11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by saturated_fat_mastah, November 30, 2016, 05:22:54 PM
Quote from: releasethedogs on December 01, 2016, 05:25:09 AMtry "HFqALaRdQG" exactly like thatthats what the interwebs says
Quote from: FAST6191 on December 01, 2016, 04:30:01 PMThough I would not be surprised to see a simple text list of passwords somewhere (it is not like this is a thing needing security) I would not expect it. To that end you get to hack it, if you see other guides out there in the world then those concerned with finding cheats in menus and cheat codes where you have entry screens are closest to what you want.Anyway assuming it does anything at all (it could well have been used for the testers and then removed partially from the final build) then the game will take the code you entered and check it against a list of things. If it was a secure database/website type thing said code would be hashed first and then compared against a list of them, not impossible that something in this world could be done here. Lesser versions of this like a sum of all the bytes are seen all over older games so be on the lookout for it.Fancier things could be the need for an unlock code first (practically speaking it will be the same to debug as it is still looking for that one thing or a flag in memory), not premade cheats but debug options (give me 1000 money, give me 10000 money, give me some arbitrary amount of money...) or some combo of both where the first part (or last or overall length or something similar) is checked and if it is something it deems good/useful it will try to decode the rest.Anyway the debug emulator of choice for most people is no$gbahttp://problemkaputt.de/gba.htmAfraid I have not got any especially cute ways to help this like I might have if you were making an infinite lives cheat or something. You might try watching the area of memory that your key entries go into and seeing what happens with it but either way it is going to involve an awful lot of stepping through code.If releasethedogs's code works then that could be useful as part of this.This is not a trivial project but it would be a nice introduction to assembly hacking for one that has already grasped the basics like being able to hardcode cheats and do tracing. I might do this for my hacking docs one day but I can't commit to any kind of timeframe right now. I realise I might well have just spewed an awful lot of info and/or assumed an awful lot, don't worry if a lot of it went over your head.
Quote from: FAST6191 on December 01, 2016, 06:21:31 PMAs in something you can follow like a guide to making cheats where are told to repeatedly search? Not especially.The help files that come with it cover things ( http://problemkaputt.de/gba-dev.htm has a few) and there are all sorts of little guides for all sorts of systems that if you know what you are doing already might point you in the right direction. Once it is done you could probably have something reasonably short which you could follow along with at home but the trick is getting to that point. Such things are plenty learnable, and it sounds like you have some motivation there, but a bit beyond the scope of a simple forum post.
QuoteThen I tried contacting EA themselves, but their support turned up nothing. Twice. Then I found out which branch of EA made the game, but they merged into Visceral Games and they don't seem to have any sort of website anymore.
Quote from: NoOneee on December 02, 2016, 09:54:00 AMDo you have a save file at that point of the game? If you do post it, maybe I can check it out when I have time. And even if I don't, maybe someone else will.Edit:I've managed to bypass the password. You get a:SpoilerTiger Costume[close]. I'll try to figure out the correct password instead of just bypassing the check... Edit:The password is:Spoiler76TC5[close]There may be more.Edit: Here's everything:Spoiler76TC5 Tiger Costume88TH3 Tiger HeadgearK3T9N Western Armor1MSQ7 Iron MaskR3DTC Red TailcoatHT438 Red Silk Hat[close]The codes work on both the desktop and the laptop. It seems I'm really the first to find them The game uses a simple substitution cipher to "encrypt" the passwords. After you type the password it applies the same substitution cipher to it and them compares it to the already encrypted correct passwords. Fun stuff.Holy crap dude! Thanks so much! You deserve a medal! I'll try to post it on cheat websites if it's not done already! Thanks again!
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