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Romhacking => ROM Hacking Discussion => Topic started by: gauss on December 07, 2018, 12:39:12 pm

Title: Baroque (Saturn) Translation, general hacking
Post by: gauss on December 07, 2018, 12:39:12 pm
Hello, everyone

I started messing with Baroque on the Saturn over the past few days, and I wanted to make this thread to share what I found

I'm relatively new to romhacking so bear with me.

All the text for the game is in these 4 files on the disc

AB_MES.MSB -> has text relating to settings options menus etc.
ALLMSG.MSB -> has all the dialogue in it
BP.MSB
ITEM.MSB -> Item info

I'm relatively certain .CAK files are movie files.

I've been scraping together a table file using a hex editor in order to extract the script.
https://pastebin.com/daBDmDUT   thats what I have so far.

Kanji are 2 bytes, kana and romanji character are 1 byte.  Kanji starts at F803, and goes up to FA0E so far

I've been able to substitute some English for the menus using the in game romanji fonts, but I have some issues with the spacing (title menu options are all 5 characters long and it doesn't display right with more or less).

Once I have all the kanji in the game mapped out, then I'm going to dump the script, and run it through a text analyzer for fun, find common words, find the script size, things like that.  Will probably update progress on this later, but for now Smash Ultimate is done downloading. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Baroque (Saturn) Translation, general hacking
Post by: MatatabiMitsu on December 12, 2018, 07:44:50 am
Do you have a translator lined up already? If not keep me in mind and let me know once you have the script dumped.
Title: Re: Baroque (Saturn) Translation, general hacking
Post by: Chalavet on December 15, 2018, 10:50:25 am
Sounds pretty awesome.  This game has been in my backlog for ages.  Great music too.  Looking forward to reading on the progress.  Best wishes!