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« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2006, 07:31:23 pm »
Hi.  I'm Sean, 19 and currently a college freshman.  As if anyone cares ::)

Yeah, I'm one of those people who doesn't know jack about real ROM Hacking.  Just to get that out of the way.

ANYWAY, I had my beginnings in emulation when Pokemon was still relatively new- I had found what I thought was Pokemon Yellow, but I had no fuggin' idea how to make the emulator work (I believe it was some DOS version of no$gb).  Flash forward a year or two (I have no idea, been too long).  I was a huge Harvest Moon fan at the time, and being disgruntled over not being able to own the Super Nintendo version, found the game and Snes9x and actually got the damn thing to work.  I spent a good deal of time playing Harvest Moon, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy 2, until I finally got tired of Snes9x not being able to do transparency on some layers properly (yes, this was OLD) and switched to ZSNES.  Shortly after, I got my noob beginnings in ROM hacking by attempting to make a decent hack of Harvest Moon.  Unfortunately, it was a bit out of my league at the time, and I kept running into stupid glitches like "Let's see what happens when you use more space for dialogue than the game actually has!".  I more or less gave up on that and found zbattle.  I spent a lot of time in there, and I still remember the old zbattle forums.  Easily my best memory of that time was playing through Final Fantasy 4 IN ITS ENTIRETY on two-player mode...
Game: "Received the Masamune!"
[timberwolf] Sephiroth was here
[forgotname] Huh?
[timberwolf] Dude, you've never played FF7?
[forgotname] No...
(We had spent a lot of time making stupid references and making fun of perfectly normal things in FF4's plotline.  It seemed natural to make a FF7 reference at the time, and I guess the guy hadn't played it yet  :P)

Unfortunately, zbattle had a major crash at some point, and down went the forums.  New forums were made, but I lost interest in zbattle, and to a lesser extent, emulation.

Now that I'm in college, I have a lot of classes and crap taking up my time, but I miss the old days of 2-player RPGs and going WTF at people who could win a match of Tetris Attack in obscenely short lengths of time.

I've messed around with hex editing and tile editing, but I've never finished a hack.  Too much time playing games, I suppose.  I'd go back to zbattle, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be difficult to find someone INTELLIGENT to finish an RPG with.  Never did finish FF5 or SoM...

Back in the non-"scene" world, I'm supposed to be majoring in Computer Science.  I hope to get a job involving designing or programming games, which is going to kick my ass, I know.  I'm one of those 'geeks' with little social life (although not as bad as most, and I'm getting better, honest!) and spends too much time playing games.  Mostly Maple Story and FlyFF because I'm too cheap (poor) to afford a real MMORPG.

So, uh, yeah.  Word.

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« Reply #101 on: February 08, 2006, 09:36:06 pm »
Hi all, just thought I'd give a quick hello. I'm a long time gamer, and just very recently got into romhacking. This site's already been a great help with some good utilities and articles to get me started.

When not sitting in front of my computer, or playing games, I love playing and watching sports(especially hockey and golf), listening to music of all kinds, reading, and being around friends.

That's all for me, later.

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« Reply #102 on: February 27, 2006, 02:23:42 am »
Hi everone!

My name is sparda, im a C coder from New York.  I enjoy hacking away at some code on my
spare time.  Most importantly, I want to learn everything there is to know about programming
for the SNES!  Stats:

Handle: Sparda
Coding Languages: C, Python, RPGcode, 65c816(just started)
Age: 19
Occupation: Student ( Computer science degree) ;)

Well, i hope my stay here is a pleasant one,
Look out for me in the future, I might just write something interesting...

later
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« Reply #103 on: March 19, 2006, 08:57:26 am »
Oh sorry, I forgot to reply in this topic.

First of all, hi everyone. I'm Feitan, a manga and videogames lover.
I'm 22 years old, half Italian and half English guy, so I'm a bilingual (what a shrewd person, eh?  :-X).

I'm a J2E translator (or WOULD like to be  ::)), my favourite games/apps are from Falcom and Enterbrain. I like jRPGs and manga as Hunter X Hunter (ty name... hum) and Yu Yu Hakusho.
I'n not a programmer, but I delight at hacking, translation and web graphic.

If you want to have a chat with me see my MSN address.
Later!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2006, 09:00:27 am by Feitan »

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« Reply #104 on: March 19, 2006, 05:16:58 pm »
I'm Brian, 21, and have been walking the path of the College Exile for 2 years come this coming October.  Avid videogame player and anime collector/watcher.  No romhacking or translation skills at all...but definitely a fan of the emulation and game translation community.  I've thoroughly enjoyed playing many a game over the years.
Perhaps one day I'll get around to learning some relevant stuff...but who knows?

Nice to be here.

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« Reply #105 on: March 23, 2006, 02:10:34 pm »
Hi, I'm Suzaku. I've been lurking around various scene boards for years now without actually contributing anything of note (or anything at all, really....). I majored in Comparative Religion and minored in Japanese, all of which managed to land me a job in the IT department of a local bank in Michigan. So we see how useful THAT skill set turned out to be. Lets just say Xenogears holds a special place in my heart.

