April 4th, 2013 by legalize freedom!
Working on mostly basic stuff since the release of V14, such as continuing to incorporate the translator reviewed files from Sc2.
Synbios16 has started back up on his play through of Sc3. I believe he plans to start recording for Sc3, once we’re sure the shining vid embargo is over. I will once again make his review a priority so the vids can be the best they can be.
And certainly not least, Special T and I are working through the PD images, the select screens… making them a bit shinier.
Until next time.
February 11th, 2013 by legalize freedom!
The V14 patch has been re-posted due to a couple of lines that slipped through the cracks. Normally I probably wouldn’t find it necessary to re-post for just a couple of lines, but these were the final mass promotion lines from Remotest church late in Sc3.
So please grab the patch again before playing Sc3.
Thanks to Rune for pointing this out!
January 21st, 2013 by legalize freedom!
The Shining Force III Translation V14 has been released! Download from the button to the right.
The V14 test period was fruitful and many improvements have been made over the last month or so. I’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback to help make V14 the best it could be.
The patch has come a long way since V13, and is getting better all the time. It’s amazing that the issues are now few enough that I’m able to ask the community for feedback on the entire package and address every comment in a single forum thread. Not that it is perfect yet (Sc3 in particular still has a little ways to go), but it is really coming together after all these years of effort.
It’s a great time to be a shining fan. It’s good to see all of us coming together to respond to recent events that threaten our community. It’s a perfect time to enjoy the latest and greatest SF3 translation patch!
January 9th, 2013 by legalize freedom!
SF3Patch V14 test files have been updated on the FTP. These include all fixes to date.
SFC member Kalcano and others have given some great feedback, particularly on Sc3 and I’d like to give him the opportunity to finish his playthrough before making V14 official. If you guys remember what Jokerx7 did for V13, I’m sure you can appreciate Kalcano’s effort. There’s not really a reason to rush it. Everyone has the test files to play with if you just can’t wait.
The extra time has also given me a chance to fully implement the bookcases in both Sc2 and Sc3. They are now fully functional.
The updated V14 test package is located on the FTP here:
Please continue to report any problems to this SFC forum thread:
December 10th, 2012 by legalize freedom!
SF3Patch V14 test files have been posted to the FTP. These files are virtually complete and ready for release including Sc3. I will continue to implement some last minute things and address any problems found for a couple of weeks.
Everyone is welcomed to load these up to make sure everything is working and to verify any issues you have submitted have been taken care of. There may be some that I haven’t gotten to yet, but I would still like a reminder about them if you submitted them. The sooner the better so that I may get them in this release.
This V14 test package is located on the FTP here:
http://sf3transftp.shiningforcecentral.com/SF3Patch-V14TEST.exe – old link
Please report any problems to this SFC forum thread:
November 21st, 2012 by legalize freedom!
Just a quick post to let everyone know I’m beginning the process of readying the files for release. This generally goes pretty quick for Sc1 and 2, but Sc3 takes a bit more effort.
I will post the new patch for testing as soon as I get Sc1 and 2 ready (note the PD has been updated significantly as well). I will post again when this happens. Anyone is welcomed to load the new patch up to make sure everything is working correctly and/or verify if your issues have been fixed while I work on getting Sc3 ready.
Translator mr2dax is taking advantage of an educational opportunity in Japan and is not currently contributing. He and I both hope he finds time to resume his work on Sc2 in the near future. The project finds itself in a familiar position of having no dedicated translator once again…
September 12th, 2012 by legalize freedom!
Currently the plan is to release V14 sometime around the end of the year. There have been a ton of improvements since the last release and I want to get them out to everyone.
Synbios16 has wrapped up Sc2 in his video playthrough and is just beginning Sc3. My review is lagging behind a bit due to more pressing needs, but I would at least like to finish reviewing the Sc2 vids before the next release.
Looks like the Sc1 beta test will have to wait a while longer. It’s not critical at the moment and I want to continue to make progress in the other scenarios, particularly Sc3, since it still needs quite a bit of work.
There are still several files remaining on my Sc3 proper noun review. I will be getting to these in the short term ahead of Synbios16.
I have put in a lot of work on the bookcases. Sc3 is in place and is ready to be tested in game. During the process of putting the Sc3 bookcase in, I made some adjustments to the Sc2 entries. There were also a couple of blanks left to be filled in in Sc2. I’m currently reviewing the Sc2 bookcase in game and then I’ll move on to Sc3. I’m going to try to visit every location where there is a bookcase to check all the entries.
mr2dax continues to make progress on the translation review of the remaining Sc2 files. Can you imagine a finished Sc2? mr2dax is bringing it closer to reality.
July 6th, 2012 by legalize freedom!
Just a quick update to let everyone know the items from the last report are still ongoing.
Synbios16 is nearing the end of Sc2 in his playthrough vids and I’m not too far behind him with my review.
Palpatine has finished translating the Sc3 bookcase entries and I have been getting those ready for consumption.
We have a new translator volunteer on board! SFC member mr2dax is currently reviewing the remainder of Sc2.
May 12th, 2012 by legalize freedom!
I hope everyone is enjoying V13. I would like to catch everyone up with what is going on.
Just in general, I have been taking in the videos Synbios16 is making and supporting him in that effort. Not only is he identifying problem areas as a discerning English speaker… I’m using his vids as a playthrough check as well. In a relatively short amount of time I have been able to review where he has been. His effort is allowing me to make many, many corrections.
I’m planning to put a call out for Sc1 beta testers, including reaching out to those of you who have volunteered for testing in the past. I will be giving the event trees a final review to determine how many testers are needed. Hopefully by the next progress report this process will be underway.
Sc2 has been the primary target for corrections and updates using the playthrough vids.
I am doing a proper noun review for Sc3. I’m about half-way finished with that. Member Palpatine continues to work on translating the Sc3 bookcase entries. He is approximately 3/4 finished. I plan to have the Sc3 bookcase completely finished for V14.
The Premium Disc has been updated to bring it in line with the other scenarios. First time it has seen an update in several years I believe. There are also a couple of image changes… Special T is on board for those. PD players will see big improvements and consistency with the other scenarios in V14.
Until next time,
March 10th, 2012 by legalize freedom!
I’m overjoyed to inform everyone the new patch is ready! V13 is now available from the button to the right and the FTP.
The delay was primarily due to a great response by Jokerx7 and others to test the V13 files. This is generally just a spot check to verify everything is working correctly before release. Once I realized I was getting a full playthough test, I wanted to take advantage of the extra effort and provide the result in V13. Big thanks to Jokerx7 who not only did a full playthough, but figured out what was causing the crash in Sc3 at the end of Ch1. The crash is no more!
Don’t overlook the icons I’ve included this time. These were created by Special T who is our go-to image editor. They work really well for emulator shortcut icons. Thanks for those Special T!