Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Terra Formars Gaiden: Rain Hard Chapter 5 English Translation

Wham bam, thank you mam. I'm going wham bam, thank you mam. I'm going wham bam, thank you mam. I'm a true believer, that goes for what I see, and one little flower is not enough for a bee. Going wham bam, thank you mam. Oh, sorry. Anyway, finally we have come to the end of Rain Hard. It was a great ride and I'm glad to be done with it. It was a nice and short little insight into Adolf's past.
That said, there isn't much I'd like to say other than they were a few odd lines as you'll see yourself, there was a good bit of redraw that took a while to do (last page being one), the "pint" part is deliberate (the kanji used was just for a glass so yeah pint) and that I'm getting ready for a wham bam. Other than that, I would like to thank all of you guys who have been with me this far. I really appreciate it. Thanks a bunch. Enjoy the final chapter!

Monday, 28 December 2015

My Plan for 2016

Pic unrelated
Now, as those who come on here may know, I recently finished up work on GOS Special Edition and in a couple of days will finish the final chapter of Rain Hard which will leave me with free time to work on other things next year. What will they be may you ask? Well, first off there's Terra Formars Gaiden Asimov and Keiji and then there's my own personal list that I've got as well. You can see what they are and everything else below.
  • Definite
    • Terra Formars Gaiden: Asimov
    • Terra Formars Gaiden: Keiji
    • Neo Devilman (What's left)
    • Saikano Gaiden
    • Ishi no Hana
  • Maybe
    • Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project (PC) - VNs are a drag, don't feel like it right now
    • Devilman Saga - Scans are shite. Would have to edit them first.
    • Infection - See below
  • Cancelled
    • Dead of the Brain - Was on my to-do list but some asshole has recently started on it. Tried to talk to him about it but he just was a dick and more or less told me to fuck off.
Now, that's my personal list. It's small but I'm not interested in much at the moment. Also, those Vietnamese guys I've been working with on Kyochuu Rettou have also asked me if I wanted to translate a new series that they will be releasing soon called Infection. However, the first chapter is about 60 pages long and I really don't want to translate it because of that. That, it's weekly (I think) and it doesn't look very good. Still, I'll keep it on a to-do list if nobody else takes it on. That said, I'm also open to suggestions so if you want you can mention something below and if it interests me (something that I require), I might translate it. Other than that, I'll see you next time. See ya!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Terra Formars Gaiden: Rain Hard Chapter 4 English Translation

I’ve been lucky in my life, I’ve been lucky, I’ve been lucky in my life, I know I’ve been lucky in my life, I’ve been lucky and I thank you for this light, oh good Lord! Oh, sorry. Yes, I managed to get another chapter of Rain Hard our before Christmas as a little present. Now we're 4/5 way through so it'll be good to have it finally done hopefully by the end of the year or early next depending on how things go. 
Anyway, not much to say for this chapter's post other than I got banned from 4chan again (fucking reddit mods) so hopefully kind Anon-kun can dump this chapter, and that I got a warning on Batoto (oh, scary) because of the blurred porn that I've been using at the end of chapters. That, and they removed them so I had to reupload 'em with a jolly message for the credits page instead. Anyway, all said and done, hope you enjoy the chapter and have a Merry Christmas! Not that I actually care about this holiday, but whatever! Bye!!!!! I’ve been lucky in my life! I’ve been lucky in my life! I’ve been lucky and I thank you for this light, oh good Lord!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Terra Formars Revenge PV 1

Ahh! Footage!!!! And the animation looks fucking terrible! What went wrong? Sheesh. I mean, the artstyle does look nice and all and while the animation kinda looks good it's definitely not Terra Formars. Just sayin'. Looks like an American cartoon or something. What do you guys think? I am excited about it, but I just hope it's not a disaster like the first season of the anime. Hope. Also, enjoy the new music on the blog. Ha ha! Dr. Jones out!

Friday, 18 December 2015

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel Special Edition English Translation 1.0

