Q: What is this all about?
A: This is a fan translation project for Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love, a Nintendo DS game released in 2009. It is sometimes referred to as Tingle RPG 2.
Q: 2? I didn't know there was even a 1!
A: The first game, Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, was released in 2006 and was released in 5 languages, including English, in Europe. Since the DS was not region locked, North American players can import the game and it will play on every DS model, including the 3DS.
Q: When will the patch be released?
A: When it's done. We're currently aiming for a release before the end of 2017. Keep in mind that everyone on the team is doing this in their own free time, without being paid. All of us have lives outside of this project, so we can't give a concrete date.
Q: How do I play the translation after its done?
A: You have two options* - use an emulator or play it on a flashcart. These options will be explained in greater detail when the patch is released. Do note that compatibility with real DS hardware is the #1 priority for the patch as far as compatibility goes.
As far as emulation goes, for Windows, Desmume or NO$GBA should both suffice for this translation patch. For Android users, Drastic is recommended, and is the best option overall if you have a good enough device.
If you want to play it on a real DS, you will need a flashcart. If you have a regular DS or DS Lite, any one will work. If you have a DSi or 3DS, you must make sure that it is compatible with the latest version, or install CFW (3DS only) to bypass flashcart blocks.
We will not be producing game cartridges of our patch or be able to release it as an Action Replay code.
Q: Where do I get the ROM?
A: You have to dump it off of your own cartridge. There are many tutorials for this, involving either a DS Lite or a 3DS. When the patch is released we will be sure to have a tutorial that explains how to dump the ROM. Any request or mention of where to find illegal ROMs is prohibited on this website.
Q: I want to help!
A: Great, head on over to the 'Help Us Out' page and read up on what you might like to help with. Leave a comment on that page or email one of the members of the blog, mentioning what you would like to help with and your experience with it, and someone will get back to you.
This is a blog that we will use to post news on our translation of "Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love". For those who don't know, it is a sequel to Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland. Rupeeland was released in English, but Balloon Trip of Love wasn't.
*Please note all images/videos shown of the translation are not final and may be changed in the final patch.
This is an unofficial fan project. We are in no way affiliated with Nintendo or Vanpool, and are doing this completely for free.