Sonic and Sega Retro Message Board: FIND YOUR HACKING TOOLS - Sonic and Sega Retro Message Board

Jump to content

Hey there, Guest!  (Log In · Register) Help
Page 1 of 1
    Locked
    Locked Forum

FIND YOUR HACKING TOOLS

#1 User is offline saxman 

Posted 07 June 2004 - 06:00 PM

  • Oldbie
  • Posts: 2625
  • Joined: 08-April 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States of America
  • Wiki edits:136
Level layout:
- SonED v(what's the latest version?) *Win32* *DOS??*-- ?? I forget ??

Sound and music:
- Porter v(what's the latest version?) *Win32* -- S2 commercial
- Sonic QX v0.31 beta (build 15) *Win32* -- S2 beta
- Sonic Sound Editor v0.02 beta *DOS* -- S1 revision 00 and 01, S2 commercial

Special stage:
- Ultra Maze-O-Matic System *DOS* -- S1 revision 00
- SSE v1.00 (build 2) *Win32* -- S3K

Misc:
- Sonic Display Editor v0.70 beta *DOS* -- S1 revision 00 and 01, S2 commercial



That's the main idea. List utilities and what the latest versions of those utilities are and what they modify "specifically". I'll be adding some that I know about, and hopefully with your help there will be ten times more than what I'll have. Also, feel free to correct anything I have 'so far'.

This is intended to help people new to the community.

#2 User is offline Icy Guy 

Posted 07 June 2004 - 06:24 PM

  • Hedgehog. Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Posts: 777
  • Joined: 23-November 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California
  • Project:GoldenEye 007 level hack
  • Wiki edits:2
For "Misc.", I recommend the addition of my very own Sonic 1 Boss Hitcount Editor. Or, to give you a quick and easy copy and paste...

- Sonic 1 Boss Hitcount Editor v1.1 *Win32* -- S1 revision 00

At least, I THINK it's revision 00. It's whichever one has the serial "GM 00001009-00."
This post has been edited by Icy Guy: 07 June 2004 - 08:41 PM

#3 User is offline Rika Chou 

Posted 07 June 2004 - 07:18 PM

  • Adopt
  • Posts: 5167
  • Joined: 11-January 03
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:CA US
  • Wiki edits:4
Saxman, SonED is more than a level editor. :-/


Sprites:
SoniK Sprite v1.5 *Win32* Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 2 Beta, Sonic3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3 & Knuckles
SoniK Sprite Remix v(??) *Win32* Sonic 1

Compression:
KENS v1.3 *Win32* NA

Level Art:
SonED V31 *Win32* *DOS* Sonic 1 (savestate), Sonic 2 (ROM & savestate), Sonic 3&K (savestate)

Pallets:
ChaoSax-Pal V29 *Win32* Sonic 1,2,3,3&K

#4 User is offline Magus 

Posted 07 June 2004 - 07:33 PM

  • Fallen Hacker From The Past
  • Posts: 157
  • Joined: 14-April 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Paris, France
  • Project:Translating Grandia 2 PC to French
Rika, KENS is not a compression program. :-/

*shot* :D

To be exact, KENS is the compression library, available for everybody to use in their programs, and TSDC (The Sega Data Compressor) is the compression tool, that uses KENS.

Now, to answer the initial question:


Compression:
The Sega Data Compressor V2.1


BTW, this last version supports the Sonic 2 Sound Driver decompression. Well, I wrote about it in the TSDC/KENS topic, but it's on the second page now.

#5 User is offline .hack//zero 

Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:11 PM

  • Posts: 2999
  • Joined: 23-April 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Project:Learning more C++, Requiem of the Twilight(On hold)
Level Editing

sonED

Pallete editing

sonED
ChaoSax-Pal (I use this for copying and pasting palletes)
ESE I (for rotating palletes)

sprite editers

Sonic Sprite

level art editer

sonED
Tile Layer Pro (for decompressed sprites)
ESE1 (for decompressed sprites)

Level select, and menu names.

ESE I

Compressors / Decompressors

Sega Data Compressor

Music

Hexworkshop

Other hacking

Hexworkshop


I think that is everything.
This post has been edited by .hack//zero: 08 June 2004 - 02:43 PM

#6 User is offline Quickman 

Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:36 PM

  • Posts: 5584
  • Joined: 03-December 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Location::x
  • Project:omg porjcet
  • Wiki edits:10

.hack//zero, on Jun 8 2004, 02:11 AM, said:

Compressors / Decompressors

Sega Data Compressor
Tile Layer Pro

Uuuuuurp. Wrong. TLP simply views 8x8 tiles. Doesn't decompress squat.

#7 User is offline .hack//zero 

Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:45 PM

  • Posts: 2999
  • Joined: 23-April 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Project:Learning more C++, Requiem of the Twilight(On hold)
I just put it in the wrong area. It has been fixed.

