Any beginner guides to ROM hacking?

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by DovyDove, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. DovyDove
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    Nice to meet you all.
    I'm not a programmer and the closest thing I've touched is Blender and Photoshop.

    Basically, I want to learn how to change and alternate 3d models; like ripping them from the game, change it (like make a red dress blue etc.) and put them back in the game.

    I tried googling for guides but I couldn't really find any.

    Can someone link me some resources that will teach people like me about the basics?

    And I never really modded before, just learning how to use Blender now, but I would love to make some mods in the future for my favorite games.
     
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    It depends on which game you're going after
     
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    Well yeah, but depends on what format things are in.
     
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    Alright after some trial and error, I made the romfs and found my files.
    I used the Level-5 3ds archive tool to open the files (I chose the biggest files which were both in .fa and unpacked them)

    now I see a bunch of folders and the files in it are mostly in .xc and .xv extensions.

    I guess I need to unpack those too?

    If anyone knows anything that would be cool, but I'll try to research more into opening them.
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    Now I'm trying to find out what characters or whatever encoding its using
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    computers are hard ;_;