This is to let you know that the project is still in the works. I am on Christmas break right now. There was unfortunately an illness in the family, but I will work on .hack//Link when I can. Today I updated another 6 files. Doesn’t sound like much, I know.
Just to give you an idea of the amount of work this requires, it takes approximately an hour to translate 3-5 files for .hack//Link. Now, this is assuming the files are only 30-50 lines. As the game goes on, dialogue files get very long, some files have hundreds of lines (the longest dialogue scene file has over 350 lines and the file containing all the e-mails contains over 14000 lines), which will mean one file could take a few hours to translate. If I try to dedicate an hour or two every day to .hack (which is not always possible and sometimes I’m in no mood to translate, to be honest), it could take 1-3 hours just to get 1% of the game completed. The e-mail file alone could take a couple of weeks to translate. This means it would take hundreds of hours over the course of 100-200 days (or more) to finish the entire game. I have over 600 files left to translate.
And I’m currently translating by myself. This is large endeavour and this is why I could really use help from translators and other fan PSP translation groups to get this completed. I have been in contact with a couple of other groups, but with Christmas coming up, it’s difficult to get anyone to commit to a new project.
Stay tuned. I’m not out of the translation process, but this will be a long, slow haul. I appreciate your patience and dedication to this game.