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[Jan 21, 2012 Update] Steins;Gate VN Translation Project
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06-21-11, 10:41 AM

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Steins;Gate VN Translation Project

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UPDATE:

January 21, 2012

Recently, there have been many things going on regarding the translations. BlickWinkel, the lead translator for the project, is in the midst of addressing a possible deal with JAST. To be frank, BlickWinkel has expressed support for JAST and has already "accepted" the offer.

There are two things to consider regarding the deal with JAST:

1. There will be an official English version of Steins;Gate available for purchase with the possibility of it being released via Steam. Nitro+ also appears to be interested.

2. Unfortunately, JAST has a reputation among the "online world" as taking a long time with their licenses. That means it is possible that we may not get the official English version of Steins;Gate for a few months or years.

With how things are going now, it is unclear of what to expect but I feel that I should warn you to embrace for the worse. Like I have said before, it appears the offer is being accepted. Most, if not some, are probably really angry and frustrated by this news. I know there were those that purchased the original game in hopes of playing it when the English patch came out, as well as those who visited the site everyday for updates. Being frustrated and angry is understandable - even I was hoping the project would be completed in its entirety. However, I'd like to ask you guys not to bash any of the project members, especially BlickWinkel. He has worked hard with his translations and deserves his credit.

Our most sincere apologies go out to those who were anticipating the release of the English version between winter 2011 and now. Furthermore, our deepest apologies go out to those who have bought the original version of the game in anticipation for the English patch.


For those who want to know more about what's going on as of late, please check out Blick's Blogs Site and http://vn.shourai.net.

Here is the direct link to BlickWinkel's post that addresses the deal with JAST.


Thanks to all those who have followed and supported us thus far and again sorry for not being able to keep our end of the promise.




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06-21-11, 11:30 AM

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I love you guys. Finally I don't need to read Steins;Gate with a shitty machine translator. You don't know how much it means to me. Keep up the good work!
 
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06-21-11, 11:58 AM

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You got my....
Best cheers!
TO finish the project because I will gladly play the game then.

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06-21-11, 12:06 PM

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Ohh, good luck! It's brilliant that you're doing this :) I hope you find some help! If I were able to read kanji then I would help, no questions.
 
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06-21-11, 12:15 PM

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it's good news, and somebody was bound to try at it eventually. hopefully it gets finished but if it does it won't be for quite a while. without spoilers is there much different than the anime?
 
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06-21-11, 12:30 PM

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mystik said:
it's good news, and somebody was bound to try at it eventually. hopefully it gets finished but if it does it won't be for quite a while. without spoilers is there much different than the anime?

There are some differences but they are minor. The anime is an excellent adaptation!
 
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06-21-11, 12:35 PM

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Beware. Nitro+ might not like this
 
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06-21-11, 2:21 PM

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It's just great that you're doing the English translation, Good luck with this.

 
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06-21-11, 3:16 PM

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Looking forward to the English translation :)
 
06-21-11, 6:04 PM

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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Beware. Nitro+ might not like this


I hope they don't mind.

 
06-22-11, 5:10 AM

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Hopefully this project doesn't die a month or so in.
My current anime list is grossly, out of date, just so you know.


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06-24-11, 2:10 AM

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dunno if there are any rules about this post of mine, cuz im new in this site.

so can anyone tell me what to do? i installed the game, updated the right version of patch, used the crack, used agth and atlantis, but when i open the game in the menu and press 'start' the screen goes black, the sound goes down and then goes back to the menu again.
i've searched for ways from different sites like hongfire and i even tried their small solution of installing k-lite codec pack. and im running vista

any solutions for this??

and does anyone know where i can get the Atlantis thing(setting or update or sumthin) for Steins;gate??

and Keep up the good job regarding the translation project :D
 
06-24-11, 2:21 AM

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Set your computer to Japaneese locale, or install AppLocale and open the game through it...
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06-24-11, 8:30 PM

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But...S;G is not ordinary VN.

How they translate Phone Trigger System?
 
06-26-11, 2:34 AM

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Dude, Nice work, hope you complete it soon,
Wanted to play it but there was no English version, but now I can finally play it when you guys complete the English translation.
 
06-28-11, 4:03 AM

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AlexTrusk said:
Set your computer to Japaneese locale, or install AppLocale and open the game through it...

thanks a lot! ~whew~ game works perfectly now, but im still not satisfied with the atlas translation, im looking forward to the full translation.i hope you guys keep it up till the end of the project. :D
 
06-28-11, 5:34 AM

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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Beware. Nitro+ might not like this


Probably not that much of a problem. I believe the only games which had fan translations got completed without any issues, and the only reason they aren't available any more is that they got licensed by an American company. Seems they're working pretty damn close with Nitro+ though so I wouldn't put it past them picking up Steins;Gate at some point themselves.
 
