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Seen August 27th, 2018
Posted August 27th, 2018
3 posts
1.1 Years
As the title says, I was wondering if there was any way to work on a hack simultaneously editing the source code from the pret/pokeruby disassembly and using hex editing tools. Would an IPS patch be still valid after substantial changes in the source? Or my best bet is to simply work on the source first, and then move on to hacking the binary ROM?

BluRose

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Age 18
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Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted July 10th, 2019
763 posts
5.4 Years
if you make any code changes whatsoever, you mess up the locations of everything after it unless you make sure to add nop commands so that it's an even size with what it was
this breaks compatibility with all ips patches, as you are essentially making an entirely different version of the game, even if it is mostly the same
the only tool that you might "need" anyways is pretmap, which lunos has compiled here
am i cool yet

BluRose

blu rass

Age 18
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Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted July 10th, 2019
763 posts
5.4 Years
Thank you. I was thinking that maybe the compiler tried to keep the memory locations faithful to the original ROM, as i tested it with very minor changes and it worked anyway, but I guess it was just luck. Didn't know about those pretmap builds, they sure make it easier on Windows
isn't there wine though? i'm not sure, i personally use windows ahaha
am i cool yet
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