Absolute Zero

November 16, 2008

*Dusts Off Blog*

Why hello there! Not a whole lot to this update, I’m afraid. There will be the obligatory “not dead” info for Tales of Innocence and some bad news on the Tales of Phantasia v.1.1 front.

First, Tales of Innocence is moving along as always. Kingcom has been taking a little time off from ToI, but he has totally earned it. I’ve been poking at the script and as always, editing the menu text. I will be having someone begin the preliminary edits on ToI’s menu and current script text within the next week, I hope. With any luck, doing these edits early on will save time when we have to do the final editing on the text.

Next, Tales of Phantasia’s version 1.1 has been mentioned here and there since the patch’s initial release almost a year ago. Honestly, I was hoping to have it out by now, but the editor that I had placed my hopes in has vanished. Despite my efforts, I’ve had no word from him in several months now. This is the sad reality of fan projects, people disappear sometimes. I’d still like to make the v1.1, but I don’t know when that will happen now. If I’m going to do the editing myself, I don’t know when I’ll be able to set aside the time to do it. Frankly, ToI is much higher priority for me right now. For the time being, I have little motivation to work on ToP. Ideally I would like to go back and fix all of my mistakes (including rechecking the original Japanese text), but who knows if/when this will happen. I could reopen the search for editors, but I’m uncertain if I want to do that at this time.

Well, that’s about it. I hope this post doesn’t sound as depressing as it does in my head. Things are still moving along with Tales of Innocence, that should be good news for everyone I hope.



  1. Thx for the update and of course is good new for me and all the people to hear that ur first priority is ToI jaja!


    Comment by Juancho — November 16, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

  2. Just keep your pace, man. What you CAN do is ALL you can do. ^_^

    Comment by Rafa Mestre — November 16, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

  3. Thx for the update awesome dude

    Comment by Sora — November 16, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

  4. “Things are still moving along with Tales of Innocence, that should be good news for everyone I hope”

    This is a good news 🙂

    Please cheer up and keep the good work !!

    Comment by Allesthar — November 17, 2008 @ 2:37 am

  5. Agreed. Thanks for updating, because even if things are progressing slowly, it’s good to assure us visitors that it isn’t dead ^^ Keep your pace, and keep it up 🙂

    Comment by Sahgo — November 17, 2008 @ 3:29 am

  6. Thanks for the update. Just keep on doin’ what your doin’.

    Comment by OmniEnforcer — November 17, 2008 @ 5:11 am

  7. Thanks for the update
    I Appreciate your work
    Take your time because you guys earn it ^^

    Comment by Bac — November 17, 2008 @ 5:45 am

  8. Even if it’s not a big update, we’re always comforted knowing you weren’t raped and murdered.

    Comment by Phynx — November 17, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

  9. We all appreciate what you’re doing here, and no one can really demand anything from you. I mean you’re not exactly getting payed to do this stuff, you’re taking time out of life doing this so that others can enjoy these games if the language is barrier, and we all thank you for your hard work.

    I think I speak for everyone here when I say that you’re work and dedication is greatly appreciated by everyone who has enjoyed playing Tales of Phantasia with your patch.

    Take your time, sometimes you just need to kick back for a while and recharge 🙂

    Comment by Djinn — November 17, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

  10. regularly I checked back your blog to see your update.

    you have so many people waiting for your masterpiece.

    Comment by Divinelight — November 18, 2008 @ 3:50 am

  11. Rock on!!!
    Thanks for all the work and do things your pace

    Comment by VDias — November 18, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

  12. thanks for the update, looks very nice

    Comment by Hitsudark — November 19, 2008 @ 8:06 am

  13. keep up the pace guys !!! yu are doing great , I doubt there is someone in the world of internet that can do a ToI project and go as far as yu are right now so I think this is good news

    Comment by darkcloudy — November 20, 2008 @ 8:29 am

  14. Even ‘tough sounds depressing, it’s not. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Aipo — November 21, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

  15. keep up the good work otherwise i´ll kill u lol just kidding i wait all the time it´s needed u know it´ll be worthy

    Comment by netloco — November 22, 2008 @ 5:43 am

  16. O_o

    Comment by throughhim413 — November 22, 2008 @ 9:21 am

  17. “we’re always comforted knowing you weren’t raped and murdered.”

    uhauahuahua, nice

    Note: uahauhahua is the “brazilian LOL”

    Comment by Funchal99 — November 22, 2008 @ 2:35 pm

  18. Oh thank god. I’d just found you guys (and your excellent ToP translation), and found that you were doing Tales of Innocence!

    Then I realize that there hadn’t been a site update in almost a month!

    Thankfully, the translation continues, and I can look forward to this excelent game in a language I’m fluent in!

    …And has anyone else noticed what an amazing year it’s been for game translations? Three high-profile translations finish (Mother 3, Persona 2, and Jump! Ultimate.), and a few more like this are announced.

    Damn it’s a good time to be a gamer.

    Comment by Watashiwa — November 22, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

  19. woaa this is great news!!
    Hope the translation goes all the way…
    God bless fans who understand fans

    Comment by wannaplayTOIinEng — November 23, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

  20. I’m waiting for the TOI ^^ and Thanks still updating the project

    Good Luck Dude

    Comment by Zeno — November 25, 2008 @ 7:18 am

  21. Please man, if the project is going to die, at least give us a link with the WIP!
    dont let the project disappear and have all the work with, you i want to see how far this AWESOME PROJECT went ……

    Comment by Dorako — November 30, 2008 @ 10:50 am

  22. The project isn’t going to die, not as long as I’m still able to work on it anyway.

    Comment by throughhim413 — November 30, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

  23. thankyou throughim413 you are like the Tales Father i never had

    Comment by hiya — December 3, 2008 @ 12:47 pm

  24. Keep up the excellent work, I’m really, REALLY looking forward to this.

    Comment by Kiki — December 6, 2008 @ 6:53 pm

  25. Please, tell me the project is still goin’ on…..

    Comment by JonStark — December 8, 2008 @ 8:55 am

  26. I’m getting so sick of comments like that… I’m strongly considering closing all current and future comment sections of my posts.

    Comment by throughhim413 — December 8, 2008 @ 10:08 am

  27. Hey, I know it was a dumb question, but you don`t need to get all angry just because of that XD.
    Just don`t answear… It`s not that hard…

    And JonStark, stop being like a little kid and learn to wait, like the rest of us.

    Comment by Funchal99 — December 8, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

  28. I wasn’t angry. I just said I was sick of comments “like that”. Every other comment I see here or on other forums asks me when this project is coming out (even though I said next year) or why I quit (even though I haven’t). I’m not angry, I just wish people would listen to what I’m saying. I want people to be excited about this, that’s why I do updates, I just don’t like having to say the same stuff over and over, nobody likes doing that.

    Comment by throughhim413 — December 8, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

  29. Happy new year~~
    Keep up the good work!
    Indeed it’s way wasy for some people to just disappear in the internet. I wonder where they go? Or if they ever finish anything?

    Comment by Ura — January 1, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

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