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Romhacking => Newcomer's Board => Topic started by: Nightcrawler on December 30, 2005, 08:48:19 pm

Title: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on December 30, 2005, 08:48:19 pm
As requested by one of the new people to the forum, here is the introductory topic where you can write a bit about yourself, help yourself fit in, and maybe even make a new online friend or two.

With that said, I'm not going to write anything because I already wrote something about me in the 'About this Site' section! Besides, I'm the big chief in charge here and everybody already knows who I am. j/k.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grave Wisdom on December 30, 2005, 10:06:31 pm
Well, I might as well write something here. I'm Grave Wisdom, oldschool gamer since 1886. I enjoy rambling, writing half-assed reviews, drinking cheap booze, and talking about the "good old days"
I'm a longtime fan of Emulation, having been into this for about 7 years. I was never actively involved in "the scene" in any direct way. But, i've run several RPG Mailinglist groups over the years...and did my best to educate people about the fan translation scene. Besides that, i've written a Fanzine, worked on numerous websites, and tons of other things here and there. My purpose for being here is to brainwash people into my "OLDSKOOL" RPG cult by having them read my psychadelic reviews, and make them realize just how right I am!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on December 30, 2005, 10:29:38 pm
I'm (wraith), whom many of you may know from donut (by which I mean none of you know me).

I'll be the resident crotchety older feller, the resident metal head, the resident 80's fan, and the... um... resident resident.

I also post news and fill in wherever Nightcrawler wants me.

My favorite band is Metallica, my favorite game EVER is probably Super Metroid, my favorite writer is Tolkien, my favorite beer is Heineken, my favorite type of wine is Riesling, and my favorite movie is Kill Bill 2.

Once upon a time (high school), I quite enjoyed writing, and excelled at doing so. Then I graduated to college and the study of programming. When I started working on donut, Spinner used to admonish me for my terrible writing. So remember kids! Computer Science ruins your ability to write!

KNOW I RITE MUTCH BETTAR!!

I'm a Scorpio, which means I have eyes that can see through your very SOUL, and that you shouldn't fuck with me. :)

(We're masters of vengenace, us Scorpios.)

Besides that, I live in Taxachusetts, I work at a bank, and I'm currently single ("Hey ladies," should any find this website in error), and I have an extensive wishlist on Amazon (hint, hint :)).

I can't think of anything else to write, so, um, YEAH.

EDIT:

Oh yeah.... Romhacking. I should mention that I made several failed attempts (mostly due to lack-of translators and one case of graphic compression). The one I made the most progress on (i.e.: a release) was  Jajamaru no Gekimadden. Also made attempts at Hokuto no Ken 3, and Rent-a-Hero (which would be wicked easy to translate thanks to 24-bit pointers and the ease of Genesis ROM expansion... If one could just decompress the font and add PUNCTUATION (and maybe even lower case letters)).

I also wrote a program called DirectEd that is essentially a windows version of the DOS Tlayer, using DirectX 5. Then SnowBro reappeared later that month and stole my thunder with an WINAPI version :P. And no, I do not have he source. Something that riles me IMMENSELY.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sa♥tsu on December 30, 2005, 10:46:31 pm
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Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on December 30, 2005, 11:06:30 pm
I'm Gid. I run a little (cough) translation outfit called Aeon Genesis, and am a former Whirlpool staffer. God that thing was such a kludge to update, no offense (wraith) :) My favorite genres of games include the action/rpg and adventure/puzzle genres, although my favorite RPG series (Megami Tensei) falls squarely in the straightforward RPG genre definition.

I'm a student of Psychology and English at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, although this is my last semester and I'm looking for a job... to last me until grad school, anyway. I'm hoping to go on to the University of Pennsylvania (or possibly Oxford, hahahah yeah right) to study clinical psychology, and hopefully get a Ph.D. in six or seven years' time, at which point I'll hopefully have my own practice and be able to do all the fun things that clinical psychologists do. On top of my romhacking work, I'm taking a heavy courseload, am writing a book, sing tenor in a choir, and volunteer at the local adult learning center. And as an English major, there's something about the clashing of tenses in that last sentence that really bothers me, but I can't for the life of me place my finger on it. Damn.

I don't drink anything alcoholic, don't smoke, don't even like coffee; it's a small miracle I have the energy to get up in the morning. Love to read; currently enamored with Michael Ende's The Neverending Story, and although the best book I've read in the past few years was easily Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, I'd wholeheartedly recommend Carl Hiaasen's Hoot to anyone who wants a quick read of a feel-good book. They're making it into a movie, too - saw the trailer with Narnia, I just hope they do a good job of it and didn't uproot any burrowing owls for the production of the film.

My musical tastes range far and wide, from 16th century choir music to 90s rock to cheesy 70s super robot TV show theme songs. I'll listen to anything so long as it's not rap, country, or the sorry excuse that passes for pop music on the radio these days. Ugh. And even then, I'll make some exceptions. Currently, the most-listened to music in my playlists include The White Stripes' "Get Behind Me Satan" album, and the Atelier Iris ~ Eternal Mana "Deceitful Wings" arranged album by the fantastic Japanese remix artist, SSH. (http://ssh.ne.jp) The SSH guy's got a lot of freebies up on his website and his stuff's really, really good.

Relax? Free time? What? I know none of these things. Sleep doesn't even come naturally, I fight it off with a book. Must pack as much into the day as humanly possible! Blah. Does anyone else get the impression that I'm making up for lost time, or am I just too busy psychoanalyzing myself? I need to work on the relaxation aspect of my life :(
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Eien Ni Hen on December 31, 2005, 01:08:49 am
I'm Eien Ni Hen, your run-of-the-mill translator who doesn't know jack about romhacking.  I'm a regular on MO's Board (http://donut.parodius.com/mo/), and my previous work includes Miracle Girls, KOF 96, Little Master 3 and other random bits of stuff.  I'm currently working on Emerald Dragon for Nightcrawler and Ancient Magic for Gideon Zhi.  In addition to rom translation, I do song lyrics and manga.  Check out Akatsuki Manga (http://akatsuki.chupatz.com/) and my craptastic website (http://www.angelfire.com/geek/EienNiHen/heap.html) if you are bored and want to see more of my work.

As much as I'd like to make a career out of Japanese, it being what I majored in and stuff, right now I'm relagated to working in a law office downtown as a receptionist.  While it's not the most exciting job in the world, it pays the bills and I don't have to deal with kids or asshole customers.  It'd be nice to become a professional translator, but if I can't make a living at it, I'll just keep it as a hobby, ya know?

Oh yeah, and I should mention that I'm FEMALE.  As in, I AM NOT A DUDE.  This came up awhile back on MO's Board and a couple people freaked out, so I figured I'd get it out of the way.  I am also happily engaged, so hitting on me will only get you a snotty response.  :P Uh, outside of translating, I like to cook.  My speciality is desserts, and I love to modify recipes just to see what will happen.  I live in Austin, Texas, right near the Mexican border, so I dig Mexican food.  As for video games, I mainly play RPGs, puzzle games, and have a soft spot for text adventure games.  My current favorite game is Katamari Damacy, just because it's so freaking weird, and I'm replaying SaGa Frontier, which is one of my all-time favorites.

Uh...what else?  I like metal a lot, specifically Tool, early Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, and Judas Priest.  I am also a huge Rush fan.  I also dig British comedy, my favorites being Red Dwarf, The Office, Absolutely Fabulous, and Only Fools and Horses (although the slang is so difficult that I have to watch it with subtitles).  I don't smoke and rarely drink.  I only drink wine coolers and imported beer, my favorite beers being Heineken and Corona.  I also like Dos Equis.  I have an unhealthy love for incense and frequently drink chocolate soy milk.  My favorite movie is "A Clockwork Orange."  Blah blah blah, blah blah blah.  Am I boring you yet?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Citric on December 31, 2005, 01:17:19 am
Gideon's doing Ancient Magic?  Heh, that intrigues me.

Anyway, I'm a longtime lurker with no hacking skill who will likely comment on random things from time to time.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: El on December 31, 2005, 01:35:40 am
I used to hack, back in like, 2000. I had learned all the things needed -- hexadecimal, graphics editing, etc. But eventually grew bored of such things because there wasn't much one could do, at least, not much one can do if you're not assisting in something like translations, and I always figured such things were far too complicated for me. Or just required too much work. Now, I lack the attention span and comprehension of math and numbers to attempt to re-learn Hexadecimal. Fail.

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(Megami Tensei)
I, too, obviously enjoy Megami Tensei, though, I've grown to heavily dislike the fans -- I try to avoid them as much as possible. I also prefer the "main" series to most of the spin-offs.

Oh, yes. "El" means "God", I took it from (I think) Revelations: The Demon Slayer when attempting to come up with a new name to use. Unfortunately, I'm rarely able to use it as most sites have a 3 character minimum for usernames. Damn.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kitsune Sniper on December 31, 2005, 03:31:48 am
(http://vice.parodius.com/avatars/kitsune_.jpg)

I'm Kitsune Sniper (real name David Silva), who, depending on who you talk to, can be either a cool guy or the antichrist. I've been around for over five years and have released many crappy translations, including the infamous "Even if it kills me" Ys III Famicom project. I also have many unfinished translations which will probably never see the light of day because of lack of time and will to finish them. Who knows.

I'm a translator. No, not like most hackers here, I actually -am- a translator, only I do English-Spanish stuff. I also live in Mexico, in the very pretty city of Mexicali, B.C. Not British Columbia, Baja California. I've only got to finish my thesis and I'll be done with my studies... then again I haven't even started my thesis.

I'm also jobless. Loveless. Heartless. Emotionless. And many other lesses.

I've worked for RPGd, Donut, and The Video Game Museum.

I collect DVDs (http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.html?cat=1&sub=All&id=kitsune)...

... and I guess that's it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on December 31, 2005, 03:44:27 am
On top of my romhacking work, I'm taking a heavy courseload, am writing a book, sing tenor in a choir, and volunteer at the local adult learning center. And as an English major, there's something about the clashing of tenses in that last sentence that really bothers me, but I can't for the life of me place my finger on it. Damn.

"and volunteering" maybe?

Anyway, I'm already on the About this Site page, so check that out. In addition to that...uh, I like...uh, vodka. Straight or in something; doesn't really matter. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Chickenlump on December 31, 2005, 04:10:38 am
I'm Chickenlump (James Steven Handshoe) from Columbia City Indiana.
I started hacking a few years ago, and am just now getting fairly decent at it.
I know enough snes assembly to find any routine I want, and tinker with it, and understand what it's doing.
Level data and stats are suddenly easy to find thanks to the wonderfull amount of debuggers out there now.
I love hacking RPGs, especially Chrono Trigger. The more I learn from that game, the more things I find myself already knowing about other games I dive headfirst into.

I'm a bit slow in the old noggin' but what I lack in intelligence, I make up for with good intentions.
In real life here though, what I lack in intelligence, I can slip a $20 under the table and all is well.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on December 31, 2005, 06:17:29 am
While it's not the most exciting job in the world, it pays the bills and I don't have to deal with kids or asshole customers.

LUCKY. And trust me, the customers are bigger assholes at a bank because you're dealing with their MONEY. (Or more often, the lack of it).

Oh yeah, and I should mention that I'm FEMALE.  As in, I AM NOT A DUDE.  This came up awhile back on MO's Board and a couple people freaked out, so I figured I'd get it out of the way.  I am also happily engaged, so hitting on me will only get you a snotty response.  :P

I would recommend you NEVER announce your gender on Zophar's Domain. EVER.

Uh, outside of translating, I like to cook.  My speciality is desserts, and I love to modify recipes just to see what will happen.  I live in Austin, Texas, right near the Mexican border, so I dig Mexican food.  As for video games, I mainly play RPGs, puzzle games, and have a soft spot for text adventure games.  My current favorite game is Katamari Damacy, just because it's so freaking weird, and I'm replaying SaGa Frontier, which is one of my all-time favorites.

I think liking SaGa Frontier disqualifies you from the Internet :P

Uh...what else?  I like metal a lot, specifically Tool, early Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, and Judas Priest.  I am also a huge Rush fan.  I also dig British comedy, my favorites being Red Dwarf, The Office, Absolutely Fabulous, and Only Fools and Horses (although the slang is so difficult that I have to watch it with subtitles).  I don't smoke and rarely drink.  I only drink wine coolers and imported beer, my favorite beers being Heineken and Corona.  I also like Dos Equis.  I have an unhealthy love for incense and frequently drink chocolate soy milk.  My favorite movie is "A Clockwork Orange."  Blah blah blah, blah blah blah.  Am I boring you yet?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on December 31, 2005, 06:18:34 am
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br /I'm satsu, the Englishman with a funny transatlantic accent. Lowercase, please. The name has no intended meaning.br /I'm studying at university and just got back from a year studying in Japan a few months ago. My future aspirations include vagrancy and debauchery.br /I started out in the scene doing crappy hacking stuff, but then realised hacking wasn't for me and packed it in. Then I came back into the warm, rubbery folds of the scene as a translator when I started getting good at Japanese.br /I'm currently working on the scripts for Energy Breaker for Disnesquick, Eien no Filena and this and that, but lately I've been very occupied with my final year of uni and personal life stuff. I used to work sporadically on donut, which is why the wikipedia entry on donut (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whirlpool) has &quotnot satsu" under the staff listing. I usually looked at the stuff that no one else wanted to do and would drive an ordinary man insane, like that horrible Kimengumi game (http://www.romhacking.net/?page=translations&transpage=883). I also worked on rpgd for a long while and nearly resuscitated it once, but better judgement kicked in.br /I'm a Sagittarius and I like long, moonlit walks on the beach. My favourite ways of relaxing include Pokemon, pretentious music, odd movies, writing in my journal and idling on the Internet!!. Sometimes I even pretend to learn to play the electric bass.

Oh, and I really like hoodies. REALLY like hoodies. Not the zip-up kind, but the real kind. Can't live without them. I even sleep in them sometimes.br /

Bless you my son, for I tried playing Kimengumi game about a dozen times and... I just couldn't do it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Eien Ni Hen on December 31, 2005, 11:24:29 am
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I think liking SaGa Frontier disqualifies you from the Internet.

That's okay.  Hell, I think making snarky comments about people's gaming preferences should disqualify you from the internet, but whatever.  Bwahahah.  I am such a bitch. :P

And for the record, the worst thing about my job is having to console bereaved, sobbing clients over the phone.  It sucks, but I've noticed that people tend to get much more upset over an undelivered sofa, the price of bananas, or a botched bank transation than the death of a loved one.  There's something really fucked up about that.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sa♥tsu on December 31, 2005, 11:53:41 am
Bless you my son, for I tried playing Kimengumi game about a dozen times and... I just couldn't do it.

I even beat the game only referring to the FAQ about half the time. I think I deserve some kind of medal for this.
Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to beat Hirake Ponkikki, because by the time I got through the second section I had gouged my eyes out Oedpius-style. Now I'm stuck using crappy screen readers to enjoy the Internet, and I've gotten really bad at Pokemon.

Anyway, I'm already on the About this Site page, so check that out. In addition to that...uh, I like...uh, vodka. Straight or in something; doesn't really matter. ;)

I too used to be a vodka drinker; then I discovered rum and whiskey. You too can undertake this glorious evolution!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Princess on December 31, 2005, 01:10:32 pm
Well, I might as well write something here. I'm Grave Wisdom, oldschool gamer since 1886.

Wow you are really old!  I didn't know people over 100 could still play video games. haha
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on December 31, 2005, 02:32:24 pm
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I think liking SaGa Frontier disqualifies you from the Internet.

That's okay.  Hell, I think making snarky comments about people's gaming preferences should disqualify you from the internet, but whatever.  Bwahahah.  I am such a bitch. :P

And for the record, the worst thing about my job is having to console bereaved, sobbing clients over the phone.  It sucks, but I've noticed that people tend to get much more upset over an undelivered sofa, the price of bananas, or a botched bank transation than the death of a loved one.  There's something really fucked up about that.

I'm pretty sure I've already been disqualified from the Internet. I'm sure there's a law on the books somewhere. I just ignore it.

And you're right about that! On the whole, people coming to settle estate affairs and death distributions are far more stable and composed than the people calling up on the phone bacause Wal*mart processed their check for $0.03 more than they wrote it for.

And I wish I was exaggerating that, but I am not.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on December 31, 2005, 06:00:50 pm
I too used to be a vodka drinker; then I discovered rum and whiskey. You too can undertake this glorious evolution!

I have been meaning to branch out in my alcoholic endeavors...perhaps this is a sign.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DankPanties on December 31, 2005, 06:25:40 pm
I call myself "Jack Dark" but that's an alias...  I've been into video games since I was 3 years old, I'm now 26, so, yeah, pretty much a life long hobby.  I've owned all kinds of systems throughout the years, I had a Master System when everyone else had a Nintendo. :P Lately things have gotten so expensive that I basically stay "one generation" behind, just so I can afford this hobby...

Luckily, emulation is free (kinda ;) ), I got into emulation back in '97 when Nesticle came out, then it was Genecyst, then I ran an ancient version of ZSNES and loaded up Final Fantasy 6 and just about pooped myself.  It didn't take long before I was playing all kinds of import ROMs during that summer and wishing I could somehow understand what was going on in Bahamut Lagoon.

Along came romhacking and translations and I pretty much have been a convert ever since.  My respect and admiration for people who spend so much time out of their own personal lives to patch these games into English is gargantuan, even if I seem a bit sardonic at times.  I really don't know any of the ROMhackers of yore, other than Gideon Zhi, and that's only because I bugged the crap out of him out of undying adoration.  My favorite hack ever is Front Mission Gun Hazard.  I just about died when that was released.

My Top 10 Favorite games ever (currently...)

Zelda III (SNES version)
Thief: The Dark Project
Bionic Commando (NES version)
Fallout (the first one)
Front Mission Gun Hazard
Fallout Tactics
Deus Ex (the first one)
System Shock II
Out Of This World (aka Another World)
The Immortal (Genesis version)

Favorite SNES RPG = Seiken Densetsu II

My aspirations in gaming have lead me to desire to create my own little freeware games, but right now that's all I can say about that.  I'm friends with people who make games though, my favorite would be Sirocco (http://www.fenixblade.allegronetwork.com/ch_main.htm), I do soundtracks for him from time to time.

Yes, music is my main forte.  I have a site (http://www.jackdark.net/) about that.  Aside from writing music I also program software synthesizers and FX units (http://www.jackdark.net/darkware.html)... for fun and occasional profit.

As far as ROM hacking goes though, I'll probably always just be a rabid fanboy.  From what Gid's told me ... I don't even want to pretend to entertain the notion.  So hugetastic KUDOS to those who do.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: p4ch3c0 on December 31, 2005, 06:37:12 pm
I'm p4ch3c0, and I've been following the emulation scene for a few years now (since the initial release of NESticle). NESticle also introduced me into ROM hacking, thanks to its built-in tile editor, and the vast amount of hacked ROMs found floating around the Intarweb. A few years later I discovered The Whirlpool, which further raised my interests in ROM translations (Zophar's Domain didn't make the games seem appealing enough to make me take the time to download them. The only patch I've ever downloaded from Zophar's Domain is "Super Monkey RPG", which is a full text hack of Super Mario RPG. I highly recommend it.).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grave Wisdom on December 31, 2005, 07:09:19 pm
Well, I might as well write something here. I'm Grave Wisdom, oldschool gamer since 1886.

Wow you are really old!  I didn't know people over 100 could still play video games. haha

Yeah, Satan granted me eternal life in exhange for my unquestionable servitude. Pretty fair exchange huh?!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Markliujy on January 01, 2006, 09:34:03 am
I'm Mark (should be kinda obvious  :P) I've been mucking around with emulation for only 5 or so years, started with pokemon :p Only really started lurking around the scene in the last year when I tried to do some rom hacking, then I realized how hard it was and really admired you guys, still do cause I can't get anywhere with it :p But yea, I guess I'll be around...trying to rom hack and failing for some time :p
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grave Wisdom on January 01, 2006, 09:49:45 am
Just out of curiously...what system did you try to start hacking with?! GB and NES are probably the easiest choices for somebody who's just starting.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on January 01, 2006, 09:53:49 am
I'm Mark (should be kinda obvious  :P) I've been mucking around with emulation for only 5 or so years, started with pokemon :p Only really started lurking around the scene in the last year when I tried to do some rom hacking, then I realized how hard it was and really admired you guys, still do cause I can't get anywhere with it :p But yea, I guess I'll be around...trying to rom hack and failing for some time :p

Good luck and try out our getting started section ;)

Honestly trying and failing in the process is much, MUCH better than sitting on your butt and wait for others to hack the stuff you like to see.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Syntax on January 01, 2006, 09:34:05 pm
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Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DankPanties on January 01, 2006, 10:18:52 pm
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I had to drop out of this coming semester due to lack of funds.  I often find myself devising get-rich-quick schemes to make life easier

I read about another guy in the exact same situation.  Check out what he did (http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticleSearch.aspx?storyID=180080+29-Dec-2005+RTRS&srch=cash+pours+in).

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on January 01, 2006, 10:23:21 pm
^I'm not sure about where you are, but there are a LOT of scholarships and grants available here in the US for students. Have you looked into any grants and the like?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Syntax on January 02, 2006, 05:29:08 am
I read about another guy in the exact same situation.  Check out what he did (http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticleSearch.aspx?storyID=180080+29-Dec-2005+RTRS&srch=cash+pours+in).

"The idea: turn his home page into a billboard made up of a million dots, and sell them for a dollar a dot to anyone who wants to put up their logo. A 10 by 10 dot square, roughly the size of a letter of type, costs $100.

So far they have bought up 911,800 pixels. Tew's home page now looks like an online Times Square, festooned with a multi-colored confetti of ads.
"

Jesus Christ. :o

^I'm not sure about where you are, but there are a LOT of scholarships and grants available here in the US for students. Have you looked into any grants and the like?

I keep excellent grades, so I do receive some scholarships and such. Before the fall semester, I received around $2500 total (though I should've asked for more in retrospect). Along with some of my own money, that covered me up until now. This time they were reluctant to give me anything, though I was able to ask for $700 towards books. I really wish I had one of those five-year scholarships that gives you a certain amount of money per term until you finish your degree; now I'm really kicking myself for not applying. Maybe I shouldn't have bought that iPod for my sister for Christmas... nah who am I kidding, the look on her face was worth it.

As a fairly new university, it is always putting lots of money into expansion (we've built three new wings in the past two years) and not enough into student financing. I also heard that they are putting a lot more emphasis on graduate scholarships, with several new graduate programs, and not enough into undergraduate studies. They keep advising me to take out a student loan, which future scholarships would cover. But I'm reluctant because I know that backpaying loans will make it impossible to afford anything else. Either that or the loan will grow into a festering monster that will eat me alive when I finally graduate. :'( I kind of desired a break anyway, but I had enough fuel to carry me through to summer, which makes it disappointing.

If people knew my plans for the world and what I could accomplish, help would be pouring in. But I guess nobody cares about your potential, at least not enough to put their wallet behind their words. And I'm sure I'm not the only one... there are probably lots of people who could have made a difference in the world but never got the opportunity. Thinking about that makes me depressed. :-\ So I better stop for now.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 02, 2006, 11:19:09 am
You know.. I just have to say it.  You really sound extremely egocentric.  People should just give you money because of your potential? Please.  What makes you think you have anymore potential than the rest of us?

You have some big aspirations and that's great, but that doesn't make you better or more deserving of help than anybody else. You're going to have to either get a loan like everybody else who was unable to afford college or wait until you have the money. College loans are not the evil you think they are.  If you get the enormous amount of money you seem to think you're going to get, you can pay them back pretty quickly with not that much interest.

For 23, you seem to be detached from reality quite a bit.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on January 02, 2006, 01:12:06 pm
For 23, you seem to be detached from reality quite a bit.

Must be a GTA fan. :p
(Just kidding. ;))
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Eien Ni Hen on January 02, 2006, 03:22:17 pm
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Everybody I have ever known (teachers, parents, friends) has told me I am a genius capable of big things, really big things.

To quote one of my favorite lines from the old Batman cartoon: "If you're so smart, then why aren't you rich?"  Seriously, though, life has a tendancy to ream geniuses and free-thinkers up the ass.  You might consider going into the research division instead of being a doctor.  Doctors have very little leeway in what methods they use to treat patients, and "unorthodox" doctors usually end up getting sued when something goes wrong.  (I work for a firm here in Austin that deals with medical malpractice, so I see a lot of this sort of thing.)  I'm not trying to discourage you, just give you a healthy dose of reality.

I'd recommend taking out a student loan or applying for scholarships.  Here in the US, student loans are based on income, so I'd wager you can get a nice size loan if you're only working a part-time job.  Having debt on your head can be scary, but it's something you should at least look into.

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I like movies a lot; my favourite director is Japanese indie film director Takashi Miike. He is the man!

I watched "Ichi the Killer" awhile ago, but most of his movies are so violent that even I can't sit through them.  As a director, he really likes his violence.  I do like Japanese film on the whole, though.  Do you have any other favorites besides Miike?

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on January 02, 2006, 03:38:59 pm
You know.. I just have to say it.  You really sound extremely egocentric.  People should just give you money because of your potential? Please.  What makes you think you have anymore potential than the rest of us?

You have some big aspirations and that's great, but that doesn't make you better or more deserving of help than anybody else. You're going to have to either get a loan like everybody else who was unable to afford college or wait until you have the money. College loans are not the evil you think they are.  If you get the enormous amount of money you seem to think you're going to get, you can pay them back pretty quickly with not that much interest.

For 23, you seem to be detached from reality quite a bit.



I put myself through two years of school on a Dunkin Donuts salary! And if I go back now, my employer has tuition reimbursement for the rest. NC is absolutely right, on that point. If you have the drive to go and if you want to get a jobby-job (even a crap one), you can get by.

Also, he's only half right about the loans. Stay away from Sallie Mae! My friend has to pay them back 1200.00 a month!! And he didn't go to a super-expensive school or anything!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 02, 2006, 05:57:37 pm
Many student loans for schools around here(tri-state area NY,PA,NJ) will give you loans with NO INTEREST until you graduate and then up to 12 years to pay it back after that!

A student loan is among st the BEST loan you can possibly get from anyone.  I'd imagine there are some bad deals such as (wraith) described, but geniuses should be able to spot those a mile away.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DankPanties on January 02, 2006, 07:17:30 pm
I watched "Ichi the Killer" awhile ago

That movie made me wet.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KingMike on January 02, 2006, 10:23:25 pm
Hello.
I'm KingMike. I do ROM hacking on translations for Famicom and Super Famicom games nobody's heard of, mostly. Studying computer science in college. An interest in Japanese, though I don't know when I'll be able to get back to that (as I've done the two years my current school offers).
And I occasionally attempt to actually play the mountain of games I've bought. Right now, taking on Dragon Quest 8, and taking another stab at Secret of Mana (love it, but I've always gotten tired of the endless magic and weapon experience building).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Syntax on January 03, 2006, 12:44:32 am
You know.. I just have to say it.  You really sound extremely egocentric.  People should just give you money because of your potential? Please.  What makes you think you have anymore potential than the rest of us?

Even though I am a fairly arrogant person (I won't deny it), I was mostly asserting the reality that I'm NOT going to get any money merely based on potential. Nobody will. I guess it came off really big-headed, but I was basically just ranting at how much of a disadvantage I am at based on my choice of career. Not only is it the most expensive degree, but it's also arguably the most challenging, has the highest competition, and employs the strictest guidelines.

Go to the Wiki for homeopathy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathy) and try to change one sentence. You can literally count the minutes until somebody reverts it back. That's the kind of resistance to change that exists in this field. You have to be a fairly egocentric person to believe in yourself and make a difference in such a lucrative yet obstinate field like medicine. Altruism only gets you so far, I've already learned that lesson a few times.

I'm not comparing myself to anybody else; I know there are lots and lots of bright young minds who all deserve the same opportunities. I don't know if you've noticed, depending on your perspective, but society (at least North American society) is gradually entering a slump with progressively stupider leaders and a progressively sicker and more incapable population. Less and less is being accomplished at a time when the capacity for accomplishment is at its highest. A new generation of leaders from all walks of life could dramatically shift this decline into something positive, but reality is that most of us won't get that chance, which is very disappointing. We burden our youth at the time when they have the weakest foundation to carry such a burden. The odds are piled in such a way that it seems that we are more willing to see people fail than succeed. I'm not talking about you or me or anybody else in particular. I'm talking about our countries as a whole.

In hindsight, it might have been a better idea to make a simple intro post like "I'm Syntax, I'm 23, and I really like ROMs and stuff lol. P.S. Happy New Year everyone!", but then that wouldn't be very fair, right? In the end you wouldn't really know anything about me, which is the whole point of this topic. Now you know more than you probably wanted to. ;D

For 23, you seem to be detached from reality quite a bit.

Don't worry, I'm fairly in tune with reality, mostly the reality that it's not going to be as easy as I thought to become an M.D.

You might consider going into the research division instead of being a doctor.  Doctors have very little leeway in what methods they use to treat patients, and "unorthodox" doctors usually end up getting sued when something goes wrong.

But doctors get all the chicks. ;D Just kidding...

I know, that is very true. And ideally, I do want to do some research since what I'm intending needs a lot more research anyway. But the truth is, doctors are more respected than scientists, at least by the public. I also want to directly treat patients as part of my research, and only a certified medical doctor can legally diagnose patients and prescribe treatments.

There are already people like Kevin Trudeau (http://naturalcures.com/) who are trying to open eyes and show people new possibilities beyond drugs and surgery. But he keeps getting gagged (not literally) and sued. You know why? Because he's not a doctor. There's a kind of blind credibility that all doctors seem to have, regardless of whether they are doing more harm than good. Even though my ultimate goal is to change the way doctors operate (no pun intended), becoming a doctor is pretty much a prerequisite if you want people to give a shit about what you think.

I'm not trying to discredit doctors at all, they deserve a lot of credit for getting that far. There is a lot of competition in medical schools; something like a percent of a percent of all students who go to medical school actually become M.D.'s. It's just a shame that most doctors quickly lose their free will and become obliged to follow a flawed system that even goes directly against Hippocrates, the father of all medicine.

I watched "Ichi the Killer" awhile ago, but most of his movies are so violent that even I can't sit through them.  As a director, he really likes his violence.  I do like Japanese film on the whole, though.  Do you have any other favorites besides Miike?

Ichi the Killer is probably his most violent movie. :P And maybe the first Dead or Alive. Yeah, he definately does like his violence, and his yakuza gangs. ;) I've seen probably a dozen movies of his that focus almost entirely on some form of yakuza. But he also makes some more calm and expressionistic films like The Bird People in China and Happiness of the Katakuris.

Korean director Chan-wook Park is another favourite director of mine. His 2003 movie Oldboy is one of my favourites. I've seen a bunch of older movies from people like Akira Kurosawa and Masaki Kobayashi. And of course, I like almost everything by Hayao Miyazaki. Most other movies I watch I generally don't pay attention to the details. Names like Beat Takeshi and Shohei Imamura come to mind, but I don't remember which movies go with which names. o_O

Many student loans for schools around here(tri-state area NY,PA,NJ) will give you loans with NO INTEREST until you graduate and then up to 12 years to pay it back after that!

A student loan is among st the BEST loan you can possibly get from anyone.  I'd imagine there are some bad deals such as (wraith) described, but geniuses should be able to spot those a mile away.

Canada is definately much different in that respect, especially British Columbia. Maybe I should seriously consider going to school somewhere else...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sa♥tsu on January 03, 2006, 07:48:46 am
Oldboy

(http://img496.imageshack.us/img496/1347/oldboy2py.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Syntax on January 04, 2006, 12:13:09 am
Oldboy

(http://img496.imageshack.us/img496/1347/oldboy2py.jpg)

Oh Daesu vs this guy was a great fight.

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-4/991123/OldBoy2.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Next Gen Cowboy on January 04, 2006, 01:02:43 am
The NGC here, I dont know what else to say...Umm Gotta love games, gotta love movies, gotta love music.

Ok that said, musical prefrence is metal, oldschool speed and power, with a little modern stuff, I like classical opera, and ochestral pieces, I love choir work and all things awesome (I hold a special place for irish drinking songs)

Gamewise, I  am still stating (quite falsely) that Gideon Zhi is my unofficial mentor on the Megami Tensei series, after he schooled me about a year back (when I made a mistake on game order, or something like that either way it helped me out), I actually learned quite a bit and since then it has become one of my favorite series.  I like oldschool dungeon crawlers, and traditional RPG's with awesome stories.

Other then that i got nothing I am arogant history major just finishing his first semester at a small ass college in vermont.  That said if ya got questions about tobacco or alcohol I can usualy help (they are my best areas)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: D on January 05, 2006, 01:02:24 pm
Oldboy
(http://img496.imageshack.us/img496/1347/oldboy2py.jpg)
I have yet to see Oldboy or Sympathy for Mr. Vengance, but I picked up Sympathy for Lady Vengance last week. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it--though I hear it's not as violent as Oldboy was.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Moogy on January 05, 2006, 01:40:03 pm
This is an intro.  I have lurked around the emulation/ROM hacking scene (lol "the scene") for 5 years or so.  I was intending to keep doing this, but I figured the launch of this new site might be the time to actually, you know, post.

Fan translation-wise, my favorite games are Shin Megami Tensei 1 and 2.  They caused me to become hooked on the MegaTen series, and, by reading the intros of some others in this topic, I see that I am not alone in this sentiment.  Heh.  Gideon is probably responsible for 50% of Atlus USA's marketshare at this point!  :P

But yeah, I'll probably stick around a bit, as these forums seem pretty cool.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Viriato on January 06, 2006, 06:55:21 am
Dear fellow comrades,

I must say I'm very proud to be one of the board members of one of the most prestigious institutions on the entire planet. I must underline the importance often disregarded of maintaining one's HP at a high level, not to mention MP, AP, SP, and all the other personality attributes that really count. Let's hope the new year will allow everyone to be able to enjoy their Ruroni Kenshin in peace.

Greetings from Portugal,

Viriato
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Haeleth on January 07, 2006, 10:09:27 am
Haeleth.  The English translator who isn't satsu.  These days mostly doing dodgy stuff to dodgy PC titles, but I used to hack roms too. (Maybe one day people will forgive me for never finishing Dark Law?)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 07, 2006, 11:29:58 am
No.. You are not forgiven! :P I was going to put 'The one who never finished Dark Law' as a custom title to you! What's your reason for quitting?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 08, 2006, 07:56:23 am
Might as well.  Whoopie.  I'm Tintenfisch (german for squid).  Currently at the youthful grand age of 19 (okay so my brithday is on the 21, bite me).

I came here because I was on Nightcrawlers Translation corporation message board and I decided to come here because I felt like that guy who goes to a houseparty and sits outside and talks to whoever decides to go outside at that time.

The game controller is my greatest weapon.  I will proceed to both punch and kick your butt on any platform.

My main interests in life are marine biology, comedy, camera work(in terms of making films), writing (mostly satire), raquetball, and wind surfing.  I've also dabbled a bit in the world of stand up.  I did two shows, one for the school talent show (fucking rigged, might as well called it a music concert) and another up at my brothers college in an acoustic Cafe dealy.  They both came out pretty succeful (gladly offer any tips to anybody)

Overall I'm a pretty friendly guy, hard to get mad and fun to talk with over some sort of chat thing (I.E aim).

As for as knowing the translators.  I pretty much know what they've done.  I have talked to some of them.

I helped D out with his resume (I found a double space mistake) and talked to him about twice one Aim (he told me stuff and his how much he enjoys the Neo-geo.)

Nightcrawler and I are like two neighbors.  The kind that don't really talk to one another but when they're both outside and they make eye contact we both have to say something just so it doesn't feel awkward.
like

Me: hey man, man did you see that game last night?

Nightcrawler: Yeah that was pretty awesome, sure was, how about this weather?

me: yeah pretty sweet.

*silence*

Nightcrawler: Yeah well I gotta get goin I got some work to do.

me: Catch you later.

Mightcrawler: You betcha
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vertz on January 08, 2006, 10:16:03 pm
   Wow, i kinda feel like a minority here :-\ I don't have ANY hacking or translation experience at all. I just appreciate all the work people do. So, thanks to the hard workers!
   Anyway, a bit about me: I'm 16, a junior in high school at the most dramatic school in the world (no joke... ask me sometime if you doubt it....). I'm mainly interested in writing (you ever read any of those long fantasy series? Yeah... kinda like that.). I've been told that I should be  a stand-up comedian by a couple of my friends, but my school has no high school talent show... so I'm stuck just doing it for friends ;D.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grave Wisdom on January 08, 2006, 11:02:14 pm
Vertz: Don't feel bad. The only experience I have is some half-assed unfinished hacks that I did years ago. People used to tell me I should be a comedian, and I would sometimes take it as an insult. When people keep bugging you to "say something funny" it starts to get to you after a while...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on January 09, 2006, 12:06:55 am
Haeleth.  The English translator who isn't satsu.  These days mostly doing dodgy stuff to dodgy PC titles, but I used to hack roms too. (Maybe one day people will forgive me for never finishing Dark Law?)

I'll pick it up for you :D After all, I was supposed to be doing all that hacking for you anyway, and it -is- the sequel to Dark Lord, in its way.
I know you said to ask for it on your website. Will send an email.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 09, 2006, 05:32:52 am
When people keep bugging you to "say something funny"


I dispise it when people say this.  Especialy when it's somebody you don't even know or barely know.  They just kind of expect you to pull something out of your ass.

  Don't feel pressured about becoming a Stand-up comic.  From my experience It's a tough job, and yes I use the word "job" there because in no way do I consider it an activity.  If you want to at least dabble with it a little bit the best thing I can offer you is to do what I and some famous comedians do.  Carry around a notepad and a pen and go about your day.  Then when something happens that just irks you or something that you find is rediculous or stupid, write it down.  That will become our material.  It's a good start.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vertz on January 09, 2006, 09:40:49 pm
Thanks for the advice, Tinten. BTW, I think it's awesome that you've had a chance to do a bit of Stand-up. I'm mainly interested in it because it feels natural to me to make fun of world events (not saying I'm a natural comedian, though).
It bugs me too when people ask me to say something funny, but I don't get it that much, fortunately.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 09, 2006, 10:32:45 pm
It's a daunting task.  Generally you have to be angry and stick to what you know.  Best way to start out (which is what I did) is when i was pissed off at traffic I wrote a letter.  Pretty much it was my solution to traffic to replace roads with log flumes.  It works because you say the funniest things when you're angry.

You don't even have to make a joke.  If your inflection is good people will laugh.

Example would be Robert Klein in the movie The Comedian (very good).  During one of his standup routines all he said was

I have to live with the fact that I sent my two parents into a city so they may live.  That's all he said but every second he got louder and louder.  Quite facinating really.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on January 10, 2006, 12:53:21 pm
Tinten's a funny man. I still chuckle sometimes when I remember somethigns you wrote on Nightcrawler's board. :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 10, 2006, 04:00:11 pm
I do it for the fans/people.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zeik on January 11, 2006, 03:54:13 am
Zeik's the name, I'm an Asian Studies major and as such I'm primarily interested in translation projects.  I, like many around here, have been floating around the outskirts of the scene, doing silly little text hacks and so forth.  I've been meaning to take on some translation work, but until recently I simply hadn't made the time, and I'm not familiar with the technical aspects of the process, dumping scripts and the like.  I'm feeling quite enthused about putting my skills to practical use, however!  *Runs off to the Getting Started section* 

Among my idiosyncracies: I hold that Wild ARMs is the best RPG released since the advent of the 32-bit era, I love Star Trek(not so much Enterprise and DS9), Star Wars(the untainted parts of it anyway), horror movies, old school games, hiking, shooting at cans, Cherry Coke, people who hated FF7, and other things.  I read quite a bit, and if the position isn't filled I can be the board's token Three Kingdoms lunatic.   I've got pretty strange taste in music;  metal's a big thing for me right now.  When I grow up, I'd like to be a drifter.  I maintain that The Fellowship of the Ring was the best movie of the trilogy, and that Peter Jackson's best film is Dead Alive.  Oh, and I don't own a cellphone!  I think I'm the only person my age in this country who can say that!

Oldboy....Lord, for a week after I saw that, I couldn't pick up a pair of scissors. 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on January 11, 2006, 09:36:06 am
Oh, and I don't own a cellphone!  I think I'm the only person my age in this country who can say that!

I don't have one too ;) (and not because my old one is broken - I never had one)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 11, 2006, 03:19:42 pm
I have one but never use it, does that count?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grave Wisdom on January 11, 2006, 03:24:58 pm
Heh, I fall in that category as well.  I'd LIKE to use it more however, just usually get too caught up with other things...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 11, 2006, 03:42:41 pm
the only time I do use it though is when I want to make a call.  I rarely give out my number because I don't want people calling me and anytime of the damn day.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: La0stia on January 12, 2006, 12:37:07 am
HI all, mi name is G.....O, i got into emulation....well i don't remember well, all i know i had to use that vesa doctor something cause my S3 gpu didn't come with vesa 2.0.....oh well....my firs translated game was FF5 ever since I've been following the "scene" I've been trying to do something for that "scene" i preffer community but fuck it.  I started to do something with La odisea de Albert :O (I translated into Spanish!!!!!) lol but never did i notice it had compression well life sucks, I'm a punk rocker...please no flames YOU METAL FREAKS!!!!!!!!! :P. anyway any questions about drinking, partying GIRLS!!!! don't hesitate to ask me. El filosofo!.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kitsune Sniper on January 12, 2006, 02:23:32 am
We need more Spanish speakers. That way we can conspire against THE SCENE and they could never understand a word we say. Mwahahahahahaha.

Ahahaha.

Eheh. Erm. Yeah.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dragonsbrethren on January 12, 2006, 07:07:28 am
I hate typing these things, but what the hell. I'm Dragonsbrethren, I hack ROMs.

Is that enough? No?

I'm 18 years old, I've been playing games since I was 3, and I hope to someday become a developer. My favorite game is Final Fantasy IV, followed closely by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

On the hacking front I only released one hack I'm actually proud of, that's Castlevania Retold (http://www.elazulspad.net/dragonsbrethren/hacks/cvretold20.zip), I've also put out a ton of little patches that even I haven't bothered to keep track of. I released one (half-assed) translation years ago, Final Fantasy IV Easy Type. I didn't even translate it, just copied text over from other versions of FF4, I'm currently redoing this translation but I doubt I'll ever get anywhere with it.

Real life... well, it's pretty much what I just posted up there, I spend most of my time either playing or hacking games, if I hang out with my friends we're playing games, they're pretty much my only form of entertainment. I'm planning on going to college later this year, but I still don't know what I want to do with my life, as I said above I want to be a game developer but I want something else to fall back on in case that doesn't work out.

Oh yeah, I used to go by the name Dark Knight Kain.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Disch on January 13, 2006, 12:14:34 am
So I decided to get on board ... erm.. .on these boards.  Don't know why I finally decided to... but hey.

Now for a bit about myself and some creditials (which I believe you're supposed to give in these kind of threads? Maybe not?  I'm not trying to be an ego maniac or anything ^^ ):

I never considered myself a ROM hacker -- although I was kind of into it a long time ago.  Back in the day I took some Final Fantasy hacking docs (FFBytes) and made a shitty utility to automate their usage (FFHackster) -- that sort of became my in for "the scene".. and ever since I have been hanging around places like zophar's, acmlm's, panicus, etc.  Of course I never did actually HACK anything.  I tried a few times but I always realize my efforts would be better put elsewhere.

Since my FF1 hack attempts always went dry -- I tried making an FF1 remakish homebrew (FFTribute) -- although this flopped shortly after I put out a sloppy demo.

After that I got crazy into NSFs.  Something about them just made me smile.  But I wasn't really satisfied with existing NSF players -- so I started working on my own  (what is now NotSo Fatso).

The natural step after that was to move to a full NES emulator -- which I have made several unreleased attempts... and a few quietly-and-not-widely released ones (Schpune).  I'm currently working on a new version which needs some touchups and a user interface (I'm sorta waiting on a buddy of mine -- though I'm slacking off myself and there are other complications)

I want to say my true home is in game dev -- although I'm not sure if that's true.  I have a few game ideas in the works, but I'm just never able to stick to them long enough to get anything done.  Maybe I'm just a slow worker... who knows ;P.  Right now I have plans for a SotN-ish game with the added benefit of having a grappling hook (there aren't enough games where you swing around and fight evil while exploring dark labrynths).  Most of the details are mapped out -- but there are still some issues to work out -- then I have to actually start coding it.  Plus I threw together some funzies game with mice that's kind of cute -- although I don't have a link for it.

I like to think I'm generally a nice guy -- although I do get very anal and stubborn sometimes and can easily turn into a big ass.  Plus I have got to be one of the most opinionated people on the planet -- and I get in weird funks where I just have to argue/debate for hours on end to whoever disagrees with whatever meaningless opinion I splurt out.

So yeah that's me in a nutshell.  I recognize a few people here but there are a lot of new faces too -- which is always good.  I guess I'll be seeing you guys around ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 13, 2006, 08:49:51 am
Everybody contributes in their own way. ;)

Gamedev is certainly no easy task.  I respect the armature developers who DO finish their games because you really need to stick to it.  I have been into gamedev as well and started my own about two years ago.  I've got a fully working 1 level Mario Demo with sound, however I never finished the enemies and it has no end.  I spent an enormous amount of time on the physics engine. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to recreate the tight controls from say Super Mario Brothers 3.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ultimate on January 13, 2006, 02:32:01 pm
Now I have the free time needed to write about me ^^

I'm Ultimate and I'm just a player, I don't know Japanese nor have the Knowledge to Hack.

My Favorite games would be the FF series(Excluding the X-2), Suikoden Series, Fire Emblem series, SRW series and the "Tales" series.

My favorites are RPGs and Strategy games, of course...also I sometimes try Terror/Adventure/Novels. But thats about it...its been a year since the last "Beat them up" I played.

I'm 18 years old, I'm still studing I guess...I'm gonna be a Doctor, probably a General Surgeon. I don't try really hard to archieve that, but once a Doctor I'm gonna be the best. Doc. Ultimate is gonna be fun ^^

My hobbies would be Gaming, Sleeping, Eating, Driving, Going out with girls(I like better short haired girls with nice butts), Playing Soccer and Fighting (hum...normally I practice alone, by the morning with my Sword, well come on, you people must like Weapons too! But I'm lazy, once a week only :P)

I Have some personality problems...hum...like this: "I'm the Best to Hell with the Rest" But I try to hold myself and normally I can ^^

Hum...the Translations I'm really hoping to get finished are: Arabian Nights(Who isn't heh?) and Emerald Dragon. Gogogo Everyone ^^ You have my Suport  ::)

Oh yeah ^^ I'm beautiful  8) : http://www.flogao.com.br/kebrakoko/foto/20/3941298
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on January 13, 2006, 03:23:35 pm
I'm creaothceann, formerly known as illegal eagle. German since 1980, perfectionist, also a scorpio... like books by Adams, Pratchett,  Rowling. Musical taste follows scenemusic.net, though after too many chiptunes I switch over to some SPCs. I also don't drink alcohol, don't smoke, don't like coffee; I like to NOT get up in the morning. I have a cellphone but rarely use it.

I had used Ataries (2600 and 7800) when everybody else had Mega Drive and SNES *hangs head in shame* ... but at least I had two Gameboys. I'm not a good gamer, often have to rely on savestates and cheats...

Went through Batch, QBasic and bits of ASM, got to know Pascal in school and didn't want to change to anything else than Delphi. My code might be seen as quite "distinguished"... I've written the savestate tool "vSNES", focusing mainly on graphics.

I have got to be one of the most opinionated people on the planet -- and I get in weird funks where I just have to argue/debate for hours on end to whoever disagrees with whatever meaningless opinion I splurt out.
Nah, you're not alone. ;) :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dragonsbrethren on January 13, 2006, 05:59:16 pm
I want to say my true home is in game dev -- although I'm not sure if that's true.  I have a few game ideas in the works, but I'm just never able to stick to them long enough to get anything done.  Maybe I'm just a slow worker... who knows ;P.  Right now I have plans for a SotN-ish game with the added benefit of having a grappling hook (there aren't enough games where you swing around and fight evil while exploring dark labrynths).  Most of the details are mapped out -- but there are still some issues to work out -- then I have to actually start coding it.

If you start this game and need level designers I'm more than willing to help you out. I've had a similar idea for about two years now but I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on January 13, 2006, 08:23:51 pm
After that I got crazy into NSFs.  Something about them just made me smile.  But I wasn't really satisfied with existing NSF players -- so I started working on my own  (what is now NotSo Fatso).

Were you the fella that created the "extended" NSF format? I don't remember. Also, was Notso Fatso stand-alone, or a plug-in? And more importantly, can it output in other formats (to put on, say, an mp3 player? That would be hot).

Right now I have plans for a SotN-ish game with the added benefit of having a grappling hook (there aren't enough games where you swing around and fight evil while exploring dark labrynths).  Most of the details are mapped out -- but there are still some issues to work out -- then I have to actually start coding it. 

SOTN + Bionic would be the AWESOMEST thing ever.

I like to think I'm generally a nice guy -- although I do get very anal and stubborn sometimes and can easily turn into a big ass.  Plus I have got to be one of the most opinionated people on the planet -- and I get in weird funks where I just have to argue/debate for hours on end to whoever disagrees with whatever meaningless opinion I splurt out.

We all kinda do that man. :) Hell, at times I'll debate opinions that are contrasting to my own just for debate's sake. So I think I'm worse in that regard.

Anyway, welcome!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SonofMog on January 13, 2006, 08:43:11 pm
Yay Debates...

What??  Introduction??   ???

Oh crap...

'lo all, Name is SonofMog, Sono if you're lazy.

Contributions to the "scene": Minimal.

Love for the "scene": Immense.

Likes: Gaming, reading, writing, gaming, watching movies, trying to make movies, learning various forms of 'net code (I'm watching Nightcrawler do all the work  :P), and did I mention gaming??

Dislikes: Fanboys, learning various forms of 'net code, and Emo...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ultimate on January 13, 2006, 08:53:36 pm
"Sono" means Sleepy in Potuguese hahahaha ^^
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SonofMog on January 13, 2006, 08:57:16 pm
'tis fitting then  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Disch on January 13, 2006, 11:04:44 pm
If you start this game and need level designers I'm more than willing to help you out. I've had a similar idea for about two years now but I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Level design is a long time away.  This is the game I wanted to do right -- which means complete all the steps before you press on.  I've been tempted to just start coding something and "work out the details as I go" -- but I've dropped enough projects to know that such an approach generally does not work well.

step 1)  Get a general outline of how you want the game to play, what you want it to be like, and how it will work (done)
step 2)  Arrange and document how it will be set up... and other nitty details such as the file formats used (this is where I am now)
step 3)  Code editors which will be used for working on stuff like levels, items, etc.  Make some basic maps and stuff just for testing out the engine.
step 4)  Code the engine!  (this is the only part that's actually fun -- but it's probably the shortest part except for step 1 ;_;)
step 5)  Once the engine is done, work out general level layout, which items you'll get where, and the general "path" of how to get through the game
step 6)  Touch up editors if needed -- step 3 was more for quick, basic editors --  now you'll actually need fully functioning and 'quality' editors. (big pain in the ass)
step 7)  Level design, music/images/other media generation.  Enemy design... all the "meat" of the game.


That's my plan of attack.  I've been on step 2 for quite a while due to constantly picking up and putting down the project -- and it's really hard for me to just sit still and plan -- though I know how important it is, I never seem to be willing to do it.  Editor development is another area I'm not exactly thrilled to get to -- maybe I'll be able to hit someone up for that when step 6 is needed (if someone else is doing it, it could even be done while I'm doing step 5)

I don't plan on solisciting ANYBODY but editor coders until step 5 is done.  Having an engine and a working game (even with shitty filler graphics) will make it a lot easier to get people on board, and will show them you're serious (and that you want people who are serious).  Until I'm ready to actually show a product, I'm not willing to recruit people.  On top of being just a false and silly lead-on... the fact of the matter is I just can't use anyone yet.

But it's good to know that some people would be interested.  I'd hate to get to step 7 only to find that no one would be willing to make some graphics.  I sure as hell can't draw.  Not the greatest level designer either.

Were you the fella that created the "extended" NSF format? I don't remember.

Yeah.  Although were I to do it over now I'd do it much differently.  But hey, it still works.

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Also, was Notso Fatso stand-alone, or a plug-in? And more importantly, can it output in other formats (to put on, say, an mp3 player? That would be hot).

Winamp Plugin.  Winamp can output to whatever format you want.  There's a .wav writer that comes with Winamp itself, and other output plugins to create MP3 / OGG are readily available on their site.

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SOTN + Bionic would be the AWESOMEST thing ever.

Totally.  ;D

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Hell, at times I'll debate opinions that are contrasting to my own just for debate's sake. So I think I'm worse in that regard.

Up until now I was under the assumption you were the same person on ZMD ...  (wraith_) .. though now I'm not so sure.

Am I mistaken?

But anyway thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dragonsbrethren on January 14, 2006, 12:55:58 am
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I sure as hell can't draw.  Not the greatest level designer either.

That's my problem too, I suck at graphics and I can't code to save my life, yet I love to make levels. That is why ROM hacking appealed to me so much, you can just pick up an editor have have some levels made in no time, they only thing standing in your way are the limits of the game engine.

I've been trying to do levels for amateur games for a while now, but I'm only really good with platform games and RPGs, most people want 3D maps for their FPS's, which I'm not very good at (I can make a decent layout, it's the details that get to me)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jasonli on January 14, 2006, 02:53:24 am
My turn! Bah!

I'm Jason. I've been around the scene ever since fake screenshots were first released for FFV. I erm... dabbled in romhacking early on, and having failed dismally never touched it again.

I am the founder of RPGd, which was the most popular emulation-translations news site from about 1998 to 2001/2. However, I can only be responsible for starting it - satsu, Kitsune, Neil, Sheex et al were more or less running things by the time we really got popular. Then they left. Poop.

Activity level: checks msgboards once in a while; more so during holidays.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on January 14, 2006, 01:40:14 pm
Woot, it's gason!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on January 14, 2006, 02:29:12 pm
Woot, it's gason!

I think we need some custom title action.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on January 14, 2006, 02:29:56 pm
Disch:

Nah, I'm the same asshole from ZMD... just something about that place brings out the worst in me :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 14, 2006, 06:35:31 pm
Because your avatar is Ash from Army of darkness, you're just keeping the character alive.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gavin on January 15, 2006, 12:37:27 am
I'm jumping in a bit late here, but oh well.  ::)

I'm Gavin, a 19 year old programmer/scripter/hacker of sorts, born in New York and living in Illinois (just outside Chicago, in the suburbs). I say "of sorts" mostly due to my inability to finish pretty much any of the projects I start, a terrible habit. Things that I enjoy in no particular order are Montain Dew, electric guitar, Mozilla, reading, the History Channel, cartoons, PHP, coffee, and daring escapes from running automobiles.

I used to be running a two-year old alienware, pretty much the greatest computer I've ever had, that was still a very capable machine for all sorts of developement. Unfortunatly that computer has crashed just a few weeks ago, so I'm reduced to this old ratty laptop on which I'm running the Xubuntu GNU/Linux distribution. Linux in general is alright, I've pretty much gotten used to it by now, although I very much miss my old dual boot Windows XP setup, easy configuration of software, Macromedia Flash (which I hate, but it's necessary) Photoshop (I don't care what you say, GIMP, in relative terms, fucking sucks) which I use for work stuff, and jst the overall badass-ness of my now-defunct computer.

I am attending my second quarter at ITT-Tech and have mixed feelings about the experience. So far I have determined that the teaching style is much more condusive to learning than what i had experienced at community college and the coursework isn't so much "work" as it is "go play with computers" which is great. On the other hand, defining something as "better than community college" can only have so much meaning. Still, I guess we all have to pay for the choices made in the past. At least for the first time in my life I'm getting great grades ::)

In spite of school, I really love to learn new things and talk to new people. Once upon a time I actually had a real life, but now I'm pretty much full out nerd/geek/dork.

I've been into romhacking for a few years now, although I don't put out much, I mostly just poke around in roms and see what I can break. NES dev has always interested me, I just never find the motivation to work on any of those projects.

I enjoy a variety of music, mostly some sort of classic rock and a mixture of video game music.

I guess that's pretty much it. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dragonsbrethren on January 15, 2006, 04:34:14 am
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(I don't care what you say, GIMP, in relative terms, fucking sucks)

Truer words have never been spoken...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2006, 12:01:41 pm
I'm Dan, a 23 year old programmer/hacker (less hacker nowadays). I live over in good old Northern Ireland, and I work as an ASP .net developer for the education department here.

I've wrote a good few utilities in the past, but lately I'm in a complete slump and haven't released anything of note in what feels like two years.  ;)

Not much else to say really. I like vodka. Goldschlager is quite nice too, but I've only tried that a few times.

That's it really.  :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 17, 2006, 12:58:19 pm
Cheers to liking Goldschlager my friend.  I don't come across to many other people who like it. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on January 17, 2006, 06:27:45 pm
REAL MEN DRINK YUKON JACK.

STRAIGHT.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Snatcher on January 17, 2006, 06:57:47 pm
Hi, Im Snatcher. I've been into the Emulation/ROM seen for about 4 years now. Im 25 yrs. old, so I guess you can call me an old-schooler. Grow up playing the SNES and is still my favorite system. ;D

I have an Associates Degree in Graphic Design, which Im not using at the moment. There's really not many Graphic Design jobs were I live. Im into Anime, big fan of Ghost in the Shell and Akira.

I've been really interested in ROM translations, Mostly RPG's. I used to check Donut everyday to see if anything new was being released. Im glad to see that I have a new place to call home. :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: redrum on January 17, 2006, 09:46:59 pm
just found the site...
glad its back :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vague Rant on January 19, 2006, 07:31:24 am
In case you're too lazy to look left, I'm Vague Rant. I'm from Melbourne, Australia, and at present I'm 19. I don't do anything useful in the ROM hacking scene (or at all, really), I just hang about and watch the people doing all the hard work.

I guess I was first introduced to emulation with Pokémon. A friend gave me no$gmb and Green Version. I'm primarily into SNES emulation (isn't everyone?), largely so I can play the stuff we missed out on over here ("I'm sorry, did you say 'arr-pee-gee'?") like all Square's stuff and EarthBound, which happens to be one of my favorite games.

My favorite bands are the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Blur, and Simon and Garfunkel. Favorite books are Nineteen Eighty-Four. Dorian Gray and Catch-22.

I'm tired of typing stuff, I might edit more in later.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Eien Ni Hen on January 19, 2006, 12:32:27 pm
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Goldschlager is quite nice too, but I've only tried that a few times.

Oh shit, I have a friend who won't stop talking about how much he loves Goldschlager.  I've never had it before.  What does it taste like?

I myself am partial to Bacardi.  Southern Comfort is nice, too.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

I think Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" is much better, but that's just my opinion.  I don't mean to insult Orwell's work: I enjoy his novels, but I feel very critical of them at the same time. -_-
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bongo` on January 19, 2006, 02:21:12 pm
Ah well! My name Bongo`, Stealth, Barret or whatever you wanna cal me. I have been a fan of emulation since 1998 but a ROMhacker since 1999. I don't have many projects under my belt but I have had my hand in a few projects. I can only claim Doraemon, Fuzzical Fighter, Gulliver Boy, and JustBreed as my own 100% completed projects.

  I am a *gasp* 29 year old black guy born in Nassau, Bahamas but raised in West Palm Beach, fl. I love this place because I enjoy the weather, the money I make, and the women. I have been in school now for about 10 years ( no kidding ). I am TRYING to get a degree as a software engineer. I also hate this place because it is so expensive to live here, a lot of my friends have died from gun deaths and such, and these stupid hurricanes!

  I work as an UNLICENSED electrician and I get paid like a day-to-day laborer. But I survive. Anyway... I still do enjoy a good challenge when t comes to ROMhacking but not so much that I am up at 3 a.m. eating twinkies and drinking mountain dew. I have written a few utils in my time. My favorite so far is WindHex which is a hex-editor / tile-editor for Windows.

  I recently left the scene as a hacker and have become more of a spectator. I enjoy my time away from this computer. It allows me to hit the gym hard. I also enjoy watching the Miami DOLPHINS and the Miami HEAT. Well, that's all I guess there is that I wish to share! Have a great day people. Oh yeah, what's up, NightCrawler! Keep up the good work, bro!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 19, 2006, 06:25:59 pm
Holy Crap! :o Look who crawled out from the closet to say hello! :P

Welcome to the board.

This makes me feel pretty good.  My site and aggressive drive toward assembling a community has drawn a few people we haven't heard from publically in awhile. ;)

Who's next?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Liana on January 19, 2006, 07:53:26 pm
I'm Liana, and I'm a 24-year old leasing agent and student. I'm working on my master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, and also studying Spanish. I love reading, playing video games, cooking and learning new things. Most recently I've been playing Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Paper Mario 2, and I'm also fond of firing up the emulator and dabbling in random Japanese SNES RPGs.

As far as the scene goes I'm more on the translation-geek side of things. I've taken three years of formal Japanese classes and have done a lot of studying and reading on my own, so I'm not fluent yet, nor am I particularly fast, but I enjoy it and I'm stubborn. I've been working with Nightcrawler on Tenshi no Uta, and I've gone through the game twice -- once to translate, then again to edit. A third runthrough is starting to look appealing, because I'm obsessive. In any case it may be some time until Nightcrawler gets time to work on it, but I'm patient :) If you're interested in Tenshi no Uta, I wrote a little bit about it for my rarely-updated weblog at http://joechip.net/words/index.php?id=43.

I only tend to post when I have something to say, if I'm dead sure I'm correct about what I'm saying and if I feel it's useful. In other words, I tend to lurk ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: (wraith) on January 19, 2006, 08:05:22 pm
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Goldschlager is quite nice too, but I've only tried that a few times.

Oh shit, I have a friend who won't stop talking about how much he loves Goldschlager.  I've never had it before.  What does it taste like?

I myself am partial to Bacardi.  Southern Comfort is nice, too.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

I think Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" is much better, but that's just my opinion.  I don't mean to insult Orwell's work: I enjoy his novels, but I feel very critical of them at the same time. -_-

Ah, SoCo. I used to love that shit.

I drank about 3/4 of a liter of that after a particualrly tough breakup once (right after I turned 21--damn! that was 6 years ago!!)... and yeah, I haven't been able to drink it since. That's one of those drinks you can't tolerate after getting sick from it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MegaManJuno on January 19, 2006, 08:13:38 pm
I drank about 3/4 of a liter of that after a particualrly tough breakup once (right after I turned 21--damn! that was 6 years ago!!)... and yeah, I haven't been able to drink it since. That's one of those drinks you can't tolerate after getting sick from it.

Mine was Capt. Morrigan's Spiced Rum... even the smell puts me off nowadays, and that was about 10 years ago now.

Edit: I should say, the smell of ANY rum, not just the Capt.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: disroyal on January 20, 2006, 03:19:56 pm
Hi, I'm disroyal, a 22 year old programmer from Sweden.

I've bin lurking around "the Scene" since 98.

I worked on a english to swedish FFV translation years ago and asked some questions about FFV's pointer sytem on the old RPG dimension board, that was the last time I crawled out of my shell and said something public, we'll see if I can do better this time around=)

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Aeris130 on January 21, 2006, 07:55:37 am
Aeris130, 20 years old. Swedish romhacker/translator. Is blissfully grateful for the fact that he can translate games from english to swedish while avoiding asian tounge.

I've studied some japanese though, and once spent 4 month translating "Chibi Maruko Chan" (Snes) from Japanese to Swedish (it turned out rather crappy to be honest, much because of the fact that I hadn't learned about pointers or DTE by then). Only to find out that the menus were compressed, so I had to release a rather unfinished translation (but hey, I learn form my mistakes :P).

I've been an active member of the scene (not the community) for about 3 years (at least I think it was), being geared more towards translations rather then hacking. Can't say for how long I've been playing videogames, but I was young and there was duckhunt, SMB3 and battletank. That's about all I can remember.

Nowadays, I usually play Saturn games, with the hopes of sometime in the future make a tiny Saturn-based translation (as in, not Sakura Taisen or any of the likes). Honestly, that console is by itself reason enough to hack roms. Sadly, it would seem that its massive collection of untranslated games is rivalled only by the complicity involved inhacking them. Sight...

I don't really have a lot to say, so usually I just keep quiet. And that's about it.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sa♥tsu on January 21, 2006, 11:41:02 am
Ah, SoCo. I used to love that shit.

I drank about 3/4 of a liter of that after a particualrly tough breakup once (right after I turned 21--damn! that was 6 years ago!!)... and yeah, I haven't been able to drink it since. That's one of those drinks you can't tolerate after getting sick from it.

You poor bastid.
One night, me and a couple friends had a large bottle and a half of ouzo between us. None of us can remember everything that happened that night, but apparently we had a damn good time and were threatened with being kicked out of our hall of residence. I was sick as a dog, right in the sink in my room. I went to bed without realising that the sink actually got clogged, and awoke to a nasty surprise: a sink full to the brim with vomit. The smell of vomit didn't leave my room for a few days.

I can hardly keep down any aniseed drink now, be it ouzo, sambuca or absinthe. It's getting better though, mostly due to my insensitive friends who keep ordering rounds of sambuca shots.

I'm actually glad to be rid of ouzo though, the only value it really had to me was its special party trick. Mix ouzo (a clear liquid) with water (another clear liquid) and hey presto! You suddenly have a milky-white liquid.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: p4ch3c0 on January 21, 2006, 09:11:17 pm
I'm actually glad to be rid of ouzo though, the only value it really had to me was its special party trick. Mix ouzo (a clear liquid) with water (another clear liquid) and hey presto! You suddenly have a milky-white liquid.

I know how to do that without ouzo (or water, for that matter).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Eien Ni Hen on January 22, 2006, 11:53:45 am
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I know how to do that without ouzo (or water, for that matter).

Ooh, a jizz reference.  Clever.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on January 22, 2006, 12:33:14 pm
I'm sure what he ment by that was rubbing alcohol.  Heh.  Rub.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on January 22, 2006, 07:56:41 pm
...SHAZAM!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Chris Judah on January 22, 2006, 09:01:10 pm
Hmm good to see a lot of non-hacking/translating people are joining the boards.

Alright, where should I start?  I've been into just the emulation side of things since about 1998 when I would run Pokemon Red on a 33MHz windows 3.1 machine with No$GBC (which is a marvelous emulator).  My venture into translating began with Pokemon Gold in 1999 (I know, lame!  But I still love Pokemon) and I've been on and off with it ever since.  My biggest project that I've tried to complete is Black Matrix Zero for Gameboy Advance and that has been off and on as well, finally with the most recent turn of events of me losing all the work I had done on it and wanting to restart from scratch.

Now a little about my personal life.  I am 19 years old and have already dropped out of college (hahaH).  I currently am employed at Insight Communications as tech support (it's an alright gig).  Pretty much all I do is hang out with friends or stay at home.  I do play WoW if any of you guys do (set up a possible new romhacking guild on a server?).  One of my main interests is music in which I have a very wide taste; I would have to say my favorite genre is probably psychobilly with my favorite band being Tiger Army (not really psychobilly in my opinion though).  I always try and learn assembly but don't really succeed, the furthest I have gone is to grasp the idea of some z80 for GBC.

So that seems to be about it I guess, any questions are welcome ^_^  And it feels good to see that the romhacking/translating community is coming back.  And if there is anything I can do to help this new community just drop me a line.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Googie on January 30, 2006, 04:40:34 pm
Lemme see how I'm gonna do this...

My name is Victor A. I live in Corona Queens New York, I'm 30 years old who grew up playing games in the 1980's. I'm also into emulation, cartooning, reading, working out, and I also ROM hack. I own a rottweiler named Cyprus and I also own two turtles. I got into emulation around 1998 (I have lotsa ROMS from the Nes to Neo Geo and arcades) and got into ROM hacking in the summer of 2003, I made alotta friends online in the scene when I joined TEK Hacks in March of 2004.

Right now I'm working on a few projects that'll keep me busy. I guess, that's about it...see you peeps around.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: timberwolf on January 30, 2006, 07:31:23 pm
Hi.  I'm Sean, 19 and currently a college freshman.  As if anyone cares ::)

Yeah, I'm one of those people who doesn't know jack about real ROM Hacking.  Just to get that out of the way.

ANYWAY, I had my beginnings in emulation when Pokemon was still relatively new- I had found what I thought was Pokemon Yellow, but I had no fuggin' idea how to make the emulator work (I believe it was some DOS version of no$gb).  Flash forward a year or two (I have no idea, been too long).  I was a huge Harvest Moon fan at the time, and being disgruntled over not being able to own the Super Nintendo version, found the game and Snes9x and actually got the damn thing to work.  I spent a good deal of time playing Harvest Moon, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy 2, until I finally got tired of Snes9x not being able to do transparency on some layers properly (yes, this was OLD) and switched to ZSNES.  Shortly after, I got my noob beginnings in ROM hacking by attempting to make a decent hack of Harvest Moon.  Unfortunately, it was a bit out of my league at the time, and I kept running into stupid glitches like "Let's see what happens when you use more space for dialogue than the game actually has!".  I more or less gave up on that and found zbattle.  I spent a lot of time in there, and I still remember the old zbattle forums.  Easily my best memory of that time was playing through Final Fantasy 4 IN ITS ENTIRETY on two-player mode...
Game: "Received the Masamune!"
[timberwolf] Sephiroth was here
[forgotname] Huh?
[timberwolf] Dude, you've never played FF7?
[forgotname] No...
(We had spent a lot of time making stupid references and making fun of perfectly normal things in FF4's plotline.  It seemed natural to make a FF7 reference at the time, and I guess the guy hadn't played it yet  :P)

Unfortunately, zbattle had a major crash at some point, and down went the forums.  New forums were made, but I lost interest in zbattle, and to a lesser extent, emulation.

Now that I'm in college, I have a lot of classes and crap taking up my time, but I miss the old days of 2-player RPGs and going WTF at people who could win a match of Tetris Attack in obscenely short lengths of time.

I've messed around with hex editing and tile editing, but I've never finished a hack.  Too much time playing games, I suppose.  I'd go back to zbattle, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be difficult to find someone INTELLIGENT to finish an RPG with.  Never did finish FF5 or SoM...

Back in the non-"scene" world, I'm supposed to be majoring in Computer Science.  I hope to get a job involving designing or programming games, which is going to kick my ass, I know.  I'm one of those 'geeks' with little social life (although not as bad as most, and I'm getting better, honest!) and spends too much time playing games.  Mostly Maple Story and FlyFF because I'm too cheap (poor) to afford a real MMORPG.

So, uh, yeah.  Word.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Spiritstorm on February 08, 2006, 09:36:06 pm
Hi all, just thought I'd give a quick hello. I'm a long time gamer, and just very recently got into romhacking. This site's already been a great help with some good utilities and articles to get me started.

