Help us localize GalCiv IV to more languages

Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 By Brad Wardell In GalCiv IV Localization

GalCiv III Language Support and Translation


For those of you who played GalCiv III, you might recall that its language support was somewhat limited. Given the sheer volume of text in the game, coupled with our small studio size in America, our linguistic reach was a bit put it mildly.

With GalCiv IV, we want to try to make sure we can get to as many people as possible and for that, we need your help.

Languages We Aim to Support for the Next Release:

  • German
  • French
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Translation Resources:
For the community and anyone interested in the localization process, check out our Github repository:
GalCiv IV Localization Repository[]

File Importance Ranking:
We would like to guide the translators and enthusiasts on the most crucial files for the game:

  • AbilityStatText.xml
  • AbilityText.xml
  • AdvisorRecommendationText.XML
  • FactionText.xml
  • UIText.xml

Please note: We first update the English version and swiftly move to the translations.

Translation Process Overview:

  • First Pass - Automated AI Translation
  • Second Pass - AI Proofreading
  • Third Pass - Human Translators

Bear in mind, while human translators ensure quality, they might not always be aficionados of space strategy games.

Thanks for your support! Also, for those looking for contract work on this, we are looking for more translators. For volunteers who are interested in helping here and there, we will be looking at the checkins to add people to the game's credits.