1. hypercoffee

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    So, this is sort of inspired by Silrae's Trio of Towns True Love Edition patch. I would like to do the same sort of thing for Harvest Moon Tale of Two Towns 3D (the one released for the 3ds). I'm thinking I could make a patch that would swap the sprites for the main character, and edit the dialogue for the characters accordingly. I've found a file that I believe may hold most of the character dialogue from unpacking the cia, named people_tex_data.bin. Unfortunately, I have very little experience with ROM hacking, and I've run into a snag. I've been trying to use kuriimu to help me edit the dialogue, but I can't even open the file using kuriimu, as it says the file format isn't supported. As far as trying to decompress it, in case that's the issue, I can't figure out what kind of compression it might be. I realize I might be out of my depth here, but this patch is something I really want to do, and I'd appreciate any sort of help or guidance with this. Thanks in advance.

    edit: for anyone one else who might have had a similar problem, using v9 of HackingToolkit3DS did the trick, thank you to NicheGamer for their advice!

    For the sprite swap, I can't seem to find much about how to do it. Some people have said that renaming the sprite files would work, but I can't seem to find the base avatar sprites, only clothing. I would like to know how the game retrieves the sprites to use when you select a gender. I've found the file that handles the selection, but there's no indication where the files themselves might be stored. (At least, not to me, but I don't have much experience with this)
     

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  2. ValiantChan

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    I found the farmer's portraits in the Face folder, inside CTR. They're the 000-003 files. I'll keep digging to see if I can't figure out where the models are stored. I really want to make this happen too, because I adored Tale of Two Towns and it sucks that if I want to play it, I have to either not get married or put up with misgendering every step of the way.

    ETA: There's also sprites in Console, also inside CTR. This time the files are named femel and mel.

    ETA 2: After more digging around, I can't find anything resembling a .nut file or a script folder. You sure your attached screenshot isn't from a dump of Trio of Towns?
     
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  3. hypercoffee

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    You're right, I was looking at Trio of Towns files. (-‸ლ) I was rebuilding Trio of Towns for Silrae's patch, and mixed them up, I'm so sorry. I've been able to find some game dialogue and edit it, which is promising. I have looked to see if I can find the overworld sprites/models, but I've had no luck personally.
     
  4. RefinedNoble

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    Changing the sprites is easy, just change the names of the files ValiantChan found, plus the femel and mel file in the Console folder and that's good to go. The sprites are in the bin or all files which is difficult to say the least. I'm gonna try and get two save files and see if comparing the hex helps find them but I have zero idea on how to open the all files.
     
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