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I made this wallpaper for my work PC yesterday. If anyone wants it, it's yours!

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  • @werpu said: Actually the first two had excellent translations. They were done by a guy who really loved those games and did it for the joy of doing it (back then he was a playtester for a german computer games magazine, nowadays he works at the Microsoft games division)
    His name was Boris Schneider!

    I was actually suprised by the quality of the translation while he often could not translate the jokes directly he found almost for every joke a very good equivalent.
    The other two were done by professional translation studios, and they did not lack the polish of the first two. They were standard translation tasks, not bad but run of the mill translation with no feeling for the game or the in game jokes. They did not even bother to try to translate the pirate song, they just cut it out.
    It is funny that an amateur does a way better job than the professional translators, but this is a typical german phenomenon. The classical example is Futurama, where the professional translation is hard to swallow (partially with jokes completely wrong translated and without any background knowledge, partially hilarious translation errors) while the fan translations usually are up to the original dialogs!

    I imagine the pirate song would be very difficult, unless you just wrote a new song entirely.

    How close is the translation of the rhyming insult sword fighting?

  • @AndyBundy said: I think Amazon is a good way to buy the German versions.
    http://www.amazon.de/THQ-Entertainment-GmbH-Monkey-Collection/dp/B000050FV8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1244662342&sr=8-2
    http://www.amazon.de/Flucht-Monkey-Island-Software-Pyramide/dp/B000MMN6QG/ref=pd_sim_vg_1

    I know it costs a lot for you but these offers are maybe the best you can get.

    And check the last Dominic Armato QA page for the comment Ì've written. There's the German "Monkey in the pocket" - track in it.

    Thanks for the links! I'll probably put this idea on hold for now, but I'm sure in the post ToMI hangover, I'll be able to talk myself into buying the German version from somewhere.

    Oddly enough, it will probably be something like the 4th or 5th time I purchase MI1 and 2. I got them when they came out, then again in part of those Lucas Arts multi-game packs, then again as a set of two games years later, and it's possible I bought them at some other point, and I'm just forgetting about it. LA got their money's worth out of me.

    EDIT: Oh, and thanks also for the monkey in my pocket song. I'm at work right now, but I'm going to try to download it when I get home.

  • Well, this worked in getting to subscribe to Telltale's twitter. Any other ones that'd be useful to add?

  • This goes kind of far back in the thread, but I thought I should point out that I often call my girlfriend punkydoodle (though I haven't played MI2 in so very many years). When asked where I come up with that, I do my darndest not to get fanboyish.
    I'm sure silly little references crop up everywhere in my life (d'ah! Papapishu!), but I'm glad for your trivia question.

  • Aw crap. I missed it. I couldn't get on the computer as I was away shopping. Congratulations to those who won! :D

  • @PariahKing said: Well, this worked in getting to subscribe to Telltale's twitter. Any other ones that'd be useful to add?

    Tim Schafer: http://twitter.com/TimofLegend
    Ron Gilbert: http://twitter.com/GrumpyGamer

  • @Black Nova said: I mixed this for a friend, who thought I should throw it here as well
    http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/582/tomicopy.jpg

    There's a little "easter egg" included for the clever guys

    It's excellent! :)

    And the background is just too cute, oh mah gawd!

    Fluffy clouds! wee!

  • ...pleeeeaaase put on Sale those buttons on the Telltale website before Stan will sell his unhautorized merchandising version of the buttons on Ebay... XD
    Or you can give one free button to all people preordered the game and send to them with the boxed Steve Purcell's cover dvd version !!!! :)

    Sorry for my absolutely awful english...

  • Pleeeeeease listen to him....

  • @enciclopedia said: ...pleeeeaaase put on Sale those buttons on the Telltale website before Stan will sell his unhautorized merchandising version of the buttons on Ebay... XD
    Or you can give one free button to all people preordered the game and send to them with the boxed Steve Purcell's cover dvd version !!!! :)

    Sorry for my absolutely awful english...

    One problem everyone that preordered will want the same button, the one that says "ask me about monkey island";)

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