The last news update scored over 100 comments, so I guess you guys deserve another one. Next update will happen if this news gets over 9000 comments.

Progress has been steady on most fronts. The Project Overview page has been updated, but here is a run-down of the most important developments:

Super Robot Wars J

Editing is complete! Deets did an exceptional job in finishing the whole mammoth script in such a timely fashion. Now he moved on to work on editing images (he has a talent for that too!). Notice the “Shield Defense” graphic in the screenshots next to this. There are only very few images left to edit (and hack). This project is really close to being done now. Beta testing should commence within the next few weeks. (No we don’t need any testers, thanks).

Super Robot Wars F

Speaking of super robots, F did also make a huge leap in progress since the last time. Tyria is almost done translating, all that’s left are a few entries in the character database (Bonus content giving an overview of the characters and shows that appear in the game). Once he is done he will start to get cracking at SRW FF soon. In case you didn’t know – SRWF is only the first half of the story, F Final tells the other half. You can import your end savegame from the first game and carry over all stats, money and items to the new game. A translation of F alone would be pretty unsatisfying, but don’t worry, we will translate both.
Since the script is in such an advanced stage, Kingcom also started hacking the menues and made good progress. The project should get even more attention once J is released. By the way, Deets also signed up for editing again and already edited the first scenario! Rock on Deets!

Oriental Blue & DQM 1+2

This project is also progressing smoothly. More menues are done, what’s left are mostly minigames. Tom edited the script like 20 times in the meanwhile too, so it should be pretty polished. Speaking of Tom, the script of DQM 1 is completely translated. Kingcom also started hacking many menues. I played it for a bit already, and the first game is really quite playable already. More progress on this one is on the back-burner though until Oriental Blue is finished.

Tales of Innocence

The Tales of Innocence project is also going absolutely great. The script translation was finally completely finished a few days ago! After a massive marathon session of translating the last skit was translated well ahead of schedule. The script is being edited now. Another project that should enter beta testing very soon.

Kingcom also spend a great deal of time on his assembler called armips. While working on our projects over the years it was clear that goldroad/spasm and the other available assemblers for our target platforms were shit. So he wrote his own! After a ton of features were added he finally made a public release some weeks back, you can read about it (and download it if you like) at this thread. You can also see the feature list there and leave feedback if you like. I’m sure he’ll be glad to know if any other soul besides him uses it.

That’s it for now. There probably won’t be another news update until a release is ready (the 9000 comments thing was a joke). I’m sure though this time it won’t be another three months. Stay tuned.

265 thoughts on “Stuff

  1. Maou

    A serious question, though: once you guys are done with J F+F Final and D, will you continue dealing with SRW games? Cuz there are a couple more handheld SRWs, there’s also Alpha which is a psx SRW just like F and deserves a translation… I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people who’d cheer if you did those too, once you’re done with the current ones.

  2. Hale

    I thought part of their team was already working on F?

    Check the forum, if i remember correctly, one of the team posted a screenshot from a PSX era SRW.(with a sexy font.)

  3. Proda

    “There probably won’t be another news update until a release is ready (the 9000 comments thing was a joke). I’m sure though this time it won’t be another three months” Well of course it will be 4 months at least….XDXD

  4. Irrimn

    Here’s one in the bucket for 9000.

    If these comments ever actually get to 9000, however…. that’d be a bit pathetic. XD

  5. Donelwero

    I’m very glad that this translation is coming to an end. We’ll finally get our hands on what I think will be a great translation.
    I’m being patient as I’m trying to play every Dragon Quest game so that will take a lot of time.

  6. kurogane

    When is the next update I’m pretty excited about tales of innocence…I’m a big fan of the tales series and Good job with the translations guys 😀

  7. Tom

    DQM is sorta stalled until Oriental Blue is hacked. I don’t want to pile too many things onto Kingcom. When he’s ready to focus on it, I think I can get it done rather quickly.

  8. Zeru

    Great to hear, Tom. Hope you celebrated holidays well. Curiousity killing us, maybe you have info, how’s SRWJ’s translation, how goes testing of it? We all hope it’ll be realised soon. Waited for so long…

  9. Xeno

    Slime: Damn. People are always kicking my ass. What’s that? What do you mean, which end is my ass?

  10. PiccoloZimGir

    i know this is a ways far off, but does anyone here ever heard of Namco Super Wars? it’s a game for the Wonder Swan Color, and it looks rather kickass. i hope this gets translated too.

  11. PiccoloZimGir

    it figures no one has heard of Namce Super Wars.i just saw it yesterday,and i thought that it’s worth sharing it to you guys.i hope this game for Wonder Swan Color gets translated.

  12. PiccoloZimGir

    i am a fan of SRPG’s so i’m just looking around the net games similar to SRW J or any SRPG’s that we know.

  13. PiccoloZimGir

    in terms of Dragon Quest games,i hope a Dragon Quest title will be released for the PSP.i’m not sure if Nintendo owns Dragon Quest,but i know PS2 had the best title of the series.

  14. Irrimn

    Over two months now an update, but I don’t suppose anyone’s quite surprised, just anxious. Hope everything is still going smoothly. There was a lot of good news on the last post, so I’m sure there will be even better news on the next! Oh… maybe, like, a game being released! Which is, I’m sure, what they’re waiting for in order to make the next news post… So I suppose we’ll just sit here impatiently waiting for the page to update. XD

    Keep up the good work guys!!!

  15. Maou

    Actually SRW A is probably more badass – having Axel and Lamia as protagonists to choose from seems awesome.

  16. Xeno

    SRW A i dont think u could choose between axela and lamia…

    sry if im wrong.

    i thought its only when it went to psp then choosing ber axel and lamia is possible.

  17. Zeru

    Nope, previous has 300 comments ‘coz it was condition to post this news… But if you ask about how stupid most of comments is, yep, here’s the leader. Quantity of stupid comments here overwhelms all other news stupid comments, it’s a record -_-

  18. exo

    100 comments is for 1 month, now we reached 200 comments and it’s 2 months since last update. Say in 3 months… 300 comm… Nah

  19. Xeno

    1post/day =24.65 years to 9000 posts
    5post/day =4.93 years to 9000 posts
    20post/day=1.2years to 9000 posts

  20. PiccoloZimGir

    there are a lot of great japanese games out there.too bad we only have a handful of patient and decent translators.

  21. Sephiroth

    I wouldn’t really care for a trnslation of A since I already finished it…
    Plus, even if I hadn’t, translatiing the inferior version of the game (GBA), seeing as there is a MUCH superior for the PSP would be pretty pointless IMO.
    But I would love seeing D, R and J. (I know, just one left =P)

    Btw @Maou you forgot both Angelg and the other real robot, there are 5 robots to choose from in A, the exclusives (Soulgain for Axel and Angelg for Lamia), Vysaga and the two reals (I reaaaaally don’t care for real robots, so I never play them and usually don’t know their names.

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