Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

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Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » August 30th, 2016, 7:30 am

Is there a place I can get a cheat file to update my Xplorer with new codes? I haven't fired this thing up since 1997 and I'd love to get it going again.

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by Shadow » August 30th, 2016, 5:16 pm

They are included within the firmware that you flash to the cartridge. Typically, the latest version they released would have the most up to date cheats. Otherwise, you can make your own cheats and it will save them to the internal EEPROM.
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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » August 31st, 2016, 12:31 am

I see. I was hoping there was some all encompassing file b/c I've got a slew of japanese and american games.

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by sickle » August 31st, 2016, 12:39 am

I think the XLink (DOS) software or something allows you do do a simple text file import/export.
Also XKiller (on this subforums somewhere) definitely lets you extract the file, but I'm not sure how to put it back on!

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » August 31st, 2016, 1:08 am

I see, but are there files for Japan/US/EU floating around or would I have to just DL a whole mess of codes and stick them into a file?

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 2nd, 2016, 2:47 am

OK. I bit the bullet and installed XP on an older machine I had sitting here but for the life of me I can't get it to work. It gets as far as looking for the device in CAEFLASH but that's it. Right now I'm using the command:

CAEFLASH -P10 -T -XT

It just sits there.

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 8th, 2016, 12:41 am

Anything?

I'm doing this on a Dell Optiplex 760. I'm not having much luck. It just hangs no matter what I do.

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by Shadow » September 8th, 2016, 1:13 am

kruuth wrote:Anything?

I'm doing this on a Dell Optiplex 760. I'm not having much luck. It just hangs no matter what I do.
- Use Windows 98.
- Set the BIOS to use SPP mode on LPT1.
- Make sure Windows 98 uses address 0x378 on LPT1.
- Make sure your cable is correct.
- Use CAETLA 0.34 on your Xplorer/Xploder.
- Use [PSXEXE.COM -P10 MAIN.EXE].
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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 8th, 2016, 2:08 am

Gagh. Ok. So no go on using XP?

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by danhans42 » September 8th, 2016, 8:53 am

Caeflash doesn't work withas xp/2000 you need 95/98 or ME. Easiest way is to create a bootable CD/USB memory stick and stick the Caetla on there. Then you can flash your cart and cheats without having to do a full windows install

Then you can use Catflap on Windows XP for communication. You can't flash using Catflap.

I uploaded an ISO of somewhere years on on another forum. If youre interested in could try dig up the link.
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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 8th, 2016, 9:37 am

I see. I need to create a bootable cd I guess. Never done that before. Are there instructions floating around some place?

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by sickle » September 8th, 2016, 3:43 pm

kruuth wrote:I see. I need to create a bootable cd I guess. Never done that before. Are there instructions floating around some place?
Yeah, like millions of results >.<

Anyhoo, here's Xplorer 4.52 PAL (UK) codes
http://pastebin.com/qMaN6MKs

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 9th, 2016, 2:50 am

Awesome thank you. I managed to get CAETLA .38 flashed on there but I don't have any codes. What do I do in order to get codes on there now?

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by sickle » September 9th, 2016, 5:13 am

Here's a copy of Caetla 0.34 patched to PAL/English with cheats.

I assume your 0.38 is only about 100kb (vs 128kb) so flash this first, which will leave the cheats written onto the EEPROM and hopefully when you install 0.38 over it, it'll read the cheats.
If your 0.38 is the full 128KB... then either use this or chop it somewhere around the 0x0001C000 mark and paste the contents of this one in.
(Look for "---- New Game Record ---" in a hex editor)
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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 9th, 2016, 6:26 am

The one I have is the one that I pulled from here, the 120k size. I googled this and there's something called CAECODE that builds the file for the MC but no matter what I do I get a compiler error.

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by sickle » September 10th, 2016, 1:49 am

What cheat file are you using?

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 10th, 2016, 1:57 am

I built one using that PSCODE program. What should I use?

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by sickle » September 10th, 2016, 2:21 am

Aaah cool, didn't realise the DOS version had example .BIN files.
I grabbed that one off the last 16kb of the .rom from yesterday and it decompiled fine with the windows tools (tick the decompile flag)..

The tool does seem to be a bit borked though if you're trying to compile for memory card and chose a small block size. "4" works for me for a full set of 16kb cheats.

Alternatively:
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Go headerless, open your caetla rom, and paste in the headerless output (ur_mom.bin) at 0x0001C000
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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by kruuth » September 10th, 2016, 4:10 am

OK...so what is the input file supposed to be then? Is it supposed to be a BIN file?

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Re: Cheat file for Caetla/Xplorer/etc

Post by sickle » September 10th, 2016, 5:16 am

IT's a .BIN file if you're decompiling... it's a text-ish file if you're compiling =)

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