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HaxorKyo 01-13-2009 04:29 AM

Mac Rom hacking utilities
 
I've been having trouble finding good rom hacking utilities for mac.
I run 10.2.8. any suggestions??????

Reaper man 01-13-2009 04:38 AM

Get VMware fusion and run any flavor of Windows?

I'm serious. You are truly limiting yourself with the OS you're running in regards to hobbyist rom hacking tools.

Fla Flash 01-13-2009 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HaxorKyo (Post 85812)
I've been having trouble finding good rom hacking utilities for mac.
I run 10.2.8. any suggestions??????

You're having that trouble for the same reasons you have trouble getting a virus on a mac. The universe is so Windows tilted nobody's bothered.

Lillymon 01-14-2009 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reaper man (Post 85813)
Get VMware fusion and run any flavor of Windows?

Could also give VirtualBox a go. I use it here and it's great.

HaxorKyo 01-14-2009 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reaper man (Post 85813)
Get VMware fusion and run any flavor of Windows?

I'm serious. You are truly limiting yourself with the OS you're running in regards to hobbyist rom hacking tools.



Damn it. well I guess I'll just figure this out. I know If all else fails Ill just use a hex editor :headshake:

Lillymon 01-14-2009 04:07 AM

Well Mac OS X 10.2 really does limit your options. You'll be using a PowerPC processor (Intel Macs are all 10.4 or later), so Darwine isn't an option. If you want to do serious hacking, you'll really need an Intel CPU.

Reaper man 01-14-2009 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lillymon (Post 85833)
Well Mac OS X 10.2 really does limit your options. You'll be using a PowerPC processor (Intel Macs are all 10.4 or later), so Darwine isn't an option. If you want to do serious hacking, you'll really need an Intel CPU.

oh shi, I didn't realize that. That throws most VM clients out of the water.

I don't know what to tell you. hmm, uhm... maybe ask around at romhacking.net?

InVerse 01-14-2009 11:50 PM

For graphics hacking, Tile Molester should work just fine. It's written in Java, so should run on just about any platform.

As Reaper Man has already said, RHDN is probably your best bet. There doesn't seem to be much there, (10 utilities, 5 of which are for specific games) though there is a hex editor named MacThing that might be of some use. Just go to RHDN, click on Utilities and then select Mac OS X from the OS drop down. (If I'm not mistaken, OS X is backwards compatible, as well. If so, make sure to look through the six utilities that exist for the classic Mac OS, as well.)

HaxorKyo 01-15-2009 01:31 AM

Cool. I downloaded The NES CHR editor so I've got the graphics editing covered. all I need now is a good hex editor.

Maximum Potion 01-15-2009 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HaxorKyo (Post 85848)
Cool. I downloaded The NES CHR editor so I've got the graphics editing covered. all I need now is a good hex editor.

You could always get a Mac version of dosbox and use all of the dos tools?
Hexpose as a hex editor?

HaxorKyo 01-16-2009 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maximum Potion (Post 85866)
You could always get a Mac version of dosbox and use all of the dos tools?
Hexpose as a hex editor?

good Idea! I'm using Hexedit right now and its not very good from what I can tell.

synalysis 03-11-2011 10:20 PM

Synalyze It!
 
Some weeks ago I published [URL="http://www.synalysis.net/"]Synalyze It![/URL]
This is much more than a hex editor and helps analyzing any binary files.

Reaper man 03-14-2011 04:16 AM

In case you didn't notice, this thread is 2 years old. Then again, I don't expect much from a macfag.


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