MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

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MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by Pugsy » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:42 pm

Nothing to see yet, please move along.
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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by Pugsy » Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:16 pm

If anybody is interested, I intend on releasing this along with a genesis,coleco and PCE cheat collections tomorrow (maybe?).

http://www.mediafire.com/file/yywt02nkj ... BA_0134.7z


It's actually pretty massive, but that's partially down to the fact that I converted everything as byte cheats. Will needs lot of work, work I won't have the time to do (volunteers?).

The donor cheats collection was very ropey unfortunately..not even keeping to it's own format. Looking at some of the cheats it would almost appear that the cheats were saved at an early stage of the cheat search so there's a lot of addresses for some cheats when I'm sure a few would do rather than the 100s used in some cases.
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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by NotAGoodName » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:19 pm

I have some cheats for Final Fight One which aren't included in this. They're posted in the cheat section here.
Aww yeah. AMD A10-7850K givin' MAME and MESS systems what for.

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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by Pugsy » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:18 pm

Thanks I'll add them to the 2nd release (don't want to rebuild them again and they would get lost if any conversion problems get spotted). I'm currently ironing out some minor issues with the MESS genesis cheat files (will be based purely on the HazeMD cheat file for the first release).

Was going to do a full release on Saturday of the 4 databases but judging on the number of downloads of the GBA cheat file there wasn't any big interest in MESS cheat files, so decided I wasn't going to bust a gut.
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MAME 0.200 XML cheat collection 12 AUGUST 2018) from http://www.mamecheat.co.uk or direct from:-
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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by etabeta78 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:26 am

I'd be very interested in all of these MESS cheats (we could also offer them as a download at MESS wiki, if you agree)

also, I'm improving NES driver and I'd be interested to see some NES cheats as well :)

in any case, thanks for the work you do on MAME/MESS cheats!

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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by Pugsy » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:43 pm

etabeta78 wrote:I'd be very interested in all of these MESS cheats (we could also offer them as a download at MESS wiki, if you agree)
Well my initial plan is to solely host them via the Cheats Page to try and gauge the level of interest in them to see if it's worthwhile doing any more or updating them. I have no problem if somewhere down the line the wiki mirrors them (though if the wiki is as slow for everybody else as it is for me I don't think hosting the cheat files will help).
etabeta78 wrote:also, I'm improving NES driver and I'd be interested to see some NES cheats as well :)
And you are doing an excellent job.

Starting new cheat files from scratch on a massive system is too mind-numbing to even consider so I'm taking the Big Bang Approach whenever possible. This has the problem of getting donor cheat files to convert. The GBA cheat files weren't too bad as there were donor cheat files available and they were handily named according to a common numbered ROM collection, so all I had to do was make a lookup list of crc32 to filename and write a small conversion program and I was 'almost' there.

I did do some preliminary work on some NES cheat files, problem is that tying up the cheats to a crc32 is going to involve a LOT of manual work unless I can get a decent named set of donor cheat files (I'm not hopeful). As it stands all MESS cheat files will have a smallish builtin element of risk that the cheats don't work as they may have been made for a different version with major differences, the NES were a lot of cheats are ROM based GG codes is going to be very prone to these issues.
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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by etabeta78 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:37 pm

About MESS cheats: if you really decide to release some cheat pack, please advertise the release on MESS forum, because I think it would get a larger resonance (I'm not sure many MESS users know about this forum). I would be the first to download them :)

For the mirror thing, it can wait. For sure we would add a link on the wiki, pointing at your page :)


About NES:: I seem to recall there was a zip of cheats for NEStopia which could have been crc based (NEStopia database is crc based, so it would make sense)

I don't have the link here unfortunately (maybe it was posted on NEStopia board at Bannister.org?), and I'm not even sure it can be used as a base for MESS cheats... but maybe it can be worth a try.

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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by Pugsy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:57 pm

When they are ready I will post on the MESS forums, pretty much done to be honest I just can't find the motivation to tie the loose ends up. The alpha release of the gba cheats above will probably just become the release version.

I was aware of the Nestopia cheats but unfortunately they are not crc32 based and to be brutally honest although they have done a fairly good job of conversion they have converted the NES GG cheats straight off the official GameGenie site and as cheats go they are of a very poor standard. For instance for 1942 we have cheats like this:-

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PASIOALE        Both players start with 9 rolls 
IESUTYZA        Start with 6 lives, 1-player game only
AESUTYZE        Start with 9 lives, 1-player game only 
IAKUUAZA        After continue, player 1 has 6 lives in 2-player game
AAKUUAZE        After continue, player 1 has 9 lives in 2-player game
IASUOAZA        Player 2 has 6 lives in 2-player game
AASUOAZE        Player 2 has 9 lives in 2-player game 
Quickly looking at gshi and I found these far superior PAR codes from VisitntX that'll probably work for all versions of 1942 :

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0432:02 Infinite Lives
0436:03 Infinite Rolls
048E:88 Invincibility
Problem is getting decent enough cheats in a single file or well named multiple files that I can convert (I wouldn't be happy just copying the cheats of gshi without permission from the respective authors).

I've made the skeleton cheat.dat for the NES (makes updating a lot easier) and when converted there will be <gulp>16384</gulp>XML files!
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Grab the latest cheat collection:
MAME 0.200 XML cheat collection 12 AUGUST 2018) from http://www.mamecheat.co.uk or direct from:-
http://www.mediafire.com/file/39od7hvga ... at0200.zip (ZIP Archive 1894 KB)

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Re: MESS 0.134 GBA Cheat File

Post by etabeta78 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:43 pm

thanks for the attempt :)

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