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Posted 28 August 2004 - 04:59 AM

FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v16

http://xport.xbox-scene.com

What's new:

- Pressing Y on favorites menu when scrolled down a page or more would make it
crash. Fixed.

- BGM was starting back up after exiting emulation. Fixed.


Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD,
FMSXBox, Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26X, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox, XBoyAdvance,
DOSXBox, AtariXLBox, MirrorMagicX, KoboX, MaelstromX, MarblesX, Vice64X,
Vice20X, VicePETX, KegsX, XPired, AdamX, WonderSwanX...
what's next?

Enjoy!


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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v15

http://xport.xbox-scene.com

what's new:

- ISO9660 support

- Simplified menus

- Help menu

- New button options from Game Selection menu :
X - Configure Game
BLACK - Delete save files for selected game
WHITE - Adds/Removes selection as a favorite

- HQ2X graphics filter

- Option to startup with background music disabled

- Option to startup on the favorites game selection screen or the regular game selection screen

- Option to confirm overwriting save states

- Support for Linux Relax sharing
At this time, your linux share name must contain the "/" character somewhere
if you want it to be recognized as a linux share.
For example :

rlxshare=/home/player/roms@192.168.1.30:1400

- Possible Samba fix/improvement : see next item

- New network configuration parameters : XBox IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP.
Access these through the Configuration -> Network Options menu or change
them in the INI file :

[GENERAL]
LOCAL_IP=192.168.1.30
SUBNET_MASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY_IP=192.168.1.254

LOCAL_IP is the XBox IP address
SUBNET_MASK is the subnet mask
GATEWAY_IP is your default gateway

Set these to the same values you use in your XBMP configuration file.

This might help people with Samba issues.


Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD,
FMSXBox, Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26X, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox, XBoyAdvance,
DOSXBox, AtariXLBox, MirrorMagicX, KoboX, MaelstromX, MarblesX, Vice64X,
Vice20X, VicePETX, KegsX, XPired, AdamX, WonderSwanX...
what's next?

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy!


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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v14

http://xport.xbox-scene.com


What's New :

- Possible fix for Dolby 5.1 - someone reported no sound via digital outputs.
This might correct the problem.


Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD,
FMSXBox, Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26X, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox, XBoyAdvance,
DOSXBox, AtariXLBox, MirrorMagicX, KoboX, MaelstromX, MarblesX, Vice64X,
Vice20X, VicePETX, KegsX...
what's next?

Enjoy!

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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v13

http://xport.xbox-scene.com


What's New :

- Update to current UI bugfixes/features

- Music Control Menu - press LTHUMB anywhere to bring up the music control menu.
This is also a customizable controller action while in-game. Configure it
via the Controller Configuration -> UI Mappings menu.

- Can now save any string setting (like Samba/Relax share names) and directory
locations via menus. To change Samba/relax share names, go to Configuration ->
Network/Netplay Configuration. To change the default directories, go to
Configuration -> Change Default Directories

- Can enter descriptions for cheat codes using virtual keyboard or real keyboard.

- Can now wrap backwards from first screenshot to last screenshot



Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD,
FMSXBox, Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26X, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox, XBoyAdvance,
DOSXBox, AtariXLBox, MirrorMagicX, KoboX, MaelstromX, MarblesX, Vice64X...
what's next?


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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v12

http://xport.xbox-scene.com


What's New :

- Fixed INI reading bug that was making the emu hang during startup and when changing
skins for some people

- Fixed samba/relax shares


Enjoy!


Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD, FMSXBox,
Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26X, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox, XBoyAdvance, DOSXBox, AtariXLBox....
what's next?

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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v11

http://xport.xbox-scene.com


What's New :

- Lightgun changes

- Background music should no longer be choppy when browsing screenshots or
during any other disk-activity

- Changed INI reading routine so that it loads faster

- Global Controller Configuration option. When you go to Main Menu -> Configuration ->
Configure Controllers it will ask you if you want to apply the changes globally.
If you select "Yes" then all of the stored controllers settings for all of the
games you have already played will be updated with the new settings.


All colors on the lightgun calibration screen are now light. There are also visual
targets at which to aim. This may help. The crosshairs on the calibration page are gone.
Once you have calibrated the light gun, go to the "Show Targeting Screen" to see the
crosshairs and to see if things are calibrated the way you wish.


Enjoy!


Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD, FMSXBox,
Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26X, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox, XBoyAdvance, DOSXBox, AtariXLBox....
what's next?

