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#1 04 October 2009 - 08:20 PM

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I'm pretty sure most everyone here has heard of the CS mod "Hack 9." It's probably the best one ever done. The only problem is that it's in Japanese. The original one was in Japanese, too, so it's obvious that it can be translated. The only question: How? Where would we begin, as far as the software goes? It's not the actual translation that would be the problem, but how to MOD the game itself into English.

Is there anyone here with enough experience that they could fill me in on how to accomplish this? How was it done with the original Cave Story?

As far as I know, the Japanese game can't be opened with Sue's Workshop or another modding program.

If someone has already translated the game and I just haven't figured that out, I'd appreciate it if somebody would show me where to get it.

If you don't have Hack 9, you can download it (in Japanese) at:
http://www.mediafire...php?lgtyymnwb0e

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#2 04 October 2009 - 08:37 PM

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it isn't a mod.
or a hack.

and has nothing to do with cave story. (eg, it isn't a mod or hack of it)


as for the original purpose of this thread, I don't know.
maybe somebody more speakingly of japan could help...? (andwhy?)
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#3 04 October 2009 - 08:38 PM

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With all the modders here, I'm sure it'd be easier than you say to add the words. This is, I think, the first mod I ever found.
Can anyone tell me what this is about?


Guys, please do this.

EDIT: Really?

#4 04 October 2009 - 08:39 PM

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it isn't a mod.

I'm fairly certain it is.
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#5 04 October 2009 - 08:45 PM

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I expect that if it was easy to do, it would have already been done. Again, it's not the actual translation that would be difficult, but the actual putting the translation INTO the game.

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#6 04 October 2009 - 08:47 PM

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I'm fairly certain it is.


The way the files are arranged and the file types.
This looks nothing like cave story...
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#7 04 October 2009 - 08:52 PM

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No.
It's an own game.
Just like The Underside.

Hack 9 uses MP3 and stuff.
Try that with CS.
Hacking that would not be worth it.
You could code an own game easier.

#8 04 October 2009 - 08:59 PM

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I repeat:

HACK 9 IS NOT A FREAKING MOD OF FREAKING CAVESTORY, DIPSHIZ.

File format is compressed, the code is nothing alike, and there really is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to suggest it's a mod, besides the fact that it's a platformer and you freaking shoot stuff.

So please, give me a reason to believe that it's a hack, when I have so many reasons to believe it's not.
Show me the core of your so hardly defended beliefs.
SHOW ME!

grrrr....


other stuff I'm grumpy about:
Brian capitalized mod. It's not like it's an acronym or anything.
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#9 04 October 2009 - 09:12 PM

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Regardless of whether it's a MOD or not, it would be easier to translate the game rather than to create another one from scratch. It's outward appearance and the way it functions would suggest that it's a MOD, but the files are not like Cave Story. However, the way it works WOULD suggest that it uses some sort of emulation of the physics in the original.

You can call it what you like, it's obviously a variation of Cave Story. It's not a MOD, but the point still remains: I would like to translate the game. It may not work the exact same way as the original Cave Story, but I believe it can be done.

And why would you be upset about capitalizing the name? It's a proper noun, right?

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#10 04 October 2009 - 09:29 PM

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no, it's just a normal noun, and even if it was proper, you wouldn't capitalize the whole word.

the reason if it's a mod or not matters is because if it was a mod, it would be a buttload easier to translate, but since it isn't, it'll be harder.

Regardless of whether it's a MOD or not, it would be easier to translate the game rather than to create another one from scratch.


that was not shokos point. he was talking about whether it would've been easier for the creator of hack 9 to hack cs or to make his own game.

It's outward appearance and the way it functions would suggest that it's a MOD ... the way it works WOULD suggest that it uses some sort of emulation of the physics in the original ... it's obviously a variation of cave story.

no...?
does the fact that it's a metroidvania style game automatically make it a cs clone?
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