Saturday, September 1, 2012

September progress report

Aveyn Knight

Okay, it's been a month since the last progress update, so what exactly is new and how is progress?

Well, currently, thanks to NomadicTrooperGirl, all the graphical text is now complete and all--but 1 one of them--have been inserted into the game. I've really got to hand it to NTG, originally I feared graphics would be the toughest hurdle, but she made it look too easy.

This screenshot sums up my summary of her work:


(No funds because she doesn't get paid and no exp because she's such a pro)

With the graphical text sorted, that means ALL the text in the game is in English. But, before you get too excited of yourself, there's still a long way to go before the patch is ready for human consumption.

The final step, which I fear is what ultimately killed Blazer, is to check the text works in the game, making sure lines don't over-run the text boxes and that the lines are being said by the correct characters (which, admittedly, is difficult to tell unless you're playing the game) and don't sound *too* silly.


(I bet this sums up some peoples' worries)

And, trust me, this sounds easier on paper, than it is to do. Although, of course, it's a far easier task than translating the game or even proof-reading it. But, in any case, I can confirm that just over 50% of the main story has been verified in such a manner--at the moment, I've just completed Chapter 10x (the above screenshot is from Chapter 10).

I'm too afraid to do the maths, but that's probably about 25% of the whole game and at the rate I've been working, procrastination aside, we may be finished by the end of September. But, add in procrastination, and who knows when the patch will be done. But it will be done before the end of this year.

And I forget what was the random date TheEnd set, before he'll unload an incomplete, broken mess of a patch (because I worry if he even knows how to create a patch).

60 comments:

  1. You people deserve a medal, a emblem.
    You people deserve... The Fire Emblem.

    Did that sound cool? I dunno. Just made that up. I must be tired for saying things like that. Anyway, you guys are awesome and I had this stupid scene in my head and posted it here, which I usually don't do. Blazer resignal sounded like this translations death, but you guys gave us hope again.

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    1. [s]on the contrary I kind of figured this would happen[/s]

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  2. Just noticed I missed a "n" in my first sentence. AN emblem.

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    1. You did it again. AN "n". ...Sorry, I couldn't help it.
      Anyway, glad to hear this! I can't wait. And I think TheEnd's date was the release of Awakening outside Japan.

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    2. i think he said sometime in november

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  3. Thanks for taking some time to write a progress report!

    You guys are doing an awesome job as usual.

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  4. ^What I was going to say.

    But really, thanks so much for doing this awesome stuff! All of us Anons can't wait to play the game in beautiful, full English =P

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  5. Yay, some good news! Keep up the good work!

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  6. "Many of your comrades have fallen", does Jagen say that standard or is it unit-loss related?

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    1. the text changes depending on how many characters fall in battle and whatnot. there's different text based off of stats and other stuff too (such as "you're so fast you can even match the speed of a Pegasus Knight" and stuff)

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  7. Yes guys!! I am "resigning"... because I have no more work to do!! Hahaha. (OK, still got that final pesky image to work with. Otherwise all the graphics really are complete...)

    Well I bet they're gonna force me to do some beta testing.

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    1. I could understand if everyone would abandon the project if it were stuck, but you guys are almost finished and everyone wants to quit?

      Or is it something i missed?

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    2. You missed the part where she has nothing left to do.

      The verification is the project lead's job for consistency's sake. The rest of us are kind of unemployed at present.

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    3. @NTG well that's different

      I quit while having work to do

      you quit when you're done

      one is like resigning

      the other is retiring

      if I just retired I wouldn't say crap

      [s]I do kind of want to betatest the game though, not going to lie, but that's just me being selfish (winkyface)[/s]

      but yeah like TheEnd and Agro are (more or less) done and will continue to do whatever small tasks they need

      oh and that reminds me, Vincent never answered my e-mail -___-

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  8. great job keep going :)

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  9. It's all downhill from here, right? ...Well, it probably isn't as clear cut as that, but it doesn't hurt to think positively.

    Good luck to you all, and my deepest gratitude for the fantastic work you're doing. I just wish you could get more recognition for this; you certainly deserve it.

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  10. We might still have a while to wait, but it's great to hear that everything is in English now. :3 Y'all have done amazing work and I really look forward to the finished product. <3

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    1. He posted 10 hours ago, he is still alive. What more do you want?

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    2. Probably his naked body bathed in oil.

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  12. All the translations and stuff aside.

    Aveyn, is the game actually fun to play now that you know what everyone says?
    And is the character depth better than Shadow Dragon?
    What about the supports?
    Does the translation make it easier to play?

