January 2016

By • January 1, 2016

Current Focus: Janos Events (ToDR), Initial Menu Translation (ToPX)

After a very productive first half of 2015, the rest of the year was a bit more erratic. The last few weeks of December were quite productive, however, so we ended the year on a high note.

Tales of Destiny R

I’ve been making good progress on ToDR recently. I’m working on Janos, the first full town in the game. ToDR has its events organized by maps, so most NPCs in the game have somewhere between 5-10 different lines of dialogue based on when you talk to them. May not sound like a lot, but it adds up pretty quickly in the more populated towns. The subevents from later in the game are also stored in the same files. I’ve been doing whole files, so once a town is complete, that should include all of the game’s events there. We recently ran into some large sections shared dialogue (meaning it appears in multiple files), so we’re working on consolidating that to make future editing easier.

Tales of Phantasia X

I’ve been poking away at ToP’s menu. I’m still trying to get the initial translation done, at which point I’ll reference the older Absolute Zero and Phantasian Productions translations to tweak it. The item descriptions are really the only thing left to do. I’m a little over half done with the item descriptions at this point. One of the issues with ToP compared to the other two projects is that we can’t keep the English and Japanese fonts in the game simultaneously, so until the menu is the top priority to enable progression.

Narikiri Dungeon X

Sooo much left to do here before this game is really playable. I’ve been working on the menu when I get bored, but it’s a hell of a grind. I’ve kind of just been using NDX as a dumping ground for my effort when I don’t feel like working on either of the other projects. At least while the other two projects have substantial work to be done, NDX is going to remain a backburner project.

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

10 Responses to “January 2016”

  1. Keep up the good work! ^^

    I’m sure I’m not the only one patiently looking forward to your translations, can’t wait for ToPX!

    oh and Happy New Year!

  2. Wishing you a Happy New Year. I appreciate all the hard work that wonderful fan translators like you do to help us play these gems in English. Hope 2016 goes well for you, in life as well as in projects.

  3. Holy Smoke!

    Tales of Destiny…I thought it was a translated work, but….if you been turning it into an R type, then that means it’s gonna be like Tales of Hearts R?

    Or maybe you just used R as a statement of remaking the whole thing for everyone to view the Director’s Cut?

    Oh well, whatever the case, it sounds like that is a game that is nearly finished first with the easiest way to do things. I am SO looking forward to it.

    And guess what, some new data about Destiny is on it’s wiki site, showing characters from the PS1 of old to the new PS2 versions of develop characters & some great image displays. Check it out, cause I think your work has helped inspired many to do some research.

    Till then, Happy New Year, & really looking forward to more news & for when you reveal that Tales Of Destiny Director’s Cut, is all set, we can get it & it’ll be just like Tales of Vesperia, everyone will go crazy to start playing it. Good luck!

  4. Even MORE Character Updates of antagonist for Tales of Destiny are on the wiki site.

    This shows more & more folks are wanting to get us ready to wanting to see & play the Director Cut version.

    Once more, you guys are making history where many fans are wanting to play the PS2 while knowing what is being said. So good luck on completing even more of it!

  5. Thanks a lot for your work. I am glad you’re taking your time, I rather have a good translation than a rushed one. The fact that you’re both working on this games with the care you do means a lot to a lot of us.

  6. Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for this news! Looking forward to more of these posts! I’m so hyped about ToPX, I can hardly wait. I’m going insaaaaaaaane!

    Thank you SO MUCH for your hard work!

  7. happy new year!

    super keen for Tales of Destiny R and Tales of Phantasia X

    cheers guys!

  8. Destiny DC is literally the holy grail of the Tales Of series. Any chance at all your team will be finished with it sometime in the first quarter of 2016?

  9. @stahntheman: Nope. No chance of that. We still have a lot of work to do.

  10. Man the job of absolute zero is good i’m waiting for ToPX and ToD DC.