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Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/19 2:54
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Currently I'm working on a translation patch for Space Squash.
I'm nowhere near done, but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in having a patch for this game?

Later on I'm thinking of translating Insmouse no Yakata, Virtual Fishing and V-Tetris (is there any Japanese text in this game at all?).

Here's one screen (the translation is not finalized):
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//Feel
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#2
Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/19 16:06
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uh yeah, cool news. :D
there's definitely interest in translation patches. i think there was a thread about a space squash translation here before.
an insmouse patch would be nice too and especially one for virtual fishing would make the game much more playable. but i don't remember ever seeing any japanese text in v-tetris.
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Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/20 0:26
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Ah, I saw that thread, but I don't think translation patches were mentioned. Still it was very nice of him to translate that!

If you don't remember any j-text in V-Tetris either, then there is no need to translate that game.

I'm going to release the incomplete translation patch of Space Squash,
which can be downloaded here.

Not yet translated:
Intro (which is like 5 sentences long)
Character names
The picture of the control pad

Everything else should be translated, but I could easily have missed a couple of random lines. The formatting could be improved. I didn't look beyond Area A, since there is no way (that I know of) to quick jump to a level.

//Feel
Edited by KR155E on 2007/8/7 23:10
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Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/20 2:13
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is this a special format ips patch or something? when applied to my space squash rom, i get a 1,74 mb file, which doesn't boot in red dragon...
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Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/20 3:25
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I created the ips patch with Lunar IPS (v1.00). I don't know if there's anything special about that program.

When I apply the patch with Lunar IPS on an untouched rom of "Space Squash (1995)(Coconuts Japan)(Jp).vb" [size: 2,00 MB (2 097 152 byte) or 2 048 kB], I get an equally large file which boots fine in Rboy0821. I can't get the other emulator to work on my computer.

I hope that helps!

Edit:
I missed a couple of lines in the training area, so I fixed them.
Edited by Feel on 2007/7/20 3:56
Edited by KR155E on 2007/8/7 23:10
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Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/20 19:38
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I think the problem is that you've got the wrong original ROM... the actual ROM was only 512k, but there's a 2MB ROM floating around that has the 512k ROM duplicated 4 times (works fine, but redundant).

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Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/22 14:31
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that must be it. check your pms, feel.
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Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/24 22:05
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Thanks!! I thought it was weird that the same text appeared 4 times, now I know why. I'm currently trying to locate the few missing lines, which seem to be stored in a different way...
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#9
Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/25 15:56
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Sorry for double posting, I couldn't find the edit button. I've had no luck in finding the missing lines for Space Squash, but I did manage to change some text in Virtual Fishing (1 MB).

The font, which is from the game itself, is quite ugly.
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He says something along the lines of "I will explain the rules before the tournament begins", which had to be shortened beacuse of limited character space.
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Re: Space Squash translation
Posted on: 2007/7/27 18:56
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Triple posting!
I fixed the Space Squash patch so it *should* now work on the correct rom dump.

When I play Virtual Fishing on the emulator I seem to get longer conversations than when I play it on the real hardware. Also some of the text is messed up.
Edited by KR155E on 2007/8/7 23:09
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