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Hi, I've tried downloading Another World 20th Anniversary Edition about three times (also installing and uninstalling), but every time I start up the game, it displays another language, and I can't seem to be able to change it. I'd really like to play the game in english, how can I solve this problem?

Also the language that's displayed is the language of my own computer, which is why it is there instead of english in the first place. I tried time and again, months ago, to change the language of my system for other games, but I either couldn't or was able to do so only partially (most of my pc programs are named in english, but games still pick up on the language of the system). Can I manually get it to work in english?

Thanks.
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I noticed the presence of the 15th anniversary edition and that seemed to work fine in english, problem solved.
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Here's a little dirty trick to choose your language.

In the directory you installed the 20th Anniversary Edition in (e.g. "C:\GOG Games\Another World 20th Anniversary Edition"), you'll find the following subdirectories:

game\TXT

and

ressources\strings

In game\TXT, rename your language-related file (if you're German, rename "DE.txt" to "DE.txt.bak", just in case). Make a copy of "EN.txt" and rename the copy to "<yourlanguagecode>.txt", in the example, to "DE.txt".

In ressources\strings, do the same things to "aw_strings_de.xml" (or to the file related to your language) and to "aw_strings_en.xml". Backup your language file (just a precaution), make a copy of the english file and rename that copy to be named exactly as your former language file ("aw_strings_de.xml" in the example).

I didn't yet play through the whole game (that would be something like the 100th time in my life), I just played the introduction and had a look around the menus, so I can't guarante it's a 100% safe method, but it seems to work.

EDIT: Played through the game, no problems. Only the credits accessed from the main menu are still not in English, probably they are contained in another file.
Post edited October 23, 2013 by theMole4
Thanks a lot for the trick!!!

MY OS in in Spanish but I like to play the games in English, so this was a Lifesaver.

The Spanish localization job on this game is BEYOND terrible!!!

Thanks again!!!
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theMole4: Here's a little dirty trick to choose your language.

In the directory you installed the 20th Anniversary Edition in (e.g. "C:\GOG Games\Another World 20th Anniversary Edition"), you'll find the following subdirectories:

game\TXT

and

ressources\strings

In game\TXT, rename your language-related file (if you're German, rename "DE.txt" to "DE.txt.bak", just in case). Make a copy of "EN.txt" and rename the copy to "<yourlanguagecode>.txt", in the example, to "DE.txt".

In ressources\strings, do the same things to "aw_strings_de.xml" (or to the file related to your language) and to "aw_strings_en.xml". Backup your language file (just a precaution), make a copy of the english file and rename that copy to be named exactly as your former language file ("aw_strings_de.xml" in the example).

I didn't yet play through the whole game (that would be something like the 100th time in my life), I just played the introduction and had a look around the menus, so I can't guarante it's a 100% safe method, but it seems to work.

EDIT: Played through the game, no problems. Only the credits accessed from the main menu are still not in English, probably they are contained in another file.
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yonazzan73: Thanks a lot for the trick!!!

MY OS in in Spanish but I like to play the games in English, so this was a Lifesaver.

The Spanish localization job on this game is BEYOND terrible!!!

Thanks again!!!
You're more than welcome. I'm freakin' [being polite] sick of games choosing your language without asking, or worse, of games that doesn't give you an UI accessible way to choose your language! The Italian localization for AW 20th anniversary edition was loathsome, too, and I've got another game, Type:Rider where I had to change the system locale settings every time I played it to avoid playing the harrowing Italian localization!

We should start a campaign to let developers know that we want to choose our fuckin' [being unpolite] language!

Uh... sorry for the emphasis... Had one beer too much, I think... But I really think developers should let us pick our game language in an early, easy way.
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theMole4: Uh... sorry for the emphasis... Had one beer too much, I think... But I really think developers should let us pick our game language in an early, easy way.
Couldn't agree more!!! Since all the languages are installed, I don't know why isn't there an option to choose the language you want to use, it should be very simple to implement, I think.

Anyway, thanks to your trick the super compuer at the beguinning of the game doesn't talk like a colombian taxi driver anymore, no disrespect, it's just that... it's not right and kills the inmersion,

Cheers!!
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yonazzan73: Anyway, thanks to your trick the super compuer at the beguinning of the game doesn't talk like a colombian taxi driver anymore, no disrespect, it's just that... it's not right and kills the inmersion,
Yeah, exactly! It's just a few dozens bytes of text, so someone could say it's no big deal; but the magic of Another World is the atmosphere it manages to create... and a few dozens bytes of badly translated text are enough to deface that atmosphere for the whole game!
Great workaround, thank you.

The files that determine the credit's language are credits\about_en.html and its equivalents.
Post edited August 23, 2014 by jaykarraway
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yonazzan73: Thanks a lot for the trick!!!

MY OS in in Spanish but I like to play the games in English, so this was a Lifesaver.

The Spanish localization job on this game is BEYOND terrible!!!

Thanks again!!!
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theMole4: You're more than welcome. I'm freakin' [being polite] sick of games choosing your language without asking, or worse, of games that doesn't give you an UI accessible way to choose your language! The Italian localization for AW 20th anniversary edition was loathsome, too, and I've got another game, Type:Rider where I had to change the system locale settings every time I played it to avoid playing the harrowing Italian localization!

We should start a campaign to let developers know that we want to choose our fuckin' [being unpolite] language!

Uh... sorry for the emphasis... Had one beer too much, I think... But I really think developers should let us pick our game language in an early, easy way.
We really should. On X360 is even worse than PC.
I wonder what's the purpose of this silliness on their part, sincerely.