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rom hacking questions
« on: January 28, 2016, 03:08:46 pm »
this thread is for general questions about ROM hacking. Answers are also appreciated  ;D

January 28, 2016, 03:17:44 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
is it possible to put a hacked version of a game into a game cartridge and play it?
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Re: rom hacking questions
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 04:55:59 pm »
Yes, but it requires tools and knowledge. It's not at all simple.
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Re: rom hacking questions
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 04:56:11 pm »
I suppose it is entirely possible as long as the required chip configurations of the ROM match up with those of the donor board.
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Re: rom hacking questions
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 06:18:39 pm »
Hey me I, it kinda depends on how specific you are meaning.

If you mean what I think you mean which is taking a copy of game like Sonic 2, hacking it and putting it back on the very same cart then no, for all intents and purposes this isn't possible. The chip on the cart is read only, which means you can only read from it, not write to it (it's also where the acronym ROM comes from, read only memory).

However, there are carts out there that are being increasingly targeted at at Joe Everyman that use a different kind of memory such as SD cards (like you put in your phone or camera) which can be used to play hacks via a cart on the real hardware.

My favourite example is the EverDrive since it is incredible simple to use, doesn't require mad soldering skills and is priced really well for all the capabilities it opens up for you.

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Re: rom hacking questions
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 08:19:41 pm »
There are tons of guys who do this (Repro) all the time. One of them will probably do it for you for a fee. Depending on the game, it might cost you $30-50. Try contacting a few, see what they say.
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Re: rom hacking questions
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 12:04:27 am »
Hello I am sprout I've always wanted to create my own zelda gbc rom if anyone could help point me in the right direction I would be most greatful. I'm a complete noob. But I have patience and time to learn. Looking for a teacher or a lession. Please.

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Re: rom hacking questions
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 10:40:47 pm »
will a gameboy advanced emulator play original gameboy Roms?

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Re: rom hacking questions
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 10:44:18 pm »
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will a gameboy advanced emulator play original gameboy Roms?

If it's a gameboy and gameboy advance emulator, yes. Instead of asking, why not just try it? Or perhaps even read the description of a GB or GBA emulator. That's probably the best way to answer that question.
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