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#1 2012-07-12 17:02:52

Plat
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[GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

Hey guys, I'm Plat and I'm an hacker rom (obviously xD). I ever done hacks of GBA roms (actually I'm doing an hack of Emerald), however I always wanted to learn something about GB and GBC hacking. It's my dream: to do an hack of Red and Gold ^^! ...but I'm still a newbie with them xD! The first thing I started to learn it's map hacking of Red... Obviously, it's really simple, but there's a thing I cannot hack only with a map tool: Map Names. I tried many thing: I saw hex codes of the rom, I saw with PokeText... But nothing... Can you help me please ^^?

Another thing I want to do it's Tileset Hacking... How can I do this? There's some tools for them?

Thank you
Plat

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#2 2012-07-12 17:28:49

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

If you understand how bytes are translated as letters through a table file (I assume this is what you mean by "hex codes"), you can simply open the rom with a hex editor and search for text with the table file.

For instance, "PALLET": 8F 80 8B 8B 84 93

Tilesets is not something you should start hacking RBY and GSC with. There aren't really any "useful" (I mean here that tools that could do the job for you like there are for RSE and FRLG) tools you can use with this kind of task.

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#3 2012-07-12 19:42:30

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

Thank you, I'll try to do this. I'll say you if it will work ;)!

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#4 2012-07-12 20:07:10

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

I tried, but it doesn't change nothing... Can you help me?

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#5 2012-07-13 04:45:55

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

What did you simply do?
Of course if you modified the rom, something was changed.

You should give some further information, where did you write (offset) and what?

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#6 2012-07-18 18:46:05

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

To be honest, I don't know. With an Hex Editor, I found the text "PALLET TOWN" and I modified this... Or this was I hoped, but, instead, nothing has changed...

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#7 2012-07-18 18:51:23

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

Try to find a list of names (if such exists) and rename PALLET TOWN in there. It should modify how it's represented when viewing Town Map.
Of course all events which have PALLET TOWN as part of their text data (for example the signpost in the starting town), would have to be modified too.
*I'm quite sure you did the following yourself.

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#8 2012-07-18 19:36:49

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

Hmm, I'm trying another time, seems that there's more than one "PALLET" on the rom.
P.S: Can you suggest me a good Hex Editor (which support the table file)?

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#9 2012-07-18 19:50:37

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Re: [GB] Map Names and Tileset: How Can I Hack This Things?

Yes, it work! I love you Hexecute ^^!

Thank you for your patience, Miksy ;)!

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