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« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2016, 08:38:56 pm »
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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2016, 08:50:19 pm »
The can't hack metroid thing is a really... really.... REALLY old romhacking forum reference.  Like from the late 90s.  Man I'm old.

Anyway, after googling "Super Mario Kart music format", I found this link to the RHDN forums where someone provides general info, references a doc covering the compression, and links to documents describing the format.

http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=14851.0

At the very least that's a starting point for OP.  But until he comes back with an actual question that can be answered and not just a vague "I can't do it" without even so much as telling us what he tried and/or had difficulties with -- that's about as much as I can do.

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2016, 10:07:06 pm »
What if i told you that I DID TRY SOME THINGS and they failed me

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« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2016, 10:07:50 pm »
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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2016, 10:10:01 pm »
Do you know the name of that database?

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2016, 10:14:51 pm »
What if i told you that I DID TRY SOME THINGS and they failed me
I would say that's not very helpful to anyone.  May I suggest reading http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html ?

People will be much more likely to help you if you provide some indication that you're capable of accepting their advice.  What if someone takes the time to write about the THINGS YOU ALREADY TRIED, and just wastes his time and yours?  Why not write about the THINGS YOU TRIED, specifically, and why you think they failed?  Then people can start to suggest what you should have done differently.
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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2016, 10:20:16 pm »
What if i told you that I DID TRY SOME THINGS and they failed me

What things?

I'm not trying to pull more information out of you just to be a jerk.  I'm trying to do it because I need to know what I can do to possibly help.

The more information you give us, the more information we have when helping you.  If you don't give us any information... then what exactly do you expect us to do?  I've already linked to a relevant post that might help.  Did you look at it?  Did it help?  Was it too confusing?  Were the links bad?  Does it require use of a tool that isn't available any more?  Tell us what the problem is.

Unless you tell me what the problem you're having is... I can't help you overcome it.




This is all basic question asking skills.  If you walk onto a forum and say a generic statement like "I can't hack this game" you're not likely to get meaningful responses.  But if you give information about what you know, what you've tried, what you don't fully understand, etc -- it gives more insight into your situation.  Help us help you.

EDIT:  Jorpho kind of ninja'd me, but I'm posting mine anyway.

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2016, 10:22:27 pm »
I tried smkmusic but it said that the side by side config was incorrect

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2016, 10:33:22 pm »
Is 'smkmusic' an editor?  I've tried googling it and can't find a link.

I looked at your post history and saw you posted in a recent thread in which someone linked you do this:  http://www.smwiki.net/wiki/Addmusic

Is this the tool you're referring to?  If so, which?  (there are 3 mentioned on that page)


PS:  I shouldn't have to find these links on my own.  Please make some effort into providing details and links so I don't have to guess at what I think you mean.



EDIT:

Let's put this more simply:

1)  Give me links to any tools you're using
2)  Tell me what you actually did with them to get the "side by side config" error message.  A step-by-step outline would be great
3)  Tell me anything else you tried


EDIT 2:

Here's a recent post I made on another forum where I was asking a question about their specific toolkit:
https://forums.wxwidgets.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=42342

Notice how I span 3 paragraphs telling them what I want, what I'm doing, what I tried, and finally asking if there's a different solution I can take.

Contrast that to your 1-sentence replies where you are vague and don't give any real info.


I don't mean to be an asshole about this -- but learning how to ask a question properly will do wonders for you.  ESPECIALLY in technical areas like ROM hacking.
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« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2016, 11:00:47 pm »
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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2016, 12:01:59 am »
I can't do it either, but I figured if I snorted 17 marijuanas and died that it would come to me.
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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #71 on: July 05, 2016, 12:16:16 am »
I can't do it either, but I figured if I snorted 17 marijuanas and died that it would come to me.

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #72 on: July 05, 2016, 10:03:03 am »
No! Don't be like Becky.

Thats not "becky", thats Taylor Swift.

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #73 on: July 05, 2016, 10:41:40 am »
I can't do it either, but I figured if I snorted 17 marijuanas and died that it would come to me.
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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #74 on: July 05, 2016, 01:41:40 pm »
I put in the this in the command prompt and got this
C:\mariokarthacking>smk -e Sand.txt.bin smk.smc 4
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is in
correct. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.e
xe tool for more detail.

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #75 on: July 05, 2016, 02:10:51 pm »
what is smk and where did you get it

How can I help you with this program when I don't know what program you're using?!?!?!

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #76 on: July 05, 2016, 02:14:01 pm »

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #77 on: July 05, 2016, 02:16:23 pm »
KPE's link is to a program called "Epic Edit", which I've downloaded just now and run... and it appears to be a GUI program that does not need to be run via commandline.  Also there is nothing in the download that is called "smk"

So clearly this is not the program you are using.


EDIT:

Ah okay.... the tutorial document makes mention of this tool.  Alright I'll read this and get back to you.

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #78 on: July 05, 2016, 02:18:58 pm »
it had a word document with a link to that application

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Re: I clearly can't do it
« Reply #79 on: July 05, 2016, 02:19:35 pm »
Don't know anything about this editor, but the "side-by-side configuration" error makes me think it may have something to do with a missing/bad .NET installation.