Yippee! It's finally done! Thank fuck! Visual novel translating is a real drag. Anyway, for those who may not know, the Special Edition of Girlfriend of Steel features new scenes, a new ending, the ability to customise the games running resolution up to 1080p, and much much more. The latter being something that the original 97 release never had so that's a feature to come back and read the story again for. Hee hee.
Translated the setup screen so you can customize it before launching
Now, that said, what I did over the past months was retranslate the game line by line and fix everything up. However, that's not to say lines from the original weren't accurate for the most part, just the wording of things so there will be some similarities between my TL and the original seeing how it was spot on for the most part. Furthermore, I did cover some mistranslations the original team did in my progress reports so check them out for more info on that.
Game gave errors when I had commas and such so had to remove them
Moving on. Now, I'll leave clear instructions on how to patch the game files to get the translation running. It's the same procedure as GOS2 for the most part, but there's also a few other things that I want to run by you guys first before that. First, make sure you have Japanese language codec installed and the app locale stuff. That's basic stuff for running JP games. Second, Microsoft released an update the windows this year which turned off a specific driver that was used to run some old games and GOSSE is one of those that was affected. However, check out this thread on fuwanovel on how to get the driver back online and working.
That said, patch instruction time. Sweat baby sweat baby sex is a Texas drought, me and you do the kind of stuff that only Prince would sing about, so put your hands down my pants and I'll bet you'll feel nuts, yes I'm Siskel, yes I'm Ebert and you're getting two thumbs up. Oh, sorry.
  1. Dump all the files in the "Files to dump" folder into the games directory and overwrite
  2. Open the "Files to patch" folder and patch each file like below
    • Use the included xdeltaUI program to apply the graphics patch:
      • Launch program
      • Select patch file (example: event.xdelta)
      • Select file to be patched (example: event.lb5, the original in game directory)
      • Select where to output the file and make sure to name it for example "event.lb5"
      • Select the patched file and replace the original games with it in the games directory
  3. Do that for all 3 files that need to be patched
    • event.lb5
    • eve1024.lb5
    • eve2048.lb5
  4. Do it like they do it on the discovery channel
  5. Play the game.
Now, I hope all of you can follow those instructions and enjoy the story. I put a lot of effort, time and pain into translating, playtesting and oh god don't get me started on bug fixing or the many problems that I encountered so it better pay off. All in all, enjoy this Christmas present from me and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Dr Jones signing off!

Pearse Hillock                   - Translator/Proofreader/Production/Playtesting & Bugfixing
MarcoL from Team GOS  - For help with GOSSE Tools
Fansubs of Steel                - Original Translation Team

I translated what in-game text and images that I could find in the games files and script but some of it I couldn't find anywhere and others were locked in different file types than the tools I had could decompress. A pity, but what JP you see in the menu's unfortunately stays. Also, I didn't bother to translate the credits this time round again. When you get to the end of translating a big project like this you feel relieved but when you see another huge wall of text to TL it honestly puts you off from translating it.

Update - 20th December - Updated DL Link
Since the graphics side of the patch unfortunately didn't work, I just decided to upload the translation with the edited files. Meaning, you just have to dump the files and that's that. Have fun!

Update - 12th January 2016
Thanks to a friendly email, a bug was reported but I got on that about a week later since I completely forgot. My bad. Anyway, it's just a two small files that had to be edited so you can find the link with the rest above. Just dump them in the games directory and replace.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Terra Formars Gaiden: Rain Hard Chapter 3 English Translation

Gotta stop playing Medieval Total War so much. Seriously causing me to lag behind in this stuff. Anyway, good to get this chapter out. That's us 3/5 for Rain Hard now so it shouldn't be long until it's fully done. Yippee! Then I can move on to other things! And about those other things, I'll be doing a post about that shortly so you guys can know what's up. For one, I'll hopefully have finished Evangelion Girlfriend of Steel Special Edition by this weekend so that'll also free up a shit ton of time to work on other things. It's a visual novel and they take long (an understatement) to translate so it'll be a huge weight off my back. Lastly, there were a few lines that I could difficult so I ran them by a friend, but they're still kinda awkward. Other than that, hope you enjoy the chapter and that special something for the credits page. See ya!

PDF Read Online

P.S. - For those who read there, I would post a 4chan topic for the chapter, but I've been banned there for several days due to barbie posting so enjoy this vid in the meantime. Dr. Jones signing off!

Seems that a good anon posted the chapter for me. Yippee! You can view it on the archive here.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel Special Edition (PC)

Just to be make this post clear, no, this is not the translation, but the game itself so you guys can download it ahead of my English TL release. Anyway, I would just like to mention that the only source I found on the net for this was on the Russian Evangelion community so naturally they made a custom installer which is in Russian and there is no disc image, sadly. Now, do not worry, installing the game is simple enough. Just click through the screens and select where you want to install the game and that's that. I'll drop the download link below. Enjoy.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Kyochuu Rettou (The Island of Giant Insects) Chapter 4 - Part 2 English Translation v1.5

A surprisingly lack of bugs in my bug manga this time round. That said, I haven't got much to say other than I wasn't too sure with my typesetting this chapter and that I forgot about the part thing thingy for the previous chapter. Other than that, I hope you enjoy this chapter. Meh. See ya!

PDF Read Online

Update 20th July 2016
Updated to volume scans. Enjoy. Links also updated.