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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v10

http://xport.xbox-scene.com


What's New :
- Lightgun support


To use the lightgun, first go to Main Menu -> Configure Controllers -> Configure Lightgun

From that menu, calibrate the light gun. You can also choose to have an on-screen target
to help you while playing lightgun games.

Next, you need to Main Menu -> Configure Game and select the game you wish to use with a
light gun. There is a new option that will let you place a virtual NES Zapper on NES port 1
or NES port 2. For example, on Duck Hunt the Zapper should be on port 2.


Enjoy!


Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD, FMSXBox,
Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26X, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox, XBoyAdvance, DOSXBox, AtariXLBox....
what's next?



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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v9


What's New :

- Fixed bug where emu would crash if you tried to use Famicom Disk System options on
non-FDS games.

- Different PAL/NTSC sync method. Should work for everyone - let me know if something
works worse for you now.

- 480p, 720p, 1080i video modes
- Switching to a high-res mode eats up a lot of extra memory. Transition effects
with the default FCEUltra skin may act funny from time to time because of this. Games
should play normally, however. If you are using a skin for FCEUltra that is not the
default one, then I cannot guarantee that things will work correctly in high-res mode.
If you are having problems in high-res mode,then I suggest downloading a very simple skin
(one with no sprites, for example) and using that instead.

- Hardware filters - point, bilinear, trilinear, anisotropic

- Relax shares like $ROOT$ should work now.

- Selectable throttle speed - control how fast your throttle/fast forward functions

- New option to auto-load the most recent save state. Disable from the Configuration menu.

- Auto-Screenshot Capture Mode - when turned on, screenshots will be taken at regular frame
intervals. This interval is user-specified by the "Auto-Screenshot Capture Delay"
setting on the Configuration menu. Useful for ripping sprites.

- Several new transition effects. Currently, the transition effect is set to "random". If you
want to set the transition effect to a specific setting, then go to Main Menu -> Configuration ->
Configure Skin -> Transition Effect. If you don't want to see any transitions, then set
the Transition Speed to 0 on the same menu.

- Changed memory management of background textures. This results in more free memory allowing
for more/larger skin media. (This is really only of interest to people making skins.)

- Garbage lines at top/bottom of screen that appeared for some games should be gone now.

- New option to "Clip Sides" of game screen for games like Super Mario Bros. 3 where it should
display 240 pixels per line instead of 256.



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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v8


What's New :

- Sound and video hiccups should be gone

- Fixed bug where screenshots were not showing up in favorites list

- Fixed bug with loading games across network share with filename length > 42

- Default skin by boo_se updated to include animation on the loading screen.
Overwrite the existing skin dir with the new contents of this package.
Then, from the main menu, select "Select Skin" and reload the skin.

- Skin System Update:
+ Removed specific variable for amount of time to delay on loading screen
+ Added general variable to *all* menu configuration screens to specify
how long to let animation loop before giving control to the user.
This is useful for instances where you want some animation to run before
the user can do anything.


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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v7


What's New :
- Selecting "no filtering" should look much more like a real NES now
- Bugfixes to skin system - if your sprites kept getting snapped back to the
edges of the screen, this update fixes it.


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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v6


What's New :
- Fixed periodic sound hiccup
- Fixed sound for people running in 50hz mode while trying to play 60hz games
- New Skin options :
+ Add sprites to the loading menu
+ Specify amount of time to delay on loading screen to see animation

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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v5


What's New :
- Option to force PAL/NTSC
- Relax bugfixes (sorting, etc)
- Faster video output (makes no difference since all games already run at 60fps tongue.gif )
- New Skin options :
+ Continuously loop sprite animations or just loop once
+ Assign motion_x and motion_y variables
+ Assign a bounding rectangle in which sprites can move
+ Assign a degree of rotation that the sprites should turn when they hit a boundary
- Misc. bugfixes

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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v4


What's New :
- Relax Network Sharing
- Option to not have BGM play when you start ROM
- Delete Screenshots from the "Browse Screenshots" option
- Specify a default ROM directory in the FCEU.INI file



=====================
Relax Network Sharing
=====================

The relax sharing setting goes in the [GENERAL] section as follows:

rlxshare=c:\nesroms@192.168.123.77:8989

Replace 192.168.123.77 with your computer IP address and replace 8989 with the
port where you have Relax running.



