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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)

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

  • #91
    Is the Wind -a breath of heart- that's listed as compatible the CD or DVD version...

    not that it matters, as the fan tranlation will be out soon.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Nii
      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.
      Try running a local agth.exe FROM game directory nOR verify context work directory from your shortcut : some games fail to find their ini file ... if you run them from "outside" ( by exemple OPPAi 2 starts but... with default setting and it could then even crash totally depending your config and video card )
      Last edited by SorryAngel; 01-10-2006, 03:09 PM.

      Greetings & THANKS to SERJ (missing ...temp ...) for the signature (temp gone ...since many of you have referer ON...)
      "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face..."

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      • #93
        Okay... I tried playing Wind -a breath of heart- Re:gratitude, but all I got in the translation window is the title in gibberish repeated over and over.

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        • #94
          AGTH has offically solved the nightmare of a ton of garbage with some of my games, so I gotta simply say, thanks for making it.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by SorryAngel
            Try running a local agth.exe FROM game directory nOR verify context work directory from your shortcut : some games fail to find their ini file ... if you run them from "outside" ( by exemple OPPAi 2 starts but... with default setting and it could then even crash totally depending your config and video card )
            Thanks for the advice. However...

            Do you mean to have AGTH within the game directory itself when I run it? It still doesn't work. . I guess its because the game is pretty old.

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            • #96
              AGTH works with shuffle but doesn't rip all the text.

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              • #97
                I got it to rip all the text by save, exit and load. lol

                I found when I notice it rip all the text everytime I load the save.
                Attached Files

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                • #98
                  Sorry I got a question
                  OTH used to work yesterday but it critically stop whenever I attach it to some program today.
                  I've tried deleting the old OTH and reinstall a new one. It did not work.
                  Can I know where does OTH store the settings? I guess it's the settings that is messed up (hope so)

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by level3
                    Can I know where does OTH store the settings?
                    it does not save anything.

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                    • go to the system registry then find them , delete all ..

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                      • Could anybody possibly tell me how much better the Atlas translations are as opposed to Excite.co.jp's translations?

                        Also, could anybody perhaps post some pictures of translated stuff. Just some pics of the general kind of translation quality you receive with this Atlas program.

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                        • The compatibility list doesn't show for me here.

                          I just have one important question, does Text Hooker work with Fate Stay Night? A friend of mine told me he got it working, but I'm at a loss, the proggy just isn't picking up any text from Fate.

                          Can someone confirm this and help me out a little?

                          Thanks.

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                          • Originally posted by Chromanin
                            I just have one important question, does Text Hooker work with Fate Stay Night? A friend of mine told me he got it working, but I'm at a loss, the proggy just isn't picking up any text from Fate.Thanks.
                            Has been tested with Agth but don't work very well, it happen samething like this (taken on another forum).

                            game text: それは、稲妻のような切っ先だった。

                            captured text: そ それ それは それは、 それは、稲 それは、稲妻 それは、稲妻の それは、稲妻のよ それは、稲妻 のよう それは、稲妻のような それは、稲妻のような切 それは、稲妻のような切っ それは、稲妻のような 切っ先 それは、稲妻のような切っ先だ それは、稲妻のような切っ先だっ それは、稲妻のような切っ先だっ た それは、稲妻のような切っ先だった。 それは、稲妻のような切っ先だった。

                            as you can see only the last part is correct and there isn't a workaround at the moment.

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                            • Originally posted by herointhemist
                              go to the system registry then find them , delete all ..
                              The problem is, I don't to what to search for

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                              • Originally posted by level3
                                The problem is, I don't to what to search for
                                I already told before, Ohthk doesn't store any setting so it always start with defaults;
                                you have to search for the problem elsewhere, sorry; check for corruption on game saves and settings, or try remove and install it again, try also a different location.

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