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Old 12-10-2005, 02:27 AM   #41
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Default Re: The Decline of ROM hacking.

This post has prompted me to respond and let this board know about a new site that's been in development for the last several months to combat this exact issue. It's going to officially launch Dec. 23rd. Please visit the 'About this Site' section on this site and you'll get the whole idea there. We've got features not found anywhere else in the community such as a fully searchable databases, news filtering, themes, an open news system where you the public actually make the news update and more.

http://www.romhacking.netROMhacking.net</a>

While, I don't deny there's been a decline in the community, people are still out there. Just check the community database on the site. There's a lot of active people still out there and that's just the translation side of the community.

Some representatives from this end of the community should take some intererest to help add non-translation ROMhacking groups to our community database. I would like to take one a staffmember or two from this side of the community.

Even though the site hasn't officially launched yet, I invite you to come visit, and preview things. Feel free to join the message board and pertake in open site development discussions as we head into official launch on the 23rd.

I quit talking about the decline or lack of a community and started doing something about it. I've provided the tools to take the community to the next level. It's up to the community to use them and rejuvinate themselves.
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Old 12-10-2005, 05:47 PM   #42
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> ROMhacking.net

That's a great site, we've needed it since Romhacking.com went MIA.
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Old 12-10-2005, 09:03 PM   #43
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> > ROMhacking.net
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> That's a great site, we've needed it since Romhacking.com
> went MIA.

Actually, someone seems to have gone through the trouble of purchasing the domain, just to host a phpBB-forum there. Though it would've looked a lot better if they had bothered to remove the greeting-thread and actually filled in a title etc.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:47 PM   #44
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Default Re: The Decline of ROM hacking.

Hate to bump a month old thread, but after reading 2 pages I feel the right to comment.
There are new GBA games coming out constantly begging to be hacked. Also, on my more translatory side of things, all the newest games are coming out in Jap on a weekly basis, just begging for atleast a simple quick shotty translation.
If you ask me, the GBA will bring rom hacking to a level not seen in years. Atleast for translation hacks.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:50 PM   #45
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Default Re: The Decline of ROM hacking.

Excellent point...I just hope the enthusiasm about hacking and translating is still out there.
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:59 AM   #46
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Default Re: The Decline of ROM hacking.

You do bring up a good point. The thing is, all the guru's are stuck in NES/SNES mode, and probably won't move forward with their knowledge. Which means it's up to the newer generation to focus on new age games to hack. There's tons of documentation on the GBA, yet you see literally next to no hacks for any game.

Am I right? Or are you all in denial?
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:33 AM   #47
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> There's tons of documentation on the GBA, yet you see literally next to no hacks for any game.

Actually, there's hardly anything available related to GBA hacking, it's mostly all homebrew-related and technical documents (Which do help, don't get me wrong).

Also, there's two hacks and an editor available for a game that's only been out for a few weeks now... not to mention all the data we've found that isn't publicly available.
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:57 PM   #48
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Default Re: The Decline of ROM hacking.

> You do bring up a good point. The thing is, all the guru's
> are stuck in NES/SNES mode, and probably won't move forward
> with their knowledge. Which means it's up to the newer
> generation to focus on new age games to hack.

That's an interesting take on things. I always saw it as people hacking the games they love to hack, and had the most fun with. They aren't 'stuck' there, they choose to be there, there are no other games they would rather hack more. GBA is very nice, and I'm sure it will have it's day when a bunch of talented people find that they can change the game the love, and stick with it. PSX, N64, etc... aren't what we should be concentrating on, because people have the talent and skills to do so, doesn't mean we should move on to things we aren't interested in, just because we can.

Having said all that, I too would like to see more GBA and N64 hacking, but that's just part of my wanting to see more hacking going on in general. <img src=smilies/liefde.gif>
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:21 AM   #49
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Default Re: The Decline of ROM hacking.

I've attempted to make some effort to get a PS1 hacking/translation scene going, what with releasing a document on just about everything I know and have learned in the last 5-6 years.

Whenever I finish my main PSX project, it's almost certain I'll start another project on a post-SNES console game.
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:09 AM   #50
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Default Re: The Decline of ROM hacking.

> You do bring up a good point. The thing is, all the guru's
> are stuck in NES/SNES mode, and probably won't move forward
> with their knowledge. Which means it's up to the newer
> generation to focus on new age games to hack. There's tons
> of documentation on the GBA, yet you see literally next to
> no hacks for any game.

I think more people are stuck on the mode of hacking what THEY want to hack...in other words if someone is playing a game and gets the idea "hey wouldn't it be cool do to this?" THAT'S the reason to hack--change what you want to change. Not just simply to pick a newer generational game out of someone's ass and hack it. Or hack something just because the "community" want it. The fact is, people will always play older games and as long as they exsist someone will want to hack it. The more time that passes the better chance MORE people will play these games and want to hack them. Dragonsbretheren brings up a good point--there are a few groups/people out there that are hacking newer generation games...maybe you aren't aware of it. Since datacrystal.org is my new best friend that will seriously help along the ROM hacker with RAM/ROM Maps of games and the ability for anyone to add/edit information about a particular game. It just takes time for newer generational games to be widely hacked and documented. You can't blame the community for your opinions on where you think it should be. The community is it's own person let it live it's own life. Just my thoughts.
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