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Author Topic: Translations: Dragon Quest I + II in English fully bugfixed, finally, after 20 years, how it must be!  (Read 10440 times)

reyvgm

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So yes: passive-aggressivity exists. But nothing can resist to a lovely splash spinning screen!

That last sentence is literally you being passive-aggressive too.

All you're doing by mocking and hammering in how "lovely" the splash screen is turning people away from a great patch.

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RodMerida - Thank you very much for doing this patch for us and equally important, updating it and fixing the problems as you see them, it's really nice from you.  :thumbsup:
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This does not work for me (black screen).
This doesn't work for me either - I also get a black screen.

Thanks for the patch, but I won't use it due to that awful rotating splash screen when you boot the game.

I really don't understand why hackers need to add such vanity splash screens.
I tried this patch when it first came out and immediately deleted it because of the splash screen. These screens remind me of the early days of emulation when most roms had the dumper's splash screen at the beginning. It was as annoying then as it is now.

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For people who aren't fans of the new intro, someone disclosed how to disable it here, however, there's a bug in the patch... When you confirm your name in Dragon Quest II, it crashes. This is because the game references the bootcode again. So here's the full method on how to disable the intro...

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0x000000: D87818FBC210E220A9
0x04B002: 5C70FF09

To the left are the offsets to change and to the right are the byte values to change to.

Also, if the game just doesn't load at all with this fix, make sure the hash matches what's on the hack page and to use an emulator like BSNES.

In any case, the patch looks great, and I applaud the efforts of RodMerida.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2021, 09:18:32 pm by FCandChill »

kouga47

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For people who aren't fans of the new intro, someone disclosed how to disable it here, however, there's a bug in the patch... When you confirm your name in Dragon Quest II, it crashes. This is because the game references the bootcode again. So here's the full method on how to disable the intro...

Code: [Select]
0x000000: D87818FBC210E220A9
0x04B002: 5C70FF09

To the left are the offsets to change and to the right are the byte values to change to.

Also, if the game just doesn't load at all with this fix, make sure the hash matches what's on the hack page and to use an emulator like BSNES.

In any case, the patch looks great, and I applaud the efforts of RodMerida.

Just to confirm, I got this to work, testing name inputs for both DQI and DQII on SNES9x.

Will be quite glad to add a bug-free SNES DQII to the collection, never completed DQII on this rom (or anywhere else for that matter) due to not wanting to worry about the bugs, so thanks for the patch... I do kind of miss my Ball of Light tho, not gonna lie.

RodMerida

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That last sentence is literally you being passive-aggressive too.

All you're doing by mocking and hammering in how "lovely" the splash screen is turning people away from a great patch.

Lol.
I already said I'm open to modifying it to make it milder (but I have to sleep!).
If I was passive-aggressive I would be finding any kind of excuse and putting obstacles to that. I know it by experience.

June 21, 2021, 02:35:19 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
It would be better, but splash screens themselves are awful. A simple credit in the title screen is the best thing for an author to do.


What he means is that the link in your website doesn't work. It downloads an empty zip file.

It works for me.
There is also a "Mirror 2" link below, that addresses to a MediaFire link (it was outdated, though, with a buggy version; just updated: http://crackowia.gq/dqust1n2.html ).
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 02:35:19 am by RodMerida »

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Even in your reply you've managed to bungle the English language. You should've tried to get someone more competent with the language to write and edit an article for you. Sadly, at this point I don't think anyone really wants to considering your attitudes and behavior.


I know you want to be accomplished to rules and keep everything formal here, but come on... it's just one time, it's not that hard to read.


He is from Spain (Europe)where people tend to speak bad english, they don't only speak castilian (original and specific name of the worldwide famous known "spanish"), that country is multi-language, so everyone there have to speak their regional languages such as basque or catalan, it's harder for them to speak a third language.


It's not like here in Mexico where people tends to speak perfect english (USA english), for regional or trendy reasons, besides our spanish is downgraded in grammatical rules compared to the one used in Spain.

Actually, mexican spanish has lots of english expressions/words, something that bothers me sometimes but that's it.








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Completely agree with you, danuffo, except in the part that having some regional languages in some parts of Spain is NOT a problem for us (it's only a problem for crazy secessionists that pretend to speak only Catalan). Anyway I'm from Seville; my region is monolingual. We have much regional accent, though (sort of similar to Cuban, but without so much intonation).

