Game Translator doesn't work with 64-bit Java
Some users have experienced difficulty running Game Translator when they have a 64-bit version of Java installed. If you have problems, try installing a 32-bit version of Java instead.
When trying to run Game Translator, I get FileNotFound errors, or there is no text on the program interface
This can occur when you have incorrectly unzipped Game Translator. To unzip the archive correctly, open the Game Translator zip file in your zip program (eg WinZip) and click the "extract" button. Make sure that the box "Use Folder Names" is checked. Now the files should be extracted to the correct folders and the program will work.
When trying to run Game Translator.exe, I get a MissingDll error dialog.
You are using an old version of windows, and will need to update some files in order for the exe file to work. Download and install the Visual Basic 6 Runtime Files - you can find them on http://www.microsoft.com - or do a search in Google for them.
When trying to run Game Translator.exe, I get a FileNotFound error dialog.
Some virus checkers do not allow *.bat files to be run on your computer - one such program is Kasperspy. If you have a virus checker, spyware cleaner, or another similar program that runs in the background of your computer, you should disable it and try to run Game Translator again. Remember to turn it back on after you are finished using Game Translator! Some programs will have options that will let you enable specific files - if this is the case then add the *.bat and *.exe files in the Game Translator directory.
How do I _______ in Game Translator?
Game Translator has its own help file which will assist your understanding and use of the features in Game Translator. To access the help, click the big blue question-mark button in the program, or choose 'help' from the 'Help' menu. Choose the topic in the top dropdown box, and the associated help will appear underneath. This help explains what each of the features do and how to use them.
Why can't I edit the values in some of the columns?
Some columns have fixed values and should not be changed otherwise the translation will not work. In addition, the Original column is uneditable - it exists as a reference so you know what the original value of the text was, before editing by you.
Why do some language packs show additional columns?
Some language packs have additional values associated with each text string, such as ID numbers or code values. These values are important, as it allows the game to find the correct text when it needs it. You can change these values if you want, although it is usually advised not to, as it may cause the game to stop working.
How can I report a bug or program error?
If there is a bug in Game Translator, please send me an email with the details of the error. Please provide as much information as possible as to how you obtained the error, so I have the best chance of detecting and correcting the error. Be sure to include any error messages that appear on the screen.
Game Translator will also try to create an error log for the errors that occur - if there are any files in the logs/ directory, then please send the latest file along with your email, it will give me a much greater chance of detecting and fixing the issue.
I saved a language pack but it doesn't work in the game.
There are many reasons why a language pack may not work - for example a game might not allow unicode characters. At all costs - avoid overwriting your original game files because you may have to re-install the game if it doesn't work. Also, altering original game files could cause problems if you try to update the game or apply a patch. WATTO Studios does not make any guarantees that the language packs will work in your game - so by all means have a go but if it doesn't work then make sure you have a backup.
I tried to open a language pack that is in the supported games list, but it doesn't work.
Chances are that the plugin can only open some of the language packs used in the game. For example, some PC games use the same extension for different types of files, not just for language packs. Language packs may also be compressed or encrypted. Thankfully though, you shouldn't encounter this very often.
Game Translator may also have problems with language packs in game demos or in illegal copies of games - this is because the language packs are sometimes different to those used in the full purchased game.
Even though Game Translator tries its hardest to open a language pack correctly, sometimes it gets the format wrong. You can force Game Translator to open the file in a particular format, which may work better. Click the "Open" button or menu, then choose the correct plugin from the list in the SidePanel (by default it says "All Files"). By choosing a plugin in this list, it forces Game Translator to open it using this format.