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Old 01-13-2009, 04:29 AM   #1
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I've been having trouble finding good rom hacking utilities for mac.
I run 10.2.8. any suggestions??????
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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Get VMware fusion and run any flavor of Windows?
Could also give VirtualBox a go. I use it here and it's great.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:14 AM   #4
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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
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:07 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:00 AM   #6
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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?
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:50 PM   #8
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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.)
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:31 AM   #9
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Cool. I downloaded The NES CHR editor so I've got the graphics editing covered. all I need now is a good hex editor.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:18 PM   #10
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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?
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