« on: July 13, 2010, 01:14:41 am »
I'm Spralwers. I got into ROM hacking about 5-6 years ago and messed around primarily with Fire Emblem 3 and Super Mario RPG. I fooled around with the text and adjusted statistics, but that's as far as I got before I couldn't find the drive to keep going. I unfortunately didn't get into anything more complicated, like trying to fit more text space and expanding the ROM.
Skip to the present. I'm going to be a junior in electrical engineering, and ive had quality experience with java (i took a course on data structures) and MIPS. My programming skills will only get much better through the rest of my career in college, in both assembly and high level.
Since ROM hacking is actually quite relevant (although it's more computer engineering/computer science), to my major, I decided to give the art a more in depth look. I also have a pretty natural curiosity for how things work (I've also taken tons of physics classes), and I play video games fairly often, so this art has me way more interested now.
My goal for the future is to create a power rangers game on the SNES that doesn't suck. I don't think any good power rangers game will come out within the next 5-10 years, yet the series has unmeasurable potential for an awesome game. I can just see every future game being a half assed 3-D adventure. What this series needs is a 2-D sidescroller where the rangers aren't just pallette swaps =\ It also needs to be developed by someone who doesn't face time constraints and/or someone who won't get lazy and half-ass it. I have too many ideas to make an awesome game on a badass platform for free. It's gotta happen.
While there's plenty of information on ROM hacking, how much is there floating around for homebrewing? Unfortunately, I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. This means that Byuu's assembly tools (like xkas that are DOS) just don't run, and those tools looked absolutely essential for homebrewing. Any other recommmendations?