The patcher has been released.https://twitter.com/RetroTranslator/status/1017964334465495040
I'm here to announce the fan translation of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku, or "The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya," for the PSP.
I'm also here to ask for volunteers who can do participate in the beta testing. Send me a message if you can.
Many years ago, I wanted to work on PSP games, but PSP hackers were nearly impossible to find. I ended up joining Zarradeth and Soywiz, who were relying on a team of translators to get the game running in English. There was only one problem. The translators didn't really know Japanese, or English, all that well. They released a demo that was rather poor, and some time after that, I came across their project.
I offered to help, and translated the whole game. It sat for several years after I finished, mainly because there was no debugger, and several key issues like an unavailable fourth line of dialogue in the text windows, a broken backlog, several unaltered graphics, and unsubtitled videos, were not integrated.
EsperKnight, another hacker, eventually offered to finish the project, and he did so very quickly. Cargodin helped edit the remaining images, revised some of the previously edited images that contained errors, and timed and set the subtitles for all of the movies/songs.
The reason why I waited so long to announce the project is because Zarradeth and Soywiz had released a "demo patch" before I had joined the project. It was very low quality, and was only about 1 percent translated. I didn't want people to think that I was involved with that patch, so I didn't want to announce the project until the hacking work was essentially done.
At the moment, all we need to do (as far as I know) is play testing, script editing, and then we can release it. The patch supports both the deluxe and standard editions of the game.
You can see a video of the current state of the project here, running on real PSP hardware through a TV with an HD upscaler:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia4BRr0xujU
Please excuse the poor quality of the recording. (I'm only able to record through an off-screen camera.)