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Old 08-04-2005, 10:41 PM   #11
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> That's the thing, I can't make a SNES table file, because I
> don't know the pattern table. With NES, I could just press
> F2 in Nesticle and boom.

Load up the rom on a graphics editor like Tile Layer Pro or yy-chr. Then navigate down to the place where the letters are stored, and there you have it - a basic pattern table. This doesn't always work since many games have compressed fonts.
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Old 08-05-2005, 01:46 AM   #12
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> Alright, so I got a relative Searcher, tried it out on
> Harvest Moon, and Chrono Trigger...to no avail
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> So i tried it out on a nes rom, and of course it worked.

Maybe this defeats the purpose of what you're trying to do, but I think Temporal Flux supports editing of text...it's a huge Chrono editor, very neat stuff.
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Old 08-05-2005, 06:22 PM   #13
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Are there any good turorials/documents on SNES hacking?

I haven't read any, and am going on the good old try-to-do-something-complex-with-absolutely-no-knowledge-and-ask-people-on-the-forums-why-stuff-isn't-working method...

Not working.
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Old 08-05-2005, 07:33 PM   #14
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> Are there any good turorials/documents on SNES hacking?

Try reading some of the ones at http://rpgd.emulationworld.com/rhdoc/RPGd</a> (since ZD right now is, well, you know...). Really, most docs that you find will be general faqs, you just have to adapt them to whatever system you're trying to hack.
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:42 PM   #15
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> Get Thingy32 and make an SNES table file. It's real simple
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Simple as hell...
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:44 PM   #16
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> That's the thing, I can't make a SNES table file, because I
> don't know the pattern table. With NES, I could just press
> F2 in Nesticle and boom.
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Boooom!!!
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:50 PM   #17
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> Maybe this defeats the purpose of what you're trying to do,
> but I think Temporal Flux supports editing of text...it's a
> huge Chrono editor, very neat stuff.
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And if you are interested solely in Chrono Trigger text hacking then you should consider using Chronotools by Bisqwit (http://bisqwit.iki.fi/source/chronotools.html).
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:11 PM   #18
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> > Get Thingy32 and make an SNES table file. It's real
> simple
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> Simple as hell...

Not really. Multi-byte tables are rarely mentioned in faqs, it's just something you're supposed to know (though it's not inherently obvious). I've never seen a faq that says to try adding wildcards between each byte in a relative search. Also, while compression in snes roms is mentioned in just about every faq, it's not very obvious whether script data is compressed or not. It can be hard to tell whether script is compressed or if you're just doing something wrong.

I'm not saying it's hard to do, but it's hardly simple -- especially to someone new to rom hacking.
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:27 AM   #19
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> ..this is where I give up, forget the whole experience, and
> go back to PLAYING the damn games.

You know most romhacking isn't that hard if you just sit down and fiddle with it for a few hours. Did you ever give this easily when playing actual games?
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Old 08-07-2005, 01:26 PM   #20
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> ..this is where I give up, forget the whole experience, and
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