#8 User is offline Frigidare 

Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:20 PM

  • Above picture copyright of IFG Publications
  • Posts: 946
  • Joined: 28-December 03
  • Location:Newcastle, England.
Everybody's forgetting:

Misc:
Hex Workshop *Win32* All

#9 User is offline .hack//zero 

Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:44 PM

  • Posts: 2999
  • Joined: 23-April 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Project:Learning more C++, Requiem of the Twilight(On hold)
Thanks, I know I forgot something.

#10 User is offline Syren 

Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:57 PM

  • Posts: 4331
  • Joined: 20-March 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Teesside, UK
  • Project:Reintergration
Has anybody mentioned Sonic The Hedgehog Hacking Wiz Pro? Misc and very handy.

#11 User is offline JoseTB 

Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:10 PM

  • Posts: 625
  • Joined: 01-June 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Wiki edits:4
Ok,Here is all what I know (This includes mentioned things):

------------------
General Utilities
------------------

E.S.E II

Creator:Esrael
Last version:0.03
Homepage:http://projectnemesis.ibforums.com/esrael/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1, Sonic 2 Beta, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic 3K, Sonic 3d, Sonic crackers, and you can add templates to add other roms.
Currently on work?:Yes.
Notes:Fast on old computers too

Level editor,pallete editor,compressor/descompresor, and a lot of other things.

E.S.E

Creator:Esrael
Last version:2.40
Homepage:http://projectnemesis.ibforums.com/esrael/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1, Sonic 2 Beta, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic 3K, Sonic 3d, Sonic crackers,and you can add templates to add other roms.
Currently on work?:Yes.
Notes:Fast on old computers too,with exception of the level editor

Same as above, but with still have some things that e.s.e II donīt have

Sonic HackingWiz Pro

Creator:Gerbil
Last version:3.01.0000
Homepage:Unknown
System:Win32 and probably 16
Compatibility:Sonic 1, Sonic 2 Beta, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Sonic 3K
Currently on work?:No.
Notes:Fast on old computers too

Pallete editor and some other misc stuff (Don`t work on XP,fast on old computers)

Sonic HackingWiz Pro II

Creator:Gerbil
Last version:3.01.0000
Homepage:Unknown
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic 3K and Sonic crackers
Currently on work?:No.
Notes:Fast on old computers too

Like SHWP I,with some new things.

Gerbilsoft ROM Hacking Studio

Creator:Gerbil
Last version:0.02
Homepage:Unknown
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3,Sonic CD,Knuckles chaotix and Sonic Advance.
Currently on work?:yes?
Notes:Fast on old computers too

Pallete and playlist editor.His main features is the capacity to edit the palletes of the sprites and SEE in real time the changes,the use of templates (Like ese,but better) and the plugins,(although it not use real dlls in the public version).

Soned

Creator:Stealth
Last version:0.30 freeware
Homepage:http://stealth.emulationzone.org/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3K and Sonic CD.
Currently on work?:yes
Notes:The win version is really SLOW on old computers.The dos version is fast in old computers but is still shareware

This is the only editor that can edit the zone art in real time.Also it can edit the level layout and the palletes

------------------
Specific Utilities
------------------

SOUND:

Sonic Qx:

Creator:Saxman
Last version:0.31 Build 15
Homepage:http://www.shacnet.com (down...)
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 2 beta (and indirectly Sonic 2)
Currently on work?:yes
Notes:Fast in old computers too.READ THE DOCUMENTATION before do anything.

The only editor that can edit the music stuff of the sonic games,and import midis (not all).

Sonic Sound editor:

Creator:Saxman
Last version:0.02
Homepage:http://www.shacnet.com (down...)
System:Dos
Compatibility:Sonic 1 and 2
Currently on work?:No.
Notes:Fast in old computers too

It can edit the tempos of the musics in sonic 1 and replace the sega sound in sonic 1 and 2

PALLETES:

ChaoSax-Pal:

Creator:Magus
Last version:0.29
Homepage:http://ssrg.shadowsoft-games.com/magus/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1,Sonic 2,Sonic 2 Beta,Sonic 3 and Sonic 3k
Currently on work?:I donīt know
Notes:Fast in old computers too

Edit palletes,simple but good.

GRAPHICS:

Sonik Sprite Editor

Creator:Beta
Last version:1.5
Homepage:http://sonikteam.dyndns.org/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1,Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 (and indirectly Sonic 3K)
Currently on work?:No,but he is working on Sonik Sprite Editor II
Notes:Fast in old computers too,It takes some seconds to load every sprite.

You can edit the sprites of Sonic and some other Uncompressed art.


SAVESTATES:

StH Scene Editor:

Creator:LOst
Last version:1.00
Homepage:Unknown
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 1, Sonic 2 and Sonic 3K savestates
Currently on work?:No,I think.
Notes:Fast in old computers too

Edit general things in a savestate.

