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Comprehensive SMB1 Music Hacking Guide Released

05 April 2008 9:59AM EST - Update by Dr. Floppy

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It’s finally here: the first complete music hacking tutorial for the most widely-hacked ROM of all time. Everyone from beginner to veteran can get something out of this document. Contents include:

  • Locations of all music pointers, headers and raw data.
  • Converting a song into a linear string of bytes.
  • The different coding mechanisms for the four “instrument” channels.
  • Enabling percussion in Underground/Dungeon levels.
  • The identities of every rhythm- and frequency byte.
  • How to alter the rhythm- and frequency byte tables to create customized values.
  • And more…

The Comprehensive Guide to SMB1 Music Hacking is available here.

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