Archive for April, 2020

Funding Update

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Well, that was fast! After two more large donations (and many others), I believe we will have enough to pay for Phase 2. Yet another generous donation from Urban Reflex puts his total contribution at $260! You are one serious SF3 fan, man. Thanks for everything! And another extremely generous fellow antking83 donated $200. He hasn’t been around SFC for a while, but made a new account to reconnect with the community. Thanks to these guys and everyone who has helped us reach this goal. We currently have $709.39 in the bank. That should be enough to cover Phase 2 as well as any unexpected costs.

My plan was always to close the donation link after we met this goal and I’m doing that now, but I wanted to see what everyone thought of taking donations specifically for the Artbook translation. That work will not be happening for quite some time, so maybe it is prudent to close the link now and start it back up when that time comes. That may also help make it clear further donations will be strictly for the artbook translation effort.
Let’s discuss in the forum:
https://forums.shiningforcecentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=45614

Thanks for everyone’s generous support!


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Progress Report – April 2020

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Hello Shining Fans!

The initial review of the remaining Sc3 images (phase 1) is complete.
The numbers came back very much in our favour.

Accurate              2036
Need Full Review  1106

This means roughly 2/3 of the outstanding lines have now been deemed accurate and no longer need attention. That’s great news and a big relief considering how much full translation services cost. Note as we begin phase 2, these numbers will change slightly as the lines are engaged, but after the first file even this has been in our favour with several more moving to accurate than the other direction.

Phase 2 has already begun and will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. Switch (from Phantom River Stone translating service) is putting all required effort into providing accurate translations and this will take some time for the remaining 1100 images. We should all have a better idea of the pace by the time my next update rolls around.

Speaking of cost… I’ve been a bit giddy at the donations received. I really appreciate everyone’s generosity. I’m not going to get into naming all the donors, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention two of them. Urban Reflex, the fellow that got this ball rolling has contributed $160 and has threatened more! And our own Lord Darkstorm, who has helped with the translation work over the years has donated $180 (enough to cover phase 1). Thank you! Looks like I’m going to get out of this without spending too much thanks to their extreme generosity and in fact the generosity of all the donors. All together I’ve received $510.52 to date!

So where do we stand with payment? Phase 1 has been completed and fully paid at $170.19. Phase 2 is just beginning, but I estimate it will ultimately cost roughly $600. The good news is we currently have $340.33 in the bank!
If you would like to help close that gap, use this donation link:
paypal.me/sf3translation

Forgive me for using this space to report financials, but I want to be transparent with donations and how they are being spent.

The artbook was the other initiative announced last time and it is moving along as well.
mr2dax has been providing translations. We are doing the quick and easy stuff first. And as always Special T is hard at work looking for the best options to update the images. You will start to see pages get replaced with English updates in the near future. This is looking pretty special.

Until the next update,

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