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King Zenith

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Using CheatEngine with PCSX2 - DQ8

22 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

Hi all,

 

I am trying to find a way to identify (and then possibly manipulate) values in the game data for Dragon Quest 8 using PCSX2.  Specifically, I would like to try to find the memory addresses for Empyrea's flying direction (presumably an angular measurement with respect to north, but who knows how it really works...), and I would also like to find the value for Empyrea's flying height. 

 

If I can find and manipulate those values, it will make my map making stuff a lot easier.  Oh, while we're at it, let's find values for the time of day setting as well.

 

Ok, so that being said, Sk8erpunq told me about CheatEngine and described a bit about how to search for memory addresses (e.g. fly in constant direction and search for values that didn't change...  change direction and then search values that now did change etc...).  This is great, but I am a bit new to CheatEngine and I think I might be doing some things wrong.  Do I need to somehow pause the game when I scan for changes in the memory? Or can I scan on the fly (pardon the pun). 

 

Additionally, when I do succeed in finding those addresses, am I going to be able to manipulate them with instant effect on the game, or even hold them constant?  For example, can I hold the day-time value constant so it is not allowed to change? 

 

If anyone has any experience with this (or just wants to learn along with me), please feel free to post your thoughts in here.


Another New Contest Accepting Submissions

07 August 2014 - 08:51 AM

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Dragon Quest IV Mobile has graced our western shores, and you Dragon Quest fans are snatching it up like the salivating dogs that you are.  But do you have what it takes to be a Light-Speed Champion? 
 

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This contest is here to reward people for beating the game, and doing it quickly.  If you want to become part of an elite squad of Light-Speed Champions, you must be one of the first 5 people to reach the ending credit sequence in Dragon Quest IV Mobile, and submit evidence of your feat here at the Den.

 

For more information on how you can participate in this contest, please see the contest topic here.

 


Contest #116 - Become a DQ4 Light-Speed Champion!

07 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

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Dragon Quest IV Mobile has graced our western shores, and you Dragon Quest fans are snatching it up like the salivating dogs that you are.  But do you have what it takes to be a Light-Speed Champion? 
 

Lightspeed_Champion.png

 
This contest is here to reward people for beating the game, and doing it quickly.  If you want to become part of an elite squad of Light-Speed Champions, you must be one of the first 5 people to reach the ending credit sequence in Dragon Quest IV Mobile, and submit evidence of your feat here at the Den.
 
Rules:
 
1) Only the first 5 people to reach the ending credit sequence on their mobile version of DQ4 will achieve this prestigious accolade
2) Any old ending credit sequence will do. 'nuff said about that.  Please keep this topic spoiler-free
3) Your evidence can be a picture or video of the ending credit sequence on your mobile device, with Den user name on a piece of paper next to it
4) Alternative forms of evidence may be considered, but they must convince me that YOU were the one to achieve this task.  In-game screenshot alone will not suffice, unless you can show the main character's name, and it matches your Dragon's Den username
5) You can submit your evidence in this topic or via private message if you prefer
6) This contest will remain open until 5 winners have been identified
 
If you are having a hard time figuring out how to provide your evidence, just post a message in here and we can help you out. 
 
I highly encourage people to post their progress in here as well.  Smack talk and other friendly ribbing is encouraged, especially as we narrow down on the final slots available for this contest.
 
"Take care and tempt not the fates"


New Contest Accepting Submissions

07 August 2014 - 08:46 AM

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The release of Dargon Dragon Quest 4 for iOS and Android devices is upon us and it's time for another quick badge grab!

All you have to do to win this contest is purchase Dragon Quest IV for your Mobile device, and BAM! A badge is yours. Head over to the contest topic for details on how you can earn this quick and easy badge!

So don't delay! Run, don't walk to your nearest app store and grab a copy right now!


Contest #115 - Purchase Dragon Quest 4 Mobile and Show Proof

07 August 2014 - 08:45 AM

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The release of Dargon Dragon Quest 4 for iOS and Android devices is upon us and it's time for another quick badge grab!

All you have to do to win this contest is purchase Dragon Quest IV for your Mobile device, and BAM! A badge is yours.

Proof of purchase is required and there are a number of ways that you can do that. 
 
Show proof by:
1) Showing an image of your app purchase history with Dragon Quest 4 in there
2) Taking a picture of your mobile device with Dragon Quest 4 loaded, and your Dragon's Den Username somewhere in the image as well (see below for additional requirement for this option)
3) Starting a new game file with your D-Den username as the character name, and taking a screenshot in-game somewhere that shows your name
 
Your proof of purchase can be posted right here in this thread if you like, or you can PM me if you would rather.
 
If you are having a hard time figuring out how to provide your proof of purchase, just post a message in here and we can help you out.  Also, if you go for option 2 above, you will need to ask me first to provide you with an in-game scenario for where the picture should be taken.  This will help safeguard against people just finding a screenshot of the game online and showing that picture on their phone as "proof".   For example, I might ask you to have your character visit the Casino before you take the picture. 

So don't delay! Run, don't walk to your nearest app store and grab a copy right now!