Pang Magical Michael - look for text

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by matt!, May 9, 2016.

  1. matt!
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    Hi,

    I have dumped the NDS file from my cartridge and have explored it using Console Tool.

    I can see various graphics and colour palettes, duplicated for the big 5 european languages.

    However, the text I am looking for - the Awards List (think of them as Achievements or Trophies) - has evaded me so far, even though I suspect it will also be present in the 5 languages?

    You can see many awards, including "Certified Champion - Perfect Cleared all areas in Area Challenge of Tour Mode", presented in this play through:
    (which does not show all awards)



    But there is a list in the "Lounge" area of the game where you can see all awards you have unlocked.
    In the NDS filesystem the awards graphics are in file salon_02_sita_parts_LZ.bin

    Any ideas which files I be looking in for the text tables? The main arm9 binary?

    Any help appreciated!

    I am missing a few awards and I really need help to finish this game after 6 years!!!

    Thanks
     
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    Found those strings in overlay9_0002.bin after decompressing it.
     
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    Nice! Thanks so much.

    I'll take a look.
     
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    I used my own BatchLZ77, but crystaltile2 works fine and has a lot of other useful features.

    As for finding text, I used AstroGrep set to Unicode encoding, which is the most common for DS games (particularly international releases).
     
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    I've been using Console Tool. I'll try that first, and your suggestions otherwise.
     
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    CrystalTile 2 let me get at the file and then I used Hex Editor with Unicode encoding view to verify contents. Then I used iconv Mac command line tool to convert the file from Unicode to UTF8 so I can more easily read it.
     
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    I extracted image of all award icons using Tinke, which should help me figure out the correct order of awards as they are listed in the game.