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    Save State Hacking Guide by PKT_Paladin

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    Save State Hacking FAQ for Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link for NES
    by: PKT_Paladin
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I. Introduction
    II. Revision History
    III. Item Modifiers
    IV. Magic Modifiers
    V. Statistic Modifiers
    VI. Credits
    VII. Contact Information
    
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    I. Introduction
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    	My alias is PKT_Paladin, but that is not my name.  For this FAQ you
    don't need to know my real name =).  Please don't steal anything from this
    FAQ for your site or for your own FAQ unless you provide some sort of credit.
    I wrote everything in this FAQ.  These offsets are specifically for the emulator
    Nesticle and the game these offsets for is Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link for 
    NES.
    
    	If you are new to Save State Hacking, this is how it is done:
    Download Hex Workshop from download.com.  Install it, run it, and 
    open up the save state file.  On the left you will see addresses on the 
    left and 16 columns on the right.  There are actually 16 bytes each in
    groups of two.  Observe:
    
        0 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
       10 0000 0000 0000 00FF 0000 0000 0000 0000
    
    	The location of the byte FF is actually 17.  In hex, as opposed to
    the regular number system we are used to that goes from 0-10, the numbers
    go from 0-F (0-10 and then A,B,C,D,E,F).  That means FF is the highest value
    and 00 is the lowest (FF is 255 in decimal and 00 is 0).  Find the location
    that I have listed in the savestate editting section and modify the bytes
    to as high or as low as you desire.  When you are done, save it on the
    hexidecimal editor and load it in the emulator and you should be done.
    
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    II. Revision History
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    v.90		: The only thing you can't hack is the amount of experience
    		  points Link has.  That can be fixed by maxing out everything
    		  that Link has instead, eliminating the need for experience
    		  points.  In case you are having trouble and need to hack 
    		  certain items/spells into your inventory, I put the
    		  uses of each item/spell.
    
    
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    III. Item Modifiers
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    	- At these offsets, you can put any hexidecimal that is higher
    	  than zero.  I put a couple of different numbers and it doesn't
    	  matter what you put.  00 means you don't have it, and 01 means
    	  you do.
    
    2785 - Candle
    	- Lights up Dark Places
    2786 - Glove
    	- Gives strength to smash bricks
    2787 - Raft
    	- Allows Link to float across the sea
    2788 - Boots
    	- Used to walk across certain bodies of water
    2789 - Cross
    	- Makes ghosts visible
    278A - Flute
    	- Makes the spider disappear allowing access to more
    	  areas of the world
    278B - Key
    	- Replaces Small keys and opens all locked doors
    278C - Hammer
    	- Crush rocks that block your path
    
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    IV. Magic Modifiers
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    	- At these offsets, you can put any hexidecimal that is higher
    	  than zero.  I put a couple of different numbers and it doesn't
    	  matter what you put.  00 means you don't have it, and 01 means
    	  you do.
    
    277B - Shield
    	- Temporarily doubles defense and costume color
    277C - Jump
    	- Allows Link to Jump higher
    277D - Life
    	- Restores some of Link's life
    277E - Fairy
    	- Turns Link into a fairy to allow him to fly and to do so through
    	  key holes and small crevices
    277F - Fire
    	- Link shoots fire from his sword
    2780 - Reflect
    	- Link deflects projectiles from enemies
    2781 - Spell
    	- Used in New Kasuto to make the secret room appear which contains
    	  the magic key
    2783 - Thunder
    	- A powerful attack spell
    
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    V. Statistics Modifiers
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    2777 - Weapon Level
    	- The higher this is, the less hits needed to defeat an enemy
    2778 - Maximum Magic Power
    	- The higher this is, the more magic points you can restore
    2779 - Maximum Life
    	- The higher this is, the more hit points you can restore
    2783 - Current Magic Power
    	- The higher this is, the more magic points you get
    2784 - Current Life
    	- The higher this is, the more hit points you get
    27A1 - Name Modifier
    	- Eight letters maximum; see below digits
    
    Alphanumerical Digits:
    	D0 - 0
    	D1 - 1
    	D2 - 2
    	D3 - 3
    	D4 - 4
    	D5 - 5
    	D6 - 6
    	D7 - 7
    	D8 - 8
    	D9 - 9
    	DA - A
    	DB - B
    	DC - C
    	DD - D
    	DE - E
    	DF - F
    	E0 - G
    	E1 - H
    	E2 - I
    	E3 - J
    	E4 - K
    	E5 - L
    	E6 - M
    	E7 - N
    	E8 - O
    	E9 - P
    	EA - Q
    	EB - R
    	EC - S
    	ED - T
    	EE - U
    	EF - V
    	F0 - W
    	F1 - X
    	F2 - Y
    	F3 - Z
    	F4 - (Space)
    
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    VI. Credits
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    NINTENDO OF AMERICA	-	They created this game.  That deserves
    				at least a little bit of credit, no? =)
    DMorgan			-	His well-written FAQ reminded me of the
    				spell/item uses that I had forgotten.
    
    
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    VII. Contact Information
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    If you want to send me an e-mail, please send it pkt_paladin@yahoo.com.  
    Since there are a few things that I have yet to know that you might know, 
    I would appreciate any submissions (you will be given credit, of course) 
    to help further develop this FAQ.  Please submit any questions so I can
    answer them for you and anyone else who reads this FAQ.
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    This guide was written by PKT_Paladin (pkt_paladin@yahoo.com.  Please do
    not use this guide without permission or take direct information from 
    it.  Doing that is illegal.  I am in no way affiliated with the makers
    of Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link.

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