Hello everyone. I have decided, as a personal project, to try to hack the script of Final Fantasy IV DS. While this is very much a personal project, it's something I'm really serious about and really want to do. I am trying to make some edits to the script in final fantasy iv ds, and i've run into some snags. I am changing some small things like the characters names, since I grew up in an era where naming your character was very much commonplace. I am not really a total n00b, I have a little bit of rom hacking experience. Coupled with my obsessive compulsiveness, I can't really let this rest until I figure it out. Basically, I've got the characters renamed already on the menu screen and battle screen (please don't laugh at my names, Karl is a character from my comics, and Sara is my name) I also have found some of the text, which would be the "speculation" text. Everytime you go to your menu on the world map, your character has a little thought bubble, and I was able to edit these no problem. This is where the problem comes in. I have located what I believe to be the text.. The file is called CAST_EVENT_MSD.dat and it is located in the N folder of the rom (probably for "north america"). If you look at the top line, you can see the name "Cecil" very clearly. I can view bits and pieces of the text throughout in what appears to be unicode, but then there are just garbled symbols, too. and this worries me as well. to me this looks like this dat files is calling in files that I cannot find anywhere else. Which leads me to believe that this is some sort of compressed file, but when I look at it in the hex editor, I cannot tell if this is compressed or not. It doesn't look like the examples that i've read about in the countless tutorials that I've read. Anyway, all of that being said, I was wondering if someone can shed some light on where I need to go from here. Should I be tabling this? Is this compressed? basically what should I be doing to get this script to be to the point where I can edit it? thank you all for your help/advice/wisdom in advance.