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#1

queenmachinegun

Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:38 AM

[font="Tahoma"]It has come to my attention that people genuinely have no idea what they will enchant when they do so with an enchanting table.
I have created a png that when placed in a specific area, will translate the galactic aplhabet descriptions on enchatning. Here's what you have to do.
1) Download the .png I created: Download
2) run %appdata% and go to .minecraft, bin and open up the minecraft java file with win zip or something.
3) once your in there, go to fonts and then copy and paste the file you downloaded in there
4) Whoopidy Doopidy! It should work

NOTES:
AS OF YET THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH TEXTURE PACKS, JUST USE DEFAULT WHEN YOU WANT TO SEE TRANSLATIONS.


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:33 PM

1) You can replace the alternate.png in /font/ with a copy of default.png (renamed, of course) to instantly replace all SGA instances with translated English equivalents.
[edit] I guess that's what your download is, but the point is that download is somewhat unnecessary.

2) It doesn't matter if the enchantments are legible or not. The names are meaningless.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

That won't help at all, because enchantments are only calculated AFTER you decide which one.  The characters are just to look cool.

And I'm pretty sure the wiki says that you can just replace a .png file and get the english.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:48 PM

But does it translate sheep in-game?

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:57 PM

tynx! for this i needed it

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

They will be just translated as random sequences of words such as "scrolls" "embiggened" and other various words.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:30 PM

You do know that the Standard Galactic Alphabet was not something created by Mojang, right? It's from a series of video games. There's a wikipedia page which lists what letters the symbols represent. Just search "Commander Keen" or "Standard Galactic Alphabet" on google.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

View PostPapaSmurf, on 16 December 2011 - 09:30 PM, said:

You do know that the Standard Galactic Alphabet was not something created by Mojang, right? It's from a series of video games. There's a wikipedia page which lists what letters the symbols represent. Just search "Commander Keen" or "Standard Galactic Alphabet" on google.
Yup, I remember playing Commander Keen, on old fashioned Windows when I was younger. I think its a very cool nod to an old game franchise, and makes my inner geek smile.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

Seriously, translating it is useless. The words are meaningless. MEANING. LESS.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

It is not necessarily meaningless, as the translations are unique to that world. That means if you can figure out what they mean, I.E. "embiggened quick" = Fire Aspect, then you can actually know what enchantment you are going to get. This takes plenty of trial and error, but in the long run removes almost all frustration from enchanting (almost because the levels are still random).
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

View PostTheInspector, on 02 January 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:

It is not necessarily meaningless, as the translations are unique to that world. That means if you can figure out what they mean, I.E. "embiggened quick" = Fire Aspect, then you can actually know what enchantment you are going to get. This takes plenty of trial and error, but in the long run removes almost all frustration from enchanting (almost because the levels are still random).

What part of "Random" do you not understand? "UNDEAD FLOATING HUMANOID HEAD" on Level 50 can sometimes give Silk Touch I and Fortune III, and sometimes it might just give Efficiency I. It's RANDOM.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:37 PM

The text made me lol
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#13

firelife56

Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

I can't read Any of this hahaha

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:13 AM

Is there any way to switch the Galactic Alphabet characters into random Russian letters?

Because it would still make the same level of sense.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:37 AM

View PostA Blind Moron, on 04 January 2012 - 04:13 AM, said:

Is there any way to switch the Galactic Alphabet characters into random Russian letters?

Because it would still make the same level of sense.

Yes, just replace each instance of each SGA letter in the alternate.png with a Russian letter of your choosing :P
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

I have 999 levels of experience, so I might just try this
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:02 AM

You didn't "create" anything... Pointless topic is pointless.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

View Postnot_a_zombie, on 11 December 2011 - 12:35 PM, said:

That won't help at all, because enchantments are only calculated AFTER you decide which one.  The characters are just to look cool.
That's only on multiplayer. You can still calculate them in singleplayer with a mod.
And yes, the letters are random.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:41 AM

Oort Klaatu Berada Niktu... Lol. A bit of trivia for those who don't know This phrase appeared in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" as "Gort, Klaatu Berada Niktu".  In the original TRON as Oort, Klaatu Berada Niktu and in "Army of Darkness" as just the "Klaatu Berada Niktu".
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:50 AM

View Postqueenmachinegun, on 11 December 2011 - 11:38 AM, said:

[font="Tahoma"]It has come to my attention that people genuinely have no idea what they will enchant when they do so with an enchanting table.
I have created a png that when placed in a specific area, will translate the galactic aplhabet descriptions on enchatning. Here's what you have to do.
1) Download the .png I created: Download
2) run %appdata% and go to .minecraft, bin and open up the minecraft java file with win zip or something.
3) once your in there, go to fonts and then copy and paste the file you downloaded in there
4) Whoopidy Doopidy! It should work

NOTES:
AS OF YET THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH TEXTURE PACKS, JUST USE DEFAULT WHEN YOU WANT TO SEE TRANSLATIONS.


Personally, I applaud the effort. Though it is, in fact, redundant, I'm glad to see that you're making the effort. I hope that this experience prompts you to delve further into developing things for the MC community.
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