I'm interested in hacking the NES game River City Ransom for editing and adding shop items, their prices, and how much money you get from defeating your enemies.
I tried a couple of things. First, I downloaded BARF!, the only editor available for this game on this site, found here: http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/1481/
. However, I had some issues with getting the program to run, as it entailed a little bit of instructions about downloading at least another program, and I didn't know what the hell I was doing, as I didn't know how to find the precise program and/or package for download. So I eventually gave up on that attempt.
Second, I played the game on FCEUX up to the point where I'm at one of the shops. Then I used the built-in PPU viewer, hex editor, and another tool (I think it was called a "name table viewer" or something like that). I tried finding where the price values were located, but I was unsuccessful. Furthermore, whatever I tried by myself in hex editing changed nothing in regards to how much particular items cost.
I'm going to conclude this post with a few questions. (1) Is there a way around downloading extra things for opening the BARF! utility? (2) Is there another kind of utility that is more up to date and can do the same as what I'm looking to do? (3) If the previous two questions turn up negative, is there any other advice you could provide that could help me in my search?