A tool to delete sound files [Zelda: A Link to the Past]

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by megabug7, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. megabug7

    megabug7 Forum Relic

    Feb 4, 2004

    Does a tool exist that will allow me to delete Link's incessant voice whenever he strikes his sword? :angry:

    So glad Link yells only when he does the spin attack in A Link Between Worlds

  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    GBA sound hacking is not quite as well developed as DS sound hacking, however assuming it uses the sappy sound format (and being a Nintendo game it is a very good bet) then you can get something done.

    Your main options are break the sample itself, point it somewhere else or reduce the software volume to 0.
    http://filetrip.net/gba-downloads/tools-utilities/download-sappy-2006-mod-171-f30549.html has a copy of sappy.

    The main people do to sappy related work seem to be Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Advance wars and Golden sun. I have not see a great deal of stuff I am inclined to link coming out of the former two (they use methods that work but not ones I am inclined to pass on).
    Advance wars stuff
    Golden sun stuff is more editor oriented or ripping.
    General documents

    If for some reason it does not use sappy (and being a SNES port it is a possibility) then the audio system is well documented ( http://belogic.com/gba/ ) so you can still get something done.
  3. megabug7

    megabug7 Forum Relic

    Feb 4, 2004
    I tried Sappy which did scan the rom but didn't find any sounds said it probably doesn't use M4A, and I have no knowledge of how to do this manually (i.e. reducing the software volume to 0)

    Thanks for posting the links and replying :)
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