Absolute Zero

August 31, 2008

Onward to Fun!

Filed under: Games,Tales of Innocence,Translation — throughhim413 @ 1:36 pm
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Lots of stuff to mention today! As I mentioned in my last post, I tend to do well with an organized schedule. What I meant was that having an established order helps me to plan my own schedule more effectively, in essence giving me more time to work on projects. That is to say, during this last week, the initial translation of the menu was completed! Additionally, I started translating the dialogue and the entire intro is now done. That is, excluding non-story NPCs, you won’t encounter any untranslated text until you reach the second town. Story translation should progress fairly quickly, although I need to play more of the game to familiarize myself with the story a little better. I had beaten Tales of Phantasia several times when I translated ToP, which is something I cannot yet say with ToI. However, since the game itself isn’t THAT long, I plan on really digging into the story to make sure that I’ve got it all down before I decide on how to translate certain words and phrases. I just want to make sure that I won’t make any context mistakes or carelessly translate important words/phrases in strange ways.

The cooking recipe screen is thanks to Kingcom. Originally, the text just said “You obtained Recipe###.” Now, thanks to Kingcom, you will actually see the name of the recipes that you pick up. But don’t worry, for those who like the numbers, they will still be visible in the item menu, so we haven’t removed them completely.

So what happens from here? Well, I will continue translating, working on the script and on the skits. In the mean time, Kingcom will work on ironing out the menu messes that are always a part of translating a game from Japanese. I recently received the CycloDS that I purchased for playing the patched version of ToI, and after all this time, I finally got to see all our work in action! To say that I was thrilled to experience the patch first-hand would be an understatement. Finally getting to play the game in English justified all of the work that I have put in up until now. With ROMhacking projects, many people quit because they lack motivation to continue. I never got to that point, but getting to actually play the patch-in-progress gave me new inspiration. I’m looking forward to continuing to work on this project and I hope that everyone will be able to enjoy it as much as I do when the time comes to release it! As always, thanks for your continued support! ^_^



  1. i am sooo glad to hear this news!
    but all you’ve said has just made me want to play the game more!
    and we’re now all that closer to the 2nd project announcement!!!!
    thanks so much you two for putting so much effort into this translation and slowly making it perfect ^^
    *cyber hugs throughhim413 & kingcom*

    Comment by Pioggia — August 31, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

  2. awesome! I’m glad you’ve taken on such a project.

    ToI is the one game I wanted translated more than anything.

    Comment by raylinth — August 31, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

  3. awesome blossom extra awesome

    Comment by LuigiGBA — August 31, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

  4. Awesome dude, I love you as much as its possible for a man to love another man and not be gay. I only wish I had Vesperia to hold my off while waiting for this. Damnit I need some cash 😦

    Comment by Anonymous — August 31, 2008 @ 5:20 pm

  5. Aside from a mere translation project, you people are even ironing out those rough edges left in from the original design with all those extra tweaks you are adding, which I like.
    Very nice.

    Comment by GrayFox2510 — August 31, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

  6. Yeah! good news!

    Comment by Aqil — August 31, 2008 @ 6:44 pm

  7. you’re the best! is there a patch with the progress so far? if there isn’t, no problem!!!

    good luck!

    Comment by Tadabola — August 31, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

  8. How about Tales of Tempest? :O

    Comment by Kyle — August 31, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

  9. Thank you so much for working on this project. I’ll surely enjoy it. You guys rock. =)

    Comment by Betradom — August 31, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

  10. Go Go Gooooo

    all luck with you Guys

    Comment by srw4ever — August 31, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

  11. Thank you very much for taking on the project, now I’ll finally be able to play the game. Can’t wait! =)

    Comment by Khalifh — August 31, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

  12. Thanks for all your effort. You guys should be proud of your skills, especially when seeing the results. I know I would. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Asher — September 1, 2008 @ 12:27 am

  13. w00t it september hopefully the other project is soon

    Comment by Nayr — September 1, 2008 @ 12:59 am

  14. Good luck for you guys! I always wanted a translation of this game, its good to see that your work will be great to us.

