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General Discussion / Re: Web Browser
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:27:27 pm »
Pale Moon is what you want. Pale Moon is a fork of current Firefox, retaining the fully customizable UI from the previous era.

Alternatively, you can use current Firefox with the Classic Theme Restorer, which can also restore most anything you miss about the old one.

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Yes, it looks like your problem is coming from the FMVs. No patching format is going to be able to do anything about that. Since you hard coded it, you've changed nearly every frame of the video. The resulting full video will be vastly different resulting in a huge chunk of marked different data (especially if compression is involved). The reason your custom patcher is 2 megabytes is because you already know the new data ahead of time and are storing a video editing procedure to apply it. The patcher needs to reverse engineer that with only strict binary difference rules. It will never come up with the same results.

In any event, if you absolutely need hard coded subs, it probably would be more appropriate to include a utility to apply the subs to the videos.

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Site Talk / Re: Annoying search issue
« on: June 29, 2015, 02:31:52 pm »
Oh, you're advocating the search string would need to match the entire game name to provide results for said game? That would certainly be a less common occurrence, but it also wouldn't be as functional then. Typing in 'Advance Wars 2' for instance would give you no game hack results for that title because the title is listed as 'Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising'.

SunGodPortal
You know there are of course many other things around here also in need of improvement that don't have viable alternatives. Things simply have to be prioritized, and not everything can get accomplished with limited time.

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Site Talk / Re: Annoying search issue
« on: June 27, 2015, 05:07:39 pm »
I don't like the idea of polluting the hack title search with game title results. I use that search here and there for hacks I recall partial name of that I want to look up. It was never intended to be used as a general game hack search.

What I have thought about before is replacing the 'Game' dropdown with a text based search that would search game titles. But it is of little consequence and low priority as you can already use the search on the main page, the search in the game section, or the game drop down to quickly find what you're after.

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I would say it is about the same as the background analogy. It would be convenient to be able to disable channels in the emulator, however you can live without it. When I have had a need to disable a specific audio channel, I have usually done so temporarily in software and rebuilt.

If I were in your shoes and trying to streamline and simplify the code as such, I'd probably omit it. I don't think the added complexities are worthwhile for the feature even though I do think the feature itself would be a nice convenience.

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Site Talk / Re: Annoying search issue
« on: June 24, 2015, 05:51:14 pm »
Right. You're typing that into the box that says 'Search Hack Title'. Only 59 hacks contain then term 'Super Metroid' in their titles. ;)

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Site Talk / Re: How this site is viewed
« on: June 21, 2015, 06:23:52 pm »
I wouldn't read too much into it. It's partially true to some extent.

I think the 'older' stigma stems from the policy of not accepting current generation stuff and earlier days here. Quite a large group of people were miffed when early NDS and zero day GBA stuff that was going on at gbatemp was not allowed here. Many of those same people became ignorant and have no idea additional platforms were ever added here. RHDN was 'branded' as being for older stuff a long time ago. That branding is not entirely unfounded.

There's also a crowd that doesn't like the fact that RHDN won't accept or host their big full ISO only releases. Those types of release are of course for 'newer' CD based systems.

As far as 'console-based', that's probably just because there's always been far more console material here than computer systems. RHDN is much more well known for that. The masses don't have much knowledge about the Japanese computer systems here, and the PC section is small and serves a niche purpose.

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Site Talk / Re: Mapper hacks
« on: June 19, 2015, 08:52:23 pm »
Bregalad, it might be of value to add a poll to this topic to tally up what people think.

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Site Talk / Re: Server Bill 2015-2016
« on: June 16, 2015, 07:06:12 pm »
Well, that would be an interesting avenue for funding the site if your truffle shuffle is really that good! It's certainly worth a try! I'd probably like to see that even if it didn't make any money!  :laugh:

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Site Talk / Server Bill 2015-2016
« on: June 13, 2015, 04:23:55 pm »
It's time to pay the server bill again. Currency rates are in our favor this year and we only need $179.47 due July 9th. Anybody interested in contributing to the server bill please PM me. For new people, I don't put up a donation link because we're not asking for (nor accept) general donations to the site. I don't agree with the idea of mixing any money with the site if it can be helped. This is a one time call to anyone wishing to chip in when the bill is due. I wouldn't even do that if it weren't for the fact the site would be a significant financial drain and be at risk otherwise. And, I think everybody prefers we keep the site free of ads and other money making schemes if we can. So, I treat it more like chipping in for gas at the gas station on a road trip. :)

As always, we take this opportunity to acknowledge our hall of supporting heroes for keeping the site ad free and going strong! :woot!:

2015-2016 Contributors
Gideon Zhi
Pennywise
snarfblam
Chief
Me_Dave
RadicalR
Lenophis
Mauron

