09-09-2011 #11Tidusnake666 Guest
Nope Maximum what can be achived - the first "Loading..." screen, where everything hangs.
No luck messing with 1.60 Jap Update either ...
Seems like a dead end.
For anyone who interested - almost every file in jap and US version is identcal - the biggest difference - START.DAT file, which contains some textures and texts. US Start.DAT has 15 more files then JAP one (when decompressed).
Who wants to try - you're welcome
09-09-2011 #12Tobster7 Guest
This is correct. The JAP Start.bin contains 450 and the US Start.bin 462 files. How do you repack them to complete .dat files? I use NISUnpack.jar to unpack it but I don't have any tools to put them back together. Here is my suggestion:
You use the japanese version of the game as the base version and replace every data in the every dat file with the english ones if possible. You should get a "more translated" version of the japanese game. It's not perfect but I think it whould be playable. The other way around with the english as base will not be possible.
How do I put the unpacked files together to .dat files?
09-09-2011 #13Tidusnake666 Guest
The same question, that bothered me. I couldn't do it. If there could be a way, then with trial and error we could possibly create something.
I have tried using a japanese version as a base one, and replace only US Start.dat. Theoretically, as US Start.dat has more files, there shouldn't be a problem, but in practice we have a never-ending loading loop
09-09-2011 #14oVERSoLDiER Guest
There was an loading/black screen error with White Knight Chronicles™ which I can/could (WIP) fix. So I'm going to grab that two games (USA & ASiA) and see what I can do.
09-09-2011 #15Tobster7 Guest
For the japanese version of Disgaea 4 you have to download the Caravan release (because it runs on cfw 3.55). Do not use the Asia release (ofw 3.66). I can give you mediafire links for the japanese Version if you like?
09-09-2011 #16Nexzus Guest
I just wanna thank you for working on a solution to run this awesome game.
If you're really able to get this game working, I would like to donate something for your epic work.
Keep the good work up!
09-09-2011 #17xiaoie Guest
Well, good luck!
09-09-2011 #18Tidusnake666 Guest
If it's possible, keep us informed about what you're doing - I can jump in and help
Oh, I can say - I conquered black screen so far:
1) Grab Japanese version as a base - BJLS10095
2) Replace START.DAT (BJLS10095\PS3_GAME\USRDIR\data\START.DAT) with an US equivalent one (BLUS30727)
3) Game starts, reminds about update (ignore it, as it's 3.60), - game goes to loading screen, few minutes it loads something (external HDD blinks), after a few moments HDD stops to blink, but the "Loading..."
screen continues infinitely
It's the closest I could get, trying diffirent variations.
.DAT files can be unpacked via NISUnpacker, and further decrypted with NISDecomp.
Good luck, I'll try to play with asia version too.
09-09-2011 #19oVERSoLDiER Guest
So the target is to make out of the Disgaea 4 ASiA (<3.55 EBOOT.BIN) an English version with the new iMARS release ? From where did you get the unpacker and decrypter ?
09-09-2011 #20Tidusnake666 Guest