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The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble (aka Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth) is a point-and-click adventure from 1994.

It has full voice acting for dialogs and cutscenes. There are no subtitles :(.

I’d like to transcribe all dialogs and create subtitles, so that hearing-impaired players can enjoy the game, too.

Where could I start? Are there any communities who could help with this project?

Is this possible at all (without having to create a new game, so to speak)?

The game is supported by ScummVM. Maybe this helps?

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closed as off topic by Frank, MBraedley, kotekzot, OrigamiRobot, Fluttershy May 11 '13 at 20:42

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This is well outside our expertise. –  Frank May 11 '13 at 18:20
@fbueckert: Why wouldn’t hearing-impaired players be part of this community? They might probably know more about any projects that could be supportive. –  unor May 11 '13 at 18:21
This has nothing to do with hearing impaired players. Our expertise does not run to modifying games at all. –  Frank May 11 '13 at 18:43
@fbueckert: I don’t ask for advice how to program resp. modify the code (this could be a follow-up question on Stack Overflow), but a) for projects that could help here (e.g. communities that modify games for hearing-impaired players) and/or b) if there are tools available (e.g. for ScummVM) that offer subtitle integration and/or c) maybe if there something exists for this very game already, e.g. a patch. –  unor May 11 '13 at 19:05
If you want to get a start on figuring out how to add subtitles, I'd recommend doing some research, and seeing if there is a community around. We're not here to do that for you. We're here if you have a problem with a game. That's what we're good at. If you insist on modifying game files, ask a specific question about that on GameDev. –  Frank May 11 '13 at 19:20

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Before I research the specific game, it is likely that since the game is from '94 that the movies and cutscenes are separate movie files stored in either a directory where the game is installed, or kept on the installation disc. If they are on the local hard drive, you would edit the actual movie files and add the subtitles that way. If they are on the installation disc, you would have to copy them off the disc, edit them and add the subtitles, create an ISO of the disc, and edit that ISO by replacing the original files with your new ones. videohelp.com is your friend here in finding the software to assist in editing the movie files to add the subtitles.

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