How do you hack roms?

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  1. Scott-105
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    How do you hack NDS roms? Like translations or modifaications like pokemon bloody platinum for example. If anyone could tell me how that would be greatly appreciated.
     


  2. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    You have to throw the cart against your wall until it opens, then hook up the data connector with the female hardware connector you have to solder on to the chip in order to connect it to your PC (don't forget to solder the other female connector to your motherboard, and get a male to male dataconnector jack), then the contents of the game will appear on your hard drive with a little program called "Hack.exe". After running it you'll get a huge GUI containing all the code, images and even details of how to modify the engine.
     
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    I sense a bit of sarcasm...
     
  4. AZBigbear

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    Nope, All of the guys who have done the hacks actually bought the game carts and did this.
     
  5. Scott-105
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    then how do they make translations for heart gold? Do they go to Japan just to pick up a japanese version of it? lol
     
  6. AZBigbear

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    Just make sure you google Hack.exe and download the first thing you see
     
  7. .Darky

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    Well, Law was kind enough to give you all the info you need instead of telling you to search for yourself.

    You should thank him.
     
  8. Law

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    Play-Asia.
     
  9. silverbullet1080

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    You need a rom and a hacking tool, google should get you what you want.
     
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    Modyfying a save (such as adding pokemans, items etc) is extremely easy... But hacking a rom.... I think that some of the guys who made the modifications have made an easy operating program (with GUI i think?)... You need at first the game itself (dump of the game)... then... I don't really know
     
  13. .Darky

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    Most of us were trolling because all the info he needs is stickied. "Idiot" people everywhere? Yes, TC is actually one.
     
  14. AninhaJK

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    Yeah, the info he needs is easy to find, but WHY can't you help?
     
  15. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    If he doesn't understand how to search for information, I very highly doubt he'll understand how to hack ROMs.
     
  16. .Darky

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    So because a person isn't smart enough to notice the answer of his question is right in front of him, are we supposed to help?

    No. We're there to make fun of him.
     
  17. AninhaJK

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    Well, just cuz someone is a newbie it did't say that the person can't learn nothing
     
  18. .Darky

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    Can someone really be a newbie in life?
     
  19. ENDscape

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    You don't need to go anywhere to get something from another country. There are sites that sells them and delivers it to you.
     
  20. megawalk

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    well since so many people are not likely to answer it becasue there 1st hobby is trolleying others.
    You Need a Few Programs
    1. A Hex Editor
    2. A .NDS Rom Manager to break them like DSBuff or DSLazy(Which i use)
    3. Wordpad
    4. CrystalTile for more advanced hacking like font of sort

    you can google this up or find extra info at the hacking site which lot of people learned to hack named.
    http://www.romhacking.net