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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Open Source ROM Hacking Projects
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:01:04 am »
The fact that other wikis exist which cover similar information doesn't really dilute the metaphor. If Wikipedia ≈ open source hacking project, the healthy variety of wikis are just examples of more open source hacking projects. If some of them are more similar than others, well ... call that Super Mario Bros.

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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Open Source ROM Hacking Projects
« on: March 03, 2012, 12:39:51 am »
Is that as simple as using 0x0D 0x0A for linebreak, instead of just 0x0D (I think that's the one Windows uses, I know it's only one of the two)?

I think you have it reversed, but pretty close, anyway. Windows is 0x0D0A (carriage return + line feed), Unix-like is 0x0A (line feed).

I don't know the byte values, but Windows uses /r/n, Unix is /n, and Macs use /r. (although I'm not sure if I have Unix and Mac mixed up).

You have them around the right way, but it's worth noting that Mac OS X is Unix-like, and uses line feed (0x0A, "/n"). Previous Mac OSes (i.e. OS 9 or below) do indeed use carriage return (0x0D, "/r"). It's probably pretty uncommon to encounter an OS 9 or below file in the wild, though, and support for it would be a lower priority.

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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Open Source ROM Hacking Projects
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:05:13 am »
Someone might want to alert Klarth to this if they're in contact with him, but I attempted to build Normmatt's Guru Logic Champ translation from the topic post and had it fail repeatedly in the Atlas script injection step.

Norm and I spent a while going back and forth on IRC trying to figure out what the issue was since it built fine for him, but I finally figured out that the issue was with Atlas's inability to handle Unix formatted line breaks in files --LF instead of Windows-style CRLF--particularly in table files. The (Unix-formatted) script file seemed to be parsing OK, but it would stall upon opening the (also Unix-formatted) table file. After converting the file to use Windows-style linebreaks, I was able to build the translated ROM without issue.

Since the files are Windows-style on Norm's PC, it may be that it's GitHub converting the files on upload. Regardless of the cause, it might be worthwhile for Klarth to update his tool to support Unix-style linebreaks, if he's willing.

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Ha, that was me emailing you, feel free to disregard my PM just now. Thank you very much for both of these.

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Personal Projects / Re: The Console Tool (by Low Lines)
« on: November 06, 2010, 06:19:08 am »
Unsure if this might already be planned, but I might just literally kill for it to gain TPL (texture format used in a number of Wii games) support. I'm working on a translation hack at the moment and looking for the exact TPLs I need to modify is needle-in-haystack stuff. I'm extracting u8s which themselves include ~20 LZ77'd u8s, which in turn have anywhere from 1-15 TPLs I have to convert just to get a look at them and go "Nope, not what I'm looking for." If I could just straight out open up these files and see a preview of the TPL right there it'd make the entire process so much less horrible.

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Neat. I'm another who's been waiting for Gid's release, and while I'm sure that'll be great and all if it ever gets finished, I'm happy to use this one. Thanks.

EDIT: Err, scratch that. I can't get past the title screen. I've got 1.0 and 1.1 ROMs, I tried the 1.0 patch on the 1.0 ROM, the 1.1 patch on the 1.0 ROM, the 1.0 patch on the 1.1 ROM, and the 1.1 patch on the 1.1 ROM. I've pretty much exhausted all my options here. I'm running ZSNES 1.51, should I try an older version, or SNES9X, or what?

EDIT2: Never mind, I'll learn to read before I ask any more questions.

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Newcomer's Board / Re: Introduction Topic
« 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.

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