Hacking DeadSkullzJr's NDS Cheat Databases

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Hello everyone, some stuff recently has been happening, unfortunate things...

It seems some Chinese developers caught wind of the cheat databases and decided to take them and distribute them with their flash cartridge kernels as their own. Licenses and or credit was not included with those distributions, I won't name sources because I don't want cases of any potential harassment to happen. Even so, I feel as if important work and history was lost to yet again individuals who put zero effort into much of anything, especially those in it for a quick dollar. Most of you may or may not understand why this may seem like an issue to me or hurts me in some way, most of you may be thinking "it's how the world works" or "it's the internet, deal with it." All I can tell you is, when it comes to something you are passionate about, you love it so much that you dream it, think it, react to it, etc. you would understand the situation whenever you spent years working on it and still are working on it, and it takes less than a few seconds for someone or a group of individuals taking that content and making it their own.

Outcome and plan:
I am still going to work on the cheat databases, but now history is repeating itself all over again, misinformation I am sure will occur eventually, overall, it's not going to be the best of times. 2.5.0 will come though, and I don't plan to stop just because of this nonsense.


UNRELATED BUT FUEL THAT WAS ADDED TO THE FIRE:

In terms of unrelated projects to the databases, let's just say one of them I have to deal with a vulture trying to swoop down to snag progress right from under me just so he or she can have personal gain and glory from it. Never seems to fail, once someone makes progress in some way, others have to come in to either try and take over or just flat out take stuff.


Lastly, flash cartridges are one of the very few things I love, it's one of the many reasons I am working on the cheat databases after all. I spent years upon years looking into these things, learning about them, and I even collect them. Unfortunately I feel replaced regardless of my experience and knowledge on the matter because some individuals (not naming any of them for obvious reasons) seem to suddenly have drastic interest in the matter, while interest itself isn't the problem, it's more so the weird and what I feel is the suspicious nature of such things in a time when there was no interest for it in the first place, and in lots of cases I feel my feet are being stepped on multiple times, any sort of knowledge I may have I feel like is just being taken and being ran with, and I don't feel like it's even for the right reasons. This is why I feel like I am ultimately replaced and not needed, because yet again my years of dedication, passion, etc. for content like this just seems like it was gutted right out of me. I feel like a kid going to the candy store, finally being able to get the piece of candy I wanted with the hard earned money that took a long time to get, only for it to be taken away right before my eyes, then mocked and laughed at in a matter of seconds.


By no means am I saying that others aren't allowed to have interest or a part in progress. Progression occurs over time, and sometimes the torch is carried by others or teamed up on by multiple people. I just feel like everything I have done and am doing is for nothing given all the situations happening right now, can't tell if I should be upset or just pissed off, or if I am blowing things out of proportions (most certainly doesn't feel like it). It just doesn't make sense is all really, why so sudden with the interest, why are some people taking stuff, why are some people in the game for the wrong reasons, why do they have to target and or attack people trying to do good things, why must others take things away?

I know all of this seems random and out of order, to be fair I can't seem to say or get anything straight in my mind, I am not even sure if how I feel really translates well with this post, or if anyone could even understand period. At least you know that I will still continue to work on the things I do, I just don't know if I can be as happy about it given how the reality of it all is.
 
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Well I talked with some folks regarding the situation since they have experienced similar situations like this one. One particular person said it best:
"...in the case of Chinese developers taking your hard work and distributing it as their own, the vulture you spoke of, or the individuals stepping on your feet, they can't provide the same love, effort, and overall passion that you provide to such things, because of this, the people who do such things towards individuals such as yourself never get very far with said content. You will inevitably encounter those who will do what they can, sometimes in desperate manners, to stick themselves in your shoes, however you will also have those that truly know the worth and dedication in the things you do, and because of such things, they will have a true sense of appreciation for your passion and work overall. You have nothing to worry about, just keep doing what you love."

Not much else to say given this pretty much says everything accordingly, I will say however that I am no longer upset about it, and I won't allow that kind of dead weight to prevent me from doing what I enjoy sharing, and or help you guys and gals with said content.

