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Code Converting (AR-Max)

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Here is a Tutorial for converting codes from AR Max to other Formats and backwards.
First you need a AR Max Converter. You can download a few of them on this page too ( http://www.codemasters-project.net ).
The best Converters at this moment are Parasytes "Maxcrypt" and Pyriels "MaxConvert".

First it is important to know that AR Max use different Types of Codes then the other Cheatdevices. This makes converting codes a little bit more complicatet but after practising it is also very easy.
Here is a list of the known Codetypes of AR Max:
(Thanks for this list goes to Hellion00)

ARMax Code Types

00, 01 - 8-bit Write (also Fill with a value specified in the upper 3 bytes of the VALUE)
02, 03 - 16-bit Write (also Fill with a value specified in the upper 2 bytes of the VALUE)
04, 05 - 32-bit Write

08, 09 - 8-bit Equal
0A, 0B - 16-bit Equal
0C, 0D - 32-bit Equal

10, 11 - 8-bit Not Equal
12, 13 - 16-bit Not Equal
14, 15 - 32-bit Not Equal

18, 19 - 8-bit Less Than (Signed) [DON'T USE?]
1A, 1B - 16-bit Less Than (Signed)
1C, 1D - 32-bit Less Than (Signed)

20, 21 - 8-bit Greater Than (Signed) [DON'T USE?]
22, 23 - 16-bit Greater Than (Signed)
24, 25 - 32-bit Greater Than (Signed)

28, 29 - 8-bit Less Than (Unsigned)
2A, 2B - 16-bit Less Than (Unsigned)
2C, 2D - 32-bit Less Than (Unsigned)

30, 31 - 8-bit Greater Than (Unsigned)
32, 33 - 16-bit Greater Than (Unsigned)
34, 35 - 32-bit Greater Than (Unsigned)

38 to 3D - ???

40, 41 - 8-bit Pointer Write
42, 43 - 16-bit Pointer Write
44, 45 - 32-bit Pointer Write

48, 49 - 8-bit Equal 2-Code Joker???
4A, 4B - 16-bit Equal 2-Code Joker???
4C, 4D - 32-bit Equal 2-Code Joker???

50, 51 - 8-bit Not Equal 2-Code Joker???
52, 53 - 16-bit Not Equal 2-Code Joker???
54, 55 - 32-bit Not Equal 2-Code Joker???

58, 59 - 8-bit Less Than (Signed) 2-Code Joker??? [DON'T USE?]
5A, 5B - 16-bit Less Than (Signed) 2-Code Joker???
5C, 5D - 32-bit Less Than (Signed) 2-Code Joker???

60, 61 - 8-bit Greater Than (Signed) 2-Code Joker??? [DON'T USE?]
62, 63 - 16-bit Greater Than (Signed) 2-Code Joker???
64, 65 - 32-bit Greater Than (Signed) 2-Code Joker???

68, 69 - 8-bit Less Than (Unsigned) 2-Code Joker???
6A, 6B - 16-bit Less Than (Unsigned) 2-Code Joker???
6C, 6D - 32-bit Less Than (Unsigned) 2-Code Joker???

70, 71 - 8-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) 2-Code Joker???
72, 73 - 16-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) 2-Code Joker???
74, 75 - 32-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) 2-Code Joker???

78 to 7D - ???

80, 81 - 8-bit Increment
82, 83 - 16-bit Increment
84, 85 - 32-bit Increment

88, 89 - 8-bit Equal All-Code Joker???
8A, 8B - 16-bit Equal All-Code Joker???
8C, 8D - 32-bit Equal All-Code Joker???

90, 91 - 8-bit Not Equal All-Code Joker???
92, 93 - 16-bit Not Equal All-Code Joker???
94, 95 - 32-bit Not Equal All-Code Joker???

98, 99 - 8-bit Less Than (Signed) All-Code Joker??? [DON'T USE?]
9A, 9B - 16-bit Less Than (Signed) All-Code Joker???
9C, 9D - 32-bit Less Than (Signed) All-Code Joker???

