I hope it'll be soon. I've actually got a little bit of time to play the game right now. I've been looking forward to seeing this project completed for such a long time.
I hope so, too. It's out of my hands, unfortunately. I figure the number of people who will have time for this patch will drop significantly once the new Super Mario Bros. game releases later this month.
By "put the series on the map" I simply meant to say for a bigger crowd to take notice of the series, which hopefully inspires more translators/hackers to work on making patches for them.
Don't worry. I'll do the rest, even if they're not popular.
Tom, I have ALWAYS wanted to play the Saturn one with the haunted house at the beginning. Is there any hope for that?
I'm a little weird about this sort of thing. When I eat a meal, I generally start with the parts I like the least before the parts that I like the most. In the same way, when I translate a game, I try to start with the parts of the game that are the most boring and monotonous, like system text, menus, and interface stuff. As you might guess by now, when I choose a game to translate, I don't skip to the very best.
The only reason I did Zero instead of Ziria is because Lost Templar had made such wonderful progress on it already, and I couldn't pass on the opportunity to help finish the project. I want to focus on Ziria next.
Anything's possible in the future, though! (Well, except TM III: Namida.) I don't have any way to play a PS2 patched game. My computer's too weak for an emulator, and my system isn't modified. So that one's pretty much off the table until I get some amazingly powerful computer (which isn't going to happen in the next decade).