Replacing WiFi Setup Interface

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  1. twiztidsinz
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    RagnarokDS uses a Japanese WiFi Setup Interface.
    I assume it is possible to replace it with one from another game.
    Has anyone attempted this before? or know where I can find out how to do it?
     
  2. anime4ever

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    You could set up your wifi settings in another game in english.
    It saves up in the Ds.
     
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    IIRC It should work if you replace the utility.dwc file.
     
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    I didn't have a utility.dwc, but I did have a ..\dwc\utility.bin which I assume is the file in unpacked form?
    I replaced it with one from Order of Ecclesia, but the WiFi menu is still in Japanese.
    As anime4ever said, you can just change the settings in another game, or the DS itself so its not a big deal.
    I just think it'd be cool to have it all in English for the translation.
     
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    yeah it's utility.bin

    funny cuz I replaced it too(with the Ecclesia one too) but never tried it out

    btw, if you repack the game with DSBuff you can shave off some MBs
     
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    I wrote a little bit about changing utility.bin into English over here
     
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    Thanks for your reply.
    I have a question...
    I'm not sure if I'm just confused, if I'm not getting it, or you possibly made a mistake/typo in your write up.
    Do you mean to replace all the 'e's with 'j's? or all the 'j's with 'e's?
    'e' to 'j' doesn't seem like it would change the English to Japanese, where 'j' to 'e' would be Japanese to English.


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    Well I tried editing the file in NotePad++ (Hex Editor plug-in), but every time I packed the ROM with the modified file, it would lock up when I access the WiFi config screen. I will try again at some point tomorrow with XVI32 to see if I have better luck with that.
     
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    'e' to 'j' is correct. What he's implying is this:
    1. The game uses files from utility.bin
    2. The files has a letter in front of its name, pointing to which files are used
    3. Respectively, 'j' points to Japanese files(used), and 'e' points to English files (optional)
    4. By changing 'e' files to 'j' - since the renamed file will still point to English files- English files will be used, because the game will look for these files, and they will point to English files.

    That's about it
     
  9. twiztidsinz
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    I tried it with xvi32 today and changing the eb->jb/et->jt or jb->eb/jt->et causes the game to lock up when changing to the WiFi Config menu. Artlan also tried and got the same results.
    Any hints/tips/suggestions would be welcomed.
     
  10. Noitora

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    open utility.bin with crystaltile and replace the japanese files inside with the english ones.