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Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by earok » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:48



Hi all,

I have been working on enhanced re-releases of all of my games (Including Derelict and The Kiwi's Tale, featured on this site). One of the main features I want to add for all of the games is localisation for various languages.

I am most interested in Polish, Spanish, German and Italian (A friend is helping me with Portuguese) but I would definitely like to make translations for any language that uses the Latin character set.

If you can help with translations, or would like to do some playtesting, please get in touch, thanks.

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Post by Chroelle » Sat Jan 01, 2011 16:45

Damn you Æ Ø Å - you always get in the Danish peoples way...
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by earok » Sat Jan 01, 2011 20:01

Chroelle wrote:Damn you Æ Ø Å - you always get in the Danish peoples way...
That shouldn't be a problem. I use bitmap fonts in my games and these are the characters I can support, which include all three of the ones you listed.

In any case, if a couple of extra ones are required, we can replace unused characters (Copyright, Trademark symbols etc) with the ones we need.

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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by Pater Alf » Sun Jan 02, 2011 17:38

I think I can help with the German translations. About how much text are we talking?
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by earok » Mon Jan 03, 2011 0:13

Hi Pater,

There isn't much text. Maybe a page or two per game. Although Derelict has a lot of text I was only planning to localize the menus to start with.

Blow Stuff Up is the first game that is ready to be translated. Inside the zip folder is a folder called language, and there are two plain text files in there, language.en (English) and language.pt (Portuguese).

You'd need to make a copy of one of the files and rename it (Say, to language.de). The first line of the file is just the name of the language, and after that are pairs of values with all of the translatable text in the game. The value before the colon is not to be changed because it is used by the game engine, but the value after the colon is the text that is displayed on screen.

If you want to have a crack at it, please let me know if you have any difficulty.


Thanks heaps,
Erik Hogan
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Post by earok » Mon Jan 03, 2011 0:15

Uh, sorry, the link should be here

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Post by Chroelle » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:43

Well let me know if you need a Danish Translator...
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Post by Chroelle » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:43

Well let me know if you need a Danish Translator...
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by earok » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:46

Absolutely, would love to have a Danish translation in the games :) You should be able to produce a Danish port of Blow Stuff Up from the instructions above, I'll get back in touch when I have more games to be done (Kiwi's Tale is next)

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Post by Chroelle » Mon Jan 03, 2011 17:46

But we have the three special characters æ/Æ ø/Ø å/Å... Isn't that going to pose a problem??
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by Drasir-Vel » Mon Jan 03, 2011 19:53

Earok wrote:
Chroelle wrote:Damn you Æ Ø Å - you always get in the Danish peoples way...
That shouldn't be a problem. I use bitmap fonts in my games and these are the characters I can support, which include all three of the ones you listed.

In any case, if a couple of extra ones are required, we can replace unused characters (Copyright, Trademark symbols etc) with the ones we need.
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by earok » Mon Jan 03, 2011 23:05

Drasir-Vel wrote:
Earok wrote:
Chroelle wrote:Damn you Æ Ø Å - you always get in the Danish peoples way...
That shouldn't be a problem. I use bitmap fonts in my games and these are the characters I can support, which include all three of the ones you listed.

In any case, if a couple of extra ones are required, we can replace unused characters (Copyright, Trademark symbols etc) with the ones we need.
:)
Uh, yeah, like he said. :oops: give it a go, and if there are any problems with those characters I'll see what I can do to fix it.

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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by Chroelle » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:19

Weird...that post must have slipped my "unread posts" list... Never saw it before PA quoted.. :)
Thanks for clearing that up. :)
I will have a go at it very soon. With Winter-een-mas coming up I know I have to dedicate myself more to gaming.
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by Pater Alf » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:13

earok wrote:Hi Pater,

There isn't much text. Maybe a page or two per game. Although Derelict has a lot of text I was only planning to localize the menus to start with.

Blow Stuff Up is the first game that is ready to be translated. Inside the zip folder is a folder called language, and there are two plain text files in there, language.en (English) and language.pt (Portuguese).

You'd need to make a copy of one of the files and rename it (Say, to language.de). The first line of the file is just the name of the language, and after that are pairs of values with all of the translatable text in the game. The value before the colon is not to be changed because it is used by the game engine, but the value after the colon is the text that is displayed on screen.

If you want to have a crack at it, please let me know if you have any difficulty.


Thanks heaps,
Erik Hogan
I just downloaded the game and had a look at the text file (sorry I didn't had time for it before). That' really not much text (not even one screen in the text editor). I think I can translate it on thursday the latest. Please remind if if you don't hear anything from me till friday.
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by Chroelle » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:24

Hm..
This line is giving me some issues...
"Capitalists of La Isla Bonita must destroy make."
Destroy make? Is he speaking a broken English or is Make a name?

There is absolutely no problem with translating this in a hurry. You might even get a hold of some other people in here that could do other languages. It takes no time at all to get done.
EDIT:
and this too:
Building car crush (does that mean a building tipped down onto a car?

(Perhaps I should play the game to see for myself, but unfortunately I am at work waiting for some things to get done so I can continue work, and I can't open up a game here...)
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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by earok » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:36

Uh, sorry, yes that is intended to be broken English, and if possible that 'spirit' should be kept in the translation. I don't expect you to go this far, but Gui who did the Portuguese translation went so far as to study how Russians speak Portuguese.

And yes, building car crush means that a building crushed a car. It's neat to pull that particular move off in the game.

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Re: Earok 2011 Collection (Help wanted with localization)

Post by Chroelle » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:42

I sent you a message, but then I made some changes when I redid some "spirit" :).

New message coming along now.
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Earok 2011 Collection Help wanted with localization

Post by RichardIness » Mon Aug 27, 2018 13:08

Did you create the BitmapField with FOCUSABLE?

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