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SMB3 Reuben Editor - Is it dead?
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Reuben looks like a really promising editor with a lot of features, but it's kind of broken. Graphics are garbled and it doesn't compile projects, and I know it needs a special kind of rom, or something like that. But there doesn't seem to really be any info anywhere, and download links for potential fixes seem to be long gone. Does anyone even still use this thing, or is it abandoned?
Reuben does seem to be dead. It hasn't seen an update since 2015, and any info I can find on it is either several years old or was several years old but recently got bumped to ask if the project is dead.

I don't recommend it anyway since, as you said, it needs a special rom. That makes it risky to disseminate hacks made from it, since the patches would either require that same special rom to patch or contain a fair deal of Nintendo's original code since so much of the code is shuffled around.
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That's a shame. Maybe some day It will be revived, or someone will make something similar. SMB3 Workshop is alright, but tile-based editing would be so much better.
Originally posted by Noivern
Reuben does seem to be dead. It hasn't seen an update since 2015, and any info I can find on it is either several years old or was several years old but recently got bumped to ask if the project is dead.

I don't recommend it anyway since, as you said, it needs a special rom. That makes it risky to disseminate hacks made from it, since the patches would either require that same special rom to patch or contain a fair deal of Nintendo's original code since so much of the code is shuffled around.

What do you mean by "Nintendo's original code"? You mean to tell me the ROMs we download are not the same files as the original cartridges!?!?
Of course if you download a ROM it's the same data as on the original cartridge (unless it wasn't dumped properly). "Original code" in this sense refers to code from the original cartridge, and therefore the ROM.

Since distributing copyrighted content you don't own without permission is illegal, ROMs on this site are struck down on sight. IPS files can also fall into this too; when large portions of the ROM are remapped in your hack, an IPS patch of your hack will contain some of the original copyrighted data. This is one of the reasons we switched to BPS. That's why Reuben isn't recommended for hacking SMB3, since it requires a heavily heavily remapped ROM to work.
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Originally posted by Noivern
Of course if you download a ROM it's the same data as on the original cartridge (unless it wasn't dumped properly). "Original code" in this sense refers to code from the original cartridge, and therefore the ROM.

Since distributing copyrighted content you don't own without permission is illegal, ROMs on this site are struck down on sight. IPS files can also fall into this too; when large portions of the ROM are remapped in your hack, an IPS patch of your hack will contain some of the original copyrighted data. This is one of the reasons we switched to BPS. That's why Reuben isn't recommended for hacking SMB3, since it requires a heavily heavily remapped ROM to work.

Okay! I understand what you mean, thanks anyways.
You gotta stop smokin the yak man!
What Noivern is referencing, is sites like here and rhdn. By offering bps patches, smw central avoids distributing copyright code. Therefore not being seen as a rom site. offering ips has an increased chance of nintendos code being present.
If you used rueben there is big chance of nintendo code being present, because it was all moved around.

besides with the nes classic and virtual console, its alot easier to get your rom legaly now, not everyone is downloading illegaly.

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