Saturday, September 22, 2012

September Progress Report 4

Aveyn Knight

Hey there and welcome to another weekend progress report.

Text verification is approximately 60% complete. I'm lazy to do the maths, but that puts the total progress at 90% or something.

At the moment, all the menu files have been checked (again!), as well as all four BSFE chapters and the three downloadable chapters. Currently, I'm recontinuing progress on the main story and am up to Chapter 14, so progress looks good.

By the way, I have to wonder if people wonder what goes in the verification process? I mean, the text has been translated, edited and proof-read, so what's there left to do? Well, the proof-readers did a fantastic job, but there was one thing they missed--and that's checking the text in the actual game.

So my job is to fix lines that overrun the text boxes, like in the above screenshot:

LEFT: Original | RIGHT: After verification


That's the obvious part. The other thing I can do is make some final adjustments to the text, like in the remaining two screenshots, just to make things sound slightly less awkward and/or to spice things up. I'm a bit picky sometimes!

By the way, the next progress report will probably be my last. At this stage, there's not much left for me to ramble about. I'll of course be furiously working on the patch, but I figure it's about time for me to take a short break from the public.

45 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update!

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  2. That last one looks really good. It helps make Feena seem more "alive".

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  3. awesome!!! thanks for the update! cant wait!!!! ^_^

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  4. I'm just curious, what are "downloadable chapters"? Can you only get them through Wi-Fi?

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    1. Yeah, they're Wi-Fi, but I think they're actually already on the cart. No worries though, all you have to do is access the net and you get them for free.

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    2. They're three chapters about episodes that happen between the events of Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem. You can only unlock them via wi-fi... or by getting a battery save with them already unlocked.

      We'd unlock them by default if we could, but it seems that's beyond our current possibilities.

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    3. So I won't be able to play them on an emulator?

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    4. I've never played them outside of an emulator.

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    5. So will we be able to play those chapters on any emulator or will we have to download A wifi adapter?

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    6. We might post a save with them unlocked - and even if we don't, I'm pretty sure some versions of Desmume can (or could...) emulate wifi access to get them.

      I didn't translate those chapters so they couldn't be played, after all.

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  5. Seriously Aveyn, you've done a terrific job on this translation.

    Are you going to be working on something else afterwards?

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  6. Lookin good, but please keep up the weekly progress reports, even if there's nothing to report, I think we all appreciate knowing that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and you letting us know how much work goes into it is important, much love to the whole team and all the recently deceased members of the team <3

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    1. There won't be much more to report, though.

      (And those deceased members of the team might just rise from their graves for the beta testing.)

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    2. wait

      I'm deceased?

      I beg to differ

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    3. (note: to me, "deceased" = dead >_>)

      http://gyazo.com/f7668fe18a110dd9cfdac57fcf188814

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    4. yes you are
      btw take a look at the serenes forum, I'd like your input there

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    5. Ah the deceased are rising again, the zombie apocalypse is starting Q.Q

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  7. Oh jeez, those last two are from one of my files. In my defense, that was from before I knew how to test the files, but christ that's terrible proofing right there.

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  8. "he mcGharnef's"

    Reminds me of the Mother 3 patch's famous "Welcome to th :|" pre-release error

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    1. Welcome to McGharnef's! Can I take your order?

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    2. i'll have the imhullu mcnuggets with a medeus size shake. and can i get fries with that?

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    3. All the food here is cooked with dragon's fire, right? I'm allergic to normal fire...

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  9. You all are doing a marvelous job, congratulations and thank you for your efforts.

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  10. quality control ftw!

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  11. Guys... you need to get a job at Nintendo HQ =P

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  12. you're doing a great job Vincent

    @everyone

    I couldn't handle this very job he's mentioning >_>

    I think I'm even slower than Vincent and not nearly as patient so there was no way I'd be able to do all the proofreading (which is why I more or less quit early on). Remember though that Vincent was actually proofing MY proof too, meaning that now, he has to do even MORE proofing, because I fixed most of the broken lines/major errors, but now he has to do that AND do all the minor errors/specifics.

    tl;dr

    he's doing a LOT of work

    I would know because I left to avoid said work -_-

    you should appreciate him

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    1. nah.. thank u for both of u..
      without all of u here we're all here wouldnt even have a slight hope of enjoying the game to the fullest in english^^

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  13. Hate to sound like a prick... But is the comma after "heretic bishops" in the second frame necessary? :D

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    1. The heretic bishops are Gharnef's subordinates, so yes, it is.

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    2. Just verifying. <3

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  14. Man. You must be one of the best around. You really make characters feel more real. It's less static and game-like the way you translate them. It's more realistic. (When I said less game-like, I meant that a lot of games are horrible in making me feel like characters are real, you do a incredibly good job!)

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  15. Just want to say I have been following progress for months and you guys ROCK. Keep up the work, we are all so grateful! =)

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  16. You're the best, around.
    Nothing's gonna ever keep you down.

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  17. I have been monitoring this for a little while, and honestly thank you for putting forth all of this effort to get it done. Much appreciated.

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  18. I have been following for almost a year and I check daily. I don't skip a day not watching this site. I love you. I really feel a love feeling for you guys, no homo. Or maybe a bit. You guys are so awesome. Too bad almost everybody quit the job, but all of you. I LOVE YOU.

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    1. How about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwN0gcfrSxs ALL OF THE HOMO!!! Sorry I wait until people say that so I can post that video the last three times I was too slow and someone else managed to post it first.

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  19. This is really amazing. I can't wait for the finished patch!

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  20. the closer we get to october,the harder my penis gets
    i dread the 1st of october

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  21. as long as i get to enjoy the game before dec 21st when nibiru comes and causes massive destruction to our planet ill be happy

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  22. Sorry I couldn't help any further but contribute the English logo... But it seems as though everything is going just fine. Keep up the good work, everything looks great!

    P.S. Wow! The logo looks very good in game... Haha, ^^;;

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