===============
Default ROM dir
===============

The default ROM directory INI setting goes in the [GENERAL] section as follows:

rom_dir=e:\games\nesroms


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Default BGM
===========

There is now a setting in the configuration menu to tell FCEUltraX to stop the BGM
before starting a game.


============================
Load/Save State Freezing Bug
============================

If FCEUltra froze up on you when you were trying to load or save a state,
then you need to go to your controller settings and unmap the FDS Insert/Eject/Change
commands. I believe the bug should be gone in this version, but if it still
happens to you, this is the easy way to fix it.




Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD, FMSXBox,
Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox....what's next?


Enjoy!



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FCEUltraX - NES/Famicom Emulator for XBox v3

Thanks to boo_se for his excellent NES skin!

Features:

- Emulates NES/Famicom/Famicom Disk System

- Near 100% compatibility

- 100% speed and sound (even with filters and background MP3 playing.)

- ZIP support

- Cheat system - Search/Create your own cheat codes or enter Game Genie codes

- Favorites list

- Resizable game screen

- Save Game management - delete save game files

- Skin-able :
- Backgrounds
- Sounds
- Background Music
- Sprites
- Text position (right/left/center, top/bottom/center)
- Text color, select bar color
- Font
- Fading speed
- Screenshot position
- Can specify 2 sprites to surround the selected menu option
- Option to have a transparent select-bar color (from select-color menu)
- If you want to change the way something looks in this new UI,
chances are that you can change it via the Configuration menu.

- Samba/NetBIOS sharing support (read NES roms from your PC)

- Play MP3 or M3U playlists in the background
(Can also read MP3/M3U from across Samba shares.)

- User definable save directory. If you don't like the default of
E:\SAVES\FCEULTRA you can change it via the FCEU.INI file

- Take in-game screenshots and display them on the game selection list

- Graphics filters :
+ 2xSai
+ Super 2xSai
+ Eagle
+ Super Eagle
+ SuperScale
+ AdvanceMame 2x
+ Simple 2x
+ 2xSai Scanline
+ Super 2xSai Scanline
+ Eagle Scanline
+ Super Eagle Scanline
+ SuperScale Scanline

- Netplay (2 players)

- Netplay option to allow for smoother netplay : netplay skip.
When server starts netplay, you can select a netplay skip value.
This number specifies how often it should skip checking for network data.
The higher the number, the less often it checks for network data, but the
result will be a less responsive controller.

- Record/Playback feature - record your gameplay in the emu and then
play it back again. Record up to 10 minutes of gameplay.

- Every single in-game command is fully customizable on any of the
four joypad controllers.

- Map any emulator or UI command to a single button or a combination of
two buttons. (e.g. RTrigger+LTrigger = Save State)

- Autofire capabilities for any emulator button on any controller

- One-button combos (define a series of emulator commands to be played
back when you press a user-definable XBox controller combination.)
(E.g. Press RTrigger+LTrigger to execute the command string
A,B,A,B,Up,Down,Left,Right)

- Traverse any directory on any drive ( Continue selecting the parent
directory entry on the file selection list to get the drive selection
list. Selectable drives are C, D, E, F, R, X, Y, Z, and SMB.
R is the CDROM drive. SMB is the samba share you have defined in your
fceu.ini file.) Press Y from any file-listing screen to go up one
directory level.

- Save States with 10 save state slots

- All UI commands (save state, load state, screenshot, etc) can be
invoked from the Options/Pause menu as well as in-game via your
customized joypad mappings.

- Can be invoked from a command-line to directly run a game from a front-end
or dashboard and bypass the user-selection screens. (Only if the frontend
or dashboard supports this feature.)

- Can return to the launching program *if* the launching program supports this
feature. For example, if the custom-launch routines are incorporated into
a new frontend, that frontend could launch FCEUltra and when you exit
FCEUltra, that frontend can be automatically reloaded.

- Pipe and a crepe



Various Important Notes:

============
Saving Games
============

This is a common pitfall with XBox emulators of consoles that use SRAM.
If you are playing, for example, Zelda, then when you have saved the game,
you must go back to the game select menu.

If you just turn off your XBox while you are still playing the game, then
your saves will not be written to the XBox hard drive and it will be like you
never saved your game.

============================
Note on Samba/NetBIOS Shares
============================

There are two INI file settings relating to Samba/NetBIOS sharing and they both
reside in the [GENERAL] section of FCEU.INI:

smbshare=smb://username:password@workgroup:ip_address/computername/sharename
smb_nameserver=192.168.0.1


The smbshare parameter accepts many different formats. Here are the most
common:

smbshare=smb://username:password@workgroup/computername/sharename
smbshare=smb://username:password@workgroup:ip_address/computername/sharename
smbshare=smb://username:password@computername/sharename
smbshare=smb://username:password@computername:ip_address/sharename
smbshare=smb://workgroup/computername/sharename
smbshare=smb://workgroup:ip_address/computername/sharename
smbshare=smb://computername/sharename
smbshare=smb://computername:ip_address/sharename

Please try all of the above combinations before deciding it does not work.
Also be aware that some people have to select their SMB drive in FCEUltra a few
times before any files appear.

If it's still not working, then set the nameserver equal to the IP address of
the computer you are trying to reach or set it equal to your NetBIOS name server.
(If you don't know what a NetBIOS name server is, then just set it to the
IP address of the computer you are trying to reach.)


Also remember that when you make changes to FCEU.INI, you have to do a
"Force Reload of D:\*.INI" from the Configuration Menu or else the changes
you made to FCEU.INI will not be loaded.




=============
Configuration
=============

Almost everything can be changed from the configuration menu. Here are the
things that require manual modifications to the FCEU.INI file included in
the package:

Samba share name - goes in the [GENERAL] section. Example:

smbshare=SMB://USERNAME:PASSWORD@COMPUTERNAME/SHARENAME


Screenshot directory - default is E:\SCREENSHOTS - goes in [GENERAL] section
Example:

screenshot_dir=E:\SCREENSHOTS


Skin directory - where skins can be found. Default is D:\EMUSKINS - goes in
[GENERAL] section. Example:

skin_dir=D:\EMUSKINS


Save directory - this is where you want all your saved games to be stored.
Default is E:\SAVES\FCEULTRA. Goes in [GENERAL] section. Example:

save_dir=E:\SAVES\FCEULTRA


If you change any of the above items, then you must upload the new FCEU.INI
file to your XBox, load up FCEUltra, then select "Force Reload D:\\*.ini
Settings" from the Configuration menu. Please note that this will overwrite
any of the setting changes you might have made after you first loaded
FCEUltra.


===============
Menu Navigation
===============

Select menu options with the DPAD or with R/LTrigger. The speed of
R/LTrigger movements can be controlled by :

Configuration -> Menu Scroll Speed

There are some places where you can enter or change values. This
can usually be done in a variety of ways include DPAD Left/Right,
R/L Trigger, and L/R Thumb. Try all of them if the values are changing
too slowly.

"A" selects the highlighted choice. "B" cancels/returns.
"Y" from a file-select list will go up one directory.


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Netplay
=======

In order to netplay with someone, follow these steps:

- Go to the Configuration menu
- Select Netplay options
- Turn netplay on
- Add a server if you are going to connect to someone else
- Select the game to play
- If netplay is on, it will ask you if you want to be the client
or the server. One person is the client, and the other is the server.
If you are the server, the game will wait until the client has
joined. If you are the client, make sure the server is ready to accept
your connection before continuing.
- When server starts netplay, you can select a netplay skip value.
This number specifies how often it should skip checking for network data.
The higher the number, the less often it checks for network data, but the
result will be a less responsive controller.
- Once a connection has been made, it should work fine.

NOTE : You both MUST be using the *EXACT* same game.
I would be *extremely* surprised if the PAL version of a game
worked via netplay with an NTSC version of the same game.


The server player is always player 1. The client player is always player 2.

I don't know how well netplay will work across real networks. Two xbox's
on the same intranet work very well, though.

If your connection is lost during gameplay, just wait 30 seconds and
you can return to the game select menu. (Or you can always reboot...)



=====
SKINS
=====


Instructions for making a new skin:

- Create a new directory off of your SKINS directory (default skins directory
is D:\EMUSKINS
- Place your sound/font/graphic media files in this new directory
- Load FCEUltra
- "Select Skin" from the main menu and select your new directory.
- Select Configuration
- select Configure Skin
- Use the menus to select your new media files and change your settings
- When you are satisfied with what you have, go back to the main menu.
- Select "Configuration"
- Select "Overwrite D:\*.ini and D:\emuskins\\<skin>\\settings.ini"
This will write the skin settings in your skin directory (if your skin
directory is on the hard drive.)
- You're done! You can package up the directory and share it with your friends.


