Dreamcast Widescreen Hacks

Discussion in 'Sega Dreamcast Development and Research' started by S4pph4rad, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. BimboBoop

    BimboBoop Rising Member

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    Thanks man!! I just tried it but it doesnt worked as espected. The code was posted with 2C originally. Please correct me if I am wrong , but the Spaceship looked better, more symetric; still look what happened to the Forcefield after just some gameplay (It beguns normally)
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  2. WingMantis

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    Looks like the forcefield will need a fix. But it's amazing how much bigger the game runs now
     
  3. BimboBoop

    BimboBoop Rising Member

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    Yeah the forcefield is not just out from the Spaceship, is also still Oval and it need to be almost a perfect circle like in the 4:3 pictures I posted. I hope someone can do the magic.
     
  4. PrOfUnD Darkness

    PrOfUnD Darkness Familiar Face

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    Rez hangs for me too in the butterfly screen.

    @Baseball9x were you able to find a solution?

    I'll try editing the cdi later today instead of the codebreaker code.

     
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  5. americandad

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    Hi! Is there a code in here somewhere for MDK 2?

    Hey, bro, here's a #protip for you: use [ spoiler ] input text & media here [ / spoiler ] tags (without the blankspaces) around such large amounts of pictures.
    That way your post won't take up all of the thread. Here's an example
    here's how the spoiler feature works. cheers!

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  6. BimboBoop

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    Thanks man, I promise I will try it if I upload more pics at future
     
  7. zorlon

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    Ring, The - Terror's Realm (NTSC)

    Hex patch

    Code:
    Find 
    C3F5683F
    Replace
    ABAAAA3F
    Find 
    B87A8E8C BC7A8E8C C07A8E8C 00002044
    Replace
    B87A8E8C BC7A8E8C C07A8E8C 0000E143
    I have not done much testing only started a new game and not done anything else, not even moved

    P.S. thanks for the original cheat codes
     
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  8. Esppiral

    Esppiral Enthusiastic Member

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    Proppeller Arena

    Code:
    FInd 
    00002044 0000F043 0000803F 0000803F ABAAAA3F 00000000 00000000 09000000 0E000000 02000000 000000BF 00000000
    
    Replace
    00002044 0000F043 0000803F 0000803F 398EE33F 00000000 00000000 09000000 0E000000 02000000 000000BF 00000000
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. zorlon

    zorlon Spirited Member

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    Record of Lodoss War (United Kingdom)

    EDIT Sorry incorrect value's see my next post instead

    Note the gui is a little messed up after patching as the pointer is not accurate due to the rest of it not being forced into a Wide display a bit of a pain for name entry
     
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  10. S4pph4rad

    S4pph4rad Site Supporter 2015

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    Yes, they're wrong. I made this mistake too initially. 720x480 is not 16x9, it's some weird resolution that DVD's use. You actually want 854x480, which is true 480p.
     
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  11. zorlon

    zorlon Spirited Member

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    Record of Lodoss War (United Kingdom)

    43.png 169.png

    I'm happy now thanks S4pph4rad

    I set Demul to 1280x720 that is the correct aspect and this also was of help for comparing the images to double check things

    Anyway updated codes are

    Codebreaker
    Code:
    Zoom out
    204FF93C
    43EE0000
    Stretch vertical
    024FF970
    3F9AF5C3
    Hex
    Code:
    Zoom out
    Find
    74F94F8C 78F94F8C 7CF94F8C 00002044
    Replace
    74F94F8C 78F94F8C 7CF94F8C 0000EE43
    
    Stretch vertical
    Find
    9CE32A8C C3F5683F
    Replace
    9CE32A8C C3F59A3F
    I apologise for any confusion with my last post
     
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  12. zorlon

    zorlon Spirited Member

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    Typing of the Dead (USA)

    43.png 169.png

    Widescreen

    Codebreaker

    Code:
    0252D1F0 43700000
    The usual side effects game text is stretched that is not much of an issue except the tutorial parts as the graphics cover the text

    Bonus
    I found this back in June 2013 though at the time I did not share any codes or hex for it so I guess it's about time I did :D

    Keyboards.png
    Top = US Keyboard Without Shift then With Shift
    Bottom = UK Keyboard Without Shift then With Shift


    UK Keyboard Support

    Notes
    Delete any old Typing of the Dead VMU system settings data or the Keyboard code/hex will not do anything
    No other keyboards are in this game asides from US and UK keyboards (I did check)
    For emulation make sure the code is active before the game boots

    Hex
    Code:
    Find
    00000000 544F445F 44435F45 2E535953 00000000
    Replace
    01000000 544F445F 44435F45 2E535953 00000000
    Codebreaker
    Code:
    02075954 00000001
    TODWKCP - Enable VS CPU Mode
    CIZXSPI - Enable VS CPU Mode
    PERKINS - Enable VS CPU Mode
    VKZWHBN - Enable Continue Free Play
    EUUKDCC - Enable Continue 9
    SMILEBI - Enable Life 5
    OSERLCG - Enables all Drill mode levels
    UFOVGJK - Enables all VS CPU mode levels
    DLDDCDD - Enables Life 5 plus Continue 9 & Free Play
    UECHODA - Enables all Boss mode levels
    TESSAIS - Enables all Tutorial mode levels
    LUIPMAM - Enables all Arcade mode and Original mode levels

    P.S. what should I be looking for to remove black bars or even extent them, at the moment demo mode with the black bars stay in 4:3, not important granted but annoying anyway. (it's the bars that are 4:3 the rest is wide)

    P.P.S. Replacing all instances of A043 never changed this value when the game is running so it must be calculated another way, far beyond my skills :( so must be done externally via cheat codes
     
