Note: this is the same project as the one announced by Dashman in this topic from several years ago
. I thought about just resurrecting that topic, but it's really old by now and Dashman is no longer around to add new information to the opening post, so I figured it would be better to start a new topic myself. Hopefully this is okay.
For context: this project died a few years ago, which I suppose was mostly my fault as I was the story/dialogue translator and I sort of abandoned everything due to burnout and other life issues. By late 2018 I was fine though, and decided to try to bring the project back to life. Unfortunately I was unable to gather the old team, as Dashman didn't show up to my threads on /m/ (and even his profile on this forum says he hasn't logged in in years, so I don't know what he's up to), and the other members could only help intermittently. I continued on my own for a bit, not sure of what to do, until I was joined by Arc Impulse, or AI for short. He took over the hacking/programming side of the project and just tore into it, solving pretty much every issue we had and bringing this project to a whole new level of professional polish. Most importantly, he made it possible for us to abandon the custom texture loading through Dolphin method that we had been using; now the entire translation can be contained in a patch, and even works on real hardware, as AI tested the modified game on a Wii and it worked. He implemented the menu translations and other assorted text, while I completed the dialogue/story translation and then moved on to the character and robot library (character library is now complete, robot library still has a ways to go).
The project seems pretty close to completion now, so we thought it might be good to announce it here and get the word out a bit. Below is a video showing what the translation looks like now- it's similar to the video posted on Dashman's old topic, but this one shows the translation implemented entirely through game hacking, without loading external textures through the emulator.
Video here: https://youtu.be/l2-dm70SL1w
I think AI might drop in later with screenshots of his latest progress.
Any feedback is appreciated.