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Hell Gates 2 Translation Progress Report 03/17/2018

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  • 04/22/2018 04:48 PM
It has been quite a while since the announcement of the Hell Gates 2 translation project. Let us find out how well the project progresses.

Entering the lush plains of Paradise Valley.

Currently, I am working on translating all menu screens in Hell Gates 2. This turned out to be a tremendous task. For one, there are over 30 menus in the game. To make matters worse, most text is hardcoded into the game so I had to create new graphics and new maps for the English version.

Reminder: Unlimited Early Access

Remember to check out the Patreon page of Hell Gates 2! You will find the latest progress reports and status updates there. Supporters of Hell Gates 2 can even get early access to to the latest work-in-progress version of the translation project.

Milestone #1 on 10/03/2017: Crystal Menu translated

The ancient crystals will lend you their strength.

The Crystal Menu is now fully translated. This is the place where you empower your character. You can raise attributes, spend skill points and unseal the mysterious Books of Force that will grant you unique powers.

Milestone #2 on 10/22/2017: Backpack Menu finished

The backpack contains a wealth of items and information.

It may look like not much work, but all letters had to be manually redrawn. It was quite a pain but now the menu is completely translated. Also, the item sub-menus are finished, too. Here you will find all your precious loot and artifacts that are required to reach the end of your journey.

Milestone #3 on 03/17/2018: Notes Menu finished

I have now completed the Notes Menu. This may sound tiny, but in reality this is a huge archive where every enemy, every teacher location, every key item location and many many more things are written down to help you out in your epic quest through the world of Hell Gates 2.

Up next: the character status screen. Lots of statistics and lots of tooltips to translate!

Want to try out the game for yourself? The German version can be downloaded for free. To try out the early version of the English translation, please check out the options for becoming a Patron of Hell Gates 2.

This menu is still in German. There is still lots of work ahead.


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Got any Dexreth amulets?
Dang, yeah, with so much text displayed as pictures, translation must be an even bigger task than normal. Pretty impressive work so far! Keep it up!
Hello NeverSilent,

thank you for your encouraging words. Text as pictures is a brutal thing. Of course, over a decade ago I couldnĀ“t imagine that I would someday translate the whole game. Although there is not much choice in some cases due to the RPG Maker limitations. For the pictures, I had to redraw the letters and align them pixel perfect on the screen. Of course, that resulted in the letters being all over the place and having to be moved by hand around the screen. There were some rage-inducing moments in there ;)
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