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  • Sega CD ISO Hacks

    Figured I'd start a new thread for these. Will make them easier to find in the future.

    Many thanks to Mezmorize for helping me out with this. Mez, you'll be glad to know that I finally put my purse down and ran CE. No problems with my Anti Virus at all.

    Since there's no emulator that I know of that can use Sega CD cheat codes,
    you'll have to hack the codes into your ISO file with a hex editor. I'm using
    Hex Workshop, but I'm sure any hex editor will work. Just open up your ISO
    file with a hex editor, click on "Find" and type in the numbers I have listed
    below. Make the changes listed, save, and you're ready to go.



    RDF: Global Conflict (U) Sega CD


    Infinite 1.20 ammo...
    With your hex editor, search for 8E4E4504790001. Change the last 01 to 00.


    Infinite 7.62 ammo...
    With your hex editor, search for 003A04790001. Change the last 01 to 00.


    Infinite LSR ammo...
    With your hex editor, search for 002E04790001. Change the last 01 to 00.


    Infinite Smoke ammo...
    With your hex editor, search for 006004790001. Change the last 01 to 00.


    Take no damage...
    With your hex editor, search for 0084DF79. Change the DF79 to 6004.
    Last edited by Tony Hedstrom; 01-18-2013, 06:45:49 PM.
    The Code Hut: http://codehut.gshi.org/

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    RDF: Global Conflict (U) Sega CD

    Start a new game with twice as much fuel. Note that picking up an extra fuel
    can will cause your fuel level to drop back down to the "normal" full level,
    so it's best not to pick up a fuel can until your fuel level gets below the
    half way mark...
    With your hex editor, search for 50B233FC2700. Change the 2700 to 4E00.


    Fuel can pick-ups give you twice as much fuel...
    With your hex editor, search for 4E7533FC2700. Change the 2700 to 4E00.


    Infinite fuel...
    With your hex editor, search for 4100029041. Change the 9041 to 4E71.
    Last edited by Tony Hedstrom; 01-18-2013, 06:46:53 PM.
    The Code Hut: http://codehut.gshi.org/

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    • #3
      Awesome, always hated how the Sega CD was neglected code-wise just because it didn't have a cheat device.
      Would you mind if I also posted hacks in this thread.
      I would rather the old thread I had made to die out since I put out a lot of bad hacks back then.
      http://OldGameHacking.com/
      http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamcastVideos

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      • #4
        The one time I attempted hacking segacd I kept getting frustrated with the frequent paging and switching between the processors. It's not the easiest system to hack, what debugger are you using?

        BTW- I believe you can use MESS to cheat with segacd. If I get a minute I'll see if I can add your cheats in it and get it to work. I still have to add SegaCD to the new site, as well as PCECD, CDi, others...
        Please put all complaints in writing and submit them here.

        Above link not working? Try here.

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        • #5
          You can make ROM codes with any system that Fusion emulates when used with Cheat Engine.
          I have 10 games I've hacked in the last few months I could post.

          Sol-Feace
          Sonic CD
          Star Blade
          Star Wars: Rebel Assault
          Thunderhawk
          Ultraverse Prime
          Vay
          Wild Woody
          Wolfchild
          Wonder Dog
          http://OldGameHacking.com/
          http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamcastVideos

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mezmorize View Post
            Awesome, always hated how the Sega CD was neglected code-wise just because it didn't have a cheat device.
            Would you mind if I also posted hacks in this thread.
            I would rather the old thread I had made to die out since I put out a lot of bad hacks back then.
            Putting all Sega CD hacks here would be a good idea.

            And I suppose I should take your cue and start listing the specific game/region the hacks are for.

