Friday, November 9, 2007

Keeping an eye on Mother 3

Earthbound is one of my favorite RPGs. In Japan it is known as Mother 2. The prequel was never officially released outside of Japan, and neither will the sequel. :( That's where the fans come in.

It takes a lot of work to do a translation.
Even harder due to reverse-engineering, no source code, no help... These are very talented people doing it out of love (mushy isn't it?)

Here is a video showing progression of the translation and hacking:

I thought this would be a good way to introduce, by introducing a translation. Highlighting the effort and inspiration required. However, there are some hacks that change the graphics, text, levels, music, to create a new game.

It is important to note, this site does not contain these games... Just patches containing the differences.

For the games, if you don't already have them, or do not know how to dump the data, please use Google!

No comments: