Time Marches On

By • February 8, 2012

Cless has been hard at work on the programming side of Tales of Destiny R. I only wish I could say the same for the translation.I hate making excuses, so I’ll just state that I’ve not made as much progress on the translation as I’d like. The menu translation is at a decent stage of completion, but until I replay the game and refamiliarize myself with the material, I’m not ready to dive headlong into the main script. To provide the very best translation possible, I need to have the whole story fresh in my mind. It has literally been years since I last played Tales of Destiny, so I owe it to myself (and to all of you) to replay it. For now, head on over to Phantasian Productions and check out the nitty gritty hacking details. Cless has made some awesome progress lately and, if nothing else, there are some pretty pictures to check out. And if you want to keep up with the more day-to-day of the project, there have been fairly frequent updates in the PP forums.

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5 Responses to “Time Marches On”

  1. Hnnngg~ gotta admit that PP post was pretty hype-inducing. I know, I know, this project is still beginning and it won’t be finished immediately, but reading his progress just makes me (metaphorically) drool for this translation patch. In other words, I hope the project keeps going smoothly, I know you guys will do an awesome job on it, and I’m very much looking forward to hearing more about its progress.

    Playing Tales of Destiny to get reacquainted with the story… that’s the “easy” part of the project, eh? XD

    (Random question: will the “Eye of God” be translated as the “Eye of Atamoni” as in the PS1 version? It’s just something that caught my eye when I tried playing the Japanese version of Destiny PS2 alongside some translation guides. No biggie, just wondering).

  2. Regarding the Eye of Atamoni/God issue, I remember that we discussed it extensively, but I don’t recall what we decided. I’m fairly certain that we were going to go with Eye of Atamoni, but don’t quote me on that. Or do. Either way.

  3. throughim413 how dare you call it the Eye of Atamonia/God! You ruined the translations!!! DERP DERP DERP!

    Seriously though I’m super hyped for this project, based upon what Cress has posted and your work on ToI and ToP I’m more hyped for this then a lot of full price console releases!

  4. Wow well at least you gave an honest update. Can’t wait to use it.

    Anyway may I ask for an update on Tales of Innocence? I really like the game and I play that more often than ToD so yeah can you guys update the patch if you have time to?

  5. PROGRESS! Everything’s gotta start somewhere, right? I am perfectly okay with this taking a long time, what with me replaying Tales of the Abyss on 3DS (first playthrough took me a veeerrrrrrrrry long time) and also with Graces F’s impending English release. Plus The Last Story and Pandor’as Tower and I have to finish both Valkyria Chronicles and there’s Rune Factory 3 and Mass Effect 3 and…

    Take your time, thorughhim413, take your time. >.>

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