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January 19th, 2007 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-01-19 18:31
  Subject:   Wanna play Metallica and Dragon Force on your Guitar Hero controller?
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  Music:Dragon Force - Through The Fire And Flames



The folks over at the Scorehero forums are at it again, hacking their way through Guitar Hero II. This time, they've managed to replace songs found in the game with custom songs, new note charts and all. A huge list of custom songs (including tunes by Dragonforce, Metallica, Journey, and more) can be found in this thread.

While the original poster in the "How-To" thread claims the process is idiot-proof, I beg to differ. It requires eight separate freeware program downloads, involves a 12-step process that makes my head hurt just looking at it. You'll also need a PlayStation 2 modified to play "backups." Eye of newt, virgin's blood, and horn of unicorn are optional.


http://www.destructoid.com/totally-metal-hack-allows-custom-guitar-hero-ii-songs-29339.phtml
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-01-19 19:12
  Subject:   Writing (x86) assembly under Linux.
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section .data
	hello:     db 'Hello world!',10    ; 'Hello world!' plus a linefeed character
	helloLen:  equ $-hello             ; Length of the 'Hello world!' string

section .text
	global _start

_start:
	mov eax,4            ; The system call for write (sys_write)
	mov ebx,1            ; File descriptor 1 - standard output
	mov ecx,hello        ; Put the offset of hello in ecx
	mov edx,helloLen     ; helloLen is a constant, so we don't need to say
	                     ;  mov edx,[helloLen] to get it's actual value
	int 80h              ; Call the kernel

	mov eax,1            ; The system call for exit (sys_exit)
	mov ebx,0            ; Exit with return code of 0 (no error)
	int 80h


http://docs.cs.up.ac.za/programming/asm/derick_tut/
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