Because of the romhacking server crash, my post from last week got sent into oblivion. I'll try to recollect what I wrote.
Hey, I'm sorry for the name differing, but I am Bydolord from that older video of the trailer. I'm not quite sure how I can prove that other then talking about some specifics of it. The trailer itself is not my editing, and is the result of splicing a few changes from an older now lost english version of the trailer. From when Irem apparently was still gunning for an english release. The trailer itself had some differences (namely a scene cut from the battle part of the trailer) which I spliced back in, but it honestly isn't perfect. You can see this towards the end with a bit of a jitter when the bydo show up.
Though I mostly registered to upload a hack I just did to experiment with assembly level hacking. I'm very excited to see a translation effort rolling on this game. Love the series.
Hi Bydolord/darklord92, glad to finally be able to get into contact with you! As I said before, you have some pretty mad editing skills. AND you're a fan of the series, so if you feel up to it, we could use your help with inserting a translated subtitled version of the trailer and the intro movie. The process is simple enough (extract .PMF video from the game, convert to .MP4+.WAV, hardcode subtitles, convert to .PMF, reinsert back into the game), but requires a bit of finesse to make it look good. I already did it, but the video quality suffered too much. It was my first try, so it should look better from someone more experienced, like you. Give me a call if you're interested. If not, I'll just release my version on youtube.
You might consider changing "Granzera" to "Granzella," considering that the old irem staff went on to found a company called "Granzella" after leaving irem, referencing R-Type.
That's actually a great idea since both are a possible translation from the Japanese katakana. It took me some time to find source on whether they specifically named it after RTT2, but I found it on the Japanese wikipedia page of "Granzella".
Hey everyone!! So sorry for my long absence! I'm terribly sorry, my computer died on me (lost everything on it, CPU died due to overheating) and so I've lost everything I had on it, I've recovered Photoshop and am ready to continue work, once again I deeply apologize to the team for my disappearance, I had no other way to contact everyone I'm terribly sorry if what happened came across as a betrayal or me running away with the Beta Patch. Hopefully I am forgiven and we can all continue work on the translation.
P.S: It's also my birthday today ahem, anyways good to be back on the saddle ^^
Hey Allplay. Glad you're still alive at least. You must live in a pretty isolated area if you your pc was your only access to the internet
Anyway, it doesn't matter much now.
Blackdog is working on the GIM file translations. Once he's done, we can release the patch. Mind that it will probably be in a rough form (I'll add a step-by-step guide). Someone with more experience in patch releases will be welcome to refine the process.