Post by Sketcz-1000 on Mar 21, 2009 3:52:58 GMT -5
Kinda totally off-topic, but I've been in the mood for more Ys stuff having gone through the console versions... Do the PC updates ever appear on eBay? Or the PS2 updates, for that matter? This stuff seems rather difficult to track down, especially in the UK.
And while I'm here, I'd like to have a little rant: it seems Oath in Felghana was being translated by that absolute cock Nightwolve. I wish that guy would just drop off the face of the translation community - he is unstable and damaging to the movement of fan translations. All of his projects he starts with high promises, so no one else wants to take on that game, and then he bitches no one is giving him money before pulling all of his patches like some kind of child. And we lose everything. Fucking toys, right out of the fucking pram.
Taken from his blog, ranting about people not paying him:
A few of my past supporters saw my previous rant and decided to donate again, basically picking up the slack for the rest of you miserable freeloading fucks!
Oh god, and he just keeps going and going. Hundreds of people happily share their ability to translate so people can enjoy these games, and he goes absolutely batshit insane. I find it especially annoying since I like the Ys series, and he is damaging the community. People should just ostrecise him, and continue to translate stuff he's already worked on. I feel sorry for Deuce (Nightwolve's Eng/JP translator), since he seems like a cool guy.
Kurt, do you or anyone else have the patch for Felghana by any chance? I've heard it did the rounds on torrents for a while. That lazy shmuck Nightwolve didn't it even finish it, so some guy created a supplementary patch, and I'd like to get hold of both should I ever manage to get hold of the game. There is something on his site, but there is no way in hell I'm touching anything from his crazy blog. Probably has viruses up the wazoo.
EDIT: Also, Napishtim on PSP...
Turns out the PSP version is also a bit censored, so I reckon I'll go for the PS2 version...
Except it turns out they removed the Japanese voice acting from the UK version of the PS2 port, along with, apparently, the anime cinemas and other bits and pieces. This might want confirming and adding to the article, since as a UK resident (god I hate this island sometimes), I'm now forced to import the surprisingly pricey US version.
Or find a place selling the PC version, since thankfully the people who did the patch for that have released it freely.
Post by Discoalucard on Mar 21, 2009 9:02:50 GMT -5
I don't think the US version is too pricey - I see it pop up every once in awhile at Gamestop for like $10. I can grab you a copy if you'd like.
As for the patch...yeah, Nightwolve is kinda crazy, I stumbled upon his blog a little while ago. I think he actually released a virus in one of his Felghana patches, so yeah, I'd stay away. I know I have a safe patch around here somewhere - I'll have to dig it up.
Post by Sketcz-1000 on Mar 21, 2009 10:10:12 GMT -5
I managed to track one down (I think, I've not tested it, but it's virus free at least). I also found a place to download Napishtim. It's an image, which I hope I can burn and then install, because deamon tools once screwed up my comp, so I should have that covered. But thanks for the offer - I may still take you up on it if I have no luck getting this running.
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Nightwolve is kinda crazy, I stumbled upon his blog a little while ago. I think he actually released a virus in one of his Felghana patches,
No way, really? I'm sure glad that didn't happen to me, and I haven't talked to anyone with that problem, of course most people are a little more discrete about what they patch and don't patch. That's really too bad, because from what I have played using his patch, it was a good job.
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-Some spellchecking! I realized I spelled "Yunica" from Ys Origin as "Yurica" most of the time. D'oh! -A few more Ys II Special screenshots courtesy of MP83. -Slightly expanded/rewritten intro -A small blurb on Ys vs Sora no Kiseki
I guess Ys II Special now works better on DOSBox than it did like four years ago, but I still haven't been able to go back and play it. Anyone want to do a quick paragraph or two expansion of it?
Thanks for the updated article. I read through it and there's a few things I want to comment about:
"A second Falcom Classics package was released in 1998, featuring a remake of Ys II, as well as an older Falcom game called Asteka II: The Temple of the Sun. It seems like Falcom put a bit more effort into this one - there's some voices, as well as an anime intro, and even scenes from the original Ys game with voiceovers, as is Falcom were making an apology."
Wasn't Falcom Classics I & II (Saturn) developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) and only licensed by Falcom? Also, typo.
"A few years after the PS2/PSP ports, a fan translation was released for the PC version. Translated again by Deuce, it's an entirely different script from Konami's, and allows English speakers to experience the original versions in their unaltered glory."
Unless there's an English patch with Deuce's translations that I'm not aware of, the patch you're talking about uses Radamantys' translation, which I think used Konami's English script as a base.