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shoober

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PC vs PS1 Translation of FF7
« on: 2013-08-11 05:51:50 »
I was wondering which translation of FF7 was more accurate, the PC or PS1 version. I'm currently playing the 2012 PC re-release, but feel I would be missing out on some things if I'm reading an inferior translation. Which translation is more accurate? What is left out compared to each other? Also, when it comes to the original Japanese story, what was changed when it was "localized" for English speakers?

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Re: PC vs PS1 Translation of FF7
« Reply #1 on: 2013-08-11 06:34:17 »
It's the exact same translation, the PC version just fixed a few mistakes here and there (such as the infamous "This guy are sick.").


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Re: PC vs PS1 Translation of FF7
« Reply #2 on: 2013-08-11 07:32:29 »
It's the exact same translation, the PC version just fixed a few mistakes here and there (such as the infamous "This guy are sick.").

Okay cool. That makes me feel a lot better knowing I'm not playing the version with an inferior translation.

Regarding the Japanese story, what has been changed when it was localized for English speakers? I've seen the "Beacause" mod on this forum and wanted to try it, but it doesn't support the 2012 re-release. I also talked to Daniel Burke and he said that the Beacause mod is old and shouldn't be used. I've heard that things mentioning religion were censored for the English translation, and that this mod is a more faithful translation from the Japanese. Are we really missing out on a lot of sub-plot? Will there ever be a new faithful re-translation from the Japanese text that supports the 2012 re-release of FF7?   

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Re: PC vs PS1 Translation of FF7
« Reply #3 on: 2013-08-11 13:08:08 »
Yes there will be a faithful retranslation...  Beacause.  But it isn't ready yet, it's currently undergoing its 3rd revision.  It will be part of The Reunion when it is complete.  The current released version is very old, out of date, and not a fair reflection of what it is now.  I released it as an example of our progress.

http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=11649.msg161355#msg161355

I estimate that the full Because retranslation will be ready by October.
« Last Edit: 2013-08-12 02:12:47 by DLPB »

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Re: PC vs PS1 Translation of FF7
« Reply #4 on: 2013-08-12 04:24:23 »
I estimate that the full Because retranslation will be ready by October.

Awesome news. Is there any chance it will be compatible with the 2012 re-release in the future?

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Re: PC vs PS1 Translation of FF7
« Reply #5 on: 2013-08-12 11:22:54 »
Awesome news. Is there any chance it will be compatible with the 2012 re-release in the future?

No, it will never be compatible with 2012 version, owing to the fact that the executable cannot be altered.  You will have to convert to 1998 version.