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Romhacking => Newcomer's Board => Topic started by: davideo7 on August 20, 2012, 12:57:28 pm

Title: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: davideo7 on August 20, 2012, 12:57:28 pm
This might sound crazy but I've been dying to play 'Itadaki Street 2 - Neon Sign wa Bara Iro ni' for the SNES ever since I discovered 'Fortune Street' for the Wii. The only problem is, it's in Japanese and there are no english translations of it as far as I know.

I'm willing to pay US $100 to anyone who can translate the game for me.

If anyone is interested in my offer, either reply to this thread, send me a PM, or simply email me at davideo7@hotmail.com
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: Kiyoshi Aman on August 20, 2012, 01:42:07 pm
$100? That's an hour's work. If that. Certainly if I were going to do this and I had the skills, I would want at least $50/hour, and that's cheap for consultants' rates.
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: Gideon Zhi on August 20, 2012, 01:49:25 pm
I'll do it for $20,000.
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: Ryusui on August 20, 2012, 03:21:55 pm
All things considered? If you're going to throw money at this, you better be prepared to pay both 1. through the nose and 2. by the hour.

You're asking one of us to sell their free time over a span of months for a paltry $100. Do you have the slightest idea how much work goes into a project like this?
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: danke on August 20, 2012, 03:47:48 pm
Nah, he only wants the translation. Not a fully working English version of the game. No hacking required!

Anyway... You can probably spend a few hours yourself and learn some basic hacking and see if you can at least get a script for people.
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: davideo7 on August 20, 2012, 03:57:36 pm
Ryusui: I honestly didn't mean to offend anyone and I really had no idea it'd be a big project.  I figured it was just a matter of figuring out the translation to a few words and replacing them in the game.  There's not a lot of words that need to be translated in the game, would only need the important stuff translated so a person could find their way around the game.

danke: Thanks for the info.  Do you have any resources you could recommend?
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: danke on August 20, 2012, 03:59:27 pm
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Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: Jorpho on August 20, 2012, 07:45:15 pm
Alternatively, you could perhaps, y'know, learn Japanese.

Depending on how desperate you are, the real cheap way of playing this game in English would be to set up something that takes screen captures, runs OCR on them (one way or another), feeds the result into a translator, and spits the English translation out in another window.  I think there was an early doodad written for Mother 3 that did something similar.

By the way, you're aware there are a whole bunch of other versions of Itadaki Street aside from the SNES one, right?
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: davideo7 on August 20, 2012, 08:39:55 pm
danke: Thanks, I really appreciate that.

Jorpho: I do know that there are a bunch of other versions but I'm pretty sure the Wii version is the only English version.
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: DarknessSavior on August 21, 2012, 12:48:30 am
If you just want a translated script dump, I can do that for you. But you get the same rates as everyone else I work for as a freelance translator.

As long as it's text only, I charge $.08 (eight cents) per Japanese character. If the text is ginormous, I might discount it to $.06 per character.

~DS
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: davideo7 on August 21, 2012, 12:25:36 pm
DarknessSavior: You have me very interested.  Think you could look over that game and give me an estimate on how much you think it'd cost?

I could pay you 25% up front and the rest of the 75% once you finish.
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: LumInvader on August 23, 2012, 07:20:46 pm
Alternatively, you could perhaps, y'know, learn Japanese.
Best answer.^

He could start here:

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/

In summary:

- Learn Japanese for free
- Save $100
- All Japanese games translated, not just one
Title: Re: I'll pay $100 if someone could Translate Itadaki Street 2 (SNES)
Post by: sirhotalot on February 15, 2014, 02:32:59 am
I know this is 2 years old, but I'm wondering if this happened at all. I've been wanting an English translation of this for a while now.