School’s Eve Update

By • August 24, 2008

Well, starting tomorrow morning, I will be back in classes in the good ol’ US of A. I don’t expect that it will keep me too much busier, actually I tend to do well with some structure in my life, so I think that translation should proceed at about the same rate it has been. I just wanted to make a quick post, remind everyone that I’m still alive and fill you in on the most recent Tales of Innocence developments.

Kingcom has been working on formating some more of the menu windows, getting all of them spaced out properly and looking their Sunday best. You can see the results for the Monster Encyclopedia above. I realize that these pictures might not be all that exciting to most people, but they’re all I had handy for the time being, so I hope you’ll forgive me. Remember, every little bit contributes to the whole. Those of you following the blog are in it for the long haul, you get to see everything as it become available, but there are lulls.

My main reason for making this post is simple – I just finished translating one of the largest files in Tales of Innocence. Item Names and Descriptions are now translated! Maybe that doesn’t mean much to anyone else, but for me, having items out of the way is always a huge milestone. I attempted to calculate a menu completion percentage to celebrate the occasion, and here’s what I came up with. The menu is somewhere around 80% complete. (Maybe if it’s bold, people won’t ask me about the progress for a little while.) So now I’m sure some of you are asking yourselves, “What’s left?” It’s a lot of small stuff. Guild stuff, shop stuff, some misc. enemy names, various bits of dialogue that are stored in the menu – remember, it’s the small stuff that makes the game. That 80% DOES NOT include the Summary data. I plan on translating the Summary stuff AFTER finishing the main story and skit translation, so it might be one of the last things I do. In fact, a fair amount of the translation remaining in the menu will be best completed down the line, so it probably won’t be long before I really get started on the dialogue (and eventually the skit) translating.

If you’re wondering how this project is moving speed-wise, I would say that it is going “fairly fast”. I certainly don’t think we’re moving at blazing speed, but Kingcom and I are both very comfortable with our current pace. There’s really no need for us to rush it though, this is about as fast as we want to be moving right now. Everything is progressing exactly as we had hoped. Well, that’s about all I’ve got for now. I’ll be back to school, but nothing much should change around here. ^_^

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I'm the translator for Absolute Zero. I also take care of the project updates.

23 Responses to “School’s Eve Update”

  1. Great Job so far I can’t wait to see the final product. And Good luck at school!

  2. Been following this since you started, and I have to say you’ve been doing a great job on everything so far. It looks very professional!

    Can’t wait to see how everything goes as work continues. The journey is always an interesting thing to watch. Best of luck to you at school.

  3. Very Nice ^^

  4. wow thanks for the update =D
    usually people translating just go ‘it’s done when its done, now piss off’ which is understandable, but really appreciate you telling us what we really want to know ^^
    Oh and btw, you and kingcom doing AWESOME job, ganbette!

  5. Eyh , great work =’)

    it’s not school’s eve for everyone …I still have 2 months till school =D

  6. Good job doesnt really matter when its finish anyway best of luck u have make a wonderous job and good luck on school

  7. you guys Β΄re great you are moving fast enough i think cuz if rush things you can make mistakes your working great thanks for it i know itΒ΄s gonna be a great translation

  8. Any chance of us getting a preliminary patch to bide our time? πŸ˜€

  9. Good news on this! Looking forward to having a shiny new Tales to play.

    Can we look forward to small mention of progress on the updated patch for ToP soon as well? It was awhile back that you said you’d found someone to read over it and revise, which is the last bit of news I can find.

  10. Looks good~ I’m happy you got most of the menu stuff down~ Especially since those stuff seems like the least fun to actually translate. πŸ˜€

    I hope you enjoy school~

  11. ugh, school

    great job guys keep up the good work

  12. Looking good, can’t wait for the final version or some sort of beta pre-release if you do that when you are already working on the storyline.

  13. Is there anyone enjoy school πŸ˜›

    Good luck guys

  14. wow 80% of menu’s translated, considering you guys are going at a leisurely pace you’ve sure done alot – i wonder how quick you’d guys be when your rushing o.O
    thats not saying rush
    i like how perfect your making the menus and text and all look

    can’t wait till the end result! (and SEP announcement!)

  15. It’s always amazing to see talented people at work. I feel somehow linked to both of you, because we’re all united by the common love of the Tales games. And just so you know, it doesn’t feel like waiting, it’s more like seeing a sapling rise up and become a Mana Tree (sorry, had to put that). We all have the best of hopes for this project, and hope you will continue to make Namco see this and maybe even congratulate you.

  16. Thank you ^__^, n good luck with skool

  17. Good luck with school guys, hoping to see some more awesome updates like this. (:

  18. Dude I don’t care how long it takes if it all is as professional as this and actual dialog translated :DDD. Take your time and keep up the good work please!

  19. Thanks guy i really looking for this one n Good luck at school ^-^

  20. i’m new to the tales series and jus recently saw a preview of this game
    and i want it so baddddddd. you guys are doin a perfect job, can’t wait to get my hands on it
    good luck with skool

  21. *speechless*

    you guys are the GREAT!!!
    I can’t wait any longer…but i’ll try to

    so keep it up!

  22. ur making me excited! GOODLUCK TO YOU BOTH πŸ˜€

  23. wow, you have done so much in such a short while!!
    i am really thankful for your work! i want to do something but i’m only 15 and do not have permission to donate money… so if there’s any other way to help please tell ?

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