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Old 10-31-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Can you hack rom to obtain the src files?

Can u hack a rom to get the data /src files of the actual game? Also is it possible to do the same to a neogeo cd game? Trying to get the data files/src from Breakers Any links would be great
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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You can't get the original source code, no.

You can disassemble a ROM into assembly language but that will require you to understand assembly for whatever processor the system uses in order to do much of anything with it.

For CD games, I would guess you would have to disassemble any executables individually, but I don't know much about it.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:33 PM   #4
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Why is retarded AOL speak banned but retarded regular speak not?
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:39 AM   #5
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The only way you'll actually get the source is if the company who made the game gives it to you or has made it public domain for some reason. This is not something that usually happens.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:16 AM   #6
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Tell that to Valve.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:43 AM   #7
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JAD a java decompiler does a pretty good job for decompiling java class files there are similar tools for decompiling a lot of different formats. Pretty sure what I just said doesn't answer your question past the fact that decompiling things is possible and tools do exist, but first you have to do some investigation to see what format/language your working with.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:22 PM   #8
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I would love to see a tool that could do this, if they can make machines that breath for people / keep there hearts beating, then surely they can make a program that will auto reverse engineer a game. I could be modding while at work.
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I would love to see a tool that could do this, if they can make machines that breath for people / keep there hearts beating, then surely they can make a program that will auto reverse engineer a game. I could be modding while at work.
They have such a tool. It's called a disassembler.
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They have such a tool. It's called a disassembler.
It still isn't the same as having the source, usually.
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