I'm very excited to try this translation! I was able to use a number of tools to extract all the files from my Captain Rainbow disc and patch the required files using MarkAss's 10/30/2017 patch download. I didn't run the batch file like some have tried, but instead did the individual steps myself and made a Riivolution patch. The patched files (so far) end up being under 100 MB, and you don't need to reassemble an ISO or anything - you just need an SD card, the patched files, a patch XML file, an original Captain Rainbow disc, and the Riivolution channel on your Wii (installed as a channel by itself or run via HBC)
I think I did everything right, and so far after playing for 30 minutes, most everything is in English, but I've run into a few things that haven't been translated. I understand the patch is not 100% done, so it'd be best to have as many people play-test the game as possible to help MarkAss in his work. For example, I just got the transformation belt, and here are a few things I noticed that weren't translated:
- A message that pops up when you try to Yo-yo attack the big rock on the starting beach (in front of the sealed door) or the big rock near where Little Mac can be seen in the distance.
- A few dialog boxes (maybe just "Yes/No" choices) when you get the transformation belt and are being taught how it works.
- A few words that Mappo says when you meet him after exiting the transformation belt cave.
- A bunch of messages that happens when your transformation meter starts running low for the first time and you're about to revert back to normal Nick (likely the explanation for how it works).
Also, I was kind of taken aback by the mixture of Hikari's dialog. The "Yer" and "Ya" and "Ya'll" seemed out of place, and then when I met her inside the shrine at night, she was speaking in a Jamaiican-like accent, using words like, "Dis" instead of "This", and that was even more jarring. It's really strange... not sure if I like it, but it is playable. Thoughts?
UPDATE: if you need help using Riivolution to play this, please let me know. I may even post/upload a mini guide and my patch XML file, provided there is interest. Keep in mind you need the real Captain Rainbow disc to play it, which is what I recommend cause everyone should purchase the game and not resort to piracy, and because it's very easy to use and update the files later if any of the translation is updated.