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punsikorn49

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Wii ROM hacking - please help!
« on: December 18, 2017, 04:03:12 am »
I don't want to do anything extreme - all I would like to do is fix up the poorly translated English text in a game. However, I've scoured the internet and have not even found so much as a lead on where to begin. Where do I find some relatively easy to use tools for hacking Wii roms? I've searched and searched and found absolutely nothing that does what I want it to do (extract and repack text data, nothing more). บอลสเต็ป2

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Re: Wii ROM hacking - please help!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 12:37:22 pm »
Unpack and repacking the isos can be handled with a few tools.
I quite like wii scrubber
Others like wiimms iso tools
https://wit.wiimm.de/

Popular compressions and formats used for storage within wii games include u8 (u8tool is then good stuff), szs and yaz0.
http://wiki.tockdom.com/w/index.php?title=List_of_File_Formats if for mario kart but some apply to other games.
http://wiibrew.org/wiki/File_formats has some more.

Text itself. Can be coded any way the devs wanted, and they had all sorts of things they liked doing for the wii. To that end unless someone has gone before on this game or a sequel/prequel, maybe something from the same dev, you are on your own. Some will be in graphics, some basic text a like formats, others will be pointers and normal ROM hacking fare and others will be a mess of assembly and control codes. That said displaying text does not vary much in underlying theory between any system really so all the guides covering tables, formatting and such will apply here as well, obviously something going incredibly in depth on pointers in the snes memory layout will not directly apply but understand pointers there and you will not struggle elsewhere.

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Re: Wii ROM hacking - please help!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 10:33:35 pm »
I think you forgot that you already posted here.
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=25206
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