I am avid gamer, and my favorite genres are RPGs, fighters, and strategy-RPGs. In no particular order since said order can change from week to week. I do dabble in pretty much every genre, though.  I'm also working on scanlating manga on the side, as well as running through games in Japanese, partly because I have a thing for knowing what's REALLY going on in a game, but mostly to practice my (sadly non-fluent) Japanese skills.

Now that I'm out of school and have free time I'd like to start in on actual game translation and contribute something to this scene I've so far only lurked around and leeched from. I find the whole rom hacking and translation thing pretty fascinating, though I have neither the knowledge nor the desire to actually hack and code, and I want to be more active in it.

Consequently, the spell checker here just picked up the "rom" in "from" as a spelling error of ROM....


EDIT:  As far as hobbies go (what can I say, I was writing this at work and got distracted....) I enjoy playing video games, reading books, and building models--mostly Gundams. I have an unassembled model collection of around 100+ models. I swear that someday I'll get to them all, but when I do finish one I've usually bought ten more....I'd definitely say I have a thing for giant mecha--Gundam in particular.

I lived in Japan for two years when I was a kid, and I suspect that's where I picked up a love of the language--not that I remembered any of it when I got to college. I don't really go to cons at all. One of by biggest pet peeves is a crappy translation. Another is content subtraction in game ports. I mean, if a company is going to spend the money on the license and bringing a game over, the least they could do is give us the whole game (yeah, I'm staring at Persona 1 and Innocent Sin...) and give us something resembling an accurate translation. This usually causes me to have problems with a lot of commercially translated manga in general, and Tokyopop in particular.

But anyway, that's me in a nutshell. Weird major, fun minor, love of the Japanese language, thoroughly enjoys translation work.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2006, 06:57:57 pm by Suzaku »

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« Reply #106 on: March 23, 2006, 05:43:17 pm »
On what grounds did they hire you on for the IT job with a degree in Comparative Religion? You must have other qualifications.
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« Reply #107 on: March 23, 2006, 05:54:36 pm »
Well, I DID spend three or so years as a computer science major. It's just more fun to leave that part out   :)

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« Reply #108 on: March 23, 2006, 06:12:38 pm »
I rarely ever get a call when I try and land a job outside of my degree field despite the fact that I have the ability to do the job.  That's why I asked. I'm trapped in my field forever it seems.
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« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2006, 06:20:35 pm »
I found in my job hunting that, in my area at least, having a Comparative Religion degree doesn't do a whole lot for one unless one got it from a Christian college. It turns out that the job market in that area is primarily focused on providing jobs for graduates from several specific institutions, none of which I attended. They tended to lack the whole "Comparative" standpoint.

I also dabbled in Archeology, but then my college pretty much scrapped that part of the Anthropology department so I was screwed. Heck, my first job out of college was mixing paint at The Home Depot. Now THAT's a career, let me tell you   ::)

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« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2006, 07:03:31 pm »
Maybe I should move to Michigan then. ;) Anyway, welcome to the board.
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« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2006, 07:04:46 pm »
Thanks!

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« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2006, 08:19:51 pm »
EDIT:  As far as hobbies go (what can I say, I was writing this at work and got distracted....) I enjoy playing video games, reading books, and building models--mostly Gundams. I have an unassembled model collection of around 100+ models. I swear that someday I'll get to them all, but when I do finish one I've usually bought ten more....I'd definitely say I have a thing for giant mecha--Gundam in particular.

I think you and I will get along just fine...

Seeing as how you want to get into translating and you like Gundam (not to mention I can't keep a translator more than a freakin' week for the game), woudl you be interested in helping me with V Gundam? Check
my site
for some screen grabs and other goodies. The script itself is really, really easy (read: no insane control codes embedded in the text). If you're interested send me a PM or something. :)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2006, 08:21:50 pm by RedComet »
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« Reply #113 on: March 30, 2006, 07:00:55 pm »
Might as well add mine to the batch.

hi. My name is Kurasu. I'm originally from Canada (French Canadian) but presently living in Tennessee. And as a note, talking Southern with a French Canadian accent is apparently funny as all hell.

I'm not a hacker/translator/anything of the sort. I don't know enough Japanese to fill a thimble, though I've considered seeing how well I can do with it someday. The extent of my game programming knowledge comes from an ambitious project I'm working on in RPGMaker 2000. I am, however, a big fan of the scene, and keep my eyes on several of the translators to see what they come up with.

My favorite style of games are RPGs, sims, and adventure, with an added adoration for the horror genre (Fatal Frame rules all!) and some excursions into storybooks. My favorite games of all time include the entire Monster Rancher series, Dragon Warrior Monsters 1 and 2, Dragon Warrior/Quest in general, the Megami Tensai/Persona series, and Paladin's Quest/Lennus. Still hoping that there'll be a translation of Lennus 2 someday. Always looking for interesting action/RPG titles to add to the list.

