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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.

  • #76
    Did you guys copy and paste that plug in to your To Heart 2 folder? Mine is working fine.

    For AGTH, so far, I failed to extract any text from few games yet, and I hope somebody can help in this case.

    1. I create the short cut.
    2. Open properties and check target (C:\Jgame\Rance\SYSTEM35.EXE)
    3. Change that line to "C:\agth\agth.exe" /c "C:\Jgame\Rance\SYSTEM35.EXE"

    Am I doing right? Hope this program can extract texts from Galzoo...

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    • #77
      Doesn't work with Galzoo, some of the text can't be hooked as usual because of something. I think they call it... font caching?

      Edit: Yeah that's the right command, then after that there'll be another program window with a list of function to hook. Choose the one with the text in it (rather than say the one with the game name in it)
      Last edited by TokiNoKimi; 01-07-2006, 08:24 PM.
      Maybe I had wanted it this way.
      Maybe I had entrusted my death to you all along.
      Lord Nobunaga... death is so peaceful...
      I'm finally free from your cruelty.
      HF-Bishoujo Games Member #43

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      • #78
        Currently, I am just trying to get some texts and see if what I am doing is right. And, I used games that works with hookers. Heck, one that I tried to use was a Ghost King Rance, which came out 10 years ago. So far, I failed every game I tested, and I don't know what I am doing wrong though...

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        • #79
          Okay step by step instructions, some pictures included I hope
          Step 1 (pic):
          Change to Default Input Japanese... for some reason if you don't do this, the Atlas text will be all question marks.

          Step 2:
          Turn on Quick Atlas and Clipboard (duh)

          Step 3 (pic):
          Make a shortcut from the game and then change it, in this example I'll use Galzoo Island.

          Step 4:
          Start the game with shortcut.

          Step 5 (pic):
          Alt-tab out of the game to this window and click and hold down on the bar in the agth menu to change it to the approriate one (you'll have to experiment yourself)

          Step 6 (pic):
          Play game... um normally
          Attached Files
          Maybe I had wanted it this way.
          Maybe I had entrusted my death to you all along.
          Lord Nobunaga... death is so peaceful...
          I'm finally free from your cruelty.
          HF-Bishoujo Games Member #43

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          • #80
            Hmm... I guess I should add few more option to extract texts. Thanks for help...

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            • #81
              If you ever get Galzoo Island to work perfectly (like I said, mine can't hook certain characters), drop me a line. I want to play the game with translated text too.
              Maybe I had wanted it this way.
              Maybe I had entrusted my death to you all along.
              Lord Nobunaga... death is so peaceful...
              I'm finally free from your cruelty.
              HF-Bishoujo Games Member #43

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              • #82
                I just tested out the AGTH thingo and it works FANTASTIC! Well it hooks text better anyway. The only problem is compatibility. I've tested with two games, Saimin Gakuen and Saiminjutsu (both work with OTH) but already I found Saiminjutsu doesn't work with AGTH =[

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                • #83
                  is there a way to translate the Black Lilith Games, because OTH can't get the text from these games?

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                  • #84
                    Nii
                    What exactly do you mean by "Saiminjutsu doesn't work with AGTH"?

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                    • #85
                      An extremely generic error. I doubt you'd be able to fix it by looking at it but here you go (see attached). I get this error as soon as I boot up the game.

                      It just doesn't initialise properly. It works fine when not drag/dropping/using agth.exe -c and just running the program normally though.
                      Attached Files

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                      • #86
                        Yes, I can't fix it without the game.

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                        • #87
                          Great news for Galzoo fans

                          http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kasiwagikae...LOG/yblog.html

                          The patch will extract text from Galzoo game. Only downside is that once you load, you have to restart the game...

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                          • #88
                            Perfecto Walterrrrr...

                            Now just a few questions if you can...

                            1) How do you use the "loader" or whatever file it is inside this zip?

                            2) What do you mean "once you load", you have to restart the game? Do you mean I just have to restart the application or must I start a new game from the start and play over?
                            Maybe I had wanted it this way.
                            Maybe I had entrusted my death to you all along.
                            Lord Nobunaga... death is so peaceful...
                            I'm finally free from your cruelty.
                            HF-Bishoujo Games Member #43

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                            • #89
                              Unzip and just copy those files to galzoo folder. If you do, loader will extract the text. For my case, I just attach hooker on loader and play. And, since I use Korean one, I am not too sure how Atlas or AGTH will work with it. But, since texts will be extract to loader, I guess you can use same method as other games, and attach loader instead of games.

                              During the game, if you load the game, it stops extracting the text. And, I believe you have to quit and start the new game...

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                              • #90
                                does anyone know where i can get the jetrans_041223.dll? Also I tried using Ohthk on kanon with the jetrans.dll but it didnt work, should i try another dll.

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