I'm Hrothgar780. I'm new to ROM hacking, but I've been pretty much computer-dependent since 2nd grade to do schoolwork. In short, I like computers, a lot.
I like languages, but I know no Japanese (I'm nearly-fluent in German, and know some French and smatterings of other languages). I'm heading to college in New York this fall to study molecular biology & fiction writing. I'm interested in just about everything, though, so I might end up changing my major.
The main reason I joined is because I would like to take on a personal project, one that I haven't seen attempted: I'd like to translate the DS game Claymore: Gingan no Majo
. Given that I've just said I know no Japanese, it must sound naïeve for me to take on a translation project. Maybe it is, but I want to at least try.
Since I made this decision all of two days ago, my first step is twofold: 1) take screenshots of each screen in the game, for cataloguing, and 2) learn about ROM hacking. With the resources here, I'm doing the latter right now. I also have to actually play through the game to get a sense of how the engine plays.
I hope to become an active member of this community. It's nice to meet you all!
Any technical help would be appreciated, but it isn't expected. Maybe once I'm farther along in things (I have managed to find and download a Japanese language pack for my computer, so that will help me learn the language at least a little more quickly), I'll be in a better position to ask.
Just so I'm clear, I plan on doing Japanese-to-romaji translating first
, and then going from there to English. Once I get there...