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Romhacking => Personal Projects => Topic started by: hackfleisch on March 25, 2016, 10:53:03 am

Title: [DMG] Hacking "Star-Trek Generations - Beyond the Nexus"
Post by: hackfleisch on March 25, 2016, 10:53:03 am
Hello,

after getting so much help from this board in understanding the principles of ROM hacking and architecture of the Nintendo Gameboy (DMG) i would like to give something back. Therefore i start this project.

My goals are:

Tools:

Step 1: Getting familar with the ROM
The cart-info tells it's card type "MBC1", no additional RAM, no battery and ROM-Size is 131.072 bytes.
Title: Re: [DMG] Hacking "Star-Trek Generations - Beyond the Nexus"
Post by: ObiKKa on March 25, 2016, 01:39:59 pm
Have done the research on the game. I have found that there's a separate Game Gear version (http://youtu.be/wMkWLd_9Yxk) of this game with full color graphics! According to Wikipedia the reception was that the GG version had better controls than the GB version. So I wonder why you'd choose this GB version to hack unless you don't know how to hack Sega's consoles? Or maybe their consoles are just not well-documented or don't have enough good debuggers for everything at this time.
Title: Re: [DMG] Hacking "Star-Trek Generations - Beyond the Nexus"
Post by: hackfleisch on March 25, 2016, 02:21:31 pm
This is a self-study project. I choose GB, because i thought it would be easier to understand an old gameconsole than an recent one (like PS-Vita or such). Another point was that i get in touch with Z80 in my early Computer and electronics experiences. So i am a little bit familar with it.