Hacking [Request] Better GBA cheat for EZ-Flash Omega

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Yeah, I imagine the whole thing is gargantuan for a single person. Definitely going to get a lot of appreciation from the GBA community. I posted a link to this thread on Reddit to try and get it a little more recognition. Getting this cheat database to a more usable state would make a lot of people happy and maybe help the EZ-Flash Omega's cheats on the same level of accessibility as the Everdrive's.
I appreciate your patience and support, thank you very much!
 

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Alright everyone, yesterday I finally released my NDS(i) cheat database update, which means I will have more time to focus on a couple other projects, this being one of them. I wanted to get an update out this year for the EZ-Flash Omega and its successor model, however I wanted to get the NDS(i) cheat database update out in the wild first since that took me roughly around a year and a half to work on. The year isn't over just yet of course, I do have a decent list already completed, however I am not confident enough that what I have is ready, and I am unsure if I can really dish this out within the next five days, I am not one to rush things after all. I will of course continue to work on it, but I will give a heads up and say that I may or may not take the last five days off to sort of wind down from the workload from the NDS(i) side of things. I feel like doing that will allow me to clear my head a bit, sort things out, hopefully enough to where I can crank it hard with the GBA database. As for my next NDS(i) cheat database update, that's of course in the works but will be put on sort of a "hold" if you will so I can put more focus on the GBA stuff. Anyways guys, thanks for sticking around and for the major support, a lot has happened this year, again while the year isn't over yet, let's hope next year is better in some way! Stay safe out there guys and gals!
 
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Hello there and Merry Christmas to everyone ! As you all can see I'm new in the GBA community here and I have followed this topic in the shadows so to speak. I have one question if someone is kind and resourceful enough to enlighten me please. I recently bought a EZ Flash Omega and made all the right steps (I hope) to set it up (v 1.09 kernel) but the problem is that all my cheats from their main EZ FLash Omega site I see them in chinese/japanese even though I have the Eng folder as well. Is there a way to fix/download the english version of this or something? I see there is a way of modifying the open source but I'm no means a dev and I kind of which I would have known all these quirks before I bought it haha. All the best and joy to the developers working hard for future updates. >:D< Waiting this cheat list eagerly.
 

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Hello there and Merry Christmas to everyone ! As you all can see I'm new in the GBA community here and I have followed this topic in the shadows so to speak. I have one question if someone is kind and resourceful enough to enlighten me please. I recently bought a EZ Flash Omega and made all the right steps (I hope) to set it up (v 1.09 kernel) but the problem is that all my cheats from their main EZ FLash Omega site I see them in chinese/japanese even though I have the Eng folder as well. Is there a way to fix/download the english version of this or something? I see there is a way of modifying the open source but I'm no means a dev and I kind of which I would have known all these quirks before I bought it haha. All the best and joy to the developers working hard for future updates. >:D< Waiting this cheat list eagerly.
I am currently working on a new English database for the device, you'll just have to wait.
 

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Hello there and Merry Christmas to everyone ! As you all can see I'm new in the GBA community here and I have followed this topic in the shadows so to speak. I have one question if someone is kind and resourceful enough to enlighten me please. I recently bought a EZ Flash Omega and made all the right steps (I hope) to set it up (v 1.09 kernel) but the problem is that all my cheats from their main EZ FLash Omega site I see them in chinese/japanese even though I have the Eng folder as well. Is there a way to fix/download the english version of this or something? I see there is a way of modifying the open source but I'm no means a dev and I kind of which I would have known all these quirks before I bought it haha. All the best and joy to the developers working hard for future updates. >:D< Waiting this cheat list eagerly.
This is exactly what DeadSkullz is doing and what this thread is all about. The "English" Omega cheat list is virtually 90% in Chinese with broken English/non-working cheats being the other 10%. He will be working on it and hopefully we'll have a good version of it soon!
 

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This is exactly what DeadSkullz is doing and what this thread is all about. The "English" Omega cheat list is virtually 90% in Chinese with broken English/non-working cheats being the other 10%. He will be working on it and hopefully we'll have a good version of it soon!
You may want to read a couple messages back about what I said in regards to a small break lol.
 

