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Old 06-08-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hi I'm kind of new to ROM hacking so I hope I don't get flamed... I read InVerse's guide and I started fooling around and changing some text and graphics around in Final Fantasy 1 (NES) and some other NES ROMS. I figured out how to add more text with pointers and stuff... but I will get to the main point. I was looking around in my savestate (not the save file but the one some emulators make that's anywhere in the game) and I found out how to change pretty much everything around (like stats, HP, etc.). So I tried to apply some of these changes to the save file and everytime I pressed continue the game would revert to how it was before. Even if I open the save file up again after the game has ran, it's changed. It was really bugging me and then I figured out that even if I start a new game it won't save over the file for some reason. I think this may be because of one of two reasons (or both). One: When you save your game it says this, "Don't forget to hold RESET while you turn off the power!" and two it might be because of my emulator. I use an emulator called Famicommunist, I don't know if any of you have heard of it or not. Ok I hope you experts will be able to help me on this one it is really bugging me.
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:46 PM   #2
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2 questions.
1) is it a savestate or a battery save? (Battery save is the actual save, inside the game. Savestates are made differently depending on each emulator. usually [shift+F1-8])
2) Who made this emulator. I suggest that you either get a hacking version of FCE ultra, or Nesticle.
You can get these on the emulators section of this site.
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:56 PM   #3
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> 1) is it a savestate or a battery save? (Battery save is the
> actual save, inside the game. Savestates are made
> differently depending on each emulator. usually
> [shift+F1-8])

I can hack the savestate perfectly fine but when I try to hack the battery save it doesn't work.

> 2) Who made this emulator. I suggest that you either get a
> hacking version of FCE ultra, or Nesticle.
> You can get these on the emulators section of this site.

I use an emulator called Famicommunist I don't know who made it. Do you think I should just get NESticle?
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:03 PM   #4
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> I don't know who made it. Do you think I should just get
> NESticle?

In my opinion, get FCE Ultra.
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:52 AM   #5
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> Do
> you think I should just get NESticle?

Eh, not in this day and age.
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:27 AM   #6
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Nesticle is more geared for "playing" roms. I don't hack nes anyway...
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:42 AM   #7
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Look at this thread & you'll see why Nesticle isn't good for ROM hacking...
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Old 06-09-2005, 03:36 AM   #8
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I don't hack NES, and I heard that nesticle is good for graphic hacking. Personally I hate it and use FCEU, but maybe the dude wants to hack graphics, I dunno...<img src=smilies/moon.gif>
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:24 AM   #9
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> I don't hack NES, and I heard that nesticle is good for
> graphic hacking. Personally I hate it and use FCEU, but
> maybe the dude wants to hack graphics, I dunno...
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Dedicated tile editors are much better.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:48 PM   #10
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I'm learning how to hack NES first before I go on to other things just cuz I figure that it's probably easier. I pretty much have the hang of things now but this is the only problem I have. I will try FCE Ultra.
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