Poll: Which song should replace The Fierce Battle?
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Royaken's Song Hack Releases!

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So, thanx to Madsiur and greatly to Gi Nattak, I have learned a lot in the last few days about Song hacking. I requested a song a few days ago to replace the Last Dungeon song. Instead of doing it for me, they both jumped into to help me learn. While I still have a few more things to learn, I am happy to say I have something to show for my hard work and their help. I will release my IPS patches here for any songs I create or any requests I take (can't guarantee they'll be as good as Gi Nattak would make but I'll do my best). Thank you Madsiur and Especially you Gi Nattak yet again for assisting me and helping me learn all that I can!

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All RAR files have been updated and now include the following:
  • An MP3 of the song
  • An SPC of the song
  • Binary data
  • Instrument data
  • Patch for Headered ROM (unless specified otherwise)
  • Patch for Non-Headered ROM (unless specified otherwise)
  • ReadMe file with information on song replacement, free space used (if any) and the size of the included Binary data


Without further ado, my Song Hacks (more will be listed as I go):


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Within the Giant vFINAL over New Continent
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8av1la...+Giant.rar

The Dreadful Fight v1.0 over The Fierce Battle
http://www.mediafire.com/download/kx3efd...+Fight.rar

Ring of Bomb v1.0 over Catastrophe
http://www.mediafire.com/download/vf3d7q...f+Bomb.rar

Lunar Whale v1.0 over Nothing (request by Xenovant)
No patches included do to no replacement request
http://www.mediafire.com/download/lk3oml...+Whale.rar

Welcome to Our Town v1.0 over Kids Run Through the Street Corner
http://www.mediafire.com/download/05noxu...r+Town.rar

Run! v1.0 over Metamorphosis
http://www.mediafire.com/download/y42rag...z/Run!.rar

Mount Ordeals v1.0 over Mt. Koltz
No patches included. Could not fit into original song location
http://www.mediafire.com/download/qefher...rdeals.rar


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The Evil Lord Exdeath v1.0 over Kefka
http://www.mediafire.com/download/o26l1x...xdeath.rar


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Judgement Day vFINAL over Last Dungeon
http://www.mediafire.com/download/izldlq...nt+Day.rar

You Can Hear the Cry of the Planet v1.0 over Another World of Beasts
http://www.mediafire.com/download/p4ii27...Planet.rar

Stolen Materia v1.0 over ???
http://www.mediafire.com/download/fiubt9...ateria.rar

On That Day 5 Years Ago v1.0 over Awakening
No patches included. Could not fit into original song location
http://www.mediafire.com/download/9kn512...rs+Ago.rar

Hurry Faster v1.0 over The Unforgiven
No patches included. Could not fit into original song location
http://www.mediafire.com/download/bczy3w...aster!.rar

Those Chosen by the Planet v1.0 over The Empire Gestahl (requested by Vanya)
No patches included
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ubjyz3...Planet.rar


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Man with the Machine Gun v1.0 over Battle Theme (MML Challenge)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/sc1n1i...ne+Gun.rar

Heresy v1.0 over Fanatics (requested by Vanya)
No patches included. Could not fit into original song location
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2ictfd...Heresy.rar


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The Dark Messenger v1.0 over Nothing (request by Lord Sutebenu)
No patches included do to no replacement request
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2iuav1...senger.rar

Assault of the Silver Dragons v1.0 over Nothing (requested by JCE3000GT)
No patches included
http://www.mediafire.com/download/l7dr72...ragons.rar


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Seymour's Ambition v1.0 over Another World of Beasts (requested by Vanya)
No patches included. Could not fit into original song location
http://www.mediafire.com/download/k3kp3k...bition.rar


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Fight Against an Armed Boss V1.0 over The Decisive Battle (requested by CrumpledMedal)
No patches included
http://www.mediafire.com/?3t2dy0d0d819t77

Here's Some Weapons! v1.0 over The Day After (requested by CrumpledMedal)
No patches included
http://www.mediafire.com/download/51fl46...+Ahead.rar

Beware the Forest's Mushrooms v1.0 over Nothing
No patches included
http://www.mediafire.com/download/taej3n...t+Maze.rar


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Flying Battery Zone - Sonic 3 v1.0 over Battle Theme (request by MrMenzies)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/aaf4gq...y+Zone.rar

Fairy Fountain - Zelda v1.0 over The Prelude (request by Satoascorpion)

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ol22mq...untain.rar

Plz message me or post on here any problems with the IPS like Madsiur and JCE have been so kind to do.


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Here's an SPC for anyone who wants it. Nice work guys. Sounds good.

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I just downloaded it to try it out and it sounds great! Nice job.


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Thank you xD. Glad you guys enjoy it. I have a few other things from ff7 I'm putting in in the game. Will post those when I have them done!


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When you create a patch, your patch should only change what is supposed to change, and here we tals about the song pointer, the instruments and song data.

Your patch change a lot of bytes from the beginning to the end of the ROM.

I ran an IPS report with your patch on a version 1.0 ROM headered and unheadered.


Edit: Your patch is 2.9mb in size which is close to the size of the original ROM.
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(03-21-2014, 10:16 AM)Madsiur Wrote: When you create a patch, your patch should only change what is supposed to change, and here we tals about the song pointer, the instruments and song data.

Your patch change a lot of bytes from the beginning to the end of the ROM.

I ran an IPS report with your patch on a version 1.0 ROM headered and unheadered.


Edit: Your patch is 2.9mb in size which is close to the size of the original ROM.

I'll be completely honest, not sure what a lot of that means. All I know is that the song was bigger then the original and it needed to be pointed to elsewhere which I explained in the post so I'm not sure what the issue is pertaining to "should only change what needed to be changed"...

That being said, I don't know how I'm supposed to make it smaller. The only reason it's that big, I would assume, is bcuz it's also expanding the rom which again I needed to do in order to input the song. Putting it over the original would have caused issues with the next song in the data.

So... should I just give out the .mml next time? or the binary data? What would you have me do different?

EDIT: It also didn't change bytes throughout the rom. I was informed by Gi Nattak that in order for the Instrument changes to take effect in the SPC editor, the header had to be removed. The only other bytes changed aside from the addition of the song in the F1 bank was the song pointer. If there was anything else changed, I had no part in it and am not sure why it got changed. This was a fresh rom. IF anything else has changed aside form the things I have pointed out I will gladly re-upload. My apologies for any inconvenience.


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I don't think anyone wants his F bank completely blanked out if they already got stuff in it. Aside of that, you should take my words or run an IPS log by patching a clean ROM and you'll see by yourself.


Edit: you should not patch from a vanilla ROM because applying the patch will erase everything in the F bank aside your song. You should take as a patch clean ROM an expanded ROM. Also, there's lot of bytes changed in the C, D and E banks and it should not be the case. Make sure you start from a clean ROM, as it is now, you patch is almost as big as the clean ROM, it's the proof that data is shifted or something.
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(03-21-2014, 08:02 PM)Madsiur Wrote: I don't think anyone wants his F bank completely blanked out if they already got stuff in it. Aside of that, you should take my words or run an IPS log by patching a clean ROM and you'll see by yourself.

I am not sure what to do about that. I did just check, but I did none of that. I opened up a fresh rom, even re-did my music import onto a different rom entirely. created a patch from that (not expanding it btw just porting it to the normal spot, no pointer changes or anything) and those changes still occur.

I have no idea why they happen. Should I be creating the patch with something other than Lunar?

And again I ask on the subject of no one wanting there F bank blanked out you didn't answer my question xD. What's a different and alright way to release the song?

EDIT: That's exactly what I am saying Madsiur, I just re-did it with a completely clean set of roms. dumped the song data into clean rom #1 and created a patch (didn't expand this time, just regular spot for testing) used patch created on clean rom #2 and extra changes still occur. What do I do?


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I think your problem is you inserted $FF to expand the ROM instead of $00 and thus the IPS patch creator reads $FF as a change and you then create an IPS that's bloated.

I inserted $100000 worth of data using $00 instead of $FF and reimported your SPC sequence, sample indexes and pointer. This produced an IPS a little over 3KB in size using Lunar IPS.

FF7 Final Judgement IPS


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(03-22-2014, 12:40 AM)JCE3000GT Wrote: I think your problem is you inserted $FF to expand the ROM instead of $00 and thus the IPS patch creator reads $FF as a change and you then create an IPS that's bloated.

I inserted $100000 worth of data using $00 instead of $FF and reimported your SPC sequence, sample indexes and pointer. This produced an IPS a little over 3KB in size using Lunar IPS.

FF7 Final Judgement IPS

Thank you for the fixed IPS. That's actually not my problem though. I did a little test:

1. 2 clean fresh downloaded roms (A and B)
2. removed header from A
3. created patch from simple "no header" A
4. applied patch to B and created log
5. same extra bits were changed

Nattak at 1st suggested it was the tool I was using to remove the header. So he suggested I remove it with Windhex instead. It still occured.

If anyone can tell me why this is happening that would help Sad. But it's not bcuz of how I import, it's simply bcuz I take the header off the rom. OR it could be Lunar IPS in general. I may have a buggy version. But it was the same set of changes as the one with my song (without the song added in ofc).


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