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Hacking an Already Existing Hack?
« on: May 13, 2016, 11:48:37 am »
There is an English translation for a certain game that is excellent, however there were some parts of the translation I believe could be improved to more accurately reflect  the original Japanese meaning. So my question is, is it alright to edit the hack and create my own patch so long as I credit the original translator for his work? I want to ensure it is known that I did not make the translation, only improved upon it.   :)
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Re: Hacking an Already Existing Hack?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 11:53:32 am »
Best bet would be to contact the original creator of the patch and get his thoughts on it.

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Re: Hacking an Already Existing Hack?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 10:26:26 pm »
That's what the addendum patch category is for.

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Re: Hacking an Already Existing Hack?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 05:25:39 am »
Aside from ethical concerns, there are practical concerns too. You might benefit from custom tool they've used, you get the attention of someone who cares about the game and has the skills to work on it, and you might just be able to release your work as a new version of the old translation.