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Gaming Discussion / Re: Qustion about rpgs
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:44:40 am »
How about the classic Dungeon Master?  The Dark Spire for the DS also seems to have its fans.  And Paper Sorcerer has been getting some attention lately.

The part of script dumping that's always confused me is that we often talk about it as if it's some sort of automated process
Actually, I was not aware people spoke of it in that manner.

or is "dumping" for many 8-bit games really...less systematic and automatic than that term makes it sound?
Anything can be made systematic and automatic if you're willing to go to excruciating lengths to code a custom tool, I reckon.

I'm not sure what SJIS encoding is, so I will look that up and figure it out.
Shift-JIS is basically ASCII for Japanese characters.  Just like assorted binary values might happen to randomly look like ASCII when viewed with a hex editor, some of them might happen to look like Japanese characters in a hex editor or other viewer that supports Shift-JIS.  But again, there's nothing obliging a game developer to store text data as Shift-JIS, or any of the other established encoding standards for Japanese characters.

It should not be this hard
What gave you that idea?  If it was easy, someone probably would have done it already, considering the popularity of the series.  I agree that there is not necessarily any basis for the conclusion that all the text should just be sitting there decompressed in plaintext Shift-JIS; it could just as easily be compressed and in an entirely different encoding.

It may be helpful to note that there's a debug menu, if you didn't know already.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Genesis music editing
« on: January 20, 2015, 10:36:07 pm »
If you want to use the unit's built-in speakers, you'll probably have to crack it open and apply some electrical engineering skills.  This is probably only slightly more complicated than trying to hack the music engine of each game.

If you want to use headphones or different speakers, well, there's bound to be something suitable out there with a built-in equalizer.  I wouldn't know offhand, though.

Newcomer's Board / Re: Using MSU with Higan
« on: January 20, 2015, 09:20:34 am »
Quote from: The Readme
Are you using that?

« on: January 14, 2015, 12:47:07 am »
Just picked up two boxes today :D I don't know why this stuff was ever taken off the shelves, it tastes awesome!!!  :crazy:
It's always been available here in Canada.  Some eBay folks were doing a brisk business running exports.

I largely stopped eating breakfast cereal a few years ago, but French Toast Crunch is definitely quality stuff in my book.  Its sweet flavor and texture is distinctive.

Random aside: I remember back when Apple Cinnamon Cheerios were introduced, and every O was practically studded with tiny bits of apple, or at least apple-like product.  It's not nearly the same these days.

Site Talk / Re: What can be uploaded to the "PC Hacks" section??
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:02:52 pm »
I reckon there's not too much point to uploading things like DOOM mods here simply because there are already so many other places where such content would be much more appropriate.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: NES to Sega MD
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:08:53 pm »
It is Possible as I have a Few NES and SNES games playing on there myself
You were suggesting that you already have certain SNES games playing on there. Are you now saying that you already have DKC, Secret of Mana, and Stunt Race FX running?

Personal Projects / Re: Wario Land 2 editor
« on: January 08, 2015, 09:12:54 am »
To be clear, does this only work on the GBC version, or does it work with the original, too?  (And are there any interesting differences in the data?)

But Marty never did alchemy.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Contra nes improvement
« on: January 07, 2015, 11:05:30 pm »

We have a thread for this sort of thing here.

It is quite unlikely anyone will fend to your specific request, however.  You may have to learn how to make the change yourself, but that may be difficult.  Perhaps you should try searching for a suitable Contra fan forum.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Changing Sprites in Flicky
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:53:17 pm »
...And what exactly will you do with these "numbers" (whatever those are) when you have them?

Providing some more details will go a long way towards getting more help.

Newcomer's Board / Re: Double Dragon - Final Fight hacks
« on: January 07, 2015, 02:00:38 am »
Have you not heard of Beats of Rage?  There's a pretty big modding community for that one, or at least there used to be.

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: NES to Sega MD
« on: January 06, 2015, 12:10:19 am »
To be fair, Mairtrus did make that port of SMB (SMB4MD) to the Genesis a couple of years ago.

But SMB is a fairly simple game as NES games go – it's a "Mapper 0" game, whereas Metroid is Mapper 1.  Even then, porting it was apparently not a straightforward process – no one else seems to have done anything similar in the last four years, which should be a pretty good indication that it is not easy to do!

Gaming Discussion / Re: Japanese SNES recommendations
« on: January 05, 2015, 01:46:00 am »
Mahoujin Guruguru 2 seems to be missing from the above list.  There's no translation for it yet, though.

I recall reading that Slayers is quite excellent.

Gaming Discussion / Re: 9:21 at the bottom of the northern cave(FF7)
« on: January 03, 2015, 11:37:34 am »
Congratulations on your accomplishment, I guess..?  I would have thought speedrunning FF7 would have been one of those thoroughly solved problems examined and re-re-examined by people with far too much time on their hands.

Well, I don't have a video to it, but I do have a save file for some kind of evidence. I would have to copy it from my ps3 and convert it to .mcd if someone doesn't have a ps3 and would just like to view it on their computer.
I doubt anyone cares enough to go through that trouble just to view a timestamp.

Newcomer's Board / Re: Providing content...?
« on: December 30, 2014, 01:41:13 am »
Music hacks are fairly uncommon, partly because coding music for some of these old systems was pretty difficult to begin with (see for instance http://dutycyclegenerator.com/ ).

Anybody know of a place where I can upload a few MP3s for free?
Dropbox is pretty great for everything.

Surely, it can't be due to lack of interest.
Well, what exactly would you do?  It seems to me the level layouts are more tightly integrated than the likes of Mega Man or SMB, in that you can't make little changes without changing a lot of other things.

General Discussion / Re: Forgotten Manga Title
« on: December 29, 2014, 08:41:11 am »
I was thinking it had "Butterfly" or "Raindbow" in the title tho. It was called Perfect Girl Evolution. Boy was I off. LOL
It was also known as The Wallflower, wasn't it?  I remember watching a couple of episodes of the anime.  It struck me as only marginally different from the usual bishounen stuff (e.g. Ouran Highschool Host Club).

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