Any way to translate Japanese games on Desktop?

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#1  Edited By Tempa777

On Android google has the Translation App which captures a picture and translates it.

It works ok and i wonder if there is a way to use it on the Desktop.

Otherwise i would have to take picutes of each dialogue box and translate it with my phone

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There are programs that automatically hook into the game, captures the text and sends it off for translation. Google for "text hooker" and you will find a lot of options. I used one 15 years ago, so I can't say how well the current ones work.

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@aznan said:

There are programs that automatically hook into the game, captures the text and sends it off for translation. Google for "text hooker" and you will find a lot of options. I used one 15 years ago, so I can't say how well the current ones work.

I was planning of Translating Sakura Wars 2 for the Sega Saturn and a Text Hooker to my knowledge does not work

However i just read that Bluestacks (Android Emulator) can Instant translate the Picture and put overlays on the Japanese text.

I will try to Run Retroarch on Bluestacks and wish me luck that it works

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Not sure on the quality of the sega saturn cores but libretro (retroarch) can theoretically provide this capability

https://www.libretro.com/index.php/category/ocr/

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Yeah I believe its built into retroarch now.

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@slaren1: It was a long time since I used any of them, so I don't know which ones are any good currently. You'll just have to try them out. Sorry :P

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@aznan said:

There are programs that automatically hook into the game, captures the text and sends it off for translation. Google for "text hooker" and you will find a lot of options. I used one 15 years ago, so I can't say how well the current ones work.

Googling for "text hooker" may or may not get you precisely what you want, depending on what you want.

I ain't judgin'.

...also, I think it's absolutely insane that you can just download a program that translates text from one language to another on the fly, even if that translation is probably riddled with issues all the time.

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This reminds me that some for the PSP were made in lieu of some of them not having fan made English patches. But the ones I seem to run into work best with visual novels, whilst I'm more in the market for ones that can work with action games.

Bummer.

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I've never used it, but RetroArch can be configured with a translation service. The translation service just works off what's on your screen, or a region of it, so it's not a thing that's dependant on RetroArch.

https://ztranslate.net/

https://gitlab.com/spherebeaker/vgtranslate

Note this will cost money, as it's using another translation service under the hood.

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