Τετάρτη, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

Black Sails: The Ghost Ship in English!!!

Black Sails: Das Geisterschiff (aka Black Sails: The Ghost Ship) is a German adventure game released by Deck13 in 2010. Like many, many others it was never localized in English.

This patch converts the German retail release of the game to an English one. Obviously the spoken language will remain in German, but menu, in-game text and subtitles have been translated in English.

To install the patch extract the archive to the game directory (that's where where the uninstall.exe is) and overwrite the files as necessary. Then run the batch file named RunMe.bat and again choose yes to overwrite the files when asked. Please read the instructions in ReadMe.txt carefully.

I strongly suggest you apply the latest official patch for the German retail release which you can find here. This will update the version of the game from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1. You need to apply this official patch BEFORE you apply my English patch. The English patch will update the version to 1.0.5.

As always, you can buy the game from the German Amazon online store.

Notes:
1. By default the subtitles are turned off, so the first time you run the game you have to go to the Settings menu and turn them on.
2. Don't use very high resolutions because it will made the fonts very small and the various notes and letters in the game will be difficult to read.
3. If the intro cutscene is displayed stretched on the top part of the screen you have to set the anti-aliasing option to 4x. Somehow the antialiasing option messes with the cutscene playback!
4. If the game crashes during save/load then you need to set your Standards and Formats in the Regional Options to English (United States). In other words you need to change how your time and date is displayed. It doesn't need a restart and you can change it back any time you want.

You can download the English patch for Black Sails - The Ghost Ship here.

I also wrote a walkthrough in English which you can download here.

Enjoy!

Σάββατο, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Louisiana Adventure - German-to-English patch

Louisiana: Das Geheimnis der Sümpfe (aka Louisiana Adventure) is an adventure game produced by SilverPlay Entertainment and released in 2011.

This small patch (about 55MB) converts the German retail release to the official 100% English and DRM-free one. To install it, simply extract the archive to the main game directory and run the executable choosing yes when asked to overwrite some files.

The German retail release can be found on the German Amazon store.

I strongly suggest you install the latest official patch before installing the English conversion patch. The latest official patch can be found here.

You can download the German-to-English patch here.

Enjoy!

Τετάρτη, 16 Ιουλίου 2014

Puzzle Agent - German-to-English patch

Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent is an adventure/puzzle game by Telltale Games, in collaboration with Graham Annable, which was released in 2010.

This small patch (less than 2.50MB) converts the DRM-Free German retail release to the official 100% English one. To install it, simply extract the archive to the main game directory (the one where the executable Grickle101.exe is located), run the batch file (RunMe.bat) and select YES when asked to add information to the registry.

The German retail release can be found on the German Amazon store.

You can download the patch here.

Enjoy!

Κυριακή, 15 Ιουνίου 2014

Red Johnson's Chronicles: One Against All - German-to-English patch

Red Johnson’s Chronicles - One Against All is an adventure game developed by the French company Lexis Numérique in 2011 and the sequel to Red Johnson’s Chronicles. Like the previous one, this one too is filled with some really tough puzzles.

This small patch (only 22MB) converts the German retail release, which is DRM-free by the way, to the official 100% English release. To install it, simply unpack the archive to the game directory, run the executable and choose Yes to overwrite the files when asked.

The German retail release can be found on the German Amazon store.

You can download the patch here.

Enjoy!

Δευτέρα, 2 Ιουνίου 2014

Τρίτη, 20 Μαΐου 2014

The Cross Formula - German-to-English patch

The Cross Formula is an adventure game developed in 2012 by the Spanish company KatGames of the Dream Chronicles fame. It's a fairly short and easy game with beautiful hand-painted background graphics.

This small patch (less than 1MB!) converts the German retail release to the official English one. To install the patch simply extract the archive to the game directory and run the executable.

You can buy the German retail release from the German Amazon store.

The patch can be downloaded here.

Enjoy!

Πέμπτη, 1 Μαΐου 2014

Secret Files: Sam Peters - German-to-English patch

Secret Files: Sam Peters is an adventure game developed in 2013 by the German company Animation Arts and published by Deep Silver. It is a fairly short game and the first spin-off of the famous Secret Files series. Unfortunately, it never saw an English retail release.

This patch (about 165MB) converts the German retail release to the official English DRM-free one. To install the patch simply extract the archive to the game directory, run the batch file and select All when asked to overwrite any files.

