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Cheats STILL not found
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Hello, I'm having an awful time trying to get the cheats running in Pcsx2 0.9.8 for Final Fantasy X.

I read several threads and muddled my way through trying several tips to put it in the right folder, convert codes, name it properly, but it still says:
[wx] can't open file 'cheats\a39517ab.pnach' (error 2: the system cannot find the file specified.)

I selected Enable 'Cheats' in the System drop down
and
I made a pnach file titled: A39517AB.pnach
that looks like this:

gametitle=FINAL_FANTASY_X.iso
comment=cheats
//gil
patch=1,EE,0031a028,word,99999

//power spheres
patch=1,EE,0031a3b0,byte,25

//mama spheres
patch=1,EE,0031a3b1,byte,25

//speed spheres
patch=1,EE,0031a3b2,byte,25

//ability spheres
patch=1,EE,0031a3af,byte,25

//Tidus Infinite S.LVL
patch=1,EE,0031b8e7,byte,25

//Yuna Infinite S.LVL
patch=1,EE,0031b97b,byte,25

//Wakka Infinite S.LVL
patch=1,EE,0031bb37,byte,25

//Lulu Infinite S.LVL
patch=1,EE,0031bbcb,byte,25

//Khimari Infinite S.LVL
patch=1,EE,0031baa3,byte,25

//Auron Infinite S.LVL
patch=1,EE,0031ba0f,byte,25

//Rikku Infinite S.LVL
patch=1,EE,0031bc5f,byte,25

//8 items
patch=1,EE,0031CAD0,extended,00000008

//overdrives
patch=1,EE,2031A04C,extended,FFFFFFFF
patch=1,EE,2031A050,extended,FFFFFFFF
patch=1,EE,2031A054,extended,FFFFFFFF


In a thread I read it has to go in the program folder, and not My Documents. Either way, neither contained a cheats folder. I tried creating one and putting it in there as well as the programs folder, but still no. I even tried both versions in the Documents folder for good measure.

I'm stumped.

I'm sure it's something simple or obvious, but I can't figure it out. Any help anyone could give would be very much appreciated.

The System Log looks like this when I open Pcsx2 and boot FFX in fast mode (not sure if the mode matters):
Code:
PCSX2 0.9.8.r4600  - compiled on Apr 27 2011
Savestate version: 0x9a010000

Host Machine Init:
    Operating System =  Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition Service Pack 2 (build 6002), 32-bit
    Physical RAM     =  1917 MB
    CPU name         =  AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60
    Vendor/Model     =  AuthenticAMD (stepping 02)
    CPU speed        =  1.995 ghz (2 logical threads)
    x86PType         =  Standard OEM
    x86Flags         =  178bfbff 00002001
    x86EFlags        =  ebd3fbff

x86 Features Detected:
    MMX.. SSE.. SSE2.. SSE3
    MMX2  .. 3DNOW .. 3DNOW2

Reserving memory for recompilers...

Loading plugins...
    Binding GS    : C:\Program Files\PCSX2 0.9.8\Plugins\gsdx-sse2-r4600.dll
(GameDB) Database Not Found! (C:\Users\Shayne\Desktop\PCSX2 0.9.8\GameIndex.dbf)
Windows 6.0.6002 (Service Pack 2 2.0)
ATI Radeon X1270 (7.14.10.540)
    Binding PAD    : C:\Program Files\PCSX2 0.9.8\Plugins\lilypad-r4600.dll
    Binding SPU2    : C:\Program Files\PCSX2 0.9.8\Plugins\spu2-x-r4600.dll
    Binding CDVD    : C:\Program Files\PCSX2 0.9.8\Plugins\cdvdGigaherz.dll
    Binding USB    : C:\Program Files\PCSX2 0.9.8\Plugins\USBnull.dll
    Binding FW    : C:\Program Files\PCSX2 0.9.8\Plugins\FWnull.dll
    Binding DEV9    : C:\Program Files\PCSX2 0.9.8\Plugins\DEV9null.dll
Plugins loaded successfully.

HLE Notice: ELF does not have a path.


Initializing plugins...
    Init GS
Windows 6.0.6002 (Service Pack 2 2.0)
ATI Radeon X1270 (7.14.10.540)
    Init PAD
    Init SPU2
    Init CDVD
    Init USB
    Init FW
    Init DEV9
Plugins initialized successfully.

Opening plugins...
    Opening GS
    Opening PAD
    Opening SPU2
    Opening CDVD
isoFile open ok: C:\Users\Shayne\Downloads\FFX.PAL\Final.Fantasy.X.Pal\FINAL_FANTASY_X.iso
    Image type  = DVD
    Fileparts   = 1
* CDVD Disk Open: DVD, Single layer or unknown:
* * Track 1: Data (Mode 1) (2245200 sectors)
    Opening USB
    Opening FW
    Opening DEV9
McdSlot 0: C:\Users\Shayne\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd001.ps2
McdSlot 1: C:\Users\Shayne\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd002.ps2
Plugins opened successfully.
EE/iR5900-32 Recompiler Reset
    Bios Found: USA     v01.60(07/02/2002)  Console
    BIOS rom1 module not found, skipping...
    BIOS rom2 module not found, skipping...
    BIOS erom module not found, skipping...
(UpdateVSyncRate) Mode Changed to NTSC.
(UpdateVSyncRate) FPS Limit Changed : 59.94 fps
# Initialize memory (rev:3.63, ctm:393Mhz, cpuclk:295Mhz detected)

PlayStation 2 ======== Hard reset boot
ROMGEN=2002-0207, IOP info (CPUID=1f, CACH_CONFIG=0, 2MB, IOP mode)
<20020207-164243,ROMconf,PS20160AC20020207.bin:11552>
# Total accessable memory size: 32 MB (B:2:8:0) (363:2:7c30)
# TLB spad=0 kernel=1:12 default=13:30 extended=31:38
# Initialize Start.
# Initialize GS ...
# Initialize INTC ...
# Initialize TIMER ...
# Initialize DMAC ...
# Initialize VU1 ...
# Initialize VIF1 ...
# Initialize GIF ...
# Initialize VU0 ...
# Initialize VIF0 ...
# Initialize IPU ...
# Initialize FPU ...
# Initialize User Memory ...
# Initialize Scratch Pad ...
# Initialize Done.

EE DECI2 Manager version 0.06 Feb  7 2002 16:41:20
  CPUID=2e20, BoardID=0, ROMGEN=2002-0207, 32M

(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCES_504.90;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = PAL
ELF (cdrom0:\SCES_504.90;1) Game CRC = 0xA39517AB, EntryPoint = 0x00100008
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCES_504.90;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = PAL


IOP Realtime Kernel Ver.0.9.1

    Copyright 1999 (C) Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Reboot service module.(99/11/10)
cdvd driver module version 0.1.1 (C)SCEI
Load File service.(99/11/05)
Multi Threaded Fileio module.(99/11/15)
iop heap service (99/11/03)
loadelf: fname cdrom0:¥SCES_504.90;1 secname all
loadelf version 3.30
Input ELF format filename = cdrom0:SCES_504.90;1
0 00100000 0047cb0c ........................................................................
Loaded, cdrom0:SCES_504.90;1
start address 0x100008
gp address 00000000
# Restart Without Memory Clear.
# Initialize GS ...
# Initialize INTC ...
# Initialize TIMER ...
# Initialize DMAC ...
# Initialize VU1 ...
# Initialize VIF1 ...
# Initialize GIF ...
# Initialize VU0 ...
# Initialize VIF0 ...
# Initialize IPU ...
# Initialize FPU ...
# Initialize Scratch Pad ...
# Restart Without Memory Clear Done.
(wx) can't open file 'cheats\a39517ab.pnach' (error 2: the system cannot find the file specified.)
No cheats found. Resuming execution without cheats...
(UpdateVSyncRate) Mode Changed to PAL.
(UpdateVSyncRate) FPS Limit Changed : 50.00 fps
HDD Enable:0
Get Reboot Request From EE
ROM directory not found

PlayStation 2 ======== Update rebooting..

PlayStation 2 ======== Update reboot complete
cdvdman Init


IOP Realtime Kernel Ver. 2.1

    Copyright 1999-2001 (C) Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Reboot service module.(99/11/10)
cdvd driver module version 0.1.1 (C)SCEI
Load File service.(99/11/05)
Multi Threaded Fileio module.(99/11/15)
iop heap service (99/11/03)
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥SIO2MAN.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 25, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥PADMAN.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 26, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MCMAN.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 27, ret 2
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥MCSERV.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 28, ret 2
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥LIBSD.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 29, ret 0
loadmodule: fname cdrom0:¥IOPSOUND.IRX;1 args 0 arg
loadmodule: id 30, ret 0
Unknown device 'hdd'
Known devices are  mc:(Memory Card)  cdrom:(CD-ROM )  rom:(ROM/Flash)  tty:(CONSOLE)
Unknown device 'hdd'

(wx) can't open file 'cheats\a39517ab.pnach' (error 2: the system cannot find the file specified.)
No cheats found. Resuming execution without cheats...
(wx) can't open file 'cheats\a39517ab.pnach' (error 2: the system cannot find the file specified.)
No cheats found. Resuming execution without cheats...

(wx) can't open file 'cheats\a39517ab.pnach' (error 2: the system cannot find the file specified.)
No cheats found. Resuming execution without cheats...
I'm sure most of that is probably unnecessary, but I wouldn't know what so I chose to put it all in. Thanks again.
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#2
you are using an unsupported old version of pcsx2.
update to latest stable and try again.
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#3
(01-13-2013, 11:00 AM)jesalvein Wrote: you are using an unsupported old version of pcsx2.
update to latest stable and try again.

Ok, I got 1.0.0 running, but it still says none found. It looks different this time though:

(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCES_504.90;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = PAL
ELF (cdrom0:\SCES_504.90;1) Game CRC = 0xA39517AB, EntryPoint = 0x00100008
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCES_504.90;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = PAL


IOP Realtime Kernel Ver.0.9.1

Copyright 1999 © Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Reboot service module.(99/11/10)
cdvd driver module version 0.1.1 ©SCEI
Load File service.(99/11/05)
Multi Threaded Fileio module.(99/11/15)
iop heap service (99/11/03)
loadelf: fname cdrom0:¥SCES_504.90;1 secname all
loadelf version 3.30
Input ELF format filename = cdrom0:¥SCES_504.90;1
0 00100000 0047cb0c ........................................................................
Loaded, cdrom0:¥SCES_504.90;1
start address 0x100008
gp address 00000000
# Restart Without Memory Clear.
# Initialize GS ...
# Initialize INTC ...
# Initialize TIMER ...
# Initialize DMAC ...
# Initialize VU1 ...
# Initialize VIF1 ...
# Initialize GIF ...
# Initialize VU0 ...
# Initialize VIF0 ...
# Initialize IPU ...
# Initialize FPU ...
# Initialize Scratch Pad ...
# Restart Without Memory Clear Done.
(GameDB) Enabled Gamefix: IpuWaitHack
No cheats found. Resuming execution without cheats...
EE/iR5900-32 Recompiler Reset
(UpdateVSyncRate) Mode Changed to PAL.
(UpdateVSyncRate) FPS Limit Changed : 50.00 fps
HDD Enable:0
Get Reboot Request From EE
ROM directory not found

Is the pnach the problem, or the location? I put it in the cheats folder in the programs file.
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#4
Start with the location, does not matter how many times we hammer on this, people still install games under Program Files on Vista, Seven or win 8. Don't do it, don't do it for PC games also, mainly those using plugins or mods.

It's not PCSX2 failure if the system can't find the file. Is not uncommon Windows is hiding the files real extension and your file could be actually xyz.pnach.txt. Use the Explorer properties, tab "View" to unmark the "Hide extension for known files".

The correct location of the "cheats" directory is under the same directory PCSX2.exe is (not Program Files or whatever arbitrary folder).

The pnach content does not matter to that message, the file itself is not found.

Edit: IMPORTANT. even if that is not the cause for the actual problem is advisable you move the whole PCSX2 folder to somewhere else. You could create it directly at C:\PCSX2 or C:\Emulators and put PCSX2 folder under that Emulators folder or even and preferably on another partition case you have one. right click an empty space on PCSX2 folder and chose New and create an empty .txt file and rename it to "portable.ini" without the quotes. That will grant PCSX2 will use it's own structure folder.

Is advisable to unpack the new PCSX2 version directly there (an empty PCSX2 folder) to avoid possible mixing with the old version. Like it was a clean and complete reinstall. Move only the BIOS, the cheats folder and possibly the memcards to there. May be not meaningful to move the sstate saved on previous versions for they may not work between different PCSX2 versions, still you can try it. Don't move anything else.
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#5
Also those codes are wrong, if he wants 99999 gil he shouldn't add that amount as a normal digit, but as a hex address, I could be wrong, but I think that's the case.
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#6
(01-13-2013, 06:59 PM)StriFe79 Wrote: Also those codes are wrong, if he wants 99999 gil he shouldn't add that amount as a normal digit, but as a hex address, I could be wrong, but I think that's the case.

Indeed, all codes there except those using "extended" are wrong. Even a packed field is still represented in binary. Hex, octal, packed decimal or whatever base are just a wrap for the binary the machine understand.

Just than correcting the pnach in this case is a long procedure and must be done in the right thread. That one is to get PCSX2 finding his pnach files.
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#7
I had already checked that the file was visible in properties and that it was indeed a .pnach not .txt. Also, I completely removed the old version before downloading the new, then I and moved the entire contents of the pcsx2 download into a folder on the desktop and deleted it everywhere else like MyDocuments and Programs. I figured I was confused enough without adding multiple version mix-up to the equation. I reconfigured all settings to find corresponding plugins, bios etc. The program runs fine now, saves and everything, so I set it up properly.

So now the Pcsx2 folder is on the desktop and the program is in that folder. Also in there is the sstates, memcards, bios, etc. as well as the cheats. The .pnach is in the cheats folder. I even made an identical .pnach to put in the Pcsx2 folder to save time in case thats where it wanted to pull from.

The Pcsx2 in there is a shortcut, is that the problem? I've looked for the location of the original program, but I can't seem to find it. Where would it be?
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Thank you, StriFe79, I corrected my codes The 'extended' codes I converted myself, but the others were copied and pasted from a site, so I didn't even notice they were invalid.
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#8
Standard location of PCSX2 if you don't choose the directory yourself (with the installer) is in Program Files (x86)
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#9
How are you running PCSX2? Are you using a shortcut or are you running it command line?
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