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    Rom Hacking and Fan translations.

    Is there anyone here that is familiar with Rom Hacking and fan translation besides myself? For those who are unfamiliar with Rom Hacking, it's where you take a game rom and modify it with an editing program with some kind. There are the hacks that are mods of existing games to make them somewhat new, and those that translate JP exclusive titles into other languages.

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    Most people are aware of them,thing is;they are illegal.

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    I was given a translated JP-to-EN rom of FEDA: Emblem of Justice on the SNES by a mate because I was desperate to play it given that Shining Force is my favourite game. Thanked him a million times. I have no idea how its done but I would never have been able to play it otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimatum View Post
    Most people are aware of them,thing is;they are illegal.
    Oh, noes.

    Most of the stuff must be so old that I doubt anyone cares to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimatum View Post
    Most people are aware of them,thing is;they are illegal.
    How so? Are we talking about the same thing?

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    My guess would be with a hex editor, though I can't say for sure. This Wikipedia article may be a good starting point.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROM_hacking#Hex_editing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimatum View Post
    Most people are aware of them,thing is;they are illegal.
    Reposting images found on the Internet, even if we are not claiming it as our own is illegal too.

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    Even though emulation is of questionable/debatable legality, at least fan translators have opened up people to games that were previously unheard of and lead to many Super NES to GBA ports to be released to other locales. In addition, it's what lead to Virtual Console and X-Box Live Arcade.

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