[Technical: Image Decompression, Language: Vietnamese Audio] [PSX] Kowloon's Gate

Started by Cargodin, September 25, 2022, 04:48:12 AM

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Cargodin

Hello! This is a request page for a couple tasks in Kowloon's Gate, an FMV adventure game for the Playstation.

Me and _dk have 100% completed the translation for the storyline, and Yann is currently giving the script a second proofread for grammatical fixes.

While Esperknight is helping us with text hacking, we need help with a few side elements with the game assets. This game is particularly tricky in how it was designed, so for this project, we would prefer working with people who are experienced and have a track record.

1. Graphics
TIM files found uncompressed are being looked at and prepped for editing. Thank you PSXCraver!

2. Potentially compressed graphics 
We haven't been able to find any Kowloonet terminal menu image assets in review, but I believe they will be in the /TERM folder.
We don't have translations jotted down for these, but once we can identify and rip these files, translations will be easily made available.

3. Subtitling
Found help for this, and subtitles for all four discs are already close to completion. Thank you, Itsumo!

4. Vietnamese audio transcription
We have about 16 audio files of Vietnamese dialogue that none of us can make out. They are simply subtitled in the original game as "(Vietnamese dialogue.)" we want to add the translations to the readme, if possible. If we can tweak the font to add extra characters, we'd also be keen to add the Vietnamese text to the dialogue in place of the "(Vietnamese dialogue)" write-off.


I'll update this channel as more comes to light. Thank you for reading! If you're interested and have background experience with any of the following items, we'd love to hear from you!

comicmaster140

I am an amateur graphic designer and can help on this project if you would like my assistance

Here is my Artstation account if you want to take a look at my work before deciding on whether you want me as a prt of the project

Cargodin

Quote from: comicmaster140 on September 26, 2022, 12:31:26 AMI am an amateur graphic designer and can help on this project if you would like my assistance

Here is my Artstation account if you want to take a look at my work before deciding on whether you want me as a prt of the project

Hello! Thanks for getting in touch and for sharing your porfolio! I think your graphic design skills would be very nice for Kowloon's Gate, since you're very good at recreating details faithfully between languages. Do you happen to have any experience with Playstation graphics editing, such as ripping and reinserting, or converting files for use in the game?

comicmaster140

Quote from: Cargodin on September 26, 2022, 03:19:49 AMDo you happen to have any experience with Playstation graphics editing, such as ripping and reinserting, or converting files for use in the game?

Sadly no, my experience is just in editing the graphics, not the technical side of ripping sprites and reinserting them. If there were pre-made tools I use them maybe I could try.

Cargodin

Quick update: Subtitling has been solved, and we're still looking for help with graphics ripping for the game!

comicmaster140

Quote from: Cargodin on September 27, 2022, 03:39:33 AMQuick update: Subtitling has been solved, and we're still looking for help with graphics ripping for the game!

Do you need help researching for information on the graphics file format used in the game?

Cargodin

Quote from: comicmaster140 on September 27, 2022, 01:41:32 PMDo you need help researching for information on the graphics file format used in the game?

Hi there! Sorry for the late reply and for skipping your previous comment. I've been in the middle of chatting with another editor with more PSX experience, so I do think I'm going to go with them, as they've already started and can test their work in-game. Still, thank you very much for reaching out!

Raccoon Sam

I have intermediate experience figuring out compression formats, especially on PSX and particularly graphics stuff (but also data in general). Do you have a Discord account or something so we could chat easier?
Discord: vervalkon#5908

Raccoon Sam

Sorry for the bump, looked into this now that I was able to navigate to the kowloonet terminal myself.
What exactly is it you're looking for? NET.PAK looks to contain a whole lot of related graphics uncompressed. Can you show me (in-game) exactly what is it you can't find?
Discord: vervalkon#5908