VBA - Codes Not Working?

Discussion in 'GBA - Emulation' started by penance, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. penance
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    Hi. I rarely post here, but I've been using this site a long time. I have a problem and I know this is the best place to get a solution, or at least an answer as to why the problem is happening, so here I am.

    I've been using VisualBoyAdvance 1.7.2 and I've always been able to get the cheat function to work with no problems, but now it seems no matter what game, codes, or device option I use, nothing works. I'm not sure if it's because I'm on Vista now or some other reason, but I was wondering if anyone else ever had this issue and knew what was going on. If it's something I have to live with, I'm prepared for that.

    Thanks for any help any of you can offer. I appreciate it.
     
  2. outgum

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    Hmmm....
    Im on vista myself but i can get cheats/codes to work so im sure its not a vista related problem.

    gamesharks seem to fail on me UBER bad but Codebreakers on the other hand works

    I dont know what codes your trying to use but you know, ensure you have master codes in, and i suggest codebreakers aslo, Im sure theres a better version VBA now "1.8.0beta_3"

    Try upgrading? XD
     
  3. penance
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    Tried that beta already, did the same thing. And I tried all devices I could think of, Gameshark, Codebreaker, Action Replay, etc, every code I could find, just to see if something would work, and nothing has. I also made sure to use master codes, but also tried without for the hell of it. Maybe I'm just choosing the wrong games, but I know I've used codes on Contra before and I know they've worked. I don't know what's going on. Thanks for your suggestions though.
     
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    I had Vista before and I was able to get all codes working just fine. However, now that I've switched over to Windows 7 I can't get them working either for some reason.
     
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    If by better you mean 'old and discontinued' then yes, 1.8.0beta_3 is 'better'.

    However, if you want the very latest VBA build then try THIS ONE.
     
  6. penance
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    I just wanted people to know that I've made a fool out of myself. There wasn't a problem with the emulator after all, it's just that I forgot that apart from the Enable/Disable checkmark on the actual Code List screen, there is also an option on the main menu as well to disable all cheats and for all this time, I've had that selected without realizing. Of course as soon as I deselected it, codes started working again. I apologize for wasting your time.
     
  7. ChrisMims

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    It isn't vista. I'm on XP and I'm having trouble w/ the gameshark codes