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Old 05-16-2010, 12:37 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Krickets View Post
But I guess I need to learn some more about reading hex values and such.
I find that a good method for learning the basics of rom hacking is to start small.

Find a game that you like and follow tutorials on text editing, and graphics editing. It's also a good idea to find a game that has a good amount of game specific documentation so that you can also edit some character stats or enemy stats using a hex editor.

Alternatively, you can find documentation on how to find out how a specific game stores level data or character stats.

I learned a lot from hacking pokémon silver. There is a lot of documentation, the text is not compressed, the trainer's pokémon are easy to find, and all of the items and pokémon's hex values are given in a certain tutorial allowing you to find things easily in the rom.
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