Thanks. I figured much of it was along those lines.
Wow, nice find with that Applocale thing, I've been looking for something like that for a few days now
I can't remember how I stumbled across it originally, only that it was because I needed to find some way to let WinRAR extract archives in folders with Japanese names when using an English codepage, since I was doing a bunch of other stuff at the time and couldn't afford to reset the codepage and reboot.
I dunno if it would let you, but if you could copy and paste the text here, that would make it easier. Or if no one else gets around to this, I suppose I could go pull out my kanji dictionary.
No, it doesn't. If it did I could have run it through the translator at AnimeLab or Babelfish just to get the gist of it. There's no way I'd trust myself to accurately redraw those in the one program that gets installed with the extra language options.
You have it extracting the files how you want though, right?
Yeah, I chose the third option since I figured it'd be the quickest to perform (and since it wouldn't matter if frames without transparency were converted to regular bitmaps or not - PNG may be more efficient on the files themselves but RAR'ing them up does just about as good a job of it, and if I wanted to use them in Premiere I'd need to convert them back to bitmap anyway) - the stuff with transparency came out perfect, though.
and the actual file:
I found that the tool itself is distributed and/or originated by a group called WESTSIDE, which I don't have too much information on but apparently they publish CDs that house extraction tools for all sorts of games and media - some of which include stuff like PsxMC and the Final Fantasy ripping tools, but I'm sure there were literally thousands of programs explicitly for visual novel-type games.