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Startopiafrance
12th Nov 2002, 21:24
you all know, Startopia is a funny game.
But the french version is most funny. What is most funny? Names!

You will see, it's interesting.

I can tell you many names I can translate :
energy collector > watt-o-matic
power booster > gégen-o-matic
berth > dorm-a-touar
dine-o-mat > manj-a-touar
recharger > recharg-o-matic
lavotron > lav-a-touar
love nest > jubil-a-touar
disco > disk-o-tek
viewing gallery > panoram-a-touar
cargo > karg-o-matic
port > sas
laboratory > labor-a-touar
fighting pit > bâston-a-touar
gem slug > molass polvakien
salthog > pourceau groulien
siren > syraine
sec.column > mir-a-dor
shops and stores > boutik-a- [zik,tou,ordi,jeu]
spawn > macrolarv
memau > memau
biodeck > petikoindenatur
brig > tôl-a-touar
VAL > assistant Virtuel ArtificieL
frostarian snapper > attrapemouche
sick bay > soign-a-touar

Hand-E-Food
13th Nov 2002, 01:58
That's ammusing with VAL. It works in English: Virtual Artificial Lifeform, but they had to make a cop-out with other languages.

What does -a-touar mean?

Startopiafrance
13th Nov 2002, 09:22
-a-touar is the Startopia terminaison for the french -atoire : laboratoire, observatoire; or English -atory : laboratory, observatory

Hand-E-Food
14th Nov 2002, 01:57
Does that mean the English translation of the French translation of the English original is:

Love-atory
Jail-atory (Brig)
Combat-atory (Fighting Pit)
Panoram-atory (Viewing Gallery)
Sick-atory

I like it!

Startopiafrance
16th Nov 2002, 11:21
and now uou can listen the french version... I recorded a party!!!

88 minutes for 25 Mb,
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bristiel/Parties.mp3


The wav file is 850 Mb!!!!!

Startopiafrance
24th Nov 2002, 11:03
no reaction?

So, I will kill this file from my FTP.

Startopiafrance
24th Nov 2002, 11:06
Hand- E- Food > You can modify the names of the rooms.


StarTopia/text/English/interface.txt

Hand-E-Food
25th Nov 2002, 01:31
Hehe.

Antique store = Ye Moderne Shope