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Translate Yu Yu Hakusho Final (SNES)
« on: June 21, 2019, 05:38:13 pm »
Good evening everyone!

I would like to try to modify and translate from Japanese to English the words of the game Yu Yu Hakusho Final for Super Nintendo.

I've already taken a look at some tutorials but I can not find the words that are in Japanese in any hex editor, etc.

Could you help me with some tips, which programs to use?

Thank you very much.


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Re: Translate Yu Yu Hakusho Final (SNES)
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 03:13:37 pm »
Not sure where the normal crew is, but I'll give my regular spiel. I made a short series of videos about how I go about dumping scripts. It's not as effective as it might be if you learn more about the game hardware, but it works for a lot of stuff. You might want to check my other video about working with City Hunter for some additional context around a game like this.

I took a quick look and dug up part of the text encoding. It's double-byte encoding and this is the first character of the hiragana script. 0101=あ You might have to insert some values by hand, or programmatically like I did in the City Hunter video, in order to figure out the full encoding. It also looks like there's some graphical text, and I think the graphics are stored 2BPP and will show up in YY-CHR using the "2BPP GB" setting, but NOT the font used by the text routine. That's compressed or in some other format I can't find (hence why I said you may need to insert/edit some values).

That's all I've got.

EDIT: Also the "getting started" section is useful for what is says.