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Old 2012-01-03, 08:49
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Default Translation project help? (Kisaragi Gold★Star)

I'm new to this forum, so I'll try to cover the situation as much as I can.

I'm trying to translate a visual novel called Kisaragi Gold★Star, from Saga Planets. Since I had no previous information about extracting and repackaging data from VNs to translate the scripts, I ran over most of the internet the past few days to search for software who can help me with that.

Thing is, using the most popular programs I discovered (Crass, BGITools, animED and ExtractData), none seems to work fully with this game. Crass only captures images from the game, but neither their music, sfx or script, BGITools I don't even know how to use it, animED doesn't run on my windows 7 and ExtractData was, by far, the one I made most progress, allowing me to extract images, sfx, voice overs and movies, but it doesn't extract the scripts, nor let me repackage the files to their original state... >_>

I even tried to do the same with another VN I have installed, H2O: Footprints in the Sand, and I could even extract and modify their scripts, but again, I couldn't re-compile everything back to the game's original files. So I'm pretty much stuck now.

Can someone help me by giving me a hint about where to start looking for solutions or new programs to help me? I'm really clueless about where to go now...


P.S: Sorry if my english isn't totally right or confusing..I'm actually portuguese xP
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Old 2012-01-03, 08:52
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BTW, sorry for the double post, but I forgot to login when I posted this ^^'
Just posting this to let everyone know that I posted this question
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1. Kisaragi Gold★Star
Game engine: RealLive
Tools: Available
http://dev.haeleth.net/rldev.shtml

I dont know if the version of this game is compatible to this one...

2. H2O: Footprints in the Sand
Game engine: BGI(Correct me if I'm wrong)
Tools: Available
Crass and AniED

If you have a hard time then I may assist you....
just pm me or email me...
d.fallen.god@gmail.com
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Old 2012-01-04, 17:41
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Thx a lot for the reply....but I don't even know how to use RLdev T.T
Really, I'm clueless even how to start it. The .exe file doesn't do anything, and I saw some people saying it runs on MS-DOS but I still haven't figured it out, even after reading the entire manual...

All I need is to know how to extract the scripts and recompile them again after modification. The remaining stuff I plan to take care just after I got to edit the scripts and get the game running with the translations.
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Old 2012-01-06, 06:18
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The .exe file does do something, only that it works in a different way. Most of the programs used for extracting/recompiling VN scripts are "command line tools" and they lack a graphical user interface. Meaning that they're controlled via some command line parameters rather than a dialog window, buttons and stuff.

On Windows environment, there are at least three ways to use them. I'll be using RLdev's kprl.exe as an example here:

1) Command Prompt:
To open up the Command Prompt, you can either:
  • Go to "%windir%\system32\" directory and run "cmd.exe".
  • Hit the Start button, type "cmd", hit Enter.
  • Hit WinKey+R, type "cmd", hit Enter.
There you'll have a black-on-white screen, resembling the MS-DOS environment. You can type in DOS commands and command line parameters here, it's certainly one way to do it, but not the easiest one. So, let's move on.

2) Shortcuts:
You can create a shortcut to an executable file, open up its Properties dialog from the right-click menu and edit the Target value. If it says "C:\rldev\bin\kprl.exe" for example, you can add the command line parameters at the end of it: "C:\rldev\bin\kprl.exe" -d --outdir=output -r SEEN.TXT

3) Batch files:
This is generally the preferred way to do it. There are times when one needs to run several operations instead of one, and the first two methods become rather painful on these occasions. All you need to do is to create a simple text file and change its extension from .txt to .bat. When you double-click on a batch file, it will be run as if it was an executable. For RLdev, you can create a kprl.bat right next to kprl.exe, and type in:

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kprl.exe -d --outdir=output -r SEEN.TXT
pause
Note that for this (and the previous) example to work, you must copy the SEEN.txt next to kprl.exe and create a new folder named "output". The pause command is not necessary, but will be useful in case kprl.exe gives out some error. Otherwise the Command Prompt will be closed as soon as RLdev finishes doing its job.

P.S: Not sure if Kisaragi Gold★Star has a SEEN.TXT file, I just assumed that it does, since it's using RealLive engine.
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Old 2012-01-08, 15:17
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Well, I appreciate the help there, but not even using that method I could make anything worth of calling a sucess. Still waiting for a miracle to happen now.

Oh, and by the way, it's really Siglus Engine. It came after RealLive engine (and both were developed by Visual Arts, so expect seeing more on the future)
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