You can buy the German retail release from the German Amazon store.

The patch can be downloaded here.



Note: A certain fax in Germany is supposed to be in German.

Enjoy!

Παρασκευή, 4 Απριλίου 2014

Σάββατο, 15 Μαρτίου 2014

Mortadelo and Filemon - The Sixth Sect in English!!!


Mortadelo and Filemon - The Sixth Sect is the greater game that consists of the Operation Moscow and The Scarab Of Cleopatra, plus a bit of extra gameplay that binds those two stories together in a bigger one. Although to tell you the truth it won't take you more than three hours to reach the end.

Everything that I wrote for each individual episode still applies to the complete Sixth Sect. Read the instructions included with the patch very carefully!

You can download the patch for the Sixth Sect here.

I also wrote a walkthrough, that covers the whole Sixth Sect game and the individual episodes, which you can download here.


Enjoy!

Mortadelo and Filemon - The Scarab of Cleopatra in English!!!

Mortadelo and Filemon - The Scarab Of Cleopatra (The Sixth Sect Part 2) is a Spanish adventure game released by Alcachofa Soft in 2001.

Everything that I mentioned for the Mortadelo and Filemon - Operation Moscow applies to this one too. As a standalone game is way too short and far too easy, but it's supposed to be the equivalent of reading a Francisco Ibanez comic.

This patch, like the one of Operation Moscow, is about 100MB due to the fact that I had to insert hard-coded subtitles into the various cutscenes. Therefore there will be three different patches, one for Operation Moscow, one for The Scarab of Cleopatra and one for the complete Sixth Sect.

You can download the patch for The Scarab of Cleopatra here.


Enjoy!

Mortadelo and Filemon - Operation Moscow in English!!!

Mortadelo and Filemon - Operation Moscow (The Sixth Sect Part 1) is a Spanish adventure game released by Alcachofa Soft in 2001.

In reality it's a very short and very easy adventure game that is mainly targeted at Francisco Ibanez fans and not adventure game enthusiasts.

Although it's a standalone game, it also works as episode one of the Sixth Sect dilogy with the second episode being The Scarab of Cleopatra. When both episodes are installed, an extra part is unlocked. Therefore you could say that the Sixth Sect is bigger than the sum of its parts since it continues after the second episode.

This adventure game allows two players to play together through LAN, each one of them controlling one of the two main characters, and solve the quest together!

This patch converts the Spanish retail release of the game to an English one. Obviously the spoken language will remain in Spanish, but all menus, in-game text and subtitles have been translated in English.

Take notice that you will need the original CDs, since the in-game music is encoded in the audio tracks of the multi-session game CDs.

To install the patch extract the archive to the game directory and overwrite the files as necessary. Read the instructions in ReadMe.txt carefully and rename the directory accordingly!

You can download the patch for Operation Moscow here.

Enjoy!

Τρίτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Red Johnson's Chronicles - German-to-English patch

Red Johnson’s Chronicles is an adventure game developed by the French company Lexis Numérique in 2011. You take the role of a PI, named Red Johnson, as you try to solve a murder case by gathering clues, interrogating suspects and solving tough puzzles!

This small patch (only 11MB) converts the German retail release, which is DRM-free by the way, to the official 100% English release. To install it, simply extract the archive to the game directory and overwrite the files when asked.

The German retail release can be bought on the German Amazon store.

You can download the patch here.

Enjoy!

Σάββατο, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Pilot Brothers: On the Track of the Striped Elephant in English!

Pilot Brothers 1 - On the Track of the Striped Elephant is a Russian adventure game released in 1997 and based on the famous Russian cartoon of the same name. Its gameplay is very similar to the Goblins games. 

The game doesn't have an installer or any menus and the characters say all about five lines in the whole game. Also it only plays in a window, not full screen! Since I didn't translate the text in the background pictures you can consider it a partial patch. The intro has English voice overs, taken from the android version, and all hot-spots and dialogue lines have been translated into English. 

To install it, simply copy the contents of the CD to a directory on your hard drive, copy the patch to the same directory, extract it and overwrite the files when asked.

Like most of my Russian games, I bought my copy from www.kniga.ru which is one of the very few retailers that ship video games outside the Russian Federation.

You can download the patch here.

Enjoy!