06-28-11, 9:09 AM

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thanks for starting the project!!
really hope to play the VN after finishing the anime
 
06-29-11, 2:02 PM

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THANK YOU.
SERIOUSLY.
THANK YOU.

I have wanted this for SO DAMN LONG.
You are quite literally my hero for starting this.
Please follow through.
Seriously,
Thank you.
 
06-29-11, 2:55 PM

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Just hope that JASTUSA doesn't do they're usual antics...

Buying the rights for the VN, forcing your TLgroup to C&D, and in the end buying your Translation script for a measly price.

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06-29-11, 6:33 PM

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<3 this.
 
06-29-11, 6:53 PM

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Super excited to play, thank you so much for this! gl
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06-29-11, 7:23 PM

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DesolateOne said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
Beware. Nitro+ might not like this


I hope they don't mind.


The projects to translate Nitro+ games on the TL Wiki were stopped, but not because of a Cease & Desist, but because the translators went on to work with Jast USA to translate the projects.

The thing is, Jast USA have a partnership with Nitro+, only them can release the games on english, as such, you MIGHT recieve a C&D, however, TL Wiki did NOT recieve one, and they quit working on the translations willingfully, so you MIGHT in fact NOT recieve a C&D, but you will probably bump into some trouble anyway.

Either way, Jast USA have no plans to translate Steins;Gate or even release Chaos;Head (Which is already FULLY translated), either because they don't normally work with All Ages (Steins;Gate, all ages? lol) games or because Steins;Gate/Chaos;Head was conceived in partnership with 5pb., which might be holding back on the deal.

So, either way, I think you got a green light and I hope for the best! :D
 
06-29-11, 7:39 PM

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Penguinplayer said:
Either way, Jast USA have no plans to translate Steins;Gate


That didn't happen with My girlfriend is the president... lol no plans. the plan is to buy when the TL group is near completion.

Just go TL anyway, Hanachirasu didn't get a C&D in TLwiki.


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06-29-11, 7:54 PM

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Penguinplayer said:
Either way, Jast USA have no plans to translate Steins;Gate


That didn't happen with My girlfriend is the president... lol no plans. the plan is to buy when the TL group is near completion.

Just go TL anyway, Hanachirasu didn't get a C&D in TLwiki.


Strange that it's still on the TL Wiki considering the VNDB shows Jast USA is planning to do a official release of it. It might not be there for long.

But even then, Hanachirasu was originally released 2005, while Steins;Gate was originally released on 2009, which is much more recent, then again, Demonbane was released in 2003, so the release date is probably not a problem.

But yeah, just go TL Steins;Gate, at best nothing will happen and you will release it with no problems, and at worst someone would call you and give you money for it.
 
07-01-11, 11:09 AM

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this is most definitely relevant to my interests

to the point that i made this account specifically to say this

really hope it doesn't get C&Ded, or if it does, hope they localise it to europe :/
i'd actually been holding off on the anime just on the off chance someone actually had a go at fan translating or an official localisation announcement popped up

not that the anime'd be bad, either, but it's hard to get all the nuances present in visual novels into an anime series, even in ones which play out without many branches like C;H
 
07-06-11, 11:08 PM

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Thumbs up! Really waiting for this translation.
May we have an update about the progress every week or so plz? :)
 
07-09-11, 3:50 AM

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I can't wait to play this VN in english D:
 
07-20-11, 4:27 AM

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DesolateOne said:

Here is a rough test run of the game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl4UN-C2Zw0/

There aren't any word wrappings here, but there will be in the final version. Also, this is UNEDITED and therefore you may have issues with the grammar and such. Don't fret. It's ROUGH. This does not represent the FINAL version!

Here is a PV of the prologue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbsHqzxiYxg



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07-20-11, 5:47 AM

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Would be, the, best, Christmas present?

hi
 
07-24-11, 2:42 PM

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Woot! Good luck to the translation team. I knew somebody was gonna try this eventually; they did it for ChaosHead despite there being quite a lot of people who apparently didn't like the anime.
 
07-26-11, 7:57 PM

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You got my good will and support. Good luck!
 
