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waltsu212

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Can anyone do this for me?
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:24:29 am »
I am not even slightly interested in hacking ROMs, however, I'm fond of planning what kind of hack I'd make, and recently I got some ideas for Final Fantasy II (Dawn of Souls, GBA) and figured it'd be nice to make a ROM hack. Unfortunately, I'm a complete noob to this hacking stuff, moreover, I have no time due to studies etc. So I was wondering if anyone could do this hack for me? Whoever volunteers will get full credit for making the hack, I'm not into this for the credit, I only want the hack so that I can play it myself, so they can add it to their page here.

I have no time at the moment, so I'll continue this post later on.

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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 06:41:10 am »
There's a thread for this kind of stuff:

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,3282.0.html

Basically, you suggest your idea for a hack and if someone likes it, they'll take it.

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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 06:54:28 am »
I am not even slightly interested in hacking ROMs

And no one here is even slightly interested in investing many hours to make a complete stranger's "great ideas" come true. It's really tough that you are busy with studies, meanwhile people in Africa are dying to Ebola.
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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 07:33:39 am »
I am not even slightly interested in hacking ROMs, however, I'm fond of planning what kind of hack I'd make, and recently I got some ideas for Final Fantasy II (Dawn of Souls, GBA) and figured it'd be nice to make a ROM hack. Unfortunately, I'm a complete noob to this hacking stuff, moreover, I have no time due to studies etc. So I was wondering if anyone could do this hack for me? Whoever volunteers will get full credit for making the hack, I'm not into this for the credit, I only want the hack so that I can play it myself, so they can add it to their page here.

I have no time at the moment, so I'll continue this post later on.

The dumbest message I've ever seen.

Guess what, I need my house painted. But I have no time. I have no idea of painting, but instead I want a complete stranger to paint it for me for free (I'll credit him with winged words only). I have a nice idea of the colour, it would be nice to have such a lovely colourfull house, so anyone can enjoy the view.

If you want something, than do it yourself. If you don't have time or the knowledge for hacking, than you can not have a hack, can you. And believe it, anyone who would attempt such a fictionate project, would be an odd person.

Ideas are not property. They are fictional (non existence). That's why an idea is (by law) not copyrighted. Or in other words, the one who has ideas, has nothing.

A person who makes something is a complete owner of it, thus making the "idea-person" completely irrelevant and unnecessary.

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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 09:50:41 am »
I may not have phrased it exactly as intended, English isn't really my strong point. Which gets me to my other problem; can't find any guides about binary and hexadecimal etc. in my language, so I'm stuck. Frankly I would've preferred to do it myself, so sorry the confusion, I didn't mean to say "too lazy, you do it for me". Just wanted to work together with someone in a way that I make the plans and they do the hacking.

But you make it look as though no one would want to do that. The thought occured to me, I was just testing my luck, checking if someone else was interested. Sorry if I got anyone upset.

I will change my request: Would an editor utility for this game be possible? (Is there a thread where to ask if anyone can make one?)

Thank you, Dashman, for the link, but it now seems that I'd rather use a ROM editor than have someone hack it for me(it's easier that way, and I avoid the lectures). My intention was really just to have a new version of the game to play, but it seems to me that it isn't fun if you make the hack yourself. But now I've no choice but to use an editor(I will post something on the thread you linked, too, just in case someone gets interested)

To put it shortly, I'm looking for a buddy to work on this with, since I love coming up with different idas for games in my head, but I suck at computer stuff.

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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 10:03:55 am »
it isn't fun if you make the hack yourself
Well I assume this is another typo / language deficiency, otherwise you are really asking not to be helped!

I suggest you check out the "Getting Started" section of RHDN: http://www.romhacking.net/start/

This guide will also help a lot: http://www.romhacking.net/download/documents/37/

Good luck in life!

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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014, 10:25:59 am »
Check the Utilities section then. I know SNES Final Fantasy games are popular enough to have received their share of editors, but I'm not so sure about the GBA ones. Most likely you won't find one for the game you wanted, in which case you'll have to do something about it yourself.

Yeah, I know how bad that sounds for a beginner. The thing about the Romhacking comunity is that it encourages people to learn, investigate and grow as hackers and programmers (or translators, or graphics editors...). When you've spent a rather big amount of hours learning techniques and figuring out stuff, you'll find it "slightly" annoying when another guy pops out of nowhere saying "hey, I don't want to go through all those hardships so, can you do what I want? thanks!".

I think you'll have noticed by now what the standard answer for that is.

Best practice in the community is going through the tutorials in the "Getting Started" section. I know you said your English is not that good but from your posts I'd say it's good enough, so why not give them a try? Everybody has a busy life here, don't think for a second we have more free time than you do (simply implying it is a good way of pissing everybody off). If you find the time and you really want to go for it, give those tutorials a chance, they're pretty well made.

If you absolutely feel that this whole Romhacking thing is not for you, drop your idea in the ideas thread and hope for the best.

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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 11:12:15 am »
You're right, I propably phrased that one confusingly as well. Damn, sorry for giving you a hard time just to understand what I'm trying to say :D

After a lot of thinking, I have to admit that you're right. Myself, I love to draw. I imagined someone asking me to draw something to them because they're too lazy to go through the process of practicing, which I've done a long time. I owe you all my apology for my arrogance.

It will propably take me a long time to get skilled in hacking, but I most likely won't do any more than a FF2 hack. So, if I put all my effort in learning the basics and then learning how the FF DoS ROM works, I might be able to modify cutscenes, dialogue and the key word system, depending how much data the FF2 side of the ROM has. That, along with editing monster stats, areas where they are encountered etc. was what I wanted to do with the ROM in the first place.

Thank you for all the info & support  :)

August 27, 2014, 11:42:03 am - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Oh, I usually forget to add a lot of stuff, so I'll have to reply multiple times.

It's common that people are busy, propably more so than I am, when I think about it. The issue is that I have limited access to my laptop, but I have to deal with that, I can't be the only one.

I already tried the binary/hexadecimal guides, and I confused my lack of math skills to not understandingthe world.(having one's share of fatigue has its effects) My vocabulary is wide, but sometimes I mess up with the context. In writing, usually. Reading is easier, so I'll check the rest of the tutorials, maybe I'll understand them. I somehow learned most of the math stuff, so....... All right, I'm writing much more than necessary.

Again, sorry, I'm the kind of person who only learns when others give me a lecture, so keep them coming.
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Re: Can anyone do this for me?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 02:01:12 pm »
I'm sure your intentions were good. You just started on a wrong foot: you usually don't start by asking favours, claiming that you can not do anything.

You also don't start a topic, claiming you want to buy repro carts (most of us dislike those), or that you want something done and give money in return.

Third thing: you need to know the english language to communicate. Guess what, it is not my first language either, but hoping for a guide, or an utility in your language is highly unlikely. I knew someone who wanted to know a solution to some problem, but he could not write one understandable sentence in english (so no help could be made).

Fourth: wanting to hack games like Final Fantasy or Zelda3 A link to the Past on GBA sounds kind of strange as well. Final Fantasy's main consoles were NES, SNES, and later parts on Play Station. GBA versions are a poor re-releases, for which you can not hope for a solid editor for various reasons.
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By the way, hex is math. It is actually quite easy to understand. 10 in hex is not 10 in dec, but rather 16, which is 2x2x2x2. So the hex numbers start at 00, go to 09, then switch to the 0A to 0F, before switching to 10.

That's why one 1MB is not 1,000,000 bytes, but rather from 00000-FFFFF, making it a 100000 long in hex, which is 1,048,576 in dec. Binary is just 1 and 0. Dec: 1, 2, 3, 4; binary: 1, 10, 11, 100. Example: 11 in dec is 0B in hex is 1011 in bin.

You might want to start here and learn this "new computer-math". You just need a windows calculator. And also the address-pointer calculator for calculating pointers.

I recommend to you to stay away from GBA and rather try to work with much more easier NES and SNES engines. You can expect much better utilities and hacks for those versions. You need a lot more skill for GBA or DS.