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ProbablyNotDanny

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GameCube hacking
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:58:24 pm »
I'm very new to hacking gamecube games, and a friend of mine recommended I come here. Is anyone experienced enough to teach a newbie the ropes?

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Re: GameCube hacking
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 01:30:10 am »
This depresses me. I feel like a goldfish right now...

ProbablyNotDanny

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Re: GameCube hacking
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 06:03:35 pm »
That's a great help, thank you, but none of it seems especially targeted at GC Isos. One question I had was "What in the heck is a .one file, and how can I open it?"

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Re: GameCube hacking
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 12:52:57 am »
Files can be anything, well some are traditionally a given thing but that tends not to narrow it down too much, and that pretty much is ROM hacking. If you don't know enough to deal with it you a) have not thought about it fully or b) need to learn some more.

The links above work well. For any random new system you tend to want to find a hardware document for it http://hitmen.c02.at/files/yagcd/yagcd/frames.html and often source code to emulators ( https://github.com/dolphin-emu/dolphin , possibly also https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=Main_Page ) and a means to pull apart the ROMs/isos if it is a system where that means something (mostly anything that came on a floppy disc or CD or nowadays the DS and newer). I don't know what the kids are using for such things these days but GCtool, gcmutility and gamecube iso tool usually got things I wanted done).

If the game you are pulling apart is a commonly hacked one someone might have documented it before you, the gamecube is not the most hacked outside of Mario Kart and Smash Brothers though but you could get lucky.

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Re: GameCube hacking
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 01:26:38 pm »
Is this a Sonic game? The extension .ONE is a hassle to Google, but it appears to have been used in certain Sonic games, e.g.:

http://info.sonicretro.org/SCHG:Sonic_Heroes

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Re: GameCube hacking
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 10:52:42 pm »
Is this a Sonic game? The extension .ONE is a hassle to Google, but it appears to have been used in certain Sonic games, e.g.:

http://info.sonicretro.org/SCHG:Sonic_Heroes

Thanks for giving me a straight answer. Yes, it is, in fact. It's Shadow the Hedgehog, and I was unaware that .ONEs were more common in them. So, do you know anything about them besides the info shown here?

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Re: GameCube hacking
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 09:44:47 pm »
Sadly, no -- I have no expertise whatsoever in GameCube hacking. It looks like it's typically a container format for a compressed .PRS file, which automatically makes it more challenging to work with, though there's a tool you could try to see if you're able to decompress them.

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Re: GameCube hacking
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 08:17:38 pm »
This forum extracted a .ONE file with a program called shth_one.exe
https://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=24733

Also, game extractor is supposed to handel .ONE files as well.
http://www.watto.org/game_extractor.html
« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 08:24:29 pm by MarkAss »