Basic Questions and Answers Thread

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  1. Darkness

    Darkness Active Member Member

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    http://oi56.tinypic.com/2d91t07.jpg


    They are, maybe I'm missing something, any other files I need? And yes I have a Sonic 1 rom and moved my saved hack parts there too, still nothing. Even tried saving them to that 1 file S1build, nope.
     
  2. Selbi

    Selbi The Euphonic Mess Member

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    Your folder path is too long ("C:\Documents and Settings\BRADLEY\My Documents\Sonic_1_(Split_and_Text_by_Hivebrain)_(ASM68K)"). You should try to keep it under 50 characters. I usually do this by putting the disassembly straight into C:\ and rename it into something shorter (for example "C:\Sonic Disassembly").
     
  3. MarkeyJester

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    Try replacing that "ASM68k" program there with this one:


    Download
     
  4. Darkness

    Darkness Active Member Member

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    OK, done now what?


    "Try replacing that "ASM68k" program there with this one:


    Download"


    Their the same name. XD So why replace it?
     
  5. Selbi

    Selbi The Euphonic Mess Member

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    Because they are different versions. The fix, Markey linked you to, is the same name because there is no point of renaming a fixed program. Just replace the old ASM68K.EXE with this new one and it should work.
     
  6. Darkness

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    OK, and build starting to work I think, let me guess to build my rom I gotta move the stuff I saved in SonmapED to the same folder as build.bat? Btw why is my build.bat just called build? The same thing?
     
  7. Animemaster

    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    Yes if its a batch file, as thats what bat is short for batch. Check the properties of it if your not sure. Also yes, the way you loaded your art, maps, dplc, save them in the exact same place, and then build. Remember to follow the guide if your really stuck.
     
  8. Darkness

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    OK it is a batch file, and what guide? Here? Where at? And the readme things just says.


    " How to split a ROM


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    1. Place a Sonic 1 ROM in the same folder as split.bat.


    2. Rename the ROM "s1.bin".


    3. Click on split.bat.


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    How to compile a ROM


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    1. Click on build.bat.


    2. The file s1built.bin is your new ROM."


    Really needs more detail because that failed.
     
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  9. EMK-20218

    EMK-20218 The Fuss Maker Exiled

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    8x8 multiplied by 4 = 32x32. Just mount the mapping pieces according the size you want, if there's no sufficient mapping pieces, use the "duplicate sprites and tiles together" function for have more sprite pieces. Well, it's what I usually do in these cases. :p
     
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  10. Animemaster

    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    What do you mean fail? it gives you a 1kb s1built.bin? or nothing at all?. Open build.bat in say notepad and add a pause at the end which will display errors when building. Also you said about sonmaped, so I assumed you used the sonmaped guide on retro. Of course I could easily be mistaken. From that image you have everything set up right, you just need to build it, and I don't think you need s1comb.asm because your using ASM68k.
     
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  11. Darkness

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    Yeah I used that one, and what notepad? Build.bat closes within 1 sec.
     
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  12. Ravenfreak

    Ravenfreak Still hacking the 8-bit titles Member

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    Right click "build.bat" and click edit, and notepad automatically opens. Then add Pause at the end of the text, save it and whenever you go to build your rom again the command prompt will stay open, until you press a key.
     
  13. Darkness

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    Ah my ears! It made a beaping sound like 5-8 times then closed, define what you said more because I added pause at the end, at least I think it was.
     
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  14. SpirituInsanum

    SpirituInsanum Well-Known Member Member

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    That's definitely not a batch file.


    Where did you get your disassembly?
     
  15. Darkness

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    From one of my friends, couldn't find one so he sent me 1, and the build does says "MS-DOS Batch File" so I thought it was.
     
  16. Animemaster

    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    Why did you not just use this easy set-up guide over at SonicRetro? http://info.sonicretro.org/SCHG_How-to:Set...lit_disassembly. It explains beginners how to set up a disassembly, while providing the correct files in order to do so. And of course a breif description on how to build it back again.
     
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  17. Darkness

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    ...How I missed that!? Thanks, I'll try that.


    EDIT:Oh wait, saw it got a Sonic 1 rom from it, already have the Hivebrain's Sonic 1 Disassembly, I think. I'll try these. Hacking a Sonic game is hard.


    RE EDIT:Hey these are different, hm...wonder why? OK add pause at the end of the text in build.bat right? Well it has text this time so let me try. OK I got it stay pause, now what? Let me read that tut again, btw sorry for this.
     
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  18. Animemaster

    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    Once you've added pause, run build.bat again and you should see command prompt with the errors.
     
  19. Darkness

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    OK, but no commands what so ever. And the split, I added pause to it too and it says. "Invalid rom name." And I named it like the read me file says too.
     
  20. Animemaster

    Animemaster Lets get to work! Member

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    Ok, this is obviously not getting solved, so PM me with your disam, and i'll have a look at it for you.