First post, by megatron-uk
So this is a fairly well known Chinese language RPG:
There is also an english patch, hosted on Romhacking, to translate the entire UI and in-game text:
However, I can't find any version of the Dos version of the game that will successfully apply the patch. In reality it's not a patch as such; just replaces several data files in the game directory.
The latest, final release of the patch contains the following files for the Dos version:
- m_cht.slf *
- m_eng.slf *
- sdlpal.cfg **
The files marked with (*) are not present in the Dos versions of the game that I've found. The file marked with (**) is only relevant if you want to play the Dos version of the game with the modern sdlpal.exe replacement executable on Windows.
The problem I'm finding is that after replacing those files, the game still starts up with Chinese text, and the 'start' screen, which normally gives you two Chinese-language options:
... looks like this after dropping in the patched data files:
If I hit 'down' and then 'enter' I can get the 'Load save' menu to appear, but all of the characters are missing. I am wondering if it is a particular issue with the versions of the game I've downloaded (from various locations), all of them start up with a crack intro: "CRACK FILE From Fat Board (H.K BBS) C.C.F".
Worse, when the game itself starts all of the dialogue is still in Chinese.
Has anyone been able to successfully patch and play the Dos version of the game (this is important, as there are lots of variants: Win 98 release, a later Win XP graphical overhaul, a modern SDL reimplementation, etc). If so, which version did you use to drop the translation files into? If you say "sorry, can't help - I used a retail floppy/CD version" then that's just as helpful; it means there is some difference between the retail disc and these cracked versions on the net.
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