Import Game Spelunking - Tools and Techniques


I thought it would be useful to share apps, tools and techniques that can be used to make our hobby a little easier. None of these are silver bullets, but together they make spelunking for import gaming information a whole lot easier.




Very nice thread. I need to get some of those Workflows onto my phone.


Great example of using the Google Translate app on a Japanese manual.


How to extract text from an image and translate using Google Drive & Docs

  1. Upload the image to your Google Drive
  2. Right click image and choose Open with > Google Docs

A new document will be created containing the image and extracted text

  1. In Google Docs choose Tools > Translate document… and choose your target language

A second document will be created with the translated text


Example results…

I also do a second translation using copy and paste of the text into Google Translate, the results are often subtly different and you are allowed to see alternative translations for each word/phrase/line

I then submit Staff lists like this to MobyGames so that everybody can benefit.


Very nice. When I found out that google translator app was so easy to use, I translated and add the Art of Fighting prologue manga to a replacement booklet that I made for my copy of AOF CD.

Translated Scan (Portuguese)

Printed version


Nice touch! Well done