(Topic ID: 1751)

My first attempt at re-programming seems good!


By HHaase

8 years ago



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    #1 8 years ago

    Man, I'm in a GOOOD mood right now. I've been toying with some ideas of re-programming my Black Knight.... nothing big, just some aesthetic changes to the lights and sounds. So I've spent a lot of time and effort to try and decompile the code (never dealt with assembly language before), and had my first piece of success today in a change I wanted to make. Or, at least it tests ok in VPMame.

    Now, I know, a pop bumper that flashes when you hit it isn't a huge deal. But when the game didn't do that before, and now it does, it makes me happy. The fact that I've got this even partly figured out is great, it means I can start looking into the more complex stuff that I wanted to do such as adding a knocker when you get extra balls or a free game.

    -Hans

    #2 8 years ago

    Very cool

    #3 8 years ago

    wow, so far beyond my comprehension! awesome achievement HHaase.

    #4 8 years ago

    Can you elaborate on your programming.
    Do you have source code or just downloading from the eproms?
    What are you using (software, etc.) to assemble and compile the code, etc.
    I'm interested in doing similar stuff especially with the sounds programmed for the games.
    Any info you have will be helpful to me and others.

    #5 8 years ago

    I've been laboring to decompile the ROM files, and it's been a hell of a chore to do that.
    Manually doing the edits with notepad++
    Haven't looked into the sound ROM's much at all, not much code but a LOT of raw data in there that I don't know how it was done at all.

    -Hans

    #6 8 years ago

    Cool. I can't wait til my ROMs get back from the burner so you can know if the patches worked.

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