You want to translate Tengai Makyou Ziria too? You should announce this project on pcenginefx forum which is speciliazed for PC Engine translations and hacking.
I already have a hacker I'm working with on Ziria. He'll get the word out when the time is right. Let's wait until the script is complete to celebrate.
I don't think LostTemplar is still active on the Romhacking scene.
I was working with him on a project and it's been several years since the last answer, not to mention the last time he visited those forums is more than two years ago.
I re-established contact with LostTemplar by email a matter of months ago. He mentioned some personal matters and said that he wanted to finish a different project first, which I suppose must have been your project. I'm sorry to hear that you've had no progress, both for your sake and mine as well.
From what byuu's screens looked like, I'd say the amount of work put into the hacking was going to be top notch, basically quite hard to achieve in general (i.e. multiple proportional fonts for everything, stuff we barely see since Bahamut Lagoon). Keeping that level mustn't be exactly easy, even for byuu who happens to be a master at pretty fonts and exquisite hacking techniques.
The "screens" of the English version were all done by Lost Templar. At the moment, byuu's only contribution to the product has been the customized script editor that he made at my request.
Incidentally, Gemini here is one of the few hackers I'd really like to finish up the project. The best thing about working with him was that he always worked with me very closely to make sure that everything was done right. Most hackers just take the script and then I get left out until it's done. If only you were up to the task of hacking SFC games, Gemini. This and Last Bible 3 would be as good as done.
I'm not clear on this. Is the script available for a hacker to pick up and complete said hacking? Or should this topic just be ignored as no new news? If you want your work to have a large impact, you might want to get it out there sooner rather than later before someone else's work on the game takes that spot instead. For all practical purposes, this project was abandoned years ago and other efforts may have started.
The script's not "available" exactly. See, I've got two hackers who are both saying they'll do it... Just not right now... And no clear date of when. Byuu won't start hacking until he makes the perfect SNES debugger from scratch, and he doesn't want to start doing that because it would take ages, and it's boring work.
Lost Templar is busy now, and he has another project to finish, but said he's willing to work on it if byuu isn't... But again, not now... I don't want to say "Hey, everybody! Have a go with this script! Anybody who finishes it first wins!"
I really want the game to be done right... I love it, and I put a lot of work into it. I want to be sure that whoever works on it puts it into the best shape it can be in. But I suppose I should be doing something to assure people that it's not a dead project. I think what I might do is set a deadline... Once that deadline is up, if work hasn't resumed, I'll give the project to another hacker who can prove they have what it takes to. I will draw up a plan this weekend and let you know.
The only exception is Gemini. If Gemini wants to attempt it, he can start immediately.