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Mega Man 2 - Hacking and Level Editor Help
« on: November 06, 2013, 06:25:55 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this board and pretty much the whole Mega Man hacking scene. I love all the amazing hacks that I've played and have always wanted to create my own.

My favorite is MM2 and I believe that is also the best one for me to hack because I prefer the mechanics in that one vs 3-6.

I've looked and searched and tried many different editors, but have not been successful other than some graphical and level(move blocks/platforms around existing rooms) edits. What I want to do is much more extensive such as ememy/item placements, full level edits, damage and mechanics adjustments, and maybe music. Something along the lines of Rockman Exile, but not to the extent of Rockman No Constancy.

Here are some editors I've tried to accomplish these, but have questions hopefully some of you can point me in the right direction:

-Rockman 2 editor by Rock5easily:
I've tried to use this one the most as this seems to be the better one out of the bunch.
Couple of questions:
1) It's incredibly hard for me to use this as all the menus and buttons are in ???'s. I tried to switch my PC to Japanese to run the program but they're still in ???'s. :banghead: Does anyone know how to get around this?
2) There's a list of items in Hex. I've tried to put a bunch on the screen in order to make my own list, however, all of them appeared garbled. Does anyone have the list of the items in Hex?
3) From previous question, how would you get around the garbled sprites? I understand that this has to do with them being preloaded into the ram or something.

-Rockman2 / Megaman2 Editor by Kuwata:
I also tried this one, but seems to be less versatile than the above. One example is that you can't insert new items.

-MegaEdit by SnowBro:
As far as I know this is a DOS-based editor. I haven't had much success running this thing.

-visine by -=Fx3=-:
Same as MegaEdit, this is a DOS-based editor and I haven't been able to use it. Plus I've heard that it's buggy and can created glitches for the rom.


So, do any of you have any suggestions? I've tried and search but there doesn't seem to be a good MM2 editor, which is surprising as MM2 is the most popular one in the hacking community.

Is there another MM2 editor out there that I don't know about?

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!! :)

THANK YOU!!
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Re: Mega Man 2 - Hacking and Level Editor Help
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 01:23:24 am »
I don't have any advice as far as the editors themselves but, for the DOS based ones, DOSBox should help you in getting them to run.
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Re: Mega Man 2 - Hacking and Level Editor Help
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 01:56:16 am »
I don't have any advice as far as the editors themselves but, for the DOS based ones, DOSBox should help you in getting them to run.

Thanks  :) I'll try that.
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Re: Mega Man 2 - Hacking and Level Editor Help
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 03:00:26 am »
http://bisqwit.iki.fi/source/rockedit.html

This is a bit unconventional one, and it is aimed for Rockman 1, not 2, but it allows changing the enemy placements, level layouts, and palettes.
For programmatic changes, such as music, damage and mechanics, you need to use assembler language hacks I'm afraid.

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Re: Mega Man 2 - Hacking and Level Editor Help
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 05:43:42 pm »
http://bisqwit.iki.fi/source/rockedit.html

This is a bit unconventional one, and it is aimed for Rockman 1, not 2, but it allows changing the enemy placements, level layouts, and palettes.
For programmatic changes, such as music, damage and mechanics, you need to use assembler language hacks I'm afraid.

Thanks! I'll have a look.
But it looks like I'm gonna have to get into ASM to do the changes that I want for MM2.
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Re: Mega Man 2 - Hacking and Level Editor Help
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 03:19:57 pm »
Well there is level editors like the "rockman 2 , mega man 2 editor.
Hex workshop should help you out with hex editing and tile layer pro or tile molester should help with the graphics.