Good day, RomHacking programmers.
The main purpose of this thread is to request help to fix a certain pointer relating an already existing hack.
The hack is "Earthbound with Mother 2's Title Screen hack", which involves the use of a tool named "PK Hack" or "JHack", a Java executable. You can see the hack in action here:http://youtu.be/EHe-Q4icqDQ
More information here:http://earthboundcentral.com/2009/04/earthbound-with-mother-2s-intro/
The link also includes a download link for the IPS patch and also "EB Easy Patcher", which is a .exe that helps with the proper patching process of the ROM. Original Earthbound ROM should be 3,073 kB in size for it to work properly.
PK Hack provides a Title Screen editor as one of its features, although, all of the Title Screen hacks done so far by PK Hack tend to have a crash whenever the user presses a button before the whole intro/title screen sequence finishes.
According to several users over at Starmen.net, this issue is related with a ASM/Pointer issue, in which the PK Hack tool re-allocates the Title Screen in the expanded 4MB ROM, making pressing the button an instant crash of the ROM, leaving only the option to reset the game and wait for all the intro sequence to finish to continue to the Save Selection screen.
Additional information regarding the crash can be readhere: http://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/EB-Intro-Sequence-Hacks/page/1#post1805151
The reason why i ask for help to fix this is because I am working on an Earthbound hack that covers a lot of text fixes, uncensoring, and even changes the introduction gas station to that of Mother 2 instead of Earthbound's, and i wanted to include a proper Mother 2 title screen into the hack. Here is a link to the progress on my hack so far:http://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/WIP-MaternalBound-Uncensoring-Other-junk-hack
I know that there are some gifted programmers that do ASM/gameplay mechanics hacks in this community, and the community here is quite helpful and has helped me before in some hacks.
This is why I am requesting help to do so, I am very determined to finish this hack and add as much content as I can to make it a proper uncensored and bug free version of the original Earthbound, but with the proper Mother 2 title screen and such.
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas about how to fix that crash, please let me know!
Thanks in advance to anyone that reads this.
To anyone that contributes, you will be credited in the creation of the hack along with a HUGE special thanks!
January 23, 2015, 04:30:54 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
As of January 22nd, 2015, I already finished my "MaternalBound" hack.
You can check the link provided in the OP for it.
All that's left now if just to try to fix the Title Screen glitch which makes the game freeze if you press any button during the introduction sequence.
To anyone that could contribute to fixing this, please let me know!
It's the only part remaining to make the hack finished 100%!