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  1. Hey Guys, I'm new around here so not sure if you talk about Bad News Baseball at all. Someone asked me to build an editor for it so he could change player names, abilities, stats, etc. I was able to figure out player names and several of the stats from looking at the hex, but there are a few things I couldn't find. I was wondering if someone has a listing of what all the stats/abilities are and where to find them in the ROM. Thanks
  2. I've always been amazed by the Tecmo fan community and after many years of enjoying the fruits of your labor, I've been inspired to try hacking a game which I've loved since childhood - Little League Baseball for NES. I first started hacking this ROM in 2007 but gave up after realizing that the data wasn't as easy to manipulate as I'd first thought. Basically, I was thrown off by a row of FF's in the ROM which seemed to present the team data in a nice little table, but I was a few rows offset from truly grasping how it was laid out. I'm back now and have made some great strides, but still need a bit more to make the game as custom as I'd like. To me, this was always the baseball game I compared to Tecmo Super Bowl. I realize its similar in style and gameplay to some other more popular NES games such as the Baseball Stars series, but it resonated with me much more for some reason. The game play is easy to learn but difficult to master, and thanks to the disparity in team abilities and the ruthless nature of the CPU, you can continue to challenge yourself for many games. It's also super fun as a multiplayer game. I have posted on the romhacking subreddit already on Reddit, but I am posting here as well, to try and give back to the community and to also see if anyone is interested in collaborating on making this game as customizable as possible. I've done as much as I can with my limited knowledge of hex editing and by using the FCEUX tools as best as I can, and my progress is starting to stall. Without further ado, here is all the documentation I've come up with so far on editing the ROM. I've included some RAM values as well, as I've been trying to use them as a jumping off point for possibly pinpointing some of the data from the ROM that I'm missing. --- Little League Baseball: Championship Series RAM Addresses: 0x0004F9 - Away Team Pitcher’s Value 4 (see ROM info) 0x0004FA - Home Team Pitcher’s Value 4 (see ROM info) 0x0004FB - Away Team Pitcher’s Stamina Remaining (value 2) 0x0004FC - Home Team Pitcher’s Stamina Remaining (value 2) 0x0004FD - Away Team Pitcher’s position in the lineup (00 thru 08) 0x0004FE - Home Team Pitcher’s position in the lineup (00 thru 08) ROM Addresses: 0x010430 to 0x01054F - Japan’s team player information 0x010550 to 0x01066F - Arizona’s team player info etc. You can follow this pattern to get all the team’s player information. As far as I can tell so far, the teams are always listed in the same order in the ROM. Team order in the ROM: JAPAN, ARIZONA, PENNSYLVANIA, CHINESE TAIPEI, KOREA, NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, HAWAII, SPAIN, PUERTO RICO, MEXICO, CANADA, ITALY, ILLINOIS, FLORIDA Player information guide - Each player’s information is on a single line of 16 hex characters as follows 1 thru 6 - Player’s name 7 - Player type (batting handedness and size) This is always 00, 01, 02, 80, 81, 82. First digit of 0 is Right handed, first digit of 8 is left handed. Second digit of 0 is tall, 1 is fat, 2 is short. 8 - always FF 9 - Unknown to me at this time, possible has to do with helping the CPU choose subs 10 - Hitting power (00 is low and DF is highest in the game, but I assume that it goes up to FF in theory) 11 - Some sort of player speed. This goes from 00 low to FF high. It DEFINITELY corresponds to baserunning speed and it has some sort of relationship with the player’s defensive skills but I’m not sure to what extent. 12 - the player’s printed Skill ability when they’re up to bat. 00 to 04 being Skill 1 thru Skill 5. Strangely, PARK on team KOREA is a 07, but I have no idea if this actually affects hitting ability. 13 - This designates the team’s pitchers. Each team has 3 pitcher types per team, but you can assign as many pitchers per team as you want. The values are always 08, 10, 18, or 00 (not a pitcher). This corresponds to values I will go over later on, it does not have any known effect on the pitcher’s ability or style. 14 - Always 00 15 - Always 00, 02, 03, 04. I don’t have data to back this up, but I believe it is some sort of batting ability / power multiplier because it typically is given to players in the “meat” of the lineup. 16 - always 00 Pitcher information - each team’s pitcher information is found in the two rows of 16 values found AFTER the row of FF’s that follow each team. Each pitcher appears to have 8 values attached to them, with the first starting at the 9th value on the 1st line, the second at the 1st value on the 2nd line, etc. So, any pitcher marked on your lineup (above) as 08 on your roster will have the same attributes as the first, any pitcher marked as 10 will have the same attributes as the 2nd, and 18 would be your final pitcher definition. The eight values for pitchers are as follows: 1 - This is always either 00, 01, 02, 80, 81, or 82. Just as your batters, the first digit is right or left handed, and the second digit is normal throw, hard throw, or side arm delivery. 