Kingcom and KaioShin joined forces to found The Romhacking Aerie
. The new translation group's goal is to bring many more high-quality translations to the community.
Since the cooperation with Caravan Heart worked out so well, this was only a natural development.
Currently there are three active projects being worked on:
- Super Robot Wars: Judgement (GBA)
- SMT Devil Children - Flame Book (GBA)
- SMT Devil Children - Ice Book (GBA)
SRWJ is already well underway and most of the hacking work has been finished. The script translation is currently at about 15%, out of a 3MB script.
The Devil Children games need a ton of additional work due to their (horrible) programming, but they are coming along steadily. A few menu strings to get us started have already been translated, the main script translation is being taken care of soon. There is also a preview video
showcasing our work in action.
Furthermore there are two more projects which still need a translator.
The former is a remake of the legendary SMT for the SNES. It features greatly improved graphics and a few tweaks to the game in general. Not to mention it's for a portable console this time!
Magical Vacation is a prequel to Magical Starsign, which was released in English on the Nintendo DS.
If you're interested in translating either of these games, contact us (KaioShin
) on the message board. Script samples can be obtained above.
Script size for SMT will be around 1MB, Magical Vacation is around 600KB.
Last but not least - KaioShin has released a small yet very useful new romhacking tool. Table Creator
takes a file with a list of Japanese or Latin characters and automatically generates a table out of it. If you have ever worked on a game with 500 kanji or even more, you'll know how welcome this is.Relevant Link: