The Ultimate Nintendo DS ROM Hacking Guide!

Discussion in 'NDS - Tutorials' started by GuardianSoul, May 3, 2011.

May 3, 2011
  1. Reckutx

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    Can anyone make a tutorial for this that is more focused on Pokemon games? I'm not really good at trying to apply this tutorial to editing Pokemon Diamond. If you can it would be a HUGE help. Thanks!
     


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    Love the layout - the guide looks very professional. Here's for hoping that the contents will be as appealing as the exterior. :P
     
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    Look up the file on Google and put it in the same folder as the executable. Do the same with the other missing dll's (if any).
     
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    I'm missing a dll from my system & can't hack the graphics... help!
     
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    Hey guys, I need your help. I am trying to edit pokemon icons ( you know, when you open your inventory of you 6 pokemon party ) in pokemon Platinum and it seems like the Map file is missing (NSCR), therefore the picture is messed up. any suggestions?
     
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    This is AAAWWWWWEEEESSSSOOOOMMMMEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to make my kids experience on their DSi's more personalized, Thanks a Million for this.
     
  9. Metoroid0

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    CrystalTile2 is showing me "MFC71U.DLL is missing" error...what??
     
  10. Metoroid0

    Member Metoroid0 Any objections Adam?

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    "Click the button marked above, the tiled mountain, and change the 'scale' value under the​
    'Tile property' tab from 400 to 100 (400% picture size to 100% picture size)."​
    Why picture needs to be scaled down from 400 to 100?​
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    Why are they missing in the first place?

    By the way, i did downloaded DLL but no luck for me. I made CrystalTile2 work by downloading it from different website.

    [​IMG]

    the picture is showing "Logo.carc.decompresse.compressed"

    but you said:
    "Select your "Logo.carc.decompressed" file, and CrystalTile will replace the original file with your modified file.
    The extension doesn't matter, as long as it remains a graphic file."


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    Another question: Why to use ONLY white characters when hacking nintendo logo? is there some specific reason or it is just more visible?
     
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    This guide looks fantastic! I really want to give it a go myself, however I can't find the download link on filetrip :S
    In order to download the file i had to select download the press 'Manual Download' rather than 'Automatic Download' hahaha DUH

    Now that I've got it all sorted I'm gonna have a play around with all the programs and see what else I can mess around with and change, hopefully I'll be able to stick a few videos on my YouTube channel to do with this too! Obviously giving credit to GuardianSoul for the guide! :D




    Metoroid0, I was thinking that when reading through as well, I think it's just a mis-type, meaning you should import the one that you've edited, which would be 'Logo.carc.decompressed.compressed'.

    That sounds more logical because i'd assume you can't import the decompressed one, plus, that would be the exact same as the one you extracted in the first place :P

    The reason you scale it down to 100% is probably to make the whole image visible? Changing the scale of the picture will not change the overall size, just what you can see of the image at one time so it won't make a difference if you edit at 400% or 100% I guess
     
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    Member Metoroid0 Any objections Adam?

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    i know, i just pointed out what should be corected. thanks.
     
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    Can someone please help me with the Palette hacking?!

    I've edited the image, saved it as a bitmap and used Paint.net to save the palette as a .ACT

    But i can't for the life of me work out how to open the application: ConsoleTool... I've found the folder with console tool, but there doesn't seem to be any application :S
     
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    Use EFE instand for MKDSCM.
     
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    im trying to change one sprite for a weapon in front mission i unpak the ncgr open the palette and then the graphic but it becomes this
     
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    When I try to open crystal tile it just tells me a bunch of weird .dll programs are missing.
     
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    Haven't read the whole thread yet... But It starts with the download links for the progs used... Which are defunct now... Is the SW still available somewhere...?
    Thanks.
     
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    Same!
     
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    hello sorry, but i want to download the hacking pack ans the link is dead.
    can anyone help me !
     
  20. ShadowFrooby123

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    Uh.. Hey. I'm trying to open CrystalTile 2 but it comes up with this: https://puu.sh/qauz3/573a012f42.png and crashes. Yes I know. I'm in Safe Mode because I also tried it on normal mode [windows stuff] and it did nothing. I got BatchLZ77 working.. Please help. Thanks.
     

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