Retro audio pack is complete!

After a week or so of fighting with loop points, I finally finished importing the PS1 version soundtrack to the game,

60 tracks have been replaced, and one track that did not have a matching pair on the original had to be left alone. Not all that bad I guess…

the retro mod will be an optional treat with the translation pack for those like myself and our translator, Tom who prefer the original music over the remade one.

 

Sans that, we’re still hard at work with programming the gender variable function to the game’s text engine (since you can play both a male and a female protagonist, a change has to be made to differentiate him/her in the scripts.) It’s a little bothersome to have to deal with bonus features like this since japanese language doesn’t differentiate the genders it all has to be coded from scratch.

Fortunate for us, Binaryfail dug out some unused script codes which we will harness for this purpose.

 

As far as other updates go, the text tool now supports colored text, and a pile of new cosmetic fixes was put in place. Amongs them, I parsed together a fi for the character creator’s calendar page and with that, only things left to fix on the character creation are the menu selection hover thingies and some additional text centering (there is an issue with string lengths on few strings that also needs to be sorted out…. *facepalm*)

All in all, Tom has already demonstrated a piece of translation that fully translates some moments of one of the starting scenarios, and did some additional work on weaponsmith description texts.

….Small steps.. This game is quite the behemoth of workload…

Tom’s video can be found Here. and demonstration of the game running using the PS1 soundtrack can be found Here.

 

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News ‘n shit

Are we still alive ?

Yes, we are still alive (well, partially, more on that below.)

first things first, we have not died out and we have not disbanded, or dropped doing what we do. There are multiple reasons for the long silence though, mostly coming down to real life taking priority over hobbies and various slowdowns regarding ongoing projects. I figured it’s time to summarize a bit tho.

1 – Girlfriend of steel 2nd

the psp patch v.1.00 was released and is still pending few minor fixes so an update to that will eventually arrive. The importance of the fixes is more or less to rid myself of the annoying feeling that it has issues, as all of them are cosmetic and quite minor in severity.

The ps2 version of GFOS 2nd is what it is, we have script access, graphics access and whatnot yadda yadda. I will finish it off and propably fix the remaining errors on the psp version’s script while i do it since finishing the ps2 version requires writing the entire script in a new format to the ps2 version.

 

2 – Utawarerumono portable.

Here’s where the tears come to the cheeks of people.

No, Uta PSP is not and will not be abandoned unless i drop dead. Not discussable.

why it isn’t progressing is because of this. Basic simply dissappeared, he doesnt reply to emails, doesnt visit the irc channel and i have absolutely no way of contacting him at all. I am considering starting to look for another translator to finish the job, but so far haven’t done so. TL;DR: uta is currently on-hold.

 

3 – Zill O’ll infinite plus

Zill O’ll was taken as a project originally to keep us busy while basic works on the scripts of uta psp, but ever since that, a translator for zill was found, and the project really picked up from where it was.

we had some technical difficulties with the text dumping routine which are now resolved and a new version of the text tool was made. Tom has started translating the scripts and will resume it after i have updated him with the new correct script dumps.

Zill O’ll has tons and tons of work left to do, but a lot has already been archieved.

This game is nothing to take lightly though as far as workload goes, and I would dare to claim that in sheer complexity and workload it is the heaviest project we currently have by far (it’s disheartening how much easier it was to assest a complete dominance over a just-releasesd ps3 game than this decade old little rpg.)

 

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