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Title: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: filler on May 17, 2017, 02:37:25 PM
Looking for a willing ROM hacker to insert the already English translated script, and perform necessary tasks to ensure all Japanese text appears in English, for Zoids - Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai.

English translated script, notes, and some preliminary work including a title screen and English font insertion available here:
http://datacrystal.romhacking.net/wiki/Zoids:_Chuuou_Tairiku_no_Tatakai

(http://mattsmessyroom.com/uploads/zoidsbocc_font2_01.png)(http://mattsmessyroom.com/uploads/zoidsbocc_font2_03.png)
Title: Re: Zoids - Battle of Central Continent
Post by: mrrichard999 on May 18, 2017, 12:07:59 AM
Need a GFX guy to redo that old title screen into this!

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/zoids/images/9/9f/Zoidsccintro.jpg)
Title: Re: Zoids - Battle of Central Continent
Post by: FCandChill on May 18, 2017, 05:42:12 PM
Considering I am making a utility for your for another game of yours ...I could do this job for you too. I just need pointers for the dialogue and DTE table ... if it has one...

Quote from: filler on May 17, 2017, 02:37:25 PM
Seeking willing romh acker to insert translated script.

Was this typo on purpose...?
Title: Re: Zoids - Battle of Central Continent
Post by: filler on May 18, 2017, 06:47:49 PM
Quote from: FCandChill on May 18, 2017, 05:42:12 PM
Considering I am making a utility for your for another game of yours ...I could do this job for you too. I just need pointers for the dialogue and DTE table ... if it has one...
No dictionary compression in this one, though I do need someone to find the menu text... and probably the dialog pointers unless I can read up on that and get my head around it.

Quote from: FCandChill on May 18, 2017, 05:42:12 PM
Was this typo on purpose...?
Yep. ;) It's an old in joke. Not sure if it's documented anywhere anymore.

Quote from: mrrichard999 on May 18, 2017, 12:07:59 AM
Need a GFX guy to redo that old title screen into this!
That would look pretty cool! I like keeping title screens close to the originals for "historical" purposes myself though.
Title: Re: Zoids - Battle of Central Continent
Post by: danke on May 18, 2017, 06:51:26 PM
Quote from: filler on May 18, 2017, 06:47:49 PM
Yep. ;) It's an old in joke. Not sure if it's documented anywhere anymore.
(http://i.imgur.com/3otu7pl.gif)
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: filler on March 09, 2018, 01:12:46 AM
Bump for lack of response.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: Psyklax on March 09, 2018, 12:41:17 PM
I was just looking at this since it's in my early Famicom list from 1987, and if the text is already translated it'd be fun to try. But I guess I'm looking at SWAT first, so it'll have to wait. :)
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: filler on March 09, 2018, 02:28:33 PM
Quote from: Psyklax on March 09, 2018, 12:41:17 PM
I was just looking at this since it's in my early Famicom list from 1987, and if the text is already translated it'd be fun to try. But I guess I'm looking at SWAT first, so it'll have to wait. :)

Heh, one thing at a time. :) I just wanted to get it back on the front page and give the completed posts a chance to filter to the bottom.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: filler on March 23, 2018, 05:43:58 PM
Psyklax has offered to look at this for the time being.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: filler on November 02, 2019, 05:49:18 PM
Psyklax's work on this project has stalled for now, so I'm actively seeking someone to insert the English translated script for this game again.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: filler on January 11, 2020, 05:59:42 PM
I'm getting some help with this from Danke, so this can be considered solved for now.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: electrolyte on April 04, 2020, 08:46:24 AM
I played this game back in the day. I love this game! It was one of the first games I've owned and played on our Family Computer along with Konami Wai Wai World. Though I can't understand the texts it still brought me lots of fun. I sure do hope somebody can integrate the English script to a patch as I would love to play this again and understand the texts too.  :)
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: filler on April 05, 2020, 06:58:35 PM
I'm so glad to hear that this game has a fan. I've always thought it seemed like a really fun little game. I'm probably going to do a public playthrough of a work in progress script insertion to check the script translation, so keep an eye out for that on YouTube and hopefully the patch will be up before too long.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: electrolyte on April 06, 2020, 01:30:52 AM
Quote from: filler on April 05, 2020, 06:58:35 PM
I'm so glad to hear that this game has a fan. I've always thought it seemed like a really fun little game. I'm probably going to do a public playthrough of a work in progress script insertion to check the script translation, so keep an eye out for that on YouTube and hopefully the patch will be up before too long.

