Tuesday, April 30, 2024

About repoduction business shit

Ok, I finally got from my real life to write this post since been thinking about it for quite a while already. First and foremost, NEITHER ME NOR ANY OF MY FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS SUPPORT REPRODUCTION TRADE. I'm sick and tired to see the work we put so much effort into sold on etsy or other garbage bins. ALL OUR TRANSLATIONS ARE INTENDED TO BE FREE AND NEVER TO BE DISTRIBUTED FOR ANY PRICE.

NEITHER ME NOR ANY OF MY FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS EVER ASK MONEY FOR OUR WORKS. And I mean all works, including hacking, translation, manual graphics and so on.

WE IN NO WAY ENCOURAGE PIRACY OF GAMING (OR OTHER) SOFTWARE. So, dear David Florida and other motherfuckers selling their repro shit with our (or someone else's) translations - please, get your lousy excuses 'bout "support to the scene" and "making this only for friends" or "we only sell one copy per person to cover our expenses", roll 'em up and stuff as deep into your arses as you can - I believe in you, morons, don't let me down. You trying to fuck just game devs here - you're trying to fuck the scene, and tbh - you're the biggest discouragent I ever had in my translation efforts. One thing is to get a glossy copy for you or your friend and another one - putting this all into fucking serial production.

For the time being,

1. I put all my current projects on hold (there're like 10 of them) and watch over this situation closer.
2. I'm seriously reconsidering any further work on disc-based games.
3. Most likely, no more manuals in English will follow from now on (yeah, bastards, try at least mastering the fucking photoshop and google translate instead of stealing everything).
4. I'm seriously reconsidering of putting the translations into the public web.
5. And, yeah, to those guys who actually buy from the above - cheers - your support is very important for them but don't come here crying and asking for a new work.

PS: The above should not be taken deeply by guys making collector's editions, spare boxes or other handmade gaming merchandize putting a lot of their heart into those - that's pure art, and I respect that, guys.

End of message for now.

11 comments:

  1. I, i love saturn japanese games too, you or your friends, someone have a patreon? Regards from Brazil and thank you

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    1. We don't do it for money, and as I said it above - all activities have been stopped. Say thank you for reprofuckers and those who finance them.

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  2. I'm very sorry to hear that. You guys have done incredible work. And If it wasn't for you, me and my friends never would have experience this game. And now it's one of my top 10 favorite Saturn games of all time. I hope one day you will be inspired to work on another game. Until then, I offer you my sincerest thank you. You deserve it and more.

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    1. Thank you for these words, we appreciete this. Don't bother if messages don't appear straight away - they're pre-moderated first.

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  3. I never have thought about this topic this way. Good to know! Thank you for sharing yours and everyone's hard work with us, your translations will bring me joy and for many others, thanks!

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  4. Have you contacted any of them to have them stop? I know one on etsy told me he didn't offer the Shining Force III translations anymore because someone who helped make it asked him to stop so he did (I think the seller you specifically named).

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  5. So who is allowed to sell your Translations? Just SaturnDave? That guy has sold probably a couple hundred of these...He is the only one allowed?

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    1. No one is. None of our translations are or ever will be meant for sale. Capiche?

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    2. I'll keep that fuck in mind, though. Thanks for the hint.

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    3. After a short invetsigation:
      "SaturnDave only sells the manuals and inserts – you’ll have to source the longbox jewel cases yourself, but fortunately that’s not the problem it once was. The reproduction long-box jewel cases (second version) being sold on Amazon are very good quality. He’s also planning on providing pre-printed CD-Rs with this one that buyers will then be responsible for writing the patched game to themselves."

      For the time being, and if that's true, we have nothing against it since it's his genuine work, and he does it pretty good. I'm still kinda interested what's inside those booklets (if that's our work or not), but that's the lesser of the issues.

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