April 18th, 2009
Lazy Bastard: You were one of the founding members of GSHI. What did you find unique about GSHI, in the beginning?

Ace: GSHI was a place for hackers of the scene to hang out at and chat about code related stuff without having to put up with the bullshit of the more mainstream sites such as CMGSCCC or CodeJunkies. I'm glad to say it's mostly the same to this very day.

Lazy Bastard: You released the first codes for Final Fantasy V Advance (both U & J versions). What inspired you to do so?

Ace: I'd managed to get a copy of the game early. So I figured why not hack it while it's fresh and let GSHI be the first to have codes for it.

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

Ace: Definitely my Chrono Cross equip all code. It's so simple, yet very cool.

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

Ace: Lazy Bastard's Sprite Control Modifier. I had a lot of fun using and testing that code back in the day.

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)

Ace: My biggest influence was Lazy Bastard. We'd both entered the scene  at about the same time.. Though, you knew a bit more so I took notes. :) The person I looked up to the most would be CzarDragon, however. The guy was just so ahead of the pack at the time and a lot of the codes he'd made left me wondering "How in the hell did he do this?".

Lazy Bastard: What was your first code/hack?

Ace: Infinite Energy/MP for Final Fantasy VII -- rehacked of course. I rehacked a lot of codes for games to learn the ropes.

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

Ace: Definitely Walk Through Walls codes because often they're rather complex. I've still yet to figure these out completely.

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

Ace: Anything that requires a bit of creativity to make.

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

Ace: The lack of good software or hardware to hack with. I can't think of anything that doesn't annoy me or come up short of much needed features.

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

Ace: Final Fantasy VII, despite me not making much for it. It was cool though to mess with the inner-workings of one my favorite games.

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

Ace: Yeah. I had a bunch of stuff for a Chrono Cross Sprite Control Modifier that I'd been working on written in a notebook. The notebook's contents were lost due to water leaking on it from my ceiling during a storm.

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

Ace: The few Walk Through Walls codes I've made for various games.

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

Ace: There was a keep armor/invincibility code I'd tried making for Super Ghouls & Ghosts many years ago that I never could get right. It was eventually made efficiently by Ugetab, I believe.

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

Ace: I like to watch movies and mess around with web programming.

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

Ace: Develop software/hardware to hack the newer systems. I don't think Datel and the other companies the scene's used to relying on will pull through for us anymore.. so it's really left for us users to do the work.

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

Ace: Be creative with the codes you make. Create something unique and innovative!