Possible to use Gameshark on GBA .cias?

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  1. chrisd
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    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?
     
  2. Returnofganon

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    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
     
  3. Ironknight

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    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.
     
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    Someone could make an NTR CFW for AGB_Firm.
     
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    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...
     
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    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
     
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    uh, how? Iirc, AGB, TWL, and high-memory games (on the o3DS/2DS) reboot the system, disabling NTR or similar stuff.
     
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    huh, sure, but that wouldn't work for everything, and any patches would have to be applied upon boot/reboot . I've no idea if after bootting FIRM, any code can be loaded/triggered.
     
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    I just use mGBA and make cheat plugins for that.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  14. N7Kopper

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    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? ;-)
     
  15. leerz

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    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