11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by Chaos Rush, July 06, 2016, 08:07:10 PM
Quote from: Rodimus Primal on April 23, 2019, 02:23:23 PMI know Chaos Rush has not been around since his last release and with these latest few typos grammar issues that need to be corrected, I am curious if his editor will work at fixing them. If they are, I say we should all step in to update it. Since my name is attached to it as a play tester, I don't know if I am allowed to be the one to fix it unless we can get a hold of Chaos Rush.
Quote from: Chaos Rush on June 07, 2019, 07:05:59 PMHello everyone, it's been a while and I understand that the final release of this has a minor bug in the job screen that only happens when you have an uneven number of jobs available, as well as some typos. I haven't been doing much ROM hacking lately not necessarily due to lack of interest but lack of time.There's a couple reasons why I want to abandon this. First of all it's completely incompatible with real hardware due to a mapper-setup combination that no Famicom/NES cartridge ever had (forgot the exact specifics, but I recall it was pointed out in this thread). I mean it works fine on emulators, but I realize the method that was used to expand the banks would have worked just fine without the mapper patch as well, and the outcome would have been the same: doesn't work on hardware, works fine on emulators.Secondly, the only way to get a version of this that doesn't break any hardware rules is to simply keep the ROM the same size, thus heavily condensing the text. I have no interest in doing this whatsoever - to me the fun part of doing this was to compare the text from Japanese FFIII Famicom and English FFIII DS, but making a condensed version of the script means it's an English-English project and I have no interest in doing that. There's a lot more to it but I don't want to go into too much details with personal stuff, but it has to do with my personal cultural identity that I've been struggling with for a while, basically I'm a half-Japanese that speaks iffy Japanese despite having lived in Japan for several years when I was little, and for the past few years I've been on a mission to improve it as much as possible, so doing a large English-based project has no merit for me. I'm sorry if that sounds selfish. Three years ago I wanted to play through all of the Final Fantasy games in English, but now I would rather just play through them in Japanese and experience the original works as they were written.Also, when I did this project, my Japanese was quite bad compared to now. Luckily it's not really a translation and more like a script-port of the official DS translation, so it worked out, and even if I redid it again I think the final result would be quite similar, but a small part of me feels like I was in no position to do this project at the time. My editor OnionText should work. Any change that is made will recompile all the text in the game within the game's text area to ensure that free space is used efficiently. If you're down to it, I'll gladly hand this project over to you to maintain typo fixes and such. But I'm not sure if this mapper combo should even be continued lol. Also not sure how to transfer thread ownership to other people.Anyways, I'm sorry if I left you all hanging, but I just have no interest in maintaining this any further. I'm really sorry.EDIT: one more thing I forgot to mention, some of the techniques used to achieve more screen space breaks some "guidelines" of Famicom/NES development in avoiding overscan areas. I think a real NES game would not do that, and instead find a better solution whether it be squish-tiles or abbreviations and whatnot (or port it to SNES/GBA).
Quote from: Rodimus Primal on June 07, 2019, 11:29:39 PMThanks for the update Chaos Rush. I wish you the best in what you do. I can work on typo fixes as I get spare time (which right now is also something I don't have much of lately) but I am curious as to what could fix that job screen bug. As for the typos, once I begin I'll need to compile all of the errors that have been posted to fix. If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to post them here.
Quote from: Special on June 08, 2019, 03:17:10 PMI'm pretty sure the people who use real hardware are the 1% minority vs. the 99% players that use emulators. I wouldn't let the real hardware issues get to you that much.
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