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Tales Of Series: Collection of Tools
« on: November 30, 2017, 12:50:29 pm »
Hi there, everyone.
I am founder of Russian Tales of fan website called "Temple of Tales" (https://www.temple-tales.ru).
Since 2014 I have changed the focus of website, and now you can see us mentioned as "Temple of Tales Translations".
We'd begun to specialise in Tales of games translations to Russian.
In the past few years we've gathered many works (texts, textures, etc.), and the vast majority of it helped us to fully
translate some games and port several translations. We've taken almost every major title in the series:
Tales of Phantasia (PS1)
Tales of Eternia (PS1)
Tales of Destiny Remake DC (PS2)
Tales of Destiny 2 (PS2)
Tales of Symphonia (PS3)
Tales Of Rebirth (PS2)
Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
Tales of Vesperia (PS3, X360)
Tales of Graces f (PS3)
Tales of Xillia (PS3)
Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
Tales of Zestiria (PS3, PC)
Tales of Berseria (PS3, PC)

You can check out progresses of translations here: http://temple-tales.ru/translations.html

I have recieved many messages via email asking to help with different "Tales of" translations, as well as to share the software.
I was suprised to see that people who asked me were from different countries. And in the end I've decided to openly publish everything.
I'm sure it'll help many to start and complete their projects, or maybe just have fun looking through the resources.
Of course, I will not upload everything at once. I'll upload things bit by bit, as our own projects progress.

Also I sincerely hope there will be other people, not only me, who'd like to share their own software.
I'm asking for your assistance at gathering the full collection of software capable of hacking "Tales of" games.
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(1) Tales of Berseria Tools
Platforms: PC, PS3
http://temple-tales.ru/translations/tools/ToBTools_v1.1_by_RangerRus.rar
    decrypt:
    Decrypt TLFILE.TLDAT file of PC version (must have FILEHEADER.TOFHDB FILEHEADER.TOFHDA in order to decrypt).
   
    unpack/patch:
    Unpacking and packing TLFILE.TLDAT FILEHEADER.TOFHDB (compatible with PC & PS3 versions, in addition automatically
   changes format of textures to *.DDS during unpacking).

   unsdb/sdb [0/1] [ansi/utf8]:
    Text dumper to extract/insert the script from the *.SDB files (works with all types of SDB, also compatible with
   PC & PS3 versions). Commands "0/1" allow you to adjust the process of tag break (tags are placed before the text),
   and these commands allow you to adjust text extraction in proper encoding "ansi/utf8".

   Attention! Please read this before using this programm!
   a) Patch - to pack files in TLFILE correctly you must place new files in folder called "TLFILE_FILES".
   During packing process the programm would automatically check every file located in "TLFILE_FILES" folder.
   Do not place subdirectories with new files into "TLFILE_FILES" folder, because this utility works directly with
   files located in "TLFILE_FILES" folder.
   b) After activating "patch" command there will be no new TLFILE archive. It'll be instantly made into TLFILE
   which is specified in command line or in executive BAT file. I highly advice you to make a backup copy of original TLFILE.
   c) While packing TLFILE programm would understand only original names of unpacked files. Don't change them.
   d) In case you'd like to change the text inside SDB using packing command "sdb",
   SDB and TXT files should be located in the same directory (folder).
   e) While packing SDB programm would understand only original structure of TXT files. That means you cannot change
   neither tags nor number of lines.

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(2) Swizzling Tool
Platforms: PS3
http://temple-tales.ru/translations/tools/Swizzling_Tool_v1.0_by_RangerRus.rar
Swizzling Tool is a swizzling and deswizzling textures of DDS formats for Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Xillia,
Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Zestiria & Tales of Berseria. It can be used for modding the textures.
Compatible only with PS3 version.
    unswiz/swiz:
    Swizzling and deswizzling textures of DDS formats.
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« Last Edit: December 10, 2017, 01:01:02 am by Evil Finalist »
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Re: Tales Of Series: Collection of Tools
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 02:28:36 am »
Thank you very much. We are going to make a Vietnamese fan translation and your tool solved all the problem we had encountered before.

December 02, 2017, 01:50:57 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Could you give an example to patch a new  texture? Thanks!
« Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 01:50:57 am by shadow_lonely »

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Re: Tales Of Series: Collection of Tools
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 02:46:39 pm »
Could you give an example to patch a new  texture? Thanks!
Here is an example on this picture:

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Re: Tales Of Series: Collection of Tools
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 01:01:59 pm »
Appreciate these efforts, is there a knowledge base for the formats too? :)

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Re: Tales Of Series: Collection of Tools
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 10:41:41 am »
I'm one of the people who worked on the PS3 ToV English Translation and figured I should post my tools here, too:

https://github.com/AdmiralCurtiss/HyoutaTools/tree/master/Tales
https://github.com/AdmiralCurtiss/ToVPatcher

Note that you can find some non-Vesperia Tales related code there too, though I make no guarantees on the validity of that one. The Vesperia stuff should be all accurate though as we used it to create a working translation patch and online translation guide.

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Re: Tales Of Series: Collection of Tools
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 12:38:26 pm »
AdmiralCurtiss, thank you for such priceless contribution.
Although I can't help but want to ask one question.
github link you have posted has a open-source code.
Do you have compiled programs available?
I'm sure many people who are far from programming won't understand what to do with the presented data.
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A Russian Tales series translation group.
http://temple-tales.ru/translations.html