Save State Hacking FAQ for Arkanoid for NES
by: PKT_Paladin

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Table of Contents
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I. Introduction
II. Revision History
III. Offsets
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 Arkanoid for NES.

	If you are new to Save State Hacking, this is how it is done:
Download Hex Workshop from bpsoft.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		: You can hack the number of lives for both
		  players and (kinda) your level.

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III. Offsets
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200D - Current Player's Lives
	- You are only supposed to put a maximum of 06 lives
	  in the game, but you can put up to FF lives and there
	  will be no side effects.
	- If you save your state during the first player's turn,
	  then this number will be for the lives of the first
	  player.  If you save your state during the second
	  player's turn, then this number will be for the
	  lives of the second player.
201D - Other Player's Lives
	- If you save your state during the first player's turn,
	  then this number will be for the lives of the second
	  player.  If you save your state during the second
	  player's turn, then this number will be for the
	  lives of the first player.
	- You are only supposed to put a maximum of 06 lives
	  in the game, but you can put up to FF lives and there
	  will be no side effects.
2021 - Level Modifier
	- Messing with this will change what level number you are on, but
	  that is about it.  Actually, a picture of the logo will be in
	  the middle of the screen, and each hit to it scores 1000 points.
	  If you hit the top of the screen with the ball, it will move
	  incredibly fast as opposed to when you begin playing and the
	  ball moves really slowly.


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IV. Credits
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Taito			-	They created Arkanoid.


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V. 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 Arkanoid.