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cireza

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Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
« Reply #240 on: January 29, 2019, 10:40:24 am »
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about you or Princess Crown.

Good news is we're still making progress and getting closer to the end. It's taken a lot longer than SamIAm or I would've hoped but we're going to get it done.

For those who have been trying to compile the Github code, it won't work. It's been broken for a while. Just be patient and we'll get it done.
Fantastic news. My original copy of Princess Crown is ready 8)

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« Reply #241 on: February 01, 2019, 04:12:40 pm »
Kind of a random question but, is this translation being tested on emulators or the actual system on a TV? Curious if a font that thin can be read easily on a TV, especially since the Saturn was designed for a SD CRT.

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Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
« Reply #242 on: February 12, 2019, 11:32:50 pm »
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Could we get an ETA? I'm trying to decide whether I should just start playing it in Japanese and use the online translation guides, or stick it out and wait for the translation patch. If it's gonna be months or years I'd rather just play it in Japanese with a guide tbh.

It really depends on how much time we have available to work on it. I think it's safe to say there's a minimum of two months of work left. That's assuming both SamIAm and I were working on this full time which we aren't. Probably looking more like the latter half of 2019.

It's certainly up to you if you prefer to wait or not.

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See the first post in this thread for a progress report.

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Kind of a random question but, is this translation being tested on emulators or the actual system on a TV? Curious if a font that thin can be read easily on a TV, especially since the Saturn was designed for a SD CRT.

Most of my debugging and testing is done via Yabause. I do test on real hardware every so often using a real TV though not a CRT(I don't own one anymore). The original japanese font was 12x12 and just as thin. This is basically a variable-width(up to 12 pixels in height) font.


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« Reply #243 on: February 14, 2019, 02:15:28 am »
CyberWarriorX, I've been having a bad week. A REAL bad week. And you just made it so much better. The fact that we could be getting a 2019 release of this translation makes my heart sing. I've been following this project for...man how long HAVE I been following it? Years? I feel like it has to have been years at this point. And your dedication to it has been inspiring. I'm so excited for the final release. I'm not in any way interested in rushing you. I'm glad you're taking your time. But I'm so glad to have something to look forward to this year. :D

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« Reply #244 on: February 16, 2019, 07:50:26 pm »
It really depends on how much time we have available to work on it. I think it's safe to say there's a minimum of two months of work left. That's assuming both SamIAm and I were working on this full time which we aren't. Probably looking more like the latter half of 2019.

It's certainly up to you if you prefer to wait or not.

See the first post in this thread for a progress report.

"A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."

Most of my debugging and testing is done via Yabause. I do test on real hardware every so often using a real TV though not a CRT(I don't own one anymore). The original japanese font was 12x12 and just as thin. This is basically a variable-width(up to 12 pixels in height) font.

I'm hyped. That's more than fine. A ways off but I've got stuff to play until then so it's all good. Thanks for the ETA :)

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« Reply #245 on: February 20, 2019, 10:35:59 am »
New user in the forum I'm from Argentina. :woot!: Been waiting for this release a long time now! :laugh: Super hyped to know this is pretty much going to get out this 2019. Just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to CyberWarriorX and SamIAm for their work and effort!  ;D
Sorry about my poor english. Have a nice year!

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« Reply #246 on: February 24, 2019, 12:08:14 pm »
Simply wanted to tip my hat and say I am also immensely looking forward to the final release of this translation. I've been wanting to play through Princess Crown in English for quite a while. 6+ years working on a patch is quite amazing so I truly appreciate all the work you've done. Please keep it up, I hope you release it this year!

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« Reply #247 on: March 01, 2019, 07:57:15 am »
I intend to play through this on my RHEA board inside my Saturn on a CRT (so I can mention if the font looks wonky at any point).

With regards to patching, is there any chance the patch utility can patch the files created by CloneCD? I used this to rip my discs into the format required by RHEA (it supports other formats, but not when there's audio tracks separate from the data track on the disc).

If not, that's cool. I can just reburn it on a CD-RW and then re-rip it for RHEA. Just thought I'd throw this out there, along with encouragement. Well done all involved.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #248 on: April 01, 2019, 09:39:27 pm »
2019 will be a great year for Saturn, if both Linkle Liver Story and Princess Crown translation patches are released!

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Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
« Reply #249 on: April 10, 2019, 04:46:44 am »
Hi CyberWarrior,

New user here, just made an account to thank you and SamIAm for your hard work on this translation.

I have been following this project for over a year now, eagerly anticipating the release.

Thanks for your hard work for the Saturn community

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Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
« Reply #250 on: May 08, 2019, 04:19:22 am »
Great work guys. Must have for all SEGA Saturn rpg fans!  :thumbsup:
I can not wait to test this patch!
CyberWarriorX any news in work progress? ;)

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Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
« Reply #251 on: June 15, 2019, 06:23:34 am »
Been waiting for an english translation of Princess Crown for a decade, I originally played the game in japanese on PSP, but never finished it (I only got one character ending), then I just dropped it basically due to the fact that I couldn't understand anything about what was going on.

Can't wait to play this in english finally, good luck!
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« Reply #252 on: July 01, 2019, 12:39:44 pm »
This is my #1 fan translation request. I really hope that it sees the light of day is this game absolutely deserves to be played in English. I'm rooting for this!

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« Reply #253 on: August 12, 2019, 02:51:57 pm »
Soooo looking forward to this. Judging by the info on the wiki, it seems you guys are really close. Good luck!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #254 on: August 14, 2019, 06:23:15 am »
I hope this translation gets finished in time, also I hope the PSP version gets translated too. I can't wait for it to come out. I have played the other Vanillaware games but not this one, although I played a bit of the PSP version though.
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Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
« Reply #255 on: October 12, 2019, 06:40:53 am »
Major progress has been happening on this in the last year. Today we reached a major milestone: I've now completed a thorough playthrough of the translation in an emulator with the finalized print routine in place. The script has undergone heavy editing and only needs one last light pass to call it finished. Many critical bugs have been squished, and the remaining bugs have been clearly save-stated and cataloged.

There are certain pieces of text that exist as graphics, and tackling them will be our last big hurdle. That's what I plan to look at next.

Real life is very busy for both CyberWarriorX and myself, so it's impossible to give an ETA at this point. In addition to the graphical text, there are several other minor issues to take care of, and who knows how all that will play out. Regardless, the project is ready to move into another phase. We'll keep you posted! Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm.  :)

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« Reply #256 on: October 12, 2019, 09:56:22 am »
Awesome news! Thanks for the update & best of luck with those finishing touches (and with the real life business!) :thumbsup:

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« Reply #257 on: October 12, 2019, 12:13:32 pm »
That's great news! I wish you guys luck on finishing the project.

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« Reply #258 on: October 12, 2019, 12:21:09 pm »
Wooooooooooo! That's amazing news dude! Take as much time as you all need. Real life ALWAYS comes first, and the fact that you're doing this at all is super meaningful and amazing. I wish you both the best of luck, and my eternal support and gratitude <3

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Re: Princess Crown (Saturn) English Translation
« Reply #259 on: October 18, 2019, 12:59:37 am »
Take your time bro and sorry for your unfortunate with your pops passing.