How to translate the mod

If you want to translate any of my mods to another language, you can check this tutorial. But there are also other methods, so if you found other tutorials out there, choose the method you prefer best.

(By the way, I learnt this method from Scarlet, before I was using TS4 STBL Editor which was definitely longer ;) )

You can check all already available translations here. 

1. If you didn’t do it yet, install Sims 4 Studio (S4S).

2. Download my mod you want to translate and open .package format file in Sims 4 Studio. 

3. When the mod is opened in S4S, look for String Table file, find your language. Click on this language and then go to Data tab on the right side, as you can see on the screen shot below.

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4. Now when you are in Data, click on Edit Items button (on the screenshot Polish version: Edytuj elementy).

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5. Now you are ready to translate the text :) Choose the text on left side. On the right side, in the value field, replace it with your translation, as you can see below. When you finish translating all entries, click Save button. (You can save it of course also earlier if you want.)

*Important: Do not change anything in the Key field, this would cause that the text stops appearing in the game.

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6. Save also the package, so you don't loose your translation: 

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7. Important tips:

- Do not translate text in brackets like those, e.g. {0.Number}, {0.SimName}. This text will be change automatically in game to proper value. If you change it - it will not appear in game, or will appear incorrectly.

- If you need to adjust the text to female or male form - use this : {M0.he}{F0.she}, and change the text he/she for words you need. Eg. to adjust actor job for both genders you can write: {M0.actor}{F0.actress} OR act{M0.or}{F0.ress}. Both ways will work.

8. Once you finished, let me know about the translation :)

 

a. you can publish the translation on your site / blog / discord etc and let me know about it, so I can link your website in the mod article. One BUT - if you publish the translation on your site, upload only strings (text), please do not upload entire mod (apart from the fact that this is redistribution without my permission, it can also lead to issues, cause people will not have the most updated version of the mod in this case).


b. if you don't have your site etc, you can send the translation to me (email ilkavelle@gmail.com) so I can integrate it into the mod.

(If you don’t want to install Sims 4 Studio or the method is not working for you for some reason, just send me message on Twitter, via Contact form or directly via email ilkavelle@gmail.com – I will then send you the English text in .txt format for translation).