Re:BIRTHDAY SONG – Trial English Translation COMPLETE

And so I finally completed this trial! It took about a week to translate, revise, and edit. It’s not that long but I’d say it’d take about 30 minutes to an least an hour to do. Now I may have grammatical, translation, or friggin’ line break errors. But you know what? This was hard to do so I don’t even care. for someone who has never ever inserted text into a game before I’d say it’s better than what it could be.


So, onto the steps:

  • You can download the trial here
  • change your locale to Japanese if you don’t know already
  • All you need to do is overwrite the Rio.arc  with file with the one provided.

And hopefully it should work just fine! I tested it out myself so I’m pretty sure it should work.

Before anyone asks, if I’m doing a full translation, I DON’T KNOW.
I mean it’s possible but I have other things to worry about and not only that, but I haven’t even played the game yet. So for one thing I don’t even know how good this game’ll be. I liked the trial but once I have a full opinion on it and more free time, perhaps someday idk.

NOTE: I don’t know why, I couldn’t type a lowercase “c” into the name textbox. I’m really not sure why, I may have accidentally tampered with a file that did this??This is may just be my own error. Maybe if I re-installed my own game it’d be fixed lol. But I’m not sure. The default name is “ココロ” or Cocoro. So you couldn’t type her full name or any name for that matter with a lower case “c”. Sorry if this is an inconvenience. 

A wonderful blogger figured out the whole lower case “c” issue! And I thank her greatly for that! 

To put it shortly into her words:

“Before I begin, I found a way to get a lowercase “c” to work, hurrah! Normally, the patch will only let you type a capital case C when caps lock is off by pressing shift C. So start with that to capitalize the first letter of her name. Now if you turn caps lock on, the only way to make a letter lowercase is when you press shift c. Do that with caps on and tadaaaa, lowercase c, enabling you to fully type out “Cocoro.” (Or whatever name if you wish that needs a lowercase c). And then don’t forget to press enter. c:”

And no I didn’t translate the configure settings I’m sorry but I have no idea how to do that. I couldn’t find an image file to edit but It’s not hard to figure it out though. And I don’t think you really need to do much to the settings unless you wanna turn down the music so you can hear the voices better (which I do.)

Tell me what you think and whatnot cause I’d love to know!
Anyways, enjoy my stupid translation.

68 thoughts on “Re:BIRTHDAY SONG – Trial English Translation COMPLETE

    1. Can you perhaps specify on the issue? Assuming you did what I wrote above, you must’ve replaced the Rio.arc file with the one I provided after installing the game, right?

    1. Application initialization error. Hmm, it’s set to japanese locale right? Did you change it after installing? Maybe you could try uninstalling the game, changing the locale to japanese, then re-installing and see if that works?

      Also make sure when you installed the game to see that the game folder “RE:Birthday Song” is in the honeybee folder in your program files.

      That should be in your C drive > Program files > honeybee > Re:BIRTHDAY SONG~恋を唄う死神~(体験版)Cause once I took it out of my c drive onto my desktop and got the same error.

      1. I have the same problem. I change the locale language to japanese and my laptop is all in japanese, but when I try to start the game I have that error. I don’t know why.

  1. I could run the patch without problems ^^ Thank you very much for the translation! I’d been waiting for this game since I read the synopsis and character information in the honeybee website. Though I understand japanese (and would be glad to help if you choose to translate the full game), it’s always easier (and faster) to read english :).

    1. Yay! You’re welcome and thank you for trying it out! Yeah, I’ve been really looking forward to this game a lot! I’m a sucker for Satoi’s art. It’s so lovely. Agreed, it’d be great to have visual novels all in my fluent language haha! I’d be skimming through them in no time. And if I do decide to translate the full game I’ll be sure to contact you about it! Thanks again! ;w;

  2. BTW I found a review that mentions how to bypass the “c” problem here:

    Here is what she wrote: “Before I begin, I found a way to get a lowercase “c” to work, hurrah! Normally, the patch will only let you type a capital case C when caps lock is off by pressing shift C. So start with that to capitalize the first letter of her name. Now if you turn caps lock on, the only way to make a letter lowercase is when you press shift c. Do that with caps on and tadaaaa, lowercase c, enabling you to fully type out “Cocoro.” (Or whatever name if you wish that needs a lowercase c). And then don’t forget to press enter. c:”

    I take no credit, I just wanted to let you know.
    P.S. The demo has been an absolute delight to play thus far!

    1. I could not figure out this problem for the life of me. Thank you so much for sharing that info! I’ll be sure to thank her for figuring that out and re-edit my post to mention it.

