Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Can Anyone Edit This?!?

Do you know how to edit binary files in a Hex Editor?

If you came to this blog looking for the "unofficial" English translations of the Clip Studio apps you may be disappointed by the fact there are no translations for the current versions of anything in the suite - only outdated versions.  That's because all I did was adapt someone else's work translating the Windows versions to the Mac versions, plus a tiny bit of my own work editing the Mac-only interface files.

Which means I have no clue HOW the person who originally translated the Windows apps did so.  I suspect they did it the "hard way" - by which I mean they manually edited the interface language binary files in a Hex Editor of some sort.  Something that I do not know how to do and for whatever reason the original translator has never (to my knowledge) released translations for later versions.

"Clip Studio Modeler" is the program that probably has the most interest because the newer versions of the program added 3D Character creation tools.  Which is where YOU may come in IF you actually know how to manually edit binaries in a Hex Editor.  Here are the files that need editing:

Download the Clip Studio Modeler 1.0.2 Language Binaries

Though I have an auto-translation of the User Guide for the newer Clip Studio Modeler that added the Character tools I haven't been able to get very far with the program interface still being in Japanese, which is not a language I know.

If I can connect with someone who has the skills and desire to edit these language files there will be a pathway to creating translations for the CURRENT versions of the Clip Studio apps.  I hope.  I'm just *guessing* that the original translations were done by altering those files with a Hex Editor.  The person who did the existing translated files never posted about how, exactly, they did it.