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    Default German Client - How to get rid of it?

    I am not sure if this is the correct subforum for my issue - but lets give it a try.

    I am a german player and started playing DDO right after the free-2-play conversion. My guild is located on Kyber and I am not planning to move my toons to the german-speaking Wayfinder server - not only because I heart of a lot of problems there but because I generally like Kyber and some buddies there. After some months pausing last year I returned to DDO last winter to find some positive and inspiring changes (new crafting system etc.) so right now I am playing again on a regular base and generally enjoing it.

    But there is one thing that drives me crazy. On negative "feature" of the latest updates is that my client has been "localized" which means that there is a low quality german translation of the game content. Most texts in combat log are gramatically wrong or incomplete, most quest names are still english, many bosses lost there name but are refered as "NAME".

    Of cause the low quality of the translation is annoying but I even would accept it without complaining. But the most important and most annoying part of the localization is that I am no longer able to trade my items because all items are localized too.

    So if I try to sell items like "Reißzahn Bandagen" or "Ressonanz II (verbessert) Szepter" I generally got comments like "what strange things are you trying to sell?" or "what the f*ck is this?" and very few offers.

    So (beside the good advice to improve the quality of the german translation) my mean issue is:
    How can I switch back to the original english client without un- and reinstallation of the game?
    I would be more than thankfull if some1 could help me with this.

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    There's a switch right at the start on the first screen.Look to the top right and click on where it says DE and you can switch to and fro.

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    Wow, could it really be so obvious? And I searched the ingame options, the ini files etc.
    Tnx, this really helps me because the german localization was really a pain.
    Hope they will improve it soon.

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    Funny. I'm on Khyber as well, being in a guild there, and have never thought of getting rid of the German-language UI !

    In fact, it helps me understanding the game much better !

    And names of items can relatively easily found via Compendium or Wiki ... Or discussed with guild mmbers ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor74 View Post
    But there is one thing that drives me crazy. On negative "feature" of the latest updates is that my client has been "localized" which means that there is a low quality german translation of the game content. Most texts in combat log are gramatically wrong or incomplete, most quest names are still english, many bosses lost there name but are refered as "NAME".
    Never submitted that as a support ticket ? I did it several times already in the last 2 months.


    But the most important and most annoying part of the localization is that I am no longer able to trade my items because all items are localized too.

    So if I try to sell items like "Reißzahn Bandagen" or "Ressonanz II (verbessert) Szepter" I generally got comments like "what strange things are you trying to sell?" or "what the f*ck is this?" and very few offers.
    Simple solution : Strg + right-click (if I remember correctly) on the item into the chat window. It gets translated automatically - I have learned it through the chat with guild members and through asking for advice.

    So - changing the whole client is not really necessary, in my opinion.
    Last edited by Alrik_Fassbauer; 01-30-2012 at 11:09 AM.

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