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Essential tools of ROM-hacking.

Started by Toki_Fujibayashi June 15th, 2007 3:27 PM
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Seen December 27th, 2007
Posted June 15th, 2007
12 posts
13.7 Years
I'm going off to rural wisconsin this summer. The place I will be staying has no internet. I will be leaving for wisconsin on Monday morning. I need to know whether I have all the essential tools for ROM-hacking on my laptop, if there are any I'm missing. Also, I know diddly squat about hex editing, so should I just:

a) Learn how to hex

~and~

b) Get myself a good hex editor (suggestions?)

~or~

c) Jus go with what I know and leave the hex-editing part alone

The tools I have now are:


Advance Map
Advance Starter
A-Text
Bewildered
Dexter
Elitemap
fonted
patted
pet
PokeCryGUI
PokePic
rkc
RSBall
Scripted
SnesEdit
spread
TLP
unLZ.GBA
Overworld Editor Rebirth Edition
RHEA
StartMap
An emulator (duh)

Am I missing anything important?
Should I bother learning how to hex edit?
Which hex editors are good?

All answers are much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Hiidoran

ohey

Age 28
Male
Indiana
Seen 3 Hours Ago
Posted July 19th, 2017
6,194 posts
13.8 Years
First off, don't double post! It's against the rules and the mods get pretty mad about it, just use the edit post option. Secondly, in my opinion a hex editor is vitally important to hacking, I do most my work with hexecute... and Advanced Map.
I suppose since your going to a place without internet it's good to have all the programs you can get...but most of those (like dexter) nobody really uses, as they are out-of-date.

Tip: You said you aren't going to be able to access the internet? Well...If I were you I would save as many tutorials to word documents as you can find! Your going to encounter many many many problems along the way that you may not no how to solve. Hope my info helped, as for Vista I'm not sure... I run Windows XP.

Teh Baro

In my times...!

Male
Spain
Seen June 11th, 2014
Posted June 5th, 2012
521 posts
13.3 Years
The hex editor I use is Thingy32. I have an spanish version but there is an english one. I looove it.

It's simple once you know that you edit the file by pressing space twice. One at the begging of the text you want to edit and other at the end of it. Also AltGr+2 (@) lets you write a specific byte in hex (01, 02 [...] FE, FF)
what the fudge

SytheXP

Net Labs/UG Founder

Age 28
Male
Zombieville South Carolina
Seen June 10th, 2012
Posted May 18th, 2012
387 posts
12.1 Years
Thingy32 meh its ok dont really like it to much being as my spanish kinda stinks but still recomend it as a good program. Hope the link I sent you helped you out. You can get pretty much EVERY tool there. ^.^ Well if you need pm me or email you BTW Im going to send you the OWs.
My Threads:
Phantom Dusk Plot and Story: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=4678023#post4678023


My Sprite Thread:http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=179083

Phantom Dusk is back in production with loads of modifications. Will be updating soon! -2012

I Support:

Teh Baro

In my times...!

Male
Spain
Seen June 11th, 2014
Posted June 5th, 2012
521 posts
13.3 Years
Thingy32 meh its ok dont really like it to much being as my spanish kinda stinks but still recomend it as a good program. Hope the link I sent you helped you out. You can get pretty much EVERY tool there. ^.^ Well if you need pm me or email you BTW Im going to send you the OWs.
well, as I stated, I know there's an english version since the spanish one is a translation. Anyway the only spanish that you might need to know is that "Abrir archivo de datos" means "open data file" "abrir tabla" is "open table", "Buscar" mens search, Saltar is jump to, rebuscar is search again, espacio=seleccionar is space=select. Extract and Insert are rarely used.
what the fudge
Age 30
Male
Reno, NV
Seen June 5th, 2019
Posted June 20th, 2018
22 posts
14.2 Years
I would advise getting hexworkshop and translhexsion. These are probably the best hex editors I use. Make sure you get a table file for translhexsion too, it eases thing up. Also for your programs, get Sappy 2006 for the music editing. Playing around with the music player itself is entertaining, lol. Rural Wisconsin huh? That sucks, even if you did have an internet connection there, it would be 56K that runs at 20K, lol. Glad I don't live there anymore.

Latieon

ULTIMATE Mapper

Age 29
Southern Island (Land of Eon Pokemon)
Seen April 22nd, 2009
Posted August 17th, 2007
92 posts
12.2 Years
yup the tools mentioned in the first post are compulsary to make a good rom hack.Also the hackers creativity is needed.The hacker must be creative,analyze stuff...know what to add....know what scripts to put in where....
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