I want to say that I am sorry about my earlier post (the one above this), I probably could have gone about the post without inserting my feelings into it, I generally would prefer posting something positive, or some news regarding the project. I guess that's the perks of being human, nonetheless, I will try to refrain from making another post like the one above, I don't want to drag anyone down or waste anyone's time.
 
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Well I talked with some folks regarding the situation since they have experienced similar situations like this one. One particular person said it best:
"...in the case of Chinese developers taking your hard work and distributing it as their own, the vulture you spoke of, or the individuals stepping on your feet, they can't provide the same love, effort, and overall passion that you provide to such things, because of this, the people who do such things towards individuals such as yourself never get very far with said content. You will inevitably encounter those who will do what they can, sometimes in desperate manners, to stick themselves in your shoes, however you will also have those that truly know the worth and dedication in the things you do, and because of such things, they will have a true sense of appreciation for your passion and work overall. You have nothing to worry about, just keep doing what you love."

Not much else to say given this pretty much says everything accordingly, I will say however that I am no longer upset about it, and I won't allow that kind of dead weight to prevent me from doing what I enjoy sharing, and or help you guys and gals with said content.

I want to say that I am sorry about my earlier post (the one above this), I probably could have gone about the post without inserting my feelings into it, I generally would prefer posting something positive, or some news regarding the project. I guess that's the perks of being human, nonetheless, I will try to refrain from making another post like the one above, I don't want to drag anyone down or waste anyone's time.

No need to apologize, my friend. I'm definitely glad you're feeling better about it all. I suspect all your hard work, help, and general coolness around these parts are appreciated a lot more thank you know, even if it's not said enough. Thanks for everything!!!
 

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No need to apologize, my friend. I'm definitely glad you're feeling better about it all. I suspect all your hard work, help, and general coolness around these parts are appreciated a lot more thank you know, even if it's not said enough. Thanks for everything!!!
No problem! Glad you enjoy the content!
 

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Code:
!!!Up (Greece)
!!CUYG B49D0827

!Miscellaneous Codes

::Play Time 00:00:00
:::Press Select
94000130 FFFB0000
0204A17C 00000000
D2000000 00000000

::Timer Running Control
:::Freeze Timer = Select + B + Up, Resume Timer = Select + B + Down
94000130 FFB90000
2204A180 00000001
D2000000 00000000
94000130 FF790000
2204A180 00000000
D2000000 00000000

::Infinite Health
0204BF88 000FF000

::Infinite Energy
0204BFA4 000FF000

::Unlimited Bugs Collected
12049978 000003E7

::Unlimited Balloons Collected
1204997A 000003E7

::Have all gadgets
94000130 FFFB0000
0204997C FFFFFFFF
02049980 FFFFFFFF
D2000000 00000000

!Jump Related Codes

::Carl Infinite Double Jump
2204A5CC 00000000

::Carl Moon Jump
:::Press A
94000130 FFFE0000
1204A5B4 00000100
D2000000 00000000

::Russell Infinite Double Jump
2204A6EC 00000000

::Russell Moon Jump
:::Press A
94000130 FFFE0000
1204A6D4 00001000
D2000000 00000000

!Carl Speed Multiplier

::X2
1204A5A8 00000100

::X4
1204A5A8 00000180

::X8
1204A5A8 00000200

!Russell Speed Multiplier

::X2
10204A6C8 00000100

::X4
10204A6C8 00000180

::X8
10204A6C8 00000200

:P
 

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Code:
!!!Up (Greece)
!!CUYG B49D0827

!Miscellaneous Codes

::Play Time 00:00:00
:::Press Select
94000130 FFFB0000
0204A17C 00000000
D2000000 00000000

::Timer Running Control
:::Freeze Timer = Select + B + Up, Resume Timer = Select + B + Down
94000130 FFB90000
2204A180 00000001
D2000000 00000000
94000130 FF790000
2204A180 00000000
D2000000 00000000

::Infinite Health
0204BF88 000FF000

::Infinite Energy
0204BFA4 000FF000

::Unlimited Bugs Collected
12049978 000003E7

::Unlimited Balloons Collected
1204997A 000003E7

::Have all gadgets
94000130 FFFB0000
0204997C FFFFFFFF
02049980 FFFFFFFF
D2000000 00000000

