*** HACK DETECTION ***

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  1. GerbilSoft

    GerbilSoft RickRotate'd. Maintenance

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    Introducing *** HACK DETECTION ***, a quick and dirty program that checks if a ROM is a hex-edited binary hack of another ROM instead of e.g. a hack based on a disassembly.

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    I wrote this because I was getting annoyed by all the poor-quality hacks that were being uploaded to the Sonic Retro Wiki.

    Basically, what it does is it compares how many bytes match in the source ROM and the hacked ROM. Hacks based on disassemblies have things shifted around everywhere, whereas hex-edited hacks don't. If more than 50% of the hacked ROM matches the source ROM, it's assumed to be a hex-edited hack, and the *** HACK DETECTION *** banner is displayed.

     
  2. LazloPsylus

    LazloPsylus A Certain Scientific Railgun The Railgun

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    Haha, of *course* you'd go with that name. Complete with the banner! Could definitely see the use in this.
     
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