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Moonspeak Relics - The Recur of Origin Translation Project

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by MrRichard999, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. MrRichard999 Game re-worker! Patron

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    We thought about taking on a project that looked interesting but unfortunately we ran into some "compression" garbage... Hoping that posting this thread might attract some skilled help to figure it out. There is a preliminary patch made at the moment which translates some simple things to English.

     
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  2. zwanzig_zwoelf Graverobber Foundation Developer

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    Here's a quick tool to decrypt and re-encrypt DAT files.

    EDIT: Should work with The 2nd Birth and Rinne too.
     
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  3. MrRichard999 Game re-worker! Patron

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    That was fast! I got a decrypter and a graphics extractor! Thanks zwanzig!
     
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  4. 11charlim Barely Literate

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    Using help from the Russian-speaking community, I've found out that text files in puppet directory is encrypted by xor-ing everything by 0x80, as detailed here: https://www.extractor.ru/ipb/index.php?showtopic=8777
    Should any trouble arise, I'll be eager to help, I was trying to translate the damn thing since 2015.
     
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  5. MrRichard999 Game re-worker! Patron

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    Nice! I will get in touch when we resume this. Right now we are working on 2 PC98 games which are close to completion. Hoping to get back to relics soon :)
     
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  6. Geneklein Barely Literate

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    Hi MrRichard999, I registered specifically to thank you for taking the effort to translate the Relics game. I added the series (As well as other Bothtec titles) to Mobygames a few years ago. I was wondering if you could add some useful trivia bits or any other information to my submissions?
    Considering my lack of Japanese knowledge, I wouldn't be too surprised if I got some things wrong while I was hunting for info.
    Also, I wanted to point out that while adding the information about the games I found out that the 2nd Birth has some nasty compatibility issues where the game won't boot past the launcher unless you're running it on a Windows 98 OS so the second title's translation would probably be harder to tackle without patching the game somehow.
     
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  7. 11charlim Barely Literate

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    Nice observation, Geneklein. Long time no see.
    Installing tRoO is a challenge on anything newer than XP too. And I'm responsible a little bit for the sudden interest in this game, to be honest.

    The only game that seems to run well on modern systems is RINNE.
     
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  8. Geneklein Barely Literate

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    Thanks! Though I'm not sure I remember you... :oops:
    I don't remember running into issues with installing the Recur of Origin though. The game worked on my Windows 7 PC, I could've used something like AppLocale to run it though, it's been a while since I last played it :)
    As for RINNE, the game is a real mistery. Released on the same date as Ys III: the Oath in Felghana, with only a small press release on Softbank's site, one can only wonder if they planned to just have it fade into obscurity...
    To make things worse, I've yet to find credits of the game to see how much Nihon Falcom was involved in its development. All the info online points to the fact that the game was finished by them as a favor for Bothtec, seemingly because this company handled many of their ports to Japanese mobiles. But there's Bothtec copyright in the game files so I'm hoping I can get a hold of a recording of a longplay of the game to shed some light on its development. It's definitely not something that matches Falcom's style.
    By the way, would there be any interest in other Bothtec titles being translated? CrEastar: Planets in Legend looks like a very interesting game and even the original Relics game would be a good project to quickly go through (The only Japanese text there is the introduction and the ending, and only the MSX1 version released in Europe had these in Engrish)
    Just a thought :roll:
     
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    Uhhh, zwoelf, may I ask you to share this file again? The filedropper link went down, and I happen to need some help in decyphering/recyphering.
     
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    Sure, here you go.
     
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  11. MrRichard999 Game re-worker! Patron

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    I didnt know I missed this... Sorry for the late reply. 11Charlim I think is going to work on it for the meantime while me and Zwanzig finish off Phantasie IV first. I'll see when the time comes if we can figure out something for that 2nd entry with the compatibility stuff.
     
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