11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by thescarfinator, August 11, 2022, 12:15:17 AM
QuoteI do have a table file; the game seems to use Shift JIS so idk if I needed a custom one or not, but I ended up making it anyway for good measure.
Quote from: thescarfinator on August 25, 2022, 06:55:53 PMI can extract and decompress the file
QuoteI am assuming that I will need to find a method of script extraction from the full rom that involves getting the text out -and- decompressing it at the same time.
QuoteAm I gonna have to learn how to write my own program?
QuoteWhat exactly are you using to decompress the file?
QuoteYou're going to have to figure out what the different control codes in the script are supposed to do, probably through trial and error. There's no getting around that (unless there's a similar game that uses exactly the same control codes that someone else has already deciphered).
Quote from: Jorpho on August 26, 2022, 10:07:01 AMOkay, it looks like BatchLZ77 supports re-compression, so why not start with a simple test? Use a hex editor to make an obvious single-character change somewhere in the extracted and decompressed file, and then compress and re-insert it back into the game, and see if it still works – and that you can find your change.
Quote from: Jorpho on August 26, 2022, 10:07:01 AMYou could do the whole translation with a hex editor if you really wanted to, but that would get tedious.
Quote from: Jorpho on August 26, 2022, 10:07:01 AM(It occurs to me that it's quite likely that the game shares features in common with Tales of Innocence, but I would have no idea if the tools used for that translation are available, or how to contact the people involved.)
Quote from: Jorpho on August 26, 2022, 10:07:01 AMETA: Thinking about it some more, didn't they release at least a partial patch for Hearts?https://www.crystalmods.com/index.php/tales-of-hearts-ds-english-patch/
Quote from: thescarfinator on August 28, 2022, 01:58:01 AMMy friends and I started our own project not only to fill that void, but it's also a passion project for us because all four of us really love Hearts DS haha
Quote from: thescarfinator on August 28, 2022, 01:58:01 AMI took a look into the decompressed files and found... that the hexes in them were even more garbled than they were while they were still compressed.
Quote from: thescarfinator on August 28, 2022, 01:58:01 AMYup! That was a demo patch released several years ago, and ever since then the project has either died or gone on indefinite hiatus.
Quote from: Jorpho on August 28, 2022, 12:18:26 PMHow you can conclude that they were decompressed at all, then..?
Quote from: Jorpho on August 28, 2022, 12:18:26 PMWell, even without help from the developers of the patch or any of their tools, you might be able to look at what was done in that patch and get some ideas on how to proceed. In some cases it is possible to replace a compressed script with an uncompressed one, for example.
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