Hacking Possible to use Gameshark on GBA .cias?

actualkoifish

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2013
Messages
170
Trophies
0
XP
576
Country
United States
Hey all, I'm looking to install some Pokemon .cias on my Luma 3DS, but I'm kind of wanting to reduce the mindless grind for a few less common pokemon encounters (like bagon and ralts for example). But otherwise I just want to play the vanilla game. Is it possible to use gameshark codes on GBA games that have been installed as .cias?
 

Returnofganon

I pretend like I know what I'm talking about
Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2015
Messages
537
Trophies
0
XP
433
Country
United States
I dont think it would be, unless someone made a NTR cheat menu for it. It would be easier to use cheats on an emulator. Perhaps you can use the cheats on an emulator, and inject the save into the virtual console cia
 

Ironknight

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
May 24, 2016
Messages
170
Trophies
0
Age
26
XP
127
Country
Gambia, The
Sadly no, as Gameshark (NTR CFW) modifies the NFIRM (3DS Firmware) to cheat, while GBA games run in AGB_FIRM, and DS games run in TWL_FIRM.So only cheats in 3DS games will work.
 

Omegadrien

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 4, 2015
Messages
1,716
Trophies
0
Location
Pokéland
XP
646
Country
France
You could just use the latest commit of decrypt9 to dump the GBA save of your game, on the PC use the gameshark cheat, and then, inject the save using decrypt9...
 

Swiftloke

Hwaaaa!
Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2015
Messages
1,770
Trophies
0
Location
Nowhere
XP
1,334
Country
United States
Heya chrisd, welcome to the temp!
While what you've mentioned is possible with a9lh, it hasn't been done yet. Who knows what the future holds? ;)
Anyway, please use the noob paradise for questions. We're swamped in people asking the same questions over and over and over again. (Even though this is somewhat original)
Hope you stick around! It's pretty nice here :D
 

TheCyberQuake

Certified Geek
Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2014
Messages
5,012
Trophies
1
Age
26
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
XP
4,386
Country
United States
Hey all, I'm looking to install some Pokemon .cias on my Luma 3DS, but I'm kind of wanting to reduce the mindless grind for a few less common pokemon encounters (like bagon and ralts for example). But otherwise I just want to play the vanilla game. Is it possible to use gameshark codes on GBA games that have been installed as .cias?
Question has already been asked several times before, but I'll answer it again. No. There is technically a way to, but it's fairly complicated and involves actually modifying the game and reinstalling the CIA for it.
 

The Real Jdbye

*is birb*
Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2010
Messages
22,211
Trophies
4
Location
Space
XP
11,723
Country
Norway
Hey all, I'm looking to install some Pokemon .cias on my Luma 3DS, but I'm kind of wanting to reduce the mindless grind for a few less common pokemon encounters (like bagon and ralts for example). But otherwise I just want to play the vanilla game. Is it possible to use gameshark codes on GBA games that have been installed as .cias?
You can try this: https://filetrip.net/gba-downloads/tools-utilities/download-gbaatm-1-9-9-7-0-0-1-f33297.html
You can also try a map editor like AdvanceMap to increase the chances of finding certain Pokemon.
You will have to patch the GBA rom and inject it into a CIA.
Is Ralts really that hard to find in R/S/E? I never had problems finding it.
 
Last edited by The Real Jdbye,

SimplyFedorable

Evangelion Geek
Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2016
Messages
575
Trophies
0
Location
melee hell
XP
490
Country
United States
ralts has a 15% encounter rate on route 102 (outside peteburg city) as for bagons, they were never to hard to find, but you have to go to this one room in mt moon that needs waterfall to get there.
 

N7Kopper

Lest we forget... what Nazi stood for.
Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2014
Messages
907
Trophies
0
Age
29
XP
1,173
Country
United Kingdom
It's possible to patch AGB_FIRM - therefore it is theoretically possible to do this.
Maybe, if you want it done that badly, you could impress the whole scene and do it yourself? ;-)
 

leerz

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2015
Messages
648
Trophies
0
Age
35
Location
Makati
Website
leerz25.sitesled.com
XP
1,577
Country
I remember seeing some GBA games with built in trainers +9+12, they come in some sort of a prepatched rom mostly found in bootleg carts, maybe if you inject that, it could work
 

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
    The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye: @Minox you and me both