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Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam Summer Wail!
« on: Today at 01:30:28 am »
The last time I used it was several years ago, when it had a lot less features. This is what the side panel says about it now:

Free version of Slime Forest Adventure:

*optional introduction to katakana and hiragana
*get comfortable with kanji
*learn to recognized and distinguish a thousand kanji
*the adventure begins with Episodes 1-4
*start learning kanji readings with a sample sidequest
*introductory vocabulary and grammar in Supplementary Training

I've enjoyed it well enough back then, but it's up to you if you want to risk the download.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Steam Summer Wail!
« on: Today at 12:59:09 am »
Jorpho: You could try Project LRNJ. It teaches Katakana, Hiragana, and ~1000 Kanji for free. It's not as polished at Hiragana Battle, but it covers a lot more material using the same idea.

Site Talk / Re: These categories seem kind of useless.
« on: March 23, 2017, 01:04:46 am »
Here's the complete release list for the Pokemon Mini, if anyone's curious.

Edit: Actually, it looks like several of the Japanese-only games have patches on that site. Might be worth cataloging them here too.

Haha wow, I'd nearly forgotten about Mickey Mouse III. Kinda wish I had the time to go back and redo it now...
Glad you were able to use my old work, Wave!

Newcomer's Board / Re: Help needed with font hacking!
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:32:54 pm »
Hmm. I opened it in Tile Molestor, set the rows to interleaved and the codec to 2BPP Planer. That's the clearest I could get (although it was tilted 90s - easiest to see with the large numbers:

There's probably a configuration that could do even better, but this might be helpful to you. I saw standard 4BPP images later in the ROM, so it's probably a space saving measure for the font since it includes Kanji as well.

Personal Projects / Re: Gokinjo Boukentai Translation (SFC/SNES JRPG)
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:38:46 pm »
Ah, that's definitely it then - that sign is used right in the front of the school in the game.

Personal Projects / Re: Gokinjo Boukentai Translation (SFC/SNES JRPG)
« on: January 11, 2017, 08:38:45 am »
It depends. First, do you know the hex encoding used for the characters? (E.g. If you open the ROM with a hex editor and find where the dialogue is, あ might be represented in hex by "4A", い might be  "4B", and so forth).

If you do, you can at least do in-place editing. Change the hex code for each word/dialogue so that it spells out an English word instead. As long as it's the same size or smaller compared to the original Japanese, you can translate it that way. It's a pain though, haha.


If you also have the table file (basically a text file with the full set of あ = 4A, い = 4B rules in it), you might be able to use Atlas to automatically reinsert the script into the game. The script file you described sounds like an Atlas script, so you may be able to just run it that way. :)

Personal Projects / Re: Gokinjo Boukentai Translation (SFC/SNES JRPG)
« on: January 09, 2017, 10:57:39 am »
Okay, here's my first pass through the ROM looking for uncompressed graphics:
.PNG file (Colors aren't the same as in-game)

I wouldn't mind editing (at least some) of the graphics once you've translated. What's your preference for the English font or font style used?

Personal Projects / Re: Gokinjo Boukentai Translation (SFC/SNES JRPG)
« on: January 08, 2017, 10:52:28 am »
MatatabiMitsu: Ah, okay. I'll see if I can find those - hopefully they're not compressed.

By the way, do you have any interest in changing the world map text and other non-menu text?
For instance, at 0xF333A we have what I assume is the school sign, some road markers, and additional text I haven't come across in-game yet:

If so, I can dig up all those for you as well.

Edit: Okay, I think I've found the status screen at roughly 0x87372, and it does looked to be compressed (since editing it causes the game to lock up if you load the status screen, haha).

Personal Projects / Re: Gokinjo Boukentai Translation (SFC/SNES JRPG)
« on: January 07, 2017, 10:10:35 pm »
Just downloaded it to take a look. The font's located at 0x00093873, 8 by 16 pixels, easily viewable in 2BPP mode.
It goes 0 - 9, A - Z, Katakana, Hiragana, punctuation/symbols/dialogue border, then finally "accented" Katakana and Hiragana.

I'll try to figure out the encoding when I get a minute, but it seems like it could all fit in 255 characters.

Edit: Ah, if you've been given the scripts already then you must know the encoding. :)
Regarding image editing, what graphics do you need changed? I saw a bunch of uncompressed images while I glanced through the ROM, so at the very least I rip them and give you the hex locations to reinsert them once edited.

I have a question though. On the game, the option screen has 3 options. In the hex data, each set of characters are separated by "F1 00" (iirc... Will check later). Do I check from the first character of the first option? (for example, the SA in SA U N DO(Sound in Japanese)) Do I check from the F1? Thanks

The first option in the list, does it start with 'F1 00' as well, or just '00'?
You'll have to play around with it, trying different starting points until you find the pointer table. 'F1' and '00' might be a terminating byte, a starting point, or something else entirely.

This article on Data Crystal might be helpful.
Get the address at the start of a line of dialogue, convert it to the formats mentioned there, then see if you can find it in the ROM itself.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Does anyone know what game this is?
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:55:11 pm »
Madsiur: Maybe Sanitarium?

Programming / Re: Help - How to use the tile editors for roms?
« on: December 10, 2016, 09:13:57 pm »
Underneath the enlarged version of the tile (on the right side) is the current palette, and below that is a standard color palette. You should be able to change it from there.

From the screenshot, it looks like the first color is selected. I believe you could probably click another color in the lower (rainbow) palette to change it (E.g. Right now the first color is a dark blue, but you could change that to green, and all the currently dark blue colors would turn green).

You'll have to dig through the ROM to find the font and/or menu tiles - hopefully they aren't compressed!

No criminality in Clinton emails - FBI

Not sure this is going to help her too much at this point, but there you go.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Screenshots
« on: November 04, 2016, 11:05:40 pm »
I've been tooling around with Giftpia a little, mostly to see if I'm capable of anything more complicated than GameBoy/WonderSwan level. :)

So far I've made a few scripts to import/export the font and menu graphics, and how to in-place edit the text. Next up is figuring out the pointers, and then how to add larger files back into the GameCube ISO...

General Discussion / Re: What happened to datacrystal?
« on: November 03, 2016, 09:24:18 am »
Weird. I tried it just now and it worked fine. Does it redirect you if you click a specific page's link?

Apparently US nuclear attack warning was upgraded to DEFCON 3 amidst tensions with Russia.

For what it's worth, that seems to be the opinion of an unofficial monitoring group, not the actual US Government. Not to say things are great at the moment, but they don't seem to be that bad yet.

Newcomer's Board / Re: Pokémon Stadium won't run after hex editing
« on: September 25, 2016, 12:15:51 am »
Hello! It'd help if we knew what changes you made, and where you made them in the ROM.

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