When not sitting in front of my computer, or playing games, I love playing and watching sports(especially hockey and golf), listening to music of all kinds, reading, and being around friends.

That's all for me, later.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sparda on February 27, 2006, 02:23:42 am
Hi everone!

My name is sparda, im a C coder from New York.  I enjoy hacking away at some code on my
spare time.  Most importantly, I want to learn everything there is to know about programming
for the SNES!  Stats:

Handle: Sparda
Coding Languages: C, Python, RPGcode, 65c816(just started)
Age: 19
Occupation: Student ( Computer science degree) ;)

Well, i hope my stay here is a pleasant one,
Look out for me in the future, I might just write something interesting...

later
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Feitang on March 19, 2006, 08:57:26 am
Oh sorry, I forgot to reply in this topic.

First of all, hi everyone. I'm Feitan, a manga and videogames lover.
I'm 22 years old, half Italian and half English guy, so I'm a bilingual (what a shrewd person, eh?  :-X).

I'm a J2E translator (or WOULD like to be  ::)), my favourite games/apps are from Falcom and Enterbrain. I like jRPGs and manga as Hunter X Hunter (ty name... hum) and Yu Yu Hakusho.
I'n not a programmer, but I delight at hacking, translation and web graphic.

If you want to have a chat with me see my MSN address.
Later!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: getter77 on March 19, 2006, 05:16:58 pm
I'm Brian, 21, and have been walking the path of the College Exile for 2 years come this coming October.  Avid videogame player and anime collector/watcher.  No romhacking or translation skills at all...but definitely a fan of the emulation and game translation community.  I've thoroughly enjoyed playing many a game over the years.
Perhaps one day I'll get around to learning some relevant stuff...but who knows?

Nice to be here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Suzaku on March 23, 2006, 02:10:34 pm
Hi, I'm Suzaku. I've been lurking around various scene boards for years now without actually contributing anything of note (or anything at all, really....). I majored in Comparative Religion and minored in Japanese, all of which managed to land me a job in the IT department of a local bank in Michigan. So we see how useful THAT skill set turned out to be. Lets just say Xenogears holds a special place in my heart.

I am avid gamer, and my favorite genres are RPGs, fighters, and strategy-RPGs. In no particular order since said order can change from week to week. I do dabble in pretty much every genre, though.  I'm also working on scanlating manga on the side, as well as running through games in Japanese, partly because I have a thing for knowing what's REALLY going on in a game, but mostly to practice my (sadly non-fluent) Japanese skills.

Now that I'm out of school and have free time I'd like to start in on actual game translation and contribute something to this scene I've so far only lurked around and leeched from. I find the whole rom hacking and translation thing pretty fascinating, though I have neither the knowledge nor the desire to actually hack and code, and I want to be more active in it.

Consequently, the spell checker here just picked up the "rom" in "from" as a spelling error of ROM....


EDIT:  As far as hobbies go (what can I say, I was writing this at work and got distracted....) I enjoy playing video games, reading books, and building models--mostly Gundams. I have an unassembled model collection of around 100+ models. I swear that someday I'll get to them all, but when I do finish one I've usually bought ten more....I'd definitely say I have a thing for giant mecha--Gundam in particular.

I lived in Japan for two years when I was a kid, and I suspect that's where I picked up a love of the language--not that I remembered any of it when I got to college. I don't really go to cons at all. One of by biggest pet peeves is a crappy translation. Another is content subtraction in game ports. I mean, if a company is going to spend the money on the license and bringing a game over, the least they could do is give us the whole game (yeah, I'm staring at Persona 1 and Innocent Sin...) and give us something resembling an accurate translation. This usually causes me to have problems with a lot of commercially translated manga in general, and Tokyopop in particular.

But anyway, that's me in a nutshell. Weird major, fun minor, love of the Japanese language, thoroughly enjoys translation work.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on March 23, 2006, 05:43:17 pm
On what grounds did they hire you on for the IT job with a degree in Comparative Religion? You must have other qualifications.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Suzaku on March 23, 2006, 05:54:36 pm
Well, I DID spend three or so years as a computer science major. It's just more fun to leave that part out   :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on March 23, 2006, 06:12:38 pm
I rarely ever get a call when I try and land a job outside of my degree field despite the fact that I have the ability to do the job.  That's why I asked. I'm trapped in my field forever it seems.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Suzaku on March 23, 2006, 06:20:35 pm
I found in my job hunting that, in my area at least, having a Comparative Religion degree doesn't do a whole lot for one unless one got it from a Christian college. It turns out that the job market in that area is primarily focused on providing jobs for graduates from several specific institutions, none of which I attended. They tended to lack the whole "Comparative" standpoint.

I also dabbled in Archeology, but then my college pretty much scrapped that part of the Anthropology department so I was screwed. Heck, my first job out of college was mixing paint at The Home Depot. Now THAT's a career, let me tell you   ::)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on March 23, 2006, 07:03:31 pm
Maybe I should move to Michigan then. ;) Anyway, welcome to the board.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Suzaku on March 23, 2006, 07:04:46 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on March 23, 2006, 08:19:51 pm
EDIT:  As far as hobbies go (what can I say, I was writing this at work and got distracted....) I enjoy playing video games, reading books, and building models--mostly Gundams. I have an unassembled model collection of around 100+ models. I swear that someday I'll get to them all, but when I do finish one I've usually bought ten more....I'd definitely say I have a thing for giant mecha--Gundam in particular.

I think you and I will get along just fine...

Seeing as how you want to get into translating and you like Gundam (not to mention I can't keep a translator more than a freakin' week for the game), woudl you be interested in helping me with V Gundam? Check
my site (http://www.rpgclassics.com/subsites/twit/) for some screen grabs and other goodies. The script itself is really, really easy (read: no insane control codes embedded in the text). If you're interested send me a PM or something. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kurasu on March 30, 2006, 07:00:55 pm
Might as well add mine to the batch.

hi. My name is Kurasu. I'm originally from Canada (French Canadian) but presently living in Tennessee. And as a note, talking Southern with a French Canadian accent is apparently funny as all hell.

I'm not a hacker/translator/anything of the sort. I don't know enough Japanese to fill a thimble, though I've considered seeing how well I can do with it someday. The extent of my game programming knowledge comes from an ambitious project I'm working on in RPGMaker 2000. I am, however, a big fan of the scene, and keep my eyes on several of the translators to see what they come up with.

My favorite style of games are RPGs, sims, and adventure, with an added adoration for the horror genre (Fatal Frame rules all!) and some excursions into storybooks. My favorite games of all time include the entire Monster Rancher series, Dragon Warrior Monsters 1 and 2, Dragon Warrior/Quest in general, the Megami Tensai/Persona series, and Paladin's Quest/Lennus. Still hoping that there'll be a translation of Lennus 2 someday. Always looking for interesting action/RPG titles to add to the list.

I don't smoke, drink lots of caffeine, and am an alcohol gourmand (some people refer to it as being a 'boozehound'). My favorite drinks include moonshine and Kahlua. Can't drink pure vodka, though; it makes me violent, which is not my preferred being. :D

My taste in music is extremely eclectic, leaning toward the 'metal' side of the spectrum, though I'll listen to anything else, including some rap and country. I'm also a big fan of game music and remixes therein; my computer's music selection is probably about half game music/remixes due to this. I've often considered getting into it, but I'm still a beginner with rhythms and remixing, though I could offer a damned good voice (if I do say so myself) for vocals.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: glassjawsh on April 06, 2006, 06:05:06 am
glassjawsh here, long timer gamer, first time poster (poser).  I'll just let the flash back do the talking.....

"It all started one day magical day in the summer of 1995, I was 12 years old, Nixon was president, Reagan was in the white house and Gerald Ford was running this country into the ground.  My brother had just come back from the local thrift store where he had taken the liberty of relieving them of their last copy of a 35 dollar beaut that I later came to know as Final Fantasy 3 (6 whatever).  When he fired up our duct tape encrusted Super Famicon,  my eyes beheld the 16 bit marvel of mode 7 sparkled engineering that was to change my life (and hold my virginity hostage for the better part of the next 7 years). From that day forth  i would laud these beacons of infotainment as one of the few constants in my life.  because no matter how many swigs of ripple i downed or how many rips off the bong i held in, they were always there..."
what a load of crap

Basically I'm a 4th year sophomore who smokes too many cigarettes and plays too many video games. I'm an English major at Purdue university, i love sublime and all forms of music that have soul and a purpose, nothing vapid (pop). 

As far as games go im old school all the way, new rpgs are like new star wars movies, they make up for a thin script and weak plot, with big budgets and special effects.  My favorites though are FFVI (naturally), Terrinigma, Bahamut Lagoon and Final Fantasy IX.  Im a squaresoft (not square enix) collector anything they make i have to buy to support my habit, I even bought (GAG!) the bouncer, and have played through some EXTREMELY awful releases because of the name (Front Mission 3, Radiata Stories, Threads of Fate to name a few)

I'm not "NEW" to the scene, but ive just been a lurker for these past 6 some odd years, I will proof read ANY SCRIPT, and nitpick until you hate me, i would love to help out in any other capacity because after taking SO-SO much from the scene i would love to give a little bit back.

my other girlfriends in rehab
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Darkness Wolf on April 12, 2006, 01:15:37 pm
Hey. You can call me Wolf, which is actually just my nickname (not that hard to figure out, is it? ^^U)

Um, I'm a gamer. Have been for years. *holds up Super NES console* HAIL THE SUPER! HAIL THE SUPER! *cough* I'm not sure what my actual "favorite" games are, but I do enjoy some of the older ones. Super Mario All-Stars, A Link to the Past, the Final Fantasy series, Super Metroid. Er, I also love anime and manga.

I love music, namely classic rock, techno, early heavy stuff like AC/DC and early Metallica, some modern rock, j-pop and j-rock, and finally, Rammstein!

I have a cat, Ayame. What can I say, I like the name. ^^ She's a gray tabby, and is about a year old. She's a vicious little monster that hunts birds! But, when she's not hyped up, she's rather affectionate.

I'm very new at rom hacking, so I don't know a whole lot about it yet. But, it seems like something I wouldn't mind getting into (hence why I'm here, really). Unfortunately, no one I know has done anything like it, so there's no help there. ^^U
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on April 12, 2006, 01:34:36 pm
Unfortunately, no one I know has done anything like it, so there's no help there.

Stick around and then that will change.  Howdy I'm Tintenfisch the forum furniture (thanks Shadowsithe).  Welcome to the site.  Enjoy yourself and have a great time.  Contact you local library for more information.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: alcoatjez on April 13, 2006, 08:04:07 am
Hi all,

I'm alcoatjez. I'm 25, from Holland and into emulation for about 8 years now. I'm a mod @RomShare forums which some of you may know. So that and some IRC channels are where I hang out mostly (if I have the time).

Cheers, alcoatjez
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on April 13, 2006, 08:24:43 am
Hi all,

I'm alcoatjez. I'm 25, from Holland and into emulation for about 8 years now. I'm a mod @RomShare forums which some of you may know. So that and some IRC channels are where I hang out mostly (if I have the time).

Cheers, alcoatjez

Good ol' Romshare, it must have been two years ago when I was very active there. Those were the days  :)

Welcome
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: greygts on April 13, 2006, 08:14:26 pm
I'm new here but have been into emulation for quite some time. I used to visit The Whirlpool on the regular and I'm glad to see it evolve into this. This is now my new haunt, and I'd like to thank everyone who has put thier hard work into this great site. ;D

I'm usually playing SNES RPG's, Gran Turismo 4, Capcom 2D fighters and Vertical Shooters. When I'm not playing games, I can be found under the hood of my AE86 or in you mama's basement looking for funky disco records.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hawksun on April 14, 2006, 11:39:07 pm
Hi all! I'm Hawksun, I'm 19, from Canada(Quebec province, if anyone cares) and a very inexperienced ROMhacker. I sometimes post on Acmlm's board but I see this one as being a bit less intimidating, so you might see me around a few times! :)

I don't have a lot of hobbies ; I read in most of my free time. I have to learn how te be creative again.  I intent on re-starting drawing/writing/ROMhacking.

So I hope I'll be good company here in the future! Until then, see ya!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tintenfisch on April 14, 2006, 11:48:10 pm
Welcom hawksun.  If you want help on writing I don't helping.  And yes this place is not that scary.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on April 15, 2006, 12:00:36 am
Hawksun, I love your avatar. That was a fun mini-series.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hawksun on April 15, 2006, 12:16:25 am
Thanks RC!  :)

I haven't finished reading it though. So far it is very ncie indeed!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarkHitomi on April 26, 2006, 12:49:13 pm
ello I'm DarkHitomi (DarkEye/DarkDestany is what it means ^^) from Canada B.C.  and I'm well completly new to this ^///^ I don't really have any hobbys what so ever (this being things I like to do and can do them on a reguler basess =.=) anyway my friend gave me Harvist moon for snes and then me and an other friends were thinking of playing with the graphics and text but don't know how ^^;
I like to learn how for more then just this one project though
for i'm intrested in the gaming world and would like to make my own and mess with others  hehe
I know binary and a bit of hex (didn't really get hex) can someone point me to were I could start that would be aprshadted ^w^

sorry bout my spelling..the checker wasn't working for some reizen n///n;
~Hito
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on April 26, 2006, 01:26:52 pm
The best place for starters is, who would have guessed it..., the getting started section (http://www.romhacking.net/?page=start).

Have fun  8)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarkHitomi on April 29, 2006, 06:07:35 pm
hehe ^^;; ya found that right hafter posting thanks think i have what I need now just to get time to do it hehe
thanks agen
~Hito
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Syntax on May 16, 2006, 05:39:47 am
ello I'm DarkHitomi (DarkEye/DarkDestany is what it means ^^) from Canada B.C.

Where in BC? ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarkHitomi on May 19, 2006, 05:02:36 pm
lol like I'ed tell someone I don't know that  :P
sides. I'm les o you got not chanse budy hehe sorry  ;D
~Hito
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: alcoatjez on May 23, 2006, 05:02:47 am
Good ol' Romshare, it must have been two years ago when I was very active there. Those were the days  :)

Welcome

Thank you, KaioShin :)
I almost forgot you had an account @RS. Too bad it's a bit quiet there lately...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: xdaniel on June 22, 2006, 04:30:02 pm
Hi there, I'm xdaniel, 19 years old and from Germany. I'm a mediocre-to-okay ROM hacker, trying his hand on translating games way too often, which, as of yet, resulted in around 30-40 or so "translations" with a completion status in the single digits.

As for finished projects, there's only my Megaman Zero (GBA) English to German translation. Some other projects that really are in progress somehow are Kururin Paradise - also GBA, just found the motivation to work on it again - and Monster Gate - Dai Inaru Dungeon - Fuuin no Orb (what a title) - that's GBA as well, a partial script dump is done thanks to a custom dumper made by a German hacker on another forum, but insertion could prove to be a problem because of the game's text format/compression.

Also, Gideon Zhi might remember me as the guy asking for permission to do a German translation of his English Rockman & Forte one, even getting all the necessary files from him, but - which he most likely doesn't know - still not having released anything yet, despite starting 2 years ago. Sorry about that ^^"
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: WvoulfeXX on July 03, 2006, 01:55:48 am
who is this nighcrawler jerk? he thinks hes like all that.....i think i need to ban him...he is like all egotistical....what a jerk :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kiyoshi Aman on July 03, 2006, 02:41:45 am
Hi, I'm Aerdan, the resident Perl Troll. I'm also a nutter for RPGs. And I can be a real mean asshole or a real nice guy, depending on how you behave towards me or others on this board.

That's pretty much it, actually.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on July 03, 2006, 11:23:32 am
who is this nighcrawler jerk? he thinks hes like all that.....i think i need to ban him...he is like all egotistical....what a jerk :P

Hey! I never thought I'd see YOU over here. :P How are things going? You lousy bum, you're never on ICQ much to talk to anymore. Now, I better see you post more than once so you don't waste my space with your account. :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: WvoulfeXX on July 03, 2006, 03:05:14 pm
things are going great...im a machine operator at kettle foods(well currently in training)....i just need to get my personal comp online via wi-fi so ive been kinda not there.....since i actually have a day off im looking for what i need(i generally work atleast 13 day out of 14 and there are times i even work at 14th day also so its more like 13.75 out of 14 days i work) also i might have lost my icq password*shrugs*...well i need to get going to see if i can setup this wi-fi network of mine

later...


~gone~
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: hippiejake on July 05, 2006, 02:57:08 pm
yep... I'm jacob, and I just got on this thingy the other day, and loved the getting started section, that stuff is simple enough, but I'm having trouble with the SNES ASM, because it just doesn't make sense! I was hoping I would understand it, since I have years of C++ and javascript experience, but oh well.
I've resorted to doing hilariously sick things to the jackhammer man in Paperboy until I figure it out.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on July 06, 2006, 03:01:27 am
Well, it helps if you know x86 ASM... maybe that's the way to go if it doesn't 'click'.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on July 06, 2006, 07:33:39 am
Well, it helps if you know x86 ASM... maybe that's the way to go if it doesn't 'click'.

No. I don't think knowing how to program in C or Javascript helps for x86 ASM, which is afaik even more complicated as console stuff.

Learn z80 ASM (Gameboy for example), that's as easy as it gets (okay, Chip-8 *cough*).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on July 06, 2006, 08:28:11 am
Learn z80 ASM (Gameboy for example), that's as easy as it gets (okay, Chip-8 *cough*).

Hey, let's not forget the 6502. I think it's a lot easier to understand than z80 asm.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: hippiejake on July 07, 2006, 01:42:32 am
Thanks. The z80 looks reasonable, but does anyone know where there's a decent assembler for it that doesn't want itself to installed in the root directory or the autoexec.bat file changed? I'm working off of a USB flash drive, which doesn't really have that file!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on July 07, 2006, 08:50:13 am
Let's take this OUT of the introductor thread. Continue this discussion elsewhere.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Syntax on July 10, 2006, 04:55:46 am
ello I'm DarkHitomi from Canada B.C.
Where in BC? ;D
lol like I'ed tell someone I don't know that  :P
sides. I'm les o you got not chanse budy hehe sorry  ;D
~Hito

... uh-huh.. *rolls eyes so wide that they fall into his lap* God damnit.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on July 10, 2006, 06:08:13 am
I'm les o you got not chanse budy hehe sorry  ;D
Great! Me too! We gotta meet some time, eh? :-*


</joke>
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on August 03, 2006, 08:59:24 pm
Hello, all!

I guess I'm relatively new to rom hacking.  I've been into video games ever since I got a Nintendo God knows when.

I've been sequencing video game music MIDIs (mainly NES) back in 2002.

I made a few NSF covers that are still in the incoming archive at 2a03.org:

http://www.2a03.org/browse.php/2A03/incoming/covers

I decided my first hacking project be a big one:

http://www.famicomworld.com/development/aladdin.htm

Hmm... it seems like the page has been altered as with the rest of the site *damn them*

Anyways, I took some time off to do a small hack of Journey To Silius, but now I turned that into something big, & it's taking much longer than anticipated.  I'm almost done, though.  I keep telling myself that.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on August 04, 2006, 08:50:32 am
Welcome to the board.

I took a look at your Aladdin work so far. That's an interesting and original choice for a project. It would be cool if you can fix that game up to be something nice. I know you're still new and learning, but down the road, you will probably want to learn some NES(6502) assembly. That's probably the only way you'd be able to fix some of the glitches in the game, add some new text, etc. Some of those things may be very difficult to do with it. Good Luck with the project.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MegaManJuno on August 04, 2006, 10:19:02 am
In any event, it's looking good so far... those "mug shots" for the password screen are definitely an improvement (especially the Genie and Jafar).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kitsune Sniper on August 04, 2006, 04:23:50 pm
Holy shit, that's some good sprite work. Welcome here.

Oh, so you know - the Aladdin rom has a very strange feature. If you reset the game, you'll sometimes end up with a version of the game that uses Popeye Sprites! See this page for the rom, hope Nightcrawler won't mind since these are all pirates.

http://cah4e3.shedevr.org.ru/dumping.html
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on August 05, 2006, 09:24:55 am
So that's what it is?  I saw the Popeye sprites there before, but didn't know they were used.  I was going to hack them in & make a Popeye hack.

Apparently, it's the Aladdin II version.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MrForbeez on August 28, 2006, 02:43:59 am
Hey, I'm a transfer from Acmlm's. I'm considering finding a new board, because there's just too much drama and teenage stupidity for my taste.

Though I admit that they can be helpful and the more elite members release some pretty epic stuff, the general userbase added to the way the mods/owner handle things, I'm finding that place to be more and more of a pain than a community worth going to for help/to help/babbling when I'm in the mood.

So a couple relevant things about me:
I have a working knowledge of ASP and C++ (not so much the C++ anymore because of lack of use), a currently unusable but existant level of understanding of the 6502/65816.
My current project is figuring out everything I need to figure out for making a fairly thorough text editor for Secret of Evermore (in other words, move beyond the words per sentence limitations made by the game, and a couple other details). I'd like to be able to make more editors, but we'll see what happens.

Slightly irrelevant:
I'm 19, a tech, ex military (left coast guard during boot camp due to sickness/anxiety problems, never went back), was sort of a nerd/jock combo in school, graduated when I was 16, been working ever since (well, I was homeless for a little while though, lost the job I had when I moved, then couldn't get another job because I was under 18, thus the coast guard thing) I'm pretty good with FAQs and googling things before asking questions, so there won't be much to worry about when it comes to me being too stupid.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on August 28, 2006, 04:42:22 am
Welcome to the board  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grindill on August 30, 2006, 05:24:51 pm
(edit: sorry, this was cluttering up most of the page)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: madmalkav on August 30, 2006, 09:43:49 pm
Hi. My name is MaDMaLKaV. I'm an alcoholic.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SonofMog on August 31, 2006, 11:39:39 am
Hi MaDMaLKaV.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ryusui on September 02, 2006, 04:16:04 am
Extraordinarily belated hi to you all. I'm Ryusui. I will rule the world someday, me and my little furry friends. MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Welcome to the board, enjoy your stay, and pay attention to me at all times, because it just so happens that I might have something useful to say in the middle of all my insane rantings. *straps himself back into his straitjacket and goes back to translation hacking with a rusty fork clutched between his teeth*
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: lags_80 on September 06, 2006, 02:54:03 pm
Hi i'm lags_80 and I really Like Rom hacking..  :) Thanks Googie for the invitation.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on September 06, 2006, 03:36:39 pm
Let's see.  Looking at your local time, I'd say you live somewhere on or closer to the east coast.  That's all I can tell from your post/profile.

You need to update your info. :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Me_Dave on September 12, 2006, 12:40:09 am
hi my name is dave,
                                   I am an nes graphic hacking maniac,  if you don't believe me you can download some patches of my hacks from my web page. none of them can be found here yet  because i don't understand how i am to provide my infomation for submission.  well that about sums it up. nice to meet you all.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on September 12, 2006, 08:16:37 am
hi my name is dave,
                                   I am an nes graphic hacking maniac,  if you don't believe me you can download some patches of my hacks from my web page. none of them can be found here yet  because i don't understand how i am to provide my infomation for submission.  well that about sums it up. nice to meet you all.



Welcome to the board.

Can you be a bit more precise on your submission troubles?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Me_Dave on September 12, 2006, 12:49:30 pm
Quote from: KaioShin  on: Today at 08:16:37 AM
Can you be a bit more precise on your submission troubles?
 
yes i know what files they want me to link to but i don't know if i can give the same link for all files because with my web server it's easier for me to put all the files on one page with the site builder other wise i would have to create multiple pages for every hack that i want to upload, and do i have to write a separate read me file, all my hacks have a read me inside there *.zip file.

thanks i hope this explains my problem better.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dragon Hellfire on September 16, 2006, 07:11:57 pm
<Dragon_Hellfire>   Heheh
<Dragon_Hellfire>   I've attended the chat room for about 4 months, I think I will join the board now.

You might know me, if not, I can't tell you who I am, I'll stick around so you can find out.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ZephyrShakuraus on October 01, 2006, 01:39:15 pm
<Dragon_Hellfire>   Heheh
<Dragon_Hellfire>   I've attended the chat room for about 4 months, I think I will join the board now.

You might know me, if not, I can't tell you who I am, I'll stick around so you can find out.

I might know you.  After all, how many Dragon Hellfire's can there be on the interweb.

Oh, and I'm ZephyrShakuraus, despite the lack of space it is two words.  If you feel lazy, don't even attempt to spell my last name, "Zephyr" or "Zeph" will do.

I'm in university and when not doing homework, I'm rather bored and rom hacking was my idea to keep me busy.  I'm new at it, so expect lots of "wahhh! I need help" topics from me.  I do have a few basics under my belt (despite starting yesterday, I learn quicky).

I'm mostly looking into the "tough" stuff of GBA hacking, Fire Emblem games in particular.

As for interests, reading, writing, video gaming, philosophising, computerising, other nerdy stuff, even D&D.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Metal Knuckles on October 26, 2006, 02:10:51 am
Hmm, an introduction thread! How erotic!

Name's Metal Knuckles, I've been part of the ROM hacking community for a couple years now. I started over at the SSRG, made my way over to ACMLM, and now here. For hacking progress... err, yeah. I have a mod of Sonic 1 that I'm planning on finishing... someday... and I've got a LtTP hack that I work on on the occasion.

On a less community oriented note, I go to Champlain College for a Bachelors in Electronic Game Programming. And I have an XPS 700, which is like a cross between the juggernaut and a ninja. The only downfall of that is my hard drive is probably gonna Dell-splode on me someday.

I like stuff.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Malias on October 31, 2006, 02:07:47 pm
Hi, the name's Malias

I've been lurking here for quite some time, so I figured I might as well make my presence known.  I'm an occasional rom hacker, meaning whenever I feel like it (or when I've got nothing better to do), and I'm mostly on the translation hacking side of things.  Of course, most of the above is wishful thinking, but what other kind of thinking is there? :)
My level of experience is well, um, not newbie and I hope I can prove that with a hack I'm working with off and on which I hope to complete soon.  Anyways, this site's awesome and I plan to keep it that way by not making too much a nuisance of myself.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Suzaku on October 31, 2006, 03:41:40 pm
Welcome! I think you'll find that this is quite the friendly little community we have here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yerond on December 04, 2006, 02:04:31 pm
So, my name is Yerond. I am 22, with nothing more than a high-school diploma and a knowledge of both english and french (which is my first language). I'm currently working at a local community center, where we help poor people. I am the responsible for the kitchen where all the food is prepared, responsible for making sure it stays clean, and I also wash the dishes... and get payed for all of that, while helping people in need too! After my one-year contract with this community center, I plan on studying in social working­. (I had tried studying in Litterature before and failed miserably... not because I'm not good, but because it was so boring and I was learning nothing, so I just didn't go to class).

On a more "hacking" community note, I've been lurking sites about translations since sometime before the FF5 translation (which is the first I remember seeing) so probably around 96 or so. Used to visit Zophar, and then the whirlpool (almost religiously) and then this place also. I personally have no talent.. or desire for hacking or translating, though after all these years just lurking these sites, I've picked up the basic of what it is, and can understand -some- of the complex hacking talk. Still it fascinates me, and of course, I love playing the games people translate!

As for hobbies... I love reading, writing (I have one published poem to my name! woo!), gaming of course, watching movies (and I admit I like the "intellectual" movies the best though a good action movie can be lots of fun) and of course listening to almost any music (the british band Pulp being my favorite though I usually like Heavy Metal and rock a lot more...).

Well, that's about it. I think it's one of the first time since all these years that I actually post on a translation site   :-[
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: fktizle on December 09, 2006, 01:52:14 pm
Hi I'm FKTizle and I want to learn how to edit GBA games. This is not my first time, as I have edited a few games for the N64, but this is totally different. So any help is needed and appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: r0xm2n on December 17, 2006, 07:11:57 am
R0xm2n here. 25 (going on 26) Male, I live downunder in Aussie.

I used to play UT2004 online, but I'm getting persistent packet loss lately (internet sucks downunder). Almost nobody plays the damned thing anyways.

I'm slowly getting into hacking Final Fantasy 3 US (for SNES), about the only things stopping me from diving right in are learning HEX editing, tables and DTE text.

My hack, if I ever go through with it, would be part gameplay balancing and part dialoque hacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DreadPirateBipo on December 24, 2006, 04:32:12 pm
'Lo. I'm the Dread Pirate Bipo. I'm a friend of that son-of-a-moogle, SonofMog. I'm not much of a ROM user and I have no computer skills, but there was a discussion I couldn't keep out of regarding infinity and the universe. Well, peace!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Corsair on December 28, 2006, 02:09:29 am
Corsair is the title I usually run by, But my given name is Brian.
I love old schoolin' games, and this manifests most visibly in the form of pixelart. I am an artist of mediocre
talent (but hey, i'm trying!) and a writer of some caliber. What caliber that actually is? no idea.
My right brain appears to be my dominant hemisphere.

anyways, i've been mooching off the community for some time now and thought i'd participate a little more in it.

I started getting into emulation about 7 (almost 8) years ago so i'm pretty handy with most things, and learned just about everything i know abou computers because of it.
I'm not naturally a technically oriented peson, but it's amazing what nostalgia can do for your learning processes.

Generally pretty laid back and easygoing unless you've managed to offend me (which isn't an easy thing to do.) or the topic is something i'm very passionate about (again. not a whole lot)

So i guess i'm kind of a bum, and i' going to use this frum as my new park bench to sleep on and mumble to passers by some little nuggets of nonsense.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on January 05, 2007, 10:47:21 pm
current alias: Panzer88
given name: Tim
birthdate: June 23, 1988
got into emulation: Y2k
I've been playing and breathing computer/video games my entire life thanks to my older brothers. I grew up in the highlands of new guinea in the south pacific and enjoy hiking and generally mucking about in the outdoors. I and my family are Americans but growing up in a commonwealth country has earned me some Aussie terms and I usually refer to gamesystems by their Aussie names when I'm not thinking about it because that's what I grew up with. There's plenty more to me I suppose but that's all the comes to mind.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Niahak on January 06, 2007, 01:02:08 am
I never got around to posting an intro here so...
I'm currently a lurker.  I finished up a solo patch for an NES game named Jesus and have no current project, though I'm trying to brush up on my kanji so I can hopefully translate more stuff - though hacking ROMs themselves is probably beyond my capabilities if ASM is necessary (i.e. I probably won't hack any more on my own).  I also write for a small videogame news / review website from time to time.  I go by Niahak on every forum I visit.
I'm 22 and a graduating CS/MA major at a pretty small college.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zodiac on January 10, 2007, 02:52:04 pm
I'm not even sure if that makes sense, but I hate coding.

Last year I took a programming course and seeing what coding was, seeing what JAVA was, I just couldn't stand it and quit at the first half of the semester.

I had only one project in head, but I have a new one, and since it concerns the same game it won't be troublesome.

I'm going to be the first one to release a Final Fantasy Tactics hack, and based on Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou (PSP remake).
It will include the following:
- New jobs (including the PSP's new ones)
- Complete re-translation (based off PSP's one)
- HEAVY skill/jobs alteration
- Skills balancing
- Maybe I'll add some new monsters in there too...

I want to create new maps too but I'm unsure on how they work; since the field is in 3D and the map files are pretty big.

It looks like this site will help me a lot. And I ain't gonna give up on that project. It's been more than 5 years since I first wanted to hack this game. Thanksfully, this site should be able to give me a big hand.  :)

Plus, this looks like a fun community. ^_^
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on January 10, 2007, 03:42:26 pm
Tried other languages? Pascal, Basic, Turtle graphics/Logo, ...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zodiac on January 10, 2007, 05:59:41 pm
Not really, I did try PHP to make a online FFT version but I quit since I couldn't find any host worth the trouble and that language limited me too much.

My friend just told me Rom hacking was a waste of time. :)
It really is, but at least I have fun with it.  :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 11, 2007, 09:31:36 am
What is it with these new people and thinking programming languages are always so 'limited'. I've been programming for years and I've never had a case yet where a programming language was too limited to accomplish the task I needed.

Wait. Let me get this straight. You were trying to use PHP for game programming? You may want to pick a language that is more accessible to graphics and sound libraries. PHP code could control the server functionality and backend, but the actual game should be programming in a different language such as C/C++ which would open itself up to the multi-media libraries of your choosing.

No offense, but I think people need to learn how to program before they start labeling languages as being 'limited'.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zodiac on January 11, 2007, 11:30:49 am
I know that it is possible to code C along with PHP; you can even use flash to do so. But the fact is that I'm not so overjoyed in learning programming languages and I even have a hard time with it. So in my case, the amount of effort needed to accomplish that kind of task is too much.

You DO acknowledge that some people are better at some things while others aren't don't you?

Maybe I wasn't clear enough, but for me, languages aren't part of other languages, therefore I don't consider Javascript to be part of HTML when I say that it's too easy to learn.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on January 11, 2007, 12:49:34 pm
I know that it is possible to code C along with PHP; you can even use flash to do so. But the fact is that I'm not so overjoyed in learning programming languages and I even have a hard time with it. So in my case, the amount of effort needed to accomplish that kind of task is too much.

You might want to reconsider such a large project then.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 11, 2007, 01:08:04 pm
You DO acknowledge that some people are better at some things while others aren't don't you?

Maybe I wasn't clear enough, but for me, languages aren't part of other languages, therefore I don't consider Javascript to be part of HTML when I say that it's too easy to learn.

Of course I acknowledge that. I challenged the fact that the programming languages you use are too limited to accomplish the task you desire. I don't believe that is what the problem is. Your knowledge of them may be limited, but the abilities of the language are rarely too limited to be used for a task. If you disagree, then tell me the language and the limitation of that language that is so terrible?

The amount of effort required to do something is a very different thing than limitations of a programming language.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zodiac on January 11, 2007, 04:12:38 pm
Depends where you fix those limitations. Like I said, I personally fix those limitations to the language in itself, and as for you, you don't fix them anywhere. Of course I know that there is ALWAYS a way to do things out, but I'm not a superior entity that can "build a car myself" with a Korean instruction manual.

Oh well, call me dumb to think that C isn't part of PHP but they're still two different programming languages.

That been said, case closed.

So stop hating me now, will you?  :-\

And Redcomet, for the amount of effort I'm willing to put into this project, I should be able to do everything I want to do. I'm not gonna do anything that will require an enormous time investment anyway, mainly because I'm currently learning Japanese and I'd prefer investing my time into that.

Actually, I'm finding more and more things I wasn't thinking of changing and believe me, I'm actually pretty satisfied with what I can currently change. I came here simply to find out how to change more stuff; that, and being yelled at by NC. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on January 11, 2007, 04:34:09 pm
Nobody's yelling. :(
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 11, 2007, 05:33:33 pm
Wow.. nobody is yelling at you. I don't really understand your repsonse. I don't even think we're in the same conversation... I give up.  :-\
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: nicolug on January 24, 2007, 02:36:15 am
I'm completely new to emulation and hacking ROMs, though I have about 5 years of very very basic coding experience- basically, I kinda understand how the logic behind programming languages works, and I can generally pick things up. I"m mainly into NES Roms, though eventually working up to other systems would be cool.

I Go by Nico, Nico Coer, or Nico Lug, depending on what I'm doing. I'm a Leo, a female, and a History/Creative Writing major at a campus that is mainly engineers. I write fiction, and at some point would like to work that into ROM hacking- for my personal amusement. :) I also have some minor artistic talent. I like creating stuff, and really I'd rather play a game I'm working on or beta testing something for another person then just playing something without thinking. Growing up, I was the reference person for my brother- he needed something looked up on a game he was playing or if he was trying to use a guide while playing, I helped out. Maybe that's why?

I come here because, hey, I'm new, I know hardly anything, and I like playing with ROM hacking. So far, I've only got to Graphics editing and I'm trying to figure out text editing at the moment. Advice would be awesome. "N00bs suxxorz" comments are not quite so awesome, though highly amusing.

Any program recs or tutorial recs would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

~N~
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on January 24, 2007, 07:39:30 am
You've seen the links to the left? ("documents", "utilities", "getting started")
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 24, 2007, 08:29:50 am
Yes, our own Getting Started (http://www.romhacking.net/start/) section is where you'll want to go. After that, you can delve into our Documents database with a few hundred more. ;) As for utilities, we've got a few hundred of those as well. Some basic recommendations are made in the Getting Started section for what to start with. Beyond that, it's up to you to pick and choose where you go and what you use from there. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: nicolug on January 24, 2007, 07:13:10 pm
thanks!

~N~
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Black_Phantom on January 26, 2007, 12:53:19 pm
I'm quite new to this whole idea of ROM hacking and to be honest I didn't even know you could do alot of the stuff you can do... anyway the main things I wish to hack in the future are the pokemon games... red/blue/yellow/gold/silver/crystal/ruby/sapphire/leaf green/fire red/emerald basically unless I find something else I would like to hack... I started playing pokemon brown aswell and I wanna see more hacks like this they would be good to play.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on January 31, 2007, 02:19:19 pm
Well, I just realized you had an intro forum, so I'll write myself a lil' intro:

I go my DarknessSavior or RazielDarkheart, but my real name is Matt, so feel free to call me Matt if you wish. I've been playing games for most of my life, starting in the NES era. In terms of hacking, I just started screwing around with things over the summer, having no previous experience in most things involving complex computer languages (unless HTML/CGI count). I haven't released anything yet, I'm trying to find a game that is fun and/or interesting to do my first NES translation hack with a friend or two of mine. However, everytime I find one, I find out later that most of them have already been done (or that I'll have my hands full with ASM problems).

My first pet project was editing Chrono Trigger, and I'll probably release a patch for it soon, once I try and work out a few of the bugs. It's nothing extravagant yet, but I hope it will be in the future.

In terms of anything else, I'm a music junkie (both videogame and otherwise, but more of the later). I go to University of Michigan - Dearborn, majoring in Psychology (though I plan on getting a BA in Music after I graduate). I play guitar and sing, as well as playing various brass instruments, and I can compose my own stuff (though not as well as some, =P). Been into anime/manga for about 8 years now, but nothing too extensive, many of the "popular" series: Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Escaflowne, and such. But I have picked up a few that many people don't know about: Record of Lodoss War, Guyver, etc.

Because of my interest in Videogames and Anime, I've found myself loving most things Japanese. So, over the summer I started teaching myself (through books I got at my local library) Japanese. That isn't going as fast as one would hope, but Niahak linked me to "Slime Forest", and now I can at least recognize most Kana and SOME Kanji. Translating them is another story.

I think thats plenty. =D

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nosuch on February 16, 2007, 02:14:21 am
Er, hi.  Intros are a bit awkward for me sometimes. :-[

My real name is Will.  I currently refer to my ROM hack endeavors as the work of the Nosuch Gaming Company (or just Nosuch for short), but I've actually been doing this on and off since the late '90s under other names.  If I can avoid it, I'd rather not admit which old hacks are mine since they're really bad.  I mean, yeah, in my defense, I was only about 14 or 15 at the time, but still, I'd like to distance myself from them.

Anyway, I'm a quasi-active hacker.  That is, I have a few pet projects, but I don't post about any of them that often.  Most of my projects are hacks of the Nekketsu Koha Kunio-kun games, though I have given a fair amount of thought to possible hacks of other games for various reasons.  Those "various reasons" mostly boil down to wanting to do apology hacks to counter some of the crap I released when I was younger, but regardless of my reasons, I haven't formally taken any of them up yet.

To be honest, I have one new hack finished already (though I do keep going "well, maybe just one more small change").  I've kind of been debating whether or not I'd want to release it to the general public (if I can ever stop making small changes), though, since it was just something I did for my own personal enjoyment.

So, yeah.  Here I am, in case I ever start posting with any sort of frequency.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SeekerOfPeace on February 18, 2007, 08:36:08 am
Welcome to the Forum, Nosuch.

Hope to see your hacks anytime soon! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: inclusivedisjunction on February 18, 2007, 11:08:49 pm
Hello. M real name's Jordan. I'm a relatively new ROM hacker, but I've been using emulators and ROMS for the past couple of years.  For now, I've mostly been working with the Pokemon games, because they are some of the more popular games to emulate, thus they should be the most popular to hack.  I already know all about hex editors, table files, tile editors, and other tools.  I've already tried doing some hacks, with a good deal of success.  My main weaknesses are that I suck at graphics, do not know Assembler, and I have some problems understanding the pointers in the ROMS.  I am currently trying to hack Pokemon Green, but I do not fully understand how to edit the names of the Pokemon, since the names often have no terminating character between them, and most of the names in this version are only 5 characters long.

Anyway, I look forward to learning more on how to do a proper ROM hack, instead of just editing three lines of text and calling it a game.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mew seeker on February 22, 2007, 11:03:42 am
Hi. ^-^
I'm Mew seeker.
I'm not a hacker. Instead, I am interested in all kind of stuff
like differences between the U.S. and Japanese versions of games and animes,
games that didn't made it in America ans so on.
So basically, I'm a data gatherer and with all the translation stuff going on here,
I'm going to have a look. ^^

Also, I have written a couple of untranslated Japanese scripts for a couple of games.
If you're interested in having copies, contact me. ^^
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: javiskefka on February 23, 2007, 12:16:35 am
I am a long-time emulation enthusiast.  I was floored when I discovered that long-inaccessible games like Final Fantasy V could be played and enjoyed by non-Japanese speakers through the efforts of fan-translation.

I remember reading about Star Ocean years ago in an old Nintendo Power feature on Japanese RPGs (Did they make that feature just to taunt us?).  I yearned to be able to play it  and was quite satisfied when it became playable as well.

A third highlight of my most enjoyed translated games is Front Mission.

I am not a romhacker by any stretch of the imagination, but I've always been interested in foreign languages.  I can read French, Spanish, and Korean to varying capacities.  I have never translated anything more lengthly than a news article, but maybe it would be a fun diversion to delve into dialogue and story translation.  I have noticed a growing interest among US gamers in Korean games, and a few sparks here and there on this site.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jorpho on March 08, 2007, 10:44:46 am
Gee, I seem to be posting here with Vague Frequency lately.  Perhaps it is time to make an introduction post.

You may remember me from such forums as Digital Press and Home of the Underdogs (and maybe ClassicGaming, though that's unlikely).  I've been a long-time fan of The Whirlpool, even though it seems like I never actually have time to play any of these fabulous games that get translated.  I've also taken some vague stabs at romhacking before, though they didn't lead to much in the end.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sceeb-O on March 22, 2007, 12:24:37 pm
I guess I'd better do this too.
My name's Sceeb-O though my real name's Scott so call me that if you wish. I'm also completely new to hacking as I'm still trying to figure out how to use Lunar Magic which I downloaded sometime last night. Erm, intros aren't my thing but if I keep posting you'll eventually get to know me  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dr. Floppy on March 23, 2007, 02:13:24 am
There are already people like Kevin Trudeau who are trying to open eyes and show people new possibilities beyond drugs and surgery. But he keeps getting gagged (not literally) and sued. You know why?


...because he's a certified quack (http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml)?

Seriously, anyone of genius-level intellect (which I'm not saying you aren't) should be able to see through that cretin like polished glass on a sunny Tuesday morning. Homeopathy itself is mostly placebo-based gobbledygook, propped up by BS phrases and shibboleths such as "organic" and "all-natural," and the ever-tiring Baby Boomer notion that you can get something (treatment/cures) for nothing (absence of side effects/risk).

If you want to change the world (and don't let anyone tell you you can't), get into organic chemistry and start looking hard at rational drug design. Come up with a statin that doesn't cause muscle/liver problems, or an antidepressant that doesn't take three weeks to start working. You'll earn more money in the longrun, and have a clearer conscience than those who pretend to cure cancer by pinging finger cymbals while pirouetting around the room like a jackass.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dr. Floppy on March 23, 2007, 02:25:15 am
Oh, yeah...

Dr. Floppy is a renegade ROM hacker currently residing in self-imposed desert exile. His only release to date is a spoof of the low-brow/I-Mockery-style hacks, which is rumored to be prepping for an enhanced re-release sometime soon. 

Despite his raunchy image, Dr. Floppy is actually quite affable and eager to help when a worthy project beckons. He especially enjoys reaching out to beginners, giving them the guidance and instruction to stick with it.

Future Floppy projects include theme-hacks of SMB1 and 2, Zelda 1 and 2, and Metroid. The first of these is tentatively scheduled for an Xmas '07 execution.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Piotyr on March 28, 2007, 02:45:36 am
Welllllllly well well well! I'm not going to read this topic and I doubt too many others are given its size but I thought I would just type a few things here. what can I say I feel like typing.

My name comes from quest for glory 4, my avatar is explained in the avatar thread and I never give out my real name on the internet.

I am 21, been playing video games since I Was 3, I first owned an atari, I now own all older game systems through emulations as well as a saturn ps2 dreamcast nintendo wii and xbox360 (Will add ps3 when price drops!). I own 2 computers and my friends don't know when to go the heck home! I swear at 3 am they are still here and I quietly await them to leave... Blah.

I have no romhacking skills but am extremely intrested in what comes of it, I am always up to help but sadly lack any skills to do so.

Anything else? No??? Ok then bye.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: vectorman on March 28, 2007, 04:47:34 am
I am vectorman. You can call me VM for short. The name comes from the classic SEGA Genesis game of the same name.

I am a computer science student from Ohio. I enjoy playing PC and video games, writing, programming apps, working on my web site, and composing music with FL Studio.

I use XHTML, CSS, C, a little Pascal, a small bit of x86 assembly, Visaul BASIC, Free BASIC, and I'm trying to learn PHP. I have been programming for about 5 years. Most of what I know about programming I have learned on my own
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deuce on March 29, 2007, 01:38:26 pm
Here I go, spotting this after already posting (but relevantly, dammit!) several times in other threads, buuuuut, here I am.

I go by Deuce, and have done for many years... 'twas a character in an unfinished story I wrote some fifteen years ago, with the name inspired by a line from Clive Barker's The Damnation Game.  In some circles, I'm also known as MoriyaMug.  Short story, but one I doubt you care about.

I live in South Carolina, much to my own chagrin from time to time... trapped in a world I never made... Jew by birth, raised Southern Baptist, staunch atheist in my adult years.  A liberal in a ferociously red state.  Help me.

I've flitted from obsession to obsession, invariably game-related.  I created the Ninja Gaiden Homepage (http://ninjagaiden.classicgaming.gamespy.com) and Legacy of Ys page (http://legacyofys.classicgaming.gamespy.com).  I used to create characters for M.U.G.E.N. back when Elecbyte was still around.  This is how I came to know Kitsune Sniper, way back when.

I got involved in game translating because of my well-established Ys obsession, dating back to 1989.  I wound up doing Ys I Complete for Nightwolve on a lark, since he made the script file openly editable. Since then, we've worked together multiple other times, and I've also gotten involved with the estimable Gideon Zhi.  My translation credits, in case you care...

Ys I Complete (PC)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys II Complete (PC)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys III (Famicom)completeWith Kitsune Sniper
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PC Engine)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (Super Famicom)completeWith Gideon Zhi... more of a retranslation of the original atrocity of an English script than an original work, but I'm proud of it anyhow.
Ys V (Super Famicom)WIPWith Gideon Zhi... Waiting for one of his cohorts to finish up some utils to allow me to get the item/magic/etc. text. Primary script is 100% done.
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (PC)unreleasedWith Nightwolve.  Unreleased to avoid legal troubles when Konami licensed the game for US release on the PS2 and PSP.
Ys: The Oath in Felghana (PC)completeWith Nightwolve.  95% beta leaked to the public (>:(), but the proper finished product is on the way.
Ys Origin (PC)WIPWith Nightwolve.  NW's done all of the work needed for me to handle this one almost completely on my own.  Roughly 66% complete, because I don't like Yunica and I'm having difficulty getting up the motivation to work on her script. :P
Cyber Knight 2 (Super Famicom)completeWith Gideon Zhi. He talked me into this, and I did a quickie job on it... something like 21 days, which is about average for me.
Samurai Shodown RPG (Neo*Geo CD)WIPCompleted the Kanji table, got a full script dump, but I need an ASM hacker to put in an 8x16 font.

Yes, Ys is my focus, but I'm branching out here and there.  And yes, I really do talk like this. ;)  Nicetameetya and all that.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on March 29, 2007, 04:16:58 pm
I loved your work on Cyber Knight 2 and Ys 1/2 Complete! :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deuce on March 29, 2007, 04:21:51 pm
I loved your work on Cyber Knight 2 and Ys 1/2 Complete! :D
Thanks. :)  In retrospect, I probably could've done a better job on CK2... but I at least did the research to figure out all the weirdo names the Japanese have for well-known constellations.  It really just needs a cleanup edit.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pennywise on March 29, 2007, 10:02:50 pm
I realize I've never introduced myself before so here goes. I go by Kagemusha because I'm a bit of a Kurosawa fan(It's the name of one of his movies). Kagemusha is a shadow warrior and I used to be a lurker. I thought it was fitting back when I registered. My real name's Garrett and I currently attend community college(HVCC), but I'm about to transfer to a four year school. I first got into the romhacking scene back when Dejap released their patch for ToP and I accidently stumbled upon this site awhile back. I'm glad I did though. Currently I am able to do some basic romhacking, but when it comes to anything advanced like ASM for the most part I'm in the dark. That's about it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Special T on March 30, 2007, 09:41:55 pm

Ys I Complete (PC)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys II Complete (PC)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys III (Famicom)completeWith Kitsune Sniper
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PC Engine)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (Super Famicom)completeWith Gideon Zhi... more of a retranslation of the original atrocity of an English script than an original work, but I'm proud of it anyhow.
Ys V (Super Famicom)WIPWith Gideon Zhi... Waiting for one of his cohorts to finish up some utils to allow me to get the item/magic/etc. text. Primary script is 100% done.
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (PC)unreleasedWith Nightwolve.  Unreleased to avoid legal troubles when Konami licensed the game for US release on the PS2 and PSP.
Ys: The Oath in Felghana (PC)completeWith Nightwolve.  95% beta leaked to the public (>:(), but the proper finished product is on the way.
Ys Origin (PC)WIPWith Nightwolve.  NW's done all of the work needed for me to handle this one almost completely on my own.  Roughly 66% complete, because I don't like Yunica and I'm having difficulty getting up the motivation to work on her script. :P
Cyber Knight 2 (Super Famicom)completeWith Gideon Zhi. He talked me into this, and I did a quickie job on it... something like 21 days, which is about average for me.
Samurai Shodown RPG (Neo*Geo CD)WIPCompleted the Kanji table, got a full script dump, but I need an ASM hacker to put in an 8x16 font.


Since Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim for the PC is complete does Nightwolve plan on ever releasing a patch?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deuce on March 31, 2007, 01:51:30 am
Since Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim for the PC is complete does Nightwolve plan on ever releasing a patch?

It's not actually complete.  It's been stalled out at 95% ever since Konami licensed the game.  Out of print or not, their license is valid, so if and when the patch is ever completed, it won't be released for quite some time.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Piotyr on March 31, 2007, 02:16:47 am
Here I go, spotting this after already posting (but relevantly, dammit!) several times in other threads, buuuuut, here I am.

I go by Deuce, and have done for many years... 'twas a character in an unfinished story I wrote some fifteen years ago, with the name inspired by a line from Clive Barker's The Damnation Game.  In some circles, I'm also known as MoriyaMug.  Short story, but one I doubt you care about.

I live in South Carolina, much to my own chagrin from time to time... trapped in a world I never made... Jew by birth, raised Southern Baptist, staunch atheist in my adult years.  A liberal in a ferociously red state.  Help me.

I've flitted from obsession to obsession, invariably game-related.  I created the Ninja Gaiden Homepage (http://ninjagaiden.classicgaming.gamespy.com) and Legacy of Ys page (http://legacyofys.classicgaming.gamespy.com).  I used to create characters for M.U.G.E.N. back when Elecbyte was still around.  This is how I came to know Kitsune Sniper, way back when.

I got involved in game translating because of my well-established Ys obsession, dating back to 1989.  I wound up doing Ys I Complete for Nightwolve on a lark, since he made the script file openly editable. Since then, we've worked together multiple other times, and I've also gotten involved with the estimable Gideon Zhi.  My translation credits, in case you care...

Ys I Complete (PC)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys II Complete (PC)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys III (Famicom)completeWith Kitsune Sniper
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PC Engine)completeWith Nightwolve
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (Super Famicom)completeWith Gideon Zhi... more of a retranslation of the original atrocity of an English script than an original work, but I'm proud of it anyhow.
Ys V (Super Famicom)WIPWith Gideon Zhi... Waiting for one of his cohorts to finish up some utils to allow me to get the item/magic/etc. text. Primary script is 100% done.
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (PC)unreleasedWith Nightwolve.  Unreleased to avoid legal troubles when Konami licensed the game for US release on the PS2 and PSP.
Ys: The Oath in Felghana (PC)completeWith Nightwolve.  95% beta leaked to the public (>:(), but the proper finished product is on the way.
Ys Origin (PC)WIPWith Nightwolve.  NW's done all of the work needed for me to handle this one almost completely on my own.  Roughly 66% complete, because I don't like Yunica and I'm having difficulty getting up the motivation to work on her script. :P
Cyber Knight 2 (Super Famicom)completeWith Gideon Zhi. He talked me into this, and I did a quickie job on it... something like 21 days, which is about average for me.
Samurai Shodown RPG (Neo*Geo CD)WIPCompleted the Kanji table, got a full script dump, but I need an ASM hacker to put in an 8x16 font.

Yes, Ys is my focus, but I'm branching out here and there.  And yes, I really do talk like this. ;)  Nicetameetya and all that.

Yeah 4chans /v/ helped leak the hell out of oath, I ignored it tho knowing that the final would be better and that the leak must of been quite annoying to night wolf and co. (You).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tupou on March 31, 2007, 10:50:44 pm
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PC Engine)completeWith Nightwolve
Were you and Nightwolve going to do some kind of revamp on this (other than that abandoned dub idea)?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deuce on April 01, 2007, 12:03:39 am
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PC Engine)completeWith Nightwolve
Were you and Nightwolve going to do some kind of revamp on this (other than that abandoned dub idea)?
Yes, we will at some point soon. The current translation smacks too much of Shimarisu's literal... well, I'll be nice and call it "style."
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tomaitheous on April 01, 2007, 12:57:56 am
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (PC Engine)completeWith Nightwolve
Were you and Nightwolve going to do some kind of revamp on this (other than that abandoned dub idea)?
Yes, we will at some point soon. The current translation smacks too much of Shimarisu's literal... well, I'll be nice and call it "style."

 Oh? Heh, that'll give me an excuse to play through it again  ;D

So, are you a fan of any other Falcom games?  ;)

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tupou on April 01, 2007, 01:13:19 am
Does that include subtitles for the dialog by any chance?  Or are you guys going to stick with the txt file for speech?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deuce on April 01, 2007, 09:25:14 am
So, are you a fan of any other Falcom games?  ;)

Not especially so.  I've got Gurumin on PSP, but I haven't had a chance to really sit down with it yet, with all the translation stuff I've had going on.

Does that include subtitles for the dialog by any chance?  Or are you guys going to stick with the txt file for speech?

There's no way to subtitle the dialogue.  That would entail hacking in entirely new code for text display, which, so far as I understand it from what NW has told me, is a relative-to-absolute impossibility.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pennywise on April 01, 2007, 09:58:07 am
So, are you a fan of any other Falcom games?  ;)

Not especially so.  I've got Gurumin on PSP, but I haven't had a chance to really sit down with it yet, with all the translation stuff I've had going on.

Does that include subtitles for the dialog by any chance?  Or are you guys going to stick with the txt file for speech?

There's no way to subtitle the dialogue.  That would entail hacking in entirely new code for text display, which, so far as I understand it from what NW has told me, is a relative-to-absolute impossibility.

Not even The Legend of Xanadu 1 & 2? From what I've played of the first one it's just like the classic Ys gameplay. Haven't had the chance to play the second one though.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deuce on April 01, 2007, 09:25:09 pm
I've never had occasion to play the LoX games, actually.  I've heard some of the music, though, which I liked...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tomaitheous on April 01, 2007, 10:29:28 pm

Does that include subtitles for the dialog by any chance?  Or are you guys going to stick with the txt file for speech?


 Hmm.. I wonder if all the cinemas uses the same program/code. If so, I might just be insane enough to attempt it if there really is a demand for it. But somehow I doubt there is. And besides, redubbing would be waaayyy easier.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deuce on April 02, 2007, 12:17:55 pm
Hmm.. I wonder if all the cinemas uses the same program/code. If so, I might just be insane enough to attempt it if there really is a demand for it. But somehow I doubt there is. And besides, redubbing would be waaayyy easier.

Oh, believe me, there's a demand.  If you could somehow get it to work, you would be much-lauded for it.  But I know absolutely zilch about how it's all set up.  You would have to get in touch with Nightwolve. The dub project appears to have fallen flat on its face, anyway.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tomaitheous on April 03, 2007, 02:49:40 am

Hmm - I take a look at it :)

 The cinema code I mean. I'm not sure about the ingame ADPCM parts that have no text though (i.e. the opening boat scene between Dogi and the other guy). That would have to be done in sprites since the screen scrolls and such.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: granitor on April 14, 2007, 05:53:45 pm
Hi,

I didn't really intent to post anything here for about a month, just lurk about for a while... I joined up various boards when looking for info on the MegaTen games and also because I thought there was an interest in developing related games, I've heard rumors of at least one MUD... I like MT because it's to me a more realistic (or, self-consistent) variant of cyberpunk, and who doesn't like cyberpunk?

Anyhow, I'm busy  (or procrastinating) so I won't have much to say for another month or so.

As to my background... did a bit of programming as a hobby when I was younger... had the (mis) fortune to work as a JAVA programmer for a while.... supposed to be studying for a degree in comp. sci. nowadays, generally I like building tools, but my discipline's gone to hell nowadays so haven't finished anything recently.


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Chunky_Kong on April 15, 2007, 10:12:23 am
Hi, my name is Chunky_Kong and I'm new here, What I like to do is to hack ROMs, I plan to make level editors for 3 DKC games since no one has bothered to make them yet, so don't bother trying to discourage me. Just kidding. :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DaMarsMan on April 19, 2007, 08:57:24 pm
Welcome to RHDN. Follow the rules, be nice, and most of all...Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zuqkeo on June 01, 2007, 10:42:50 am
I've already posted a few messages on some of the topics, but nonetheless here is a small introduction for those of you who don't know me. I'm Zuqkeo from the Netherlands and I'm a computer science student at the moment.

Currently, I'm working on a translation of the Japanese SFC game: "Panel de Pon", which some of you might recognize under the name of "Tetris Attack". With this being my very first ROM hack it seems to be doing better than expected as it's progressing nicely, but it will take some more time to finish it. I have some ideas for the future, but because time is limited I'm not going to start any new projects before finishing this one.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DairuggerVIII on June 02, 2007, 09:42:56 pm
Hi, my name is Joel S. and I'm from Flushing New York. I'm starting to really get interested in ROM Hacking because it looks like a really good hobby to get into, I also like that fact that you can redo the calssics in your own image and translate games into english that never came out in the U.S.A. This seems like a very mellow and cool community to be apart of.

And to think this is the first message board I ever joined! I also work as a system administrator. Well, I also was invited to come join this community by my cousin Googie. He is currently teaching me how to ROM hack at the moment. So I hope that in the future I can make something decent to share with you guys. So yeah, that's about it for now. I'll see you guys later...  :beer:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Googie on June 03, 2007, 09:28:00 pm
S'up cousin? I see you made it.  :thumbsup:

Trust me man, you'll like it here. It's really a cool and mellow community here, feel free to look around, you'll find plenty of talent in here. I'll see you later on AiM or My Space.  :beer:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MacLeon on June 13, 2007, 12:20:32 pm
Hello everyone.  ;D I am new to this site. I have beenplaying all kinds of ROM games on different emulators, and now I think I am ready to start ROM hacking. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vyse the determined on June 28, 2007, 08:04:07 pm
Hello All! I'm Vyse the determined and I love all forms of gaming. I'll be perfectly honest to you guys. I don't know a thing about ROM hacking (though I know a fair deal about emulators and emulation). I found out about you guys by looking at my site statistics and they say that I was mentioned at this site, though I don't remember speaking to anyone from here. I know a little bit of japanese (Hiragana and Katakana) if that will help any.

My goal is very similar to you guys. I want to create information for all sorts of obscure games for any systems I can get my hands on. Of course, I don't provide full blown translations like you guys (very nice work by the way), but I want to acknowledge the various odd games that don't get much recognition. I noticed that someone was talking about Nekketsu Tairiku Burning Heroes and Koto Battle (KB is an excellent game by the way). If you want, I can mention a number of other odd games. I'll do a little more surfing around the site to see what may or may not be worked on. Forgive me If I make some mistakes, but this site has a vast archive of information so I may overlook something.

Anyway, excellent job guys. If there is any way I can help, don't hesitate to let me know...though I should inform you that I've been very busy as of late working on my own site. Therefore, responses might be a wee bit slow.

-vtd-
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on June 28, 2007, 09:29:09 pm
Nice site ya got there. I found a few games that piqued my interest thanks to your site. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vyse the determined on June 28, 2007, 09:47:48 pm
No problem pal  ;)

I'm always working on new reviews and I like to grab scans and art illustrations too. I plan on discussing Elemental Master (Sega Genesis/Megadrive), Pocket King (GBC), and Bushi Seiryuuden (SFC/SNES) among other things. Just tweaking site layout a little bit.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on June 28, 2007, 10:08:12 pm
My goal is very similar to you guys. I want to create information for all sorts of obscure games for any systems I can get my hands on. Of course, I don't provide full blown translations like you guys (very nice work by the way), but I want to acknowledge the various odd games that don't get much recognition. I noticed that someone was talking about Nekketsu Tairiku Burning Heroes and Koto Battle (KB is an excellent game by the way). If you want, I can mention a number of other odd games. I'll do a little more surfing around the site to see what may or may not be worked on. Forgive me If I make some mistakes, but this site has a vast archive of information so I may overlook something.

You might be interested to know that, some years back, I completed a full translation of Madou Monogatari. (http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=madou) It's even cuter than your review would have us believe :) Incidentally, I recommend trying out the Dungeon Druaga game for the GBC. It's fantastically good, which is a real surprise considering that the Druaga series as a whole teeters dangerously towards the, er, "dirty" end of the proverbial stick.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vyse the determined on June 28, 2007, 11:23:25 pm
Quote
"It's even cuter than your review would have us believe  :)"

Even cuter you say? I didn't think that was possible!  ;D

I'll try that Druaga game out, though when I make reviews for the site, I usually use the original game just so people don't think the game actually came out in regions it may not have been released. I do know about the Madoh Translation though. I come from the SNES General Board on GameFAQs and we pretty much find anything SNES. Your list of translations is outstanding! I gotta fix my Genesis reviews and then I can add more reviews to the site. All my reviews are supposed to look like the Madoh Monogatari review, but I got lazy and didn't want to change the layout. Better late than never I suppose.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: joshua s on June 30, 2007, 09:59:02 am
Hi, I'm Joshua.
I've already been here a little while but thought I should introduce myself.

I'm currently helping Tonuchi on his Harvest Moon project.
I'm interested in text hacking/replacement, but I'm always up for new things. :)
I've taught myself a smidgen of Japanese and will be taking some Japanese classes over the next few years at my university.
Sooooooo....I guess that's it for now.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: visualdefenition on June 30, 2007, 10:31:33 am
Hmmm.....

Well, been a member for quite awhile >:D, never really got too involved in the romhacking stuff, although I have fiddled with a table here or a graphic hack there. I thoroughly enjoy this community and visit when I some free time to do so.

Was a former animal handler/performer where I worked with reptiles (mainly snakes and alligators) performing shows, then I moved on to work with mammals. I am a huge animal person, but my passion lies in the marine sphere of life. I am currently going to a community college for an AA in Biology, then plan on going to Miami for a BS in Marine Biology. By the way, all you Floridians may have heard of my hometown, Slow-cala :P

I am a very fun person; I try to always see the good in the bad and enjoy others intelect in conversation.
I do know a little written Japanese, however, i'm much more proficient in the spoken language.

My hobbies include exercising,  Scuba Diving (not suprising), and many other outdoor activities.DOES ANYONE ELSE SCUBA DIVE?! I hope to stick around for awhile and crack jokes, make friends, and and enjoy this little community that NC started in hopes that he would take over the U.S. feder....oops too much, gotta stay low key. 8) See ya round ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tc on June 30, 2007, 10:32:08 am
Hello! I'm tc, more commonly known as theclaw or similar names. I started ROM hacking in 2001. Joining Acmlm's Board around that time. Since then, I've attempted hacks of several games. SMW is my first and best project, also the only one currently active.

I'll make it clear that I have very little programming talent. Small bits of BASIC perhaps, though few if any of it's countless variants have become truly widespread in ROM hacking. 'PRINT', 'GOTO', and 'LOAD "*" ,8,1' aren't too useful these days. :P

I picked up a little German long ago, but forgot most of it. Simple lines like "Das ist nicht gut?", I think.

Most info on my hacks isn't all in one place. Dig around the profile links or feel free to ask. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: InVerse on July 01, 2007, 01:12:07 am
Hi. I'm InVerse. Many of you already know who I am. If you don't, you're probably better off that way. Anywayz, rumors of my demise were slightly exaggerated. Why the hell does exaggerated have 2 g's in it? That just looks stupid. So yeah... I guess I'm back. Sort of.

PS: I would appreciate it if someone could capitalize the V in my entry in the main site's database the next time boredom strikes.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Me_Dave on July 01, 2007, 02:03:59 am
wow do we get the coolest people or what, nice to see you back InVerse,
I said no way your not new to romhacking. Well and any friend of Googie is a friend of mine too.
And for the rest welcome to the coolest forum on earth.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rachel on July 05, 2007, 11:27:53 pm
I'm Rachel. Hi.
I like doing the NES music making thing. I'm trying to learn 6502, but I'm not so great with it. I have an idea for an NES game, but so far all I have is the title screen.
I play lots of video games. (Surprise!)
Other things I like to do? Knitting, sewing, watching cartoons, science... probably some other stuff.
Nice to meet (sorta) you dudes.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on July 06, 2007, 09:31:57 am
Welcome to the Board. We've got quite a few people versed in 6502 and the NES hardware here and plenty more people who know assembly and are skilled in console programming in general from around the globe. Have you been to NesDev (http://nesdev.parodius.com/)?. That's a very good resource for what you're doing.

What type of 'NES music making things' are you referring to? Do you compose at all?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on July 07, 2007, 02:23:03 am
I'm trying to learn some 6502 as well. I'm reading this book called "Programming The 6502." I think someone recommended it to Kitsune Sniper & I just leeched. :P

Anyway, what kind of NES music stuff do you do?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rachel on July 08, 2007, 01:10:15 pm
Yeah, I used to lurk on the NesDev forums, but I felt too uncomfortable to post questions. It seems like the responses to most newbie questions posted there are usually something like, "You clearly don't understand the NesDev docs or you wouldn't post a ridiculous question like that! Read blehblehbleh.txt and learn 6502 and come back when you have an intelligible question." No one likes being ridiculed unnecessarily, not even me.
The NES stuff is my first foray into game programming (highly unrecommended by the folks in the NesDev forums, by the way). I've got an excellent book called 6502 Assembly Language Programming and lots and lots of .txt files and demo source codes. I'm at the point where all the source code makes sense and I am able to do create my own very simple demos, but I am still struggling with some ASM fundamentals. Sometimes I see a source code and think, "Why is that being loaded into X? What about A?" I likely am missing some key nuggets of ASM knowledge. I haven't been working with it for too long though, so I'm optimistic that I'll get better as I get more practice.
As for the music questions, I've composed some original music via the MML method. I've also done two covers: Muse - Muscle Museum and Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You. My next MML goal is to create a best of Queen. Yes, I do love me some Queen. And the 2A03 sound seems fitting for some reason. If I do create a decent number of Queen tracks, I'd like to put them on a cart with a little selection screen interface.
So, I hope I have answered your questions satisfactorily and without embarrassing myself too much.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nec5 on July 08, 2007, 02:37:21 pm
I've done some basic table modding for Diablo II but nothing console related.  Since I've followed the old whirlpool/donut translations site for many years as well as this new great site, I figured I should go ahead and register.  If nothing else, I can thank the fine folks that have done some of these hacks and translations.  Right now, I'm plowing through der langrisser.  Nice to meet all of you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on July 08, 2007, 03:27:47 pm
I've got an excellent book called 6502 Assembly Language Programming and lots and lots of .txt files and demo source codes.

The one by Rodney Zaks (think I spelled that right)? That's the one I started out with and I can say with some confidence that I learned more from it than any of the text files floating around. :-\
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rachel on July 08, 2007, 04:11:17 pm
Nope, the author of this book is Judi Fernandez. I like it because each chapter is followed by a summary and a self-test. I picked it up on Amazon for about $10.
I haven't read the Rodney Zaks one, but my local library has it. I may check it out.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Me_Dave on July 08, 2007, 04:17:20 pm
Queen on the nes now that would be awesome, also thats one of my favorite groups next to Dio.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on July 09, 2007, 01:25:27 am
I've got an excellent book called 6502 Assembly Language Programming and lots and lots of .txt files and demo source codes.

The one by Rodney Zaks (think I spelled that right)? That's the one I started out with and I can say with some confidence that I learned more from it than any of the text files floating around. :-\
The one I have is from Rodney Zaks.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yatsuha on August 03, 2007, 04:27:49 pm
Sup

Figured I'd finally start lurking here :3
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on August 03, 2007, 04:36:45 pm
Welcome to RHDN! ^_^

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on August 03, 2007, 04:41:42 pm
Sup

Figured I'd finally start lurking here :3

Hiya! Nice avatar! :3
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yatsuha on August 03, 2007, 04:59:10 pm
Sup

Figured I'd finally start lurking here :3

Hiya! Nice avatar! :3

Haman Khan made watching Zeta Gundam even more bearable after certain events...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: potato on August 05, 2007, 05:04:01 pm
Hi
My name's David
I'm a Computer Science/Information Science major
I'm mostly into web development and software programming. I do those for moneys ;D
I'm really going towards biotechnology as a career, though

I've been following the scene since I was in middle school, and I used to do graphics hacks
I stopped watching the rom hacking scene when I finished high school, but now I'm back
Right now I'm working on a translation of Legend of the River King for the NES

I also stalk the FreeBasic and DS homebrew scenes
My other hobbies include drawing and pixel art, game programming, skateboarding, and tennis
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ElefantRider on August 09, 2007, 07:13:35 pm
Hey, I'm ElefantRider...I do flash a lot and play a lot of video games and was always wanting to try a little rom hacking...im reading up on it on this site and figured i may as well join the forums..on a side note i play lacrosse and skateboard..lol incase anyone cares..
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on August 09, 2007, 07:35:45 pm
I do flash a lot

 :laugh: Thanks. I needed that. :laugh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on August 11, 2007, 12:26:03 am
I do flash a lot

 :laugh: Thanks. I needed that. :laugh:

priceless, welcome to RHDN.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jimmy52905 on August 27, 2007, 09:35:07 pm
Hello everyone my name is Jimmy52905. I started ROM Hacking a couple of months ago. I'm currently working on 2 ROM Hacks which are both very near completion. I just need to test them. That's pretty much all I have to say.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: OAD Man on September 11, 2007, 09:36:28 pm
Hi! I´m a newbie. I´m from Argentina and I´m interested in making English to Spanish translations of the games. I am working on Earthbound Zero right now, it´s my first project.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Special T on September 11, 2007, 11:52:55 pm
Hello everyone my name is Jimmy52905. I started ROM Hacking a couple of months ago. I'm currently working on 2 ROM Hacks which are both very near completion. I just need to test them. That's pretty much all I have to say.