I agreed with the problem of too many foreign English words in the speech of some Mexicans that are too careless about speaking grammarly Spanish, but I don't think Mexican accent is grammarly downgraded: maybe with some low-classy people that speak too slangy and are not capable to speak more formally, nor write using dotting symbols, that happens. But I think the grammar is the same, no matter how many slang words you put, how much you add -ito, or if you use more indigenous words, or even some English loans more than in standard variety.

Anyway, let's go back to the topic!
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 01:59:19 pm by RodMerida »

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The one in the web is that version, believe me. Try it. You'll see how now it sais "Light Orb".

What is "the web" here? Is it RHDN or http://crackowia.gq, or both?
It'd be nice if the readme showed the actual version, to avoid any confusion.

Edit: never mind, now the RHDN page says 1.03a.
Edit 2: thanks for the splash screen removal fix, FCandChill. It works.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 03:06:24 pm by Stifu »

RodMerida

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The web of Crackowia, yes. I forgot to put the "a" in the version mumber, but was updated.

No problem if people individually remove the splash screen if it pisses them off. But in the general public release it's convenient to put it. I already showed my reasons for that in another thread. But I'm working in changing it by a static one in the next update (that will be ready in this night).

I'm sorry if I was a little extravagant with that cracktro style. But I'm in love with 90's/80's demoscene, and besides, the name of our ROMhacking group is "Crackowia".


June 21, 2021, 06:42:55 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
New patch 1.03c with new static splash screen and new fixings ready!
http://crackowia.gq/dqust1n2.html
(More information about such fixings in the readme or the submitting queue).
« Last Edit: June 21, 2021, 06:46:21 pm by RodMerida »

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Thanks for releasing this, I,ve never gotten around to playing these two remakes so now seems as good a time as any. The new splash looks cool although I don't get all the controversy about the old one. It kinda reminded me of the commodore 64 days. I just wanted to say thanks to the author for doing this. Here's a guy that goes out of his way to provide an english release of his work despite it obviously  not being a priority language and instead of thanks all around he gets blow-back for how his announcement is not dictated in perfect english and how ugly the splash is. Did your mothers not warn you about looking gift horses in the mouth? Come on people, we're better than this. Again thanks for the release.

RodMerida

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It kinda reminded me of the commodore 64 days.

That's why I put it! It kinda reminded me of the Commodore 64 & Amiga days! <3

Quote from: d0pefish
Did your mothers not warn you about looking gift horses in the mouth?
Very good proverb, by the way. My mother has said it to me many times.
There is even this humour sketch about it:
https://youtu.be/4j58Ed0T-ao

Quote from: d0pefish
Again thanks for the release.
Welcome!

FCandChill

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I had a couple DMs about this, so here's a patch to remove the intro in 1.03c...

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PATCH REMOVED
In any case, I'm loving the new intro art. Thanks for the new patch!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2021, 10:18:06 am by FCandChill »

RodMerida

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Hahaha.
Welcome.

A970?
Wherever that goes, no?
It surprises me it is working by chance by altering the code of a subroutine.
How do you know it won't collapse in the middle of the game or something?

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Thanks for releasing this, I,ve never gotten around to playing these two remakes so now seems as good a time as any. The new splash looks cool although I don't get all the controversy about the old one. It kinda reminded me of the commodore 64 days. I just wanted to say thanks to the author for doing this. Here's a guy that goes out of his way to provide an english release of his work despite it obviously  not being a priority language and instead of thanks all around he gets blow-back for how his announcement is not dictated in perfect english and how ugly the splash is. Did your mothers not warn you about looking gift horses in the mouth? Come on people, we're better than this. Again thanks for the release.

He didn't get blowback for the splash screen. He was told people didn't like it and he acted an ass in response. *That's* what the blowback is about.

RodMerida

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And you didn't act like an ass?

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I had a couple DMs about this, so here's a patch to remove the intro in 1.03c...

Code: [Select]
0x0000000: D87818FBC210E220A970FF095C60FE09
0x004B002: 5C70FF09
0x004B03B: 5C0C80

In any case, I'm loving the new intro art. Thanks for the new patch!
Thank you very much!

RodMerida

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Thank you very much!

You might break the game at some point doing that.

« Last Edit: June 22, 2021, 04:42:53 pm by RodMerida »

FCandChill

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You might break the game at some point doing that.

Thanks for the heads up, mate! The previous patch isn't mine and the author made an update. Apparently, it was breaking when trying to save. Anyway, this is their updated patch...

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That being said, I really like the new intro still. The high quality art looks nice. Having the old RPGOne intro is a nice touch too.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2021, 10:17:22 am by FCandChill »

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Then why do you remove it. xD