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Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« on: August 24, 2009, 03:36:44 pm »

Update By: Travis

Policenauts.net, after many years (and months of silence) released their highly anticipated translation of Policenauts, Hideo Kojima's prequel to Snatcher. The translation is very thorough, including background images, cut scenes, etc, and even fixes some bugs with the original release.

Staff note - You can also find the patch archived here at RHDN.

Relevant Link: (http://policenauts.net/english/)

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 04:12:20 pm »
Great job, anyway. I'll give it another try after 3 years.

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 05:27:26 pm »
THIS IS THE BEST TRANSLATION IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 05:47:50 pm »
I never thought I'd see the day... The age of miracles is not yet over... Does this mean that Arabian Nights or Tokimeki Memorial is just round the corner?

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 06:20:00 pm »
Fabulous work, at long last!
*Well* worth the wait. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 06:59:04 pm »
Tokimeki Memorial
Give me a couple more years, dang it!
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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 07:38:49 pm »
Time for playing a bit more with my psx, good job  :beer:
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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 09:09:18 pm »
THIS IS THE BEST TRANSLATION IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

I have nothing more to add.
"Remember when we were in Japan? You said you were my gun, if you're the gun then that means I'm the bullet."

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009, 10:20:08 pm »
Tokimeki Memorial
Give me a couple more years, dang it!
Actually, I was referencing Necrosaro over at good old J2E and his attempt at translating in early this decade... I remember him saying something to the effect of "if it so takes me 10 years I WILL translate this game"... Coming up on 10 years pretty soon now ehh? You're on the other hand is just a year or two in, that's like nothing in comparison. :)

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2009, 11:21:36 pm »
Wow, very cool!

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2009, 12:03:36 am »
Actually, I was referencing Necrosaro over at good old J2E and his attempt at translating in early this decade... I remember him saying something to the effect of "if it so takes me 10 years I WILL translate this game"... Coming up on 10 years pretty soon now ehh? You're on the other hand is just a year or two in, that's like nothing in comparison. :)
Not that there’s any way you could know, but considering it’s the game I began learning Japanese for, I have been working on it for 10 years ;)

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2009, 12:10:39 am »
It was definitely worth the wait.  I don't think there will ever been another translation project I looked forward to playing as much as this.
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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2009, 07:18:20 am »
Amazing work!  Truly astounding effort and surely to be well received!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2009, 02:39:57 pm »
It was definitely worth the wait.  I don't think there will ever been another translation project I looked forward to playing as much as this.

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2009, 03:12:41 pm »
Bah.  I can see why Something Awful would be proud of their part in this, but it's still no Zybourne Clock.

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 08:21:06 am »
Fabulous work, at long last!
*Well* worth the wait. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I second that.
Also the comments about the translation and hacking on the dedicated site are very informative and hilarious to read.

great job.

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2009, 05:40:26 am »
A friend of mine who knows bits of Japanese was very eager to play this translation, but... He noticed something strange with the translation itself right from the introduction. He noticed strange rewording, missing parts of sentences, and other stuff that makes the text feel a bit weird. I tried the patch myself and noticed exactly the same problems, but at first I was thinking it could be me missing some particular writing style (no native English speaker here, as you can probably notice). So I asked an American friend of mine who's a monster with Japanese and he confirmed the same issues, which confirms my suspect about the script being a little weird.

I don't want this to sound like an insult or anything offensive, but anybody else noticed this, or are my friends and I completely nuts?
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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2009, 05:41:33 am »
I too noticed these things.

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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2009, 05:44:37 am »
(no native English speaker here, as you can probably notice)
To tell you the truth, if you hadn’t already told me yourself, you’d ’ve had me fooled.
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Re: Translations: Policenauts for PSX released
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 06:00:30 am »
Maybe once Marc posts this thread it will explain things a bit more.

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