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Title: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: RHDNBot on March 16, 2008, 01:35:45 pm
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Update By: KaioShin

Official release announcement:

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After 2 years of dedicated work, we’re proud to present the complete English translation of Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart.

I’d like to thank everyone on the team and everyone who contributed over the years for their support. I’d also like to thank all of the fans who left encouraging comments for us and who believed in this project until the end.

Please read the release notes bundled with the patch. They don’t just contain ‘boring’ technical information but also lots of background information about the game and the translation as well as some notes from our translator.

Staff - You can get it from RHDN's archive by clicking here (http://www.romhacking.net/trans/1252/).

Relevant Link: (http://kaioshin.romhacking.net (http://kaioshin.romhacking.net))
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on March 16, 2008, 01:38:13 pm
WOOHOO!!!

Thank you Kaioshin! :D Finally, you get this done and over with!

(Now the wait for SRW J starts!)
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Lashiec on March 16, 2008, 01:42:13 pm
Here it is! Congrats to KaioShin for its first finished project! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Pennywise on March 16, 2008, 02:07:42 pm
According to the translation database, it looks like this is the first complete GBA translation.

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: KaioShin on March 16, 2008, 02:14:34 pm
According to the translation database, it looks like this is the first complete GBA translation.

Congratulations!

Thanks :)

Actually it's the second, Love Hina Advance was way before. It's listed as incomplete because two karaoke songs aren't translated though ... >_> It really deserves the title of the first one though. I won't take credit for something I didn't earn ;)
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Nightcrawler on March 16, 2008, 02:22:49 pm
Congratulations Sir! You have achieved rank amongst the small handful of people in our community that actually finished a full project and weren't all talk! As an added bonus, it looks like some top notch work too! :D
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Tomato on March 16, 2008, 02:56:16 pm
Whoa, congratulations man! This looks awesome  :beer:
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Square711 on March 16, 2008, 03:43:31 pm
Congrats, Kaioshin. :beer:

This is one of the few GBA games I've been interested in playing... and now that it's in English, I see no reason not to. *grabs rom*
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Crysta on March 16, 2008, 03:45:51 pm
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Actually it's the second, Love Hina Advance was way before. It's listed as incomplete because two karaoke songs aren't translated though ... >_> It really deserves the title of the first one though. I won't take credit for something I didn't earn  ;)

Nothin wrong with bein the second fully complete GBA translation, though. :)

Glad I could help with the testing and a few sprites, and a big congrats on the release! ^^
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Claudius on March 16, 2008, 04:15:48 pm
It's a good thing this came at the end of the weekend instead of the beginning when I was working, or I would've gotten nothing done.  Thanks, Kaioshin, can't wait to play! =)
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Hernan on March 16, 2008, 04:54:20 pm
Congrats. It looks great.
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Gideon Zhi on March 16, 2008, 04:59:47 pm
Grats, it looks neat! I might just play it :)
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: realworksuks on March 16, 2008, 05:03:07 pm
Congrats on your first translation bro  :thumbsup:

A lot of great content being released lately!  So much good stuff to play!  I will give this a go sometime soon.... thanks man.
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: tc on March 16, 2008, 06:31:15 pm
I think this is one I've been praising quite a bit from seeing the pictures. :)

Really good to see a GBA translation get somewhere! There's a lot of stalled ones on that system in particular.
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: getter77 on March 16, 2008, 09:19:00 pm
Congrats on this fantastic achievement that will perhaps light the way forward in a big was for future GBA fantranslations.  The little blurb on the game's features makes it sound right up my alley and caused me to shake my head at S-E's baffling decisions to leave this one by the wayside.