Nice, will check your youtube channel man. :)
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: electrolyte on April 16, 2021, 10:47:39 PM
It's been a year and it's sad that nobody is still picking the project to integrate the English script. :(
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: rafaelguerrero on June 23, 2021, 05:34:04 PM
Well, I don't consider myself a fan of this game but I know the solution to your problem

June 23, 2021, 06:12:56 PM - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)

follow my steps to fix that problem:

0)you have to know this first before starting this trick it works with most japanese nes games there are 2 nes game that does not work in my case this trick are: aoki ookami to shiroki mejika genchou hishi, nobunaga no yabou bushou fuuun roku this trick I don't know if it works with games that load vocabulary

1) first download: mesen, fceux and golden finger everything is here in romhacking

2) open mesen look for the option to open rom choose the rom when you get to the part you want to translate press esc to pause the emulator and press ctrl and p to access ppuviwer you will see the game paused but the value of each character

3) open golden finger and choose the option to open rom and choose the rom and if you go to mesen and look for the value of the characters and open golden finger and choose the option to search and write the characters you got and give it to search and the most important part first before you change the sentence you have to learn that the translation does not exceed the amount of characters available in the game if the amount of characters in the translation is larger than the amount of characters in the game what you have to do are 2 things:


A) simplify the word


b) search for a similar word

4)after you write the word save your project and then open fceux and test the rom
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: KingMike on July 05, 2021, 01:06:47 AM
I don't even follow that, but it sounds like a really roundabout way of doing things.

FCEUX already has a PPU Viewer.
And I don't know what Gold Finger is, but it sounds like a hex editor, of which FCEUX already has built-in as well.
Or is it some kind of PC cheat program, of which it is REALLY redundant to use on emulators that usually have cheat finders already built-in.

Or are you telling us how to machine translate stuff?
Because, I'll let you know the OP already knows Japanese.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: rafaelguerrero on July 05, 2021, 08:55:10 AM
I know obviously that fceux has a hexadimal viewer and editor but they are not as accurate as the mesen viewer and fceux's hexadimal editor creates an annoying .deb file
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: electrolyte on July 11, 2022, 11:51:08 PM
I'm gonna try to play this game again and see if the google translate that's embedded in my phone's camera can translate it. I really would like to play and finish this game.
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: akualung on July 18, 2022, 03:36:41 PM
Quote from: electrolyte on July 11, 2022, 11:51:08 PMI'm gonna try to play this game again and see if the google translate that's embedded in my phone's camera can translate it. I really would like to play and finish this game.

Sadly, if the game's dialogs are written mostly on kana (like lots of nes jrpgs are, due to the limits of that machine) you won't get very good results. By the way, what do you mean by Google Translate embedded on your phone's camera? Is there some way to OCR the text from emulated games directly on an android device, which don't require taking photos from another cellphone and translating there? (I know of Reatroarch's translation feature, but it hasn't worked very well for me when I've tried it, to tell the truth) I'm looking for some way to do that without too much paraphernalia, using only one device if possible, as I'm playing almost exclusively from my phone these last six months due to the outrageous rise in the price of electricity in my country.

By the way, regarding machine translation, the other day I found this on the emulation subreddit. Maybe you'd want to give it a try: https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/vurb7x/cant_speak_japanese_and_want_to_play_untranslated/
Title: Re: [Techinical][NES] Zoids - Battle of Central Continent (Chuuou Tairiku no Tatakai
Post by: akualung on July 18, 2022, 03:39:12 PM
duplicated post, please delete