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ROM Hacks: Willow SRAM Hack
« on: February 29, 2008, 06:01:56 pm »

Update By: EnderWiggin

I've been working on a Willow ROM hack that will implement a save game feature into a game that previously used passwords. I'm doing this just to take a crack at NES hacking, and because I read somewhere that Willow was supposed to use battery backed RAM, but instead used a password system in order to cut production costs.

I also want to implement a feature to “skip” the dialog text and also a “run” button. Source code will be freely available to help anyone else out there looking to play around with the good old NES.

Currently, I have completed my Proof-of-concept hack,  and I now have a Willow ROM that allows saving current progress by pressing SELECT-B and resuming the saved game by selecting PASS WORD in the opening screen, or CONTINUE after losing all your HP.

Relevant Link: (http://endersoft.blogspot.com/)

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Re: ROM Hacks: Willow SRAM Hack
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 06:39:31 pm »
Pretty sweet idea. I've heard good things about this game. Hopefully you can test this on a real system to make sure it's like the real thing.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Willow SRAM Hack
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 10:01:53 pm »
you know, that's pretty ingenious.
I'm also betting that you probably could do the same thing with other password using games as well with enough work.

Hell, it could be the beginning of a while new genre of rom hacking. :>

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Re: ROM Hacks: Willow SRAM Hack
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 09:48:05 am »
I can not find the patch anywhere anymore. Anybody there could give me some help, thanks.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Willow SRAM Hack
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 06:58:41 pm »
I've found the patch and source and I'm cleaning up the files. Will post the patch and the source soon. It's pretty rough and mostly just a proof of concept right now.

It brings you to a save screen by pressing SELECT+B and load from the start screen. I wanted to add stats and location to the save screen but I never got around to it.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Willow SRAM Hack
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 11:46:02 am »
I've found the patch and source and I'm cleaning up the files. Will post the patch and the source soon. It's pretty rough and mostly just a proof of concept right now.

It brings you to a save screen by pressing SELECT+B and load from the start screen. I wanted to add stats and location to the save screen but I never got around to it.

Thanks. :thumbsup: