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Getting Started
« on: March 27, 2009, 12:24:47 pm »
We strongly recommend all beginners start with information available in our own "Getting Started" section (also found on the left hand navigation bar). In addition, the community has put together a little package of required material often used in response to beginner questions on our forum. We recommend reading or browsing all material prior to asking any questions in order to get the most helpful and efficient response from our community members.

The Newbie Package of REQUIRED Material
Recommended Reading
ROMHacking.net FAQ: You ask, we answer!
ROMHacking.net Getting Started Section: Newbies Go HERE!
ROMHacking.net Documents Section!
How to ask questions the smart way.
On the Essence of ROM Hacking
Talk with experienced people in our IRC chat and ask specific questions there.


Please be aware that most ROM hacking concepts apply to many or all platforms. Just because you don't see a document specifically on hacking game X for platform Y doesn't mean information is not available to you. Concepts applied on the NES or SNES for example can often be applied in a similar fashion on Playstation or Playstation 2 games. The only real differences amongst platforms are 2d vs. 3d concepts and ROM vs. File Systems. Beyond that, the concepts for graphics editing, text translation, debugging, etc can often be applied to all platforms.

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Re: Getting Started
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 08:04:57 pm »
Thanks for the tips Nightcrawler! You rock!  :woot!: