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  • Oh! Text Hooker Compatible Games and Resource Thread

    Hopefully this thread will help many gamers who rely on Oh! Text Hooker/Atlas Plugin to play and understand most Visual Novels and Hentai Games~ If you've recently played any game or have helpful tips on using Oh! Text Hooker and Atlas, please help out by offering your experiences with it!
    Section 1: Frequently asked Questions
    1. What is Oh! Text Hooker and Atlas?
    2. Which version of OTH will work with Atlas?
    3. Ok, I have the game and the programs. How do I use it?
    4. Help! My game doesn't work!
    5. I want to help with the list! How do post my games?
    6. Who wrote this FAQ?
    Section 2: Walkthroughs
    1. How to use OTH and Atlas to translate a game in real time
    2. Editing your registry to prevent Atlas from stealing focus
    3. Customizing your Atlas User Dictionary to fix names and other terms (coming soon)

    1. General Guidelines for posting games and personal experiences
    2. What is compatible and what is incompatible?
    3. The List of Compatible and Incompatible Games

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    Section 1: Frequently asked Questions

    1. What is Oh! Text Hooker and Atlas?
    Oh! Text Hooker is a neat little program that basically hooks onto a process and grabs the text from it. While it may sound like it doesn't do much, when coupled with a translation software like Atlas it becomes a very powerful tool in translating text from many programs. In this case, it is used in translating Japanese PC games from Japanese to English.

    Oh! Text Hooker Official Website - Atlas JP Official Website
    2. Which version of OTH will work with Atlas?
    The latest version of OTH, Ver. 1.0 is the final build. In order to use it with Atlas, you will need the proper Atlas plugins for it. For convenience, I've compiled a stripped version of OTH w/ Atlas plugins. You can get it here. (Note that this version will only work with Atlas. No other plugins are included)
    3. Ok, I have the game and the programs. How do I use it?
    There is an step by step walkthough in the next section. Just follow the simple instructions to get it working with your game.
    4. Help! My game doesn't work!
    While OTH/Atlas is a powerful tool for translating games, it doesn't work all the time. There are many PC games with that do not work due to the fact that it's not OTH friendly. To put it bluntly, it's either hit or miss.

    If you would like to save yourself the frustration of finding which games will work, there is a growing list of games that have been tested to work and not work with OTH. Just scroll down to Section 3: The Oh! Text Hooker List of Compatible and Incompatible Games to view the full list.
    5. I want to help with the list! How do post my games?
    If you would like, you can add to the growing list by posting your experiences with a game you've recently played to help out the community. Please read the guidelines before posting your experiences.
    6. Who wrote this FAQ?
    A web designer with too much time on his hands? Mah~ Before it was anime that took up this poor soul's time at work, now it's playing games like Clover Hearts, Canvas2 and Operation Sanctuary on his notebook (now dubbed the ren'ai machine by a coworker @.@)

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    Section 2: Walkthroughs

    1. How to use Oh! Text Hooker and Atlas

    This section will help you learn how to use OTH/Atlas in an easy step by step process.


    (1)
    Start the game. If there are opening movies, skip or wait until it's over and brings you to the game menu. If possible, play the game in windowed mode for easier access to OTH and the Quick Atlas window. (For best performance, exit out of any unecessary programs as QuickAtlas will take a significant amount of memory and processing power)



    (2) Start QuickAtlas. Notice in your taskbar, a green icon will pop up. That is QuickAtlas running in the background. Right Click on it to bring up the menu and select Automatic Clipboard Translation.




    (3) Double click the icon to open the QuickAtlas window. Here, you can resize it and adjust the window to fit your needs. The top part of the window is the Japanese text while the bottom is the english translation. (Tip - you can click on the center bar to hide the japanese text, leaving only the english box as pictured below)




    (4) Now you will need to attach Oh! Text Hooker to the game. Start OTH using the MS-DOS Batch file as seen in the screenshot (Do not start using the OTH application in the subfolder)

    If you are not sure if your version of OTH is Atlas ready, you can download a stripped version of it in the FAQ section.




    (5) Once you start the executable, a window will pop up with list of currently running processes. Select the game from the process list and click Attach.




    (6) This will bring up the text window settings for OTH. For best translation results, select the following options as detailed in the screenshot. Use the translation plugin jatlas_ansi2.dll from the list. then click OK.




    (7) Now that the game is properly hooked, go to the game window. You'll notice now that the Atlas window will now have translated the text for the game. Congratulations, you have succesfully hooked the game!