2 - This value is tied to stamina, but there is some sort of calculation happening in the background. You’ll notice that a value of FF for instance does not equal FF in the stamina RAM addresses I provided above. FF appears to be the highest you can set, but you can manually change the RAM to allow for a greater stamina than the game allows. Stamina in this game is very interesting because it appears to be based mostly on the length of time you attempt to control a pitch, with a longer press taking away more stamina until your pitcher has 0 remaining… at which point I assume your pitcher’s overall ability to throw is based on their other stats… which brings us to… their other stats. 3 - This value is unknown to me. It must be a good thing for a pitcher to have a higher rating, as Italy has the lowest values, but I’m not skilled enough at ROM hacking to figure it out. 4 - Again, this is unknown to me. The values only range from 02 to 0F. Still need to figure this one out. 5 - always 00 6 - always 00 7 - this is the pitcher’s printed Skill Level when they’re on the mound. I do not know what (if any) correlation it has to their stats. 8 - Always 00 or 02. On assumption only, I’m guessing this MIGHT be some sort of multiplier in the same way that value 15 appears to be in the above player data. Other data: Lines 0x01FAD0 and 0x01FAE0 - these are the colors each team wears both on the field and in the bat throwing cut scene. There are two colors for each team and they follow the team order as shown above. Starting at address 0x0116DA and continuing until 0x011769 are the starting positions for each player in your lineup, following the team order mentioned above. So, for instance, Japan is 08 16 29 31 42 57 65 73 84. The first digit is the order in the line up (0 thru 8 aka 1 thru 9) and the second digit is their position on the field. The position numbers follow normal baseball scoring numbering… so 1 is pitcher, 2 is catcher, 3 is first base, etc. Starting at address 0x01176a is the FLAG data for each team, for the flag that appears on the team select screen, in the team order we’ve come to know and love. 48 is USA, the others you can figure out by just writing them out. Team names and abbreviations are fairly easy to find. I haven’t mapped out specifically which correlates with each screen yet, as that will be the easy part once this is all done. Also, I am pretty sure that the sliding bars on the POWER ANALYSIS screen are controlled by the values starting at 0x00F234, in team order. What I feel is missing to make a truly custom version of this game: If you grew up loving this game like I did, you probably know the in’s and out’s of a lot of the teams, even without having the ROM available to look at the player stats… BUT I feel that I cannot truly customize this game without knowing the following - and I’m listing them in their order of importance. 1 Defensive abilities - is throwing speed variable or team/player dependent? Is the baserunning attribute the only thing that controls speed in the field? 2 The unknown pitching stats need to be concretely defined although it IS amazing to be able to make a whole team of sidearm pitchers finally! 3 Changing team locations on the map - somewhat of a dream at this point, but probably not out of the question. 4 Other color and text changes - maybe changes to certain screens text, player hair color is clearly tied to each team in some way, etc. ---
  3. Here's the first version of a Baseball Stars 1 and 2 Editors I've been working on. I've always loved Baseball Stars, and the ability to open the game up and make it my own would have been amazing back in 1990. With the current wonders of playing ROMs on a PC and the tools to edit Hex, we can get that ability. This program will allow you to: Edit Default Team Names and Initials Edit Default Batters and Pitchers Edit Teams Uniforms Note: 1. Place BSTARS.NES file at C:\ 2. Ensure you've installed .NET Framework 2.0 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en 3. Will save changes to c:\bstars-edit.nes Any feedback on problems, errors, etc would be greatly appreciated. With some testing, I'm determined to make this a decent editor. Follow the same procedures to edit Baseball Stars 2. BSTARS1 Release 0.1.zip BSTARS2 Release 0.1 Editor.zip
  4. I have a question for everyone/anyone. Don't want to sound like that annoying nagging person that always expects people to hack and/or update roms. Is it possible to update Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball on SNES? I've seen some roster updates and have even played around with the KGB editor myself. But I was wondering if it would be possible to not only update rosters but also team logos, uniforms, etc. Also would it be possible to add in Arizona and Tampa Bay? Baseball is my favorite sport and this is my favorite baseball game of all time. Having a true update would be a dream come true for me. Would love to to learn how to do this if it's possible but just not sure where to start. Any advice, info or words of wisdom would be much appreciated. Thank you.
