Got Lunatic Dawn: Passage of the Book on steam and poked around the main executable with a hex editor to see if I could glue some English to it.
1. Window titles are stored in plain SHIFT-JIS encoded strings.
2. Button labels and the contents of dropdown menus are not showing up in the hex editor anywhere. I don't see any external data files for text, though, and these are generic Windows GUI elements which I don't think usually draw from outside data anyway.
So yeah, is the button label/dropdown text encrypted/compressed or something, and if so, any idea on how I could actually modify it?
For what it's worth, I'm thinking this was probably written in C or C++ -- it predates .NET's wider adoption.