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HockeyGirl87
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Okay, so I have a little bit of free time from my main Gens 94 hack I've been working on, so I decided to do a real quick side project with the SNES version of 94, my only problem is that I don't know how to fix the checksum errors in that.

So if anyone knows how to do that, could someone please tell me how to?

Thanks in advance.

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I think Xstioph has spent the most time lately looking into editing for SNES....he may be able to help.

good luck! im dying to see another snes hack.

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I haven't looked at it at all, since it doesn't create any problems that I've noticed.. :dal_skater_hand_grab: What happens on genesis when the checksum is incorrect? I've been looking at the checksum guide, but haven't tried to "translate" it to SNES since it doesn't seem to matter... I might be wrong.

Maybe wboy can shed some light on this.

But if you need other info just hit me up on aim or pm me for my msn preferably... Offsets, and stuff like that for team data perhaps... But if you're familiar with the gens hex code, the transition should be much trouble. It's basically the same...

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I tried to use the checksum editor, but I couldn't understand it, at all. could this be explained in more detail? I believe this would need to be done in order to create cartridges, so I'd like to learn this, eventually. holler.

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I tried to use the checksum editor, but I couldn't understand it, at all. could this be explained in more detail? I believe this would need to be done in order to create cartridges, so I'd like to learn this, eventually. holler.

when things aren't immediately obvious, experiment

say.. click File

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I experimented with it... but I still couldn't figure out what I was doing.

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word. not sure what I was doing before, but, yeah. tough to miss, yet somehow I did.

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Load the ROM in snes9x and click File -> Rom Information.

For NHL94, it says the header checksum is 9B52 and the header checksum compliment is 64AD.

Open it up in a hex editor & search for AD64529B and you'll see that the checksum compliment is at 7FDC & the checksum is right next to it, at 7FDE (however, these offsets will be different if your ROM has the blank header at the beginning of the file that some ROMs do).

The checksum compliment equals FFFF minus the checksum value from snes9x ROM info.

There are tools out there that can fix the checksum for you, but they don't always work (which is why it's good to know how it's done).  For example, there are some 8 MB Final Fantasy hacks that have the checksum artifact in two locations as a result of the rom expansion... So, to fix it, you have to fix it in two different locations.

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