Project: Isaac

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Kaleid, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Kaleid

    Kaleid Advanced Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    United States
    This is also posted on the GBA forums. As it contains editors for both GBA and NDS systems, I have posted it here, as well.

    Current Version: 1.5 (08 AUG 2011)
    Download link:

    I will not upload the program to filetrip or any other website. I use the 4shared uploader to automatically upload the program when it is updated.
    The above link will always be valid no matter what version is uploaded.

    About the program:
    The project link above includes two files: 'Isaac.exe' and 'Pandora.dll'. They must both be present in the same directory or the program will not launch.
    NDS editors will use an additional file named 'zlib1.dll' which is created by 'Isaac.exe' at runtime. This file is used to compress and decompress DeSmuME save states.

    You must have the latest .NET Framework installed to run this program. You can get it here:

    Editors are available via the links below in the Games section. They are provided as plugins for Isaac.
    Download whichever editor you want and place it the same directory as Isaac.

    All editors made by me only edit emulator save states at this time. I use VBA-m for GBA games and DeSmuME for NDS games.
    Simple instructions for editing battery saves can be found on the main form of the program.

    Adding your own editor:
    Making your editor compatible with Isaac is simple and takes only two steps.
    1. Create a reference in your project to Pandora.dll. It is a managed assembly compiled using Visual Studio 10.
    2. Download the Plugin class files and add the appropriate one to your project. It contains both VB and C# versions.

    Bug Reporting:
    If you find any bugs, please report them in this thread. Extensive error handling is included within making reporting errors very simple.
    Please only post bugs in this thread. Any other business should be sent to me via PM.

    Game Requests:
    My goal is to add a new editor each week, time permitting. If you have a game you wish to see included, please pm me and let me know.
    I am currently working on GBA and NDS games atm.

    Thread Guidelines:
    What not to post in this thread:
    - DO NOT POST requests for games to be added. Send these requests via PM.

    What to post in this thread:
    - DO POST bugs found. Please include the entire error message received.

    Please keep this thread clean. I don't want to sift through pages of game requests and other unnecessary posts to find bug reports.

    Changelog (Isaac):
    Version 1.5ÂÂ 08 AUG 2011ÂÂ Updated plugin compatibility.
    Version 1.4ÂÂ 23 JUN 2011ÂÂ Converted to a modular program. Now accepts editors as plugins.
    Version 1.3ÂÂ 19 JUN 2011ÂÂ Fixed major bug in NDS state saving that was corrupting
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂthe states. This is why you always backup your data. :D
    Version 1.2ÂÂ 18 JUN 2011ÂÂ Various minor code tweaks.
    Version 1.1ÂÂ 15 JUN 2011ÂÂ Tidied up code making it more efficient for future game additions.
    Version 1.0ÂÂ 14 JUN 2011ÂÂ Initial Release
    Changelog (Pandora):
    Version 2.4ÂÂ 21 AUG 2011ÂÂ Added minor functionality. Removed superfluous code.
    Version 2.3ÂÂ 08 AUG 2011ÂÂ Added TimeInFrames function for both Read and Write.
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂMerged PluginInterface with Pandora.
    Version 2.2ÂÂ 18 JUN 2011ÂÂ DataGridViews now support row ordering.
    Version 2.0ÂÂ 14 JUN 2011ÂÂ Initial Public Release.
    Game Listing:
    CODE## (SYS) Date Added Ver Last Update Game Name
    01 (GBA) 14 JUN 2011 1.5 08 AUG 2011 Final Fantasy: Dawn of Souls
    02 (GBA) 14 JUN 2011 1.3 08 AUG 2011 Final Fantasy IV Advance
    03 (GBA) 14 JUN 2011 1.5 08 AUG 2011 Final Fantasy V Advance
    04 (GBA) 14 JUN 2011 1.3 08 AUG 2011 Final Fantasy VI Advance
    05 (GBA) 15 JUN 2011 1.2 08 AUG 2011 Golden Sun
    06 (GBA) 15 JUN 2011 1.2 08 AUG 2011 Golden Sun: The Lost Age
    07 (NDS) 15 JUN 2011 1.2 08 AUG 2011 Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
    08 (NDS) 18 JUN 2011 1.2 08 AUG 2011 Chrono Trigger
    09 (GBA) 20 JUN 2011 1.2 08 AUG 2011 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    10 (NDS) 08 AUG 2011 1.0 08 AUG 2011 Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
    11 (NDS) 21 AUG 2011 b1 21 AUG 2011 Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
  2. dan80315

    dan80315 GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 30, 2009
    United States
    Is this a .sav editor for the listed games? Nvm, it is. Just noticed your sig. [​IMG]
  3. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 1, 2010
    I had to do the same.

    If I may, you should state in your post what it is, because you said "editor" and I thought you were talking about a multi-game editor instead of a save editor. It would make this a whole lot clearer and easy to understand instead of mentioning a program and a bunch of games, leaving us to connect the dots.
  4. Kaleid

    Kaleid Advanced Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    United States
    It says what it does in the original post.
  5. thew00t

    thew00t Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    United States
    just revisiting this game for kicks and came across this,

    is it just me or does the download only contain the isaac file?
    how is this thing supposed to launch?
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