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Offline _Symon_

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Game in French ?
« on: July 03, 2010, 04:04:57 AM »
Salut à tous !

Je connais King's Quest depuis que j'ai 2 ans (!!!) avec le septième volet où nous devions incarner Rosella et Valanice (1994). J'ai 18 ans maintenant et il m'arrive encore (pas plus tard qu'il y a une heure) de rejouer à se dernier.

J'ai pus ainsi découvrir sur un site de jeux vidéo français (www.jeuxvideo.com) votre projet, j'ai directement été très emballé.
Mais je me pose tout de même une question : Votre jeu aura-t-il une traduction française ?
Et pour terminé : Le jeu disposera t-il de dialogue vocaux et des cinématique ?

Par avance Merci de vos réponse.



Hello everyone!

King's Quest I know since I have 2 years (!!!) with the seventh part where we had to embody Valanice and Rosella (1994). I'm 18 now and I still (not later that one hour ago) to play again this year.

I was able to discover a French video game site (www.jeuxvideo.com) your project, I was very excited directly.
But I still ask myself a question: Your game will he a French translation?
And to complete: The game does have voice dialogue and cinematic?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

(Posted on: July 01, 2010, 04:32:51 PM)


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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 04:59:15 AM »
I haven't heard anything about different languages, but since I am not a teammember it doesn't mean it won't be there!  :)
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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 05:02:16 AM »
I don't know if there will be other languages either.

There are English voice dialogues and cinematics though. :)

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2010, 07:46:32 AM »
Ok, thank you for your reply.
Hopefully there will be a French version!
If the game's development team wants to find dubbing the French version I can to do the dubbing in my native language

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 10:14:08 AM »
Dude, you guys should consider that!  That's a cool idea!  :)
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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 11:32:46 AM »
With the demo at least, the source files were just Ogg files placed into a directory, so if that hasn't changed, it's plausible you could mod the game just by replacing each individual ogg file of the voices with the dubs in French. I think even the text that appeared was just in a file you could open in Notepad.

But keeping in mind all of the people used as voice actors in this game, and the sheer magnitude of the script...This would be no small task. And this is still assuming that they haven't changed the structure of the game to keep their resources files more hidden.
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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 04:32:49 AM »
I do not think it will be very difficult (dubbing), I have experience in the dubbing of video games, I have already dubbing in Tomb Raider lol! I know several actors who I think would agree to do the dubbing English -> French gracefully.

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 08:38:06 AM »
(Now, someone needs to mention the French part of Bad Romance so Cray can come in and get blamed for it...)
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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2010, 02:50:27 AM »
You should definitely consider making versions in foreign languages if you can find enough volunteers.

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2010, 03:18:23 AM »
I am volunteer lool.

Il y a des fans français sur ce forum ?
There are French fans on this forum ?

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2010, 01:23:04 PM »
Technically, a full translation of TSL is definitely possible. Every line in the game needs an .ogg file and a subtitle, and there are various menu and in-game textures that should be changed, plus a few odd texts here and there... Oh, and some of the videos have speech in them, and that would require a new mixing of the audio track for the videos.

In practice, recording and editing all the voices is a pretty daunting task and if anyone wants to give it a shot they better know what they are in for! :suffer:

A much simpler solution may be to only translate the subtitles, there is LOTS of text in there but it would be a much more feasible project I guess.

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2010, 03:56:25 PM »
J'ai proposé une version française il y a plusieurs années, et je n'ai eu aucun retour... Bonne chance Symon  :)
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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2010, 11:21:25 PM »
You need more than just french though.  Make sure you get as many languages as possible, even if it's only subtitles.

Zum Beispiel, eine deutsche Version wäre zu empfehlen.
А конечно, вам нужно русская версия для русских игроков.
日本のプレーヤーでしょうから、日本語版も必要と思います。
你们也要中文译文。

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2010, 06:36:21 AM »
J'ai proposé une version française il y a plusieurs années, et je n'ai eu aucun retour... Bonne chance Symon  :)

Ok, en tout les cas, je ne reculerais pas de se projet sans avoir une raison valable...

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2010, 03:00:40 AM »
J'ai proposé une version française il y a plusieurs années, et je n'ai eu aucun retour... Bonne chance Symon  :)

I think the issue of translation was discussed on this forum a couple of years ago, but, as you can guess, it wasn't really a priority back then. I remember posting to say that as a French native speaker, I'd very much like to help on translating the game into French if needed. Just translating the subtitles could be a good start (and would require quite a lot of work already!).

The funny thing is that I actually started learning English with KQ3 - the first words I had to look up in a dictionary were, among many others, "feed" for "feed the chickens", lol.... and then all the weird ingredients like "mandrake root powder"  8)

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2010, 07:38:30 AM »
I bet you used Mandrake Root Powder a lot in your daily use of english!  ;)

Same happend to me though, I too started learning my first few english words from playing KQ.
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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2010, 09:44:23 AM »
What's "Mandrake Root Powder"???

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010, 10:28:34 AM »
What's "Mandrake Root Powder"???
An ingredient for a magic potion in King's Quest 3.

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010, 11:06:55 AM »
Ah ok !
I've never played King's Quest III
I can not run the first games on my PC...

PS: I am still awaiting a response for the dubbing...

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Re: Game in French ?
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2010, 12:02:57 PM »
Simon--we did receive your email about that, but as it's a fairly complicated process and uch we're still discussing it. We will get back to you when we have an answer for you. :)

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