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Old 08-12-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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I translated the intro screens for The Lost City of Atlantis. I saw a little bit about on the Donations page about the need for an English version of the game (German version already available on your site). I could not find one, not even a reference.

I did the best I could to translate the intro and turned that into screen shots which match the game, both the original German text in full length and the English translation. File size zipped is about 250kb and I know I would have downloaded it to check it out if it were available, probably in part because it would be a >blip< for download time.

So basically, some screen shots translated for the intro story screens. I would like to do more but I don't really have the time to play the whole game right now. Let me know what you think.

Oh yeah...a couple of days ago I submitted my answer to the quiz as "The Lost City of Atlantis". It seems the correct answer was "Lost City of Atlantis, The". Silly rabbit! Syntax for kids!
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:35 PM   #2
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Very interesting proposition. I like your idea, let's see what others have to say.

btw, about shot quiz, why don't you use auto search feature, then you can select the exact name
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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I have the graphics up if you want to take a look at what I am talking about.


Thanks!

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Old 09-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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It would be nice to somehow modify the game files and make some sort of "fan" translation.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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Good luck with that. I tried looking at the files to see if it could be done but it is all hexadecimal gibberish to me. If it were a Win32 game I could probably use a resource hacking utility. But then again, if it were a Win32 game, odds are it probably wouldn't be here.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:56 PM   #6
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Usually it's possible with Hex Editors, but it's a hell of a job!
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The original English intro can be found on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5WYjPx_oxA

There's also some game-footage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIFBF...eature=related
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Old 15-12-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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Mr Deadly, Thank you for that! At least I had the chance to practice my graphics abilities. Obviously, my ability to translate is somewhat lacking, although I could have tried to put the translation into rhyming poetic form. I wonder if the English shareware version would provide any better source for editing the full version into a translated English format...

I also wonder why my searches never revealed YouTube as a source...hmmm.
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Old 15-12-2010, 01:34 PM   #9
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It looks like the full version can take in data files from the demo. Executable too, but I'm not 100% sure the game will play normally.

Check the attachment - that's the game with the executable and intro swapped out for ones from the demo.
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Old 16-12-2010, 12:01 AM   #10
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Thanks! I am a bit rusty (more like crusty) at DOS stuff, but I'll take a ...ugh... crack at it. No pun intended but it pinged my brain with a nice icy spike when I thought/typed it out.
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