[GUIDE] Making SCC Cheats!

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by SamusKnight2K, Jan 28, 2009.

Jan 28, 2009
  1. SamusKnight2K
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    Like many of you who want to convert their own cheats into scc format I was frustrated by the lack of guides on the subject. Sure, it SEEMS easy enough to convert the codes, but there's one key piece missing: the game ID. Without this you'll have a finished .scc file rated at 0 bytes all because the programs used to convert it couldn't find it. For this example I'm gonna use the newly released FCC - Echoes of Time codes created by Narin.

    If you haven't already gotten it, pick up Yasu's r4cce from his site, just do a google search. Also, download the latest cheat.xml file from the GBATemp cheat database. Also pick up this file. So in all you should have:

    - Yasu's r4cce
    - Narin's latest cheat.xml
    - dat2cht2scc.rar

    Unrar the dat2cht2scc into a folder somewhere easily accessible. Also extract the r4cce, preferably in the same directory. Open the r4cce (You can find info on how to use this program elsewhere on this site, again google search is your friend.) and load up the cheat.xml file. You DID remember to extract that from the zip file it came in too, right? After it loads scroll down until you find the game entry you want. In this case we're looking for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Echoes of Time (Japan). Select it and take note of the Game Code and ID here, you may want to write those parts down. The Code and ID and will be listed in 2 boxes, we want them both in this case being "CFIJ" is the Game Code, and "F0AB5928" the Game ID. By the way, the J at the end of the code stands for "Japanese", U stands for "USA" and E would be "European" if I'm correct. Depending on the region the last letter in the code normally reflects one of the above. In some cases it may be different if a Korean or Australian game.

    Now the nice part about r4cce is if you're trying to add codes for a game that perhaps doesn't exist in the cheat database you can click the "..." button and open the desired game. Selecting the game and clicking OK fills in the Game Code and ID making it easier to find. Again just write down the Code and ID listed in both boxes. Back to the codes, select the game entry here and right click it or press Ctrl+C to copy the entire entry to the clipboard. Open notepad and paste the contents in. You should have something like this:

    In our case it should look exactly as above for our cheat file. However if you're doing this for a different game you'd want to add that game's name (Header) and specified code and ID you found earlier using r4cce. That's it, now save the cht file and close it up. Just be sure the extension reads .cht and not .txt! Next we fire up the cht2supercard.exe and we're presented with a new window with 2 buttons, the one we want is "Make Cheat". Click this and navigate your way to the edited cht file. Press OK. Now the difference here is it will automatically create our desired file for us. With luck you should find the scc in the same directory ranging more than 0 bytes in size! Opening it in notepad as well should yield a bunch of garbled text. Don't worry, that's normal as it's in a format that cannot be read by normal text editors. This step isn't required, it's just for making sure there's something in your file.

    Well that's it! To use your newly made Supercard cheats, place it in the scshell/cheats/ directory of your SD card. Be sure to rename it before you do, in our case it would be 3332.scc seeing as the game's release ID was #3332. Now, if your game is not YET listed in your ndsinfo.dat file or perhaps you haven't updated it from scdev, you must name it after your rom file and place it in the same directory:

    Rom name.nds
    Rom name.scc

    Alright, I hope this guide will help you out! I know it'll save me hours of frustration trying to figure out how to use DSATM. Happy gaming!
     
  2. rasputin

    Member rasputin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I've been making .scc cheats for a long time now and never once have I had to add game-id code, don't know why your getting 0byte files without it but I never have

    dat2cht2scc.rar is for mass coverting a usrcheat.dat file to .scc files, using this tool leaves the .scc files named as their id code which negates the need for ndsinfo.dat file to be updated, just chuck them in the scshell\cheat folder

    quick instructions for dat2cht2scc

    1) grab narins latest usrcheat.dat

    2) run r4cheat2sccheat.exe (in package) and navigate the program to your new usrcheat.dat and set output directory, this will create loads of individual .cht files

    3) load up all the .cht files created by step2 in cht2supercardcheat.exe (in package, use shift button to add all in one go, and make sure the hzk16 is in the same directory as cht2supercard.exe), this will create all the .scc files

    4) slap all the new .scc files in scshell/cheat folder on the mem card, no need for an updated ndsinfo.dat file, games will find the cheats without it when the .scc files are named by their id code.


    here is narins latest usrcheat.dat 28th January 2009 file converted to .scc files using the dat2cht2scc tools... http://www.2shared.com/file/4743937/9f0fdf..._scc_files.html
     
  3. elixirdream

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    just drop by to say thanks for writting such wonderful guide [​IMG]
    it will definately help lots of scc users [​IMG]
     
  4. hoist20032002

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    so i have to convert 1 .cht file at a time? or is there any way to do a mass convert? sorry for the question...been up 48 hours straight >.>
     
  5. ZenZero

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    Thanks, great guide!

    deserves to be stickied [​IMG]
     
  6. hoist20032002

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    Please someone tell me that there's an easier way than converting 1 .cht file to .scc file at a time. I've been doing that and it's very annoying and time consuming...I'm sure that i'm not the only one having these difficulties. If there is a better way...Please help!!!
     
  7. rasputin

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    Add all the .cht files in 1 go, hold the 'shift' key down and pick the first and then the last in the list to highlight them all.
     
  8. elixirdream

    Member elixirdream GBAtemp Legend

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    hahahahaha
    since when this guide is moved here
    guess someone read my wiki
    LOL


    ANYWAY folks, the 9th June 2009 .scc and .cht cheats were uploaded to cheats.gbatemp.net
     
  9. I am r4ymond

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    Thanks a lot for this, I was really confused on How I will open the Cheat.XML file.
     

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