What games have really good ROM hacking scenes?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by olshrimpeyes, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. olshrimpeyes

    olshrimpeyes Your question is bad and you should feel bad

    Jul 30, 2015
    United States
    I recently found the New Super Mario Bros. ROM hacking scene and its amazing!

    Are there any other DS games that have awesome scenes like NSMB?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Games with extensive hacking scenes... so yeah probably all the games with game specific hacking tools and/or info. I would not have particularly held the NSMB stuff in high regard but hey

    Are you more interested in playing hacks or making hacks? For playing then read on, for making then though a community is nice you can do an awful lot by yourself with a bit of learning if you want, say you really like Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (and why not as it is a great little shooter). You could probably get some level or difficulty mods going pretty easily despite there not being a community surrounding the hacking of it.

    Mario 64 DS had something at one point, and still has a decent level viewer/editor. Not sure where it lives these days.

    Mario Kart

    Advance Wars

    Golden Sun (though it might be more for the GBA)

    Fire Emblem

    Pokemon, this would be the big one. I am not sure of the current sites that house most things.
    http://www.pokecommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=156 is probably still the biggest here. http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/ROM_hacks is also worth a read and there are loads of little sites ( http://projectpokemon.org/wiki/Main_Page for example).

    A lot of the bigger projects and people within the scenes will also have an account here as well.

    There are also tools for specific games, things like https://github.com/nickworonekin/puyotools for puyo puyo, phoenix wright has a few things and if you want to actually hack a popular franchise (megaman*, final fantasy*, inazuma 11 and such like) or popular games then a there is probably someone the know what goes (though in most cases you can probably make a thread and find someone that knows or just pulls apart the game to have a look). You will probably not find so many hacks that you can play with in those sorts of games though. Equally I should link up http://www.insanedifficulty.com/board/index.php?/files/ as it is good.
    I might as well also say that despite it being for the GBA then fire pro wrestling has a surprisingly solid community for hacking it.

    *go back to the SNES and the communities/tools for hacking these games, to say nothing of the amount of hacks for them, are quite big, they do not seem to be as active for the GBA and DS side of things though. Not absent but not much beyond translation has been done.
  3. MC2

    MC2 Newbie

    Oct 25, 2015
    United States
    New York
    Pokemon is the only one I can vouch for (because I've seen and played many high-quality rom hacks). There's some good software too, so that makes life a lot easier.
  4. Hiccup

    Hiccup GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 21, 2009
    Super Mario 64 DS hacking lives at kuribo64.net. At least one active, knowledgeable user?