11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by Piotyr, March 23, 2007, 10:11:50 PM
Quote from: Sydlexia.comApparently in Capconia, a bloodthirsty dragon isn't all that scary. But if you take that same dragon and teach it who the original lead singer of Van Halen was, the townsfolk will flee in terror.
Quote from: Magister on September 05, 2018, 07:11:42 PMI have to wonder if it is possible to hack the roms and change the questions in the game.
Quote from: Magister on September 05, 2018, 07:11:42 PMHas this been tried by anyone?
Quote from: Magister on September 05, 2018, 07:11:42 PMI wish I knew how to hack roms. Something I probably will never be able to do. But I wish I did just so I could modify one game. And that game is Quiz & Dragons. I bought this board years ago. I love the concept of the game. I just hate the trivia questions that they choose to use. I was hoping they were going to be 2nd Edition D&D questions since that's the Edition that was out at the time the game was made. To my disappointment, the questions were typical trivia questions. I have to wonder if it is possible to hack the roms and change the questions in the game. Has this been tried by anyone?
Quote from: Jazz on September 06, 2018, 07:56:37 AMWith so much discussion, has any of these hack ideas come to life or are they lost in too many concepts put forward?
Quote from: julayla on September 06, 2018, 06:02:05 PMI think a couple of ideas got done, but not all of them. And unfortunately, I doubt all of them are gonna be move forward beyond the "idea" stage since there's so many taking over. I mean for example: I had ideas placed in earlier, though sadly, they keep getting overtaken by other ideas with the thread page going longer and longer.
Quote from: FAST6191 on September 06, 2018, 08:45:53 AMTwo main approaches.One. Classic text adventure/vtech toy style where you have to type the exact answer, or hope the spellong erreur handler of the time could manage things. If it is a simple matching algorithm then OK, if it is not then it starts going outside of beginner hacks.Two. Multi guess test. If you are willing to have the same amount of questions and the same answer key (if this question is answer b then whatever the new one is will still be answer b sort of thing) then this could be as simple as basic text hacking.Start wanting to add lots of questions or change answer keys and it gets far more tedious (though still usually within the realm of possibility as you are still doing exactly what the original game did).Basic text hacking. http://www.romhacking.net/start/ is there for a reason. Still it mostly amounts to did you ever make a secret code as a kid like a=1 b=2 c=3... because computers do mostly the same thing except with hexadecimal (0-9 then A-F to cover the 16 states of 4 binary numbers, though they will use two hex digits to give 256 characters which is more than enough for English). Said encoding scheme varies from game to game where most normal computers will use http://www.asciitable.com/ (or unicode these days).Computers also don't know how long text is most of the time as checking is tedious but having a number (think contents page of a book) not exactly how long it is saves effort for the program, even if it frustrates hackers (it is not like people change the game after it is shipped -- Read Only Memory and all that). The methods by which they note such things vary but still are basic enough. Alternatively for something like this you might even have fixed length sections, in which case don't go over the limit.About the only other things to get in the way are compression, and graphics as text. Graphics as text is unlikely here (it tending to be reserved for small puzzle games or fancy graphics effects) and compression I have no idea about for arcade games of the time.I have not played with arcade emulation in a while so no idea about them hashing ROMs first and only working with what they know (though from what I have seen from that world I can well believe it), however you can probably persuade a build somewhere to ignore that in some way or load it anyway.I am mainly saying this because it sounds like one of those "teach a man to fish" moments. Where I might be tempted to just do something like a word replacement for someone (say to match the Japanese term, or a film it was based on or something) as it would be a one shot thing then here you would probably still get bored of the new ones after a while as you and your friends memorised the answer keys -- or at least that is what happened for every trivia game I have ever played.
Quote from: Zero Dozer on September 05, 2018, 12:03:18 PMI double your request with one asking to stop the goddamn stage looping of the Arcades before the MK3 ones start to appear.
Quote from: KingMike on September 06, 2018, 08:49:06 PMWere the questions wrong or just outdated? I only briefly played but I do remember the PS2 CCC manual even made a note for that game like "please remember this game was made in 1992 when answering the questions".
Quote from: Magister on September 06, 2018, 08:16:02 PMI don't believe I would ever get bored of the game if it had D&D related questions. I love the game itself, just not the questions. There are just so many outdated or off the wall questions in the game that just make it frustrating to play. Add to the fact there are many questions in the game that have the wrong answer as the correct one and it makes for just a headache. I would be happy just having the questions from the Capcom Classics Collection for the Xbox and PS1 ported to the game. I'm told all the questions were changed to be Capcom related. Just not sure how difficult that would be even if I knew how to transfer them from one game to the other.
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