you had changed the text bubbles to white. I'm so used to the blue background with white text and border in games that it threw me  :laugh: