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Leroux: snip
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keeveek: I found the info that in Readme file for Braid there's a guide how to change your language.
You're right! So Braid has been absolved of all charges and I have made a fool of myself again ... Oh well. Much appreciated though, thanks a lot. :)
Here's another title to add to the "black list": Back to the Future, the Game. The Telltale account lets me choose between English and German before downloading, so I choose English, download and install the game - with the result that I now have the English voiceovers but all text is automatically converted to German, and of course there's no in-game option to switch display languages ...

It's beyond me how anyone can think such a horrible design decision helpful, without realizing how much the concerned players will loathe it. Why would anyone want to e.g. choose their answers in conversations in German, when the voiceovers are in English anyway? And what's so hard about letting players make their own choices by providing a decent options menu? Argh. >:(
Post edited August 24, 2012 by Leroux
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thebum06: Oh, right. I use 2007. Probably different there. I don't even have a language tab or anything in the options. I guess I'll have to buy a newer version sometime soon anyway.
Don't rush it. There will probably be discounts for upgrading to 2013... assuming they do it like Win 8, that is. You can upgrade to 8 Pro from XP/Vista/7 for ~70 dollars, afaik.
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Leroux: Here's another title to add to the "black list": Back to the Future, the Game. The Telltale account lets me choose between English and German before downloading, so I choose English, download and install the game - with the result that I now have the English voiceovers but all text is automatically converted to German, and of course there's no in-game option to switch display languages ...

It's beyond me how anyone can think such a horrible design decision helpful, without realizing how much the concerned players will loathe it. Why would anyone want to e.g. choose their answers in conversations in German, when the voiceovers are in English anyway? And what's so hard about letting players make their own choices by providing a decent options menu? Argh. >:(
You probably don't want to hear it, but Steam lets you choose between both languages in that game flawlessly....
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Ubivis: Steam allows so set the language to whatever you like and allows to set for each game separately in which language you like to have it (might need to have some data updated for the game).
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Leroux: Ah, okay. Thanks to both of you for the advices! So that settles the matter for Stacking and Costume Quest, but of Braid and Bastion I use the DRM-free versions, not Steam.
Try launching Bastion.exe with this parameter: -lang eng

And for Braid:
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/14492/what-are-the-command-line-options-for-the-pc-mac-version-of-braid
Post edited August 25, 2012 by JAAHAS
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SimonG: You probably don't want to hear it, but Steam lets you choose between both languages in that game flawlessly....
Well, you already told me, and that's cool for all the lucky Steam customers. :)

I just think it's pretty lame when Steam is the only solution to bad design decisions. I bought the game directly from the developers and get a worse product? DRM and no real choice in game languages? That's messed up. When I bought Sam & Max Season One retail some years ago, I adored this new hope for the adventure game market, but since then, after all the experiences I've made with them and their other games, I'm beginning to lose all my admiration and respect for Telltale as a company.


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JAAHAS: Try launching Bastion.exe with this parameter: -lang eng

And for Braid:
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/14492/what-are-the-command-line-options-for-the-pc-mac-version-of-braid
Thanks for the advice! It's good to know that you can remedy the automatic language recognition with command lines at least, but I still think it's lazy design that they didn't supply a graphical options menu for these matters, in-game or through a launcher window, especially in this time and age.
Post edited August 25, 2012 by Leroux
So, I'm necro'ing my own thread from two years ago, but I've actually found a game now that completely ignores all language settings in Steam, too. My Steam language is English and the game's language is set to English in Steam, too, and still Castle of Illusion forces German subtitles on me, just because my OS language is German. I checked google and the game's forums, but apparantly noone has found any solution for playing the game in English other than changing the language of your OS. Why, oh why, Sega? That's not customer-friendly ease-of-use, in my opinion, it's infantilizing. :(
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Leroux: ...
I have my Windows 7 set to English (Ultimate fitw) and almost everything else too, but have to set my keyboard settings to US/UK AND metrics (Datetime format and decimal format), or GTA 3 and Vice City will be censored (no blood, no money from killed people...)
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Leroux: snip
How about using Applocale? - http://users.wfu.edu/yipcw/atg/microsoft/applocale/
My Windows installation is in English. Steam is set to English. Resident Evil - Revelations still thinks it's a good idea to launch in Dutch. >_<
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omega64: My Windows installation is in English. Steam is set to English. Resident Evil - Revelations still thinks it's a good idea to launch in Dutch. >_<
Mind reading?
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Leroux: So, I'm necro'ing my own thread from two years ago, but I've actually found a game now that completely ignores all language settings in Steam, too. My Steam language is English and the game's language is set to English in Steam, too, and still Castle of Illusion forces German subtitles on me, just because my OS language is German. I checked google and the game's forums, but apparantly noone has found any solution for playing the game in English other than changing the language of your OS. Why, oh why, Sega? That's not customer-friendly ease-of-use, in my opinion, it's infantilizing. :(
I've found that Firefox does that. For some reason it refuses to use American English it'll use German before American English and the spellcheck is generally with UK English with no way of changing it.

But, it was really super important that people know they're updating it so they had to go with the new version numbering system because it wasn't the fact that they won't fix bugs like this that was the issue.
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omega64: My Windows installation is in English. Steam is set to English. Resident Evil - Revelations still thinks it's a good idea to launch in Dutch. >_<
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toxicTom: Mind reading?
Websites tend to do the same. Just because I live in the Netherlands. It's quite frustrating. :'(
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toxicTom: Mind reading?
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omega64: Websites tend to do the same. Just because I live in the Netherlands. It's quite frustrating. :'(
Yeah well, I like in switzerland (aka : germany), and I speak french. You can imagine my joy when websites or applications impose me "my country's language".
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triock: How about using Applocale? - http://users.wfu.edu/yipcw/atg/microsoft/applocale/
What does it do? Can it change the language of the OS for one single game only and automaticaly switch back when I quit?

I've decided to write a support ticket to Sega, and I got a surprisingly quick answer, asking me to send them the configuration file. Not sure why they need it instead of telling me what to write i it (it has only two lines in it), but here's hoping there is actually is a command line to fix this problem and that the support stuff will know about it.