A0, A1 - 8-bit Greater Than (Signed) All-Code Joker??? [DON'T USE?]
A2, A3 - 16-bit Greater Than (Signed) All-Code Joker???
A4, A5 - 32-bit Greater Than (Signed) All-Code Joker???

A8, A9 - 8-bit Less Than (Unsigned) All-Code Joker???
AA, AB - 16-bit Less Than (Unsigned) All-Code Joker???
AC, AD - 32-bit Less Than (Unsigned) All-Code Joker???

B0, B1 - 8-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) All-Code Joker???
B2, B3 - 16-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) All-Code Joker???
B4, B5 - 32-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) All-Code Joker???

B8 to BD - ???

C0, C1 - Master Code?
C2, C3 - Master Code?
C4, C5 - Master Code?

C8, C9 - 8-bit Not Equal Turn Off All Codes???
CA, CB - 16-bit Not Equal Turn Off All Codes???
CC, CD - 32-bit Not Equal Turn Off All Codes???

D0, D1 - 8-bit Equal Turn Off All Codes???
D2, D3 - 16-bit Equal Turn Off All Codes???
D4, D5 - 32-bit Equal Turn Off All Codes???

D8, D9 - 8-bit Greater Than (Signed) Turn Off All Codes??? [DON'T USE?]
DA, DB - 16-bit Greater Than (Signed) Turn Off All Codes???
DC, DD - 32-bit Greater Than (Signed) Turn Off All Codes???

E0, E1 - 8-bit Less Than (Signed) Turn Off All Codes??? [DON'T USE?]
E2, E3 - 16-bit Less Than (Signed) Turn Off All Codes???
E4, E5 - 32-bit Less Than (Signed) Turn Off All Codes???

E8, E9 - 8-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) Turn Off All Codes???
EA, EB - 16-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) Turn Off All Codes???
EC, ED - 32-bit Greater Than (Unsigned) Turn Off All Codes???

F0, F1 - 8-bit Less Than (Unsigned) Turn Off All Codes???
F2, F3 - 16-bit Less Than (Unsigned) Turn Off All Codes???
F4, F5 - 32-bit Less Than (Unsigned) Turn Off All Codes???

F8 to FD - ???


Ok... it looks looks very complicatet but you will see that it not a big problem to understand.
Here is a List of the Commands which are often used.

Raw means the normal Raw-Commands that we use on AR, GS, XP, CB.
ARMax-Raw means the normal Raw-Command that the AR Max use.

RAW - "20" = ARMax-Raw - "04"
RAW - "21" = ARMax-Raw - "05"
RAW - "10" = ARMax-Raw - "02"
RAW - "11" = ARMax-Raw - "03"
RAW - "00" = ARMax-Raw - "00"
RAW - "01" = ARMax-Raw - "01"
RAW - "D0" = ARMax-Raw - "0A"
RAW - "D1" = ARMax-Raw - "0B"


Converting AR Max to Raw

Example:

AR Max
Spend Gold For 9999 Gold
JAC2-BK3J-6ME5C
BJD0-UJZ6-JNC5N
VYAD-X1MH-AGUFC
QBEX-RHRT-X8DYU

we choose one of our Converters and make it in AR Max-Raw

Spend Gold For 9999 Gold
02F91842 11800000
0413DE64 2402270F
0413E248 00000000
04148E20 00000000

we delete the first line cause the other Cheatdevices doesn`t need it.


0413DE64 2402270F
0413E248 00000000
04148E20 00000000

Now we look up to our List of the Codetypes. We see that the Command "04" have to be changed in "20"

2013DE64 2402270F
2013E248 00000000
20148E20 00000000

So... it`s done. We have a normal Raw-Code which works on CB/XP/GS2v3 cause they also accept Raw-Codes. You can convert it to AR2/GS2 in the normal way.

