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Honey in the Sky (PCE) English translation (help needed)
« on: March 20, 2021, 11:06:35 pm »
This is my first English translation project, so please don't expect an high level of polish!

All the text injection and pointers rewriting was done directly with WindHex32.

To be more straightforward, for some items i've replaced the literal translation with its effective usage (e.g. "water of life" -> "HP rec."). For the stage names i could not come with an effective translation, so i've just replaced them with a progressive number as a placeholder ("ST1", "ST2", "ST3", etc.)

Progress status:
 - most of the text table complete
 - translated most of the ingame menu, shop, items, messages

TODO (if you can help please post in this thread, otherwise these are delayed for now):
 - translate the intro story
 - find some extra space in the ROM to move and expand more strings
 - translate the remaining ingame messages (mostly for hidden passwords and items)
 - add a few missing chars like "+" and the apostrophe.
 - replace the title banner GFX
 - nice to have QOL enhancements:
   - enter the ingame menu immediately after pausing without pressing any button (it took me a while to figure out)
   - go back in the menu with II
   - press Select or Run to rotate the arm counter-clockwise (for use with a 3 button controller)
   - play the 2nd loop with regular colors

special thanks:
 - Video Game Den for the guide that helped me starting this translation.
 - The Bit Punch for his tutorial on pointers hacking
 - filler for helping completing the thingy table


shots:


latest patch release:
v0.3
ROM / ISO Information:
  • Honey in the Sky (J).pce (GoodPCE 1.09a)
  • CRC32: 6c5eb873
  • MD5: 16866ce00ec54d66c9bcacd13aaba3fa
« Last Edit: June 15, 2021, 10:17:14 pm by eadmaster »
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Re: Honey in the Sky (PCE) English translation
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 12:01:04 am »
FYI: my script dump and table file for this are here. https://pcengine.proboards.com/thread/758/pce-raw-scripts

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Re: Honey in the Sky (PCE) English translation
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 12:48:52 am »
FYI: my script dump and table file for this are here. https://pcengine.proboards.com/thread/758/pce-raw-scripts

Thank you, that will help me completing the table file.

I will also take a look at Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman and Momotarou Katsugeki since these are hardly playable without knowing some Japanese...
« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 03:44:55 am by eadmaster »
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Re: Honey in the Sky (PCE) English translation
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 10:11:43 pm »
Always good to see another PCE translation! Good luck with the rest of the project.

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Re: Honey in the Sky (PCE) English translation
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 01:53:38 pm »
UPDATE: released v0.3.
Translated the remaining weapons, armors, and most common ingame messages.

If you can help me locating some (safe) free space i may move more strings and use some better wording.
Btw, i've found the space in the text box is quite limited.

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Re: Honey in the Sky (PCE) English translation
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2021, 03:49:45 pm »
This is really cool! It's exciting to see PCE translations being worked on. I played this game last month in Japanese. It was fun, but it was hard figuring things out with Japanese text. I'll give this a try soon! :D