Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#7843 new enhancement

KYRA1: Is it possible to add support for fan-made Rus trans?

Reported by: SF/lexatwo Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Kyra
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Kyrandia 1

Description

Pretty much the subj.

There are several variants of fan-made Russian translations of this game available for download on the Net. It seems that the game have some resources hard-coded inside main EXE file rather than in data files, and it results in some parts of the game (menu labels, intro, e.t.c.) to remain untranslated when playing Russian localized versions under ScummVM.

I've seen some similar feature requests for other languages (like Chezh), so as far as I understand the topic correctly, for fan-made translation to be supported by ScummVM it should be distributed in a form of a binary patch over some existing officially released version. Am I right? What about the case when fan-made translation introduces some new files over the officially released version, is it treated "OK" from legal PoV?

To summarize, in case I've got a fan-made translation on hands, would it be possible to add support for it to ScummVM if I do the following:
a) Redo it as a binary patch over some other officially released game version that is supported by ScummVM;
b) Post this patch somewhere on the net (for ex., on my personal server) and provide ScummVM devs with the download link for it;

Thanks in advance for clarifications.

Ticket imported from: #3535799. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/659.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by SF/lexatwo

Owner: set to lordhoto

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by lordhoto

If there is a patch file, we might add support for the translation, yes.

comment:3 Changed 19 months ago by csnover

Component: Engine: Kyra

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by digitall

Owner: lordhoto deleted

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by digitall

Game: Kyrandia 1
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