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
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    Hi,

    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

    Thanks
     
  2. FAST6191

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    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
    http://forums.warsworldnews.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2002&p=41591
    Golden sun stuff is more editor oriented or ripping.
    General documents
    http://www.romhacking.net/documents/462/

    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
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    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 :)