Updating for the sake of updating

By • June 27, 2009

I figure I owe an update.

I wish I could tell you that we’re making awesome progress, but… well, thing have been a bit slow. Most of the recent progress on ToI has been rather minor. I’ve been working on the skits, but I’m starting with some of the more intricate ones, so I admit to dragging my feet a bit. Motivation is coming and going, but that only affects the speed of the project, not the quality. As always, you can rest assured that we will complete this project. I’ll be setting more small deadlines for myself to ensure that I continue pressing on toward the goal.

I really don’t have much else to say. At this stage of the project, except for major milestones, it’s hard to make any meaningful updates. Just hand in there and we’ll get to the finish line eventually. I thank you for your patience in the mean time. Until next time~

About the Author

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

81 Responses to “Updating for the sake of updating”

  1. As long as you are determined to finish this, I will be steadfast and wait for it. There’s no use rushing a seed to sprout into a tree. It just won’t happen. Take your time alright!

  2. throughhim413
    Regardless of how many people are waiting, I can only work as fast as I can work. I will say that whenever I’m not working on ToI and I see a nice comment, I usually get to work on ToI. Of course, the opposite is also true. Irritating comments have made me stop dead in my tracks. That’s just how I am, I guess.

    Guys! You read what he wrote. Time to spam nice comments! lol

    Do your best! Done what you have started!

  3. OH GAWD! I LUV U throughhim413!

    ToI! ToI! ToI! ToI! ToI!

  4. @Innocence: Heh, I didn’t really mean it like that. I already get more encouraging comments than I deserve, frankly.

  5. I beg to differ! You cannot possibly get enough praise! You are putting a lot of effort into something that’ll make maaany, many many many many many MANY people very happy. Thank you! 😀

  6. Ahaha. I am Splych from GBAtemp. Been wondering if anything new happens… And here it is x). But lets go! Most people are still waiting so come on guys ^^. Once you are done this, you can do what ever else you have to do. Like sleep xDD

  7. lol, I’ve been playing the beginning of the Japanese version waiting for this … just grinding!

    Lv26 on the first city is not healty xD

  8. I am so tired of seeing people ask for Tales of Hearts, which by the way is a toss-up, and Kingdom Hearts 365/2 Days, which by the way belongs in the trash like the rest of the series.

    Listen people, that crappy Kingdom Hearts POS is GOING TO BE RELEASED IN AMERICA!!! Stop bugging the translator about this stuff…!

  9. give me the url to download the english patch TOI can’t wait

  10. @throughhim413

    Well, just to let you know how much people that are waiting for this project’s result. (count me one ^^)
    Could you tell me in what month your estimate targeted time of this project’s end?
    Just an estimate, it doesn’t mean it have to be finished on that time ^^

  11. @beand
    You wont find an english patch anywhere for this release, read back on some other updates/posts, they wont release a patch untill its completed.

    Any update is awesome, keep up the good work!

  12. To those wanting Tales of Hearts in english, request here:


    TRANSGEN most of the time does translations based on the number of requests, so why not try? ;3

    Other than that … you got my love, throughhim413! Its a shame Bamco never released a decent handheld Tales game here after the TotW fiasco >>

  13. can’t wait

  14. I really appreciate you working on it.
    Im sure when you work on it your giving it all. 😀
    thanks for your hard work :]
    I cant wait to play it!

  15. Can’t wait till its done, been waiting for a long time, just want to get my hands on it whenever a test version is released or something, nice work

  16. yeah can’t wit ^^

  17. Just take your time and have fun, i´ts summer after all.
    You owe nothing to no one.

    Of course i can´t wait to play the game, do not get me wrong, but i shall wait as much as needed.

    Take care and enjoy the summer!

  18. take your time & keep up the good work!!

  19. Hey Throughhim,keep up the good work.Thanks for all the work you are doing just to make hundreds or even more happy.You are awesome =DDD

  20. maybe the massive amounts of “take your time” and “no pressure” comments may be affecting your motivation? Just a guess. Minimal pressure is necessary in life.

  21. Let’s face it, pressure or no pressure, these guys are already set on finishing what they’ve started, and so far it’s been great. Sooner or later, this will come out and many fans out there would benefit. We should be thankful for this.

  22. I can’t wait for this !!

  23. With all due respect, if you would’ve simply put your pride aside and allowed PeckingBird to help you, this would’ve been done by now. He has all of the dialogues and skits translated.

    I’m not trying to cause trouble or be an ingrate… I’m just sayin’.

  24. It’s not about pride. What he has done isn’t compatible with what we have done. Using it would not help the project go any faster or contribute to its overall quality.

    I admit I haven’t really looked at his guide much, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have all of the skits translated. I say that because unless you have really put a ton of time into the game and played it through at least twice, you won’t have seen all of them.

  25. That “translation” was so Engrish it isn’t even funny. IIRC, it even uses honorifics. And the grammer on some parts are really bad, like…

    Father: The church unable to obtain the blessing of God, the world is starting to collapse.

    Does that even make sense?

    Would a Namdai translation use them? I think not. 😉

  26. Quote Wilhelm:
    That “translation” was so Engrish it isn’t even funny. IIRC, it even uses honorifics. And the grammer on some parts are really bad, like…


    I was just reading some parts, and yes, that does seem very Engrish. Almost as if he’s put it through Google Translator, then just tried to sort of patch it up to look better.

    The way this project is going, people will be talking like they would in English, not just a straight Japanese to English translation.

    Something like “Oh no. We need to be doing much running away from here!” SHOULD be “Oh no, we need to run away from here!” or something like that.

    Keep up the great work throughhim, you’re doing a great job, and deserve all the meat in the world for this! Hahah.

  27. ah. Dragon Quest IX got leaked.

    as a side note, I really cant wait to play ToI! lets hope you guys release this before school starts. Before that, the time i have to play is null =(

  28. Hey I got a brand new PC so im gonna spent some time on it than in september im going to europe, be back in october-november, I hope it will come in that time 😛 but hey no rush, your the best!

  29. Wow, I insulted Crapdom Hearts and no one jumped in defense… I wonder if the world’s coming to an end…

    I’m dying of curiousity, I gotta’ know did you ever find a good name for that ice cream recipe in the game?

    Listen up, everyone, I just got an external battery for my DS Lite and Slim PSP. It’s black and about the size of a wallet. GameStop are turdbags about ’em and don’t carry ’em since they can be used for more than just games. Check a WalMart, a RadioShack, or a BestBuy. Anyone using a DS should definately look into getting one, they’re worth the investment, mine costed me $20, but it was on sale. They usually go for $40.

  30. There was never a problem with the name for that recipe, so I haven’t really thought about changing it. Also, why should anyone care if you don’t like Kingdom Hearts? Feel free to go flamebait KH fans elsewhere, but I’ll thank you to keep it off my blog.

  31. Sorry, sorry… Didn’t mean to start trouble, I was just surprised that no one was jumping on my tail about it… I won’t talk about it (or flame it, even though they practically beg for it to be) here… And I won’t flamebait anymore Crap-er Kingdom Hearts fans…

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