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Author Topic: How to get the Kirbys Dream Course Grumps hack to work  (Read 137 times)

sentiententity

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How to get the Kirbys Dream Course Grumps hack to work
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:33:07 am »
Hello all,

I hope this isn't too much of a retarded noob question but I can't seem to get the grumps dream course hack to work.

I've been able to apply the ips patches to other roms of nes and snes games using Lunar IPS and then play them on my pi 3 no problem.  I've tried it on both the japanese and usa version of the rom.  Maybe I need to assign a particular emulator to that rom?  IDK.

Thank you for your time!

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Re: How to get the Kirbys Dream Course Grumps hack to work
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 11:26:48 am »
You haven't said exactly what the problem is.  Do you mean that after you apply the patch, you can't get the ROM to work?

There doesn't seem to be any useful information at https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3057/ , but it does state that the patch is for "Kirby Bowl (Japan).sfc", so the US version probably will not do it.

I'll take a wild guess and suggest that your ROM either needs a header, or needs its header removed.  There are many tools for that, such as https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/593/ or http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/608/ .
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Re: How to get the Kirbys Dream Course Grumps hack to work
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 06:46:03 am »
Got it working now.  Turns out I needed a specific version of the Japanese Kirby Bowl. I had the fig file not the sfc.  I was getting either a blank screen or a bunch of gobbledygook.  And thank you for pointing me towards the header tool, didn't even know such a thing existed!