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How do you translate wii games
« on: February 25, 2011, 09:03:46 pm »
How do you translate wii games

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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 09:11:04 pm »
The same way you translate everything else: hard work, patience and skill. There are no silver bullets for translation.
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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 09:27:02 pm »
How do you translate wii games

with a dictionary

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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 09:33:53 pm »
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."

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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 11:03:10 pm »
There are no silver bullets for translation.

This is why the entire board will fall prey to (translation) werewolves in the near future!
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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 04:23:24 pm »
This is why the entire board will fall prey to (translation) werewolves in the near future!
WAOOOOON!

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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 05:16:50 pm »
This is why the entire board will fall prey to (translation) werewolves in the near future!
WAOOOOON!

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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 05:45:36 pm »
Back on topic, assuming the TC hasn't fled in terror yet. ^_^;

You know the saying, "ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer?" Well, your question's not stupid, it's just that the answer you're looking for is far more complicated than you're probably expecting. Let's not mince words: you were hoping the answer would be "there is a special program we use that can convert a Japanese disk image into a fully-functional English version", or some similarly effort-free scenario. No such luck, I'm afraid. Translation hacking takes knowledge and effort. Easy workarounds are few and far between.

The bottom line is, if you had to ask how it's done, you probably wouldn't understand the answer. But if that doesn't deter you (and good for you if it doesn't!), then I recommend you start small. Pick a Game Boy game and try your hand at translating it.
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Re: How do you translate wii games
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011, 06:07:08 pm »
Back on topic, assuming the TC hasn't fled in terror yet. ^_^;

You know the saying, "ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer?" Well, your question's not stupid, it's just that the answer you're looking for is far more complicated than you're probably expecting. Let's not mince words: you were hoping the answer would be "there is a special program we use that can convert a Japanese disk image into a fully-functional English version", or some similarly effort-free scenario. No such luck, I'm afraid. Translation hacking takes knowledge and effort. Easy workarounds are few and far between.

The bottom line is, if you had to ask how it's done, you probably wouldn't understand the answer. But if that doesn't deter you (and good for you if it doesn't!), then I recommend you start small. Pick a Game Boy game and try your hand at translating it.