    2. Editing Registry to prevent Focus Stealing


    Prevents Quick Atlas window from stealing focus of the game. Helpful for games that require window focus in order to play, and games that have menu translation problems.

    DISCLAIMER: Editing your registry is risky and can cause damage to your computer if you do not know what you are doing. While this walkthrough is very straightforward and foolproof as long as you follow the directions, the writer nor the site that this FAQ is posted on is liable for damages you may incur from using this FAQ.

    (1) Open your start menu and click RUN from the list.




    (2) Type in REGEDIT and click Run. This will open your Registry Editor in a new window. Please do not attempt to edit anything in your registry that is not written in this walkthrough.




    (3) The registry you are attempting to edit is in My Computer > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Desktop. Open the registry Foreground Lock Timeout and enter in the values 30d40 using the Hexadecimal Base.



    (4) Click OK then Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.



    3. Customizing your Atlas User Dictionary


    Follow this walkthrough to fix mistranslated names and other terms that can ruin the translation. Do this before or while you play to fix most of the problems that will come up later in the game.

    (In Construction)

    Attached Files
    Last edited by mikemike; 12-23-2005, 10:30 AM.

  • yep but overwriting the .dll file is full

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    • Blah, you can download v12 trial version from here legally (it'll work for 30 days)
      http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/TRN...SV12ETrial.exe

      And I don't see much change in translation quality, if any.

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      • here the .dll
        Attached Files

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        • Strange dll.

          Time checking in ATLCHECK.DLL (size 73801) can be corrected by:
          Address From To
          00001000: E8 33
          00001001: DB C0
          00001002: 01 C3
          00001080: E8 33
          00001081: 5B C0
          00001082: 01 C3
          000011C0: E8 33
          000011C1: 1B C0
          000011C2: 00 C3

          Focus stealing in QuickATLAS.exe version 12.10.1.0 can be corrected by:
          Address From To
          0001F9F4: 53 42
          0001F9F5: 65 72
          0001F9F6: 74 69
          0001F9F7: 46 6E
          0001F9F8: 6F 67
          0001F9F9: 72 57
          0001F9FA: 65 69
          0001F9FB: 67 6E
          0001F9FC: 72 64
          0001F9FE: 75 77
          0001F9FF: 6E 54
          0001FA00: 64 6F
          0001FA01: 57 54
          0001FA02: 69 6F
          0001FA03: 6E 70
          0001FA04: 64 00
          0001FA05: 6F 00
          0001FA06: 77 00

          Use any hex editor like Hiew.

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          • how come this ATLAS V12 file size is smaller then the V11???
            V12 is about 160mb while V11 is about 300mb..
            are they minimize the ATLAS V12 tools since this is only a trial version??

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            • From http://www.fujitsu.com/global/servic...las/trial.html

              This trial version provides all the features of the ATLAS Double Pack V12.0 English Version.

              So I guess it should have everything...

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              • thanks for the answer icym...

                I think, I'll try it. downloading it right now..

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                • is princess general 1 compatible?

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                  • Here's a question for ya'll

                    Does anyone else have trouble with Biko 3 not letting you switch to a differnet window without crashing?

                    I alt-tab to another window but can't use the mouse in other window only in Biko 3 window.

                    if I use the keyboard to run another program (Oh text hooker) then Biko 3 becomes non responsive and must close down.

                    I was just a little curious? Is this a personal problem or slightly more universal?

                    Thanks for your time.

                    ~Raist
                    Will kowtow for patches

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                    • Don't run OTH. ^_^

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                      • argh can someone help me out. I uninstalled atlas because my trial period expired and now im trying to reinstall but it wont let me because the trial expired. what can i do?

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                        • Originally posted by nivaj
                          argh can someone help me out. I uninstalled atlas because my trial period expired and now im trying to reinstall but it wont let me because the trial expired. what can i do?
                          Copy file cracked ATLCHECK.dll (thanks Setx) into install folder, overwrite old file.
                          Or use file dll of Sapphire , here
                          I hope you will succeed. Please tell me the result
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                          Last edited by lightangel; 04-01-2006, 11:49 PM.

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                          • Going to try this program now. It should make these japanese games a bit easier at least

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                            • oh yay! I was just going to see if anyone had cracked it yet 30 days is such a short time
                              HF-Mimikko

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                              • Do the instructions and plugins on the first page still work? It has been almost a year and there have been many updates. This concept of hooking text and such is quite new to me. I've never used or tried this before, so you'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge in this field.

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