Lazy Bastard: Among many other things, you co-founded Codemasters-Project.net, which became the center of the PS2 hacking scene. What was your inspiration for this? GMO: I was tired of going to 16 sites a day to find codes or find info on making codes. The Codemasters-Project actually met on the GSHI.org website. I posted a thread, "Let's get this party started." This is were i first met Sephiroth (UCF_Codemaster) This was a pain cause i would go to the gameshark (Interact) Forums, CMGSCCC.com, GSHI, GSCentral, X-Hub, Ace1's, XploderFreax.de, Xianaix Museum, agscc, Hellion's, thegfcc, etc. Even my group iNtHEmIND had a site hosted on PS2NEWZ (psx-scene.org) Everyone kept asking to be a Moderator on their site. UCF_Codemaster is an awesome guy and very generous. He pays for the site and hosting out his own pocket. Lazy Bastard: What is your favorite code/hack that you hacked? GMO: That would have to be the USP Suppressor for MGS2 Sons of Liberty because no "Commercial" site has even found it. Lazy Bastard: What is your favorite code/hack of all time? GMO: CMGSCCC's Final Fantasy 7 Ultimate Code, I thought I was badass every time I played because with a Joker I can refill my HP/MP/Limit on the fly. Totally awesome. Lazy Bastard: Who would you say influenced you the most in the video game hacking scene? Who did you 'look up to' when you first entered the scene? (doesn't have to be the same person for both) GMO: Damn that's a hard one... CMX, he deals with me on a daily basis with all my questions he usually ignores :P But he does get the job done. When I first started it was Codeboy, he answered all my questions except ones on encryptions. Lazy Bastard: What was your first code/hack? GMO: Stealth Suit for the Tank Mission on Metal Gear Solid 2 Lazy Bastard: What do you think is the most difficult type of code/hack to hack, and why? GMO: Games with a Quake engine can be a bitch! Warhammer40K Fire Warrior was a pain to hack. The In-Game Cheats were interesting to find out til you figure the value is the value of (g). "Flippy" pissed me off for an hour to figure out what it did til i released that the In-Game Cheat Flippy was a Stupid ass code for an Inverted Controller. WTF were they thinking! Lazy Bastard: What is your favorite type of code/hack? GMO: Infinite Health/HP/Life, I actually like to finish a game. Lazy Bastard: What is your least favorite aspect of hacking? GMO: It's very time consuming. In the beginning, before dump codes, it took 2 minutes to reset the PS2, enter the address, and Load. Just for one code. Lazy Bastard: What do you like least about the hacking scene? GMO: When a certain "Commercial" site got pissed cause people were "Porting" codes and they felt they should receive the credit. We ported codes over to other regions cause other regions would never get codes. In America or mainly NTSC games would see a shit ton of codes for a game, and PAL & NTSC J games will see like 2 or 3 useful codes for like 5 main title games. The "Porters" actually supported the devices that complained about them. Lazy Bastard: Which game did you find the most fun to hack, and why? GMO: Star Ocean 3! Nothing says Double Hash like Star Ocean! To make codes for the game was fun cause only like 4 of us could actually do it at the time. Lazy Bastard: Did you ever hack an awesome code, or find an address in memory that would've yielded an awesome code, but then lost it somehow? GMO: Character Modifier for Devil May Cry! I was so fucking happy the code worked, that when I resetted the ps2 to boot my GS2 v1.3 the dongle fucked up and I had to do a factory reset. Lazy Bastard: What was the most difficult, 'hair-pulling' hack you've ever accomplished? GMO: Ben Lincoln's Debug Menu for Legacy of Kain Defiance. We probably worked on it for 2 weeks to make it shorter then the original 40 Line code, we did lose some of the debug codes in it though. Lazy Bastard: Was there ever a code you just couldn't get to work quite correctly (something you hacked/attempted to hack)? GMO: HF Blade in MGS2 SoL, I have the address and the HF Blade value for both Snake and Raiden, but it would only work as a decoration til you got to where Raiden was naked in the game. Lazy Bastard: Aside from hacking and gaming, how do you like to spend your time? GMO: I am a hardcore gaming nerd! I play my XBox 360, Wii, World of Warcraft, and spend the majority of time with my Fiance Jen. She plays Left 4 Dead with me :) Lazy Bastard: What do you think must happen for the video game hacking scene to continue to thrive? GMO: More people get involved, and companies not to discontinue their products. Lazy Bastard: One last question: if you had one thing to say to current, aspiring, and future hackers, what would it be? GMO: Never let someone tell you hacking games is impossible! That you do not need a super computer (Franken Station) to hack codes that you cannot afford. Look how far we got without super computer! Look how far they did with them.... Shame.