Codes Not Working!

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Jul 9, 2008

Codes Not Working! by Fekore at 8:26 PM (2,265 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Fekore
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    Newcomer Fekore Member

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    I'm having problems with the "USRCHEAT.dat" file located on this website. I'm replacing it with the old USRCHEAT.dat file, and everything is fine. The problem is that the codes are not actually working in the game, I have tried activating codes in other games and it yields the same results. I was able to get them working for a short amount of time but then the next time I went to turn my game on, with the exact same cheats selected, nothing was happening (Example: Infinite Health in The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - I would still be able to lose health). I would like to find out whats wrong and resolve it because this is the best database of codes that I've seen so far! [​IMG] Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. nando

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    none of mine work either.
     
  3. Sephi

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    Are you using YSMENU or the official loader?
     
  4. Bri

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    Are you enabling the cheats in two different places? There is a global cheat enable, and you also have to enable them for each game you want to use them with.

    -Bri
     
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    Newcomer Kazumastars Advanced Member

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    Make sure that you enable them for the game AND for the DSTT. It's in the settings.
     
  6. Fekore
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    I'm not sure what you mean by the "YSMENU" or the "Official Loader" Sephiroth. I'm enabling the cheats on the "Option" Tab, and also in the "Cheat" tab. Just to make sure, I'm using DSTT, should I should be looking for the file named "USRCHEAT.dat." Well the one that I downloaded was "usrcheat.dat." Would this make any sort of difference? Thanks for the help so far!
     
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    Fekore,

    YSMenu is a homebrew menu system that runs on the DSTT. You're probably using the official menu (TTMenu).

    The case of the usrcheat.dat file shouldn't matter, as long as you've replaced the file with the same name that's in the TTMENU folder. If you've replaced the file that's there and you're using the wrong cheat database format, you won't see any cheats for your games, so if you're seeing cheats and you know you've replaced the database that's in the TTMENU folder, then you should be OK there.

    Check on your microSD card and see if you have a files with .arc extensions for the games that you've enabled cheats for. They should be in the same folder as the games, and they should have the same filename as the game (other than the .arc extension instead of .nds).

    Do you have all of your .nds games in a "games" folder or are they all on the root of your microSD card? If on the root, they need to be in a folder (along with .sav and .arc files). Is your microSD card nearly full? If so, delete a game or two to leave plenty of space for saves (.sav) and cheat settings (.arc) files.

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    I've looked and on the root of my SD Card, there is only ".nds," ".sav," and ".arp" files. I've moved the .nds and .sav files to a newly made folder named "Games." On my SD Card, there are only 8 games downloaded, and Moonshell so I don't think space is an issue. I'm not sure why I'm not getting the cheat setting files (.arc). Thanks alot for the help so far!
     
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    I think the DSTT uses .arp instead of .arc, sorry. I think the .arp files are the cheat settings. If they have the same basename as the .nds files, delete all of them. Then try it again.

    Having all your files on the root causes all sorts of problems with the DSTT, and may have caused the cheat problems also.

    Have you tried again since you moved the files into the "games" folder?

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  10. Fekore
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    Alright, well I tried running the codes as soon as I moved the .nds and .sav files to my "Games" folder... no luck there. I then deleted all of the existing .arp files because they had the same base name as the .nds files, only the extension was changed to .arp. Started up the codes again, nothing happened there too. I have all of my games on the root of my SD card but they are all in folders (Currently have: "Games," "moonshl," "Music" [songs played with Moonshell] and "TTMenu." I think that solving this problem will help solve future questions for other users. Thanks again for all the help so far!

    EDIT: I noticed that they're .arp files appearing in my "Games" folder along with the .nds and .sav files everytime I load the cheats and boot up the game. Though that this might be useful.
     
  11. Bri

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    Yes, the .arp files store which cheats you've enabled for a particular game. So, that's normal. If the cheats are showing up and you're able to enable/disable individual cheats, then you've got the cheat database installed (or, I should say, you've got some cheat database installed -- it's possible it's not using the one you think it's using, but that shouldn't affect anything). So far so good.

    All of your .nds, .sav, and .arp files are in folders and NOT on the root of your microSD card. The only files that you have on the root are TTMENU.DAT and maybe a few other settings files for homebrew. Otherwise, you just have a few folders. Is that correct?

    You also have cheats enabled in the SysOptions menu, right?

    Are you using the latest version of the firmware (currently 1.14)?

    You said in the O.P. "I was able to get them working for a short amount of time but then the next time I went to turn my game on, with the exact same cheats selected, nothing was happening." Can you elaborate? Are they still working sometimes, and under what conditions do they stop working? You've tried with several different games and have the same results? After they've stopped working, have you gone back into the cheat menu for each game to confirm that the cheats you had selected are still selected?

    -Bri
     
  12. Fekore
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    I have moved all of my remaining files into folders on the root of my SD Card. The two only remaining files on the root of my SD Card are "TTMENU.dat" and "TTMENU.sys". I am making sure that the cheats are enabled on the System Tools Menu. I'm not sure how to check if I have the latest version of Firmware, but I have just downloaded Version 1.14 to make sure and installed it. I've found out that some individual codes always work when activated, and some just don't work at all. I thought that the codes were not working when they actually were. It also seems to apply to my other games. For some games like The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, very few codes actually work, while other games like Mario Kart DS are working fine with multiple cheats enabled. I have checked and gone back in to every game to ensure that all the of my desired codes were still selected. I'm not sure, but could the problem be with the actual cheat itself? Maybe the inputted codes are incorrect or are incompatible? If anybody has had this problem or knows how to fix it, please inform us. Thanks for the help so far Bri.
     
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    Just thought id like to post something..........

    Im running the latest 1.14 ttds firmware and the latests cheat database. All the cheats for my games work ok apart from pirates of the carrebean : dead mans chest. I have both Euro and USA versions, the only 1 to have any cheats available is the euro 1 (invincible) BUT my health still goes down. Ive googled "type in cheats" such as up, down, y x2 etc but these dont work for either game.

    very strange.

    My solution for the origonal problem would be just re install the menu to the latest one, download the latest .usr file.
     
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    Thanks for your input mrbob, but how would I go about re-installing the menu and downloading the latest .usr file?
     
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    I have no idea what Mrbob2 means by "just re install the menu to the latest one, download the latest .usr file".

    Fekore, it sounds like the DSTT cheat system is working properly and is reading the cheat database, but that some of the cheat codes aren't working. What you want to do is PM Narin (who maintains the cheat database) or post to the thread for the cheat database with questions about specific cheat codes.

    -Bri
     
  16. Fekore
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    I will get in contact with Narin. Thank you very much for your help Bri, really appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
  17. Bri

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    You're welcome! Good luck getting those cheats working!

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