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dejan07

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Wonder Boy III - The Dragon's Trap FM Sound enabled
« on: July 14, 2015, 07:41:04 pm »
I noticed that in SMS hacking section there are great FM sound hacks of Ys and Phantasy Star but not for Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap???

The guys at MEKA explained how this can be accomplished through Winhex:

;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
; Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap [SMS]
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
; Patch ROM to enable FM Unit support in European/US mode.
; The non-patched game uses the FM Unit only in Japanese mode.
; Author: Omar Cornut / Bock
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[mekacrc: 9C7847B5CB3F875F]
ROM[025B] = 00, 00
;-------------


 
     
I have just patched it myself and it sounds so much better. Try it out!

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Re: Wonder Boy III - The Dragon's Trap FM Sound enabled
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 10:58:47 pm »
That's great.  Any chance you could release an ips patch?  It would certainly make it easier to enable fm.
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Re: Wonder Boy III - The Dragon's Trap FM Sound enabled
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 08:26:08 am »
Actually there is already one ips patch made that should do just that but it didn't work out for me. I tried it out on my Bizhawk emu and it didn't work but it did work through Winhex . You can download it here:

http://www.smspower.org/forums/13316-Wonderboy3FMPatchHelp

If it works out for you guys then maybe we can upload it in the hacking section.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2015, 08:31:09 am by dejan07 »

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Re: Wonder Boy III - The Dragon's Trap FM Sound enabled
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2015, 12:07:21 pm »
I noticed that in SMS hacking section there are great FM sound hacks of Ys and Phantasy Star but not for Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap???

The guys at MEKA explained how this can be accomplished through Winhex:

;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
; Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap [SMS]
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
; Patch ROM to enable FM Unit support in European/US mode.
; The non-patched game uses the FM Unit only in Japanese mode.
; Author: Omar Cornut / Bock
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[mekacrc: 9C7847B5CB3F875F]
ROM[025B] = 00, 00
;-------------


 
     
I have just patched it myself and it sounds so much better. Try it out!

I wonder if something similar to this could be done for Zillion and Quartet, so that those could be FM Sound enabled. They really have nice soundtracks.

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Re: Wonder Boy III - The Dragon's Trap FM Sound enabled
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 03:25:36 pm »
Someone would have to make an FM soundtrack for those games. (though if someone did, I'm sure SMS Power would be excited about it. Someone already has done it for Sonic 1, I think.)

The thing about Wonder Boy III is that the FM soundtrack exists in the code but was unused.
(due to WB3 being the only SMS game (I think) to do a region test before trying to enable the FM unit. Thus making it only compatible with Japanese consoles, for it which it was never released.)
Well, Phantasy Star, but that was different because the FM was actually removed from the western releases to make more room for the translation.
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Re: Wonder Boy III - The Dragon's Trap FM Sound enabled
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 07:28:36 am »
Someone would have to make an FM soundtrack for those games. (though if someone did, I'm sure SMS Power would be excited about it. Someone already has done it for Sonic 1, I think.)

The thing about Wonder Boy III is that the FM soundtrack exists in the code but was unused.
(due to WB3 being the only SMS game (I think) to do a region test before trying to enable the FM unit. Thus making it only compatible with Japanese consoles, for it which it was never released.)
Well, Phantasy Star, but that was different because the FM was actually removed from the western releases to make more room for the translation.

I know the arcade version of Quartet has an FM soundtrack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcEDEGeRlcg

Would be awesome if that could be ported over to the SMS version in some way.