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Re: Looking for a Reverse Engineerer (or something like that)
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2011, 04:59:32 pm »
Romsstar, $100 is a pretty small sum of money. If you think there is really only $100 worth of effort involved, why are you trying to recruit somebody else to do the work? If you've ever written a utility you'd realize the enormous amount of effort that goes into even a seemingly simple utility. Do you really think that somebody could make such a utility in half a day? Or, just how little do you think our time is worth?

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Re: Looking for a Reverse Engineerer (or something like that)
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2011, 05:11:55 pm »
A reminder that in the rules, it is strongly recommended against someone to ask somebody to do something for you, particularly writing a big utility program.

And I'll also say Gemini is probably one of the most skilled PS1 hackers you'll find, he's definitely not a beginner.
(that is to say, he's pretty qualified to answer about the difficulty of PS1 hacks)
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Re: Looking for a Reverse Engineerer (or something like that)
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2011, 05:40:54 pm »
I never implied Gemini isn't skilled but that this task is maybe even too hard for him that's why he turned it down.
Maybe it is  a presumption but after all this is no easy task I guess.

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Re: Looking for a Reverse Engineerer (or something like that)
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2011, 10:35:38 pm »
I never implied Gemini isn't skilled but that this task is maybe even too hard for him that's why he turned it down.
Maybe it is  a presumption but after all this is no easy task I guess.

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Re: Looking for a Reverse Engineerer (or something like that)
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2011, 10:40:04 pm »
Genimi can redo SNES games to PlayStation games???

Then that makes him the new lord of romhacking,

Because PSX games are a mix between SNES and N64, as well as a CD player!

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Re: Looking for a Reverse Engineerer (or something like that)
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 10:46:07 pm »
I never implied Gemini isn't skilled but that this task is maybe even too hard for him that's why he turned it down.
Maybe it is  a presumption but after all this is no easy task I guess.



This would be a walk in the park for Gemini. He just chooses not to.

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Re: Looking for a Reverse Engineerer (or something like that)
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2011, 05:36:42 am »
Now that's a fine answer all right. You've got a point there.
But which I don't understand if this is such a high paid task like ten thousands of dollars like you're saying I'm wondering why there ARE such tools for the pokemon games and the developers (which did it probably for fun) never got their ten thousands of dollars?

Makes me really wonder how realistis this view is.

First: you answered yourself, since you said they did it for fun. They weren't asked by some random guy to make a tool for a random game they probably don't even have interest in (which, by the way, I think, is one of the main reason for a hacker to do something).

Second: I have no knowledge in PSX hardware, but comparing a psx game to a GBA pokemon game seems pretty out of place, since pokemon is generally way smaller than a PSX game, not to mention that PSX have 3D graphics (they do, don't they?), while pokemon just have maps formed by predeclared blocks, which really isn't a big deal at all.

Once again, not knowing anything about PSX mechanics I may be wrong, but it seems that building a tool for a psx game would take too much time if compared to the requester's attitude and offer.

I do know and saw what Gemini can do. I respect him and think he's quite good when we talk about basic ROM hacking. But his reaction makes me wonder if he even feels up to the task. No elaboration, just saying my task is a mess and 100$ is not enough.
I never implied Gemini isn't skilled but that this task is maybe even too hard for him that's why he turned it down.
Maybe it is  a presumption but after all this is no easy task I guess.

If you really want to disprove Gemini, give him ten thousands of dollars and see if you won't receive a well packed tool with a shiny ribbon on it (you're going to receive it for sure since you are being such a nice and enlightened person [sarcasm]).

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