Help getting Advance Wars: Days of Ruin to run in English

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by RadioShadow, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. RadioShadow

    RadioShadow GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 30, 2007
    I'm in the processing of hacking Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, so custom maps (well more like replacing the original ones) can be added (just "Free Battle" maps for now).

    Check this topic out for the information on the Map Headers:

    Now the only problem I've got is AWDoR actually contains 7 languages, which are:
    - Japanese
    - English (US)
    - English (UK)
    - French
    - German
    - Italian
    - Spanish

    Unlike a lot of US roms which just has English in, AWDoR has been set up to load these languages, depending on what firmware the DS is set to:
    Japanese = English
    English = English (US)
    French = French
    German = English (US)
    Italian = English (US)
    Spanish = Spanish

    Now Kosheh did find a code to force the game to load one of the language:

    Advance Wars Days of Ruin:
    Game ID: YW2E 6E2AAFE5
    Code: 02168F8C 000000LL

    Advance Wars Dark Conflict:
    Game ID: YW2P DF5E85E6
    Code: 02168D2C 000000LL

    LL = Language data to load.

    00 = Japanese
    01 = English (US) [English (UK) in Dark Conflict]
    02 = French
    03 = German
    04 = Italion
    05 = Spanish

    Looking in Ideas Debugger, after that value, it shows e_ and then the text file to load.

    Now in the arm9.bin file, I did find this:

    Now I know depending on the language on the firmware, it loads one of those values to tell the game which language files to load.

    I could if no solution is found just change f_%s & s_%s to e_%s which will make the game run in English if the firmware is set to French or Spanish, but I was hoping to find a way to tell the game which language files to load for each language on the DS firmware.

    I'm also curious as to how the game decides which English UK or US files to load as they both the US and EU (called Advance Wars: Dark Conflict) version use the e_%s , let load different files.

    I hope I've made sense. Hopefully someone can help with debugging, although I have idea which emulator to use. iDeaS seems to be limited.
  2. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Freshâ„¢

    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    What's wrong with the "Design Room" option in-game? It's a custom map maker.
  3. Gilberd

    Gilberd GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    Is there a way to change the title screen of the game to the Japanese one?
    Can there be a patch made to change the firmware?
  4. Gilberd

    Gilberd GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    anyway to make the game load japanese on start up?
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