I don't smoke, drink lots of caffeine, and am an alcohol gourmand (some people refer to it as being a 'boozehound'). My favorite drinks include moonshine and Kahlua. Can't drink pure vodka, though; it makes me violent, which is not my preferred being. :D

My taste in music is extremely eclectic, leaning toward the 'metal' side of the spectrum, though I'll listen to anything else, including some rap and country. I'm also a big fan of game music and remixes therein; my computer's music selection is probably about half game music/remixes due to this. I've often considered getting into it, but I'm still a beginner with rhythms and remixing, though I could offer a damned good voice (if I do say so myself) for vocals.


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« Reply #114 on: April 06, 2006, 06:05:06 am »
glassjawsh here, long timer gamer, first time poster (poser).  I'll just let the flash back do the talking.....

"It all started one day magical day in the summer of 1995, I was 12 years old, Nixon was president, Reagan was in the white house and Gerald Ford was running this country into the ground.  My brother had just come back from the local thrift store where he had taken the liberty of relieving them of their last copy of a 35 dollar beaut that I later came to know as Final Fantasy 3 (6 whatever).  When he fired up our duct tape encrusted Super Famicon,  my eyes beheld the 16 bit marvel of mode 7 sparkled engineering that was to change my life (and hold my virginity hostage for the better part of the next 7 years). From that day forth  i would laud these beacons of infotainment as one of the few constants in my life.  because no matter how many swigs of ripple i downed or how many rips off the bong i held in, they were always there..."
what a load of crap

Basically I'm a 4th year sophomore who smokes too many cigarettes and plays too many video games. I'm an English major at Purdue university, i love sublime and all forms of music that have soul and a purpose, nothing vapid (pop). 

As far as games go im old school all the way, new rpgs are like new star wars movies, they make up for a thin script and weak plot, with big budgets and special effects.  My favorites though are FFVI (naturally), Terrinigma, Bahamut Lagoon and Final Fantasy IX.  Im a squaresoft (not square enix) collector anything they make i have to buy to support my habit, I even bought (GAG!) the bouncer, and have played through some EXTREMELY awful releases because of the name (Front Mission 3, Radiata Stories, Threads of Fate to name a few)

I'm not "NEW" to the scene, but ive just been a lurker for these past 6 some odd years, I will proof read ANY SCRIPT, and nitpick until you hate me, i would love to help out in any other capacity because after taking SO-SO much from the scene i would love to give a little bit back.

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« Reply #115 on: April 12, 2006, 01:15:37 pm »
Hey. You can call me Wolf, which is actually just my nickname (not that hard to figure out, is it? ^^U)

Um, I'm a gamer. Have been for years. *holds up Super NES console* HAIL THE SUPER! HAIL THE SUPER! *cough* I'm not sure what my actual "favorite" games are, but I do enjoy some of the older ones. Super Mario All-Stars, A Link to the Past, the Final Fantasy series, Super Metroid. Er, I also love anime and manga.

I love music, namely classic rock, techno, early heavy stuff like AC/DC and early Metallica, some modern rock, j-pop and j-rock, and finally, Rammstein!

I have a cat, Ayame. What can I say, I like the name. ^^ She's a gray tabby, and is about a year old. She's a vicious little monster that hunts birds! But, when she's not hyped up, she's rather affectionate.

I'm very new at rom hacking, so I don't know a whole lot about it yet. But, it seems like something I wouldn't mind getting into (hence why I'm here, really). Unfortunately, no one I know has done anything like it, so there's no help there. ^^U

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« Reply #116 on: April 12, 2006, 01:34:36 pm »
Unfortunately, no one I know has done anything like it, so there's no help there.

Stick around and then that will change.  Howdy I'm Tintenfisch the forum furniture (thanks Shadowsithe).  Welcome to the site.  Enjoy yourself and have a great time.  Contact you local library for more information.
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« Reply #117 on: April 13, 2006, 08:04:07 am »
Hi all,

I'm alcoatjez. I'm 25, from Holland and into emulation for about 8 years now. I'm a mod @RomShare forums which some of you may know. So that and some IRC channels are where I hang out mostly (if I have the time).

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« Reply #118 on: April 13, 2006, 08:24:43 am »
Hi all,

I'm alcoatjez. I'm 25, from Holland and into emulation for about 8 years now. I'm a mod @RomShare forums which some of you may know. So that and some IRC channels are where I hang out mostly (if I have the time).

Cheers, alcoatjez

Good ol' Romshare, it must have been two years ago when I was very active there. Those were the days  :)

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« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2006, 08:14:26 pm »
I'm new here but have been into emulation for quite some time. I used to visit The Whirlpool on the regular and I'm glad to see it evolve into this. This is now my new haunt, and I'd like to thank everyone who has put thier hard work into this great site. ;D

I'm usually playing SNES RPG's, Gran Turismo 4, Capcom 2D fighters and Vertical Shooters. When I'm not playing games, I can be found under the hood of my AE86 or in you mama's basement looking for funky disco records.