DSTwo firmware editor

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by Stormwave, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Stormwave
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    I haven't made this program yet, but have been toying with the idea.

    I didn't really like the "DS_GAME" title in the plugins menu so I changed it to "Games", which then made me think about the other non-edittable aspects of the firmware. So I was wondering if people would like a program that lets them alter most of the hardcoded aspects? i.e. You could change the paths from "/_dstwo/" to whatever you like (provided the string is the same length), change the reset2desktop to boot DSGAME instead of the plugins menu (no idea if that would work, not tested it), etc. I'm not really sure what else will be possible until I look into it properly.

    I'm not really sure how useful it would be, which is why I haven't made it yet, but if people want it I'll make it.
     
  2. Matthew

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    If I had one I'd want to change the DS_GAME. [​IMG]
     
  3. viz

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    id like to see the gba emu text color editable or other various things like the background image(/color?) which Im pretty sure is coded in much like the loading screen
     
  4. Stormwave
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    I'm not sure how possible it will be to edit the GBA emulator. From having a quick look at the "gba.plg" file, it looks like it's either encrypted or compressed, which would make altering it very difficult. I don't know much about these plg files though, so I might be wrong. Does anyone know if they are encrypted?
     
  5. DeltaBurnt

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    Most of this editing can be done via a quick search in a hex editor :\

    Good idea though, may be worth it if it has editable stuff we have yet edit via hex.
     
  6. Stormwave
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    Aye, I know most of it can be done in a hex editor. I was thinking mainly for people who don't know how to use them, or for convenience.

    I think I will make this, it'll probably be quite basic at first but hopefully I'll be able to build it's functionality up over time.
     
  7. DeltaBurnt

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    Could we maybe also get a GBA skin previewer?
     
  8. Stormwave
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    My DS Skin Maker has full previews for the GBA emulator skins, if thats what you were looking for?
     
  9. CannonFoddr

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    And since Stormwave forgot to include a link to it, to save you the trouble trying to find it [​IMG]

    DS Skin Maker
     
  10. DeltaBurnt

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    Ah, yes I am aware of your godly program. I was not aware it had support for the GBA emulator.