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#1 2012-12-12 21:27:46

TaichiWind
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Registered: 2012-12-12
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A few "basic" questions

Now, granted i'm entirely new to ROM hacking (okay, not ENTIRELY new, I've dabbed into it before), but here's some things I'm having major problems with.

1. How do I change a move's name? (Specifically, I'm trying to rename JUMP KICK to AXE KICK)
This one is the bigger priority. AXE KICK is supposed to be a TM, replacing Curse which was probably never even supposed to be a TM anyway they just probably slapped it on last minute, and it's pretty much a renamed JUMP KICK. However, I've edited the learn table of TM03 so that Pokémon that are able to perform an axe kick physically can actually learn this edited JUMP KICK abomination. It doesn't affect the gameplay, it just sort of... sticks out to me that what is supposed to be an AXE KICK is in fact a JUMP KICK.

2. How to change the name of DUDE? (Specifically, I'm trying to rename DUDE to MINT)
Once again, cosmetic change. Lower priority, though it is earlier in the game so that's probably a huge perk. I have seen a rough explanation on how to make this work using a hex editor (on this site), however there are two problems. One, I don't completely understand it, being new to hacking and all, and two, I followed it and it still didn't work. What a shame.

I'm seriously hoping that someone will help me with this.

PS. In case it matters, I'm hacking Gold version.


I'm a noob hacker, please be patient with me.

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#2 2012-12-12 21:57:28

delpo
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Registered: 2012-11-26
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Re: A few "basic" questions

TaichiWind wrote:

Now, granted i'm entirely new to ROM hacking (okay, not ENTIRELY new, I've dabbed into it before), but here's some things I'm having major problems with.

1. How do I change a move's name? (Specifically, I'm trying to rename JUMP KICK to AXE KICK)
This one is the bigger priority. AXE KICK is supposed to be a TM, replacing Curse which was probably never even supposed to be a TM anyway they just probably slapped it on last minute, and it's pretty much a renamed JUMP KICK. However, I've edited the learn table of TM03 so that Pokémon that are able to perform an axe kick physically can actually learn this edited JUMP KICK abomination. It doesn't affect the gameplay, it just sort of... sticks out to me that what is supposed to be an AXE KICK is in fact a JUMP KICK.

2. How to change the name of DUDE? (Specifically, I'm trying to rename DUDE to MINT)
Once again, cosmetic change. Lower priority, though it is earlier in the game so that's probably a huge perk. I have seen a rough explanation on how to make this work using a hex editor (on this site), however there are two problems. One, I don't completely understand it, being new to hacking and all, and two, I followed it and it still didn't work. What a shame.

I'm seriously hoping that someone will help me with this.

PS. In case it matters, I'm hacking Gold version.

Okay so here's a good thread for someone not experienced in hacking to frequent: http://hax.iimarck.us/topic/1696/

Generally to change names, unless I'm mistaken, you can easily look up names of things in a hex editor AFTER you have loaded up a table file.  To find a table file and know how to set it up and everything check here.  AFter that you just replace the bytes so that the new name shows up.

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