US Phantom Hourglass D-Pad Hack

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Heran Bago, Oct 1, 2007.

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  1. Heran Bago
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    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Are you sure? Looking at the changes the chinese patch makes to the Japanese ROM, it doesn't look like it changes a checksum at all...

    But yeah. Still no d-pad controls here even though the chinese patched one seems to be booting...
    I'll try some more ROM hacking later but today's pretty busy for me.
     


  2. cflemin301

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    how do i add the arm9.bin file to the rom and have the rom WORK?
     
  3. R-Unit 4

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    I wish I could use it but my d-pad's stuffed....if I opened it and move the d-pad a bit, will it help?
     
  4. cflemin301

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    i just need to know how to make the rom work by adding the custom
    arm9.bin file. all ndstool and dslazy methods give white screens.

    or how would i hex edit the file in?
     
  5. irc.limerick

    irc.limerick Newbie

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    As captfalcon said, the Patch does nothing to the rom. The first thing it does is to check the CRC32 of the rom you try to patch so you're not using it on a corrupted rom. That fails since it's not the Japanese rom, so it leaves the original file unchanged. Don't believe me? Do a before and after CRC check, they'll be identical: 8B431C41
     
  6. cflemin301

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    what i mean is how do i add the arm9.bin file listed on the
    first post and actually have the rom work? dslazy and ndstool all
    make the rom boot to white screens.
     
  7. cflemin301

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    this is the post i am referring to.
     
  8. Mewgia

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    so basically someone needs to just remake the patching tool, sans the crc check?
     
  9. cflemin301

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    no. the arm9.bin goes into the rom using a tool to extract the files
    from the rom. like i said, ndstool and dslazy both mess up the rom
    and make it do white screens at run time. is there another tool to
    extract the rom and then repack the rom?
     
  10. Hiratai

    Hiratai I'm like *tick* *tick*

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    I'd just like a patch that allows me to use the d-pad AND stylus. You don't know how many mistakes I've made by using the d-pad.
     
  11. Kellicros

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    can someone please tell me if this is a false positive?
    [​IMG]
     
  12. .TakaM

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    excuse my comic book guy-ese, but;

    worst patch ever.
     
  13. mikagami

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    No one cares. Good day.
     
  14. Zombie_Mario

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    Been playing this with the stylus. It's ok but my hand sometimes covers my view since I have big hands. Hope you fx this hack soon. By the way is there a guide to use this thing cuz I can't read whats on it.
     
  15. Zombie_Mario

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    NOD32 did not notice anything fishy about it.
     
  16. Heran Bago
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    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Yeah the guide was in the last topic.
    I'm away from home for some time so if any other rom hackers want to take a stab at this go ahead.

    I see what you guys mean by the patch not doing anything. Kind of dumb that it bothers outputting a file (and a backup) if it doesn't bother patching...

    What needs to be tried now is compare a clean Japanese ROM to a hacked one, and make the same changes in the same reletive location in the US ROM. Like I said before it's a surprisingly small hack... It doesn't look like it changes any checksums within the ROM to me either.
     
  17. Rankio

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    Same reason I'm looking to try the patch.
     
  18. Mewgia

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    I just don't like trying to walk forward a tiny bit and accidentally doing a short thrust instead and things like that.
     
  19. Rankio

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    I'll short thrust you.
     
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    i'll slash you.
     
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