Is there any way to hook text from emulated games?

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#1 by iwannarategames
2021-06-09 at 04:25
< report >I wanna play Tokimemo and other console VNs but it's gonna suck if I can't hook the text. Is there anything I can do?
#2 by adamstan
2021-06-09 at 05:19
< report >Yes, but it depends on the game. I mainly use CheatEngine with HookAnyText plugin for emulated PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP VNs. Sometimes Textractor also works. There are also some games that are completely unhookable due to the way they process the text - like some weird encoding, rendering text as graphics or no designated memory area for textbox contents.

For example - PSP version of Princess Evangile loads big chunks of script into memory at once, and then renders selected parts in the textbox, but when browsing memory, you just find those large blocks, and it's impossible to hook from there - there's no address which you could point the hooker to grab the text from.Last modified on 2021-06-09 at 05:23

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