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Front Mission 5 Translation problem Help !!
Hi Pete, welcome to the forums, I fixed your link to the Hex Edit screen shot for you. I have been following this project since it started and looking forward to the final patch. Unfortunately I don't have much experience in Hex Editing, so I can't be of much help, but hopefully someone else here might.
If nobody here responds or can help, you can also check out the forums at ps2dev.org and gshi.org if you haven't already.
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Hi thx for the answer and fore the sites I will definitely post there if I won't find any help here.
Ok. I manage to solve the problem. But still I have a question about pss files.
There is at the beginning of the game an opening movie - FMV. I manage t translate it delete the Japanese text and place the English. I been manage to place the movie into the game and it works BUT with one problem - there is no sound. I used the PSS Plex to demultiplex the file in to m2v and wav. The problem is that insetad the wmv i get file with without the extension so it looks like this: stream_1685566_0-Alt0 and when I used the PSS Demux I get m2v and file with .dat extension. Well I'm sure that this is an audio because I used the program called MFAudio to hear the sound. When I checked the audio file I found out that there is no header in it, so I decided to add standard wmv header to the file and it worked I was able to multiplex the files back (before that I was unable to do It since the PSS Plex asked for wmv). I edited the file using TMPGEnc then I putted it back to the game. The translation and the movie looks great but there is no audio. Does nay one know something about
editing PSS files ?? I found this site peoples seem to have similar problems : http://www.animemusicvideos.org/foru...p?f=44&t=80680
Tried this also but it doesn't work.
Here is the file:
This is the very last thing that requires the translation. So if any one knows how to edit this support me with information please.
you should not reencode the audio, or alter it in any way.
it's most likely a custom sony format (in case of PSS) and it's probably not easy to reencode into (because of lack of proper tools to do so).
some games use sofdec for videos, some even use ac3 for audio. most of them go with generic PSS format, which is probably mpeg2 + adpcm ( http://forum.doom9.org/archive/index.php/t-70421.html )
in short, you should demux the pss video file into audio+video stream. modify the video stream as you see fit, and then somehow mux it back. maybe standard mpeg2 toolkits will do, maybe they won't ( http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps2-dv...elp-49706.html )
i don't want to sound rude, but i thought fm5 translation team was composed of more knowledgeable hackers. or perhaps you are new to their team?
I'm one of the team members of the front mission translation team.
in any case, best wishes. i'm also watching the project in anticipation ;-)
Now I don't want to sound rude but I already know all of that...
"and then somehow mux it back" can't be , thank you now I somehow will do it. You have no idea how much time does it take to crack one single thing in game. We are not hackers, we are fans who had to learn everything about game translation so your thoughts are completely wrong...
"will do, maybe they won't" may be you could check the file, coz I know all of that, and standard muxing doesn't work in programs like TMPGEnc...
Does any one know how to add appropriate header to the raw audio file ??
aah the sarcasm is killing me :]
well i've never muxed back any ps2 fmv files (because i didn't need to). so i don't really know.
"and then somehow mux it back" can't be
i think you either need to force tmpegenc to accept the raw stream (i've seen some pss profiles for tmpegens back in the day), or look for alternatives (maybe ffmpeg/mplayer can mux it?).
i've already seen some hacked ps2 games where intro fmv's were replaced with fansubbed versions (with karaoke sfx), so i guess it's not rocket science.
if you could provide some small samples to try out - i'm willing to try. you can even send xdeltas/patches against the raw video streams for fm5 and i can try to do something about it.
i just could use some info on how/where to inject those files back.
adding a header to an raw audio file is no big deal, but it depends on the actual format of the stream.
i just found this : maybe it'll work for you?
apparently you need ps2str tool. i (barely) managed to find it on the net, i'll throw it on my 4shared if you need it.
"if you could provide some small samples to try out - i'm willing to try. you can even send xdeltas/patches against the raw video streams for fm5 and i can try to do something about it."
Originally Posted by yoshi314
I don't fully understand this, so please explain. I uploaded the movie file in my previous post so please check it and help me.
He mean: cut i.e first 20MB of these *.pss and send it to any ftp, file sharing site etc (this will be smaller and fastest to download in oposite to orig. file). Patches in this case is useless.
This is a non standard *.pss file and any of existing scene tools can't properly multiplexing it. It's very similiar to Zone of The Enders.