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#1 rvdsb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2003 4:38 PM

Could you please name some and give the location on where to get them. Thanks. :D

#2 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2003 4:42 PM

What kind of hacks are you interested in? VCS hacks? Graphic hacks only? Go to the Hack-O-Matic thread in the programming forum.

#3 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2003 4:46 PM

Oops...make that the 2600GFX thread (which links to both the 2600GFX programs...for Dos, and HOM...for everything else).
http://www.atariage....pic.php?t=17669

Check out the Mystery Book thread for tips on how to begin other types of hacking.

#4 rvdsb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2003 4:48 PM

Thanks

#5 King Atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2003 5:46 PM

If you want to hack graphics, you can't do better than the Hack-O-Matic.

#6 rvdsb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2003 12:45 PM

What about a program to hack the code of the games?

#7 raindog OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2003 2:59 PM

For that you pretty much need generalized programming tools.... a disassembler like Distella, an assembler like Dasm, an emulator with a debugger (I used PCAE back in the day, I suppose most people would use Z26 now if they're able) and all the documentation you can stand to read ;)

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#8 rvdsb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2003 4:07 PM

Would (Cyber)Stella work for the emulator?

#9 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2003 4:23 PM

Sure...but you may want to use one of the others if you are hacking (since a debugger would be useful).

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Posted Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:07 AM

Could somebody tell me an EXACT location of this "Hack-o-Matic" please? :?

#11 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:39 AM

http://www.kudla.org...omatic/windows/

http://www.kudla.org...verything-else/

Download from the appropriate page

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Posted Sat May 7, 2005 8:12 PM

Downloaded it tonight and tried running it, but nothing happened...?

#13 Big Player OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 9, 2005 7:48 PM

Try Hack-O-Matic ][ instead.

http://www.dacodez.tk/

#14 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 9, 2005 9:50 PM

Try Hack-O-Matic ][ instead.

http://www.dacodez.tk/

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That host has been down forever. Got a mirror? :ponder:

Checked at Zophar...but it looks like it was never submitted :(
http://www.zophar.ne...lities/mod.html

Edited by Nukey Shay, Mon May 9, 2005 9:53 PM.


#15 Feralstorm OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 9, 2005 11:35 PM

Anything comparable to Hack-o-matic out there for Mac or Amiga? (or both? ... Or MorphOS? :) )

#16 Big Player OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 11, 2005 8:34 PM

Try Hack-O-Matic ][ instead.

http://www.dacodez.tk/

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That host has been down forever. Got a mirror? :ponder:

Checked at Zophar...but it looks like it was never submitted :(
http://www.zophar.ne...lities/mod.html

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Damn, sorry about that. I had downloaded the program from that site a while ago and I checked only to see if the page loaded.

My hard drive has crashed and I'd really like to get that program back. I had the zip file on there even. I'd post it if my computer was still alive.

#17 vdub_bobby OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 12, 2005 1:05 PM

Damn, sorry about that.  I had downloaded the program from that site a while ago and I checked only to see if the page loaded.

My hard drive has crashed and I'd really like to get that program back.  I had the zip file on there even.  I'd post it if my computer was still alive.

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Well, I have a copy on my HD, I think. This what you're looking for?

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  • Attached File  HOM2.zip   300.66KB   357 downloads


#18 Big Player OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 13, 2005 8:56 PM

That's it, thanks. Now I will refer anyone looking for HOM ][ to this thread, though it was a strange two year bump.

#19 mojofltr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 14, 2005 8:43 AM

Downloaded it tonight and tried running it, but nothing happened...?


If you are running XP, then you need to set the compatibility to 98 or older to get the old Hack-O-Matic to work. If I remember right, HOM][ is better though; it has more useful options like loading the ROM in an emulator or flipping the data.

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Posted Thu May 26, 2005 8:41 PM

Downloaded it tonight and tried running it, but nothing happened...?


If you are running XP, then you need to set the compatibility to 98 or older to get the old Hack-O-Matic to work. If I remember right, HOM][ is better though; it has more useful options like loading the ROM in an emulator or flipping the data.

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Right, it works, but I can't make heads or tails of what I'm trying to hack. Is there any kind of tutorial out there somewhere?

#21 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 27, 2005 11:47 PM

Tutorial? It's pretty much self-explainatory. Load a file, scroll around, point-and-click pixels when you see recognizable shapes in the data, save when finished. However, editing sprite data isn't always possible (for instance, if the values are shared with another table)...and it's very important not to stray from definate sprite shapes (because the seemingly "random" pixels in the majority of the rom are really the program instructions...editing those might cause the game to crash).




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