No, seriously, we are gonna get this done. The text translation, as many have pointed out including myself, is at 100%. All that’s left, as I’ve said before, is images, hacking and testing. I realize this has taken a long time- and for that I apologize. I do still take the stance that this is being done for free, and that I technically don’t owe anyone anything, but I do feel bad about how long this has taken. Even if I ignore that everyone that has been following this project deserves the patch, it needs to be done because the text translation has been completed. To just sit around and not finish this, when others have finished their part, is poor form. I realize this and we are going to get this done.
That said, we can now (probably) cross images off the todo list. Here’s a fair sized chunk of the images that were remaining to be done in an oversized slideshow format (I don’t see a way to change the size of the slideshow). All the images should be finished now–
Note that while you flip through those, some will seem off center from each other. That’s not my fault- the originals were like that so I lined up my text to match those. These images have not all been tested in game completely (though two of them were found to be too large and had to be redone), but they were pretty straightforward and should work with little issue. Also ignore any ugly white borders or anything, the actual images aren’t like that- not sure what is causing that in the slideshow.
As for hacking. I talked with Soywiz and he wants to get this done as well, he holds the same opinion as me. The plan is that we’re (he is, I dunno how much I will be able to help) going to tackle the hacking soon. When I talked to him he was busy, but assured me he would have free time in the future, and wants to get this done. As for how it will be done (this has been a major thing brought up in previous posts) we might take the hacky approach at first to get something done (the text splitting) and later release a nice solution. Or, we will do the hacky approach and release everything we have encase someone else wants to attempt a nicer solution. What is going to happen hasn’t exactly been decided yet and isn’t set in stone- but we will tackle that when the time comes.
Then finally, testing. People involved in the project want to test the patch before publicly releasing it. I don’t expect it to take too terribly long to test it and I will let you know when we get there and will keep you updated with hacking along the way. Once things get into motion with the hacking (unless it finishes quickly or I am very busy at the time (which might be possible)) there should be plenty of bits of information to pass on when that time comes.
Thanks for sticking with us through all this.