how do i change text in nds games

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  1. Tom
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    how do i change text in nds games i tried opening the nds file in programmer's notepad thinking tht it would show the text as text but no.Yes in tried searching the site
     


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    Well this deserves an atomic facepalm.

    You can't do that using a notepad. You have to have expert hacking tools as well as know how to program using a hex editor and other things.
     
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    Hopefully that thumbnails
     
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    Rofl... You couldn't have searched too hard.
     
  6. Tom
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    IM only 12
     
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    then GO OUTSIDE
     
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    *snip

    Its not an unreasonable question and you can change text simply by doing that in a lot of games. Granville you dont even know what you are talking about, 'expert hacking tools' haha.
     
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    i cant go out side i only dirt bike play soccer and paintball i can't dirt bike or play soccer cuz of snow and my paintball gun broke
     
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    God damn flamers. The second someone makes a noob-ish post, there's multiple posts face palming etc. This is getting worse than 4chan.
    Maybe someone should actually explain to him what he did wrong.

    tom10122, you made an odd post. For the most part, you cant simply change the text in games.
    This caused the somewhat offensive posts, as posts like yours get posted every now and then.

    Anyways, it's not exactly an easy thing to do, especially at your age. Have a read at http://romhacking.net/start/
    If you're still interested after that, extract the rom, find the script and experiment. Install the Japanese language pack if you can't see any text.

    With that said. id have loved to get into this sorta of thing at that age
     
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    tom10122 for which game do you want to change text. Depending on the game someone might have worked out an easier way. Not that I don't recommend that you learn all the intricacies that are required to change text in general.


    Granville also said "program with a hex editor". I won't event comment on how bad that is. I'll just add that someone like Granville has no business saying someone else deserves and "atomic facepalm". [​IMG]
     
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    I wasn't flaming, just stating a fact and having a laugh.. Calm down now..
     
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    Lol, half of you guys that replied here are worse than him. You too psycoblaster.
    First of all Programmer's notepad can act as a hex editor but I wouldn't really recommend it, go download XVI32 or Hex Workshop if you want to mess with an English game or WindHex if you want to mess with Japanese/Chinese/Etc. games that use an alphabet different from the English one.
    Anyway, I won't spend my time replying here coz I don't really think you'll read it.

    Just go to http://www.romhacking.net/start and read the whole document, if you still have questions send me a PM.
     
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    PPL WHO HELPED ME THNX I THINK I GET IT

    *snip
     
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    That's the spirit!
     
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    My, my.

    Where does a 12 year old even learn filthy language like that?
     
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    You do know they're are other things to do outside [​IMG]
     
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    ROFL at notepad someone hasnt heard of encryption
     
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    Law my little sister knows stuff like tht and shes 10
     
  20. cocomonk22

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    Programmer's notepad might work since it has a hex editor, but it would be better just to extract the files since it's an NDS game and then determine which files have the text and decompress them. You could use tahaxan or dslazy.

    Also, I'd recommend you to watch your language, especially since you have a younger sister. People might respect you more.