Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#7773 new enhancement

KYRA1: Add support for Czech fan tranlsation

Reported by: SF/imp700 Owned by:
Priority: low Component: Engine: Kyra
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Kyrandia 1

Description

Hi, can you add support for Legend Of Kyrandia CZ ?
you can get it here :
http://cestiny.idnes.cz/hry/legend-of-kyrandia-035-/clanek.A000403_67913_bw-cestiny-hry_bw.idn

Thx.

Ticket imported from: #3040681. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/589.

Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by lordhoto

Is it a fan translation? And I take it is for the floppy version or is it for the CD version?

Next the file that is linked there contain a complete .exe and all .emc files, not a patch file against an English floppy or the like. Is there a known source for such a patch? That would be required, I doubt that distribution there is really legal.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by lordhoto

Component: Engine: Kyra
Game: Kyrandia 1
Summary: Czech languageKYRA1: Add support for Czech (fan?) tranlsation

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by SF/imp700

Yes it´i just a fan translation. :-( so nothing?

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by lordhoto

We actually support other fan translations too, but those use some binary patcher.

Anyway you still did not answer whether it is a fan translation of the CD version or the floppy version.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by SF/imp700

it works on both versions, just replace the files, to the Czech, you can see for yourself here : http://cestiny.idnes.cz/download/run/clanek.D000301_446859.idn

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by SF/imp700

Priority: normalhigh
Resolution: wontfix

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by SF/imp700

so is it possible ?

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by lordhoto

It would be possible, but until there is a proper patch against some original English floppy version, we will not add support for it.

Also please do not mess around with the priority and or resolution settings of this tracker item.

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by lordhoto

Owner: set to lordhoto
Priority: highlow
Resolution: wontfix
Summary: KYRA1: Add support for Czech (fan?) tranlsationKYRA1: Add support for Czech fan tranlsation

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by SF/imp700

Ok i am sorry ... so will it support czech or not?

comment:11 Changed 9 years ago by fingolfin

We will *NOT* support it unless there is a legal version of this fan project. This means the translation must be available as a patch, as Johannes explained several times; as long as you distribute modified copies of some original files, your translation is violating copyright in several countries, and as such we cannot support it.

Super simple & short summary: Change the translation to a patch, and we will support it. Until then, we won't support it.

comment:12 Changed 9 years ago by SF/imp700

OUCH but how ?

comment:13 Changed 7 years ago by digitall

imp700: By the use of a custom tool to apply a list of czech strings to the original english files to make the new one, or at the most basic, the use of a binary difference/patching tool between the base original file and the czech modified one, such as: http://www.daemonology.net/bsdiff/

The resulting patch can be distributed without significant legal issues due to distributing copyrighted original game resources, and can be used by anyone with an original copy to modify it to czech.

comment:14 Changed 16 months ago by csnover

Component: Engine: Kyra

comment:15 Changed 4 months ago by digitall

Owner: lordhoto deleted

comment:16 Changed 4 months ago by digitall

Game: Kyrandia 1
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