Opened 19 years ago

Closed 19 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#7404 closed feature request (wontfix)


Reported by: SF/takysoft Owned by: Kirben
Priority: low Component: --Other--
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I'd like to ask, if it would be possible, to create an option to ScummVM, not to load the original language file, but to load an other language file on my hard drive. Fox example: I really like Monkey Island 1. I'm hungarian. Many of my friends don't speak english, of any other languages than hungarian, but they like playing adventure games. Maybe I could translate some games to hungarian. I've already translated some games to hungarian. There are other games, and other languages. Maybe there are many people who would like to translate the games to their own language. Maybe you could place the original texts to the homepage, in txt format, or any other format, with a utility to translate, and the next version of ScummVM could load the with that language file. It would be very good to play the games with my original language. This way every game compatible with ScummVM could be translated. For example: Monkey Island 3 is already translated to many languages, because the language file is txt format, but Monkey Island 1 is impossible to translate. The game files will not be changed, the game only loads another language file. I really hope it's not illegal. Please, if you can, help me! It's a very great dream of me!


Ticket imported from: #1117827. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/220.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by SF/takysoft, 19 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:2 by SF/kaminari, 19 years ago

It's the Graal of every translator, but I don't think the devs would be allowed (or would take the risk) to provide you with the original texts extracted from the games -- that would be assimilated to unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material.

comment:3 by SF/takysoft, 19 years ago

you might be right. but if i can read the texts in the game, why is is illegal to read the texts while i'm not playing. of course, the devs sholdn't give us the texts. giving the texts might be illegal, but writing a program wich extracts them, is that illegal too? i download the program, i extract the text files, i translate them, and upload them to the website. i can not see anything illegal here. even if it illegal, I am doing the illegal stuff, not the devs. maybe the process of the extraction is illegal, but after is't done, the translation itsefl is not. there are people, who would take the risk. :) unnamed, of course..... :)

comment:4 by Kirben, 19 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by Kirben, 19 years ago

Closing, as we will not support fan mode alterations to games.

comment:6 by wjp, 10 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM

comment:7 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: --Other--
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