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this is the hackiest hack i've ever made in my life

Dan asked me to make a hack to allow him to change the portrait of a character in-game. Like how in FE9/10 the main characters mug changes when they promote. I did so in the hackiest way possible - I changed the character's pointer in memory.

This allows for a series of things - You can change growths, affinity, mug, character name and r-button info. To get the effect Astra was after, just make a duplicate character (yes this uses up a character slot) with identical stats and everything with a different mug. For now, I wouldn't recommend using this on a lord until I finish with my alteration of the ASM promotion routine.

[edit]fe7 only i'll port if you give me the memory offset of each character [/edit]

Due to the extreme bootstrap nature of this patch, I claim no warranty over the contents of your ROM. Make a backup.

Instructions can be found in the readme. Patch is impl.dmp for use with my assembly patcher.

Note: if you are using an unexpanded ROM then the patcher may screw up. read the you readme fools

[spoiler=WHY THE HELL DOESN'T THIS WORK skype convo also instructions if you really need a step-by-step][4:53:46 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: just dl'd your patcher

[4:53:53 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: i already have python installed

[4:54:04 PM] Cam: Use python 2.6 or 2.7 by the way

[4:54:09 PM] Cam: i think 3.x breaks it

[4:54:26 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: idk which i have

[4:54:31 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: when did 3.x come out

[4:54:48 PM] Cam: well just go into your cmd and type "print 'hello world'"

[4:54:54 PM] Cam: er

[4:54:57 PM] Cam: go into your cmd

[4:54:59 PM] Cam: type python

[4:55:00 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay it's 2.7

[4:55:04 PM] Cam: okay cool

[4:55:05 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: 2.7.1

[4:55:08 PM] Cam: Perfect.

[4:55:16 PM] Cam: Put your ROM and your patch in the same folder as the patcher

[4:55:18 PM] Cam: and run the patcher

[4:56:07 PM] Cam: (if you have nothing at 010952A0 or whatever the offset is it'll mess up so you might want to change that)

[4:56:23 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: nope i already checked

[4:56:51 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: so i'm guessing all these .dmps should be in the folder as well?

[4:57:10 PM] Cam: Just the impl.dmp

[4:57:14 PM] Cam: caller.dmp is a bit different

[4:57:31 PM] Cam: if you didn't repoint the initial asm patch then you have very little work to do

[4:57:42 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: i did not need to, no

[4:57:46 PM] Cam: cool

[4:57:57 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: it might be beneficial to later

[4:58:00 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: but eh

[4:58:01 PM] Cam: assuming you have your hex editor set on 0x10 bytes per line

[4:58:01 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: anyway

[4:58:03 PM] Cam: well that's up to you

[4:58:06 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yeah i do

[4:58:12 PM] Cam: copy the second line

[4:58:18 PM] Cam: (should only be like 0xC bytes)

[4:58:22 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: wait a sec though

[4:58:30 PM] Cam: ?

[4:58:34 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: it's asking for the patch name

[4:58:41 PM] Cam: impl.dmp

[4:58:43 PM] Cam: is the patch name

[4:58:46 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[4:59:05 PM] Cam: (it means a filename)

[4:59:22 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yeah i know derp

[4:59:28 PM] Cam: kk

[4:59:35 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: didn't know what kind of file the patch was supposed to be

[4:59:40 PM] Cam: sorry about that

[4:59:42 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: patching success! though

[4:59:45 PM] Cam: cool

[4:59:52 PM] Cam: you should get a file called like

rom_patched.gba

[4:59:53 PM] Cam: or whatever

[4:59:57 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yep

[4:59:59 PM] Cam: good

[5:00:00 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: going to the offset

[5:00:11 PM] Cam: Now, copy the last line of caller.dmp (from a hex editor i mean)

[5:00:15 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: oh it's pretty small, cool

[5:00:29 PM] Cam: and paste it somewhere word-aligned in your ROM

[5:00:41 PM | Edited 5:00:42 PM] Cam: (word-aligned means it ends with 0, 4, 8 or C)

[5:00:47 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yah i know lol

[5:00:53 PM] Cam: kk

[5:00:59 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: anywhere is fine?

[5:01:01 PM] Cam: yeah

[5:01:04 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:01:06 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: uh...

[5:01:12 PM] Cam: done?

[5:01:32 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yes

[5:01:42 PM] Cam: okay remember that offset first

[5:01:49 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: already written down

[5:01:50 PM] Cam: Second look at the first four bytes

[5:01:59 PM] Cam: you should have

00 20 01 21

or something right

[5:02:02 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yes

[5:02:06 PM] Cam: okay

[5:02:14 PM] Cam: the 00 is the charid of the character you want to change

[5:02:20 PM] Cam: the 01 is the id of the character to change to

[5:02:35 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: oh i see, you do this for each character

[5:02:45 PM] Cam: so say i wanted to change lyn to sain

03 20 XX 21 (xx is sain's id)

[5:02:46 PM] Cam: yeah

[5:02:54 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: is this how fe7 did it?

[5:03:00 PM] Cam: this changes mugs, r-button text, names and growths

[5:03:01 PM] Cam: I don't think so

[5:03:04 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: or this something--okay

[5:03:10 PM] Cam: this is me being super hacky

[5:03:19 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: lol

[5:03:19 PM] Cam: if i can think of a better way I'll let you know

[5:03:33 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: let's change raven to pent then

[5:03:37 PM] Cam: anyway to trigger the change use

ASMC offset + 1

[5:03:41 PM] Cam: the +1 is important

[5:04:15 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: in the events right?

[5:04:22 PM] Cam: yeah

[5:04:33 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: this sounds subtly like how to change modes

[5:04:34 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:04:36 PM] Cam: the +1 makes it not fuck up with the different ASM modes

[5:04:37 PM] Cam: and yeah it is

[5:04:46 PM] Cam: +1 makes it work in THUMB mode which is what I want it to do

[5:04:58 PM] Cam: ...oh fuck

[5:05:02 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: ?

[5:05:15 PM] Cam: err wait no try it first

[5:05:18 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: k

[5:05:19 PM] Cam: i may be overreacting here

[5:06:49 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: [Friday, June 15, 2012 5:01 PM] Cam:

<<< ASMC offset + 1should be 0x1000575 or without the 0x

[5:06:53 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: or 0x9

[5:06:56 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: ?

[5:07:01 PM] Cam: 01

[5:07:01 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: don't remember

[5:07:04 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:07:22 PM] Cam: (ea will automatically add the 0x08000000 for you)

[5:07:35 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: o

[5:07:37 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: did not know

[5:07:58 PM] Cam: i didn't either until i looked at the source

[5:11:41 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:11:44 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: time to try this

[5:12:11 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: lyn froze

[5:12:15 PM] Cam: ...fuck

[5:12:20 PM] Cam: OKAY BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

[5:12:44 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:14:17 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: just to clarify i didn't fuck anything up

[5:14:20 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: MUS1 0x3F

TEX1 0x833

REMA

ASMC 01000575

ENUN

ENDA

was the event

[5:14:54 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: http://puu.sh/Bb6R

is what I have at the offset

[5:19:33 PM] Cam: looks right to me

[5:19:37 PM] Cam: i'm just fucking something up here

[5:21:38 PM] Cam: okay i'm stupid again

[5:21:39 PM] Cam: one sec

[5:21:51 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:32:00 PM] *** Cam sent impl.dmp ***

[5:32:05 PM] Cam: OKAY THAT ONE SHOULD WORK

[5:32:34 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okie dokie

[5:36:27 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: uh...

[5:36:35 PM] Cam: uh oh

[5:36:37 PM] Cam: that sounds bad

[5:36:42 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: http://puu.sh/Bbpx

[5:36:46 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: that's the patched version

[5:36:50 PM] Cam: ...

[5:36:53 PM] Cam: oh right

[5:36:54 PM] Cam: fuck me

[5:37:02 PM] Cam: i changed the offset to assemble to because i'm dumb

[5:37:06 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: no thank you, we should get to know each other first

[5:37:10 PM] *** Cam sent impl.dmp ***

[5:37:21 PM] Cam: oh sorry man i thought you were into that stuff

[5:37:48 PM | Removed 5:38:00 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: This message has been removed.

[5:37:49 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: ...

[5:37:50 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: whoops

[5:37:52 PM] Cam: haha

[5:37:58 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: i did not write that

[5:38:05 PM] Cam: |D

[5:38:06 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: nope nope nope

[5:39:20 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay there it is

[5:39:26 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: same thing as before?

[5:40:10 PM] Cam: yeah

[5:40:35 PM] Cam: (just fyi the first patch [the one that fucked up just now] wrote to DA0000 if you had anything there)

[5:40:38 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: no changes to caller

[5:40:41 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yeah i know

[5:40:43 PM] Cam: kk

[5:40:49 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: it displayed that in the results

[5:40:51 PM] Cam: shouldn't need any changes to caller

[5:40:53 PM] Cam: lolk

[5:40:54 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:42:03 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: she froze again

[5:44:31 PM] Cam: ..

[5:44:32 PM] Cam: what

[5:44:32 PM] Cam: how

[5:44:33 PM] Cam: but

[5:44:38 PM] Cam: puush?

[5:45:47 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: http://puu.sh/BbxK

[5:46:08 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: http://puu.sh/Bby0

[5:46:09 PM] Cam: Wait

[5:46:13 PM] Cam: what are you having her do

[5:46:13 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: --?

[5:46:22 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: talk and someone else changs

[5:46:26 PM] Cam: ah

[5:46:27 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: florina up there

[5:46:30 PM] Cam: that might cause a problem

[5:46:35 PM] Cam: unfortunately

[5:46:35 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: oh?

[5:46:37 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: hmm

[5:46:39 PM | Edited 5:46:46 PM] Cam: (also you need an ENDA just in case)

[5:46:45 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: how should i set that up?

[5:46:48 PM] Cam: Uhhhhhhhhh

[5:46:50 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: there is an enda

[5:47:14 PM] Cam: Well I would do it with a turn event so it changes on the next phase but i know that causes story issues

[5:47:53 PM] Cam: The only thing I can think of is that you're still using the old value (0x4) instead of the new one for your events

[5:48:02 PM] Cam: (if you send me your rom i can debug further)

[5:48:12 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: doesn't cause story issues lol, it's just a test

[5:48:18 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: can change it to a turn event

[5:48:20 PM] Cam: alright

[5:48:31 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: [Friday, June 15, 2012 5:45 PM] Cam:

<<< The only thing I can think of is that you're still using the old value (0x4) instead of the new one for your eventsI don't follow

[5:49:22 PM] Cam: like if you do something like

[5:49:25 PM] Cam: MOVE 0x4

[5:49:28 PM] Cam: after the event

[5:49:32 PM | Edited 5:49:33 PM] Cam: i'd imagine it'd fuck up

[5:49:36 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: nope

[5:49:44 PM] Cam: well okay that was just an example

[5:49:45 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: MUS1 0x3F

TEX1 0x833

REMA

ASMC 01000575

ENUN

ENDA

is the whole event

[5:49:48 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:49:54 PM] Cam: 0x01000575 for one thing

[5:50:02 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: welp

[5:50:05 PM] Cam: loooool

[5:50:15 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: watch it work now

[5:50:32 PM] Cam: if it does i will laugh

[5:51:02 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: derp reset

[5:51:09 PM] Cam: herp

[5:51:35 PM] Cam: change the a0 52 09 09

[5:51:40 PM] Cam: to a1 52 09 09

[5:51:51 PM] Cam: (since that was something i COMPLETELY missed the first few times i tested)

[5:52:34 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okay

[5:52:41 PM] Cam: err change it in wherever you pasted caller

[5:52:52 PM] Cam: don't change it in the patch because that'll just kill everything

[5:53:27 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yeah

[5:53:31 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: did that

[5:53:37 PM] Cam: cool

[5:54:15 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: http://puu.sh/BbEn

can i say

fuck yeah?

[5:54:33 PM] Cam: you may

[5:55:56 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: should i edit the caller or will you do that

[5:56:08 PM] Cam: i'll do that

[5:56:13 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: okie dokie

[5:56:15 PM] Cam: since i'm releasing this anyway

[5:56:21 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: yeah i assumed so

[5:57:50 PM] Cam: ...I'm gonna have a chat log of "oh fuck i'm stupid why doesn't this work" for every single asm patch i release probably

[5:57:59 PM] Super Dumpy_Kitteh: pff

Edited by Camtech

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