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  • I want to make a nes rom editor and i dont know where to start. Any suggestions?

     

    Friday, September 23, 2011 9:24 PM

Answers

  • I'm afraid that .Net languages aren't really suited to this kind of task. Emulators have to work SOOOOOO hard, that the milliseconds in differance in processing speed between 4th and 5th gen langagues will kill your app..

     

    if you were wanting to write original games in .net, then XNA is probably for you, but this is a bit differant.

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Feng Monday, September 26, 2011 10:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:56 AM
    Friday, September 23, 2011 9:32 PM
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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Feng Monday, September 26, 2011 10:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:56 AM
    Friday, September 23, 2011 9:37 PM
  • Looks to me like he asked about an editor, not an emulator.

    Original Post - "I want to make a nes rom editor and i dont know where to start. Any suggestions?"

    Having said that, it may very well be that editing copyrighted ROMS without permission is illegal also. If you own the ROM, that could make a difference but that's for someone else to decide.

    So, what's the difference between a HEX editor and a specific ROM editor ?

     

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Feng Monday, September 26, 2011 10:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:56 AM
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:36 PM
  • Get the technical specs and manuals for the NES. Read, mark and inwardky digest them.

    If you can't get the specs then learn how to reverse engineer the NES.

    On the side hone you programming skills - VB probably is noy the best tools to do this, so you need to investigate what tools are available.

    Consult with a lawyer about the legality of what you propose to do.

    Regards David R
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    Every program eventually becomes rococo, and then rubble. - Alan Perlis
    The only valid measurement of code quality: WTFs/minute.
    • Proposed as answer by Mike Feng Monday, September 26, 2011 10:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:56 AM
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:05 PM

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  • I'm afraid that .Net languages aren't really suited to this kind of task. Emulators have to work SOOOOOO hard, that the milliseconds in differance in processing speed between 4th and 5th gen langagues will kill your app..

     

    if you were wanting to write original games in .net, then XNA is probably for you, but this is a bit differant.

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Feng Monday, September 26, 2011 10:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:56 AM
    Friday, September 23, 2011 9:32 PM
  • Looks to me like he asked about an editor, not an emulator.

    Original Post - "I want to make a nes rom editor and i dont know where to start. Any suggestions?"

    Having said that, it may very well be that editing copyrighted ROMS without permission is illegal also. If you own the ROM, that could make a difference but that's for someone else to decide.

    So, what's the difference between a HEX editor and a specific ROM editor ?

     

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Feng Monday, September 26, 2011 10:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:56 AM
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:36 PM
  • Good job for actually answering the question that I ask. I dont knoiw much about hex editors either. I want to make something like this.http://www.zophar.net/utilities/neslevel/smb-utility.html Link 2 is english.

     

    Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:32 PM
  • Get the technical specs and manuals for the NES. Read, mark and inwardky digest them.

    If you can't get the specs then learn how to reverse engineer the NES.

    On the side hone you programming skills - VB probably is noy the best tools to do this, so you need to investigate what tools are available.

    Consult with a lawyer about the legality of what you propose to do.

    Regards David R
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Every program eventually becomes rococo, and then rubble. - Alan Perlis
    The only valid measurement of code quality: WTFs/minute.
    • Proposed as answer by Mike Feng Monday, September 26, 2011 10:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:56 AM
    Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:05 PM