To translate a Vanadis game into English. I’m next on the chopping block, and not for just any Vanadis game, but Sei Monmusu Gakuen itself. The sequel just came out so maybe now is a good time to get the original translated into English.
I’ve finished every translation project I’ve started so far, but I have to admit this one scares me. My goal is to finish it in 6 months, which is possible, although perhaps not reasonable. I doubt MGQ Paradox will be released in 6 months so that seems safe. Tentatively, I’m going to translate Rin’s route and release that first, then do releases for each other character route as I complete them. The files aren’t conveniently ordered by route so I really have no idea how much work Rin’s route is compared to the whole game. Sometime in April for the first patch is the earliest guess, sometime in May more likely.
Sorry to those who really wanted VH4 translated. If I manage to finish SMMG and there’s still awhile before Paradox, I’ll see if I can fit in VH4 or even VH5. I dreaded translating another VH game, whereas doing SMMG is actually refreshing. We’ll see how I feel around line 10000 though…
Huge thanks to Progvian for writing the tools I needed and quickly dealing with my unreasonable demands without any complaints. There may be some further technical challenges, but right now I can extract, translate, and pack very easily. We’ve got word wrap, character nameplates, some customization, etc.
I’ll get a progress page up soon. For now:
702/33929 Unique Lines (2.1%)
1.01: Menus translated now and readme added.
MGQ Delicious English Translation Patch Version 1.01
March 3, 2014
Welcome to the English translation patch for Tokinokogiri’s second Monmusu Delicious! installment. Like Breakfast, this is a simple collection of vore scenarios involving characters from Monster Girl Quest. Unlike my translation for Breakfast, however, I’ve left Lunch in its original HTML/Flash format.
Note that this is only a translation patch. You do need a full copy of the Japanese files for it to work.
You can buy it from the English DLSite here: http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE125876.html
If you don’t want to pay, well, you’re on the Internet. Finding it shouldn’t be too hard. If you like it, I do suggest buying it, however. Vore is quite a niche genre, after all. Supporting creators increases the chance of more content in the future.
Also note that this patch requires version 1.2 of Lunch to play. The Cassandra and Succubus Witch scenarios may not work properly with version 1.0.
Files in patch:
1. /html/ – directory of translated content
2. index.html – entry point for content
3. MGQ Delicious Lunch English Readme.txt – the file you’re reading now
1. Extract all files to Lunch directory, overwriting when asked.
Help, it didn’t work!
1. Are you sure you have version 1.2 of Lunch?
MGQ Delicious Lunch English patch v1.0
There are still a few menu things not translated, but I think you’re smart enough to click things and figure them out. Opening, editing, and copy/pasting 14 files is really tedious.
I’ll get some kind of readme up later.
As before, just copy paste the patch files into the Lunch directory and overwrite the Japanese ones. Use index.html to start and just click the image to go into the novel mode menu. The Succubus Witch alternate scenario and Cassandra probably won’t work unless you have version 1.2 of Lunch.
Like with VH4, Dieselmine took user submissions for VH5 and now you can vote on them, one vote per day until March 16th.
Top Row: Rabbit Girl, Mermaid Princess, Frog Princess, Dullahan, Sweet General
Bottom: Vampire, Gorgon, Necromancer, Futon Girl, Mirror Demon
They didn’t get very many votes for the VH4 pool so if there’s one of these you particularly like, throwing 20+ votes at it can easily be the difference in winning.
Not much info, but it seems that re-used H-scenes from MGQ will just have their beginnings and endings changed for the request service (so Luka doesn’t die, get captured, etc. at the end of them). Still no story details…
As promised, here’s my current progress on MGQ Delicious Lunch! It’s the first 8 of 14 scenarios so a bit more than half. I wanted to set it up so you could switch between Japanese and English, but haven’t found a way to do that easily without doubling the size of the game and creating an installer. In short, this patch replaces the Japanese files only, but also just requires a simple copy and replace.
Also, you’ll need the 1.2 patch for the game or the Succubus Witch and Cassandra stories will probably blow up.
Step 1: Get the 1.2 version of Lunch and extract it.
Step 2: Download patch, unzip, overwrite files when asked.
For more Valentine’s Day fun, this guy is streaming a charity run of MGQ part 2 for 24 hours today. It’s already going on so check it out if that sounds interesting to you: http://www.hitbox.tv/MGQcharity
Also, since I’ve been remiss in mentioning it, check out Mogi Origins. It’s an upcoming side scrolling monster girl platformer made by some English-speaking guys that have worked on games before. They’ve got a blog with a demo so you know the project isn’t vaporware. It’s already funded, but you can donate for rewards and stretch goals. I’ve been following this one since day 1 and am looking forward to it.
There was an update to MGQ Delicious Lunch that added a choice and alternate scenario to the Succubus Witch. Also some new pics for Cassandra.
Work continues on translating it. I’m hoping to simply add an English option to the menu so the same .html file can switch between Japanese and English. I converted Breakfast into MGQ scenarios because its format was terrible (and not easy to translate), but Lunch is much better. Unfortunately it still has no music, but there are at least sound options and an auto mode. This does mean you’ll need a copy of it this time.
Even if I’m not done, I plan a Valentine’s Day release of what I have finished by then. Preferably it’ll be up late on the 13th or morning of the 14th so those of you in Australia and Europe won’t have to go to bed unsatisfied.
Like with VH4, Dieselmine is doing a fan submission and voting contest. Not much to see, but the link is here: http://dieselmine.com/fan5_oubo.htm
This probably puts VH5 at a June-July release unless they spend more time on it than they did with VH4. Hopefully they do…
In Monster Girl Quest news, Torotoro just updated his blog with 3 new monster designs and answers to some questions: http://b.dlsite.net/RG07939/archives/51700817.html
Not really much to see there either. Highlights include:
- Paradox will be in 3 parts like MGQ
- Most of the returning monsters from MGQ won’t get new scenes, except for main characters and fan favorites
- There will be tons of new monsters though
- There will also be a new game+ feature
Still absolutely nothing about story.
Lunch translation has been slow. About 25% done right now.