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Author Topic: [SMD]Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu english translation (video available)  (Read 2975 times)

Oddoai-sama

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A little something I and TheMajinZenki have been trying to put together in the past couple months. It started thanks to the tools we found here: http://www.romhacking.net/abandoned/[29]Lord%20Monarch.zip

The script file we managed to extract has been fully translated by him (should be around 75% of the game) and we've been looking for romhacking support to find the rest of the text and reinsert everything properly. I tried to contact the hacker for the finished russian translation but we haven't heard back from him yet, though someone explained me that the graphics use the same RLE compression as Langrisser 2.

If someone more tech savvy than us is interested by this project, let us know. Extracting more text and dealing with the programming are the only holdups at this point.

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08/28/2016 update: Attract mode! We've reached the point where we need someone to review the translated script so that we can finalize it. All help appreciated! Editor found! Thanks for the quick response.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 07:05:11 am by Oddoai-sama »

tryphon

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If nobody contacted you, I may be of some help. Is it the case ?

Oddoai-sama

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Yeah, we were waiting for feedback in this thread.

tryphon

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OKay, I'll see what I can do.

I need you be more precise. What do you want exactly ? Can you provide screenshots and savestates (GENS format) just before the text / gfx you want to decompress ?

Oddoai-sama

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The title screen and save manager would be good starts as far as graphics go, but we'll also need a proper dump in the first place as some lines aren't extracted by that tool. To make things easier, I still have my old clear save that'll let me go back to any story stage. I'll go grab save states from around the game to give examples.

Edit: Here are a few strings of text missing from our file. That includes the mini tutorial after the second title screen, two events from the prologue, two events from a chapter 2 map and one event from chapter 5.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/41lhbmkc3ph2k69/AADPPTV8R8NIf3zVuAoKbCP4a?dl=0

On a side note, the game won't let me load map save states outside a map but it works if I try from the mini tutorial. (I used GensKMod)

I also included my clear save for good measure, it'll come in handy.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 04:44:38 am by Oddoai-sama »

tryphon

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OK.They are likely different problems. I'll start by the title screen. It's indeed compressed and I think I found the decompression routine. I'm studying it, it can take some time.

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Just wanted to say I'm happy you guys found each other. I'll be happy to try this very unique game when the time comes! ;D

tryphon

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Normally rest of the discussion will mainly be in private, but for the sake of recording, I'm writing my finds on the game in datacrystal.

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Lots of progress throughout this summer so it's time for a little update We have a mostly stable build and what seems like 99% of the script inserted. We're now looking for an editor's help to polish the translation itself. Post in this thread or send me a PM if you'd like to volunteer.

Edit: That was quick. Welcome to the team!
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 06:52:19 am by Oddoai-sama »

vincent_vincent

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Always good to see another Falcom title picked up.

poponon

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hi guys!! great to hear there is a translation project for this game. Recently got really interested in it. The megadrive version looks like one of the best - graphics and sound are awesome.  Just wondering how the project is going ?? I can offer help with jap>eng translation but looks like you guys have that mostly figured out.

Oddoai-sama

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Hi! We're actually in the final stages of beta but tryphon lost his computer months ago and got swarmed by work. The project is safe but it's taking a while to set up for it again. We'll release a patch when he takes care of the few remaining critical bugs/details and after I go through the whole story again for one last polish run. In the meantime, here's the latest video I posted last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWCbR2S5YLM

poponon

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thank you for the update!! no rush - great to hear you guys are still continuing with the project.  :woot!: