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Iredc

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« on: October 03, 2020, 11:04:27 am »
This is a RPG based on the Fullmetal Alchemist anime, for the Game Boy Advance. Sonata of Memories is the continuation of the previous game, Stray Rondo (which was already translated, here:https://www.romhacking.net/translations/2882/).
The story follows Ed, Al and Winry, as they investigate a series of bombings by a mysterious organization, Liberale. This leads them to chimera outbreaks, and they're joined by a girl named Viola, a detective named Lute, and other characters from the show.

I started working on this project a few months ago, and the translation is pretty advanced right now. I'm following this FAQ for the main story text: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gba/921186-fullmetal-alchemist-omoide-no-sonata/faqs/31442, and the font is the same of the previous hack.

This is my first ROM hack ever, and maybe I'll need some help with graphic editing later on. But I want to finish the text translation before, though I have already edited some graphics. So, if anyone wants to help with graphics, I'll be very grateful.

These are the areas that are translated so far:

-Riesenburg
-East City
-Sewers
-Military prison
-Central City
-Koko
-Reglotaria
-Nelvo
-Mount Tedesco
-Fagott's mansion
-Ruins of Cruz
-Secret Laboratory
-Train

Also translated:

-Items
-Skills
-Alchemy spells
-Materials
-Battle names
-Some graphics
-Game tips
-Battle dialogue

Still untranslated:

-Reglotaria
-Nelvo
-Mount Tedesco
-Fagott's mansion
-Ruins of Cruz
-Secret Laboratory
-Train
-Game tips
-Battle dialogue
-Some graphics

I'll update this post to show further progress. Here are some screenshots:








« Last Edit: November 05, 2020, 03:04:27 am by Iredc »

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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 11:51:04 am »
Well this makes my day!! :o ;D  Very happy to see this game with a translation project in the works. 

Though I can't really help much with the rom hacking side, I am very familiar with both gba games. 
I struggled through both of them with text translations before and own both games and the strategy guides (good for maps but still in Japanese.)  Happy to help with play testing if you need when the time comes.

Best of luck! I look forward to hearing about his project.


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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 07:23:02 am »
Thank you very much, Farlight!

I can always use a beta tester. When I'm done with the dialogue, I'll send you the hack to review while I finish the graphics.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 01:45:14 pm »
Thanks to the contributions of PhantomandGhost (https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=68382), this game has now a translated title screen, as well as more edited graphics.







Thank you very much, PhantomandGhost!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 11:58:23 am »
 :o

That is looking good!  I like the changes to the title screen.  (great work PhantomandGhost!)

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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 09:57:53 am »
Thank you, it means a lot to hear that (*^-^*)

It was nothing though, glad I could be of use!

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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 03:23:32 pm »
Text translation complete!  :D

Now comes the testing phase, and there's still unedited graphics. Some of those will take me some time, because uncompressed graphics in this game tend to be all scrambled, and some do weird things when changing them.
But the tough part is over. If everything goes right, I expect to release the patch in one or two months.

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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2020, 03:11:16 pm »
Awesome work! Hype!


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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories (English Translation)
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2020, 09:50:00 pm »
I literally just made an account specifically for this! I have been attempting to play this in Japanese, with no prior knowledge of Japanese.... it's been interesting. I'm really happy to hear that this project is in the works!! You rock  :woot!: