April 18th, 2009
Lazy Bastard: You and RPGod hacked the first well-known Debug Room code (Final Fantasy VII [PSX]), which featured in magazines and gaming news sites across the board. What inspired you to do so?

CzarDragon: My Room Modifier code was actually a failed attempt to modify Cloud's size. He appears large in some rooms and tiny in others so I was using that to narrow my search results.

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

CzarDragon: Enable Home Garage for the Gran Turismo 2 Demo.

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

CzarDragon: Debug Room for Final Fantasy 8.

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)

CzarDragon: I have two brothers and one of them obtained a Super Snapshot 5 cartridge for the Commodore 64. My first hacking experience was using that to get Infinite Energy in Chiller. As for fellow hackers, I think Barubary impressed me the most.

Lazy Bastard: What was your first code/hack?

CzarDragon: Room Modifier for Final Fantasy 7 was in the first batch of GameShark codes I ever hacked. Didn't even have my own GameShark Pro at the time so when RPGod found the Debug Room I wasn't able to check it out right away.

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

CzarDragon: Walk Through Walls or other forms of disabled collisions.

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

CzarDragon: Analog Mode codes were interesting.

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

CzarDragon: The accumulation of disassembled memory dumps.

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

CzarDragon: I don't recall any of them sticking out more than the others.

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?

CzarDragon: Probably. I think my records are extremely disorganized.

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

CzarDragon: It's been too long for me to recall which took more effort.

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

CzarDragon: My attempts to add the two temporary characters of Suikoden back in after they leave seemed to just result in crashes.

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

CzarDragon: Sleeping?

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

CzarDragon: The ability to hack newer systems.

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

CzarDragon: 1 + 1 = 10