- I'm a very promiscuous person.
- Perhaps because of #1, I also translate things other than manga sometimes, like an anime movie and a drama CD.
The result is DREditor (src). It can convert the most important parts of the script files and all 2D art assets to editable formats and repack them. Here are a few screenshots that shows what it can do.
It still doesn't fully understand script files, but it understands enough for translation.
Anyways, the translation project has no time goal, because my main focus will still be on translating manga. Also, the scope of this project is pretty huge; IIRC, the total character count for strings in scripts is about 1.1 million. In contrast, after translating about 60 volumes of manga over 2.7 years, the total character count for all of my translations is about 2.5 million, and that's the English character count, which should be way greater than the Japanese character count. I'll probably take a while to find my tempo. I'll also put the translation on GitHub as well when I get far enough.
I'm fully aware that the Let's Play has translated a huge chunk of the lines, but the problem with that is that the translations were made without having to consider about how small the message window is. The dialogue is made so that the character on screen changes his/her expression pretty much every line, so splitting long lines into two isn't a good solution in my opinion.
Anyways, enough talk. Here are the links to the editor again. You're free to try to copy the Let's Play translation if you really want, or to do anything with it. The source is open to public domain.
DREditor 0.0.1 (mf)
DREditor source code (github)
Here's some documentation. The technical documentation isn't that great, so just look at the source code or ask me if you want to know more. Note: the editor, the script files and the documentation contain heavy spoilers (even for people who are following the LP).
How to Use DREditor
This is what the Chinese translation effort looks like, by the way. They've just started a few weeks ago, but they also have had an earlier Let's Play-style translation, which is why they're moving so fast.