So I noticed the ongoing translation of the Puk version on here and thought about getting around to editing more messages on the English version. (Other versions of the game should be fairly similar, but again I'm only working on the English version of the game) I had edited a few of them in the past, mainly editing the biography screen for some of the officers I replaced.
Thanks to the huge help of Lord Cao Cao, I was able to figure out some more of the actual messages that show up in game, so its possible to edit all messages that happen in events, officer biographies and specific character quotes, among some other stuff.
Has anyone else actually done this or interested in this? I can post what I know of so far to help anyone new getting into this, and hopefully others can add to it, since there's still a lot of parts that are a bit confusing, and also I'm having a problem of some messages like when troops march out or making inspections no longer showing up in the log window after editing some of the messages, so while this does work, there's still some things to be sorted out, so if you want to help or get into this, ALWAYS have a backup so you don't complain to me later
And finally lol, I'm just starting on some of this, so its still a work in progress on some things, so if anyone knows more, feel free to add to this.
For new people I will post a bit at what you're looking for here.
For starters what you're looking for is the S11MSG00.s11, and the 01,02 and 03 files that should be in your Koei, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Media, msg folder. You also need the San11 Editor found here: http://pigspy.ys168.com/
I think there's an English update to that somewhere on here, but I'm still using the one from above, its under SanEditor, and the program will work on the English version.
Now that that's out of the way lol, about the actual MSG files.
S11MSG00.s11 seems to have a lot of pointers and other stuff that I can't make out, so I'd leave this file alone. I think there's some relationship data in there so it's possible to change what officers call their parents and family and such instead of father, mother and so on, but I never messed with this file.
S11MSG01.s11 is what I'm currently working on now, this has the text that shows up on the menu screen such as what commands do, what officers say when employing them, executing them, in duels and so on. Pretty much all in game dialogue is here.
S11MSG02.s11 has a bit from tutorials I think, but also has all the officer biographies in them, so if you wanted to change any bios, this is what to edit. This is a LOT easier than editing other messages as you can just type what you want if you know which officer you are trying to change. Interestingly enough there's bios for some of the npcs like the emperors and Zou Ci here as well even though there's no way to actually see those without hex editing and flat out adding the npcs into the game. There's also a few spots for the officers in the Historical slots that you can edit, but after a few of them they end up having the same bios, and finally there's some descriptions for the tutorials and I think some events here too. Like I said, this is the easiest one to edit.
S11MSG03.s11 seems to be all the events, I haven't edited this one either, although it should be pretty easy if you know which event is what since they seem to go right in order.