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bpunch09
Posted March 7, 2014 by bpunch09
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Is it possible to hack on a mac. I downloaded wine and also advanced map. I'm using GBAPokemonGameEditor.exe through wine and it sometimes quits. I also have other files to hack. Thanks..

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3 Votes
karatekid552
Posted March 8, 2014 by karatekid552

Wine has terrible trouble with the .NET framework, which is what 90% of tools use. So yeah, it will be tough. @cosarara97 is right, the best way is visualization (or use bootcamp and dual-boot with a cheap copy of XP).


3 Votes
Jambo51
Posted March 8, 2014 by Jambo51

We are, very slowly, moving into an era of ROM hacking where tools are more cross compatible, thankfully. Granted, I'm a Windows user, so it's irrelevant to me, but still.


2 Votes
Ness
Posted March 7, 2014 by Ness

Get yourself a cheap rig and don't bother with Mac


2 Votes
cosarara97
Posted March 7, 2014 by cosarara97

Wine unfortunately has some incompatibilities with ROM Hacking tools. You can try to deal with them (if a tool doesn't work, look for alternatives) or just go easy mode and run a virtual machine with windows (with VirtualBox or VMWare, for example).


0 Votes
Catman
Posted March 7, 2014 by Catman

Wine isn't as good as partitioning, and you do not want to be partitioning on a Mac