So, back on the subject of resurrecting the original Plok for a new generation:
As of yesterday, the fabled RPG Maker 2003 (the last one to use a Final Fantasy-style side-view battle system instead of a Dragon Quest-style first person one) finally saw an official English release on Steam. This might seem like a tangent, but reading through the forums brings something interesting to light:
This translation - and a huge number of accompanying improvements - was accomplished without ANY access to the original source code. In fact, while they don't use the exact phrasing, they admit that they HACKED THE EXE to implement the required changes.
So, basically, being in the EXACT SAME BOAT as Plok didn't stop them from not only releasing it in English, but making a BETTER VERSION. Keep that in mind. ;)
Comment by Guest Ryusui, added Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:25:59 GMT