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Custom NGPC Game Hack - AKA my geeky way to ask someone out!
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Nice. That's working rather well. I'm guessing that you're only hacking the strings. I think that's going to be the easiest for you. You can get away with just hex editing the ROM if you don't even lengthen a string. I'm not sure about the "stealing text" bit. I'm not sure how you're doing that. It may cause issues if it's not done right.

If you want to do this the "real" romhack way, you would need to find the string pointers. Typically, a game would have a whole bunch of strings (like you already found). Elsewhere, there would be the pointers to the strings. Maybe you've already found these and this is how you're "stealing" from other characters. If so, you're getting slightly advanced.

What we did with CFC2 (and I think many translation hacks would go this route) was to extract all the strings to a text file. I had a program to do that and a program to take a text file and insert it back into the ROM. It would figure out all the strings and adjust the table of pointers accordingly. This is pretty advanced, as you'd probably need to code a custom program to do this extraction/insertion. I do think there are some ROMhacking tools for this sort of thing, though.

If you want to do more digging on this, go to
http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/
and look at the "Script Extraction/Insertion" tool category. I can't say I've used any of those tools, but you might find something good. I also must say that this may be overkill for your project, so maybe it's not worth spending time on. My main point here is just to let you (and whoever else might read this) with additional info.

Oh, and by the way, it's a
"noble cause"
not a
"nobel cause"
Maybe that was a typo.
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RE: Custom NGPC Game Hack - AKA my geeky way to ask someone out! - by Flavor - 02-25-2012, 02:41 PM

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