Hi! I´m a newbie. I´m from Argentina and I´m interested in making English to Spanish translations of the games. I am working on Earthbound Zero right now, it´s my first project.

Welcome to RH.net!!!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dracula on September 14, 2007, 08:48:58 pm
I'm Dracula and I'm doing RAM hacking for most systems.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: you on September 15, 2007, 11:36:01 pm
I'm you, I'm new to rom hacking.  Where should I go if I want to learn how to decompress graphics, or learn how to program games?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: hippiejake on September 22, 2007, 09:06:20 pm
The documents section, on the left. Find your system [or if you're lucky, your game], and start reading. Welcome :)
No single document will tell you how to decompress graphics. A rather broad [but very reliable] explanation is wait for the game to write to the VRAM you're looking at, and trace it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on September 23, 2007, 02:42:39 pm
No single document will tell you how to decompress graphics. A rather broad [but very reliable] explanation is wait for the game to write to the VRAM you're looking at, and trace it.

Wow. Good job Jake. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kajy on October 06, 2007, 09:10:59 am
I am Kajy, completely new to the rom hacking world... maybe I end up learning something...
P.S.: I like boktai and rockman... specially the Rockman Zero/ZX series... >_>
P.P.S.: Just 'cause I am a furry, that doesn't means that I like Yaoi/Yuri/Yff or Hentai... I hate them all >__>;
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on October 07, 2007, 08:37:09 pm
Why do furries feel the need to inform everyone else that they are furries? I mean, if it comes up in conversation (which happens to me ALL THE TIME ::))  fine, but going out of your way to? I just don't get that.

Also, welcome. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on October 12, 2007, 09:42:47 pm
the way I figure it, his avatar speaks for itself and he just doesn't want people to associate him with those SPECIAL ones.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SatsuiNoHadou on October 27, 2007, 05:53:07 pm
hi, I'm SatsuiNoHadou! i'm half-Japanese, and 1/2 New Zealander. I'm kinda new at any ROM hacking types, except SMB hacking, which I'm pretty familiar with. That's why the only thing you should expect from me would be SMB hacks.  :P

by the way, do you need to have your own website to submit ROM hacks?

OFF TOPIC:
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the way I figure it, his avatar speaks for itself and he just doesn't want people to associate him with those SPECIAL ones.
Agreed.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: oniryu44 on October 28, 2007, 12:06:32 am
Hello there!!!
My name's oniryu44,I'm newbie at ROM hack,I saw how cool
are some NES ROMs hacks,I want to make my own hacks from
now on!!!

I'm an english student,I just want to you know that my english
can sound crappy sometimes,but I'm making an effort!!!

I want to thank those ROM hackers that really want to make
a good game.So see you next time,maybe my newbie behavior
will be a headache for some people,I hope that I will no irritate
anyone.
 :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on October 28, 2007, 01:17:45 pm
welcome to the crazy house
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tyrukia on November 06, 2007, 09:26:45 pm
Hi! I'm pretty much new to the ROM hacking, let alone emulating expirience. I may be pretty young, but I've always been intrested in the old school games (I'd take a working NES over a PS3 anyday). I wanted to make my on levels for SMB, so I googled it, and found this site. Looking at all the other cool stuff here, I couldn't resist joining. I'm looking in to actually getting something done here, so thanks.

(Note, the spell check doesn't seem to work on my computer, but I'm a pretty good speller anyway, sorry for any mistakes(Not like it matters))
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on November 14, 2007, 03:19:00 pm
I'd take the PS3, sell it, and buy an NES, an SNES, and some games ;)

welcome to the disfunction :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hiryu on November 28, 2007, 10:01:04 am
Hi everyone. I've been around since about 1998 doing a little a bit of everything. I got my start in the emulation community as a romfinder on the vimm.net request board and a few other sites. I was also an IRC junkie, frequenting such rooms (on various servers) #roms4free #nesdev #nanaki #vgmix etc. Few will remember me (I've been out of the scene for a while now) but I've always loved checking out the newest romhacks and translations (Ghideon Zhi rocks!). I myself have not ventured too far into  romhacking, but love composing music for imaginary games. Right now I'm working and going to college.
I will be even more busy pretty soon since I'll be married in a month (woo hoo!).  :)

And finally, a huge thanks to Nightcrawler and everyone who continue to make this site a success. 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gil Galad on December 07, 2007, 09:34:47 am
Yo, bros.

I finally decided to register here, after getting out of my lazy mode. I think a few days ago and now getting around to editing my profile and now this post that I am writing.

I've been around since 1996, mostly I played around and tinkered with emulators and romhacking tools of the time. I can remember messing with ZSNES .400 and other versions that were not so user friendly as they are today. As I said, I mostly tinkered around with things, slowly developing some skill to where I am today, that's not to say that I am a real good romhacker, but I am still trying to learn new things.

I had several hacks that I had done back in the day but was too nervous to release anything back then, until I had lost many of them in hard drive crashes. Not to mention my lack of knowledge to repair a computer back then.

I think it was in 1998 - 2000 period where I decided to work at Zophar's Domain. I worked at Zophar's Domain for probably about a year and then moved on, tired of the things going on over there and the never ending virus attacks.

All through this time I hung out on IRC and chatted with many people and have been part of many channels as well as an OP of #romhacking on Dalnet, before the DDOS attacks. I was part of a translation group called Unknown Translations that was on the J2e domain back in the day when it was up and running. I went on my own after that.

I continued to translation hack and other miscellaneous hacks that I never released to the public. Then in 2003 I started NSF ripping and hacking. I've been ripping NSF's for the past 4 years with over 210 rips, I do believe. In 2003 is when I received hosting from Sliver-X and became part of the panicus network with other romhackers. Most of us continue to hang out on the same channels and discuss many hacking projects and other things.

Recently I came back from a leave of absence from the scene. Here I am again and doing some of the same things that I was doing before. I also have a couple projects that I am working on and they are slowly nearing completion. I've also updated my site with a new look on the old design, etc.

A little bit about myself.

I am from northwest Ohio, near Lake Erie on the border of Michigan. I listen to 80's to newer style heavy metal music. I also like game music obviously after ripping many NSF's files.

I used to read all of the time, many of favorite books include the following. J.R.R. Tolkien, Dragon Lance Series, Conan novel series, many more, etc.

My first game system was an Atari 2600. Ever since that day on Christmas Eve as a kid, I've loved video games and never stopped playing them. Also, I've played Dungeon & Dragons in it's various revisions through the decades until I stopped playing it just before the latest edition was released.

I used to play guitar quite often and had a decent collection at one time. I had a Kramer Vanguard V, Ibanez Les Paul  copy, Fender Stratocaster, Charvette (cheaper version of a Charvel/Jackson made by the same company), Peavey Mantis LTD. And my best amp at the time was a Crate G-60 practice amp. I borrowed a stack a couple times or two from some friends of mine and jammed out, that was a blast of a time back in the day.

Well folks, that is about all that I can think of at this time.






Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lashiec on December 07, 2007, 02:30:47 pm
Well, one of the veteran romhackers of yore, welcome back! ;)

/me retraces his steps in a Community Database entry :-[
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on December 07, 2007, 06:42:43 pm
Oh snap. Gil! Long time no see, buddy. ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gil Galad on December 08, 2007, 02:08:58 am
Hey, bro. Indeed it's been along time since I've seen ya. I can remember when you finished your first Dragon Ball Z project. Good job on those. Perhaps I'll be seeing ya around more often.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: FireStar on December 10, 2007, 04:44:33 pm
Well Hi, I'm new.
I'm mainly into SMW hacking, and even more into playing hacks.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: kilometers on December 27, 2007, 12:29:51 pm
It's pretty slow and quiet at work today no thanks to the holidays so I'll post in this thread about myself to pass a few minutesof my 9 hour day.

I've mostly been a lurker around these parts for awhile. Being a hardcore gamer and a huge fan of Japanese games and importing I'm always interested in the latest fan translations. I haven't exactly been involved with any projects though I was one of the first people to play an extremely early YsF patch since Nightwolve is such a pal. Currently I work in the IT department of a bank. I went to college a few years and now I'm back again taking Japanese as a second language. I plan on taking a trip there this coming summer with some friends.

I have a huge collection of video games. I have pictures but I don't know if there are any post your collection threads or not. I have a ton of imported games too. Especially the Tales series. I also collect Falcom's PC games such as Ys and Legend of Heroes. I have a billion video game soundtracks. And that's about it I think.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on December 27, 2007, 06:31:04 pm
glad to meet you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Higsby on January 03, 2008, 01:52:50 am
Hello I'm Higsby. I've been rom hacking for a few years now although I still haven't released anything :P. I'm a member of a few other rom hacking communities out there on the internet so I'm not new to this. I come here fairly often but for some reason I never thought of joining the message board until now. Hopefully I'll be fairly active and I'm happy to finally be part of this community :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on January 03, 2008, 01:55:03 am
welcome to the game, looking forward to seeing you around.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Reaper Man on January 12, 2008, 04:10:49 am
Hellos.  I am Reaper Man.  I've been around the emulation scene for the past oooh, 6 years or so.  I'm pretty sure that quite a few of you people here will recognize me (mostly from the ZD community), and if not, then I guess it'll give you an opportunity to get to know me.  I've always been fascinated with rom hacking and I must say that there have been hacks out there that blew me the fuck away.  Who knows, I might even learn a thing or two, you know? :3

anyway, I need to get some sleep soooo I'm heading to bed.  I'll update my profile later.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on January 12, 2008, 05:14:49 pm
Rise of the Triad man, I like you already.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on January 12, 2008, 05:39:02 pm
Big sig though. :o
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Reaper Man on January 12, 2008, 05:40:11 pm
Big sig though. :o

huh, that's the first time I've ever gotten such a complaint... if need be I'll crop it
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RanmaFreak on January 17, 2008, 04:47:47 pm
I'm new, obviously, and have only recently gotten interested in the actual hacking aspects of gaming. I've been more about just playing them before.

I know little to nothing about hacking Roms, but I am trying to get introduced to how it's done through different things on the net. I also plan to start taking Japanese classes in two years, but that is quite a while away.

Anyways, I hope to at least post occasionally on this site, though I doubt I really have much to give to the site right now. But you never know what the future may bring.

and I forgot to say this... "Hello Everybody!"
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on January 17, 2008, 05:01:41 pm
you don't have to know how to hack to be a regular member, although it's a good idea especially if you are interested to read all the beginner docs on basic hex etc here

http://www.romhacking.net/start/

that, and just watch if people give details on the process as they make something, and if you eventually feel ready to start a project I'm sure some of the more experienced hackers around here would be willing to help you as long as you have a basic understanding of how things work and are willing to put time into it. Also if you come across a hack that isn't in the database or you think nobody here would have heard about yet be sure to submit it to the database.

Welcome to the community.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ryochan on February 09, 2008, 07:23:34 am
Well, I'm a little timid with introductions but...

Name's Ryochan.  I've played ROMS since I knew about them, and games since I was little at the Commodore 64 was out.   I love collecting games, playing them, etc., and have slowly gone from a general interest of games, to an interest in things like anime, to Japanese, and so on and so forth.

I am not very good with doing things like hacking or coding, though I would love to learn (it'd take me forever, but I learned HTML and Tables basically on my own), and I'm a novice translator for games that I like.  Lately, I've been getting more and more into seeing what I can do with things, especially since my Playstation was hijacked by my cousins for a while (Forcing me to play my precious games on my machine T_T), and I hope to learn things from here, and maybe eventually see about helping with something!

For now though, I will lurk, learn and see what all goes on!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on February 11, 2008, 02:10:29 pm
good idea, it's always smart to learn the community, the rules, and just the unofficial conduct. Hope we can help you in your romhacking interests in the future.

welcome.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: theRedPress on February 15, 2008, 10:57:04 pm
Hey hey hey.  Well my name is Brent, you can call me that or tRP or Red or something along those lines.  Anyway I'm not sure who is still around, and who might even remember me, but once upon a time I called myself FearGaia.  I'm responsible for that SRW patch that was finished by mr Zhi at some point, and the original DQ12r project that was passed off to RPGOne.  Other than that I don't really have any credits :p

But anyway, I don't romhack anymore - but occasionally I stop in to grab a patch here or there.  Figured I'd join and say hello, see if any of the old crew was still hanging about?

I'm a progressive rock musician now, and I also make old school games in my free time.  That's about it.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ArBeWhat on February 24, 2008, 04:54:54 pm
Gasp. Shock. Horror.

Very few, if any of you know me, and even if I was using one of my many, MANY old usernames, I doubt anyone would remember me then. I've been on the rom hacking scene since pre-2000, which I think is an achievement, considering I'm only 17. I recognize lots of the members here from various old boards, and I think now I'm old enough to finally integrate myself with half of you, since I've strayed away from the likes of my first ever post on a rom hacking board, which was an insult about Tauwasser and sex toys.

So anyway. Hi.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Panzer88 on February 24, 2008, 09:00:18 pm
so you were like 9 huh? nice, welcome to RHDN
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Y0u on February 29, 2008, 02:29:52 am
Hmm, I just stumbled onto this thread.  I've been following the emulation/hacking scene since '01, although I simply don't have the patience to do much hacking (I've tried a couple of times, and was pretty determined to figure out at least basic hacking when I first found out about it.) I felt really proud of myself finally figuring out a bit of hex editing!  (It was expanding the Portopia ROM to apply the translation patch, for some reason the expander program wouldn't work for me.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MegaBassFalzar on March 01, 2008, 02:53:04 pm
So hey, I'm new, been hacking Megaman ROMs for quite a while, I've gotten the hang of Hex editors for the most part, decided to start on Pokemon.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nintenlord on March 02, 2008, 12:13:57 pm
New in here, I've been hacking since last summer. I concentrate mostly on GBA Fire Emblem games. I'm also learning to program with C#. Hi.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Reaper Man on March 03, 2008, 01:03:05 am
welcome the 3 of you, since it seems as though everyone else here is too lazy to say it ;p
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Crysta Blade on March 15, 2008, 07:54:20 pm
Let's see...I'm a long time viewer of the forums, been doing minor game edits with a hex editor for the past year and I'm currently replacing the all-caps text in Secret of the Stars.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BRPXQZME on March 15, 2008, 08:21:26 pm
( ゚ ヮ゚) Howdy!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Roth on March 22, 2008, 12:12:41 am
Heya, I'm Roth, and I suck at intros! Anyway, I also suck at ROM hacking, but I have an interest in it. I actually just finished doing something hack-wise, though it's just through use of an editor. And yes, I am fine with the fact that I am at best a level designer ; ) If you really want to see it, you can dig through the crap on my personal site (http://robertlbryant.com) and check it out.

Besides that, there's not much to say.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sonikku7 on March 24, 2008, 07:34:24 pm
Hi, I'm Sonic.
I'm new to the ROM Hacking scene but I've almost completed my first hack.  I'm interested in programming and game design and I'm also learning how to build Doom WADS.  I plan on joining the U.S. Military as I am a ROTC cadet in college.  I enjoy fitness and Martilal Arts as well as video gaming.  Sonic is my favorite.  If you are into Youtube, send me a friend invite at www.youtube.com/SonicTheHedgehog127.  I make various videos about speed runs, ROM hacks, Doom WADS, and remixed music.  You can say I'm a multimedia type of person. 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BRPXQZME on March 24, 2008, 09:12:36 pm
Welcome, soldiers!

I plan on joining the U.S. Military as I am a ROTC cadet in college. 
Which branch?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sonikku7 on March 24, 2008, 11:23:56 pm
Welcome, soldiers!

I plan on joining the U.S. Military as I am a ROTC cadet in college. 
Which branch?

Army.  Branching Infantry. 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: serhat09 on March 26, 2008, 12:38:23 am
Hi, new here. I just found this website, and I'm glad I did, I need some help with some games.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Marvin626 on March 29, 2008, 12:00:59 am
Hi everybody...

well, i 'm actually not a hacker, i 'm only a sprite ripper, i 've done many rips, specifically from the super robot wars series of games (any system)

i 'm here because i hope i can get an answer for the ps2 SRW alpha(2 and 3) games, it involves decoding garbled graphics...

i hope we can get along, and i can get that answer :)...

(now then, it' s against the rules to ask questions for sprite ripping, not hacking?...)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Aegis on April 23, 2008, 03:00:48 pm
Hi. I'm aegis (preferably written in lowercase), 14 years old, from Finland, and, well, I just like ROM hacking. I've been cracking copyprotections before and know a little 6502 assembly so it's pretty easy for me. Also, I am in the demoscene (aegis/dss^gmi).

Not much more to say I think. Oh, yeah, I'm a tracker musician. I also tend to overuse brackets when writing text (like now).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on April 23, 2008, 03:30:06 pm
Welcome to RHDN!

Tracker musician? What's that?

Oh, and I'm sure this is probably very...American of me, but I love Nightwish (dunno if you're familiar with them or not, they're a Finnish Symphonic Metal band, one of my absolute favorites).

And wow. At 14 you're already into this? Congrats.

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Aegis on April 23, 2008, 04:20:45 pm
Quote from: DarknessSavior
Tracker musician? What's that?

I make music with trackers. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracker).

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Oh, and I'm sure this is probably very...American of me, but I love Nightwish (dunno if you're familiar with them or not, they're a Finnish Symphonic Metal band, one of my absolute favorites).

Yeah, they used to be very popular here. Personally, I can't stand most metal (unless it's glam or progressive), electronic music is more into my taste.

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And wow. At 14 you're already into this? Congrats.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on April 23, 2008, 04:34:49 pm
Really now? Interesting. Interested in doing some drum tracks for some of my tunes?  :laugh:

And I'd imagine they lost popularity at the singer change? Lots of drama about that. >.>

Anyway, welcome to the family. Now, get to work!  :beer:

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on April 23, 2008, 04:38:05 pm
http://www.pouet.net/groups.php?which=7747 Nice. :)

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: XeusSaga on May 02, 2008, 04:09:38 pm
New here as well.....yeah, been into hacking for awhile nothing else to say really.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pokegirl64 on May 19, 2008, 06:53:03 pm
Hi! My name is PokeGirl64 and I'm an old school Pokemon hacker.  I prefer Gold/Silver/Crystal to any other Pokemon games.  I've been ROM hacking, well messing around and learning how to use a hex editor and how to write scripts in hex for a year now. NowI feel ready to work on a full project. ^-^
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: pablo_alvein on June 04, 2008, 10:24:41 pm
Hi! My name is Pablo. I came here more by accident, and just fallen in love with the site and al the job is shown in here.
I'm spanish, that's why my english may be a little bit funky. I'm from Chile in south america, and I guess I could translate games from english to Spanish, soooo, if anybody wants to, send me a mail.
I hope I can help in something.
Bye  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gabihime on June 11, 2008, 02:07:03 pm
Hi everybody!

I'm Gabi and I've done some small translation projects for myself in the past -- namely translating items and menus from Princess Maker 4 PC, which I love.  I really love life sim games like the PM series, as well as RPGs and TRPGs of all kinds.  I'm a huge SRW fan too. 

I joined because I'd really like to get involved in a translation project.  My translation skills are really not that impressive (alas) but I think where I shine is in script polishing and editing.  I am well known for the uniqueness and flavor of my own text as well as my crazed and manic attention to detail.

So if anybody is working on a project and would like to recruit me -- particularly for an RPG or TRPG project (particularly particularly for a SRW project XD) I'd be happy to talk it out.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: uNsane on July 04, 2008, 01:20:11 pm
Hello.

I'm uNsane (not to be confused with Unsane, some crappy noise rock band). I basically hack Metroid Zero Mission exclusively, but I've also done some work on Metroid Fusion in the past. I joined because I made a hack modifying Rinka AI and wanted to submit it, even though it's not entirely complete. It seems it's been rejected or something (probably because I hosted it on MediaFire), but I still have the zip (http://download277.mediafire.com/j42zlehnlndg/vmzxd1mfqgl/mzm-seekingrinkas.zip) for anyone who wants it.

I hope to be a member of this community for a long time.

Also, if anyone wants help with hacking GBA games, let me know. I'm pretty good at that kind of stuff. Not translations, though, unless you want a game to be in Latin.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Clay21 on July 05, 2008, 03:07:01 pm
Hey, alias is Clay.

I'm a Software Engineering Technologist who's wanting to get his feet wet with rom hacking.  I"m extremely proficient in .NET languages/sql/ some c++, VB 6 (old..), and a ton of Java.

I'm also a drummer, sadly lacking jamspace *sigh*

Also, I'm an editor for Epical Studios (AMV's).

Found this site while trying to figure out how to dump the text from Suikogaiden.  Turns out I have a bit of a rough road ahead...damn Konami.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SonofMog on July 05, 2008, 06:31:55 pm
damn Konami.

Spoken like a true ROM Hacker, welcome.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grinder on July 14, 2008, 07:19:24 am
Hello, name's Grinder. New to ROM hacking, game of choice Super Mario World.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: AngryRobotsInc on July 20, 2008, 06:09:52 pm
Hello, everyone. Registered a bit ago, but just now got around to posting something. I go by AngryRobotsInc online most everywhere. New to rom hacking, and just getting started on learning Japanese, this seemed like the best place to hang around on the 'net.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Synister Sir on July 26, 2008, 02:03:21 pm
Hola to all.

Seeing as no one seems to get any welcome messages, I don't see the point in writing a wall of text about myself. Let me know if otherwise, because I don't see very many welcomings
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on July 26, 2008, 06:15:15 pm
Well, it is called "Introduction Topic".
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: blankwhite on July 29, 2008, 05:20:20 pm
Hi,

I am BlankWhite(I won't reveal my name here), I never hacked, probably I will, I don't know. I am from Croatia and I am 17. I am here because I have 1 problem with hacked Roms(I opened a thread)
Speaking about the games, I like Zelda and pokemon the most. Used to play Warcraft as well(not WoW). A Link To The Past is my favourite game. I also like to listen to the music a lot, I listen to classical, prog rock and extreme metal mostly, favourite bands are Metallica, Mayhem, Burzum, Beherit, Therion(old) etc.
So that is all about me for now, and I apologize for my bad English.

@Nightcrawler - Did you choose Nightcrawler as your nickname because of the Judas Priest's song?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on July 29, 2008, 06:03:44 pm
@Nightcrawler - Did you choose Nightcrawler as your nickname because of the Judas Priest's song?

Absolutely not. Nightcrawler to me has always represented one who crawls in the night. Someone mysterious. Not worms, not X-men, not songs!  :laugh:

I signed up with the name Nightcrawler because when I first got Internet access back in the mid 90's I was too young to foot the bill, so my Dad and I were trying to come up with something we both liked. He used Nightcrawler as his CB handle back in the CB radio days. So.. it just fell into place. I've been using it ever since for somewhere around 12 or 13 years I think.

As far as I know I have also been the only Nightcrawler in ROM hacking and translation. Interesting for a somewhat common name.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Archaemic on August 10, 2008, 02:10:23 pm
Oh, hey, an introduction topic. Didn't see this earlier.

I'm Archaemic. I'm new to ROM hacking, but not new to programming or hex editors. I'm generally known for my PSP work, including the Illuminati Exploit. I'm not really interested in creating a ROM hack, per se, as I don't really have ideas for games, or else I'd just make the game from scratch. Rather, I am more interested in taking an unhacked game and figuring out what makes it tick. And releasing documentation on what makes it tick. And possibly utilities to make it tick differently, so that other people may make ROM hacks of the game.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Azkadellia on August 27, 2008, 08:39:11 pm
Sorry I'm late to the party.  :) I'm Azkadellia, I'm a complete newbie to ROM hacking.  I can do a little graphics
work (NES only right now), a little palette hacking, a little table creation, and some hex work.
I'm looking forward to learning the ASM hacking side of things. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about
Japanese.  :(
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MarurunLEB on September 01, 2008, 11:55:56 pm
Hi, I'm Marurun and I'm not really new to romhacking, but I'm not very good at it either... One of my first projects was working on translating Kyatto Ninden Tenyande which I eventually deserted once KitsuneSniper started working on it(he is very much more skilled than I was) Other basic hacks I have worked on was a facelift of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past where I replaced Link with Samus only because I was too lazy to edit any other parts of the game.(If anyone is interested in hacking that some more and editing the stages/text I will gladly let you!) Aside from that I made a spoof of Ms. Pacman called SHOOP-MAN(which is on this site). Enough talking about what I've made! Nice to meet everyone on this site. =D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: gracik on September 03, 2008, 12:12:01 am
Hi the name is gracik. Im not neccessarily new to snes hacking, as I use to do alittle sprite editing for ff6 awhile back(a year to be exact) now I want to learn scripting/coding. It's a big step I know, so sue me. jk   :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sonicfan90 on September 04, 2008, 04:27:59 am
Hey everyone I am new to the forums and to ROM Hacking. I am Dave and have loved Sonic since I was about 2\3 and have very recently became interested in ROM hacking. I searched for ROM hacking and found this excellent site and forums.  ;D I am glad to register this forum seems like a very friendly place and when I have any issues or problems while ROM hacking, I will come over here for advice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BRPXQZME on September 07, 2008, 12:45:22 am
Hey y’all and welcome.
(http://members.cox.net/sfghq/eyething.gif)

Irony of ironies, I am a big Sonic fan, but rarely do I delve into the internals of Sonic stuff, largely because much better guys than I are “looking into it” at any time.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on September 07, 2008, 06:54:39 pm
You might give the Sonic 2 Beta page (http://www.s2beta.com/) a look if Sonic's your cup of tea. Even if it isn't, there's a lot of great information on their forum for mega drive hackers.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: dabond on September 09, 2008, 07:52:01 pm
Hey I'm Dabond. Programming has always been an unexplored passion of mine. After I took programming in school my teacher recommended that explore other tools other than turing (javas retarded brother). I also love gaming. I decided to both both together and try Rom-hacking. I'm looking forward to chatting with all of you and expanding my knowledge of programming.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Killa B on September 09, 2008, 08:10:30 pm
Greetings and salutations to you, then. :beer:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: gentleman_carp on September 12, 2008, 06:42:45 am
Hi

I'm a guy who never went to school but knows a little bit of this and a little bit of that regardless. I've played video games and good old fashion D&D since I was young, and played make believe with my friends before I learned to read.

About three weeks ago I started learning how to program. Someone (the internet) referred me to Ruby, so that's where I'm starting. Then yesterday I stumbled upon ROM hacking in Wikipedia and came here straight away. I've read some of the beginners guides you've got here, in an attempt to wrap my brain around what goes into ROM hacking. So far I understand NOTHING.

Also, I speak Japanese well enough to translate video games, and welcome the opportunity to actually use this hard earned skill.

I love all the usual games that people tend to love, and I was born in '83 but never owned a Nintendo (my parents, you see, they believed in paper media).

Thanks!

z.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Isao Kronos on September 16, 2008, 07:12:21 pm
Greetings. I am the fabled Isao Kronos from such places as "Arizona" and "Texas". You might know me from another board, but please leave that for discussion another time.

I have a fondness for RPGs and fighting games, although I do sometimes play platformers. I might be getting into the whole "romhacking with game-specific utilities" business, but honestly I'm not really cut out for learning assembly or hex editing (or anything else of that nature). I'm a History major :P

I've been reading RHDN since the Whirlpool linked to here or whatever when it went defunct (it's been so long that I'm sketchy on the details). The first translation I remember coming out while I was playing translations was the "final" Star Ocean patch. Goes to show you how long I've been lurking, however I did post once or twice on Gideon's old board under various names including this one.

So yeah. Sorry if my sig is too big, I don't think it is. I have a fondness for changing my avatar/signature often for whatever reason. On a final note: only reason I'm here actually posting instead of just reading is boredom, a desire for information on a certain topic, and the desire to cheer on some of the romhacking/translating projects I have interest in. I can't really help out with anything, I'm not an English major, programmer/programmer wannabe, or immersed in the Japanese language like a weeaboo or someone genuinely interested in the language.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on September 16, 2008, 07:21:43 pm
So yeah. Sorry if my sig is too big, I don't think it is. I have a fondness for changing my avatar/signature often for whatever reason.

Your sig is too big. The max allowed is 100x100; yours is 400x100. Please change it and read over the rules (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,370.0.html).

With that out of the way, welcome to the board. Hope you have fun. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Isao Kronos on September 16, 2008, 07:24:41 pm
Wait, the rules have been changed from 400x100 to 100x100? Could you at least update the main rules section so others don't make the same mistake I have?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on September 16, 2008, 10:19:45 pm
Oops. I got avatar and signature sizes backwards. You're fine. Sorry about that. I'll put the dunce cap on and sit in the corner now. :-[
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: smzig on September 22, 2008, 10:29:13 am
Hello, SMZig here. 

I've toyed with ROM hacking 6 or 7 years ago back when I was around 14, not much long after I had discovered emulation.  Anyway, when I had discovered ROM hacking, it was very intriguing to be able to actually edit aspects of games I used to play as a kid.  Anyway, I learned what I could but never really got good at it.  Was able to do some graphics editing with Nesticle as well as some of the tile editing tools back then.  I wasn't really artistic so all my edits were crappy to say the least.  I pissed off my brother a few time because I'd never make back ups and he'd wind up playing megaman with screwed up graphics LOL. 

My interest grew even more when I discovered text hacking and subsequently with relative searching.  (Before I could only screw around with the text of Link's Awakening because it was the only game I knew of with text stored ASCII).  Anyway, after that I sorta lost interest for the next few years.  I kept up with the translation scene since I was looking forward to some of the releases.  Since then I've graduated high school and now I'm a senior in college as a computer science major.  Recently, my random browsing led me here where I thought I'd try my hand at ROM hacking again.  I'm curious to see what I could learn now that I'm older with a larger attention span as well as much more computing and programming knowledge.

So anyway, the last few weeks I've played around with some stuff.  Read up on some of the assembly docs, played with some of the debuggers and looked around at some of the things that have changed since the last time I ROM hacked.  Really nice place you guys made here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Morivan on October 06, 2008, 08:13:31 pm
Yo. Not... um... Really a new guy. It's Griff Morivan from before, but I lost my account information entirely when I lost my OS. SO! Here I am again! Huzzah.

Yo, once more, friends.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 06, 2008, 08:23:02 pm
Rule 18 violation... You can't have more than one account. I absolutely detest that. I can just reset the password on your old account... You should have contacted staff first.

PM me your current e-mail and I will give you login details (then you can change the password to whatever you want) and I will delete this account.

Anybody else who reads this having more than one account speak up now and I will take care of it without penalty. If I find out later by other means, I won't be as kind hearted. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Thanatos-Zero on October 27, 2008, 04:18:19 pm
Greetings. I'm Thanatos-Zero, the Archangel of Sins but for real my name is Christoph and I'm a german. I´m currently active as a spriter on Sprites.INC, but now lets go deeper in the story.
So where should I start to tell my life? Oh yes the childhood. I was a very active child with the ADS (AttentionDefizitSyndrom). I wasn´t able to understand everyone till to fourth birthday, because of polyps in the area between my nose and my ears. For many years I was a victem of the society, because I was too different from others. So I´ve gone through many hardships and was abounded and abused by many people, which I've trusted and called my friends. Today I know, why I was so much different. I was born with the signs of the asperger syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome#Diagnosis), which shows me that I'm a half-autismn.

To makes things short, I've called me Archangel of Sins because I feel for no aparent reason great guilts for things, which I haven't done.
For example I call a fellow with the telefone and we have a great time while speaking, then I say to him, that he shall call back to me, if he has time to spend with me. And what happens? He don't call back and than I fell me like someone, who has done something, which cannot be forgiven. So it happens often, if don't get any feedbacks or answer or just attention by others, that I fell into deep depressions which results sometimes into Self-injury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-injury). Don't worry... I don't use knifes or sharp things in general. The only thing what I do, is to slap myself many times into my face. Also to mention is, that I'm not able to handle stress under pressure or in a situation, in which I don't know what the other wants from me. It also anticipate me many times from spriting itself.
Well, Life is not fair isn't it?

Sdit:Some People who have played the Hard Secret of Mana hack may recognise me as one of the Beta-Testers.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: valitoria on November 16, 2008, 12:14:53 am
Hello Romhacking Staff and Members and call me valitoria (My Online Name) but my real name is Joel.
I have many several interest and facts I would like to share with you, and yes I'm a newbie in Romhacking... Im just reading this site's tutorials I'm also planning to translate games, but it look's kinda hard though... I hope we can get along and be "Good" friends, so let's get started!

 :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dragomorph on November 17, 2008, 02:10:30 pm
Hiya.  New person here myself.  I'm a big fan of the site, though I'm a total programming doof myself.  (Tried reading the documents, and while I have a VAGUE understanding of how hacking works, I mostly just gave myself a headache.  So.)  I have to admit I mostly joined the forums in case I find a bug worth noting, or maybe to request a translation in the "request a translation thread" (though hopefully not so much as to be utterly annoying).  Still, I hope to be a courteous poster.  Nice to meet y'all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Krak Pot on November 19, 2008, 02:35:38 pm
Hello! I am a new fellow here. I'm a sprite ripper and designer. I hope to get all I can out of this place and hope I can help out when I can. Nice to see you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ramzab on November 24, 2008, 05:44:37 pm
Hey I've been looking at and reading the tutorials for about a week now and I thought I might get an even better understanding of ROM's and hacking if I came here. So I'm pretty psyched to learn about new things and yadda yadda. I'll try not to noob up the forum. (P.S. I've read the rules too this isn't my first forum so don't expect any ZOMG's from me I appreciate my grammer skills)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Alucard256 on December 09, 2008, 04:10:24 am
Hi!! The name's Alucard256. I like games, snes era games, anime and gundam models. I'm new here as a member, but I've been to site every now and then. I was learning a bit about rom hacking and such back in the day, but forgot most of what I've learned due to school, and personal life. I've read the rules, and though I read more than i post, I'll follow them.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on December 09, 2008, 08:44:42 am
Welcome new people! You're all off to a good start thus far to assimilating into RHDN society.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SNEX on December 20, 2008, 06:59:18 am
Hi Noob here!

Boy do I love games, especially typical RPGs and this site here happens to be talking (not to mention tinkering with them) here.

So, I'm a jerk who likes games new or old fashioned ones, RPGs, Fighting etc. anything that is a wee bit of a challenge

I also happen to be one of the best Pokemon Player (errr... trainer) around our area and am seriously eager to learn "What the hell is ROMHacking?"

Oh yes, sometimes I can be a wee bit sacrastic, emotional, funny etc.
You can call me by my Username or Spot, Rover, Titney, Gay, whatever.

Oh yeah, I also make my own RPGs with RPG Maker XP but like here in ROMHacking I'm still a noob but I'm taking online classes and chances are I might start my own project or two. My cousin already is a master in RPG Making, He always consult me what kind of story his game will be. Yup I make stories for the game, but I'm not the best writer myself, see my formatting and typos in this post? you can really tell can you.

Enough about my boring craps, I'm too little confused and lazy to type right now.

I hope we will be good buddies blah, blah, blah,blah.......

:)






Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Slime Bard on December 28, 2008, 01:35:01 am
I'm Slime Bard. Nice to meet you all!

I become interested in romhacking after stumbling through the SNES version of Tokimeki Memorial and Sakura Taisen 3, almost eight years ago. I couldn't and can't find a translation for TokiMeki (it seems to murder groups), but in the process of searching I discovered that people made it a hobby of of tinkering with game code. I came across the Famicom Tantei Club 2 remake for the SNES, and I was hooked on that game. I was grateful that certain gamers felt like translating the game and were cool enough to release it for everyone else to enjoy. Ever since then, I wanted to try it for myself, but, outside of completing a few tutorials, I never really tried to help with a project. I didn't have the patience and couldn't read a lick of Japanese.

Now I'm older and I have more patience, in addition to having a much better understanding of the Japanese language. I've mostly been translating manga for others and have been working through light novels on my own time. I still want to help with releasing a translated game here, which is mostly why I joined this community. I would like to translate, but there seem to be a wealth of them nowadays, so I'm willing to help in other ways as well. Hopefully, I'll be able to add something positive to the community.

As far as gaming goes, I love games with a strong, engaging story and interesting characters; I end up playing RPGs and action/adventure games, as a result. After years of resistance, I've gotten into the DQ series, despite my distaste for its battle system. I'm also somewhat of a collector, especially when it comes to Sega. Next on my list of purchases is a Sega CD and Snather, one of my favorite games.

I'm also a big fan of music, and am a sorta newbie to Jazz.

Take care.


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: localflick on December 28, 2008, 10:05:50 pm
Hello everyone. I'm not sure where to start, so I guess I'll focus on the games I like. I collect old games, mostly 16-bit era stuff but I also love the classic Neo Geo fighting games, and I still play PS1. I'm that geek who buys japanese versions of games on ebay just to have something with cool packaging on my desk. I guess that's why I'm also a fan of translations.

I love this site and regularly check for new translations and other hacks (I really love quirky stuff like the Castlevania HOD patch that has 8-bit Simon Belmont and Megaman as playable characters), and patches for older games that breathe new life into classic games and add replay value. I don't know why I put it off, but I finally joined today.

I know some programming theory, but not enough to do anything effective with it yet. I'm open to help testing or reviewing patches/hacks if there is a need to do so.

Anyway, I'm a great fan of the site and want to thank everyone who's contributed to the archive for their great work. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BRPXQZME on December 30, 2008, 05:20:58 am
Welcome, SNEX, Slime Bard, and localflick.

Aaaand, way to hit home too hard, snark :<

Well, okay, you can have a welcome, too :laugh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Retrog33k on December 30, 2008, 05:34:13 pm
Hey guys and girls. My real name's Jared. I've been playing games since 1990, although I have played earlier games. My first game was the first commander keen... unfortunately I missed the 8 bit era, but I was born 5 months before the Famicon came out in Japan.
My first real system for playing games was a 386 DOS computer, and I was big into Epic Megagames, ID Software, and Apogee (3D Realms) games - I didn't pay attention to the sega vs nintendo thing, for me, it was epic vs apogee. I remember one christmas wanting a NES, but my mom seems to have been confused, and she got me a Gameboy.... I was disappointed by this at first, but she got me Atomic Punk, and of course it had Tetris and Super Mario Land, and I was so addicted to it. Then I got a SNES in 1994 when Donkey Kong Country hit the scene, and the rest, they say, is history.
These days I play almost anything if it's interesting to me. I'm not a fanboy for any particular console, and I have a Gamecube, and a PS2, with money set aside for a PSP-3000 and a DSi. I want to get a Wii and a 360.. PS3 might have to wait - I don't really know any games I really want for it besides LittleBigPlanet, but I really do want to play Street Fighter II HD and Megaman 9.
I'm not too familiar with anything before NES/Gameboy, for the simple fact I've never had a Atari or a Intellivision or anything like that, and the games that I'm interested in for these systems are on MAME. It's great to have a site that points out all the various translations available for all these great games.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on December 31, 2008, 10:56:23 am
My first real system for playing games was a 386 DOS computer, and I was big into Epic Megagames, ID Software, and Apogee (3D Realms) games - I didn't pay attention to the sega vs nintendo thing, for me, it was epic vs apogee.

Those were the days. PC gaming was never the same after those days. Thank goodness for DOSBox! Welcome to the Board.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: HxDragoon on January 05, 2009, 08:51:30 am
Hey, Hx Dragoon Here!

Been playing games when I was 7, My very first gaming console was a Sega Genesis that my uncle bought for me, the first game that I got was Sonic The Hedgehog and then my dad started to buy me more, my fave game was Phantasy Star IV, and I never got a chance to get an NES or an SNES sadly....
I collect games for my Genesis and I'm planning to pre-order the newest RPG that was about to be released on Spring this year.

I discovered the wonders of the internet and my computer on 2003, began surfing also playing some games on my comp like Counter Strike, Starcraft, Diablo, FF VII and stuff like that, for many years of my life and to be honest with you guys, I never got a chance to buy newer or old gaming consoles (except my Genesis) so my knowledge of the gaming world is limited but not that very much limited....

But thankfully my cousin and my other relatives who was lucky to have such consoles merely let me borrow their stuff to me, still I'm their resource for games and info about their stuff cause I got the brains. :)

The thing is why I'm here cause I got interested on ROMHacking Actually, BTW Love the hacks and translations.

I also Program Ruby if anyone cares, I got learning Ruby easy as pancakes! But I still got to learn more about it actually, I'm just on the Begginer Level.

Oh yeah, thanks to emulation I got the chance to exprience playing games and lots of coolnes that the NES, SNES, PSX, GB, GBC, GBA, NDS consoles etc. has to offer. My favorite games were Chrono Trigger, Pokemon, Zelda games etc.

So hopefully I learn more here and about ROMHacking get more info and understand what needs to be understood and I also hope that we get along just fine.


:)

Sorry if you got all confused because of my Intro cause I don't know where to start or what to say I'm just gald to be here at RHDN!




Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: PersonaFan14 on January 11, 2009, 08:17:33 am
Hi. I'm Redd. As you can tell by my Username, I love the Persona Series. I also like the MegaTen Series. Well, some of the games anyway. Heh.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tummai on January 20, 2009, 09:08:06 am
Howdy,

I'm tummai.  I'm 28 and I think we got our first NES when I was 6.  And there was the ATARI 7800 before that and the ATARI 2600 before that.  So I guess I go back to ET and Keystone Kapers as far as playing.  I played alot of stuff on the Genesis and SNES too, but around the time the PS1 came out, I kinda stopped playing games until very recently (last October?) when I picked up Dragon Quest 5 for the DS.  It brought me back into game-mode.

Never hacked a thing in my life before last Sunday when I decided to give it a try.  I'm trying to trace through The Guardian Legend for the NES to see how it works.  My ultimate goal is to write my own homebrew NES game and put it on a cart, which isn't directly related to ROM-hacking, but I also have an interest in being part of one of these projects translating Japanese games in English.   Oh, I forgot to mention I live in Japan now and translate stuff as a hobby (mostly Dragon Quest-related stuff).  I'm not a pro, but I hope to be one someday (that's why I do it as a hobby).  I'm getting better everyday (I hope).

That's my intro.  Looking forward to becoming a regular here.  Adios.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kasürva on January 24, 2009, 03:39:08 pm
Hi everyone!

I'm Kasürva (you can type Kasuerva if you can't get the ü or are too lazy to type it, etc.). I started romhacking when I was 14 or so but haven't hacked any roms in a long time. I'm now 21 and would like to hack some of the Mario games. Also, someday I want to use C or C++ to program my own Mario game.

I've been a Mario fan since I was like 3 years old, and wanted to explore all the levels of Super Mario Bros. for NES. I would imagine, dream about, and draw my own levels for many years, wishing there was some way to make my own levels for real. I got into NES emulation around 2001 when I found out that TMK (a Mario website) had level editors, so I tried to make some of my own levels. I was into romhacking for a while, but eventually lost interest and got into other things, but now I would like to romhack again.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: WalkerRiley on January 27, 2009, 08:33:13 pm
Greetings.  I go by Walker.  I've been into emulation since somewhere around 97ish (back when RPGe was THE trans group).  Every so often I'd download a few tools and poke around in different roms to see what I could do/find.  Recently I got the bug again, this time a bit more strongly.  Anyways, I probably won't be posting often, but as I'm lurking the boards to see if questions I have are already posted/answered, I thought it might be nice to introduce myself....you know, in case I DO have a newbieish question that I just can't find an answer to.

note:  I tend to hunt down answers and skewer em with a pointy stick.  If I post a question, it's because I really could not find an answer anywheres.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: grasscutter on January 27, 2009, 11:31:10 pm
 Holy crap, how did I totally miss this frigg'n massive introduction thread? Mm I'll have to write a lengthy wall of text here sometime.
 
  Oh, hai other new guys.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RukarioX on February 06, 2009, 12:54:53 pm
Hey, I'm the new guy here. The reason why I joined is because I want to see what kind of ROM Hacks are there and if I can find something useful for SMK hacking.

Also, a question. If I wanted to post a fan-fiction here, where would I post it?

~Thanks for the Spell Check feature! Even though I have good spelling, my fingers move too fast~
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on February 06, 2009, 03:23:42 pm
If I wanted to post a fan-fiction here, where would I post it?

IRC? I don't know if it belongs in the forum or the website... :huh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on February 07, 2009, 09:32:30 pm
Hey, I'm the new guy here. The reason why I joined is because I want to see what kind of ROM Hacks are there and if I can find something useful for SMK hacking.

Also, a question. If I wanted to post a fan-fiction here, where would I post it?

~Thanks for the Spell Check feature! Even though I have good spelling, my fingers move too fast~

You're welcome to make a thread if you want feedback or want to share, but please don't use our forum to advertise your fan-fics. That's my only request. Also, if you have more than one fan-fic, post links to them in the same thread.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RukarioX on February 08, 2009, 01:30:52 pm
Actually, I'll just put the link in my signature for easier life once I'm done (with those numerous grammatical mistakes  :banghead:)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on February 08, 2009, 02:03:10 pm
RukarioX... Your sig got me. Therefore, you have now made an enemy. I will hunt you down for making me follow through with your joke.

You shall RUE the day you created that sig.

It was actually awesome as all heck. I need to make a sig like that up one day.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RukarioX on February 10, 2009, 03:09:31 pm
RukarioX... Your sig got me. Therefore, you have now made an enemy. I will hunt you down for making me follow through with your joke.

You shall RUE the day you created that sig.

It was actually awesome as all heck. I need to make a sig like that up one day.

What? You want me to make something else?

What is mind?
No matter.
What is matter?
Never mind.

Get it? That's it, I need to remember that one.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: iPanda on February 22, 2009, 08:38:15 am
Sup Romhacking.net, iPanda here.

My first contact with romhack was around the late nineties.What really got me into it ( as with most of the people here ) was the possibility to play those older games which never saw a western release.I remember visiting 'The Whirlpool' back then searching for NES translations and giggling at the unusual 'reviews' by Spinner 8.

Anyway, I've never been active in the community and, while I do have the habit of checking the frontpage news often, it's not until recently that I came across this board.

So, Hi!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Killa B on February 22, 2009, 10:36:08 am
I love pandas! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dastari on March 01, 2009, 01:25:01 am
Hi there

I've been playing Nintendo since 1986 when my grandparents bought one for my brothers and I. It was just the basic set with 2 controllers and Super Mario Bros. We never had either the zapper or ROB but I don't really think that we missed out on much. My brothers moved on to other systems and other games and while I've played a bit of SNES, the NES is still where my heart is.

In the last few years I got married to a wife whose parents never let her play video games, so I decided that the time was ripe for me to pry my NES out of mothballs and I've begun a quest to beat every game for the NES that I've ever wanted to play, so while I still have quite a few of the games that I had originally for the NES I have also bought a huge collection that now numbers over 90 games and I am beating them one-by-one. My wife's claim-to-fame is beating both quests of Legend of Zelda, a fact that she is quite proud of even though she shows little interest in other games. She likes playing Super Mario Bros but dies fairly early on.

I've recently discovered the concept of ROM hacking. I've known what ROM's and emulators are for years but I've never bothered to use one because I prefer the play control on the original system. However, now with the idea of hacking and being able to create new games, using the old ones as a base I have become somewhat excited by the concept. My wife has already asked me to create a Super Mario Bros Simple which would be a version of the game that is made easier so that she can beat it. However, I have a lot of other ideas on ways to "improve" old games. The only problem now is learning how to hack in the first place. I can't wait to get started...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: creaothceann on March 01, 2009, 07:25:19 am
My wife has already asked me to create a Super Mario Bros Simple which would be a version of the game that is made easier so that she can beat it.

Energy bar.

EDIT: Or a health percentage counter; might be easier.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Killa B on March 01, 2009, 09:39:29 am
Dastari: Your story warms my heart.

I can relate to the idea of wanting to play on the real system. I'm the same way (I end up buying most of the games I emulate :P)

As for where to start, there's this:
The Newbie Package of REQUIRED Material

ROMHacking.net FAQ: You ask, we answer!
ROMHacking.net Getting Started Section: Newbies Go HERE!
ROMHacking.net Documents Section!
How to ask questions the smart way.
On the Essence of ROM Hacking
Talk with experienced people in our IRC chat and ask specific questions there.
The first two should be helpful.

There are also some editors specific to Mario in the Utilities section, but I don't know if they could make it any easier. You could try to make the level design easier, but depending on what your idea of easy is, you might need to do a bit of ASM hacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tummai on March 02, 2009, 06:41:23 am
Hi there

Glad to see you found the place Dastari :)  That set of links that Killa B posted is where you should start.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Isao Kronos on March 08, 2009, 10:51:35 am
Kinda glad I waited to do a re-introduction now that I feel a lot more positive.

I'm Isao Kronos, yada yada yada. The primary reason why I was being so antagonistic is due to manic, angry bouts (which I'm working on). I'm not using that as an excuse, just putting it out there that I do recognize the situation was pretty much my fault.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Iga on March 31, 2009, 09:30:03 am
Hello everybody, the name's Iga(pronounced EE-ga, since that question seems to come up). I've always been greatly intrigued by ROM hacking, but have never done any myself. So...that's why I came here! Like every other newbie here, I hope to learn ROM hacking and how to enjoy myself doing it.

I also happen to be one of those millions of people that have fancied the idea of an RPG of their own. But I would like to put an effort towards initially developing some ROM hacking skill before starting on some dream of a 30+ hour adventure that ends up tanking after the first two weeks. That's my goal, at least.

So, I just hope I don't tick anyone off with my utter lack of knowledge during my quest for it, haha.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: WWWarea on June 22, 2009, 04:59:10 pm
Hi, I'm new here and I like to hack some games by using some tools like Hyrule magic, Lunar magic, gameshark, and more.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hamlet on June 23, 2009, 01:47:23 am
Hello everyone,
I'm a student of English and Polish literature from Germany and I had the bad luck to register after April 5th and I am glad to be back on board.
I always dreamt about creating a hack of Lufia based on the Lufia (ROTS) game, but I am no romhacker ( :( ) and after reading some documents on here I do not think that I will be able to grasp the whole art of romhacking. I still admire what You all are capable of doing and am really interested in many of Your projects. So I hope a “romhacking-dimwit”like me will not stir up any trouble on here. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Leviathan Mist on June 25, 2009, 09:56:43 am
I've been a lurker here for years. Previously, I used the forums at Blitzkrieg Innovations (forums defunct), Dragonsbrethren Industries (forums also defunct), and Slick Productions for all my ROM hacking needs. Since I started using the romhacking.net IRC channel, figured I might as well post here too.

I'm Leviathan Mist. Many of you know me already. I like to play retro games (NES and SNES RPGs being my favorites) and have been into ROM hacking since the late '90's. I can do just about anything besides ASM hacking, but I'm starting to learn that as well. I also tend to not complete the projects I start, but I hope to change that.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Superyoshi on July 02, 2009, 08:48:39 am
Hello, I'm Superyoshi. I'm from Nuremberg, which is in Germany. I'm 14 years old and male.

I'm mainly hacking Super Mario Kart, I made lots of tracks and I'm now finally starting a hack.

Anyways, in RL, I'm a real freak. I play games, make games, hack games. I also have a Wii and a DS Lite.

My favourite games currently are:
- Super Mario 63 (Flash Game)
- Mario Kart Wii
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Super Mario 64 DS

I once was in a Baseball group, but had to leave it because of school.
I like playing tennis, I will soon register in a group.

And now, Superyoshi over.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Maegra on July 09, 2009, 09:31:10 pm
I just realized that my intro wasn't in here  :D


I'm Maegra, I've been around the ROM scene nearing 8 or 9 years now, but didn't seriously get into the community until about '03/4.

I've attempted and failed a few times at learning to hack (Making a readable font for Paladin's Quest, and trying to use GBcolorizer to make a few games really pop visually.), but have since found my limits to be art.

My interests are: Electronics, life-hacking, and good literature...
Spoiler:
Long walks on the beach, good liquor, confusing people which gender I am in IRC  :crazy:...

I've been spending a lot of my time in the IRC and made some friends  ;). And don't worry, my IRC shennanigans won't carry over onto the forum.

I first found out about RHDN whilst posting on the Fantasy Anime forums, where (IIRC) Gideon posted a link to here, so I followed it, and have since nearly abandoned FA.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Killa B on July 10, 2009, 09:13:59 am
Hi everyone, I'm Maegra's daddy.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lucoshi on July 14, 2009, 11:20:15 am
Hey hey hey! I'm Lucas the ninja. I'm a hack lover, i can use flash, i have bad days i'm brazilian so becouse it don't get surprised with some misspelling i hate stupid prejudice guys. I watch Pucca tv toon in jetix, i watch Naruto, Homestar Runner and other toons and animes. I play video games on a Wii and on a Xbox 360. Ooh i can dance too.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NightWolf on August 12, 2009, 01:28:49 pm
Hello everyone!

I am new here (as a member, not visitation), and I and from Florida, I am finally an adult (lol) and I'm a typical guy that when feeling geeky, tries to learn assembly and even hack some things, which at this point is almost unanimously NES games.  I tend to say crazy things sometimes so if I saw something to you that is strange, I probably don't mean to be negative at all, that's just how I talk!  Before I leave this note behind for everyone to read, I want everyone to know that I have a computer with the power of "8", if you know what I mean  ;).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: noneother on August 12, 2009, 01:57:10 pm
I am noneother. It's a terrible nick, but it's all I have.
I didn't bother introducing myself before because sigh, why bother?
My absence of an avatar reflects my inner emptiness. I try to hurt myself, but all I bleed is emptiness.
So people say things like, "I haz a sad". I am a sad.
I keep a save right before Aeris's death in FFVII so I watch it again and again, on mute, while blasting Evanescence and crying tears of shame and self-loathing in silence. It looks like this: :-X :'( :-X :'( :-X :'( :-X :'(









 :crazy:
Kidding, of course.





Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Next Gen Cowboy on August 12, 2009, 07:58:17 pm
Quite possibly best intro in recent memory.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on August 13, 2009, 02:13:27 pm
Quite possibly best intro in recent memory.

What he said.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on August 13, 2009, 03:09:41 pm
Except it isn't an intro. Guy had 200 some posts before did that. >.>

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on August 13, 2009, 11:19:10 pm
Except it isn't an intro. Guy had 200 some posts before did that. >.>

~DS

Which adds to its greatness.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: EmotionCorrupts on August 14, 2009, 01:55:56 pm
Hi, I'm EmotionCorrupts.

I first became interested in ROMHacking after discovering the sheer multitude of Pokemon hacks out there. With the amount of pre-made utilities for the Pokemon series, and the amount of dick-joke based hacks like the ones on badhacks, I falsely assumed that hacking in general was a pretty easy thing, and that it'd be a fun way for me to spend a couple of years learning more about the way software works. I quickly decided that I'd wow everyone with heavily enhanced versions of two of my favourite games: Clock Tower for the SNES, and Alisia Dragoon for the Genesis. Then I started reading the tutorials on RHDN, and that's when I really fell in love.

I have none of the knowledge you need to be a real hacker. I can convert numbers between binary, decimal, and hexadecimal, but that's about it. I don't know any programming languages, I'm clueless about how to figure out what all the code does on my own, and I'm probably going to screw up so many times it'll give me an aneurysm. But somehow, that makes it seem like to'll be even more rewarding in the end. I'm stubborn as hell, and the idea of actually fighting to learn something that I'm probably going to spend at least a year being terrible at is appealing as hell.

So, yeah. I'm hopelessly uneducated, highly unskilled, and ridiculously ambitious. Not exactly the best qualities to be a successful ROM-hacker one day, but hopefully I can  one day create something good enough to be put on the site.  I look forward to months of failure, frustration, being told 'lol, noob' a few dozen times, and hopefully learning something along the way, too.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SonofMog on August 14, 2009, 02:50:42 pm
So, yeah. I'm hopelessly uneducated, highly unskilled, and ridiculously ambitious. Not exactly the best qualities to be a successful ROM-hacker one day, but hopefully I can  one day create something good enough to be put on the site.

Just remember, even the greats in the community had to start somewhere. As long as ridiculously ambitious comes with even mild dedication you already have something going for you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: borderLine on August 16, 2009, 05:03:00 am
I'm not really into signing up for this kind of stuff because I'm by habit, a loner.  But romhacking has lately become my favorite hobby; to the point where it's starting to define who I am.  I have looked through your message boards and I approve of the anti-aggression mentality that seems to prevail here (so rare on something that's widely available on the internet) 
Well, I began getting into hacking SNES games during Januray 2009.  I started trying to make a level editor for DQVI, but they can't even get the text done on that one, so you can guess how far I got with that project.  At about the same time, I picked up an old Japanese game called Tenchi Muyo.  I ended up falling in love with this game.  It taught me everything I needed to know about 65C816 programming.  (except the SPC stuff.  I need help there:) But I love this game man, it's my current project that I dislike.  (I can't say ‘hate’ anymore because I'm making progress.  I just don't spend too much time with it because the TM retrans always needs work:)

I guess what I'm trying to say is:  If you'll have me, then I would like to be a member of your community.

Cheers,
borderLine-
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on August 16, 2009, 05:36:50 am
Welcome to the community, we can always use new enthusiastic hackers like the two of you!  :beer:

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: borderLine on August 16, 2009, 05:43:14 am
Thanks, man.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ningyo on August 19, 2009, 02:15:41 am
Hello, another newbie here :)

Been lurking for quite some time, but finally registered. I am no good a hacking or programming, but can do some translation... so I'm mostly here looking for help with all the technical stuff.

Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kronus_Arm on August 28, 2009, 05:32:04 am
A warm hello to Ya'll!!!

Like those other guys, I've also been also lurking around since, looking for good hacks and translations of some good J-Only-Released-Games, actually the site is good and healthy and I think it's about time that I join the fun.

I first knew about ROM Hacking about last 3 years ago, I came to knew it as I discovered emulation late in 2004, the very first emulator that I got my hands on is VisualBoyAdvance, having a desire of playing Golden Sun and Circle of The Moon on my PC... Soon as months and years progress I soon discovered the world of emulation is BIG, literally, BIG! Communities and hells and tons of websites everywhere on the internet! So one day early 2006 I came across some forums posts about the site and take interest and sooner that I know it, I was in it.... (Hahaha!!!) Anyway big story who cares anyway.

I'm also a newbie, with no knowledge of ROM Hacking, although I do know a little bit about programming languages such as: Java, Ruby, C/C++ and web developing stuff, although I REALLY and HONESTLY have limited knowledge...

I want to also, make a fun (and as possible, useful) hacks for people and something to put up here and be a proud and aspiring hobbyist ROM Hacker Someday... (I hope this day comes...)

EDIT: And oh, thanks to emulation I became a big fan of Old-School Games!
SNES and MAME For All!!!

 :)





Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CloneMega on September 01, 2009, 05:45:25 pm
I am CloneMega and I am a HUGE Megaman fan. In the beginning I knew nothing about hacks, I didn't even know hacks existed, until I watched a YouTube video from Woodman's level of Megaman Ultra.

I hope someday I can make my own hack...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MagicHerb on September 03, 2009, 06:21:44 pm
Hey, I'm MagicHerb.

I'm a strange female from Britain, getting back into programming in a big way. Looking to learn rom hacking, but I really am struggling to find any good tools usable with Ubuntu. Which is a little irritating, but it encouraging me even more to invest in a Windows laptop.

My main interests game-hacking wise would have to be Metroid, Zelda and Fire Emblem. I'll probably dabble in more as I improve and experiment. I've known about hacking for a fair while, and I found this site about a year ago when looking for translation patches.

I hope to get a better idea of what I'm doing soon, and I promise not to be a prat on here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SBK on September 05, 2009, 04:07:29 pm
Howdy folks. Some of you may already know me. I use to go by Kabucho.

I'm an old, washed out ROM hacker who has forgotten most of what any skill I had in ROM hacking. I seem to stick around because of the fact... there is no fact. I just like hanging out. :)

Anywho, good to be on the RHDN boards *finally.*
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarkSol on September 11, 2009, 10:00:11 pm
I am DarkSol... and this is me on my boat.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/264qjv4.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DensetsuAE86 on September 12, 2009, 06:59:53 pm
Hey guys, another newbie here. I'm Chris, i'm 17 turning 18 on the 21st. I'm in my last year at school going to University (College for all you Americans lol) next year doing a degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor in Japanese. I've been into emulation since I was about 7 when I started playing Pokemon on PC because I didn't have a gameboy.

My Rom Hacking skills at the moment are pretty much non-existent but i'm learning. I have been learning Japanese for 5 1/2 years though so I can help with translations. My Kanji knowledge is not the best though  ::).

I am a big Nintendo fan, especially Dragonball (Z) games on Nintendo consoles. I own Hyper Dimension on Super Famicom, this game is one of my favourites.

Yep, that is about all I can say I think. I have posted a Help Wanted ad for Technical Help with Translating a Dragonball Z Gameboy game.

Thanks
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: cloudintheskies on September 14, 2009, 05:41:06 pm
Hello all...

I'm cloudintheskies (or Aaron, if you want). I'm 15 years of age and I joined after realizing that after all these years of emulation and playing RomHacks I've never actually Googled "Romhack" which is how I found this wonderful site.

So I joined the forums straight away.
I have previously attempted making a Mario RomHack with Lunar Magic but I felt like it was doing far too much of the actual work all by itself so I want to learn basic to advanced hex editing and other rom hacking based languages and such...

That's also the reason why I hate DreamWeaver, other than the fact that it's so damn expensive and annoying to use, it's too much of a GUI for my liking... Give me notepad anyday.

I have a large kowledge of HTML and a basic knowledge of C++ (but don't ask me to make you anything  ^^")...

Well I think I've rambled on enough...

Oh yeah, one more thing,

METAL FTW, lol... :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Malacath on November 08, 2009, 10:51:53 am
Hello guys, im Malacath. Maybe you've seen me in IRC? Anyway, Nice to meet you guys.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: dinosaurJR on December 01, 2009, 05:59:35 am
Hey guys, I facepalmed so hard when I found this - I just made a new thread... Sorry for the idiocy...

I am dinosaurJR - some of you might know me from the Filefront gaming forums, of MSFC? If not, its cool...

Hello!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Wizrobe on December 18, 2009, 05:05:31 am
Well, let's get this introduction out to you guys.

My names Ross and I've been into videogames for as long as I can remember. It was only recently that I decided I wanted to hack them as well. After downloading roms and playing them, I think it's time now I started hacking them. Thus, you see me here in this community for assistance in doing so. I am new though, and I'm willing to learn whatever I should to hack. I've been reading over the hacking tutorials contained on this site, and I think I'm getting the hang of it. I will be mostly trying to hack Gameboy games(gb).
There's a few games I intend to hack: LoZ: Links Awakening, Pokemon Blue, Donkey Kong Land, and Super Mario Land 2.
Now I've been told that Pokemon Blue is going to be pretty difficult to hack because of the way it is coded but I don't want to let that stop me. I mainly want help editing script, insert custom pokemon(battle) sprites, and changing evolutions.
Donkey Kong Land is purely experimental, as no hacking utillities exist specifically for this game. Therefore I will be finding general data in this game.

I wil try to completely remake Super Mario Land 2 and Links Awakening to make them harder meaning level editing and enemy editing.
Well that's about it and I apologize if this isn't the right location for this thread. :-\
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Devastating on December 21, 2009, 10:32:12 am
Hi everyone Iam new to this site and iam looking forward to meeting and talking to all of you.
Iam 28 years old and iam from London.Some of you may already know me from being a G-Mod from a well known gaming site.
I have been gaming for over 20 years now.I enjoy anything retro although i dont mind some of the newer stuff as well.
I still own nearly every console that was availible in the UK and they are all still i working order.
I have many hobbies such as watching movies,collecting DVD's and I also used to be a Dance DJ.
Anyways I hope to speak to you all soon. ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: umpa on January 17, 2010, 08:02:49 am
Hi . I'm Italian and I like Old Japanese NES and SNES Translated Games !! I have some request and I hope someone can make translation on my favourite Game!!

Ciao
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vegetaman on February 03, 2010, 04:54:01 pm
Howdy, I'm Vegetaman (call me Veg, V-man or Veggie for short), and am in my early 20s and have a degree in computer science. Been into hex editing for a few years and figured I should try my hand at some ROM stuff. Oh... I also enjoy heavy metal.  :thumbsup:

Also, the only systems I own are Atari 2600, NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, and Dreamcast. I pretty much gave up on gaming (I haven't bought a game in years, though one of these days I'll pick up the Half-Life 2 stuff and maybe Diablo 3, I've pretty much moved on to PC games). I just like the older stuff, really (including older PC games like Diablo, Wolfenstein, Doom, etc.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on February 03, 2010, 07:11:25 pm
Howdy, I'm Vegetaman (call me Veg, V-man or Veggie for short), and am in my early 20s and have a degree in computer science. Been into hex editing for a few years and figured I should try my hand at some ROM stuff. Oh... I also enjoy heavy metal.  :thumbsup:

Also, the only systems I own are Atari 2600, NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, and Dreamcast. I pretty much gave up on gaming (I haven't bought a game in years, though one of these days I'll pick up the Half-Life 2 stuff and maybe Diablo 3, I've pretty much moved on to PC games). I just like the older stuff, really (including older PC games like Diablo, Wolfenstein, Doom, etc.)
Welcome to RHDN.

Haha. You've got good taste in games and music, it seems.

If you're into Diablo-esque games, an awesome game came out recently by the name of Torchlight. It's made by the some guys who worked on Diablo and left Blizzard. It's a very neat game (and cheap too, $20). You should definitely check it out. I just got it today, and I'm quite happy with it so far. ^^;

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: snark on February 03, 2010, 11:27:41 pm
METAAAAL!!!  >:D

Welcome to the board.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vegetaman on February 04, 2010, 12:50:32 am
Thank you!

I actually played a Demo of the game Fate and then a Demo of Torchlight, and absolutely loved them both. Definitely thinking about buying them.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RobertLasher on February 04, 2010, 11:45:14 am
Hi everyone, my name's Lasher and currently 17. I joined after reading through some of the documents and I thought well... why not join in? My skills in hacking are low, but I'm still studying up on it. The #1 game I wanna hack is Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, but I'll still look into other games as well.

Oh yeah, and I love Heavy Metal. >:D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on February 05, 2010, 10:02:25 am
Oh yeah, and I love Heavy Metal. >:D

I approve of this message. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vegetaman on February 05, 2010, 04:29:11 pm
Oh yeah, and I love Heavy Metal. >:D

I approve of this message. :thumbsup:

Seconded.  :woot!:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Colossus on March 04, 2010, 11:06:36 am
Hey everybody. I'm 22 y-o student from London, I've been gaming since the NES era and right now am rediscovering a lot of wonderful import gems that have never made it in the West.
Looking forward to contribute to the community.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaBooM! on April 06, 2010, 05:46:00 pm
   Ahh, here we go, folks...the obligatory introductory post, the one where I introduce myself to the general ROMhacking community present here at the forums and everyone breathes a big, giant, collective yawn!  :P   ::)  Oh, well, guess it's better than having large heavy stones thrown at me, me being the "newbie" here and all. Without further ado, please allow me to introduce myself...
 
   I am a ROMhacker going by the codename "KaBooM!" who prefers the security afforded to those who remain somewhat covert and mysterious.  8)  My actual name, age, gender, race, area of residence, social status, religious convictions, political affiliations, financial situation, and sexual orientations/preferences are and shall hopefully remain the subject of curious enigma. Despite my aversions of disclosure there are a few things about myself which I am willing to share...
 
   First off, I am an Earthling of the "human" species, who lives somewhere on the planet Earth...and I shall be residing here until the day our good friends from the stars of the Pleiades realize I was sent to the wrong planet by mistake, and subsequently return to take me back. (If the little green men with big black eyes from Zeta Reticuli 2 come around asking for me, tell them I've left the planet already. We Pleiadians don't roll with those cats for good reason!)
 
   Second, I have been gifted with a needlessly complex mind as well as an exceptionally proficient grasp of not only the English language but also of several different forms of what can be considered "creative ventures", all of which I use as my weapons in the ongoing battle against conformity. It's a war zone out there, and words and art are the tools of my trade. (Little blue bombs notwithstanding!)  ;)
 
   Thirdly, I have never been, nor am I currently, nor do I believe that I will ever be, a representative of any company and/or organization which produces licensed commercial video games for platforms of any type or kind. If I were I think it's safe to say I certainly wouldn't view ROMhacking as an art form in itself. My propensity for non-conformity does not often find me in business attire like all the other goons and goonettes for hire, so we can all breathe easy not only knowing that I'm just an ordinary Jane/Joe like yourselves, but that I also will never be personally responsible for some of the shovelware that some of the big media companies like to cram down out throats.  :(  (Granted, there are a few exceptions. Damned few...)
 
   Fourthly, I have a love of ROMhacking as it is one of many hobbies I undertake which not only exercises my mind  :banghead: but also satisfies my curiosity and fascination with reverse-engineering the work of others as well as my need to be creative and inspiring for the common good. In that regard, I have joined the ROMhacking community with the intention of sharing my notes, observations, insights, and also the ROMhacking creations produced by myself through my affiliate, "KaBooM! Games" with others, again for the common good of all.
 
   Fifthly, I refer to myself by the codename "KaBooM!" for several reasons, some of which I do not care to divulge as doing so would directly interfere with my propensity for obscure anonymity.  8)  This does not indicate that I necessarily pose any type of perceived threat...in fact, by most standards I consider myself quite harmless...as long as you are not a video game ROM!  ;)  As for the reasons for my codename I don't mind sharing, well...not only does it serve as a tribute to one of the greatest Atari 2600 games of all time but also as a nice, quick, short, easy codename which can easily be inserted into the credits of any ROMhack which I create, and it looks different and grabs attention to boot. That, and it's so much fun to type with it's weird alternate capitalizations and punctuation. And it goes great with marinara sauce.  ;D
 
   And finally, I must truthfully admit that I look nothing like my avatar would suggest, at least until the day that the radioactive weapons which threaten mankind come raining down upon our heads and the survivors are turned into deformed mutants. It is my sincerest hope that this will never happen, because quite frankly, it would suck like a supercharged vacuum cleaner. Not only because civilization as we know it would cease to exist, not only because it would it be hard getting any sleep considering I'd be living next to people who constantly glow in the dark, but also because having a big, heavy, blue bomb for a head that's getting ready to explode any second is not a good condition to greet your new neighbors in.  :o  It doesn't exactly set their mind at ease, and it's terrible for one's complexion.
 