E.S.E Conversor:

Creator:Esrael
Last version: -
Homepage:http://www.projectnemesis.ibforums.com/esrael/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 2 savestate
Currently on work?:No.
Notes:Fast in old computers too

It can open Sonic 1 savestates and import the tiles (NOT the collision) to a sonic 2 savestate

E.S.E. S3K to Sonic 2 Conversor:

Creator:Esrael
Last version: 1.00
Homepage:http://www.projectnemesis.ibforums.com/esrael/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Sonic 2 savestate
Currently on work?:No.
Notes:Fast in old computers too

Import zones tiles from Sonic 3k (rom) to Sonic 2 (savestate)In some cases import the collision too.

--------------------
Non-sonic Utilities
--------------------

GSavestate:

Creator:S.O.
Last version: 1.3
Homepage:Unknown
System:Win32
Compatibility:All *.gsx savestates (x means a number)
Currently on work?:No,I think
Notes:Fast in old computers too

It lets you to view and edit the 68k main memory,68k registers,z80 main memory,z80 registers and view VDP tiles and backgrounds.

FixCheckSum:

Creator:Esrael
Last version: -
Homepage:http://www.projectnemesis.ibforums.com/esrael/
System:Win32
Compatibility:All genesis and x32 binary roms
Currently on work?:No.
Notes:Fast in old computers too

Fixes the checksum.

Tile Layer Pro:

Creator:SnowBro
Last version: 1.1
Homepage:Unknown
System:Win32
Compatibility:Roms from many systems
Currently on work?:No
Notes:Fast in old computers too

Useful art editor to edit (or view) the tiles in a rom.

Hex Workshop:

Creator:Breakpoint Software
Last version: 4.2
Homepage:http://www.bpsoft.com/
System:Win32
Compatibility:All files
Currently on work?:No
Notes:Fast in old computers too,is Shareware

Really good hex editor with a lot of options and things.

The Sega Data Compressor:

Creator:Magus
Last version: 2.1
Homepage:http://ssrg.shadowsoft-games.com/magus/
System:Win32
Compatibility:You can compress and decompress all what you want if is in a valid format.Also it has a list for some sonic games.
Currently on work?:Yes
Notes:Fast,very good compression ratio,support Nemesis,Kozinsky,Enigma and Saxman formats.

Compress and decompress data in the formats of above.

Tiled 2002:

Creator:Tenchi
Last version:0.64b2600
Homepage:http://home.arcor.de/minako.aino/TilEd2002/
System:Win32
Compatibility:Roms from many systems,
Currently on work?:Yes
Notes:It takes a lot of resources from the memory,but is fast.The Address is in decimal.

Like Tile layer Pro,but around 100 times better,ready for edit since nes to advance.
You can even extract the palletes from the rom (althougth this only work with advance and snes) Or move the pixels from each tile (useful to advance editing,because with TLP the tiles are bugged)It allows you to open palletes in very diferent formats (include TLP) and more.I like this editor

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thatīs all =) I waste about a hour to do that list,so please read it =P
I will edit it later to add more programs.

Edit:
Added soil info and added Tiled 2002
Edit2:
E.s.e I/II support sonic 3d and crackers,added (thanks Quickman)
This post has been edited by JoseTheBest: 09 June 2004 - 02:05 PM

#12 User is offline Syren 

Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:53 PM

  • Posts: 4331
  • Joined: 20-March 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Teesside, UK
  • Project:Reintergration
Im using SHWP V.2.20.0000 and it runs fine on my XP machine. Just so you know.

#13 User is offline Quickman 

Posted 09 June 2004 - 01:48 PM

  • Posts: 5584
  • Joined: 03-December 03
  • Gender:Male
  • Location::x
  • Project:omg porjcet
  • Wiki edits:10
ESE][ 0.03 supports Sonic 3D playlist editing.

#14 User is offline Fwiss 

Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:43 PM

  • Posts: 21
  • Joined: 01-July 10
  • Gender:Not Telling
I don't mean to interrupt-post on an important thread, but Stealth has moved. He now has his webpage at http://stealth.hapisan.com/
His SonED and Archive pages are "Under Construction" for an indefinate amount of time, and so maybe you could put a Sonic Retro alternate link for people trying to get the program.
This is archived, but I suppose it's still necessary for people trying to find SonED2, so please delete this post if it's inappropriate.
This post has been edited by Fwiss: 01 July 2010 - 06:47 PM

#15 User is offline Scarred Sun 

Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:27 PM

  • Rise and shine, ya sleepy layabouts.
  • Posts: 3695
  • Joined: 06-February 05
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:SD/LA/SF
  • Project:Staying woke
  • Wiki edits:36,091
Sonic Hacking Utilities.

Page 1 of 1
    Locked
    Locked Forum

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users