Save State Hacking FAQ for Arkanoid for NES by: PKT_Paladin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Table of Contents ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I. Introduction II. Revision History III. Offsets VI. Credits VII. Contact Information ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I. Introduction ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ II. Revision History ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ v.90 : You can hack the number of lives for both players and (kinda) your level. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ III. Offsets ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~ IV. Credits ~~~~~~~~~~~ Taito - They created Arkanoid. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ V. Contact Information ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you want to send me an e-mail, please send it firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ This guide was written by PKT_Paladin (email@example.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.