OK this is both a translation project and a graphical upgrade for this wonderful fan remake.
Here is the game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuBjgele1Do
I guess I should explain for those who don't know
Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu is the Kunio Kun arena fighter that is a great party game, the original suffered from having only 2 Kunio Kun characters (Kunio and Riki who the fan translated rom named it for) and some slow down.
This remake fixes that and throws almost every Kunio character from bit parts to characters that shouldn't even be fighting! also its fan modable! It also has about 100 moves/passive skills and allows 8 person combat in either teams of 2 or free for all.
I spent hours combing through the Japanese fan mod files to pick and choose the upgraded graphics files that keep true to the spirit of the game while upgrading it with things like hair color (The original nes games had only black hair for everyone) and better font, I even took the sprites from a female conversion mod and made some of the female Nekketsu characters that take part in the fighting! After that I went about getting the menus translated.
After getting a screen shot translation guide made up I found out something, the cutscenes are simple .txt files and so are the character names, I then went to work on getting these translated.
What you see here is the work I have so far and sadly for now is all I will have for a while because my translators got scared off by the about 300 lines of text left to do.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8_-HFA0g1c&list=UU3bXG9gHHZ2wI1V9LR8_y9g&index=2&feature=plcphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlFQtkPySO0&list=UU3bXG9gHHZ2wI1V9LR8_y9g&index=1&feature=plcp
Note the typos and poor grammar have been fixed to the best of my ability since this video.
With this project I need help in two ways
One is a translator for the cutscene dialog, there is very little dialog compared to a commercial release but its still a good amount, good way to get your feet wet. I can localize and rewrite it so I really only need a literal translation.
Second I need a sprite artist to convert a 16 bit kunio sprite into a chibi 8 bit one. I could do this myself but I am damn burnt out and still have 8 more hair sets to make the "Been hit" sprites for and I really don't feel like making another from scratch.
And this isn't too important but I could use someone to figure out how the scripting engine works so I can change the delay between each line of dialog. for example I have one line on the screen for 5 to 10 seconds but another zips by in 3.
Am I allowed to post my beta build? Its not a patch but then again its a fan game. anyway contact me if you want to help and know that sooner or later I will find a translator so those who can't help but really want this to get finished fret not!