Another Example:

AR Max
My House
J83K-X2GD-JX5MZ
HPUK-WJDP-UG49Z
0RJ0-QCUC-GA0QV
ZKPB-FX61-8B1W1
33JX-7B4F-YJNGU
G1QC-H6AV-FZMU3
15N3-CGWX-RZG2G
DFJ2-V83U-DF0PH

would be in ARMax-Raw:

My House
001C8072 F1400E59
03CE7128 00000001
03CE712E 00000001
03CE7130 00000001
03CE7132 00000001
03CE7134 00000001
03CE7136 00000001
03CE7138 00000001

We delete the first Line and change the Command "03" to "11"
Result (Normal Raw)

My House
11CE7128 00000001
11CE712E 00000001
11CE7130 00000001
11CE7132 00000001
11CE7134 00000001
11CE7136 00000001
11CE7138 00000001

You see.... it is not very difficult.........
Ok lets take a look for converting Mastercodes.


?xample:
Sonic Heroes

Master (Ar Max Format)
24QV-GTPT-CZVB6
ER3R-4UAF-Q6YMK

we convert it to ARMax-Raw

Master
02A0937C 88800000
C41EBD90 00030800

we delete the first line.....

Master
C41EBD90 00030800

Now we change the Command "C4"to "F0"

Master
F01EBD90 00030800

Now we have the right Address.... we just have to change the Digit.
We take one of our universal "0000000E" / "000001FD"


Result (Normal Raw):
Master
F01EBD90 0000000E /000001FD


Note (Advanced):
The Digit "00030800" shows us always the memcpy.

00030800 -> "0003" say us that we have to add 3 to the Address to get Memcpy.

Memcpy + 3 Mastercode
F01EBD90 001EBD93

here a list of the important Digits in Mastercode Decryption/Encryption of AR MAX
00000800 = 0000000E (but you can use 0000000E normally for every Digit to get working Mastercode)
00000801 = 000001FD (but you can use 000001FD normally for every Digit to get working Mastercode)
00030800 = Memcpy + 3



Converting Raw to AR Max

Ok, we know now how we can convert Max Codes to Raw and this helps us now. We just do the same just backwards but with a little difference. Now we have to give a Game ID to the codes.

Example: (When Codejunkies released codes for the game)

Total Club Manager 2004 (PAL)
Extend Stadium For Lots Of Cash
20237608 3C0204FF

then we take code which is already released on Codejunkies for example the Mastercode.

(M)
TCAB-JNNK-1PHEA
QEPP-D9R7-ZUBM3

we convert it to raw and see what Game ID the Converter give us. In this example the game ID is 05D6 and Region is PAL.
These attitudes are important so let them stay there.
Now take your code which you want convert to AR Max.

20237608 3C0204FF

we change the command "20" to "04"

04237608 3C0204FF

Now type the code in our Converter and convert

Result:
Extend Stadium For Lots Of Cash
EJN4-DZN3-3R4AZ
6P7N-E7VN-PQTKK

Note: when you convert this code backwards to Raw you will see a new Line on the top (the line which we delete in the other examples). This Line is just important for the AR Max that it knows in which folder it have to pack the Code. Our Converter add this line automatically but for getting the right code you have take the right Game ID and Region.



Example: (When Codejunkies don`t have released any codes for the game)

You have to do the same as above but you have to choose your own Game ID and Region. Their is one Problem, when you choose a Game ID which is already in use by the AR Max it will give you an error. So you have to take a higher Game ID. If you want to see what the last Game ID is which Codejunkies use, look at the latest Codes they have released and convert them to raw to get the Game ID. Then take a higher Game ID. In the Region Box you have to choose for which Region your Game is.

You see it is pretty easy to convert codes ;D



Written by: Codemasters Project Codehacker Team
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Code Converting (AR-Max)gtamike123 | 09 Jul : 14:25
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Thanks for posting that in :)

Code Converting (AR-Max)Anonymous | 04 Aug : 17:12
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Yea thanks, but isn't there a program that when you type in the code from Ar-Max form and you press convert or whatever (encrypt-decrypt) you get the code breaker form?

Code Converting (AR-Max)UCF-Codemaster | 06 Aug : 13:37

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Pyriel`s Maxconvert .... just try it out ;-)

Code Converting (AR-Max)Anonymous | 20 Aug : 03:30
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What about converting from pal to ntsc for games like gta san andreas armax? i'm seeing alot of pal codes I wish I could use for my ntsc version, but no ntsc versions I know of existing/working

Code Converting (AR-Max)UCF-Codemaster | 21 Aug : 16:49

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just see the "How to Port" Guide

Code Converting (AR-Max)Anonymous | 17 Oct : 02:31
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Omg i dont bloody understand this lol.
I dont get the digit changer. from 04 to 20, y?

