We are proud to announce that we have found a new translator to fill the vacated position left by our old one!
It seemed like many of you were displeased that I would dare to fire a guy who (supposedly, according to the obvious April Fool’s post) plays games all the time instead of translating. In fact, many of you seemed to think he would be better off without me and would release the full translation much more quickly, as clearly the root cause of his procrastination–I mean, “research”–was my participation in the project. I am afraid I must inform you that the Translator’s Cut is not the cause of any delay; it is throughhim413’s PS3. How you guys came to that conclusion based on the evidence I presented to you within the post is beyond me, but oh well, better luck next year!
So, in his stead, a translator has volunteered his services. Everyone, please give throughhim413 a warm welcome! You may know him as the guy who has, in one way or another, been a part of the projects to fantranslate Tales of Phantasia (two of four such projects), Destiny R, Tempest, Innocence, Hearts, Graces, and Narikiri Dungeon X. With such a dedicated and talented translator on our team, there’s no way we won’t have the full translation out in a timely manner! If it’s not out by 2020, I’ll eat my hat!
I should take this opportunity to also plug Kingcom, who in case you didn’t already know, is the programmer/hacker behind the Tales of Innocence, Phantasia X, and Narikiri Dungeon X fantranslations as well as the fantranslations of several other boring games. He may not be as good as me in programming EMO modes and Higher Ohgeez, but hey, not everyone can be the best. He is, however, excellent at such things as programming multipurpose, multiplatform assemblers, script extraction/insertion platforms that make mine look terrible (because they are), and other such tools to make my life easier. Go check out his site!
As for progress, the April’s Fools posts actually revealed much of it! Throughhim413 is making great strides in playing through Tales of Xillia, and I think Kingcom may be working on Graces f’s Lineages and Legacies. There’s also Ultra Rapid Fire, which I must say is quite hilarious. Oh, you wanted progress on the Hearts translation? Never fear! Tales of Hearts has been successfully ported to the new script platform pictured, which allows for much better organization on the backend and (according to throughhim) a slightly easier time translating. As such, he’s put down his PS3 controller for a couple hours to bang out some translations! Unfortunately, Translator’s Cut has languished in the interim because I was more focused on porting the script platform and such than developing Higher Ohgeez, but that will likely soon change. Stay tuned!
Good night, and take care!