Re: [stella] An Alternative Distro Method For ROM Hacks (Patches)

Subject: Re: [stella] An Alternative Distro Method For ROM Hacks (Patches)
From: KirkIsrael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 14 Dec 2002 17:36:37 -0000
> On Wednesday 11 December 2002 16:27, Christopher Tumber wrote:
> > I'm thinking a patch utility program and then a series of patches, propably
> > using a simple scripting language. The upside is that there would be no
> This was actually how I originally distributed the Space Invaders hack I did 
> which you recently made obsolete.  (Thank you, by the way!  Looking forward 
> to getting that one on a cartridge.)  I just wrote a little perl script that 
> looked for an existing Space Invaders .bin, applied my changes from a patch 
> file (basically a list of comma separated byte values) and saved it under a 
> new name.  After lots of people from rgvc chided me for doing that (mainly 
> because no one wanted to install perl just to patch a ROM) I gave in and 
> started distributing my hacks the conventional way.  Later I thought about 
> doing such a thing in VB since it's pretty trivial, but the need didn't seem 
> too great.

I have the ability to turn perl scripts into Windows .exe, albeit at 
the cost of making a fattish binary...

"If I can't be free, at least I'll be cheap"--some guy on the net

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