May 4th, 2009
Lazy Bastard: You've hacked at least 4,346 codes across 8 consoles and 1809 games, most of which were Game Genie codes, including Infinite Energy and Invincibility codes for pretty much every Genesis fighting/beat'em-up game. What was your inspiration in hacking these?

VisitntX: Well my inspiration basically was that nobody ever made such codes for those systems and I didn't know why, so I started to learn and Pugsy helped me a lot in that matter, so once I understand it just kept trying to cover all of those fighting/beat'em up games for genesis. Was the challenge of trying to find another method to apply, to beat all the problems and to do something nobody did before for that system.

Lazy Bastard: What is your favorite code/hack that you hacked?

VisitntX: I don't have a favorite one, but if I have to choose probably I will go for the Infinite Energy code I made for X-Perts for the Genesis system. Also I really love every perfect invincibility code I did.

Lazy Bastard: What is your favorite code/hack of all time?

VisitntX: Freeze Time for Out-Run, now, is not that great of a code, but I love it, as a great fan of this game I remember playing it with the first MAMEs that run it correctly. Still remember when I played the game in an old Arcade as a little kid. Is more because the feeling it produces in me, that I could beat the game after lot of years. There are lot of more complex codes that were probably more difficult to find, but I still love this one.

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)

VisitntX: Actually is the same person, Pugsy influenced me with his impressive codes for MAME and I look up to him because of his huge knowledge and his kindness, he always help new hackers.

Lazy Bastard: What was your first code/hack?

VisitntX: my first code was a PAR I made for Super Mario World like 8 or 9 years back, it was infinite lives, since then I just kept doing codes, learning how each system control the memory, how each game-house works, and then once I thought my skills were useful I started to posting the codes I did, and just kept doing codes. Now my first hack was for Genesis, it was a game genie code for infinite energy for the game Home Alone.

Lazy Bastard: What do you think is the most difficult type of code/hack to hack, and why?

VisitntX: The most difficult is probably a true and perfect collision on/off hack. I mean, difficult could be also try to make infinite energy for each of your characters in RPG games when you have a 5 line code limit in a real Game Genie, but not when you have infinite space to work and modify. Always talking of hacks, not RAM codes.

Lazy Bastard: What is your favorite type of code/hack?

VisitntX: Definitely Invincibility. Make invincible a character, making it go thru every enemy as a ghost is what I like the most. But only perfect invincibility.

Lazy Bastard: What is your least favorite aspect of hacking?

VisitntX: Is that sometimes you go too deep because the challenge is so fun and then forget about other things as your mind don't need to think in the problems of your world, just it needs to try to change a little piece of code.

Lazy Bastard: What do you like least about the hacking scene?

VisitntX: The stupid division, and the stupid war. That there is still people stealing codes, people that never give the correct credit to the creators. Ok, we do it for fun and to help gamers, but still is grateful when something you did is useful and the credit is given.

Lazy Bastard: Which game did you find the most fun to hack, and why?

VisitntX: Probably the Golden Axe saga, mostly the one, as I'm a huge fan of this game, and making a good invincibility also with the other codes was really fun to do.

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?

VisitntX: Yeah, lot of times cuz I'm a really mess. It happens often with me, there are great invincibility codes I made that were lost, and those were really cool invincibilities.

Lazy Bastard: What was the most difficult, 'hair-pulling' hack you've ever accomplished?

VisitntX: The most difficult was X-Perts, I spend so much time in that game. But it was fun, the bigger problem is that I didn't figure out sooner that when a character has energy above a certain point the game crash, even if you do it directly to the RAM.

Lazy Bastard: Was there ever a code you just couldn't get to work quite correctly (something you hacked/attempted to hack)?

VisitntX: I'm very persistent, I don't like to retreat at nothing, so I just kept always trying and trying and learning how to do this or that, asking for help, and then in the end I ended doing it as I wished to. But there is still a couple of SNES hacks that disturb me because I couldn't made them as I really wanted to. One was a character select for a fighting game, can't remember the name, the other was an invincibility for an awful game, sort of platform and beat'em up. And a couple of codes here and there, like one that I had to do it other way because in that NES pirate game didn't work as I wanted to.

Lazy Bastard: Aside from hacking and gaming, how do you like to spend your time?

VisitntX: I like sports, love soccer and basketball, used to play both a lot at the streets. I love music, I'm always hearing it, all the time. And I really love to spend time with my girlfriend and with my family. And I'm a huge fan of movies, watch a lot of them.

Lazy Bastard: What do you think must happen for the video game hacking scene to continue to thrive?

VisitntX: The union first. Then we need to keep helping new hackers to enter this world, as more people learn there will be more people that can help others, more codes, more games covered, a bigger scene.

Lazy Bastard: One last question: if you had one thing to say to current, aspiring, and future hackers, what would it be?

VisitntX: Do it for fun, do it for a little challenge to your mind, do it to help others, but never do it to escape reality, to spend all the night just doing codes. You'll find a lot of problems, so just keep in mind that there are a lot of good people who will help if you ask them nice. If you still can't figure it out, just leave it, do something else, tomorrow you can keep trying, soon or later it will comes to you.