Rom hacking: an ancient document on hacking and translating

Rom hacking?

Ians ago we did some rom hacking and translating in MHHG. We were so engrossed in the thing that for months we spent most of our waking hours thinking about which games to attempt next, how to redraw graphics and find character sets hidden in the assembled code, and so on. Many attempts were made and while many failed, some were successful.

A document you say?

During this time we gathered some knowledge related to the tools and tricks we were using and exploring. In a rush of youthful and optimistic energy I made an attempt to compile some of that into a document. FAQs were the mode of the day. The rest of the internet was awash with blinking GIFs, message boards, chat apps and DOS downloads. And we were young.

This was potentially meant to help others, of course, but back then I’d say it was equal parts ego boost for me. Also, it may not be the best material available, but it is what it is and I leave it here unedited and unrefined for you to peruse. 17 years later.

    Metalhead Translation FAQ 0.8


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