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HaxorKyo

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The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« on: April 18, 2016, 03:45:45 am »
I don't know if this is the place for this, but I've created a new video series recently where I semi instruct people on how to graphics hack while pretending I'm Bob Ross. 

Give it a look if the idea sparks your interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaIvTbdCZQA

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 07:22:46 am »
Great I'll check it out.
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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 03:10:36 pm »
I didn't know you guys had a YouTube channel. Do more. I took a quick look at your videos, and...

Cutman’s Bad Scizzors Day looks awesome. Love the quick palette shifting.


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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 03:18:04 pm »
There's a video / youtube thread. You may want to post there too?

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 09:36:03 pm »
There's a video / youtube thread. You may want to post there too?

Thank you! I'll do just that.

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 08:31:44 pm »
Would be great if you could do a snes one!

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 12:09:41 am »
This is awesome!!! More please! LOL

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 07:32:22 am »
About that tile-editor. Why can't the drawing field consist of four tiles (2x2)? That way you wouldn't have to guess where pixels meet at the borders.
Also how about an ad hoc preview animation? There were the three congruent frames of the running animation, so it shouldn't be hard for the program to build a preview animation from that; having to play the rom for an actual examination is asking too much.

Rom-hacking has existed for +20 years, how can this be so impractical? Is this really as good as it gets?

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 08:33:50 am »
About that tile-editor. Why can't the drawing field consist of four tiles (2x2)? That way you wouldn't have to guess where pixels meet at the borders.
Also how about an ad hoc preview animation? There were the three congruent frames of the running animation, so it shouldn't be hard for the program to build a preview animation from that; having to play the rom for an actual examination is asking too much.

Rom-hacking has existed for +20 years, how can this be so impractical? Is this really as good as it gets?
Yup, this is as good as it gets. Not a lot of ROM Hackers are experienced programmers, and the "real professionals" don't have time for ROM hacking anymore(life etc). I do believe it can get better, but it seems like there are no programmers interested in making better tools.

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 12:04:51 pm »
Err... I'm pretty sure several tile editors have the drawing field configurable.

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2016, 07:21:01 am »
Rom-hacking has existed for +20 years, how can this be so impractical? Is this really as good as it gets?

Lame question to put in a rom-hacking forum. The main purpose of rom-hacking, as I see it, is not to accept 'this is as good as it gets'.

The thing is: If YOU feel the need for improved tools - are YOU going to do something about it?

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2016, 07:55:47 am »
Totally agree with this. But the thing is, no one really has the time to learn programming just for this reason. Hopefully if i get good enough, I can start developing more advanced tools myself.

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2016, 08:53:06 pm »
Nobody is ever as busy as they think they are. I wanted a tool that would help me edit metatiles in Karate Champ, so I taught myself enough C# to make it happen. The only limit is yourself. Welcome to Zombo.com

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2016, 08:59:35 pm »
Nobody is ever as busy as they think they are. I wanted a tool that would help me edit metatiles in Karate Champ, so I taught myself enough C# to make it happen. The only limit is yourself. Welcome to Zombo.com

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Re: The Joy of ROM Hacking Video Series
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2016, 03:18:19 am »
NES CHR editor on OSX 10.2 allows for 4 tiles to be edited at once quite awhile ago. It was a glorious time to be a Mac user.

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Would be great if you could do a snes one!

I'm not experienced enough with the SNES yet to feel comfortable doing it. Maybe in the time it takes to upload this set of episodes I'll take some time to learn the SNES a bit better.

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This is awesome!!! More please! LOL

thank you for the kind words! The next episode is up! https://youtu.be/Y-Oix01tswE

next week I'll be delving into palette/text hacking.