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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #420 on: July 13, 2010, 12:12:39 pm »
You need to bring up a command prompt. This is easy to do - either type "cmd" in the Start Menu Run box, or navigate to the directory where xkas is in Windows Explorer, make sure no files are selected, then hold shift, perform a right click, and select "Open command window here" from the context menu.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #421 on: July 13, 2010, 01:41:04 pm »
Solved my issues. Thanks!

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #422 on: July 13, 2010, 02:11:42 pm »
So how exactly do you open those? When I double click them, the command prompt opens up, says "press and key to continue" then when I do, it shuts off. I tried opening both the .exe and the .bat files with DOSbox as well, but I got error messages saying they couldn't be run in DOS mode. I'm talking about xkas and spcas.
You open a .bat file in notepad for editing. Then when you've set it up to do whatever it is you want, you just double click it and open it. Then, it'll run with whatever parameters you set.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #423 on: July 13, 2010, 08:46:06 pm »
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I too run Windows 7 64-bit. You can use batch files to run any command-prompt or DOS programs.

Windows x64 has no NTVDM or WoW16, so no 16bit applications! When an x64 capable CPU is running in "Long Mode", there's no Virtual 8086 mode, which I guess presents so many issues to get around MS just dropped DOS support when Windows XP x64/Server 2003 x64 were released.

To overcome this, you'll need to run DOS/Win16 programs via virtualization or emulation... I ended up taking DOSBox and creating this to run all my 16bit crap. (Demonstration Video)


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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #424 on: July 13, 2010, 08:49:47 pm »
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I too run Windows 7 64-bit. You can use batch files to run any command-prompt or DOS programs.

Windows x64 has no NTVDM or WoW16, so no 16bit applications! When an x64 capable CPU is running in "Long Mode", there's no Virtual 8086 mode, which I guess presents so many issues to get around MS just dropped DOS support when Windows XP x64/Server 2003 x64 were released.

To overcome this, you'll need to run DOS/Win16 programs via virtualization or emulation... I ended up taking DOSBox and creating this to run all my 16bit crap. (Demonstration Video)
Hmm. Maybe I shouldn't have said any. But it certainly works for xkas and any other romhacking tool I've ever used.

You've got the Shadowgate I want there. Gotta track that down.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #425 on: July 13, 2010, 08:53:13 pm »
Remember, there is a world of difference between a DOS program and a console program: The latter can be pure 32bit or 64bit code and just not use the host OSes GUI system to render anything. A true *DOS* program is 16bit, though 32bit code can be run via extenders like DOS4GW/CWSDPMI, etc.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #426 on: August 01, 2010, 09:31:02 pm »
Hey everyone, I'm RRB Brick (RowdyRuff Boys' Brick), and I have been romhacking for nearly 2 years. I mainly try to romhack games which have never been tried before, or don't have any tools made for it. I'm quite good with the Genesis, Master System, SNES and Gameboy, and I am hoping that I can move onto romhacking the GBA, NES, and possibly either the N64 or DS, whichever one I fancy. I am hoping to be able to learn asm for these specific formats and hopefully create something amazing. I like to make a lot of ROM/RAM maps, are they allowed to be posted here or not?

Anyway, I am currently trying to find data inside Bubble Bobble for the Master System. Anyway I'm sure I will enjoy it here.   ;)

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #427 on: August 11, 2010, 04:29:48 pm »
Hey.

My name is B. Marquis. I've been hacking for about 6 years, but I've just started ASM hacking. My purpose is to create a program that will rip data and sprites. I've also thinking about making a Dead Dance English translation.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #428 on: August 21, 2010, 06:17:18 am »
hi,i'm new.
i've registered on this site because I have to write a lot of documents on snes.
do you think that there are people interested in learning temporal flux :) ? (don't know if I can ask this on the forum)

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« Reply #429 on: August 23, 2010, 09:34:14 pm »
My name is Dillon most people call me Dilo.
Japanese,Anime,Yugioh,And Games interest me.
Im 14 years old.
I use to be a hacker or cracker.yes a hacker as in taking down websites,hacking profiles,ripping websites,making viruses,rats,keyloggers,etc
Im not anymore due to the fact that i got cought.
I am new to rom programming and stuff.
But i am trying to learn.
And yea that me and that pretty much it.

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« Reply #430 on: August 27, 2010, 07:04:20 pm »
Hello everyone I'm Yota from Italy  ;)
interest:  Game, PC,and holiday and much more ^^
Yeard old....too old  :-X

I'm registered here because I'm translate some rom in this time, but i don't know why  ;D.
Maybe because I don't have nothing to do at my job ^^.

