FIND YOUR HACKING TOOLS

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by saxman, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. saxman

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    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. Icy Guy

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    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."
     
  3. Rika Chou

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    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. Magus

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    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. .hack//zero

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    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.
     
  6. Quickman

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    Uuuuuurp. Wrong. TLP simply views 8x8 tiles. Doesn't decompress squat.
     
  7. .hack//zero

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    I just put it in the wrong area. It has been fixed.
     
  8. Frigidare

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    Everybody's forgetting:

    Misc:
    Hex Workshop *Win32* All
     
  9. .hack//zero

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    Thanks, I know I forgot something.
     
  10. Syren

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    Has anybody mentioned Sonic The Hedgehog Hacking Wiz Pro? Misc and very handy.
     
  11. JoseTB

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    Ok,Here is all what I know (This includes mentioned things):

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    General Utilities
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    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 don?t 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

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    Specific Utilities
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    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 don?t 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.

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    Non-sonic Utilities
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    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

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    That?s 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)
     
  12. Syren

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    Im using SHWP V.2.20.0000 and it runs fine on my XP machine. Just so you know.
     
  13. Quickman

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    ESE][ 0.03 supports Sonic 3D playlist editing.
     
  14. Fwiss

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    I don't mean to interrupt-post on an important thread, but Stealth has moved. He now has his webpage at <a href="http://stealth.hapisan.com/" target="_blank">http://stealth.hapisan.com/</a>
    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.
     
  15. Scarred Sun

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