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Would Like To Fund A Translation Project

Started by Mister_Alex, May 11, 2015, 01:13:39 PM

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this.

I am looking to finance a translation of Wrecking Crew '98, hoping that repro-makers will be able to add a new game to their offerings. Does anyone here have advice on finding ROM hackers to help with this? I know it will involve a lot more than simply altering kanji to English, and might also need an artist, but games are my passion and I would like to bring some lost classics to the people.


If you want to see some of the classics in English and the passion is truly there, then be willing to get your hands dirty and learn one aspect of the process enough to carry your weight of the project all the way to completion.

I'm gonna bet that the rate an artist, programmer, or translator would charge is much more than what you are anticipating or would estimate as being worthwhile.

Gideon Zhi

You're going to get laughed out of the building. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Repro makers are scum, for a variety of reasons. None of what they sell is legal by any measure, and nobody who had any part in producing what they sell (be that the original developers, the publishers, the romhackers or translators) gets any piece of their profit. They're leeches. Outright stating that "oh, this is going to be made into a repro!" is the absolute worst way to try to boost interest in a project. From my own perspective, any desire I might have had to work on this evaporated the moment that repros were mentioned.


I already have this game on my to-do list, but this repro stuff isn't exactly what I wanted to hear. In fact, knowing there's potentially a repro market for it makes me not want to do it at all.

There are several reasons for my opposition:
1) Selling repros of copyrighted material is illegal and attracts heat from the rightsholder. The ROM hacking community doesn't need any heat.
2) Most repro makers are scumbags making a profit off of other people's work, and I don't want to help them.
3) Even when the repro maker offers to compensate the ROM hacker, I don't really want to be associated with the repro community for reason #2, and there's still problem #1 above. Making money off a hack greatly increases the chance of my receiving a cease and desist order.
4) If you want to play a game on the real system, a PowerPak, Super Everdrive, or SD2SNES will take care of that handily. (Some games may not run on these, but WC98 shouldn't be one of them)


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