Tuesday, January 1, 2013

No News isn't Good News

Sorry I'm a bit late writing this post, but there's really not a whole lot to say. Basically, the reason my undub of Grandia II is not yet complete, is because I ran into some problems with text insertion that are preventing me from making edits to certain files. For what it's worth, I did my best to try to reverse engineer a solution myself, but the behavior of the particular opcode in the game's script responsible for causing hangs when text is inserted has thusfar eluded me.

That's the bad news. The good news is, I have made an appeal to a higher power that I fully expect will be able to help me get past this issue. I just can't say for sure when. Worst case scenario, I will try to work around the text insertion problem by making some edits to increase the brevity of the script in files where inserting text causes problems. Not huge ones, but ones that will undoubtedly be undesirable in terms of translation accuracy. So in the mean time sit tight. This thing is gonna get done, one way or another.


  1. It seems this comment is a bit late as well.
    Grandia 2 has always been one of my favorite games, but I could never stand the english VA.
    I really hope this project isn't dead. If not, then bless you kind sir.

  2. Not so much dead as hibernating. I've been focusing on other projects lately, but this one is still very much on my mind. If I haven't managed to get in touch with the person I'm hoping can help me with the hacking work within the next couple of months, I'm going to seriously start evaluating my options for getting this done on my own. Keep in mind this is a project I've been looking to get done for years. I had just been holding off on announcing it until I believed I had all the pieces in place to make it happen. Unfortunately I was wrong, but that doesn't mean I've given up. Even if I'm completely unable to solve the hanging with text insertion issue, I'm going to release something before the end of this year. It just might not be a perfect final product.

  3. Any news? I'm seriously looking forward to this. :D

  4. Well, not to let the cat out of the bag, but yes, there is in fact some news. ;) Expect an update post (but not a release quite yet) some time within the next week.