fan translation

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Coined by the console emulation and reverse-engineering communities and the non-Japanese video game players involved.

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fan translation (plural fan translations)

  1. (video games) An unofficial translation of a computer game or video game into a language that it was never marketed in (as opposed to a commercial translation), especially an English translation of a Japan-only video game and usually through console emulation.

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