FFCC - Echoes of Time (Japan) Piracy Bypass!

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Jan 27, 2009
  1. Narin
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    Well folks, here is the piracy bypass cheat for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Echoes of Time (Japan)! This will let you bypass the anti-piracy measures and play the game without any interruptions. This code will be added in the next update of the cheat database which should be in a short while as well as posted below for those who can't wait. For those with flashcards or emulators that don't support Action Replay cheats, you can use DSATM (Search GBAtemp for it) to patch the game with the cheat so its always on.

    Now before I get to the actual cheat, I please ask you that if you do distribute this cheat to others and other sites that you pass along where you found it here at GBAtemp out of respect for all the people who put time and effort into it. Now with that out of the way, enjoy my fellow cheaters!

    Here is the cheat:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    If you are impatient and need help on how to add these cheats yourself to a cheat database, please see Curely's very informative Cheat Code Editor guide here:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=findpost&pid=1278822

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    Wow that was freaking quick!!!! You keep suprising me Narin!!!! Thanks a lot.
     
  3. NeoDraven

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    Any luck with getting the language switched to English? I remember seeing something to the effect that this game had German and English languages embedded. I tried unpacking it myself, but can't make heads or tails of it.

    Good work, though!
     
  4. BakuFunn

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    Wow. That is cool.
    Thanks a lot. From saving us from whining and the such.
    Anyways, thanks a million.
     
  5. Gamer

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    Holy!!

    That was fast. I would really to thank you and all involved for all this effort.
     
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    That's awesome Narin! Thanks for the quick fix.

    I wonder how much time SE invested in trying to implement the piracy check. [​IMG] Not looking like time well spent right now is it?

    BTW, it might be helpful to describe the effects of the piracy check, so people will know what issue they are fixing with the cheat.
     
  7. Narin
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    Actually, the piracy check that these game developers are using lately was made by Nintendo and is included in the latest Nintendo DS developer's SDK which means that Nintendo DS game developers now have a means to block flashcarts if they desire. While yes, it will be cracked sooner or later, it does work really well to put off the casual pirates from playing the games as only a small minority know how to bypass the piracy checks.

    Also this time around, instead of showing a Thanks for Playing screen 10 minutes in, Square made it so you can't save or load a save game. If you attempt to save without the cheat, you get a big cross on the screen and prevents you from saving.
     
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    narin is teh sex [​IMG]
     
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    Interesting. I guess we'll be seeing it a lot more in the near future, then. Thanks very much for the info, and for the bypass cheat.
     
  10. Kijof

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    Thanks for the fast work as always!
     
  11. eonwarrior

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    How do I set up the cheat file so that I can add it to DSATM? @_@
     
  12. talesmeister

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    hi, maybe this is a useless info, but the code doesn't work with no$gba 2.6a ( or it just my ussual clumsyness [​IMG] ), i had to patch it with DSATM to play it on no$gba

    please correct me if i'm wrong
     
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    I actually don't know how to use it.... lol. so when will you update the cheay database to add this fix?
     
  14. JPdensetsu

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    The code doesn't work for M3 Real. When I start the game, I only see a few characters in a battle mode. After that, the game crashes.
     
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    Just posting to say goodjob on getting the fix sorted Narin! fast as usual and me and my fellow posters im sure thank you tons!
     
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    as always m3real users need a DSATM patch to use the piracy bypass.
    too bad i can't get it to patch the rom.
     
  17. HimataGaan

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    Well here's the end of my lurking spree [​IMG]

    Awesome fix and so fast to! Thank you thank you!! [​IMG]


    Now I have a... questioning comment with which to puzzle and amuse.

    I have explored every all the options I could find and pressed every button with which pressing is allowed and yet neither Enlish nor German could I find.
    Was this perhaps or rumor or a hope of the masses?
    Perhaps my traverse of said game was all for naught as I most likely missed entirely that for which I searched, which would make my search a futile one.
    Best ask and be answered by one more learned then myself I believe.

    Has there been luck in finding the alternate languages by any other temp-lars?
     
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    There has been no confirmation of usable hidden english or german language files. If they are found, and they are complete enough to be usable, they will have to be enabled with a patch or a different cheat code.

    In short, there is no way to play this game in anything but (J) at this time.
     
  19. eonwarrior

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    Can someone please upload the cheat file needed to patch the game? Because I don't know how to create it myself... >.>;;
     
  20. HimataGaan

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    Thank you very much my friend for your insightful answer.
    I hope that one, if not both languages are hidden somewhere in the coding and that they can some day be found.
    If not then I can wait fifty-five days for the US release. Patience always seems to be truly a virtuous quality when it comes to gbatemp and gaming in general.
     

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