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  Progress News ~ Ys 5 Can Now Be Beaten
« on: October 30, 2013, 07:44:51 PM » by Gideon Zhi Devil Summoner
Back in May, I quietly discovered several reasons that Ys 5´s translation was crashing the game. I counted at least 60 such bugs, all of which caused the game to die in horrible ways, and despite having those fixed for his most recent playthrough in the last couple of weeks Deuce still encountered over a dozen more crashes, several of which required modification to compressed assembly code, which is really nasty business. Regardless, the game can now be beaten without it crashing, and as sad as it may sound this is a massive step forward for the project.

Unfortunately, this is not to say that the game is done, or even close. The text still needs to be edited, there is still a large amount of menu work that needs to be done, and some of the game´s visual effects are broken. Examples of the broken stuff will be found in my twitter gallery, but the game´s gallery page has been updated with 23 fresh screenshots of functional text.

This is one of a few projects I´d like to have done by the end of the year. Due to a variety of circumstances (including a job hunt) I´m not sure if that´s going to be possible, but it´d certainly be nice!
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 10:31:38 PM » by Voliko
Alright! Been waiting for an update on this one, sounds like some good progress has been made. I've always wanted to play the game that almost killed Ys :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 11:15:01 AM » by AdamvsMaximvs
Hey Ghideon,

Thanks for the update, I've been following some of your project for years and am especially interested in Ys V. Thanks for all the hard work on all the Japanese games you've translated. A lot of us appreciate it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 11:35:22 AM » by Lucumo
Wohoo, sounds awesome. Been waiting for this translation for years and will continue to do so.
Thank you for your hard work (:
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 12:04:52 PM » by Hiken
Oh, boy. Oh, boy, yes. I've been waiting for years for this news to come out, I can't  express my happiness by seeing a progress news regarding ys v. And finishing it by THIS year? Oh, boy, now that is some very, very, very good news. I can barely wait to play this awesome game, oh boy I'm so excited. Thank so much for this, really.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 02:07:22 PM » by Fugsnarf
Super exciting. Thanks for your hard work!
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 09:24:17 PM » by Nejisa
HELLO!!

Well, i´m one of the bunch that have been bothering you with this game in the other threat. I can´t believe how happy i am to read that you are still working on it, considering i haven´t touched any Ys game in years! But i swear that if this come out this year it will be the best Christmas and New Years gift!!

Thank you for not forgetting about us, we just want to play it so badly!!!

I send you a Kiss. Bye!
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