cheat engine: armored core silent line
ok, i give up. this game is 99% untouchable by both gameshark codes AND cheat engine.

earlier tonight i was playing king's field 4 and hacked the hp/mp, gold, phys/mag strength values just fine and could even close out pcsx2 completely and load it back up and have the same exact values for my cheat table.

but the one and ONLY thing i can touch with cheat engine in armored core silent line (and likely all other ps2 armored core games) is the money value for the shop.

oh, sure, i can find the AP values (2 and 4 byte iirc) but i can't change or freeze them. if i freeze them they keep going down when i get hit. changing them does nothing.

what the hell did From do to protect these armored core games? they didn't put such absurd protection on any of their ps1 titles. didn't put any protection like this in king's field 4...or eternal ring...or other ps2 games they made...but AC? oh can't touch ps2 armored core in ANY way except the money value.

the pnach thing for pcsx2 doesn't work and i even tried using gameshark before coming to post this and that didn't work either...

and for anyone who may reply... i'm asking for help with either gameshark codes or cheat engine specifically. not something like "artmoney".

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You have to do something with cheat codes by converting gameshark/codebreaker/action replay codes into RAW codes with omniconvert, no need to find its mastercode. Then, apply RAW codes into such PCSX2 cheat code format. Then, find its CRC code of the game title and save it under [CRC-code].pnach into cheat folder inside PCSX2 directory.
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*PCSX2 1.7.0 64-bit tester
i would like to know where those codes came from because i usually go to for such cheats and those are the codes i was trying that kept failing to work.

"V6 on code sites"

what code sites? none i've seen match these when run through omniconvert. i mean, thank you, but what the heck?

edit: nope, scratch that. pcsx2 detects the file but says "0 cheats loaded". pnach file isn't working either.

from the console:

Found Cheats file: 'B8BFF0B1.pnach'
comment: Cheats i'll need to brave AC3WackoL!
Loaded 0 Cheats from 'B8BFF0B1.pnach' at 'C:\Users\*****\Desktop\Video Games\Emulation\full romsets\PS2\pcsx2-v1.7.0-dev-490-g05f20fa66-windows-x86\cheats'
Overall 0 Cheats loaded

and i tried that to no avail because apparently i didn't have the correct codes or something...

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