Download an Editor

Now that you have the ROM you wanna hack, let's jump into editing the sprites in the game. First we'll need to download an editor to be able to access the ROM. Download an editor based on the operating system you use.

Download an NES sprite editor

Mac OS

  • Head to this website.
  • Click the "Intel" hyperlink.
  • You should see the download begin
  • Unzip the file and open the application entitled "NES CHR Editor". You may be asked if you still want to open the application. It's ok click open.
  • You will then be prompted to select an NES file to open.

Windows

  • Head to this website.
  • Click "Download File Now".
  • You will be prompted to verify you are a human. If you are, you should be able use your eyes to see the provided password to the right of the text box. Copy and paste the password and your download should begin.

Linux

There isn't a well known NES sprite editor for Linux that I could find but you can always use the Wine platform to run Windows on your OS then run Tile Layer Pro from there.

This guide was first published on Jun 24, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 24, 2019. This page (Download an Editor) was last updated on Oct 20, 2019.