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Title: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on August 04, 2016, 03:48:19 pm
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This thread is for the English translation project of Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love (a.k.a. Tingle RPG 2), a Nintendo DS game released in Japan in 2009.
This game is a spin-off of the Legend of Zelda series and is somewhat obscure because it was only released in Japan. Its prequel Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland was released in Europe in five languages, including English. However, this game was skipped over for a localization, and has remained a mystery to many people  :)
Tingle RPG 2 is a point and click adventure game, while paying tribute to several genres such as classic dungeon crawlers, JRPGs, and even dating sims. If you've never tried this whacky but fun game, I'd highly recommend it!

The team-
Hacking
joesteve1914
Translators
waldrumpus
DaVince
Graphics Editors
chir-miru
masterofzoroark
Rimbamboo
Zell0s

Credits-
DarthNemesis for TingleTrans program
Auryn, Kelebek, FAST6191, and anyone else on here or GBAtemp that have given me advice.
Normmatt for helping fix an issue with the font
FShadow for the new title logo
IcySon55 and FTI for the custom archive program

Check our blog for updates!
http://tingletranslation.blogspot.com/

Screenshots

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TSYBUkYuZrE/VddQ0zG5U8I/AAAAAAAAAO0/UJ1kmGM5tlw/s1600/1%2B%25282%2529.png)(https://s17.postimg.org/itpbxsky7/tlbt_complete_2445.png)(https://s16.postimg.org/hvwrjw74l/tlbt_complete_4581.png)(https://s13.postimg.org/8swfo1vlz/tlbt_complete_2706.png)(https://s16.postimg.org/ppxd5aexh/tlbt_complete_4715.png)(https://s17.postimg.org/acptmvg9b/tlbt_complete_2543.png)(https://i.imgur.com/roGZu6U.png[img]https://i.imgur.com/0sbsuAB.png)(https://s17.postimg.org/p9yanvthr/tlbt_complete_3526.png)(https://s17.postimg.org/vvma0ghan/build_6_23_16_14_4626.png)

Relevant Links
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ripened-tingles-balloon-trip-of-love-translation-project.363053/

Grab the patch here!
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/3376/
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: ShadowOne333 on August 04, 2016, 04:17:34 pm
Current estimated percentage of project completed - 70%
Woa what the...
That's a lot for a first teaser. xD

Even though I couldn't care less about the Tingle games, it's always nice to have a japan exclusive title being translated.
I for sure will be looking forward to see how this project progresses. :)

Good luck!
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on August 04, 2016, 04:21:08 pm
Woa what the...
That's a lot for a first teaser. xD

Even though I couldn't care less about the Tingle games, it's always nice to have a japan exclusive title being translated.
I for sure will be looking forward to see how this project progresses. :)

Good luck!
Thanks! And yeah, the project has been going on for a few years, I just figured I'd share it here finally  :)
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: ShadowOne333 on August 04, 2016, 04:26:25 pm
Thanks! And yeah, the project has been going on for a few years, I just figured I'd share it here finally  :)
Ah that explains it. :P
Well, here's all the best wishes so that you guys can finish the game 100%!
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Pizzano on August 04, 2016, 05:07:43 pm
Thanks for working to translate this all but forgotten Legend of Zelda spinoff! Looks cool!
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Ziko on August 04, 2016, 06:20:23 pm
This is impressive! This'll be another Zelda game I'll revisit when this is through. You've done a lot in a short amount of time.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on August 04, 2016, 06:25:44 pm
Thanks everyone!
You've done a lot in a short amount of time.
Heh, we've actually been working on this for a few years, this is just the first time I posted it on RHDN :D
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: mikeprado30 on August 04, 2016, 09:36:32 pm
That's great! I await this one since today.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: KingMike on August 04, 2016, 10:11:16 pm
Was this the Japanese Club Nintendo-exclusive game, or was that something else?
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle\'s Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on August 04, 2016, 10:14:28 pm
Was this the Japanese Club Nintendo-exclusive game, or was that something else?
No, that was this -
http://zeldawiki.org/Tingle%27s_Balloon_Fight_DS

We're translating this one :)
http://zeldawiki.org/Ripened_Tingle%27s_Balloon_Trip_of_Love

However, now that you mention it, Tingle's Balloon Fight DS is next on my list after this project is completed  ;)
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on August 21, 2016, 12:57:42 pm
There's been a new blog update! We have finished one of the largest categories of graphics in the game, and more progress has been made on the script  :)
Link is in the first post or in my signature.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Poppler on August 21, 2016, 01:32:59 pm
Thanks for translating this!  :thumbsup:
I enjoyed a lot the first Tingle DS. In fact, I liked it even more than the Zelda DS games. It was the funniest and oddest RPG for DS along with Mother 3. I hope this game lives to the legacy of the first game (or improves it!). Looking forward the translation.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on August 21, 2016, 04:56:11 pm
Thanks for translating this!  :thumbsup:
I enjoyed a lot the first Tingle DS. In fact, I liked it even more than the Zelda DS games. It was the funniest and oddest RPG for DS along with Mother 3. I hope this game lives to the legacy of the first game (or improves it!). Looking forward the translation.
IMO it's a huge improvement over the first Tingle game  :)
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Poppler on August 22, 2016, 10:22:59 am
Whoa! Great then :)
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on August 26, 2016, 08:51:36 pm
Whoa! Great then :)
Yup, it's actually a completely different game really. It's controlled almost exclusively by the touch screen instead of the dpad. Also earning rupees is actually fun and easy in this one :)
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Poppler on August 27, 2016, 08:10:00 am
To be fair, I never found particularly frustrating or really boring picking rupees in the first game. A lot of people had strong problems with that and abandoned the game. I thought the concept was so fresh and the humor so fun (also the 2D graphics are amazing) that it helped to ease the rough spots in the game. As I said, I found much more frustrating and boring the DS Zeldas  :-\
Nonetheless, I'm glad if this game is even more polished than the first. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on September 07, 2016, 01:31:56 pm
I've updated the OP with some new screenshots that show of some new progress on both the script and graphical sides of the translation. I've also updated the percentage completed a little, but bear in mind I'm being really conservative with that. it might even be more  ;)
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on May 22, 2017, 11:22:51 pm
Small update -

I'm excited and proud to announce that the first draft of the translated script is nearly complete! This is thanks to the hard work and amazing dedication of our translator, waldrumpus, in these last few months. This means that we're going to begin the editing process very soon, and an initial patch release should follow after that! Our plan to have a patch out by the end of 2017 is still valid, but I'm afraid that's all I can offer in terms of a planned release date :D

Anyways, we could also use some additional help with graphics. I'll just direct you here if you're interested -
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=24203.0
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: mikeprado30 on May 23, 2017, 07:02:10 am
Great news! Best wishes for this project  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Asaki on May 23, 2017, 05:36:22 pm
It's controlled almost exclusively by the touch screen instead of the dpad.

That's a bummer =(

Could d-pad controls be hacked back in? I played Phantom Hourglass with an AR code that did it, but it really was very hacky. It just put the fairy at the very edge of the screen, so movement wasn't quite as precise as it could be.

Awesome to see this getting translated, though. I still need to beat the first game. Working through Spirit Tracks at the moment, CHOO CHOO.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on May 25, 2017, 09:17:37 pm
That's a bummer =(

Could d-pad controls be hacked back in? I played Phantom Hourglass with an AR code that did it, but it really was very hacky. It just put the fairy at the very edge of the screen, so movement wasn't quite as precise as it could be.

Awesome to see this getting translated, though. I still need to beat the first game. Working through Spirit Tracks at the moment, CHOO CHOO.

Due to the nature of the game, this wouldn't work. It's controls are completely different than Rosy Rupeeland.

BTW someone redid the PH dpad hack and made one for ST and they're really good -
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2235/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2248/
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Asaki on May 28, 2017, 01:38:07 am
I'm going to have to try those. I saw them before, but I just assumed they were the same as the AR codes.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on November 05, 2017, 12:10:40 pm
We have some exciting news!

The first patch is slated for a release in December 2017! (or next month, wow it's already november?)

The patch will be labeled as a beta since we're not confident in our ability to find every typo/bug ourselves, but it will be completely translated in English and be playable from beginning to end.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Gemini on November 05, 2017, 01:27:12 pm
May I suggest not to use "beta" for versioning? It usually means something else. If it's completely translated it's complete, doesn't really matter if there are typos, you can always increase later revision number and ask for people contribution in the meantime.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on November 05, 2017, 01:33:16 pm
May I suggest not to use "beta" for versioning? It usually means something else. If it's completely translated it's complete, doesn't really matter if there are typos, you can always increase later revision number and ask for people contribution in the meantime.
Hmm, if "beta" isn't usually used for complete translations in romhacking then I guess we'll stick with regular version numbers. Thanks for the suggestion!
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: LargoLaGrande on November 11, 2017, 11:00:43 am
Small update -

I'm excited and proud to announce that the first draft of the translated script is nearly complete! This is thanks to the hard work and amazing dedication of our translator, waldrumpus, in these last few months.

Wow, I'm amazed someone is about to tackle this niche game already. And is especially this far in the project.
Thanks Man, and thanks to waldrumps. A release this year would be sick! But take your time guys... don't get burned out :P
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Pizzano on November 28, 2017, 10:51:48 pm
Looking forward to this translation. Thank you for all your hard work on it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Shade Aurion on December 20, 2017, 07:06:48 am
Looks great man, I can't wait to play the first release :3
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Ziko on December 31, 2017, 01:18:01 pm
The patch has been released!: https://tingletranslation.blogspot.com/p/releases_31.html
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: mikeprado30 on December 31, 2017, 02:26:37 pm
Congrats, guys!  Always is a great undertaking to get something like that released  :thumbsup:

I hope to be testing this game in the next weeks.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: SCO on January 01, 2018, 08:36:52 pm
This is not working on desmume retroarch.

I patched ROM with crc32 5CF26E2F

as requested on the page (but i will notice that crc is from the older 'scene' dump, that is a underdumped header: http://datomatic.no-intro.org/?page=show_record&s=28&n=4089 )

resulting on a ROM of crc32 of 647e487b


both retroarch desmume core and standalone say something like this:
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::out_of_range'
  what():  basic_string::substr: __pos (which is 18446744073709551615) > this->size() (which is 5)
Aborted


The rom is also 76.2 mb to the original 134.2, though i've seen other patches that do the same and work.

Am i doing something wrong here? Maybe the crc on the page is just wrong? Or maybe it was just tested in hardware...

I'm using xdelta3 on linux.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on January 01, 2018, 11:25:19 pm
We hope everyone enjoys the patch :)

This is not working on desmume retroarch.

I patched ROM with crc32 5CF26E2F

as requested on the page (but i will notice that crc is from the older 'scene' dump, that is a underdumped header: http://datomatic.no-intro.org/?page=show_record&s=28&n=4089 )

resulting on a ROM of crc32 of 647e487b


both retroarch desmume core and standalone say something like this:
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::out_of_range'
  what():  basic_string::substr: __pos (which is 18446744073709551615) > this->size() (which is 5)
Aborted


The rom is also 76.2 mb to the original 134.2, though i've seen other patches that do the same and work.

Am i doing something wrong here? Maybe the crc on the page is just wrong? Or maybe it was just tested in hardware...

I'm using xdelta3 on linux.
Hmm, could you try it with regular, non retroarch desmume on linux and PM me what happens? Just to eliminate the possibility that the emulator is causing this.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: SCO on January 01, 2018, 11:58:24 pm
We hope everyone enjoys the patch :)
Hmm, could you try it with regular, non retroarch desmume on linux and PM me what happens? Just to eliminate the possibility that the emulator is causing this.

I did. That's why i wrote "both retroarch desmume core and standalone"

edit: ok, this is a desmume 'race condition' when you start the game from the console (also happens with the RA core).

desmume patchedrom.nds crashes with that message, start 'desmume' and open the rom from there and it starts.

Weird.

It *only* happens with the patched rom for some reason though. The normal game starts from the console like that (both dumps).
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on January 02, 2018, 03:05:15 pm
I did. That's why i wrote "both retroarch desmume core and standalone"

edit: ok, this is a desmume 'race condition' when you start the game from the console (also happens with the RA core).

desmume patchedrom.nds crashes with that message, start 'desmume' and open the rom from there and it starts.

Weird.

It *only* happens with the patched rom for some reason though. The normal game starts from the console like that (both dumps).
My bad, I missed "standalone"  :)


I wasn't able to get xdelta3 working for Linux, but I used DeltaPatcher with wine and it worked. It boots up fine in desmume.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: SCO on January 02, 2018, 04:52:56 pm
xdelta3 is a command line program so you have to learn the switches to tell it to patch or make a patch.

Anyway, it also works here *if you start desmume first* and start the game from the file dialog. If you just try 'desmume patchedrom.nds' from the command line, it crashes like that. It's probably something wrong on desmume... though i'd honestly be more assured of that if the base of the translation wasn't a rom that was underdumped. And if you tested it works on hardware.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Special on January 02, 2018, 05:32:32 pm
So this requires patching a bad underdumped rom from an old scene release and not a properly headered one correct?
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on January 02, 2018, 07:14:42 pm
So this requires patching a bad underdumped rom from an old scene release and not a properly headered one correct?

At the moment, yes. We're working on an update that fixes some typos and translates the credits - that patch will be for a proper dump.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: SCO on January 03, 2018, 07:30:07 pm
You can convert one to the other with the right patch here: http://nds.hordeofninjas.com/Nintendo_DS/ (search for 4089 and you'll find the two conversion-back and forth patches).
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: joesteve1914 on January 04, 2018, 12:52:32 am
We've learned that the current patch has a crash at the end of page 12, chapter 2. An update will be released tomorrow that fixes this, among other things. See the blog for more info -
https://tingletranslation.blogspot.com/2018/01/crash-in-v10.html

This patch will also be based on the correctly dumped rom.
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: ObiKKa on January 06, 2018, 10:10:32 pm
Has anyone seen this character analysis video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VdAnTLtKNI) released just over 1.5 years ago?
Title: Re: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love translation project
Post by: Poppler on June 22, 2018, 02:40:44 pm
EDIT: Sorry, it's fixed now.  :)