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Otome Game Code: WHY are there NOT translated from japanese?

An Otome Game to make it short:
Is a courtly love Sim Dating for girls in a magic world where everyone is so nice and charming with you with romance and a lot of young beautiful men court you in the chivalry style.

A this point there are some innocent Otome Games (on DS) and less innocent ones…(example here – generally on PC).

Beware Romance!

Beware Romance!

A/Stategical Stuff

I think it is a enormous injustice and an huge mistake that in video games Otome Game are not translated!
Don’t Editors know about the supply and the demand ?
If not: Here you have.

Otome Games are from a nich market, this mean that this games are for a specific target. There is few chances that boy buy it, so it that the reason this games are not translated?

The product!

A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focusing. So the market niche defines the specific product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the demographics that is intended to impact. It is also a small market segment and an example would be a bridal shoe shop because there is not very many of them around.

Every single product that is on sale can be defined by its market niche. As of special note, the products aimed at a wide demographic audience, with the resulting low price (due to price elasticity of demand), are said to belong to the mainstream niche—in practice referred to only as mainstream or of high demand. Narrower demographics lead to elevated prices due to the same principle. So to speak, the Niche Market is the highly specialized market that tries to survive among the competition from numerous super companies. (more here)

The lovely pink otome world, where everybody loves everyboby...

There is indeed, a real demand for his kind of games, though, there are mostly in japanese (or Korean), some few are translated in English, but for the other languages…Nothing!

Worse, they are very difficult to find it in stores, so you have to order it on the web. Will we have to wait YEARS, until all Otome Games get translated???

No Otome, no fun...

This kind of game is completely invisible in video-plays, however, Nintendo lauched few some on Wii and DS. Copied then by Sony, followed on PS3 and PSP, mainly from Idea Factory. The rest of the games editor, are “thinking about it”…

Sony and Nintendo, are maybe waiting that Iphone from Apple steals all the market share.

A curiously neglected geographical potential. Perhaps will have one to wait several year to profit from this game, maybe considered as avant-gardist, not profitable enough, or not trash enought too romantic. ?

Otome games are a real success in Japan and South Korea. However, the plays are often skimped on; supposing that pretty (and dilly-dally) still images replace elaborate scenarios. I hope it is only mistake due to the beginnings. And I hope that the style will develop,betting on quality and more subtle story and characters and better interactions between the protagonists.

B/Links sources : French and English links.

List of some Otome Games in English
Liste 360° des Otome Game sur DS on my video games blog – in french.
• Article Otome Code sur TestjeuDS
• More Otome games on PC, Blog de Mayla.

The Medieval Otome.

Part 2 Translating….

Sims 3: How to fix the bugs!

Fix the Goddamn bugs in Sims 3

Time to fix the bugs!

Do not expect EA helping you in any way, they will just say that your antivirus is the problem.

To beging, the first add-on is full of bugs and need a patch to (amost) fix it all.

• 1/ Problem number 1: the patch is not working with the message:« Invalid file found » ironically at 97% !

This come from the code_version.txt files, located in C<Programme Files <Electronic Arts < Les Sims 3 < Game < Bin, take the one on the CD, copy it, and replace the Programme Files one with.
Just do the same for all the other files which make problems such as : TSLHost.dll et TS3EP01.exe).

Still not working? You can change the text in this file: code_version.txt : copy it on the office (or any dossier where you can modify it) et put: description=Version: 0.RL-2.0.63 Changelist: 716948

( I can not say if it will work, hence it depends of the original game version), put it again in the BIN file.

Ninja Tips!!!

• 2/ Not working again ?

The others add-on may be not compatible, due to the stupid zoning policy! (Code 1 pour US, 2 Europe, 3 Asia, etc), and you get any message with “regional code is different”. Yes, you will have to change the number in the SKU file. How to go here?

– Open the executer command (ctrl + R), write: regedit

Path for XP : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE< SOFTWARE< Sims< Sims 3
Path for Windows7 : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE< SOFTWARE <Wow6432Node <Sims and do this for all add-on !

Important : If you don’t see any SKU files, you are NOT at the right place! Replace the 1 by 2 or the reverse, restart the pc.

Miaou!

• 3/ I still have a problem….’-_-

Take off the nude patch, and every personalized content (they are not working with the add-on, put them away from the EA file)
:/C<Programme Files <Electronic Arts < Les Sims 3 < Mods. Put this Mods files anywhere but here. AND this file:

Mes Documents< Electronic Arts < Les Sims 3 < Downloads – Put away all this file’s content!!

Likewise – if you uninstall some add-on, put the saved games (Mes documents < Electronic Arts < Saves) on the other add-on, in an other file.
It is becoming more and more complicated…
…And not really professionnal for EA.

You vs EA!

4/ Some patch can make more problme too, and this is really ridiculous, as patch should erase the problem you have yet.

So, uninstall all, patch the basegame, pray, reinstall all, don’t run them, patch them all, etc

I have noticed some minor bugs, moving furnitures, screen littles bugs, but as we can still play…

Just that you know: I have more fun with the 2.

5/ The impossible saving bug : code error 16. Luckily very easy to fix! Don’t need to exit/switch off the game.

Go to : Mes Documents< Electronic Arts < Les Sims 3 < Saves (Ctrl + window key)
Erase : nameofmygame. sims3.bad AND nameofmygame.sims3

Replace the name of the last file : nameofmygame.sims3.Backup BY nameofmygame.sims3
Go back to the game, you can save! \o/

Links: Free website for content and mod for Sims 2 et 3.

Modifications de jeu et contenu perso ModTheSims
The Sims Ressources
All About Style
Parsimonious
Mysims3blog
Des sims really weird…
Châteaux….. Vampires …… Zombies
Working Cheat Code for Sims3
Kill your Sims ^^
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