I just found out how to change text in Contra!

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  1. teonintyfive
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    But it turns out Contra got messed up.

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    lol main menu

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    TEONINTYFIVE II: RETURN OF THE EVIL FORCES

    This is fun though.

    Should I do it on other games? What changes could I do?
     


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    Find a really good Japanese game and turn the text to English. [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome idea, seeing how I don't know Japanese [​IMG]
     
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    With text this scrambled it won't show up that you didn't [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Hey fellow greek [​IMG],what program did you use to hack the game?
     
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    I used DSLazy to unpack it, I edited a file using Arachnophilia (It's an HTML editor but I use it for opening any kind of files) and I changed some text.
    Not only the text changed, but it messed up everything xD

    (Greece ftw)
     
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    You should use a hex editor,it won't screw up the game.
    edit:hex workshop
    If you need any help hacking the game PM me.
     
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    Hex editor ey?
    Will XVI32 work for that?
     
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    just check my post again [​IMG]
     
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    The ease of text editing depends on the game. Some games use xml and html to store dialogue, while other games use "less accessible" methods.
     
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    I did, but will I really need Hex Workshop?
    Oh well, one extra program doesn't hurt anyone.

    @Thaigrocer, I know that. Contra's text is inside "loctext" files.
     
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    I viewed contra 4's files some days ago and the text had no compression,If I remember correctly.
     
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    I'm in Hex Workshop. I'll re-unpack the clean contra files, and do a simple hack. I'll report back.
     
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    you're fast [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
    If I add a byte to make more letters the whole game messes up, so I have to add hacky shortcuts (TeoNinty5! instead of TeoNintyFive) [​IMG]
     
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    XD,in which file were the character's names?
     
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    Same file with all other text.
    textassetexample.loctext
     
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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    No problem, I'm already guessing you're planning for a hack xD
     
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    Pretty much
     

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