Hi, friends, how are you?, I need your help to support your language in California Megamod.
I'm working on an application that will show you flags from different countries and allows you to change the language of the cheats menu with just one click. It is almost finished, i only need more language files. I currently have SPANISH, ENGLISH and i have tried to make a PORTUGUESE file using google translator. this was not too dificult because spanish and portuguese are similar languages, they have many words in common, or similar. But doing the same for other languages would be much harder, because sometimes google translator gives you wrong words. and not knowing a language makes it harder to be able to know which ones are wrong and which ones are right, the result could be a real useless mess. The best possible translations can only be made by native speakers of each language; And this is where you can help.
The cheats menu is one of the greatest features in California Megamod, UNRATED69 the original autor of the cheats menu, did a great job, and i have been editing and improving the script for the last 2 years, making it even better with a lot of new options, making it so powerful that nobody could live without it. The cheats menu now allows you to do almost anything, anytime, anywhere, you can spawn any vehicle, teleport to any location, replace the player model with any ped, get any weapon, get money, health, ammo, armour, etc. You can set stats/skills, time, weather, wanted level (police stars), You can spawn friends, enemies, aliens, superheros,... fix your broken vehicle, flip it, make it undestructable, get Nitrous Oxide, Neon lights, Swap paintjobs, make your vehicle fly or move in the water, make yourself inmortal, never get hungry, never get tired, never fall from bike, etc. and everything is done quickly and easily, without the need to remember and type a lot of codes.
As you already know the cheats menu in california megamod comes in spanish by default, and i published a patch to translate it into english for the California Megamod 3.0, and now i have to publish another one for the new version 3.1, but i would like to create a better system, not just replacing the .fxt file, i would like something more stylish and i would like to add support for several different languages for the cheats menu in California Megamod version 3.1 (and future versions). I think many of you would love the idea.
I currently have language files in SPANISH and ENGLISH for the cheats menu, i dont know more languages but i would like to support more languages, and it can be done with a little help from you, my friends.
The cheats menu is a CLEO script named cheats(F5).cs that uses a .TXT file renamed as cheats(F5).FXT with labels and all the words needed to show all options in the menu, each line in this file starts with an identification label and then a line of text that can be just a word or a sentence with several words. All of these lines are used ingame to show on screen the options, instructions and confirmation messages in the cheats menu.
Currently CLEO only supports one .FXT file for each cleo script, it does not supports languages, but i had an idea to overcome this problem, i can make several copies of the cheats(F5).fxt file whith different names: ENGLISH_cheats(F5).fxt , SPANISH_cheats(F5).fxt , PORTUGUESE_cheats(F5).fxt , FRENCH_cheats(F5).fxt , ITALIAN_cheats(F5).fxt , etc. and then i can edit those files in notepad.exe to translate all the words to another language, and when i want to change the language of the cheats menu i only have to replace the current cheats(F5).fxt file in CLEO\CLEO_TEXT\ folder with a different file taken from the Languages folder where i stored all the translations. And so using this system i can give support to any language in the world if i have the files with the translated Texts. And this is where you can help me.
If you speak a language that it is not supported yet, for example french, and you want to help with the translation to your language, then you can create a copy of the cheats(F5).fxt file in spanish or in english inside languagues folder, and then you can rename it to FRENCH_cheats(F5).txt and then you open the file using the windows NOTEPAD.EXE and start translating all the words to FRENCH language, and when finished, you save the file as FRENCH_cheats(F5).FXT , and then you upload the file to a free file storage server, like mediafire, dropbox, mega, etc. and then you copy the link for downloading the file and paste the link into a comment in the comments section of this page down below. so that i can download them and be able to add the new language to the CheatsMenu's language settings application.
Unfortunately I Can't pay you no money at all for your work, it would be a volunteer job, i have been working on this megamod for more than 8 years and nobody has ever paid me a single dime (and i never asked for), and currently i don't even have a job. I can only promess you to add the language file you send to the california megamod 3.1 and newer versions, you can delete my name and put your name in the heading comments at the very beggining of the file if you want credits for your work.
I would be very happy if someone could send me translations for at least the most important european languages like FRENCH, ITALIAN and GERMAN. Because with English, Spanish and Portuguese i already have enough languages to support all the countries from the American continent because most of them can speak spanish.
I dont know if there will be people from other continents that use to play the california megamod, and so i'm just thinking about America and Europe for a start, if you live somewhere else and you would like to send a file with the translation to support your language, then you will be welcome, no matter what country it is, everyone is welcome. Just make sure you don't forget to tell me what language it is and in what countries it is spoken, so that i can setup the right flags for the right countries.
When posting your contributions in the comments section below, please state clearly in each post which language you have made, so that other people can see it and avoid making translations for languages that are already done.
Many thanks to all of you for your help and for playing this megamod and for your patience and support all of these years. I wish you enjoy the latest California Megamod version 3.3 that i have uploaded recently.
If you want to contribute with a new translation file then you will need to create a copy of one of the FXT files inside the LANGUAGES folder in california megamod (probably the ENGLISH_CHEATS(F5).fxt one will be the best for most of you) you need to edit the file in notepad.exe (included in all versions of windows) and translate all of the english words into a new language (dont forget to rename the file with the name of the new language):
While testing the new portuguese language in the game i have found a serious limitation that will be a problem when translating to some languages. CLEO only allows numbers and standard letters (from a to z and from 0 to 9), special characters like: ç Ç ñ Ñ à á â ä è é ê ë ì í î ï ò ó ô ö ù ú û ü are not showed or if showed then they are replaced by random characters, and its very hard to get the ones you want on the screen, if you know how to fix this problem then i would apreciate your help.
The only solution i can think of right know is to replaced all special characters with standard letters like z Z n N a e i o u
Sadly this problem means that some languages with a lot of special characters or with a totally different set of characters like russian, arabian, japan, chinese,... will not be able to be supported.