SpeedGamers EarthBound Marathon
I’m not sure how many people know this, but there already exist two different patches for MOTHER 1+2, made years ago by different groups. The problem is, EarthBound and MOTHER 2 are very complicated games programming-wise, so nobody has ever done much more than menu patches, and even then they’re incomplete menu patches.
But I thought I’d show them now, for people who want to try to play MOTHER 1+2 in even a tiny bit of English. Note that these are not my patches, my MOTHER 1+2 translation (well, the MOTHER 1 part of it) is still underway. Jeffman shows interest in working on the MOTHER 2 portion someday, see here. For now, you can have fun with these old patches made by other groups.
RPGOne MOTHER 1+2 Translation:
This patch is mostly for the MOTHER 1 part of the game. They basically took the text from the NES EB0 ROM and inserted it into the M1+2 ROM. Because the MOTHER 1 part is so simply programmed, this was pretty much Romhacking 101 stuff, so it probably only took a few hours to make. There are a few bugs and a few things that aren’t translated, but you can play the whole game in 99.5% English with this.
The MOTHER 2 part only has some menu text translated. This game is CRAZY to hack, so they probably gave up before long. Only a crazy person would try to hack this game into another language 😯
GBAzone MOTHER 1+2 Translation:
I actually didn’t know about this patch until just recently. It focuses only on the MOTHER 2 portion of the game. It’s a more complete menu patch, and there are even a couple lines of translated dialogue. But 99.99% of the game is still in Japanese. MOTHER 2’s script is huge, and the programming is crazy. But if you want to play the MOTHER 2 part of this game, this is probably the patch you’ll want to use.
While I’m only planning to focus on the MOTHER 1 part of the game for my translation, Jeffman and I have it planned out so that if he ever makes a MOTHER 2 patch, our work can be combined super-easily. I’ll even lend him some assistance if he ever needs it, though I’m not going to be doing the hacking for it myself. After MOTHER 3, I’m done with crazy hacking 😛
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30 Comments to Existing MOTHER 1+2 Patches
- Jeff Shot First: My copy arrived today! It is… amazing. I haven’t put it down yet. I don’t really know what else to say. I think...
- TanukiDan: I can’t wait to get it! Would you mind if I talked about it on my lame youtube once I get it?
- Lochy: This looks awesome. Hopefully I can buy it as an after christmas present for myself. What an absolute treat!
- Jeff Shot First: Can I just say wow. This is incredible. I loved the first book on Zelda, and this is something even more special. I cannot wait to...
- SaturnValley: Amazing! I love the 90’s aesthetic. This is perfect timing since I was planning on getting this for Christmas, really hope it...