Galaxy Angel: Moonlit Lovers

February 27th, 2011

 

Seduce women, kill aliens. Again.

Well, I’ve been done translating it for almost a month, but it took awhile to get all the rest of the ducks in a row. So anyway, here’s the second of the three parts in the Galaxy Angel trilogy. I’m sure there are still a few minor issues left, but other than a little polish here and there, it’s about as done as it’s going to be.

http://hotfile.com/dl/107654851/95b425c/MoonlitLoversEng_v1.0.zip.html
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3ZZLZH5N
http://bmw.seiha.org/MoonlitLoversEng_v1.0.zip (Please use one of the others if possible.)

All further updates will be found here. And of course, it’s practically tradition at this point that there’s some kind of horrible error found as soon as I make a post like this so… well… yeah.

           

Nothing really special to say here. If you haven’t, I suggest playing the prequel first since this follows directly off of it. I did slip a little bit from the schedule I was shooting for because I got slammed with final projects last term and spent the usually slow finals weeks working my tail off on other things, but all in all, about five months in total isn’t half bad. Special thanks to all the editors who helped polish it and especially AoDnightshade for dealing with most of the image editing. I will admit that Moonlit Lovers is probably the weakest of the three games. It has a huge upgrade in graphics and difficulty from GA1 and there’s a lot more variation on each route in terms of story (about double the lines each), but the script’s approximately the same size, so with 6 routes, well, do the math yourself.

 

As for finishing off the trilogy, like GA to ML, I’d rather work on something else first just because half a year of GA tends to burn one out. I’ve already started working on the game I’d like to, but since the company that makes the game is known for being a little… defensive… shall we say, I don’t really want to actually announce it. It’s not really about keeping it a secret so much as throwing up enough of a smokescreen to avoid potential headaches. I’m sure astute people can figure it out. It’s a great game with a tremendously fun engine with the only real downside being that both the main two leads are pretty weak. It’s actually kind of funny to look at character popularity polls for it since said female lead ranks basically dead last every time. At least the MC leans towards the Mary Sue perverted jackass end of the spectrum instead of the Mary Sue spineless weakling. They’re also almost the only two people in the game not named after vegetation. Coincidence? I think not.

Most everything can already be (de/re)compiled without issue at the moment, but there’s one game crashing problem still remaining. The scripts look like this, with the label/CJmp routines being the root of the problem. They’re not set to a line but to some kind of address within the script although after some experimentation, I’m not really certain what. If you alter the script in any meaningful way, every time it tries to jump to a point after a said change, it’ll hit the wrong spot and usually crash. Everything works perfectly aside from that (game plays perfectly fine from the start of a script to the first Jump), although there’s a huge opportunity to be had from importing the PS2 version’s much awesomer media files, which includes an all-star VA cast and semi-extra route, should anybody have a burning desire to extract things out of Interchannel’s packs. If you know of any hackers who’d be willing to help, please send them my way. I’ve already done most of the first chapter (which isn’t that long) but I’m loathe to go too much further if this is something that’s not going to be fixable.

   

So that’s that. Better late than never, and I don’t even count it as that late. Go kill some aliens and/or figure out that scripting stuff. I’m going to enjoy the last day of sunshine here before the blizzard hits tonight that will turn into torrential floods for the rest of the week.

Posted in Galaxy Angel | 20 Comments »

20 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • NightShadow2239 says:

    Sweet man. Thanks for the hard work.

  • sage says:

    But it’s not April 1st!

  • deadguy says:

    +1 to thanks

  • Shinji103 says:

    HELLZ YEAH! Bring it on! I love Galaxy Angel. :D

    Yue says:

    Hey, me too! I had gachapon of Vanilla and a pillow of that pink mascot AI she carries around.

    Fronzel says:

    Normad isn’t in the games, one of their greatest failings.

  • Shinji103 says:

    The edit button doesn’t want to work at the moment or something….

    Forgot to ask; this isn’t the actual game, just an english translation patch for the Japanese game, right? (314 megabytes doesn’t quite seem like enough to be the game itself, lol ^^b)

    U.Renko says:

    last time I wanted to edit it didnt work too, but I rightclicked on it an clicked “Open on new tab”

    maybe that helps

    Aroduc says:

    I think I just need to totally rework the whole commenting structure.

  • GF202020 says:

    You goal of getting GOSICK off the front page has now succeeded.

  • Yue says:

    O_O am I dreaming… ~_~ wait…… O_O

    OMG! ARODUC IS OUR SEMESTER’S HERO!!

  • […] a translation patch for BROCCOLI’s original Galaxy Angel title at the end of 2009, Aroduc has now released a full translation patch of the second game in the original trilogy, Galaxy Angel Moonlit Lovers. […]

  • Anonymous says:

    You are awesome. Do you know that you are awesome? Because you are awesome.

  • Ethan says:

    You have released the best birthday present. EVER.

  • Talisman says:

    Thank you very, very, very much Aroduc. You are by far one of the hardest working members of the Anime, Manga, Visual and light novel scenes. Awesome upload great work and TAKE A BREAK every once in awhile. Works wonders >: )

  • Anonymous says:

    So, uh. Are you going to take up PS2 hacking for GAII?

  • Ransom says:

    Thank you Aroduc!!!

  • Buri says:

    Thank you Aroduc, you’ll never be able to understand how grateful i am right now.

  • Nanaya says:

    @Aroduc – Awesome job. I’m passing up keeping up with zombie to play this.

    On a side note, I was indeed sure I wanted “to save in this slow.” (sorry, still having issues logging in.)

  • AfroSquirrel says:

    I finally got around to playing the first game for the first time, and I’d like to thank you for translating this series. It’s fun and lighthearted; I’m enjoying it even more than I expected!