Would it be possible to get a Patched Japanese Phantom Hourglass rom with d-pad and stylus and then use DSbuff, DSlazy etc and switch the language files (from the US version) around once we know what they are?
Just took a quick look at that japanese patch and replicated it on the USA ROM .. it works pretty good but somehow it seems to break the R key for me .. (use item -> Im using lefthanded setting..) Maybe I will fix this some day , maybe not. *g*
Yeah, the A,B,X,Y buttons don't let you attack. You still have to use the stylus with your right hand. Also, because the D-pad is used for movement, I'm not sure if you can get your map down to the bottom screen to write notes on it.
I haven't played extensively with the hack yet, but that's what I know so far.
Note; You don't have to use zelda.nds as filename.. that was just an example. You can use any filename basically as long as you supply it the same way on the commandline. (Heck, I think you can even drag the .NDS onto the EXE in windows in order to patch it, noob-safe
I'll have a closer look tonight and will try to work out the quirks .. and perhaps add extra functionality like slashing your sword with one of the unused A/B/X/Y buttons.. you can still bring up the map btw, by using the icons on the lower screen.