Advance Text is the most used text editor for GBA pokémon games.

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  • Andre the Dank

    why does half of the text only appear

  • David Fernandes Barbon

    I am having problems, when I enter the password an error message appears

    Component ‘Comdlg32.ocx’ or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid


    • I Like Trains

      Open The File As Administrator

  • Matthew Massinon

    I’m only getting partial text on a lot of ROMs when I use this. Is this something with the program, or am I just missing something?

    • Matthew Massinon

      Also, is there a way to quickly find where text is through the search function? Or to make it so you can alter text directly in the text preview in the search menu? I’m brand new to this, and the “test found at offset” thing isn’t doing me any good lol

  • Jayden Golden Hill

    i can’t edit any text on firered.

  • Jayden Golden Hill

    i see stuff when firered opens,but i can’t save text.

  • Jayden Golden Hill

    Component ‘Comdlg32.ocx’ or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid

  • Neon

    Guys, I know how to fix this. 1st, you extract the zip/7zip folder on ur desktop. then, you open the folder, right click on advancetext.exe, run as admin and BAM

  • Luca Sciarra

    I can’t get this to work on Windows 10 for fire red. The text is all off set and doesn’t make sense. For example in the pallet town folder the girls talk about Mr fugi!!! Please help, my arm is brocken and I have nothing else to do except this :p

  • Poke Achuu

    it says “To open this file, Windows needs to know what file you want to use to open it.” I dont know what to do.
    P.S. I just started making ROMs, so im a nub XD

  • Maverick Black

    it tells me that component comdlg32.ocx or one of its dependencies are not properly registered. how do I make it work

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      • Blackmesa

        Run in compatibility mode for windows XP. You can do so by right clicking the icon -> properties -> compatibility mode

    • Verademora

      Run the program as administrator (Right click the .exe and click “Run as Administrator”)

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      • Matthew de Armas

        I tried right clicking it and it didn’t say “Run as Administrator. What do I do?

        • Verademora

          Assuming your machine runs Windows you will always be provided the opportunity to run a program as administrator, even if your account isn’t the administrator account. Ensure that you are right clicking the .exe after it has been unzipped and extracted. If there is still no “Run as Administrator” option, go to properties (should be at the bottom of the right click menu) and under the compatibility tab check the “Run this program as administrator” box. Apply the settings, click OK, then try running the program.

  • Rajkai Rajkaiii

    If I try to open Advance Text it says Comdlg32.ocx is missing or is invalid!? What Should I Do????

  • Leon Jenkins

    Does not work with Firered. is there any alternatives

  • Hayden Bleakley

    it says file is coruppt

  • Guymino

    what is the password?

    • Tocram

      “HackRomTools” without the quotes 😉

  • Empyr

    only shows half the text, its completely out of order and also missing text. plz help!

  • Anonymous

    Why do 9 antiviruses call this a trojan?

    My guess is because it’s a trojan.

    • Blackmesa

      It’s not…

  • Kleilson

    changing battle phrases in Fire Red?

  • Pony Jesus

    how do i use this on the jp pokemon fire red?

  • Ryan Mickey

    The .exe disappears when I extract it…

    • Boom244

      your antivirus was probably paranoid and deleted it.

  • NerdyMaddie

    Yeah…so where’s the actual program? There’s just two folders, 2 read me files, and a bunch of other files but no .exe or other files in there once i unzipped it.

    • ericc.arver

      you need winrar

  • SirVillager

    When I open my Pokemon Emerald nothing shows up. Any help?

  • Paul Vickrey

    My .exe vanished as soon as I finished extracting the files

  • Kalos Jhoto

    Search it in the Faq .

  • Sahar Zehavi

    i want to translate FR or LG to hebrew and it doesn’t seem to be supported here. any ideas?

  • Mason

    Please help the .exe file doesn’t show up when I unzip it

  • CyborgPenguin

    All the text is a string of “[&H3F]”. Is that just the rom?

    • CyborgPenguin

      Nope, same thing with 3 different leaf green roms.

      • CyborgPenguin

        and a fire red rom

  • Cle

    Mine will not extract all the way anyone know what’s up?

  • Keanh Ton

    how can I run this on windows 10?

    • Joseph Seymour

      If anyone has trouble lunching this program, Change the Compatibility to windows XP in windows 10

      • Luke Kendrat

        how do you do that?

        • Blackmesa

          right click on the icon -> properties -> compatibility

  • SkylerBlu9

    Help? Text won’t load.

  • Lorcan13

    HELP! The full text isn’t loading with FireRed, only part of it.

    Just figured it out now, it was the ROM.

  • how to unpack the .7z file?
    it asks for a password but i cant find the password

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      • Spiral

        HackRomTools is the pass

    • Kalos Jhoto

      HackRomTools is the password of this site files.

  • Joshua Whyel

    I am missing settings.ini file. Can someone help me with that??

  • luxraygamer9949 Giovanni

    where is the FAQ?

  • hunter

    the exe wont open because it says comdlg32 is not working

    anyone know the fix

    • Thomas

      Right click on advance text and click on “Run As Administrator”. You have to do that every time. 🙂

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  • Gallade Guy

    The EXE file doesn’t show up (or, well, it shows up for a few seconds then dissipears, and clicking it while it’s there for that short window of time does nothing), and when run straight from the ZIP it loads an error, that quickly disappears before I can read it. Also I’ve installed both the needed files (the third was pre-installed) and have redownloaded, and even copied my brother’s version of the files, who’s exe does show up and works, but it still won’t show up, please help.

  • Alex Hoang

    it says the archive is damaged when i try to change it into a .zip file

  • Zack Benedict

    This loads everything but FR and LG for me, but it says it’s compatible in the description. Any ideas?

  • Hanif Muhammad

    what the password?

    • Zack Benedict


  • Ollie Pickup

    “Component ‘Comdlg32.ocx’ or oneof its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid” message when I try and load the program. Any advice?

    • Matteo Iervasi

      See the FAQ

      • Ollie Pickup

        Tried what it suggests and still no luck. are the OCX files compatible with 64-bit Windows 10?

        • Matteo Iervasi

          I also have a 64 bit Windows 10 virtual machine, and I had no problems. Did you start the cmd with administrator privileges?

  • DerpGC Yt

    Hi! I have a Question: When I open the pogramm I must to write a Password… What is it?!