This will be my first post, so lets start of with a little reasoning as to why I am doing this project. I was really moved by the story of this visual novel and I found that I couldn’t get an english patch for the converted edition of this game and for other KEY games as well. That got me started on working on a patch myself.
Furthermore I am planning on contributing on translation projects of visual novels and maybe manga in the future, but I have only studied the japanese language for one semester now. For that reason I cannot do translation work, but seeing that Little Busters! for PC has been translated by another team allready, I can simply use their translations for this project which means that I will only have to patch the translations into the game.
Credits for the translations of my upcomming patch therefore goes to this team listed below (taken from http://tlwiki.org/index.php?title=Little_Busters!)
- Project lead: applehq
- Translation: Silent, dango, ClaymoreSmiley, ndminh92
- Script Editing: Phlebas, Richard_23
- Proofreading: Rive, PieFormation, All of the Goats
- Image Editing: EchoMateria
- Release Engineering: applehq
- Rldev Hacking: Richard_23 aka. the Great Guru
- Scripts and Scripting: Yorhel, applehq, Richard_23
- Director of Bad Puns and Slaughtered Jokes: Phlebas
- External Hosting: Yorhel, applehq
How is the project going now? Well I am currently working on a software that can be used to translate KEY games based on Real Life Engine. I am aware of the existence of RLDEV, but that software simply refuse to work with the converted edition PAK files, so I am writing my own tool.
Currently my tool is able to change all the dialog of the game, so the worst part is done. I only need to fix one bug where the game crashes when I exceed a specific file length of a scenario file. When that is done, I should be able to translate the game completely.
When this project is complete. I believe that it can be used to patch other converted editions of other KEY games, so stay tuned… perhaps Clannad Converted Edition will be translated too with it.