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Kanden95
04-20-2010, 12:18 PM
Hello Starg. Just wanted to ask you if you have been thinking about translating your game into other languages. If you want to ranslate it someday, I would gladly help you for the german language.

Jono00
04-20-2010, 12:31 PM
You should use PMs for that.
But I'm sure some will be happy to see this game in more languages.

Kanden95
04-20-2010, 12:46 PM
Yes youre right with the PMs. But I couldnt think about that. Sorry ^^

Kanden95
04-20-2010, 02:17 PM
Can you have a look at this thread Starg, please.

Starg
04-20-2010, 02:18 PM
Hi... yeah. That would be great. Fire me an email and we can talk some more.
Cheers,
Steve

Suomis
04-20-2010, 02:27 PM
How much is there to translate? I could do a finnish translation, if there is not that much to translate, I translated Foreign Legion into finnish, I dont know if they will publish it though...

Starg
04-20-2010, 02:29 PM
About 350 lines of text.
Not much for a game I guess.

Suomis
04-20-2010, 02:30 PM
Is it word to word or is it full sentances? Or is it like this (quote from FL):

- <messagebundle>
<msg name="ADJUDANT">ADJUDANT</msg>
<msg name="ALIEN">ALIEN</msg>
<msg name="AQUA">AQUA</msg>
<msg name="ASPIRANT">ASPIRANT</msg>
<msg name="BULLETS">BULLETS</msg>
<msg name="CAPTAIN">CAPTAIN</msg>
<msg name="CIGS">CIGS</msg>
<msg name="COLONEL">COLONEL</msg>
<msg name="COMMANDANT">COMMANDANT</msg>
<msg name="CORPORAL">CORPORAL</msg>
<msg name="CURRENCY_BLOODMONEY">BLOOD MONEY</msg>
<msg name="CURRENCY_SYMBOL">$</msg>
<msg name="DEFAULT">DEFAULT</msg>
<msg name="DESERTCAMO">DESERT</msg>
<msg name="DualMAC10">DUAL MAC10</msg>
<msg name="DualPistol">DUAL COLT</msg>
<msg name="ENDLESS">ENDLESS</msg>
<msg name="EXTREME_DIFFICULTY">EXTREME THREAT LEVEL</msg>
<msg name="FINISHED_CAMPAIGN">CONGRATULATIONS!\nYOU HAVE COMPLETED THE CAMPAIGN!\nYOU NOW HAVE UNLOCKED:\nENDLESS MODE, EXTREME THREAT LEVEL\nAND A LITTLE XMAS GIFT FROM\nSAKARI INDIE.</msg>
<msg name="FIRST_LIEUTENANT">1ST LIEUTENANT</msg>
<msg name="FONT_NAME">latin</msg>
<msg name="Famas">FAMAS</msg>
<msg name="GAME_NUMBER_FORMAT">en-US</msg>
<msg name="HIGH_DIFFICULTY">HIGH THREAT LEVEL</msg>

Starg
04-20-2010, 02:39 PM
A bit like this:

// tutorial
"Instructions");
"VOLUME POWER UP");
"Increases music volume and visual feedback, adding more power to your weapons.");
"WEAPON POWER UP");
"Powers up your weapons to fire multiple streams.");
"SUPER BOMB");
"Super Bombs send out a blast wave that destroys anything nearby.");
"SCORE MULTIPLIER");
"Increases your score multiplier by 1.");
"BEAT HAZARD ENGAGED");
"When Volume and Weapon power are maxed, you will become a Beat Hazard!");

"NEXT PAGE");

"Page 1/3 - Controls");
"Page 2/3 - Game Modes");
"NORMAL PLAY");
"One music track equals one game. Can you survive till the end?");
"Your weapons are linked to the music, the more intense the music, the more bullets you fire!");
"However, the enemies are linked to the music too! As the energy of the music increases, so will the number of bad guys.");
"DARE DEVIL: Stop firing for 5 seconds to increase your score Multiplier.");
"SURVIVOR: For every 30 seconds you survive you will receive a bonus for your Multiplier.");

"SURVIVAL MODE");
"In Survival mode you play through as many songs as possible.");
"Choose a start song and get shooting. When the song ends the next song in the list will start automatically.");
"In Survival mode your Multiplier will drop every few seconds, so keep collecting those pickups!");

Suomis
04-20-2010, 02:43 PM
Where is the file, I can take this as a long/mid term project if you wish. I will do it when I feel like it, like I did with FL. I did the FL without even asking Sakari-Indie first though :D Or I asked that is there a translation under project but thats it. But if you tell me where the file is hidden/send it to me, I can take a look at it.

teak
04-20-2010, 03:22 PM
omg, you made the bad translation for foreign legions?

