via elation

Here we are again with another update! Since the last update, all of the untranslated text including save game text, and ending text was translated and inserted. The Casino text was also dumped and translated, but I have yet to do the hacking work for the Casino games to handle English text. That certainly wasnt worth holding up beta testing, so full beta testing began nearly three weeks ago.

Id say were somewhere around 35% through beta testing. Beta testing has been going fairly smoothly for the most part. There have been a few significant issues reported, but otherwise reported issues have been minor ones such as text formatting issues, windows that needed expansion, and script errors. However, those issues have been enough to keep me busy.

At this point, I think I can definitely say I dont think were going to make a Christmas release. I expect beta testing to last a few more weeks yet and theres plenty of things left to do before a full public release. Everybody is working as quickly as possible, but as always, these things just take time and nothing will be rushed. Id say a January release is probably more realistic right now. It will be worth the wait as the translation has come together nicely and Im pretty happy with the way it has turned out.

If anybody has any artistic ability and wants to create an English title screen for the game, I will insert it into the final translation. Personally, I dont have any artistic skills, so I cant do it myself. If youre interested, drop by the forum, or send me an e-mail.

With that said, I plan on updating again right around Christmas with the latest status of the project. See you all then!