I am nearing the end of my Captain Rainbow translation, and am getting a-lot of questions about a Giftpia translation patch for GC.
I took a look, and found the game text, using this custom table. (Not complete yet.)https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwemMlNPg_8aNlo5c2pITFZzM3M/view?usp=sharing
I extracted the files from ISO with https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/GC-Tool
Then I extracted "giftpia.dat" with http://www.chadsoft.co.uk/wiicoder/
(rename .dat to .arc)
Text files are located inside archive, in a folder called "evt".
Files are named after map locations in .evt format.
First text in located in "evt" files.https://photos.app.goo.gl/GyXiXNSmVhcE69Yo1
Most of the pointers are exactly like Captain Rainbow!
The start of the pointer is "20", followed by the reverse hex address of the next line to follow. This is found right before each new text.
So search the offset in reverse of the text you want to change right before pointer after a 00, then point the text to the bottom of page.
* The end of most lines has Hex value "0200" - So searching for "020002" puts you right on the pointers hex address.
00 ends sentence.
0A is new line I believe.
ADDING BYTES TO GIFTPIA.ISO
Adding bytes to Gamecube ISO is difficult, but I found a work around for Giftpia.
* Open ISO, extract default.dol, giftpia.dat and gift/mov/staff.thp
* Use Wiiflow Trailers to make staff.thp the same size or smaller than giftpia.dat
* Rename giftpia.dat to S.thp
* Rename gift/mov/staff.thp to GG
* Edit default.dol, search for giftpia.dat and staff.thp - Insert new address and names
* Replace/Insert S.thp with new resized staff.thp
**** At this point I made a backup of the ISO, when you add giftpia.dat the size will be adjusted, and next time you add more info, you will not be able to overwite it. So extract this backup each time you want to see changes and then add new giftpia.dat.
* Replace/Insert GG with giftpia.dat
Doing this allows us to add 28,537kb to giftpia.dat.
BIG UPDATE - September 4, 2017
Somebody sent me a direct link with a translated intro Video to Giftpia.
The reference link I got for youtube however is no longer valid, if somebody knows who made it, I would love to give credit.https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/561561-giftpia/54598240
I made this XDelta patch to make Giftpia.iso into a "base" for text insertion.
The translated intro video is included.
Everything is renamed, moved and default.dol is already updated correctly as shown in steps above.
Menu is translated using english patch from;https://github.com/PeterLemon/GC/tree/master/Translate
All you need to do is extract "giftpia.dat" from the original ISO
and overwrite/replace "/gift/mov/GG" in the new patched ISO to try patch.
Tools needed are included in download link.https://ufile.io/6cptp
There is also a menu patch available from https://github.com/PeterLemon/GC/tree/master/Translate
Or use .tpl editors to create your own.
Other menu text is located in default.dol file.
And the opening video is in .thp format and can be translated with https://sites.google.com/site/wiiflowiki4/trailers
- Like I did for Captain Rainbow intro.
That is it for now.
Most of my time is still going to the Captain Rainbow project, but feel free to use this info, or ask me any questions.
I will dedicate more time to Giftpia after the completion of Captain Rainbow.