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How to change Text in Fire Emblem 1/ Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi

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Hi. This Tutorial will show you how to change the text in the English translation of Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Tsurugi. I could not find any other Tutorials on the matter, so I am creating this one. I am sure you could use to make other translations, or even just use the Japaneses text; However I don't know Japaneses or have a Japaneses Keyboard. I used the old translation found here but you should be able to use the new one if you want to. First I would like to add that you can not change how much text is being displayed. You only have the same amount of characters or less. For an example, Marth = Warth Not Marth = Huge_dude_42069. There is a way to add more characters , I just don't know how, yet.

Here is a list of things that you need to start.

1. Rom

2. A English Patch (Only if you want to use the English/Latin Alphabet in the game)

3. Fceuz           I thing only the windows version has debugging, but I don't know if sure. You might need to use Wine or just recompile if you are using Mac os X, or a Linux distro.

4.  A hex editer that can read .tbl files. I wanted to use hxd but it can't read that. Windhex can, but this might only be for windows. Let me know the ones that you use. I hear Vim is good, though I am not sure it can read .tbl files

5. TBLater

6. tilemolester-0.16 If that does not work then usehttps://www.romhacking.net/utilities/515/  You need Java for both.

7. You can skip the last two if you get this .tbl file, but It will only work for the OG translation, I believe.


Now Here is how to do it with the .tbl file.

1. Patch Rom.

2. Open it in the Hex editer.

3. load .tbl file.

4. ???

5. Profit.




Now lets say you don't want to use my .tbl file and want to make your own. Here is how.

1. Go to the main main

2. in Fceux open debug ppu viewer.


See how "a" starts at 45? Remember that.

3. Now Open Tblater and go down to 45

4. Enter the alphabet and numbers as you see them.


5. You now Have your own .tbl file! Good luck.

Side Note: I have no idea what the Lawrence this is. I don't think that is used for anything, If you know what that is let me know.

But what if you want to change the alphabet? Well Here is how

1. Open Mr.molester

2. Open Rom


3. Look for text


4. Now edit.


As you can see I changed the a to a new a. Looks pretty cool but I don't know why would would need to do this. You can change the font to a new font from anther nes game if you would like. I kind of like the font though.

So to add more space I think you need to re-point the text. I don't know how to do that however. Look at this page for more. https://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/ROM_Hacking_Resources#Text_dumping_and_insertion_tools


Edited by Peter The Cool

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