Suomis
04-20-2010, 09:04 PM
omg, you made the bad translation for foreign legions?

:D gee thanks. Its not even released yet. And actually it was kinda hard translating some parts as you can say it in many ways/no ways.

IndroraFoxi
04-20-2010, 09:12 PM
How about a gimmick l33t or Pig-Latin translation? An option to change the translation?

Suomis
04-21-2010, 07:21 AM
Well, I dont think anyone would use em...

Jono00
04-21-2010, 07:29 AM
I can translate the game into Hebrew, but it's a bit problematic as it's written Right to Left instead of Left to Right.

KeitaroBaka
04-21-2010, 07:54 AM
I can translate the game into french. I'll look at it this weekend when I have some time.

nastymikkel
04-21-2010, 09:40 AM
I might be able to help with a Dutch version. More languages = more players = bigger game = more features :D

Kanden95
04-21-2010, 09:49 AM
Im translating already right now into German guys. ^^

nastymikkel
04-21-2010, 09:53 AM
Im translating already right now into German guys. ^^

Yay! :D

Suomis
04-21-2010, 10:11 AM
where is the lang file? I tried looking for it but cant find it :o

Shigure
04-21-2010, 10:14 AM
Im translating already right now into German guys. ^^


IF you need help with that, lemme know, k?

GeneticArmor
04-21-2010, 10:30 AM
I might be able to help with the Swedish translation.

ExoCorsair
04-21-2010, 11:16 AM
You know a game is doing something right when you have people willing to volunteer for stuff like this. :p

Thecodexnecro
04-21-2010, 11:21 AM
This is awesome to see. This is the epitome of what classic PC gaming was. Developers being deeply involved in the community, making these games last for YEARS.

Thank you Starg, and to the community!

TimmyCZ
04-21-2010, 11:38 AM
I can translate this great game to Czech and Slovak language :)

Starg
04-21-2010, 11:48 AM
Hey guys! I'm overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the community!
Wow - it's great.

For anyone that wants to translate the text, can you send me an email and the language you can do. Then I can keep track of who's doing what. I hate to get it done twice by accident.

Wow - This community is just the best :)

Suomis
04-21-2010, 12:05 PM
Is PM ok? :D

atmuh
04-21-2010, 12:05 PM
Hey guys! I'm overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the community!
Wow - it's great.

For anyone that wants to translate the text, can you send me an email and the language you can do. Then I can keep track of who's doing what. I hate to get it done twice by accident.

Wow - This community is just the best :)
positive support from a developer willing to listen generates positive feedback from an appreciative community

basically im saying thanks

Racer Of All
04-21-2010, 12:14 PM
Hey guys! I'm overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the community!
Wow - it's great.

For anyone that wants to translate the text, can you send me an email and the language you can do. Then I can keep track of who's doing what. I hate to get it done twice by accident.

Wow - This community is just the best :)

I dropped you an email, I'll do Spanish =)

Now where IS the file at? xD

Suomis
04-21-2010, 12:26 PM
I sent you a pm.

Starg
04-21-2010, 12:28 PM
Just to update on what's being done:

Danish (Done) Omg that was quick! - Thanks to mathiasjac
Finnish (Done) Super quick! - Thanks to Suomis
Hungarian (Done) Thanks Snoux
Dutch (Done) Thanks Mikkel!
French (Done) Thanks Vincent

German
Spanish
Slovac
Czech
Swedish

I'll keep this list up to date.

