Ok, Im not sure if these are the right forums so please don’t flame me if they’re not.
I read the hacking guide for SMRPG and I’m having trouble understanding it. I downloaded hex editor and opened a save state. It says for equipped weapon I should look for the offset 2041F, I cannot find this offset. Can anyone walk me through how to find the offsets? I can find 2041 but it is not in the F column.
Thanks in advance and once again sorry if this is the wrong forums.
Anyway, basically “offset” is a way of describing the position of the data you’re interested in. It’s in the format of line, column. The last digit always describes the column: it can be from 0 to F (it goes 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E - 0 is the 1st column, 1 is the 2nd column, A is the 11th column, etc.)
So 2041F means line 2041, column F (which is the 16th column)
If you’re using hexedit, it should tell you the offset on the top right I believe. When you’ve highlighted the correct offset, change the value at the offset to the one corresponding to the weapon you want.
Actually, try this instead. I looked at a screenshot of Hex Workshop and it presents everything in nice rows of 24 bytes. Search for the offset location “0002041F” instead. Change the two numbers there to the value for the weapon. Ignore anything you heard about the columns and rows - it only works if the editor does 12 bytes per line. Anyway, Hex Workshop should look something like this (instead of 0’s, your file will of course have actual numbers and letters):
Haha, someday I should probably re-write those confusing “how to hack” pages on my shrines. I think ShaheenJim actually wrote the first couple, but then I got lazy and just kept using his same format after that…