~ The Homeland Project ~

Find all your GameCube topics here
Post Reply
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:29 am

Maybe you heard about Homeland...
I sure did and when i played it once i was even more angry, that there'd never ever be a release outside of Japan.

Image

This project is about 1. translate the game into english and 2. set up a free server for everyone to play.
Any volunteers (Japanese/English-experts, people that know about files on GC discs or people that think they can help in general) are welcome!!


People who played this game know why it's worth the translation!

Some ressources:
http://homelandenglish.blog130.fc2.com/ ... ory-5.html (english/jap fansite/blog with a few guides)
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... eo_game%29
http://dungeon.jp/x/homeland/index.php (THE Homeland Wiki, in japanese :/ )
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:07 am

here's a list of the rootfolder files from the ISO:

Code: Select all

Date      Time   Attrib       Bytes          CRC 32  File name
---------- -------- ------   ----------------  -------- --------

D:\the_homeland_project\root
17.04.2011 16:21:19 -D----                              &&SystemData
17.04.2011 16:19:19 A-----                 37  BF2C45A7 .cvsignore
17.04.2011 16:20:38 A-----        534.765.248  B1536C02 all.bin
17.04.2011 16:20:39 A-----          2.437.764  88C2A322 alone.rel
17.04.2011 16:20:39 A-----                236  255B1DE3 boot.str
17.04.2011 16:20:39 A-----          1.458.104  4489648E client.rel
17.04.2011 16:20:39 -D----                              CVS
17.04.2011 16:20:48 -D----                              movie
17.04.2011 16:20:49 A-----          2.103.840  78FD7534 netcfg.dol
17.04.2011 16:20:49 A-----              6.496  AA650C8E opening.bnr
17.04.2011 16:20:50 A-----          1.697.188  1B3A5BAF server.rel
17.04.2011 16:21:19 -D----                              sound
17.04.2011 16:21:19 A-----            109.944  AAC32EF3 start.rel
                          -------------------  --------
                                  542.578.857  80181E63  9 Files
full folder list in the attachment
Attachments
homeland.7z
(4.52 KiB) Downloaded 315 times
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
User avatar
Ashen
Posts: 994
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:08 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Ashen » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:19 pm

Looks awesome man. I'd love to help any way I can if possible. Though I don't have any of the requested skills... If there's anything I can contribute let me know!
User avatar
KirovAir
Posts: 209
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:13 pm
Location: Netherlands

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by KirovAir » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:27 pm

Seems awesome. Any idea if there are already server sources/binaries created for this?
"The only thing more dangerous than a hardware guru with a code patch is a programmer with a soldering iron."
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:33 pm

Darkmystery wrote:Seems awesome. Any idea if there are already server sources/binaries created for this?
afaik the official servers are still online...but i have other priorities right now
online is only the second part!
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
Hells Guardian
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Hells Guardian » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:22 pm

Well I'm not able to do any of the translations but I'd be happy to help in any way I can. I'll find a copy of this game and take a look at the file system and extracting the dol so we can take a look at it.
User avatar
emu_kidid
Site Admin
Posts: 4355
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:06 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:43 am

You have my support on this, let me know if you need anything - I'll start messing around with it when I get a moment.
Image
User avatar
Shinebi
Posts: 87
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:57 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Shinebi » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:36 am

I wish I would've learnt more kanji... if there's simple hira/kata translation to be done, I'd be glad to help. I only noticed this game last week, and also am disgusted this one hasn't gotten any Western release. (although I must say the cover art is FAR more pretty than the game itself, and it seems that it's a really weird RPG to me *read: dull*)

Shinebi
Slab of concrete
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:46 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Slab of concrete » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:21 am

you could always try a japanese to english translator online: http://translate.google.com/#ja|en|
seems you will have to install support for the japanese language on your computer though
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:32 am

Slab of concrete wrote:you could always try a japanese to english translator online: http://translate.google.com/#ja|en|
seems you will have to install support for the japanese language on your computer though
sure thing....but the japanese translations via google seem to be veeeeeery off most of the time, but we'll see :)
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:14 pm

STEP 1 - DISASSEMBLING

so, unpack/disassemble/extract/whatever the .rel, .ldr, .dol and .bin files will be the first step.

Share your knowledge!
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
Hells Guardian
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Hells Guardian » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:18 pm

I'm still downloading it.... I'll have to find a better DL....
User avatar
AC_Orange
Posts: 398
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:36 am

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by AC_Orange » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:01 am

this game interests me the most out of Japanese GCN exclusives. shame i can't speak Japanese
Slab of concrete
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:46 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Slab of concrete » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:10 am

liquitt wrote: sure thing....but the japanese translations via google seem to be veeeeeery off most of the time, but we'll see :)
yeah i usually try a few different translators because they give different answers and then you might just have to give your best guess as to what it means
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:28 am

i'll find a way, thanks for the suggestion though :)

but first i need to get to the files anyway... :/
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
Hells Guardian
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Hells Guardian » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:25 pm

Disecting the game may be trouble though I'd bet you'll find most of what we are trying to in the all.bin file located in the root directory. It's the only place I can think to check at the moment... I'm going to look through the files a little better later.
Last edited by Hells Guardian on Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:26 pm

Hells Guardian wrote:Disecting the game may poss a trouble though I'd bet you'll find most of them in the all.bin file located in the root directory. It's the onl;y place I can think of to look as there isn't any obvious files....
yeah i know - just how to get to them ;)
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
Hells Guardian
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Hells Guardian » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:35 pm

Yup. anyone any good at disecting a bin file? I'm looking through the file with a hex editor... Unfortunately without knowing what I'm looking for It's kind of pointless. :(
Dragoon
Posts: 323
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:01 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Dragoon » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:05 pm

Doesn't this game have dialog files like PMTTYD?
Image
Hells Guardian
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Hells Guardian » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:38 pm

Not sure I've never really looked at that game.
User avatar
infact
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:35 am
Location: Germany

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by infact » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:20 am

Just downloading the iso, crappy connection here. Will look at the files later and extract what possible. ;-)
infact
Image Image
Hells Guardian
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by Hells Guardian » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:29 am

Sounds good! If you need an upload I have a quick connection.
User avatar
infact
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:35 am
Location: Germany

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by infact » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:23 am

Someone got the beta iso? Maybe they did not merge the datafiles in this version.
infact
Image Image
User avatar
emu_kidid
Site Admin
Posts: 4355
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:06 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:37 am

or maybe the ELF or map file was left in ;)
Image
User avatar
liquitt
Posts: 1753
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:43 am
Location: neverland
Contact:

Re: ~ The Homeland Project ~

Post by liquitt » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:22 am

yeah i have that beta somewhere just have to find it :D
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
Post Reply