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You may want to read a couple messages back about what I said in regards to a small break lol.
My reading comprehension<things people say. But yeah man, take your time, chill! We've been waiting a long time already. I recently just used your RTCChanger NDS tool as well! Another thing to thank you for! lol
 

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My reading comprehension<things people say. But yeah man, take your time, chill! We've been waiting a long time already. I recently just used your RTCChanger NDS tool as well! Another thing to thank you for! lol
I didn't invent that software, I only helped with additions to it, the only credit I deserve is for the stuff I added to it lol. I could have sworn I listed the changes in the changelog under who did what, guess I forgot to do that if I didn't. Either way the real credit for inventing the software belongs to the main person in charge of the original thread, you can find my posts in there showing what I did. Funny fact though, there was a bug with the software that I did fix, but I was beaten to the punch by the developer with his fixed release lol.
 
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Long time reader first time I’m going to comment. Is this all talk? Is this for attention? Have you even finish yet? Is this all a dream?
 
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I didn't invent that software, I only helped with additions to it, the only credit I deserve is for the stuff I added to it lol. I could have sworn I listed the changes in the changelog under who did what, guess I forgot to do that if I didn't. Either way the real credit for inventing the software belongs to the main person in charge of the original thread, you can find my posts in there showing what I did. Funny fact though, there was a bug with the software that I did fix, but I was beaten to the punch by the developer with his fixed release lol.
Are you all talk? Are you just talking for attention? I’ve been reading this junk for a long time and I can’t take no more! I think your full of it and I’m sure a lot of these do too. Let me guess because of my comment you shall not finish the project or even return here. I had enough and talks cheap oh yeah everyone here Happy New Years
 

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Are you all talk? Are you just talking for attention? I’ve been reading this junk for a long time and I can’t take no more! I think your full of it and I’m sure a lot of these do too. Let me guess because of my comment you shall not finish the project or even return here. I had enough and talks cheap oh yeah everyone here Happy New Years
No actually I'm not all talk, maybe consider checking out what I said a few comments ago in regards to my NDS cheat database, I specifically stated I had to put primary focus on that to get that update out for that platform, which by the way was released on Christmas day, then I stated I would be taking a short break, about a week to be exact, then I would be putting primary focus on the GBA databases because before my NDS databases update, I was working on it on the side whenever I wasn't working on the NDS databases (was trading off between the two). Now that I got the NDS database update released, I can put more focus on the GBA stuff.

I guess in your mind though you think it's pretty easy to just juggle multiple databases (I actually juggle more than just NDS and GBA cheats, I just haven't given anything for the other platforms I've been working on behind the scenes yet because they aren't ready), it's also clear you don't understand the amount of work I put into these projects, if you thought it's as simple as copy and pasting stuff, then you'd be caught dead wrong. I do a lot behind the scenes, most people have absolutely no idea how much dedication I put into this, here's a small taste though, I test many cheat codes out, many of which for games I've never even played before, but I struggle with that anyways for the sake of functionality, I have to literally translate codes from different formats to match the standard that this particular card requires, I also have to make sure the codes are even usable by this device given not all codes are compatible, I also create my own codes to add to the database, just so people have extra toys to play with, I've literally spent many nights working on these projects to the extent I have literally fallen asleep at my desk, I should also mention that I work two jobs, aka I have a life outside of this stuff, though I shouldn't have to explain myself to anyone about that. I've told people straight up multiple times that it takes me a while to get updates out and such, so it's not like I'm not communicating about that, I have on multiple occasions, especially within my server. You need to realize that you aren't going to get what you want when you want it, that's not how this stuff works. I'm sorry you don't want to wait longer, but I'm still going to work on the database, I will not rush the work, and I will release it whenever I feel it's ready, I don't go around trying to please everyone and meet their standards and or schedules, I work according to my schedule and at my own pace, this will take as long as it needs to take to get done, whether anyone likes it or not, that's just how the cookie crumbles.

Side note, this is one of the reasons I never give definitive release dates, but I guess damned if I do damned if I don't right? I choose not to say when unless I feel it's ready for the sake of not letting people down, plus I don't feel as pressured during the project(s). Take that as you will.

You can either trust that what I am saying is true, basically have some faith in me, or you can disbelieve and have lack of faith in me, it's no skin off my back really, but I know what I am doing, and I know what I want to do for people and give, and honestly that's all that matters out of this. You are free to stick around or leave.
 
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If he's a "longtime reader" but he doesn't know who you are, I doubt you'll ever satisfy him. You don't have to prove yourself @DeadSkullzJr. He clearly doesn't know what he's talking about.
True, you are absolutely right, it's not the first time I've dealt with people saying stuff like this, most of the time situations similar to this takes place in my server or in my DMs. While I did anticipate situations like this happening when I took on the projects that I did, it never really made it less annoying to deal with even after realizing and or expecting them. Either way I'm not giving up, I have a vision and a dream with the project, and damn it I will achieve it and give people something fun to use.
 

