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How does Charlotte sound spider- or demon-like? (I'm probably missing a cultural reference here.)
A famous children's book. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte%27s_Web

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Screenshots
« on: August 06, 2016, 04:03:11 pm »
Something on the Saturn I'm sure. ;D

It means we don't know who made the hack, regardless of whether they are on the forum or not.

We can submit hacks from people who aren't on the forum (as long as the author doesn't say it's not allowed to re-post), as long as we know the name of the person/group to credit.

It's happened with some older emulators too.
I have no idea why.

When Kitsune first released the patch, it was suspected to have to do with the hack I made to disable the CHR-ROM protection check on the title screen.
(there was an INC $21 that set the anti-piracy flag, I replaced it with an RTS)

Nestopia was the one that basically killed mapper 23, replacing it with auto-detection for known original games and breaking ROM hacks (such as my translation for Dragon Scroll). I'm guessing KD was another 23 game?

I think we might've stopped accepting new patches with unknown authors.

Was this the Japanese Club Nintendo-exclusive game, or was that something else?

Personal Projects / Re: Bruce Campbell vs gannon problem
« on: August 04, 2016, 10:09:26 pm »
Let's have one Bruce Campbell vs. Gannon thread.

Should it be an obvious or a subtle pun?

A single ISO version of Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969

GTA London 1969 was the first and only expansion back released on the platform.  It was not a stand-alone game.  You literally had to already own Grand Theft Auto 1 to play it.  After the initial boot, the game requests that you put Grand Theft Auto into your CD tray.  After accessing the necessary data from the original GTA disc, it then asks you to place the London 1969 disc back into the tray to finish booting.

I've always found this tremendously unnecessary on a console.  It's annoying to boot the game and have to go through this rigmarole every single time.  I have difficulty believing that London 1969 couldn't have been its own stand alone, as if the necessary bits of data required from GTA wouldn't have fit onto a single disc.

Is it possible to compile a single ISO to play this game without all the hassle?

According to GameFAQS, there was a "Special Edition" release in EU which the game was sold as a standalone game.
So presumably a similar hack could be done to the NTSC version?

N64 hackers don't really come to these boards is all.
You pretty much ARE the N64 hacking scene. :)

Personal Projects / Re: Family BASIC 2.1a - My First Translation Project
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:25:17 pm »
Family BASIC, like many NES games, has separate PRG (program) and CHR (character, the graphics) ROM.
Following the first 16 bytes, the next 32KB is the PRG and the last 8KB is the CHR (opening the game in FCEX and clicking Message Log will show you the mapper and size information).
The game code can only use the 32KB PRG-ROM (address $10 to $800F in the ROM file). To use more than that would require ROM expansion as well as a mapper hack (as the game uses no mapper, and as such the 32K limit).

Newcomer's Board / Re: Tile Editors for FDS?
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:08:33 pm »
It's easier if you can split the FDS file, but otherwise it's the same as NES, which is supported by almost everything.

Newcomer's Board / Re: excitebike vs. on cart
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:06:59 pm »
2. RHDN should not be used as your vehicle to piracy - we're not a piracy ring. Any requests for or offers, either directly or indirectly, or hotlinking to illegal material, such as ROMs, ISOs, DVDRips, animations doesn't belong here. This includes discussion that would encourage or enable piracy of "0-day" or recently released games (discussing emulation problems, copy-protection cracks, etc). Discussion on "reproduction" cartridges is not considered within the scope of this forum and is not permitted.

There's probably other websites to discuss repros.

If they had gone after him for hosting a monsters what you can get in your pocket party contest then I would have issues, this is pretty clear cut trademark stuff from where I sit. Whether I would have fired off straight away with the $4k makes this go away "fine" I do not know, it could well have been intended as a deterrent if so.
But if it's a party based on a specific IP, then what else can you seriously call it but the actual name?

Remember, Nintendo ain't above DMCA takedowns. Remember they tried to sue that one guy for having a pokemon party and charging admission.

I thought that was The Pokemon Company. Technically not Nintendo.
But even then I think they dropped it shortly afterwards.

(I think TPC claimed something like $4k damages. Probably almost nothing for them, so I wonder if they decided if the bad PR from that was worth it. :P )

Programming / Re: VRAM question...
« on: July 29, 2016, 08:38:36 pm »
If you can't find the graphics in the ROM then it's probably compressed. You would need ASM skills to trace backwards to figure out the compression.

No, there's not a tool for that. SNES games used per-game compression, often variants of LZSS. But there was no "standard" compression like GBA and DS have (from what I've heard).

Gaming Discussion / Re: The HD Mini-NES is a thing.
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:20:41 am »
If about currencies just being numbers, one of the best videos I've seen was a youtube video about an Indian tech support scammer. His quote to remove porn from someone's PC was 2,000 British Pounds a week. Surely his native currency was rupees, and he was thinking like "eh, whatever, just swap the currency name. HE'LL STILL SOUND LEGIT." :P (there's only about a 100x difference in value)

Well um... good if that satisfies you.

But we don't talk about those here.

That is probably something that could be found with cheat code making techniques.
Isn't there a tutorial for searching for unknown on/off states?

What he said.

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