Greetings from Barcelona,
For a no explained reason, the post I created 2 weeks ago to ask about a hex value that prevents me from easily editing a title screen has been removed. The worst is that a user was trying to help me, and his explanations have been lost with the post so, here I am back explaining my problem:
The original tittle screen (with slight changes). This game has nothing to do with the Capcom franchise. In a later version, this game is renamed "FIGHTER LEGEND" so, that's what I wanna do:
This is usually a piece of cake for me. I just make a tile map like this using the PPU viewer:
And with patience I change the values to rearrange the tiles. In this case, I have all the tiles I need for the title using the "S" and the "IV", which are composed of six tiles. That's a piece of cake, but...
The values don't appear as they are represented on the screen. Instead of shown the top of "STREET" like "ED, EE, EF, 0F, 0F, EE" is shown "ED, EE, EF, 02, 0F, 81, EE". Value 02 is a multiplier, it makes the two upper parts of "E" show. Value 81 is just a tile of the castle shown on the right side of the screen. It seems to be there for no reason. I've tried to replace the value 02 with another one like 0F, or ED and the title screen crashes.
I must emphasize that my programming skills are zero. I have NEVER opened a programming book. I don't have the basics. All I've learned so far, for me, are "tricks", like locating and editing palettes, text, creating TBL files, or rearranging tiles according to a working pattern. All that of course by asking.
Community users explained to me that the value that appears before the rest, "83" is a kind of "control value" that tells the code to write the next 3 bytes as they appear. I don't know about programming, but it makes sense that the value 83 appears, then the values of "S", "T and "R" as they are written, then value "02" and two "E", etc. I tried to replace the value "02" by "83" and "voilà", I could write correctly the values in that line, until I jump to the next one that starts with "02" to show two black tiles. This time the screen crashes.With the indications given to me I try a dozen ways, changing or moving values without result.
The tiles I need to modify are the ones that appear in the screenshots above this line (yes, even the copyright year uses the value 02 to show the 9 of "1993").
If someone can help me with this by explaining it to me in a way that I can understand and do it myself, I will be eternally grateful. I would prefer this even if it is difficult for me because it is a way of not being dependent on others.
Even so, if someone wants to collaborate with me by arranging it for me in exchange for being credited for it, we would speak for PM.
Thanks in advance for your help. I value very much being able to participate in this community and I never hesitate to help make it known, because I believe that there is a lot of work and dedication behind every project.
P.S. If this post is deleted, I would like to know why, just as a courtesy.