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A middle-aged man hacks Super Mario Bros. You won't believe what happens next.
I talked with Derek a million years ago about programming the NES and he said that that could be a fun talk. I still would like to try that someday, but in the interim I propose something a little more fun–hacking SMB1 for the NES!
I will cover three different types of hacks:
- Game Genie tomfoolery (dynamic ROM editing).
- Text replacement and translation shenanigans (altering ROM).
- World Randomizer (altering ROM).
However, it’s not all fun and games; expect to learn about the following topics:
- NES memory model.
- NES pattern tables.
- Some 6502 assembly programming.
I will try to explain what are they, and what problem they try to solve, and how they solve the problem.
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