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Useful Links

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/link

Great place to find game guides, finding almost all you could want to know about game content, find cheat codes, for development utility and also for making proper protections against the codes.

https://www.vgmaps.com/link

Thousands of maps/screenshots of your favourite video games.

https://tcrf.net/link

It is a site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games. From debug menus, to unused music, graphics, enemies, or levels, many games have content never meant to be seen by anybody but the developers — or even meant for everybody, but cut due to time/budget constraints.

Cumulative Probability Calculatorlink

When working with achievements with an RNG factor you will often want to know the probability of success for players given a number of attempts. (see unwelcome concepts, achievements with low odds). Use it to calculate P(X>=1), assuming the player needs to succeed only once across several attempts, to estimate how many attempts an might require for less lucky players.

https://www.romhacking.netlink

The biggest repository of patches to hack ROMs.

http://datacrystal.romhacking.net/wiki/Hasheslink

Explains what hashes are. If you don't know what they are you should probably read this.

https://emn178.github.io/online-tools/crc32_checksum.htmllink

Drag and drop checksum checker utility. You can also get the checksum from the rom you have loaded from the retroachievements menu in the emulators.

http://www.marcrobledo.com/RomPatcher.jslink

An online ROM patcher utility.

http://jsonviewer.stack.hulink

Excellent for viewing raw achievements

http://gamehacking.orglink

Provides many Pro Action, Game Genie, and Game Shark codes which can be converted to RAW addresses on the site.

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Last 10 changes on this page:

  • [2019-01-29 14:15] Kvon: added the Cumulative Probability Calculator link
  • [2019-01-07 12:14] meleu: added vgmaps.com
  • [2018-12-06 20:20] televandalist: Added gamehacking.org - I use the site a lot and always recommend it to people looking for addresses. - tele
  • [2018-10-11 00:21] CoolCanuck: gamefaqs.com -> gamefaqs.gamespot.com
  • [2018-05-03 11:53] meleu: better format, making the URLs appear on the ToC after mkdocs conversion
  • [2018-04-28 22:31] meleu: Updated Useful Links (markdown)
  • [2018-04-28 19:03] magusLOGS: added tcrf.net
  • [2018-04-28 13:48] meleu: Created Useful Links (markdown)