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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2018, 02:09:28 am »
Apologies but the link isn't working for me.

EDIT: Link is working again, no idea what the problem is, thanks for your hard work.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2018, 10:00:43 am by AlternativeZeroSubs »

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2018, 01:04:36 am »
Apologies but the link isn't working for me.

EDIT: Link is working again, no idea what the problem is, thanks for your hard work.

Sorry. I had to take the link down kind of abruptly the other night. I though I'd put it back up in the next day, but I messed up my url tags. It should be fixed now.

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2019, 06:01:28 pm »
So, instead of releasing a v0.3 I submitted a proper hack to the site. Hopefully, it gets approved. However, today, I just learned a new trick.



So, modifying the title image is extremely hard and the one guy I know who has actually done it successfully doesn't remember how he did it. For now, this is kind of the best I can do. The 4th one is photoshopped but I should in theory actually be able to create this.

I would really appreciate some feedback. What does everyone think?

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2019, 06:16:33 pm »
"Relocalized" describes the project in terms of the work being done, but localizing the original title itself would probably best represent the underlying content while discarding the need for any such subtitle.

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2019, 06:19:49 pm »
"Relocalized" describes the project in terms of the work being done, but localizing the original title itself would probably best represent the underlying content while discarding the need for any such subtitle.

So, you're saying it's too meta? So, you think I should drop "Relocalized" from the title and just go with "Seiken Densetsu II: Secret of Mana"? It seems kind of pompous to call my little addendum hack that. It's like one step down from calling "Secret of Mana: The Definitive Edition".

Anyhoo... here's what the actual "Smooshed M" version of the title screen looks like.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 06:49:31 pm by Timbo »

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2019, 05:43:41 am »
The relocalized subtitle seems fine to me.
Don't know how I feel about using the actual Japanese title in a re-localization.
Seems to me that ideally it should have "Legend of the Holy Sword" as the main title and "Secret of mana: Relocalized" as the subtitle. Probably not enough room for that though.

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2019, 07:25:20 am »
What about having the title be "Secret of Mana 2" so you can fix the incorrect numbering of the series.

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2019, 07:29:11 am »
This is tougher to look right than I'd expected. The remake awkwardly tacked Secret of Mana, in English at that, onto the Japanese title.

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2019, 11:31:13 am »
I have an idea that few people will going to be in agreement with me

Why don't try to restore the original picture of the title screen?
the problem is that when SoM was localized in america the picture of the title screen was unecessary zoomed and blurred

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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2019, 12:33:11 pm »
I recall part of the original Japanese image (under the logo) was actually missing/blurred as it was.
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Re: Secret of Mana: VWF Edition - Relocalized
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2019, 12:36:37 pm »
I have an idea that few people will going to be in agreement with me

Why don't try to restore the original picture of the title screen?
the problem is that when SoM was localized in america the picture of the title screen was unecessary zoomed and blurred


Believe me if I could I would. The blur isn't an issue anymore. We know how to extract and decompress the original image but no one has figured out how to recompress it and put it back.

Here's the latest look at my current title screen:



I'm actually considering moving the Subtitle down to the bottom and moving all of the legalease to the first screen.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2019, 12:44:51 pm by Timbo »