20 Dec 2017

Samurai Shodown RPG (Neo Geo CD) - English translation

This is a project I've started few years ago but never completed, I've sunk so many hours in it...
If I remember correctly scenario 1 is fully translated for all characters.
I estimate at least 100h are still needed to release a beta version with both scenarios translated. Then more time will be needed to fix bugs, typos, funny spacings, etc.

Download link (audio files not included):





39 comments:

  1. Nice Translation Bro! I hope you can finish this one day!! Thanks

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  2. How can this game not be published in english up till now? its wierd really

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  3. Would love to see this get more work it looks great, thanks very much

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  4. would love to see this finished.

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    1. Would love to have time for it ;)

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    2. Hit me up Apocalypse. I may be able you to set up and market a Kickstarter or GoFundMe Page on this.

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    3. Hey, not sure how to contact you.

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  5. Would really love to see this project finished :)

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  6. Man, great to know that this game have someone translating... I lov this game.

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  7. Is it just a lot of repetitive work remaining, or are there a bunch of technical problems to solve?

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    1. I finally got around to burning a copy of what you have done so far. I'm guessing based on the occasional use of shorthand like "u" instead of "you" and "r" instead of "are" that there's more to this than simply translating the text - it has to be limited to a certain number of characters etc... From what little I understand the text is actually represented as a series of bitmap coordinates (which is probably why the battle sequences look so messed up) - do you have a tool for translating a line of text to the proper coordinates? I ask because I would like to help but the most I could accomplish reliably would be massaging the dialog grammatically, fitting it into the requisite space and correcting for word wrap.

      Also, there were several spots where the text was still in French - such as when you select your scenario and battle mode - I'm guessing those are just graphics rather than text?

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    2. I've got a much more advanced version somewhere with scenario one fully translated. Also I was thinking of designing a tool where you could see how the translated text would appear in the text box so that you can adjust length and spacing.

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    3. Please find this and make it available, I beg you ...

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  8. Please, start a Kickstarter with the support of Neo Geo.com!

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  9. out of all your projects, this is getting the most comments. just shows you there is a high demand for this. you can ask for donations or kickstart it.

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    1. It's not even a question of money but time. Also the neogeo.com community has discouraged me of putting any more effort into this...

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    2. aw i would have loved to see this to come out. i was just looking for any neo geo cd english translations, and there are none. if there was one game i would want translated it would be this one. i love rpgs. i love samurai showdown. so, i am definitely someone who supports you in finishing this project.

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  10. how did the neogeo community discourage you? what happened? is it the same reason deuce didnt release his?

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    1. Don't want to bring negative feelings here. Just sign up there and see... ;)

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    2. I found this:
      http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?264459-Samurai-Shodown-(Spirit)-RPG-translation-(French-to-English)

      But was unable to find anything disparaging after skimming the first and last two pages of the thread. Don't have time to read it all this morning, but it seems like people are generally in favor - am I looking in the wrong spot?

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  11. Do a kickstarter! i would like to donate something to help you continue this project bro!

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  12. +1 on the kickstarter, this would be great!

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  13. +1 for the kickstarter, an english version of this game would be awesome!

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  14. Im from Brasil, make that dream happen, Terraonion is giving support for Neogeo CD in NeoSD PRO, it would be a dream to see this game be incorporated and played in a Neogeo AES / MVS.

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  15. if you need help let me know ok.
    i did a lot of work with your iso but i learn a lot.
    i put all the wavs in your iso learn how to play with
    cue sheets and voila i got it work. The problem is Raine emu
    those not work on my win 10 i dony know what a pain in the ass.
    Thank you again.

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  16. I'd love to see this completed too. I wouldn't mind helping anyway I can.

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  17. 2020 and here we are!! Apocalipse do a kickstarter bro, we all want this game fully translated!!

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    1. Happy New year 2020. It's not even a matter of money now, I just don't have the time that would be needed for it. However if someone else want to take over the job I'll try to help them my best.

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    2. Apoc,

      someone that was in your team for the project is trying to contact you. He wants to continue the work and I would be willing to pitch in as much as I could. Please respond to him, or me - or check in on your thread, please.

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  18. I'll take over the job, I still have the tools you made me download and a third of the script. I wasnt very computer savy back in the day but I am better now and willing to put in the hours to translate it.

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    1. Great, maybe we should continue in private. Leave me your email address in a comment (won't be published don't worry).

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    2. Sorry for the late reply, I wasn't notified that you had approved or replied to my message !!!

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  19. Hooh... Activity. That's good. Good luck and congratulations for Apocalypse and Raz-Head, cause now I'm seeing a drop of hope for this project.

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  20. Hello! I'm from Brazil! please complete this translation, I dream of the day I will play this game. Good luck and keep up the good work, you guys will become legends if you finish it.

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