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by deeRez
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

The form is that of a not entirely trivial decryption. A search for "0x3d09 encryption" brought up one game obfuscation related item in the first few hits, so probably something that has been a trick of the trade, at least in the past. Thanks for pointing that out! This is from the Ys gam...
by deeRez
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

Did some more reading of assembly code in how the game loads the .har files and what certain fields are. After two days of full focused attention, I've barely scratched the surface. I don't know what the heck the developers were doing. The below is my transcribed code from assembly to Python: https:...
by deeRez
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion book review blog
Replies: 289
Views: 82778

Re: [Merch] Evangelion book review blog

Thanks for doing this! Your blog is like the #1 stop for helping me navigate the multitude of Evangelion books. And you've done a great job of pointing out books which are subsets of other books, helping me reduce unnecessary duplicates in my collection. And I wouldn't have known the E-Sakuga digita...
by deeRez
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 89539

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

I've heard that a lot (most? all?) of the Eva cels were stolen. It looks like khara is more in control of their genga and douga this time. Thankfully they made a lot of good stuff like the Groundwork books and the concept art books before the cels disappeared! Though personally I still think Gainax...
by deeRez
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

Hello. I played this game quite a bit last summer, and I wanted to see about translating it then. I poked around with a hex editor, found some files with dialogue, and ultimately got nowhere. I worked on the SD Gundam G Gen Overworld translation project, but I wasn't cut out for handling all of tha...
by deeRez
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 89539

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

Something I realized: All the drawings behind the cels up for sale, are like the exact same ones they used for the Groundwork of Evangelion books. Left is the auction, right is the actual picture from the book. (In the book they seem to have tweaked some drawings, like compositing a hand onto Misato...
by deeRez
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

Ah, I'm 90% sure that's the coupon/sticker campaign from Pen Pen's scenario :penpenatf: Ahhhh, interesting! Some of these are barely legible, but here goes: 喬 high (doubtful about this one) 低 low 好意 good will 関心 interest ... Thanks for the help! Something that hit me on my adventures is that this g...
by deeRez
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 89539

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

The cel was from Yahoo auctions, but yeah I saw the Mandarake cels for sale too, but they were live auctions.

Don't have the time to bother with the live auction system.

Thanks for the links - I'll take a look!
by deeRez
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

The issue above is fixed and most pictures convert correctly: https://i.imgur.com/FXwPxvx.png About a handful (<100) of pictures still have issues: bad transparency, bad colors, bad tiles, or totally different format, compared to the 2000 or so that are fine. I'll come back to them later. This game ...
by deeRez
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 89539

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

Can you at least update the models to more modern, easily readable formats? It seems a lot of work for something like that :huh: Anything's possible in the world of computers! :D In other news, this arrived: https://i.imgur.com/BhZJ7OJ.jpg Animation cel from the opening theme, 200,000 yen. It's ama...
by deeRez
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

Registered just to post here-- this is such a great project, and I want to thank you whole-heartedly for attempting to take it on! I ended up with this game last year and managed to play through it, but it was a bit painstaking to use my limited Japanese. Kanji dictionary and gamefaqs became my goo...
by deeRez
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 89539

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

Also... Those CD's... Can they even run on modern PC's??? Nope, which is another reason the CDs are so cheap. I use a Mac with VMWare running a Windows 95 image. Setting up the Windows 95 image was a pain since it required archaic patches scattered through forums. I wish I took notes on how to buil...
by deeRez
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

So like a week ago or so I found the game's decompression routine, it's at: 0x08807068 Register a0 is the input buffer a1 is output buffer and a2 is the decompressed size I've been trying to transcribe it since then to run it stand-alone. The algorithm is weird as eff, and as such my transcription h...
by deeRez
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 89539

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

AR-99#871628 wrote:^Yahoo Japan Auctions?

I love obtaining 20 year old discs which cost ~$50 at the time at a fraction of the price.


Yes!

Some jackass is selling the same CDs on eBay for like $80 - when I can get it from Japan itself for like $8.
by deeRez
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 89539

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

Good job getting all 7. I'm still missing #1 and 4 and haven't bothered to check out the contents personally lol. But I do recall back in the late '90s that a lot of the official artwork floating around online came from these. Thanks! Currently I'm trying to get a hold of the 3rd screensaver CD to ...
by deeRez
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

From what I can gather, those lists are various data from the game? Scenario titles/summaries, in-game locations, character actions like "____ (name)" combined with "_____ (action)", etc. Yes, the "interface-text" is mostly stored in the game code; The CI stuff I'm sur...
by deeRez
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

Okay the repo is ready Reichu, https://github.com/rezual/nge_2_re These are the two files to modify: https://github.com/rezual/nge_2_re/blob/master/game_app/section_data_translate.py and https://github.com/rezual/nge_2_re/blob/master/game_app/section_rodata_translate.py No need to change the size or...
by deeRez
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

I can't follow most of the technical side of matters. Have you basically figured out how to patch the PSP game into English? You didn't say anything about translating cut scenes, so does that mean you haven't found where the dialogue is stored yet, or...? If this is seriously going to happen, I wou...
by deeRez
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

In other news, I've mapped out all the text used for the menus / interface / top-level interactions that are stored in the application itself: There's about 4400 "lines" of Japanese. https://i.imgur.com/9jimwR3.png Here I've replaced all text with the address of the text: https://i.imgur.c...
by deeRez
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Game] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases
Replies: 694
Views: 190506

Re: [GAME] Neon Genesis Evangelion 2: Another Cases

I was looking through the game's disassembly, trying to find the entry point of its debug menu, but I couldn't find any tangible leads. I was able to find some lesser menus/displays which are still kind of neat: Player position and orientation information. At the bottom are two other separate displa...

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