Quick way to test cheats?

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Quick way to test cheats?

Postby txcdxkqu » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:53 pm

Is there a way to just write the cheat code at the debugger window and have it take effect immediately?
Closing and reloading the rom every time I want to test out a cheat is too time consuming.

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Re: Quick way to test cheats?

Postby syndromtr » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:04 pm

yes, here are examples:
first line represents the cheat in xml file, following line(s) are equivalents in mame debugger.
first example is a RAM cheat; other ones are ROM cheats.

<action>maincpu.pb@1092CD=01</action>
b@1092cd=01
rb@1092cd=01

<action>maincpu.mw@0BC74=4E71</action>
rw@bc74=4e71

<action>maincpu.mw@03FD8=0300</action>
rw@ff81fec0=0300
(TMS34010 CPU example, used in Mortal Kombat games)

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Re: Quick way to test cheats?

Postby NotAGoodName » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:54 am

You can also use the reload cheats feature in the cheat menu. Edit txt file, save, reload cheats, cross your fingers and hop that you didn't make a fatal XML syntax error.
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