Finally we are ready to publish the first release of Little Busters! CE! english patch. The patch is a Windows Executable patching program made using Patch Maker by ClickTeam.
The install instructions are written further below, but first I would like to clarify why we have given the patch the version number V0.9 and not V1.0. Basicly, Little Busters! CE! Comes with 2 UMD discs, where the first disc will install the game on your SD Card and the second will be used to play the game afterwards. The text of the game is stored in these installed files and thats what this patch will affect. In Little Busters! there are a few minigames which unfortunately, has some text that resides in the game program of UMD disc 2 rather than in the installed files. This means that some text are still untranslated in this patch, but this is ONLY in connection with things like the minigames. The minigames still have game instructions, tips and controls in english, but some dialog like Rin cursing Riki for when you hit the cats in the baseball game is untranslated. This does not affect the experience of the game since the vital parts of the minigames are translated and the minigames aren’t important to the plot anyway, so if you haven’t played LB before, don’t worry, it shouldn’t be a problem.
** This game is a port of LB EX, but without the eroge content. We have used the translations from the PC version of Little Busters, so until LB: EX is translated, this patch will turn LB:CE into the original Little Busters!. Untranslated stuff from the EX edition has been removed, so you won’t be faced with untranslated lines from EX.
I may upload a complete patch later, but patching the binary game file of a game is more difficult than reverse engineering the games files and archieves (I haven’t found a way to deal with it yet). Also, it would require people to homebrew enable their PSP. This version doesn’t affect other than the installed files, so its fully compatible with an unhacked PSP.
Among the untranslated lines there are two I would like to explain, first is when you click “go to menu”, you will get the following:
Which translates along the lines of: “Are you sure you want to return to the main menu” (YES and NO)..
Lastly when you complete a route, a choice will be given where you can simply select the first choice.
This patch will work for every platform that support running PSP games (PSP; PPSSPP supported platform, Vita with PSP XMB (haven’t tested Vita yet, but previous comments suggest that PSP XMB will make playing this on Vita possible)).
The PSP emulator PPSSPP works on Windows, Android, IOS, Blackberry, Meego / Harmattan, Symbian, Pandora, Mac OSX and Linux.
According to Paragon4696, playing LB in PPSSPP will work best under the following settings:
Recomended PPSSPP settings for running Little Busters! Converted Edition!
Buffered rendering has to be enabled
The 60 FPS thing needs to be disabled
Software skinning has to be set disabled
Rendering resolution has to be disabled
Texture filter needs to be set to “Linear on FMV”
The game does not work as well as on a real PSP, but the only known PPSSPP issues involve trivial things like an 1/4 – 1/8 second flick when switching from dialog with speaker to dialog without speaker. .
How to install:
To install the patch, you will first have to install Little Busters! CE! using UMD disc one. If you are using PPSSPP and has an ISO, simply run the ISO of disc one and let it install. The process with the ISO’s are the same as with UMD discs using an actual PSP.
Once installed, download and open the following patch:
As discribed by the patch, the install folder should be:
[PPSSPP FOLDER] / memstick/PSP/SAVEDATA/ULJM05789PAK
Special thanks to:
– Paragon4696 for QC and testing work. Thanks to him, countless issues have been discovered, where we sometimes anticipated what we would call “the list of doom”.. also, thanks for the Kud banner…
– Kaguya for helping with menu and window translation.
– Whoever made the background we used in the top banner.
– PC version translation team whose translations are used in this patch.
- 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
Extra banner by Paragon4696