Friday, June 29, 2012

Graphical progress (June)

Aveyn Knight

What's this? Two blog posts in quick succession?

Well, I haven't been doing much for a while, due to covering FE: Awakening, but at long last I finally seem to have some time. So I figured I'd help Blazer a bit with the graphical hacking.

Now I'll be honest, graphic hacking isn't really my favourite thing, but I figured Blazer would appreciate any help he got.

At the moment, I'm working on the dictionary feature and I've successfully replaced the country's name and name plates for the Altean characters, which you can see in the image below.

(Don't mind the weird text, I was just testing some punctuation)

The rest of the dictionary looks pretty tricky, like the relationship and group text. If you check the fuzzy weird image to the right, you might notice it's the same shape as the normal-looking image to the left.

The problem is, what the heck do I do to make it look normal? o__o

Ah, well, that's what graphical hacking is like. Sometimes it's easy, other times it's frustratingly obtuse. I'm hoping Blazer will notice this post (after I thoroughly prod him) and give me some pointers.

Otherwise, I guess I'll have to try and my luck and see if something works... Just another day at the office really.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Title screen progress

Aveyn Knight

Blazer's a bit embarrassed at the moment, so I guess I'll post a bit of new progress. In due time, I'm sure Blazer will surprise everybody with his crazy work.

Thanks to Veperine, we now have a shiny English title screen!


If you look carefully you might notice some little hiccups, like the registered trademark symbol floating directly over the logo and a slightly dull and sloppy placeholder subtitle, but these are things that will be fixed for the final version.

Anyway, I'm here to ask if anybody has any opinions of what to name the subtitle for this game. The original subtitle "New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~" is a bit of a mouthful and won't fit in the game without looking incredibly ugly.

At the moment, it's looking likely that we'll use "(New) Mystery of the Emblem" or "Heroes of Light and Shadow", but if you have any better (or funny) alternatives, feel free to suggest them in the comments!

Friday, June 22, 2012

But the will of a Blazer is stronger!


Since FE13 has been announced for 2013, I suppose that sets our hard deadline as November 27th

Of course, an earlier release is to be expected, for the basic translation/localization are pretty much done and Blazer is already checking the scripts for coherence/integrity. As he okays said script files, Agro and me do last accuracy checks - and once they're all done, our beta testing begins. That is, at least as long as technical issues don't bar our way...

Blazer appreciation thread so he feels motivated and works faster

Thursday, June 7, 2012

FE13 Announced for NA!


Sorry for the late post: I was so hype it didn't occur to me I should even mention it here

Fire Emblem Awakening got a "leaked" announcement, later confirmed by Nintendo of America's twitter account, for a release in North America. Nothing else is really known, but that's good enough news for me: I've been excited out of my mind!

Finally, my Fire Emblem fanaticism has been rewarded! :D