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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:12 pm 
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Not sure if this has been posted already, but just in case... :B
The fan-translation of otome game Starry Sky in Spring is available now, which is pretty awesome (I had no idea anyone was even working on one, tbh)! You can download the patch here:
http://forums.novelnews.net/showthread. ... #post67963

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:31 am 
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chensterrain wrote:
Not sure if this has been posted already, but just in case... :B
The fan-translation of otome game Starry Sky in Spring is available now, which is pretty awesome (I had no idea anyone was even working on one, tbh)! You can download the patch here:
http://forums.novelnews.net/showthread. ... #post67963


OMG O_O thank you so much. they finally translated WOHOO~~

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:59 am 
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I was browsing VNDB this morning, noticed an English flag next to Starry Sky in Spring, noticed it was a *complete* patch... and it kinda blew my mind.

So I guess the next questions are:

- Is it a genuinely good translation?
- Who is the mysterious group that translated it?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:14 pm 
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IIRC they wish not to be publicly named to help avoid legal trouble. It's not that hard to find out with a bit of looking though.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:00 pm 
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papillon wrote:
IIRC they wish not to be publicly named to help avoid legal trouble. It's not that hard to find out with a bit of looking though.


isn't it a fan translation? why would they get in legal trouble?

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Translation patches are legally dubious without permission. The content in the patch that you're distributing doesn't belong to you, so the company that does hold the copyright can protest. Also, piracy on a title goes way up when a fan patch comes out, and even if a company later releases a legal English version, people who've pirated and patched usually won't buy it then.

So sometimes companies object. Sometimes they don't care as long as the patch is free. Sometimes they work with fan patchers to make legal English releases! It depends on the company.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:12 pm 
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I think Honeybee was one of the companies that didn't want translations or anything. Sometimes that could lead to piracy, even if you had to buy the game to have the patch or something.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:31 pm 
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papillon wrote:
Translation patches are legally dubious without permission. The content in the patch that you're distributing doesn't belong to you, so the company that does hold the copyright can protest. Also, piracy on a title goes way up when a fan patch comes out, and even if a company later releases a legal English version, people who've pirated and patched usually won't buy it then.

So sometimes companies object. Sometimes they don't care as long as the patch is free. Sometimes they work with fan patchers to make legal English releases! It depends on the company.


i see, too bad, more than 75% otome games are japanes. >~<

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GARLICBREAD wrote:
I think Honeybee was one of the companies that didn't want translations or anything. Sometimes that could lead to piracy, even if you had to buy the game to have the patch or something.


now i understand why the honeybee games weren't translated.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Oh wow. I've heard that the Starry Sky series was amazing, but I figured that we would probably never see an English version of it. It's nice to see that if companies are willing publish games overseas, at least fans are making it happen. Not that I'm an advocate of piracy or anything.


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Oh wow. I've heard that the Starry Sky series was amazing, but I figured that we would probably never see an English version of it.


thats what i was thinking. i hope they translate all starry sky series. >~<

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i dont think the translation team wants to be mentioned like this..:/


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Then we probably should delete thread this thread ASAP. Doesn't want the project get halted.

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I think it's fine as long as the group is never known or linked to.


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