September 2017

By • September 4, 2017

Current Focus: Tales of Destiny R main story

Another month, another sort of late post! While the past month was not as productive as it woulda/shoulda/coulda been, there was at least some solid forward progress. I worked my way through the conclusion to act 2 and the initial events of act 3. Act 3 is different than 2 in that there are fewer dungeons and more extended story segments. This final act is one of my favorite arcs in the series. It does a good job building out the past, but it also gives the characters a chance to look to the future. Like any Tales game, it has the night before the final battle events, which I particularly enjoyed. I’ve actually already translated the final scene in the game (which if anyone went to Aseliacon in 2015, I showed it off there). It will be exciting to finish off what’s left between here and there.

Kingcom and I have been having ongoing conversations about how to deal with all of the duplicates in the text for a while. We were initially planning a pretty robust solution, but we decided this month to be a little more practical about it. We bit off a bit more than we could chew with the initial plan, so Kingcom is going to work on a solution that covers all of our basic needs and make sure things can keep moving.

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

17 Responses to “September 2017”

  1. Thank your for the work you are doing!

    Tales of Destiny was my first Tales game, can’t wait to play the ps2 remake!

  2. Thank you team for working this project. I been following these updates for years now. Just so happens there is a fresh update when I check today

  3. The final act definitely has some of my favorite battles, despite how few they are!

    I know nothing of programming so I couldn’t give you any advice with that. But good luck finding out a solution.

  4. How many acts in Tales of Destiny are there? Out of curiousity

  5. There are three acts in Destiny.

  6. Wow! Great job! By the way, how’s Ruta doing with this?

  7. Nice, great progress. Out of curiosity, are you translating the synopsis as you’re advancing in the story or will you tackle that beast individually?

  8. Bless you for doing a painstaking job with this translation throughhim413 and Kingcom! I remember as a kid, I became exposed to the world of jrpg and TOD was the first game I played. More power to you guys! Wish i could hug you 🙂 You guys are the best. Love and support from PHL

  9. Thanks a bunch as always a0t. Can’t wait to play. Any progress on ToP:X?

  10. You’re already at the final act ! I thought there were like 12 acts (never played the game). Wow, that’s a big surprise (good surprise !).
    I’m looking forward to your translation, keep going and thank you for your hard work !

  11. Glad to see you’re done with act 2 of the story. Keep up the good work

  12. Wouhou! That’s some good news! Congrats on finishing act 2. I’m sure Kingcom and you will figure out a solution. Keep up the good work 😀

  13. @XtraT: I translated a bunch of the earlier ones as I was progressing, but then I forgot about them for a while. I have them done up until the end of Calvalese in act 1. I do want to try and get them done before the next time I play through the game so that I can test them. The way the text boxes are formatted for the synopsis was definitely designed with Japanese in mind, so probably I’ll have to get creative with them to ensure that everything fits.

  14. Since you guys added in-battle subs and reworked the weaknesses/resistances UI I’m sure that will only be a small bump.

  15. I’m glad to hear you are making such a good progress. I am looking forward a lot to the finished patch. Thank you so much for working on it

  16. Sounds like you’re almost on the final act. Congrats.

    Keep up the good work, maybe if luck is strong, this remake will be ready before 2018. One never knows?

    Good luck!

  17. A lot of excitement in these comments.

    The progress is amazing news and that feeling when you can the see the gap closing is so satisfying when working a project for so long. It’s much harder when your just working and working and the work piles up with no end in sight.

    The motivation grows and knowing that, nothing can stop you now, completion is just around the corner! Keep it up, you have our full support and anticipation! 🙂

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