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Update By: Pennywise

Today aishsha, paul_met and Pennywise present a completed Sega Saturn translation for Linkle Liver Story.

The translation began last year and has now finally seen a release with hacking by paul_met, translation by aishsha and the script editing by Pennywise. It is complete and should be issue free.

At its heart the game is just a simple Action RPG and features nice 2D graphics, a cute and charming story that is now fully translated, a rarity for the Sega Saturn.

The team would like to note that they never figured out the meaning of the title Linkle Liver. The best guess was that it was just some cute marketing ploy, but the game makes no mention of such text in the game or in the manual, which they have graciously translated as well. Maybe one day...

Special thanks to FlashPV and Lestat for the new title logo and Xanathis and cccmar for testing.

Expect more good things to come.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 10:37:18 pm »
Is it Laiber or Libber?

I for one wouldn't mind trying some Liver Links.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 10:49:41 pm »
I love so much games with those looks  :happy: Hope to check it this weekend.

Thanks guys for this effort.  Nice way to begin this year :thumbsup:

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 11:37:55 pm »
Why is the patch not available through romhacking.net?

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 11:49:49 pm »
I believe the patch is larger than 30MB which is due in part to the intro video being reencoded.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 12:43:11 am »
I believe the patch is larger than 30MB which is due in part to the intro video being reencoded.

Ah, yes. The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya for the PSP had the same problem.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 01:42:11 am »
I believe the patch is larger than 30MB which is due in part to the intro video being reencoded.
Ah, yes. The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya for the PSP had the same problem.

You know, we are paying for this site now. Perhaps that money could go toward hosting larger patches for disc based systems like these.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 02:19:30 am »
Ah, yes. The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya for the PSP had the same problem.
Is that a problem?

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 02:47:41 am »
Why is the patch not available through romhacking.net?
The game page is actually still queue for submission to RHDN lol :) But yeah, external links will be there since the intro had to be redone.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 03:12:44 am »
Is that a problem?

Actually, the size wasn't the only problem. Haruhi's patch contained subtitled versions of the movies. As far as I know, patches aren't allowed to contain any copyrighted content, but the patch contained the actual animated scenes, and thus it couldn't be provided through this site. The movies' inclusion made the patch large, but the copyrighted content was really what made it a no-show for this site.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 05:21:57 am »
Actually, the size wasn't the only problem. Haruhi's patch contained subtitled versions of the movies. As far as I know, patches aren't allowed to contain any copyrighted content, but the patch contained the actual animated scenes, and thus it couldn't be provided through this site. The movies' inclusion made the patch large, but the copyrighted content was really what made it a no-show for this site.
Oh man, I wish I had your troubles. :happy:

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 05:48:57 am »
Just gonna add that it was made in part by the same folks as Crusader of Centy / Soleil on Genesis, which is why it was on my radar. Really didn't expect that translation to just pop out one day, that's really cool.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 07:44:21 am »
Thank you to everyone involved. I love the Saturn it's my favorite system so I really enjoy discovering new games that I haven't played in English.

Also, thank you for translating the manual as well. That was really nice of you. I really like it when groups include translations of the manuals because it makes me feel like the game was actually officially translated.

You all did a great job! Thank you!:thumbsup:

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 09:26:36 am »
Actually, the size wasn't the only problem. Haruhi's patch contained subtitled versions of the movies. As far as I know, patches aren't allowed to contain any copyrighted content, but the patch contained the actual animated scenes, and thus it couldn't be provided through this site. The movies' inclusion made the patch large, but the copyrighted content was really what made it a no-show for this site.

Like I don't know if it's possible to do softsubs on the Saturn, but with the PS1, PS2, PSP etc., softsubs aren't terribly difficult to pull off from what I understand. Esperknight was just lazy in your case.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2019, 09:36:47 am »
What a way to start the new year.  My thanks to everyone involved.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2019, 10:51:47 am »
Wow great job to all three of you!!  I can’t wait to check it out.  The Saturn has a lot of gems waiting to be translated.

Paul_met, did you have to modify the code to support variable width font or was the code already set up to support it in the original game?

Also, what tool did you guys use to generate the font?

Looks great.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 10:53:10 am »
I literally just ordered an RGB cable and a transcoder for my Saturn and now i see this. Holy shit :) I love Nextech's games so this should be heaps of fun. Thank you.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 11:33:05 am »
Paul_met, did you have to modify the code to support variable width font or was the code already set up to support it in the original game?
The game initially did not provide for anything that is usually done in localizations. I had to do everything myself.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 01:38:40 pm »
Could Liver really be "river"? It may very well be "Wrinkle River Story". Dead serious.

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Re: Translations: Linkle Liver Story Sega Saturn Translation Released
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 02:04:44 pm »
Awesome job!
Game looks sweet! Hope we see a  more SEGA Saturn translation in future :D