Music Change and SBNK Exchange

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Sep 5, 2012
  1. ____________
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    First off, hi.​
    I would like to say I'm a beginner in this whole game hacking​
    deal so please excuse any ineptitude that may come up in my tackling of this problem.​
    Before I get to that, I want to show you what I've been able to accomplish​
    after a little research in changing music and your feedback.​
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    It took some Hex-editing, but my problem lies in the actual instruments, see I felt kind​
    of limited to the instruments I could use thanks to the SBNK file that the Elite Four​
    music uses...so I was wondering is there a way to exchange SBNK files out for a new one?​
    Namely, the only way I've found that is possible is to use Editor.exe, or kiwi.ds,​
    but it REARRANGES everything in alphabetical order and thus, messes up the​
    sounds and music of the game completely when I try to reinsert the sound file.​
    Any help please with that or replacing SBNK file period?​
     
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    Nice name you got there. How do you pronounce it?

    "Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?"

    Or "Underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore-underscore?"
     
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    Why thanks.

    Lol, the names up for interpretation, or just Cam.

    By the way, is there an easier way to break lines or space them out on here?

    The editor kept snapping them back into bunches.
     
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    kiwi.ds' editor is a pain however Tinke ( http://gbatemp.net/topic/303529-tinke-072/ and http://code.google.com/p/tinke/ ) added serious SDAT abilities a while back including the ability to manually inject banks.

    The trouble with most PW games is they often use two banks with at least one of them being common to several other sound tracks making simple replacement not that useful.

    I did however do an example bank sacrifice (there is usually a seldom used sound effect, often for another language, that has a bank all to itself) and swap actually for Phoenix Wright 2 in my hacking docs http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/utilities/download-gba-and-ds-rom-hacking-guide-2012-preview-2-f30026.html
    If you end up having to actually add a new bank that can get quite a bit harder so do go in for the sacrifice method if you can.
     
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    Tinke! I knew it seemed familiar. I've ran into it before but I guess one wouldn't find it useful if they'r not hacking.

    I'm okay with the Phoenix Wright, but there's BGM like Pinwheel Forest and Dreamyard that only has so few instruments to work with,
    which makes an imported song (say Zelda) sound very...meh.

    I'll give your ideas a shot and post results as soon as I'm able to.

    Thanks!
     
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    ____________ Nice name there ;D
     
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    Welcome to the 'Temp, Cam!

    Try switching the editing mode, maybe that will resolve the line breaks problem you're having:
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    Hey guys, I wanted to update just so I won't leave this thread hangin'...I despise when people don't update when I'm looking for threads because they don't say if it worked or not....but Tinke worked!, but switching the SBNK files messes up the sdat so there may be something I'm doing wrong on a very specific thing but Tinke does do the basic of what I wanted to do, but from here it's looking like there's no way to totally modify the songs because it will definitely change the file size.

    In any event, I'm glad to have Tinke for other purposes as well.
     
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    Thanks ! I think I've seen your name a few times from my anonymous/lurk days.

    Oh alright, I figured. I thought there was a specific option I was overlooking but I guess that's the only way, thanks!
     
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    ok awsome dude ;)
     

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