If you wish to use sprites in your new skin, then read the following:

- Create a subdirectory off of your new skin directory called SPRITES
e.g. D:\EMUSKINS\NEWSKIN\SPRITES
- In this new SPRITES directory create a 0-based numeric directory for
each sprite you wish to make. This means that if you have 4 sprites
you wish to load, the directory names *must* be called 0, 1, 2, and 3.

Do not call them 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Do not call them 0, 3, 5, 6.
Do not call them SPRITE1, SPRITE2, SPRITE3, SPRITE4.

- Inside each of these new directories, you must place the sprite frames.
Each frame is represented by a BMP, PNG, or JPG file. The order of the
frames is given by the filenames. These filenames must also be named
with 0-based numbers. For example, 0.png, 1.png, 2.png. Look at the
sprites directory of the included default skin to see how it works.

- Do not skip numbers when naming sprite directories or sprite frame
filenames. A list of directories called 0,1,2,5,7 is *INVALID*.
Similarly, a list of files called 0.png, 1.png, 4.png, 5.png is also
*INVALID*.

Also be aware of memory constraints. Let's say you have a frame of a sprite
called 0.png. This picture file is 90 pixels wide and 130 pixels high.
This will get rounded up to a 256x256 pixel 32bit picture. This means
that it will consume 256x256x4 bytes (256KB) of memory. If your sprite has
10 frames of animation, that's around 2.5MB of memory. Keep this in mind
before you make ultra-smooth moving sprites with hundreds of frames of
animation.

You can check your available memory by going to Configuration -> Configure Skin
-> Show Available Memory

If you make/configure a skin and FCEUltra does not load the next time you
play it, then you need to delete the E:\SAVES\FCEULTRA\FCEU.INI and
E:\SAVES\FCEULTRA\SKIN_SETTINGS.INI files. FCEUltra should work fine again,
but you'll have to reconfigure your skin. The problem was probably
that one of your resources (like a WAV or background file) was specified
incorrectly or was never changed from the old skin. Carefully look at the
E:\SAVES\FCEULTRA\SKIN_SETTINGS.INI file to make sure that all filenames exist
in your skin directory.



====================
Controller Remapping
====================

Configuration -> Configure Controllers

There are 32 general/all-purpose emulator "buttons" or actions. Each of these
buttons can be assigned a specific emulator action. For example, Emu Button 1
can be A, or B, or DPad Down, etc. These "emu buttons" can then be assigned
XBox triggers. For example, Emu Button 1 (which you have mapped to, for
example, A) can be triggered by XBox controller button B. The default button
mappings should provide enough information on how the system works and
how it can be used.

==========
Autofiring
==========

Configuration -> Configure Controllers -> Controller # -> Change Autofire

Each "Emu Button" can be set up for autofiring. Simply set the autofire
variable to a non-zero value. This value indicates how long the emulator
should wait before releasing and re-pressing the button. A value of 1
might be too fast to register on some games. I suggest setting it to a
number like 5 first and them fine-tuning it.


======
Combos
======

Setting up a combo can be kind of tricky because you need to know exactly
what the game expects to have happen on the joypads to execute the special
move. For example, let's say that we want to map a standard move that is
described like this :

D, DR, R, A

D = Down, DR = Down+Right, R = Right, A = A button

First, set the delay to a number like 2 or 3. Then set up the moves. In
this case, any (or none) of the following might work:

Down
Down+Right
Right
Right+A
Right

OR

Down
Down+Right
Right+A

OR

Down
Down+Right
Right
Right+A
Right+A
Right+A


You will probably need to fine-tune each combo move before it works, but
you'll soon get the hang of it.



================
MP3/M3U Playback
================

Simply select the MP3 or M3U file from the game-selection screen.

The M3U file can also just be a regular file with one songfile per line.
For example:

d:\songs\song1.mp3
e:\moresongs\song2.mp3
smb:\mp3s\song3.mp3

If you are making a playlist of songs on your SMB share, then please note
the format:

smb:\mp3s\song3.mp3

The smb:\ tells FCEUltra to read from your SMB shared directory. Do not
put the SMB share definition in the filename.

----------SMB shared filenames are case sensitive!!!---------



==================================================
Cheating System - How To Make Your Own Cheat Codes
==================================================


Just about every single port I've released has this feature, and I
occasionally hear people asking "how does it work?" This is easiest to
explain by example:

1) Start playing a game.