  5. I recently got back into this on the Genesis and was wondering if there were any other fans of this or the other WSB titles on the Sega around. I was debating doing a season with trades
  6. Version 1.0.0

    220 downloads

    Taking a break from the RBI Baseball re-releases, here is a new ROM that showcases Negro League Baseball from 1943. The teams featured on the ROM are the Homestead Grays, New York Cubans, Baltimore Elite Giants, New York Black Yankees, Newark Eagles, Cleveland Buckeyes, Chicago American Giants, Cincinnati Clowns, Memphis Red Sox, and the Kansas City Monarchs. Legends and Hall of Famers featured in the ROM include Satchel Paige, Josh Gray, Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, Larry Doby, and Buck O'Neil.
  7. View File RBI Negro League Baseball 1943 Taking a break from the RBI Baseball re-releases, here is a new ROM that showcases Negro League Baseball from 1943. The teams featured on the ROM are the Homestead Grays, New York Cubans, Baltimore Elite Giants, New York Black Yankees, Newark Eagles, Cleveland Buckeyes, Chicago American Giants, Cincinnati Clowns, Memphis Red Sox, and the Kansas City Monarchs. Legends and Hall of Famers featured in the ROM include Satchel Paige, Josh Gray, Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, Larry Doby, and Buck O'Neil. Submitter Baron von Lector Submitted 01/19/2016 Category RBI Baseball
  8. Version 1.0.0

    178 downloads

    The RBI Baseball re-releases keep on coming. This ROM is based on the 2001 season, the year that Barry Bonds broke baseball. The teams included in this ROM include: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs.
  9. View File RBI Baseball 2001 The RBI Baseball re-releases keep on coming. This ROM is based on the 2001 season, the year that Barry Bonds broke baseball. The teams included in this ROM include: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs. Submitter Baron von Lector Submitted 01/15/2016 Category RBI Baseball
  10. For anyone interested, I'm working on another yearly update of Culture Brain's "Baseball Simulator 1.000" for NES. There's a log of changes thusfar at http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,15661.0.html I've found there's enough empty space in the rom to expand to all 30 MLB teams (Starting 8, 1 Bench Player and 6 Pitchers for every team). I should hopefully be able to add All-Star teams as well. The only hangup right now is figuring out how to 1) find; and 2) alter the team select screen data to accommodate the expanded roster. If I can't manage the screen changes, at the very least, BBSIM2013 will feature 18 MLB teams. Every team will have "ultra" capabilities. Hope to have a final release for opening day. BASEBALL SIMULATOR 2013.nes
  11. Enjoy! Tecmo Super Ball 2013 (World Series Edition).smc
  12. Anyone remember this game or has done anything with it. An arcade baseball game from Sega from 1991. From what I gather (read online) it was ported to the Genesis as Sports Talk Baseball. STB was basically a bootleg version of RBI Baseball (NES), with better graphics. I think they spent more time and energy focusing on the commentary (which was groundbreaking at the time) rather than gameplay. The gameplay is not as good as RBI and RBI 3 from the NES.
  13. Details have finally been hammered out. -Saturday May 18th at the 13th Street Brick house Bar. 2202 South 13th street. Omaha, Nebraska. Just north of Sokol Auditorium -$10 entry fee, with top players winning cash. Pay when you arrive. -10:30 AM registration, with competition begging shortly after 11. The Brickhouse does not serve food, but you are welcome to bring your own during the competition, or order food in. There is at least 6-8 food establishments very close by. Competition set up: - The preliminary round will feature 5 to 6 games for each competitor. This will determine the top players who reach the tournament. -The tournament will feature approximately 10 to 12 players, (depending on the turnout) and they will be seeded accordingly. -The opening round for the lowest seeds will be a single elimination game. -For the final 8 competitors in the tournament, best of 3 series play will ensue, with best of 5 in the championship round. -Numerous teams and match-ups will be used throughout the whole competition. Team Selection process throughout:-The player to win a coin flip will randomly select a team. The other player will verbally name an opposing team. The winner of the coin flip then decides which team he wants to use. The other player then decides if he chooses to be road (bat 1st) or home. Game play rules:-Anything goes style pitching. All 4 pitchers are available for each game. -Infield fly rule can be agreed upon by both parties, but can not enforced by officials. -A game malfunction after 7 innings, results in the team with the lead being awarded a win. This basically never happens, but it needs to be addressed. Otherwise a tie game due to malfunction is ruled as no contest, and the participants start the game over.