Editing text in a game...

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by LeafyIsHere, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. LeafyIsHere

    LeafyIsHere Member

    Aug 23, 2016
    United States
    Hello, I want to edit the text in a 3ds game.
    Is there like a program that can open decrypted 3ds game files, or is that not a thing yet?
    (yes, I know about decryption, I am not a newb)
  2. pikatsu

    pikatsu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 16, 2014
    Which game? What is the file ending you want to edit?
  3. Blue_Mew

    Blue_Mew ded

    Oct 2, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Faraway Island
    Use HackingToolKit3DS to extract a decrypted CIA/3DS/CXI.
  4. WillTheLion

    WillTheLion GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 8, 2014
    United States
    It really depends on the game you want to edit for the most part. Some require special tools like Kuriimu to edit effectively while others can be edited just by using a standard text editor.

    You'll need to use the 3DS HackingToolKit aka PackHack by Asia81 to dump the decrypted game's files so you can get inside the files of the game. The files are stored in the romfs.bin and PackHack will help you dump that and then repack it together once you've made your changes. If the file format you want to edit is easily edited in a text editor you can use Grepwin to search for the text you want to replace to find which file has the text you're looking for.
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