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2 years 8 months ago #9692 by faucon
faucon created the topic: translate in french
Hello,
sorry for my english ...
I would translate into French the missions texts.
he is a tool for this (as to create the missions) or which files change?
thank you !!!

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2 years 8 months ago #9693 by Luke
Luke replied the topic: translate in french
Welcome on board faucon :)

faucon wrote: Hello,
sorry for my english ...
I would translate into French the missions texts.
he is a tool for this (as to create the missions) or which files change?
thank you !!!


First, if you are alone for translate WCS into French?

Short: If yes, forget it! ;)

Long: You need a complete team. We at http://www.wcsaga.org work since summer 2013 on german translation and i think we can finish our work this year. Our team had a maximum of 14 members, currently 11.

The minimum you need:
1 tech guy, better 2 for the technical part.
2 translators, better 3
Several testers, minimum 3-4

The tech guy must be willing to learn the mod basics. A good start for this is the HLP Wiki . There exists no simple-to-use-do-all-technically-stuff-automatically-translation-tool. ;) And the text for translation is really giant. Look at the official informations for some basic data.

Sounds a bit harsh, but that's the facts.

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2 years 8 months ago #9694 by Luke
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Read also this for more details.

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2 years 8 months ago #9695 by faucon
faucon replied the topic: translate in french
yes i am alone... snif, snif !!!
I went through the various links and actually it is a colossal work !!
my understanding of English is sufficient for me to play but I wanted to help make known this game in France because i play wing co since the first !!!

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2 years 8 months ago #9696 by Luke
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faucon wrote: yes i am alone... snif, snif !!!
I went through the various links and actually it is a colossal work !!


Yes, it is. Try to find more members who can help you with the several aspects of a WCS translation project. I learned it all by scratch and after several weeks i got more and more little successes and i learned further the next months. And i am still learning since 2012. My english is much too poorly for work as translator in our team, but the world of bits and bytes is exactly mine. ;)

Some data of WCS:
  • Over nine hours of voice dialogue.
  • Approximately 70 cut scenes for a total of about 90 minutes of pre-rendered footage (not counting in-flight communications and command briefings).
  • Over 60 voice actors, some of whom are actual professionals.
  • 221 voice acting roles.
  • 55 missions.
  • 11.000 lines of dialogue.

Since approximately a half year our team have the needed routine to work very efficient and all members know exactly what's to do. But since 2013 we needed a lot of time and hard work and we had to solve a lot of problems to get this experience. It's a big job you can't do alone.

my understanding of English is sufficient for me to play but I wanted to help make known this game in France because i play wing co since the first !!!


I understand you very well. :) That's the main cause why Arrow and me founded our team and project: to bring WCS to the german players which have only a bit or no english knowledge because we love WCS and we are Wing Commander fans.

Like Yoda said: "Do or do not. There is no try." But if you do it, you need more Jedi's. :D

Have you technical skills? If yes, then it will be a good start to first unpack all WCS content so you can see the complete technical world behind WCS.

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2 years 8 months ago #9698 by faucon
faucon replied the topic: translate in french
it is certain that I can not do anything for the voice part !!!
the text part seems to me more accessible ..
To be continued ...

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2 years 8 months ago #9699 by Luke
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Yes, we also translate only text and make subtitles for the videos. Voice is impossible for our team. For this a complete new team is needed, lot of good voice actors and professional equipment. And we have simply no time for that.

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2 years 1 month ago #9838 by KeldorKatarn
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To be fair, the WCS+ team probably laid a lot of the ground work already. I think after they are done, translating the game into additional languages will be a bit less work (except for the pure translating of course. That's always a ton of work due to the pure amount of text)

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