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Aria of Sorrow name change
« on: July 31, 2016, 09:13:32 pm »
Odd question, but is there a way to change the name when you play as Julius and still play asbhim? I'd like to change it to "Belmont" instead of Julius.

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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 09:28:24 pm »


It appears that the text in this game is in fact stored in ASCII format so all you will have to do is open it up in a hex editor, do a search for the text-string that you are looking for and type in your changes.

EDIT: The only snag I can imagine is if the menu text is stored in a different format.
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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 05:55:04 am »
It has to be somewhere else. I've been in the hex editor changing the dialogue and nothing seems to happen. Oh well. Guess I'll keep looking.☺

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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 01:08:18 pm »
It has to be somewhere else. I've been in the hex editor changing the dialogue and nothing seems to happen. Oh well. Guess I'll keep looking.☺
Try looking for the same string elsewhere using your editor's search function, most of the time something that important will be in more than one place.

If something happens just write down where you changed it and change it back.  This is small enough to not be unfixable.

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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 01:39:24 pm »
Can do. I'll let yall know what I find. Appreciate it!

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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 03:55:24 pm »


It appears that the text in this game is in fact stored in ASCII format so all you will have to do is open it up in a hex editor, do a search for the text-string that you are looking for and type in your changes.

EDIT: The only snag I can imagine is if the menu text is stored in a different format.

Awesome find! Sounds like I've got another game to play around with in my spare time.

@Camino - Good luck finding the string of text you're looking for! I'm thinking what you changed might be the name used during dialogue scenes or something.
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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016, 04:06:32 pm »
That's exactly what I did.😎 I've rewritten the story, but I have some more tweaking ti do before I post the update. Would like to put some SOTN references in too.

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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 05:06:09 pm »
Enable the Chaos entry and update the description to "This castle is a creature of Chaos. It may take many incarnations".

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Re: Aria of Sorrow name change
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2016, 07:13:51 pm »
Good call! Too bad Maria isn't in this game... I never was able to get the Chaos entry. I did chamge "beam skeleton" to "Nova Skeleton" and "Biphron" to "Lossoth".

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Awesome find! Sounds like I've got another game to play around with in my spare time.

@Camino - Good luck finding the string of text you're looking for! I'm thinking what you changed might be the name used during dialogue scenes or something.

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https://www.mediafire.com/view/637g1kr8a96h6zh

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Enable the Chaos entry and update the description to "This castle is a creature of Chaos. It may take many incarnations".

So, I wasn't able to decompress and add the portraits that I had hoped to, so I went ahead and submitted my updated IPS patches for my two hacks. Dialogue has been updated and a few glitches have been fixed. Hope y'all enjoy.

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They should be updated within 24 hours.
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