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October 11, 2007

Take This 56K!

Filed under: Blog News,Games,Tales of Phantasia,Translation — throughhim413 @ 4:17 pm

Yeah, that’s right.  Prepare yourself for the picture frenzy.

First, some dialogue in action.  Auto-linebreaks!  Yeah!


More dialogues!  I love these shots.  Maybe because I can see my translating work in a real way?  Either way, aren’t they pretty?



The previously troubled Rune Bottle, now working.  Yes.  The last shot is the more final one, as you can see, the numbers have been slightly realigned at the top right.


Shop screen.  Finally got those shop names working.  This screen was fully remade by Gemini.  I like it, yes I do.


Titles and items now display properly!  Yeah!!!  This is one of my favorite things in this update for sure.

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Cooking menus reborn.  Pretty much the final version here. The stars and dots were previously missing, but as you can see now, they are not.


And here’s a blog exclusive picture, showing the beauty of the centered area names.  Gotta love it, right?


And on the translation front, last time Gemini and I estimated, I was aout 35% done with the script.  Still needs a lot of editing and touching up though.  But I’ll get around to that sooner or later.



  1. I like your work. The only concern I have is ease of reading, as in the font is too slender in my opinion and may be hard on some people’s eyes. Cless was working on a translation over at http://tales-cless.org/ and if you see the font in their pictures it’s much easier to read for me, at least. Those thin fonts are good for fitting a lot on the screen but tend to be rough on the eyes.

    Is there any way you could use a font like theirs or make two patches, one slimline and one bold font?

    Comment by Squall — October 11, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

  2. No, we won’t make use of the Mammut font, sorry. It might be hard to read on a PC monitor, but it isn’t at all on a TV, and that’s all that counts for me.

    Comment by Gemini — October 11, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

  3. I agree with Gemini. Having played this game on my PSP (clearly a much smaller screen then either a TV or a PC monitor), I had no trouble whatsoever reading the text. The screenshots are small so naturally the font is as well, but I don’t believe that this will be a problem come release time.

    Comment by throughhim413 — October 11, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

  4. hooray¡¡¡¡ for u guys u are doing a great job here so keep up the pace and finish it the faster u can, Thanks a lot for your job¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ I have some questions ,are u done with the names of the all vilages of the game? and, u think I can play this game on my psp using popstation ^_^ Bye¡¡¡¡¡¡

    Comment by darkcloudy — October 12, 2007 @ 7:58 am

  5. I agree with Gemini. I’m going to be playing this translation on a PS1 connected to a TV, and that’s how it should be played. If it looks good like that, I don’t care about how it looks in emulators.

    Comment by Soluzar — October 12, 2007 @ 11:45 am

  6. I actually prefer the look of the smaller, less bold font personally as it not only allows you to fit more text per line than a heavier font, but it adds a certain air of maturity or novel-like readability that really says “complex” rather than “cartoon”. The new shots are indeed very exciting and reassuring that progress is being made by leaps and bounds. Thank you for the frequent project updates! Looking forward to the next one!.

    Comment by Chip — October 12, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

  7. Thanks for the comments everyone.

    darkcloudy, as for what you asked, I’m playing the game on my PSP after using a POPstation GUI. Since the PSP emulates the real PSX almost perfectly and since our patch works on real hardware, you should definitely be able to play it on the PSP.

    Soluzar, yeah, I agree with you. The funny thing is, the text looks fine in emulators too. It’s just that these pictures are so small. The text is very readable even in emulators.

    Chip, thanks as always for your comments, I’m glad you’ve been following our progress. Having people anticipating our release certainly makes me want to make sure everything turns out perfect.

    Comment by throughhim413 — October 12, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

  8. another hooray for u xD¡¡¡¡¡¡ I have one question, in the cave of spirits when the eye ask me to put a password , what password is it? I have try a lot of bunch of passwords but they dont work xD please help ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

    Comment by darkcloudy — October 13, 2007 @ 5:28 am

  9. Good Job! ^^
    I liked this font, if it is possible read normality in TV and in PSP it’ll be good for me \o/

    thanks for this great job u.u

    Comment by Zappa — October 13, 2007 @ 7:35 am

  10. I heard a couple of people complain about this font but i think it looks awesome, great work guys ^_^

    Comment by DarkCless — October 13, 2007 @ 8:16 am



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