   Now, I have been interested in the gentle art of ROMhacking since not too long after the turn of the century, and have been quite the "lurker"  8)  in one form or another within it's inner circles and have thus dedicated many hours of my free time into research, hard work, and offering help to others regarding such.  However, I haven't really become a part of the general ROMhacking community in any manner which produced a final product of some sort on my end. After silently observing the amount of people who's obsession with this particular hobby ended up swallowed up by the dreaded "real life" syndrome which we all experience, and vowing not to repeat these mistakes, I made a firm decision in 2007 that I would not become a part of any ROMhacking forum until I was primed and ready to produce something substantial for the community as a whole...
 
   And now, that day has finally come.  :crazy:
 
   As I type this, I am currently sitting on a 100% complete project which I can barely wait to share with all of you. 100% complete, that is, except for typing up the rest of the accompanying manual and the final level of quality control testing on the project itself. This should not be taken as an official announcement of such, as I am not yet at liberty to say exactly what this "project" is and/or what it entails, or even what the official release date is at this time as that *might* give something away.  :-X  I also cannot promise that this "project" will turn the world on it's ear and create world peace in our lifetime, considering it will be my first "released" project.  ::)  However, this much I can share with you all...I personally feel that I've taken an old standard and done something truly "unique" with it, something no ROMhacker has attempted to do with this type of project before, and something I sincerely hope that you will all appreciate. A release date and announcement shall be forthcoming within the next couple of months...but for now, I shall leave you all to speculate with your question marks.  ;D   :huh:
 
   In the meantime, it is my sincere hope that I can become a productive member of this community, offering my help and insights wherever and whenever I can. So once again, pleasant greetings to all who linger here, and I shall see you all on the boards.  :woot!:
 
   Oh, and one more thing.  I use way too many smileys, and am a little too "colorful" for my own good.  But you've probably figured that out by now.  :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on April 06, 2010, 06:31:02 pm

   Oh, and one more thing.  I use way too many smileys, and am a little too "colorful" for my own good.  But you've probably figured that out by now.  :P

Yes... O_O
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CalvinHart on April 08, 2010, 01:58:48 am
heya guys nice to see ya  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dracula X on April 08, 2010, 07:35:39 pm
Hi! I'm Dracula X! Nice to meet everyone. Some of you might know me from other forums from Sonic Retro and The Guardian Legend forum as Grimgrin. The current game that I'm hacking is The Guardian Legend.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on April 10, 2010, 03:09:24 pm
Hi! I'm Dracula X! Nice to meet everyone. Some of you might know me from other forums from Sonic Retro and The Guardian Legend forum as Grimgrin. The current game that I'm hacking is The Guardian Legend.
Welcome to RHDN. Glad to see other people hacking TGL.

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dracula X on April 13, 2010, 01:10:43 am
Thanks!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: 1983parrothead on April 29, 2010, 02:40:13 am
Who am I?

My username here is 1983parrothead, but I'm sometimes called "parrothead1983" or simply "Parrothead".  My username is based on my only brother I had in my family, who was born in 1983 and became a Jimmy Buffet fan around the late '90s, shortly before he accidentally passed away crashing our father's BMW against a fixed object (which are some bricks that decorate a driveway) in 1999.

You might remember seeing me in some other forums like Starmen.Net, Kirby's Rainbow Resort, MUGEN Fighters Guild, MUGEN Infantry, RetroJunk, SmashBoards, Sega-16 and NinDB, as well as a contributor at Wikipedia, Know Your Meme and YouTube.  Some people dislike me like MezaseMaster and Xe-A-Thoul from RetroJunk think that I am an "elitist bastard (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=elitist%20bastard)", but I'm not trying to be like that. Some people like FryGuy64 from NinDB like me because I am serious and I'm like someone who hunts for pieces of lost history and brings from a hand-full to a semi truckload of them.  When I told FryGuy64 about the people I mentioned above who spread hatred over me, he said:

Quote
Some people get angry about things and think everyone should share those opinions, and many people are easily-led. Sad fact of life.

He also said:

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I guess what they mean is that you find something interesting, do all the research yourself, and then post it, rather than leaving your comments open-ended for discussion. You come across as knowing what you're talking about, but at the same time not giving anybody else the chance to contribute.

In other words, you talk like a website rather than a forum poster :D

I'll be honest, Parrothead - it may bother some people, but I find the information you provide to be infinitely helpful (as it means I don't have to go researching what you say) and it's always well-researched and informative.

I am mostly a fan of the company Nintendo.  I'm not sure if this is also okay to tell this, but I am a mid-functioning Aspie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlVv4rTAwKc).  I'm like Temple Grandin, except Asperger's syndrome is weaker than what she has, autism.

History/Interests

When I was very young, I used to jump in the bandwagons of several popular stuff, but shortly after them, I became bored of the most popular things about them and focused on the lesser-known, but good ones.  I was even bothered by some of my favorite stuff that weren't very popular not being brought back.  Every time I see some popular stuff in stores like Wal*Mart, and if I don't feel like looking at them, I begin to dislike them more.  Although, there are some popular things I shouldn't miss out on, some fans of them might be very harsh to me, while they can cause my parents to fuss at me.  Whenever I see some lesser-known, but good stuff being brought back in a good way after they haven't been used in a long period of time, I feel happy about them.

In simplified words, some popular stuff are good, but I prefer lesser-known, but good stuff more.  If I see anything becoming extinct and forgotten by nearly everyone, it makes me think of the overrated Sephiroth doing his evil laugh.

One of my favorite things is cross-overs. When I read about the N64 Super Smash Bros. in a Nintendo Power issue, I saw Ness from MOTHER 2/SNES EarthBound, and I was like "I remember seeing him in a GamePro magazine, but I thought his origin was just another video game."  I joined Starmen.Net forums to learn about the MOTHER/EarthBound series, but then I slowly began to encounter some people that laughed and spoke harshly at me.

I began to lose some of my interest in the MOTHER/EarthBound franchise and later left and went to JoshCube's Smash Brothers Online forum (now offline) to contribute some ideas mainly about protagonists of Nintendo's lesser-known video games.  I later encountered a friend their name Johans' Nidorino, a Pokemon fan from Guatemala who was so nice to me, he liked me a lot, because he said that I am very serious, and we share some interests with each other.  Shortly before JoshCube prevented all members from using the forum, I moved to SmashBoards to share my ideas there.   I also joined the Nintendo Database forum and shared my research about Nintendo's history with the website's founder, FryGuy64.

After a certain amount of time playing the N64 SSB and SSBM very well, I went to a local game store titled Black Box (now out of business) and I saw a SSBM pro gamer there who often likes doing the infamous glitches many know, like "wavedashing", "dancing" and the "No items (because they are like cheating), Fox only (cause he's both, fast and hard to control), Final Destination (because it's the flattest stage with no platforms)."  I never could win a battle, but I made him lose a couple of lives.  This caused me to change from a pro gamer to a "Research Gamer", but recently, one of my friends Johans told me that I still "kick ass", as in playing the way Nintendo wants us to play like.  When I looked up some games on Wikipedia, some of their articles were poorly written, while most people focused on the most popular video games.  My parents forced me to decrease my playtime with them and wanted me to increase my productivity with more important stuff.  I thought this hobby would also help me learn new words in order to improve my social skills.

When Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released, it didn't turn out as good as I thought it would, but I got over it some, while I also started gaining some interest in the fighting game engine, M.U.G.E.N.  I first saw it at RetroJunk several years ago before the annoying MezaseMaster and Xe-A-Thoul registered there, and I was shocked about it, because it allows you to even create cross-overs that most likely wouldn't happen due to certain reasons like copyright nightmares.

Currently, I still enjoy M.U.G.E.N (I mostly use its "Watch" mode), while I'm still working on some articles on Wikipedia about lesser-known video games by well-known companies.  I also write articles about some Japanese Internet memes at Know Your Meme with the help from some members, and help gameads.gamepressure.com find some video game commercials.

Other Interests

Besides video games and M.U.G.E.N, I'm also interested in chickens, because I was raised in a chicken ranch with my mother and I saw some with different, unusual looks.  Me and my brother enjoyed raising them.  Today, I live with my father, and I accidentally got him interested in them, because of their good looks and their healthy, colored eggs.  Like Temple Grandin, who understands how cows act, I can understand what chickens say and do.  I also like turkeys, because my brother is like one.  Fast (because he ran cross-country), smart (turkeys are smart, especially wild ones), and funny (because he gobbled and made some of his classmates laugh.  He even made a crying girl laugh). Along with that, some people gave me a wild and a domestic turkey as pets, without me requesting them.  I also like riding on an Electra Townie bicycle.

Why am I here?

To check out some translation projects and sometimes share my research with some of you.

What are my favorite video games?

Most of my favorites were developed and/or published by Nintendo.  This list is incomplete, because there is just so many to choose from:

* The Legendary Starfy series
* Tomato Adventure
* Card Hero series
* StarTropics series
* Punch-Out!! arcades and SNES Super Punch-Out!!
* Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (lit. "For the Frog the Bell Tolls")
* Balloon Kid/Balloon Fight GB
* Joy Mech Fight
* Any cross-over

They also may or may not be my favorites, because I haven't been playing them much, due to being a Research Gamer, who often researches about them more than playing them.

Hope this helps you understand who I am.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Iron_wofle on May 03, 2010, 04:33:38 pm
I'm Iron_wofle, but you can call me Waffles. I like mecha, good games, playing drums and warhammer 40k. I'm currently studying computer engineering, hoping to be a programmer/developer in a few years. The closest thing to hacking I've ever done is some basic palette swapping. I'd like to learn more, but I just don't have the time. I'm trying to learn japanese (with limited success, but hey, you won't learn a new language overnight..), and I'm fairly good with languages. Not that I can speak anything other than Norwegian and English, mainly because I'm lazy and haven't bothered learning any :p

I've been lurking around RHDN for a while, mainly because of the SRW J translation project. Figured I should get to know the place and the people here a bit more.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sleepy on May 17, 2010, 11:10:18 am
Hi,

I'm sleepy. I like programming lowlevel code (c,c++,assembly) as well as c#. I like old NES games and write utils for them.
I've ran across this site several times in the past and finally created an account to upload some stuff to return the favor of all the ones i've dl'd.
nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KaioShin on May 17, 2010, 11:24:37 am
I've ran across this site several times in the past and finally created an account to upload some stuff to return the favor of all the ones i've dl'd.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Indestructible on July 05, 2010, 04:18:22 pm
Hello, I am Indestructible. I have been hacking SM64/Super Mario 64 for a long time now, and I wanted to hack something else... and then I heard about this site and how helpful it was and stuff, so I came to a desision about joining this site. And it is everything I chuld have dreamed of  :thumbsup:. I have no education of advanced hacking, but I am planning to learn about c++ and other sort of languages, but I first of all wanna go trough the " Getting Started " page. I am not saying I am a bad hacker.... just need some training  :laugh: Well, I am thirteen years old and my birthday the eight november. I am from Norway which means I am Norwegian RIGHT? sooo..... if you don't understand my english that good then it is okay... just let me know on a reply  :P Okay I think that is enough... bye.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: By on July 07, 2010, 09:48:39 pm
Hello, people.

I am, unfortunately, a complete newbie in all respects.  I've learned a lot about computer science and math and other related things just by reading, but I haven't done much of anything practical.  I've decided that I need some actual practice, which is why I'm here.  I have a weirdly obsessive desire to know how things work at a base level, so asm hacking appeals to me.

As for what I'd like to do, I have a couple ideas for mods, and it would be nice if I could translate Nanashi no Game (though DS hacks aren't okay here, I understand) and Serial Experiments Lain (though some other group is already doing that).

So yeah, that's basically to show that despite being a newbie I can write in grammatically correct sentences.

And I came  here for a reason.  Is there anywhere that I can ask quick, probably RTFM-worthy questions that don't deserve a thread?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on July 07, 2010, 09:55:39 pm
Hello, people.

I am, unfortunately, a complete newbie in all respects.  I've learned a lot about computer science and math and other related things just by reading, but I haven't done much of anything practical.  I've decided that I need some actual practice, which is why I'm here.  I have a weirdly obsessive desire to know how things work at a base level, so asm hacking appeals to me.

As for what I'd like to do, I have a couple ideas for mods, and it would be nice if I could translate Nanashi no Game (though DS hacks aren't okay here, I understand) and Serial Experiments Lain (though some other group is already doing that).

So yeah, that's basically to show that despite being a newbie I can write in grammatically correct sentences.

And I came  here for a reason.  Is there anywhere that I can ask quick, probably RTFM-worthy questions that don't deserve a thread?
Welcome. From the looks of things, you're off to a decent start.

As far as your RTFM-worthy questions, first, check the FAQ. If the answer isn't there, go post at the Newbie Board. We don't really have a good thread for stuff like that, but making your own is harmless.

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: spralwers on July 13, 2010, 01:14:41 am
Hey,

I'm Spralwers. I got into ROM hacking about 5-6 years ago and messed around primarily with Fire Emblem 3 and Super Mario RPG. I fooled around with the text and adjusted statistics, but that's as far as I got before I couldn't find the drive to keep going. I unfortunately didn't get into anything more complicated, like trying to fit more text space and expanding the ROM.

Skip to the present. I'm going to be a junior in electrical engineering, and ive had quality experience with java (i took a course on data structures) and MIPS. My programming skills will only get much better through the rest of my career in college, in both assembly and high level.

Since ROM hacking is actually quite relevant (although it's more computer engineering/computer science), to my major, I decided to give the art a more in depth look. I also have a pretty natural curiosity for how things work (I've also taken tons of physics classes), and I play video games fairly often, so this art has me way more interested now.

My goal for the future is to create a power rangers game on the SNES that doesn't suck. I don't think any good power rangers game will come out within the next 5-10 years, yet the series has unmeasurable potential for an awesome game. I can just see every future game being a half assed 3-D adventure. What this series needs is a 2-D sidescroller where the rangers aren't just pallette swaps =\ It also needs to be developed by someone who doesn't face time constraints and/or someone who won't get lazy and half-ass it. I have too many ideas to make an awesome game on a badass platform for free. It's gotta happen.

While there's plenty of information on ROM hacking, how much is there floating around for homebrewing? Unfortunately, I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. This means that Byuu's assembly tools (like xkas that are DOS) just don't run, and those tools looked absolutely essential for homebrewing. Any other recommmendations?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on July 13, 2010, 04:03:28 am
Unfortunately, I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. This means that Byuu's assembly tools (like xkas that are DOS) just don't run, and those tools looked absolutely essential for homebrewing. Any other recommmendations?
I too run Windows 7 64-bit. You can use batch files to run any command-prompt or DOS programs.

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: spralwers on July 13, 2010, 12:08:52 pm
So how exactly do you open those? When I double click them, the command prompt opens up, says "press and key to continue" then when I do, it shuts off. I tried opening both the .exe and the .bat files with DOSbox as well, but I got error messages saying they couldn't be run in DOS mode. I'm talking about xkas and spcas.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on July 13, 2010, 12:12:39 pm
You need to bring up a command prompt. This is easy to do - either type "cmd" in the Start Menu Run box, or navigate to the directory where xkas is in Windows Explorer, make sure no files are selected, then hold shift, perform a right click, and select "Open command window here" from the context menu.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: spralwers on July 13, 2010, 01:41:04 pm
Solved my issues. Thanks!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on July 13, 2010, 02:11:42 pm
So how exactly do you open those? When I double click them, the command prompt opens up, says "press and key to continue" then when I do, it shuts off. I tried opening both the .exe and the .bat files with DOSbox as well, but I got error messages saying they couldn't be run in DOS mode. I'm talking about xkas and spcas.
You open a .bat file in notepad for editing. Then when you've set it up to do whatever it is you want, you just double click it and open it. Then, it'll run with whatever parameters you set.

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sliver X on July 13, 2010, 08:46:06 pm
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I too run Windows 7 64-bit. You can use batch files to run any command-prompt or DOS programs.

Windows x64 has no NTVDM or WoW16, so no 16bit applications! When an x64 capable CPU is running in "Long Mode", there's no Virtual 8086 mode, which I guess presents so many issues to get around MS just dropped DOS support when Windows XP x64/Server 2003 x64 were released.

To overcome this, you'll need to run DOS/Win16 programs via virtualization or emulation... I ended up taking DOSBox and creating this (http://sliverx.arc-nova.org/files/16bit_Subsystem_For_Windows_x64_v101.exe) to run all my 16bit crap. (Demonstration Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUcP_hcrLkk))

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on July 13, 2010, 08:49:47 pm
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I too run Windows 7 64-bit. You can use batch files to run any command-prompt or DOS programs.

Windows x64 has no NTVDM or WoW16, so no 16bit applications! When an x64 capable CPU is running in "Long Mode", there's no Virtual 8086 mode, which I guess presents so many issues to get around MS just dropped DOS support when Windows XP x64/Server 2003 x64 were released.

To overcome this, you'll need to run DOS/Win16 programs via virtualization or emulation... I ended up taking DOSBox and creating this (http://sliverx.arc-nova.org/files/16bit_Subsystem_For_Windows_x64_v101.exe) to run all my 16bit crap. (Demonstration Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUcP_hcrLkk))
Hmm. Maybe I shouldn't have said any. But it certainly works for xkas and any other romhacking tool I've ever used.

You've got the Shadowgate I want there. Gotta track that down.

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sliver X on July 13, 2010, 08:53:13 pm
Remember, there is a world of difference between a DOS program and a console program: The latter can be pure 32bit or 64bit code and just not use the host OSes GUI system to render anything. A true *DOS* program is 16bit, though 32bit code can be run via extenders like DOS4GW/CWSDPMI, etc.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Penta Penguin on August 01, 2010, 09:31:02 pm
Hey everyone, I'm RRB Brick (RowdyRuff Boys' Brick), and I have been romhacking for nearly 2 years. I mainly try to romhack games which have never been tried before, or don't have any tools made for it. I'm quite good with the Genesis, Master System, SNES and Gameboy, and I am hoping that I can move onto romhacking the GBA, NES, and possibly either the N64 or DS, whichever one I fancy. I am hoping to be able to learn asm for these specific formats and hopefully create something amazing. I like to make a lot of ROM/RAM maps, are they allowed to be posted here or not?

Anyway, I am currently trying to find data inside Bubble Bobble for the Master System. Anyway I'm sure I will enjoy it here.   ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: B. Marquis on August 11, 2010, 04:29:48 pm
Hey.

My name is B. Marquis. I've been hacking for about 6 years, but I've just started ASM hacking. My purpose is to create a program that will rip data and sprites. I've also thinking about making a Dead Dance English translation.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarkestOmen on August 21, 2010, 06:17:18 am
hi,i'm new.
i've registered on this site because I have to write a lot of documents on snes.
do you think that there are people interested in learning temporal flux :) ? (don't know if I can ask this on the forum)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vampyd on August 23, 2010, 09:34:14 pm
My name is Dillon most people call me Dilo.
Japanese,Anime,Yugioh,And Games interest me.
Im 14 years old.
I use to be a hacker or cracker.yes a hacker as in taking down websites,hacking profiles,ripping websites,making viruses,rats,keyloggers,etc
Im not anymore due to the fact that i got cought.
I am new to rom programming and stuff.
But i am trying to learn.
And yea that me and that pretty much it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yota on August 27, 2010, 07:04:20 pm
Hello everyone I'm Yota from Italy  ;)
interest:  Game, PC,and holiday and much more ^^
Yeard old....too old  :-X

I'm registered here because I'm translate some rom in this time, but i don't know why  ;D.
Maybe because I don't have nothing to do at my job ^^.

I'll stop here because my english is very poor .
So .. sorry for my english  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SolarBoyMatt on September 09, 2010, 07:42:08 pm
I'll be blunt, I joined just to post in the "Translation Requests" thread, but who knows I might stay, seems like a nice community here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nintendude88 on October 31, 2010, 09:56:04 pm
Hi all,

I'm Nintendude88 a.k.a Trae. I've been romhacking since 2005 and have made a couple of hacks (in which you'll seen soon). I would like to start translating games, and learn about ASM programming (things you see in SMW hacks and Sonic the Hedgehog hacks). I'm good at porting music to Super Mario World in which I sorta enjoy to do. My hobbies range from drawing,anime, game creation, and playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Another thing I like to do better in my hacks is to make better graphics. Well, pleased to meet you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gil Galad on November 02, 2010, 10:40:38 am
Welcome to the community! I'm sure people will be interested in seeing some decent hacks. Yes, there are quite a few with assembly language skills and knowledge. You may learn something, possibly.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: zahlman on November 20, 2010, 04:16:39 am
I don't usually bother with introduction type threads, but what the heck. I'm zahlman. I've been working as a programmer, mostly for games, since 2003, but I've basically taken the last year or so off to work on personal projects. I've been in the GBA Fire Emblem ROM hacking community since I think some time in 2008 (which accounts for a fair chunk of said "personal projects" :) ). I specialize in tool development for games and have started on a rather massive tool project recently that I'll probably have to start a thread for in the near future ;) But I want to work out some licensing details before I throw it at a community this large.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mega-Mario on November 20, 2010, 02:00:03 pm
Hi fellow rohmackers!

I'm coming from other boards like Board2 (http://acmlm.kafuka.org/board/) and ABXD/NikoBoard (http://helmet.kafuka.org/nikoboard/).
I'm here to let you guys know that SM64DS hacking will no longer be limited to "replace goombas with bowser" type AR codes or swapping around course levels :P

Other than that, I hope I will enjoy staying and posting here :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tigu on December 09, 2010, 07:46:24 pm
Er... Hi all!

I've been lurking around for a while and thought I'd finally get an ID and introduce myself. *waves*

I'm not a hacker or anything, but I am a semi-professional translator (Japanese of course).  Mostly I do in-house stuff for an automotive parts manufacturer (boring... so boring...) and when the economy was better I was getting fairly regular freelance jobs.  I have previously done fan translations/scantilations for various sites/people of manga, anime, tv, books though it was mostly on a one off basis on request.

So I have a bit of extra time to help out a bit, when I'm not playing games or dilly-dallying.  I've always been a huge fan of rom hacks and people who take the initiative to translate games that they wouldn't have access to otherwise.

Err in my spare time I play various PC/Console/Rom games.  I also play a bit of TCG (I've just been playing the WoW Tcg recently as it's a bit cheaper to keep up with). I've been a gamer for as long as I can remember and I'll just put this out there, yes I'm a female gamer, no it was not because my boyfriend got me into it.  I play because I like video games.

My Japanese background is fairly straight forward.  I took a year in High school then spent a summer in Japan.  When I eventually went to University I majored in Japanese Lit and Language focusing on translation (minored in Linguistics). Now I work for small Japanese company.  I'm a bit weird for someone who studied Japanese for a few reasons: 1) I'm not of Japanese/Asian decent 2) I don't watch anime 3) I rarely read manga.

Um, that's pretty much it.  I'll probably lurk a bit more just throwing out a word here and there.

~Tigu
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Melchior on December 18, 2010, 05:28:08 pm
Hello Everyone (Waves at NightCrawler :) )
I Believe That Emulation is the only True means of Preserving the Past... and :)
Fan Translations the only way to see games that have never seen the light of Day outside of Japan ^_^
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on December 20, 2010, 10:03:34 pm
Fan translations are a good way to see how games were like before localization butchers them (if the translator refrains from making drastic changes).

And I agree - for games that have never seen the light of day outside Japan in English, fan translations are the way to go (without having to go learn the language! :-X)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MR MAGN3TIC on December 22, 2010, 10:19:30 am
I'm MR MAGN3TIC, but you can call me Mag for short, if you want to. Magnetic and Mag both work for me. I've been frequenting here a bit and began some ROM Hacks even before joining, and I just joined today. You can take a look at a WIP hack I've been working on over in personal projects.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MushroomWobbit on January 04, 2011, 06:51:11 pm
hello, im mushroom.
i found this site while looking for some stuff on GB and GBC opcodes.
im trying to make my own emulator for just gameboy and gameboy color.
i hope i can find friendly people here who can maybe give me advice when i run into trouble with making it  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Megafonzie on January 05, 2011, 11:51:09 am
Hi there. I am some dude that possibly you will all get to know maybe. I like playing Mario. I hack SMW2 along with a friend who doesn't go here. I know (using the term loosely) SNES ASM, and PHP, along with HTML and CSS and such. I kinda half-learned all of these out of boredom then found something more fun to do. I'm looking into Z80 ASM now because it seems cool so I'll possibly try half-learning that too but eh. For now I'll just check out the community and if you guys are a neato bunch I'll stay. The last website I frequented got boring.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CrocMagnum on January 06, 2011, 09:17:13 am
Hi! CrocMagnum speaking. One of those long-time-pig lurkers! It took me some time to show up but I have no excuse really ; )

I spent my youth during the 8/16 bit era and I still like those systems. Not that I ditch the new games (I play some ; ), but there something to those noble pixels. The Arcades were my fav I must say: there was nothing more untertaining than making a trip to one of those smoked out Arcades just to play the latest hit. Gees do I sound like an old fart?

What led me to register here is the genuine friendliness that linger around these parts. You're a nice Community!

So to cut it short I'm CrocMagnum and I'm happy to be on board.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Apocolyptyca on January 18, 2011, 02:10:13 pm
Yoyo all!

Thought i'd jump on here and say howdy to everyone as one of the newer members of the forum. Not much to say really, i had no clue about the world of rom hacking until about a month ago whilst doing some random googling. Although im not a newb to programming ( i made my first program on the zx spectrum ooo so long ago) i'm totally engrossed by the influx of info which i have found here.

I'll mainly be doing gba stuff, perhaps starting off with a gfx hack of Advance Wars (1 or 2) as ever since i played it i wanted to play a space or (sorry) warcraft vesion of it. I guess when inspiration comes no matter where from, you have to follow it for as long as you can :)

So thats it really. I hope that i get to contribute a bit to the forum and that you guys (or gals) won't get too annoyed by my (hopefully) constant questioning as i journey into the world of RomHacking xD

January 18, 2011, 02:13:45 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Oo also wanted to say a big TY to Nightcrawler for his speedy reply concerning my download issues. Stupid 403 Forbidden error solved by using the evil IE8 (grr) instead of Firefox.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Arcane Studios Dredge on March 10, 2011, 07:54:11 am
Hello to all!

I'm Arcane Studios Dredge. I am the infamous creator of witches.
I'm also a gamer. My obession with witches began in 2009 when I'm creating units for my game,
but to sudden blasts, I got them in tiptop shape!
I'm the family computerer playing pirate hacks. (one who plays NES)

My first planned romhack is on Journey to Silius - using the Raf World sprite from the JP version,
as well as on the Famicom version of Ys I and II replacing Adol Christin with Pico,
as well as the NES version of the PS3 hit inFamous.
I mainly hack also GBA games.

More power to RHDN!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Wizz-ord420 on April 12, 2011, 11:54:17 am
Hello I am the Wizz-ord and I love PS1 JRPGs!!!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Chaos Force on April 20, 2011, 01:58:38 pm
Not sure if any of you guys remember me,  used to go by pmp2000 for a while.  I used to be one of the guys who ran TEK hacks when it was still around. I still recognize some of the people here; Gil, DarkSol, Math, Nightcrawler. I've been kinda lurking around for a bit. Thought I'd stop in a say hi. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: LinkFloyd on April 28, 2011, 01:36:20 pm
Hi I'm LinkFloyd, a old school gamer, I started playing Atari 2600.
I am a Zelda fan, and also I like Castlevania, Mario, Contra, Street Fighter, tec.

Now, I am making a Megaman and Donkey Kong graphics hacks, these are my first whole hacks, and soon I will release the patches.

Excuse me if I dont write properly. I don't speak english
Greetings for Mexico
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Cain on May 13, 2011, 03:50:58 pm
Hello everyone!

I'm new in these parts and am just starting up a project of my own and figured this would be a great place to hang out, get help and help others.

The project I'm working on now (SaGa 3 for DS) is my first console hack.  I made a mod of Hellfire a few years ago and have done some Diablo 2 mods as well.  Nothing large scale, just for personal use.  In real-life I'm a software developer that primarily works with JEE6 but I do some C/C++ programming and work with MySQL and SQLServer.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RyanfaeScotland on May 13, 2011, 04:44:52 pm
Hello everyone!...

Hello my child, stay a while and listen.

That jumped into my head as soon as I saw the name. :)

EDIT: Turns out it's friend not child, oh well it has been a few years...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Butz_san on June 11, 2011, 08:13:34 pm
HI, I used to be a romhacker, I have some translations from English to spanish :). I was user of this forum a long time ago, but romhacking.net had some problems and I lost all my post, I recover my account just now and my surprise is that I have no post at all xDD, but it doesn't matter, probably nobody remember me =P, anyway I like to read about translations, and gaming :). Bye xD
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on June 11, 2011, 09:23:30 pm
I remember the name, actually. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: irecinius on July 25, 2011, 12:54:12 am
little late, as introduction
But hello, thanks for all the help so far btw..

I've just began playing with hacking, but I've started straight onto PSX, skipping any GB, NES,SNES ~ for pure madness, well mostly because I was really just interested in hacking psx games, I just hope I can get anywhere before PS4 comes out
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: gnawingonfoot on August 09, 2011, 01:06:39 pm
Hello.  I helped out with a tiny bit of Japanese to English translation on a relatively obscure Genesis title a looong time ago.  I don't think it ever got finished.  But I like to pop in and see what's going on in the scene every now and then, and hopefully I might someday find space to make myself useful again.  My Japanese nowadays is awful, but if there were ever a need for Dutch or German to English translation, I'd love to get involved.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on August 10, 2011, 10:35:33 am
What game did you work on, gnawingonfoot?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Spooniest on September 06, 2011, 02:42:26 am
...But I've certainly shot my mouth off quite a bit already.

Hi there, I'm Johnny Norris Jr., and I'm your boy, Captain America over here, and I am really really excited, and have no idea what I'm doing here. This is what I do professionally. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jump_blues)

Right, so that's been slow lately, and I was playing an awful lot of Final Fantasy III in my downtime, specifically, Sky Render's hack of Final Fantasy VIj. I eventually got so pissed off at the menu font that I had the idea of dropping Sky's script into Final Fantasy IIIus. But then I realized that Sky's script was kind of dumb, so I wrote my own, and the RHDN Staff just about had an apoplectic at my heinous, heinous lack of understanding about versioning and proper release schedules. I'm sorry guys, I admit it, I have no idea what I'm doing.

But can you blame me? The biggest accomplishment I've had so far before this was getting up to a .8 BAC without falling all over myself on the guitar.

Peace love and phoenix downs!

- Spooniest
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: turkishproverb on September 11, 2011, 12:54:15 am
Hello.  Nice to meet you all.  Old schooler here who first heard about this board from YCPT, but have used some patches and hacks nong before.  Have been trying to learn how to hex edit NES games for a while.  I've been working on a translation of the SD-Gundam Games for the famicom (the strategy ones) but obviously can't really do too much until I can edit and patch the things, so mostly I've been making notes.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zalbag on September 26, 2011, 11:41:04 pm
Hi - I probably never introduced myself because I'm more of a face-to-face person than typical net forum poster.
I'm a creative professional (actor, clown, artist, writer) with a hobby interest in romhacking, I originally started playing hacks 'cuz I couldn't afford new Wii games, hahahaha, and everything I learned about how to hack roms I learned from this site, leeching off other people's work like a true American.
I still don't know much, my hacks are really less true "hacks" and more rom mods made with other people's tools - though I did manage to learn a bit of hex and put it to use.
So anyways I like classic video games, tabletop RPGs, live theatre, cooking, booze, kung-fu movies, fantasy and sci-fi literature, et cetera. 
I can sometimes come off as harshly rude online, though I try not to be, so I generally don't post much. I'm really a nice guy in person.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Justice Colde on September 28, 2011, 01:59:41 am
Hello hacking people.

My name is Justice Colde/King D. Supersepiroth, I am a crafter (I just make things) and Y'all may have seen My YouTube Poops on YouTube (obviously)

I have been working on 3 hacks and I'm looking into getting better at making hacks before I jump barrel and fall flat on My face.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hamtaro126 on September 28, 2011, 05:32:44 pm
Hello hacking people.

My name is Justice Colde/King D. Supersepiroth, I am a crafter (I just make things) and Y'all may have seen My YouTube Poops on YouTube (obviously)

I have been working on 3 hacks and I'm looking into getting better at making hacks before I jump barrel and fall flat on My face.

Welcome to RHDN!

Documents, Fonts, Utilities, It's yours my friend, As long as you have enough hacking experience!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: w7n on September 30, 2011, 12:22:10 pm
w7n here, I'm from China, I am quite skilled in Super Mario Bros. hacking. (I can't do 6502 assembly work yet...)
I come here for some knowledge in ROM hacking, and also I need to improve my English skills(Gonna handle the CET-4 next year, and CET-6 in the future). If anyone sees a grammar mistake or if you can tell me some expressions, just reply to me(Strange request?).


Japanese hackers make a lot of brillant SMB1 hacks, but in the RHDN database I only found my favourite hack, Extra Mario Bros. Here I have some Japanese SMB1 hacks, if you would like to know...
--Kamikaze Mario, 3,4,DX or DX+ recommended. Hacked by 79. Well-known for their mazing routes and puzzling maps, but unfortunately they must be rated 18+ only because the graphics of Mario.
--VS Airman, Hacked by ATA. Choose Mario or Luigi, and fight against Airman. You can even press Start to see the Mega Man style menu, and get E-supplyment. There is an unfinished work VS Yellow Devil, also hacked by ATA.
--Luigi no Nazo(The Mystery of Luigi), Hacked by ATA. Seems to be a common level, but after you defeat Bowser... Where's Luigi? Well, he's yours to discover. There are 3 endings(4 if a common death and then game over included).
--Hard Relay Mario, Hacked by Mana, Rei, SnowArrow, Quark, U1, 79. The game is hard enough because you need to use all kinds of glitches in SMB1. But the design is BEYOND GODLIKE!!!(Holy.... forget it.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Aorta on September 30, 2011, 08:48:24 pm
Hi,  I'm new here here, obviously.  I know enough about hacking where if the information is already laid out i can do it myself but I would like to be able to discover things on my own.  big sports fan as well.  I have a strong affinity for Mutant League Football and my goal is to build some editors for it.  I have intermediate skills in reading Japanese and look forward to helping the community as soon as i figure stuff out.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: 972451 on October 05, 2011, 05:51:37 pm
Hi everyone, I'm pretty much a complete n00b at hacking ROM's. All I've done so far is a few script changes and editing characters stats in a character editor, but now I've decided to jump in at the deep end by sponging up all the information I possibly can and making a comprehensive hack of FFVIus. I've got some vague ideas on storyline (Based on certain characters from the show 'Community') and setting (and one extremely reluctant 'helper' in this area), and I have all the time in the world to devote to making this a reality.

So, hopefully I can get to know some people here, while I suck up every bit of knowledge you have like a sponge.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lestat on October 09, 2011, 11:53:06 am
Hi there!

My nickname is Lestat (or m0nsieurl), i'm french, and after years and years to look here, I finally decided to register on this board.

And i hope, help you for some project (and maybe make a port in my own laguage.)

I'm working on holy umbrella for the moment, but when we (some mates help me to translate it) will finish it, i'll enjoy to help you :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ElBlocko on October 15, 2011, 05:51:01 pm
Hi! I'm ElBlocko, and I've been playing around with Super Mario Bros. 3 and a few other games, mainly Mega Man 3, editing levels, text and such. I'd like to try and get into more serious ROM hacking, though.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Red_M0nk3y on October 31, 2011, 07:36:58 pm
hi every body i'm Red_M0nk3y
i've been hacking SNES games since 2007. The Super Metroid Phazon hack was my first public released hack.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ravenfreak on November 01, 2011, 03:59:07 pm
Hey what's up everyone? I'm Ravenfreak, and i've been into ROM hacking for about 2 years now. I've only hacked various Sonic The Hedgehog games and only hacked 2 Pokemon games. I'm 21, and yes i'm a girl. :V I'm currently working on a Sonic 2 SMS hack titled "Sonic 2 Remixed" which is a ASM, and graphic hack. (Though my artistic abilities suck... I usually focus on code first anyways.) I've made 2 incomplete disassemblies of Sonic 1 SMS and Sonic Chaos SMS. My favorite gaming franchise is of course Sonic the Hedgehog, been a fan since 1994.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RedComet on November 01, 2011, 09:01:08 pm
I'm 21, and yes i'm a girl. :V

First mistake made. :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BRPXQZME on November 01, 2011, 09:26:06 pm
snark did it too :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jazz on November 03, 2011, 06:22:08 pm
Hi Everyone,

You probably all won't know me but I was translating/hacking games back from 1998-2004. I worked with many people back then who probably had different aliases or finished with games now. Back in the times of PR Translations, Vida Translations etc...

My most memorable translations were Most of the pokemon series having translated the most of Firered before it was released, Pokemon Crystal, Pokemon TCG2, (A poor attempt at Adventures of Arle) although there was some great work put in there.

I am back to finish my work on Arle's Adventure or (Adventures of Arle). As my Japanese is 1000x better and currently no one is even close to the correct dialogue, moves, names etc for the game.

Well great to be back in the community - things have changed A lot!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Normmatt on November 04, 2011, 12:55:28 am
Hi Everyone,

You probably all won't know me but I was translating/hacking games back from 1998-2004. I worked with many people back then who probably had different aliases or finished with games now. Back in the times of PR Translations, Vida Translations etc...

My most memorable translations were Most of the pokemon series having translated the most of Firered before it was released, Pokemon Crystal, Pokemon TCG2, (A poor attempt at Adventures of Arle) although there was some great work put in there.

I am back to finish my work on Arle's Adventure or (Adventures of Arle). As my Japanese is 1000x better and currently no one is even close to the correct dialogue, moves, names etc for the game.

Well great to be back in the community - things have changed A lot!

I remember you from the old cheatandwin forums from back in early 2000s, I used to go by PmHacks back then. Welcome back.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jazz on November 04, 2011, 01:19:07 am
Thanks Mate yeah I remember you - good to see a familiar face   ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ryoko126 on November 10, 2011, 01:18:31 pm
Hello everyone I'm ryoko126.  I have no previous knowledge of rom hacking, but that's what I'm trying to do now.  I can do art, but I don't know if that will ever be relevant to anyone here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rkey on November 14, 2011, 04:20:02 pm
'SUP GUYS! Rkey entering the old-school hacking scene!

So, only game I've hacked so far is Brawl, and I worked on the brawl- project which died of. Right now, I'm studying as a programmer and I've made one game on my own so far. I came here because the game I made was made to look, feel and sound like the NES, and I came really close. Thing is, when making games like that, there is a LOT of hassle to have them work for all operating systems. I was hoping I could get into roms so I could start making my games as roms. That way, they will sound like the NES guaranteed, and all computers will be able to play them. Also, romhackers are awesome and I want to be one.

I'll talk to you a lot more in the future. Next step for me is to try to change the graphics to a few games asap to get me started. I hope I'll get to know you guys in the future.

Cheers form Rkey!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rath on November 15, 2011, 09:05:35 am
Uhm hey I'm Rath, I don't really know anything about romhacking but I'm hoping to learn. I mainly want to help with translation projects and stuff like that, and maybe learn abit of editing graphics and stuff. ^^'
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Spooky Kid on November 25, 2011, 01:46:40 pm
Hi,
I'm Spooky Kid! 'sup everyone?
I'm a writer(manga, novels and films ect) and I'm a 16 bit freak lol, My main objective is to translate all my favorite games into my home language of Afrikaans! and some in English once I figure out how to make Japanese tables lol

Also I enjoy classic rock and metal, some 80's bubblegum pop and new wave and people think i'm a fun guy...don't know what to say about that,,

If I can help I will do my best, I'm realy new to this and have only completely translated Metroid(nes) cause its so super easy lol! 
Stuff i'm currently working on:
Final Fight 3(actualy almost finished with this, but gonna restart with tough in stead, cause that menu rocks!)
Final Fantasy 3(20 %)
Metroid 2(Having a hard time with this...)
Final Fantasy 7(I'm having a hard time inserting the menu's but i'll take a breather on this first)

The reason I actually started this is to translate Hokuto no ken 6 and 7 and Go Go Ackman 2 and 3 also last bible 3(But God I don't have time for that...) my list just added Digimon tamers for the wonderswan color(but theres those japanese tables again)

Cool,

Hope I make many friends and stuff!

Spooky Kid
(My country just lost it's freedom of speech so I'm in a bit of a V phase now!)


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pencil on December 01, 2011, 02:06:39 pm
I'm Pencil, and I'm here because I want to make good fiction available to everyone, no matter what language they speak. My skills in Japanese, coding, and even understanding how games work are rudimentary, to say the least,  but I'm here to change that. Chances are that I'll be causing a few facepalms, but I'll do my best to learn as much as I can without bothering you guys at every turn.

My main interests tend to flux by the month based on whatever cool tidbits have managed to catch my eye, and I'm currently trying to figure out just what my real passion is. I look forward to learning from you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: break on December 07, 2011, 01:25:17 pm
hello all, i am known as break !!

i have a youtube page:

http://www.youtube.com/user/breaktube 

made a rom hack of pokemon red recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYuNM8au9Hk

join to learn more about romhacking...and to promote my hack  ^_^"

*EDIT* december 12th

thanks again "Nightcrawler" for helping me with "Lunar IPS" tool !! 

* my hack is up and running now *
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: vhr2121 on December 12, 2011, 05:42:47 pm
Hello there people! I'm Vincent, also known as vhernandez2121 on Youtube. I've got interest on this kind of thing. I tried to make my own Super Mario Bros. 3 hack, but it wasn't a success at all. I'd like to start over, though, and I thought this would be a nice place to start.

Nice to meet you people! :D See you around!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RPT111 on December 15, 2011, 07:47:12 pm
Hello to all. I am currently going to school for programing and am a big fan of games. I am trying to get the hang of HEX editing for translation purposes. I have not taken a class on HEX editing yet; so I am doing as much research on my own to reach my end goals. 
I will be posting for people to help my on my project. I have read the information on this site for people that are just beginning. With all things though, it can be much better to learn from someone that have gone through the trail and error to streamline the learning process while also being able to point out what mistakes have or will be done.

Anyway, hello again and if anyone would like to help me on understanding HEX editing please send me a message.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sinthet on December 23, 2011, 09:39:55 am
Hey everyone. I'm a highschool senior who's almost done with college apps (Going to school for Computer Science, or maybe Electrical Engineering, who knows?). I got into computers by playing emulators and trying to figure out how Romhacking works, back in sixth grade or so. Since then, my interests deviated and I spent most of my time programming and breaking Linux installs :). (I run Arch Linux on my all-powerful Netbook, and and occasionally virtualize Windows XP for those oh-so-annoying times)

Anyway, I recently started playing through Shin Megami Tensei, and the nostalgia came flooding back. By now, I have a pretty solid understanding of the x86 platform, so hopefully, Romhacking this time around will be less "wtf is going on" and more "So that's how this works...".

Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: wiiqwertyuiop on December 29, 2011, 07:01:58 pm
Mine as well make one.

Hello my (user) name is wiiqwertyuiop. I am a ROM hacker, specifically SNES games, and have done alot of SMW hacking in my past. I am now doing Zelda (3) hacking, as you can see in my sig (of course I'm going to advertise my site :P), and I plan on finishing a dissasembly in a few months (1-2. I'm slow...). So yeah, I'll try to be active here but we will see...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MetroidMst on January 02, 2012, 12:46:57 am
So yeah. Hi.

I have been known for the past few years as MetroidMst. Been in the ROMHacking scene since early/mid 2009. Saw my brother hacking my favorite game, Super Metroid, and he then showed me some YouTube videos of Redesign and another hacker was born. Started off making a hack with my bro, which he named Super Metroid: Again. Got a little bit, restarted, went further, restarted again, got further and getting way better at using SMILE and restarted yet again. We built quite a ways, then a bug destroyed the hack. Deciding we needed to get better ourselves before doing our big "main hack" as it were, we started to do separate hacks. This has led to both of us becoming even more advanced at using SMILE. Helped us both really get good with building the rooms. I've learned to be competent with a HEX editor, and he has taken it farther and is doing ASM for Super Metroid. This separation of us has led to him releasing one hack, AngryFireChozo, and I just recently released So Little Time, a hack I made in a single week for a competition.

So yeah, we started going our separate ways about 3/4 into 2009. I've been working on a hack called Super Metroid: Fear since that time. I personally hated each restart we did with Again, so I have never restarted Fear, I just keep working on it and working on it, fixing errors and bugs, expanding it, building new rooms, fitting new ideas in. It is a ways off, but I can finally see the light after over 2 years. This has been fun. I used to draw maps/enemies/bosses/items for Metroid all the time. Super being my favorite game ever I always wanted to make my own 2D Metroid that would advance it further than Super. Little did I know it was actually possible to try it. So yeah, getting close to 3 years hacking Super Metroid now. I find it amusing to look back and see that first room I did. It is terrible.

So, I hack Super Metroid, I play Super Metroid hacks and often upload it to YouTube under the guise of ShyGuyExpress.

I'm probably not going to be too active over here, but I don't want to be a total stranger. You will find me more often than naught on the MetroidConstruction forums, where people put up with my stupid questions. I will probably be around every once in a while. I will definitely release hacks here too, as I want to get a broad audience to my silly creations, and I look forward to maybe watching someone make videos of my hacks on YouTube someday.

So my favorite games are:

A lot of SNES games on that there list.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Retroagesz80 on January 19, 2012, 06:38:22 am
(http://img496.imageshack.us/img496/1347/oldboy2py.jpg)

I have yet to see Oldboy or Sympathy for Mr. Vengance, but I picked up Sympathy for Lady Vengance last week. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it--though I hear it's not as violent as Oldboy was.

Oldboy is a brilliant film, wait till you see him eat the live octopus =)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zvo on January 19, 2012, 11:28:48 am
Hello!

I'm me and I make tiny pixels and I had a c64 when I was young even if I'm 27 now and I like pancakes and melons!
The "Help Wanted Ads" are crammed with translations, but I hope someone out there needs a graphic artist so I can put my skills to good use.
If anyone is in need of sprites, tiles, animations, menus, fonts or just needs a logo, please don't feel afraid to PM me, and even if I drowned those three puppies in the bathub full of baby blood I'm not a bad person to work with they say and I like pancakes and melons!!!
Umm...I have a cat, too!

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Schwa on January 21, 2012, 01:48:13 pm
Hi guys. Call me Schwa. If you're an oldbie, you've heard of me. ;) Thought I'd come back and try my hand at this Rom Hacking thing again, maybe. For now I'm just playing around, but of course, that's usually how any good project begins, amirite? ^^

Keep an eye out for me, hopefully! *waves*

Oh, things about myself? I love coffee, Chess, bicycling, meeting new people, philosophy, and exercising my creative talents. In no particular order. ^^ Those of you who used to "know me" might find that I have changed DRAMATICALLY over the past God-knows-how-many years, you know, having overcome depression and all that. (Hint: Never take meds for depression! Fight your demons head-on, never settle for caging them. Quitting was the best thing I have ever done in my life.) I love people now, as opposed to being afraid of them, and I don't believe in Aspergers anymore either, I believe in me.

In any case it's real nice to see the general Rom hacking scene still as busy as ever. :3 Heheh, I think even 30 years from now it'll still be going strong. But by then we'll probably be hacking ISOs more often than Roms. XDD You can't kill off indie gamers, that's a fact!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: trudatman on January 22, 2012, 09:45:51 pm
hey, Schwa!  nice to see your first post here from the day I signed up for an account.  neat coincidence.

I'm getting close to releasing another update to Ninety Flow 2012 (NHL '94 for the SNES), so I finally joined this site, figuring that I can try to elicit a bit of assistance in the aspects of tearing that ROM apart and building it back up that I don't fully grasp.  I understand that I am asking for guidance and partners that will take on some real work, so I am not going to create a help wanted ad, but I did start a project thread that I hope folks will check out.

do me the favor of clicking on this link:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,13878.0.html (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,13878.0.html)

thanks for your time, y'all.  here's hoping my atrophied old brain can learn some things around here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nv3RS0FT on February 01, 2012, 02:19:21 am
 ;D Wats sup ya'll? totally new here
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tsukiyomaru0 on February 05, 2012, 10:11:31 am
Hello, call me just Tsuki if you don't feel comfortable with the entire name.

I am not any good with hacking/modding games. The most I did was crack up codes in PC, GB, GBC, GBA, NES and SNES games, as well as code some stuff using Zdoom and Skulltag's Decorate (In this I am very good. Just... Very good). My role here might be more of a tester (due to how observant I am of flaws and such) and to provide some ideas of possible hacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jrdhack on February 06, 2012, 12:45:29 am
Hello. I'm new to romhacking.net but Ive done a couple of small hack projects in the past. I apologize if I posted this in the wrong area. I'm hoping to get a couple of games translated. I would be willing to help of course, but I really don't know anything about Japanese. I know translating a Rom is a lot of hard work, but I believe that the games I wish to have translated would be a very welcome addition to the community. They are as follows:

Metroid Fusion (J).gba

I know there are already English versions of Metroid Fusion released for ntsc and pal regions, but those versions don't have the gallery or hard mode available after the game is completed. Only the Japanese version has these extras. I've played though both the English and Japanese versions many, many times, and have always wanted to combine the two; to be able to have all the replay value of the Japanese version (unlocking different gallery images by beating the game under different and increasingly difficult criteria) and also be able to read and understand the storyline as the game progresses (as can be done in the English versions). The ntsc version of the game has already been translated (through patching) into at least four other languages (Brazilian, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian). The pal version already has a language select menu featuring English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. The Japanese version can select between Kanji and Hiragana (two different Japanese alphabets) as well as select easy and normal difficulty levels. The hard difficulty level can be unlocked as well as the gallery. To completely unlock everything in the Japanese version requires at least 8 playthroughs.

So I tried to start this project on my own and quickly found myself in over my head. I need to somehow dump all the text from the ntsc and the Japanese versions, change the Japanese letter tables to English letters, insert all the English text and properly format it and then somehow compile the IPS patch to translate the original Japanese Rom into English. Then it needs to be completely tested. After that it may or may not be difficult to use the other language patches for the USA Rom to create patches to translate the Japanese version. I really don't know.

I found and tried to use DoubleHelix 2.0 (an editor for metroid fusion and metroid zero mission) but it only works with the USA and European Roms and not the Japanese one. I'm not sure which direction to proceed in, and I really haven't made any progress other than the realization that I need help. I'm kind of hoping someone with the same passion for this game, as well as the hacking and translating skills, comes across this request and takes on the project. More realistically, if someone could give me a couple of tips or pointers to get me started, then I would be grateful. As I said, I don't know any Japanese, but I figure the game has already been translated and I just need to do all the rest. I know I may be thinking over-optimistically, but that's better than giving up.

Bio Hazard (Unl) [b1].nes

This is an unlicensed port of Resident Evil 1 to the NES (not to be confused with Sweet Home, a licensed game that actually has been translated into English). From what I've read, the [b1] dump is the most stable. The game is said to only come in Chinese and Japanese, but others claim it is only in Chinese. I cant tell the difference. The text from this game "should" be the same (or relatively similar) to other resident evil 1 releases for the other various consoles. Again, I have no way of telling if this is true or not. I have not played through this game very far, but I would like to. I think the resident evil fans out there would love to see this game in English, as would I. It plays similarly to resident evil gaiden for the gameboy color. Jill main character; Chris can't be picked.

I have not yet tried to do anything to this Rom yet. I just wanted to put this out there and see if somebody else thought it was a good enough endeavor to undertake. I will do what I can to try and get this going, but if anyone thinks they can do it better, faster or just plain easier than I can, then go right ahead. Otherwise, I intend to follow the guides on this site to educate myself as I go and try to end up with something playable that we all can appreciate. I might not come up with an actual translation, but at least the wording and dialog would be in English and hopefully remain true to what has been licensed on the other console versions.

To reach that goal, I will need to dump the text off of another resident evil 1 game for a different console. The original game been released onto:PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Network,  and Windows. The remake has been released on GameCube and Wii. There are also a couple of unfinished and unreleased resident evil 1 Roms for gameboy color that recently became available on the web. They are both in English, but Jill can only be played in one of them. That Rom may be suitable for use for a text dump.

Thanks for any help and for all these fine resources here at romhacking.net. I apologize if this post is long or if I posted it in the wrong area. I could make a separate topic somewhere and re-post this there or separate this into two different threads. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks for reading all this and extra thanks to anyone who can help.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Midna on February 06, 2012, 04:45:54 pm
I'm new here. I've done a bit of hex editing for a minor Super Mario Kart hack, but other than that I'm pretty much an amateur (I don't quite know how to decompress graphics yet). :3
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sonic.penguin on February 09, 2012, 04:23:09 pm
New to this site, although have been hacking quit a bit lately w/ the NES classic Destiny of an Emperor.  I have two threads where you can find info on these and I'm hoping to post them here at Romhacking at some point.

Rise of Ieyasu DOAE mod (Beta testing...)
http://www.lordyuanshu.com/forums/topic/mod-destiny-of-an-emperor-rise-of-ieyasu-mod-beta-unleashed

Rise of Lu Bu DOAE mod (Complete!)
http://www.lordyuanshu.com/forums/topic/destiny-of-an-emperor-20-rise-of-lu-bu-beta-mod#post-24750
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: kiet on February 11, 2012, 12:48:50 pm
I'm kiet and come to this website for learn romhacking
wish I'll do it  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pupazzetto on February 13, 2012, 09:21:32 am
Hi guys, I'm from Italy, and i'm just trying to learn something about this world... i'm not a advanced programmer (i do what i can with .net) nor a 2D artist (i really can't draw a square in a squared homework book), but i really enjoy retrogaming and the beautiful work of translation that some users do for us gamers.

Thank You

(and this site and its staff of course that makes all of us together)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Marczylla on March 03, 2012, 04:45:08 pm
I'm Marczylla and I'm a proud noob who knows almost nothing about hacking Nintendo 64 ROMs (but would like to learn), speaks horrible Japanese (but would like to learn), and a part-time troll.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Eclair on March 08, 2012, 07:44:54 am
Hello all!
 :)

I registered here because I have lots of free time. I am a newbie modding but I see it like a challenge. I hope to learn a lot.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zynk on March 17, 2012, 01:15:39 am
I always wanting to create games but don't have the resources to do so. Seeing alot of people here making (or fan-making xD, wooh odd terminology) games for fun, I hope I could learn from you guys!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: bLind on March 30, 2012, 11:03:07 am
HELLo, I'm bLind (but I can see ;D ), and I came here just like everyone: to ask, to learn, to help... And... because I like games ! Hope we can get along well !
Stay METAL  !!! \m/(^_^)\m/
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: imamelia on March 30, 2012, 11:25:30 am
Hello, everyone, I'm imamelia.  I'm mainly a Super Mario World hacker by trade, but I occasionally dabble in other games (such as Yoshi's Island), and I'm planning to get into SNES homebrew eventually, maybe even outright PC game designing (although that's quite a ways off).  I mostly enjoy playing platformers, although I'll play the odd puzzle game, RPG, or shooter once in a while.  I've been a member of another ROM hacking site (and a couple other forums) for a while, and I thought this place might be interesting and might help me learn.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on March 30, 2012, 03:52:12 pm
Welcome, bLind! ;D

Wait, you wouldn't happen to be THE bLiNd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RQXjYfelEg), would you? :o
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: blue_blood on April 04, 2012, 02:50:48 pm
Hi, guys, nice to meet you.
I had the pleasure to talk with some of you before, but this is my first time in the message board.  :)
I hope can count with some good pieces of advices about rom hacking and stuff.
I'm here for learning.
Nice to meet you all n_n
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: LO zeto on April 17, 2012, 11:41:45 pm
LO zeto, I am here to learn the ways of the romhack. ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: shadowman357 on April 23, 2012, 05:42:12 pm
Hello all!

I've played quite a few hacks from the site and I think it's time to try some snes hacking myself.

Hoping to get some advice from the experts and really test my programming skills.

Super Metroid Redesign and FF6 eternal crystals in particular have definitely inspired me to take on a project.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: break on April 28, 2012, 11:38:21 am
oh wow, welcome everyone !!

i have sort of been away for a little while...i am so happy to see the high number of people that have joined since my absence  ^_^" 

anyhow, i have just updated my pokemon red hack for the old gameboy...and will post the info here shortly   ;)

* happy hacking to you all *
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Levant on May 17, 2012, 04:55:13 pm
Hi! I joined to cheer up some ongoing translations, especially moon. I'm also a fan of romhackers, it's a very hard work, all that translating and editing. I have no experience myself, and I'm not a very helpful person in that sense, but I hope I can still contribute somehow. I respect people who use their limited time to translate Japanese games, also those who hack games. I have (mostly) self-studied Japanese for over a decade already, it's a very hard language but also very rewarding, especially if you are a gamer. :)

And yes, Levant is from Jade Cocoon. I don't really care whole lot about the game but that name is so cool, hehe.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: aki42 on May 19, 2012, 05:18:23 pm
Hey guys, I'm new to rom hacking. More interested on translation, hope to learn a lot here!  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GForce on May 21, 2012, 01:25:11 pm
Hello everyone, Nice to finally join the board after visiting the site for a long time lol
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sirasu on May 22, 2012, 10:31:12 am
I'm japanese.
よろしくね!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarknessSavior on May 22, 2012, 08:48:12 pm
日本人がここに来てくれた初めてだ。RHDNへようこそ。

よろしく!

(Translation: This is the first time a Japanese person has come here. Welcome to RHDN.)

~DS
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Garoth Moulinoski on May 23, 2012, 09:39:09 am
RHDNへ日本に住んでいる人がいるは来ると思う。

(I think there are people who live in Japan who come to RHDN)

At least, that's what I tried to write but my grammar is worse is worse than my vocabulary... 僕は日本語が下手です。。。(´;ω;`)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: rikoren on May 23, 2012, 10:57:27 am
Hello! I'm a romhacking newbie and amateur translator who's become determined to translate an old Japanese psx/ds game. Hopefully I'll learn a lot here! :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Harrison on June 07, 2012, 04:03:24 am
I'm Harrison.

I write utilities mostly. So far everything I've released has been for modifying the first two generations of Pokemon games (Wild Pokemon editors for both, Town Map editor for GSC and a few unfinished programs).

Despite my previous Pokemon exclusivity, my current project is actually for the Gamecube. I'm working on fixing the grammatical and other related errors in Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. I've already worked out how to read the stored messages; Now all that is left to do is write them and work out what the different special markers mean.

It's quite possible that I'm the only person in South Carolina who uses Freepascal.

Outside of ROM hacking I'm a university student, going into my second year. I'm a psychology major, play the upright bass in the orchestra, and am president of a rather controversial group. It's the summer now though, so most of my time is spent on the computer, but I do make time for running and working out.

I think that covers everything, so yeah. I'm no good with closings.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: yoshi64-lyoko on June 13, 2012, 11:14:52 am
Hello everyone, my name is Tony, I'm 19. What I like to do:

 -create hacks of Super Mario World
 -Listen to music
 -read manga
 -watch animes

 I 'm currently working on a hack of Super Mario World.  :)

PS: Sorry for my english, I'm french.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Proveaux on June 13, 2012, 12:43:40 pm
Hello. Welcome.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TailsMK4 on June 15, 2012, 08:21:26 pm
Hello there, I mostly created this account to dump some ROM and RAM information on one particular SNES game for anyone that might try to hack it in the future...I personally feel the game has a lot of potential even though it was kind of under the radar at the time of its release. I'm actually preparing to use Data Crystal to post my findings, but I need to get my list in order first (most of what is on my list are values I did find on my own, but the other values were from GSCentral).

The game is Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure. I did make my own "hack" of it, but I do not know if it actually qualifies as one according to this site. I did a tiny bit of text editing, but most of the hex values changed were related to the player (including power-ups) and enemies (health and damage). I plan to put these values up on Data Crystal, but I may not release the hack itself unless it is ok if the game is slightly edited. It was made for those wanting the game to be harder, but I did increase the limits of a couple of things (such as health) to balance it out.

Outside of romhacking (which I do little of), I'm mostly a player, though I do make videos. Anyone browsing Youtube might know me as MetalYoshi4, or MetalKirby. I am aspiring to become a programmer, though, perhaps video game programming.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DSwizzy145 on June 17, 2012, 09:59:56 am
Sup translators & hackers i am DSwizzy (as my nick is) :) i've came visiting here very many times and been very intrested to seeing how much japanese-english translation has been acomplished and hopefully to have a helping hand to help translate sfc games
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: nero on June 25, 2012, 09:32:20 pm
Hi I'm nero. I am new to the forums. I love classic gaming and am always looks for new ways to enjoy the classics.  Anyway I look forward to reading about and playing your projects!  Thank you!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: pyro smiley on June 28, 2012, 07:42:48 pm
thanks for leting me join :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: phoenixstar on June 30, 2012, 10:19:16 am
hello, everyone, i am phoenix, i am so glad that i got joined in, because i really wanna help translating games  :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zetshiro on July 09, 2012, 10:39:29 pm
Greetings to you all, you can call me Chris if you'd like. I'm 18 years of age and I live in the UK.

If I was to talk about myself, I'd say that my hobbies include composing, playing games (preferably RPG's) or...watching sitcoms. Yeah, I don't really do much else apart from that, but that should change soon due to College.

Anyway, I hope I become an active member. So...it's nice to meet you, whomever you may be! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Chue on July 11, 2012, 05:48:08 pm
Hey all, I'm Chue it (or just Chu). I've recently decided to hack my own game, and this is easily the best resource I've found for tools and guides. So yeah, hi everyone!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TitanAnteus on July 15, 2012, 12:02:30 pm
Hey everyone I'm TitanAnteus and I'm glad I'm here.  Nowhere else have I seen such a great source of romhacking information on the net. :thumbsup: Trust me I've looked, and I keep coming across here.

My personal reason for wanting to be here is Super Robot Wars. I love that series, and am trying to translate the menu for SRW Z2: Hakai-Hen(PSP game.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GaryTheTetrisAttack on July 15, 2012, 03:21:31 pm
Hello, I'm Gary! I'm fairly new to Rom hacking, and I'd like to give it a shot and recreate some games in my own image and likeness. I'm working on Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon for SNES now, and I may make some others in the future.
Aside from that, I like riding my bike, hanging around in my town, being with friends, and just being a weird individual! >.<
I hope I can meet a few new online friends on the forums, and I hope you all get used to me as well!
And that's me! Bye! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SiZiOUS on July 16, 2012, 03:44:13 am
Hello!

My name is SiZiOUS, I'm 27 and I'm a french guy.
I'm a newbie in translation world. Today I just worked on a single game: Shenmue (every version, including What's Shenmue - demo -, Shenmue, Shenmue II Dreamcast and Xbox). That's why I created the Shenmue Translation Pack (http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/874/) (with the help of Manic who's the project founder).

My personal website is http://sbibuilder.shorturl.com/ (http://sbibuilder.shorturl.com/) where you can find all my proggies, specially for Dreamcast hardware.
I have a Twitter (http://twitter.com/@sizious) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/sizious) accounts!

Cheers,
SiZ!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lightvayne on July 18, 2012, 10:30:02 am
I definitely  remember some of you guys; Gil, MathOnNapkins, DahrkDaiz...man its been awhile, hows everyone doing?
Used to go by the name of Chaos Force back in the old days :P Long time no see.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MathOnNapkins on July 18, 2012, 11:13:25 am
If you are the one true Chaos Force, where is your signature avatar?! (Also, please don't change the thread subject without a good reason, I thought this was a new thread at first).


... oh, and hi, how have you been?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lightvayne on July 18, 2012, 01:08:36 pm
I am. and I've been a doing fine. I'll upload the avatar whenever I have time. :P and uh, heh sorry about the topic thing^^;
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zycor on July 19, 2012, 08:09:39 pm
I feel it's obligatory to make a post in the introduction part of the board, so here is mine. I've delved in rom hacking occasionally, I've never really finished any full hacks at this point in time. I am working on a few hacks though and hopefully I'll be able to accomplish the few ideas I have for some hacks. I'm not exactly sure what I'm trying to say, but what I am saying is that I want to at the very least make a completable hack. I've been mostly hacking Pokemon, sometimes doing Super Mario World level contests, or trying to design single levels for projects and usually getting booted out of them due to not updating frequently enough or cutting it too close to deadlines, which is why I prefer to work on projects at my own pace. I think Pokemon is a great beginning project, and maybe we'll eventually see some results from me... I guess that's an introduction if I ever saw one.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: _edu_br on July 22, 2012, 12:36:35 pm
Hello all, how are you?

My name's is Eduardo, i live in Brazil and has always been a fan of games. My personal preference are Japanese such as Adventures and JRPGs.

Personally I'm starting a translation of Romancing SaGa 2 in English and Brazilian Portuguese [only the translation, I do not know how to do romhacking].

And that is it. Thank You
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TruePhilosopher on July 28, 2012, 04:18:51 pm
Hello all! I've made my way here from using the wonderful application Temporal Flux.  My purpose here is to learn all I can about the program and to maybe make a hacking buddy or two haha.  At any rate I hope I can make steady progress and hope to hear from the hacking masters soon enough!  :woot!:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tiduas on August 01, 2012, 12:16:52 am
Yoo everyone!

I have been checking the site a little now and then through the years, always been interested in fan-translations, hacks and that kind of stuff. Recently I have moved to Japan to finally start going towards mastering Japanese and are therefore very interested in that I will be able to join a team to do some fan-translation one day. We'll see each other out on the boards! ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TheZunar123 on August 02, 2012, 09:32:01 am
Hello everyone! I'm TheZunar123 (You can call me Zunar if you don't want to write out my full name). I heard this site was a good resource for hacking and turns out it is, so here I am.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sigea on August 09, 2012, 08:18:04 am
Hello!

I'm Sigea and though I've been in touch with romhacking from a long time, I never thought of being in a dedicated romhacking community. So here am I! I hope I can share the few things I learn more with you guys.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ItzWizz on August 20, 2012, 10:07:16 am
Yo!! The name is Wiz and from Africa.... Anime/Manga,Music,RPGs and Fighting games are my forte!!! Currently I'm 19 yrs old and I'm a 2nd year prgramming student.... I'm a calm and carefree guy  and when I'm not high on weed(Hangedman Kush to be precise) you can catch me translating some stuff or playing games till I passout from having too many joints lol.... Hoping to meet a lot of inspiring translators and programmers and hope we can work together!! :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: alexkidd401 on August 21, 2012, 04:48:38 am
Alexkidd here. Big Super Famicom fan and love translated roms which brings me here. I'm looking forward to joining this community.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: verifiaman on August 26, 2012, 08:32:37 pm
I'm verifiaman, the master of verification, (Jonesboro,Georgia) and i like to make 8bit stuff like this: http://m345julian.deviantart.com/#/d4xso8p
im mostly a fan of 80's music videos and video game tracks from the 90's. i hope to see a lot of new hacks here to look at.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Murugo on September 11, 2012, 09:34:08 pm
Greetings! Murugo here, sending best wishes to the rom hacking community. I've spent this past summer on a few NES projects learning the basics of 6502 assembly, and the documents and examples hosted here have been tremendously helpful. Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yamcha on September 21, 2012, 11:53:58 pm
 :) I'm a New Member Duh, My fave games were 1990s RPGs & RPG-Sims.
My most recent game played was Mother 3 (Japan).gba (Still in Chapter 2).
I like Cheese.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tinotormed on October 04, 2012, 11:18:29 am
It's the middle of the night but here we go  :) :

My name is Justin Baliao, 20 years old from the Philippines. Some of you may be familiar of me either in the Shmups Forum or Twitter, but I am a retro gamer at heart. The first game I've ever played since childhood is Super Mario Bros. It was a very spectacular game, especially in my older age now. Aside from that, I have also played some shmups during my downtime. If I'm not playing shmups or retro games, I cheer or entertain my favorite celebrities on Twitter while staying within the good side.

Btw, I also create videos on YouTube too as torm223300!  :)

Expect some retro game hacks from me soon.  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NIntendo on October 07, 2012, 01:45:05 pm
Hello the names Tony[ NIntendo and  I'm in my mid twenties from the North West.I'm very interested in learning everything about the original and super Nintendo as well the 64 because I've been curious of how the systems worked since I was a child...

I'm sort of a n00b when it comes to ROM hacking and I'm not expecting anyone to devout their time to spoon feeding me because I have to make this journey on my own, I am hoping for support when I need it though and a little help from time to time....

Thank you ....
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: rhon4short on October 15, 2012, 11:33:43 pm
Good day to everyone
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MaxodeX on October 16, 2012, 03:10:41 pm
hllo guise im a dood wo regsterd yesttrday nd id liek 2 u gys 2 teach mi how2add chcknorris 2 mi super mairo krt rom plzz???

Hello guys! I'm a guy who registered yesterday, but only got approved today haha. I'm a really experienced 13 year-old man SMW hacker, and my YouTube channel is mostly dedicated to it. Here it is in case you're curious. (http://www.youtube.com/user/MaxodeX?feature=mhee)

I came from SMWCentral, a site dedicated especially for SMW ROM hacking. Lots of fun there haha. I came here to increase my ego by showing you guys my stuff mostly because it's nice to meet more people, discuss, give and receive feedback of my works and other things.

I can be a really friendly guy, most of the time. When I'm pissed off, however, I can come up as annoying or even extremely rude, but hopefully that shouldn't happen. I can give some detailed feedback to other people's work and I try to be as helpful as possible.

See you around, and expect to see some 100% mind blowing hacking nifty stuff from me :P (I try, at least :V)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: srwfanhobbyt3 on October 18, 2012, 02:05:48 am
Hello everyone~
I'm srwfanhobbyt3.
I'm very happy to be a member here.
I'm currently working on 3 srw projects:
MX Portable
Z2.1 Hakai Hen (partial unofficial patch released)
Z2.2 Saisei Hen

Please check out my channel on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/srwfanhobbyt3
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Cosmic Energy on October 23, 2012, 04:57:25 pm
Hi, I'm Cosmic Energy but just Cam will do if you'd prefer. :D

I love everything about ROM hacking, but for me messing around with mechanics is my favourite.
I like making games harder. But also, trying to incorporate advanced scripts and routines into a game that will give it a fresh experience are what I like most.