Best of luck and success to all your future endeavors!   8)
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Gemini on March 16, 2008, 09:44:20 pm
Congratulations! I guess I will finally play this game on my PSP. :D
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Lilinda on March 16, 2008, 09:59:47 pm
Congrats, KaioShin!
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: saito on March 17, 2008, 04:52:29 am
Good job  ;D, it seems that this weekend I'll have something good to play ;)
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: snesmaster40 on March 17, 2008, 05:27:40 am
Congrats! It's about time the GBA had another complete translation
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: DarknessSavior on March 17, 2008, 08:27:17 am
Yeah. GBA translations are too few and far between. I can't wait to give this game a shot. ^_^

~DS
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: SeekerOfPeace on March 17, 2008, 08:41:52 am
Congratulations, Kaio, I'm glad you pulled it off. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Vyse the determined on March 17, 2008, 04:55:20 pm
Excellent work KaioShin! After playing the previous games, I'll now be able to have a better understanding of CH since it's in English.
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: DaMarsMan on March 17, 2008, 08:04:59 pm
There was a point where I thought this wasn't coming. AWESOME!
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Spinner 8 on March 18, 2008, 12:19:13 am
Oh man this is wonderful and fantastic and unexpected. I also had my doubts that would be finished. :)

I played a little bit and it's so great and I'm so happy. Huge thanks to everyone involved!
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Opoth on March 18, 2008, 07:46:14 am
Stopping by to say thank you so much!
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Spikeman on March 18, 2008, 05:48:55 pm
I've been playing this for a bit now and I've got to say great work so far! :D

Looking forward to your next translation KaioShin and KC!
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: JPH on March 18, 2008, 06:10:50 pm
Thanks a lot KaioShin! This game is absolutely wonderful.

Was worth dusting off the old GBA :P

You've done a good job - I've yet to have a problem with the game!
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: noneother on March 22, 2008, 04:05:54 pm
YAY
Finally some new DQ to play. Thanks.
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: r0ni on March 25, 2008, 06:37:58 pm
Very nice work, works just fine on my f2a cart.

Game is fun so far, but save points seem few and far between since the initial save at the beginning of the game. I'll just have to patch it with a sleep hack to save my battery life ;)

EDIT: I see now, I have to make a "Confession" to save, explains why I couldn't save before.. ha

 :beer: Cheers to the gba translation scene  :beer:
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Clements on March 25, 2008, 10:46:08 pm
Nice work on the translation!

It seems a good game, but this Food consumption system is nuts. It ticks down very fast even on normal terrain, and you need to fight monsters to get gold. At the start of the game, monsters drop hardly any gold, so soon enough you can't afford to totally replenish your food supply. I guess if you accidentally save with close to no food or gold, you are screwed.
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: SeekerOfPeace on March 25, 2008, 10:54:54 pm
Clements,

If you die, you lose half your gold but you are also provided some food, a 100 if I remember correctly, so that should last you a while.

I personally disliked the food system which really didn't enhance the game experience and was much more of a chore than anything else.
Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: KaioShin on March 26, 2008, 05:10:49 am
The food system can be tough in the beginning.

The best start for the game is to abuse the merchant on the first island who restores your rations for free. Just grind some enemies around that island to get a small stock of money, 200 or 300 gold. As a nice side effect you'll also level up a bit. When you're rations are low, just get them restored for free.

In Chapter 1 you'll soon get a Merchant to your caravan, at that point all your food problems will be solved. Put him in front of a wagon and he'll get you 10 extra gold every battle. With that you'll soon be swimming in money.

The food system IS there for a good reason, it makes greater variety with the classes. You'll have to think more about who to take with you in the wagons. Without the food system, one would only stock up damage dealer after extra damage dealer, so the whole caravan system would boil down to increasing your bonus damage, that would be boring woulnd't it ;)

Just stick to the game a bit, most people grow to like it very much after the first few hours, it gets much more interesting once you'll start recruiting more wagon members :)

Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: SeekerOfPeace on March 26, 2008, 06:13:49 am
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The food system IS there for a good reason, it makes greater variety with the classes. You'll have to think more about who to take with you in the wagons. Without the food system, one would only stock up damage dealer after extra damage dealer, so the whole caravan system would boil down to increasing your bonus damage, that would be boring woulnd't it

I can see how that would even things up.

I don't know about you, however, but the food system never really did influence who were my party members.

I never thought: "Oh no, better not put these guys together, gonna use up too much food."

Title: Re: Translations: Caravan Heart Translation Released
Post by: Lilinda on March 26, 2008, 08:54:04 am
Neither did I.

I didn't have too much problem with food due to over-grinding, though. By the time I hit the fourth chapter I was nearly at the max food limit!