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August 15, 2012 // 7:51 am - After over 60 pages of forum discussion, today I present a Tales of Graces F guide and repack tools for those interested in getting it running fully translated on PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) 3.55, as follows:

What you will need:

  • JP release of the game (BLJS10093)
  • US release of the game (BLUS30903)
  • 15GB of free space recommended


  • quickbms (aluigi.altervista.org/quickbms, first link at the top)
  • unpack script cpk_ndc.bms (attached)
  • repack tools & fixed files - www.mediafire.com/?6p2gc473359l62v (~127MB)

Preparations:

  • Make a new empty folder somewhere, for example C:/talesfix
  • Extract the contents of gracesfix.zip to here.
  • You can place quickbms and the script anywhere, they don't have to be in this folder. Extract the zip that contains the bms file too.


  • Copy rootR.cpk from the japanese game (BLJS10093/PS3_GAME/USDIR) to here and rename it to rootR_JP.cpk
  • Copy map0R.cpk from the american release (BLUS30903/PS3_GAME/USDIR) to here and rename it to map0R_US.cpk
  • Copy map1R.cpk from the american release (BLUS30903/PS3_GAME/USDIR) to here and rename it to map1R_US.cpk


  • Make these new folders in your talesfix folder : jp_files, us_files, map0r_files, map1r_files
  • Your talesfix folder should now look like as on the attached picture

Unpacking:

  • open quickbms
  • select the script file (cpk_ndc.bms)
  • select the japanese rootR.cpk
  • select the jp_files folder


  • open quickbms
  • select the script file (cpk_ndc.bms)
  • select the american rootR.cpk
  • select the us_files folder


  • open quickbms
  • select the script file (cpk_ndc.bms)
  • select the american map0R.cpk
  • select the map0r_files folder


  • open quickbms
  • select the script file (cpk_ndc.bms)
  • select the american map1R.cpk
  • select the map1r_files folder

Repacking:

  • Start FIX_ROOTR.BAT
  • It will ask you for your preferred voices (jap/eng)
  • It will make a new file called rootR_fixed.cpk


  • Start FIX_MAP0R.BAT
  • It will make a new file called map0R_fixed.cpk


  • Start FIX_MAP1R.BAT
  • It will make a new file called map1R_fixed.cpk

Transfer:

  • Copy the japanese game to your PS3
  • Rename rootR_fixed.cpk to rootR.cpk and copy over the original
  • Rename map0R_fixed.cpk to map0R.cpk and copy over the original
  • Rename map1R_fixed.cpk to map1R.cpk and copy over the original
  • If you don't want japanese movies copy the american movie files (bink folder)
  • Copy the latest translated EBOOT over the original
  • Enjoy

Latest translated EBOOT:

  • English chest passwords*
  • Story Battles
  • How-to Battles
  • Title Abilities & Effects
  • Food Effects
  • Discoveries
  • Typo fixes ("cloak fix")
  • An important translation change of Bench EXP/SP/HP titles

*for English chest passwords be sure to use the latest chest fixed files (Aug.15)


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#10 - shinintendo - March 18, 2012 // 3:37 am
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Anyone working on it? I heard repacking back with Cri Packed File Maker makes the game go black screen, so that's need working on.
If movies and maps cpk allow replacement US to JP what rootR role in the game is?

I'm not a programmer. but I have both versions and can test if you wish

#9 - AndreTrek - March 16, 2012 // 2:50 pm
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From what i noticed, the only reason why the US RootR.cpk file doesnt work with the JP version is because namco moved the Sys/ja/SysString.bin file to the USRDIR folder in the US version, while in the JP version, the file is located inside the RootR.cpk.

The RootR.cpk is all thats missing to make the game almost fully english, since the Map0r and 1r files contain the story script and they work just fine with the japanese version.

#8 - Tidusnake666 - March 16, 2012 // 1:31 pm
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Oh, I see now.

There is a semi-translation JPN eboot patch floating around by Veritas, we also may use it.

