Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Graphics Editor Search #14

Blazer

WARNING: TYPICAL BORING UPDATE FROM BLAZER BELOW. >:)

I'm searching again cuz I need someone who haz the skillz and haz the time so they can be reliable. A couple people offered but they disappear soon after, so yeah...

Someone suggested explaining what's actually required. It's quite simple. We give you an image to hack and you change the Japanese text into English text. The font is graphical and thus requires customization: you either have to recreate it to mimic the Japanese one, use an existing font in Shadow Dragon, which we will help you rip by giving you reference images, or miraculously find an existing font that fits. You also have to make sure of a few technical things, such as sometimes the colors have to be the same in the original image and edited image. Here are some examples:

Menu Graphics Terrain Box

It may look tough but it's really not. Also as a hacker I will do everything in my power to make it as easy as possible for you. Sometimes it will be a straight-up image, other times it'll be a small puzzle, but if you bring the skills it's nothing we can't work together, so join now! Before we have to use money to hire someone, or worse, I have to do it myself!

24 comments:

  1. Oh my god. I am calling the grammar police....

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    1. For... what? >_> I don't see any obtrusive grammar errors... >_>

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  2. Gopher (thegopherking@yahoo.com)May 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    I don't really have any hacking experience... But I would love to see this game translated. I have so much free time, it's disgusting (can't get hired D:) so I could work on it for you guys if you want. I'd love to be able to help any way I can, but I'm not sure how much skill this takes. You make it sound tedious but simple, so lol, idk. Let me know. :)

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  3. If I had any sort of capabilities graphics wise, I would gladly volunteer. Sadly, I would fail at this. It would be horrendous. There's a reason I shove any image related parts of group projects onto someone else. I'll leave this to someone else who could actually make the images look nice. If there was anything else you guys needed help with, I could potentially attempt to do so, but it looks like everything else is already in accord since I discovered this project pretty late in its founding. So, really, at this point, all I can really even hope to do is wish the workers of the project good luck and to hope nobody overworks themselves. Fan translators do wonderful things, and everyone involved should be very proud of themselves. I can't wait to have the opportunity to use it. I can only express my gratitude with these hollow, shallow, and potentially meaning words that one can glance over and suffer no consequences.

    ~ Tet

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  4. My friend just graduated with his degree in game design from a local Uni, I'll talk to him. I'm not sure how much he's into Fire Emblem, but I'll try and call in a favor or two from him. I really want to see this done, but I personally am more experienced as a Network Admin, not a programmer.

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    1. :\ if he's not genuinely interested that could be a problem because that means he's less likely to want to stick to any sort of schedule or anything and is more likely to just up and quit -_-

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    2. Aye, I got you. He's just graduated and He tends to sleep in (East Coast Time, so it's almost 1), he's taking advantage of no school. Either way, if he does have an interest in Fire Emblem, I'll be sure to send him your way.

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  5. Playing around in Photoshop, it looks like there are several pretty standard fonts that are similar to the one used in Shadow Dragon. The bold-italic Georgia font looked the most like it to me...

    Anyway, yeah, I wouldn't mind working on this. :3

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  6. mmm... give me the pictures and the FE11 fonts... maybe I a can do something for the end of the week =/

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  7. This sounds like photoshop graphics work, which I am willing and gladly will do, but I see the words "hackery" a lot, and I'm no good at hacking. Can you clarify the position in this sense?

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    1. the graphics artist doesn't do any hacking, Vincent, NTG and I do all of it

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  8. Is it possible to convert those words into images that represent what they actually mean than when you highlight them an overlay pops up and says what it actually is?

    This could be a possible loophole to save space on certain menu problems.

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  9. To be honest with you, I really want to see this project through and I'm expressing my interest in helping you guys out :] I would've lend a hand (or two, if need be) but sadly I don't have knowledge about this "hacking" you guys are doing and I'm not Japanese, so I guess I'm better off helping with this. I could help if all I had to do was to edit images (I can make a font based on FE11, it's stuff I usually do). I just need the images from FE11 (which I can't get myself, thank you very much), a deadline and the ones I'll edit (with the translation), and rest assured, I'll do what I can!

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  10. I've found a graphics artist for now, thanks for the offers, guys. If something comes up I may try to contact one of you again.

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  11. can someone tell me how to fix my fire emblem as everytime it starts a glitch happens and the game restarts

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  12. I am so thankful to you guys,,,,,

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  13. Blazer I just saw your work from the video on youtube and had to post on your blog. I'd really like to see this game be available for English Fire Emblem fans so if you need someone to help with anything I have a bunch of free time at the momment. However I really don't have much experience on translating or patching images but am willing to learn. If I can be of any help please let me know.

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  14. So how is the graphical translation going?

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    1. not too well, graphics editor is a little slow XP

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  15. Check the thread you made about seeking graphics help ... I (Flamfas) and another guy kosheh, but you never responded to us, and I never even received a PM ...

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  16. I would like to help. I don't know Japanese but I have years of experience with Photoshop and lots of free time considering I'm on summer vacation. If you feel you need additional help in the future, please e-mail me.

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  17. @blazer & the team; u guys r so good at this...!!!!!!!

    so, the game is almost done i suppose, and the only thing left is the graphical text, is it alot? (like a couple day's worth of work, couple months or a couple hours of work?) I dont want to seem pushy, but i am really anxious to see the great job that you guys r doing, firsthand.

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