Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Table of Contents

Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy Translation FAQ/Guide Version 0.94

This FAQ is meant for personal use only, it may not be sold or distributed without my express permission.

The absolute latest, most up-to-date version of this FAQ will always be available at GoogleDocs; you can also access web versions at my blog, http://www.red-shoulders.blogspot.com and at http://www.gamefaqs.com.

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Introduction

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Menu Translations

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Characters & Story

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Skills

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Field Maps

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Story Quests

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Hunter Guild Quests

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Items

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Secrets & Extras

Macross 30 Translation Guide: Miscellany

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy (PS3) Preliminary Translation Guide

EDIT: View the most up-to-date version of the (still in-progress) guide HERE.

I'm currently working on a translation for the recently-released PS3 Macross game celebrating the franchise's 30th anniversary, "Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy." While I toil away on the text document, I thought I'd share some of the Photo-Translations I've finished so far. (Thank you, Zach Zimmerman, for providing the screenshots!)

These images are in no particular order; I will update this post with additional images if an when I end up making them.

First up, the Hangar Menu. Some notes: Squad Settings will take you to the basic unit selection menu, where you pick out your Valkyrie, upgrade your Valkyrie, and do the same for your squadmates. The Mechanics Room is where you go to "upgrade" Valkyries. I'm not entirely competent with the process, but basically you've consume items in order to unlock the next tier of Valkyrie. Hopefully I'll be able to explain this better in the full guide. The "Bridge" is the "My Ship" menu, by the way; and the Item Box is your item storage (you have a limited inventory capacity).

3D Model: Legend of Galactic Heroes Free Planets Alliance Destroyer

When I first started playing with Google SketchUp, my basic feeling was, "I want to make models of my favorite starships to play with!"

I was fairly pleased with my model of a Free Planets Alliance Battleship, so I moved on to make another FPA warship--this time, a destroyer. And it was a colossal failure. This is the model that made me abandon my initial train of thought, and focus instead on making my own unique, original models. (Most of which have already been uploaded to the 3D Warehouse; feel free to take a look at them, but I'll be examining them in-depth in future blog posts--those models have a lot of little elements and details you may not notice on your own).

You can download the model for yourself HERE.