I took a glance on US dump, have a few ideas. From what I can say, it's really a new packing DLL's, but strangely it can be unpacked with an old algo. Some things they do is perverted in a way, there's a lot of japanese junk in the US release.

Wait for more info till I get my hands on japanese copy ^_^

#7 - Dimkaua - March 16, 2012 // 3:11 am
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Quote Originally Posted by AndreTrek View Post
How did you get the .cpk working? could you give me the tools you used to repack the files so i could try too?


CRI Packed File Maker 1.3 can this. Official version from Criware. Google for it.

Quote Originally Posted by niwakun View Post
hmm. so repacking files might do the trick. (again)


We can try to replace some values in hex-editor. For example, version of packager/dll. But so many variants... and so slow packing of big packages.

Algorithm of packing same as unpacking algorithm. Old unpacker unpack new package without any error. Maybe, added some extra values for differentiation old and new packages.

Quote Originally Posted by Tidusnake666 View Post
Have you tried messing with CRiFile Majik?


If you from UA (Ukraine), we can discuss by phone or in private chat in russian language. Can we?

CRiFile Majik = CRI Packed File Maker 1.3 (old name of same packaging tool)

#6 - Tidusnake666 - March 16, 2012 // 2:41 am
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Have you tried messing with CRiFile Majik?

#5 - niwakun - March 15, 2012 // 9:43 pm
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hmm. so repacking files might do the trick. (again)

let the hacker in Xentax forum handle that, i'm sure they can make at least a unpacker for the new cpk files.

#4 - Alexmagno - March 15, 2012 // 8:58 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Dimkaua View Post
Ok, error like with replaced rootR.cpk from US version, but not black screen, like without rootR.cpk with unpacked files. Tried to repack Jap rootR.cpk, game give me logo + warning again. But the game was trying to read the .cpk.

It says Error in the Installation Data. Please exit the game and delete the Installation Data.

BTW i intend to work on this and SM3Z after finishing Disgaea 4.

#3 - AndreTrek - March 15, 2012 // 8:12 pm
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How did you get the .cpk working? could you give me the tools you used to repack the files so i could try too?

#2 - Dimkaua - March 15, 2012 // 7:10 pm
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Try to read this topic about CPK (CRI) repacking: forum.xentax.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7930

ToG US use even more new version of CPK packages: CPKMC2.18.04, DLL2.78.04

You can find CRIWARE SDK ver.3.07.00. I have tried, but unfortunately, without any good result.

Also i have tried to use unpacked files (rootR.cpk) without packed archive. Game don't want to use it, black screen. Somehow we must find more new version of packer or sdk.

Updated: created custom cpk file and game give me logo and some warning: ィンス卜ールデータにエラーがあります。ゲームを終了してから、インス卜ールデータを削眛してくださ

Google translation of warning: There is an error in the Bok Rudeta ~Insu. Exit from the game, be sure to remove the Rudeta 眛 Bok install

Ok, error like with replaced rootR.cpk from US version, but not black screen, like without rootR.cpk with unpacked files. Tried to repack Jap rootR.cpk, game give me logo + warning again. But the game was trying to read the .cpk.

#1 - AndreTrek - March 15, 2012 // 2:31 pm
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Well, basically, i've been able to make the JAP version of the game run with the US version's story and NPC dialogue by replacing the files map0r.cpk and map1r.cpk with the ones from the english version, however, other things such as the Menus and the skits remain untranslated, because at least the skit text is located inside the rootR.cpk file, menu text is probably in the Eboot.

The thing with rootR.cpk is that if you replace it with the US one, the game will get stuck in an infinite loading screen, i extracted the .cpk's of both versions and noticed that in the US cpk, a folder and a file are missing, and have been moved to the USRDIR folder in the US version, while in the JP version the file is inside the cpk, and thats most likely what causes the game to get stuck in the loading screen.

so, if we could make a new cpk with the files back in the right place, theres a chance that the game might work, but i tried and all the .cpk's i made just cause the game to give me a black screen, not like with the US .cpk where it shows the logos and then gets stuck, it just outright gives me a black screen. Can anyone help me with this?