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You can either trust that what I am saying is true, basically have some faith in me, or you can disbelieve and have lack of faith in me, it's no skin off my back really, but I know what I am doing, and I know what I want to do for people and give, and honestly that's all that matters out of this. You are free to stick around or leave.
Not even that, but you posted screenshots a while back of the updated database lmao. If the guy had scrolled back just a couple pages, he'd have seen it. The database is obviously real and you are obviously working on it and you are obviously credited for other projects. I think he's the only one in this thread that doesn't understand how much work it is researching, recreating, checking and organizing and implementing an entire cheat database for an entire library of games completely alone. lol.
 

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I just want to play a game without dying I didn’t mean to offend Mr. husky pants. The codes are a joke 000:00 new= can you put a game genie on the front page? Man we need a new kernel! So we can do that like Nestopia …. Where’s Steve Snake when you need him. No offense bro I’m rooting for you man 🍻 and no I’m not 10 in age but beyond that 🤣😂
 

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I just want to play a game without dying I didn’t mean to offend Mr. husky pants. The codes are a joke 000:00 new= can you put a game genie on the front page? Man we need a new kernel! So we can do that like Nestopia …. Where’s Steve Snake when you need him. No offense bro I’m rooting for you man 🍻 and no I’m not 10 in age but beyond that 🤣😂
Then make the codes, dude. Prove that you aren’t all talk
 
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I just want to play a game without dying I didn’t mean to offend Mr. husky pants. The codes are a joke 000:00 new= can you put a game genie on the front page? Man we need a new kernel! So we can do that like Nestopia …. Where’s Steve Snake when you need him. No offense bro I’m rooting for you man 🍻 and no I’m not 10 in age but beyond that 🤣😂
There is already another Kernel for the EZ-Flash Omega on another thread called "Simple". It updates Goomba and reorganizes a lot of the stuff in the menus in a more comprehensive way and fixes much of the bad translations that the stock kernel has. However, because of the work required to completely overhaul the cheat list, nobody has created an alternative cheat database yet besides DeadSkullz (and he still isn't finished.)

The issue with these cheats is that many already in the Omega database either don't work, aren't labeled correctly, are in Chinese or translated very poorly or just simply don't exist. Because the cheat system on the Omega, if I'm not mistaken, uses direct memory addresses, which means you can't re-use Gameshark/Action Replay codes. If the codes aren't 100% correct for each specific cheat/memory address, for each ROM, it won't be able to activate the cheats and in order to find the correct cheats, someone has to manually find/create the right memory address values for each cheat to work, meaning that someone has to sift through a game while it's running, test and test until they find the right memory address and figure out what values need to be changed in order to activate a cheat. That's just for ONE CHEAT, for ONE GAME. DeadSkullz is doing this for literally an entire library of cheats for an entire library of games. It doesn't surprise any of us that this has taken an entire year so far and he is also busy working on other projects as well.
 
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There is already another Kernel for the EZ-Flash Omega on another thread called "Simple". It updates Goomba and reorganizes a lot of the stuff in the menus in a more comprehensive way and fixes much of the bad translations that the stock kernel has. However, because of the work required to completely overhaul the cheat list, nobody has created an alternative cheat database yet besides DeadSkullz (and he still isn't finished.)

The issue with these cheats is that many already in the Omega database either don't work, aren't labeled correctly, are in Chinese or translated very poorly or just simply don't exist. Because the cheat system on the Omega, if I'm not mistaken, uses direct memory addresses, which means you can't re-use Gameshark/Action Replay codes. If the codes aren't 100% correct for each specific cheat/memory address, for each ROM, it won't be able to activate the cheats and in order to find the correct cheats, someone has to manually find/create the right memory address values for each cheat to work, meaning that someone has to sift through a game while it's running, test and test until they find the right memory address and figure out what values need to be changed in order to activate a cheat. That's just for ONE CHEAT, for ONE GAME. DeadSkullz is doing this for literally an entire library of cheats for an entire library of games. It doesn't surprise any of us that this has taken an entire year so far and he is also busy working on other projects as well.
Is there another way just to use game genie in the main? Husky can you trust this guy making this file?
 
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