Fallout: Sonora, a new project by the developers of Fallout: Nevada

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Hassknecht, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    I understand that, but why do the Mexicans speak Spanish, yet the Americans speak Russian? :P
     
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  2. Foxx

    Foxx Russian Modder

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    the Russian Diaspora :razz:
     
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  3. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    probably because the southern regions are supposed to feel foreign to the player as the main character comes from the north. english is substituted with russian and spanish remains spanish. something similiar was done in original war

    i like that cool-badassery touch like in the first fallout
     
  4. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    What? That doesn't make any sense. What if the player IS Russian?
     
  5. Foxx

    Foxx Russian Modder

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    A developer from Russia, and speak Russian. When you have such a game will make, the NPC will speak English :wiggle:
    There's not much Spanish, you don't have to worry)))
     
  6. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    that's the point. if a german version comes out, there will be german in place of russian and spanish will still be spanish
     
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  7. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Maybe I should rephrase my question like this... If they have the language skills to write dialogue in Spanish, why don't they make it English by default, instead of Russian, so that it wouldn't require translation?
     
  8. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Throwing in a random spanish word here and there hardly counts as "having the language skills", camarada.
     
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  9. nkchan16

    nkchan16 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    That's right, it could be a Russian to Spanish Google translation. :P
     
  10. Squadcar

    Squadcar I'm spinning

    Jun 1, 2018
    Yeah, mixing a few words into your native language doesn't take a lot of finesse with the language. Writing half the game in Spanish probably would. I know you're not mistaken when it comes to why it's half Spanish but your comments made me think of something. Games are translated to your native language so you understand the characters until they run into a language that isn't "common" to you (as a general basis). The base language should always be your native one so you understand the words and the foreign aspects made foreign to you unless you know other languages.

    My question is, does anyone think the idea of this being translated for a Spanish speaker would create a different experience?

    My point is that if the idea that the people in the southern parts of the game speak the language that would be spoken there and your game is made in Spanish because that's what you speak it kinda takes away from the moments that you run into Spanish speakers in the game because everyone is just speaking the language already in game. Just some food for thought.
     
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  11. Golbolco

    Golbolco First time out of the vault

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    I have a question about this picture: is this an accurate representation of the map’s size, more or less?

    Also, I see that the Sonoran desert doesn’t end that far from San Diego. Is there a chance that we’ll see Dayglow/The Glow in this game? Are there any plans for returning locations from other games (even Nevada,) or is it all new?
     
  12. Matt Drax

    Matt Drax Smart Ass

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    @Squadcar
    Use precise idioms and dialects, but for that you really need to know that language and area or even better be from there and/or study the region intensively (and no, Movies and stereotypes don't count as studying).
    Or have a linguistic diploma for the all around grasp of a language family. But even then you need to study the more precise region, or everyone from there can tell you that while you utilise the regional language, you still don't grasp the local idioms, styles and uniqueness (And yes, that goes for speaking AND writing, even if writing has quite some leeway sometimes
     
  13. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I guess one way of looking at it, is that character is bilingual and decides to translate in his mind all the English into Spanish when he hears/reads it. :rofl:
     
  14. Foxx

    Foxx Russian Modder

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    No detailed details. Just to say that there will be a Phoenix and Tucson.

    Peculiar properties:

    • Brand new plot
    • New world map (11 large and 5 small points on the world map)
    • The game is based on the story and the role play
    • High degree of authenticity of locations
     
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  15. Squadcar

    Squadcar I'm spinning

    Jun 1, 2018
    Lmao, I guess that works. Just a thought I had while reading this thread though. Something I never really considered and could vastly change a player's experience in my opinion.
     
  16. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    It took ages to translate Nevada, and as far as I an aware, it isn't even finished yet... so I wouldn't think much about this ones translation yet. :>
     
  17. Hubal

    Hubal It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    It's 2019 how are things going?
     
  18. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    wouldn't count on it until at least the third quarter of 2019, big fanmade mods always tend to underestimate ;)
     
  19. Foxx

    Foxx Russian Modder

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    Will be released in 2019
     
  20. Lexx

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    How are you working on this so fast?