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Star ocean till the end of time ARMAX

Discussion in 'PS2 - CD backup discussion' started by alpsie, May 18, 2007.

  1. alpsie

    alpsie Member

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    I'm having a problem.
    When I try to boot up the game with some codes on from ARMAX It wont boot up the game, it only works sometimes how can this be?

    And could someone tell me how to convert from CBv7+ to ARMAX ?
    Since there is a bunch of codes for this game at http://www.cmgsccc.com/codes.php?do=view&id=4522

    I would like if anyone is kind enugh to convert or tell me how.
    These are the codes.

    E Enable Code (Must Be On) [Read Note]

    B4336FA9 4DFEFB79
    FADF2C20 74CF04CA
    4D1EF1B4 9247BA0D
    66C554C6 190CADB7
    9098019E 9130015B
    BA86ECD2 236F3111
    8262C3F6 5F3E92A6
    B5BCC046 3260DA78
    40AB7663 0043E118


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    Max Battles Fought [Note 2]

    105A0C8D AB626957
    1684108C 70BE1FB8
    DCE080C6 EA51B182
    AADF0900 227E0366
    DF6ABEF8 9061C9C8
    F7E8A72E 7825DD82
    F928979B 9FD76127
    8804358F 35CF0687
    84EB9710 F842E0EF
    FFC80DCF 43755C0F

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    Save Anywhere
    A9145242 4A2BA307
    DBC46B8C F1806CD3

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    atleast to begin with.


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  2. Xomby

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    i converted those cb 7+ codes for that game to GSv5,
    so converting to arMAX shouldnt be hard, though truthfully i dont have one.

    does your ARMAX have a master (must be on) code already? if so, you dont need another one.

    Try These:
    max battle fought
    DYW1-TFHY-HX18V
    RVC3-B5P5-GFP3C
    CKF8-DAFX-49YC3
    HK9V-KTPF-ZY2TB
    GV42-Q7VR-XK1FV
    DTF2-M4Q6-CX0W1
    WAQJ-N7RM-Q18W9
    C94G-JP01-DHVPJ
    ZXQ7-XTB2-FU2H1
    0G02-BFFW-9GE2Z
    D9Y1-NBPF-3F2YX
    03AH-5PBC-9K2T7

    Save Anywhere:
    BV03-UACB-U075B
    5VMN-0NFP-7Z82Z
    NYFK-2X09-JEPH4

    let me know if they dont work, because i have a theory about the
    cb7+ codes.

    GL!
     
  3. alpsie

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    Yea it do have a master code already :)
     
  4. alpsie

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    But when I put it into the convert and set input as ARMAX and convert to rawr I get these two lines.

    INPUT ERROR: unable to convert 16-bit command in code #1.
    INPUT ERROR: unable to convert 32-bit command in code #1.

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    And the converter can't convert v5
    :(
     
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    i already converted it to armax for you.

    and v5 (v5.5 broadband enabled) is something i just figured out two days ago.
    ill have a tut up when i get the m-code conversion figured out.

    try leaving the first line off of the codes i posted to you.
    they are converted from CB7+ to ARmax.
    as i dont have an armax to test them with, just put them in
    and see if the game loads.
    if it doesnt, leave off the first line as for some reason
    the first line changes every time raw is converted to ARMAX
     
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    alright =)
     
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    please let me know if they work ;]=
     
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    Okay neither of the codes work, it say it's for the wrong game.

    This is the game ID for star ocean 069E
     
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    my apologies. ill see what i can do.
     
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    ok i did some diggin, and i think i mucked up the conversion from raw to armax.

    i converted the "save anywhere"
    code based on the GS website's code to ARMAX and got
    EAX0-CWVW-Q0U33
    6KYX-UY8T-GT7Q7
    3DWQ-KXQ4-ED838

    while the CB version comes out as
    X8ZQ-Q6M7-ARCZC
    5VMN-0NFP-7Z82Z
    NYFK-2X09-JEPH4

    so one or both of those should work.

    and heres the "max battles fought"
    X40K-WXPZ-NQA2W
    RVC3-B5P5-GFP3C
    CKF8-DAFX-49YC3
    HK9V-KTPF-ZY2TB
    GV42-Q7VR-XK1FV
    DTF2-M4Q6-CX0W1
    WAQJ-N7RM-Q18W9
    C94G-JP01-DHVPJ
    ZXQ7-XTB2-FU2H1
    0G02-BFFW-9GE2Z
    D9Y1-NBPF-3F2YX
    03AH-5PBC-9K2T7

    both the GS and CB version produced the same game id of 069E.
    so it should work now. i know it doesnt look like much but the first line changed, but the first line is VERY VERY important it seems. again, my apologies.

    i left my ps2 in the car (was at an unofficial local ps2 homebrew con)
    so ill convert them to GSv5 later today and see if it works.
    otherwise those both should be viable codes.

    as for it saying the code is for the wrong game, that was my fault. >,<

    please let me know how you make out.

    note- just for posterity, to answer my own wondering about the first line of ARMAX codes changing on conversion, apparently the first line is a code-id/game-id/region-id for the armax. it changes because it uses a random number for the code-id otherwise the region and game id remain the same(in auto mode)...
     
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    I can write both in and it accepts them :)
    Sadly I'm having issues booting the game, but I'm having that with codes that already is on the device so not sure.

    I'll keep trying :)
     
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    not every day do we get both good and bad news at the same time!

    that said, there may be something wrong with your AR, though its unlikely.

    it is odd that the codes that came with it dont work. but i've seen stranger things happen.

    by any chance are you trying to load cheats for a backup copy of star ocean on a modded ps2?
     
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    Nope it's all original.

    I just have to try a few times with the original codes and it boots up fine, so not sure. it's as if the disk just hangs when trying to boot.
     
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    ah. did you try the save anywhere codes separately? i know they work on my GSv5.

    chances are its one of the three making the disk hang. i had that trouble with the XP and fol modifiers codes from CB to gsv5
     
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    I tried them one at a time.
    Could it be that they are for ntsc while I play pal ?
     
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    [slaps self in forhead] dur. yes. most definitely.
    ill look and see what i can come up with. i know there is sometimes an offset to convert ntsc codes to pal. doesnt always work but ill take a look.

    could you post some of the originals for reference?
    [edit]
    TRY THIS: (pal save anywhere code)
    0CF5-X7YG-GKD89
    1JZP-A4KA-TGUM6
    5VEX-CZWZ-5DYPJ
    [/edit]
     
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    [nods] i saw the xploder codes,
    same setup as for the GS.
    im running a hex comparison on the mem addresses. it'll take a few but i may be able to work something out that may/not work.
    its worth a try. and if it works it'll give me something to write a neat tutorial for.

    [edit]
    ok im on to something. itll take a bit to figure it out 100%
    but it should be possible to convert most ntsc codes to pal format.
    i'd welcome your help in testing the codes to prove/disprove the theory.
    could you pm me a list of pal titles you own? if any of ours syncs up then we can use those to develop the conversion algorithm
    [/edit]

    [edit2]
    ok i have a partial conversion algorithm set up for converting between xploder(pal) and gameshark(ntsc). working on the differences with the conversions from CB and armax. that should open it all up to conversion.
    [/edit2]
     
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