    Comment by Aliz — September 1, 2008 @ 7:21 am

  15. Great keep working dude , Tempest was so bad I almost threw away my complete Tales collection!

    Comment by Serentus — September 1, 2008 @ 7:43 am

  16. this is awesome news

    Comment by TheSpasticFantastic — September 1, 2008 @ 8:09 am

  17. this is superb
    i would kill to play this game in english owo

    Comment by IKE STALEN TORGEN XD — September 1, 2008 @ 12:41 pm

  18. I don’t have anything to say, but that you guys rock!!
    everytime I see a new post I get really happy to know you are still working on the project, and since I’ve been wanting to play this game ever since it got announced I’m really exited =D

    thanks guys, keep up the good work =D

    Comment by SorA — September 1, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

  19. awwwwwesome! I cant wait to play this in english!

    Comment by SantaC — September 2, 2008 @ 8:58 am

  20. Wow! Keep up the good work! I just hope you can finish the translation before the year ends.

    Comment by vall03 — September 3, 2008 @ 2:41 am

  21. yay2!! GANBATTE!!

    Comment by 13kuroineko — September 3, 2008 @ 11:10 am

  22. You guys rocks!!! Awesome work!!! Keep going. We really appreciate all your effort.

    Best regards.

    Comment by AcIdPort — September 3, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

  23. Wow… I’m so glad you are doing this. I was devastated when I heard this wasn’t coming out here, and was actually considering taking the heads of Bandai-Namco hostage. But you have saved me alot of time and effort. Thanks!

    Comment by Freudian Lemur — September 4, 2008 @ 3:10 am

  24. Great Job keep up the good work…

    Comment by DawnAngel — September 4, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  25. Yeah maybe we should take Bandai-Namco hostage T_T they keep releasing tales games only in Japan T____T

    Comment by Serentus — September 5, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

  26. OMG i think i’ma have a stroke
    i’m dieing to get this patch, i already have the game but i
    can’t understand it, sucks =[

    Comment by Angel — September 6, 2008 @ 7:04 am

  27. Everything looks awesome, great job ^_^ I have to admit though I’m just as excited about your upcoming announcement as I am about the release of this patch, if not moreso XD

    Comment by Snargpunta — September 6, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

  28. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ good luck! ^^

    Comment by Archangel — September 6, 2008 @ 10:10 pm

  29. I love you!!!!!!!!!
    Keep up the good work!!!!!
    Can’t wait to play it (but I will)
    Got Eternia and Legendia to keep me occupied πŸ˜›

    Comment by 30f6 — September 7, 2008 @ 8:35 am

  30. It really sounds like you’re having fun with your job. And after all, isn’t that the point? I’m really happy both of you seem to work on this without too much weight on your shoulders. It would be sad for all of us if you had to do this half-heartedly.

    Once again, KUDOS!!! Keep up the great work! And see you all at the end!

    ~ Tinyguardian

    Comment by Tinyguardian — September 7, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

  31. Looks GREAT! aproxamately how far into the translation are you guys at anyway? I cant wait to see when its done!

    Comment by CloudHiro — September 7, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

  32. I’ll wait until you finishing it. GO! GO! Absolute Zero!! XD

    Comment by Kei90 — September 9, 2008 @ 5:13 am

  33. Hey throughhim did you hack the remake of tales of destiny one?

    Comment by aqil fadhli — September 13, 2008 @ 8:57 am

  34. This is great! Thanks so much! I can’t wait for the final patch!

    Just wondering if you could also translate the upcoming Tales of Hearts if there’s a possibility that it won’t be released outside japan.

    Well, anyway thanks again!

    Comment by blckthrn2k8 — September 13, 2008 @ 9:18 am

  35. Iv been following this project since it starts, i just have one question, for your projects you dont need beta testers?, or you test the entire game by yourself???

    Comment by shagi_10 — September 13, 2008 @ 11:15 am

  36. We won’t need beta testers until we have a beta version ready.

    Comment by throughhim413 — September 13, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  37. Absolute zero, you rock!
    I love tales of games and Innocence is one I’m willing to play
    I hope you will continue with these kinds of projects in the future for the rest of the tales of games like Tales of destiny remake, destiny2, rebirth etc.

    Well I wish you guys the best of luck, and you have my sincere thanks.

    Comment by Bylon — September 18, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  38. I would love to be a beta tester if needed

    Comment by Innocentone — December 14, 2008 @ 11:07 am

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