Hack Classic Nintendo Games!
Saturday, November 28, 2009 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
Foxx D'Gamma teaches a session on how to hack games for the classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) using modern emulators.
We will be explaining how to use emulators to reverse engineer NES games to find memory addresses and values in which you can create cheat codes and also map out how the game was put together. This class will teach the basics of 8-bit computing, memory addressing, explanation of buffer overflows and how memory works. This will also explain how to use debugging tools to reverse engineer a software to take it apart and see whats really inside the ROM.
Foxx has been able to completely take apart some games and cause some VERY interesting effects to happen, including Super Mario Brothers 3
Check out the video here, this is an early BSoD segment I did on the subject that is in a 4 part series: http://www.bsodtv.org/node/34
Students should bring a laptop to run their own NES emulators. Demos wil be done on hacked XBox consoles.