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It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Moogie » Tue Aug 23 2005 12:50pm


News from: http://www.shiningforcecentral.com <br /><HR SIZE="1">Shining News: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!<HR SIZE="1"><br />That's right folks - sing it loud and sing it clear - the Final Conflict translation patch is here!<br />
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But, no big event like this would be complete without a long blurb first ;)<br />
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When I first found out about Final Conflict, I was excited at the prospect of playing a 'new' Shining game. Despite being in Japanese, I was never put off playing it through - like many other fans.<br />
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The obvious references it had to Shining Force and Shining Force II made me curious and eventually I decided to start learning Japanese, in a bid to understand it. A year of hard work followed, cross referencing various Japanese dictionaries with online tools, and my basic understanding of the language. At the end of this year, the bulk of the translation was complete and fairly accurate. Fans could finally enjoy playing the game and have a clue what was going on.<br />
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Over the years that followed, various individuals and groups contacted me asking permission to use my script in their attempts to hack it into the ROM. None ever got back to me.<br />
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Then one day early this year, out of the blue, a rather interesting email arrived in my inbox from a chap by the name of "z80 gaiden". Not only was he claiming success in his previously unannounced venture into hacking the FC ROM, but had also provided an attachment.<br />
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Dubiously, I opened it... and on patching my ROM, got very excited!<br />
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It worked.<br />
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English text... in Final Conflict! <br />
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The great news was, all the hard work had already been done and all he needed was the translation of a few hundred short lines from the game to be translated. Naturally I got to work right away.<br />
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Unfortunately, before I could finish, z80 lost his ISP connection indefinately and informed me I should locate others to assist in finishing the project. Several peeps (you know who you are, and thank you indeed!) kindly volunteered to have a look, and see if they could understand. Meanwhile, I worked further on the translation and chapter title graphics.<br />
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Joy of joys - z80 returned, and not a moment too soon, as no-one else had yet managed to make any progress (do bear in mind that this project took z80 years and was anything but easy). <br />
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Various emails back and forth between us gave me the understanding to compile alterations to the ROM's new script myself, and so I continued to work. z80 got the new graphics into the ROM and then another email out of the blue - this time, from my friend and fellow SFCer, Aspartate. With help from Landius, the two had worked on revising my original translation to improve the accuracy. Fantastic!<br />
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Obviously, these things take time... but within weeks another chapter of revision arrived and slowly but surely the new, improved script was added to the game.<br />
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z80 has been a great support and his patience most admirable. I cannot thank him enough for his efforts, and I'm sure everyone here is very grateful too! <br />
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I've now played through the game enough to be quite sure the script fits in right, and received a few file updates from z80 to improve the package as a whole.<br />
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Yes, that's right folks - the package. Not only will the IPS patch be available for you to download at the end of this news article, but also a package containing all the relevant files for putting other translations into the game. The data and programs in the package may also be of help in modifying other Shining ROMs, particularly the Gaidens but also some of the Genesis games use a similar compression method. Who knows, maybe it can even be of help to the SFIII translation project.<br />
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One thing is for certain though - it's good to finally have a previously Japanese-only Shining game fully playable in English now. Let's hope it's the first of many!<br />
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    Now, before I link to the files, a few notes:<br />
  • I chose not to modify the game's title screen, as it looks much better in Japanese than trying to make 'Side Story' line up and look good ;)<br />
  • I also chose not to modify the Japanese text, 'Suika', on Suika's portrait - no point in writing 'watermelon', as it defeats the whole Ikasu/Suika joke.<br />
  • Some lines of the script (muddles etc) don't crop up that often in the game, as such I haven't been able to check that every single line is in the right place, but they seem to be. If there are major mistakes (very doubtful!) please contact me to right them.<br />
  • There appears to be a soundtest in the game, but I've no idea how to access it.<br />
  • Most important of all, I hope you enjoy the game!<br />
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<a HREF="ftp://ftp.shiningforcecentral.com/pub/fcpatch.zip">Download the IPS Patch</a> ~ 50KB<br />
<a HREF="ftp://ftp.shiningforcecentral.com/pub/fcpack.zip">Download the IPS Patch and Tools Package</a> ~ 1MB<br />
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Once again, huge thanks to all involved. This has certainly been a community effort!
The SFC Forum RPG is now live! Enjoy :)
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It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Moogie » Tue Aug 23 2005 12:59pm

Have fun, all :)
I gotta go for now - daddoo is dropping by any minute to replace my noisy PSU... glad I got this announced beforehand!
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Flaming Manakin » Tue Aug 23 2005 1:04pm

Fantastic. I'm very pleased. Thanks to all those whose hours of labour made this possible.
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Alexander_13 » Tue Aug 23 2005 1:11pm

moogie i can't download the patch it says file not found i'm using download accelerator plus
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Ansa » Tue Aug 23 2005 1:17pm

When you click the link it adds the ftp file to the current url, delete the current url and only use where it starts at ftp, that will get it to work.
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Moogie » Tue Aug 23 2005 1:17pm

Eeep, looks like I have a few fixes to make to the site/forums news posting since the server move. I've fixed the links for now tho!
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Alexander_13 » Tue Aug 23 2005 1:18pm

worked thanks a lot moogie for the effort and sorry for been so annoying :thumbsup:
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Koshums » Tue Aug 23 2005 1:45pm

Wooooooo! :D
*gives everyone involved a :cookie:*
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Aldur » Tue Aug 23 2005 2:38pm

I'll be back in a few days...XD
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Aldur: Finally it's just us in here
Aldur: lets have wild passionate cyber rp
omega entity: mmm
omega entity: cyber RP

Ri3mannZeta: I LOVE YOU HGUYS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL HUMANS
omega entity: lol
geddis the hero: Z what
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Ri3mannZeta: you are cool as f**k
Ri3mannZeta): ;,fap
Ri3mannZeta: i love you guysd so much

TheUnknownMarine: Man I don't like the feel of this.
VoxPVoxD: take it out of your butt
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Aldur: Finally it's just us in here
Aldur: lets have wild passionate cyber rp
omega entity: mmm
omega entity: cyber RP

Ri3mannZeta: I LOVE YOU HGUYS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL HUMANS
omega entity: lol
geddis the hero: Z what
Ri3mannZeta: what up aldur
Ri3mannZeta: you are cool as f**k
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TheUnknownMarine: Man I don't like the feel of this.
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Alpha » Tue Aug 23 2005 2:38pm

Thanks so much! Now we can understand what we're doing in Team SF FC! YAY!

Congrats to all who helped :)
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Stylee » Tue Aug 23 2005 2:41pm

Im not very good at this. Am I supposed to do as the compile text says, and follow the 10-checklist. Then I'm stucked at nr. 8.

Tasm.exe where do I find it?
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Moogie » Tue Aug 23 2005 2:45pm

That's only if you want to edit the ROM text yourself. Otherwise, just use the IPS patch as normal :)
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Stylee » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:05pm

Ok, but how is normal. :blush: Im not very used to this, i have a rom and this IPS patch, but I can't get it too work.
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Aldur » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:08pm

http://fantasyanime.com/patching.htm#ipswin_directions

^ That'll help. Download Ipswin and then patch the rom. And I must say, I'm having fun.
MDMG Alex's gay jokes counter: 3

Aldur: Finally it's just us in here
Aldur: lets have wild passionate cyber rp
omega entity: mmm
omega entity: cyber RP

Ri3mannZeta: I LOVE YOU HGUYS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL HUMANS
omega entity: lol
geddis the hero: Z what
Ri3mannZeta: what up aldur
Ri3mannZeta: you are cool as f**k
Ri3mannZeta): ;,fap
Ri3mannZeta: i love you guysd so much

TheUnknownMarine: Man I don't like the feel of this.
VoxPVoxD: take it out of your butt
MDMG Alex's gay jokes counter: 3

Aldur: Finally it's just us in here
Aldur: lets have wild passionate cyber rp
omega entity: mmm
omega entity: cyber RP

Ri3mannZeta: I LOVE YOU HGUYS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL HUMANS
omega entity: lol
geddis the hero: Z what
Ri3mannZeta: what up aldur
Ri3mannZeta: you are cool as f**k
Ri3mannZeta): ;,fap
Ri3mannZeta: i love you guysd so much

TheUnknownMarine: Man I don't like the feel of this.
VoxPVoxD: take it out of your butt
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Moogie » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:12pm

Glad that you're enjoying it :D I've been over and over the script, so there ought not to be any mistakes... here's hoping!
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Stylee » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:13pm

...and it worked!

Thank you, Aldur.

Off course, and a thank you to everyone involved!
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Demonic Weasel » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:15pm

Excellent, just excellent. I commend all who helped on this project. What source should I put down for creating the file though?
weasels you pansy



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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Daria » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:19pm

Wootness.

z80 seems to be the GameGear hacking specialist. I noticed thanks to his work some other games are finnaly getting worked on as well. Royal Stone for one, and Slyvan Tale's being polished up.
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Ansa » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:34pm

Chapter 1 complete, ah how it feels good to play this game translated!
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Re: It's taken a long time... at last, it's here!

Postby Moogie » Tue Aug 23 2005 3:48pm

BTW, any save states for other versions of the ROM (other patch, original Japanese etc) *will not work* - the structure of the ROM is different after the patch is applied, I gather.

Some save files (not states) for the game's 'internal' save may work, but no guarantees there.

Not sure why anyone would start off from a state instead of the beginning though - the translation is improved compared with the script I originally put together, so it's worth playing from the start. It might be a while before I get the updated script up at SFC!
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