Monday, November 26, 2012

Good news

Aveyn Knight

Thanks to Prof. 9 on the GBATemp forums, we now have a fix for the character names getting cut off in dialogue. YEEEAH!

As such a new patch (version 3.01) will probably be released soon, as soon as our lovely beta testers make sure it doesn't totally break the game on flashcarts or something. If there are any other issues with the patch, please continue forwarding them here, thanks!

Also, I passed my driving exam! If you were around earlier on, you might remember an unfortunate accident(?) with a dog, which probably never happened. This time, it definitely didn't happen, so woohoo!

And before you wonder, no, I'm not that young I'm afraid. I wish I was, but I've just been putting off learning driving.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The patch is already out, what are you still doing here


Can you guys see new comments on a post with 200+ of them? Because I know I can't. nm

It seems some people are having trouble applying the patch on Windows because of MSVCR100.dll; if that's your case, you should try installing Microsoft's Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package.

Links: for 64-bit Windows | for 32-bit Windows

You can discover your OS version by right-clicking on "(My) Computer" and choosing "Properties".

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Complete translation patch released!

Aveyn Knight

I don't think I need to say anything.

Downloads section

If you want a lengthy post from me, please time travel to October.

Update New poll added!

Bug reports/suggestions (v3.00)

The Heroes of Shadow are no longer accepting reports/suggestions for Version 3.00. If you have reports/suggestions, please forward them to the blog post for Version 3.01 (when it's published).

Thanks, everyone, for informing us of the bugs and mistakes you've found! (Yikes, there's way more than I expected...!) We'll endeavour to have them fixed soon.

Bugs/areas for improvement

[x] = fixed in version 3.01.
[o] = not a glitch.

[x] Nyna's portrait in the Guide is missing a tile. (Low)
[x] Lang's portrait in the Guide has an ugly tile. (Low)
[o] Enemy forged weapons have inconsistent names. (Low)
[x] Typo in Marth x Caeda base convo: "have you ask you." (Low)
[x] Typo at the end of Chapter 6x: "I'd like you hire you." (Low)
[x] Typo in Samto x MU base convo: "I'm just battle-hungry lunatic..." (Low)
[x] Typo in Draug x MU base convo: "Unless than man is Sir Draug..." (Low)
[x] Typo in Wrys's ending: "prospecting" (Low)
[x] Typo in Dice's ending: "however" -> ", however" (Low)
[x] Typo in Chapter 10: "Khaiden" (Low)
[x] Typo in Chapter 12: "fire dragon" -> "fire dragons" (Low)
[x] Typo in Anri's Way base convo: double spacing (Low)
[x] Typo in Chapter 9: "Thanks goodness" (Low)
[x] Typo in Chapter 6: "If you plan defeat him" (Low)
[x] Flashcart freeze in Free Company base convo: long dash (Mid)
[x] Typo in Cecille x Rody base convo: "You speaky truly" (Low)
[x] Typo in Dolph x MU: double commas (Low)
[x] Typo in Est x MU: "Medon" (Low)
[x] Typo in Gordin x MU: Missing full stop (Low)
[x] Freeze when selecting certain kanji (Mid)
[x] Typo in Chapter 21: "When I met he" (Low)
[x] Typo in Catria x Mineva: "Flet" (Low)
[x] Typo in Triangle Attacks (Low)
[x] Typo in MU x Sirius: "Sir MU"
[x] Typo in Epilogue: "met"
[x] Typo in BSFE: "disppointing"
[x] Typo in BSFE1: "My words may be be harsh"
[x] Typo in MU x Arran: "Please teach me the what it means to be a knight."
[x] Typo in Caeda x Malicia: "Yes. I have been member of this army..."
[x] Typo in Catria x Est: "Hmmm... On dear..."
[x] Typo in Vyland x Roshea: "/"
[x] Typo in MU x Caeda: "I played around at lot"

Help with patching (v3.00)

This post has been retired. Please visit the Version 3.01 post.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Parting Words

Hey guys. It's been a while since I last posted. I've been around, of course, but I haven't been bothered to make a blog post because there hasn't been much to tell. I was going to write a long farewell letter, but have decided that that's not really necessary since I just finished up an interview that I did for a commenter, Lucero, and his blog. You can read that here. It's got pretty much everything I wanted to say in it and more, and will hopefully give you guys some insight into what was happening behind the scenes (i.e. not much).