Code Converting (AR-Max)Anonymous | 26 Dec : 13:54
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...were is "How to Port" Guide?!? =\

Code Converting (AR-Max)MATRIX GOD | 28 Jan : 08:40
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THK'S guy's i always keep learnig more n more stuff each and everytime that i come to site ad look over all those really great code guides that you all have put together so every1 take there time that they need to learn at there on pace casue not all of us can learn as faster or as quick as other people can but hey it's always bettter in the end to just take your time do your best wen ever you can ok guys thk's later.......

Code Converting (AR-Max)Anonymous | 16 Feb : 07:09
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What about converting from ntsc to pal for games like Armored Core: Last Raven armax? i'm seeing alot of ntsc codes I wish I could use for my pal version.

Code Converting (AR-Max)Shadowfax | 21 Feb : 18:07
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I want Last Raven PAL codes as well but they're only for NTSC at the mo. Anyone know how to convert NTSC to PAL or have the codes???

Code Converting (AR-Max)anonymous | 11 May : 00:33
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where can i download this

Code Converting (AR-Max)wyldjokre69 | 09 Jul : 01:37
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I was reading the How to Port section of the FAQ, but when I tried to convert the AR MAX US version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 to the PAL version it wouldn't work. My screen goes blank when I insert my PAL version of Tiger Woods in. What am I doing wrong?

Code Converting (AR-Max)guest | 11 Aug : 06:34
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Are there any ways to convert newer AR-Max codes? For example I know that from MAX-Raw to Raw there are conversions like the 04 to 20 conversion. However I have some MAX-Raw codes that include 0C as first 2 digits... there is no listed Raw factor for the MAX-Raw 0C. Any Help?

Code Converting (AR-Max)dothackgu3 it my aol sn | 08 Oct : 03:01
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[b]Code Converting (AR-Max to raw for me

hack G.U. vol. 3 armax codes [North America]
M).

0R8M-H6W1-PBUHQ
GUFR-02BY-X8NTN


Chims 99
2BQT-RTTT-4QGE8
T8UD-BQH2-9C1KX
Chim Side Quest
H360-KAN5-K5NNG
81AN-HWH3-KET5G
EXBK-FTRZ-9VM5Z
397K-A9UZ-11Y1B
DP6H-X7R0-XFW0J

Haseo:

Level
VN9M-BNEJ-MU8QA
WM33-49HJ-9HB38

Affection
B94B-AMXQ-52NWH
NNZ6-G92P-TN14J

Quick Exp Gain
G4XH-FNMH-Q11P5
04YH-ZRFB-4YVGB
HHUP-MB1X-C376P

Infinite GP
WPZG-NZ4N-2HP6A
2774-4HTV-K156F

Max GP
3Z4B-Z22R-5EQY8
UD8R-C5FM-5TN5E

Max HP
ZWMQ-9BU5-NBK1A
U5H8-DEVX-Y33EK

Max SP
PVV0-V3M9-0ZKAD
QYUM-X1F9-AC3CR

Max P-ATK
CJUD-NWEW-4GG51
9F0X-XWNW-WY7M7

Max P-DEF
MQDA-JYRQ-EMTYN
1HX5-4ZVV-88QNY

Max M-ATK
3N8A-AKVP-14Q47
W2D8-46B5-QX0G2

Max M-DEF
K273-G796-BUHM7
GVWM-BY9N-04BQ0

Max Fire
NHN9-ETCM-PACDX
5KY4-UWX4-7T4QV

Max Water
8RZ8-HRP8-Y8DGH
7XQG-YN4F-EJ6XT

Max Wind
QWBC-T9M1-UQ26Y
PW8Y-4PGH-TF48B

Max Earth
FDXE-YEA4-U1AMQ
7HJN-MZWW-1UMP5

Max Light
YMHX-QMQZ-ZQ8WJ
F4UW-4MPT-CH854

Max Dark
57T6-GJ9A-T08DV
EFJ7-T664-AD5MK



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