Thanks again guys :)

mathiasjac
04-21-2010, 12:32 PM
Well it was quick because i started work as soon as you gave me the file and then i didn't stop until i was done. :cool:
Just to update on what's being done:

Danish (Done) Omg that was quick!
Hungarian
German
Spanish
Dutch

I'll keep this list up to date.

Thanks again guys :)

Starg
04-21-2010, 12:38 PM
Well it was quick because i started work as soon as you gave me the file and then i didn't stop until i was done. :cool:

Dude - you were fast! Amazing :)

nastymikkel
04-21-2010, 12:41 PM
Ok it looks like im in. But i still need to know where the files are or how to obtain them. Gonna go to bed soon so ill check back on it tomorrow.

mathiasjac
04-21-2010, 12:42 PM
Thanks! :D
if you need help with anything else just ask me. ;)
Dude - you were fast! Amazing :)

Suomis
04-21-2010, 12:50 PM
I just started doin it :P


EDIT: Does BH support ?
EDIT2: Do I translate the errormessages?

Starg
04-21-2010, 12:58 PM
I just started doin it :P


EDIT: Does BH support ?
EDIT2: Do I translate the errormessages?

> EDIT: Does BH support ?

Yup - this is fine. These are not unicode characters.

> EDIT2: Do I translate the errormessages?[/QUOTE]

Nah, Beat Hazard never crashes :P (Ok maybe you should)

mathiasjac
04-21-2010, 12:59 PM
I just started doin it :P


EDIT: Does BH support ?
EDIT2: Do I translate the errormessages?

i think it should support because i could use just fine and i also just translated the errormessages but otherwise ask Starg aka Steve. :p

EDIT:dang it starg beat me to the post xD

Kitsune Sniper
04-21-2010, 01:02 PM
Wait, was that Spain Spanish or Mexican / Latin American Spanish? Because both are different, and if you need a Latin American version, I can help.

Suomis
04-21-2010, 01:09 PM
I have a problem:

strcpy_s(STARTEDON, MaxStrLen, "started %s on %s");

In the finnish language, the ending of the word depends on the word and its use, I most likely have to put the dificulty levels in the basic form, meaning that there will be a grammar mistake.


For example

Vaikea = Hard
Vaikealla = on hard
Vaikeassa = in hard
Vaikeaan = in hard


Meaning that there will most likely be some grammar mistakes.



EDIT: HAhaha I realized that I could easily leave a funny mark, but I wont :D I have slept 10h in the past two nights so Im having lame ideas... Super bomb... Suomis bomb... What the.. Where am I getting these dumb ideas... Back to translation--->



(no, I will not add a mark, Ill do the best legit translation I can)

Suomis
04-21-2010, 02:38 PM
Done and sent. Ill keep the file in case I want to change something. Ill send you the updated version in that case. And as I said in the email, you may send me the file when you update the game so Ill continue my translation. There might be typos, Ill start playing with the finnish translation as soon as it comes so Ill notice them.

nastymikkel
04-22-2010, 12:10 AM
Ok im translating right now and im almost done. But at the end of the file all the way to the bottom it says "Current Folder". Do i need to translate that as well?

EDIT: Im some what finished. Waiting for some feedback from Starg to translate the last few words :D

Starg
04-22-2010, 12:23 AM
yup!
Cheers,
Steve

Suomis
04-22-2010, 07:32 AM
I personally translated everything exept the achievments, since imo they are clearer when they are as on the Steam community

nastymikkel
04-22-2010, 07:43 AM
I personally translated everything exept the achievments, since imo they are clearer when they are as on the Steam community

I translated the achievements... But Starg can always convert them bakc to their normal names.

sm00th
04-22-2010, 07:55 AM
I can help with german and do japanese .. pm sent :D

Starg
04-22-2010, 08:10 AM
Hi guys, thanks once again for all the kind help!
Here's the list so far:

Danish (Done) Omg that was quick! - Thanks to mathiasjac
Finnish (Done) Super quick! - Thanks to Suomis
Hungarian (Done) Thanks Snoux
Dutch (Done) Thanks Mikkel!
French (Done) Thanks Vincent
Swedish (Done) Thanks GeneticArmor

In progress:
German
Spanish
Slovak
Czech
Polish
Romanian
Italian

Neato!

