11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by ButThouMust, April 15, 2022, 06:05:29 PM
Quote from: koitsu on August 10, 2022, 05:22:32 AMI'm disappointed you rewrote it all in Java "... because C wasn't playing nice with handling files" (this makes absolutely no sense).....I do 65816 and C both (so this probably explains my bias -- sorry, don't mean to offend), but I found the previous individual's C++ code to be too heavy to comprehend, so I certainly don't blame you for rewriting it.
Quote from: koitsu on August 10, 2022, 05:22:32 AMI didn't bother with script translation (again: I don't do Japanese, just Korean and Chinese). My goal was just to get some English text into the game at the start using the existing (and awful) English font that's already in the game, which I was able to achieve, and then life/job took over.ROM expansion for an English translation would require use of one of the less-commonly-used 24mbit or 32mbit Mode20 (vs. Mode21, which is more common for larger-capacity) PCB variations that only use the upper 32KB of each bank ($8000-FFFF), otherwise a lot of code would have to be rewritten. Huffman coding is remarkably efficient for Japanese but terrible for English, so something else for English text compression would be needed.
Quote from: koitsu on August 10, 2022, 05:22:32 AMWhy I bothered on the game at all: Otogirisou is kind of special to me. Back in 1994, a friend of mine downloaded the ROM off an overseas BBS, ran it on his MultiGameHunter, and we both were super interested. Neither of us knew (and still don't know) Japanese, but the atmosphere of the game and the suspense/horror was amazing and it always stuck with me. We had nothing like this in the States. I spent hours playing it just fooling around/picking options/trying to get further than before (or a different series of events) without having a single idea what I was doing. I realise it sounds bizarre to say that about a game I couldn't read, but it's true. I have always wanted to play it in its full entirety in English, and did not want to play the (later) PSX variant.
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