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  13. BimboBoop

    BimboBoop Rising Member

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    Code breaker codes again!! Thanks Zorlon! :) please do you think you can share CB codes for the previous requests? :)
     
  14. zorlon

    zorlon Spirited Member

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    I might be able to do some of them at least the to and from values are already there and should be able to reduce the results quickly

    Proppeller Arena

    Codebreaker
    Code:
    02204308 3FE38E39
    I just happen to of extracted that

    Personally I prefer to patch the games directly, but that is not for everyone

    As for creating codes for games that are not already done in one form or another some games I have failed over and over to find anything that is useful for creating Widescreen hex or codes
     
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  15. BimboBoop

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    Yeah, Code Breaker is still usefull. As example, if you want to use original games. Or maybe if you have 4:3 and 16:9 screens; If you want to use the 4:3 screen it will look awfull squashed if you are using just patched discs. Maybe you can try to create the codes for the last codes Sppiral added. Like the new Shenmue code. Or maybe you can solve the problem with the Ikaruga code? Again, Thanks for your efforts, work and sharing man.
     
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  16. fluffymadness

    fluffymadness Active Member

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    has anyone managed to create a star wars episode 1 racer widescreen hex patch :) ?
    Theres already a codebreaker code a few pages back.
     
  17. zorlon

    zorlon Spirited Member

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    Link me the hex you would like converting, I don't feel like going through a bunch of posts only to convert everything and find some of it was already done or convert the wrong version

    I don't know if this is all possible either mind
     
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  18. demilich

    demilich Spirited Member

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    Any help in finding the widescreen codebreaker codes for these games?

    Power Stone JP
    Gun Spike JP (Cannon Spike)
    Dino Crisis US
    Capcom Vs SNK US
     
  19. Esppiral

    Esppiral Enthusiastic Member

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    SEGA SEGAKATANA SEGA ENTERPRISES0377 GD-ROM1/1 JUE 27BBA10 T1209M V1.00320000607 STREET FIGHTER 3 3RD STRIKE

    Widescreen HEX (WIP)

    Quite playable but the hud and menus are not centeded.

    This will delete that awfull black lines on the bottom and right of the screen.

    Code:
    FIND
    B0A1E48C D0A1E48C AE4781BF F814E58C F414E58C 000000FF A0A1E48C 5C60D58C 4011E18C 4411E18C A912E58C 6411E18C 903DD58C
    Replace
    00000000 D0A1E48C AE4781BF F814E58C F414E58C 000000FF A0A1E48C 5C60D58C 4011E18C 4411E18C A912E58C 6411E18C 903DD58C

    h[​IMG]


    In adition if you want to make the game widescreen, use these codes too.


    Code:
    Find
    4011E18C 5011E18C 4C11E18C 4411E18C 5411E18C F00AE18C 107BB38C
    Replace
    8925D58C 5011E18C 4C11E18C 4411E18C 5411E18C F00AE18C 107BB38C
    
    Find (all instances "10")
    replace all
    243EE68C
    Replace
    2F92D68C
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I do have an alternative Widescreen mode, but it cuts the bottom of the HUD.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. BimboBoop

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    Thanks thats awesome!

    Both updates to Shenmue 1 and 2 codes needs to be converted at Codebreaker. But actually I dont know wich codes (ratio and Render fix) exactly are the ones Esppiral confirmed. I realize these codes was updated a couple of times each one. SO, first I think it will be wise to ask Esppiral himself: Wich codes are the final ones to play one a real console and fit with a regular 16:9 screen + render fix ? (for both SHnemue 1 , 2 and Whats Shenmue if you have one) I own the 3 games on original . I would love to play them with proper working widescreen. Please Esppiral can you help us here?

    About the Ikaruga code, if you check my previous posts at the previous page and top of this page, the code already posted is working for backgrounds and spaceship, but the forcefield is still working whitout code, ence the forcefield looks stretched and "outside" the spaceship. In order both work together I suposse a code to force the forcefield to work at widescreen too, is needed.
    About the HEX codes previously posted. These ones looks interesting since there are not Code breaker codes for them until now.

    OMIKRON THE NOMAD SOUL
    FIND
    35FA0E3C 2C67098C ABAAAA3F
    REPLACE
    35FA0E0C 2C67098C 398EE33F


    SONIC ADVENTURE INTERNATIONAL
    FIND
    24118A8C 5C118A8C 50118A8C 58118A8C
    REPLACE
    30118A8C 44231E8C 50118A8C 58118A8C


    DEAD OR ALIVE LIMITED EDITION (edit: this one already already have CBcodes, but they have problems)
    Value 1 (2 times)
    Code:
    Find
    ABAAAA3F 0000003F FFFF0000
    Replace
    398EE33F 0000003F FFFF0000

    Value 2
    Code:
    Find
    ABAAAA3F00009643
    Replace
    398EE33F00009643


    TOMB RAIDER THE LAST REVELACION NTSC US.
    Value 1
    Find
    ABAAAA3F 0AD7A33B
    Replace
    398EE33F 0AD7A33B

    Value 2
    Find
    DB0FC940 60FE0F00
    Replace
    8FC2ED40 60FE0F00

    LOGOS
    Find
    00002044 00008043
    Replace
    00805544 00008043

    FInally, if you can take this as a special request. There are not any widescreen codes for the games Sonic Adventure 2 10th Anniversary (JP) or Tomb Raider Chronicles (U) , Blue Stinger (JP) Nanatsu no Hikan (JP) Under Defeat (JP) and Carrier (U) so if you can create them too, it will be awesome man!
     
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