Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#7404 closed enhancement (wontfix)


Reported by: SF/takysoft Owned by: Kirben
Priority: low Component: --Other--
Keywords: Cc:


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, 15 years ago

Priority: normallow

comment:2 by SF/kaminari, 15 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

comment:3 by SF/takysoft, 15 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, 15 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by Kirben, 15 years ago

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

comment:6 by wjp, 6 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMM

comment:7 by digitall, 12 months ago

Component: --Other--
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