[Fire Red]: Extending The Number Of Safe Flags And Variables
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June 7th, 2013 (11:18 AM). Edited June 7th, 2013 by Awkward..
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Ok well I have sat here and read Hackmews ASM tut about 4 times now and still I can't seem to understand how to assemble ASM to HEX... His tut seems to speak to people who already know the basics of programming and as for me I am a complete noob to programming... I can't find any video tutorials on GBA ASM hacking nor can I seem to find any IDE or Software that simply converts ASM to HEX. So I am starting to feel at a lose here, like I will never understand how this works (to the point I'm ripping my hair out)... There is no way that you could make a patch for this so us that see ASM as a whole other world of hacking =( ( I will be buying some books for sure)
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Don't waste your money on books, those will just make everything
confusing. It's not as hard as you're making it out to be. Here's how I did it, which made it work fine.
Extract those files to your desktop.
Step 2: MAKE SURE you apply the patch in the first post to your ROM (this should be a clean, unmodified ROM) before doing this.
Step 3: Open Notepad and paste down whichever ASM code you're using (aka if you're expanding flags, using the flag-expanding ASM code)
Step 4: Click File -> Save As. On the Box labelled "File Name" type "[whatevernameyouwant].asm". Under "Save as type", change to All Files. Navigate to the Desktop and save it there.
Step 5: Open Command Prompt. Type "cd Desktop". You're now on your desktop. Type the following into Command Prompt:
thumb [whatevernameyouchose].asm [samename].bin
You should see "Assembled Successfully" right below it in the Command Prompt. You can close it now.
Step 6: Open the .bin file in a hex editor and copy ALL the data.
Step 7: Open Free Space Finder and find an offset that ends in a 0, 4, 8, or C (as stated above).
Step 8: Open a new sheet in Notepad. Write down your offset, and then write it in little endian + 1. Ex: If my offset was 0x800000, the correct format for this would be 01 00 80.
Step 9: Open your ROM in a hex editor and go to the offset that you chose. Click Edit -> Paste write.
Step 10: Open your ROM in the hex editor and go to the offset 0x6E5D6. Change it to:
01 48 00 47 00 00 XX XX XX 08
Where the XX's = the endian version of your offset that you were supposed to write down earlier. Hit save, and you're done.
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