07-26-11, 8:18 PM

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we're waiting your good news ^^
 
07-26-11, 11:22 PM

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Can't wait. 5/11 translated!

hi
 
07-27-11, 5:31 AM

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Penguinplayer said:
kaimax said:
Penguinplayer said:
Either way, Jast USA have no plans to translate Steins;Gate


That didn't happen with My girlfriend is the president... lol no plans. the plan is to buy when the TL group is near completion.

Just go TL anyway, Hanachirasu didn't get a C&D in TLwiki.


Strange that it's still on the TL Wiki considering the VNDB shows Jast USA is planning to do a official release of it. It might not be there for long.

But even then, Hanachirasu was originally released 2005, while Steins;Gate was originally released on 2009, which is much more recent, then again, Demonbane was released in 2003, so the release date is probably not a problem.

But yeah, just go TL Steins;Gate, at best nothing will happen and you will release it with no problems, and at worst someone would call you and give you money for it.
Chaos;Head FanTL was pulled under similar pretenses and JAST USA has done nothing with it.

 
07-27-11, 9:13 AM

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The logical solution here would be to keep translation efforts a complete secret until the finished project was ready, or at the very least post misleading updates about how you are only 25% done when in reality the translation is almost completed. I understand why people/groups end up announcing projects of this nature, but we've seen it go askew far too many times that you'd think more of them would have considered this by now.
 
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Can't wait. 5/11 translated!
That was fast!O.o

Good luck guys, rooting for you.
 
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08-10-11, 8:50 AM

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Thank you so much guys for your hard work! If this comes out by Christmas, it'll be the best present ever.

Seriously, thank you! I hope to be able to play it soon!
 
08-10-11, 9:32 AM

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Thank you so much guys for your hard work! If this comes out by Christmas, it'll be the best present ever.

Seriously, thank you! I hope to be able to play it soon!


Not possible for it's sheer size. Other translations took at least 1-2 years, 3-5 years tops.


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08-10-11, 9:47 AM

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http://vn.shourai.net said:
I can also now safely say that we’re expecting completion before December. Keep on waiting, friends! Our time will soon come.


So, maybe it is possible? I really hope to read this novel very, very soon!
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08-10-11, 9:53 AM

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awesome cant wait for the full translation :D

thanks guys, we all really appreciate what you are doing!
 
08-10-11, 9:55 AM

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tnx guys we are waiting for the translation keep up the good work <3 i wish i could help in any way
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08-10-11, 12:54 PM

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kaimax said:
NanoZero said:
Thank you so much guys for your hard work! If this comes out by Christmas, it'll be the best present ever.

Seriously, thank you! I hope to be able to play it soon!


Not possible for it's sheer size. Other translations took at least 1-2 years, 3-5 years tops.
That's because they stall and/or lose members. Some even just have 1 tl at the end. Every project has different circumnstances so you can't compare them so easily. They may not finish by then but at the current rate they'll be quite far into it by then.

 
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Leon-Gun said:
kaimax said:
NanoZero said:
Thank you so much guys for your hard work! If this comes out by Christmas, it'll be the best present ever.

Seriously, thank you! I hope to be able to play it soon!


Not possible for it's sheer size. Other translations took at least 1-2 years, 3-5 years tops.
That's because they stall and/or lose members. Some even just have 1 tl at the end. Every project has different circumnstances so you can't compare them so easily. They may not finish by then but at the current rate they'll be quite far into it by then.

Exactly. Plus, the pacing is always different for every team. Some people work faster than others. Some people are busier with life than others. It's all different.
Though, this team is working pretty fast, so let's hope for the best!
 
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I can't believe there's actually someone with the audacity to say it's impossible to do something...
Way to give everyone involved a kick in the spirit balls.
 
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I can't believe there's actually someone with the audacity to say it's impossible to do something...
Way to give everyone involved a kick in the spirit balls.


Because it usually never happens. I've been observing many translation projects and even the fastest took more than a Year. But completion in less than a year, for me is just unbelievable.

I'm not saying that I don't like it, and it's actually great if they can actually finish it under a year. My mind just can't comprehend the speed.

It's like riding a Bullet train/Concorde/something fast for the first time.
I'm honestly happy if they can prove me that I'm wrong

And there's a certain depression, I just hope they don't stop Translating after Steins;Gate.
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08-17-11, 4:25 PM

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Yeah,something along christmas is an absolute awesome, but I will be very happy even if they can made it alive. Reading it next year should be awesome enough.
 
08-31-11, 7:22 AM

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Is it only me or the team homepage down? O.o

I will be mad if the team suddenly vanished orz
 
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can't wait!!
 
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