2) Go to Options Menu and select "Start Search for Cheat Code"

3) Go back to game and lose a life

4) Go to Options Menu and select "Continue Search For Cheat Code"

5) Select "Search For Values Less Than Before" because when you
first selected "Start Search For Cheat Codes" you had one more
life than you do now. You will see the number of matches go down.

6) If the number of matches is greater than 10, then perform actions
3, 4 and 5 continually until the number of matches is less than 10.
If you run out of lives, then just start playing the game again.
(Do not exit the emulator and select the game again - just start another
game from within the emulator.) Now you will have a full stock of lives,
which is *more* than the last time you checked your values. So when you
continue searching, you'll want to select "Search For Values Greater Than
Before." Then go through steps 3-5 over and over until you have less than
10 matches.

7) Now that you have less than 10 matches, you can add the codes to your
list. If the search narrowed the list down to 1 possible match, it
will automatically add it to your list. Now you can "List Cheat Codes"
and selectively turn on/off the cheat codes to try them out and see
which on is the right one.

Alternately, you can use the "Search For An Exact Value" option if you
already know the number you wish to change. Example:

Let's say you are playing Dragon Warrior and your character currently has
25 Hit Points. Follow these instructions:

1) Go to Options Menu and select "Start Search for Cheat Code"

2) Select "Continue Search For Cheat Code"

3) Select "Search For an Exact Value" and enter 25 as the number.
The number of matches should decrease very quickly.

4) Go back to the game and do something to change your Hit Points amount.
For example, let's say you drink a potion and your Hit Points are now 35.

5) Go to options menu and select "Continue Search For Cheat Code"

6) Select "Search For an Exact Value" and enter 35 as the number.
Chances are very good that the number of matches will be down to
one or two. Just try out the codes to see which one gives you infinite
Hit Points!

Advanced Cheat Code Usage:

Cheat codes have the following format:

TT AAAAAA VVVV

TT = Type
AAAAAA = Address
VVVV = Value

You can hand-edit the cheat codes you've created. Go to the Cheat Code list,
select a code, and select Edit. Let's say you've already created a cheat code
that keeps your hit points at 25. The last four hex digits of your code will be
0019 (which is hexidecimal for 25.) You can change the last two digits to, for
example, FF which will give you 255 hit points instead of 25. More sophisticated
codes can be made by altering the Type:

Type Table

80 - Means set the 16-bit value (0-65535) pointed to by the cheat code address
to the cheat code value.

30 - Means set the 8-bit value (0-255) pointed to by the cheat code address
to the cheat code value.

10 - Means increase the 16-bit value pointed to by the cheat code address
by the cheat code value.

11 - Means decrease the 16-bit value pointed to by the cheat code address
by the cheat code value.

20 - Means increase the 8-bit value pointed to by the cheat code address
by the cheat code value.

21 - Means decrease the 8-bit value pointed to by the cheat code address
by the cheat code value.

D0 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 16-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is equal to the cheat code value

D1 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 16-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is not equal to the cheat code value

D2 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 16-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is less than the cheat code value

D3 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 16-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is greater than the cheat code value

E0 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 8-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is equal to the cheat code value

E1 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 8-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is not equal to the cheat code value

E2 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 8-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is less than the cheat code value

E3 - Means only execute the next code in the list if the 8-bit value pointed
to by the cheat code address is greater than the cheat code value

If you are familiar with cheat codes, you'll notice that these are standard
Gameshark types. With enough experience you could make some seriously
interesting codes with this system.

For example, I played around with Super Mario Bros and found out that
address 0007EE stores the number of coins and address 0007FA is the
one's digit in the timer. Here are two codes:

E0 0007FA 03
20 0007EE 01

Those codes mean that while the ones timer digit is equal to three, increase the
number of coins by one. You won't see the coins updated on the overhead
display in the game, but if you start a game, wait until the timer one's
digit is a three and then collect a coin, you'll see that your coin value
is actually much higher than one, now. Fun useless stuff. tongue.gif



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Command-Line/Auto-Launching and Return to Launcher
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This section is for the developers of frontends, dashboards, etc.

FCEUltra can be started with parameters to automatically launch a game
at startup. Example code can be found in the custom_launch_params.cpp file.

There is also example code in that same file that will show you how to
make FCEUltra load your frontend/dashboard when it exits.



Stella, Gnuboy, SMSPlus, FCEUltra, HUGO, NeoPop, DGen, Bochs, HUGO-CD, FMSXBox,
Bliss, WinSTon, Gens, Z26, StepmaniaX, PCSXBox....what's next?


Enjoy!






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