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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #220 on: October 18, 2016, 08:10:40 pm »
If you delete the code, I will redirect him to this thread ;D
I don't want him to leave this thread angrily, because his code has been spread.

He's still online on Discord. I can literally write something now, and he'd read it.

EDIT: I wrote him about it, and he reacted. I will redirect as soon as you have removed the code.

Uhr ma gurd - my secret code that only I knew of is out on the internet!

Somebody call the police or something...

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #221 on: October 18, 2016, 08:14:48 pm »
It would be kind of awkward to direct him now, with this insulting post. It's not of my concern, but if someone wants him to help out and he does have a problem with that...
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #222 on: October 18, 2016, 08:26:32 pm »
Wait so it's dACE?
Are you the one who made the No seals code?
Or who did?

And what code? I don't see anything :P

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #223 on: October 18, 2016, 08:59:21 pm »
Nice, man!
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #224 on: October 19, 2016, 09:45:35 am »
A bit offtopic, but fixing the portraits AND removing the seal nonsense would completely fix the game for my taste...
For good measure, let's also give it a proper musical titleā€¦ like "Dirge of Sorrow".

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #225 on: October 19, 2016, 10:35:07 am »
yeah, if someone can make that patch I'd definately use it.

Edit: Someone posted the Action Replay code before but I don't see it now. Was it removed by mods? They should know there was actual cheat devices made for the DS so posting that code should have been allowed.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #226 on: October 19, 2016, 11:30:25 am »
I've just contacted the creator of the code, Hextator, and he doesn't like it one bit ShadowOne just posted the code without giving any credit, or linking to the videos which show off the code.

If anyone wants more info concerning the code, watch these videos and try contacting the creator:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAsnExvgO1AqxxuhJSfn3xZIGJ6LE77za
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #227 on: October 19, 2016, 11:43:25 am »
Oh welp, I just saw the codes in this page:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/922145-castlevania-dawn-of-sorrow/67899692

I didn't know he made those codes nor do they mention it at all.
At least we know now.

In a somewhat related matter, I've been researching a little bit about hardcoding cheat codes into ROMs, I might struggle a bit with it due to the changes in cheat codes between consoles (since most tutos are made for older consoles), but I will give it a try once I understand it a little bit more.


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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #228 on: October 19, 2016, 12:25:13 pm »
Ah, thanks for clearing that up.
Maybe Hextator can help us and make the code truly part of the game :)
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #229 on: October 19, 2016, 01:18:49 pm »
Ah, thanks for clearing that up.
Maybe Hextator can help us and make the code truly part of the game :)

Upon researching a little bit more about the code and Hextator, I found this:
http://www.kodewerx.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1549&start=30#p80142

That seems to be the original post from 3 years ago where Hextator made both the No seals code and the Always drop souls code too.
There's also what seems to be ARM code below the Action Replay one, but the code itself seems to modify RAM address directly, so one would have to look for the routine in charge of modifying said RAM address to be able to apply this code as a patch.
Aaaaaaaaannnnnnndddddddd... I suck at ASM/ARM, so yeah.  ;D

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #230 on: October 19, 2016, 01:38:13 pm »
Yeah, that's where I found the code.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #231 on: October 20, 2016, 03:16:06 pm »
Applying it is fairly simple, if I understand it correctly (I might not :v) you should just need to change the 4 bytes starting at 205a8 to 00 00 A0 E3. Good to see this project is back!

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #232 on: October 20, 2016, 04:40:23 pm »
Applying it is fairly simple, if I understand it correctly (I might not :v) you should just need to change the 4 bytes starting at 205a8 to 00 00 A0 E3. Good to see this project is back!
Can someone try this on my behalf? :v
It'll be a while until I get my hands on my DS to test it with an R4 and AR codes.

One question though, why E3A00000 is backwards?
Is it in little endian for DS games?

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #233 on: October 20, 2016, 05:28:36 pm »
Is that an address to be modified of the actual rom? Like, just go to that address on an hex editor and replace those few bytes?
But.. doesn't the cheat write over the system's RAM? :huh:
I'm confused, don't really know how the different types of cheats work  :laugh:

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #234 on: October 20, 2016, 06:13:08 pm »
Just go to x205A8 as an offset and change it to 00 00 A0 E3.  This way when you 'tap' one of the seal circles to do a magic seal, it automatically does it instantly no matter what you do.  But you DO have to touch the seal circle for it to work.. from what I'm testing anyway.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #235 on: October 20, 2016, 10:45:43 pm »
I got a R4 but I haven't played it much so I wouldn't be able to try it on a boss unless I got further. Someone is using the DS and R4 now so I'll have to try it sometime later. Someone else should try and make a patch if it works.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #236 on: October 20, 2016, 11:25:19 pm »
Can someone try this on my behalf? :v
It'll be a while until I get my hands on my DS to test it with an R4 and AR codes.

One question though, why E3A00000 is backwards?
Is it in little endian for DS games?
Yes, that's exactly why it's backwards. There was a code for guaranteed soul drop on the same page which I tested and it appeared to work so I think it'll work!

Is that an address to be modified of the actual rom? Like, just go to that address on an hex editor and replace those few bytes?
But.. doesn't the cheat write over the system's RAM? :huh:
I'm confused, don't really know how the different types of cheats work  :laugh:
Yeah, part of the ROM is referenced in the RAM (although I don't know the exact physical details of whether it's an actual copy of the ROM in memory). The area of RAM that cheat is referencing contains ROM code and changing an assembly instruction. I just had to do a search of the bytes near the RAM location to figure out where it was in the ROM. Assuming the ROM I was working with was a standard rip I'm confident that the change should work.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #237 on: October 21, 2016, 04:15:36 am »
Problem is that the creator of the code told me it causes many problems in the game, mainly concerning bosses.

When my dumb friend finally has found his save file for Dawn of Sorrow (he has fully played the game with the code on) I can test the game further with the code.

I think before we decide to get the code IN the game, we need to try out the code itself.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #238 on: October 21, 2016, 01:17:53 pm »
I tried it and beat the first boss and had no problems. But that's as far as I played it. Here's a patch if someone wants to try it. I believe you have to have it patched with the ayumi kojima patch already applied but I'm not sure.

http://www.bwass.org/bucket/CvDOS-BossDraw.zip

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #239 on: October 21, 2016, 03:29:22 pm »
I tried it and beat the first boss and had no problems. But that's as far as I played it. Here's a patch if someone wants to try it. I believe you have to have it patched with the ayumi kojima patch already applied but I'm not sure.

http://www.bwass.org/bucket/CvDOS-BossDraw.zip
Does it work by just tapping the screen or does it automatically finish the Seals without any inputs?
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