I started out with Pokemon, but since then I've begun to look at NES hacking and the MIPS assembly. I have fresh versions of Pokemon HG and Platinum in progress, but my main goal is to have the game Digimon World on PS1 fully hackable at some point in my life. I've studied the MIPS assembly language it uses for some time now, but if anyone ever feels they can give me pointers in PS1 Rom hacking feel free.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Arjak on October 30, 2012, 10:21:19 pm
Hello, everyone! My name is Collin, but you can call me Arjak if you wish. I don't really have much to offer in the skills department, but I have done some voice acting for a couple of game fan-dubs, and I am a big believer in the power of game hacking for the purpose of translation, making brand-new games, etc. If I develop any other skills, I'd be glad to use them to my fullest extent to benefit everyone. I hope I can have a pleasant stay! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MooZ on November 01, 2012, 08:17:22 am
Hello! I'm MooZ, the dude responsible for all the bitpunching behind the Marchen Maze translation.
My current projects are:
As you may have guessed, I'm mostly working on PC Engine (Happy 25th birthday by the way).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mudd zero on November 02, 2012, 08:06:18 pm
After many years of hiding in the bushes... I'm back! Good to see old faces and some new ones as well. Now time to fix that long overdue THG patch.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pikachumanson on November 03, 2012, 04:43:24 am
Hello, I am Pikachumanson. I've always wanted to do a translation and now I've finally decided to get off my lazy butt an do it. I am currently working on Jaseiken Necromancer for the TG 16. Work is progressing rather and I hope to make good friends on this board and work on many more projects. I'm basically a loner by nature so I'm not sure if I'll be working in conjunction with anybody, especially right now since I'm just a beginner and wouldn't of much use to an experienced group anyway. I've decided to cut my teeth on the TG 16 because there are so few hackers who work on this console compared to others. Hopefully, I can see this project to the finish and work on other games I've always wanted to see translated to english. I find rom hacking fun and I get great joy out of understanding a games story that was once a mystery to because of the language barrier. Happy hacking everyone!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yumetaro on November 07, 2012, 06:19:34 pm
 Hello  RomHacking.net! I am a newbie at ROM hacking planning to release a hack soon. I am a very friendly person and will accept all opinions.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: 4o4 on November 14, 2012, 08:34:19 pm
Hullo. I'm a newbie at both romhacking and actually being arsed to make use of introduction threads. Figuring that you guys assign any worth to community I figured I might as well. My major reason for being here is that playing video games has gotten too boring for me for the most part, and so I'm approaching my ol' hobby from a different angle. I find the whole direction in which roleplaying video-games are travelling to be especially loathsome. I've got it in my mind to do a rather ambitious pokéhack which, if it lives up to my ideas, would address a great many of my complaints with the genre as a whole, but I'd rather not start ranting about that until I've a better handle on how to even go about beginning a project. For the time being, I think I'll leave it at that. It's a pleasure to be here, everyone.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarkReaper on November 14, 2012, 08:49:12 pm
Hullo. I'm a newbie at both romhacking and actually being arsed to make use of introduction threads. Figuring that you guys assign any worth to community I figured I might as well. My major reason for being here is that playing video games has gotten too boring for me for the most part, and so I'm approaching my ol' hobby from a different angle. I find the whole direction in which roleplaying video-games are travelling to be especially loathsome. I've got it in my mind to do a rather ambitious pokéhack which, if it lives up to my ideas, would address a great many of my complaints with the genre as a whole, but I'd rather not start ranting about that until I've a better handle on how to even go about beginning a project. For the time being, I think I'll leave it at that. It's a pleasure to be here, everyone.

Its nice to meet you. Thats actually how I started to want to hack, and now I am in the midst of a pokehack :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Satoshi_Matrix on November 15, 2012, 10:17:43 am
Hey all, after lurking for literally a decade, I've decided to take the plunge so I can get into discussing ROM hacking with the many talented hackers here! I hope to become an active poster here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: kuja killer on November 15, 2012, 03:59:59 pm
Hey there, nice to see you satoshi! :)
I responded now on youtube back to ya, and the romhacking.net download link + readme was updated now this morning.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: relminator on November 16, 2012, 02:42:43 am
Hi, registered yesterday but use this site for ages downloading patches and translations.

I'm more of a game programmer than a hacker though.

Some of my projects:
http://rel.phatcode.net/index.php?action=contents&item=Projects

Being a guy from asia and someone who grew up with the famicom, I had loads of  japanese games.  Knowing nothing of katakana and hiragana, I had a hard time finishing my games.  Some I finished w/o help like CV2, Ginga No Sannin, etc, but there were some that was just too hard if  no in English, like Debias (which I finished last week because of the translation I downloaded from this site).

Again thanks for all the hard work.

Playing "Blaster Master Pimp Your Ride....
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Terramano on November 22, 2012, 01:01:09 pm
Hi guys, my name is John and I will post my project in the personal projects sections in a few moments, feel free to check it out. Big fan of Snes and grew up with Som Terranigma SoE and terranigma before at the age of 10 i got my first computer and started to play all the other snes rpgs like chonotrigger etc (theres no point mentioning them all since I've played most of the snes rpgs). Genreally a big rpg fan though since about 2008 i haven't rly played any games actively due to a lack of time. I recently got motivated to do this hack though so that's why i am here.

*edit* posted it, link to the project page is in my sig. Hope you like it.
Cheers, John.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: AdamProject on November 22, 2012, 06:47:01 pm
Hello! Another newbie. I'm here to learn how to get hacking and mix things up a little. It has been a long time ambition of mine to do something like this, especially with Final Fantasy VI or Super Robot Taisen. I already pocketed the VERY useful FFVI and FFI editors and intend to make us of them. As for SRT I have some crazy pipe dream called Super Granzon Saga. Don't get a lot of time and I'm making the dull decision of making this account a month before exams, so post January I hope I can devote a larger chunk of my time to this place! Looking forward to seeing you on the IRC Highway...! Here's hoping I can learn this stuff quick enough and get my dreams and idle thoguhts going. I apologise in advance for any horrible EarlyHax I release.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jka12002 on November 25, 2012, 12:51:01 am
Greeting all, ive been wanting to get back into hacking the classics i grew up with so i thought this would be the right place. :) I used to love messing around with my roms with editors for fun. As a joke i once created a SMB version of JAWS for NES by changing the diver to Mario, the crabs to Goombas and JAWS to Bullet Bill.

Nice to meet anyone.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Radio on November 26, 2012, 12:04:01 am
Hey, I'm Radio.
I'm most definitely a newbie that has no clue what I'm doing. Great huh? I'm a high school student from the south that has a lot of time on my hands, so I play a lot of classic games like Super Mario Bros., Mega Man (Classic and X series), River City Ransom, Legend of Zelda (a bunch of them, although I'm terrible at the 3-D ones), etc. I also play modern games, but I usually just go back to playing mega man 1 and 2.

I love difficult video games. I guess thats what turned me towards the RHDN forums in the first place. And now it is my sole goal to learn how to make a GOOD, and non-glitchy (or just downright terrible) rom hack.

If you are part of the 85 or so that have seen my thread, then you know that I am currently working on a Ninja Gaiden hack from basically scratch, so if any of you have any tips on that, that would be awesome.
Herehttp://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,15348.0.html (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,15348.0.html) is my thread if you have anything you want to contribute.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mailwl on December 01, 2012, 01:48:17 pm
Hello!. I am wl, long time ago translated games for j2me to russian, did hacks a little to some platforms
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bisqwit on December 19, 2012, 12:13:33 am
Hi! It's Bisqwit here. I am an emulator author (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y71lli8MS8s), a member of an old translation group (http://dejap.eludevisibility.org/), a former maintainer of a speedrun website (http://tasvideos.org), and also an independent ROM translator.

I registered a few days ago to update the information on my Simon's Quest translations ([1] (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1778/), [2] (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1032/)) that I recently finished. Thanks MathUser2929 (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=summary;u=15045) for registering them in the first place. Someone should also register ToP (http://bisqwit.iki.fi/topfin/) and CT (http://bisqwit.iki.fi/ctfin/) in the database one of these years.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MathUser2929 on December 19, 2012, 01:51:12 am
I'm glad you fixed up the pages. I machine translated your page and didn't understand everything it said. Your CV2 English retranslation is great.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: LostTemplar on December 19, 2012, 02:02:22 am
Hi! It's Bisqwit here. I am an emulator author (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y71lli8MS8s), ...

Cool video!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MathUser2929 on December 19, 2012, 02:33:55 am
Your english retranslation is good and all but it would have been nice if you used all the text box space like you did in the finish translation. I like the translations on that webpage and it's a shame they couldn't all be fit in.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bisqwit on December 19, 2012, 10:46:37 am
Your english retranslation is good and all but it would have been nice if you used all the text box space like you did in the finish translation. I like the translations on that webpage and it's a shame they couldn't all be fit in.
I did use the available text space. But in both versions (Finnish and re-translation) there were lines that did not require that much room.
Now the English text in the re-translation was translated in only three hours, based on my notes for the Finnish version, so it can still use some improvements...  But it is by no means constrained to the 5x13 character format of the North American / European releases. My comparison page (http://bisqwit.iki.fi/cv2fin/diff) does not list the re-translated English text.
Re: Machine translation, I added actual translations to the patch vending machine as tooltips; they now also cover the explanations for the options.

(Further discussion of the CV2 translations should probably be redirected & these posts as well moved into a topical thread by a moderator.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BRPXQZME on December 19, 2012, 09:26:59 pm
Cool video!
Goodness yes.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: charbatgoula on December 20, 2012, 08:33:36 am
Hi all, my name is Paul. I would like to hack a rom on SNES. With the help (i hope) of some members here, i'll do it.
Regards,
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: retroquest on December 28, 2012, 01:31:22 am
Hello guys, been a member for a while, but no posts.

I signed up hoping to find someone that can code for SNES or at least hack it, have source code and full permission and everything!  I am planning on releasing new SNES games with somewhat big production runs.

Hopefully this is the right place!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pikachumanson on December 28, 2012, 02:13:50 pm
Did you try nesdev as well?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GamerGirl30 on December 30, 2012, 12:07:21 am
I'm Mandy. I'm 30 years old and I love games.
It's nice to meet you all :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zynk on December 30, 2012, 12:57:49 am

^Hi Mandy! 8)
Nice to see girls getting into games. Are you planning on translation or ROM hacking? Anyways, welcome!  8)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GamerGirl30 on December 30, 2012, 03:10:14 pm
^Hi Mandy! 8)
Nice to see girls getting into games. Are you planning on translation or ROM hacking? Anyways, welcome!  8)
Actually I've been trying to do a personal hack of Earthbound.
It's basically an Ed, Edd, N Eddy version. The sprites are awesome
and all, but I'm having a hard time with the scripting text :(
I wish I had some help. Anyone wanna see pics of the sprites I edited?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pikachumanson on December 30, 2012, 05:40:21 pm
Sure, you should make a thread about it stating what issues you are having
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: gridatttack on December 31, 2012, 05:31:44 pm
Hi, i'm gridatttack (yes, with 3 t's :P)

I hack mostly sidescrollers games, especially New Super Mario Bros. on the DS.

Nice to meet you all!^^
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mopoz on January 12, 2013, 02:37:44 am
Hello all!  :D
My name is Alexander, I'm 22 years old.
I was born in Krasnoyarsk (Centre Siberia, Russia, weather today -12 С ).
Romhaking doing about 5 years.
My favorite platform is SNES.  ;D
Here I was about 4 years old.  ;D ;D ;D
4th year student of the University. Oil and gas equipment engineer.
Play fast melodic punk band. Musical Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums.
Ride on skateboard and snowboard. ::)

(http://gegmopo3.magicteam.net/File/z_0a8af61d.jpg)(http://gegmopo3.magicteam.net/File/x_ec54ab24.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zoinkity on January 12, 2013, 06:53:08 pm
Bisqwit:  Wow!  Good to see you! 
Recognised the name from the old DeJap staff.  You've certainly done some good work over the years.

Didn't happen to use one of those automatic key-entry things speedrunners use to type that emulator up, did you?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Krotar on January 12, 2013, 10:29:28 pm
Hiya. I'm a 21 year-old Game-Design major. I've only done a tiny bit of ROM hacking before (Made a custom sprite sheet for my trainer in Pokemon Black/White. Couldn't swap all the graphics I wanted to, though, because I was using pre-made tools).

I took three semesters of Japanese, but I've been having trouble motivating myself to learn more (3 semesters teaches surprisingly little at my college). I figured a good way to brush up and learn new vocabulary (and get a nice portfolio piece to boot) would be try doing some translation. I picked Shirogane no Juukishin Liger Zero for GBC (I already had a copy and I figured I'd like to understand it better).

I got an account here 'cuz I'm kinda at a loss. I've been following the tutorials here as best I can, and now I've got like 11 MB of programs that I don't know how to use and tutorials I can't understand. From what I can figure, before I dump the game's text, I need a table that lists the hex for where each character is stored in the game's graphics. I can find the text graphics in Tile Layer Pro, but I can't find what their hex values are. I THINK I've found the hex values for the English characters in Hexecute, but I can't find any Japanese text (when try to search for it, hexecute can't read the text. It just displays a blank box in the search, even though my computer has Japanese fonts and can display Japanese text just fine).

'Course I realize the introduction thread probably isn't the right place to go requesting help in. If someone could point me in the direction of the right sub-forum (or better yet, a thread that already explains finding hex for Japanese text so I don't need to make my own thread and clutter the place up), that'd be great!  :-[
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: The Sweeper on January 21, 2013, 01:54:26 am
Hey!  I'm very new to this, but I'm wanting to give rom hacking a go as it appears to be a hobby that doesn't require any monetary upkeep.

My goal is to westernize Survival Kids 2 for GBC.

Right now I'm navigating my way through the FAQs.  Would anyone have any advice for a complete beginner?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pikachumanson on January 21, 2013, 03:09:51 am
Read, read, and read some more. Then experiment, learn the rom inside and out. Learn your system's architecture, learn it's programming language and be veery patient. It takes years to get good at romhacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: LocksmithArmy on January 21, 2013, 01:57:32 pm
Hey guys,
Im LocksmithArmy. I usually hang around lockpicking forums and make lockpicking youtube videos... but ive loved video games much longer than ive loved lockpicking so hacking them eventually became something I wanted to do...

Im not that skilled, I am learning though. I have made and am attempting to release 2 simple hacks (of pokemon red and gold where you can catch all the pokemon without trading) they are in the "Submission Queue Status" page right now... I hope to see them in their own "RHDN Project Page"s soon ;) for everyone to enjoy'

I have alot to learn and I have been told this is the place to learn it all... so here I am ;)

thanks guys
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Merta on January 22, 2013, 02:26:08 am
Hello LocksmithArmy. I find it interesting how congruent your interest in picking locks in the real world is tied to picking digital locks in the game world, though it is purely coincidental. I saw your two hacks on the sidebar there, Pokemon Red, and Pokemon Gold hacks, and I really like your idea. I've usually played video games as single player experiences and never played a portable game with someone else or even traded Pokemon so you have very good intentions and it also sounds like you have some talent. Hopefully you'll be one of those guys who will dazzle everybody with enough ASM knowledge to create an entirely new game out of an old game's engine.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Darkroman on January 23, 2013, 07:28:05 pm
Hello everyone! I'm Darkroman (aka Roman8707 on youtube, and Darkmind from VGmusic). I mainly specialize in making enhanced versions of pokemon themes and a few generic MIDIs here and there. I came here seeking help on working on my pokemon soundfont a bit. I don't want to advertise my soundfont or anything yet, as I haven't had permission to do so. Honestly, I don't know if that kind of project would be actually considered part of the romhacking community. If I'm not welcomed here for that, possibly someone can point me to an active board that discusses such things. :) Other than that, it's nice to meet you all, and I'd like to see what else is going on in romhacking. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: LocksmithArmy on January 30, 2013, 01:29:53 am
Hello LocksmithArmy. I find it interesting how congruent your interest in picking locks in the real world is tied to picking digital locks in the game world, though it is purely coincidental. I saw your two hacks on the sidebar there, Pokemon Red, and Pokemon Gold hacks, and I really like your idea. I've usually played video games as single player experiences and never played a portable game with someone else or even traded Pokemon so you have very good intentions and it also sounds like you have some talent. Hopefully you'll be one of those guys who will dazzle everybody with enough ASM knowledge to create an entirely new game out of an old game's engine.

yeah Ive already started researching ASM coding and reading into how it all works... with intentions of making better hacks ;)

I already have an idea for a new game I want to make... although I dont know what base game Ill start with

It will be like the story of Mew, itll be an action rpg style, like maybe zeldaII with some sidescrolling action, the player (mew) will learn moves as you progress thru the game (aquired like powerups or items) and use them to kill bad guys of course... but itll be about how team rocket tries to capture him and eventually does, and gets some of his DNA and makes Mewtwo... and the final boss will be against the Mewtwo and when you win you cause a mountian to fall on Mewtwo (getting him stuck in unknown cave)

I got alot to learn before I can embark on such a Hack tho ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jack-of-All Games on February 10, 2013, 04:45:37 pm
http://jackofallgames.weebly.com/

It's allllll about video games. From reviews to some playthroughs and possibly a bit more to it.
I hope you guys check it out, and some comments would be nice. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BMV on February 10, 2013, 04:49:13 pm
Hi, I'm BMV
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Talbain on February 10, 2013, 05:27:16 pm
So, a couple things.  Your website's extraordinarily ugly.  Simplify it, and for god's sake get rid of that mspaint.  Glowing text should die a fiery, horrible death.  The text links at the top should easily lead to and through your review sections, rather than extra links that must be clicked through.

That aside, why do you have half-scores?  If you're going to do that, just do an out of 10 ranking.  Half scores are silly.

I don't get the grey fence background.  The rest of the site's bright and colorful, why a boring grey, not to mention text that's hard to read?  Black text on white background.  Don't do half-tones.

The reviews are also too short and not exactly informative.  Mostly just, "hey, I liked this game! You should try it out!"  Well... okay.  Also, judging games on their length and the amount of money is the most overused "game review" trope imaginable.  You will never see this in reviews of any other media, and it's ridiculous that videogames are somehow an exception.  It's lazy and unreasonable.  You need to go deeper than surface impressions if you want respectability as a writer.  A ten-year-old could tell me how pretty the graphics are or how the game controls.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jack-of-All Games on February 10, 2013, 07:55:53 pm
1. Then there would be WAY too many text links at the top.

2. There are critics that do short reviews.

3. I don't often judge price or length, but in cases like 16-Bit Xmas 2011, that can be at least somewhat of a major issue.

4. The 10-year old can tell you about graphics or control, but maybe that's all that the 10-year old can talk about.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: fuzz94 on February 12, 2013, 03:26:54 pm
Hello everyone! My name is fuzz94, and I am hail from the Fire Emblem Hacking domain. I've created two projects so far, 1 was a large cross over hack that I restarted 2 or 3 times, and on the latest and greatest run, I cancelled it because it was poorly made and it writing for other people's characters is not so fun. My other project is one I'm doing with a team and it's going pretty well.

My one question is, should I start a thread in the Projects board now, or when the first public patch is ready to be released?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Transius on February 13, 2013, 08:09:40 am
Hey everyone, Transius here. I'm brand new to the rom hacking scene. I'm 25 and just finishing up my computer science degree with a minor in Japanese. I'm most interested in translation,  primarily as a way to help me further my language study, but rom hacking in general seems pretty fun and I'm hoping I can do some interesting stuff. Looking forward to being part of the community.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: protorock on March 12, 2013, 01:42:56 pm
 :D Hi My name Is Joey and i Hack Megaman X games, I am from Puerto Rico, I Have huge goals in mind!! If you need help or anything i love helping :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Singing Soul on March 12, 2013, 06:14:39 pm
hi yall

its me singing sole, the soul that sings ^_^

ive been interested in rom hacking for some gears now and to be quite honist I couldnt get past the introductory documents... tehy R so ambiguous!!!

But anyway, now i've gathered my resolves and decided to once and for all learn this shizzle
I want to be able to make level hacking tools, assemblers / disassemblers, and emulators. Not necessarily actually do them... just know how to.
(I know "normal" programming and "normal" assembly, but understanding the hardware and rom layout stuffz is hard)

I'm starting with the SNES and I'm wrestling with the ducks right now... I will try to keep my questions at minimum but I will eventually have to bother you guys...

DINOSUAR KING RULSE!!!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sparkbomber on March 18, 2013, 02:45:00 pm
Hello all,
Just call me Sparkbomber, I've visited the site often these past few years and had a blast with some translations for intriguing games.
Games (like books and Transformers) are an important part of my life, so the opportunity to play some in a fan translation that I'd otherwise miss (with my poor grasp of Japanese) is what's attracted me to the site. And of course the improved/wholly revamped games as well.

Programming wise, I pretty much have no talent, but I've done some playtesting and made custom graphics for a few games and such.
I'm not into forums much mind, yet who knows where I'll post next?
In any case, nice to meet you. :crazy:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: M-Tee on March 21, 2013, 09:26:16 am
1. Then there would be WAY too many text links at the top.

2. There are critics that do short reviews.

3. I don't often judge price or length, but in cases like 16-Bit Xmas 2011, that can be at least somewhat of a major issue.

4. The 10-year old can tell you about graphics or control, but maybe that's all that the 10-year old can talk about.

1. Learn to take criticism. Those are all valid criticisms offered more constructively than necessary. Your site design is atrocious from both a user interface aspect and an aesthetic standpoint. Thank people for criticism and follow it or don't. But don't give knee-jerk defenses. People aren't attacking. They are offering their time and effort to assist you in improving your product.

2. Offer something worthwhile to the internet. No one needs to be told Mario 3, Kirby, and Contra are great games. The same way no one needs to be told Action 52 and Dr. Jekyll aren't. That information is available a thousand times over and I assure you that you haven't added anything new to the discussion.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RogueSplinterCell on March 21, 2013, 07:39:54 pm
I'm known online mostly as Rogue, I've modded a few games with in depth tutorials but no experience with coding or ROM hacking before. More familiar than the average joe with computer software (as we all are) but other than that im just a guppy. A very bored human with 2 crummy PC's. First ROM I intend to modify is Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NES Boy on March 22, 2013, 09:41:25 pm
Hello. My name is NES Boy. My contributions to the ROM hacking scene thus far is based around SMW Central. I've submitted the font from Mega Man 9 (http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=details&id=1428) and a Mario edit with his original outfit (http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=details&id=366) (which ended up being used in this hack (http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=showhack&id=1181)). As for hack imput, the only things at the top of my head that I can remember revolve around FPI's Second Reality Project remakes (such as pointing out that he can replace the "ILLUSIYELLOW" graphics if they're not going to be used -- something that not many SMW hackers take advantage of -- and some data on what rooms and secondary exits the original TSRP2 used).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: awmehgoddd on March 25, 2013, 02:32:35 pm
 Name's awmehgoddd.
Fairly new to the ROM hacking biz, but gaming on for the last 18 years now.
Started with a Sega Genesis, then moved up to a Super Nintendo, then down to a NES, up to Game Boy, and well, you get the picture.

Currently having a blast playing SNES games on my Wii through SNES9X GX, and starting to get into Hyrule Magic.
LttP is so much fun to tinker around with once you know how.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: admiralackbar on March 29, 2013, 12:12:05 am
Hi everybody! Long time lurker, first time poster. Glad to be here. You guys are doing amazing work.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pikachumanson on March 29, 2013, 01:16:57 am
It's a trap!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: earlynovfan on April 16, 2013, 12:13:36 pm
Hi all, I'm earlynovfan.
I've browsed this site a few times before but finally decided to join after the long search of finding an english patch for Tokimeki Memorial (SuperFamicom/PSX).
So I am wondering if anyone would like to join me and try to make a patch.
I only know a small amount of japanese and I'm fairly tech savy so it wouldn't be hard to learn any kind of coding as long as I had some help.

PM me if interested!
~Cheers
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yoshistar95 on April 16, 2013, 01:24:09 pm
Hi everyone! I'm Yoshistar95, also known on Youtube with the same name :)
I've found this site few years ago when I want to have a level editor to hack SMB NES, which finally has been finished.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ShadowDude on April 16, 2013, 03:07:41 pm
Hello ya'll, ShadowDude here and if you haven't guessed yet, I'm new here :P For some time now I've been lurking off and on this site but figured it was about time that I gave back to this wonderful community :D

I love all of the documents and utilities available for use and found myself enjoying beginning hacks like changing the text in games or changing the graphics lol

I'm currently working on a Legend of Zelda III spoof hack titled, Link's inept uncle , which is mainly about Link avenging the death of his stupid uncle XD

When I'm done with it, I'll post the IP patch for it or link it somehow :D

So yeah, that's my little introduction and I hope to make new friends or enemies in this community real soon. Thanks for reading :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yoshistar95 on April 16, 2013, 03:27:11 pm
^ The one for the NES you mean?
I like the old classics of Zelda, but also the newer ones :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zombie Paper on April 24, 2013, 05:46:41 pm
Hello all,

I've visited (and utilized) the site many times over the years in my journey of emulation and discovery, so first off, thanks for being here.

I've decided to post in the forums because I have a unique request  for a personal project that I thought some of the hackers and patchers might be interested in. But I'm not sure if I should post about here in my introduction or start a thread in the Personal Projects/ROM Hacking boards.

-ZP
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: JosephSeraph on April 28, 2013, 03:13:53 am
Hello, there. I'm JosephSeraph,  an indie game designer, artist and musician who crawls through this site ever for a few weeks. I want to just learn some hacking and stuff, to tell the truth I have that aim to create a Snes or GBA game from scratch, eh.

If you want to check my work, check it here! http://josephseraph.deviantart.com
Or at my PixelJoint account. Unfortunately, I have no finished or playable demos to show off and those focus more on the artist site.
If you want to hear my music just type in "Provolone OST" in youtube and you'll hear it - though those are kind of old and very little.

I'm up for spriting and stuff if anyone needs a  spriter, but evidently only for minor projects for I don't have all that free time. 

Also, btw you guys are amazing =D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ChronoMoogle on May 04, 2013, 07:25:42 pm
I just wanted to introduce to you my new Romhacking-comrade.
(http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/a4KDZbm_460s.jpg)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hrothgar780 on May 18, 2013, 01:15:15 pm
Hi all,

I'm Hrothgar780. I'm new to ROM hacking, but I've been pretty much computer-dependent since 2nd grade to do schoolwork. In short, I like computers, a lot.  ;) I like languages, but I know no Japanese (I'm nearly-fluent in German, and know some French and smatterings of other languages). I'm heading to college in New York this fall to study molecular biology & fiction writing. I'm interested in just about everything, though, so I might end up changing my major.

The main reason I joined is because I would like to take on a personal project, one that I haven't seen attempted: I'd like to translate the DS game Claymore: Gingan no Majo. Given that I've just said I know no Japanese, it must sound naïeve for me to take on a translation project. Maybe it is, but I want to at least try.

Since I made this decision all of two days ago, my first step is twofold: 1) take screenshots of each screen in the game, for cataloguing, and 2) learn about ROM hacking. With the resources here, I'm doing the latter right now. I also have to actually play through the game to get a sense of how the engine plays.

I hope to become an active member of this community. It's nice to meet you all!

Any technical help would be appreciated, but it isn't expected. Maybe once I'm farther along in things (I have managed to find and download a Japanese language pack for my computer, so that will help me learn the language at least a little more quickly), I'll be in a better position to ask.

Just so I'm clear, I plan on doing Japanese-to-romaji translating first, and then going from there to English. Once I get there...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pennywise on May 18, 2013, 02:47:17 pm
The taking screenshots approach is akin to using a spade when you need a shovel. You'll want to build a table and rip the script from the game file.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hrothgar780 on May 18, 2013, 03:24:19 pm
Ah. Thanks for the tip, Pennywise. I'll start doing that, then.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nyxos on May 25, 2013, 03:26:03 am
Hello,

The name is Nyxos. I understand the gist of what is rom-hacking in general and would be happy to learn more from this board. I recently started rom-hacking, in general I am a "half-noob" xD ;D

My utmost interest in rom-hacking is text alteration i.e translation, I currently have 16 games that are in the process of translation. Specially games that are not yet ported to the west. Most of em are BAMCO and FALCOM games to be exact.

I am also interested in basic/complex compression systems.

The consoles that I am majorly working on are the PSP, GBA, NES,SNES.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kaz on May 27, 2013, 02:17:53 pm
Frak, another forum I've signed onto; and I can't even figure out how to add an avatar.
I'm just making this to put up random inquisitions and reviews so please excuse me if I blend into the background.

~Kaz
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Triforce_Wolf on May 31, 2013, 11:25:51 am
Hello, my names is Triforce_Wolf. I've been lurking these boards for a few months now, decided to finally create an account. I hope that once I get a better computer I can make a rom hack for a Zelda game or something like that.


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Karethoth on May 31, 2013, 12:18:19 pm
Hello everyone, I go by the name Karethoth and I'm new to ROM hacking.

I was pulled to the scene couple of weeks ago by a happy accident and I'm currently helping around with Umihara Kawase http://www.romhacking.net/helpads/439/ (http://www.romhacking.net/helpads/439/) to best of my knowledge and free time. There's also some level of documentation writing going on about different reversed functions, memory areas and data structures.

So far I have really enjoyed reading out the disassembled code and figuring out what it does part by part. Beats sudokus by far.  :laugh:

I am also currently writing simplified "emulator" for SNES, which aims to give a visual representation on how a value has ended up the way it is. Pretty much like "$7e000012 is $40 because it was transferred there from 8-bits wide accumulator, which was generated by adding $18 to the accumulator, which was set to #$22 earlier" in a tree like graph when queried.


During the last week I have enjoyed reading through different topics in here and decided to register in. I really want to contribute to the community and hopefully I won't be bothering you too much.  ;D


Regards,
Karethoth
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: FRCBMEX on May 31, 2013, 04:48:52 pm
  :) Hi I'm Frcbmex, I'm a translator, researcher rare video games.
I really like drawing, cartoons hard, play video games with my friends and others really like the animation.
Also i have my web page in the FRCBMEX TEAM.
I hope to be well received here greetings to all members
Thank you.  :laugh:
I see that talent is here in the hands of many hackers and programmers. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: laqieer on June 01, 2013, 09:40:26 am
Hi,I'm laqieer.My favorite SRPG is the Fire Emblem and I'm really interested in the hacking.That is why I am here now.Today I found many interesting things here,so I want to become a member of this community.Thanks a lot. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Torbjorn on June 07, 2013, 05:44:10 am
Hi, I'm Torbjorn. I'm trying to build a resume for myself right now in Japanese game translation. My hope is to get a real job in the gaming industry as a translator. I grew up playing import video games, so there are a whole lot of games from my childhood I'd love to be able to make available to the English speaking world! Hopefully I will be able to meet the right people here to take care of the hacking side of things.

Besides gaming, my main hobby is language study. I started Japanese 10 years ago, so I consider it my strongest language after English. Since then, I've gone on in that time to study about 7 more languages to varying degrees of ability. Been considering learning programming but so far it doesn't capture me the same as spoken language. Hopefully someday that will change.

Look forward to becoming part of the community here! ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pikachumanson on June 07, 2013, 05:49:37 am
I gotta script for you if you are interested....
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Torbjorn on June 07, 2013, 06:07:16 am
Send you a PM(I think it sent...). Definitely curious!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: HackingNooB on June 07, 2013, 09:39:59 am
Hii :D i'm new here :)   I found out about this site through GBAtemp because i wanted to do some GBA translations my-self :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Next Gen Cowboy on June 07, 2013, 02:43:55 pm

Besides gaming, my main hobby is language study. I started Japanese 10 years ago, so I consider it my strongest language after English. Since then, I've gone on in that time to study about 7 more languages to varying degrees of ability. Been considering learning programming but so far it doesn't capture me the same as spoken language. Hopefully someday that will change.

Look forward to becoming part of the community here! ;)

There are some people that do their own hacking, and translation, but it's not really the norm. Picking up the basics of the basics from documents, and tutorials here can be useful. Reading through some of the basic material can also be helpful in seeing how scripts will be presented if you're not familiar with that. In general though, translators, particularly ones with a good grasp of multiple languages are very valuable. I wish you luck, and hope you find success in this community, and in your professional career.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: 80C on June 21, 2013, 09:52:07 am
Hi, I'm new there, I'm 80C, a Pokemon R\B hacker.
Hacking roms is my hobby, and I begun hack Pokemon R\B the last year.

The only limit I have is knowledge, so I wish learn as much as possible for R\B.

Since this is the Hub for all ROM Hackers, then I decided to join it too.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RockmanXSquared on June 21, 2013, 04:47:46 pm
Hello there, I am a new member to ROM hacking, I am fascinated by the rom hacks and translation that get uploaded here. I consider myself sort of a play tester for the games that get translated.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Avicalendriya on June 26, 2013, 01:40:50 pm
Hi folks, I got into romhacking and translation in 1998. My first project was Romancing Saga 2. Albert Perez was doing the hack and I was translating. This project fizzled out, mainly due to the fact that we didn't have the skills to expand the ROM or other such things, but it was a great introduction.

In early 2000, I submitted my partial translation of the Romancing Saga 3 script to Mana Sword for incorporation into his release, and have contributed to a few other projects here and there. The last thing that I worked on was translating the script for Ganbare Goemon 2 (SNES) in late 2001, before taking a long break to do other things.

It's really awesome to see all the familiar names around here. Looking forward to getting back into some translation and old school gaming with you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on June 27, 2013, 12:36:28 am
Holy shit dude! I was *just* thinking about you the other day! Specifically my housing situation is somewhat up in the air, and I remember you went through a... similar patch. (Details understood and withheld.) Though it should be noted that I haven't yet reached that point.

How the hell have you been?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Avicalendriya on June 27, 2013, 12:18:47 pm
What's up Gideon?! Man I've been pretty good, no complaints here. Working on art and music has kept me busy since taking a break from The Scene.

So you're in a predicament... damn... I'm all ears if you'd like my feedback -- been in enough situations to have something to offer.

The patch that I went through was voluntary. My two roommates had stopped working and we got evicted, and I said screw it I'm gonna live in my tent for a while. It was a really interesting experience, but a real hassle too, so it only lasted for 2 months.

In any case, it's awesome to see that you're still busy romhacking and great running into you again.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: williamsan on July 04, 2013, 01:44:25 am
Hello everybody, I'm a brazilian romhacker for the late 90's. Never did that much, just helped a few translations and made some NES and GB projects myself. After that, just working with web programming to make some living here in Brazil. (and it's difficult!)

Now I'm here because I want to come back. Just to have a hobbie.

Sorry for the bad english.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: joe73ffdq on July 08, 2013, 12:17:02 am
Hello. Im new to visiting a topic board here, but have downloaded several patches over the past 4-5 years.

Lately Ive been interested in learning how to make my own patches, but dont know where to begin. There is a new editor in progress for Final Fantasy VI Advance right now (FF6AE), and Ive been working on hacking the rom for awhile. When I were to complete my hack, how do I make a patch. I have never tried. Lunar IPS has a create your own patch option, but how does it work?

I know how to use an editor to modify numbers, but dont understand map, tile, graphic, and other fearures. So I guess Im asking 2 questions. How do I make a patch, and how do I use these other features that are in most editors. I dont even know how to edit Super Mario Bros 1. I have tried a few times and cant get objects to go where I want. The interface for placing objects in SMB1, SMW, Zelda 1 and others seem very difficult.

The reason I decided to finally join this site is because I have a few hacks in progress, and they might be worthy of making a patch. In Final Fantasy 5 and 6 SNES, I have edited characters, items, equipment, magic, and monsters. When it comes to editing numerical values or script, Im pretty good at it. When it comes to placing objects with these editors, I feel lost.

Any advice would be great. Thanks.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mrrichard999 on July 08, 2013, 01:28:08 am
TO make a patch is easy, just have an unaltered copy of the ROM along with your modified one and follow the prompts when creating a patch. A Good tool to use for altering sprites is YY_CHR but as far as placement of certain objects you will have to know more involved code in each ROM or if you are lucky to find a program that is already made for editing a particular ROM.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: joe73ffdq on July 08, 2013, 01:52:26 am
TO make a patch is easy, just have an unaltered copy of the ROM along with your modified one and follow the prompts when creating a patch. A Good tool to use for altering sprites is YY_CHR but as far as placement of certain objects you will have to know more involved code in each ROM or if you are lucky to find a program that is already made for editing a particular ROM.

Thats what I was describing is rom specific utilities, like Dungeon Master Zelda editor. Whats the simplist way to know Im editing something properly. The interface in some of these editors is really difficult. Lunar Magic is an other one that just makes me want to pull my hair out. Even SMB Utility is difficult. Now, on the other hand, if you give me an RPG specific utility like FFusME, I find it easy. Change a bunch of numbers for characters/equipment/ect, and play through as you hack to make sure there is balance to the changes. Thats the only hacking Im good at.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Eurynomos on July 08, 2013, 11:52:28 am
I'm new there,I like to traslate and also if time allows me I like to made color and graphic hacking, I like a lot 8 bit hacks of Megaman and Mario 1.

Salutes
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RaiKirida452 on July 09, 2013, 12:29:41 pm
Hello

I am new to ROM hacking, though I've been looking around this site for a few months now. Translation is more of a hobby than anything, and I always felt like there were a lot of games Japan got that we didn't and need. I also figured it would be a way to learn more about how computers and games work, because nothing ticks me off more than a black box.

Although I study molecular genetics, my primary hobby is audio and sound design - which, in an overly convoluted way, led me to this site. The game I am fixated on translating (and yes, I am aware of all the warnings to start small - in fact I am working on playing with NES ROMs at the moment) is the PSX game that accompanies the anime I am dubbing (for the primary reason of "holy shit these sound effects look like a bitch - I'm gonna give this a shot"). I had the cast already, so I thought "what the heck. It'll give me something to work on and think about." On that note, I also carried this thought to "it would be a blast mess with in-game music for other games." This has proved to be a right pain.

Actually, this PSX game has proved to be a real piece of work - I haven't even been able to build a table yet (although this could have more to do with my software refusing to show unicode than anything else.) It uses 2D graphics, but what do you know... the only files on the ISO are all binary files that don't break down into anything smaller. In short, none of the tools and very few of the tricks used to hack NES ROMs work on this bastard. It's... going to take a while just to extract the script, and right now I'm pretty glad I haven't invested much emotional effort into it.

Basically, I always thought it was awesome how people could go in and mod games that already existed to make them more awesome, and I want to be able to do some of that myself, even on a simple level. Whatevs. Stuff happens as it happens.

All I'd like from these forums is the occasional point in the right direction to untangle the mess in my head that is my understanding of how to approach this massive problem. Well, of course I'd be willing to help other people too... but I highly doubt I'd be of much help at this point.

Nice to meet you!

~Rai
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RaccoonStar24 on July 22, 2013, 04:05:26 am
I'm back! It's Trutly! for Welcome Board to myself Forum the Trutly!

-RaccoonStar24
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: King Marth 64 on July 29, 2013, 09:08:01 pm
I'm King Marth 64 (DigiPen92 was my former username from a few wikis a while back), I from Serenesforest.net and I'm a one of the contributors for lots of Wikis and Serenesforest.net, and I am coming here to contribute a few things for Fire Emblem stuff and ask a little bit for the Archanea games might need to be updated also. And I happen to see about the Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, and The Binding Blade patches were updated from SF.net and I wanted to let anyone know that they're being developed to use the localized names from Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: speednick0 on August 03, 2013, 09:45:00 pm
Well, im new her since today!

And im from The Netherlands, so my English can be bad, haha

But i just came here for one reason and well i made already a forum of it ^^;

Does may someone has any tips for anything? Cuz i accept every tip for everything! ^^


Well I hope i can come here often!!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SpriteSephi on August 14, 2013, 06:04:54 pm
Hello, I'm SpriteSephi, and I am a crazy, crazy, insane, lunatic man. That is all you need to know right now, but I may post potential projects in the future...if anyone's crazy enough to read them.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kirika on August 20, 2013, 11:46:45 am
Hi all.  I just joined today.  I just downloaded pkmn Ultra Violet, and figured out a few helpful things for the people over on those topics and thought I'd sign up to toss in my two cents.  I don't hack, but I would love to.  I haven't the time, truthfully, but after installing and playing with a lot of hacks and mods, I always come up with ideas I'd like to implement.  Now, if only I knew how or had the time to learn >_<
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MortoQueiba on August 21, 2013, 09:11:12 am
Greetings. I am MortoQueiba.

I like to dabble in hex editors, figuring out how things are formatted, tweaking a few things. I've started a few small projects, aided in a few others  (I.M. Meen image formatting), but nothing really serious except for my english 'translation' of Itadaki Street Portable. I don't expect to post a lot, as I'm a pretty solitary person. But, I suppose it's better to make myself public before I start asking for help on anything.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SauceDog on August 25, 2013, 05:56:09 pm
Heyo! Brand new quasi-noob here!

Finally taking the step to messing around with roms now - a good friend of mine is getting married and we want to present him with a few special versions of his favourite games for the occasion! Until now i've been just addicted to playing em but with my skills as a graphic designer I might be able to give something back at least now!

Have already been playing around with nes (to start with of course) - sprite editing, level creation, text adjustments, palette swapping, and all the other basic stuff and feel good about that but have run into a brick wall when it comes to some more advanced concepts and thus here I am looking for some guidance and help! :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ShyGuy on September 02, 2013, 03:34:55 pm
hello im new to everything hoping to learn some things here
if you can help with anything let me know :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Abramelin on September 02, 2013, 05:12:10 pm
Hello everyone. I'm not really new to Rom Hacking as I've been in this hobby for years, just never done anything worth publishing. I believe this is a good place to inspire me enough to start some projects and maybe help some people. So, here I am.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: turntechGodhead on September 03, 2013, 01:11:26 pm
In case if you don't who it is. I am this guy. (http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=profile&id=18079)

Hello everyone. I am a ROM hacker and graphic artist. Hailing from SMWCentral.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Almagest on September 04, 2013, 05:34:21 pm
Hi. I'm Thisguyaresick2. I'm not that new to romhacking, but I'm very very far from being a pro.
I'm brazilian and I don't speak English fluently, but I've been practicing a lot. :)

I am a BIG fan of Metal music, and I love to talk about it.
I am also a big fan of japanese rpgs, being Final Fantasy my favorite game series.
These are some of my favorite games (not only rpgs):
-Final Fantasy (6, 7, 9, 10 and Tactics)
-Chrono Cross
-Castlevania (SotN, AoS, CoD)
-Metal Gear Solid (1 and 3)
-Devil May Cry (1 and 3)
-Onimusha (all of them)
-Resident Evil/Biohazard (1, 3 and 4)
-Megaman/Rockman X (1 and 4)

Pleased to meet you guys!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GreenFlames on September 12, 2013, 02:05:30 pm
Yo, I'm GreenFlames and I'm from Portugal, I'm kinda of a noob at rom hacking, but I hope to learn a lot of stuff on this forum, I'm a big anime fan, My favorite game is Sonic Adventure 2

I'm not good at introducting myself =P

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: zemedy on September 21, 2013, 12:45:10 pm
hey names zemedy nice to meet you all
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MegaManX411 on September 21, 2013, 05:04:32 pm
Hi everyone! I'm MegaManX411, I'm new to the site. I don't have any experience in romhacking, but I'd like to learn. I'm interested in translation and have studied Japanese language for about 6 years. I'd love to contribute to fan translations of the Rockman/Megaman series in particular, as both a way to practice my Japanese and try to improve, and to become more active in the community. I also love JRPGs and anime. Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: kamikai on September 26, 2013, 05:39:33 pm
The name is kamikai, i've been playing games ever since i knew i was a person and did exist, after a few years (9 or so) acquiring programming knowledge and experience, finding out about one hell of a game im playing now(released this year), but it's only in japanese and wont have a english release, i was looking for some tools to edit a few filetypes but i found myself empty handed but found this, after...idont remember..anyway, its been a long time since i came to romhacking, last time i came i still didnt know anything about programming, but actually searched for a game i wanted to play back then, i didnt now any japanese in that time either so making a translation of my own could never come to mind, now i registered here because i plan to publish some of my tools here too.

Hope to see you guys around.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: break on October 05, 2013, 02:51:51 pm
oh wow...and welcome newcomers to romhacking.net !!

it looks like everyone seems well mannered and easy to get along with  ^_^"

i wish you all good luck in your romhacking endeavors.

* there are many people here who can help you...just give them sometime to reply *
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: wildweasel on October 09, 2013, 01:46:48 am
I have this weird feeling that I might have been registered on this forum once before...

Well, I'm wildweasel. I sometimes just go by Weasel, depending on how I feel when I register for a site. I consider myself a fiction writer, and some folks tell me that I'm pretty good at what I do (jury's out as to whether I believe them, honestly). I've registered here because I'm interested in contributing my writing skills to the world of ROM hacking and fan translation.

If anybody's got a project with a translated script, that they wouldn't mind if I were to root around in and generally make a mess of things (and have some patience with me on the more technical aspects of getting the script into the ROM), I'd be more than happy to have a look.

I suppose I could drop links to some of my written material, but to be honest, I have no idea what sort of portfolio I'd want to build for a community like this one, and most of my most recent work isn't actually published anywhere online (except for some articles for Hardcore Gaming 101)...

Anyway, I fear I've rambled for long enough; I suppose I'll have to make myself at home, at some point?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pennywise on October 09, 2013, 02:27:18 am
I have what you could say is one too many translated scripts on my hands that I can't handle myself right now. Mostly RPG's most of which are basically finished or close to that. Contact me if you're interested.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Me_Dave on October 17, 2013, 07:27:22 am
I'm Me_Dave in other places I'm known as PK Professor Klowner, I like to joke, poke fun and use sarcasm but am truly never serious about such things. Although I often am misunderstood and underestimated..

I don't remember if I ever introduced myself before, many of you have probably seen me around somewhere I used to be on here very actively a long long time ago.  I once had a much higher post count too but I had asked for those to be removed. Back then I couldn't write very well and I remember being bashed for my poor grammar. lol

I started romhacking back in 2000 to 2001, I have several hacks that are on RHDN mostly spoofs that seem to be my normal type of hack lately, but I have about 75 or more unreleased hacks that I still plan to finish some time in the far future. I'm mostly am just a Nes Rom Hacker not a translator or an artist.  Although I have made some Gameboy hacks before.

There isn't much else to say I'm not very interesting. I'm a metal head too but mostly for Music from the 80s. Rock Hard Rock Metal, I hate Metallica, but still listen to them along with Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Skid Row. My favorite two bands are the Damn Yankees with Ted Nugent,  Jack blades, Tommy Shaw and of course Great White.   

I forgot sometimes I talk about myself in third person, as PK. PK he has moderated forums and other stuff not related to romhacking. PK never studied programing or anything like that although he has a tool he uses it's called, Pure Luck. 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: katie5000 on October 31, 2013, 01:13:26 am
Hi, my name is katie5000, and I've had an on-again, off-again love affair with romhacking for at least the last decade or so. Translation hacking is what usually intrigues me, even though I know very little Japanese or programming.  :-[

Lately, I've been on a Gundam kick and would one day like to see an English patch for at least one of the "Gihren's Greed" games.

I guess I started this account a while ago, although I don't know if I published an introduction then or not.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Agro on November 09, 2013, 06:16:19 am
Hi guys, name's Agro, though I've gone by Wander and Angelix in the very distant past. I've had a very long obsession with ROM hacking, my focus being on Fire Emblem, but I've only been doing real hacking for the past 2 years or so because I've been too stupid to understand things before that. I came here mostly because I needed help with music hacking, but maybe I'll find something else really helpful here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: hxlnt on November 12, 2013, 08:30:55 pm
Hello! I'm hxlnt / Party Time! Hexcellent! Nice to meet you all!

A little .nfo about myself: I've been interested in NES hacking, 6502 ASM programming, and music composition since about 1999. I have been doing custom NES ROMs within the chiptune community for the past few years, and I just released an original NES homebrew game as part of the LA Gamespace Kickstarter.

Though I've been lurking for a long time, I decided to finally join the romhacking.net community after I spent some time digging through some of my old ROM hacks from 10 years ago and remembering super-ancient stuff like NESticle95 (!). Now I'm officially inspired to start making ROM hacks again.

I probably won't be on the forums too much, but I hope to start contributing some of my older and newer NES hacks as well as original NES fonts. (Creating NES fonts is very relaxing for me--a fun break from a hectic life!) I'd also like to contribute some ASM programming docs at some point in the future.

Cheers!

http://www.partytimehexcellent.com (http://www.partytimehexcellent.com) // http://www.femicom.org (http://www.femicom.org)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on November 14, 2013, 12:17:30 am
Hello! I'm hxlnt / Party Time! Hexcellent! Nice to meet you all!
http://www.partytimehexcellent.com (http://www.partytimehexcellent.com) // http://www.femicom.org (http://www.femicom.org)

You know, it's really interesting that you should show up here. Twitter was recommending that I follow you the other day. I took a glance at your stuff and it seemed pretty cool, but I basically knew nothing about you and try to be selective about who I follow. I might just go correct that.

Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hart-Hunt on November 14, 2013, 08:55:36 am
Hi, my name is Hart-Hunt, nice to meet you all.

I'm currently trying to learn 65816 ASM hacking for my project, Megaman X: Hard Type, hosted on Insane Difficulty (see link below). It is basically a mod / hack which includes redesign of the stages, lowering max ammo and HP, and slightly altered dialogue. So far, I've been able to change a few values, but I need a place to ask questions about ASM, to know I'm heading towards the right direction. It's being really difficult to keep up with it, as I couldn't find any disassembly from this game that can really help me out.

If I were to make some real progress here, I might consider posting it in this site, for future modders / hackers interested in this great game.

I have already read some of the documents hosted in here, but if someone were to point me out some document to read, please do, I'd much appreciate it.

Cheers.

http://www.insanedifficulty.com/board/index.php?/forum/139-mega-man-x-hard-type/ (http://www.insanedifficulty.com/board/index.php?/forum/139-mega-man-x-hard-type/)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: LAFORGUS on December 06, 2013, 09:11:08 am
Hello Everyone, i'm George!!

I have been in the world of emulation  for decades (well 2), when i was young i was only focusing only to run the games. I know this place, i have been a lurker for years (like a cousin that takes everything from your fridge and leaves). But that is in the past...don't lynch me... ::)

Recently i have had lot of free time at work, i have worked hard and i am now in a position where i got a office, a pc and lot of free time. So i decide to do something i wanted to do long ago that was modify games, either to add content, or to make it harder for me and friends to play and have fun.

I made some Games with RPG maker of (Play station) and Rpg Maker Pro(PC) but i won't promise anything now, i hope to learn a lot from you, and even if i cant to get along with all of you!


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dospraline on December 07, 2013, 07:53:50 pm
I'm Dospraline, and I've been gaming since I can remember. I'm also a graphic designer.

Basically, I'm here to learn how to hack roms, mostly for text-editing purposes. I'm completely new to rom hacking, but I want to learn how to edit text in order to translate games. I'm hoping to learn a lot from this forum!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vismund Cygnus on December 08, 2013, 10:28:01 am
I figured I'd drop in here and say hello.
I'm Vismund, or Vis, and I'm from Australia. I've been hacking Super Metroid since about April this year, and even released a hack in September for T.H.E. Contest (http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php/topic,2734.0.html). It was terrible though, I'll fix it one day but I've got more important things to do. New ideas and such, I'm not particularly fond of what I made so I'm not keen on revisiting it.
Anyway, I doubt I'll be around here much, but you'll definitely be able to catch me at Metroid Construction, or in irc at #metconst or #cloudirc (on irc.esper.net). Here is a link to my existence, if you want to get in touch. (http://forum.metroidconstruction.com/index.php?action=profile;u=17934)
So yeah, that's it. Just an Australian who loves Super Metroid and learnt how to hack it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: juff on December 09, 2013, 06:23:23 pm
I'm Jeff, I work all the time. When I'm not working I'm making bad music with my buddies, eating Chinese food, working on cars, or playing vidya.

I'm a regular contributer to different game forums and blogs under different throw away pseudonyms.

I see the humor in everything.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: breech on December 18, 2013, 04:21:26 am
Hi all,
I am quite new to romhacking but am making reasonable progress on an English translation of Patlabor Mobile Police (SF).
Cheers!

[edit]

While searching around I found a path to solve the problem I was having elsewhere.
To allow a pointer table to address expanded rom space, the (what i will call) master pointer for the table needs to be found, so the table can be copied into the higher address space.

So Im happy, and shouldnt be asking any dumb questions for a while :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BlackDog61 on January 01, 2014, 04:37:43 pm
Hi all!

I have been looking at the ROM hacking scene for some time, and will probably keep doing so.
I have a bit of programming experience, including low-level, but my hacking skills are yet-to-be-born. Not to mention I cannot speak Japanese (althoug I can make do with a few other languages).
So I thought it would be nice to have an account here, and see if I can invest a few hours/days/weeks when RL allows into translations support.

I have been a Fire Emblem fan for a decade (only ;) and have played for two... or a bit more, actually. ;)
I look forward to interesting exchanges!

Cheers and happy 2014!  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Steven on January 02, 2014, 09:08:00 pm
Hey all,

My name is Steven! Once upon a time I stumbled across the rom hacking scene at the age of 14. Armed with some basic Japanese from high school and a japanese dictionary I thought I was a video game translator. Truth be told I did manage to edit text in games and even insert a font into a japanese game that used compression but it seems the internet archive machine never picked up any of that (it wasn't worth mentioning). The hard drive dying on my horribly outdated pentium 100 MHz machine was the end of that for me. No goodbyes I just vanished without a trace.

After a long string of boring jobs I went to university to study Electronic Engineering. My days of messing around with the Z80 made topics which gave other students a headache very straightforward and logical to me.

In my years I never stopped looking at emulation and rom hacking sites. It amazes me that the scene itself didn't die, which is a wonderful thing. The quality of work that is still being produced is awesome, It just gets better.

My interests related to here include SNES. I'm sitting here on a PC that can play any new game but I still enjoy playing the old SNES games more. Other interests include electronics, programming and music. If it has a guitar in it I will listen to it as I play myself. Definitely appreciate music that people actually play and write rather than the cookie cutter garbage out there today.

Hope that didn't bore you too much, I am from Australia btw. :o
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: UltimateGamerCC on January 19, 2014, 02:37:51 am
i would like to introduce myself and announce what i plan to bring to the site in the future, i am UltimateGamerCC AKA TheGamingPaladin on YouTube.

i have several hacks in mind, but there will not be a release date, i wanna keep myself open like Blizzard Entertainment does XD

Super Mario RPG 2: Smithy's Revenge (G,L,T,GP)

Super Mario World: Trapped in the Minus World (G,L,T,GP)

Super Wario 64: Chaos at the Keep (G,L,T,GP)

Note: More will be added if further brainstorming takes place :)

feel free to send feedback, ask questions, even Volunteer to lend a hand! i hope to entertain you all with my work, expect dedication and tidyness from my hacks as i dont plan to release half-assed material.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Madao on January 19, 2014, 03:33:46 am
Super Mario RPG 2: Smithy's Revenge (G,L,T,GP) sounds interesting  :) . What are your plans for this game?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: UltimateGamerCC on January 19, 2014, 03:50:36 am
well i'm glad that you asked :)

my plans are to take the original game and not just make it like a hack, but like how Nintendo and Square would've taken the game to.

the story will continue after the original (about 1 year later)

Level Cap will be increased to 99 (level 30 seemed too short back then)

stats will be altered to mimic that of a final fantasy game (HP, Magic, Boss Battles, etc.)

Bowser will be replaced with another playable character, cant say why as it would spoil the surprise XD

new places, baddies, spells, items, minigames, even going to modify the inventory to fit the FF style i'm going for.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: UltimateGamerCC on January 19, 2014, 05:49:09 am
UltimateGamerCC here, Gamer, YouTuber, Rocker, Metalhead, Foodie and all-around couch potato lol

been into Video Games since i was old enough to hold an NES Controller (though my first system was a Sega Master System XD)

i plan to add Hacker and Game Creator/Tester to my description in the future, by providing fun and challenging game hacks for all to enjoy here at RHDN :)

anyone wanna know more you're free to ask, i'm an open book.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Fazermint on January 29, 2014, 02:26:38 pm
Hello, Fazermint here.

I've recently been looking into learning the basics of romhacking. While I'm pretty good with computers, I suck at programming/scripting/etc. I've made a working vanilla hack of Pokemon Red (your typical 151 hack) with the available user interface tools. However, if I want to move on to making a crystal 251 hack, I need to learn more. I've got a couple of specific things I'd like to achieve with the crystal 251 hack: 1) Edit pokemon's evolution methods to get rid of those pesky trade evolutions. 2) activate the celebi GS ball event, as I've seen other hacks do. I guess I have to learn hex editing for this. Does anyone have an estimate of how hard exactly these two goals would be for someone with no hex editing experience (assuming I'm capable of learning it with some effort)? Appreciate any feedback :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hak Hak Drakkhen on February 06, 2014, 12:55:55 am
Greetings. I'm Hak Hak Drakkhen, new to ROMHacking and have one project in mind: to learn to hack the SNES game Drakkhen. Many people say it sucks, but it's one of my favorite games, and it looks like a unique hacking project. I've never hacked before, but I want to hack hack Drakkhen. :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: megatron-uk on February 07, 2014, 08:55:53 am
Hi, just joined up - I'm interested in PC-Engine hacks at the moment.

I've active over on pcenginefx.com and am writing a C interface to the Turbo-Everdrive so that homebrew games and utilities can have read/write access to the SD card filesystem. This is all due to the efforts of MooZ to create a working SD interface library from Krikzz sample code.

Anyway, with that out the way, I'm also interested in translating Cyber Knight for the PC-Engine as well. I've currently got the font translation table created - it has a full A-Za-z font support built in (I'm ignoring kanji for the moment, it only seems to be used for menu commands), but am having a hard time tracking down where all the text is and the format of the dialogue (it seems to be partially compressed, or at least embedded with control codes that mean not all the text matches my lookup table).

I've posted about it in the personal projects section.

John
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: joaquinbj on February 16, 2014, 02:00:59 pm
Hello everybody I'm new

Hola gente, aquí estoy, soy nuevo, un saludo.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: JadePharaoh on February 17, 2014, 05:31:12 am
Hello!  ;D I've been a long time frequenter of this site, but I haven't posted in the message board yet, and as I do have a question now, I figured it would only be appropriate that I introduce myself here as well. I've done Let's Plays for quite a few years now, both on my own YouTube channel and as part of a group called Low Bias Gaming. Many of the games I've done now are hacks I've gotten right here as well.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pancio on February 18, 2014, 10:41:11 pm
i would like to say hello to all RHDN stuff, contributors, fans, etc ;)
idea of this site is just awesome, i hope you'll be online forever ;)
regards
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BamfNight on February 19, 2014, 09:18:55 am
Hello,

I'm BamfNight. I am mostly into Super Mario Bros and Pokemon hacks. I never knew that this type of scene existed. Can't wait to dive into the hacks.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Klint-psk on March 07, 2014, 08:04:50 am
Greetings! I'm Klint-psk, a english-to-spanish translator. I mostly hack old Nintendo games, but I also helped in some modern translations like Fragile Dream in spanish. Currently I'm translating Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: breadbin on March 13, 2014, 05:54:31 am
hi all, i just registered now to get help but if i can be of help i will. have a bit of programming experience, in c but am always trying to learn asm. have been hacking dos games all my life but never a console. i love japanese games and in particular mystery dungeons. Kingcom is a big hero of mine and have played all the translations he was involved with. i'm not a nintendo fanboy but i'd have to say the snes and gba are my favourite systems of all time. ah zelda!

anyway glad to be here!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vorthod Wiler on March 17, 2014, 04:53:15 pm
Hey guys, I'm Vorthod Wiler.

I hadn't really thought about becoming a ROM hacker before now, but time and time again I am disappointed to be reminded that the company who translated "Koihime Musou" has failed to take up the translation of its sequels, specifically "Shin Koihime Musou." As a senior computer science major I have some experience with coding in different languages; combining that with the fact that i have been learning Japanese for a few years now, I decided to try my hand at putting together a patch. As might be expected from someone diving headfirst into the ROM hacking world, I have very limited information on how to even start and am a little daunted by the apparent difficulty of what little I have seen so far, so I hope to be able to use this community to its fullest until I can get this game to the people who want to play it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: markham86 on March 21, 2014, 12:30:59 am
Hello everyone, I'm very new to ROM hacking. The only one I have completed is a Pokemon Emerald hack. I really want to do a Castlevania hack for GBA but I cannot find any utilities for it. I have a few ideas brewing in my head but I don't think the NES ones can handle it. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DreamingRainne on March 24, 2014, 03:11:03 pm
Hi. I used to be a halfway-productive ROM hacker many years ago, and I sorta am again recently. I’m mainly interested in NES hacking, potentially homebrew/development too. One facet of my life that paints a more complete picture of who I am, I’ve found.

I had an FF1 hack gathering dust since 2006 or so, but was recently motivated to take it up again, and I expect to finally release it soon. (I’ll post more about it here, once this thing deigns to let me edit my profile.)

I’m more socially active in #rom-hacking on EsperNet. But I remember days when forums were more prominent in the group I hang out in, and lately, I can see anew the appeal of it. So, you may see more of me around here!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: HarvettFox96 on March 25, 2014, 01:08:09 pm
Hi guys,

Allow me introduce myself, my name is GrandChaos9000.

I have couple skills for coding, drawing, hacking, etc. and I'm planning to release some my own hacks in this site.

(Note: Sorry for bad English anyway.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DarkShockBro on March 25, 2014, 04:18:04 pm
Hello, everyone! I'm DarkShockBro.

I'm a 17 year old male creative writer who's starting to get into visual novels and SNES Hacking. I don't have a lot of hacking skills, but I can translate Engrish to English very fluently. I look forward to becoming more active on this forum and perhaps even getting into some projects!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: john_smith_account on April 04, 2014, 04:06:33 am
Hello, I'm john_smith_account.  I have a busy life, and many hobbies including game modification.  I'm currently working on a Mod for The Legend of Zelda : The Ocarina of Time.

I'm not new to the community, but I am starting over.

I look forward to making new friends here, and hope it's not ruled by ego driven Nazi's like the last forums I joined.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Skull Kid on April 06, 2014, 08:37:34 pm
Hey guys, I'm Skull Kid.

I found this site today shortly after I found some impressive Banjo-Kazooie hacks on youtube and got interested in romhacks.

I'm an aspiring game-designer, going off to Uni in London to do Games Design, so I might try my hand at creating on here but for now I'm just excited to start trying out some of these hacks!

I'm only 19 years old but I'm a big gamer and I've always loved older games as much/more than modern games. Despite how far the technology has come along I'm still a child at heart and these 'dated' games still fill me with the same awe I felt when I was a child watching my parents play.

Anyway, ramble over. Hoping to enjoy this place enough to stay!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: exeguy11 on April 11, 2014, 08:55:24 pm
What's up everyone? I'm Exeguy11.

Mostly an old school gamer myself, and I got into ROM hacking (specifically GBA) after playing various Battle Network hacks and one day decided I'd like to make my own patches. That's it for me, and I'll be releasing some of my hacks on here pretty soon.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tirlititi on April 20, 2014, 07:23:10 am
Hello there.
What to say about me? I'm french, I'm 23 (if I recall well  :D ) and I'm more a playstation player though I play NES or GBA sometimes.
Also, I'm doing math studies.

Besides that, I'm here for the food  :cookie: :beer: :cookie:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Faan Waac Mienh on April 20, 2014, 09:51:38 am
Hello.
My name is Faan Waac Mienh, which means translator or interpreter. Yes, I intend to translate some of my favorite games into my native language (Mien, Iu Mien. Sometimes spelled 'Mienh"). Note that we do not have any game within our language, none, and because of that I am trying to increase my proficiency in Mienh so I can translate properly without sounding 1st-3rd generation. Trying to keep it as pure as possible without borrowing too many words or messing up on my grammar.
Well, I hope to translate many games, so be prepared! :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ichiban Crush on April 20, 2014, 11:50:51 am
I guess I'm someone old but new.

Used to semi-lurk The Whilrpool. Did some gopher work for Video Game Museum and Lost Levels (looking back, I REALLY hated my Pescatore piece... not a fantastic game, but I failed to mentioned it had an awesome score.) Obsessed with Hebereke/Ufouria: The Saga.

Right now, I'm working on an Associate's in Game Development. I don't imagine I'll get anywhere with the actual degree, but the connection made along the way (I live in the Atlanta area and it's becoming an ideal place for indies and small game dev groups/companies.) As soon as I'm done with this semester, I'm probably going to spend some time on a GameMaker Studio project that I started prototyping during Spring Break when the standard paid edition was free. I have a brief doc if anyone's interested in it.

Learning several programming languages. Finishing up a C++ class soon. Already took Python. Plan to self-teach C# and JavaScript over the summer. Maybe Assembly someday when I have the time and patience. But I'm a writer/game designer first and foremost.

As far as romhacking goes, I've done jack. One of the major game dev company's heads advised me to consider creating mods of pre-existing games for practice. Of course he was talking about FPSes, but my head's in the 2D clouds. We'll see. Don't want to bite off more than I can chew.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pingurules on April 23, 2014, 08:30:26 am
Hi everyone! I am Pingurules, and most of you if you know me know me as a MUGEN creator. But nobody much cares about me in MUGEN  :'( (or any other stuff I make)
I took an interest in ROM hacking and so I decided to come here.
First thought: Y U N FIRE EMBLEM HACKING TOOLS?!
Second thought: Wow, Earthbound hacking tools!
Third thought: There's Final Fantasy...but no Dawn of Souls, especially FFII, my favourite... buttherehastobefinalfantasy6(66)brokenunfairandboringedition
Fourth thought: Ah, who cares, there's tons of stuff here anyway, I'll sign up.
And sign up I did.  :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ballade on April 28, 2014, 03:18:07 am
S'up?
I'll be posting reviews from time to time. Nice to meet y'all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: AppleDash98 on April 28, 2014, 08:53:48 pm
Hey there, I'm AppleDash, and from the username, you may be able to tell that I'm a fan of MLP: FIM.  I actually got into ROM modding by trying to make a remastered N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Revamped mod.  Noticing that it was far to advanced for my skill level, I chose to downgrade to the Game Boy Advance (which brings me to a question, but more on that in a different thread). I'm a 15 year old (16 this Nov.) aspiring game developer hoping to go far  ;D
My Modding OS is: Windows XP x32 BIT Home Edition
My modding programs are: N64: Sharp Ocarina, Utility of Time, (and some others I can't remember right now)
                                                 GBA: HAM GBA developing IDE, and Catapult (that's along with the question, but I'll discuss that in another thread   ;) )
                                                 NES: Hyrule Magic...that's it :laugh:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: a1999a on May 04, 2014, 10:26:33 am
hi everybody I'm a1999a I am a big fan of emulation and Japanese game translation so I decided to join so I can help.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: UnrealGecko on May 05, 2014, 06:42:43 am
Hello everyone! I'm UnrealGecko from Lithuania. I wish to make a hack or two for some games, so I'm checking some level editors right now (currently the Cowabunga editor for the NES TMNT). I've made some add-ons for Unreal Tournament (an old PC FPS game) so at least I have SOME experience, lol.
Cheers! ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: iavasechui on May 05, 2014, 04:25:20 pm
Hi... not really sure what to write here.... working on a fire emblem hack in my off time, but mostly wanted to submit my seiken densetsu 3 hair patch that I made waaaaay back in 2009 but I'm uncertain on how to do so....  :-[
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Metoroid0 on May 06, 2014, 09:35:17 am
It's a me, Mario..hello! ..Well no, actually its Metoroid0  :laugh:     But hi to all!  :angel:

People back on GBAtemp tomd me some time ago that this is the best site to be if i want to do some rom hacking, and that you guys can help me a lot. So after a while, when i got my self a PSP and 3DS..because i played all of my DS games on it, and after a while i read some topic on GBAtemp about Hacking a DS rom.
So, i tried and figured out it is not that hard..but people told me that it's a good idea to learn some programming language such as C#, C++ so i choose to start with C++.
Now i cant say that i have experience in rom haking, but i cant say that i don't ether. As i said, im learning C++ by watching some  total n00b (a want to understand everything) videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/antiRTFM (they are really good)

So after hacking some images and replacing Nintendo logo in Mario Kart DS, i decided to hack some PSP rom's. The motivation came when i saw all of those GREAT Japanese PSP games that are NOT released in US/EU/AU and also, i'm learning Japanese, and like Japanese, so i decided, why not to combine my two passions and translate all those rom's and make some Home-Brew since i noticed people have very little interested in PSP (i don't know why though...). That's about it. :)

About me.. Well, i like videogames, i played them since Sonic The hedgehog/ Mario Bros. era. By the way, Sonic, Metroid are game i love. In fact, I am a big Sonic & Metroid fan and Zelda. I really love Nintendo, and i grew up on that system. I was always interested in techinics, electronic stuff, and when i got my first PC i didnt even know what Window and mouse are xD let alone programming in C++ :P
About games..i also Enjoy Indie games much and not so Cliché games.. Oh and Tomb Raider is the bast also :3 Tomb Raider 1013 had huge impact on me, especially that scene with Lara (I don't know why everione keeps calling her LOra though.. anyway..) with Lara on that ratio tower.. EPIC! I love it!
From Metroid series i like Fusion, it's also my first Metroid game (i called it Meteorit :P ), Super metroid, Prime 2, Other M (great game also!) ........Metroid Prime hunters is abomination!!! we dont speak of it!  :banghead:

Sonic games..well.. Sonic Heroes is great, Adventure, Advance2-3, Generations 3DS, ah and god, i so much want to play Sonic '06 (don't hate me  :P)

Ok, enough about games.. i am also an Artist. I like to draw, make sculptures from clay..i am also big fan of Japanese culture over all and ye, you guessed it, i love Manga and anime  :D
So you see, because i am an Artist, i enjoy good visuals, they calm my soul (but by good visuals i don't mean infinite amount of polygons and horse power) i mean i like game that has innovations and great visuals and style, like Muramasa Deamon blade. That game is A work of art. I adore that game. But don't get me wrong, Gameplay  before visuals...but because of poor visuals and music i couldn't play Zelda on GB original (my ears..oh god) :/ So i wouldn't trow visuals in garbage and say is't not important. Balance is important to me.

Ok so..yeah... See you next mission!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Aiuchi12 on May 07, 2014, 09:13:54 am
そこにこんにちは!私の名前は保留に2005年以来のROMハッキングにAiuchi12であり、日本のSMWハッキング!と日本の石川県は、私に従ってください! :)
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Hi there! My name is Aiuchi12 on ROM Hacking since 2005, and Japanese SMW Hacking on the hold! and Ishikawa-ken in Japan, follow to me! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Word on the Wind on May 19, 2014, 02:39:45 pm
Greetings everyone, I go by Word on the Wind these days.

I have not done much in the way of hacking projects thus far on my own, however I do hang around AeonGen and have helped Gid with various beta tests and have contributed to the (As of this writing) still in-progress Romancing SaGa 2 translation.

A pleasure.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mjolna on May 19, 2014, 08:46:34 pm
Greetings to you all, I am Mjolna. I've not done any hacking myself, but a few things lingering on my mind have gotten me interested in starting. I've done a little beta testing for some unfinished games before, but none of them are of any real note.

Should be a fun time being around here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: contra on June 05, 2014, 05:30:33 am
I've been lurking since...forever, the Whirlpool days.
Finally decided to get an actual account since I recently started doing some romhacks again and after spending way too much time on hacking the last ninja for nes I figured I might aswell release it to the public to jusitfy the time spent.

