ROM "Dissection"

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by BrianXP7, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. BrianXP7

    BrianXP7 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 26, 2012
    United States
    I was wondering if it's possible to browse and edit content in a NDS ROM. Anyone know what program I should use, and please let it be Linux compatible. (Native or Java, NOT Wine or Mono.)
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    There many game specific tools but many of those will probably want mono or wine if they work at all. As for linux proper (and I guess mac for that matter) there are ports of ndstool to a native linux binary

    Surprisingly java is not that popular for ROM hacking tools (I am as shocked as anybody although I don't much care for Java so that is OK) but you could try

    Compression in java

    There are a few open source projects as well that might compile across and some people are trying things with python as well.

    If you are not wanting to do wine or mono (or a VM but that probably defeats the point) you will probably find most of rom hacking quite hard to pull off. I did have a ROM hacking on linux set of links somewhere although the above is pretty much the big stuff.
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