What do I need to modify a NDS game?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Xirix, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Xirix
    OP

    Xirix GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    211
    13
    Jun 21, 2007
    I'd like to tweak a very minor thing that annoys me in the Pokemon games and was hoping someone would point me in the right direction, I assume since there was a full translation of Black and White that modifying a Pokemon game doesn't affect being able to wifi and trade and such with unmodified versions?

    I just want to change the name of one attack move.
     
  2. Valiarchon

    Valiarchon trentacles

    Member
    182
    6
    Mar 11, 2010
    melbourne
    Learning how to search for things and/or read would be a good start.
     
  3. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Member
    4,981
    6
    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    There are plenty of tools out there for editing Pokemon games, and most Translation teams share the names of the tools they use. Some teams even share the file contents (example: "072.bin = menu names"), from there it's just learning basic ROM "hacking" (unpack the game, decrypt any files, edit, re-encrypt, re-pack).