Introduction: How to Edit Action Replay Codes Part Two: Find the Codes

warning: may be illegal depending were you live and laws. we will use roms and emulator. make sure that you have the game and system the emulator and roms are for or it is illegal.



now then. on to the Instructable. please make sure you are familiar with the format of action replay codes and hexdecimal.

in part one of this you learned how to change the back 8 numbers in the code. in this you will learn simple and complex ways to edit the code. the complex way uses emulators and roms and hacking systems so only pros should really attempted complex.

things needed:

action replay(duh)

game system that goes with the action replay(duh)

game to hack

how to count in hexdecimal

have read part one of this instructable

for complex only

emulator and rom for the game

Step 1: NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!

I can NOT tell you were to get comertial roms and emulators! it is illegal and does not need to be talked about here. do not pm me or comment about it i will not respond!

Step 2: Easy Way

so this is the easy way. I stress the word easy as it is only easy if you are familiarly with the format.


anyway, yea you are going to just need the codes here.

lets say this is a code(its not really)

2a3b62c 00000099

OK let pretend that it is a health cheat for a shooting game.
nintendo like most people are orginased. so normal things like number of bullets and health are close to each other(this completely depends and is not true for all games)

so in theory.

2a3b62d 00000099

could be ammo. as you can see i changed the last number by adding one or subtracting one.

you should probely subtract or add 2

Step 3: Complex

OK this is the hard part. it is for finding the first part of the code.


note this assumes that the emulator you are using has a address searcher on it, if it doesent I think you can use a external one(like artmoney or cheat engine)



i recommend that you use "vba"(virtual boy advance(a gba emulator(i can't tell you were to get it). it has a searcher built in to it. the pics are me hacking mario & luigi super star saga rom(again can't tell you were to get it)

first find the amount of the thing your hacking.

as in if you have 100 hp then you search for 100. i have 32 hp so i searched for 32

so do that.

the change the amount as in lose some health. i lost 1 hp.

then search for the new amount. keep doing that until you have like 6 addresses left. then change all the addresses and the amount should change and that gives you the front of the code. the back is just 00000000 with the amount at the end. i had 31 hp left so i searched for 31 and had 2 address left. then i changed the address and that gave me 100 life.

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GASSYPOOTS made it!(author)2011-12-20

i think pikachu thinks its an ABRA

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g12345389 made it!(author)2008-06-01

you said emulators are illegal your using one

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MaXoR made it!(author)2010-08-22


Ok, since I've been arrested for this type of stuff, listen up! Emulators, they are NOT illegal to have, run, or share (Unless the emulator is created as payware, and you didn't pay).

It is illegal to OWN A ROM..... PERIOD. There isn't any imaginary law that says "If you own the game, you may make as many copies as you like", there was a "law" sony released a while back that attempted to limit the use of music CD's once you've purchased them.... thats about as close as it gets in Northamerica, or Canada.

Microsoft also allows you to copy windows, since it isn't the disk that is special, but rather your CD key for that version of windows.

I don't know of a single game maker that allows you to make copies of their games, whether you've purchased them or not. It's part of their intellectual rights, and the rights assigned to the game. There has been a rumor for a while already that once you purchase a game, it's YOURS..... actually you just own the plastic CD it's printed on, you do not own the rights to that data, just because you paid $29.95 for it!! LOL

This is a prime example of why you don't believe everything you hear, even if you've heard it 1,000 times from 1,000 different people..... before the great explorer's of the world set out, 1,000's thought the world was flat!

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-06-01

no, emulators are illegal if you do not own the system and game you are hacking.

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zimmemic25 made it!(author)2008-10-13

also wrong. emulators are always legal. but its illegal to use roms (games) that u dont own.

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Landon531 made it!(author)2009-05-03

Ds man, I am not talking to you, so don't wig out on me. To anyone else out there who reads this, where is a good place to get mods? Please???

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-06-22

well, even if your not talking to me, if your talking about a place to get roms, then stop. roms are illegal and instructables would have problems if liinks to rom sites were posted here. same thing with emulators.

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samskinburg made it!(author)2009-07-28

dude I'm pretty sure no one from nintendo is reading this. and if they are they are not going to track you,OK? If they did track you 25% of America and Japan's youth would be in jail

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-07-29

So your basically saying that it's ok to rob a bank if the police aren't around? and Nintendo is not the only people who check for ROMs. the police and others do to. once the ROM site is linked to instructables(by someone posting a like to it) you can track instructables from that site. no one ever has to check instructables.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2009-07-30

Nothing like this should be illegal on the internet. Piracy rules.

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-12-29

Not true in any sense. When a copyright is involved it completly changes the situation. The data for a game is own by the company who made it, and dispersing that for free is illegal because it directly causing the company to lose money.

If roms were legal, none would ever be made. Why do you think video games of any sort are made anyway? To make money, and by making ROM's legal you tank the entire industry.

You make ROM's legal, and you distroy the video game industry.

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2009-12-29

The point of a ROM is to emulate a game system so that a certain game is playable on the system right?  And most of the time it isn't used on new games, but rather on older games, that nobody sells in stores anymore, and therefore make no money on. 

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2010-01-02
First, ROM's are used 10X as much for new games then old because people don't want to pay.

A ROM  is the exact file on a ds game card, no changes at all.
 
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MaXoR made it!(author)2010-08-22

Ok, since I've been arrested for this type of stuff, listen up! Emulators, they are NOT illegal to have, run, or share (Unless the emulator is created as payware, and you didn't pay).

It is illegal to OWN A ROM..... PERIOD. There isn't any imaginary law that says "If you own the game, you may make as many copies as you like", there was a "law" sony released a while back that attempted to limit the use of music CD's once you've purchased them.... thats about as close as it gets in Northamerica, or Canada.

Microsoft also allows you to copy windows, since it isn't the disk that is special, but rather your CD key for that version of windows.

I don't know of a single game maker that allows you to make copies of their games, whether you've purchased them or not. It's part of their intellectual rights, and the rights assigned to the game. There has been a rumor for a while already that once you purchase a game, it's YOURS..... actually you just own the plastic CD it's printed on, you do not own the rights to that data, just because you paid $29.95 for it!! LOL

This is a prime example of why you don't believe everything you hear, even if you've heard it 1,000 times from 1,000 different people..... before the great explorer's of the world set out, 1,000's thought the world was flat!

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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2010-01-02

Oh well.

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Landon531 made it!(author)2009-12-14

 Amen, bro-dah!

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samskinburg made it!(author)2009-07-31

you know it

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samskinburg made it!(author)2009-07-30

dude you must smoke a lot of pot if your this paranoid, who agrees

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-11-02
It's funny. if you accuse me of smoking pot because I follow the law, the police must be smoking 24/7.

You also have to think, every Rom you download is money lost to the company that worked hard to make that game. When ever you download a Rom, you are doing the equivalent of going into Gamestop and stealing it. Ofcoarse, i'm sure you think that stealing a game from Gamestop is wrong, so why would you download Rom's?
 
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DJ+Radio made it!(author)2009-11-02

Well, it should be OK if the company doesn't sell the game anymore since it's so old.  You have no other way to get the game otherwise.

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Sypran made it!(author)2010-02-15

agreed specially if its one of the rarest games (lets say only 1,000 are made) selling it of course = illegal, but playing around with your own personal use  and the games no longer sold by the company they make no money off it anymore. I agree it should be legal.
Whats the chances that your going to stumble on an NES game that was never released, never fully completed? well demo cart is undoubtedly going to be extremely rare. probably slim to none. a rom would let you be able to play the game. and it's not liek they made money or are continuing to make this game.

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-11-05

Ya, it's a little different if your downloading a old pacman game verses a game that just came out.

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samskinburg made it!(author)2009-07-30

oh and landon what do you mean by mods

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eggyeggyeggy made it!(author)2009-10-31

Roms arent illegal if you own the original game

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-11-02
What difference does it make here? I have no way of knowing if everyone that uses the link owns the game.

The fact is Roms can be illegal, and I don't know about you, but I would rather not take the chance.
 
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klip5 made it!(author)2010-03-07

oh yes and dsman you must have smoked your self stupid if you think the goverment is going to get you i have downloaded all ds games new and oldish iv never had cops at my door unless they were arresting me for selling pot wich is illegal.ps i have some fire dro if you lookin lol

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Sypran made it!(author)2010-02-15

and wait I found the code i needed how can I make it an action replay code? I don't need it for my emulated game, but I need it for my physical game

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-12-29

Not true, when I had this ROM I owned both a GBA and this mario game. I don't own that game now, but i also don't have the game or EMU, so i'm fine.

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IgnorantZebra made it!(author)2009-06-18

*5 btw what game is this

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Capt.+Kidd made it!(author)2009-07-30

its mario and luigi superstar saga, and awesome game. for gba though.

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sigmazero13 made it!(author)2009-02-03

I will admit, I'm not an expert with the Action Replay in specific, but at the end, when you say "subtract or add 2", you would probably be better off adding/subtracting 4 in many cases. If the second half of the code is the "value", it's a 4-byte value: each pair of 2 hexadecimal digits is one byte.