I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved in managing this site and all it's contributors for keeping this awesome scene alive.
Not only for giving me many hours of personal enjoyment but I strongly believe that romhacks/translation scene is one of the most important pieces to the "retro" gaming legacy.
Much love and many thanks!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: strad on June 09, 2014, 05:50:08 am
Hi all! I'm new here, but I'm trying to  translate Romance of The three kingdoms XI + PUK!

Hope to fine someone to help me!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hemlock on June 09, 2014, 09:31:25 am
Hello, my name is Hemlock. I balance between old-school gaming and modern gaming. I have been using this site for years to download ips files for translations and hacks, but I have never bothered to register for the forums.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: PureSilver on June 09, 2014, 09:25:54 pm
I am PureSilver, As the name states I have a fondness for Silver. Its how I am.
As an obvious Point I'm Here to find interesting retro games and take them apart to see how they work. I enjoy to Play retro games as well as search for hacks to play.

 Thats my purpose here and thats all I can think to say to say, and I'd Like to add that I may have a Project that I'm Very close to finishing!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Yoshimaster96 on June 14, 2014, 01:51:39 pm
Hello everyone, Yoshimaster96 here. I am a moderately experienced hacker who is currently working on Super Monkey Ball (yes, the GameCube one). I have gotten very far, and I would like to make custom levels possible some day.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: krat0s on June 17, 2014, 12:48:39 pm
Hi ther!  :)
I am krat0s. A SONY liver and a big PS2 fan. Have some experience in PS2 coding, and trying to translate a PS2 game at the moment. Unpacking is not a problem, but the Japanese languge and fonts, i found them a bit hard.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Spider-Man-Frog on June 20, 2014, 08:22:03 pm
Hello, I am Tyler! I am new to ROM hacking and this site. I am currently looking for physical copies of ROM hacks (as cartridges) and I need some help finding them. I like Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and Spider-Man ROM hacks. I also like to watch anime and read manga and comics.

Also is there anyone nice enough to tell me how to edit my profile? I went to the profile button near the top of the page, but I can't find where to edit my information other than security question and my password.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BlackDog61 on June 21, 2014, 04:05:36 am
I am currently looking for physical copies of ROM hacks (as cartridges) and I need some help finding them.
A lot of people here don't do that. In general there are no game-specific cartridges. There may be programmable cartridges for that - Google will have to be your friend.

Also is there anyone nice enough to tell me how to edit my profile? I went to the profile button near the top of the page, but I can't find where to edit my information other than security question and my password.
No. Just kidding!! Let your mouse hover over Profile but don't click it. A menu pops up offering "Profile Settings". On that screen click on "Modify profile".
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TCgamerboy2002 on July 09, 2014, 05:57:48 pm
Hiya, folks! I'm TCgamerboy2002. (no, I'm not born in 2002, that's the year I got this username) I'm a gamer (duh!) and I've been downloading hacks and translations from this site for about a few years.

I'm currently practicing sprite editing, and hope that someday, I can be good enough to contribute. I also have various hack ideas in mind, but they're mostly personal stuff. But I am willing to share on the idea thread.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NiO on July 10, 2014, 08:07:13 pm
Hello, I'm NiO...

I was searching for several hacks and homebrew on youtube in this last months, never tried to register here because I'm kinda "noob" at all hacking and modding games... in fact I could say I have 0 knowledge about it...

but, I do like to make custom labels for games, some custom artwork and sprite edits, I did tried to makek 2 hacks, but I lost them and I can't finish them, anyways, they were just some graphic modifications

here you can watch what I tried to do (nothing incredible) xD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpfILJhQZV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96QWEa5Nq-E

here you can see some of my custom labels...
http://s973.photobucket.com/user/nioexe/library/NINTENDO%20AGE?sort=3&page=1

in fact, that thing brings me here, I want to contact Trax to see if I can help him with the cover of his hack (looks incredible) I'm a fan of his work... and well, I just wanted to login, see news and learn from all of you!!

glad to be accepted here :)

oooh and last but not least, I'm working with sprites to add to an unreleased game that Piko INteractive will release, hope to share some progress soon
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: kepeb on July 12, 2014, 11:54:44 am
Hello Everyone!
Here to learn about Snes related Hacks etc.
I'm sure i'll be a while catching up on the posts here before i ask any silly questions :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: teamdelibird on July 15, 2014, 06:09:16 pm
Hello all!
I'm here for a reason that may come up a lot and you'll probably groan- I want to learn how to romhack so I can edit the text in my girlfriends favorite game, Ocarina of Time, and propose to her through a rom. If you think you could help me with that, please get in touch with me! Other than that, i think it would be fun to make changes to my own favorite game, Link to the Past, but I have to have priorities!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Saturos on July 18, 2014, 12:32:35 am
Greetings anybody.
You all may call Saturos.I come from Latvia and joined here because my friend asked me to.
I am right now 16 years old and am abbot to enter high-school. cool huh?
Well my first purpose is to translate game.(ROM)
If someone can help me call me. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lifelover on July 22, 2014, 02:45:07 am
Hi there!
I'm Lifelover. I like soccer games. I'm new to rom hacking. I want to know a few things in order to edit my own ROMs. I hope to find them here on forum.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Salem the Engineer on July 22, 2014, 11:04:42 pm
Greetings humans! I'm the Engineer (not in Romhacking though).

I joined this forum for one reason only (maybe not), that is to mod the voices of Mega Man X4 for PC, and to hopefully have some of the questions I have answered.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: LinkSavesHyrule on July 26, 2014, 07:09:40 pm
Hello everyone, LinkSavesHyrule here.

So this is where my search for a fan/translation community has lead me.

Currently I'm going to school to learn Japanese and to eventually teach English in Japan.
I'm a huge fan of retro games, and have enjoyed a few translated ROMs in my time.

While I'm learning Japanese I would love to do my part and give back to the community by translating.

As a longtime fan of the SMT series I would love to help bring over the missing pieces of that series as well.
Here's hoping I'll be of some use!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: maldoror68 on August 08, 2014, 06:33:22 am
Hello everybody,

Maldoror68, 32years old, from France.
I'm not really a "romhacker", mostly an eprom burner ,i love repair and modify arcade games, and play with it.

now the hardware part is done I'm interested in the software parts...but I'm really really bad in programs, assemblers & other stuff
so I hope i can find some knowledge here  ::)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BTB on August 10, 2014, 11:14:01 am
Hi, my name is Chad and I'm an alcohol... oh, wait, wrong forum.

Anyhow, I've been working with a fellow named Synchysi for about six years now, nearly half of which were spent collaborating on an extensive Final Fantasy VI hack which we named after an Iron Maiden album (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2095/). We'd been waiting to submit it to what is generally regarded as the Mecca of video game hacks until we were comfortable it had reached a good, solid version with all of the bugs worked out that we were comfortable leaving alone for awhile... until we saw that somebody had already gone and submitted it here for us. So, I figured I'd sign up for an account here because why not?

As for me, I like heavy metal, Swedish redheads (bonus points if they're also wearing an eyepatch), and My Little Pony.

Oh, yeah, and my domain name is abusemynipples.biz
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: 11tw on August 11, 2014, 06:21:47 pm
hi, I'm 11tw

I'm new to coding/hacking of any kind, but I've been using emulators for about 3 years. Love old-school games like Fire Emblem and Zelda, would love to hack them to add modern twists and technical improvements (as much as I love early Fire Emblem games, certain characters are pointless and that makes me sad).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Daimoth on August 18, 2014, 04:32:12 pm
Hey forum. I signed up to get my feet wet. Like many newbs, I have a specific project in mind, a Demon's Crest hack. See how far I can take that. IRL I'm an unemployed pixel artist and composer.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sancelot on August 21, 2014, 06:14:57 pm
Hi everyone, my name is San Diogo, pleased to meet y'all.
I'm a brazilian student and I came here to learn how to hack Chrono Trigger, cause I intent to propose to my girlfriend through that game. Even though I'm almost graduate in Computer Science, I know there's a lot for me to read. If anyone with wants to help me in this quest, please let me know.   ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NinjaTurtle82 on August 23, 2014, 02:16:45 pm
Hey everyone :) NinjaTurtle82 here, nice to meet you, and wish I made an intro post earlier, but better late than never.

I enjoy old and modern games alike (been playing for 24+ years), mostly platformers, fighting games, some RPGs, and some 1st & 3rd person shooters. I'm no translator/hacker, but I do admire a lot of the work that you guys place here, and have been enjoying them for years. Anyways, hope this is a good intro, and have a good day everyone.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grimlock on August 28, 2014, 10:10:37 pm
Grimlock here, not really new to the site but I'm new to posting on the message board.  I've been meaning to spend more time here, metroid construction is down right now so hey, great time to start.

I have one full rom hack released: Metroid Incursion (nes)

I'm working on a new Metroid hack under the project name of: Metroid Rogue Dawn
I'm going to create a new thread sometime soon to show off some Rogue goodies.  It's currently a team effort, myself graphics and level design, ASM engine modifications by Snarfblam (creator of Editroid).  We'll be wanting to expand the team in a few areas if people are interested, specifically music editing and in the future game play testing.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GregArashi on August 31, 2014, 03:25:38 am
Hello Everyone. The names Greg Arashi and I'm here to learn to hack NES games and make some friends or whatever.

Anyways, I'm currently messing around with the sprite editor on this game "Mendel Palace". I remember playing this as a child but that was it. When I decided to look for this game, I found out it was made by "Game Freak" aka the creators of "Pokemon". So I played it and I fell in love with it and I'm surprise that no one talked about it, or at least on the web somewhere but not many. So I decided to hack it with the easy hacking tools like YY-CHR to mod the protagonist into a different character. So far it was going fine until I found some issue with it.

I'll make another post about it somewhere on this forum because I really need help on it. Just not here.

I hope this forum will help me like this website and a few other sites did.  :cookie:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BloodBoall on September 01, 2014, 08:45:38 pm
Hey! I'm Blood, as you can see and I'm new to ROMhacking and the site. My goal here is to learn how to translate a game's text, translating a certain PS2 game ported to PSP. I have no present knowledge, so very much so hope to build some up and get right to work! I hope I get to know a lot of you and have a wonderful time here. For anyone who can point me in the right direction to start, please do.

EDIT: - It seems I will also require the capacity to insert subtitles into cutscenes... Here's hoping! I will fish through the beginner's pack for guidelines.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: kulpdogg on September 06, 2014, 01:07:40 am
hey there everyone.
I'm kulpdogg.

I'm here because the RetroN 5 allows IPS patching now and I have a lot of Japanese games!

is there anywhere I can request that someone make a translation ips file for me?
Or fix one that already exists for RetroN 5 compatibility?

Where should I make this new thread?
Thanks!


p.s. if you're curious, here is a list of my video game collection: http://backloggery.com/Kulp
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: joyeux on September 09, 2014, 07:45:25 pm
Hi! I'm just a lurker to most retrogaming related forums, being a veteran in at least one. My first home console was an Atari 2600, which I played from 1985 to 1990, eventually playing some Nintendo in the house of friends. Then I went through most Sega consoles, Master System, Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast... And then I got back to Sega CD, 32X and Game Gear. Finally I went on to discover all I had lost in the SNES and then 3DO. Nowadays I own all the consoles I listed, and I have flash carts for MD, SMS, Atari and SNES! I registered here, initially, for just one purpose, to ask for a specific rom hacking, because my hacking skills sucks!

I also would like to say I appreciate romhacking.net a lot, and constantly check the amazing new hacks!

Thanks for the opportunity!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: HowlingWolf14 on September 14, 2014, 04:18:54 pm
Hey everyone. My name is HowlingWolf14. I've been lurking on here for a while and have decided to finally make an account. I'm 14 and I've been using emulators since I was 9/10 yrs old when I signed up for Vizzed. Eventually I started downloading emulators and Roms and I found out about this site about a year ago. I haven't hacked anything before except for editing text poorly(on Action 52) from tutorials I've read online and on here. I been wanting to learn how to translate roms and wanted to start on something with little text to get the hang of it. My favorite retro game system is the PS1 and SNES and my favorite type of games are JRPG's. The system I would like to try to start on is an old one like the NES or the Game Boy. Also, I wanted to know if the Wonderswan was hard to hack?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pennywise on September 14, 2014, 04:53:43 pm
Welcome to the forums. I will tell you that hacking the NES and GB are some of the easiest systems to hack because of the availability of information and excellent emulators and debuggers. FCEUX is your one-stop shop for all your NES hacking needs. BGB also comes highly recommended from me for GB hacking.

As for the Wonderswan, I'm pretty sure it's fairly obscure and a lot of information is probably in Japanese for it. This means that there's not going to be a lot of technical info out there and hacking options will be limited. This makes translating a game harder than it has to be.

Now for some general advice from me.

If you don't know the hacking basics yet, check out the getting started section of the site and read up on pointers, text editing etc. Games like the original Final Fantasy and Zelda are good examples to learn on.

After the basics comes the more advanced stuff like learning how to use a debugger and learning assembly. This comes in handy when you want to remove limitations that force you to shorten your translation.

Learn how to use programs such as Cartographer, Atlas or even Kruptar. They are generic programs that allow you to extract text from a game and reinsert your translation back in with a click of the button. A lot of people new to hacking do everything manually through a hex editor which is very time consuming.

Also if you're going to translate games, please don't use a machine translator like Google Translate unless for it's for really basic stuff. Most people in the community frown upon that sort of thing.

Lastly, if you're serious about translating games, be prepared for a long-term commitment to the hobby. It took me several years to understand what I was doing and several more to get to the point where I am now. This hobby can be very difficult and time consuming.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: HowlingWolf14 on September 14, 2014, 05:18:03 pm
Thanks! :D FCEUX is actually the Emulator I use for playing NES Roms. And I would never use Google Translate.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: yoyotheyoshi on September 25, 2014, 02:40:12 am
I suppose that since I've had an account here for a short while and I've been involved in the emulation community for quite some time, I should make a post here.

I've been involved in the emulation community for a good long while now, I'd say since 2001. I started with a long-forgotten (perhaps not, by some) page called Atariland. Since then I've jumped page to page, started collecting retro titles (truth be told, I have been since the 90's, but I guess the right way to put it is that I've been taking collecting more seriously since near 15 years ago), hanging around emulation pages, dabbling in ROM hacks, meeting people and contributing in any way that I can, even down to just simple screenshots or reviews/comments on games and hacks, and I'm very happy to be a part of this wonderful community.

I love how often RH.net updates, how involved the community is and the ever-expanding library of useful tools, translations, hacks and so forth and it's been my favorite website related to the subject since I discovered it a few years back. I visit almost daily and always find something new to play with.

Thanks to everyone who contributes for keeping me coming as often as I do and always having something new to try out, and making this place as superb as it is.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Negative Hippie on October 06, 2014, 05:16:21 pm
Hi, I joined this forum to ask about the difficulty involved in doing some certain tweaks of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to increase the pacing of text and gameplay (the poor pace really holds the game back for me! :(). The reason I came to the website in general was because I've played so many retro games that I was hoping I could find some really solid games that feel a lot like the classics did.

Something I was looking for in particular is games that have a more balanced difficulty level. I like "Kaizo"-level games to an extent, but they're for a different kind of mood, and I was hoping I could get some recommendations for ROM hacks that are easier, as easy/difficult, or slightly more difficult than the game they are based on. So again, not implying that people who make super hard games aren't making something of value, just that what I'm looking for is something closer to the challenge of the original game. I didn't know where else to make this request, so I figured it fit here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Akazukin on October 09, 2014, 05:35:02 pm
Hello, I'm Akazukin. Nice to meet you all. I enjoy most games but I particularly like old retro games that I grew up with.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: noize on October 11, 2014, 04:41:18 pm
Hi. I am the 'noize' that the madhacker thanked in his guide to NES pointers. I wrote the FF1Edit savestate editor about a hundred years ago. I helped to found Translation Revelations - which burned out very quickly (or perhaps that was only my participation). Back then I remember looking at shufflepuck cafe, contra/gryzor and musashi. Now, I'll try to payback the community that taught me the art of programming.

Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gideon Zhi on October 11, 2014, 07:04:02 pm
Hi. I am the 'noize' that the madhacker thanked in his guide to NES pointers. I wrote the FF1Edit savestate editor about a hundred years ago. I helped to found Translation Revelations - which burned out very quickly (or perhaps that was only my participation). Back then I remember looking at shufflepuck cafe, contra/gryzor and musashi. Now, I'll try to payback the community that taught me the art of programming.

Thanks for reading.

Neat! I cut my teeth on the madhacker's document, and though I now have enough experience in me to know that it's filled with enormous amounts of misinformation, it still helped me get on my feet. Barely remember any of it though :)

Welcome (back?)!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: caminopreacher on October 13, 2014, 05:04:08 pm
I'm Caminopreacher. I enjoy classic rock, classic games and classic cars (had three El Caminos).
I am a HUGE Castlevania fan. I got into it a bit late, but since I played Dracula's Curse, I have
beaten every title. My children WILL play the older games so they will understand and appreciate
the privilege of being able to change jumping directions in mid air...Old games made you commit!
I digress. I'm currently working on changing Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance around. I love the
gameplay, but the sprite coloring (especially the bright outlines on the two main characters) make
it look likt they were literally copied and pasted from something a different game. Also, some of the
dialogue are painful to read. That can be partially blamed on translation, but I'm hopefully going to
edit the entire story eventually. Just messing with Text and palettes, not getting into changing game-
play...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BigTarantula99 on October 29, 2014, 06:51:18 pm
Bonsoir!  I'm BigT, H, or BigTarantula99, whichever you prefer.  I love software development, coding, and learning new code.  I am also a great fan of Nintendo and Mario, Kirby, and especially Zelda.  I own a site dedicated to Zeldahacking known as btri and I just submitted a link to it here; currently waiting for it to be moderated.

Anyway, I'll try to be somewhat active on these here forums and possibly the IRC.  I've also been a fellow SMWCentral user for some time now.  I have such a like for ROMhacking that I couldn't resist signing up for the main "hub" of all ROMhacking right here.

See yas around!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: gc8tech on October 30, 2014, 05:19:39 am
Hey All,

I'm new to the board.. But not new to retro games and systems.. I'm more of a sega guy, But have a soft spot for Nintendo aswell.

I'm a huge fan of the "wars" series on many Nintendo consults. I have even started a Jap To Eng translation on "Super Famicom Wars".. As it the only one left with out a translation... My hope is to full translate it.. Then build a flash or prom snes cart and play it in english on a real SNES... I'm not making a "repoduction".. as the english translated version won't be a 1 to 1 anyway. I have a thread on here with my progress

Looking forward to translatting it more... and release the IPS for testing at some stage.

D.

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mr. Worm on November 04, 2014, 01:14:01 pm
Hey everyone!
I'm Mr. Worm -- but you can call me Worm or Wormy if you want.
I work for an international logistics company in the United States. Our headquarters is in Japan, and most of our customers are US affiliates of Japanese companies. So, I do converse in Japanese quite a bit -- mainly via email, but I can manage over the phone for simple things.
I enjoy translating Japanese into English, so I'm hoping to learn a bit about ROM hacking...or maybe team up with people who have technical know-how, but lack Japanese language skills.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Shiryu on November 06, 2014, 07:50:10 am
Greetings everyone. 8)

I am know as Shiryu on the web and I live in Lisbon, Portugal. I have been an adept of emulation and retro-gaming all the way back to 1996 and it was in fact the very first topic I looked up when I first went on the Internet. Websites like Zophar's Domain became regular stops back in those days, days of discovery and very fast emulation evolution, with new versions of emulators coming out almost weekly supporting brand new features. I have been lurking around Romhacking.net ever since the site began, but my usually very busy life keeps me away from the forum until yesterday, when I decided to give a hand to tryphon beta testing his Psy-O-Blade English translation patch (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,18846.msg267987.html#msg267987).

But why so busy, you might wonder? Well, besides my "real" work as an IT professional, I run my Youtube channel since 2006 (https://www.youtube.com/user/ShiryuGL) focused mostly on retro-gaming (and raising awareness for completed translations projects) and my other hobby... or should I call it passion?

Music. I love music. I am but a newbie, but that hasn't stopped me from releasing music for free for the past 15 years. Under the label Shiryu Music (http://shiryumusic.no.sapo.pt/) I have been making both original  and video game remix/covers and releasing them for free. After much pressure from family and friends, last year I opened up shop at Bandcamp (https://shiryu.bandcamp.com/), but all my releases remains absolutely free so I hope you have fun discovering my stuff.

Since early this year, I have also became an author at Kotaku TAY (http://tay.kotaku.com/), the user run sub-blog of Kotaku. A lot of people immediately turn away from it because of Kotaku's reputation, but this user blog is written not by professional journalists, but regular unpayed gamers like you and me. Ever since becoming an author there, I do my best to keep people informed of any new translation project that surface on my "Now In English" (http://tay.kotaku.com/now-in-english-record-of-the-lodoss-war-1532342068) segment. It's been a ton of work, but I quite enjoy the experience.

I sadly never acquired the programming skills in college I hoped, because I would love to help out people in this forum. I've always been more into the artist part of things. Speaking of time, I am super excited with the progress people are making with byuu's MSU1 expansion chip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsofJFRCzQ0) and hope to one day have some of my SNES favourite games like F-Zero, ActRaiser, Sim City and many others playing to the sound of my orchestral covers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6UJeeAhipo)! Please contact me if you're interested in doing this!

Well, I think that covers everything. Thanks for reading up to this point. When not at work, you can usually find me playing Wii U, Super Nintendo or working on my next music album.

Oh and my "holy grail" of English translations in case you're wondering is the SNES adaptation of my favourite anime of all time: Legend of Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu) (http://Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu). After all these years, I still don't understand how to play this! :D

Catch you on the bounce. :woot!:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: arshes91 on December 03, 2014, 10:34:09 am
Hi im arshes91 i like videogames and also play hack roms lately, i love  Romhack.net i checks last moded roms here i also a bit of knowlege moding resources such as texture replaces into a Hight Quality formula ive done in Pokemon Stadium 2 for nintendo 64. i hope i good place to talk hacking stuff and i hope to learning hacking resources here. ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: UnDisbeliever on December 08, 2014, 02:29:47 pm
Hi, I'm The UnDisbelever.

I have been wanting to develop a SNES game engine for a decade now and have finally have the free time and motivation to start such a long project.

I've previously attempted such a thing, but it never came to anything due to University Stress. I'm starting from scratch this time as I cannot understand my code from 5 years ago and I have lost my notebooks.

Thus I am setting up some webspace and creating a wiki where I hope to document the techniques I use to create the code. I've found that typing up the second design (even if it is just dot points, data structures and flow charts) helps minimises bad design choices.

I have managed motivate myself to preform ~10 hours work a week for the last 7 weeks on the project.

So far I have:

This week I am setting up a wiki and some webspace to document my progress and publish the code. Next week I plan on coding more macros for things like DMA and PPU initialization.

Sometime in the future I may ask for opinions about how I should tackle parts of the project. But I think I'm ok for now.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: alcoatjez on December 22, 2014, 10:39:43 am
Hi all,

I'm alcoatjez, new to this board, but into emulation for about 16 years now. I use this site a lot, since I'm a sucker for Super Famicom translations. I'm trying a lot of them ATM, so I mainly made an account to submit some missing information on the website. These are small things, like should a ROM have a header or not.

I would also like to thanks all translators and hackers for the wonderful work they have done :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: 90s Retro Gamer on December 23, 2014, 02:36:11 am
Hey Bros,

I'm new here my name is 90s Retro Gamer. I don't really play video games much anymore but I find rom-hacking and romhacking.net very fascinating. I grew up playing 90s video games.

Anyway I registered an account here so I can submit content. I noticed that you guys don't have the Banjo Backpack utility in the n64 section which is odd considering it's been out for 1 or 2 years.

In the future I would like to compile a list of ALL the romhacking resource sites so that we have one database.

For example, there's supermariocentral.net and info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_Hacks
For some reason there's hacks there that are not here, I'm assuming no one submitted them? So I will do that.

-90s RetroGamer

PS: I also like Doom WADS and the Doom community at Doomworld and Zandronum.  I guess they don't count as romhacks but I kind of put them in the same family of "90s game mods"
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rahky on January 04, 2015, 07:20:35 pm
Howdy folks,

Name's Rahky, and while I love video games and have played them for 20 years by now (and have been goofing around with emulators for about... 9ish) I have to admit I'm basically coming in here blind, I don't know a thing about ROM-hacking. I do, however, know Japanese, and am hoping to be able to explore this place a bit and try to learn more about fan-translations and the inner workings thereof, and stuff like that. I've studied Japanese for around 8 years and majored in it, as well as Chinese and Arabic, but Japanese is what I hope to work with and improve the most, and what better way to work on it than through a medium I love? That's what I'm hoping, anyway. I've done a tiny bit if fan-lation, I ended up coming into the tail-end of the Ace Attorney Investigations 2 localization effort, so it wasn't a ton, but it was something. I took a freelance translation test for Square-Enix as well, though in the end I didn't make the cut, so I'm hoping I can find a niche here where I can hone that skill. I work as English/Japanese IT support right now so I'm exposed to the spoken language, I play Japanese ROMs of SNES and GBA games a good bit, so I'm exposed to the language and learn new stuff pretty regularly, so yeah, I'm basically just a guy who loves video games and languages and wants to find a way to help out and get better at the stuff I love.

Thanks for reading! Hope to get to interact more with you all soon.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: flame on January 05, 2015, 08:33:44 pm
Hello.
I have been doing this less than a year.
I worked with more experienced folks on Brandish the Dark Revenant PSP (dropped, patch released).
I worked more on my own with Zero no Kiseki (in progress) and Nayuta no Kiseki (in progress, patch released).
For Nayuta no Kiseki, I did more than 95% of the work, although that number will go down as I get help for the parts I can't do.

I made this account to ask for help with Nayuta no Kiseki, which will be posted in a separate topic.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Fester on January 13, 2015, 09:01:55 am
Hello all...
Hope i chosen the right thread for this ...
I see people introducing themselves so i though it be fair to give u all a breif induction...

My extra familymember during childhood was the NES , played VERY many of the games.
Later I also played SNES a lot. Lots of DOS games. Very much like rpggames/dungeon crawlers.
Not alot the recent year but also been into trackers (Noise/Pro/fast/tracker & renoise) and cubase and a big synthgeek, love the huge complex ones and to build sounds/soundscapes and compose music with those sounds i just made.
Here me for those to wanna know what i look like  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/3YSOVDI.jpg)

Looking forward to get more familiar with you all.  :)


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sami-Fire on January 13, 2015, 09:15:39 pm
Hello! I'm Sami, and while I'm not the retro-est of gamers, I do still enjoy my video games. I have had some experience with hacking Fire Emblem (thank goodness for all those tools... though I suppose that makes it a little less hardcore than most hacking jobs), and now I want to see if I can hack Yggdra Union (the GBA version), starting with graphics. I'm not exactly planning to make a full hack so much as learn how to play with and replace certain things for the fun of it. I hope I can learn how to do what I'd like to do, though I'm sure it'll be a bit rough in the beginning. I look forward to seeing what comes of this little hacking adventure!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Koopris on January 17, 2015, 10:49:55 pm
Hello, Koopris! on ROMHacking.net Forums on the Hacking on the not Transformer? Why? :D
Okay! I did it! ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vezera on January 24, 2015, 07:16:31 pm
Hello!  I am absolutely new to ROM modding/hacking, but I've decided there are a couple things I would like to see in some old games, so I have decided to learn.  I'm mostly interesting in things like cleaning up bad dialogue, editing some sprites that have odd bits that bug me and things of that nature.  You'll probably see some help threads from me in the near future.  Anyway, I've been gaming since the NES, currently game mostly on the PC and am know to get the occasional bout of nostalgia.  Thank you for having this community to help with them!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: chromatin on February 03, 2015, 10:12:48 pm
Hello. Because I'm interested in modifying video games, I registered romhacking.net but I haven't posted anything in a long time so this is my first post.
I'm not professional programmer, therefore it may be difficult or impossible for me to make advanced utility, but I'll try doing my best.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SiWu on February 10, 2015, 04:59:53 am
Hi! I'd like to introduce myself!

I'm a game designer/developer in-the-making from Sweden, doing my final semester of gamedev uni. Before I got in to game development, I worked for a few years in web development. And a bunch of years before that, I used to hang out at Acmlm's board and do SMW hacking with Lunar Magic.

I just recently got back into ROM hacking and managed to actually finish a hack for the first time ever! It's called "Power Peach Sis." and I posted a thread (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,19253.0.html) about in ROM Hacking Discussion if you'd like to check it out.

I hope we'll get to do a lot of interesting hacks together!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tenkarider on February 11, 2015, 11:52:51 am
Hi, i'm Tenkarider, i'm new around here... anyway i'm a member of FF6hacking.com and Insane Difficulty site.

I mainly deal with hard challenges and i'm hacking FF6 at the moment.

The main reason why i joined here was to submit the final version of my FF6 boss challenge hack: Ultimate Czar Dragon challenge.
As mentioned above it's already the final release, after working on it for about 6 monts.

Currently i'm also hosting a FF6 contest in the 2 sites i mentioned above, it consists in short monthly tasks(hacked contents under many aspects)
and partecipants PM and link me their submission, within the time limit.

Now that i finished that boss hack i'm planning something else... if it will be feasible, i'm going to work on 1 or 2 FF6 projects, this time they will be full-game hacks.

One of those projects are already started... FF6 Curse of the Gods (CotG) and i'll write about it later...

Hopefully i'll hang there also for new reasons.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mooch on February 14, 2015, 08:53:55 pm
Greetings and salutations! Call me Mooch. I like everything.

Long story short I'm here to get started ROM hacking. I basically know nothing, though I'm a reasonablly intelligent fella and in about an hour of googling and messing around, I successfully hacked my Breath of Fire II save state (something I'd never done before) and started making my own list of spell code values since I couldn't find one online, but then I did find one so I stopped.

Anydangway, I wanna make a suite of BoF2 hacks, not the least of which is a retranslation from the original Japanese because the existing fan translation is...very not to my liking, to be polite >_>

But I'll make topics for all that jazz. I'm gonna go read all the introductory material and see if I can't figure out how save state hacking parallels ROM hacking (i.e. is it the same addresses? Can I take what I learn hacking a save state and make a ROM hack to change basic game behavior? Not a cheat utility but like, altering functionality and such). Hopefully I'll be able to churn out a Multiple Tenants Hack in fairly short order. (I'm confident it's an incredibly easy hack to make, I just gotta find the code I'm looking for and hope it works the way I suspect it does.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bobolicious81 on March 18, 2015, 01:17:34 am
Buenos Nachos!

My name is Bobolicious, and I came here to party!
I made a title screen for the lost classic Super Wheelchair Mario but, seeing as it's an extremely simple hack, it doesn't look like it would be approved according to the submission guidelines.
The original was based on a bad dump and wouldn't play on newer emulators. One day I came across a tool that could fix that issue, but it left it with an awful looking half-empty title screen.
So I made a proper title screen for it and fixed a slight oversight in the original that caused small Mario's leg to turn into part of a wheel when switching directions.
Again, it's a very very simple hack but also strangely satisfying. So if anyone is interested, let me know. My patch works with the Japan/USA rom or the European rom.
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll274/Mikyagu/Super%20Wheelchair%20Mario.003.png) (http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll274/Mikyagu/Super%20Wheelchair%20Mario.001.png)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: granitor on March 26, 2015, 03:17:07 pm
Hi, everyone.

I think I made an introduction post years ago, but it has been years since then, and I haven't so much as logged onto the board until earlier on in the week.

Well, I tend to prefer things which are well thought out to things which are shallow and broken, even if the latter might be more popular. So in looking for those types of things, I came across a lot of lesser known older games from Japan, and hence, got interested in fan-translations and remakes.

I am particularly fond of the megaten series, but I didn't find out about it until years after I had been building utilities on my C64 (now lost to the shifting sand of modern computing platforms), and so I sometimes take a look at how games work on a lower level, since I can read an understand 6502 ASM as well as higher level languages like C, JAVA, and Python.

Well, I mostly write in Python and C++, when I find the time for it, because those platforms give speed of writing and speed of execution, respectively, which are useful for anything interactive. However, I don't have as much time for these hobbies as I would like, so it is an open question as to how much I will be able to leverage those skills.

I am glad to find that both newer and older platforms are still being explored, and I enjoy learning more about how things work on both the low level of hardware and assembly language, and the high level of not just high level languages, but the business structures which allow (or prevent) these tools and platforms to come to popularity.

For example, it is interesting to see how Microsoft used MSX as a trojan horse to prevent Sony from becoming a competitor in the general purpose software arena, but then had to absorb talent from Sega to compete in the special purpose (that purpose being gaming) software arena (PlayStation brand, and platforms versus XBOX brand, and platforms). Although we've already reached several pinnacles in technical performance, in terms of business and organizational structure, it still seems rather wild and generally not well planned. But perhaps that is the nature of human life, and what makes life an exciting adventure at all levels.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MatTheRabbit on April 13, 2015, 01:30:35 am
Hello folks!

I'm MatTheRabbit, or you can simply call be Mat! :laugh:
I'm here because I've just recently finished a game hack, and I also have one from a while ago, that I want to share with everyone!

I'm an artist who digs drawing, and you can find my art on DeviantArt (my name's Machu there)


That's about it! :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on April 15, 2015, 06:30:05 pm
Hi I'm new in here, well I'm asking for help the hack I wanna make is to unlock Mai's win poses for King of Fighters 2000 ps2 version (EUR) this game is the pack 2000/2001 I used cheat engine then I found this:
2101D968 00000007
Where 00000007 refers to the character, changing this value It changes the character atributes then Mai's win poses are performed.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Agastya on April 22, 2015, 11:05:49 am
Hello. My "name" is Agastya and I enjoy rolling dice and telling people to fight me.

I don't know how frequently I'm going to post here but I enjoy breaking ROMs and streaming mediocre hacks for the amusement of my friends. Many of the hacks I've seen have been good game design studies, but sadly they've mostly been good references for what not to do.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: bit-smith on May 03, 2015, 12:35:43 am
HI All!

bit-smith here, I am a novice reverse engineer and I absolutely love reversing older ROMs for the gameboy advance and sega master system! I look forward to posting my findings here and learning from the community, some of my work can be seen on my website in my signature below, let me know what you think!!

Cheers
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: duckjuice on May 07, 2015, 05:44:22 pm
Hi, lifetime gamer here! I've enjoyed video games since they were only thing that would get me to stop crying.

Interested on learning SNES programming to someday enhance KOEI's PTO 2.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: xirtamehtsitahw on May 08, 2015, 05:25:51 pm
Hello, Romhacking.net. I would like to play a game. *In Jigsaw puppet voice*

Actually, I've been playing games since I was about 4 years old. I'm 34 now, so that means I have 3 DECADES of video-game experience. Consoles/computers/handhelds I've played include the Atari 2600, Magnavox Odyssey, NES, SNES, Game Boy/GBC, GBA, DS, N64, GameCube, Wii, PlayStation, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS Vita, XBox, 360, Sega Genesis, Dreamcast, Apple // series, Macintosh series, Commodore 64, and countless Tiger handheld LCD games, various Game & Watch titles, and dozens of other handhelds of varying sizes (from keychain-sized to PSP-sized).

In addition to playing video games...I hack codes for them as well. My favorite type of codes to find are for games that my PSP isn't "supposed" to play (NES, SNES, GBA games, for example). I've found over 100 codes for games of this type alone. Add in the other codes I've found for GameCube, Wii, Genesis, N64, DS, and even homebrew titles, and the result is I've lost count of how many codes I've hacked! LOL
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: suckhacker on May 08, 2015, 05:50:47 pm
hello everyone, i am suckhacker. i've been long registered on smwcentral and i learned a lot of ASM there. i code several blocks and sprites that become popular within that hacking community.  i no longer active there because two of guys, S.N.N. and Alcaro, do not like me very much (especially S.N.N.) I also dabble bit in zelda hacking and final fantasy 1 hacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SunGodPortal on May 08, 2015, 08:25:10 pm
Quote
hello everyone, i am suckhacker. i've been long registered on smwcentral and i learned a lot of ASM there. i code several blocks and sprites that become popular within that hacking community.  i no longer active there because two of guys, S.N.N. and Alcaro, do not like me very much (especially S.N.N.) I also dabble bit in zelda hacking and final fantasy 1 hacking.

Welcome.

So which Zelda you hack?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: xirtamehtsitahw on May 13, 2015, 02:32:32 pm
This may be a bit off-topic, but is directed at suckhacker:

Try building a Twilight Princess hack, where you directly control Midna, instead of Link. Or, an Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask hack where you control Navi/Fi instead of Link.

The objective of this hack is basically "don't let your partner die"--sort of a twist between the Mystery Dungeon series and mainstream LoZ.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Skelletonike on May 14, 2015, 12:26:10 pm
Since everyone around here seems to be starting their introductions with hello, hi or similar greetings, I felt like starting with a normal sentence instead, just because it's cool to be different (nah, not really).

My username is Skelletonike (obviously), however most people just call me Skell for short. I've been a member in tons of places and have been following romhacking.net for quite a long time (never really remembered to make an account until quite recently).

What originally drove me to this place were the fan translation for some old games that I love (and some not so old). A couple of years ago I honestly even tried to learn the basics following the tutorial provided over here, for some reason though, I got bored and gave up, I guess I'll give it another try this time around.

Hum... What else should I say before this gets too long and boring to read (if it already hasn't)... I'm an RPG lover, Dragon Quest and Super Robot Wars are my favourite series in their respective areas (turn based RPGand SRPG) and my favourite type of pie is blueberry pie, so feel free to give me some pie.

That's it then, nice to meet ya all!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ToonLance13 on May 27, 2015, 02:14:00 am
 My name is ToonLance13, but you can call me either Toon or Lance for short. Anyways I decided to finally make an account here due to how much of an interest I have for this site and all the hackers both old and new who are here. I'm a noob hacking with little to no experience wo I came to with Romhacking to gain some knowledge on hacking and programming in ASM and C. As for some little fun facts about me my favorite consoles are from the 4th - 6th gen. I'm a huge Rareware fan and because of them I grew to love the Nintendo 64. I love Disney movies despite me being in my 20s. ;) 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ninety on May 30, 2015, 06:19:31 pm
Hey! I'm Ninety. I joined in order to find some resources on ROM hacking -- I'm primarily interested in GBA games, and it's my goal to be able to make some balance patches for some of my favorite games. I've a working knowledge of hexadecimal, RAM addresses and stuff like that. I program in Python, mainly. Nice to meet you!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: John Enigma on June 18, 2015, 12:33:52 pm
Good afternoon, people. (It's 12:00 pm in here.)

My name is John Enigma. I'm a casual gamer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I started playing games when my bio dad introduced me to my first video game console ever: the Nintendo GameBoy plus the game Tetrix DX. (After that, the rest is history.)

The reason I started an account here, is because for some reason I enjoy playing ROM hacks, wether it be a translation, an uncensoring motive, or an improvement. I somehow liked this because I was playing for the first time a ROM hack called MaternalBound Omega by ShadowOne333 (from Starmen.net). It's a patch that basically uncensores everything in EarthBound to a point of view between S. Itoi (the series creator), and Mato (the series unofficial translator). That and the Mother 25th Anniversary Edition by DragonDePlatino (also from Starmen.net, and here).

There is one hack that I seem to be interested in seen one day, though. Someday, I wanna see someone do a complete port of the patches that I mentioned above, (Mother 25th & MaternalBound) but for the GBA game Mother 1+2. I took noticed, because many people said that this compilation was horrible compared to their NES/Super NES counterparts. Their music and sounds got butchered down (especially Mother 2), the colors have been brightened (this was done during the time the first GameBoy Advance came out), some other things have been changed (like changing the order of the PSI's and character slots in Mother 1, fixing some bug/glitch exploits in both games, etc.), and finally censoring everything, despite the fact that this game was never released in Japan (although, this was done because Japan created their own game age rating system {CERO}, a year before the release of Mother 1+2; this was also done, to appeal children to play the two games for the first time).

So, like I said before, I've yet to see someone make ports of the two patches that I mentioned earlier. And at a good timing as well. The legendary Jeffman said that he is making, what appears to be, a VWF version of a translation of Mother 1+2. This was never done before, and Mato didn't wanted to do it because is too much work. I see that now. If I see that this project is done someday, and that this soon-to-be-made patch is united with Mato's Mother 1 (GBA) translation, I will wait to see if someone will make a direct port of DragonDePlatino's Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (NES) & ShadowOne333's MaternalBound Omega (Super NES) but for Mother 1+2 (GBA).

That is all.

Any comments?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Cody2819 on June 20, 2015, 03:55:26 pm
Hiya all, my name is Cody and new here. What to say about me? I'm 22 years old and a boy, and I'm a brony. Don't know what that is? Where have you been the last few years? XD Google it if you don't tho, I'm a animator/drawer in Flash 8 and you can see my stuff here.

http://discourt.deviantart.com/

I'm also a writing in training you could say, getting better and working on a book. But I'm here to learn about hacking, not really much to say other than I do have OCD (Google it) so if I get confused or am slow, please forgive it. ^^; Also for my hack I posted this, hope it was in the right place.

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,19961.0.html

EDIT: Also how can I add a avatar and such? Can't find that option anyway.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zynk on June 21, 2015, 12:03:43 am
Welcome, Cody! Just hover your mouse over Profile then Forum Profile
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Cody2819 on June 21, 2015, 09:42:57 am
Welcome, Cody! Just hover your mouse over Profile then Forum Profile

Huh that option wasn't there the last 2 days only, odd. Thanks tho. ^^ Btw the girl in your avatar looks familiar.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Erdrick The Hero on June 21, 2015, 09:27:56 pm
Hello, I'm Erdrick The Hero! My usual online haunt is the Dragon Quest fan site and forums, The Dragon's Den. (I'm a huge Dragon Quest fan). I first learned of ROM hacks because of Dragon Quest V. Back when I was a mere child, finding translation patches seemed nearly impossible, but when I found the patches for DQV and DQVI (Super Famicom versions) I was amazed. I was instantly hooked on emulation. Even though I've since grown a huge moral distaste for piracy, I emulate most console games I play. I actually bought a Retron 5 and imported the Super Famicom Dragon Quest games so I could legally play them in English (my collection is still missing Dragon Quest I.II SFC, but I just got a new job, so I should be able to import it soon).

My fascination with Dragon Quest introduced me to the Itadaki Street series, years before Fortune Street was released in the US on the Wii. (Boom Street in PAL regions). I softmodded my PS2 just to play Itadaki Street Special when I found the incomplete translation patch here on RHDN. Only a few months later though, I enacted my self-imposed anti-piracy rule and destroyed the disk I had burned. Thankfully, Fortune Street came out on the Wii to tide me over until I had my first real job and could afford to import a legitimate copy. I of course made a copy of it with the translation patch to play, but the point was that I legally owned the game. Well, a few months ago I had to burn another copy because my burned/patched copy got scratched really badly. When I was patching a new ISO ( lost the old one in a hard drive wipe) I took a peek at the patch files and learned I could edit them. I had good luck at first, but after a while I learned that it was too limiting, so I diffed a patched copy of the game and a clean copy of the game to see what was being edited. With that knowledge, I figured out how to edit the text in Notepad++, and learned how the text formatting worked. I started my own patch project, but got distracted by life for a while. I just recently got started again though, and actually signed up here to ask a question regarding texture editing, as there is a lot of Japanese "text" that is part of the game's textures.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NEOCrimson on June 22, 2015, 10:29:46 am
Hello guys, I'm NEOCrimson but my real name is Diogo, I'm from Portugal and I've 25 years old, I'm a huge digimon fan, I'm an fan of other titles like final fantasy, dragon quest, tales of, grandia, suikoden, breath of fire, pokemon, shadow hearts and the list goes on, so I'm a rpg fan, but at this time I'm mainly focused in digimon games for wonderswan, but first I would like to start with Digital Monster Ver. S Digimon Tamers game for Sega Saturn  because it's the only digimon game for the saturn console and It's in Japanese. Nice to meet you all  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tero on June 22, 2015, 06:18:20 pm
Hello, I'm tero. I'm in the U.S., 17 years old. I generally like older games as I don't like leaving my comfort zone; however, here I am! I'm just a student at a high school eager to learn more about programming and other things, I just seem to have found a new interesting project.

My end goal is to be able to modify PS2 game ISOs / 'ROMs' and be able to add content and other things to them, and to start on the path to do that I need to learn basic assembly concepts, which I'm learning from the 6502 (NES). I'm just studying as much as I can before really posting anything here because I don't want to look like a complete idiot, and I'm kind of shy.

Nice to meet you all, also, Erdrick The Hero, I like your name and your passion. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: benclaff on June 27, 2015, 05:31:46 pm
Hi,

I'm Benclaff. Old RPG fan, formed during the holy period of the SNES/megadrive and ps1/saturn. ;)
I'm working as a bioinformatician, and since some time I started to look at rom hacking.
Raised in France, I currently live in UK.
I know quite a bit about programming, but generally for high level languages (Java).
Now, I have in my head an idea to attempt my 1st rom translation.
And here I am, new member of the forum.

I'm sure we will have some fruitful discussions about my projects.
See you soon in my future posts.

benclaff
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MithrandirOlorin on July 01, 2015, 03:33:43 pm
Hello, I'm MithrandirOlorin

I'm very new the world of Rom Hacking.  I still haven't played one yet but I will soon, I'm getting used to how Emulators work via the Games I already know first.

I'm more interested in Hacks that try to tell new stories using the same sprites and mechanics of existing games, as opposed to just harder versions of games.  I'm most interested in classic NES and SENES Nintendo games, but (also Game Boy and GBA) and hacks based on them.  Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, Castlvania, Zoda's Revenge, the NES Batman 89 game, ect.

I don't have the technical talent to make a hack myself.  But as an aspiring writer I have some potential story ideas that I wouldn't mind letting someone else use.

Update Question: Which board would be the idea one to post story ideas I'm not going to develop myself?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: dougeff on July 04, 2015, 06:33:15 pm
MithrandirOlorin,

Post ideas to the Romhacking board under the thread "Hack ideas: for those without the skill but with all the ideas."
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MithrandirOlorin on July 06, 2015, 03:31:47 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Folken Fanel on July 06, 2015, 07:35:25 pm
Hello everyone.

I've arrived to ROMhacking in order to ask for some help concerning the process of unofficial game translation.

I've been a Japanese language self-learning autodidact for almost a year. I'm confident in my reading skill (not so much in my production/writing/speaking side of the ordeal) and due to focusing in the grammar and vocabulary aspects of the language, I've reached a solid stage of learning, in wich I've already played and finished some ntsc-j only games  :woot!: Gathering kanji compounds is a vital part of this process but it is a very time-consuming and tedious process, specially jrpg titles.

I hope I will be able to learn how to extract text dumps, since it would make my "job" easier and faster.

I love reading tutorials and articles that help you to acquire new skills. I don't think I'll ever reach the poit where I could edit/modify game textures, models and files, but at least I have the motivation to learn how to look into rom's iso's etc. Maybe I'm just a peeping Tom  >:D

By the way, if some mod could show me where to start a thread about my doubts (how to get scripts from the files of a game, for example a ps2 game) I would appreciate it  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: liltooclinical on July 07, 2015, 04:24:39 pm
Hey there, I've been a lurker for almost a decade on many a ROM hacking website and I finally decided to try my hand at it a few years ago and got nowhere.  I'm ready to jump in all the way, but I have no idea where to begin and I'm just baffled by all the tools at my disposal.  I always wanted to remake the Mega Man X games as Game Boy Advance ports with extra content, like the Super Mario Advance games and after someone else successfully hacked X3 making Zero fully playable, I decided I wanted to try my hand at making X1 into the game I always wanted.  I know my ASM and I've hacked a few NES games in very basic ways, but SNES is a much bigger project to tackle and I need  A TON of help with the SNEX 9X Geiger Debugger.  So, wish me luck?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: luixvayo on July 15, 2015, 12:57:45 am
Hi romhackers around the world, my name is Luis, im from Argentina, i join romhacking because i got some ideas for the king of fighter saga, and want to translate some games of sega megadrive, and going to need a lot of your help, because i got 0,01% of romhaking DNA only.
Well, cheers to all, and thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: snifit on July 15, 2015, 01:19:03 pm
Hi everyone! I'm snifit. I'm Italian, and I just finished an Italian translation of MOTHER 3. :)
I always had a great interest in romhacking, so having an occasion to write on this board is a great honor.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CornFlakes on July 16, 2015, 07:47:39 am
So hey. I'm CornyFlakes. Some of you guys may know me as Nin or Corny. I'm glad to be here and stuff!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ArkthePieKing on July 20, 2015, 02:48:10 am
Greetings friends!

I'm ArkthePieKing, and I was introduced to hacking in a manner of sorts from a very young age. Back in the late 90's a friend of my mother's gave me a CD with an NES emulator and a ton of games on there, among them were a translation for Final Fantasy 3, and a broken translation fro Fire Emblem Gaiden. From that point I became hopelessly hooked on fan translations. I haven't played many full games hacks aside from some that piqued my interest such as some Final Fantasy Tactics hacks, and the recent fully playable Zero hack in Mega Man X3, but I've dabbled in hackery before. I've fiddled with Final Fantasy Tactics myself a number of times, creating a Red Mage and even managed to program a brand new cutscene with it's own battle in just to see if I could.

I'm mostly here to show support for projects that I'm excited about, like the Princess Crown or Summon Night Swordcraft Story 3 translations.However I also want to start taking some baby steps into completing a hack myself. I think it's fascinating, really. I have an idea for a story I really want to tell, but I haven't found the right platform to tell it in. I tried Final Fantasy Tactics, but I ran into so many technical limitations. I tried Final Fantasy 6, but that turned out to be a nightmare to change cutscenes with. So at this point, I'm going to start slow and work my way up to my swan song. I look forward to working with all of you!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: AigarEnotov on July 21, 2015, 09:45:03 am
Hello! I'm AigarEnotov. I live in Latvia. There are people that can speak Latvian and Russian. "Aigar" is my real name. It's quite popular in my country. "Enot" ("Енот") means "Raccoon" in Russian. I really like games and programming, so I've decided to register on this website. I want to make Russian translations for games. I think that I'll learn a lot of things from this website!  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Erudition on July 25, 2015, 08:40:30 am
Hello all, my name is Arty and I don't remember why or when I made this account named Erudition, but I just submitted a very primitive robo editor program for Custom Robo Arena yesterday without checking to see what my own name on the site was, so it'll look like I put it up on someone else's behalf. ::)

I've been interested in romhacking and general game modding since before I can remember, having played lots of fan translations and hacks over the years, but only in the last few have I gone in and tested my hand at romhacking, progressing from more user-friendly utilities all the way down to hex editing. Just for fun or to enjoy a game/replay more, not to publish until now.

Anyway what I'm doing now is hex editing my favourite game, Custom Robo Arena, to rebalance robos, fix errors in their stats and their displayed stats (which are separate from actual stats), make power differences more significant, and give the player better information in the robos' descriptions (which were generic for each class even though the code supports different descriptions for every member). It will also include a version that makes all the legal parts available in the first 4 shops for players who are just replaying through the story and don't want to be stuck choiceless for the first hour or so, and also one where robos can't get dirty. Other tweaks like that may be possible. I'm almost done, but want to make some adjustments to illegal robos' displayed stats and descriptions (obviously rebalancing those isn't fruitful), beef up Hadron a little, and then work on improving enemy commanders' sets a bit.

So, hello! That's me WRT romhacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CornFlakes on July 26, 2015, 10:47:14 am
Welcome Erudition! I hope to see you around here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mima on July 30, 2015, 09:59:47 am
Greetings, I am Mima (or Clam, use whichever you prefer)

Programming has always been one of my favourite hobbies (and by extension, hacking). I am well versed in ARM, 6502 and a bit of 65816. I am also mediocre at C++ and Java because I never bothered to learn properly. I recently got into R because after years of procrastinating, I decided that I'd go back to school and become a bioinformatician.

I am a big music guy, my favourite styles being metal and ska. I also play a lot of instruments (violin, piano, guitar, trumpet and saxophone) and I actually really need to get back into that.

In terms of gaming, I am a fan of card games such as Magic and Hearhtstone, I really appreciate the roguelike genre and a while ago, I started working on a Randomizer program for the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. I have a bunch of notes for it but I haven't found the time recently to work on it.

I come from Quebec, so my first language is French, but I've been speaking English ever since I was 4.

I hope we all can have fun together!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Luigi_Fan on August 07, 2015, 11:43:50 pm
Hi, I'm Luigi_Fan.

I like Nintendo(if that wasn't obvious enough) and I also like to write stories.

I discovered the whole modding scene sometime in 2012. I'm not good at it myself, but I played a bunch of other people's that were good.

Hope to have a nice time here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Quick Curly on August 08, 2015, 12:04:51 am
Hi Luigi_Fan! Welcome to the site and forum! :cookie:

We all start out somewhere. Are you interested in making your own hacks and mods? Which games are you most interested in?

Hope to see you around. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: dullian on August 10, 2015, 02:31:53 pm
Hello there. I recently got more into rom hacking for Japanese learning purposes. What I'm mostly interested in finding ways to extract the text of Japanese games, while playing if possible. I've had some degree of success at this with just a very basic knowledge on how to use hex editors. I would like, though, expand that possibility to other systems, I've only been able so far to extract the text of one or two PSX games and a couple of PC game. I hope  to learn a bit more on this, so bear with me please :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: kaikaiser on August 14, 2015, 12:39:55 am
Hello everyone! I'm kaikaiser. I am a lover of all thing rpg. I just recently discovered rom hacking and wanted to learn how to extract the game scripts from Japanese rpg so I can translate them to give everyone the ability to enjoy them too. I'm not very savey as to how to extract them yet but am very willing to learn. I am currently working on translating the scripts I have that someone ripped from unchained blades exxiv for me, which is going pretty well. Thanks for having me and looking forward to learning as much as i can from everyone!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: nesrocks on August 14, 2015, 12:54:09 am
I guess I forgot to introduce myself. Hi guys!

Some of you may know me from TASing under the alias FODA (I've seen some familiar names already). I've registered to the forums to comment and talk to Ti_ about his amazing battletoads hacks (thanks to Goro's Lair for bringing it to my attention) and now I'm finding myself making my super mario bros hack using the disassemble. Yeah I know, another Super Mario Bros hack, but I think it's the easiest to start learning from since it's so well documented. Anyway, I've got some stuff done, having difficult with other stuff, but it's good to learn. I know nothing about assembly and I'm not really a programmer, but it's fun nonetheless.

Stuff I've managed to do:
edit title screen, edit levels, edit background, dump ppu from fceux, split it using ppu splitter, edit chr banks and sprites, merge then in hex, fix the chr banks headers (I think that's what it was, the end section was full of 00's after saving the chr edit), edit palette in hex, edit palette in the disassemble, create specific ips to patch the rom, make the B button stay pressed in super mario bros using the disassembly, and finally use the compile batch and have a working rom. And maybe some other stuff...

couldn't do yet:
keep the right button pressed in super mario bros, remove the coin sprite from the top bar

note that I want to have everything working from the disassemble for some reason.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BigLou on August 14, 2015, 05:48:29 pm
Hello, everyone.  My name is (shockingly!) Lou and I don't know much about this world, but I'd sure like to learn.  I have been playing video games since the mid-70s, and within the past couple years have become aware of emulation.  I used to be a pretty 'hardcore' collector, but all of that seemed to change when I learned that I could have entire console libraries on tiny chips.  I am mainly a handheld guy (though my wife loves the PS2 and GameCube), and I've got a pile of DS Lites, GBA SPs, and PSPs.  Some of these have been 'hacked', via friends, but it's been years.
I recently picked up a PSP that had been languishing in a dresser drawer only to find it stuffed with emulators and my beloved Resident Evil games -- imagine my delight!   

As I really know little about this stuff, the finer details and slang and whatnot, please be easy on me until I get a better grasp, eh?   Also, I'm not sure what I'm able and/or unable to discuss here, so I might need some guidance there, as well.

Thanks for having me, looking forward to it all!    :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SkyeWelse on August 17, 2015, 11:44:24 pm
Hello and nice to meet everyone here. I thought I was already a member and had joined long ago, but as I wanted to post some notes of encouragement in a thread that I just happened by and I've just now realized that I guess I was always "Lurker" status. :0

Gaming hobbies are pretty much my existence outside of work and home life with the wife. My passion is for retro games and I've collected and have played quite a bit of them. I've had nothing but respect over the years for the hard work of romhackers out there spending their valuable time making it possible for folks like myself, who do not speak Japanese fluently enough to fully comprehend a game's story or options.

I co-run a small start-up Romhacking community now which aims to look at a few Falcom PC and PSP games, as well as a few titles for PC-98. We all have our own projects, but my main one is for the PC game, Wander Wonder, by Compile.

Anyhow, I wanted to give a big thanks to romhackers out there and to this community for keeping track of everything for so many years.

-Thomas
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pennywise on August 18, 2015, 03:23:44 pm
Welcome to the board.

I've always wanted to do translations of PC-98 games and Falcom games too. In fact, that's what got me into fan translations in the first place. I've been tossing around the idea of translating the first Gargharv game for the PC and Nayuta with a few friends. All we have are extracted scripts at this point though.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: waldrumpus on August 19, 2015, 12:35:18 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm waldrumpus. I'm currently working as a translator on the localization effort on Ripening Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love. Here's the blog, if you'd like to take a look: http://tingletranslation.blogspot.de (http://tingletranslation.blogspot.de)

I've also become interested in hacking NES/Famicom ROMs in the hope of translating some of my old favorites into German. I hope to be able to find lots of valuable resources here.

Pleased to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SkyeWelse on August 19, 2015, 12:42:08 pm
Welcome to the board.

I've always wanted to do translations of PC-98 games and Falcom games too. In fact, that's what got me into fan translations in the first place. I've been tossing around the idea of translating the first Gargharv game for the PC and Nayuta with a few friends. All we have are extracted scripts at this point though.

Nice to meet you too Pennywise,

Well, I guess we are bad at announcing projects to other communities, but Nayuta no Kiseki (Nayuta: Endless Trails) has had a rough draft translation completed for it that is in need of a translation checker. The only elements that are not translated are the video/apng files located in a format called .ITV. We reached out to the hacker for the Zwei II translation project, ZZBlue and he was able to help assist us with creating a tool that would allow for us to unpack and repack these ITV files. They look like this after editing around 80 frames of animation or so. At some point I plan to do the rest of these... but it would be very, very time consuming and it's really only used for the introductions of Boss Names and Location Names.

(http://retro-type.com/nayuta/itv/b005.png)
*Note, you'll need a newer browser that supports APNG files to be viewed in order to see the animation of the above image.
This is what it looks like "so far" in the game for this particular boss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlD3370JiNU&feature=youtu.be

All other graphic edits have been completely edited and inserted into the game making the game playable fully in English aside from the animations I mentioned above.

The first Gagharv game is one that is on our list to do as well. One of our hackers for this, Xalphenos, who is also the lead on this project, wanted to start this project many years prior but ultimately dropped his progress on the project due to EdenYaku's announcement. Since that fell through, he and I will be working on that together. We can likely use more help if you are interested, but I'd pretty much leave all of that up to the project leads of each respective project to decide on.

Also, most of our tools are ones that we develop and make freely available to the public. I won't advertise our community URL here since I wouldn't want to spam it on another community's forum, but it shouldn't be too hard to locate if you are interested in seeing what we are working on.

I think out next release will be Brandish 2 Renewal for PC-98 more than likely.

-Thomas
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Fellowzdoomer on August 30, 2015, 02:48:43 am
Hello. My name is Fellowzdoomer. Known as Model FZx on one place, FizzleZap on MMLShare.com and Fellowzdoomer every else. Judging by my name, I am a fan of a 1993-94 game named Doom. But, hey hey hey! I also play NES games! I am currently hacking Mega Man 2, so far it's just minimal graphic changes, as seen here.

(http://i.imgur.com/Pz36Wmh.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/36hU94C.png)
(Do ignore the fact that the game was made in 1588, I replaced the 9 tile with a 5 :-D)

Anyway, I came on here to ask for assistance in my hack! Oh, and I host a site, too!

http://www.geocities.ws/biglevels is where I place all my hobbies and stuff at, so, uh, yeah! Clicky-clicky! :-D

I hope I will be able to help anyone here in exchange for help myself.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: PKstarship on September 08, 2015, 02:42:12 pm
Hi! I'm PKstarship! I recently got into ROM hacking thanks to a very helpful man on acmlmboard 2 (The guy i'm talking about is, suprisingly enough, one post above me! Small world huh?). Anyways, I'm currently trying to make a Mega Man 2 hack,  I figured I should come here for help and stuff. Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Fellowzdoomer on September 16, 2015, 08:15:41 pm
♩It's a small world after all.
    Iiiiit's a small world after all---! ♩ *shot*

Surprised to find you here! Welcome, I guess? :p
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Prince Manic on September 22, 2015, 06:36:07 am
Bow down the green prince! nah kiddin' I like to go by as Prince Manic or just Manic the hedgehog (which this is a a username I tend to use)

I'm starting to be instrested into this Hacking stuff like I always them Rom patches like translations to make it english and to graphical hacks or addons.

As I go there this site I felt why not I create a hack of my own to begin with and I may try Dr. Mario (if I had the right tools to mod the title screen)

I'm also not a graphical artist so I can't create sprites like a simple NES Sprite though.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Firionel on September 26, 2015, 11:51:12 am
Hi everyone! My name's Rafael, but Firionel sounds way cooler, so call me that  ;) I'm here because I'm learning the basics of romhacking and hey, I guess the best way to learn is to talk to people who alredy know this stuff.

I know how to make tables with english characters and how to use TLP, but I've still got a long way to go before I can do any serious hacking. One of the main reasons I want to learn this is because I want to make a Spanish translation of Final Fantasy IV. I know there have to be people who've alredy done that, but I'm also learning Japanese so it'd would be a excellent way to put my skills to the test.

So, nice to meet you and I hope I spent a great time here :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: VenusBananaPeel on October 02, 2015, 04:42:50 pm
Hello everyone. I'm Venus or Bee. Both work.

I'm very interested in the community here. I've been importing famicom, super famicom, and game boy games and playing them using the retron 5 and translations found on this site.

I'm really interested in fan hacks of games. My interest peaked after seeing what Mr. Tenda is doing. I'm hoping to get some everdrives at some point, and I want to learn about how to play fan hacks and just fan hacks in general.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mgasparino on October 05, 2015, 10:20:01 pm
Hi.  I'm Mike.  I can't believe I finally found a board that has a post that isn't from 2010.  So people are still actually emulating games!  That's great to hear.  I'm not even sure where to begin. 

I've been playing since I got my first Atari 2600 when it actually came out.  I've been hooked ever since all the way to my current PS4.  My how games have changed.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RetroGameFan on October 23, 2015, 12:08:26 pm
Hi! As you may have deduced from my username, I am a fan of classic video games, video game styles, and video game consoles. About a week ago or so, my curiosity about wanting to edit/alter ROMs reached its peak, so I started looking into it, and so I stumbled upon this site.

I would like to use this site for help with stuff like editing/expanding sprites, text, levels, and music in ROMs.

Well, that's about it for this introduction. I'm looking forward in getting down to business with ROM hacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SleepyFist on October 24, 2015, 10:19:57 pm
Hey I'm SleepyFist, and I  know almost nothing about actual manual romhacking at this point aside from the basics of binary and hexadecimal but I have picked up several documents so far and I'm starting to learn.

I have attempted a few entirely tool assisted hacks of earthbound several years ago though, and they did not turn out well at all.

An avid gamer am I,  forever in pursuit of fun,  I really enjoy uncomplicated games that have good gameplay unmarred by bad voicieacting and over complicated control schemes and menus.

Favorite games: Rolans Curse I I, Sonic 3, and Mischief Makers

Most despised : Unlimited SaGa,  Deadly Arts, and Skeleton Warriors.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DixieKongJD on October 27, 2015, 05:25:46 am
Hello, I'm DixieKongJD, I've also used several other names in the past.
I'm an active user at Board 2 and after a while of lurking around and looking at the documentation on this site, I decided to register here.

I've never made any ROM hacks yet, but I plan to make SMW, SMK and DKC hacks.
I think you can easily tell who my favourite video game character is, though. So that needs no introduction.

Hope I'll be around here (sometimes) and to enjoy my stay, hello to ROMhacking!  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: disjaukifa on November 06, 2015, 11:24:43 am
Hey Guys,

Name's Grant, I've done some game hacking and programming, mostly for the 2600, nothing major, however I'm looking to get started into game translations, specifically famicom games to english. I'm a huge RPG fan and there are several famicom RPGs that I would like to try my hands at converting.

If anyone can point me to some documents, tools, tutorials to get me started I would appreciate it! Also I'm going to be start working on some new homebrew games for NES as well.

Thanks!
Grant
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DealinStuff on November 24, 2015, 11:57:39 am
Hi! My name's Steve! Just registered :P
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Post by: PubLicEneMyNumBah1 on December 01, 2015, 11:36:29 pm
Hi, I'm PubLicEneMyNumBah1. I'm here for SRW A Portable's English translation and to look out for the new demo patches that might come out.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TheHillbillyGamer on December 09, 2015, 01:08:17 pm
Hey Y`all. I'm The Hillbilly Gamer from the southern part of Norway.
I'm a game a game collector and what brought me to this site was the translations. The retron 5 made my collection grow a lot, adding a ton of Japanese  exclusives to the family. I should have registered a long time ago but better late then never.

I  want to thank all the people that give of them selves to translate all the games that never had a official translation. Thanks to you i have enjoyed games like Bahamut Lagoon, Front Mission and Wonder Project J.

As a collector i have never been much in to emulating but iv always supported it. Collecting is a expensive hobby and everyone should be able to enjoy gaming no matter they're wallet size.

I'll stop ranting now but as a final thing, happy to have joined and I'll ask one question to many then to little on anything but i also have no problem being told to shut up he he
 :beer:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: bluecrush on December 11, 2015, 12:51:23 am
Hey all, how we doing?

I haven't been an active member of a community like this for a long time, but I've got the bug again and want to get back involved. I mostly hack SMB3 (I use that term loosely - edit using the variety of tools available is probably more accurate) and am midway through two different SMB3 projects. Anyway, I'll probably share some progress once I'm settled in.  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Quick Curly on December 11, 2015, 12:59:44 am
Hey all, how we doing?

I haven't been an active member of a community like this for a long time, but I've got the bug again and want to get back involved. I mostly hack SMB3 (I use that term loosely - edit using the variety of tools available is probably more accurate) and am midway through two different SMB3 projects. Anyway, I'll probably share some progress once I'm settled in.  ;)
Welcome to Romhacking.net! It's great and exciting to hear that you're working on multiple SMB3 projects! That's my personal favourite game. I'll be looking forward to seeing your progress. If you have any questions, hopefully I and other people will be able to help you out with what we can. Best of luck, and hope you enjoy your stay. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: bluecrush on December 11, 2015, 01:32:22 am
Welcome to Romhacking.net! It's great and exciting to hear that you're working on multiple SMB3 projects! That's my personal favourite game. I'll be looking forward to seeing your progress. If you have any questions, hopefully I and other people will be able to help you out with what we can. Best of luck, and hope you enjoy your stay. :)

Ha, it's my fave game too! So much so, that I tend to edit levels in the style of the original game.

A few years ago I had a hack about 6 worlds complete, with months of work put into it, only to have my laptop stolen and lose all that work. That kinda killed off the fire I had for designing a SMB3 game, but I'm making good progress again now on something similar. My second project is a deviation from my normal style, exclusively featuring puzzle levels, and exploiting glitches and tricks in the SMB3 engine. I haven't really seen anything like that done for SMB3, so it's exciting making that one.

Anyway, thanks for the welcoming words. Big fan of your hacks btw!  ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KFoto on December 19, 2015, 08:46:11 am
Ummm... well... ok, here I go...

Hello, i'm Kevin and i'm not really good at breaking the ice... :-[

Anyway, I'm a romhack enthusiast and (almost) Medium level Programmer, i'm a fan of doing graphic and text modding (principally for the SNES). I'm looking for making some hacks but i'm still a newbie.

(Also I do not speak English very well, sorry for any typo or grammar mistake)

 :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pemburu Vampir on December 20, 2015, 07:57:44 pm
Hi. I'm Pemburu Vampir. I just got in here yesterday. I have little knowledge in ROM hacking. But I've made 2 hacks. The first one is Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance and the second one is Portrait of Ruin.
Right now I'm working on Hugh hack on Circle of the Moon.

Also, sorry for my bad English.  :P Thank you for letting me in. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: vortex on December 21, 2015, 04:28:51 pm
Hello, I'm vortex and I'm a spriter.

I'm particularly intersted in SNES and in all Mario, Super Metroid and Zelda games.

Hopefully I'll come pass my newb nature soon.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SunGodPortal on December 21, 2015, 04:37:05 pm
Quote
Hello, I'm vortex and I'm a spriter.

I'm particularly intersted in SNES and in all Mario, Super Metroid and Zelda games.

Hopefully I'll come pass my newb nature soon.

I work on A Link to the Past. Got any stuffs you can show off?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: love_undub on December 28, 2015, 05:29:23 pm
Hi,

I am a console gamer since the days of the NES and since games from the 8/16 Bit era are still my favorite games I love coming here from time to time to check out for new translations, which allow me to play "new" games from that time.

As you might have noticed from my username I also love undubs of games, since so far I have seen few games with dubs that impressed me and like listening to original voice actors more anyway (also watch anime only in Japanese with subs). I come to this site regularly for more than a decade but now signed up because I want to try to undub a game myself since I didn't find a undub of it yet.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ThirdScenario on December 29, 2015, 11:48:45 pm
Hello! I've been coming to the site for years for game hacks, and within the past few for translations as well.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MegaEliteGamers on December 30, 2015, 04:00:15 am
Hi. Just joined. I've known about the site for the longest time but never joined until now. Don't really know what else to say but happy to be here and this site and all the contributors are amazing so thank you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Blake5100 on December 30, 2015, 11:23:38 am
Hello everyone!  I'm Blake and I have been a fan of retrogaming for quite some time now.  I normally browse around this site and download mods to play, I never thought that I would really make an account here until it was required to download stuff  :laugh:.  (The hack I downloaded was mario chaos control) I guess I should add that because I played the game on real hardware and I wanted to play through the whole game, that saving should be implemented.  So, I created a patch if anyone is interested: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bdlge9v23goctn9/SMBCC_with_sram.ips?dl=1 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/bdlge9v23goctn9/SMBCC_with_sram.ips?dl=1)
apply the patch to smb3 and NOT chaos control.
(credits to Infidelity for making the save implementation into the original smb3 and Schwa for the hack itself) Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CanadianRetro on December 30, 2015, 09:43:38 pm
Just got into the scene and looking at some snes gems that we sorely did not receive in the west.  Really wish I knew Japanese.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: brendandoc on January 01, 2016, 04:36:57 pm
Just a quick note to say hello! I look forward to getting involved.

Brendan,
Chesterfield UK
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: budd_mann_79 on January 01, 2016, 10:44:39 pm
so, my name is Buddy (Real name is Calvin.)
my favorite systems to emulate are any that i can figure out (such as snes9x, FCEUX, Fusion, etc.)
i'm thinking of making a hack myself, but i dunno.
i look forward to maybe working with you in the future :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MegaEliteGamers on January 02, 2016, 12:03:30 am
Hey Buddy. I'm hoping to work on a hack of something one day too. What games do you like and think you would want to hack?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: pablitox on January 02, 2016, 01:56:43 am
Just got into the scene and looking at some snes gems that we sorely did not receive in the west.  Really wish I knew Japanese.
I remember someone  looking for help in the fire emblem 4-5 retranslations. Look for project naga
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DukeOdin on January 02, 2016, 07:22:25 am
hi every 1
i joined this forum to learn how to hack and translate roms and
i know a little bit of it and hoping
to make alot of them wish me luck 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Greyfox on January 02, 2016, 07:49:17 am
S, I'm greyfox, real name Rafael, i have 30 years old, and i am from the cool and beautiful land of Brazil! I always was fascinated with NES video games, and this is definitely my favorite console, ever. I've recently discovered the beautiful world of hacking, i love math and i am an
automation engineer, been studying to start my first game, i will mod first the game metroid for the NES, maybe until February i had this done, i hope so. So, thank you guys for every material is here, and excuse the bad grammar OK? And the hacker that inspired me was "bisqwit", he did the great hack at the game Castlevania 2!  8)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: donoho on January 04, 2016, 11:49:42 pm
Donoho

Been gaming since Atari 2600.  I play for fun and not for competition (because my skills top out at providing an entertaining challenge).

That said, I haven't felt the need to prove anything to anyone since I beat Ninja Gaiden on the NES.

I collect more than I play now (with an unrealistic intent to play) because about 20 yrs ago I turned my worklife into an (enjoyable) RPG so now I'm a full blown workaholic.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Deathscythe_48 on January 05, 2016, 11:57:54 am
I'm Deathscythe Call me Death or Heero whatever if you want to call me ;D,i'm new here since i wanted to become an rom hacking
so i decided to login in here.... i'm sorry before because i don't know this website doesn't exist
my friend tell me lately this website has awesome stuff and super rom hack from different country
 :thumbsup: and yeah this is going to be awesome..


I want to see this website for more and even more... so i can learn experience from myself.

 ::)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: bobbajo on January 06, 2016, 04:11:02 am
Hey all, just stumbled across this website here at 3am looking for memory maps.

My name is bobbajo, aka dama1138 in the twitch speedrunning world (I run Super Mario World for SNES). I'm 25 years old, a male, and live in an apartment in the midwest. Most of my waking hours I'm working or hanging out with my girlfriend. When I can, I squeeze in some programming or gaming. What am I saying? I can always find time... the nights are long. Coffee is my friend. My girlfriend bears with me... hopefully.

Right now I've taken my first plunge into the RAM of The Legend of Zelda, which is one of my favorite games. Using the RAM search/watch tools I've isolated and noted different places for cool stuff like health, items, and other values. I plan on maybe making a full hack that's exploration-based. You can't really explore the game without worrying about dying, so I'd like to solve that.

Anyway, I'd like to get to know some other people with these interests. Lord knows I have none irl. Enough about me, what's going on friends?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Candra Software on January 07, 2016, 12:15:52 am
I checked out some of the ROM hacks on this site, including Battletoads & Double Dragon: Dark Queen Rematch. I used to like doing a little bit of ROM Hacking for Streets of Rage 2 and 3.

Terrible gamer here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kamikaze Scotsman on January 07, 2016, 11:11:16 pm
Hi everyone.

I mainly joined to fill in a few missing values in the RAM maps for the NES Mega Man games. However, I figured since I have to register anyway, I might as well participate, so if anyone is working on an NES hack and would like a little help finding something or figuring what's going on in the code, feel free to contact me.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: drunkenmaverick on January 08, 2016, 12:31:45 am
Hi, I am drunkenmaverick (megamanx517 on Yahoo), I am from Columbia, SC, and I'm 33 years old.

I have been playing video games since '84, though mostly arcade games (My first arcade game is Galaga, by the way.) I didn't have a console until Christmas of 1988, that was the date when I had the NES Deluxe Set and it was bundled with Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt and the console was hooked up to an old black-and-white TV  :laugh:.

I have first heard about this site from a link on a Yahoo Group called '4EmulatorsandRoms' back in early 2000, it was also the same time I heard about Zophar's Domain, as well.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: McDougs on January 08, 2016, 11:59:35 am
Hey guys! Names Steven, I joined up so I could get my hands on an pokemon emerald hack. Looking to have a cozy night collecting 'em all and binging on its always sunny in philedelphia  8) I'll try to be an active member and  contribute to topics of conversation n'all that good jazz  :beer: Cheers!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GoldenTalesGeek on January 10, 2016, 01:59:09 pm
Hello! I'm GoldenTalesGeek! You can call me "Golden" or "GTG" for short, if you so wish. My username stems from the fact I'm a big geek who's a fan of the "Golden Sun" and "Tales of..." series. I'm also an avid fan of Doctor Who, as well as some other geeky things like comics and such. I've also been an amateur Let's Player for the last couple of years and am in the planning stages of beginning my 11th LP. Maybe I'll check out a few of the ROM hacks here as part of my series of first impressions videos. If anyone wants to check out my channel, PM me and I will send them a link to my YouTube. I can't promise I'll be a very active member, as I also have a job that has me do some late night shifts. But I'll try to stop by from time to time. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CluelessGeezer on January 10, 2016, 03:07:14 pm
Hi all. I'm CluelessGeezer.  I'm not nearly as old as I sometimes make myself out to be.  I've been gaming since the mid-80s and
am here today to grab an english translation for 7th Dragon. You've helped me out so many times.  Thank you for all that you do here on romhacking!!! 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Imaynotbehere4long on January 10, 2016, 05:21:59 pm
So, do I have to make a post before I can add an avatar, or am I just blind? I looked in Profile -> Account Settings but couldn't find anything.

Edit: Yeah, I had to make a post first. Thought so.

Anyway, I'm Imaynotbehere4long. I have a few accounts on various forums, though I'm most active on the SMBX forums. I'm actually not that interested in doing hacking myself as I feel it's a bit too steep of a learning curve for me (especially if I wanna do something like Rockman 4 Minus Infinity); in fact, I got an account here pretty much solely because of the false positive fiasco preventing me from downloading translations without one. I might make some more posts if I see something interesting, though...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tom1988 on January 11, 2016, 05:47:02 am
Greetings. I'm tom1988. I'm a fan of Super Metroid and the hacks made for it. I had to make an account since Google seems to be causing problems for guests downloading hacks for games like Super Metroid. I hope everyone has a wonderful day. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grandpaf on January 11, 2016, 02:11:55 pm
Hello, I'm Grandpaf and I really like ROM hacking in general. Did some lowish hack when I was younger and I could never, since that time, take away my eyes from the community  :beer:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BurningTyger on January 12, 2016, 01:41:10 am
Hey guys, Burningtyger here. I've enjoyed the emulation work you guys have done, so i thought I'd join the team. If you ever need proofreading or editing of  dialogue, I'll be glad to help.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Doffo on January 14, 2016, 12:28:27 pm
Yoooo!

Just new to the scene.  Always liked to tinker with electronics and such.  Earliest knowledge of hex editing was on my Amiga 1200 many MANY years ago. :) 

I was messing with Wheel of Fortune for the Nintendo a few days ago, and after looking through the rom in a Hex editor, I was changing simple stuff about the game.  As I dug further, it may seem that in order to full edit the game's puzzles, I would have to disassemble and recompile the code to get it to be fully customized.

All good, I just wanted to say hello and for everyone to keep up their good work.  Always nice to see other edited/hacked roms.

Take care! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Cato Felix on January 14, 2016, 09:44:30 pm
Cato Felix here.

I'm not new to emulation, but I've been wanting to learn more about the hacking aspect, itself. I'm here mostly because of Fire Emblem, but I'd like to learn anything, really.

I probably won't be a very overtly-active member of the forum, as I'm more a lurker-type than a poster. If I have a question or anything, I'll probably just make sure it hasn't been answered somewhere anywhere else. As I said, though, I'd like to learn as much as I can.

If anyone has any questions or recommendations for FE-related stuff about me, feel free to email.

--
Cato
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Quick Curly on January 15, 2016, 01:04:18 pm
I was messing with Wheel of Fortune for the Nintendo a few days ago, and after looking through the rom in a Hex editor, I was changing simple stuff about the game.  As I dug further, it may seem that in order to full edit the game's puzzles, I would have to disassemble and recompile the code to get it to be fully customized.
Hello, Doffo! Welcome to Romhacking.net! :)

Your post really interested me because you mentioned that you've been messing around with Wheel of Fortune for NES. :D
Back in late 2010, I started to look through the ROM of the PRG0 version myself and began to document as much as I could find out about the game, intending to eventually make a Wheel of Fortune hack with new puzzles and perhaps a new atmosphere. I was always leaning towards creating a Halloween-themed hack for it, but when it came to creative puzzles, I never really came up with much. All these years later, I never bothered to go back to the game overall.

I documented quite a few RAM addresses and ROM addresses, including palettes, text strings, contestant names, some bits of code, and all of the pointers and actual strings for the categories and actual puzzles.
Depending on whether you're using the PRG0 or PRG1 version, the offsets for a lot of the data groups (if not all of them) are different.

I did successfully change quite a few puzzles while working on an attempted puzzle hack, but I just never continued working on it between breaks and other ROM hacking projects.
From my personal experience working with this game, you would really only have to keep track of the new pointers for the puzzles as you change them (either making them shorter or longer) and keep track of the starting offsets for all of your puzzles.

Unless a part of your plan is to actually make the puzzle display in the game larger to allow the potential for even longer puzzles than current limitations permit, I don't believe that you would necessarily have to worry about digging too much into the game's code for anything major. :)

Perhaps this isn't necessarily the best place to discuss the subject in further detail (I'm not intending to derail the Introduction Topic more than I probably already have; perhaps a thread can be started in the Newcomer's Board or ROM Hacking Discussion instead) but I'm curious as to what you have already discovered and changed on your own so far, if you would like to share. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Greyfox on January 15, 2016, 06:19:41 pm
Cato Felix here.

I'm not new to emulation, but I've been wanting to learn more about the hacking aspect, itself. I'm here mostly because of Fire Emblem, but I'd like to learn anything, really.

I probably won't be a very overtly-active member of the forum, as I'm more a lurker-type than a poster. If I have a question or anything, I'll probably just make sure it hasn't been answered somewhere anywhere else. As I said, though, I'd like to learn as much as I can.

If anyone has any questions or recommendations for FE-related stuff about me, feel free to email.

--
Cato
What would you like to learn, specifically? :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Veigue on January 17, 2016, 07:40:20 am
Hello! 32 years old fart from Croatia here!

Fan of old school RPGs (I see that Phantasy Star Gen 2 has been translated, sweeeeet), racing games (Forza <3) and puzzle games. Also, I'm addicted to trophies and achievements, but that is for some other topic.


Cheers!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sky_Yoshi on January 18, 2016, 07:34:32 am
Hello! I am Sky Yoshi (Sora Aoki / 青木 空) and I am an Japanese Begginner RomHacker.
I am trying to hack StarTropics, Koko Adventure, Journey to Sillius, and even Super Mario Bros.
But I am an begginner so, it's pretty hard for me.
Also, I make some chiptunes on Famitracker.
I sometimes draw things.
And, my English is horrible but please forgive that.

And... that's it!
if you wanna know more (I guess you don't but...) , ask me!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MertHacks on January 19, 2016, 03:45:52 am
Hello everybody, I am MertHacks. I am 21 years old and I live in germany. So far I've been posting some stuff on smwcentral but I decided to check this site out. I'm currently working on a SMW hack, which gets his own thread soon.

Hope we'll have a good time together!  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: OneOf99 on January 20, 2016, 07:05:33 pm
Hello, I am OneOf99! Yay for rom-hacking, I guess.  :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: retromarine on January 20, 2016, 07:32:51 pm
I'm Ryan.  Recently discharged from the US Marine Corps (Sgt, honorably, 8 yrs active duty).  I'm 34 yrs old and I'm still obsessed with retro gaming (mostly NES).  I don't hack roms, but I play the shit out of the ones you guys hack, so keep 'em coming!  I'm impatiently awaiting Dahrkdaiz's release of Koopa Kingdom Escape.  I have invested much of my time perfecting my RetroPie build on the Raspberry Pi.  When hack updates are generated on this site, I pick the best ones and add them to my Raspberry Pi, along with a screen shot or boxart.  If you'd like to check out my build, here's the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49ZoZCZqtb8
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Datsun Adie on January 23, 2016, 12:15:36 pm
Hey guys, I'm Datsun Adie, just call me Adie.

New to hacking my own roms, wanted to learn how to do it after playing rom, and rom hacks for years.

I'm 25, an auto mechanic, I drive a Datsun 280z, and have a degree in graphic design.

I mostly play gba and nds roms, pokemon and rpg's for the most part. I only play racing games when it comes to modern gaming.

I'll be learning as I go, so feel free to msg me and give me advice, and if you ever need help with your car, just lmk and I'll do my best to help.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: FreightMan71 on January 23, 2016, 03:48:36 pm
Hello all...

Just wanted to let everyone know I am LONG time reader of your site, just now decided to actually be a member as I think conversing with fellow retro gamers would be fun.
I've gleaned much enjoyment out of this site, as the talented hackers and game modifiers here have breathed brand new life into many old games that I have beaten many times over.

Thanks for that guys n gals!

Hope to see many of you around the various forum boards here.
In the meantime, please...keep up the good work with the rom hack/translations, etc...... an awesome, awesome site you people have here for sure!

FM71
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SonOfASubmariner on January 25, 2016, 02:55:27 am
So yeah. You probably may have known me from somewhere, or you may not have known me.

But I'll make this plain. I'm SonOfASubmariner. This name is my goto name due to the English SNES FF6 bit after defeating the two M-TekArmors.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pnume on January 27, 2016, 08:25:56 pm
Hi, folks.

Longtime emulator user here . . . been emulating games since the early 2000s. My favourite console is the SNES and my favourite emulators are BSNES (with the 'Balanced' setting), Nestopia and Genesis Plus GX (via RetroArch). Currently I'm emulating the Sega CD title Lunar: The Silver Star and am having an absolute blast.

The great and vast amount of rom translations is what drew me to RomHacking but I can see myself using these forums from time.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: AlexE on January 31, 2016, 06:46:56 pm
Hi, I'm Alex!  8)

I'm a 2D cartoon animator, background musician, co-host of Totally Good at Games (a let's play show), and a few other things that aren't exactly relevant to video games.

I'm very much into creating chiptunes for retro-styled video games like for what you would find on a NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy, and more. I'm actually trying to figure out how I would go about making music for homebrews and ROM hacks so that my music would be in an actual NES or Genesis game!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: oathkeeperx on February 02, 2016, 02:51:53 pm
Hey guys, Ali here! I'm 22 years old and a sucker for old school JRPGS! Recently got a retron5 so that i can play those classic Final Fantasies with the proper translation they were meant to be played with... and not to mention they're cheaper to buy that way. XD :crazy:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: blacksmith666 on February 02, 2016, 09:57:53 pm
The first message in this thread was from 2005, wow is awesome how a thread can still  updating since that year.

Anyway, name's Gero Blacksmith from Neuquen, Argentina. I was just reading about 7th Dragon release from 3ds and found out that Yuzo Koshiro makes the music of the game from 3ds of 7th Dragon. Yuzo Koshiro is one of my favorites composers of video game music, street of rage 3 has my favorite OST of any video game ever. So I came to this page to download a translated ROM of the game because never had a western release. I hope I express myself because English isn't my first language, I'm still learning it. That's a little about me, follow me on twitter @geroblacksmith if you are a game dev I follow back for sure.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: soundslikepeach on February 03, 2016, 01:25:50 am
Hey! Good to see all of you and stunned to be posting in an active 11-year-old thread.

A friend and I are looking to get gud enough at this business to put our Japanese knowledge to bear on translating the original Boku no Natsuyasumi game or possibly the PSP port. Awesome to see the kind of stuff you're all here doing!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TonyBiH on February 03, 2016, 05:05:23 am
Hi people.

My name is Tony. Im huge fan of Romhacking. I love to play retro games especially NES games.
I'm long time user of Romhacking site. I'm finally decided to register. Keep up good work.
I always have some ideas about new hack so maybe someone will make it possible. I'm newbie in hacking but im willing to learn. Always like to customise something.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: squishdk on February 04, 2016, 03:40:56 pm
Hi i'm DK and i'm starting to collect famicom and super famicom games so thank you for being in existence because i'm too busy to learn japanese characters.  I havent explore the sire fully yet but is there a dreamcast or sega saturn translator available?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: phoenixgurl on February 06, 2016, 04:47:34 pm
In truth, I'm not new to the site; I've downloaded several tools from here as it is but to download the SMB3 Discombobulator (what a word!), I had to register...how queer (you'll notice right away I use such words as they were originally defined).

Some of the tools, I have no idea how to use or are uncooperative (I run a 32-bit Windows 7 if that helps), but it still interests me to learn how to use them to the best of my ability; I am a gamer, and a game creator and I am better at the latter.

Anyway...I hope I get to learn a lot from people here; I'm a bit of a novice at hacking/re-programming/scripting.

Until we meet once more, give 'em Hell! lol
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SunGodPortal on February 06, 2016, 04:53:30 pm
Quote
(you'll notice right away I use such words as they were originally defined)

Is that you, Tharthan?

:D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: phoenixgurl on February 06, 2016, 05:11:48 pm
Is that you, Tharthan?

:D

Who? lol
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SunGodPortal on February 06, 2016, 05:19:08 pm
Quote
Who? lol

Tharthan is here often. That quote reminded me of him (and only him). :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: phoenixgurl on February 06, 2016, 05:27:26 pm
Tharthan is here often. That quote reminded me of him (and only him). :)

I see. Nope! I guess that makes two people here who use modern slang words as they were originally defined.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ziranv on February 07, 2016, 03:47:45 pm
Hi all! Old emulator user! Started with the old neo geo emulator for DOS (wich and cant remember its name lol)

I found this site recently because i wanna play some games that have something new to them (hacks)!

Really like your site and the community in here!

Keep the amazing job guys! and thx to all who make this amazing games!

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: paulo40 on February 08, 2016, 10:01:59 pm
I'm paulo, and I've been following the emulation scene for a few years now.
I just appreciate all the work people do. So, thanks to the hard workers!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ZXNova on February 08, 2016, 10:31:20 pm
Hello all, I'm ZXNova and I don't really know much about romhacking other than people who know how to do it. I like playing romhacks though if it counts.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mikes on February 09, 2016, 06:49:07 am
Hello everyone! I´m Mikes, I´m from Spain and I´m here trying to learn interesting things
PD: Sorry for my english! :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ShyTreecko on February 11, 2016, 03:18:16 pm
Hello,

My name is Diego (or at least... ShyTreecko on the web)... and along with another friend, we are trying to create a Pokemon ROM Hack in the least amount of time.
We´ve just recently graduated from High School, and as a result we have a lot of free time before University life starts. But you know... So much free time can be a little bit boring, so we decided to make this as a personal project. We know nothing about the world of ROM Hacking or programming yet, but we are willing to learn as much as we can. Anyways... Hope to get your support and maybe make new friends along the way (I guess...)  ;) . Thanks!

Extra Info. about Us.
-We are both from Peru
-Favorite games: Pokemon and LoL
-Architect and System Engineer (in the making)
- :cookie:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Vulpgamer on February 12, 2016, 07:20:24 am
Hi everyone! Well i'm Vulpgamer, i'm a 3D CG student.
I want to get started in rom hacking. The problem is i don't know anything about scripts or codes :P. So i made some research and many forums say to go here.
Can someone be my guide in GBA romhacking? Like, what software do i use or what i need to know about script and codes.  :)
I had in mind for my first project to change "Advance wars 2 Black Hole rising" but i don't know how to start.

Well it's a little bit short but that's it for me  :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Berkian on February 14, 2016, 11:06:51 pm
Hi, I'm Berkian! I started hacking the Lunar Magic since 2016, I made levels and overworlds are cool. Our friends from the ROMHacking are good! It is important too hack into all day. I hope you enjoy you!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TLinkan on February 15, 2016, 01:56:21 am
Hi, I'm TLinkan! :D

I've played a few romhacks from this site before, more notably, the Pokemon Yellow NES English Translation hack. I don't really have that much experience in romhacking, I used to experiment on SMW hacking nearly 9 years ago, but I pretty much forgot almost everything I learned from then! But I'll be glad to learn from here if I have the itch to make a romhack!  :)

PS: I wonder who else from the Cave Story Tribute Site Forums is over here too...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Chiche on February 16, 2016, 02:11:48 pm
Hi, I'm Chiche, I made a post and talked a bit on IRC already, I'm a 25 years old videogame lover, studied programming on a university(? (here it's actually a "facultad", sorry, my native tongue is spanish, I'm from Argentina), I've been playing emulated games since I was a child (first ones were from Genesys), then moved to playing SNES, GameBoy, Playstation and more emulated systems.

I love RPG games, but I enjoy most games genres. I'm actually here trying to learn to make an small translation patch for Super Robot Wars Alpha.

If anyone's interested, I know the JAVA, JavaScript and PHP programming languages but I've also played around with others, especially when programming videogames (a bit of ActionScript, or also Unity's Boo language)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: KunzelCannoli on February 16, 2016, 09:02:16 pm
Sup boys n' gals, I'm Kunzel.
Haven't really done much in the area of ROM hacking, even though I'm always trying to. Never works too well, though.

Just the feeling of posting in a forum again makes me feel nostalgic, jeez...

I'm from Brazil (huehue br) and I'm 19. I've been trying to learn about how to change sprites and texts, etc. on Mega Man X for the SNES — occasionally, I do try to learn about hacking Sonic games as well.
And as for my abilities with ROM hacking, well, I really don't know much. However, if anyone is in need of a sprite artist, you can call me! Though I'm still not *that* great just yet, tbh...

Anyway, good to be here. Hope I can have a great time.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ScissorsCutsRock on February 16, 2016, 11:44:38 pm
Hello, I'm ScissorsCutsRock. I'm currently in my first year of college studying Computer Science to be a Game Programmer and hopefully become a director. Being that I'm into game design and want to make games, I thought that getting into ROM hacking would be a great avenue to explore! Hope to learn a lot and make friends here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ryan914 on February 22, 2016, 03:23:19 pm
I go by the username Ryan914

And yes, I am THAT (http://www.spriters-resource.com/submitter/Ryan914/) Ryan914 if you are curious. Been registered to post on this site for a while, just didn't get around to it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BlackDog61 on February 22, 2016, 05:19:46 pm
I go by the username Ryan914

And yes, I am THAT (http://www.spriters-resource.com/submitter/Ryan914/) Ryan914 if you are curious. Been registered to post on this site for a while, just didn't get around to it.
Does this mean that sprites and graphics edition is what you like and want to do? ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jordanv78 on February 22, 2016, 08:45:00 pm
Hey everyone! Longtime visitor here. Finally decided to register and post in the forums!

I'm a longtime Moderator of the site Vizzed.com, a in-browser plug-in site that allows people to emulate games right from their web browser. We are always looking for new hacks and translations, and this site is basically the best to get them from!

I've dabbled in Romhacking in the past. Mainly NES, SNES and the occasional Genesis/MegaDrive games. These days I've wanted to get into it more, so here I am!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: somerandomdude312 on February 25, 2016, 02:50:36 pm
Hi! I am somerandomdude312, I know how to make (not well made) levels the following games:

-Super Mario Bros 3
-Super Mario World
-New Super Mario Bros Wii

(I'm very nervous  :-X :-\)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: fusaru on February 25, 2016, 04:06:57 pm
Hello everyone, I go by the name of "fusaru".

I'm still quite new to this as I've only done some Sega Megadrive/Genesis color hacks so far and been tinkering with action replay codes/IPS patches to make PAL region games NTSC region compatible. I've  joined here to:
- publish color hacks
- gain more knowledge regarding rom hacks
- discuss and leave some feedback
Really appreciating all the people posting their work and knowledge here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: vjazin on February 25, 2016, 08:33:44 pm
Hello, im new here..  i just register to download some translation for my rom..

im not good in english so i end my introduction here.. :-D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kouchairo on February 26, 2016, 06:37:16 am
Hellooo~

I used to be a long time lurker of the site and others some years back when I had the time to play through translated games I never got the chance to play as a kid. I fell out of that pattern when I went to university, but here I am again, now an MA student looking for inspiration for my translation thesis project.

T'is a pleasure!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ItsumoKnight on March 10, 2016, 06:45:09 pm
Greetings. I am ItsumoKnight, a beginner Japanese translator.

I like JRPG and VNs for their emphasis on story and worldbuilding. I'm hoping that translating will aid me in learning more about the language. Nice to be here. =)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Canvas on March 18, 2016, 12:46:52 pm
Hey. I'm Canvas, a hobbyist programmer who just likes messing around with game internals.

Welcome ItsumoKnight. :3
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ladyabaxa on March 18, 2016, 09:37:53 pm
Hello everyone, I'm ladyabaxa (or just abaxa, I'm not picky).

I've done a bit of dabbling with romhacking over the years but nothing really complicated - mostly just persistence in a hex editor. One of these years I'll get around to picking up some more useful skills. I'm mostly interested in hacks of old games that up the challenge and that get at unused stuff.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: resq on April 03, 2016, 11:18:15 pm
Hi guys I'm uh RESQ. I guess. I like stuff. Do you like stuff? We can do stuff together.

But seriously what's up everyone. This is a pretty neat little site. Maybe I'll hang out and look at stuff. Maybe even do some stuff. heh.

Oh, I like NES. Yea. That's the stuff I like.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on April 04, 2016, 04:53:09 pm
Woah, you like stuff!?


No way, I like stuff too! Welcome aboard!  :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rotwang on April 04, 2016, 08:54:02 pm
Well, as they say in the business... if ya don't like stuff, get stuffed.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: theflyingzamboni on April 09, 2016, 06:08:37 am
Hey, I'm theflyingzamboni, and I have no prior experience in hex editing, rom hacking, or anything else I need here other than a decent ability to figure out computer-related issues. What I do have is a tendency to fixate on pet projects.  :laugh:

Presently, I'm learning romhacking specifically so that I can rewrite the horribly translated dialogue in the English version of The Legend of Dragoon, one of my favorite games from my childhood. So I'm jumping right into PSX without those intermediate steps on older systems' games that everyone recommends.

After a few days, I've actually made decent progress on this as-far-as-I-know unhacked game, finding the font table, text, and pointers/pointer system. Now it's on to figuring out script extraction/insertion, so that I can try to give myself some extra space to write improved dialogue without having to update pointers manually. Hopefully what I write will be actually better, and not just equally silly but with better grammar. It's going to be difficult to break away from dialogue I've grown so strangely fond of over the years.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Fisher on April 21, 2016, 01:27:56 pm
Hi, My name is Fisher. I'm just a poor Brazilian guy trying to get back old childhood memories and learn something in the process.
I've been lurking in this and many other sites, getting information on how that old "magic" machines worked, so I could fix my old consoles and restore some old and thrashed game cartridges. Seems like a little "ecologically correct" path, instead of throwing this stuff on the thrash, I try to make it work and have some fun with my wife and kids.
Just now I've felt the need to participate a little on the forums, since I just can't get anything else from the tutorials by reading and rereading again and again... I need some nice people to help me understand some concepts and even try to help other people to understand too :-)
I also think my english just got a little better, so I can comunicate fine with most people.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mevoid on April 21, 2016, 01:34:39 pm
Hey, i'm mevoid. My level at rom hacking is probably beginner-intermediate. I hope this site will help me learn alot more a bout rom hacking :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Miyamoya on April 24, 2016, 11:11:45 am
Hello everyone!
I'm Miyamoya, from Italy. I've studied Japanese many years and I already have a bit of experience in gaming translation.
I'm looking for some new translation project to improve my language and translation skills.

Feel free to contact me if you need a hand on some project ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jonk on May 01, 2016, 04:39:08 am
My son is currently rewriting the level/stat logic and battle logic and menu system for an SNES ROM and this has gotten me involved in helping him use an assembler for the 65c816. I'm learning more about the SNES (and game cartridge) hardware, disassembly, and simulators for the SNES as I help him out. (I'm a long time assembly and C coder and embedded instrumentation designer/coder and I've worked at Intel doing chipset and cpu testing using VHDL/Verilog and FPGAs and have taught computer science at the largest 4yr university in my state.) I'm currently having my son use a version of Merlin32 that I modified so that it could link PC-relative instructions across modules and a ROM patching program I wrote to support his ROM development process.

I'm interested in learning from SNES assembly coders as well as helping anyone interested in learning about assembly coding for any CPU or hardware system.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: STARWIN on May 01, 2016, 11:23:33 am
I must say, jonk, that sounds like an exceptionally fun resume.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jonk on May 01, 2016, 03:59:22 pm
I must say, jonk, that sounds like an exceptionally fun resume.

I love my work and would do it even if people didn't pay me. Luckily, they think they have to and I don't tell them otherwise.  ;)

The NES hardware seems to be still pretty well documented, but I'm not finding quite as good documentation for the SNES. I may need to go read the BSNES simulator code more to gather up the exact details I'd like. Sadly, I think there are few today who actually stay up on this stuff. If anyone knows of people identifying themselves as experts on the SNES hardware and game cartridge hardware, or in the subject of programming significant SNES games from scratch, I'd love to get a name or two to attempt contact (if the feeling may be mutual.)

I'd also like to help others struggling to understand hardware and software related to gaming as well as any other microcontroller programming circumstance. If they are interested, at all. I have many years experience here and could possibly help out.

May 01, 2016, 04:03:02 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I must say, jonk, that sounds like an exceptionally fun resume.

I forgot to add that I've had a game development company in California offer me a job the very next day after a day-long interview process with their company staff. I rejected the offer as being too low, given the requirement for a move and the high cost of living there. But it was nice to know that they immediately felt I would have been a good addition to their team. I also think I would have been, as well.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nightcrawler on May 01, 2016, 08:41:49 pm
The NES hardware seems to be still pretty well documented, but I'm not finding quite as good documentation for the SNES. I may need to go read the BSNES simulator code more to gather up the exact details I'd like. Sadly, I think there are few today who actually stay up on this stuff. If anyone knows of people identifying themselves as experts on the SNES hardware and game cartridge hardware, or in the subject of programming significant SNES games from scratch, I'd love to get a name or two to attempt contact (if the feeling may be mutual.)

SNES documentation is fairly mature. You may not have been looking in the right place. Anomie's (http://www.romhacking.net/?page=documents&category=&platform=&game=&author=548&perpage=20&level=&title=&desc=&docsearch=Go) documents should prove sufficient for most things. Is there something else in particular that you can't find there?

There are a number of people on this forum that are well versed with the SNES. This community has created many hacks and translations on the SNES platform after all. They are around if you need help on something specific. Most probably don't have the time for one-on-one teaching or mentoring if that's what you're interested in. Although, there are a few out there that will do even this to some degree. You typically need some subject matter to go on though.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jonk on May 01, 2016, 08:53:58 pm
SNES documentation is fairly mature. You may not have been looking in the right place. Anomie's (http://www.romhacking.net/?page=documents&category=&platform=&game=&author=548&perpage=20&level=&title=&desc=&docsearch=Go) documents should prove sufficient for most things. Is there something else in particular that you can't find there?

There are a number of people on this forum that are well versed with the SNES. This community has created many hacks and translations on the SNES platform after all. They are around if you need help on something specific. Most probably don't have the time for one-on-one teaching or mentoring if that's what you're interested in. Although, there are a few out there that will do even this to some degree. You typically need some subject matter to go on though.
Thanks. I'll take your advice first and see where that goes. Then, if and when it seems appropriate and I've done what I already can with web sites and perhaps BSNES source examination efforts, I'll ask any remaining specific and narrow questions here. That way I save the time of others, unless truly needed.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: AWJ on May 01, 2016, 09:01:30 pm
Thanks. I'll take your advice first and see where that goes. Then, if and when it seems appropriate and I've done what I already can with web sites and perhaps BSNES source examination efforts, I'll ask any remaining specific and narrow questions here. That way I save the time of others, unless truly needed.

For SNES-specific hardware questions and software techniques, there's the SNESDev subforum (http://forums.nesdev.com/viewforum.php?f=12) at NESDev. It's not super-active (I don't think there are nearly as many amateur SNES programmers around as NES or Megadrive) but the people there generally know what they're talking about.

Out of curiosity, what game is your son working on? Reverse engineering the mechanics of CRPGs and war simulations has been my particular area of interest for a long time.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jonk on May 01, 2016, 09:11:35 pm
Out of curiosity, what game is your son working on? Reverse engineering the mechanics of CRPGs and war simulations has been my particular area of interest for a long time.
Dragon Quest III, with translation patches applied.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ammako on May 06, 2016, 07:52:20 am
Hi, I'm Ammako.

I haven't done much in the way of rom hacking, except for one fairly simple hack which I wanted to submit here, because the place where I used to have it uploaded at seems to have a lot of problems actually keeping files up. So I figured this website would be the best place to upload it so it wouldn't get lost.

Haven't really done much rom hacking in a long time, aside from fixing up said hack a little bit back in January, and quite frankly I don't really have the motivation for it. Mainly registered because it was required for downloading and submitting hacks :p and then I figured I might as well check out the forum.

That being said, I can't figure out how to add an avatar. How does it work? Does it require a certain post count?
Edit: I figured it out, apparently the option to edit profile wouldn't show up until I posted at least once.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Blackiris on May 07, 2016, 05:42:05 am
Hi,

I've been around for a while and posted on a couple of instances, but never introduced myself.

I'm a fresh romhacker with decent programming experience and some knowledge of Japanese, and I'm currently hacking/translation the NDS game Noora to Toki no Koubou (Nora and the Studio of Time). After a long hiatus between August and April, I've resumed work and I'm relatively diligent at the moment.

In case I finish Nora, I'll probably tackle new projects. I'd love to see Atelier Annie translated, for example, though two or three failed attempts probably indicate that it's not an easy task. But one step after another, Nora comes first!

Anyway, I'm happy to be here!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kallisto on May 07, 2016, 08:26:44 am
I'm Kaliesto...I'm fairly new here. A friend of mine introduced to this scene a couple years back, and I've been loving it ever since. I'm more of the "idea" person here than actually making anything.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: julayla on May 13, 2016, 10:49:39 am
Hello, I'm new here and I hope I can contribute to some translations in some way.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: resq on May 13, 2016, 12:53:20 pm
Hello how are you?

People have done translations and I think much of the best NES / Famicom games have been done. I have one particular translation request that I can think of and probably more in the future. The translation requests thread here is locked saying to use the wiki but there's no way to request it.

I would like to have a English translated instruction manual for Final Fantasy 2 for NES. (The game that is already translated into English from Famicom version.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lance on May 13, 2016, 01:45:54 pm
Hello and welcome to romhacking.net!

Keep an eye on the forums and the help wanted ads and I'm sure you'll find something you can contribute to.

Do you have experience working with video games or translating/localizing text? Or maybe you're just looking to get your feet wet when it comes to translation projects.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: rikodewayne on May 14, 2016, 03:57:57 am
i'm rikodewayne. nice to be here since i downloaded tons of patches.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: julayla on May 16, 2016, 09:35:14 pm
Hello and welcome to romhacking.net!

Keep an eye on the forums and the help wanted ads and I'm sure you'll find something you can contribute to.

Do you have experience working with video games or translating/localizing text? Or maybe you're just looking to get your feet wet when it comes to translation projects.

I use to make sprites, but that was five years ago when I gave that up when I lost most of my files. I can probably do a bit of sprite altering here and there, but I'm always full of ideas on what can improve in translations and such...if that's okay.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TheHidden on May 19, 2016, 02:11:47 pm
New here greetings to all.

Quick question. Is it alright to post something in personal projects; that isn't related to romhacks?

Basically its a game that's being coded from the ground up.

thanks
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BlackDog61 on May 19, 2016, 05:47:28 pm
Quick question. Is it alright to post something in personal projects; that isn't related to romhacks?

Basically its a game that's being coded from the ground up.

Looks pretty personal and quite the project to me. I'd go ahead and do that.(I'm no admin, though. ;D)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zynk on May 20, 2016, 06:11:17 am
New here greetings to all.

Quick question. Is it alright to post something in personal projects; that isn't related to romhacks?

Basically its a game that's being coded from the ground up.

thanks
We accept homebrews - http://www.romhacking.net/homebrew/
So a Personal Project about a homebrew game is okay.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: hyakulegger on May 22, 2016, 10:08:59 pm
Hi. I'm a music composer, and pixel artist.
http://caca.t15.org (http://caca.t15.org)
http://hklg.deviantart.com (http://hklg.deviantart.com)

I want to make a SMB3 graphic/music hack.

(http://i.imgur.com/8wVOE4j.gif)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: dougeff on May 22, 2016, 10:33:01 pm
hyakulegger,

Welcome aboard the crazy train. SMB3 might take a while, but has good editors. Do you have any previous game hacking experience?

Any links to your music?

Ever tried famitracker NES music tracker?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: hyakulegger on May 22, 2016, 10:43:22 pm
@dougeff
Hey, thanks. No. I got zero experience with hacking. Like, I messed up an EarthBound ROM a bit, once.

Yes, the http://caca.t15.org link should lead you to a EP I made in 2014.
I have plenty of new music done, including NES/GB/SEGA chiptunes, but I don't have internet at home so I can't upload them now (I'll try next week).

No, I never tried it. Can I make new music and put it in SMB3 with it?

hyakulegger,

Welcome aboard the crazy train. SMB3 might take a while, but has good editors. Do you have any previous game hacking experience?

Any links to your music?

Ever tried famitracker NES music tracker?

Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: dougeff on May 22, 2016, 11:25:52 pm
Quote
Can I make new music and put it in SMB3 with it? (Famitracker)

Short answer, yes, long answer, not unless you have some NES programming experience, or a little help.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: hyakulegger on May 22, 2016, 11:29:18 pm
Short answer, yes, long answer, not unless you have some NES programming experience, or a little help.


I don't have some NES programming experience. So can I get a little help, instead?

EDIT:
Uploaded some tracks:
Dungeon 1 http://www.mediafire.com/download/nkm90n2459seu40/Dungeon+1.wav
Battle 1 http://www.mediafire.com/download/ma09hpehc9atwwj/Battle+1.wav
Battle 3 http://www.mediafire.com/download/7yq66x6zqeifwb9/Battle+3.wav
Dungeon 1 (Remix) http://www.mediafire.com/download/un6k769ww8wovay/Dungeon+1+%28Remix%29.wav
SMB3 Hack World 1-1 http://www.mediafire.com/download/qskw8zm3dxdcac5/1.Overworld+1.wav
SMB3 Hack Course Clear http://www.mediafire.com/download/5pbi5ab3z23smas/2.+Course+Clear.wav
TBA Forest http://www.mediafire.com/download/bazbu1aucrpdrvm/5%29+Forest.wav
TBA Boss http://www.mediafire.com/download/vaohl8bj8i5e9jw/7%29+Boss.wav
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kusanagi on June 05, 2016, 02:35:26 pm
Hey everyone. I joined the site seeking guidance on ROM translating.
For that last part, I'm fluent in English (I'm Brazilian) and know some Japanese (I know some of the grammar and can work with dictionaries), I just need the know-how for using this in games. I'd like to make a translation of Nekketsu Seishun Nikki 2 for the PSX (the Japan-only update to Rival Schools), because I'm a huge fan of fighting games, and I feel this game is a bit more complete than the vanilla Rival Schools (if only because of two extra characters).

I already managed to understand most of the menus and the beginning of the Nekketsu Seishun Nikki mode (the school simulator), and wrote them down on a Notepad file, but since a game like this would be a large body of work (Capcom themselves gave up on bringing the Evolution Disc on America because of this), I'd like to know some sprite editing too, so I can change the graphic-based text as well.

Anyway, sorry for extending myself, I just wanted you guys to know why I'm here. Thanks for your attention.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tuscan on June 15, 2016, 12:53:04 pm
Howdy,

I was a little hesitant to go so far as registering and posting but figured why not, seems like there are some good folks who check on this forum. Hopefully this doesn't give people the "oh great another one of THESE types" reaction, but I'm mainly interested in checking out level editors for different NES titles. SMB3 is my gf's favourite game all time (she pretty much stopped gaming at the NES) and I've wanted to create a custom SMB3 game for her, or at least a single world for her to play through. I have no idea how massive a task that could be but I've found the SMB3 level editors like Beneficii's (http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/242/) and hope they make the task easier, or at least more understandable.

Look forward to learning as much as I can on here.

Cheers
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: resq on June 15, 2016, 06:43:19 pm
Hi welcome to the forum. Hope you can find everything you're looking for.

Also, I've advanced to Junior member, yay!  :happy:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: reeefer on June 19, 2016, 05:10:14 am
Hi. Just registered today.

I was so stoked that an English version of Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha was available here and I was even more surprised that it was just released a couple weeks ago.

I've played Megaman games in the past (X4 being the first) and I realized that I don't really know the story behind it so I decided to go on a Megaman spree from the originals crossing over to X and so on (just the 2d side scrollers for now) and I found out that there was an English version of Rockman & Forte for the SNES and decided to "get" that because it was more fluid in motion than the GB version. My curiosity about the sequel's English version brought me here.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: seattleebm on June 20, 2016, 11:23:02 pm
Hello!  I'm interested in seeing if the hex code of a game can predict actions like the spawning of enemies in particular locations.  I'm also interested generally in learning to match up game components to the hex representation in the editor.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: UndutchStolp on June 21, 2016, 11:46:18 am
Uhm well hellow there. Undutch here, or gerard what ever you prefer. Found this site looking for a way to trade on pokemon crystal, found a great mod!
Got a bunch of questions but wil ask them in the correct topic.

Cheers
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ryoma Nagare on June 25, 2016, 11:34:37 pm
Heya. got to know this here site from the SRW Alpha Gaiden translation project. Cool shit, dudes.

anyway, I also go by Ryoma Nagare on smogon forums so leave me a vm or pm to say hi ig and talk about elitist ass competitive Pokemon.

Basically joined this to see if I could ever help out in translating something someday, so I'll try my best to :o

cheers
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: vonMuir on June 26, 2016, 01:37:30 pm
Hi, just signing the welcome book.

I've been interested in ROM hacking for awhile, and I've browsed articles on this site in the past. Now, I'm working on a project myself and decided to join the site for a little more help.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ccooldean on June 27, 2016, 07:54:23 pm
*bursts through reddit* HEY WHAT'S UP IT'S CCOOLDEAN I've actually been fiddling around with romhacking for a while, even making a SM64 Minecraft Version. I've joined this forum because A. I want to actually get into the romhacking community and B. Because I can't figure out how to edit DS graphics for the life of me. Anyway, hello!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Retrolife on July 02, 2016, 11:59:29 am
Hi i'm new here and i love retro gaming
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: resq on July 05, 2016, 11:24:46 pm
How's everyone doing today I certainly hope you're doing well.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: drunkenmaverick on July 06, 2016, 11:01:59 pm
Hi. Just registered today.

I was so stoked that an English version of Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha was available here and I was even more surprised that it was just released a couple weeks ago.

I've played Megaman games in the past (X4 being the first) and I realized that I don't really know the story behind it so I decided to go on a Megaman spree from the originals crossing over to X and so on (just the 2d side scrollers for now) and I found out that there was an English version of Rockman & Forte for the SNES and decided to "get" that because it was more fluid in motion than the GB version. My curiosity about the sequel's English version brought me here.

Thank you.
Hi, reeefer! Welcome aboard!

I have played Megaman 1-6 on the NES, 7 and X 1-3 on the SNES, X5 and 6 on the PS, X4 as a part of the Megaman X Collection on the PS2 and the GBA version of Megaman & Bass. I just do not even know why did Capcom had taken so long to bring RM&F to the U.S. only to make a port for the GBA that is not as fluid compared to the original SNES version (although, the music in the game was good; but, it was a hit and miss.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: esclactine on July 10, 2016, 10:54:35 am
I'm Esclactine Swish
I'm brazilian
I'm studying a lot about
I have 22 years
and I am available to talk
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: h2643 on July 13, 2016, 12:28:38 pm
Hi, guy from Ukraine here. Registered here just to submit my and my italian's friend ROM hack, but I was wondering about something. Is submitting a finished hack (we consider it "finished" since we no longer have to work on it) that only affects a certain part of the original game, but not absolutely everything, allowed? My modified game has 9 stages, and the last one acts like the game's credits, so you can't progress and play the original game's levels after completing our own (I can go in details if needed)

Thanks.

EDIT: Eh, guess I'll submit it rn to see if it is or not.
EDIT 2: So apperantly it is!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Gradus on July 23, 2016, 07:53:41 am
Hello! This account makes up for we are Gradus team . Japan and South Korea hacker team that is working together to make a good and original hack . Although we are interested in now Rome Hacking the place net, we are for a while , we did not have here .

We have three of the projects we are working on now . They are ,

1:
Holly in girl land ,

This hack is on a quest through the fictional land to stop the evil average man , and starring Holly , a buddy of Super Sky .

2:
The intelligence of the world , is Holly ,

This is the second of the Quest of Holly . It will be short , but Holly is to test the knowledge of the player , we are dependent on this time to quiz . Such as this, I am an educational game for my daughter .

3:
Sky will save Europe .

Because Europe has been invaded by aliens , Sky , the hero , came back ! Because it is a sequel of procaine of hack , this hack will be very difficult . In addition , to test Europe , Western civilization , country , and the knowledge about the history . Or Sky , you can explore the real world ? However , it will be fun and educational . Good luck players !

Because I like rare or stopped production the games , Super Sky , California raisins , and Bioforce monkeys , and such as cheetah men , we will work to NES in our hack . We are not you are a good or bothered our old graphic This is , I hope not to care about our English . Our friend in Germany to stop the work for us , him only was the spoken English . We use an online translator .

Why , how are we to here not in the Center? Someone on the SMWC before it was over leaked our hack , and he is why we came here instead . Mean moderations steal your hack , there is a kick-off average moderator you to the SMW center . We are want more the boards , Rome Hacking place net . Before he is to end his hacking , I did not say stole go to Sky Town , procaine , author worked once for us . I picked up his sequel to his place . ( It is , if people who do not know Sky Goes to the town was the old challenge hack that includes an obstacle to avoid , their hard level . Sky Europe will save something like it . )
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Squall_FF8 on July 27, 2016, 09:44:04 am
Hi guys,

I'm usually known as Squall, but it want available, so ...
I'm mainly interested in Final Fantasy franchise so I hope I will meet many FF fans
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: UNP-17 on July 27, 2016, 05:22:00 pm
Hello, I am UNP.

I am interested in romhacking and want to modify some nintendo gamecube games. I already know this is difficult from prior experience. But I've come accross a few tools to do it. I can't wait to try out some of the romhacks on this site that have already been posted.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sierra on July 28, 2016, 09:44:49 am
Hi, guys!

I'm pretty new to the romhacking scene. I tried my hand on modifying Xenogears a couple of years back, but now I've finally found a game I'd like to work on. It's going to be a slow process as I have a learning disability, but in the end I hope to be able to produce something of substance.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: nickeeromo on August 01, 2016, 01:48:38 am
Hey there.  Well let's see.  I have a degree in Game Software Development, but have been unable to find a job in my area (not much here where I live). I've had 2 interviews which failed somehow.  In one, they asked me if I have done any ROM hacking or mod work, and I have not.  So I decided to get into ROM hacking to hopefully help out my portfolio a little bit.

I have made a couple games here and there as class projects in Unity, but this is my first time trying my hand at this.  Final Fantasy has been a favorite series of mine, so I thought I should start at something more simple - the first in the series for NES. But I saw how many hacks were already out there for it, and I really am not too well-versed in that title as a whole.  So I am going with FFIV for SNES.  After some fiddling around here and there, I found a lot of good resources on this site and thought, ah, why don't I just become a member?

Nothing special in the works, just figuring it all out.  Right now I'm just trying to figure out why the dialogue in the banks doesn't seem to be directly translatable from hex...  at least that's the way it seems.

Personally, I am married, have 4 kids, and have to work.  So since I'm not a programmer professionally (yet), I found a nice job at a medical scanning facility.  I ended up writing a program to drastically increase their efficiency as a by the way, which at least made me feel like my schooling wasn't a TOTAL waste, lol.

I like playing mostly older titles that are nostalgic to me. I've never been into the "newer" hype of online gaming and that.  I tried it once, but stopped after a few days when someone whose team I was on randomly in LoL told me to kill myself...  ANYWAY, right now I'm playing Resident Evil 4, Vandal Hearts II, and just finished my first-ever runs (completions) of Vandal Hearts and Parasite Eve.

I'm sure I'll be around for the next long while.  And it feels good to be here :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: reconstructingmana on August 04, 2016, 06:19:43 pm
Longtime lurker here.  Mainly interested in translation and in-depth analysis of NES and SNES era games.  Done some mods on my own, but nothing that's as deep as some stuff here.  I'll help out any way I can.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Worldblender on August 06, 2016, 10:39:27 pm
Hi there, everyone. I came here in order to get more help on a project that I will shortly introduce. Here's little bit about me in real life:
* I have been diagnosed with mild autism since I was 3 years old, so you might find it hard for you to talk with me, especially if I don't seem to be clear in my communications at times.
* My largest interests deal with computers no matter where they are used, and regardless of their form, and I am capable of getting interested in anything else (not all interests are within my scope).
* I am a heavy user of open source software, self-converted from my family's beginnings with Microsoft Windows (I am now triple booting with Ubuntu GNU/Linux, Windows 7, and FreeBSD as PC-BSD). I try to stick with open source wherever and whenever possible, except when proprietary software is the only way I must get something done, and when so viable open source offering exists or matches up with what needs to be done.
* I can be attracted to almost any kind of video game, but my current focus is on coin-operated arcade games, especially the ones released in the 1980s. I use MAME in order to experience most of those games that I otherwise would have not heard or seen of.
* The project I will be introducing shortly is about graphics and possibly audio from those games; I want to put them on display akin to a gallery, but anyone is free to reuse those things, as long as they try to stay away from using them in commercial works (a work intended for commercial advantage or to be paid for; it does not matter who or what the user is).

Expect me to post details and a link to the project shortly.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: killeroftrolls on August 08, 2016, 12:03:28 pm
Hello, I'm k.o.t. Nice to meet you all. I enjoy games but I specially like old games that I grew up with and specially mods of those.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: thE_rZA on August 21, 2016, 06:10:49 am
Hi.

I'm thE rZA. In the 90s we did some homebrew on the good ole SNES. It was a good time we had. With no internet. BBS was our place to be.

Now I'm about >40 ;) and like the retro wave we're surfing on today. I'm interested in all kind of retro stuff again :).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jonk on August 21, 2016, 01:09:57 pm
Hi.

I'm thE rZA. In the 90s we did some homebrew on the good ole SNES. It was a good time we had. With no internet. BBS was our place to be.

Now I'm about >40 ;) and like the retro wave we're surfing on today. I'm interested in all kind of retro stuff again :).
Cool. I built a homebrew computer in 1974. And, of course, built and coded stuff for the Altair 8800, IMSAI 8080, Apple II, Lisa, and a bevy of other hardware instrumentation and software and operating system things since then. (Worked on Unix v 6 using C in 1978, too.)

Yeah. I'm also interested in retro stuff!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lamiaaaa on August 22, 2016, 03:08:39 am
Hi folks, I'm new to here. I've got experience with romhacking in the Fire Emblem series and my main project is a heavy conversion of FE4.

I decided to register in case I had more obscure, or advanced questions about stuff or games that don't have dedicated message boards!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NerdyMaddie on August 22, 2016, 05:40:29 pm
Hey everybody, I'm NerdyMaddie. Maddie for short lol  ;)

And...I've been hacking for maybe 5 years or so, but I am just now able to be serious about it because I just now got my own laptop for school that all my programs are on. My first hack has been about well basically 4 or 5 years in the making I got the ideas for the starters long ago but with Sun and Moon coming out I will have to change some things. The name has been Pokemon Laminar for many years, I'm a gemstone nerd so I put a lot of effort into searching for one that wasn't taken.

I'm still working a lot into the major designing and creating phase, trying to determine how many mons I need to design and what not. If I can I can try to post any progress I make on the game.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: essellejaye on August 29, 2016, 01:26:27 am
Hello everyone, I'm Esselle Jaye.

A friend teased me about still playing "vanilla" FF1 on my NES in 2016, and he said I should try some of the "hacks" available for it.
I was skeptical until I sat down at his house and watch him playing Dragoon X Omega II and GFF.

Well, he directed me here, and now I'm hooked!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MattCrafter708 on August 31, 2016, 05:23:11 am
Hi, I'm MattCrafter! I'm here to hack  a game called Dragon Crystal! :cookie:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: 020110 on August 31, 2016, 07:26:13 am
Hi.  Another longtime lurker here.

I am 020110.

Like many others here, I like gaming.  My favorite games are from NES, GB, SNES, Genesis, PSX, N64, and DC.  I have been following the progress of Grimlock's 'Metroid Rogue Dawn'.  I signed an account just to do a casual test of this hack.  This is indeed an awesome hack!

I also love reading.  I found a novel floating online called 'Zeratopolis'.  It was self-published back in 2013, but for some reason, was taken down.  A friend of mine sent me a Dropbox link of the full version, and I couldn't put it down.  The style is a bit different and unique, since it's a 'graphic novel adapted to words'.

It's about four kids who die and end up in a place called Iron Henge.  They use strange powers to combat people's thoughts and dreams brought to life.  And though it's got a lot of violence, harsh language, and some sexy bits, I thought it was well-written, intelligent, and very action-packed.  It actually feels like a video game at times.  Oh, and as far as genre goes, I'd say satire with a touch of science fiction, fantasy, and can be funny and disturbing, too.

I know this is not the type of forum to share a novel, but I'm considering making a topic to perhaps promote said novel.  I did a quick search to see if there were other topics just to make sure.

Pleasure to make your acquaintance.

EDIT: All links removed.  I think it was a mistake to post a link to someone else's novel on a gaming site.  My apologies for that.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bahamut ZERO on August 31, 2016, 03:51:34 pm
Hello everyone, I'm Esselle Jaye.

A friend teased me about still playing "vanilla" FF1 on my NES in 2016, and he said I should try some of the "hacks" available for it.
I was skeptical until I sat down at his house and watch him playing Dragoon X Omega II and GFF.

Well, he directed me here, and now I'm hooked!

One of us, one of us. ONE OF US.  >:D

Haha welcome to the forum. A Wilford Brimley-themed hack of River City Ransom was what got me into hacks. :beer:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Legacy Yoshi on August 31, 2016, 11:22:20 pm
Hi i am Legacy Yoshi, i am just a Yoshi fan who got me into rom hacks and stuff.
I really hope to see people around.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BoldHeart on September 14, 2016, 03:03:06 am
hello
i dont have much to say
i came here a long time ago for a translation patch for the snes game gundam wing endless duel
now im back and came looking for help

i need a rom edit to turn link gba multiplayer games into wireless adaptor multiplayer games so i can play them on vba link online with friends using hamachi. my first request for this is kirby and the amazing mirror

because link games lag online making them unplayable while wireless adaptor ones dont lag and can be played online via hamachi and vba link

if someone would like to play hacked versions of games with me online, let me know. im very social and open to playing with others over netplay

and if you have a hack to add coop in mario snes games, id like that too
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ACmod on September 14, 2016, 10:45:04 am
I'm here to learn/find help with modifying a PS2 or PSP game (Armored Core: Last Raven, and it's PSP port) to build a community patch for it to make it more interesting for PvP.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: XenoWars on September 17, 2016, 10:28:38 am
Hello all, I am XenoWars, gamer since 2000. I have only recently gotten into roms and isos, having gotten ones that I am unable to play (but do own/have owned), but I have zero experience in rom hacking. I joined the community for one game only, Ocarina of Time, since I saw the work on Sacred Armor and 3rd Quest, and Voyager of Time though it's mostly edited text. I thought, "Hey, this should be fun. I'm already making a new Toontown, so this shouldn't be that much harder, right?" Needless to say, I was wrong :') Anyway, I hope to be a worthy addition to the community eventually. Clearly not now since I've just started, but eventually. Also, I do know Japanese, but I don't think I would be able to do full translations. I only learned it for four years in high school. Lastly, expect some questions from me for OoT hacking.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: NurseTorture on September 21, 2016, 03:53:03 pm
Hello another one of the many lurkers here. I frequent the site daily checking out all the new tools & documents which are lovely & worked hard on. I got into rom hacking by playing Final Fantasy V & Seiken Densetsu 3 when I was a kid. I plan on going to college to learn programming for unrelated reasons but dream about one day hacking the Black/Matrix series which is my personal holy grail. I try to learn as much as I can but its hard to know where to start sometimes & can be really hard to understand in the few docs around. Hoping to maybe learn more from discussion & be a part of the awesome community here!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: JDignam on September 24, 2016, 06:31:54 am
I've had several accounts here but have forgotten their corresponding usernames/passwords by now, since it's been a while since I've been around here and simply forgot everything.

Anyway, if you're on Board 2, you most probably know me as Termingamer2-JD, a British webmaster/weblogger who's been on the Internet for over two years.

I look into making simple ROM hacks and not much more and maybe find some people to talk to here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ethanwhite on September 29, 2016, 05:37:36 pm
Hi I'm EthanWhite. I've been practicing ROM hacking for a while. I'm not really super good at it, but I've practiced enough I think I can make some good hacks. :)

I'm working on a few ROM hacks right now. The main one I'm currently working on is a ROM hack of SMB1 called Super Mario Infinity.

Hope you guys like them when they're finished.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: The Rooser on October 14, 2016, 07:17:03 pm
Hello I'm the creator of an old NES Metroid hack: Metroid Deluxe (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/99/).

I've emerged from my 14-year slumber so I can submit an updated version of it: Metroid Deluxe Reduxe

It just has some bug fixes and snarfblam's Metroid Plus ASM Hacks added.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: midgetonebeta on October 17, 2016, 03:40:35 pm
Hi,Im M1 spriter graphical  hunger house,Adobe Photoshop addict,But Want to learn to code i been creating my own codes and cheat codes but want  to earn whats
Under the hood.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: tekkamanpr on October 26, 2016, 10:54:32 am
Hi, as you see, I'm tekkamanpr, i've been visiting Romhacking for quite some time, i  really enjoy to see the efforts that many do here, it keeps me entertained and busy in my spare time. Im from Puerto Rico, nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grandirus on October 30, 2016, 03:00:11 am
Hello gamers.
I'm Grandirus.
I have made 4 save state editors for the following games:
 - Phantasy Star IV - The End of the Millenium (Genesis - FUSION)
 - D&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun (Genesis - FUSION)
 - Final Fantasy VI (SNES - ZSNES)
 - Chrono Trigger (SNES - ZSNES)

It's the first time I work with programing (using Visual Basic 6).
I will add the editors soon.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: summvs on November 01, 2016, 04:04:22 am
Hi all, I'm summvs and I'm here to talk about fan translation, starting with Ayakashi no Shiro!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kirbysmith on November 01, 2016, 11:11:23 am
Hi, I'm Kirbysmith. I like Sonic, Kirby, Smash Bros, and other stuff. I had a long intro typed out but the website ate it and I can't be bothered to retype it. I only make sprite hacks because Mac OS X tools are few and aren't as advanced as tools that Windows users have. I have a Hex editor, but it's in Portuguese and I have no idea how to edit hex code. Anyway, I have a Kirby's Adventure hack but with updated Meta Knight sprites, a SMB2 hack that replaces Toad with Wario, and a Pokémon Red hack that replaces Red with Nico Yazawa. I would love help on them, especially with changing text, hex editing, trainer sprite editing and palette editing. So if you'd like to help, please let me know. Thanks!

EDIT: I'm also working on a GRAND DAD hack of The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak that replaces Fred and Barney with Grand Dad and a bootleg Luigi respectively. I'd love help with modifying the title screen as well as name ideas for this Luigi/Barney Rubble bootleg.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tbolt76 on November 02, 2016, 09:36:46 am
Hello  I am Joe Douglas A relative newcomer to rom hacking! I am have been working on a Super Metroid Project what Im doing is Remaking all rooms from the first Metroid game in super metroid style  and then remaking the other areas from super metroid such as the wrecked ship and maridia so that they look like they belong in the first metroid.  I work at a theme park in florida  Im a big fan of AC/DC. Married for 13 years and Just recentley experienced my very first hurricane ever.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: insomniakc on November 05, 2016, 10:54:17 am
Hey, I'm Josh, and I have played around with NES and MSX homebrew programming in assembly, but lately I've been thinking of making some fan translations . I speak English and German, and I am presently learning Russian and Japanese. Just finished playing Chrono Trigger's excellent fan translation into Russian from Japanese. I just got back from a long trip to central Russia where I am engaged to be married, and I adopted a kitten with my fiancé. Also, the kitten is now one of the most well traveled "people" I know, since I brought her 12000 km and 11 time zones. She is also excited to get into fan translation! Maybe a Pokémon Meow edition? Cats need some augmented reality too. Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Darrman on November 07, 2016, 12:31:20 pm
Hey, I'm Darrman, just another lurker who messes with Fire Emblem games every so often. (The reason the underscore is there is because I messed up registering the underscoreless version as I botched the email address...) *returns to lurking*
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MKGirlism on November 08, 2016, 12:27:01 am
Hi there, I'm MKGirlism (often referred to as "Yami"), and I'm the owner of the MKDS and MK7 ROM Hacking scenes.
I'm posting all of this either from my home, or my work's office in Japan.
Apart from this forum, I like the overall design of the site.

宜しくお願いいたします。
(Yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu.)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: FireRat on November 08, 2016, 06:42:55 pm
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Hello guys, I'm a beginner videogame designer, I'm into the computer animation or graphical design, and I spend most of my time working on a Sega Genesis game and a romhack of Sonic the Hedgehog.
What I like the most are the special effects!, and I regularily try to compose things in Adobe After Effects or the Genesis' VDP.

I hope to finish and share at least 1 of my projects before 2018, as my time would become way more limited =X

PS, I like the site's Spell Check button :P
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: The Falcon of the Night on November 10, 2016, 10:07:01 pm
I am The Falcon of The Night. I am a rather new or immature person new to the field of romhacking. I got intereted in the translation field of this particular site. I wanted to translate as many games as I can in my native language. As it turns out, there's not a single game in my native language so I presume it will be more than difficult. Therefore I would like to get as many help as I can. And probably inspire more to indulge in romhacking as well as translating. With regards, The Falcon of The Night.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jabexy on November 21, 2016, 01:16:16 pm
Hi Everybody.

First, Thank you RHDN, for accepting me in here.

I am Jabexy, an "old" game- and testplayer from Sweden, mostly FC/NES, SFC/SNES and PS1 back in the late 80s and the 90s.
As I am totally novis at romhacking and/or in translating games, I now hope to learn a little more about that.
And even though I might have sort of "stupid" questions, I do apreciate the help I will get.

Thank you and with regards

// Jabexy :-) 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: HertzDevil on November 23, 2016, 03:39:20 pm
Hello RHDN!

I make chiptune music chiefly on a non-hacking-related tracker fork (https://github.com/HertzDevil/0CC-FamiTracker) I maintained. I am well-versed in Lua / C++ / 6502, and can also read x86 and Z80 disassembly. My aim here is to make music hacking accessible to the general ROM hacking community.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Xardas on November 24, 2016, 01:01:28 pm
Hello everyone

I am Xardas, pleased to "meet" you. While I especially enjoy Final Fantasy games for their good stories and gameplay, I am also a little bit disappointed. Not only the low difficulty, the lack of balance regarding equipment, simple enemy attack patterns, but also the issue that many implemented battle commands and spells were completely obsolete (status inflicting magic for example) made me think about mods for years. It was a great time waster throughout the years. But recently I thought "Why not giving it a shoot and try modifying a ROM by myself?". I first tested a game specific editor, and I was amazed how much it let change me. But since some things in the depths, like text or damage formula editing, are not possible to alter, I try to teach myself hex editing. I already have much to ask, but I try to solve the problems by myself before spamming hundreds of questions in this board.

If anyone is interested: My first project will be a mod of Final Fantasy 5 for SNES.

All the best, Xardas
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: STARWIN on November 24, 2016, 06:10:18 pm
For FF5 you may be already aware but: http://slickproductions.org/forum/index.php?board=17.0 may have some interesting material in there.

Many people are familiar with SNES here, so you can also try the IRC channel here: http://www.romhacking.net/chat/ for those questions or thoughts that feel too unrefined or ambiguous for the board. Things can happen slowly there so just going in and asking a question and leaving won't work so well though.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: AlanJacobs on November 28, 2016, 10:43:25 am
Hello everybody on RHDN!

I want to thank the staff for accepting me and my hack as well!

My name is Alan Jacobs. Very shy, both online and irl, but I had a passion for level design since I can remember. I played a bunch of games on NES, SNES etc. when I was young but now I enjoy watching other people play more so than myself. I love Mario. I grew up playing the NES Mario games and SMW and dreamed of the opportunity to create other worlds and levels. When I discovered ROM hacking 7 years ago, it's been a hobby of mine ever since.

Personally, I love soccer, James Bond movies, music (mostly 80's) and I do what I can to keep in decent shape, mostly yoga and jogging/running.

I already have a few projects under my belt. Someone else downloaded my blaster master hack on here a few years ago. I finished my most recent and biggest project yet, SMB3: A New Journey, a few days ago. I plan to create a v1.1 but outside of that, I plan to take a break from ROM Hacking. I don't know of any future projects but you guys will be the first to know. I hope to get to know some of you in the future.

Take care!! :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Queen Zeal on December 04, 2016, 07:38:33 pm
Hi everybody! I'm new(of course) and trying to figure everything out. I enjoy baking, music(80's-90's), making pixel art, and crocheting. I don't know a lot about game hacking to be honest; I'm learning python though,I guess that's step in the right direction. My first console was an Atari 2600, that introduced me to gaming. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and chatting about games.

December 04, 2016, 07:39:13 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Hi everybody! I'm new(of course) and trying to figure everything out. I enjoy baking, music(80's-90's), making pixel art, and crocheting. I don't know a lot about game hacking to be honest; I'm learning python though,I guess that's step in the right direction. My first console was an Atari 2600, that introduced me to gaming. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and chatting about games.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: FlightMedic on December 20, 2016, 10:36:15 pm
Hello. New guy here. I've always been a fan of NES games and hardware, in fact I still have my first NES among all the other ones I've collected. A year ago or so I started to learn programming as a hobby using Raspberry Pi and it was impossible to overlook its ability as a pocket sized emulator which led me to hacked games (read: Legend of Link and Outlands) which led me to learn programming cartridges (for my own use only). Now I want to explore making my own hacked NES games using my little by of coding knowledge and the guides on this site.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BulletBill on December 21, 2016, 12:00:12 pm
Good morning all! I hope everyone is doing well! My name is Will and I'm a big fan of the Sega Saturn *gasp!* I know, and yes, the Policenauts english patch is as amazing as it was described! Anywho, I am also a big fan of older Saturn RPGs. My goal down the line is to work with fellow Saturn fans in hopes of getting many of the great saturn rpgs patched with an English translation. Ambitious, I know.

Anyways, hit me up peeps and let's get a dialogue going!

Cheers!
-WG
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DaJoshy on December 30, 2016, 01:24:04 am
Hello, I'm DaJoshy. I mostly make music, specifically chiptunes. I play a lot of NES and PS1/PS2 games. I don't really have a favorite game, but I really like the first 3 Spyro games. That's about it.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jadowdl on January 03, 2017, 06:54:26 pm
Hi I'm jadowdl.  I had an NES controller in my hands before I could walk or talk, and it's been a life long bucket-list goal to eventually make a game for the system.  I got into doing NES rom hacks to propose to my now-wife, one of the handful of "zelda proposals" that got picked up by the news.  Now I dabble from time to time.  I've also made professional modern video games for Android, and expect to get back into professional game development soon.

I've joined mostly so I can help update the datacrystal wikis for games I'm interested in (and give back where I can - those pages where they exist have been godsends for me personally).  It's always aggravating (though also exhilarating) spending hours in the emulator debugger stepping through 6502 assembly, when a good wiki page would do instead!  I'm also interested in making chiptunes, though I have no explicit experience so far.  Always enjoy making a new friend into retro gaming, virtual or otherwise; shout outs to anybody in the SF bay area who might like to hack together in person.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Killy on January 04, 2017, 08:10:05 am
Hello, I'm Killy, a french guy. I'm interested to translate many old games into french, specially RPG from SNES (Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Hunter Treasure G, Bahamut Lagoon, Chrono Trigger, Eien no Filena...) and old famous games like Megaman, Castlevania, Mario... I'm here to ask some help for my project, because I'm not a hacker, only a translator. For example I want translate Eien no Filena into french, but I need help from the Satsu's team.
In my life I'm a professor of history and I love to play with my nes, snes and my GBA when I have free time.
Sorry for my english, I'm good to translate games into french but I'm not good to write in english :/
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ikusatatsu_ushiromiya on January 07, 2017, 01:57:42 am
Hallo,everyone.I'm ikusatatsu_ushiromiya.I did some hacks of Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet before but not submit here. I just registered several days ago.
I like video games very much.Such as Castlevania,Megaman,Pokemon,Mario,Ys,and so on.
Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet is a fascinating ARPG game,I try to hack it so I learned some tools such as WINHEX,CT2. I spent many times and efforts to find a mass of data of this game.
Than,I successfully did what I want.
Now,I submited the best of my hack to Romhacking.net .This one:http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3263/
I did all I can to make to like a new game.Of course,there are still a lot of things I can't do now.I must leran more techniques to realize my ideality.


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: MatatabiMitsu on January 07, 2017, 09:17:23 am
Hi there I'm Matatabi Mitsu. I'm a professional translator (though not in the game industry) and I want to use my Japanese for fun sometimes so I'm getting involved with a game translation project.

The game I'm translating is Gokinjo Boukentai, and I'll probably make a thread about it soon to track progress and see if anyone can help with the programming/image side of things while I do the script.

Hope to see you all around!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ToDust on January 18, 2017, 10:40:32 pm
Hey there. I have no prior experience with romhacking, but that's why I joined. It's fun seeing all the projects people are working on, and how. I'm probably just going to lurk, as I have a lot to learn.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BlackDog61 on January 19, 2017, 03:07:27 am
Hey there. I have no prior experience with romhacking, but that's why I joined. It's fun seeing all the projects people are working on, and how. I'm probably just going to lurk, as I have a lot to learn.
Hi there, ToDust!
The best way to learn is to do. Just choose a simple thing to try on and have fun learning how things work! Once you've read the Getting Started and tried a few things, you can even open your own topic to discuss stuff or get a little push in the back to keep going.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bruiserjoe on January 28, 2017, 11:26:05 pm
I'm Bruiserjoe I tried to get into the Rom Hacking scene a while ago but I fell flat on my face, so I decided to come back finally. I mainly just wanna hack for shits and giggles
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Puresukoto on February 06, 2017, 10:59:17 pm
Hello Im new been lurking for a couple years and this is the most amazing website I have to check it every chance I get thank you to everyone who contributes to this website its like a movement and it's very inspiring.

I'm just a musician I am functional in many genres digital or natural I live in california and it really won't stop raining right now.

I want to learn how to reproduce these games we love and cherish there are so many details I would like to understand and I look forward to learning more from all of you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BigHairyMarty on February 10, 2017, 09:19:27 pm
Greetings. I'd like to thank the moderators for approving my account.

I'm as new to the hacking community as several others on here. I started experimenting with NES hacking back in August, and I hope to gradually improve what skills I have as time goes on.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mateau on February 18, 2017, 05:20:43 am
Hi, i'm new to the forum. Thanks for all the good work everyone do. I don't have a lot of knowledge in computer, even less in programming, and 0 in hacking, so i'm very impressed by your work. My condition refrain me from being able to get such level of knowledge. I wish i could help more, but due to my limited knowledge, i can mostly make suggestions or comments. Lots of respect to you.

I never really know how to introduce myself, but here it is; i speak French, but i can also read, write, and talk in English quite well. I love music, and old video games, from NES to Playstation and N64.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: VladimIr V Y on February 18, 2017, 09:29:38 am
Hello. I'm just a simple gamer, currently preferring to play SNES, SMD and GBA games, as well as older PC games, mostly DOS-era. I've been a gamer for about 25 years, starting on ZX Spectrum and later moving on to NES, SMD and finally PC.

Most likely, I will not be an active forum user here, since I'm an active reader of a few russian forums and LiveJournal, and it's hard for me to write a lot in non-native language. But I still like to introduce myself and thank creators of ROMhacking.net for many games I've been able to experience in English.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Grimusaur on February 20, 2017, 05:45:16 pm
Howdy, new member here, been following this scene for a long time and decided to get involved finally. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Woodman on February 26, 2017, 12:03:51 am
Hey guys, I'm woodman. I'm young but I usually like older games over new ones, mainly SNES ones. I want to work with computers next year in college so I thought I'd check out ROMhacking as a hobby that could introduce me to coding concepts. So far it's pretty fun but also daunting as I can already tell there's a lot for me to learn.

Also I'd like to know how to get rid of restricted access on my account. It's kinda annoying and not explained too well how it works
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RetroSlayer14 on March 01, 2017, 08:51:30 pm
Hello folks.  I'm an older gamer who has been around vids since the 80's.  Started off with Atari and then headed to NES.  I've played many
games over the years and fav's are RPG's, flying shooters, and some adventure. 

The only hacking experience I have is years ago, I hacked a high score of another player in a windows cards game where scores were
shared across the company network. The only reason I did it was the guy said I couldn't beat his score.  Well, I stole it instead.  He didn't play again.

Other than that, I don't have any hacking experience but I will be playing some hacks and adding some reviews on hacks I try out.  I read through some of the intro to hacking docs and it does seem daunting.  I applaud your efforts in bringing hacked games forward for our gaming pleasure. 
Long live open source!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CassiEveretts on March 04, 2017, 08:00:22 am
Hello! My name is Cassi! I'm new here and still figuring everything out! It's a pleasure to be in your care!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Roq12 on March 10, 2017, 04:15:34 am
Hi,

I'm Roq12 and I'm from Sweden. I have a 1 year old daughter and I like games quite a lot.
I have never once hacked a rom.

//Roq12
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Reichu on March 23, 2017, 03:26:07 pm
Greetings! I'm a amateur translator who happens to play video games from time to time. (Not as much as I used to... I have a soft spot for console, but the joints just aren't what they used to be!) I signed up expressly to offer my services to a preexisting project that interested me, but maybe, one day in the future, I'll attempt to jump-start one of my own. If I can find someone to do the programming part, since I have absolutely no clue when it comes to that, heh.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Prock78 on March 26, 2017, 04:37:57 pm
Hi everyone! I'm new on this board. I'm French and I'm 39. I like playing games on old systems, my favorites ones are the NES, SNES and Megadrive.
I often come to romhacking.net to get translations (and sometimes hacks, but translations mainly) for games I could like (often RPG or adventure games), so I can play them on my Everdrives (NES & Megadrive) and SD2SNES.
I came on this board to ask a question about a game I would like to play but doesn't launch on my Everdrive-N8, I guess I'm going to create a topic in a few minutes about it...
Thanks a lot for this great site!  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Pinta77 on March 27, 2017, 04:30:04 am
Hi everyone! I'm new on this board. I'm French and I'm 39. I like playing games on old systems, my favorites ones are the NES, SNES and Megadrive.
I often come to romhacking.net to get translations (and sometimes hacks, but translations mainly) for games I could like (often RPG or adventure games), so I can play them on my Everdrives (NES & Megadrive) and SD2SNES.
I came on this board to ask a question about a game I would like to play but doesn't launch on my Everdrive-N8, I guess I'm going to create a topic in a few minutes about it...
Thanks a lot for this great site!  :)

Nice to meet you ^^

My name is Evan. I came here because I'm a ROM hacker. I'm currently working on "Pokémon Mystic Blue & Ghastly Green Versions". It's gonna be set in the Holon region (based on the TCG) and it's gonna involve some stuff from Sun & Moon, and it's gonna be intense. But anyway, was looking for websites besides pokecommunity and found this. So here I am.

I like playing almost all kinds of video games. I grew up with GBC and GBA, and I really liked GBA. My favorite console is gamecube. And I have a Nintendo switch. So... that's everything about me.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: PancakeTaicho on March 28, 2017, 10:53:50 am
Hello, I'm PancakeTaicho. I'm 29, living in Japan, and have studied the language for about 10 years. I'm wanting to get into translating games and romhacking and I'm here hoping to get some experience, learn lots, and find a community. If anyone has any projects they would like help on please feel free to reach out. I'll be checking to see if there are any projects I can lend a hand with.

In the long term I myself have some games I'd like to translate (and romhack myself, ideally) - mainly PS1 games like Deep Freeze, Twilight Sydrome (and the Syndrome series in general), and ultimately Racing Lagoon, among others. I also want to work on PS2 "Yarudora" FMV games like 0 Story, The Fear, and Scandal (at least get them subbed).

I like games from the 90s and PS1 pre-rendered background games. My ultimate pipe-dream is to make my own PS1-style pre-rendered background, tank control action game where the first half takes place in the horizontal, confined spaces of a train, like Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn, and then in the second half it would open up into the vertical, more spacious environment of a skyscraper, T.R.A.G. Mission of Mercy. It would have an over-the-top action movie plot, but with strong characters and a real emotional connection with the player. And then ther'd be a big ol' 'splosion.

Thank you for reading. Hit me up for translation stuff (or anything). I hope to be active here in the future.

And a question for you: Have you ever eaten pancakes with peanut butter instead of butter, and with maple syrup on top?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Emberson on March 30, 2017, 06:16:12 pm
Hello. My name (or at least my online alias) is Emberson. I am an aspiring Graphic artist, sprite designer, and skin designer for the doom mod known as "Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch". Quite recently I've taken a great interest in ROM hacks, and was even commissioned one by my friend (a whopping $10. Woohoo.) This is all well and good, but there is a small problem with that. I have no idea what I'm doing, so you can imagine my sigh of relief when i came across a site called "Romhacking.net". I understand that this site is not meant to teach, but rather to share, and I apologize for any inconvenience that I may cause as a novice. The game in question is Castlevania III. If you'd like to help, i'll gladly accept.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: HeavyMetalRocker1988 on March 31, 2017, 04:47:33 pm
Greetings! \m/

I'm HeavyMetalRocker1988, 28 years old (turning 29 in 5 more weeks) and German. I've observed this forum for quite some time.

I'm not that good hacker, but I'd like to learn how to hack games (mainly SMW hacking).
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Helly_ on April 15, 2017, 09:39:24 am
Hey there.
I'm Helly, french jap/eng translator/hacker for some years now.
RPGs are my bread & butter :)
Ask me about anime and CRPGs!

Be seeing you in the project pages!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: magikalf on April 17, 2017, 08:58:12 pm
Hello! I'm magikalf (the name is always lowercase), and I've been a rom user for years. I've been looking to further delve into the community that is rom hacking in general, and this is the perfect place to start!

I've done very minor tweaking to games (make custom maps in SMB and change music in DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi 3), but sadly they were all thanks to tutorials guiding me through the process. The best I could say I've actually done after fiddling and research was edit maps in GTA 3 for PC and importing them to the android, and extracting some sound/music files through unconventional methods.

What I look to do as a member of this group is to get involved with the community, get involved in helping in projects, and expand my knowledge through my interactions with other members.

I'm starting to look into translating a PS2 game that has never received a translation outside of Japanese, but am at a stonewall finding where to find the text files. I've found the sound/music files, but I'd love to learn more about the process of translating PS2 games specifically.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: szemigi on April 25, 2017, 06:54:25 pm
ENGLISH:
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Hey there! I'm szemigi and I'm new here (but in translating I'm very known :laugh:).

I'm hungarian.

I translated several NES and some FDS games like Super Mario, Lunar Pool, Clu Clu Land, etc. I haven't shared them yet here, but I'll do that in due time.


MAGYAR:
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Üdv mindenkinek, szemigi vagyok. Itt ugyan új vagyok, de a fordítások terén már ismert vagyok.
Sok NES és pár FDS játékot lefordítottam, mint pl. a Super Mario, Lunar Pool, Clu Clu Land, stb.
Még nem osztottam meg egyiket se itt, de majd hamarosan. ;)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bregalad on April 26, 2017, 02:47:24 am
Welcome ! It's always great to see games translated in more "obscure" languages.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: FiVEL on May 02, 2017, 08:23:47 am
 well I'm an old fart at the age of 38 and I don't understand computers to save the life of me .  I love playing fighting games and just recently hacked my wii with a whole lot of fun games.  yes why don't understand anything about computers well at the age of 14 back in the early 90s I dropped out of school and was playing in bands and touring nonstop till I have my first kid it at 35.  now that I'm at home chilling and not in the music thing as much showing him the classics and found this site hoping to understand a bit more of this ram hacking fun .  Im from the Los Angeles  area and would like to learn as much as I can here, Thanks
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: noah2017 on May 02, 2017, 10:10:43 pm
Hi, Im new to this forum  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Arizkuren84 on May 05, 2017, 11:31:36 pm
Hello Hacking Community - glad to see that talent on display here, and the welcoming atmosphere.  I'm a 33 year old from upstate NY, working full time, with a wyfe, 2 small children, and all of that fun stuff that you grandma says you should be doing.  I threw my first video game tantrum while mashing on an Atari controller, trying to get Mario to jump over a barrel without perishing, and I haven't stopped complaining since...

I have stacks of games from different generations (300+), many of which are still encased in their cellophane, and very little free time to play any of them... and yet when I do find the time, I always play the well-worn timeless classics that I've played so many times before.

I've got very little to offer the community, except my ambition: I want to someday become Hokage of the Village Hidden in the Leaves! (not sure why, but all starry-eyed lads seem to strive for that)  Failing that, I would like to hack the original Legend of Zelda to a high degree.  Failing that, I would like to retire somewhere quiet, and lament ambitions never realized...
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: EnchantressOfNumbers on May 11, 2017, 11:08:00 am
Hello everyone!  I'm EnchantressOfNumbers or EoN, as many people abbreviate my name.  I've been using this site recently so I figured I should create an account and join the community a bit more.  I'm a software developer by trade, so I'm looking forward to expanding my skill set doing more work in 6502 rather than the high level languages I use at work.

My main hobby is speedrunning primarily focusing on Tetris the Grand Master and Zelda 2.  A while ago I got an idea for a Zelda 2 rom hack targeted at speedrunners kind of in the spirit of some of the Kaizo Mario hacks.  I'm still very much in the early stages on my hack, but I look forward to sharing my progress as I go and just generally becoming a part of this community.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Teeporage777 on May 15, 2017, 03:11:26 pm
I just registered and thought this would be a good start. My name is odviously teeporage. Im a big retro game fan and about a year ago i ran into ky first mario hack ever. Ever since ive been a big collector of them. I really have no idea about hacking and would love to learn.  I thought this would be the best place to do so and have alot of fun. I do like other hacks and trans. Games but my favorites are marios.
 There are alot of people that got me thinking about making my own. People such as googie, frantik, dahrkdaiz ect. I hope to learn alot and enjoy my time here. Thanks to the mods who approved my registry. 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Teishou on May 21, 2017, 08:46:13 pm
Hi there. I'm a big fan of tactics styled games and VNs. I guess I'm technically a professional translator, but I would like to work a project or two with some people to freshen up my portfolio, so to speak. If anyone's ever interested in pursuing those kinds of games, I'm all for it. :) I'd originally planned to do the Riven games with a group, but that fell through years ago, unfortunately.

Here's to something new!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SorceressTerra on May 21, 2017, 10:20:00 pm
Hello everyone. I'm SorceressTerra, named after one of my favorite RPG characters ever. I am a huge fan of primarily retro FFs as in I-IX Chrono games Legend of Dragoon etc. Haven't played much different titles in my life. I'm not by any means a programmer or knowledgeable in it either, I can at least enter the strings where their supposed to go but anyone can do that LOL. My hobbies include medieval weapon collecting(I own a battle ready Claymore albeit a moderate quality piece going to start growing my collection) weapons testing(only with my Claymore as of now sadly), cycling, cooking, video games...  mainly rpgs(I game less than I used to) gardening and many more! I'm really introverted essentially a loner sides for a special friend in my life and my cats hehe. Currently unemployed because my last stupid job casted "Rub" on my employment ie they "terminated" me.. get it, yeah I'm sure you do. :-\

Well that's a bit of me.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: BoxofScraps on May 22, 2017, 02:10:22 pm
Ive always been an admire of people putting in hard work and effort to translate games, rom hacking, or coding.  Whether its wanting to test your skills, wanting to see your favorite games translated, or seeing it as means to share with people all over the word due to not being imported, I want to say thank you to everyone who does this!  While I may never seem to wrap the ideas of binary or coding around my head, one of my many goals is to share with people the talents of people who put their time and effort into rom hacking.  Im an aspiring content creator who make videos based on gaming and anime.  Im trying to combine the two together, create a niche if your will.  The games I want to play, I want to showcase the hard work from all of you to the world!  But in the end this post is a big thank you!  You guys are awesome!

Power Keg Greg!

mod note: A great sentiment, but I moved this here as it's really the place for this kind of 'introduce yourself' post.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Ganbare-Lucifer on May 28, 2017, 04:57:40 pm
Hello...

Right at the point, I'm a 'standard' game modifier, that works in MUGEN, Super Mario War and Megaman 8-Bit Deathmatch... And now I'm going to expand further by getting started into official game rom hacking. I just started with Super Mario World in SMW Central, and now I want to modify other games too.

I'm also onto creating a 100% original game with original characters, called Aventurine Wanderriors, based on a previous crossover saga. And well, here am I.

Nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mekanaizer on May 30, 2017, 07:57:51 am
Hello to all people.
I'm Mekanaizer (thou I use/used other nicks along the years).
I'm here to help where and when ever I can. I don't know if I will ever release something here, time will tell...
Hope to have a good time here with all.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TheGunheart on May 30, 2017, 09:05:02 pm
Hello, major fan of mecha games and a major thank you to Aeon Genesis for translating Front Mission Gun Hazard. I've lurked here and there for a while and decided to finally start an account, which I'll admit I likely won't use much as I lack the programming skill to work on projects of my own.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: vigorousjammer on June 22, 2017, 09:30:17 pm
みんなさん、はじめまして!ビゴロスジャッマです! :laugh:
Despite the introduction, my Japanese is actually still really rusty and I'm nowhere near fluent. (I sometimes feel I never will be, but I keep studying away.)
Anyway, I thought I'd join the site and check out the different projects here and what everyone's up to.  :woot!:
I currently work on scanlation and fansubs (mostly doing editing work and proofreading), but thought it might be fun to try and get into the romhacking scene, too. ;D
In any case, I'm pleased to make everyone's acquaintance.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: emask on June 28, 2017, 03:33:43 pm
Joined recently but have been a longtime fan of what goes on here.

First attempted any sort or ROM hacking as a kid.  I don't do it much now, but certainly enjoy playing people's creations.  Recently found and shared my first hack from when I was a kid.  Looking forward to learning more from the awesome folk here and hopefully will attempt another project one day!  ...I'm looking at you SMB1 music...

Favourite game is OOT and MM--say what you will!  Huge Zelda fan (mostly of the older games), and I know I'm not alone in that respect.  To be honest, I haven't played many new games as my passions have drifted towards music over the years.  Nevertheless I like to be surprised by games that are different--Portal blew me away. 

I miss the N64 and GCN days.  There are great new games for sure, I'm just way behind the times.  I also miss games that don't hold your hand the whole way through, or have a somewhat cruel arcade feel to them.  To me, multiplayer is sitting beside your friends on the couch screaming together during a round of Melee, or GoldenEye 64. 

Thanks for being here RHDN!

emask
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: personitis on June 30, 2017, 11:38:09 pm
Hello. I'm terrible with introductions.

I've been around romhacks since 2009 in the form of Super Metroid hacks and Metroid Construction is where my origin with the hobby started. Known about this site for a while, using it for reference sparsely over the years. Made an account early last year when Google started blocking/blacklisting downloads (or whenever that was) and haven't done anything over here since.

Like I mentioned, a lot of my work has been done with Super Metroid, though nothing super impressive. I've made two gimmicky hacks and a more original one: the gimmicks being one with constantly depleting health, the other one involving a ridiculous escape plan from Zebes, and the original being short yet slightly difficult. I've contributed to a few projects around MetConst as well. Again, nothing too large on my part; usually suggestions or small snippets of assembly. Most of my activity is wanting to understand how and why things work while offering a voice of opinion when asked.

My recent project has me digging into SNES Harvest Moon from nearly scratch. I'd like to eventually write an editor for it despite Jathys' editor existing, but the thing is rather ancient and dependent upon files which I didn't have my computer. :P But that's more of a potential long term goal as well as cleaning up the translation.

Figured I'd make my presence known and until I get more progress, I probably won't say much. So uhh, I guess that's me? ( '_' )b
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Tea_Time on July 02, 2017, 10:41:24 pm
Howdy and good evening!
They call me Tea Time, and I've been involved on and off in ROM hacking since around 2006 or 2007. Admittedly, my reasons for hacking in general are more selfish (or at least certainly seem more selfish to me) than others. Rather than wanting to provide a new experience in old games for others to enjoy, I prefer to further my own understanding of how older games work and how data is stored within them. Though with that being said, the reason why I joined up here was so that I could share my research with other members of this community, so that they can get some use out of the things I've found. Who knows, maybe it'll come in handy for someone!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: baochan on July 08, 2017, 06:14:08 pm
Guess I'll say hi here before posting. I've been working on a tabletop arcade machine and have hacked quite a few roms (100+ on 5 different systems), mostly to remap the controls to be playable on a machine with only a joystick and 3 buttons. It's amazing how many games actually require you to press Start to start, and changing it to "press any button" saves you a whole 2 inches on the button panel as long as you don't care about pausing.

A few games I've also added extra features to so they're more accessible (usually infinite lives/continues, nothing you couldn't get without a simple cheat code). But a handful I think might actually be interesting to other people. For instance, adding semi-rapid-fire to 1943 NES, start with full health (instead of a measly 30) on Metroid, speeding up that damn intro text on Bad Dudes NES.

It's been pretty satisfying figuring out how to change games with nothing but a disassembler and hex editor. As soon as I figure out how to post IPS files here I'll share a few of them.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Wild Striker on July 18, 2017, 03:34:45 pm
Hello Friends
I'm Onur Super Modarator Of TsubasaTR.Net also youtuber. My channel is in my signature.

I saw your site and register it.
I use Hex editor.I have really good Captain Tsubasa 2 Hacks.I will share it this forum.
My dream one day CT-2 game make 2P and All star mode.
 
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: strangebowl on July 22, 2017, 03:59:10 pm
Hello, im completly new to romhacking and im interested to make use of assembly language here since i need to learn it anyway.  :crazy:

i also like mario games.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Specialkid1337 on July 29, 2017, 06:49:24 pm
*notices pinned Introduction message thread, realized mistake*

Hello everyone! I'm Specialkid, and I am brand new to the whole rom-hacking scene. My primary motivations for registering today was to essentially dive face-first into this one game that has escaped a successful translation into English with no avail: Star Ocean Blue Sphere. I am a huge fan of Star Ocean, so seeing this game have so many people start and stop (or maybe keep going, who knows) projects just makes me want to actually go into this project myself.

Essentially, the only skills I have towards tackling any of this is just programming knowledge, and I barely know a lick of Japanese, all I do know of Japanese is hiragana, katakana, no kanji, and some very basic grammar rules. I know, this isn't helping my case, but if I could end up fixing all of the graphical problems (like garbage onscreen, which IS something that is a huge issue when I play half-patched projects), it would definitely be a great way to improve my programming. This community is great, and I wish you all the best of luck in your own endeavors!  ;)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: dyipes on July 29, 2017, 11:54:01 pm
Hello all!

I'm dyipes and I'm currently trying to learn some programming so I can help the community that gave me so many hours of entertainment over the years. I'm currently taking the CS-50x course on edx.org and I'm hoping that will give me some skills that will translate into something meaningful to the emulation and romhacking community down the road. I'm making somewhat decent progress learning C and I'm pretty excited about it!

I used to lurk the zsnes forums years ago when they were actually active and will lurk here every once in a while just because I find a lot of the topics interesting. What prompted me to finally register was seeing today's message about RHDN needing funds and starting a Patreon to support the site. I figure even if I don't make any progress with contributing to any project on here, the least I can do is thrown some money at RHDN to help keep the place up.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Techokami on July 31, 2017, 02:49:47 pm
Eh, better late than never.
I'm Techokami, I've been part of the ROM hacking scene since the early 2000s on places like AcmlmBoard. I've pushed for the concept of sharing assets, so people who aren't as talented as others in certain fields can still make incredible works. Former SMW Central admin, currently Tech Member on Sonic Retro.
I really only registered here after finding out that someone else was uploading my dumb old PHP scripts to the site, and needed to take ownership of the files.
I'm also very quiet ._.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: miqrojamie on August 06, 2017, 08:01:47 am
Not a hacker but I do enjoy playing the odd ROM hack every now and then and am definitely interested in retro games so decided this would be a good place to go to. I also wouldn't mind getting some inspiration for mod related content for my own site through here.

I might make the effort to make a small hack one day if I can find time and dedication which will be difficult what with the upcoming Year 11 exams next year and college etc. (Yeah I'm 15, turning 16 in late September)

I'm also interested in computing although I cannot program at the current time, might learn PHP some day though so I can build dynamic websites and write my own modifications to forum packages.

Anyway; hope I enjoy my stay here at RHDN!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jensma on August 07, 2017, 03:43:23 pm
I do nothing but play games  :angel:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Zorgatone on August 23, 2017, 03:52:25 am
Hi!

I'm new to the forum, my name is Tommaso, from Turin (Italy), 25 years old studying IT Engineering and working as web&app developer. I'm studying Assembly and I hope to have some help or find resources to learn more about retro consoles (I'm trying to get some assembly working on GB/GBC in particular).  ;D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bob789 on August 24, 2017, 06:15:42 pm
Hello,

I am a beginning ROM Hacker looking for some projects to get started on.

 I am still working on my skills for other aspects of ROM Hacking, so as the title suggests, I can pretty much only beta test at this point. Please keep in mind I have not devoted my life to ROM Hacking so I cannot dedicate an unlimited amount of time.


If you are interested just reply to this post or PM me.


Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: StephanePare on August 29, 2017, 11:43:22 pm
Hi, I'm new to this site (obviously), 38 from Canada.  I came here because of the far east of eden zero translation project on the snes
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lazy Bastard on September 11, 2017, 04:14:20 pm
Not sure if I had an account many years ago and didn't use it for so long that it got purged, or if I never had an account and have always been a mere lurker, but I'm Lazy Bastard and I'm addicted to game hacking  ;)

I'm also the founder/owner of GameHacking.org (http://GameHacking.org), and an admin at Zophar.net (http://Zophar.net) (which I'm currently working on resurrecting - feel free to drop by the new Discord server - https://discord.gg/Sm7Jhrc (https://discord.gg/Sm7Jhrc) ).

Anyway, glad to be here.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: chelochelini2014 on September 14, 2017, 11:00:20 pm
I'm from Latin America, designer, and I love videogames, I've been a player since I was 5 years old (1988), thanks to all people who make this page possible.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Nimbus on September 20, 2017, 03:18:35 am
Hey guys! I've been hanging around the Discord server for a while and figured it was time I made an actual forum account.

I'm still pretty new to ROM hacking. I started studying SNES programming about a year ago, and so far I have managed to put together a few very basic ASM programs. My main interest lies in SNES development, but I've always been super intrigued by the fan translation scene so hopefully I can learn some new skills for all sorts of retro game hacking.

Outside of that, I am a professional 3D artist / indie game developer. Hope you see you around!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bumpfi on September 20, 2017, 11:54:02 am
Hy to all! My Name is Bumpfi from Austria. My Goal is to create a view Ger/Eng playable Sets.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Peaches on September 21, 2017, 09:27:07 am
I... actually joined this site awhile back! But, hi! I'm more of a lurker than anything, and I thought I should at least post something here. :D I also like playing hacks, but I am a bit shy about leaving reviews...  :-\

Otherwise, I'm pretty new(ish) to hacking in general. My interests generally are in RPGs and graphic modding--if I'm specific, pixel art and the likes. :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Dr. Warmsoda on September 21, 2017, 07:51:04 pm
Yo. I'm a 35 year old who has been romhacking since the late 90s (mostly for fun). I have been hacking Super Mario World, in particular, since 2013 and am presently deep into a full length hack called Ganymede, featuring original content and story.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: WittyWitmyer on September 26, 2017, 12:55:01 pm
Hi, I'm Andy. I guess you could say that I'm new to the rom hacking scene. My favorite games growing up were SNES RPGs, especially from Square and Enix. When I was kid, I wanted to work for Square! I write a lot of music, but as something of a dream fulfillment, I began working on a re-translation of Woolsey's FF3 script.

My goal with it is to make the dialogue immersive and natural. Some lines have remained intact - as a fan of Woolsey's work, I have a newfound appreciation for the work he put into his localizations. However, probably due to space, I noticed over the years that the dialogue between characters has always been stilted and one-sided. Almost as if each character were speaking to themselves, but not to each other. So, I've been working to change that - it's a labor of love, really.

Now, I've translated the game up through two and a half out of the three "the party splits up after the battle with Ultros on Lete River". But, today, I just ran into a major problem, which I'll be posting about in a moment. I just wanted to introduce myself. The work I've done so far has turned out well above my own expectations, so I hope not all is lost...

Thanks.

-Andy
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Aikaru on September 29, 2017, 08:43:15 pm
Hi. My name's Lucio. I'm an En>Es Argentinian professional translator. I'm taking my first steps into videogame localization and translation, so I decided to join this community to acquire extra experience on translating and localizing.
Like many of you, my first experiences with videogames were SNES RPGs and adventure games. I've been playing those genres since I was 7 without realizing how exciting working on games would be. So that's pretty much all I can say as my introduction. I hope I can join a great team and learn all kind of skills while getting to know you. Bye!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: WingMantis on October 08, 2017, 08:07:10 am
Hi, I'm Ken. I drifted away from gaming for several years. Xbox 360 was my last console. I found out about the Dreamcast scene and games being brought back online so I'm very excited about that. Sega Saturn is another system I'm interested in. I haven't touched it in 15 years and now there are translations of a few great games I always wanted to play. I am looking forward to Princess Crown finally being translated. I was disappointed when the PSP version didn't get a Western release. I never got a PSP, but I would have.

I'd like to learn how to extract and inject textures etc. from Dreamcast games so I can do some mods. Maybe more someday.

Thanks for this great resource!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: peixemacaco on October 09, 2017, 07:47:59 am
Hi everyone, my name is Nelson. I`m from Brazil, and very interested in the Genesis/Mega Drive rom hack scene. In the past I`ve changed Daytona USA (Dreamcast Edition) voices, translating to become Daytona Brazil ... lol, there`s an youtube vid of this.  ::)

I don`t know deeply the romhacking art , as tables, pointers, or hexadecimals.
But I`ve doing somethings like translating a text that I can actually see on a rom (no the complicated ones), changed some of the voices of Streets of Rage 2 with MDV Sound Editor and now using Hivepal, updated the great Super Monaco GP, that I`m posting on Personal Projects. 8)

I`m not only Sega fan, just love every console made to date, since Atari in 1984!!!  :thumbsup:

Thanks if you accept me as a contributor to the scene,
Nelson  :)

Ps: I`m just a noob, that don`t find where to change avatar, please help! Lol  :banghead:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Korn16ftl3 on October 10, 2017, 01:27:43 pm
Hello all,
I'm korn16ftl3 and I enjoy game console modify and emulation, the idea of 1 console to rule them all with complete rom sets has always been something I enjoyed.

Secondly what u would like to learn at this point in time is how to modify the region free sega saturn bios, but im completely unsure where to learn that from, I came here to get in contact with a member here (gc8tech) that has dabbled in what I want too accomplish but I don't think had any luck playing with the actual bios to modify the save storage space on the system
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: jawler on October 12, 2017, 04:05:51 pm
Hi my friens  :woot!:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: lesserdog on October 12, 2017, 06:09:20 pm
Hiya !!! I'm an American high school student who's new to this trade. I've decided to pick up Romhacking because there are a few Japanese visnovs that my best friend is dying to play, and it doesn't seem like anyone else is going to patch them for English. If I don't, then who will, y'know? The road ahead will be hard, but I'm looking forward to learning. Once I've grasped the basics, you all can expect to see a new topic in the Personal Projects section about how things are going!!!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ShadyRounds on October 13, 2017, 09:28:27 am
I'm ShadyRounds. I've toyed with various developments I've been passionate about before. Pretty committed to following, less so to involvement but still long enough until it dies of natural causes. One of those things includes Megaman Legends (including 3).

In that regard, I'm not going to sugar coat this for you; I am likely only visiting to get some documentation about what's going on with my attempts at using PS1 debuggers which I'm likely not experienced enough with coding or related material to operate properly. I'll also probably dump my project here if/when I complete it. I may not be a terribly active member myself.

Glad these forums still hold together some commons for the far reaches of the internet to commute for the topic of retro game modding. It's a really important topic and an investment to the gaming community as a whole.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Mystery Hacks on October 13, 2017, 12:30:00 pm
I am new to all this, but I am here to learn about so many ways of Rom Hacking.

My main territory for Rom Hacking is in modifying Characters in Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Spagh3tti on October 18, 2017, 01:24:38 am
Hello there, The names Cameron, but I go by Spaghetti. I've rather little experience with Rom Hacking in the slightest, but I do work adeptly in GML (gamemaker language). Rather recently I've improved my sprite-making skills, and basic coding skills. I don't really claim to be a good gamemaker yet, but someday I hope to transfer the knowledge I gain from Rom hacking to a big RPG I've had in the works for quite some time.
What do I plan on rom hacking? Likely I'll start out simple and make two or more Rom-hacks that are actually playable.
I hope to meet other people here and be good code wizards and langmages in training.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: star_scream1646 on October 20, 2017, 06:18:36 pm
Hey everyone been coming to this site since it opened but didn't register until last year. Want to thank everyone here for making this site possible! I've enjoyed many of the hacks and translations that have been released over the years on here and hope to enjoy many more!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: birtles on October 21, 2017, 12:34:48 am
Hi everyone, I'm birtles. I've really enjoyed reading about romhacking since I've come across sites like this, and have recently become interested in dabbling in it a little myself.  It's all still very new to me, but I'm slowly picking things up as I read more. My main interest is the NES.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: mendou on October 21, 2017, 06:08:19 pm
Hi there, long time lurker here. Today I decided to finally join the community because why the hell not. :lol
Love this place and the members, I hope to learn a lot.
Peace
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Shade Aurion on October 22, 2017, 04:42:28 pm
Hi everyone! Long time user, first time poster. No newb to forums or rom patching. Thought it was time I made an account :3
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: overlordmikey on October 23, 2017, 01:12:28 pm
Hey, pleasure to greet you all. I am currently reading through the excellent "Getting Started" section.

I am here with one fairly straightforward goal. I am a gay man who wants to alter some games to include either people like me or gay options. Nothing overly complex or "ambitious" for the most part (I mean no hacking project it simple obviously, but my goal is to the point).

I am actually planning to do a hack of Harvest Moon DS Cute and Harvest Moon DS first (as a sorta dedication to Harvest Moon FoMT/MFoMT True Love Edition) as the creator of that has chosen to skip those two and also because I just plain wanna play Cute and marry the Forget-Me-Not-Valley Guy I wanna marry AS A guy.

Well I have other games I'd like to also do this kinda stuff with, I don't wanna get ahead of myself obviously.

I mean I only understand the very basics and am not even sure what the best tools to use are yet (particuarlly in the cast of exporting and importing new sprites).

Anywho I'm a fast learner so if you don't mind me being such a newbie then I'm sure we'll all get along awesomely.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: secret-glade on October 24, 2017, 11:41:06 am
Hey, everyone.

Joining the board after quite a bit of reading and downloading. Want to learn more so I can start working on some ROM translations. I have a four game worklist so far and I'm currently working on getting the hang of hex editing. Glad to be here  :angel:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Razieldemon on November 06, 2017, 02:04:53 pm
It's been a long time since I joined something new on the web aside from social media.

Like many here, my casual curiosity about ROM hacking has moved into a bit of an obsession after seeing a few really fantastic hacks come out.

Especially after reading the developments on one of my favourites, Mega Man X3 Zero Project I realize if you want to do this you can't "dabble" So much as know you'll be spending awhile working on editing and learning to produce anything meaningful.

So you could say I'm both excited and more than a little afraid of what's in store for me to learn.

Aside from all that I am an avid fan of several video games and many transformers properties.

I also write some music and prose. And more recently... really poor comic book drafting as well.

Love shows like Death Note, Breaking Bad, Voltron and of course Stranger Things.

Looking forward to making some new friends.

Want to work on replacing audio in PSone era games, heavy sprite editing for SNES and PSone and maybe some Mugen. Mostly get my feet wet to see what can be done.
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Post by: RoyTheDragon on November 06, 2017, 05:15:08 pm
Heyo everyone, you might not know me but I'm Roy.

It may not come to your surprise/attention but i was the one that created F-Zero SNES tracks packs using the slightly-reliable FUZEE editor (I say slightly reliable more so due to the fact that some of the tiles that had existed within the original game cannot be found in the editor.)
 (2 of them to be exact, The Revenge and Alt Strike (Which is going over a MAJOR overhaul at the moment.))

My hack was noticed by quite a few actually, notably a small but rather nice F-Zero community.

I myself want to try get into a much bigger spectrum of game creation than just level editing and such, palette swaps, new sprites, decompiling files and being able to read hex code.
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Post by: phantomhackers on November 07, 2017, 09:40:30 pm
hiii, i am a new comer on this site, and i hope this forum is going to be informative like. Thanks guys
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Post by: HienFan on November 14, 2017, 08:58:14 pm
I'm HienFan someone who has been dabbling with translations and looking at the translations of various games here, here's to hoping to translating a few PSX titles
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Post by: MotokoChill on November 14, 2017, 11:34:41 pm
Hi, I'm a translator learning how to be a game dev. (And also how to fan-translate games)
I'm working on Thousand Land right now but a focus of mine is going to be SMT NINE as well as most likely other OG Xbox/GCN/PS2/Saturn/NDS/PSP games.

My japanese knowledge is sub-par but I'm learning what I need to for these things.
Hope to do good work; Good to be here.
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Post by: bman83 on November 15, 2017, 01:50:50 am
Good Afternoon all,

80's kid from Austrlia, and MAME-R from along time ago.

Got a 4 player cabinet that I tinker with. Thought this would be a good place to hang
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Post by: Mr.Nobody on November 26, 2017, 10:01:42 am
Hello everyone! I'm Mr.Nobody and I'm from Spain.
Recently I uploaded two ps1 translations to this page:

Chaos Break:
https://www.romhacking.net/translations/3301/

Hellnight:
https://www.romhacking.net/translations/3300/

I started doing translations of games as a part of a youtube channel (Spanish):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIKecQiCyFs9fGBBZ2WEPdg

I'm willing to help other projects with Spanish translations, so fell free to write me.

Greetings!

PS. Love this site!
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Post by: BoneheadBraixen on November 30, 2017, 06:40:44 pm
Heya, pals.
I'm just hoping to provide some love and support for the nice people that take the time to polish my favorite games so I don't have to learn romhacking myself! I'm probably not going to contribute much, since I'm rubbish at pretty much everything and don't have much time on my hands, but I'll give support occasionally~!
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Post by: opera.maniac on December 02, 2017, 01:32:43 am
Hi, opera.maniac here.

No, I don't like opera (show), but I like opera (browser, but no more), it just stick and can't be helped.

Have curiosity for everything, including modding or translating my favorite game to my native language. It's fun and because my country have no market for video game. Though, I always fall short because I lack of motivation and time, despite my curiosity.

Currently trying to translate FE8 to my native language with available tool. I hope I can finish this one. :)
Beside of that, I try to translate NES games with/without tools for better understanding basic modding and some accomplishment.

I hope I can be active and contribute big for this community. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Kaiovas on December 06, 2017, 09:22:22 am
Hi all, i am Kaiovas.
I am 39 years old, from Sardinia, Italy.
I am a retrogamer and an actual gamer, when i am not working, i am a beekeeper.
It's nice to see you all, i came here when i tryed a tool that make possible to switch street of rage 3 characters with sprites from other games (pancake 3).
From now on i'll try to use shadow over mystara sprites in sor 3, and i hope to understand how to change stages
and backgrounds too.
I am not a programmer but i'll try my best.
In future i will try with custom sprites and backgrouds too (my wife is a graphic, she will help me:))
I hope it will be nice to read you all.
Kaiovas :D
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Post by: RidFin on December 07, 2017, 08:22:16 am
Hello folk, long time lurker, it's time for me to have an account and contribute to the community :)
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Post by: unx on December 10, 2017, 09:26:20 am
Hi, I'm unx. Greetings all :D
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Post by: Shade Aurion on December 13, 2017, 08:38:22 pm
Welcome and greetings all ^_^  :beer:
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Post by: VAGABOND on December 14, 2017, 09:29:52 pm
hi everyone ! my name is VAGABOND. my current occupations are localization expert / professional translator / QA tester.

currently, i am interested in translating / localizing ネコジャラ物語 (nekojara monogatari) ! 😺
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Post by: TacosYBurritos on December 21, 2017, 11:52:22 am
Hello, I'm mainly here to improve my hacking skills, I already done some graphical and text hacks before, but I want to do bigger things now.
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Post by: kalsonic on December 25, 2017, 09:03:29 am
Hello everyone. I've just registered because I'm interested in any effort to translate the PS1 game: Racing Lagoon.
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Post by: Teeporage777 on December 26, 2017, 12:13:51 pm
welcome all new comers! :beer:
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Post by: fridaywitch on December 27, 2017, 02:28:15 pm
ohaider!  Name is fridaywitch!  I'm a retro broadcaster on twitch and a Tetris addict.  I definitely have been trying to get good enough to qualify at the Classic Tetris World Championships.

I recently learned how to romhack Tetris and code in C#, and I started work on a Tetris randomizer!  Kinda excited to be a part of the romhacking community.

<3
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Bluckoo on December 31, 2017, 01:51:19 am
Hi, everyone I'm Bluckoo I make "Sprite Only Hacks"
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Post by: Robo Jesus on December 31, 2017, 04:56:13 pm
Hi! I'm a new member who signed up in order to upload various hacks and patches for other people to make use of for FF6. I probably won't post much, but I will upload things now and then. My first upload will be a single zip file with a set of five patches (and a readme) for changing five various relics so that the character Celes' command of "Runic" will become "Shock".
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Post by: ChaosPrime8 on December 31, 2017, 10:42:29 pm
Hello, this is ChaosPrime8 and my focus are on Zelda games.  I have been editing the Legend of Zelda on the NES and the objective is to re-organize the level design to make the game play more fair.  The other is working on A Link to the Past by removing several barriers to match its design to the Zelda1 while also balancing the mechanics.  I also plan on making hacks of 8-Bit handhelds in the future. 
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Post by: deewelch on January 02, 2018, 02:24:18 am
 Hi guys, I'm the newest member of the crew. For my background, I'm a Web Designer at Petstreetmall which is an online store that sells pet supplies. My hobbies are playing computer games, watching sci-fi movies, and reading books. I do hope to get along with everyone.
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Post by: AtanoKSi on January 03, 2018, 11:14:27 am
Hi there, I'm new here and I think I must say hi!
I'm AtanoK, a 22 years old Spanish musician and a retro player and I don't consider it but I'm technically a graphic designer too.
I collect bootleg consoles and games (Mostly nes and famicom clones), but recently got very involved with romhacking projects just for fun,
for now I have this projects:

Whatever, I love this forum because there is a lot of info and people interested in retro games!
So if somebody wants to know something about my romhacks, music, or just talk about games or whatever, I'm here!
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Post by: TekMek on January 03, 2018, 05:08:05 pm
Hi and nice to meet you all!
I'm a complete noob when it comes to messing about with roms but I do hope I can learn a thing or two in this forum :)

Currently I'm trying to add voices in the english version of Yugioh GX Tag Force 3 and if I do succeed I'll try and add it to the other games as well.

I do hope I'll get along with you all  :)
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Post by: Archeia on January 04, 2018, 06:02:30 am
Hello! Nice to meet you! I joined because I have an interest in rom hacking and translation.
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Post by: bruplex on January 08, 2018, 05:50:24 pm
Top o' the morning to you all!

Well, it took me long enough. I've been enjoying many of your games over the years and finally decided to jump into the community. Some of you may recognize my username from Gamefaqs.com where I was an original moderator, serving in that thankless role for 10 years. I'm probably going to spend the next few months reading up on hacks and how they are done, but one of these days I may dive in and try my hand at a Kid Icarus hack for the NES.

Nice to be on board here -
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Post by: Taralyn on January 11, 2018, 02:08:50 pm
Long time downloader, first time commenter.

Heya, I'm Taralyn. I'm a speedrunner and graphical designer who just recently branched a little into doing graphical edits of rom files. I'm no coder or anything, I just make things look pretty.
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Post by: Xorceles on January 15, 2018, 04:55:45 pm
hi to all of you
I'm Xorceles a Pixel art artist(a noob one) i love all kind of soft i am a software collector i been downloading tools here before romhacking used the login code in downloads this is my beloved site for tools :P,i been working in the thing SLUS_203.71 (ps2) some simple crosshairs mods and now I'm currently trying to mod ocarina of time USA 1.2 :banghead:
nice to meet you all :)
and thanks to romhacking for all the tools and to all those hackers who have the time to share theirs awesome tools and creations again thanks!!! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Kylikeit on January 16, 2018, 09:03:10 pm
The name's Kyle, but just call me Kylikeit. I'm rather interested in ROM hacks, and I'm always looking for new and exciting ones. I've got a bit of an idea for one, but I probably have much to learn before I can make one. Anyway, I've been downloading files from here for a very long time and I've finally decided I should actually contribute.
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Post by: X-9ⵌ on January 18, 2018, 06:55:15 am
Greeting for everyone. I'm X-9ⵌ, from Russia. Mortal Kombat and Tekken fan, especially old parts. I made some grafic mods for emulators with custom texture support, like Dolphin and PPSSPP. Now i want made it for ROMs, to play on the original systems. But I do not have knowledge of programming, to the same English is not my native language. I really hope that i will find like-minded people that they will be able to help in this difficult matter.
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Post by: Lhadatt on January 20, 2018, 12:37:35 am
Hi! I'm learning Japanese and wanting to get experience translating video games.  I have some programming experience in an academic setting, but the world of hacking is mostly foreign to me.  I used to think I wanted to make games, but discovered that it wasn't for me (at least as a career goal) and now I'm aiming towards becoming a localizer!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DJPlace on January 24, 2018, 10:03:21 pm
kinda new here i guess. I'm thinking about help out by reviewing ROM hacks translated games i like so yeah...

guess i posted something wrong i guess...
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Post by: TakuikaNinja on January 28, 2018, 03:24:37 am
Hi! I'm new here, and I'm already working on a ROM hack. Hopefully, this will become my new hobby!
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Post by: arseniy on February 09, 2018, 10:26:14 am
Hi. I hold the site theguardianlegend.com
Also make music and some games.
Going to post about Tiny Toon Adventures NES.

February 11, 2018, 02:50:33 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
What was the problem with my Tiny Toon topic? Can you at least say the reason you deleted it so I could make topic correctly?
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Post by: Damian79 on February 12, 2018, 12:05:13 am
Hi, I have been a gamer for about 30 odd years now.  I have no skills in hacking or translations.  I want to get a translation for the DS game "Uncharted Waters IV: Rota Nova", I am pissed off that we never got one because of the themes in that game.  I can be a funder but I dont know how much such a project would cost per month.  If anyone could give me an idea of what I am looking at, it would be much appreciated.
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Post by: Dialknight on February 14, 2018, 10:54:58 am
Long time viewer, first time caller. Enjoyed many a patch and hack over the years. Spent time with Family Basic, love game boy camera. Adept with a soldering iron and well versed in Sega and Nintendo.New to tl866 and neo geo. Built a few arcade sticks. Live and die by shoot em ups.Looking forward to adding reviews.
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Post by: komaoto on February 18, 2018, 09:41:31 pm
First time here. Didn't played many hacks, but I like the whole concept of game-making/editing so here I am :)
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Post by: Diachromatic on February 21, 2018, 04:50:43 pm
hey, name's slither, nice to meet you all. came here mostly to put up a project somewhere populated, but it'd be fun to get involved in the romhacking community in other ways too! i'll have to see what kind of stuff i can contribute. mostly i enjoy coding and drawing.

also, i figure you guys probably get this question a lot, but i couldn't find a solution: how am i able to change my avatar? do i need a certain post count/time registered to get the option to show up? (edit: ah, guess i just needed to submit a post for the stuff to appear haha)
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Post by: SwagAssMustafa on February 24, 2018, 02:36:45 pm
Wow. I did not know I had to post here the first time I logged in here. Wish I'd realized that. *facepalms and sighs*

And I was a bit shy to post here, but I'm doing it anyways, so...

The name's SwagAssMustafa, and I happen to be both a Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island hacker (well, actually, I'm kinda practicing YI hacking...).

I definitely hope I feel welcome here as long as I'm here!  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Decoy_Blimp on February 26, 2018, 02:10:39 am
Why hello.

The name's Decoy. I took a break from SMW hacking for awhile but now I'm back. Right now I want to learn ASM, Mode 7 and all that other goodness, but I'm stuck with a Mac computer at the moment so I gotta wait until I can dual boot Windows on this thing before I can hack again.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ardeRoma on February 28, 2018, 05:23:20 am

Hello there ROMhacking community, I am from Barcelona, and I´m glad to join this forum.

Like to ask for somebody to help me to find the way to get the  KONAMI Snes games " GANBARE GOEMON ", AKA " LEGEND OF THE MYSTICAL NINJA ", translated to english.


Thanks team, :thumbsup:
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Post by: polo on March 03, 2018, 09:21:19 pm
Hello there, RHN community. Long-time user, first-time forum joiner as of today. I'm a huge Koei game fan, so always happy to talk about Koei games. Also working on making a blog about fan translations and stuff, so thought I'd say hi.  :)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Thrakk on March 09, 2018, 09:29:05 am
Hi. I registered hoping to learn how to make coding changes to a NES game. This sounds like a reach for me because I know it must be nearly impossible to recode running/jumping mechanics and screen transitions in Kid Kool. Anyhow, I thought I would at least stick my toes in the water to see if anything sticks.   :D
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Thrakk on March 09, 2018, 09:31:21 am
Now, is there a way to see NES code written out like a programming language or is it all going to be editing hex tables?
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Post by: togemet2 on March 20, 2018, 05:34:20 am
For what ever reason, I never bothered to post here until now.

To those who don't know me, hi!
I go by togemet2 around the net. I'm mostly into the preservation side of retro gaming and coding stupid little programs for the NES.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Rintron on March 20, 2018, 10:34:16 am
Hello. I've been using the site for some time, finally decided to register cuz I am in need of assitance (go figure). Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: JayBiz01 on March 25, 2018, 10:08:12 pm
Hello all, Names Jay. Decided to give retropie a twirl. Figured I'd follow suite and Introduce myself. I'll be asking a lot of questions, only way I'll learn. Glad to be here.
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Post by: lamppost on March 30, 2018, 01:30:43 am
I've been here for years. But, I figured I'd say hi.




... Hi.
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Post by: the_E_y_Es on March 31, 2018, 09:54:06 pm
Hello. I've been lurking the forums for some time now, it's an interesting community you all have here. Also, Datacrystal is awesome.
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Post by: Slifer Skarmory on April 08, 2018, 04:44:51 am
Hello people, my name's Slifer, not my real name, but whatever, I've been reading tutorials from here for a looong time (like 2-3 years) I want to thank all members who have asked/answered questions and posted documents, utilities etc.
English isn't my first language i learned through playing lots and lots of games. I've some skills at c# programming and HTML, uhnn I like to use ROM corruption as a method to find things in ROM's, I love tactical rpgs like Yggdra Union, Blaze Union, Gloria Union,
 Fire Emblem etc. BTW i've gone until each ending of each game like 10x each. Well that's pretty much all i have to say.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Aclectico on April 12, 2018, 08:54:15 am
Hi all,

Aclectico here. I'm an emulation enthusiast and have a solid amount of graphic design experience. I've had a couple of projects that have tried to merge the two interests for a while now to varying degrees of success. In my opinion, the only thing better than a well done piece of art, is an interactive piece of art.

My favorite game of all time is still Super Metroid and I'll probably feel that way when I'm a crotchety old man (maybe I've already reached that point and just don't know it yet). Rather than yelling at kids to "get off my lawn" in my golden years, I'll probably be having a senile argument with a red snowblower that video games are a legitimate form of art, Super Metroid is not the most overrated game of all time, and the blasphemous "Other M" entry never actually happened. I'm really looking forward to it.
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Post by: SSJLVegeta on April 15, 2018, 07:36:03 am
I am new to the community, greetings to all, I love to contribute with my hacks in the games of Dragon Ball;-)
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Post by: hubee on April 19, 2018, 04:20:13 am
Hello to all ROMhacking community !!
I'am hubee, i'm 45, i live in France and i enjoy playing retro and classic games.
I love to discover new games thanks to translations you guyz provides us !!
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Post by: NoahSteam on April 20, 2018, 01:00:29 am
Greetings!

I am new to this forum.  I was previously part of the Dragon Force 2 [Saturn] translation team.  I wrote a tool to dump all of the text and re-insert the translated text back into the data files.  Anyways, I'm starting work on another jrpg on Saturn now and I plan to make all of my tools available on github :)  Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: DragonQuestLover on April 20, 2018, 08:02:18 am
Hello everyone , I'd like to greet all users and mods  :beer:

I registered with a few requests..and ofc feedbacks. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegowina have a great day all , it's a beatufiul sunny day today!

Btw..I'm 28 cheers.
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Post by: JivelyGames on April 21, 2018, 07:10:49 pm
Hello RHDN,

I go by Jively. I have been watching content creators on YouTube and Twitch play Super Mario romhacks for a while. I loved them so much I want to join the romhacking community in general - so here I am.  :)

My favorite genre is RPG and I enjoy all other genres as well. I think it would be fun someday (don't know how soon yet) to try my hand at making a romhack of an RPG I enjoy such as Super Mario RPG, or one of the Final Fantasies (1-3 US, 1,4,6 JP), or even Fire Emblem.

I am also a (very) new streamer and content creator myself and have been doing so consistently for about a month now. You can find my new Twitch channel by the same name: JivelyGames, where I am currently playing vanilla FFVI and FFIV: The Darkness Within from this site (really enjoying it). Please feel free to drop by and say hello - I started streaming because I enjoy chatting while playing the games I play.  :)

I plan to visit RHDN often - I've already seen I can help maintain pages, leave reviews, maybe start a romhack of my own, and of course stream the ones I play as well as make edited versions of those streams for YouTube.

I hope the community is welcoming and I can jump in and start contributing. Thanks for reading.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: detectDefective on April 24, 2018, 01:48:47 pm
I've been a lurker for the past while. Originally came across this website while looking for a Swordcraft Story 3 translation, and ended up browsing weekly, looking at projects new and old.

Ended up making me want to hack ROMs, though my grasp on code is, politely, garbage. Still, I'd like to see what I can do with what I've got, and I've got my eyes on PilotWings for the SNES. Hopefully, I'll be able to come up with something worthy of a release.

Thanks for reading, and have a good one.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hackalacious on May 01, 2018, 11:40:51 am
Hello!

I've been coming to this site for about 5 years now, revisiting old classics with new twists and finding new experiences through the translations.

I've been on again/off again with my desire to make ROM hacks, but I decided that enough was enough and that I would just get started. I've decided that, as a goal for myself, I'd like to challenge myself to creating a complete ROM hack by the time I go back to school in August. Nothing big, because I know I'd be doomed to failure, but maybe something simple like sprite, palette, or even level editing.

As for stuff about me, there's not much to say. I love just about everything Nintendo, and I love to collect all sorts of console variations when I find something that piques my interest. My favorite video game franchises include The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, and The Elder Scrolls, and my favorite of each of those is The Wind Waker, Aria of Sorrow, and Oblivion, respectively. When I'm not playing video games, I find myself doodling or writing for fun.

I hope that, in time, I can become a frequent member of this community and contribute something of value that people can enjoy.

Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: teahouser on May 07, 2018, 03:25:49 pm
Hello all! I decided to join this forum after I found myself having visited this site quite frequently for releases and updates. I'm excited to explore everything the boards have to offer.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: sc00pj0hn on May 14, 2018, 05:32:43 am
Hey there, just registered here because i've been working on a fantranslation of a japanese computer program that allows you to make SHMUPS, and it was used for certain doujin shmups like Graze Counter, Revolgear, etc.

Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Jax on May 15, 2018, 06:43:42 pm
I am Jax and I love helping people out...to my best ability.
I am however.... a "newb"! Am willing to grow and learn and expand from Hard Modding/Soft Modding to more intricate scripting and such.

That being said!
Scoopjohn I am interested in the SHMUPS (as you put it.) "Frantranslation"....So if you could post or message me the outcome or how it's going. I just love SHMUPS, to see somebody working on a program that make's SHMUPS....Is "Awesome"!

Thank You for the welcoming and reading my post. ;)

Edit;How do I add a avatar to my profile?

Jax
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Oddbrother on May 22, 2018, 01:39:35 pm
Hello! Nice to meet you. Meow. :3

I'm just an enthusiast of ROM hacks and an addict to emulated games.

I enjoy the expanded features that a hacked game can offer to either extend its replay value or appreciate the appearance that had gone missing from the beginning.

I'm also happy to see English fan translation projects that happen on various famous RPGs.

I started retro gaming since the 16-bit SEGA home console and emulated gaming since the release of Windows 98.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RetroGaijin on May 23, 2018, 07:55:29 am
Hello!

I'm posting here because I wanted to send my appreciation for the efforts of the people behind the Tengai Makyou Zero translation project. I thought I'd drop in here to say hi first. So, hi!

There are plenty of fan translations I've only been able to play thanks to this site. I think it's a wonderful community and a real force for good in the world.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SlanDome on May 29, 2018, 12:27:06 pm
hi it's me SlanDome i've been looking a gbs version of super mario 4 and also i'm new at this forum btw. :thumbsup:
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Post by: NozomiFutureObject on June 04, 2018, 11:17:08 am
Hello! I'm here! The name is Nozomi-Future the Object Thingy.

Where you can get translations and hacks from my Google Drive. Don't miss it!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: CrouchingMouse on June 05, 2018, 12:19:59 pm
Hi everyone,

You can call me CrouchingMouse. I like translating Japanese for fun and I want to break into the video game industry someday, so I thought I'd join up here to see if I could be of some use to the fan translation side of the ROM hacking scene and maybe learn a few things about game code in the process. I truly admire and appreciate the fan translators who allowed me to play Japan-only games in English before I knew any Japanese, and hope I'm able to contribute something of my own to the community.

I love Nintendo games above all, and Zelda and JRPGs in particular.

Nice to meet you all, hope to see you around! =)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: salvador368 on June 06, 2018, 05:56:23 pm
I'm trying to change whats inside a chest, but + doesn't seem to change the item in it. Do I click on the chest and than press+? I did that but its says I can't add anymore chests.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Polargames on June 10, 2018, 01:24:35 am
Hello everyone, I am Polargames. I have been a gamer for a long time. I really enjoy this web site because I like seeing all of the cool hacks that are made. I am currently working on one of my own as well, I hope to get it done soon.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TheBattenberg on June 20, 2018, 10:19:17 pm
Hey, I'm The(Stolen)Battenberg!

I'm 21, from the UK and I've been creeping on the rom hacking world, and this community in particular since I was about 11.

I've been a programming since I was 10, developing terrible games and software, few of which I've actually released. It was only recently I got into properly hacking games, aside from a few applications I made to rip/view assets, and texture replacements.

My favourite console software to tinker with is PlayStation, since I didn't grow up in the 8-bit or 16-bit era I just don't have much interest in anything from that time, though I've certainly played games from those times and thoroughly enjoyed them.

I'm probably the biggest fan of FromSoftware you'll meet around here, and I've been playing there games since I was 7, starting with King's Field IV (Ancient City), and then then the other three. Wasn't a big fan of Echo Night though. The translation of the first King's Field by John Osborne is definitively why I love hacking games so much, and his work is a massive inspiration to me.

I'm a musician and I can play guitar, I play in a band writing our own material. My favourite styles to play are Thrash Metal, Jazz, Blues and Alt Rock. I like pretty much any music though, my favourite artists are Megadeth (Mostly the first two albums, with Chris & Gar), Muse, Damien Rice, Radiohead, System of a Down and Little People.



That's about it, probably a bit too much but it's too late now! :3 I'm pretty damn friendly and always like talking and theorizing with people, so if any of that clicks with you, feel free to contact me; I'll reply. :)

Hope to see you all around,
- TSB
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Lokidokeeey on July 03, 2018, 01:42:52 am
Hi everyone!

Really looking forward to learning some ROM stuff on the forums.

I'm a big fan of retro games and the megaman series
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sketches on July 16, 2018, 06:34:04 am
Hi,

Looking forward to learning as much as I can from this community. I am an experienced developer but these days I am a fulltime musician and sound engineer. Always open to interesting projects...

Nice to mee you all,

Sketches
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: yetisyny on July 16, 2018, 09:01:55 am
Hi everyone! I have been into emulation for 15 years now, since 2003, I think, and into ROM hacking just as long, the first one I ever used was the RPGe translation (NOT the final version, I accidentally was using a buggy earlier version off some ROM site) of Final Fantasy V to play it in English. Then I found this site which had the latest version of that patch which worked MUCH better. And had a lot of other great patches too!

I am really into translation patches to play Japanese games in English, and even retranslation patches for games that were released in English where people try to do a better translation. I am also into bugfix patches, I really like those. A ton of people have made individual bugfix patches for Final Fantasy VI, ridiculous numbers of individual ones. I used to have my own project to try to combine them together into a mega-bugfix patch which I hosted on my own website. Some other people posting on a website called Slick Productions started working on mega-bugfix patches too collaboratively, the FF6 Improvement Project by ShadedMagus and some of them even noticed my patch after they had been independently working on theirs for a couple months, theirs ended up being a lot better than mine so I discontinued my project since theirs is better, theirs included all the bugfixes mine had plus more. Now some other people have done even better work than that in the years since then, there are some really excellent patches from the last few years that I have recently noticed, some of which are actively being developed. I would like to give feedback on some of those so that is one of the main reasons I am joining.

I really am obsessed a bit with fonts. I came up with my own 8x8 pixel font over a decade ago which I like better than any other 8x8 pixel font, it was based on various other 8x8 pixel fonts but I carefully edited each letter until it looked perfect. It was originally based on an alternate serif font used in a version prior to the final one of the J2E translation patch for Final Fantasy IV. At one point I hacked a whole bunch of different games to all use my font, NES games, SNES games, all sorts of games, from Super Mario Brothers to you name it. It was rather excessive, but a lot of old NES games use ugly fonts, I got too obsessed with that for awhile. Not sure if I still have those files around anywhere. My font includes all the uppercase and lowercase letters as well as all the symbols used commonly in retro console games, but I would like to complete it, to make it at the very least include all the characters in the DOS code page 437 and the Windows code page 1252, and have it both as a real font file as well as something that can be used in tile editors to replace tiles for the characters of a fixed-width 8x8 font in a ROM.

Although I have some programming ability in higher level languages and at one point studied x86 assembly and wrote some simple DOS programs in assembly I mostly just know higher-level languages, so programming in the assembly code used by the processors of consoles, the code that is in ROMs, would be super difficult for me to learn. I can use a tile editor though and I am good at using ucon64 and other utilities. I don’t know any other language besides English fluently enough to translate things accurately, I do know varying amounts of Spanish, German, Latin, Hungarian, and Japanese, but my primary language is English and I am pretty terrible at all other languages. And I am illiterate at non-Latin scripts such as the 3 scripts used in Japanese, or Cyrillic, or Hebrew, or Arabic, or even the Greek alphabet despite using a few of the Greek letters such as pi in math class.

About the only truly original ROM hack or patch I have done that I think I should post here is one to patch Final Fantasy V for the SNES to have different graphics for the Mute/Silence spell. Existing translations of that game do not patch the graphic for that spell, which is also sometimes automatically cast by various weapons such as the Mage Masher. The original graphic displays a gigantic Japanese character that means Mute or Silence, inside a circle, but English speakers cannot read this. So I made a new graphic using a tile editor, with the word “MUTE” inside a circle of the same size and shape, for English speakers to be able to understand that. I will see if I can find it, it is on an old hard drive from a computer I don’t use anymore, but it ought to work. I’ll see if I can recover my work and test it and maybe post it on here as a ROM hack. Oh right, and I did all my tile editing using Tile Molester by Snowbro although nowadays I would at the very least upgrade to the latest Tile Molester Mod by Mewster. And also ucon64 is a super useful ROM utility I used too. I wonder what other software is good to use for ROM hacking. I have not researched that in quite some time. My skills are maybe a little rusty but I think I might be able to start patching together various patches for games one of these days. But without ASM hacking skills or Japanese language skills about all I can do is tile editing and combing together other patches, probably. Oh wait some games have script or level editors or things like that, I guess there are other things I could do without ASM hacking skills. Yes, I will hack some stuff, hopefully. This is going to be fun! If I get any ROM hack done that is ready for prime time and worth sharing with other people I will share it and upload it here.

And yes, I have even made silly hacks for my own amusement, like ones where I made naked sprites for characters so they went around naked all the time. Never released those publicly, mostly because I suck at drawing tiny pixellated naked people and it is nowhere near as good as the original graphics. The main way it is not as good is, it uses less colors and I did not figure out how to edit palettes. When someone has clothing on the clothing has different colors from the skin but naked, with the skin all the same color, not as colorful unless I edit the palette so I can add some kind of gradient or dithering or shadow effect or something because having an entire sprite be pretty much all the same exact color looks boring. My artistic abilities are not that good although maybe I could improve them. Plus it is a ridiculous idea that I only did because I thought it would be funny. Definitely not ready for prime time, in fact I deleted all that sort of thing years ago, if I make something really awful like that I delete it. I would only ever upload quality work to a site like this. I am just mentioning this as an example of the kind of stuff I have experimented with in ROM hacking myself. The real reason I was doing that was just to learn how to edit character sprites in a ROM as a beginner, of course. A skill which I could put to use in actual good hacks in the future (a good hack would make things look better, not worse, obviously).

Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: thepatrickinator on July 16, 2018, 10:03:36 pm
I beg you people on Romhacking.net, never necropost. If you post something on a old topic that has no new information has issued for a while, you'll get a warning. Don't do it!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RoosterCockburn on August 14, 2018, 03:29:14 am
Hello, I have been into ROM hacks, fan translations of Japan-only games, and ROM hacking for a while, and I am interested in taking a crack at ROM hacking. I am a buff for Japanese games, especially Nintendo, Sega, Konami, Capcom, Namco, Data East, Taito, Hudson Soft, Techno Soft, and Arc System Works.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: B. Rex on August 18, 2018, 08:43:29 am
I'm new here, to the forums.
I came here via registration.
I will follow rules here. Just don't make any bad moves that will get me upset.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: GyaragaX on August 19, 2018, 07:27:51 pm
Hey there. Have been using RHDN for years, but relatively new to the forums. I've been making some pcm music packs for MSU-1 SNES games on Zeldix (https://www.zeldix.net).

So far, posting here seems a little hit and miss. I made my first post patch submission in March, my first forum comment in April. Each comment that I've made, it has had to be approved by a moderator before it can show up. Is there a way to raise my ranking so I can just converse without having to wait for approval? It seems a little self defeating if the only way to get out from under that is just to post more, but I feel discouraged if I do post, due to the restriction. I don't know what I have to do.

Yesterday I made a comment in this thread (https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=26022.0) for the Wolfenstein 3D Uncut project. It's been quiet in that thread for a while (over 60 days), so I was greeted with the "Unless you're sure you want to reply..." message, but that is, as far as I can tell, the one place where that conversation has been happening. I realize it's a rule of thumb not to resurrect old threads, but the last active activity was in June, not that long ago, so, yes, I was sure I wanted to reply. I wanted to see what the project status is, as I don't know how else to get in contact with all the people involved, and see if I could help. I commented, awaited approval, and I guess my post wasn't approved, because a while later, it just vanished. I didn't get a notification, or anything. I'm not sure what happened there, or what I should have done differently.

So, since that route did not work, I sent a PM to all the active participants in the Wolfenstein Uncut project. But when I look in "Sent Items" it does not show that I sent anything, so I don't know if it actually went out, or if, as a Newbie status, I can't send PMs.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Sammybam88 on August 29, 2018, 06:59:58 pm
 :)hello I just joined
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: ZeroTheDeath on September 01, 2018, 11:31:21 am
Hey everyone, big time Pokemon Nerd and Nuzlocker and new timer to Rom Hacking :D, ZeroTheDeath's the name(edgy but I made it like 10 years ago).
Anyways I would love to be apart of the community here and help on romhacking projects, it'll take awhile though, as my skill with romhacking
is only minor programming skills, use of romhacking tools, and Pixel art skills.

My best asset and skill from the 3 I mentioned about myself is creative thinking & ideas. Basically I got the ideas but not the skills and
knowledge to execute them into reality, so I may need lots of help x.x

Thanks for reading this and I hope I can make many friends here and get some help and all with my ideas.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Hiro X on September 01, 2018, 06:43:17 pm
Hello everyone, I'm Hiro X I frequented this site a lot just to find awesome Romhacks and translations, and now I decided to contribute by making some translations, looking foward to make some new friends and make the community grow!

(By the way, I'm from South America so my english might not be really good, if that's so, Sorry!)
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Romero on September 07, 2018, 11:30:45 am
¡Hola! I just joined, I've been playing translated ROM's for years, just wanted to say thank you to the community.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: SapphireDrew on September 15, 2018, 02:00:53 pm
Hi! (waves) At the risk of stating the obvious, I'm Drew. I'm an old school gamer who is really passionate about classic NES games, and pretty much anything Nintendo in general.

I've always loved games with level editors, especially Super Mario Maker. However, I always dreamed of my level creations reaching both a wider scope than just Mario, and a wider audience too. Thanks to some of the wonderful utilities I've found on this site, here I am, able to begin my fun journey into ROM hacking.

I look forward to making new, fun adventures, for classic favorites that hopefully you'll all enjoy playing as much as I enjoy making.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: RetraCarteR on September 16, 2018, 02:37:38 pm
Hey, everyone! I'm RetraCarteR. I've been a fan of emulation and romhacking for years now, and so I finally decided to create an RHDN account. My skills in hacking are largely self-taught, and I have a basic knowledge of assembly, C, and hex, but that's about it. I have nothing but support for what this community is doing and hope to learn from and contribute to it in the years to come.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Daetryl on September 17, 2018, 12:32:48 pm
I'm way overdue posting on here, been looking around the site & enjoying + appreciating the work done with many a game for, well, dunno how long really. Retro games have a place in my heart and its so cool to see all whats going on in this particular scene.

Have tried to get into hacking myself, and want to hack super mario bros for nes as my first official one. I have trouble comprehending hex editing, but everything else (so far) seems I'm able to cover the learning curve. I have like, no experience with this stuff but the passion is there.

I started with the SNES way back, and played my cousins NES when I would visit him. Those days are dear to me.
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: knekt on September 23, 2018, 02:15:27 am
Hello!

I'm "new" here!
Haven't posted here on the forums prior to today from what I know, but I've been browsing around for quite a bit even since before I became a member here.
I'm into games, but when it comes to ROM Hacking, I'm almost exclusively in it for NES-titles. When I play games it's on a real cartridge on a real crt-tv, except for rom hacks.
I like to see what people can come up with and achieve with these old games, and I'm right now on the verge of giving it a shot myself.
In fact, I uploaded two minor hacks today, awaiting some kind of approval.
It's only fitting that I'd introduce myself.

Cheers!
Title: Hey everybody!
Post by: BaiduMe on September 27, 2018, 10:07:31 am
I guess this would be my introduction post. So, Hi!  :)

I'm looking to contribute to the wiki, but it says the username and password are incorrect. Has anyone had similar issues?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Hey everybody!
Post by: mz on September 27, 2018, 11:54:56 am
Read this post: https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=27062.msg364380#msg364380
Title: Re: Hey everybody!
Post by: 7imebomb7immy on September 29, 2018, 05:28:16 pm
Hello World!
I too am new, welcome BaiduMe!
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: TheTomeOfCheats on October 01, 2018, 02:36:30 pm
Even though I'm a new member, I've been lurking the forum for numerous years.

I love the website, and all the hard work that has been put into the hacks and translations!

By the way, can anyone tell me when I'm allowed to make changes to my profile?
Title: Re: Introduction Topic
Post by: Captain Autism on October 16, 2018, 05:22:17 am
I'm Captain Autism, just a bored guy doing some graphics hacks for old games.  Mostly dumb mods, like Bowsette versions of Mario games and an Adam West inspired Batman hack.  I hope to see some good stuff come from myself and the others on this site.