!Jump Related Codes

::Carl Infinite Double Jump
2204A5CC 00000000

::Carl Moon Jump
:::Press A
94000130 FFFE0000
1204A5B4 00000100
D2000000 00000000

::Russell Infinite Double Jump
2204A6EC 00000000

::Russell Moon Jump
:::Press A
94000130 FFFE0000
1204A6D4 00001000
D2000000 00000000

!Carl Speed Multiplier

::X2
1204A5A8 00000100

::X4
1204A5A8 00000180

::X8
1204A5A8 00000200

!Russell Speed Multiplier

::X2
10204A6C8 00000100

::X4
10204A6C8 00000180

::X8
10204A6C8 00000200

:P
Nice! Will add these, thanks!
 

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Another one! This time was Demo version of Wall-E games!

Code:
!!!WALL-E (USA) (Demo) (Download Station)
!!NTRJ 83D8B56B

!Miscellaneous Codes

::Infinite Health
02242300 00000006

::Refill Health
:::Press Select
94000130 FFFB0000
02242300 00000006
D2000000 00000000

Game ID marked as Japanese version, while this games language was English. So this game was identified as USA version.
 

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Another one! This time was Demo version of Wall-E games!

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!!!WALL-E (USA) (Demo) (Download Station)
!!NTRJ 83D8B56B

!Miscellaneous Codes

::Infinite Health
02242300 00000006

::Refill Health
:::Press Select
94000130 FFFB0000
02242300 00000006
D2000000 00000000

Game ID marked as Japanese version, while this games language was English. So this game was identified as USA version.
That's intentional by design. Download station titles aren't required to be region specific, they merely use the default headers (default is always NTRJ as the ID literally means NTR (Nintendo DS codename) and the J means Japan, this was done to sort of be a filler for the system to recognize the title as a ROM image though in digital form. I've already gotten a few of the download station titles done with cheats of their own, all of them carry NTRJ as their default title ID. NTRJ is also used for titles in development as again that's the default that's used until developers specify their unique title IDs.
 

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I just created this account to thank you for your hard work. Especially for the european pal games which I play.
That must have taken hundreds of hours of work to create this database. The same goes for the EZ-Flash Omega Cheat db which is just pain in the ass to find and convert some .cht cheats.
 
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I just created this account to thank you for your hard work. Especially for the european pal games which I play.
That must have taken hundreds of hours of work to create this database. The same goes for the EZ-Flash Omega Cheat db which is just pain in the ass to find and convert some .cht cheats.
No problem, thank the community for the help, their bug reports, submissions, etc. helped with shaping the database. Making cheats is something I enjoy doing, and I know rolling out the updates isn't something that happens often, but I do my best to only offer the best that I can give, testing tends to consume part of that process as well, but I really do hope that everyone is enjoying the content, and I hope that the content coming in the future is even more enjoyable. As for the EZ-Flash cheats, definitely is a pain in the ass, but it's definitely getting there in better shape, still a ways to go though, for now stay tuned! Thank you for your support and I very much am happy that you enjoy the content!
 
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@DeadSkullzJr any news about your usrcheat database? i know you are busy but it will be great to hear if you will updated....i will wait to test it your new database in my new supercard ds one flashcart
I'm still working on it, I never stopped. I just don't give release dates because that pressure is what causes mistakes to be made, mistakes I want to avoid.
 

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How do I download the xml? it's a bunch of text and when I hit select all it won't select all of it. Only way I can see on how to save it is by moving my scroll wheel and manually highlighting which would take forever, help?
 

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Iirc right-click > Save As... works, try that


Do you mean on the text box or when it's in raw format? I tried both but I only see "Save page as" and I only see "web page complete" and HTML" or "all files" to save it as..also does this have anti piracy cheats on it?

Edit: if someone could just upload the actual XML that would be appreciated, this is confusing.

Edit 2: Managed to get the XML file but I'm facing another issue now, egh.
 
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Do you mean on the text box or when it's in raw format? I tried both but I only see "Save page as" and I only see "web page complete" and HTML" or "all files" to save it as..also does this have anti piracy cheats on it?

Edit: if someone could just upload the actual XML that would be appreciated, this is confusing.

Edit 2: Managed to get the XML file but I'm facing another issue now, egh.
May I ask why you are doing exactly?
 
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