It's been fun. I'm glad that I took on the task of translating this game, because I've learned so much from it and gotten to know some pretty cool people. I've also fulfilled my long-time dream of making a major contribution to the community. My name will forever be there when you play the twelfth instalment of Fire Emblem. They will speak my name in the songs to come, and when my story turns to legend, and legend to myth, all that will remain will be my name: Agro. In short, I am now immortal.

I'm just kidding. I'm not that psychotic. Nor am I a typical FE villain.

But really, it's been cool. A quote:

Katarina: ...Not long now, is it...?
It won't be long until we become Altean knights.
When that happens...

Good night, McDick.

As you can see, I have the maturity of a ten-year-old. It's been a good year. So long, and thanks for all the donations fish.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pre-release hype thread


This blog doesn't seem to deal well with 200+ comments, so use this as an outlet for your hype until Vincent posts the patch.

Expected release date: anytime this week

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hopefully the last beta testing progress


"I've finished my run" - 6 7 people
"I'm still working on it" "I'll definitely finish up this weekend" - 1 person 0 people

"The patch will probably be released 1~5 days after the last person's done their beta run."

Just figured you guys would like to know. Have a good day.

EDIT (November 16th): Updated status.
EDIT 2 (November 18th): ???

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The REAL Betatesting Progress


Whoops, aren't I supposed to be dead? XP

"I've finished my run" - 4 people
"I'll finish by Monday" - 2 people
"I'm about halfway through" - 1 person

Screw you TheEnd, I finished in about 24 hours like I said... well, more like 34 hours...

I'll just say this guys: the game was amazing, but it's made me feel hella depressed, so I think I'm going to go ahead and start a 2nd, more legit run once a new patch or whatever comes out... As for why I've become emo...

"- Kill them all, bad ending Marth & MU only classic run"

And they were never heard from again.

And it doesn't help that the game has to rub it in my face that I used a cheat code to attack and kill my own characters every 3 chapters.

Beta testing progress


No trolling this time around, as I've already posted my farewells; however, I figured a weekly update would be just fair. Besides, the previous post already has way too many replies.

The current scoreboard is roughly like this:

"I've finished my run" - 2 people
"I'll finish until Monday" - 2 people
"I'm still halfway through" - 2 people 3 people
"I just started and I keep running into game-breaking glitches what is this" - 1 person nobody

Names withheld to protect the innocent.

No, we don't have any news about the release date; it still should be out this month. Have a good day.

UPDATE: "I'm at like chapter 13, (...) and the glitches were probably a result of cheat codes so :|"

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's finished


Oops, wrong blonde Falcom girl

For those who still think this beta test is a waste of time:

(Pandorakun says that's easy to fix, though.)

With my test run finished, all that's left for me to do is giving opinions about last minute dialogue changes. So... yeah. All in all, translating this game was an interesting experience and I don't regret spending my time on it. However, this is likely my last big contribution to the Fire Emblem fandom.

When I started that Hasha no Tsurugi scanlation four years ago, there were barely any Japanese translators available. Now, we see the rise of youths like Agro and shadowofchaos725; there is no longer a need to rely on someone who doesn't even have English as his first language.

That said, I hope you'll enjoy this patch when it's out; it's one of the best games of the series. While Shadow Dragon isn't nearly as good, I suggest playing it while you wait so you can understand the backstory of Heroes of Light and Shadow a little better.

Or just play Ys or Trails in the Sky instead. The rest of the team agreed, don't bother them about it.

Either way, have fun guys.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It'll never happen


But I've heard whispers of people who can freely manipulate their dreams and experience it.

... what, you thought I was talking about the patch?

Our closed beta goes on, and most of the team has either already reached the middle point of the main story, or is close to doing so. Except Blazer. Remind me why he's still in the team? Oh yeah, we need him to fix the crashes we find.

Vincent will be the one to post the patch, so don't get too excited unless you see a blonde Falcom girl at the top of a news post. But it really should happen before our fabled 11/27, unless we run into serious issues.

Keep your fingers crossed, etc.