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I'm having serious problems dumping ability data. I need to know exactly where it starts, where it ends, and how many bytes there are per entry. Somehow I'm screwing up my math, and I can't get anything right.
Nevermind, I figured it out.
This is what I started with
0x55187c : start
0x1c : length of single entry (28 dec)
0x15a : number of entries (includes 0x00, which is a blank entry) (346 dec)
0x25d8 : total length of entries (9688 dec)
0x553e54 : end
The problem is the 0x1c. FYI, the standard operating procedure is to consider 0x00 the first offset. So when you said 0x1c I assumed 29 entries, when in reality it was 28.
It makes more sense if you look at it like this.
What I thought it was:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0a 0b 0c 0d 0e 0f 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1a 1b 1c
What it really was:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 0a 0b 0c 0d 0e 0f 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1a 1b
In the future, use decimal to tell how many bytes there are per entry - or just demonstrate with something like above.
Also, whenever I try to copy this data from a plain text editor to a spreadsheet, it treats the data as decimal numbers and screws it up. I tried formatting the cells I was copying it to so that they're marked as text, but it didn't work. Neither did a "special" paste which would only paste the contents, but not formatting (as oppossed to normal copy and paste which pastes both contents and formatting).
All the dumps are below, in plain text form. I need somebody to copy the data to *.xml spreadsheets with the formatting intact (hexadecimal, NOT
like the screencap of a spreadsheet below). For whatever reason, Gnumeric is screwing me on this. I think I remember having to do this on a Windows machine when I was dumping something for SaGa Frontier 2. Just name the spreadsheets that same as their *.txt counterparts.
Once you do that, I'll make a bare-bones copy-and-paste-to-hex-editor spreadsheet, unless someone cares to teach me the finer points of data validation in Gnumeric. Specifically:
1. Having drop-down boxes organized according the order the data is in, not alphabetically.
2. Finding a way to set every entry to it's default value without having to do it entry by entry. There are 12000 entries in item data (bytes per row * number of items); there's no fucking way I can set these to their default values by myself.
Oh, and Darthatron, could you tell me exactly where each block of data ends, so I don't have to guess once I move on to spreadsheet editing? It shouldn't be that hard - it's just a matter of copying the names of the items in the same order as they appear in the ROM - but I've made such mistakes in the past.
How do I place these screencaps inline, so I can spoiler-tag them, so they won't expand the screen?First ScreencapSecond Screencap