      And I’m really happy you enjoyed the demo! ;w;

  3. Please can you put a more detailed instalation guide because when I instaled the game obiusly the windows were in japanese so I only chose the options that were already chosen but it doesn’t work and I already tried to uninstall it but it doen’t work 😦

    1. I didn’t put up an installation guide since installing it shouldn’t be too difficult. Once you click the rebs_trial application it should open up the blue installation window and all you need to do is click the next button (N) until it installs. Aside from that though, you’ll need to be more specific on the problem. Does the game not work even after it’s installed?

      1. At first I had the same problem as May so I tried to uninstall it but I couldn’t and now there’s a different notice, I’ll send you the screen captures later because right now I can’t. And even without the patch it doesn’t work :/

  4. Thank you for translating the demo! I didn’t even know this game came out! ^^ I just have a slight problem: the demo crashes when I try to save and load. Otherwise, it was working just fine for me. I’m totally going to play it after I finish your translated demo (even though I don’t that have a high Japanese vocabulary, but it’s all a part of learning lol), so thank you very much! (/ ^o^)/~*

    1. You’re welcome!~ Ah, strange. I haven’t had that problem before…I’m not sure why it’d crash in that situation unless there wasn’t enough memory in your computer or something. Perhaps do a disk clean up or restart your computer and try it out then. Anyway, I’m glad this got you interested in the full game! I guarantee if you enjoy the trial you’ll love the actual game. Thanks for playing it! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

  5. hey! im having a little trouble with the game. i did everything you said to do, but for some reason i didn’t have a honeybee folder in my C drive. i can’t find the folder so i can replace the Rio.arc file to add the english patch, so my game is still in japanese 😦

    1. Are you sure it’s not there? It’d be in your program files. But If you really don’t have the honeybee folder in your c drive then you either didn’t install the actual game or you installed it incorrectly somehow. Did you click the rebs_trial.exe? It brings up the blue window that installs the game. I know for sure if you do that the game should appear in the c drive. To make sure it’s actually installed though you can go to your control panel and click “uninstall a program” which’ll show whether or not you actually have the game installed.

  6. First of all, THANK YOU for the patch, you’re beautiful~
    But, I’m having a problem, I can’t save ! Even when I try the Quick save, it doesn’t work, it doesn’t save anything – . -)~ Can you help me please ? ° w °)/

    1. You’re welcome!! (ノ*゜▽゜*) AND SO ARE YOU FOR COMMENTING~
      Ah, someone else mentioned they had an issue when they saved. Does it crash when you try or does it just not work? Well, I never quick save so I only recently figured it out but there’s a short cut if you press F8 it’ll quick save and if you press F9 it’ll quick load. Maybe that’ll work?

      1. Thank you for your aswer ^ ▽ ^)
        Meh, I tried with F8, but… It still doesn’t work TT – TT) When I try to quick save, I can hear a “fiouu”, and I was wondering that it worked ! But when I want to load, the “load button” isn’t active…
        When I click on “Save”, the game show me the save window (with many save places) and when I click on one of these, nothing happend, but the game continue to run, I can even continue to play, but not to save… I really love this game, and, one more time, you did a very good work ! ‘ v ‘)

  7. No problem!~
    Wait when you press F8 you hear a sound right? Press F9 right after it and a menu box will pop up (it’s in japanese) asking you if you want to quick load and click yes. It’ll then make another sound and load your quick save. I’m not sure why it won’t let you save though. Also there’s two save windows; a quick save one and a save one. Perhaps your’re on the quick save window, because if you are, you won’t be able to click any of the save spaces. To get off of it you just click a page number. Here’s a picture of what I mean:
    I hope my explanation makes sense and thank you!~

    1. Thank you again, but it still doesn’t save… I mean, when I press F8, I always hear the sound, but when i press F9, nothing happen, there aren’t any windows which appears like you said, and, when I go on the “Quick save” window, all the save spaces are empty…
      Maybe whith the pictures it will be better.
      Before I pressed F8:

      After I pressed F8:

      And finally after I pressed F9:

      Aaand… That’s all, sorry to bother you with my problem > . <)"

      1. Hmm strange…when I press F9 after quick saving I get a menu box like this ( that asks to quick load a quick save. Could you take a picture of the save menu for me? I suppose the only other thing I can suggest is either restarting your game/computer if you hadn’t already done so or uninstalling the trial and re-installing it again. And that’s okay I don’t mind trying to help out! I certainly would like to know what the cause of the problem.

