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City Hunter
« on: March 17, 2013, 01:45:56 pm »
This game looks pretty cool. I tried using yychr to drop a roman alphabet into it but it didn't do anything.

I have little to no idea what I'm doing, but I do think this game is worth trying to get something going on.
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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 05:02:11 pm »
What you want to do a translation of the PC Engine game? You're gonna have to get in line bub.

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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 06:14:16 pm »
So you posted to this thread just to be an asshole for two seconds and provide no useful information whatsoever?

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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 07:12:07 pm »
Alright, I'll tell you what I know.

The first possibility is that the font is compressed.

The second possibility is that the font uses this custom format native to the PCE most tile editors don't support. I don't fully understand it myself, but I recall FEIDAN supports it.

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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 11:10:29 am »
FEIDAN requires me to install something called "php" in order to run it.

Is this going to fuck up my computer? It sounds pretty messy.

So this is why there aren't more translations of PCE games.
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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 12:09:04 pm »
I don't think that's it. i know i didn't bother with Fedian when I tried hacking necromancer. I found the font just fine in that game. I think it's a matter of not knowing enough about the way TG 16 works in general. Then again City Hunter could just be evil. Take your pick.

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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 03:02:50 pm »
FEIDAN requires me to install something called "php" in order to run it.

Is this going to fuck up my computer? It sounds pretty messy.

So this is why there aren't more translations of PCE games.

PHP is/was a web-coding language.
Basically, FEIDIAN is provided as a source code, and the PHP program is needed to read that source code and run it.
I've used FEIDIAN before with no issue.

I think byuu's program "mosaic" was intended as a replacement, though I haven't used it (different format, just as I was getting used to FEIDIAN's).
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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 04:16:29 pm »
I'm pretty sure I found the font, but it won't display properly. I'm fairly confident it is compressed or uses that special PCE format.

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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 05:51:27 am »
Have you tried messaging Spinner 8? He said Die Hard had a funky semi compressed text format. Maybe he'd be able to help. And I saw Vectrex has also submitted a die hard trAnslation that could possibly be for the tg-16 maybe he might have some answers too.

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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 04:59:24 pm »
There's frozenutopia, a IRC channel you could try. It's where all the PCE guys hang out at, but they probably won't be able to help you if the games requires some programming and ASM work.

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Re: City Hunter
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 05:37:16 pm »
Hey there.  On what server can I find #frozenutopia?  Also, Spinner is here?  Holy crap I haven't seen that dude in YEARS.  Sigh, #romhack memories.  ;)