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Old 2013-04-09, 21:59
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Snails Video Game - Translations Need for Spanish, Italian and French

Hey everyone,

Some of you already know the game I'm doing with a work college, called Snails. You can take a sneak peak here: http://www.snailsvideogame.net

The game is mostly done, only missing redone some sound effects, musics, probably some bugs, and of course translate the game into more languages.

Currently, the game is only in English and Portuguese, and we are searching for Spanish, Italian and French translations of the game. All other languages are in idle state for now.

So, if anyone from this selected languages have time and want to help translate the game we will appreciate. Your names will be on the game's credits as a gratitude for your work.

I've attached the game's files. They are all in English to guide you through the translation progress. Keep in mind that some of this files have special keywords between texts and we should preserve that keywords.

If you've got any kind a question regarding any of the content, let me know.

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Old 2013-04-10, 18:28
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I'd love to help since I find this game fantastic , but I'm not really fluent in any of those languages. Good luck with it though!
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consider the italian translation done. I could provide some help with Spanish but I don't really feel like doing all that alone, as it's not my mother language.
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Old 2013-04-10, 22:25
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Many thanks StreGGy. Let me know by PM if you prefer, your real name so I can add into the credits.

Well, lets see if we can find someone native in Spanish. I can also do it myself, but to have something near perfection will be best to have natives around
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Old 2013-04-10, 22:44
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If you, at some point, might consider a german Translation, I'd love to help.
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Old 2013-04-11, 14:33
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We didn't consider German because its something we really don't understand and thought it will be better not to include it.
Since, German its also a "main" language and you can do that effort for us, I will prepare the attached zip file to include the German language acronym "de".
Thanks for your help.

Edit: Added zip file including German spot.
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Did someone say...

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( •_•)>⌐■-■


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Native spanish support?


I downloaded the files and looks short enough to do it. The layout is a bit confusing (Notepad :P) but I think I get where to put the translated text.

Will let you know when I make any progress.
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Yeah the format isn't tech wise I confess. It was supposed to b refactored later in the project but we are all lazy for that. I like this quote about the subject: "if it works, don't fix it".

Thanks for your help
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So here is my first draft of the german translation.
http://www.mediafire.com/?x43bwl69sfpbmxf (language)
http://www.mediafire.com/?i3pj4py7c7171w0 (tutorial)
I hope there is someone in here who is willing to read it through, because there are some points I'm not completely sure about.
Firstly, I don't know what a few things mean because of missing context (e.g. I've never used an Xbox and don't know what "snap" is supposed to mean there)
Secondly I tried to get some wordplays and such things into the translation, because I felt it made the translation more believable.
Lastly is there a way to see if the lines I tried fit in the game? I couldn't overwrite the original language-file to see it on my PC.

EDIT: I forgot to upload the achievements: http://www.mediafire.com/?e7fio9tiz8njhz2

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Thanks for your help. For some reason I'm not able to read the special characters. Can you tell me in what program you edit the files?

Snap is also difficult for me to explain. In the Xbox version the cursor is automatically adjusted into the options. We don't have a free menu cursor there.

As for the game it isn't possible to use those translations files while translating because the final game use them in a different format.

Other thing that may turn things difficult is that there are text from different game
versions like XBox and Windows Phone 7 that only with those devices and special account can be tested. For PC, will also be difficult to test the entire game to catch all words.

Anyway, the beta version available in the website is not compatible anymore with those lines. A lot of things changed since and a new build must be done.

When all translations are done I will try to create a beta build with translations included so you all can test if the text fits the game
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I used the weaverslave-editor to edit those files. If you tell me what text-standard you're using (UTF or ISO-***) I think I can convert äöü...
Regarding "Snap", so the cursor is 'hopping' between the menu-buttons, and you're moving it with the arrow-keys? I think I could avoid the term then.
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Its exactly that.
No need to worry I've got the editor and resaved the file. Still having some issues reading in the game though
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Ok I corrected the files.
http://www.mediafire.com/?qvf56y82xb...cc7fcsnc2crihd
And added a "serious" version, in case you don't want any cheesy lines in your game
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Alexfont, let me correct something for you that you probably didn't notice yet:

On the website, at "download" "Windows XP SP3, Vista ou 7 (tamanho download 21MB)" section, you wrote "pretende" wrong (its written "Pretande")

Also, right below it, at "Leia com atenção o seguinte texto, e carrege em "Concordo"", change "Carrege" to "clique", it sounds much better

"Inclusivé" is written without accent on E.

They are not a realy big deal but I thought I should tell you those things as my mother language is Portuguese =)

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Alexfont, let me correct something for you that you probably didn't notice yet:

On the website, at "download" "Windows XP SP3, Vista ou 7 (tamanho download 21MB)" section, you wrote "pretende" wrong (its written "Pretande")

Also, right below it, at "Leia com atenção o seguinte texto, e carrege em "Concordo"", change "Carrege" to "clique", it sounds much better

"Inclusivé" is written without accent on E.

They are not a realy big deal but I thought I should tell you those things as my mother language is Portuguese =)
That's because it is Portugal portuguese and not brazillian portuguese.
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Hello marcos, thanks for pointing that typos, I've fix them.

leoboe, thanks for the updated files
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Hello marcos, thanks for pointing that typos, I've fix them.

leoboe, thanks for the updated files
Hm I was pretty sure they were portugal portuguese words and not typos... oh well, what do I know.

(Like carregue instead of clique)
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Well "pretanda" and typo in the keyboard. "Inclusivé" actually pronounce that way but its wrong to include the accent in the "e".
As for "carregue" or "clique" they both works, but I have to agree that "clique" is more a web term than "carregue"
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Oh I see, my bad then! By the way, I was playing the 3rd level of the game and it suddenly crashed after I placed some boxes...
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Just checking...how fast do you need these files, Alexfont?? I have a very busy week and the sooner I could be sharing my first translation would be by the weekend.

Is that ok with you??
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Just checking...how fast do you need these files, Alexfont?? I have a very busy week and the sooner I could be sharing my first translation would be by the weekend.

Is that ok with you??
I was about to ask the same. Maybe I'll have some free time tomorrow... no promises tho
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Just checking...how fast do you need these files, Alexfont?? I have a very busy week and the sooner I could be sharing my first translation would be by the weekend.

Is that ok with you??
Sure, I don't have any rush on it.
We are still touching the sound effects so we still have time. The languages can also be added after the game is complete as an update. So no worries.

We are trying to restrict the languages because we have different fonts on the game and they are "photoshop-ed" so its also not easy to make them.
We will see how this works with this main languages and the game itself.
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I'm done... do I upload this here or somewhere else more "private"? I can't upload stuff by pm, it seems
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