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{{SNES| title = Earthbound
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{{SNES| title = EarthBound
|image = [[Image:Earthbound Title.png|center]]
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|image = [[Image:EarthBound_Title_(animated).gif|center]]
|name = Earthbound
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|name = EARTH BOUND
 
|company = Nintendo
 
|company = Nintendo
 
|header = SWC
 
|header = SWC
 
|bank = HiROM
 
|bank = HiROM
 
|interleaved = No
 
|interleaved = No
|sram = 24 Kb
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|sram = 64 Kb
 
|type = Normal + Batt
 
|type = Normal + Batt
 
|rom = 24 Mb
 
|rom = 24 Mb
 
|country = USA
 
|country = USA
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|video = NTSC
 
|romspeed = 120ns (FastROM)
 
|romspeed = 120ns (FastROM)
|video = NTSC
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|revision = 1.0
 
|checksum = Good 0x4048
 
|checksum = Good 0x4048
 
|crc32 = DC9BB451
 
|crc32 = DC9BB451
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[[Wikipedia:EarthBound|EarthBound]] has been extensively hacked by the [[PK Hack (community)|PK Hack]] community.  
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==Community==
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* The main place for discussion of EarthBound hacking is starmen.net's [https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack PK Hack forum].
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* There is also a Slack chatroom you can join, which people use as a spiritual successor to the old #pkhax IRC chat from the early 2000s.
  
 
==Utilities==
 
==Utilities==
[[PK Hack (utility)|PK Hack]], written in Java, is the principal EarthBound hacking utility. In addition to containing modules for editing almost all aspects of the EarthBound ROM, PK Hack comes with its own hex editor and modules for data restoration patch application. Another utility, [[Map Editor SP]], is in progress. Map Editor SP modulizes data in the EarthBound ROM, offering hackers a new level of versatility.
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* [https://mrtenda.github.io/CoilSnake CoilSnake], written in Python, is the principal EarthBound hacking utility.
 
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** If you're interested in getting into EarthBound hacking, [https://github.com/mrtenda/CoilSnake/wiki/Tutorial the CoilSnake Wiki] and [https://github.com/mrtenda/CoilSnake/wiki/CCScript-Library the CCScript Library] are invaluable resources.
''See also:'' [[List of EarthBound utilities]]
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** A list of common beginner questions is also being maintained [https://gist.github.com/vince94/0049cc78aa3aeec9aec9e0a1822461de here].
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* JHack, also known as PK Hack, was an old utility that was abandoned by the community after CoilSnake came out.
  
 
==Hacks==
 
==Hacks==
Despite the size of the EarthBound hacking community, relatively few complete hacks for the game exist. [[Hat Quest]] and [[Mother 2.5: The Giftman Chronicles]] are short but complete and impressive. The first completed EarthBound hack, [[JonBound]], also remains popular, though it was created at a time when much of EarthBound's data remained unknown.
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* You can see a masterpost of all completed and ongoing hacks [https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/The-Catchall-Resources-Hacks-Index-Thread/first here].
 
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** [https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/Hallow-s-End/first Hallow's End] and [https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/Holiday-Hex-A-brand-new-COMPLETE-hack/first/ Holiday Hex] are short but complete and impressive.
''See also:'' [[List of Completed EarthBound hacks]]
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** The [https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/Mother-Remake/first Mother 1 Remake Hack] is an ongoing recreation of the first game in EarthBound's engine.  
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** [https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/v2-0-Jeff-s-No-1-Bass-Fishing/first Jeff's No.1 Bass Fishing] is also quite good.
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** [https://forum.starmen.net/forum/Community/PKHack/M-o-t-h-e-r-T-e-n-s-e-i/first MOTHER Tensei] is an ongoing hack set in the Shin Megami Tensei universe with an original cast and story.
  
 
==Miscellaneous==
 
==Miscellaneous==
Two [[Debug menu|debug menus]] exist in EarthBound's data. The latter uses a Kirby sprite as its cursor. There are two dummied items, the Video relaxant and the Temporary goods; the former has a description ("What the hey is this?"). A number of unused text blocks and graphics are also present. It is also worth noting that the structure of data in EarthBound's ROM is notoriously scattered and akward to the extent that many of its hackers joke that its programmers were under the influence of hallucinogenic substances.
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* Two [[Debug menu|debug menus]] are accessible. The boot-up debug menu uses a Kirby sprite as its cursor.
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* For a list of unused graphics and dialogue, check out [https://tcrf.net/EarthBound The Cutting Room Floor].
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* Check out Tomato's [https://legendsoflocalization.com/earthbound/ Legends of Localization] book if you're interested in the various changes made to the game during the localization process.
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* [[EarthBound:Odds_and_Ends|Odds and Ends]] - a list of discoveries and techniques
  
 
==Known Dumps==
 
==Known Dumps==
Earthbound (U) [!]
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* EarthBound (U) [!]
Mother 2 (J)
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* EarthBound (U) [f1]
 
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* EarthBound (U) [f1+C]
==External Links==
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* EarthBound (U) [f2]
[http://starmen.net/pkhack PK Hack community]
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* EarthBound (U) [f3]
 
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* EarthBound (U) [t1]
[[Category:Super Nintendo games]][[Category:EarthBound]]
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* EarthBound (U) [T+Spa091b_Tanero]
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* Mother 2 (J)
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* Mother 2 (J) [b1]
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* Mother 2 (J) [b1+C]
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* Mother 2 (J) [b2]
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* Mother 2 (J) [f1]
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* Mother 2 (J) [f1+C]

Latest revision as of 14:31, 19 August 2019


EarthBound
EarthBound Title (animated).gif
Name EARTH BOUND
Company Nintendo
Header SWC
Bank HiROM
Interleaved No
SRAM 64 Kb
Type Normal + Batt
ROM 24 Mb
Country USA
Video NTSC
ROM Speed 120ns (FastROM)
Revision 1.0
Checksum Good 0x4048
CRC32 DC9BB451
ROM map | RAM map | Text table | Notes | Tutorials

Community

  • The main place for discussion of EarthBound hacking is starmen.net's PK Hack forum.
  • There is also a Slack chatroom you can join, which people use as a spiritual successor to the old #pkhax IRC chat from the early 2000s.

Utilities

  • CoilSnake, written in Python, is the principal EarthBound hacking utility.
  • JHack, also known as PK Hack, was an old utility that was abandoned by the community after CoilSnake came out.

Hacks

Miscellaneous

  • Two debug menus are accessible. The boot-up debug menu uses a Kirby sprite as its cursor.
  • For a list of unused graphics and dialogue, check out The Cutting Room Floor.
  • Check out Tomato's Legends of Localization book if you're interested in the various changes made to the game during the localization process.
  • Odds and Ends - a list of discoveries and techniques

Known Dumps

  • EarthBound (U) [!]
  • EarthBound (U) [f1]
  • EarthBound (U) [f1+C]
  • EarthBound (U) [f2]
  • EarthBound (U) [f3]
  • EarthBound (U) [t1]
  • EarthBound (U) [T+Spa091b_Tanero]
  • Mother 2 (J)
  • Mother 2 (J) [b1]
  • Mother 2 (J) [b1+C]
  • Mother 2 (J) [b2]
  • Mother 2 (J) [f1]
  • Mother 2 (J) [f1+C]