Suomis
04-22-2010, 08:22 AM
My long/midterm project took 1h 15min, of wich 15min-30min was taking a break :D

Starg
04-22-2010, 08:51 AM
My long/midterm project took 1h 15min, of wich 15min-30min was taking a break :D

Yeah - what happens when you're in a hurry? Do you travel back in time? :P

nastymikkel
04-22-2010, 08:58 AM
This game could go pretty much world wide. All the big languages are in it. :D

Spykirby
04-22-2010, 09:41 AM
will this be an option ingame to change language?
or will it automatically give ya the language from ya country (i hope not ;P)

sm00th
04-22-2010, 10:11 AM
will this be an option ingame to change language?
or will it automatically give ya the language from ya country (i hope not ;P)
It can be ingame, which would be the best choice for a smaller games or it could be chosen from the properties dialog of the game. Thats up to the dev :D

Suomis
04-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Yeah - what happens when you're in a hurry? Do you travel back in time? :P

Well, then I usually fail :D But as Ive said, I was having a very boring night. I just had my musics on and translated, not that bad :P

Alixey
04-23-2010, 11:15 AM
Hey, I can help with a possible Italian translation :)
I'm available to translate the game :D

BigEV
04-23-2010, 11:27 AM
Slovac
It's actually Slovak, just to let you know ;)

Well I could possibly do it, but seeing it is already being done, I am not going to do it.

But the translator (TimmyCZ, btw) seems to be a Czech, while I am a native Slovak ... The languages are similar, and a Czech should be able to speak Slovak very well, but at least a revision by me could be useful, right?

I'll give it some time.

:p

Starg
04-23-2010, 02:12 PM
will this be an option ingame to change language?
or will it automatically give ya the language from ya country (i hope not ;P)

Nah - it would be a menu at the start, so you can play any language you want.

Anasazi
04-23-2010, 05:56 PM
I agree, Russian and German would be big win.

deer
04-24-2010, 01:35 AM
Hi Starg I can do Polish translation will e-mail you in a minute. BTW Great game.

Starg
04-24-2010, 08:59 AM
Hi Starg I can do Polish translation will e-mail you in a minute. BTW Great game.

I've sent it. Did you get it ok?

ShadowHMF
04-24-2010, 09:18 AM
I can do Turkish if you want to Starg, would have done Danish but it seems someone was faster :P

Suomis
04-24-2010, 09:22 AM
We like the games dev, he should like us too. He is getting great support! :) And so are we :P


Starg when are you going to release these?

Starg
04-24-2010, 09:30 AM
Hi, that would be great. However, does Turkish have a non-Unicode alphabet?

I can do Turkish if you want to Starg, would have done Danish but it seems someone was faster :P

Starg
04-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Yeah guys, you've been amazing!
I was thinking of waiting until I've got FIGS (French, Italian, German & Spanish)
Then I'll add these with all the other languages people have been kind enough to do in to an update.

We like the games dev, he should like us too. He is getting great support! :) And so are we :P


Starg when are you going to release these?

ShadowHMF
04-24-2010, 10:05 AM
Hi, that would be great. However, does Turkish have a non-Unicode alphabet?

It has some letters that have special signs, dont know how that will affect the game, you can see them here on wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_alphabet

But I dont think that people will bother that much if we use the UK alphabet :)

Starg
04-24-2010, 11:08 AM
Ah right - that looks fine to me. The game has those characters in its font. Fire me an email and I'll send you the file.

BigEV
04-24-2010, 12:12 PM
Please check if the game supports these characters, Starg:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_alphabet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovak_alphabet

BigEV
04-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Hoping the alphabet is supported, I finished the Slovak translation. I have sent it to you just now. You can classify it as "finished" in your little list, but it may be altered once it's released, because I couldn't test it in-game (didn't find a way how to do it).

:)

deer
04-24-2010, 05:40 PM
I've sent it. Did you get it ok?
Got it. I have finished my translation but I want to confront it with few friends. Fresh look may verify it.
Please check if Polish letters are available http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_alphabet
I hope that some text will fit cause some phrases are much longer in Polish. Maybe we can get ability to test it somehow?

