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NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:54 am
by defkode
Hello,

As a part of my nesdev learning path I prepared web based tool that displays information read from NES ROM (data extracted from iNes header)

It also displays CHR data (when available).

https://rom-explorer.herokuapp.com/

Besides learning purposes, my other motivation was lack of tools for mac. Most tools are for MS Windows.

I think this tool could could replace (With some additional effort)

https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/1352/ (iNES Header Editor)

https://www.ninjasftw.com/squirrel/nes_chr/ (NES CHR Editor)

I would like to get some feedback from you:

1) What would you change/improve in tools mentioned above?
2) What those tools lack?

Feel free to add your comments.

P.S. Tool is 100% Javasript based (not a single byte is sent to server)

Re: NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:15 am
by Fisher
That's great!
Thanks for sharing.
One thing that I noticed is that it doesn't close the CHR ROM data when you open another ROM.
It seems to append the new data with the older one. Is it my browser or is it a bug?

Some nice features to add, in my opinion, would be ROM splitting and header add / edit, if possible of course. :beer:

Re: NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 am
by defkode
it's a bug. I just noticed it too.

Re: NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:26 am
by cpow
defkode wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:54 am
...lack of tools for mac. Most tools are for MS Windows.
I've been trying to change that for *years*. Check this out. :beer:
For what it's worth, I use it on Mac and Windows. I'm currently debugging a crash in the Linux appimage. I recently used it to help create a game for Global Game Jam 2020.
Addressing a "lack of tools" is my kryptonite.

Re: NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:27 am
by calima
Most Linux tools should run as-is on Mac.

Re: NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:47 pm
by Dwedit
Might want to fix that link cpow...

Re: NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 pm
by cpow
Dwedit wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Might want to fix that link cpow...
Thanks! :oops:

Re: NES ROM Explorer

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:20 am
by defkode
I will definetely try https://github.com/christopherpow/nesicide. Thanks!

I used linux based CLI tools already (for ASM).


P.S. Issue with rendering CHR is fixed.