0123456789AB
A_B_C_

If you entered the address of A, you'd have the value "01234567". If you only added 2, and entered the address of B, you'd have the value "456789AB". Lets say you CHANGED A to FFFFFFFF. If you then look at B, it would be "FFFF89AB", which may or may not be what you intend.

Again, though, this is assuming the Action Replay memory addressing is roughly similar to other computer memory systems. And the addressing may be reversed (IE, above, I assume A + 2 = B. It might be A - 2 = B), but I just thought I'd point it out that going by 4's may prevent memory overlapping.

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-02-03

i have found some games where values are every 4 addresses, and some where values are every 2 addresses. since nothing done in a action replay is saved(except if you save a game, but when a game is saved, only some of the action replay codes are saved with it, and those are ones where addresses are changed and the ending result is stable(like changing pokemon), then it is saved, but things that glitch up the game will never be saved)

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sigmazero13 made it!(author)2009-02-03

It very well could be that way; I'm not an expert in this particular case by any means :) Oh, and it looks like my "diagram" got messed up. The "B" is supposed to be underneath the 4, and the "C" is supposed to be underneath the "8" :)

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-02-03

ya, instructables always seems to get rid of spaces. i am also not a expert in this field. i know a good amount but that is mainly from what i have read, and tested. i have never actually found a code for my ds, just edited them. this is due to the fact that my computer just chokes when it tries to run anything like a DS emulator. i was barely able to make this instructable because my computer was freezing every once in a while when i ran the VBA.

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zap89 made it!(author)2008-04-01

whats an emulator?...

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-04-01

a emulator is a program that runs a game system on a computer.

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ojochris made it!(author)2008-04-24

And you can't tell us where to get one? Do you know why it's illegal?

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-04-24

i can tell you what a emulator is, and if you want to find one you could search for VBA in google. but that is your choice and not my fault or responsibility if you get caught. i can't give a direct link for two reasons. one by linking it to the instructable, it is my fault if they get caught. and two, it is illegal and i don't want to be charged for having a link to it. it is illegal because it lets you get the game system and games for free, there by making the maker of the system out the money for the system and/or games. it is fine if you own the game because then you bought it. so i can get a DS emulator and not be charged because i own a DS. but if i get a PSP emulator i can be because i don't have one.

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ojochris made it!(author)2008-04-24

So, I could buy an emulator not get in trouble? (I have a DS.)

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necropolian made it!(author)2008-08-26

you can hold a rom for 24 hours, to test it. if you hold it longer; it is illegal

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zimmemic25 made it!(author)2008-10-13

first: thats not right! u can hold a test version rom for 48 hours or till u beat the game. but u must not have an original rom for 1 second if u dont own the game. if you own the cartridge, u can own the rom images too. second: emulators are always legal. the only illegal thin is programming nintendo emulators cause they are copyrighted/patentet. but using them is allowed.

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necropolian made it!(author)2008-10-18

whatever. i don't use them anymore, so...

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-04-24

if you have a DS then your fine. emulators are free. do a google search for DSEMU and you will find what your looking for. but then you need roms to play on the emulator, and again they are illegal if you do not own the game they are for.

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zimmemic25 made it!(author)2008-10-13

for DS there are flashcards (to run homebrew/images on the ds). and there is a homebrew which uses WiFi to connect to your PC and make a rom image file on your pc. 1) start an FTP server on ur pc (u need firewall to ensure that only the DS uses it) 2) write the user,pass,ip and port settings into the config of that backup tool. 3) write config file AND backup tool onto a flashcard (like Supercard DsOne) 4) insert flashcard, boot up DS, start backup tool from flash card. 5) take the flashcard out of the DS (while it keeps running). 6) insert a slot-1-game cartridge. 7) write rom to PC, write savegame to PC or load savegame from PC. then u can use the rom in an emulator/flashcard. or u use this thing to backup/share ur savegame (not the rom, only the saved data from ur game).

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zimmemic25 made it!(author)2008-10-13

ill make an instructable for this

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Foaly7 made it!(author)2008-10-10

So do you have to use an emulator to use this 'ible?

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Foaly7 made it!(author)2008-10-10

No wait I think I get it. Is it like you use the Emulator to find the code and then edit it to work with the actual system?

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-10-10

well kind of. you use the emulator to find the code and then change it to what you want. you don't need to edit it to work with the real game.

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Foaly7 made it!(author)2008-10-10

Thanx

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zimmemic25 made it!(author)2008-10-13

u need a cheat module like my action replay DSL(ext. edition). got mine at "Mediamarkt" (an technics store (they sell dishwashers, computers, WII/NDS(L),...)) for € 20.

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