what program(s) do i use

Discussion in 'GBA - Game Development, ROM Hacks and Translations' started by pacaveli, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. pacaveli

    pacaveli Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    United States
    to dump ALL files from a gba rom
    and also what program do i use to reinsert al the files that i edited
    preferably id like a program that does it all but ill use multiple programs
    no hex editors please i dont know how to use them just easy to use programs
    also please let me know if this isnt possible
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Homebrew aside in 99% of all cases GBA files are self contained like most other roms (FDS and DS are the only two you will usually encounter): if you see the pointers for text they start with 08 or 09 and then an address capable of addressing 16 megabytes.

    There are some apps and guides/location lists that make life easy, mainly pokemon, megaman and advance wars although there are a few others:

    If however you plan on doing much rom hacking I suggest you at least learn to cut and paste with a hex editor, they are really not much more complex than a word processor in this regard. Also make sure you understand hexadecimal: http://webster.cs.ucr.edu/AoA/Windows/HTML/AoATOC.html

    I also did a small section in my WIP documents: