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Psyringe Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:03pm
Terrible German translation - how to change language?
I decided to give this game a chance despite the mediocre review score, but have to say that it gives a really bad first impression.

It starts in German on a machine where the OS and Steam are both set to English. Nothing on this system is German except the keyboard layout and the geolocation, so why do you assume that I want to play this game in German?

The German translation is also incredibly, laughably bad, to the point where it's really detrimental to the experience. Some examples that are immediately obvious after starting the game:
- Several menus show a messy mix of German and English parts
- Single untranslated English words appear in German sentences
- Translations were clearly done without context and were never proofread by any halfway competent German speaker. As an example, the very simple phrase "Press F to skip" has been mutilated into a nonsensical, ungrammatical expressiion that roughly means "Holding F for jump". It's a three-word sentence and they not only got every single word wrong, they also botched up the grammar.

There is a drop-down menu at the top-right corner of the options screen that lets you select different languages. Changing this setting has absolutely no effect on the game, it's a placebo. So the game is effectively forcing a terrible German translation on players who would have preferred to play in English in the first place.

Is there any other way to change the game's language to English? Perhaps a launch parameter or some renaming of files?
Last edited by Psyringe; Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:07pm
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