Thursday, 18 December 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou English Translation 0.9 Christmas Release

Well, I've decided to make an early release for Christmas, my gift to you. Anyway, just FYI for those who don't know already, this has been totally machine translated by myself, I hope that won't be people off, as I have put alot of effort into it. Using infoseek, reading the sentences phonetically, and using an online dictionary to make things more accurate so it was not sloppily done. Anyway, now that I've got that out of the way, it's mostly complete, albeit only the main credit's listing (You'll see why), a few images with JP text in the background, and the games extra's which are mostly the staff room and back staff room are untranslated at this point, but everything else is so you shouldn't have a problem. And, I should have the rest done and complete sooner or later, maybe before or after the new years, although that depends. But, I know you want to stop reading so here's the download and how to play. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy my translation.


How to play
Dump all files into the games directory and overwrite when promoted.
Then use onscripter to play the translation with the default font, otherwise the game will crash. Simple.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Blu-ray DVD comparison part 2

Alright, I decided to do another comparison since Nekogoroshi-hen was also with the first season, and I just had to do the ladder scene and a few others for further comparison. Anyway, I'll drop those below so check them out if your interested.

















Now, another reason I wanted to check out Nekogoroshi-hen was due to the fact it was drawn in the style of the second season, and thus it should give us an idea on what that release will look like. That said, I'm deeply saddened, because, it's also an upscale, shattering my hopes for a 1080p release. I kinda knew it would be so but I'll hold off on final judgment until I get my hands on the Blu-ray of the second season. Also, notice how some of the details on Keiichi's and the other kid's faces in the 3rd pic, see how the sweat and whatnot is actually visible unlike very faint in the DVD version, I just wanted to point that. Anyway, thank you for checking out out my comparison and you'll find the download link for the images below.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Blu-ray DVD comparison part 1

I actually didn't notice somebody put up a 720p raw of the Blu-ray a few weeks ago, but damn does it look nasty. I already knew it was an upscale but I never expected something like this, the DVD looks better for crying out loud. Anyway, to demonstrate the terribleness I took some screenies for comparison, and yes, I chose the best. See below, Blu-ray left, DVD right...















Okay, it doesn't look that bad. Actually better in some places, although barely since they mostly used a sharpen filter and stretched the video. Anyhow, I really hate when you want to see the differences and then you end up having to do it yourself. I mean, somebody should have already, but then again, I doubt much people even cared about the Blu-ray release. But in the end, at least it ain't no Dragon Ball Z orange bricks I tell you that, because we all love anime insanely cropped. Anyway aside from an incoming DBZ DVNR DVD rant, I'll drop a link down below with all the pic's for download if you want them, both separate and together. So, thank you for checking my comparison out, and I hope you enjoyed it.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou English Translation Announcement

Yea, I probably should have done this a while ago, seeing that people interested already know and found out  on Higurashi's Animesuki forum and elsewhere (Since I put some vid's on Youtube) that I'm working on an English translation for Hou. Albeit, machine translated like Ayanami Raising Project, but I am taking good care with the translation using both infoseek and an online dictionary, plus Google translate to read it phonetically, although I will admit it has gotten choppy at times for me. Anyway, I'm nearing the end of Hou so I guess you could say it's nearly done, although they'll be alot of fixing to do afterwards. But, in the meantime there is a bunch of vid's I have posted on my Youtube channel so feel free to check those out if your interested.


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project (DS) English Translation Progress Update and Full Release - 15/10/14

At last, this nightmare is at an end. Never before had I seen so much text in my life, this was literally insane. No wonder why people hate translating visual novels, they take so long, but it's always worth it in the end. I pulled 3+ plus daily since I began all those long months ago, and even 3-6 the past few weeks. I worked my ass off, even if it was machine translated because that on it's own require re-typing and focus. I doubt you guys want to hear more insane ramblings about her Asuka's endings so I'll just get to it, I just finished translating Asuka's endings today so that's more or less it. The only thing really left is for me to spot check the translation, which will require me to play through the game multiple times, that will take a while so I'm just gonna upload the rom now. There's no need to hold off for a few fixes here and there so go ahead and download it, you will find the link below so enjoy and have fun. Anyway I'll have that guide and such done by the next update, although the game is pretty much straightforward itself so you shouldn't have any problems getting the hang of it.


Notice

  • In-game graphics with Japanese characters aren't translated, they require me to access and edit them, something I don't know how to do, but the stats screen is in the guide so you'll all set there.
  • Some names of items aren't full, this will require me to extend the text, again, something I don't know how to do, yet that is.
  • The player name requires you to draw the characters, but it only accepts Japanese so I don't know what to do there. That would probably require skills far beyond what I possess, sadly that'll have to be left alone but I hope people won't be bothered by it.

List of Asuka Endings
  • The NERV republic
  • Dejiko Gamers Ending
  • Scientist
  • Astronaut
  • Studying abroad
  • Tennis championship
  • Swimming championship
  • PE Teacher
  • Pianist
  • Manga artist
  • Rock band
  • Nun
  • Shrine maiden
  • Class-rep
  • Idol
  • Gospel squad Evangelion (Sentai)
  • Anime voice actor
  • Cosplayer
  • Game master
  • Yatterman
  • Cromartie High
  • Waitress with fanclub
  • Convenience store
  • Wedding 1
  • Wedding 2
  • Wedding 3 Otaku
  • Wedding 4
  • Kaji ending
  • Shinji Ending (EP 26)
Edit
I added the patch file for those who prefer to do it that way, and the readme for the patch that I put on Romhacking. Now working links on mediafire.

