how can i translate Fallout 1&2?

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by emrebnk, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. emrebnk

    emrebnk First time out of the vault

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    Jan 20, 2017
    i downloaded the dat explorer and imported the master.dat and now i can modify the text messages. however, when i'm done, how am i gonna turn this folder into a master.dat? i couldn't find that option in dat explorer.
     
  2. Zaius238

    Zaius238 Sunburn

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    Jul 14, 2007
    You need a program called dat2, and write the dos commands in the window to create a new .dat file.
    Or you can simply install dat2 + dat2frame, if you don't want to mess with dos.
    Download 'Dat2 Version 2.32' and 'Dat2 Gui', here:
    http://www.fallout-files.de/index.php?c=katdetails& CAt_id=14
     
  3. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    You don't have to put your translated files back to master.dat, since the game reads unpacked directory structure with higher priority. Just put it in Fallout\DATA\TEXT\ENGLISH\DIALOG\ directory and that's it. This is also better way how to distribute your translation, uploading whole master.dat containing your translated files is both illegal and cumbersome. (the same goes for F2)
     
  4. emrebnk

    emrebnk First time out of the vault

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    Jan 20, 2017
    you're very right, but can you elaborate? there is no "english" file in the "data" folder, so how is this gonna work out? if i should create those folders myself, should i just put the "text" folder from master.dat into those folders?
     
  5. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Yes, you have to create these folders by manually, or copy the TEXT folder with its subfolders and all the dialogue files from your unpacked master.dat to Fallout\DATA\, that's the same.
     
  6. emrebnk

    emrebnk First time out of the vault

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    Jan 20, 2017
    much thanks, very appreciated
     
  7. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    dat translation
     
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  8. Zaius238

    Zaius238 Sunburn

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    Jul 14, 2007
    Can you elaborate, about the legality part?
    If it's illegal to use the program I'll remove the link, then.
     
  9. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    No, there's nothing wrong with the utilities.
    Uploading original assets packed in master.dat and owned by Bethesda is something I'd avoid though.
     
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