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Old January 4th, 2015 (3:02 AM). Edited January 4th, 2015 by DarkShedinja.
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    What is GBA RomHack Utility Tool?
    It is basically a tool which you can use to backup your ROMHacks like you would normally do when Developing a ROMHack.
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    Old January 4th, 2015 (10:58 AM).
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      This makes me wonder - has anyone ever dealt with backing up their hack using source control (eg git, svn)? I know some people use source control for documents, but I've never seen anything like that. Obviously they wouldn't let you actually put ROMs on, say, GitHub, but patches would be fine.

      On-topic, though, the tool looks fine. I'm just not sure how necessary it is - backing up ROMs is pretty simple - but something to speed up the tediousness of it would be nice.
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      Old January 4th, 2015 (11:06 AM). Edited January 4th, 2015 by Fun Size.
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        Question: wouldn't copy and pasting a rom do the exact thing?
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        Old January 4th, 2015 (12:18 PM).
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          Question wouldn't copy and pasting a rom do the exact thing?
          Yes, I was thinking the same thing. So since copying and pasting is a much faster process, I don't really see a point in this tool...
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          Old January 4th, 2015 (3:00 PM).
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            This tool to me serves no purpose a simple copy and paste "backsup" your rom...
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            Old January 4th, 2015 (6:06 PM). Edited January 4th, 2015 by DarkShedinja.
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              I just wanted to make a Backup tool and Contribute something to the Community .

              sorry for the disappointment.
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              Old January 4th, 2015 (6:22 PM).
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                I just wanted to make a Backup tool and Contribute something to the Community .

                sorry for the disappointment.
                Sorry if I sounded too harsh in my post and I appreciate that you're trying to help the community out, but I hope that you can understand that it is faster and easier to just copy and paste your rom.
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                Old January 4th, 2015 (6:25 PM).
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                  Sorry if I sounded too harsh in my post and I appreciate that you're trying to help the community out, but I hope that you can understand that it is faster and easier to just copy and paste your rom.
                  I'll try to make something useful next time
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                  Old January 4th, 2015 (6:44 PM).
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                    Perhaps if this tool instead read the hack in progress and compared it to an original ROM automatically, then made a patch that is named with the date and revision number. If it allowed the hacker to make comments too, and save them in the same directory as a .txt ever-increasing readme that places the patch names and the comments together, this would be more useful.

                    I find patches more space efficient when working, but it's always a hassle making them, dating them, and keeping my changelog straight.
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                    Old January 4th, 2015 (7:49 PM).
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                      Perhaps if this tool instead read the hack in progress and compared it to an original ROM automatically, then made a patch that is named with the date and revision number. If it allowed the hacker to make comments too, and save them in the same directory as a .txt ever-increasing readme that places the patch names and the comments together, this would be more useful.

                      I find patches more space efficient when working, but it's always a hassle making them, dating them, and keeping my changelog straight.
                      I want to create something like that. but idk if im capable of doing so. im new at programming and im still learning on the way. this was my first ever program to create so yeah, im not surprised if others won't like it xD
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                        The fact you can make a tool, even if it does such a simple function, says you at least have some potential at making tools/programs. I'm sure if you keep learning and keep trying, you'll be able to make some pretty good stuff. ^^
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                        Old January 4th, 2015 (10:46 PM).
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                          The fact you can make a tool, even if it does such a simple function, says you at least have some potential at making tools/programs. I'm sure if you keep learning and keep trying, you'll be able to make some pretty good stuff.
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                            Not bad fellow country man! xD. But as some have already implied, copy paste is better. And one thing, the GUI is too complicated, so many buttons for a simple program. But good job man! Hope to see more of you on the future.
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                            Old January 6th, 2015 (5:47 PM).
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                              Not bad fellow country man! xD. But as some have already implied, copy paste is better. And one thing, the GUI is too complicated, so many buttons for a simple program. But good job man! Hope to see more of you on the future.
                              Yeah I made the GUI that way :3 , and You will xD
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                              Old January 6th, 2015 (6:07 PM).
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                              I think this program has some pretty good potential. And if you want I might be able to help you set it to make patches instead.
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                              Old January 6th, 2015 (9:02 PM). Edited January 6th, 2015 by bcrobert.
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                                As said, if you can add the ability to organize patches it would be useful just to save some time on organization. Maybe even with a .ini where you can designate the destination? There are actually a lot of neat ways to expand on this idea, so don't write it off as a missed shot just yet.

                                Anyway, the important thing for your first few programs is that they work as intended. No one expects you to make a next generation masterpiece overnight.
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                                  As said, if you can add the ability to organize patches it would be useful just to save some time on organization. Maybe even with a .ini where you can designate the destination? There are actually a lot of neat ways to expand on this idea, so don't write it off as a missed shot just yet.

                                  Anyway, the important thing for your first few programs is that they work as intended. No one expects you to make a next generation masterpiece overnight.
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                                  I think this program has some pretty good potential. And if you want I might be able to help you set it to make patches instead.
                                  Sure :o ,
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                                  Sure :o ,
                                  Pm/vm me with details about the code and such and hopefully I can help.
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                                      I gotta agree with Joevx, it has some pretty good Potential !
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                                        This makes me wonder - has anyone ever dealt with backing up their hack using source control (eg git, svn)? I know some people use source control for documents, but I've never seen anything like that.
                                        Source control doesn't generally work well with binaries, because it can't diff them efficiently. It's called source control for a reason.

                                        When shinyquagsire is finished with the split disassembly, git will come into its own.
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                                          Wow Wez, This tool will help me
                                          You know that wesmont, I always forgot to backup my rom ahehehe I am so lazy in backing up my rom, welp, it'll be more useful if it creates a folder automatically xD
                                          Did you put it ing your Rom Tool Box?
                                          Suggestion pal, put this in Rom Tool Box then when I load my rom in your rom tool box, it will automatically create bak file on the folder where Bak files are stored.
                                          Nice tool
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