Is there any way to speed up cheat loading (AKAIO)?

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Mar 30, 2010
  1. raptir
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    I used "USRCHEAT.DAT" from here : http://cheats.gbatemp.net/

    It takes a very long time to get to the cheat menu for a game. Is there any way to optimize it to make it go a little faster?
     
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    Certainly. You can use an editor to delete the cheats you don't want. At least thats what I used to do for R4.
     
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    So, if I want a particular game's cheat menu to load faster, I have to delete some cheats from there? Or will shrinking the file overall speed it up?
     
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    I guess one way is to create seperate cheat files for certain games & not just rely on one big USRCheat file for all of them

    So you could have a ACWW.DAT for Animal Crossing cheats and
    Mario.DAT for mario games - then just choose the required database when you activate cheats
     
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    I actually just tried it, and it seems as though all that matters is the number of cheats for the game that you're trying to play. I cut out 3/4 of the cheats in my database, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon still took the same amount of time to load. What's weird is that the R4 firmware loaded cheats nearly instantly. What's the difference? Would using cheat.dat instead of usrcheat.dat help? Or someting? I don't know.
     
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    I've noticed this slowness too, it's sort of annoying but not too big of a deal for me.
    I don't know why you are using usrcheat.dat, because it's not meant for Acekard according to the help file:
    Acekard 2 uses either cheat.dat or cheat.xml.
    I think unencrypted should run a bit faster, so you should try using cheat.xml.
     
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    create cc files. read the akaio wiki.

    -another world
     
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    SD card made in Japan is quite a bit faster when compared to the one made in Taiwan
     
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    Just got myself a pretty little Kingston 8GB Class 4 made in Japan and... duuude! THIS THING IS THE BOMB!

    Do yourselves a favor a get a Japan/Class 4. It's worth the extra money.
     
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    Don't bother, it won't make much of a difference especially since this is unnoticeable at best.
    And Another World is right, you have to press X to rebuild and next time the cheats menu will load instantly.
     
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    I did the rebuild, and it still takes a long time to load for games that have a large number of cheats.
     
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    I'd also like to point out that it took the same amount of time to load the cheats (about 15 seconds for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Sky and 10 for Pokemon Platinum, the only two games I have with a lot of cheats) before and after performing the rebuild.
     
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    I think what you guys are talking about is the cheat menu's loading, scrolling/navigation time (it tends to take quite a while for games with ton of cheats)
    infact, its the scrolling/navigation time that bothers me
    i had highlighted that to normmatt and hope he will find a way to optimise it [​IMG]

    don't bother about .XML
    it doesn't get the job done
     
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    Like I said, I did the rebuild, and it still took just as long to load the next time. It's like it's not recognizing the .cc files or something.
     
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    you added the codes yourself?
     
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    No, I'm using the usrcheat.dat file from here, like I said in my first post.
     

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