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Translating Dracula X / SOTN Beta V1.02 1.021

Knight0fDragon

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OK, Got it. Sorry to re-raise what seems to be a contentious issue. I appreciate the attention to detail that led to your decision to use the RoB image.

I saw you suggest that someone might produce an image with a more similar art style to the other portraits, are you still inviting submissions in that regard?
never would turn down any improvement to the game.
 
K0D - have you made any changes (or do you intend to) in accessing the map screen as per the 4mb hack?

Having a single button press to the map screen would be a welcome mod...
 

Knight0fDragon

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new feature:
 

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Knight0fDragon

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No idea, you need to check something like Virtual Dub or FFMpeg. Castlevania uses TrueMotion. Most 1st party Sega games used Cinepak, but this normally had a CPK extension. No idea what Virtua Figher used.
 
First attempt, this is the HD version of Richter from: Richter Belmont

I cropped it down to a headshot with similar proportions to those already in the game, flipped it, muted the colours a little and dropped the resolution to make it appropriately pixilated. it's a PNG file with no background so it should appear like Drac/Alucard etc. in conversation scenes.




never would turn down any improvement to the game.
 

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Knight0fDragon

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First attempt, this is the HD version of Richter from: Richter Belmont

I cropped it down to a headshot with similar proportions to those already in the game, flipped it, muted the colours a little and dropped the resolution to make it appropriately pixilated. it's a PNG file with no background so it should appear like Drac/Alucard etc. in conversation scenes.
This one has a portait already, you can find it in the beginning of the thread.



For people mentioning Malachi and Ctuhlu[sic] translation errors (Outside of this chain) I am not seeing the problem. I may change Ctuhlu to the Devil since more of the games in the series use it, but I do not want to go around and use names not familiar with the Castlevania series.
 
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Oh man! I know at last what the game is asking now at saving game! Im really happy about your work K0D. You gave everyone outside japan a chance to play this game properly in the right console. Thanks man. It is just too nice (the game itself does a lot aswell haha). I will keep u informed in case I notice something misbehaving. I wont get tired of saying thanks :congrats::congrats::congrats:
 
This sucker is refusing to use this Richter portrait which is a lot better than the horrible one he used.
For Malachi and Ctuhlu the solution is simple: just exchange both names, but he is not seeing the problem.
And we thought Working Designs improvements were a messo_O
Damn, I didn't want to like this troll post. Can you retract likes :rolleyes:
 

Knight0fDragon

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This sucker is refusing to use this Richter portrait which is a lot better than the horrible one he used.
For Malachi and Ctuhlu the solution is simple: just exchange both names, but he is not seeing the problem.
And we thought Working Designs improvements were a messo_O
Only mess my friend is you, and you have absolutely zero idea what you are even talking about.

Perhaps you should check your comments before you look even more foolish than you already have on this board.
 

Knight0fDragon

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For everybody else who doesn't have a false sense of entitlement, these are the names that are established and the ones I am sticking with.

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If it is canon to the entire series and not a single game, I am going to leave it as such. Which is why I do not see it as a problem.
 
Chessman, go with your Richters beauty contest to somewhere else. This guy is trying to help, which is the opposite you are trying to do. Achieving, on the contrary, you are achieving nothing but embarrassing yourself. You made your point a few pages back. Save some dignity
 

Knight0fDragon

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How is that possible?
KoD is basically hacking a new and better port on the saturn.
The game is not slow because of the hardware, the game is slow because of poorly written software. It is a matter of identifying where the slowdown occurs. I already know one thing that slows it down is how the game checks for cut scenes. It is continuously checking a huge statement on the update cycle, which can be moved out and replaced with a stub.
 

Ardiloso

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This sucker is refusing to use this Richter portrait which is a lot better than the horrible one he used.
For Malachi and Ctuhlu the solution is simple: just exchange both names, but he is not seeing the problem.
And we thought Working Designs improvements were a messo_O
Is this shit allowed here?
 

Ardiloso

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The game is not slow because of the hardware, the game is slow because of poorly written software. It is a matter of identifying where the slowdown occurs. I already know one thing that slows it down is how the game checks for cut scenes. It is continuously checking a huge statement on the update cycle, which can be moved out and replaced with a stub.
Interesting. While we are here talking about inprovements, do you think it would be possible to: 1- restoring the wolf swim ability and 2- implement the mist in the Outer Wall, but a proper half transparent effect like the one use in games like Grandia, Albert Odyssey etc?
 

TrekkiesUnite118

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Grandia pulls that off by using VDP2. It would entirely depend on if there's a VDP2 layer available to do it. For what it's worth, the mist is random on the PS1 version. Sometimes it shows, other times it's just rain, other times there's nothing. Saturn I think it's just rain or nothing.
 
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