Update - 10th September 2015
Wrote a guide on how to unlock Asuka. Check it out if you're interested. Also, I added it in the list at the top, too. Have fun!
http://pearsehillock.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/neon-genesis-evangelion-ayanami-raising.html

Friday, 3 October 2014

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project (DS) English Translation Progress Update - 03/10/14


I have recently been trudging through the workload and the end is in sight, nearly all of the side events and misc texts are complete so I'll get around to the endings sooner or later. That said, below is a list of said events but I'll keep it short and only mention two of them. I know probably nobody will even read them but here they are, the beach boys and Aka Manto.

Progress (Side events)

  • Asuka feeds you food on the beach
  • The Beach boys
  • Suntan lotion rubbing
  • Who's the child now amusement park
  • Ice cream in amusement park
  • Small animals gather around Asuka
  • Asuka gets lost
  • Asuka cinema events
  • Asuka gets jealous
  • Trash in park
  • Asuka talks about her future
  • Asuka stares into shop window for trading cards and clothing
  • Meet Asuka window shopping
  • Asuka's bath breaks/go to public baths
  • Asuka gets scouted by idol office/meets a stranger
  • Love letter from Asuka
  • I heard at school
  • What kind of women do you like
  • All park events and encounters
  • Lots of misc texts like talk function and stuff


The Beach Boys
Ah yes, my glorious Dragon Ball Z reference. This is a random event when you visit the beach, Asuka asks for a drink and you head off the get her one, but meanwhile, a few beach boys or as the game calls them, pickup guy A (Renamed pickup to beach boy for extra awesomeness), they're all up over Asuka but she seems to like the attention, eww. Your gross Asuka, she probably enjoys it in all those doujinshi's, what, Anno would want us to interpret it that way, because that's how well written his characters are. Anyway, 2nd lieutenant comes back and can't find Asuka, only to turn around and see a few muscled freaks, I mean serious, did they discover the rocks secret muscle enhancing formula or what. You then bring Asuka away from them and say that she shouldn't go with those weirdos, which she replies like I'd be stupid enough to do that, and that how do you know they weirdos, plus they were only keeping her company until you came back. More like keeping her warm but whatever, ya darn wipers appears. Anyhow that's the end of that event, just random beach boys trying to pickup chicks to film some porn in the nearest bathroom. Happens in Japan all the time, that or they'll pee in your butt.
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Aka Manto
This next event is where Asuka mention girls in school were talking about a ghost, 2nd lieutenant then suggests various Japanese school ghost stories and one of them actually happened to be funny. He mentions Aka Manto and Asuka replies, "isn't that a pervert", a reference to the 1991 porn game where it revolves around someone using the ghost story as away to grope the shit out of anything that moves in a school, because bathrooms, get it, or at least id like to think that's what they're referencing. Anyhow, there's an odd looking Misato in that game, so all Evangelion character designs came from porn after all, that explains a lot.
I knew you were a whore, incoming fan hate in 3, 2, 1...
Anyhow, it shouldn't be long before I start translating the endings, so until then.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou Graphics Rip

The long awaited Hou, we're lucky a guy on 4 chan got it from the Chinese and uploaded it, although in a folder and just Hou without the rest of the games from the 2nd disc. Doesn't matter in the long run but thank you, now we can all wait and see if anyone is gonna translate it, probably not. Anyhow, I ripped or simply put extracted the game files with crass so here you go. It was good to see some new backgrounds and characters. The sprites that have Keiichi and Rena with their weapons also look really nice, see below where they attempt to take on god himself.


Pics

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Anima

Starting in January 2008 and ending in April 2013, Evangelion Anima was more or less official fanfiction gone wild. From Rei clones to loli catgirls, Anima had it all, except a few traps, 1 thousands year old children and an English translation. But it seems those chapter summaries are good enough so why bother, right? Unless your an idiot who informs the creator your translating it into English and then he sends you a cease and desist in return, you'd have to be a moron to do that. Anyhow, here are downloads for season 1&2 scans complete with the related ad's from that torrent, plus the covers and GNN merc ad's I separated out myself for those who just want to jerk off I mean look at the hentai artist (Because Evangelion) drawn pictures. I will add that it's sad to say the artbook was never scanned, even though TMbountyhunter has it but is a big arsehole and won't scan it, I asked him too a while ago and he just said no stating "it's cheap to buy anyway". That wasn't what I was asking jerkwad, but whatever. Anyhow links are below so get fapping ya flippy eared freaks.


Pics (Totally representative of the source material, porn porn and more porn)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Kai and Rei Graphic Rips

I ripped these a few weeks ago, and had a look around the files. It was really nice to see all the original sprites, sad though that nobody else even bothered to rip and post them but at least they're here now. Even all the mini game pics are in there, from Rena's hundred cracked fist to Oishi's jet stream attack. Although not everyone's sprites and expressions were in the one game so it was necessary to rip all three, so prepare yourself to search through them all for your specific interest. That set aside, you will find the links below so take a look at them if your interested. Now all I need to do is get my hands on Hou, them my evil plans will be complete.