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Old 2009-11-30, 15:39
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I'm interested in translating Baldr Sky but I have no idea how to go about it. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 2009-11-30, 16:48
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Baldr Sky already has a translation project.
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Old 2009-11-30, 16:50
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I'm already translating it, but if you wanna help, I'll be glad to let you. Just send me an email or something. I could use the help over the next 2 weeks since I have exams galore.
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I'm hosting the project there. Haven't gotten much shit done cause of school, but after semester ends, it is on.
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Old 2009-11-30, 16:50
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Baldr Sky already has a translation project.
No, it doesn't. It has a trollslation project.

Sorry to ruin your fun Chikan :[

Also, don't pay attention to masat01, he doesn't know Japanese.
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Old 2009-11-30, 16:53
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No, that translator has a very shallow understanding of japanese, if you think you're in the game, please beat the crap outta him

(FYI, the anonym poster is his :P)
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Old 2009-11-30, 16:57
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No, that translator has a very shallow understanding of japanese, if you think you're in the game, please beat the crap outta him

(FYI, the anonym poster is his :P)
Wait what?
No it isn't.

Don't listen to the others. They just hate me cause I'm a nuisance on IRC. I can get by pretty well with a dictionary.
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Old 2009-11-30, 17:00
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And that doesn't meant you have to scare away another potential translator, yes?

Anyway, Stratos, better search for the unpack/repack tools first. Or have someone make it.
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Old 2009-11-30, 21:50
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I'm interested in translating Baldr Sky but I have no idea how to go about it. Any help would be appreciated.
The general outline would be:
1) Find a hacker/programmer who understands the game engine (NeXaS) or is interested in reverse engineering the game engine to create a toolchain for the game
2) Hacker/programmer dumps the scripts into human-readable format
3) Translator translates the Japanese into English
4) Script is proofread
5) Hacker/programmer inserts script into the game
6) Game is playtested
7) Script is finalized and hacker/programmer creates a patch for distribution
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Old 2009-12-01, 14:31
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Aww...don`t be so mean, give him a chance! ^_^ (<-- he`s probably going to regret saying that ">_>)
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Old 2009-12-04, 04:34
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Masato, your pathetic excuse for a translation project was fun for a while, but please don't let it get in the way of a serious potential translation project.

I think Nagato has tools for Baldr Sky. You can probably find him on #tlwiki or #ammy at irc.rizon.net. He can extract the text from the game so you can translate it, and then his tools can re-insert the text into the game.

Scripts are generally put somewhere on the internet where all staff members can edit at the same time, such as a SVN or a wiki. The translator can translate scripts there and save them to the SVN/wiki, and then the editor(s) can clean it up a bit, and then the scripts can be inserted into the game and QCers will play the game and check if everything works fine.

Depending on the game, you might also need image editors, who edit images with Japanese text into images with English text, which can then be re-inserted into the game using the insertion tools.

If you decide to do it, good luck. There are many people waiting for a Baldr Sky translation project.
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Old 2009-12-05, 00:27
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Not trying to be negative, but still have to some questions for you:

- You do know that Baldr Sky in all is quite long story, so it wont be finished fast?
- Have you played trough it all and loved it enough to translate, so do you have enough motivation to go trough it all?

Mostly I'm asking this because I don't wan't to see the project dropped/stalled somewhere along the line. But if you have enough of motivation to do it, then do it, as Baldr Sky is one of the most wanted VN to get translation that currently doesn't have proper translation and don't drop halfway out. Personaly I would like to help, but my japanese isn't good enough and I don't really know anything about hacking, so I can't really do anything else than offer advices.
Generally you need hacker first, so that you can get the scripts out or insert them back in. And then there are other miscaleneous tasks. But generally I would suggest that asking help from other VN translator groups like Amaterasu (#Ammy), Tlwiki (#tlwiki), Yandere (#wankotl).
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Old 2009-12-05, 05:06
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And you posted this because...?
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Old 2009-12-06, 20:18
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And you posted this because...?
Probably because I asked if he had enough dedication to translate it all. It seems he loves it enough to me. Hopefully he'll start soon, with those completion stats I doubt he'll drop out halfway through.

BTW is there some easy way to take screen of all those stats or is that stitched image?
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Old 2009-12-07, 04:14
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BTW is there some easy way to take screen of all those stats or is that stitched image?
>770×5502
Looks like it was done manually.
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