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Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Translation

04 March 2008 9:24AM EST - Update by RPGuy96

Translations News

The Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem translation patch is now complete. Join Prince Marth of Aritia in a remake of the original Fire Emblem in Book 1: The War of Darkness, and then an all new saga in Book 2: The War of Heroes. A great addition to any strategy RPG fan’s library, as well as those who recognize the name Marth from Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl.

RHDN Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Page

Willow SRAM Hack

29 February 2008 6:01PM EST - Update by EnderWiggin

ROM Hacks News

I’ve been working on a Willow ROM hack that will implement a save game feature into a game that previously used passwords. I’m doing this just to take a crack at NES hacking, and because I read somewhere that Willow was supposed to use battery backed RAM, but instead used a password system in order to cut production costs.

I also want to implement a feature to “skip” the dialog text and also a “run” button. Source code will be freely available to help anyone else out there looking to play around with the good old NES.

Currently, I have completed my Proof-of-concept hack, and I now have a Willow ROM that allows saving current progress by pressing SELECT-B and resuming the saved game by selecting PASS WORD in the opening screen, or CONTINUE after losing all your HP.

Puzzle Boy for the PCE.

29 February 2008 5:56PM EST - Update by KingMike

Translations News

Today I am releasing an English translation patch for the PC Engine version of Puzzle Boy.

Puzzle Boy is a block-pushing puzzle game you may remember on the Game Boy as Kwirk. (Though there was also an FDS version called Puzzle Boys. That is because the FDS and GB versions had you controlling multiple characters on some levels, while the PCE version seems to be entirely a solo effort.)

This is a small translation that I think went well for a test effort on doing a PCE translation. Along with some docs from David Shadoff on the forum, I was able to piece together a translation with mednafen and a tracer version of HuGo. Though I wouldn’t recommend playing the game with the latter. It should be complete, but a couple of the later levels got me, so I haven’t been able to finish the game. I also don’t know if the Com-link mode needs any additional translation (haven’t heard of any emulators supporting the TurboExpress cable).

RHDN Puzzle Boy Page

Googie's Lolo 2 hack

28 February 2008 9:49AM EST - Update by Googie

ROM Hacks News

It’s finally done. Thanks to those who encouraged me to finish this hack. All the levels are edited to add more of an action oriented feel to Lolo2. Lolo fans will get their fix with this hack. There is now one more Lolo hack to add into the mix. Special thanks goes to bbitmaster for his editor Neptune. If it weren’t for him this hack wouldn’t exist. Enjoy…

RHDN Googie’s Lolo 2 Hack Page

New Submitted Hacks Added to the Database

27 February 2008 9:19AM EST - Update by RHDNBot

ROM Hacks News

This is an automated message generated by ROMhacking.net’s RHDNBot.

The following Hacks have been submitted and approved to the database (in submitted order oldest to newest):

Scrubby OSX Sprite Viewer / Editor

26 February 2008 8:56AM EST - Update by Matthew Callis

Utilities News

Scrubby is a tool to (eventually) edit sprites and other data in ROM files for OSX. There’s wasn’t an all purpose tool for this for OSX and I missed YY-CHR so I started Scrubby. Scrubby currently supports the following ROM image types:

  • Nintendo / Famicom Disk System (2BPP)
  • Super Nintendo (3BPP, 4BPP, 8BPP*)
  • Game Boy (2BPP)

Right now all you can really do is view sprite data and save it, but I am finishing up editing the data. So far:

  • Display ROM sprite data
  • Save sprite data (PNG)

To-Do:

  • Edit Sprite Data
  • Import Edited PNG File
  • Add other image formats

Staff Note - You can also find this archived here, currently categorized as a graphics viewer so as not to confuse the kids.

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku

24 February 2008 11:05AM EST - Update by Babazoz

Translations News

The first alpha of the translation of The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya for PSP has been released! This is currently a partial translation. Some menus, names, places, minigames, system messages, etc., have been translated, as well as some of the prologue script.

You can find the translation at http://babazoz.wordpress.com.

Or visit the messageboard here: http://z15.invisionfree.com/ImpossibleHAX/index.php?

We are currently needing experienced PSP Game Hackers, programmers and translators to help finish this project! If interested, head to the messageboard and sign up!

AppleJuice Now Released!!

25 February 2008 9:05AM EST - Update by Mega-Dog

Utilities News

AppleJuice is a level editor for G.I. Joe for the NES. This editor will have plans to be updated sometime this year, for sure.

Special Thanks goes out to Disch for helping me with the Password System.

YO JOE!

RHDN AppleJuice Page

New Site and Forum Theme: Emumetall

21 February 2008 4:30PM EST - Update by Tauwasser

Site News

ExeLord has written a new site and forum theme called Emumetall.

It’s a cool dark blue theme and gives RHDN kind of a ZD-ish look :D So, give it a shot by selecting it from the drop down theme selection box at the top of this page!.

EFF's Patent Busters Take Aim at Nintendo's Handheld Emulation Patent

25 February 2008 8:56AM EST - Update by Karatorian

Other News

As part of it’s ongoing Patent Busting program targeting bogus patents, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a leading organization “defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights”, has included a patent held by Nintendo that covers the emulation of handheld gaming devices in it’s Top Ten Most Wanted list.

The patent is clearly aimed at restricting the development of emulators and related tools for handheld consoles, of which Nintendo’s Gameboy brand has the majority market share. This patent could have dire implications for the ROM hacking community as such software is of vital importance to the hacking of titles on these systems.

The EFF is seeking community contributions of prior art from before the May 27, 1999 filing date of the patent. Anyone with information regarding handheld emulation prior to this date can submit it to the EFF using a form at their website.

The EFF has been successful in overturning other bogus patents and is in the process of legal proceedings aimed at overturning more.

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