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06 April 2012 @ 05:40 pm
[sticky post] Welcome to Hinamizawa-When They Translate  
Greetings!  This is the official community for the When They Translate, a group currently working on translating the Higurashi visual novels into English, starting with Watanagashi-hen and picking up where the previous group left off.  I help maintain this community and work as a beta-tester/editor for the group.  The patches provided here will be for the Japanese versions of the games, so you will need to have imported at least Himatsubushi-hen and Matsuriyabashi-hen in order to apply them.  A lot of us had already purchased the games before MangaGamer's releases, only for the original translation project to grind to a halt.  The "official" translation provided by MangaGamer had many problems, including switched sprites and music, poor translation, and the removal of all extras.  Rest assured these patches will not have these same issues and will be more accurate to the original works.  Also, please be aware that this is a small group, so the patches may take some time.  We will do our best to keep you updated.

NOTE:  I came up with the "When They Translate" name.: P


sum422(Also known as "BaratoMaya")-
SyberiaWinx-Editing/Beta-Tester/Community Maintainer
syberiawinxsyberiawinx on January 5th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
Re: A few questions
1. Assuming you're referring to the second game, it's coming along nicely.

2. I do believe we're trying to do something for the PS2 and maybe even the DS arcs, but even if we did, that would be a long time from now.

3. The link I gave you is for the "demo", which is the full first arc/game, minus the extras that unlock upon beating it. If you want to play the rest of the series, you will need to import the games. There are three discs you should look into getting, probably at someplace like PlayAsia:

Himatsubushi-hen(Contains games 1-4)
Matsuribayashi-hen(Contains games 5-8)

We’ll also likely translate the bonus disc, which is called Higurashi Rei.

Thanks.^^ We're trying our best!