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Translations: English Translation of Mobile Golf
« on: August 21, 2021, 04:34:56 am »

Update By: marc_max

Here it is the long awaited translation for Mobile Golf!

On 2001, Nintendo and Camelot released a Japan-only sequel for Mario Golf (GBC) called Mobile Golf.
It can be considered an expansion: the same game engine but with new courses, new golfers, new minigames and even an exclusive mini-golf mode that didn't even made an appearance in later games in the series. It doesn't have a story mode, but all RPG elements (experience, leveling up, skill points...) for character building are still there.
But what it made it so special was its Mobile Adapter compatibility, a special link cable that allowed internet connection through a cellphone. Yes, internet connection in a Game Boy Color game. Yes, in 2001.
Thanks to online connection, Mobile Golf allowed for massive multiplayer tournaments to be held. Participants could get amazing prizes like special clubs for use in-game and even extra courses and characters that could be considered DLC somehow.

The patch doe not only translate the game, but it also changes the way DLC is unlocked in-game, so you can unlock them (courses, characters, minigames and clubs) legitly without using any cheat device! Check the readme for more information on how to unlock content.

Translating this game has been a nightmare because Camelot decided to store almost everything as compressed graphics. But here it is at last!


The translation is missing some Net Clubhouse (the online lobby) dialogs. But since the online service closed on 2002, these dialogs are not accessible anymore. However, there is a Mobile Adapter preservation project that could change this in a futureā€¦
Sourcecode and the entire script is also available here.

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Re: Translations: English Translation of Mobile Golf
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 05:12:58 pm »
Looks great. Will have to give this a try!
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Re: Translations: English Translation of Mobile Golf
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2021, 05:13:21 pm »
Very cool stuff. Way to go above and beyond by making the online content available naturally. ^.^