The codes in question obviously use something in the hardware that didn't exist in the v1/v2 units. I thought this might be something that VBA hadn't taken into account yet.The Following Codes Will Only Work On A Real ARV3 And Not On A GS/AR V1/2 Upgraded To ARV3!
As far as I know, the encryption method is exactly the same.Cypherswipe said:1) GS SP codes are the same format as CB codes, but I'm pretty sure they use different encryption.
The reason for the CBA codes not working is that the value has to be written to the RNG address at precisely the right moment (which is the ASM instructions prior to the recalculation of the value). The AR 'DMA' disabler is a ROM patch which essentially accomplishes the same thing.2) VBA ignores CB master/enable codes for certain. (There have been several issues on CB's forum about some code not working properly because it requires a function in the master code, but VBA ignores the master code. This is particularly true with recent pokemon games and other games that require a DMA/RNG disabler. ARv3 DMA disabler codes work, but CB ones don't work without a master code. Putting in the master code in VBA has no effect, except that VBA gives a message about the codes being for another game (even though they aren't).). It also appears to ignore GS SP master codes, since it makes no difference whether or not you put in the master code, the other codes still don't work. I'm not certain about GS/AR v1/2 and ARv3 master codes.
The Pokemon codes use exactly the same 'RNG Kill' method as CMGSCCC's codes, thus they have the same problem. However, not all codes on that page require the M to be active (e.g. the access PC codes). You would be better of using Action Replay codes for Pokemon.3) I see the GS SP master code for MMZ3 does begin with a 9, but the ones for the other games begin with a 0 (four 0s, actually).
4) Links to code lists:
These are 4 games I have specifically had trouble with the codes for. While it's not the official gameshark site, I've checked the codes, and they're identical to the ones on the official site.