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I recently burnt out while modding video games and am just tired of doing it.

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I recently burnt out while modding video games and am just tired of doing it, it became boring and very taxing on myself after years. I always came to walls most of the time I tried to do anything and I just gave up after trying to get the music working for HOTD warband, I did everything right and still it didn't work so I didn't even bother releasing it. I did though for the M&B version but not for warband because I didn't even have the game installed and sorry to say but at that stage I didn't give two shits.

I don't think I will ever mod again and I don't plan to, I just wanted to make this clear but for those interested I have moved onto something more constructive. I needed to occupy my time with something so I started researching how to translate Japanese video games into English. After getting help for more than I week I started to make progress and fully understand the process of the trade, I am a fan of Magic Knight Rayearth and want to play the games but sadly most of them weren't released outside of Japan so I am taking it upon myself to translate every single one of them. It is myself and Niiri on moddb who is translating the game, I asked him for help since I can't read Japanese, he does a rough translation into English which I 100% of the time rewrite but he is still crucial in the process.

I haven't gotten the response I wanted to on Romhacking but in due time I hope more people take notice and get interested. This is what I am moving onto from modding and I actually enjoy translating this game unlike what happened to myself at modding. I first wanted to translate Magic Knight Rayearth 2nd: The Missing Colors as I thought it was a game based on the second season of the anime but sadly it has it's own story separate from anything else so no Nova...... grrr. Anyhow so far I have roughly translated around 50-60% of the game so progress is going really well, I made a release of the first third of the game nearly a week ago so if your interested please check it out on my blog. I am also interested in what you guys think as just because I won't be modding doesn't mean I won't be hanging around Moddb so what do you think.

Romhacking.net
Pearsehillock.blogspot.co.uk
Here is also a video that I recorded not long ago showing off the English translation, all the mistakes in it have already been corrected so all is good. Youtu.be

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

Sad to see you are moving away from modding, but i wish you best of luck in your future endeavours.

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xPearse Author
xPearse

Thanks, I kinda became depressed modding in general.

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maheusz
maheusz

Have fun then with another interesting endeavor! Translating the games from japanese is great too, although I personally would prefer if somebody did start working at one of strategy heavy RPG/hentai games :D. Cheers!

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xPearse Author
xPearse

Then you must like Aselia The Eternal, that's right up your alley if your interested. I want to translate Gameboy, Nes and possibly Ps1 games in the future as I want to translate the Fist of the North Star and Legend of the Galactic Heroes games.

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moshedz
moshedz

Good luck with future projects/idea/endeavors. And thanks very much for a great mod that I will always love.

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xPearse Author
xPearse

Glad to know you guys enjoyed the mod, thanks alot.

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

Not quite sure what to say that hasn't already been said. =p

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xPearse Author
xPearse

Your comment is still much appreciated, thanks for your support for over the years.

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Prince_Dragoon
Prince_Dragoon

Shame no bleach mod :[. Good luck in your translations mate! :D

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xPearse Author
xPearse

Yea hit many brick walls after I wanted to start that, anyhow im happy doing translations from now on.

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zangetsu
zangetsu

I hope that once you Regain The Flame of modding games you will return
for now Good luck on the path you walk

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xPearse Author
xPearse

I seriously doubt that will happen, I now know my true call and there's an endless supply of Japanese games that I want to play in English.

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Guest
Guest

You couldn't get the music working? What was going on? The music in M&B Warband is in .ogg format, are you sure that the songs you've put in were properly converted to that particular format?

Sorry to see that you've burned out on modding, good luck on translations!

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xPearse Author
xPearse

Yea it converted them to both ogg and the other supported format, can't remember what that was though. Some of it played but most of it didn't, it think it had something to do with the sound limit the game has as I replace every music track in the game with something new.

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