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I've taken a bit of a hiatus, I thought things would simmer down after I graduated from college and my wife started her summer vacation... but they haven't. I'm working quite a bit and the progress of the site has really come to a stand-still.
I noticed that the people over at Hyperkin took advantage of our Nestopia export function to compile their cheat packages. Little do they know that the codes need a good reviewing, as there are probably still some doubles, as well as region-specific codes that may be under the wrong region, or possibly even the wrong game. I may try to see if the Chroniclers of our site want to take on the task of going through a section of our database at a time and doing some housekeeping.
I suppose some more progress of the site in the near future will be bug fixes, finishing up the NDS code conversion, and some more export formats. Also, you know I'm all ears in the forum for any ideas you have.
It's a pretty spiffy title, and Viper187 deserves it. He is a longtime hacker and member of the admin staffs of both GameHacking.org and the now-defunct GSC, and has produced a huge body of impressive hacking work, developed iconic hacking tools used scene-wide, and helped quite a few hackers learn the ropes over the years.
As you're likely aware, I've deprecated my direct influence on the site over time, so that while I'm still the site owner, in most senses rimsky82 is in charge of GameHacking.org. Thus, the position of Deputy Executive Administrator is essentially that of 2nd in command.
This promotion will provide Viper187 with the ability to update the main site, and thus provides a third pillar of support if rimsky82 and I are both unavailable and GameHacking.org requires attention of some sort. It also means that, if the fates dictate that rimsky82 must depart at some point, Viper187 will assume the position of Executive Administrator.
I added text and gtc exports today, for wii, wii (dlc), and gamecube systems.
I also fixed a little bug in the Nestopia export, a little problem with the game attribute that holds the crc. It works properly now, I think that might have prevented the codes being recognized for the game by the emulator.
I got rid of a bunch of duplicates today, and I was extra careful to go over what was being deleted, and even started over a couple times to make sure codes weren't disappearing that we still wanted. I made the script pretty strict for this first pass, and I only went through the older systems.
Within each game, code titles had to match, as well as any group and, of course, the code itself. I didn't compare the code text, but the system's interpretation of the raw code. I didn't do newer systems, because the code converters are still somewhat buggy and I need to strengthen them before I use this script on it. Pretty much the playstation/n64 generation and up were not processed yet.
I still weeded out thousands of duplicates. Because of the strict standards I used on this first pass, there may still be dupes, but not nearly as many.
Another thing that came out of this is that I added the Xploder device for the gb/gbc systems. I did so, because even though in the past I thought that it was the same as the gameshark, the codes start with a "0D" instead of a "01". If anyone could let me know if there are other types for the gb/c Xploder, that would be great.
Today I added the ps2rd export format, which is the same as an unencrypted cbc file. I also added the encrypted cbc version 7 export. Maybe if bfoos likes the idea, we can rig the day1 server to pull live codes from the database instead of static cbc files.
I also noticed that all of the GB/GBC gameshark codes were listed as raw. I made them gameshark, unless they were obviously codebreaker. It is possible there are codes listed as gameshark that are actually codebreaker for these two systems.
I have a few more playstation related exports to look at, which I might do tomorrow. Or I might watch Dr. No.
There have been quite a few changes around here in the past few days, so how about another. I updated the normal view for the cheat pages to be easier to read; it looks like a combination of the normal view and simple view. I still have the simple view in place, and it will probably stick around for a while. Let me know what you think.
I've started the new Modifier system. Basically, in the expanded code box, you can choose your modifier value and it will show you the code for it.
Hackers, when you add codes, there is a new box for modifiers. Basically, you put your modifiers in, one for each line, with the value:description like this: 00:Nothing 01:Machine Gun 0A:Nuclear Warhead And then your code needs question marks. So your code would just look like "1234:??".
2652 There are also range modifiers, that are specified with min-max,step like this: 0-9,1 If you don't specify a step, 1 is assumed.
All numbers are assumed to be hexadecimal.
Right now, all modifiers are still in the notes, except for the one in the picture. I can try to move them systematically, and I will, but that may cause problems. I'll try my best, but chroniclers and hackers should keep their eyes peeled for such cases. It's simple enough to just edit a code and make it right.
Post any problems with the system in this thread and I will take a look at it.
I did a couple of things tonight, and have more to do, but I'm too tired and might have to work tomorrow if it doesn't start snowing.
I made a new games view, you can see it by going to your Site Settings (upper-right corner), and selecting "Mixed" under Game Selection Page -> View Style. I like it the best, I may get rid of the others and not even give you the option anymore. It should be simple enough, yet look more organized than listing the titles straight.
I also added a hacker filter to each game's page. You can select a hacker so you only see their codes for that game. Also, when you browse from the hackers page, that hacker will be filtered (inclusive) automatically.
Like I said, I have more to do. Maybe if it snows hard enough I'll do some more tomorrow.
I added a feature that people have been asking for for some time. When you are looking at a page of codes, you can specify which device to view them for (game genie, gameshark, etc.). If a code can be converted to the type, it will show on the page. Go back to "original" to view all of them again. Don't forget to specify whether or not you want them to be encrypted. Play with it, you'll understand.
I also fixed a couple of tiny bugs and such, like the code group arrow not expanding the group.
You may be wondering why the forums were off overnight. We moved to a new host. We did so to save some dough, despite the millions in donations we receive each month. The new server should be comparable in speed to the old one.
If you come across any bugs, report them in this thread so I can stare at them for awhile before considering actually fixing them.
I integrated a code request system today. It's one of the things I've had in the back of my mind for the site.
To request a code, find the game you want to request a code for and go to it's page. On the top menu, under your username and avatar, is a "Request"->"Code" menu. Fill out the form with the suggested code title, and for the description briefly explain the effect you want the code to do. After you submit your code, it should appear in two places: On the game's page above the codes, and on the new request page.
Hackers- to fulfill a code request, simply go to the request page and click the Fill link at the bottom. Or, you can go to the game's page and add the code, and at the bottom of the add code form is a drop-down menu to choose the request you're filling. You can also edit a code to fill a request.
Once the request is fulfilled, the request page will show that it's filled and what the name of the new code is.
The system is quite simple now, there are many things I will do to improve it. I can't promise when.
With the info from Mez's super-awesome thread and this helpful page, I added X-Terminator and GoldFinger as SNES devices on the site. What does this mean? It means the site will convert the SNES codes to these formats now, so you don't have to use an outdated converter program if you have a copier, like the Super UFO Pro 8, like I just picked up the other day.
X-Term is the same as PAR, no big whoop. But GoldFinger codes are ROM codes that patch the ROM before it's loaded, as opposed to in the CPU memory like the Game Genie does. That's why you'll see address differences in the codes. There are some emulators that accept GoldFinger codes as well.