I don't know how to program, but studying Hexadecimal I've learned a lot, I aced my math exams.. lol
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You don't care if cat poop gets in your console?
Isn't that kind of inviting bugs to find their way in?
A few months ago I opened all my Game Boy games and found this Japanese copy of Kirby's Star Stacker had a dead battery that had leaked all over the PCB. Using a water/baking soda mixture I think I got as much of the residue as I could off.
After drying I tested it and the game still function (aside from of course the saving), but it was still a pretty ugly sight.
Still, glad that I don't think I actually played it before that since I had bought it among a number of other cheap games from Japan several years ago.
In case anybody wants to see it in filthy state:
1- Table creation (w/ relative search or any method you prefer)Thank You,
2- Locate the text in the ROM using a hex editor with that table loaded (at this point you could directly edit the text, but you're restricted to strings of the same length - or less with space padding)
3- Look for the pointer table showing the game where to get the text (either using methods from documents, or a dedicated tool)
4- Read about how to use Cartographer (the tool dumping text out of the ROM to a more readable txt file) and Atlas (the tool cramming the text back in the ROM). Some prefer Kruptar.
With compression for all of the text data, or dictionary compressions, or encodings that are not just 1-byte long per letter, or fonts that are not arranged in order or lacking some letters that need to be graphically edited back in, or the difficulty involved in generating tables for kanji characters because of what's called rupture of the gestalt rather than a real technical hurdle, this basic process may get easier or harder.
All the "text editors" you see on this site are glorified Cartographer/Atlas-like scripts with a graphical interface.
The VRAM viewer in No$sns was a real life saver recently. I probably never would have gotten my table set up for the menus in Akazukin Cha Cha otherwise. My table entries ended up being a mix of the Tile No and Attribute numbers and were not something I could have deduced using the other details I had available up to that point.
The dialogue text was just as simple as what GHANMI listed for 1 and 2 though and with a little experimentation I was able to decipher some of the control codes that handled things like which font was used, window size, etc.
No. We don't need the mafia. That's absurd.
I also don't watch football, but I can't fathom the connection you're trying to make between the NFL and organized crime.
And contrary to what you assumed I'm not Republican I'm a Liberal.
That's utter nonsense.
What would have provoked it, and what would we have to gain?
Banning texting is equally nonsense.
And supporting prohibition in the same breath that you show such distain for drug cartels shows a lack of understanding of history. Prohibition didn't stop alcohol consumption, it just gave rise to speakeasies and organized crime. Al Capone was just the most famous, but prohibition gave rise to an entire black market industry.
The war on drugs is expensive, fills up prisons with non-violent offenders, and accomplishes absolutely nothing in terms of preventing drug use. I'd even argue that the war on drugs has ruined more lives than the drugs themselves.
This is coming from a guy who doesn't even drink caffeine.
Your "I don't like it so I'm going to ban it for everyone" stance is entirely un-american, and extremely self-centered. I urge you to re-examine your views, because they're objectively awful.
I really wanna see credits automatically added too. It'd really save a lot of time.
Emulation and ROMs gets the filth and an angry mob of parents to come kick down your door?
I guess my corrupter of innocence joke at the start was actually accurate. Worst that ever happens to me is I get "I don't like old consoles like the PS1".