Alixey
04-25-2010, 01:41 AM
Finished the Italian Translation :)
Hope to see soon in game!

Suomis
04-25-2010, 02:01 AM
Danish (Done) Omg that was quick! - Thanks to mathiasjac
Finnish (Done) Super quick! - Thanks to Suomis
Hungarian (Done) Thanks Snoux
Dutch (Done) Thanks Mikkel!
French (Done) Thanks Vincent
Swedish (Done) Thanks GeneticArmor
Polish (Done) Thanks deer
Italian (Done) Alixey

In progress:
German
Spanish
Slovak
Czech
Romanian


I think it should like this atm.

BigEV
04-25-2010, 02:36 AM
I think it should like this atm.
Danish (Done) Omg that was quick! - Thanks to mathiasjac
Finnish (Done) Super quick! - Thanks to Suomis
Hungarian (Done) Thanks Snoux
Dutch (Done) Thanks Mikkel!
French (Done) Thanks Vincent
Swedish (Done) Thanks GeneticArmor
Polish (Done) Thanks deer
Italian (Done) Thanks Alixey
Slovak (Done) Thanks EV

In progress:
German
Spanish
Czech
Romanian
And I think it's like this. :D
However, my translation needs new characters to be supported (I've informed Steve, we'll see what he comes up with)

mathiasjac
04-25-2010, 06:12 AM
I can do Turkish if you want to Starg, would have done Danish but it seems someone was faster :P

Sorry about that :p

BigEV
04-26-2010, 04:36 AM
Danish (Done) Omg that was quick! - Thanks to mathiasjac
Finnish (Done) Super quick! - Thanks to Suomis
Hungarian (Done) Thanks Snoux
Dutch (Done) Thanks Mikkel!
French (Done) Thanks Vincent
Swedish (Done) Thanks GeneticArmor
Polish (Done) Thanks deer
Italian (Done) Thanks Alixey
Slovak (Done) Thanks EV
Czech (Done) Thanks EV

In progress:
German
Spanish
Romanian
I decided to translate the game into Czech aswell because it only took me like 20 minutes to rewrite some of the words and sentences from Slovak.

I hope I haven't offended anyone by being so active when it was already requested by another person.

Starg confirmed Unicode support some time in the future. Until then, languages like Slovak, Czech, Polish and other Eastern-European languages will most likely not be released, because the special characters are currently unsupported.

Just to let you know.

Suomis
04-26-2010, 07:17 AM
Well now we have to wait for German and Spanish before we get the update...

ViRUS2008
04-26-2010, 07:59 AM
hey, starg, I feel the Spanish translation is taking waaaay longer than it should (there aren't many words with double meanings, or difficult sentences in the game), I can help you (or the guy translating it) if you want...

Starg
04-26-2010, 08:10 AM
hey, starg, I feel the Spanish translation is taking waaaay longer than it should (there aren't many words with double meanings, or difficult sentences in the game), I can help you (or the guy translating it) if you want...

Go for it - mail me at: steve at coldbeamgames dot com

Vicarious Gizmo
04-26-2010, 11:07 AM
Wow, so many translations already :)
As for me, I can translate the game into Russian. Will the game support cyrillic font? If so, I will send an email immediately :)

Suomis
04-26-2010, 12:35 PM
:P I just added a finnish-english-finnish translation to my job application :P

ViRUS2008
04-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Go for it - mail me at: steve at coldbeamgames dot com

Sent ^_^

GregW177
04-27-2010, 01:03 AM
I might take a stab at translating into Japanese... Have it ready right away when Unicode support comes around.
No guarantee on when it'll be done though, since I have finals coming up too (one of them being Japanese ironically)

BigEV
04-27-2010, 02:19 AM
Wow, so many translations already :)
As for me, I can translate the game into Russian. Will the game support cyrillic font? If so, I will send an email immediately :)
It needs to support unicode first I think. The developer needs to do this first. But you could possibly translate it in the time and it'll get released when Steve has added the support for the font.

Suomis
04-27-2010, 03:23 AM
This must be the most suportative fanbase for a game that Ive seen.