    Sorry about the torrent of questions btw :S

    I completed the game in Japanese, but i'm having the idea that i missed 80% of the whole experience.

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    1. http://serenesforest.net/fe12/

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  13. Since that Aveyn Knight is the one who gave the (THE) Date , i have to admit that this person entered my love circle XD , hope your work won't get stopped by some bothering stuff , and wish you'll pass that annoying procrastination :D

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  14. "there's still a long way to go before the patch is ready for human consumption. "

    Dang it! When oh when will I finally be able to eat this game?!

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  15. And you don't want me releasing a broken mess of a patch, right Vincent?

    >But, add in procrastination
    >:o

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  16. I have been lurking on here for a long time following the progress and I just want to thank you for your hard work!

    I have only played Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon and absolutely loved it! Looking forward delving into the Marth sequel sometime this year!

    Big thanks!

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    1. If you think that SD was good, you've been missing out.

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    2. True, it recieved pretty negative reviews. I didn't find it very fun to play either. It missed A LOT of character depth, amongst other things. Every character was like: "hi i join your party now and you'll never hear anything from me again."

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    3. If you liked SD, then you really should play the other games of the series, yes.

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    4. ^

      like even FE4 was probably better than FE11 *shot by the FE4-lovers and the FE11-haters... and maybe even then the FE11-lovers*

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    5. >even FE4
      GET OUT OF THE TEAM BLAZER

      ... oh wait

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    6. TheEnd?! I wasn't even sure you had a shift key, let alone caps lock!

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    7. I've only played the English Fire Emblems, FE12 is my first venture into porting a game and getting a Rom/Patch. However I think FE11 was a low point for the franchise. Sacred Stone was my favorite game, I think that's FE8?

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    8. FE4 is awesome :|

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    9. that is,ignoring all the incest

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    10. I must be horrible. I've played some of the other FE games but still find SD to be my favorite oops

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    11. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      BURN THE HERETIC

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    12. yeah I don't really get what's so great about FE4

      like I thought FE10 was boring but FE4 was SO bad, whenever I want to take a nap I just play FE4 for about five minutes

      at this rate I might beat it by the time I'm done with uni

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  17. I just want to say thank you for making this patch. After you release the English mess of a patch, and I can confirm it working reasonably, I think I'm going to send you some money. Not much, maybe $20, but considering I still have to import this game (for $60 on eBay), I think it's alright.

    Your mailing information is on this website?

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    1. Do you know any place I can import the game new and sealed, or just cheaper then $60?

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    2. I can't help with buying the game, but don't worry about sending money. We're doing this as a free service first and foremost.

      You're welcome to donate up to $5 to the cause though, by using the Donate button to the right of this blog (and I'm told the donations will be used for stuff related this project, not that I know what kind of stuff at the moment).

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    3. It wasn't an offer, it was a gift. I'll give something when it's done, and I hope others donate a bit too. You guys deserve some $$$ after all you're localizing a game and making it playable for probably hundreds, if not thousands of die hard fans.

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  18. ok shoot me.... i kinda liked shadow dragon...probably simply cuz it waz on the ds... i wish theyd do 4 on the ds that would rock

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  19. im looking forward to this after all fire emblem series is the best including this one.the story and translation is a very essential aspect of a game.so im still hoping i could play this sooner.thanks for all the effort that you put in this project.

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  20. Keep working! They're doing pretty good!

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  21. Wait. I'm A little confused. The patch your releasing at the end of the month, is it the full translation (by that i mean is the translation 100% finished?) Or if that's not the case just how far do you think you're away from the end?

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    1. The progress page says that they're about 80% done. I don't know where you got the idea that there's a patch coming out at the end of the month, because no patch will be released until they're done. There's no release date, though TheEnd mentioned a release in November and "by the end of the year" has come up a few times.

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    2. Ooh. I guess they must have edited it. :( I know fo sure it said end of the month just yesterday...

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    3. It said that the english translation was done, but not verified, and that the author of this article is submitting his/her work to be patched. So it will be playable, but most of it hasn't been proof read, so it might not make sense, or be translated properly.

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    4. But that patch won't be posted. No patch will be released until even verification is completed. So it will be playable, but not to you. Or me. ;_;

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  22. YESSS!! X3
    I'll finally be able to enjoy this FE in its full glory & just in time to prep me for awakening.

    Many thanks to the team for all their hard work & dedication, :D
    You guys motivated me to pick up on my studies again [kinda semi gave up on learning Japanese a while back]

    Thank you so much! ;_;

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    1. its jagen, but the bottom part of the g is not visible.

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