This is the unofficial English translation for the 2005 PC game Chameleon.
This is an unofficial English translation patch for Chameleon
The download is in the form of a .rar file which contains translated files for the game directory. I've managed to translate all of the game's subtitles, both in-game and cutscenes, as well as about 95% of the menus' text. There is still some Russian text in images (e.g. maps and loading screens) which I have not been able to change, but they are not vital to gameplay.
How to apply Chameleon English Translation Patch
1. Extract 'Chameleon-EnUpdate' into the game directory and select 'yes' for all conflicts.
2. Play the game!
Refer to 'English Settings' pic in the 'images' section of the mod for guidance with graphics settings.
If you encounter errors extracting Chameleon-EnUpdate directly into the Chameleon game directory:
- Extract the contents into a New Folder on your desktop.
- Copy paste the contents (TABLES and video) into the game directory,
- 'Merge' folders, and select to 'Replace' for all conflicts.
Most extraction problems I have encountered are 'permission' conflicts related to WinRar or the Program Files directory. Using 7-zip to extract the files should resolve these issues.
You could also try installing the game to a different path outside of Program Files, e.g. C:\SilverWish\Chameleon.
CHAMELEON WON'T START?
You may have to run the game as administrator. To do so, right click on Chameleon.exe in the game directory and select 'Run as administrator'.
STILL WON'T START?
With some graphics cards you will have to optimize the settings manually before starting the game for the first time.
In the game directory, scroll down and open Setup.exe (not ChameleonSetup.exe). Now select the appropriate options, especially the resolution.
Refer to 'English Settings' pic in the 'images' section of the mod for guidance.
If you still have trouble starting the game, try reinstalling it or downloading the patch again.
STILL having trouble? Bummer.
Just blank? It can be fixed by right clicking the shortcut-properties-change icon-chameleon game directory- and select chameleon image.
CREDITS AND THANKS :
Special thanks to those behind the LS3D 'DTA Unpacker'. This great little tool made the translation of Chameleon possible.
Spell check and contributions:
Grub & PurpleHaze
Grub also provided valuable technical assistance and support. If not for him, this project would have never left my bedroom.
Thank you to my significant other for slightly tolerating this project without understanding why.
And finally, thanks to the remnants of Illusion Softworks, Silver Wish Games, who managed to pump out one last masterpiece. Illusion 4 Life yo.
In the (im)possible event that your game/system is damaged, explodes, or leaves you for another user, note that I take no responsibility for said physical/emotional damage. As always use at your own risk...