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Re: [PSX/PC] KERNEL.BIN editor - WallMarket (v1.4.5)
« Reply #1250 on: 2020-06-24 04:02:35 »
I did a lot of detective work and managed to locate the kernel.bin file, extract it from the .BIN, edit it with WM, and reinsert it into the .BIN file. However, when repacking the game onto my PSP, it crashes once I select 'Item' from the main menu.

To help clarify: the game does run (I started on Disc One), and as a matter of fact, if I select 'Magic' from the main menu, I can see some of the changes I made: Ice to Blizzard and Bolt to Thunder, for example. But, if I select Item or Materia, the PSP system crashes.

I narrowed the issue to something being edited in the kernel.bin file. I came to this conclusion because I originally started with my 3 physical disc copies of PSX FFVII and packed them onto my PSP as an eboot.pbp. The game played perfectly. But, let's say before repacking them, I modified the kernel.bin. That's when the crash issue comes up. I've tried making less modifications (to the point of just changing Cure2 to Cura), making sure the new kernel.bin is the same or slightly smaller size in KB than the original, but it still crashes.

I've searched and found this thread http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8377.0 which pretty much describes the same issue and the only clue I found was something about the memory alignment?

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Re: [PSX/PC] KERNEL.BIN editor - WallMarket (v1.4.5)
« Reply #1251 on: 2020-06-24 14:52:30 »
You may have either too long of a string or an invalid character on either an item or a materia. I don't recall the limit (or even if there is one) and the characters don't work past code 240 or so. Double check your texts. If they aren't too long (16 for names and probably 40 for descriptions) then PM me.

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Re: [PSX/PC] KERNEL.BIN editor - WallMarket (v1.4.5)
« Reply #1252 on: 2020-07-02 23:48:33 »
Well this is interesting. Modifying KERNEL.BIN will make my eboot.PBP crash on my PSP, but not on ePSXe.

Has anyone else encountered this issue before?

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Re: [PSX/PC] KERNEL.BIN editor - WallMarket (v1.4.5)
« Reply #1253 on: 2020-07-19 22:34:02 »
Well this is interesting. Modifying KERNEL.BIN will make my eboot.PBP crash on my PSP, but not on ePSXe.

Has anyone else encountered this issue before?

I was not able to get an eboot file to load on my psp. Would always freeze before I could get to the new game/continue screen. Could not get the iso to work on a ps1 or ps2 using a dew different techniques.

I have been successful with using ePSXe so far. Have you had any luck with your eboot yet?

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Re: [PSX/PC] KERNEL.BIN editor - WallMarket (v1.4.5)
« Reply #1254 on: 2020-07-19 23:30:37 »
Take that discussion to another topic, please. This is about WM. If we’re convinced that WM is not the cause then the solution would be found easier in a new thread.