Translate RPG Maker MV Projects
The project is completed. Now you want people to play your game. One possibility to increase the size of your target audience is to present your game in multiple languages. RPG Maker does not provide such a feature natively. If you want to translate your game project, you have to rely on plugins. There are only few plugins which can do that, i.e. Iavra Localization and SRD Translation Engine.
However, both plugins require quite a bit of effort to translate the entire project. With Iavra Localization you have to create a file with key/value translations and use the keys in your project where the translation texts should appear. With the SRD Translation Engine you have to go through all the scenes/events during playtest and translate each message, command and so on, which can be quite time-consuming and error-prone.
Now there is a more convenient and faster solution:
It requires the project to have the SRD Translation Engine plugin installed and it prepares the game files so that the plugin can use the entered translations. The benefits are: all translatable texts are automatically searched in the game files and listed on appropriate tab views:
After the translations are entered and saved they are applied to the project. There are also a few more extra features: get a suggested automatic translation with one button click and export & import of the translatable texts, so that the translation process can be delegated to a professional translator. So far the translation tool has been well-received by the community and will hopefully be helpful for even more RPG Maker MV developers. The tool is available on itch.io.