About Tales of Xillia

By | September 12, 2013

UPDATE 7: Screw the dual audio version. Translating the DLCs was more effort than this game is worth.
– I wanted to subtitle the OPs but they’re more bitrate-starved than Japanese TV transport streams and the RAD Video Tools offer no option to keep the audio stream untouched
– I’d need to either rewrite my packing tools or replace files manually like I did at the beginning to solve the problems of UPDATE 2
– Since there is no structure in the game files at all, I have no idea how to de-censor that one Agria scene
– Everyone who wanted Japanese audio already downloaded the undub anyway

UPDATE 6: DLC translation is complete now. Tales of Xillia (EU) Translated JP Base DLC 0.9.pkg (Details)

UPDATE 5: 1.01 has been out for a while now. It fixes any possible increased loading times of the BETA1. Not more, not less. DLC is being worked on.

UPDATE 4: Working on the DLC now. The goal is to translate all DLCs to all EU languages. If you can help with Spanish, Italian or feel like editing the English translation, drop by at #toxundub@Rizon

UPDATE 3: Apparently the solution was to move all audio files to the beginning of the archive. Oh well, enjoy Tales of Xillia UNDUB BETA1 READNFO PS3. I’m still planning to make some additions and release another version, though.

UPDATE 2: OK, so we kind of figured out what sort of problem it is that’s preventing all necessary files from being replaced but that’s about it. So far you only get an undub if you accept 1 of this:
– no sound effects and music in some cutscenes
– about 200 scenes still being in English
– either no voices or game crash in about 10 scenes of the game
– all images being Japanese
Sounds random? It is. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Seems like I joined the guys at PS3 NEWS to solve the remaining certain-cutscenes-only-have-voices problem. Unfortunately, everything so far has been unsuccessful. There is a limitation somewhere which prevents us from replacing all audio files but we’re still unsure about what or where it is.

Since the EU version is out, I tried my luck but as expected it’s not that easy to undub. Well, I only had 1 try since repacking the files with my tools is a pain.
To explain it a bit: Most files of the game are in one huge 2 GB archive and then there’s its header file that stores some additional information. To replace any files inside, you first need to extract the archive with the information from the header file, as well as store its additional information in a temp file, then replace the files you want and edit the temp file so its contents match the replaced files. This can be confusing since there is no folder structure and the filenames are just auto-generated numbers which don’t even match those from the Japanese version. Finally, you need to rebuild the archive as well as a new header file and test it.

Now what I got after replacing some files which looked related to audio were:
– Japanese Small and Fighting Chat voices
– Japanese cutscene voices
– Japanese battle voices
– still English player select (at the very beginning) voices
– no sound effects (I don’t remember if there should’ve been music) on the first cutscene
I didn’t play until the first Long Chat so no idea about that. Anime scenes are easy to replace and should work just fine although I didn’t try it.
The guys over at PS3 NEWS seem to have similar results and are working at a quite fast pace so it may be pointless for me to continue. There are a lot of things I’d like to edit in this game apart from undubbing it but Namco really doesn’t make it easy.
Oh well, enough for today since it’s almost 4 a.m.. Time to encode PreCure before I fall asleep on the keyboard…

47 thoughts on “About Tales of Xillia

  1. BlinkWinkel

    UPDATE 3: Nice, good work! That was fast :) Better to play a semi broken version than a completely broken version (official version). Torrent is now available on nyaa.eu, also I agree 100% with the torrent description:

    *** USA PUBLISHERS ***

    Please stop ruining your games with such horrible english dubs!
    We are forced to go to extremes like this because you are making
    the games we love unplayable!

    Seriously, your customers expect dual-audio releases. It’s 2013
    and you’re still not selling what we want.”

    1. Majin3 Post author

      It’s most likely (it’s not our group’s work) called “beta” because it’s more like a workaround than a fix but we haven’t encountered any issues so far. Unless there’s a different problem this workaround brings up, it should be good to go

  2. jhonbb

    Please i would appreciate an undub with the Eur version (i’m spanish).

    Right now, only the english versión of the game is undubed true?

      1. jhonbb

        Ok. So if i download the UNDUB BETA1 version, could i play with japanese audio and spanishs subs?

        An other question, the BETA1 has fixed the issues of the update2?

  3. xvl260

    I’m playing the BETA1 version, it seems like in the non-prerendered cutscenes there’s no BGM. Is there anyway to fix this or is that an limitation of the undub due to the files being different? Thanks.

    1. BlinkWinkel

      I believe this is fixed in the new v1.01 version, not sure though I’m downloading it at the moment.

      1. Majin3 Post author

        None of the versions from Somebody Special (BETA1, 1.0 and 1.01) should have that problem.
        xvl260, recheck your files.

  4. ROB3RT

    Sorry, but the cinematics don’t run correctly. They stop every second. That happened only to me?

  5. Star

    sorry noob here.
    Need help
    Is there any instruction to install this game to Ps3?
    Can you provide link to it??
    Do i have to jailbreak the ps3?
    Thank you :)

    1. Majin3 Post author

      There are a lot of CFW tutorials online. Look it up.
      There’s no special instruction for this game since it doesn’t need any.

  6. BlinkWinkel

    Currently playing the 1.01 Undub and it’s working really well so far. I’m a bit after the part where the “5th character” joins, and didn’t notice any problems. Tested with Rogero 4.40 CFW. “Somebody special” and everyone else who helped on the undub, thanks a lot for fixing the shitty localization of this awesome JRPG :) Amazing game so far, much better than Tales of Graces F in my opinion.

  7. rocknard

    ¿¿Where can i download the UNDUB beta1.0 patch?? I have the patch 1.0 to 1.01, but i need the first update.

    1. Majin3 Post author

      You don’t need the 1.0 patch. 1.01 works for both, BETA1 and 1.0.
      EDIT: If you meant the BETA1 patch, there is none. Get the full game.

  8. ami

    I have CFW Rogero 4.46 and I have no idea how to install this game. What am I supposed to do? I don’t have a pkg file or anything. The file I downloaded is essentially just “PS3_GAME” with a bunch of folders inside. Do I just copy the whole thing onto a USB drive? I tried that and it’s not working. Can somebody at least give me a hint?

  9. Adrian

    I’m a bit late I know, but is there another working link that works for the v1.01 patch?

    1. Majin3 Post author

      The same person who did ToX1 will most likely do ToX2 as well.

        1. Majin3 Post author

          I won’t be doing anything ToX2 related. Everything is out there, just search for it.
          A translated DLC pack is being worked on as well, but not by me either.

    1. Majin3 Post author

      There is no patch, just the full undub (and a patch to a newer undub version).

  10. Myriad

    Would it be possible for you to upload another copy of the 1.01 patch? I can’t seem to find it anywhere. (I’ve got the beta version)


  11. hawk

    Can someone please reupload the 1.01 patch, I looked all over the internet but didn’t find it! Much help appreciated!

  12. lilith

    Hi, I got the undub version but when I start the new game, it only works on anime scenes (movie). normal scenes are still voiced in english. is it because what I have is BETA 1 and not BETA 1.01? can you please upload the patch so I can make my BETA into 1.01? really appreciate your help! > . <

  13. Iqbal

    majin, dou you still have the torrent files or links? i want to download but theres no seed,.
    i want to play this game :(

    1. Majin3 Post author

      I deleted the files shortly after getting them back then so I’m afraid no.

    1. Panko

      Hello, do you have the Undub game password? I’m sorry for my English, I’m Spanish.


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