View Full Version : Psychonauts dialogue text editing

09-26-2005, 07:07 PM
Hi, I'm Italian and I was wondering if there's an effective way to edit the subtitles in Psychonauts.
I am worried that the game will not be translated into Italian (so far only French and German versions are planned), so I'm warming up for a possible fan translation. I've found the files which contain the text (in workresources/localization/english), but unfortunately Italian words are usually much longer than English ones, so I would be forced to kill half of the dialogues to make them fit in the same spaces. That would be a shame.
Is there a way to actually edit the text EXCEEDING the original English strings length WITHOUT crashing the game?
Thanks in advance,

09-26-2005, 07:42 PM
Sounds hard...very, very hard, for someone like me thinking about it. That would require serious skills.

Purple Squid
09-26-2005, 08:55 PM
Aren't they making a few translated versions? If not, I'm sure someone would take the time to translate it.

09-27-2005, 05:13 AM
Whoever attempts an unofficial translation will have the problem of strings length...and this would be detrimental to the quality of the translation itself. :-(
I am a translator and I would be happy to do the work, but I couldn't fit a decent Italian translation in those spaces.

Purple Squid
09-27-2005, 07:04 AM
Oh, right then. Maybe you could Email DF and see if they can do anything?

(Are you a permanent member here? If you are, bzzzp! Avi zap! <3)

09-27-2005, 12:11 PM
Wont there be an Italian language option once the European version is released?

Purple Squid
09-27-2005, 12:21 PM
Hasn't the European version already been released? :>

09-27-2005, 12:34 PM
The European version will come out in october-november.
No news about an Italian translation. I've already played the game two times, I just wanted that everybody in Italy could enjoy it.

Purple Squid
09-27-2005, 01:21 PM
Well, I guess we, the nerds who love the game, can't do much to help. But we can hope there will be a translated version soon.

09-27-2005, 01:51 PM
Thank you anyway, guys! ;-)

Purple Squid
09-27-2005, 02:06 PM
Are you going to be regular visitor? :0

09-27-2005, 03:21 PM
I hope so, you're funny.

09-28-2005, 04:57 AM
What is AVI ZAP?