Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#11487 new defect

ULTIMA 6: German patch version is not in German language

Reported by: windlepoons Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Ultima
Version: Keywords: Ultima
Cc: Game: Ultima VI: The False Prophet

Description

The German fan-made patch version 1) is detected, but the game are only with English text (intro in German).
In Dosbox the texts are in German language.

1) Sir John patch https://sirjohn.de/ultima-6/

(before the patching all files was renamed to lower case)

ScummVM 2.2.0git5702-g9f10fbcfc1 (May 25 2020 05:43:23)

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Change History (2)

by dreammaster, 16 months ago

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comment:1 by dreammaster, 16 months ago

You're right. Not everything in the game is translated to German, since some of the text for the game, such as for user interface elements, are held in the game executable. The German fan patch provides a replacement with the text changed, but since Nuvie, and now ScummVM, is a replacement for the game's executable, it doesn't include those changes. As an example, I've attached a screenshot showing this.. although Lord British's name is still in English, the text of the conversation, coming from game data files, is translated.

The only way for a full German translation would be to extend Nuvie with all the relevant German text. I'll leave this ticket open; it's outside the scope of a simple fix, so could be considered a feature request for the future for anyone interested in tackling it.

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