2014-2015 Contributors
Chief
mrrichard999
Special T
dshadoff
BlackDog61
Neil
8-bitBishop
M-Tee
Jorpho
Gideon Zhi
Mauron
snarfblam
Mantidactyle

2013-2014 Contributors
mrrichard999
Eien Ni Hen
dshadoff
Mauron
Chief
Nightcrawler

2012 - 2013 Contributors
Nightcrawler
Kaioshin

2010-2011 Contributors:

dshadoff
UglyJoe
Chief
Neil
aishsha
Pennywise
Dragoon ZERO
Tauwasser
Gideon Zhi
badinsults
Nightcrawler
Kajitani-Eizan
snarfblam

2009-2010 Contributors:

Neil
RedComet
UglyJoe
joshua s
dshadoff
Tauwasser
Chief
Suzaku
SonofMog
Gideon Zhi
Nightcrawler
 
2008-2009 Contributors

Neil
Tauwasser
Jocked
egg
UglyJoe
Chief
rada
Suzaku
Nightcrawler

2007-2008 Contributors

Chief
MegaManJuno
DaMarsMan
dshadoff
Tauwasser
Neil
Kitsune
Nightcrawler

2006-2007 Contributors

KaioShin
Neil
Nightcrawler

2005-2006 Contributors

SonofMog (back on romhacking.deadbeat-inc.com)

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Site Talk / Re: Fonts section
« on: June 04, 2015, 05:43:05 pm »
The Fonts section is dead unless you fix the mass pollution you have dumped into the section... Nearly all of your submissions do not meet the guidelines (how did they even get approved?) and contain no table files. Probably all 100+ of them... You've done more harm than good for the section.

It's just a wasteland as it stands now not worth another minute of time. >:(

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Site Talk / Re: Mobile friendly layout?
« on: June 01, 2015, 06:29:12 pm »
These mobile versions are currently at your disposal for the forum:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?wap2
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?imode

SMF is developing a mobile friendly responsive layout, but I don't expect to see it anytime soon based on past experiences.

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Site Talk / Re: Submit Files "Author" menu
« on: May 27, 2015, 07:52:28 pm »
I don't think an autocomplete solution works here because the field allows multiple selections. Autocomplete seems to be limited to one per box. So, you'd have to restructure that form area to consist of a variable number of input boxes (which in turn need functionality to control how many boxes are needed) rather than a single field.

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So as to purify the situation once and for all [future entries], what do you think of the following format:

This utility was designed for the site and it's output format is the desired standard output. Please either use this utility or follow the rules it employs.

http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/1002/

See all the backing discussion on the discussed rules for certain platforms below. The term hash as applied to ROMs of various platforms can be ambiguous.
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,16846.msg246949.html#msg246949


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Most advanced hacking is done with hardware documentation, a debugger to reverse engineer with, and a cross assembler to assemble new code into the ROM.

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Site Talk / Re: Am I the Only One Whom has Noticed this?
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:50:16 pm »
Fixed. Now you can submit more and bump up that rank! ;D

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Site Talk / Re: Submit Files "Author" menu
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:23:11 pm »
Hey, um, given that we have hundreds of authors in the database, it doesn't really make sense that the Author box in (for instance) the Submit Translation form can only display five lines at a time, does it? It made scrolling through looking for Eien ni Hen the other day when submitting Dark Half more difficult than it needed to be. I can see wanting to keep the listbox small, but I'd argue that it should display at least ten at a time and have the option for downward expansion, like the field I'm currently typing in has! (See the little thing in the lower right hand corner? Yeah, you can use that to make this box bigger!)

You can surely have 10 at a time (changed already), but having an expandable box looks to require framework support that we don't have on the site. Perhaps someone knows of a simpler way to implement and massage into our existing setup?

As mentioned, you can also simply start typing into that field. That's what I usually do.

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General Discussion / Re: Need a good midi sequencing program
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:15:41 pm »
I'd suggest Anvil Studio. Free and seems to work well enough for my compositions (although I mainly only do two track keyboard/piano recordings).

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Site Talk / Re: Can't get into the Scratchpad?
« on: May 19, 2015, 07:54:33 pm »
Rejoice all!  I was able to reproduce and fix this problem! :woot!:

The issue was IN the file listing itself. A permission check being done for action buttons in the listing had a flag set to dump out to the no access page rather than return no permission and continue rendering the current page. Doh! It's always the little things... :banghead:

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If you know of translations that aren't here and should be, by all means add them for benefit of all! :)

If for some reason the license or readme file of the project may not allow for distribution here, you can still add the entry page. You would simply use the 'No File' checkbox and note distribution is not allowed per readme/license in the description in that case.

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