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Guy proposes to girlfriend by hacking a video game ROM – via Crunchgear. TheRealPfhreak writes –

On October 17th, 2008, I proposed to my (now) Fiance. Originally I wanted to retun to the site of our first date, Mount Baker, near Bellingham Washington. Sadly, there was no discrete way to get her out there. So I turned to the next best thing, digitally recreating the mountain!

But why stop there? I figured I’d try and recreate many of our other favorite memories — stargazing, dancing, even her favorite song lyrics (from the Princess Bride). I’m a college student who is studying Computer Science, and I wanted to do something unique that used my talents, so I did some research on Rom hacking, as she was playing through Chrono Trigger….

When her name appeared on screen (blurred in this video), she glanced over to me (on one knee, with the ring out), wondering, “How did they get my name in this game?” When she saw the ring, she reread the proposal, nodded yes, and said, “You are such a huge nerd! I love this!”

I spent a long time debating whether or not this proposal was awesome or incredibly stupid. Her friends, and my friends helped talk me into it, and it was a huge success!

8 thoughts on “Proposed by hacking Chrono Trigger

  1. This made my day. So sappy, but really so wonderful! Just about made me tear up :)

    Now, where do I find someone who will appreciate my nerdyness like his fiance did?

  2. awwww, if anyone ever proposed to me like that, i’d say yes no matter HOW nerdy he is… that’s just awesome. Plus, any girl who plays Chrono Trigger has got to have a little bit of a soft spot for nerdiness, especially that clever and heartfelt

  3. Great hack – love it!

    Congratulations!

    I would have added – “All your love are belong to us?” but that might have been a little *too* geeky…

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