Thank you. I just volunteered for a convention down in Charlotte coming up in Jan, so hopefully they make use of me. I have a lot of programming/event experience, security experience given my gas station time on 3rd shift, and of course have a ton of bomberman stuff. ;) I hope to see some of the NC/SC/nearby TN people consider making the event especially if they put some of the bomberman rigs in the gameroom. :D It runs Jan 5-8th, down in Charlotte and info can be gleaned from http://ichibancon.com/information.php. Should anyone in the region really think they need bomberman represented please contact them to say so.
I would love it if some of the translation people here and other factoid holders could ever get in one place long enough to dispense the data on our fellow bomberman fans, researchers, and others. We really need an effort to interview the people who made bomberman over the years before they all die out also. Thinking of artists, coders, execs, and the like. Bomberman documentary and digital encyclopedia set would not be complete otherwise. :D If we do not save the culture and content of these great games, who will? :<
Anyway, long time no see, DragonBomber! I hope someone finds a cure for your illness. That doesn't sound like much fun.
Yeah, it would be cool to be able to interview the developers. Although, perhaps there have been interviews done within Japan, that we just haven't found yet? Even still, there are a lot of questions I'd like to ask.
Appreciate the well wishes. Good days and bad. Moving and preparing for moving put a big damper on my scanning routine, so I will have to find out where I left off/might have that is not yet available. Doubtful there is anything left to scan somehow, since you all are so thorough.
It makes me happy when I mention someone and they come back. Good to see ya man!
If I happen to have some free cash and time in early January maybe I'll consider checking out this convention of yours. Checked out the website. I'm guessing its a semi/smaller one? Not that I mind a con is always a good time as long as you don't over do them. i attended the oen and only Providence Anime Conference in Rhode Island. I'm pretty sure there were less then 600 people there. lol. BTW it was one of my favorite cons to date!
Either way It's great to hear from ya man! Best of luck with all your current endeavors and we'll be seeing ya hopefully!
Seeing as I'm the only one who has apparently ever translated the game, and none of us know how to hack a PSX ROM... Nope, there is none. Sorry.
I played through the game in Japanese, though, and it's not difficult to understand. You can check out my guide here for character actions and shop items and stuff, that's the only really pertinent text.
Thanks to denim and his beautiful hacking abilities, you can now play the PSX version of Bomberman Wars with full English text! Over the past few months, denim has kept in touch with me, requesting further translations for stuff I'd missed while he worked diligently on a patch for the game. Today, it is released to the public!