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Newcomer's Board / Re: Introduction Topic
« on: July 08, 2017, 06:14:08 pm »
Guess I'll say hi here before posting. I've been working on a tabletop arcade machine and have hacked quite a few roms (100+ on 5 different systems), mostly to remap the controls to be playable on a machine with only a joystick and 3 buttons. It's amazing how many games actually require you to press Start to start, and changing it to "press any button" saves you a whole 2 inches on the button panel as long as you don't care about pausing.

A few games I've also added extra features to so they're more accessible (usually infinite lives/continues, nothing you couldn't get without a simple cheat code). But a handful I think might actually be interesting to other people. For instance, adding semi-rapid-fire to 1943 NES, start with full health (instead of a measly 30) on Metroid, speeding up that damn intro text on Bad Dudes NES.

It's been pretty satisfying figuring out how to change games with nothing but a disassembler and hex editor. As soon as I figure out how to post IPS files here I'll share a few of them.

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Newcomer's Board / Re: Landstalker's terrible d-pad control
« on: November 05, 2015, 10:07:59 am »
Thanks! Out of curiosity, what tools did you use to manipulate the IPS file and to know which values to move around? Some kind of disassembler I imagine?

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Newcomer's Board / Re: Landstalker's terrible d-pad control
« on: November 03, 2015, 04:00:27 pm »
Great job and thanks to M.I.J.E.T., although imagine my dismay, when I applied the patch and realized that the new controls were not mapped in the way that I expected or considered natural. :o So, I decided to hack the patch and get things fixed! In the new patch file, the controls are mapped like this: Up on the D-pad = , Down = , Left = & Right = . Let me know if there are any issues or if the file is not available any more.

http://www.filedropper.com/landstalker-alternatecontrolscustomcontrols

MagicianLord, this sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. Any chance you could re-upload it?

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