MAME XML Cheats Collection for MAME 0.129u5 (BETA Release)

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Postby Pugsy » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:30 pm

Thanks, I was afraid they'd start changing the memory tag names on us. At least with numerical cpus things stayed constant.

This tag renaming also effects the sound CPU for the megatech games that contained cheats that used it, it was previously "sound" now it's "genesis_snd_z80".

Similar thing with the megaplay games with it now being "mpbios" and "genesis_snd_z80" (though the sound cpu wasn't used).

If you spot any more let me know, I've fixed the conversion program to sort them out.

Here's a small zip fix with the replacement mt_* & mp_* xml cheat files (these will be included in the next update)

http://cheat.retrogames.com/megaplay_an ... _fixes.zip
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Postby Pugsy » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:36 pm

fartboy wrote:Thank-you, Pugsy!

Another error: If I play a game like X-Men vs. Street Fighter, the character I select in the cheats menu for my Active (1st) character, will also be my second... but only during the match. It seems fine on the select screen.


That's sort of documented in the comments and the description, unfortunately it's the way that cheat works. When you turn an inactive character into an active character you must have the Active (1st) character set to OFF, otherwise the active Character cheat will supercede it.
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Postby Tafoid » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:53 pm

I ran through all sets I had available to look for cheat errors and this is what I found:

Code: Select all

airbusb.xml(115): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
airbustj.xml(115): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
airbustr.xml(115): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
cybots.xml(397): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
cybotsj.xml(397): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
cybotsu.xml(397): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
dangseed.xml(64): error parsing cheat expression "user1.pb@0000AF=01" (invalid memory name)
nbajamt1.xml(550): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
nbajamt2.xml(550): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
nbajamt3.xml(550): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
nbajamte.xml(550): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
nss_actr.xml(41): error parsing cheat expression "temp0 =main.mb@008926" (invalid memory name)
nss_fzer.xml(23): error parsing cheat expression "temp0 =main.mb@0098F3" (invalid memory name)
pc_ddrgn.xml(40): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)
vsava.xml(180): error parsing XML (mismatched tag)


Using 0.128u3 on the official Oct 29th release + your MT_, MP_ fixes
This doesn't include checking CHD sets as I don't have them currently.

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Postby Pugsy » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:30 pm

Thanks for the report, there was a mixture of bugfixes in cheat.dat and converter changes. Anyway, I've fixed them all I hope and V10 is now up containing those fixes and the earlier fixes - see first post in this topic for the link.
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Postby eljose79 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:57 pm

i have this problem.. when downloaded the MAME 0.128 i could not use the cheat database :-? for example the 'Cheat' option did not appear , no matter how i tried, i had activated in 'Default game option' and similar but i did not work :D

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Postby Wiliamo » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:11 pm

My first post.

In Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Play) I insert a coin then bring up the Cheat menu. When scrolling thru the Select Levels, when Labyrynth Zone Act 1 appears, the graphics in the background will break up. When selecting this level, the game starts with no time and you die. Other levels do the same thing.

Also for the same game, I remember the old cheat system had a Casino level to select. It appears missing from the current cheat menu.

I'm using Cheat Nov-14 and Mame 128.

Thanks for your time.
I really appreciate your efforts.
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Postby Pugsy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:26 am

Wiliamo wrote:My first post.

In Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Play) I insert a coin then bring up the Cheat menu. When scrolling thru the Select Levels, when Labyrynth Zone Act 1 appears, the graphics in the background will break up. When selecting this level, the game starts with no time and you die. Other levels do the same thing.


Thanks, though looking at the code it works as before - not very well unfortunately. It seems you will need Inf Time to use the level select cheat properly. It's a shortcoming with the cheat rather than the cheat engine - and it's not a quick fix unfortunately.

Also for the same game, I remember the old cheat system had a Casino level to select. It appears missing from the current cheat menu.


I think you will find the Casino levels are only in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (eg mp_soni2).
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Postby Pugsy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:31 am

eljose79 wrote:i have this problem.. when downloaded the MAME 0.128 i could not use the cheat database :-? for example the 'Cheat' option did not appear , no matter how i tried, i had activated in 'Default game option' and similar but i did not work :D


I don't know why, sounds like a MAMEUI issue to me. I use the standard commandline MAME and it continues to work just fine
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Postby dillerkind » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:45 am

Might sound stupid .. but I'll give it a try anyway. The cheat option in the GUI Mame builds seems to appear only if there are cheats for the currently active game. So if there's nothing to cheat, there's not a cheat menu entry either (at least that's how things are working on my machine).
Just try another game that does definitely have cheats and check it out.

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Postby Wiliamo » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:17 am

I think you will find the Casino levels are only in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (eg mp_soni2).

You are absolutely right about that. Sorry for the confusion. However I can't seem to get Sonic The Hedgehog 2 to start from the Casino Level.

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Postby carmel_andrews » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:24 am

Just to correct something just incase people miss understood pugsy's original post

Not only do you have to unzip the zop file itself you also have to unzip the zip file in the zip file and call it 'cheat' within the same directory as the mame exe

easier way of doing it is open the downloaded cheat zip file with PA or Winzip and drag over the cheat zip file within the downloaded zip into the same directory as mame exe

Then back click on the extracted zip file and tell it to extract to it's own directory, called cheat, this directory should be in the same directory as mame exe

I can't wait till they put the cheat feature proper back into mame UI

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Postby Pugsy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:08 pm

MAME 0.129u5 has introduced a change that managed to break nearly all xml cheat files from the previous beta cheat collection. Fairly easy to fix fortunately, you will find a link to the updated file in the first post in this topic.


Any problems with this cheat collection then please report them in this thread, thanks.
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http://www.mediafire.com/file/0dvubha3b ... at0187.zip (ZIP Archive 1826 KB)

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Postby dillerkind » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:16 pm

One game that I've always had trouble with is Desert War. For me the cheats never worked, neither in the good ol' .dat times, nor in the new .xml age.

Just a little something that came to my mind while I was all happy about the new version you posted recently. Seems that I've got to get back home quickly and fire up my computer to make good use of your work tonight :D

Many thanks for all the work, Pugsy!!

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Postby stephh » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:23 am

Little reminder : this topic is supposed to talk about new cheat databases or XML files releases, so if you want to discuss about non-working cheats, if you have some requests, or if you need some help, please use the other boards ...

Note to Pugsy : I think that only "experts" shall be able to post on this forum ... Now it's up to you to decide ...

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