  8. It looks like that when I click on the “save” button:

    I’ll restart my computer and retry it, I’ll say if it works ! (I hope >w<)
    Thank you very much for your help, you're like an angel~ ° ^°)/

  9. Hm, it’s me, again restarted my computer and run the game, always the same problem. Then I uninstalled the game, installed it again, and the problem is still there ! So I download the trial files again, and made all one more time, ah surprise ! Can’t save ლ(ಠ_ಠლ) Maybe it’s a problem with my computer (but he’s not very old… A month old someting around that ° ^° ) I even tried without putting the english patch and it didn’t worked too… Maybe I’ll just give up ? No no no, I can’t, just love this game > w <) So, do you have any other idea ? ╮(─w─)╭
    (I have the bad feeling like becoming a spamへ(´д`へ) )

  10. Hello and thanks so much for taking the time to translate this! My only complaint is…my game is still in Japanese and I can’t quite figure out what went wrong? I replaced the Rio.arc file with the patch Rio.arc file, but alas! none of your translation appears in the application. </3

    1. You’re welcome!~ Hm, a few others had this problem but it was because they didn’t replace the Rio.arc file with the one I provided. So you’re 100% sure you replaced it right? Does application work fine and is in Japanese? (and I assume your locale is in Japanese) If the application had any errors I could see why it wouldn’t work. Otherwise, I suggest unistalling and then reinstalling the trial and replacing the Rio.arc file again.

      1. Wow, the “Caution!” page was fooling me… I was able to go through the trial version and I’m so excited for the full version! Thank you so much for the wonderful translation!

  11. Hello! Um, I opened the rebs_trial (to test if it’s working) and it’s working, and in japanese because I haven’t replaced the Rio.arc. But when I replaced it and change the local time to japanese, the “Re:BIRTHDAY SONG~恋を唄う死神~(体験版)” doesn’t load…? It’s all white– I wonder why because it’s already like… 2 hours+ or so… OTL

    But really, Thank you so much for your hardwork to translate this game <33

    1. Wait so what you’re saying is that the game worked fine before you replaced the rio.arc file? And when you start it up and just shows a white screen? Hm, I don’t think I’ve encountered that problem before. Normally if there’s an error a window would pop up in Japanese and then it’d close the application. When you changed your locale to japanese you restarted your computer right? You could send me a picture or something and maybe I could get an idea of what it looks like when you start up the game.

  12. I’m seriously so dumb, after the wizard finishes installing nothing happens am I doing something wrong (⊙ω⊙✿)? Sorry to bother you like this haha, I can’t read Japanese at all ;-; Can anyone help me?

    1. Normally there would be a checked box that’d show up after installing to open up the game. Though if the game didn’t open up you may have to check your C: drive > program files > honeybee folder. If it installed successfully it’ll definitely be on your computer. Hope this maybe helps. ;w;

    1. The locale is basically the region you set your computer to. As for how to do it, if it’s windows Control Panel > Clock, Language, Region > Region > Administrative > Change System Locale

      If you’re using a Mac I honestly don’t know. I’m sure if you google it, it’ll come up. And I’m not sure if it works on Mac since I don’t use one. Sorry D:

  13. I need help please!
    I download the files and did exactly like you instructed to, but when I tried to run the game, it popped up an error.
    It said Direct Input then something else in Japanese.
    I have my laptop language set to Japanese already so I don’t know it did that.
    My laptop is Windows 8.1 64-bit.
    Please help, I really want to play this game.

    1. I’m not 100% sure on what the issue is, if you can send me a picture of the error then perhaps I can figure it out? One of the files could be corrupted maybe or blocked by an anti-virus program. re-downloading the trial is an option as well. Again, if you can send me a picture of the error I’ll try to help to figure it out. Your windows computer is compatible and all that.

      1. Hi,
        I tried re downloading the files, and turned off my anti virus before I installed the game but the problem was still there.
        I sent you an email with a screen shot around the same time I comment on this post that way you would have an image to see what might be the problem.
        I’m not sure if you received in your email or not. I sent it to the email that you posted on here. please check your email to see if you have received and help me with this problem. Thanks!

  14. Thanks for your hard work! The game opened just fine, but can you help me about applying the english patch? there isn’t any files in the trial except the trial and one file in japanese language, can you help me please? and if you dont mind could you do the tutorial with pictures for applying the english patch? i’ve searched it on google how to applying the patch but it seems every game has its own way for applying the patch i think? i’m sorry before because its my first time using an english patch and sorry if my english bad (T.T)

  15. Thank you for providing english patch for this game, it works fine with my computer~! Can’t wait for playing the full game ❤ Once again, thanks for your hard work~! ƪ(ˆ▽ˆ)ʃ

  16. Thank you for your hard work. Please tell me what program you learned scripts of the game? I would like to adapt it to Russian. And also by means of what to pack it back?

  17. This is just a demo? Cuz I can play just until her first day, after the dinner, when she is going to sleep, appear an picture and then return to the title.
    I wanna play the rest ;-;

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