Vba Mac Cheats! Any Help Appreciated!

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  1. Q-Kid-KOW

    Q-Kid-KOW New Member

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    Okay, a lot of people cant figure out how to use cheats on VBA MAC. I cant either. I do know that for gameshark codes, gameshark codes dont work. Use action Replay. That is all I know. I cant figure it out - you put the codes in, start up emerald, and nothing happens. Is there a key that activates it or something? I dont know. as said earlier any help is appreciated. I think that, you know how you get the box with the lines? well, I think that you ener the master code (i used emerald) in the first four lines, removing the spaces between the parts of each line. so, you have four lines filled with the master code. i believe, from there, you hit okay, open it up again, delete the master code, and enter the other codes. i tried it, tho, and it didnt work.

    HELP!!!!
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  3. darcov

    darcov New Member

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    Same

    I second his plea for help. i am stuck with the same problem. there was no info about it on the FAQ
  4. arijit_bhaumik

    arijit_bhaumik New Member

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    i'm so sorry but there are not many mac users out here or so it seems.

    well in the pc
    u have to turn on the must be on codes & the other cheat u want to run by ticking a chack box next to them or by clicking enable/disable.
    some codes reqiuire a specific key sequence to be accessed (eg: L+select) this will be mentioned along with the code where ever u got it from
  5. darcov

    darcov New Member

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    I know that there aren't many mac users out there. but there still are and i believe we should get the some amount of respect as the PC users.

    For the Mac when you open up VBA it asks you to specify what game you would care to play by finding it on the computer. If you click cancel it just leaves the application on with no game playing. When this happens you can click on the options menu from the main bar and go down to add codebreaker cheats, and add gameshark cheats. Then when you choose either of them it comes up with a little menu that lets you input lines of code (the cheats) and then you click ok. I have tried inputing the master code along with some other cheats but when you run the game they don't seem to work.

    Another factor could possible be that when you play the game the option to input codebreaker or gameshark cheats is disabled.

    Again any ideas or answers are welcome as help.

    -SampsonHK
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2008
  6. arijit_bhaumik

    arijit_bhaumik New Member

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    pc screen shots attached

    try this
    open the game first
    then go to cheats (see attached pic 1)
    see that disable cheats is not ticked
    & auto load cheats is ticked
    go to cheat list
    click relevant button (add cb code or add gs code button)
    paste the entire code in the code section & write a description (see attached pic 2)
    do this for all your codes
    & save cheat list

    now you should have a .clt file in your game's directory(folder where the game is)
    restart vba(not reset)
    open the game
    goto cheat list
    see if it has loaded

    if it hasn't go to load cheat list & do it manually (attached pic 4)

    an "E" should appear next to the codes that have been enabled
    select code (as shown in the attached pic 3) & click enable/disable to change status

    edit: could u guys also post screenshots of how vba & the cheat list etc. look in mac
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2008
  7. darcov

    darcov New Member

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    I had already posted this but for some reason it didn't show up. anyways

    I have found out how to use cheats on a mac. What you do is open up VBA without a rom playing. Then you go to the options menu and go down to codebreaker/gameshark codes. you click on that then a widow will apear. there you can enter your cheats and once you click OK then you can open up a rom. once open the game will apply the cheats by itself.

    P.S. i am almost certain you only need to enter the master code once. then the rest of the time the game that you are cheating will be open to all cheats.

    -SampsonHK
  8. Q-Kid-KOW

    Q-Kid-KOW New Member

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    I have tried that already. I am trying to use cheats on Pokemon Emerald. Somehow, this method(your method) doesn't work. These are all different ways I have tried that didnt apply the cheats:

    -Open the cheat window, start the rom, fill in the cheats, hit ok when playing

    -Open cheat window, fill in cheats, ok, open rom

    -Open cheat window, fill in master code, ok, open cheat window, fill in new code, ok, repeat steps 4-6 for more codes, ok, open rom

    Now, maybe they are working but I don't know how to activate the cheats. If somebody has gotten a cheat to work with emerald, ON MAC, please, post step by step, click by click instructions, and give us cheats YOU USED!. Thanks again ;)
  9. lagunareturns

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    I am not using a mac but if you are saying that you have entered the codes correctly but do not work then are you sure you are using the cheats based on the region of the game you are using like if it is the us or europe release of pokemon emerald
  10. darcov

    darcov New Member

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    On the mac i have seen some screw ups with the cheats. The cheats cannot be turned off once entered. Also the cheats sometimes have side effects due to this. such as NOT WORKING. This could be the problem. I would suggest finding new cheats.

    This may also be the problem. try downloading the rom for your country. or at least make sure the cheats are the same for the different country's rom
  11. SilverRazor

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    Hello! I am having this same problem too, with the cheat imput system in Mac OSX. Even though there aren't as many mac users than windows users, I believe we should get the same amount of respect for the same program and the same features.

    I have attached a screenshot of what the 'cheat list' looks like. It's quite pathetic looking compared to the windows version. Come on, VBA developers, make a version that's the same as the Windows version for Mac. Is it that hard? :p
  12. lagunareturns

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  13. SilverRazor

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    Good point. I never really thought of it that way.

    I checked the official site, but I can't seem to find an email that I can contact and ask for help.

    EDIT: Is there anyone else that you guys know of that I can ask for help about this?
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
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  15. yuhyuhyon

    yuhyuhyon New Member

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    you are retarded
  16. Squall-Leonhart

    Squall-Leonhart NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    as much as i'd like to tell you off for that, i can't seem to punish you for telling the truth.....

    SilverRazor, are you blind or did something shiny distract you from the VBA IS DEAD topic at the top of the forum?

    Development HAS CEASED for the official branch of VBA.
  17. Sn0wy

    Sn0wy New Member

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    I have the exact same problem as Qkid. The only difference is I'm trying to use the Gameshark cheat for Pokemon Silver. I've tried various cheat codes from different countries, but they just don't work.

    Another thing is I'm using VBA version 1.7.2 because it's the newest one with mac support.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  18. Q-Kid-KOW

    Q-Kid-KOW New Member

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    WHY DID DVELOPMENT HAVE TO CEASE!?!?? Oh well. If somebody finds out how to apply cheats on a mac for pokemon emerald, email me at kyle-24@hotmail.com. See ya.
  19. Squall-Leonhart

    Squall-Leonhart NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    use the mac version of VBA-M
  20. emeraldhack088

    emeraldhack088 New Member

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    cheats don't work

    My problem is that the cheats are grayed out on my mac.
    I can't click 'em so I need to figure it out.
    Do I have to register?
  21. Squall-Leonhart

    Squall-Leonhart NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    no, you can just nab the latest version from the topic.

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