As some of you who see me on Discord, Twitter, or YouTube may know, I'm working with some other people on an English translation patch for Sakura Wars: Columns 2
("Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2" in Japanese). Right now I have assistance from some of the people who helped with the Sega Saturn patch (Sakura Wars), without whom this wouldn't even be possible. They have been awesome!
On the development/hacking side though, I'm the only one on the project, although several others in the Dreamcast development and hacking scene have assisted me with a few things (thank you mrneo240
). While I'm not posting this in order to recruit others to work on the project full time, I am posting this to see if somebody out there can help with the compressed PVRs that I have encountered.
While the majority of the game has already been "cracked" and I've been able to prove I can modify it as needed, there are several images locked behind compression which are absolutely imperative for me to modify. This includes things like the menu. I have provided a link below to one of the PVMs that I've extracted from one of the game binaries. It contains several PVRs and in one way or another, there is compression involved that I can't figure out. I've tried PRS decompression utilities like PuyoTools, prs-utils, etc., but with no luck.TITLE.RQL_03.ten2https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vL0amneT332Eu9259A9df97wEDTnZpL1/view?usp=sharing
If anybody is feeling generous and has been down this road before, any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.