rebuilding SDAT Files

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by basher11, Jan 1, 2010.

Jan 1, 2010

rebuilding SDAT Files by basher11 at 6:42 PM (1,360 Views / 0 Likes) 1 replies

  1. basher11

    Member basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
    United States
    can anybody tell me how to rebuild sdat files?

    i used ndsstext to open it up and i need to know how to rebuild it.

    please? [​IMG]
  2. FAST6191

    Reporter FAST6191 Techromancer

    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I did reply to the PM but rather than have it rot in my PM folder:
    Most people who mess with SDAT files (including myself) will attempt to modify the file as little as possible so as to dodge the need to rebuild it. This usually means either having a simple pointer recalculation method, using smaller files or sticking the files at the end of the SDAT and pointing there instead (fairly standard text hacking methods tweaked for SDAT).
    SDAT spec if you did not already have it:
    See also sdat posts in the DS rom hacking section as the simple methods apply here too.

    There is a tool however that can supposedly rebuild a directory, it usually ends up with me doing a manual rebuild though so I tend not to do it.

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