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Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« on: November 29, 2012, 04:50:42 am »
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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 08:15:50 am »
Sonic Retro is the go to place for sonic related hacks utilities and hacking info. Go there.

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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 08:18:52 am »
Smspower has some nifty utilities too.

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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 08:25:03 am »
Sonic Retro is the go to place for sonic related hacks utilities and hacking info. Go there.

We really shouldn't have to tell people to go "somewhere else"... If the tools exist, we should try to get them on here as well. I mean, it's romhacking.net...
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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 08:51:10 am »
I've faced this battle for years. It's quite a disservice to the community to come here, know of a ROM hacking utility somewhere else, and direct others there, while still not adding it to RHDN. That defeats the purpose of having RHDN. I have to wonder why I bother paying for and maintaining this place sometimes.  ::)
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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 10:20:41 am »
Should just have a day where everyone scours for utilities and uploads them with the proper credit ._.
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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 10:34:16 am »
I am adding stuff but there is lots of stuff at Sonic Retro, the thought of writing up all those articles for all those hacks and utilities is daunting. Also all the ROM hacks at Sonic Retro are in ROM format so new patches need to be created, and due to the shifting of data submissions might be rejected for having original code cause of the ips creator.

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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 01:42:16 pm »
Since no one wants to give you links to good Sonic editors here ya go :

http://www.hacking-cult.org/?utils (Best one on here is the Esrael Sonic Editor II, you can import levels from Sonic 1 over to Sonic 2 as well with it)


PS to mods - I apologize if i wasnt supposed to share links, just trying to help this guy.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2012, 01:56:40 pm by jka12002 »

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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 02:10:21 pm »
I am adding stuff but there is lots of stuff at Sonic Retro, the thought of writing up all those articles for all those hacks and utilities is daunting. Also all the ROM hacks at Sonic Retro are in ROM format so new patches need to be created, and due to the shifting of data submissions might be rejected for having original code cause of the ips creator.

Understood. No one knows better than staff here how daunting the tasks can be. Certainly some material elsewhere is not suitable for bringing here and that's fine. You are commended for making an effort. Any effort at all is more than can be said for some of the other guys.

A great place to start is obviously with a Sonic editor as apparently there are NO Sonic editors on ROMhacking.net worth mentioning. You don't need to add all of them. Just starting with ONE of them goes a long way since there are apparently none here. Then, there is at least something to recommend here along with external sources for more. That's all I'm saying. ;)

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That's not a bad idea. Some sort of promotional day for discovering and adding new things that aren't here sounds interesting to me. Perhaps even a little contest to see who can find and add the most new stuff. A separate, similar thing done with updating entries that are here that may have fallen out of data could also be considered. I like you're thinking! :)
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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 02:48:56 pm »
I think instead of editing you could try your hand at actually building a new sonic game out of the source code. I believe all of the major genesis Sonics have been disassembled into recompilable assembly code, which is infinitely more customizable than a prebuilt ROM. Some of the best sonic 'hacks' were made this way, from what I've read.

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 07:01:32 pm »
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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 09:31:12 am »
Indeed it is. What kind of features do you have in mind?
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 01:16:50 pm »
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Re: Anyone know of a Sonic the Hedgehog rom editor?
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 04:22:21 pm »
I think you should be able to get beyond newb status by at least submitting a hack first before you can change your rank to spoony bard or something like that.

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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 04:41:06 pm »
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