Can homebrew be used to cheat?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Shergar, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Shergar
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    I am aware that on the Wii you can use a certain homebrew app to launch a game with cheat codes enabled. I won't mention it just in case it's not allowed.

    Is this possible on the 3DS? I've searched everywhere and I can't find an answer (nor a homebrew app for that matter).
     
  2. lemanuel

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    Nope.

    Common ways to cheat are RAM editing and save editing.
    There's stuff like savedatafiler, NTR with cheat plugin, AR Codes. But all of that usually needs exploitable firmware or exploitable browser (for AR Codes) in order to be used.
     
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    Smea is going to launch tdvs soon.
    We just need to wait.
     
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    Hard to know for sure exactly what it will allow though. Saves are usually encrypted so just save backup isn't enough. It needs to work like savedatafiler.
     
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    I'd quite like to know any info on upcoming homebrew which could be used for cheat's, I believe TVDS could be used which is being developed by smea but I'm unsure
     
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    I'm pretty sure tdvs will allow full control over game saves, based on this tweet.
    PKHeX is a save editor for Pokémon X/Y/Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.
     
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    I guess it will be similar to savedatafiler then. If so, then yeah, it's possible to save edit. Altho it doesn't work with all games. Some have extra encryptions that protect it from such ways.
     
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    Would it potentially be able to do something with MH4U, like picking from the charm tables specifically do you think?
     
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    Never tried to save edit MH4U so I'm not even sure if it has extra encryption or not.

    But as the saying goes: Where there's a will, there's a way ;)
     
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    One would think it would due to the online components, hopefully some enterprising young coder magic's up some nifty talisman picker to help an old man without a decent internet connection lol
     
  11. lemanuel

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    well.. Pokemon doesn't lack online components either and it's probably the game whose save is most heavily edited currently. ;)
     
  12. Risingdawn

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    Good point, I have Pokémon Y but I've never looked into the online side tbh as the last one I played was on gba back in the day so I'm used to it being only sp. Fingers crossed, it would suck to have to put down mh4u once I hit g-rank.
     
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    tdvs = hope
     
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