113w ago - Today is a good day for Atelier-series fans! Similar to Disgaea 4 PS3 translation patch released earlier, Tidusnake666 on PS3 News has updated his work in progress and now shared a PS3 translation v0.1 of the Japanese version of Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2.
Few thing to note before reading on:
Translation was done with Microsoft Translator API based program, so sometimes it, frankly saying, doesn't make sense. But, story messages are natively (officially) English, although there're some padding problems, but they do make sense.
Pretty much everything (skills, side-dialogues, locations, names, items, ingredients, even bestiary and much more) was parsed in translation, but approx.10% of text remained untranslated with original Japanese words. But I'm sure you can figure it out
Voice acting will be in Japanese (cons of Japanese EBOOT)
The game is fully untested, so there may be crashes, although I checked everything byte-by-byte.
121w ago - A few weeks back several PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users including Tim3888, Trugen, Wilson-PSG and Rapunzel managed to get Catherine PS3 working on CFW using an English / Japanese EBOOT modification as outlined briefly by Tidusnake666 today.
Before beginning, take NOTE of the following from Tidusnake666: Either you do steps 1-17 and you'll get engrish SMS and ropes but no rapunzel, or download ready-made file : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=78P667UVwith rapunzel but with japanese sms and ropes.
To quote: Ok just to get this set straight from the get go this will not give you a perfect working English copy of Catherine but a game with...