Done: Mapping, Dumping, ASCII Text Display ASM, Text Compression ASM, GEM Image Encoder, Draft Translation, Playtesting, CD Version Reinsertion, Consistency Revisions
In Progress: Image Edits, Proofreading
Appareden -Fukuryuu no Shou- is an RPG from the later stages of the PC-98’s life cycle released in 1995 by TGL, the same developers who released the Farland Story series of games that were among some of the first translated PC-98 games. It features a nicely animated battle system, and a story rich with history and lore from Japan’s past.
The game takes place on the Japanese islands and stars Gento, a not-too-bright swordsman who will do anything so long as he gets paid, and his talking cat monster companion, Benimaru. They are given a scroll by a dying samurai and told to deliver it to Edo, but find themselves in the middle of plots to take over the world!
This project has more text and image edits than E.V.O., Rusty, and CRW combined, and has a manual and art book we also plan on translating. So we’ll be taking our time with this one.
There’s so much text to fit and very little space, so we’re reinserting compressed text and added a decompression routine to the game’s text display code.
One thing to mention that is pretty neat, we managed to track down the patch for Appareden that fixes a bunch of bugs in the game itself. This means that when we release our translation patch for the game, it will also include the patch to the latest version and fix a lot of bugs. Shout out to kobushi over at Tokugawa Corp for getting us the patch files!
hollowaytape – Hacking
kuoushi – Translation, Editing
SkyeWelse – Graphics
not_log – Manual Scanlation
Inuchiyo – Poem Transcription and Translation Help
tcaud – Special Thanks