Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Nintendo DS Pulls Ahead

To tell you the truth, when I put up the current poll, I assumed that everyone would want to play CFC2 English on the Nintendo DS. At the time, I had been putting in some extra work to get CFC2 running faster on the DS. I really did want to see what people thought, but I was also hoping for some validation.

It actually took quite a while for the NGPC to drop back to second place. At the time of my writing this, the NDS is only beating the NGPC by 24 votes to 22. That's not much considering how popular the NDS is and how old the NGPC is. I am rather surprised by the percentage of people that want to play this on their NGPC. Yeah, it's probablly skewed a bit by the fact that most of the people that know about this project are NGPC-fanboys, but it's still interesting that NDS didn't come out stronger.

I don't have much real news to post. I was out of town for a while, and I haven't had a lot of time to hack on things. I do know that Calden has been translating text still. That's still coming along at a good pace, but I still can't say when it will be completed. Comic-Kaze has gotten back into the project a bit, too. He was one of the original CFC Translation Team members back in the day. He's been working on some graphic hacks. There were some seldom-used menus and such that were never translated. He did a lot of that graphic hacking back when the "WIP" version was released in 2001.

There's also another coder working on some low-level stuff. We are getting a nifty intro and some much-needed text output code fixes from him. That doesn't sound like much because I don't care to elaborate much at this point, but it's important to get done.

Finally, I wanted to touch on the status of the NGPC flash carts that I had mentioned in an early post. A guy called "Fire" posted a comment asking about them. Well, I tracked down the developer that's working on them and the word is that there's not been any new development on them lately. That's how these things go. I (personally) have had the knowledge and understanding of the NGPC required to create these carts for quite some time, but I don't have the proper tools and hardware design skills to actually make them. That's why I've tried to get others to take on the project, but it always seems to fade away after a while.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to write the comment and question, Fire. I'm glad you're FIREd up about the project. Unfortunately, at this moment, it's not looking like much of a Christmas present. Maybe you have a birthday early in the year, because it's just a bit odd for me to offer it to you as a Valentine gift.

4 comments:

Blitzwing said...

I just want to say this project rocks (?), I bought a NGPC and a flash cart about a year ago, so when I found about this, I was really thrilled.

My birthday is in April, hopefully I can get an early present ^_^

Keep up the good work! (Also, excuse my poor english!)

Flavor said...

Thanks for the comment. I don't want to put any dates on it at the moment, but as far as storyline text translation work goes, it shouldn't be too much longer.

Vulcan said...

This project is pure gold for me. CFC2 is one of that games what i cant stop playing.

thank you guys!

Fire said...

That's a shame about the flash carts. I'll just have to try to track down an older one. Thanks for answering my question about it though.

I was going to write about why the NDS is barely winning against the NGPC in the poll but it was getting long enough to post as a blog post rather than comment.

It's interesting that you're adding your own intro to the game.

Even without this for Christmas I still got a NGPC carrying case and some games for it so I'm content until the translation releases. My birthday is in March so you have plenty of time to make it a birthday gift.

Thanks for the hard work(to you and the others involved) and thanks for keeping us updated with these blog posts!