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Did what I could on my own... now i'm stumped.
#1
Rainbow 
Blink Alright, I'm not tech savvy AT ALL so mind you if I'd done something simply stupid here(which I probably have) just help me correct it so I can learn and maybe not have to be so bloody reliant on others. With that said, here's the point. Blush

OK, so I got the emulator working, game on it that I want (DQ8 btw).
Decided to start playing, runs fine, smooth as hell, a little blurry but it's fine enough and takes away nothing from the game for me personally.

Well, I want to speed along and back to the bulk of the game, hate starting up  games I've already completed personally.; So I figured... HEY, why not some early game cheats, lets just breeze through and get to my favorite parts..... HOLY ***** NOPE!!! I thought this was gonna be a simple copy and paste process and I learned I was sooooo wrong. XD Especially since I'm tech-tarded.

At least I thought it wasn't going to be simple.... I mean it's simple enough. Here's what I did:::

Excl Step 1: Aquire Codes I got the codes I'm using for Dragon Quest 8 here.  Mellow
Excl Step 2: Create a PNACH file. I followed THIS video using the codes already provided for me) (warning, intro is obnoxious. Also I didn't use the convert tool as the codes are already converted)  Laugh
Excl Step3: Start up PCSX2, Enable cheats, run game through the in-game save ( not save state)  Smile
Excl Step 4: THIS IS WHERE I'D PUT MY SUCCESS.... IF I HAD ANY!!!! Angry

SO... this is where I am confused Wacko ; Are the codes invalid? Did I do something wrong? Any help here is greatly appreciated. 

PS. I"m NOT using every code from that list mind you, I wanted to make things easier but not take away all gameplay by using x24exp or anything. I suppose I can include the attachment of the PNACH file I have to show the codes I'm using or at least want to use. ((I know to remove // to enable them))


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.pnach   F4715852.pnach (Size: 1,3 KB / Downloads: 22)
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#2
first off i dunno how these patches got in

//Unlock All Alchemy Recipes
patch=1,EE,4040E880,extended,00320001
patch=1,EE,FFFFFFFF,extended,00000000

the memory addresses are completely invalid, so delete those.

Secondly, what is the SL#S code of your game? Is it the US version, Europe or Japan?
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#3
(11-25-2016, 09:42 PM)refraction Wrote: first off i dunno how these patches got in

//Unlock All Alchemy Recipes
patch=1,EE,4040E880,extended,00320001
patch=1,EE,FFFFFFFF,extended,00000000

the memory addresses are completely invalid, so delete those.

Secondly, what is the SL#S code of your game? Is it the US version, Europe or Japan?

Umm, SL#S code? Do you mean this? gametitle=Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the cursed King (U) [SLUS_212.07] [F4715852]

I assumed the (U) means US. I could be wrong?
Now you say the Alchemy one is wrong, is that the only one that is wrong?
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#4
That Alchemy code is fine. It's a multi-address write code.

[Edit]
In your pnach file, you forgot to comment out the Max Gold and Money On Hand Does Not Decrease lines.

Can you also tell us which codes specifically aren't working for you? Does the console log show any sign of it having loaded any codes at all?
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#5
(11-25-2016, 10:29 PM)Ryudo Wrote: That Alchemy code is fine. It's a multi-address write code.

[Edit]
In your pnach file, you forgot to comment out the Max Gold and Money On Hand Does Not Decrease lines.

Can you also tell us which codes specifically aren't working for you? Does the console log show any sign of it having loaded any codes at all?

When the game starts up the window does state this  (( Not found Cheats file: C:\Users\maple\Documents\PCSX2\cheats\F4715852.pnach

Overall 0 Cheats loaded
))I've noticed that, but I know not how to change the file or codes to properly register.

As for which codes aren't registering, it would be ALL the Gold Codes and ALL EXP codes aren't seeming to work. ( I"m not far enough in the game to test the alchemy ones)

Quote:In your pnach file, you forgot to comment out the Max Gold and Money On Hand Does Not Decrease lines.
Comment out?

(11-25-2016, 10:29 PM)Ryudo Wrote: That Alchemy code is fine. It's a multi-address write code.

So that one should work just fine? Provided I can get the file responding properly.....
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#6
You have this:

Code:
Max Gold
patch=1,EE,20409840,extended,05F5E0FF

Money On Hand Does Not Decrease
patch=1,EE,202028C4,extended,5CA00001
patch=1,EE,202028C8,extended,00451021
patch=1,EE,202028CC,extended,00000000


It should be this:

Code:
//Max Gold
patch=1,EE,20409840,extended,05F5E0FF

//Money On Hand Does Not Decrease
patch=1,EE,202028C4,extended,5CA00001
patch=1,EE,202028C8,extended,00451021
patch=1,EE,202028CC,extended,00000000

Always make code titles/descriptions a comment as shown above.

Also, it states it can't find the patch file. So either you stored it in the wrong location, or you accidentally added .txt as file extension to it. Double check and make sure it's in the correct folder, and that the file extension is .pnach (disable 'hide known extensions' in folder options, to make sure you're seeing the full file name+extension).
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#7
(11-25-2016, 11:13 PM)Ryudo Wrote: You have this:

Code:
Max Gold
patch=1,EE,20409840,extended,05F5E0FF

Money On Hand Does Not Decrease
patch=1,EE,202028C4,extended,5CA00001
patch=1,EE,202028C8,extended,00451021
patch=1,EE,202028CC,extended,00000000


It should be this:

Code:
//Max Gold
patch=1,EE,20409840,extended,05F5E0FF

//Money On Hand Does Not Decrease
patch=1,EE,202028C4,extended,5CA00001
patch=1,EE,202028C8,extended,00451021
patch=1,EE,202028CC,extended,00000000

Always comment out code titles/descriptions.

Ah yes, tried that too ( was not aware that was what the term was referred to. I have done that as well with no change in results.
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#8
Ryudo

Also, it states it can't find the patch file. So either you stored it in the wrong location, or you accidentally added .txt as file extension to it. Double check and make sure it's in the correct folder, and that the file extension is .pnach (disable 'hide known extensions' in folder options, to make sure you're seeing the full file name+extension).

I have taken a screenshot of the folder and file in question and I have re-edited said PNACH file and readded it as an attachment. I have edited it so that all codes SHOULD be active if they are registering properly. ( to my understanding)
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#9
PCSX2 is looking for the file inside this folder: C:\Users\maple\Documents\PCSX2\cheats\

Right now you have the file inside a different folder. Copy it to the folder it's looking in.
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#10
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(11-25-2016, 11:25 PM)Ryudo Wrote: PCSX2 is looking for the file inside this folder: C:\Users\maple\Documents\PCSX2\cheats\

Right now you have the file inside a different folder. Copy it to the folder it's looking in.

Angry Oh my gravy... geeze there seem to be two folders with my PS2 emulator in it, eeesh Blink ... I feel so stupid. Blush Thank you so much. Everything has been adjusted and appears to be in working order. Thank you so much for your help! Biggrin  

May I ask why there appears to be 2 folders. I know I didn't download it or copy it twice... Huh
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