ZOLE 4

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ZOLE 4
ZOLE 4.6.01.png
Author(s)Lin, Xyspade, Drenn, Your Local Cultist
Latest Version4.6.01
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ZOLE 4, usually called just "ZOLE", is an editor for Oracle of Ages and Seasons. It is the primary hacking tool for the Oracles.

Versions

ZOLE 4 version 1.26 was the last version released by the original creator, Lin.

ZOLE 4.5 is mainly a UI improvement by Xyspade which provides built-in lists for enemy and chest IDs, among other things.

ZOLE 4.6.xx is part of a series of bugfix updates by Drenn, which most notably fixes graphical corruption bugs and crashes. (These releases were formerly called ZOLE 4.5 update 1/2/3 before being renamed to ZOLE 4.6.)

Rom patches

When ZOLE first opens a ROM, it will apply several patches to make editing easier.

Ages

  • Decompressed layouts for each area id's tiles are stored in 2048 byte chunks starting at 0x201000. Each 16x16 tile consists of 8 bytes: 4 byte for the tiles which make up the 8x8 segments, and 4 bytes for the corresponding flags which control palettes, flipping, etc.
  • Decompresses all map groups and stores their data in chunks starting at 0x104000. It stores the data by room with 1 byte for every tile which are organized by rows starting from the top left.

Bundled Applications

ZOLE is distributed with 3 accompanying programs, these being: