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News and Updates => Site Updates => Topic started by: ZeaLitY on March 08, 2016, 05:24:04 pm

Title: 2016 Spring Update!
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 08, 2016, 05:24:04 pm
It's been a year, but another update has been compiled with some juicy translation news (though not nearly enough to reduce the behemoth Material Requiring Translation backlog). We've also got a bevy of remixes and new fan albums and doujins, as well as a showcase of some other special fanworks linked below. Note that this update will be followed by moving the modification encyclopedia back to the Compendium (I know you've heard that before, but it will be done before March is out his time). The administrators of Triple Tech will find a new use for the site, but in the meantime, the Kajar Labs forum is restored here and all our known ROM hacking information is coming back to the Compendium's encyclopedia. So let's get going!

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[CT TRANSLATION]  shmuplations, the prolific translator, has allowed us to link to the shmuplations website's Chrono Trigger page, which features three interviews from the GSLA archive (including Kazuhiko Aoki, Takashi Tokita, Yoshinori Kitase, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Masato Kato, Akihiko Matsui, Katsuhisa Higuchi, and Yasuhiko Kama). These are top-notch translations; check them out here ( shmuplations is steadily translating an incredible body of work and releasing tons of never-before-seen information from Japanese publications to English-speaking fans. Be sure to support the cause by hitting up their Patreon here (! There are some pretty amazing takeaways about CT's development in those translations, by the way (including Sakaguchi basically straight up confirming Time Traveler's Immunity was a planned feature; don't miss this.  [2]  In case you missed it, RyogaMasaki updated the unpointed Chrono Trigger prerelease translation file last year with a few tweaks based on an updated kanji table. Check it out here ( It's always fascinating when progress is made on this, as we're reading some of the earliest text to be put into the game.  [3]  We really need to give a shout-out to Legends of Localization ( for their three great Chrono Trigger articles. Check them out! [ How Do You Save Lucca's Mom in the Japanese Version? ( - How Does Frog Talk in the Japanese Version? ( - Final Fantasy IV, Secret of Mana, and Chrono Trigger Had a Connection ( ] And speaking of that last interview, it corroborates the Swedish magazine interviews from years ago that Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) was originally developed as "Chrono Trigger", intended for the unrealized SNES-CD ( add-on. When the hardware project was canceled, "Chrono Trigger" became Secret of Mana, and a new project was developed under the Chrono Trigger title (what we know and love today). Thanks for the second source (and of course, thanks to Chrono'99 for tracking down this information years ago).  [4]  Acacia Sgt found a snippet from V-Jump magazine (most likely the January 1995 issue) revealing that Biggs and Wedge truly are the same characters from FF6, just transported to the Chrono Trigger universe. Find the Q&A here ( If someone could get an actual scan of the page, it'd be great!

[CC TRANSLATION]  Thanks to rin-uzuki of Ramsus-kun Scanlations (, we have translations for the Chrono Cross Bandai Card Game! Check them out here (  [2]  The Japanese script dump of Chrono Cross is now available on the Scripts page. There's a direct download here ( Many thanks to utunnels for dumping this a couple years back.

[CHRONO CROSS]  Thanks to Fortranm and the Early Hydra Marshes glitch, a player on Chrono Cross's NG+ mode can recruit 40 characters in a single go. Check out the addendum to the glitch here (  [2]  prizvel took the debug room data from Square's Preview and reinserted functionality into NTSC Chrono Cross. Check out an amazing video of the debug commands in action here (  [3]  Jiseng So, the prolific video game OST uploader on Youtube, has a new video for Chrono Cross and used the Compendium's art assets to help put it together. Check it out here ( Many things to JS for all the great work on Youtube (I use their videos all the time).  [4]  I've finally added the results of utunnels's investigation into beta Chrono Cross textures and character stances from the demo disc. Check them out here ( (characters section).

[OTHER FAN WORK]  Fuee, the artist of the Magus fan art used for Chrono Trigger: Prophet's Guile, got a wild spark to revisit that piece and has created a new version here ( Many thanks for submitting! It's a timeless design.  [2]  Next up is a video from Fledge Rondo illustrating the leitmotif found throughout CT/CC's music. Check it out here (, and be sure to watch until the end for how it all ties together.  [3]  Pa has made an exhaustive spreadsheet of other games worked on by the developers of Chrono Trigger. It's been hosted in the Downloads section, and you can also grab it here ( Thanks a ton for the great work!  [4]  kinnikuchu wanted to show off their Crono mod for DBZ Tenkachi 3; check it out here (!  [5]  Michael Barrington made an Unreal Engine 3D version of the Millennial Fair last November. Check it out here ( What could have been, eh?

