I'm only trying to translate menus and skills and items names so I thought it might not be too hard.
A quick of foreword of warning. Well, not so much "warning" as telling you in advance what you'll find later, so you can prepare yourself for it.
Menu patches that don't try to look ok / good are easy.
But if you want a nice looking menu patch, you may find youself looking at:
- Introducing a variable-width font (because there's so little screen real estate anyway)
- Changing not just menu words, but also enlargin the graphics of the menu background
- Relocating pieces of info in status screens, so as to fit as much as possible
It is feasible. It just takes time. I really think it is worth doing, too. Take it as a challenge for a programmer to prove his worth?
- At this time, I'm still not sure what kind of file do I need for start editing, I have a .bin and .cue
These are a CD image. You want to extract files from them. There's beena few posts on that topic recently, so just look for PSX CD in the forum's search box.
Daemon Tools Lite (or anothing else) should be able to show you the files. You'll need other CD creating SW for insertion, though.
And just my own personal advice, since we're at it: change very little at the beginning, but insert it back and play it. This way you'll know you have all you need in the dumps to re-create the files, before you go so far as to translate many things.
- If I'm not wrong, using a Hex Editor and maybe editing and creating a table is enough for translating what I want ?
Well a hex editor can do anything and everything, but it can be tedious, too.
These are a good start until you need to change code. If / When you do, think about an assembly tool chain. I liked armips so I'd advise for it (I think it supports PSX,but better double-check).
Basically I'm not exactly understanding what to do with my files and how to locate what I must edit, from there on I think the documentation I have must be enough and I should be able to handle it or at least google it, as I perfectly understand pointers, hexadecimal, etc. and I'm used to use google for problems.
Always work on the extracted files from the CD image, not on the image. Until you want tp publish a patch - that one will be better created from a full image.
Anyways, just my 3 cents.