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Title: Shiren Gaiden: Asuka Kenzan (Dreamcast) - English Translation
Post by: sharksnack on July 02, 2022, 12:04:01 PM
Hey again, it's time for yet another Mystery Dungeon post!

So the translation side of Shiren 4 Plus (PSP) is finished, which means I've had some free time to look into translating the long-awaited Shiren the Wanderer Side Story game where you play as Asuka instead of Shiren.

It's been about 2 months, and it's at a point where I can show a decent amount of progress.
(File count wise, I'm currently working on the 4th file out of 33 files total)

However, I could really use some help on the text extraction/insertion side of things. Some of the files are a complete mess, and I'm currently unsure if I'll be able to solve them on my own - if interested, please post a reply, or if you prefer Discord, I'm usually around in the Shiren Discord server (https://discord.gg/5y7UDFc).

Translated areas:
- Some scrolling messages
- Item names, descriptions
- Character names, descriptions
- Skill names, descriptions
- Writing on blank scroll
- Unidentified item auto-complete
- Some menu options

The font was changed to a custom one (right side) which matches the JP font more closely:
(https://i.imgur.com/twFd3NZ.png)
(Changing the font to a VWF is above my skill level for now)

Other screenshots:
(https://i.imgur.com/QmTz3OT.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/HzFv7rj.png)
Title: Re: Shiren Gaiden: Asuka Kenzan (Dreamcast) - English Translation
Post by: Cris1997XX on July 02, 2022, 06:37:56 PM
Hell yeah! Can't wait to finally play this on Redream. Having more Shiren titles in English is always amazing, even though they might not be as good as others
Title: Re: Shiren Gaiden: Asuka Kenzan (Dreamcast) - English Translation
Post by: mikeprado30 on July 04, 2022, 09:56:16 PM
Always is a good time to see more love to Shiren!  Good luck in this project, dude!
Title: Re: Shiren Gaiden: Asuka Kenzan (Dreamcast) - English Translation
Post by: Dragoonglue on July 05, 2022, 10:40:16 AM
Looks nice. Do you also plan to translate the Windows version?
Title: Re: Shiren Gaiden: Asuka Kenzan (Dreamcast) - English Translation
Post by: sharksnack on July 12, 2022, 10:01:11 AM
I currently don't plan on translating the PC version, not due to a lack of interest, but because I don't know how to access the game's files that contain the text (excluding story text). If someone were to solve that part, I could probably port the Dreamcast version's translation to the PC version.

That said, there is an item name translation (https://sharksnack.github.io/asuka/guides/pc-setup-guide) available for the PC version - though that's literally all that's translated, so it's not much.
Title: Re: Shiren Gaiden: Asuka Kenzan (Dreamcast) - English Translation
Post by: sharksnack on August 30, 2022, 06:59:51 PM
It's been a bit, so it's time for an update!

Roughly 10 SSCR.BIN files are finished now, but I unfortunately haven't figured out how to safely expand certain sections within some of the files, so I had to condense the translation a bit more than I would've liked. If I ever do figure it out, I can always go back and fix said files later on... but anyway, that means there are 11 SSCR.BIN files left.

Newly translated areas:
- Traps
- Lots of menu areas
- Some system messages
- Storage NPC dialogue
- More scrolling messages
- In-dungeon ally dialogue
- Some Koppa overworld dialogue

Still quite a ways to go, but the game is looking quite playable even in its current state.

Status screen for example (old screenshot, so area name is in Japanese):
(https://i.imgur.com/0vTxhxR.png)

Also working on some textures:
(https://i.imgur.com/W5Yqp6b.png)
Title: Re: Shiren Gaiden: Asuka Kenzan (Dreamcast) - English Translation
Post by: Red Soul on August 30, 2022, 11:56:49 PM
You are on a roll, sir/madam!
an impressive number of Shiren projects under your belt, there. Best of luck on all of them.