            EDIT: Although now that I think about it, I'll bet that the hacks would work on any version/region of the game. Since you're searching for a hex string instead of using a specific ROM address, the hacks should work on all versions of the game in most cases.
            Last edited by Tony Hedstrom; 01-18-2013, 06:44:58 PM.
            The Code Hut: http://codehut.gshi.org/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mezmorize View Post
              You can make ROM codes with any system that Fusion emulates when used with Cheat Engine.
              I have 10 games I've hacked in the last few months I could post.
              OK, but in using cheat engine, are you sure the addresses you provide will translate for other emulators? That's a big deal considering MESS would use them as well as any future emulators (Not that I'm holding my breath for that).
              Please put all complaints in writing and submit them here.

              Above link not working? Try here.

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              • #8


                Sol-Feace (U)

                Code Title: Show Extra Options [Note: Still requires Push-Button code to use the options...]
                Bytes To Search For:
                FFFF5F8442424E404A79FFFF5F886700
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                Code Title: Infinite Planes
                Bytes To Search For:
                007008390001FFFF60756600000C5379
                Note: Replace all 7 instances for each of the 7 stages.
                Replace last 4 digits with 6004

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Star Blade (U)

                Code Title: Infinite Shield
                Bytes To Search For:
                37400008600C5940B0416C0230013740
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Star Wars: Rebel Assault (U)

                Code Title: Infinite Pilots
                Bytes To Search For:
                00010B4A4EBA53F44E714FEF00145379
                Replace last 4 digits with 6004

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Thunderhawk (E)
                Code Title: Infinite Missiles
                Bytes To Search For:
                42AD00026100012E4A3860D266045338
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Ultraverse Prime (U)

                Code Title: Infinite Health (Player 1)
                Bytes To Search For:
                4A790008129A670000966A00001A0479
                Replace last 4 digits with 6006

                Code Title: Infinite Lives
                Bytes To Search For:
                0000E654FFEC000185680000E6540439
                Replace last 4 digits with 6006

                Increase Lives Cheat:
                Pause the game and press Down, Down, Up, Down, C, Left, Right, A, B.
                A sound effect will be played and the number of lives you currently have will increase by one.
                You can repeat the code as many times as you would like.

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Vay (U)

                Code Title: Infinite Item Usage
                Bytes To Search For:
                4229000242290003422900044E755329
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Wild Woody (U)

                Code Title: Infinite Lives
                Bytes To Search For:
                0001000182E23039000182E24E750479
                Replace last 4 digits with 6006

                Code Title: Invulnerability
                Bytes To Search For:
                42390001119A4E750C69FFFF00346732
                Replace last 4 digits with 6032

                Code Title: Infinite Health
                Bytes To Search For:
                000348E7C000323900013EF6C0C19179
                Replace last 4 digits with 6004

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Wolfchild (U)

                Code Title: Infinite Bombs
                Bytes To Search For:
                4A2B032566200C6B000004D26F18536B
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                Code Title: Infinite Lives
                Bytes To Search For:
                177C00FF02BC302B04C853406B143740
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                Code Title: Infinite Health
                Bytes To Search For:
                C91A377C000004D66100C932600E3740
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------



                Wonder Dog (U)

                Code Title: Infinite Lives
                Bytes To Search For: 00FF800F48E7FFFE4E714CDF7FFF103900FF800E66EE301F4A 6D0BA46710536D
                Replace last 4 digits with 6002

                Code Title: Invulnerability
                Bytes To Search For: 3B7C00022412610016F04A6D24566706
                Replace last 4 digits with 6006

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                http://OldGameHacking.com/
                http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamcastVideos

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rimsky82 View Post
                  OK, but in using cheat engine, are you sure the addresses you provide will translate for other emulators? That's a big deal considering MESS would use them as well as any future emulators (Not that I'm holding my breath for that).
                  Once I find the emulated ROM in Cheat Engine's Memory Viewer, I copy a bunch of bytes and paste them into Hex Workshop's find box.
                  Far as I know the hacked games should work in other emulators also.
                  http://OldGameHacking.com/
                  http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamcastVideos

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                  • #10
                    Yes, the ISO hacks should work on any emulator that can play Sega CD games. If fact, I'll bet that if you could burn a hacked ISO file onto a CD-ROM, along with the related MP3 files, it would work on real hardware (assuming a real Sega CD console can read CD-ROM discs). Does anyone have a real Sega CD?

                    Mez, one thing I've done sometimes in addition to using CE, is to make an assembly trace log with Gens 9.5b. I'm so used to reading asm files now, that it's easier that way for me. One problem I noticed is that when there is a reference in one of the A registers, the address there is not the actual address. I'm sure it has to do with what Rimsky mentioned about paging and switching. Will have to try and figure that part out. Could find more codes with that info.
                    Last edited by Tony Hedstrom; 01-18-2013, 07:18:36 PM.
                    The Code Hut: http://codehut.gshi.org/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tony Hedstrom View Post
                      Yes, the ISO hacks should work on any emulator that can play Sega CD games. If fact, I'll bet that if you could burn a hacked ISO file onto a CD-ROM, along with the related MP3 files, it would work on real hardware (assuming a real Sega CD console can read CD-ROM discs). Does anyone have a real Sega CD?

                      Mez, one thing I've done sometimes in addition to using CE, is to make an assembly trace log with Gens 9.5b. I'm so used to reading asm files now, that it's easier that way for me. One problem I noticed is that when there is a reference in one of the A registers, the address there is not the actual address. I'm sure it has to do with what Rimsky mentioned about paging and switching. Will have to try and figure that part out. Could make better codes.
                      Yea I'm still kinda figuring things out as I go when it comes to ASM, figured you would devise a better method :-)
                      I never actually figured out how to use Gens with ram address and such, need to try that some time.
                      I've only ever used the tracing successfully when making the Walk On Air codes.
                      http://OldGameHacking.com/
                      http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamcastVideos

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                      • #12
                        I don't think you understood my question. I know for certain that modified isos would work in other emulators, as well as in real hardware. When you go to enter a segacd code into the database, it'll ask you for an address and a value. It doesn't seem like you're getting the right address to patch as it lives in the sega cd's address space.

                        The asm pages in the ram, because the ram usually isn't big enough to hold the first track of a sega cd, afaik. Also, there are 3 processors, the Z80 in the Genesis for sound, the 68k in the genesis, and the 68k in the segacd.

                        It seems if we found where these addresses show up in the address space, we'd need to provide a compare value as well.

                        I have a genny 1 & 2, and a 32x, but I haven't yet acquired a segacd. I plan to, but they weren't that cheap the last time I checked.
                        Please put all complaints in writing and submit them here.

                        Above link not working? Try here.

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                        • #13
                          I'm not sure how that would work out.
                          It would seem like the different dumping methods of the cd audio tracks could affect the addresses or something.
                          Like a code made with a 1:1 copy might not work with a .mp3 type dump.
                          http://OldGameHacking.com/
                          http://www.youtube.com/user/DreamcastVideos

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mezmorize View Post
                            I'm not sure how that would work out.
                            It would seem like the different dumping methods of the cd audio tracks could affect the addresses or something.
                            Like a code made with a 1:1 copy might not work with a .mp3 type dump.
                            Respectfully, I doubt that. The ASM is the same regardless of the variable length of the audio tracks.
                            Please put all complaints in writing and submit them here.

                            Above link not working? Try here.

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                            • #15
                              I think I understand what you're saying rimsky. kind of like how a SNES ROM address is not the same as the CPU address used in SNES Game Genie codes.

                              Since there is no "official" Sega CD code format, we should figure something out that could be used in the db here.

                              By looking in the asm trace logs that I make with Gens 9.5b, I can see the addresses that are used in there (which are not the same as the actual ROM addresses) but to be honest, I don't know if those are the actual addresses that the Sega CD hardware is using. My guess is that they are the addresses used by the hardware, but I'm not sure.

                              For example, here is the assembly for subtracting fuel...

                              01:E700 90 41 SUB.W D1,D0

                              The address there is 01:E700, but the actual ROM address is 66DE38.
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