[MISC]  The Merchandise page has been updated with three unknown items at the bottom. Check it out here ( and definitely comment if you can identify some of these.  [2]  Redslash has pointed out that Janus, written in Greek, is rendered as "Ἰανός". Coincidentally, if you squint really hard, it looks like Lavos!  [3]  minet360 has brought to our attention "Chronicles - Documenting the Articulation of Culture in Video Games" an open source online book that examines Chrono Trigger and the Japanese culture imbued within it as well as the subsequent North American culture that altered it. Check it out here (

[FANFICTION]  Error has submitted a wonderful piece of fanfiction about the origin of the Gurus. Check it out here (!  [2]  skylark has updated To the Sea of a Dreams with a story-within-a-story named On the Road to Bliss (;topicseen).

[REMIXES I]  Oh boy, here we go...  [ Chrono Compendium ][ 'Boss Battle 1 Sega Genesis Remix' ( by TheLegendofRenegade ][ 'Courage and Pride (Sega Genesis Remix)' ( by TheLegendofRenegade ][ 'Robo's Theme (Sega Genesis Remix)' ('s%20Theme%20(Sega%20Genesis%20Remix).mp3) by TheLegendofRenegade ][ 'Boss Battle 1 Remix' ( by Marc vd Meulen ][ 'Battle with Magus' ( by Reuben Gingrich ][ 'Dead Sea Piano and Harp Cover' ( by fogfluff ][ 'Fields of Time Home World' ( by VMHypnotik ][ 'On the Banks of a Dream Another World' ( by VMHypnotik ][ 'Time's Grasslands (Sega Genesis Remix)' ('s%20Grasslands%20~%20Home%20World%20(Sega%20Genesis%20Remix).mp3) by TheLegendofRenegade ][ 'Time of the Dreamwatch (Sega Genesis Remix)' ( by TheLegendofRenegade ][ 'Scars of Time (Sega Genesis Remix)' ( by TheLegendofRenegade ][ 'Lost Fragments (Sega Genesis Remix)' ( by TheLegendofRenegade ][ OCReMix ][ 'The Depetrification of the Submerged Forest' ( by Zisotto ][ 'Flow of Time' ( by Richard Daskas ][ 'stratification' ( by melody ][ 'Coming Darkness' ( by Chris Bess, FFmusic Dj, Geoffrey Taucer ][ 'Timewarp' ( by Benjamin Briggs, DjjD, Giles Teskey, Jeff Ball, Krank, Luke Keever, halc ][ 'Passing Through History' ( by Sibling ][ Dwelling of Duels ][ 'A Song for the 90s' ( by Hakstok ][ 'Presagio Oscuro' ( by MushroomSword ][ 'Cantina Automatica' ( by XPRTNovice ][ 'Give Lavos a Chance' (,%20SuprMelO)-Chrono%20Trigger-Give%20Lavos%20a%20Chance-DoD.mp3) by Moire Effect (BluuMonk, SuprMelO) ][ OCReMix WIPs ][ 'Cataclysm' ( by Emunator ][ 'Yearnings of Figaro' ( by CabbitSD ][ 'Schala's Theme' ('s%20Theme.mp3) by JD Harding ][ 'When Days Were Better' ( by Jordan 'J.B. West' Weston ][ 'Schalas Theme for Orchestra' ( by Josh Barron ][ 'Secret of the Forest 0.7' ( by Light_of_Aether ][ 'Sins of Zeal' ( by NyxTheShield ][ 'At the Bottom of Twilight Draft 6' ( by Sauraen ][ 'Far Off Promise EWI and Keyboard' ( by SoUnDoLe ][ 'But You're Still Hungry' ('re_Still_Hungry(RWS0303).mp3) by Yoshiblade ][ 'Singing Emotions Cover' ( by MrEitzpii ][ 'Busy Sea Town (Another Termina) WIP5a' ( by Two Fifty Five ][ 'Attack on Mammon (WIP)' ( by BMN ]

[REMIXES II][ Blue Planet ][ 'Time Egg' ( by AD794 ][ Smooth McGroove ][ 'Chrono Trigger Main Theme' ( by Smooth McGroove ][ 'Corridors of Time' ( by Smooth McGroove ][ 'Wandering Flame with Secret of the Forest' ( by Smooth McGroove ][ CelestiaX -SquareEnix Music Arrange Festival 3 ][ 'Bokura wa koko de mata mawari au -RADICAL DREAMERS-' ( by daijin ][ 'Guldovian Sea' ( by Sui ][ 'Live on Air' ( by poioq ][ 'Prisoners of Fate (Escape Beat)' ( by Juda Atikash ][ 'There's a Song' ('s%20a%20song_41_Ryo_Lion.mp3) by Ryo Lion ][ 'B.C.12000' ( by SIEG ][ 'Battle Battle Dance' ( by Contranote ][ 'Blitz Off' ( by TEQUILA ][ 'Chrono Trigger Irregular Meter Medley' ( by xeno9th ][ 'Dome-16's Ruin and Jonny' ( by sukea96 ][ 'Dream of Chrono Trigger' ( by takimotosho ][ 'Excrement' ( by poioq ][ 'Fly High! Bobonga!' (!%20Bobonga!_30_tomoki.mp3) by Tomoki ][ 'Frog, a human, Magus, and Robo' (,_a_human,_Demon_King,_and_Robo_65_sinalpha.mp3) by sinalpha ][ 'Gato's Theme' ( by masakariushi ][ 'Peaceful Skies' ( by aruchi ][ 'Schala's Theme' ( by masakariushi ][ 'Strike Right' ( by jun1_onod ][ 'Time Egg' ( by AD794 ][ 'Tyrano Lair and Boss Battle 2' ( by hido ][ Celestia13 10th Anniversary ][ 'Scars of Time 13endcard Mix' ( by 13endcard ][ 'Rirumu no Doukei' ( by arukaze ][ 'Schala's Theme' ( by zyasmine ][ 'Zeal Palace Delusion Movie Ver' ( by inoue

[OFFICIAL RELEASES]  [ SQUARE ENIX MUSiC SAMPLER CD Vol.10 ( ][ To Far Away Times - Chrono Trigger Chrono Cross Arrangement Album ( ][ Video Games Live - VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 4 ARCADE BLOCK EDITION ( ][DOUJINS][ ALLIANCE JAPAN - FAMIPPELLA vol 1 ( ][ Chronicles of Time - A Premonition ( ][ Chronicles of Time - Chronicles of Time ( ][ EtlanZ - Game Music Cross Over Next ( ][ extracode - extra.SQUARE vol.1 ( ][ extracode - extra.SQUARE vol.2 ( ][ Ferdk - RPG Battles Vol 1 ( ][ Frog and Cid - Boss Chamber Music ( ][ Jazz Paladin - First Journey - Video Game Grooves ( ][ Laura Intravia - Through Time and Space - Chrono Piano Album ( ][ Sam Dillard - Chrono Cinematica ( ][ Shiryu - Shiryu's Arcade Volume 10 ('s_Arcade_Volume_10) ][ Smooth McGroove - Smooth McGroove Remixed ( ][ The Greatest Bits - Chrono Trigger ( ][ TPR - The End of Time - Melancholy Music from Chrono Trigger ( ]
Title: Re: 2016 Spring Update!
Post by: FaustWolf on March 12, 2016, 12:56:12 am
Hot damn, this reminds me of the good old days! Thanks to the Chrono fan community for continuing to share their creations and research, and to Z for gathering another huge body of work in one place.

Chrono Trigger has got to be in the running for inspiring the greatest number of videogame soundtrack remixes.
Title: Re: 2016 Spring Update!
Post by: Vehek on March 23, 2016, 09:53:03 pm
[ 'Peaceful Skies' by aruchi ]
[ 'Rirumu no Doukei' by arukaze ]
Oh dear, an inconsistency. Those are by the same person. Maybe I should have paid more attention to the file names, assuming there was any input from the artists, that they aren't labels given by staff who wouldn't necessarily know those details.
Title: Re: 2016 Spring Update!
Post by: DarioEMeloD on March 25, 2016, 04:15:44 pm
This was an awesome update (I didn't expect one to begin with), especially the interviews. Keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: 2016 Spring Update!
Post by: ZeaLitY on March 28, 2016, 03:02:52 am
Dissemination of CT and CC topics to new CT and CC hacking forums is complete, along with revivification and update of the modification encyclopedia. Now I just need to copy over what was posted at TT in the intervening period.
Title: Re: 2016 Spring Update!
Post by: DarioEMeloD on March 28, 2016, 06:34:05 pm
I wanted to add some RD translations to the wiki, but apparently I can't, so here goes:

* Spanish (Spain) ( by Magno (
* Spanish (Latin America) ( by Dervour (