Thursday, June 14, 2018

Rockman EXE: Operate Shooting Star English Translation Patch Released!


Nearly nine years after its release, you can finally play the Japan-exclusive Rockman EXE: Operate Shooting Star in English. The long awaited translation patch was just released by the folks at The Rockman EXE Zone. Download it here!

In addition to a fully translated storyline, the patch also includes English text and graphics for the "Star Colosseum" sidegame. Moreover, the original Mega Man Battle Network script has been edited and adjusted to fix errors and inconsistencies with later Battle Network games.

For the uninitiated, Operate Shooting Star is an updated version of Battle Network 1 that includes a brand-new event involving characters from Mega Man Star Force. Once you've completed this event, you can switch between BN Mega Man or SF Mega Man in battle. There are other additions and changes to the main game too which are listed here. The big one for me is the updated battle system, which takes a few elements from Battle Network 2 such as the addition of wildcard * Battle Chips. Oh, and the Power Plant puzzle has been made vastly easier!

A huge thanks Greiga Master, Prof. 9, MegaRockEXE, MidniteW, Jumi, Lex, and everyone at team TREZ for all their hard work. I can't wait to give it a spin!

16 comments:

  1. It's about time. I was curious about that small bit of lore after Star Force 3. Can't wait to see my waifu Luna again. :D

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  2. I had asked the question of how can I patch the game with this and it got completely ignored... I have a chromebook so it won't read exe files... Can someone patch this with a NDS file and upload it?

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    1. It's simple, really.
      Download a rom of Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star, then put the rom inside the folder of the patcher and the translation file.
      Open the .exe and place the rom file and the translation file directions, then hit the patch button. Done.

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  3. This is pretty awesome. Though I have to wonder now, if anyone would be porting this to cartridges and selling them on Esty for those who want to play it on their DS like the Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Prosecutor Path and Magical Vaction and Dragon Quest Monsters 3 Caravan Heart english ones are doing?

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    1. Probably easier and cheaper to just get a DS flashcart instead.

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    2. I would prefer to play it on my DS, but if I have to I'll settle for cpu.

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  4. Congratulations but why not MegaMan EXE Operate Shooting Star?

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    1. Probably because since this is the english version it would go by the english version's title which is Megaman Battle Network since Rockman EXE is the japanese version's title given every game in the series went by those names in their respective countries. Same for Starforce and Shooting Star, Ryuusei No Rockuman Shooting Star Rockman in literal translation and Megaman Starforce for official english.

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    2. Because it's called Mega Man Battle Network over here and not MegaMan EXE.

      They changed the name in Japan but even when they changed it to just Rockman EXE in Japan it stayed as Mega Man Battle Network overseas.

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    3. Well, Mega Man Battle Network Operate Star Force is the closest thing to a fully localized title it would get. Rockman.EXE = Mega Man Battle Network, Rockman Shooting Star = Mega Man Star Force, fill in the blanks.

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    4. It seems like the translators wanted to treat it like it were an official localization, so they used the English titles for both series.
      The Mega Man Star Force series is known as Shooting Star Rockman in Japan, just like how Megaman Battle Network was originally Rockman.EXE.

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    5. Thank you guys! I understand.

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  5. So, I'm using a flashcart, patched the .nds file and everything. The english patch works great, but the encounter rate in the net is ridiculous. I can't take one step without running into a virus, anyone else having this issue?

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    1. http://forums.therockmanexezone.com/single/?p=10002191&t=10030816 Anti piracy patch. There ya go.

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  6. Anyone else having this issue with the encounter rate?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Cbktr6XwQ

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  7. Hello can anybody help me I am using my mac and i can't seem to patch the freaking thing! can anybody help me?

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