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how to hack mortal kombat 1 for sega genesis?
« on: May 25, 2018, 05:28:30 pm »
Hello Could anyone help me to hack mortal kombat 1 to make boss character playable,
Goro, shangtsung and Reptile?. Which tools should i use to do this. MANY THANKS!

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Re: how to hack mortal kombat 1 for sega genesis?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 11:37:32 pm »
Mortal Kombat is one of the most well-known games ever, and if it was easy to do this with standard tools, someone would have done it a long time ago.  It will likely take hard work and an extensive knowledge of assembly code.

This thread indicates there's at least a Game Genie code, but apparently it isn't good for very much.
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=17972.0

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Re: how to hack mortal kombat 1 for sega genesis?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 01:35:56 am »
First of all thank you for your reply!
and i understand that this might be hard to hack but but i see here in this video it is possible to hack Goro?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIo4ZF_xVxA I am not sure if this is mugen or not can anyone tell me what this is and is it a real hack of the rom mortal kombat 1. Thank you!
 

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Re: how to hack mortal kombat 1 for sega genesis?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 09:47:06 pm »
Yes, that guy seems to have done a lot of work hacking Mortal Kombat.
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Re: how to hack mortal kombat 1 for sega genesis?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 10:04:36 pm »
Thanks for feed back.....
Well it seems he got Goro to work by programing joystick controls or giving him a moveset which can allow him to be fully playable without game freeze.
which i have no knowledge of doing anyone could help with this
do not give up on me yet
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Re: how to hack mortal kombat 1 for sega genesis?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 11:38:03 pm »
which i have no knowledge of doing anyone could help with this
do not give up on me yet

Have you done any kind of programming before?  Because if you haven't, reverse-engineering 68000 assembly code might not be a good place to start.

May I suggest GamingHut's excellent video series?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSYhSmXBgIw
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Re: how to hack mortal kombat 1 for sega genesis?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2018, 07:03:45 am »
When I first read the guide on learning how to hack I figured in one-year at least I'd be able to do almost anything in hacking on roms from NES to Playstation. I understand the basics for rom-hacking, but still rely heavily on tools, and have not done any major rom hacks of my own. Unfortunately, instead of trying to become a better programmer and learning how to do XYZ for each system; I had a specific problem that I wanted to solve and spent all my energy trying to solve that one problem. So after that was complete I could do XY better, but still did not understand Z, and still continued to rely on better programmers, and rom-hacking guides to solve future problems. I think that is how the majority of hackers learn. Let me tell if you if something you want done can be assisted 95% by injecting a cheat code value, it will make your life easier, but then again someone probably already did it. Sorry, if I'm ranting. Hopefully this paragraph gives you some perspective on my first year of rom-hacking, OP.
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