Hello all! I'm new here and I VERY WANT to help
I am ready to translate and I can put the translations into the missions. (Russian players even made it some sort of a community project, where everyone who wants to help, translates some parts of the missions. I'm currently helping them.) We want to make a complete translation of at least a few missions. (Including briefings, which sometimes coming as a *.dds files. I also can handle it) But... as always there are a few difficulties.
- In Russian it is sometimes just impossible to translate things SHORT. (I suspect not only in Russian)
- We can not have our own *xd's and *.dds since they are common for all localizations.
I think this is the most difficult part for everyone who starts their own localization. And this is not a criticism of developers - they've made a HUGE work already, which we all are thankful for.
I saw people writing that they're not playing TDM because of a lack of translation. We - and me personally - really want to help and made things proper. An there's a decision to make.
So the main questions are:
-is it theoretically possible to handle "num_pages" in a stand-alone file, which can be edited separately for all languages?
I suspect this is a Sisyphean task, so if not, then:
-can we make a stand-alone version (*.pk4-file),
so it can be downloaded separately on FM's page on the TDM website (OR handle it on our own servers (both ways making it impossible to download from TDM updater - and I'm not sure that developers will agree with such a hardcore and radical decision) for localization files (not just *.lang-files)?
- any other solution you can come up with.
PS. can it be the main topic for Russian localization?
UPD: In case if someone's interested in our progress, you can track it down here: http://notabenoid.com/book/53218/ (website was closed for non-registered users, sorry)
UPD2: The authors (of FMs) are welcomed to give us their permission on translation here: http://forums.thedar...sensus-request/
UPD3: Fixed Russian fonts can be found/downloaded here
- and, yes, - we're working on subtitles and on translation of all audio files;
UPD4: 62 missions translated and counting; Public change log;
Sill missing testers, but the first reviews were quite good.
At this point i'm kinda ready to admit that...
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UPD5: at this moment we have 76 translated missions
UPD6: 90 missions translated and counting...
UPD7: 99 missions translated, tested and uploaded on darkfate.org
Edited by charisma, 05 June 2016 - 09:58 AM.