Can someone give me a basic startup guide to rom hacking?

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  1. vaibzzz123
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    Hey guys, sorry If im not allowed to post this, and I know this is VERY n00by, but here it goes: I used to make some small Pokémon Emerald Hacks a while ago (Just some basic map editing), And I'd like to move up to DS, but I have no clue where to start. I don't know where and what tools I need, Wether I need to learn some coding (I'm willing to learn some programming if I need to), and whatever else is needed. Please reply, It'd help a lot. Thanks!
     
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    Omg, thanks for the quick reply guys, you're awesome! :-D
     
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    Hehehe ninj'd :ninja:

    Yep, no problem.
     
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    Also (I know this might be impossible for now, just asking), is it possible to make legit game carts where I can put my rom in, so it only loads that? I have bought an Acekard (on its way atm), but not every1 I know has a flashcart of some sort. I was thinking I could do something like the game companies do, have a dedicated card for the game.
     
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    You can't make Legit games card without a Nintendo license.

    The nearest way to do it is to use a Flashcard which allow auto-booting games (Most of them have a firmware which allow that, Wood firmware for example).

    but you can't sell them pre-patched/pre-installed, that would be VERY illegal.
    The only thing you can do legally is providing the patches to your hack and explain to users how to setup their flashcards.
     
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    hmm...the closest you could get is a flashcart like g6 real(too bad it doesn't run on dsi and 3ds)
    the only way to transfer is through a flasher(or whatever its called)
     
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    there is a service that you can find on google where you can flash a custom nds cart. (easier to get a flash cart though as the last time I checked the fee for one cartridge was 80 to 100 canadian dollars plus whatever for shipping)
     
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    Have you tried it? Is it legit?
     
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    Also download mkds course modifier. It can open and edit many file formats.
     

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