BigEV
04-27-2010, 03:27 AM
This must be the most suportative fanbase for a game that Ive seen.
Well I like translating indie games, especially when they are good and the amount of text is bearable ;)

Suomis
04-27-2010, 03:38 AM
Me too :p Ive translated Beat Hazard and Foreign Legion, neither has been released yet.

BigEV
04-27-2010, 03:52 AM
Me too :p Ive translated Beat Hazard and Foreign Legion, neither has been released yet.
I've translated Trials 2 Second Edition into Slovak, but seeing it now, I feel it's badly translated - but I can't do anything about it anymore :D

Suomis
04-27-2010, 04:01 AM
Cant you send an updated version. I think I should contact other indies in case they want help. Im sure my time would pay itself back somehow :) I have not heard anything about Sakari in a long time, anyone else? I'd like to know if they accepted my translation.

BigEV
04-27-2010, 06:17 AM
Cant you send an updated version. I think I should contact other indies in case they want help. Im sure my time would pay itself back somehow :) I have not heard anything about Sakari in a long time, anyone else? I'd like to know if they accepted my translation.
Getting super off-topic now, but NO, I cannot send them an updated version, as I did it two years ago. :D

Suomis
04-27-2010, 06:30 AM
Getting super off-topic now, but NO, I cannot send them an updated version, as I did it two years ago. :D

Well we are still talking about different translations ;D


Wtf why cant you? Dont they just accept it?

Shigure
04-27-2010, 09:19 AM
German translation still missing?

Alright, if you want me to help out on that, lemme know. I'll gladly repay you for the hours of fun I had with this game.

Err, I mean, pay even more then those pathetic five bucks!


(Actually really wants to do the translation)

BigEV
04-28-2010, 04:35 AM
Well we are still talking about different translations ;D


Wtf why cant you? Dont they just accept it?
They are not going to release a patch for a game that is almost three years old, is almost impossible to update anymore due to publisher issues and the patch would only contain a modified version of a language that is used by ONE regular player, myself.

Or are they?

Slov4n
04-30-2010, 12:53 AM
Starg I have sent you a mail. And I want to make a Slovenian translation.

Slov4n
04-30-2010, 06:52 AM
Hey Starg I have emailed the translation to you. Check your mail :cool: .

Suomis
04-30-2010, 08:47 AM
He has read his email, he sent me one.


Danish (Done) Omg that was quick! - Thanks to mathiasjac
Finnish (Done) Super quick! - Thanks to Suomis
Hungarian (Done) Thanks Snoux
Dutch (Done) Thanks Mikkel!
French (Done) Thanks Vincent
Swedish (Done) Thanks GeneticArmor
Polish (Done) Thanks deer
Italian (Done) Thanks Alixey
Slovak (Done) Thanks EV
Czech (Done) Thanks EV
German (Done) Thanks Shigure
Spanish (Done) Thanks ViRUS

In progress:
Romanian


Check if your translation has already been done.

Starg
04-30-2010, 08:59 AM
Just a quick edit :)

Suomis
04-30-2010, 09:17 AM
Thanks :P When is the patch coming?

Starg
04-30-2010, 09:28 AM
I just need to make some tweaks and get a few lines of extra text. Probably next week now.

Slov4n
04-30-2010, 10:40 AM
You have a mail again :D .

jp_rsardeto
04-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Hey, Starg how these languages will work? We gotta select the language in game menu/options or it will be affected by the language we are using on Steam client?

Starg
04-30-2010, 12:26 PM
You can pick from a menu at the start.

BigEV
04-30-2010, 01:57 PM
I just need to make some tweaks and get a few lines of extra text. Probably next week now.
Gonna need unicode support aswell.

deer
05-01-2010, 10:30 AM
Gonna need unicode support aswell.
Yep, we need it.

skhiwa
05-02-2010, 04:32 PM
Portuguese translation Done. Sent it by mail on friday

Suomis
05-04-2010, 04:02 AM
Btw Starg, did you get my newest translation? I sent it the same night you sent me the multilang exe.

Starg
05-04-2010, 04:31 AM
Yes, thank you!

Suomis
05-04-2010, 04:36 AM
Heh np :p my pleasure :D