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« on: August 28, 2017, 10:25:43 PM »

Similar to Tret (http://forum.goldensunhacking.net/index.php?topic=2836.0), GS2 also has some stuff that'll replace the tile at the player's coordinates. When out of bounds, this could edit other things. (It might get complicated, though.)

I haven't yet found a successfully exploitation result yet... (My assumption is it might only be good for TAS if there is something?)

There's one big thing to note, though... if you get off the tile that gets edited, it gets changed back to what it was.

Tiles are stored/grabbed from here:
02019118 = Approximate section for tiles grabbed.
02019124 = The tile gets stored here so it can change to whatever's here when you get off the tile.

Event ids to look at:
0x50
0x51
0x52
0x53

0x5A is also another, but it wasn't listed in the Retreat Map's event list. (Map 85 was what I was looking at.)


Tiles that are edited:...
Look at the pointer at 020301A4.
[020301A4]+0x8000 for the first tile to be changed.
[020301A4]+0x8200 for the second tile to be changed.
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 02:06:44 AM »

1) If there were a way to find a credits warp, of course its in Airs Rock.

2) This is unrelated to the sprite table being filled up after a retreat warp, correct?
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 04:54:59 AM »

Well, of course! Before this topic, I kinda was messing with Walk-through-walls feature... and noticed something strange about how tiles are set... when getting off tiles/going to another unreachable location... so then that's when I looked into what was going on...
That of course, was originally in a room Retreat doesn't work, so I looked at a Retreat map a bit later to notice this thing...

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Correct, I think... as I don't think this has anything to do with sprites.... just tilemap/map code?
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Today at 03:35:58 PM
Fox: Referring to the Golf game.
Today at 03:35:07 PM
Fox: Interesting. So... Atrius's Editor = It seems there are fewer English lines in the (U) version? So the number of strings he coded in for is based on the (E) version.
January 17, 2018, 04:07:51 PM
KyleRunner: :D
January 16, 2018, 08:44:56 PM
Fox: I must say... life can be complicated..... when you have question(s) (via email) ... and it seems like they sort of get ignored. :D ; Fun, (And sometimes, a person may respond, and completely not answer the question.... so like... 3-person conversation.) Hahahaha!!
January 15, 2018, 07:26:16 PM
Fox: (path) 1 text=(address) char=(address) free=(address) ; << Well, closer to this... but yeah... even if I do choose to have defaults in the code, I could still use this method for overrides.
January 15, 2018, 07:24:28 PM
Fox: So like (path) 0 text=(address) char=(address) len=(number) ; (path) 1 free=(address) ; Or something. But that's just a quick example.
January 15, 2018, 06:59:14 PM
Fox: Hopefully. I was wanting to make it so you could put in the addresses/etc. as one of the arguments in the path. Hm?
January 15, 2018, 03:37:07 PM
KyleRunner: Nice! I hope you'll add compatibility with others games (GS1, Mario Golf and Tennis) soon.
January 14, 2018, 11:40:09 PM
Fox: Okay. Posted (in Downloads section) an initial cutdown version for now, for my text compressor. Basically to separate the code from my Editor for anyone who wants to mess with it. It only supports GS2, because I still didn't add the addresses/etc. for the other games.
January 14, 2018, 05:01:00 PM
Fox: Okay! Going to need to think how I want it to work. Initial thoughts is maybe have a number of arguments in the filepath thing. And have a number of shortcuts (files) to be used as examples. Assuming there are no problems.
January 14, 2018, 10:38:24 AM
KyleRunner: Well... I'm used to editing text ina a text editor, so... yes! Thanks in advance!
January 13, 2018, 11:38:43 PM
Fox: (Text editor = Text Document like notepad.)
January 13, 2018, 11:38:21 PM
Fox: Would you prefer during the text editing in a text editor? (Like what gstoolkit lets you do?) I could probably make a separate tool or something to compress it.
January 13, 2018, 10:10:02 PM
KyleRunner: Ok. Once I finish my Lost Age translation, I'll try a Mario Golf one. Thanks. (But I'll need help).
January 13, 2018, 10:03:17 PM
Fox: If you want to make it "permanent" (part of a hack), then you'd edit code in the ROM that writes to this location of the IDs you'd want to change. (You can find these locations by using a breakpoint debugger like SDL-H or no$gba.)
January 13, 2018, 10:00:11 PM
Fox: Reload/switch = Recommended to be done through Debug mode/warp menu, ofcourse... since doors seem to appear as if they were disabled? ; 03001238:01 and B+Start to get to warp menu.
January 13, 2018, 09:55:39 PM
Fox: @Kyle Runner = It might be, but you'd have to use the correct addresses for Mario Golf, rather than for GS2 as I have it right now. ; @raijinken = Yes. 02000454 = ID of leader. (Change this and reload/switch room you are in, enjoy.)
January 13, 2018, 02:23:29 PM
raijinken: Hey guys, is it possible to somehow change the lead character on the map? Was wondering. I remember there was a cheat to use Jenna, but what if I wanted Isaac, or Piers?
January 13, 2018, 02:10:03 PM
KyleRunner: Hey, Fox *
January 13, 2018, 02:09:37 PM
KyleRunner: Hey, is your text editor compatible with Mario Golf (GBA)?

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