How do you rip sprites out of a DS game?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Gaisuto, Jul 27, 2006.

Jul 27, 2006
  1. Gaisuto
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    Former Staff Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    I want to rip the Digimon sprites from Digimon Story, but I want to know if it's even possible first. If it is possible, how?
     
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    If the game doesn't run in an emulator, you have two options:

    1) Make a better emulator.
    2) Reverse-engineer the graphical format.

    #2's been done for Sonic Rush. I don't know how good you are at ROM hacking, and I'm not interested enough to try with that game.
    Good luck!
     
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    Okay then that idea of mine is out the window. Nevermind then.
     
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    Having not played Digimon story I can not say but many games use GBA format graphics and there are many tile editors available for it.
    Yesterday I took a look at Jump Super Stars:
    I pulled apart the rom with NDSTool although you could use NDSTS is you wanted.
    The in the \data\Data\chr directory there is a bunch of .aar files.
    These use 4bpp GBA format (I have not tried all but other roms (The new Japanese bomberman game being only one I can thing of right now) use 8bpp GBA format as well) and are uncompressed.
    You can open these in a tile editor my prefered on being http://home.arcor.de/minako.aino/TilEd2002/

    This is just a quick demo so I did not bother to sort out a palette
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    Half the time I hand copy my graphics >_>
     

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