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HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« on: August 26, 2011, 09:14:49 am »
hello I'm a newbie here..

I have a img file of game shin megami tensei PSX and I wanna try to translate it into english.
Then what I have to do first? where to locate the text in img file? Do I have to use any tools to do the translation?

Thanks..! 8)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 09:32:05 am by dejavu_gackt »

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 02:58:17 pm »
You do know the (arguably superior) SNES version is already fully playable in English, right? I don't think the marginal graphic updates to the PSX version make a new hack worthwhile.

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 01:25:29 am »
Yeah, but I still want it in a better version. How about the gba version? will it be easier to move the translation to the gba version?

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 12:04:33 pm »
I'd say so, since it uses a cartridge format instead of a disc, and it's basically the same version, if not better.

Personal preference are the SNES graphics. I think the PSX/GBA version looks lazy; it's SNES sprites over more detalied backgrounds.





The only real major updates were to the Sega CD release, and the quality of that look is... well, debatable.


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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 12:55:15 pm »
The only real major updates were to the Sega CD release, and the quality of that look is... well, debatable.

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2011, 02:26:25 pm »
Your mom looks like a guy. Sweet heavens, it's Power Quest all over again.

The opening is awesome, though.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-ZMb9wEvR4

At a second glance, it doesn't seem all that different. Sharper backgrounds, but they run choppy. Same sprites, occasional close-ups.

Still, I wouldn't mind playing it through. Some of the remixed music sounds neat.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2011, 02:33:13 pm by cj iwakura »

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 03:31:29 pm »
Your mom looks like a guy. Sweet heavens, it's Power Quest all over again.
Oh wow, does that sound bad out of context. :P
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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 12:16:11 am »
Hahahaha.. that Sega CD version is funny  :D
Anyway, I think I'll just give it a try to move the translation to the gba version, maybe it have less differences right with the snes version compared to the PSX one?

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2013, 05:59:10 am »
Personal preference are the SNES graphics. I think the PSX/GBA version looks lazy; it's SNES sprites over more detalied backgrounds.

The fluid movement through the corridors is really easy on the eyes though. I much prefered SMT PSX to Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei in that regard. And apparently the PSX version is much easier and accessible.

If you play it in Japanese, having kanji is nice. Makes it easier/quicker to read.

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 01:47:43 pm »
I like Megami Tensei II's brick walls over the solids in Kyuuyaku.
I thought this was a post-apocalypse world, and people were living in bomb shelters, not abandoned office buildings? :P
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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 08:20:45 pm »
I can see why people have been asking me for years to translate the PSX port of "If...". Given how much similar the engine those ports use, it might be interesting to do the whole PSX SMT trilogy.
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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 12:58:10 am »
I like Megami Tensei II's brick walls over the solids in Kyuuyaku.
I thought this was a post-apocalypse world, and people were living in bomb shelters, not abandoned office buildings? :P
Aesthetic considerations aside, either version would be deserving to be translated.

I can see why people have been asking me for years to translate the PSX port of "If...". Given how much similar the engine those ports use, it might be interesting to do the whole PSX SMT trilogy.
I played a bit of If on PSX. Could see myself going back to playing it. And I still need to beat II. Maybe I'll get the PSX version for Vita one day.

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Re: HELP!!! translating shin megami tensei PSX
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015, 10:29:30 pm »
I can see why people have been asking me for years to translate the PSX port of "If...". Given how much similar the engine those ports use, it might be interesting to do the whole PSX SMT trilogy.
Man it'd be a dream playing the entire SNES trilogy on the PSX  ::)
I hope the project is still on