the irony is it's one of the most hated games in the translation/romhacking community(I guess that's the best way to put it) being worked on by one fo the most liked guys in the translation/romhackign community.
Of course, I could be wrogn here.
i also notice that nobody is saying anythign alogn the liens of "Wow, this is completely useless, why are you doing it?" Those words tend to follow anybody announcing they're working on the game...
It's usually just the new people who get flamed for suggesting it. when lord tech and dark force were talking about it, no one really said a thing.
everyone seems to get annoyed by people who request the translation, because there's a fair amount of work that goes into one, even if it is just moving text from the psx version to the snes version. the project is still more than a copy and paste weekend job. there's a lot of asm work that needs to go into cleaning it up, the menus (particularly the intro ones where you pick your 'skills' needs a fair amount of work if memory serves).. it's a fairly complex task, and requestors tend to make it sound like it's nothing.
and then there are the newbies who think that it is just a matter of copy and paste and start a project only to figure out that it's fairly complex.. and then they ask for help and everyone balks because most of the people who can do it view it as a pointless excersize.
so in short, why would anyone here complain about gideon doing it? he's got the skills, and he knows what he's doing. it doesn't involve any of us in the slightest.