I'll stop here because my english is very poor .
So .. sorry for my english  :)

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #431 on: September 09, 2010, 07:42:08 pm »
I'll be blunt, I joined just to post in the "Translation Requests" thread, but who knows I might stay, seems like a nice community here.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #432 on: October 31, 2010, 09:56:04 pm »
Hi all,

I'm Nintendude88 a.k.a Trae. I've been romhacking since 2005 and have made a couple of hacks (in which you'll seen soon). I would like to start translating games, and learn about ASM programming (things you see in SMW hacks and Sonic the Hedgehog hacks). I'm good at porting music to Super Mario World in which I sorta enjoy to do. My hobbies range from drawing,anime, game creation, and playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Another thing I like to do better in my hacks is to make better graphics. Well, pleased to meet you all.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #433 on: November 02, 2010, 10:40:38 am »
Welcome to the community! I'm sure people will be interested in seeing some decent hacks. Yes, there are quite a few with assembly language skills and knowledge. You may learn something, possibly.
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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #434 on: November 20, 2010, 04:16:39 am »
I don't usually bother with introduction type threads, but what the heck. I'm zahlman. I've been working as a programmer, mostly for games, since 2003, but I've basically taken the last year or so off to work on personal projects. I've been in the GBA Fire Emblem ROM hacking community since I think some time in 2008 (which accounts for a fair chunk of said "personal projects" :) ). I specialize in tool development for games and have started on a rather massive tool project recently that I'll probably have to start a thread for in the near future ;) But I want to work out some licensing details before I throw it at a community this large.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #435 on: November 20, 2010, 02:00:03 pm »
Hi fellow rohmackers!

I'm coming from other boards like Board2 and ABXD/NikoBoard.
I'm here to let you guys know that SM64DS hacking will no longer be limited to "replace goombas with bowser" type AR codes or swapping around course levels :P

Other than that, I hope I will enjoy staying and posting here :)

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« Reply #436 on: December 09, 2010, 07:46:24 pm »
Er... Hi all!

I've been lurking around for a while and thought I'd finally get an ID and introduce myself. *waves*

I'm not a hacker or anything, but I am a semi-professional translator (Japanese of course).  Mostly I do in-house stuff for an automotive parts manufacturer (boring... so boring...) and when the economy was better I was getting fairly regular freelance jobs.  I have previously done fan translations/scantilations for various sites/people of manga, anime, tv, books though it was mostly on a one off basis on request.

So I have a bit of extra time to help out a bit, when I'm not playing games or dilly-dallying.  I've always been a huge fan of rom hacks and people who take the initiative to translate games that they wouldn't have access to otherwise.

Err in my spare time I play various PC/Console/Rom games.  I also play a bit of TCG (I've just been playing the WoW Tcg recently as it's a bit cheaper to keep up with). I've been a gamer for as long as I can remember and I'll just put this out there, yes I'm a female gamer, no it was not because my boyfriend got me into it.  I play because I like video games.

My Japanese background is fairly straight forward.  I took a year in High school then spent a summer in Japan.  When I eventually went to University I majored in Japanese Lit and Language focusing on translation (minored in Linguistics). Now I work for small Japanese company.  I'm a bit weird for someone who studied Japanese for a few reasons: 1) I'm not of Japanese/Asian decent 2) I don't watch anime 3) I rarely read manga.

Um, that's pretty much it.  I'll probably lurk a bit more just throwing out a word here and there.

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #437 on: December 18, 2010, 05:28:08 pm »
Hello Everyone (Waves at NightCrawler :) )
I Believe That Emulation is the only True means of Preserving the Past... and :)
Fan Translations the only way to see games that have never seen the light of Day outside of Japan ^_^

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #438 on: December 20, 2010, 10:03:34 pm »
Fan translations are a good way to see how games were like before localization butchers them (if the translator refrains from making drastic changes).

And I agree - for games that have never seen the light of day outside Japan in English, fan translations are the way to go (without having to go learn the language! :-X)

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Re: Introduction Topic
« Reply #439 on: December 22, 2010, 10:19:30 am »
I'm MR MAGN3TIC, but you can call me Mag for short, if you want to. Magnetic and Mag both work for me. I've been frequenting here a bit and began some ROM Hacks even before joining, and I just joined today. You can take a look at a WIP hack I've been working on over in personal projects.