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Lots of Reading Material
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{{SNES| title = Earthbound
October 28th, 2004
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|image = [[Image:Earthbound Title.png|center]]
Joel from Joel On Software is assembling a book about software development by asking people to send in links to articles they think people should read. I'm slowly working my way through the ones that sound interesting.
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|name = Earthbound
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|company = Nintendo
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|header = SWC
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|bank = HiROM
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|interleaved = No
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|sram = 24 Kb
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|type = Normal + Batt
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|rom = 24 Mb
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|country = USA
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|romspeed = 120ns (FastROM)
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|video = NTSC
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|checksum = Good 0x4048
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|crc32 = DC9BB451
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|game = EarthBound
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}}
  
This one sounded interesting. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way. It's about how to ask a techie a question. Examples:
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{{Extensively Hacked|name=EarthBound}}
  
    hackers have a reputation for meeting simple questions with what looks like hostility or arrogance. It sometimes looks like we're reflexively rude to newbies and the ignorant. But this isn't really true.
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==Utilities==
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[[PK Hack (utility)|PK Hack]], written in Java, is the principal EarthBound hacking utility. In addition to containing modules for editing almost all aspects of the EarthBound ROM, PK Hack comes with its own hex editor and modules for data restoration patch application. Another utility, [[Map Editor SP]], is in progress. Map Editor SP modulizes data in the EarthBound ROM, offering hackers a new level of versatility.
  
    What we are, unapologetically, is hostile to people who seem to be unwilling to think or to do their own homework before asking questions. People like that are time sinks — they take without giving back, they waste time we could have spent on another question more interesting and another person more worthy of an answer. We call people like this “losers
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''See also:'' [[List of EarthBound utilities]]
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==Hacks==
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Despite the size of the EarthBound hacking community, relatively few complete hacks for the game exist. [[Hat Quest]] and [[Mother 2.5: The Giftman Chronicles]] are short but complete and impressive. The first completed EarthBound hack, [[JonBound]], also remains popular, though it was created at a time when much of EarthBound's data remained unknown.
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''See also:'' [[List of EarthBound hacks]]
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==Miscellaneous==
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Two [[Debug menu|debug menus]] exist in EarthBound's data. The latter uses a Kirby sprite as its cursor. There are two dummied items, the Video relaxant and the Temporary goods; the former has a description ("What the hey is this?"). A number of unused text blocks and graphics are also present. It is also worth noting that the structure of data in EarthBound's ROM is notoriously scattered and akward to the extent that many of its hackers joke that its programmers were under the influence of drugs.
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==Known Dumps==
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* Earthbound (U) [!]
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* Mother 2 (J)
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==External Links==
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[http://starmen.net/pkhack PK Hack community]
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[[Category:Super Nintendo games]][[Category:EarthBound]]

Revision as of 22:03, 26 November 2007


Earthbound
Name Earthbound
Company Nintendo
Header SWC
Bank HiROM
Interleaved No
SRAM 24 Kb
Type Normal + Batt
ROM 24 Mb
Country USA
Video NTSC
ROM Speed 120ns (FastROM)
Revision {{{revision}}}
Checksum Good 0x4048
CRC32 DC9BB451
ROM map | RAM map | Text table | Notes | Tutorials
Template:Extensively Hacked

Utilities

PK Hack, written in Java, is the principal EarthBound hacking utility. In addition to containing modules for editing almost all aspects of the EarthBound ROM, PK Hack comes with its own hex editor and modules for data restoration patch application. Another utility, Map Editor SP, is in progress. Map Editor SP modulizes data in the EarthBound ROM, offering hackers a new level of versatility.

See also: List of EarthBound utilities

Hacks

Despite the size of the EarthBound hacking community, relatively few complete hacks for the game exist. Hat Quest and Mother 2.5: The Giftman Chronicles are short but complete and impressive. The first completed EarthBound hack, JonBound, also remains popular, though it was created at a time when much of EarthBound's data remained unknown.

See also: List of EarthBound hacks

Miscellaneous

Two debug menus exist in EarthBound's data. The latter uses a Kirby sprite as its cursor. There are two dummied items, the Video relaxant and the Temporary goods; the former has a description ("What the hey is this?"). A number of unused text blocks and graphics are also present. It is also worth noting that the structure of data in EarthBound's ROM is notoriously scattered and akward to the extent that many of its hackers joke that its programmers were under the influence of drugs.

Known Dumps

  • Earthbound (U) [!]
  • Mother 2 (J)

External Links

PK Hack community