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"The Shining Force 3 Translation Project is a fan-based project engaged in the translation of the Sega Saturn game Shining Force III.

Although Sega did release Shining Force III in English in the US and UK, it was actually only the first scenario. The game is actually comprised of three scenarios, the latter two only having seen a release in Japan. By this point in time, the Sega Saturn was at the end of its life and Sega never planned to released the final two scenarios in English. Because the game was to end with scenario 1 for the English speaking world, Sega deliberately changed much of the end of the story in order to reach some kind of conclusion and not let on to fans that they had in fact only played one third of this epic title.

The game script was originally translated to English by a group known as the Aspinia Team some years ago. Their typed translation was made available on Shining Force Central and has been used by fans to understand the events of the latter scenarios, but of course, fans worldwide still clamoued for a translation patch. The Aspinia Team’s original translation would prove to be the basis for the translation patch effort.

For many years, English speaking fans of Shining Force III dreamed of translating the second and third scenarios, but efforts seemed futile. The game’s files incorporated a sophisticated compression method. For many years various fans tried to crack the code, with varying degrees of success, but none made a translation possible… that is until early in 2005 when a software developer, going by the name Knight 0f Dragon wouldn’t let the dream die. With much effort and some assistance from the Saturn hacking community, he was able to develop a program that would allow the Japanese text to be replaced with English. Thus the Shining Force III Translation Project was born…

Volunteers joined the effort to create an English patch for Shining Force III, to correct the translational errors in Scenario 1, but more importantly to provide a complete English translation of Scenario 2, Scenario 3 and the Premium Disc (which was only issued to those who sent a proof of purchase from each of the 3 scenarios to the games’ creators, Camelot).

Many, many people from literally all over the world have made this translation project possible. Read about them on the credits page.

The Shining Force III Translation Project is dedicated to completing the unbelievable task of delivering a high quality translation patch to fans worldwide who have waited over a decade to play this game entirly in English."
-From the Shining Force III translation Project
http://sf3trans.shiningforcecentral.com/introduction/

This includes Scenarios 1,2, and 3 (no Platinum disc) with the English patch (version 18) already applied as well as the Paul_Mets view mod which is supposed to slightly increase the resolution. Version 18 of the English patch was released on December 19th 2016. The only way I could get it to play in Yabause was by running the .bin file and not the .cue. Works fine on my Sega Saturn gen 1 with PseudoSaturn.


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(9 Comments) Latest comment was 4 months ago
TheOmikronNomadSoul View Profile
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2 years ago
Boots perfectly with SSF. This upload makes me want to play the series. Thanks for this.
TuffasGong View Profile
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2 years ago
Good series, playing through Shining Force 2 right now. I was playing scenario 1 about 8 months back and was pretty far but stopped playing it, so probably will have to go through it again to remember the story. You are certainly welcome!
Katom1096 View Profile
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2 years ago
Good one Thanks!
opethion View Profile
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2 years ago
Thanks so much for upping this version!
BALDOGON View Profile
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1 year ago
Awesome upload. thank you..
ficeto001 View Profile
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1 year ago
Can this be played on a real Saturn via CDR? I have a mod chip installed of course.
shwoaps View Profile
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1 year ago
>>Works fine on my Sega Saturn gen 1 with PseudoSaturn.
read the description.
TuffasGong View Profile
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1 year ago
As shwoaps stated since it works fine on my Saturn with PseudoSaturn it should work fine on your mod chipped saturn with burning it to a CDR.
You're welcome Baldogon, thanks for the thanks!
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4 months ago
Can you make one with V19? Thanks!
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