How to Use PCSX2 Built-in Cheat Injector (No Action Replay, Codebreaker or Gameshark)

Today you are going to learn how to use PCSX2’s built in cheat injector so you no longer need to use AR, CB or GS.

To get started you will need:

To cheat in PCSX2 using built in injector:

  1. Load .iso you want to cheat and run game.
  2. In command line locate pnach number for game you wish to modify.
  3. Download Stan’s Cheats and extract all cheats into your PCSX2 cheats folder in Documents.
  4. In the cheats folder, locate your game via pnach number and open using notepad++ or your favorite code editor.
  5. You will see 3 lines of code for gametitle, comment and patch. On line 5 we want to begin our code by inputting the below placeholder
    // Code 1 
    // Code 2 
    // Code 3 
  6. Now we are going to need OmniConvert 1.0.3. Open the .exe and you will see a conversion screen.
  7. In the menu above select Input and then select respective code software you want to convert.
  8. Now select output and choose “Unencrypted” and then “Standard”. This outputs the code in a way that PCSX2’s internal code injector can read it.
  9. On the left hand side input your Codebreaker/Gameshark/Action Replay codes and hit convert. On the right you will see the converted results.
  10. Now we need to port over the Raw/Unencrypted code over to your pnatch file for your game. It should look like this:
    gametitle=We Love Katamari (SLUS-21230)
    comment=Widescreen hack by nemesis2000 (pnach by nemesis2000 )
    // (M) 
    // L1+L2 More Time 
    // R1+R2 Less Time 
  11. Once you have ported your codes into your pnatch file, hit save, make sure “cheats enabled” is selected in PCSX2 and run your game, and enjoy your codes! That’s all there is to it!

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  • Greg972
    March 16, 2019

    Sorry, i’m a french.

    Je trouve votre guide simple.

    • biguncle69
      March 29, 2019

      baguette ohuhuhuhuho

  • September 23, 2018

    I don’t know about CJ’s issue, you can’t fix stupid, but anyway, I had to use notepad save it as all files with .pnach where text is and I didn’t have any issues, making a pnach file that Stan didn’t. In fact I wanted to thank you for an idiot proof guide that has pictures, step by step directions and links that work 😀
    We could use more people like who do know what they’re saying, or actually people that know how to explain things to others who get lost in the step by step process. It took a awhile before I found this page before I started being able to use the codebreaker and gameshark codes.
    Seriously, thank you. I even made a hardcopy of these styeps in case your page went down for any reason, I noticed alot of pages are so old that they just dont exist anymore.
    May the Force be with you.

    • Tim
      November 17, 2018

      First thing, I believe the author did a excellent job. Second, to explain CJ’s issue, when he is searching for the file corresponding to the game he is using, the file names give no hint to their contents, such as the title of game or abbreviation of game title. If a list was to be added in, if not already included, that had title and filename side by side, I believe it would be appreciated. And again I believe the author did a excellent job.
      May the Force be with you.

  • CJBug
    May 15, 2018

    Tfw you somehow forget to make your guide a guide
    Seriously, you could’ve bothered to say how you’re supposed to find a game through the pnach number, I shouldn’t have to look up an entirely different guide for yours to make sense.

    • Dickbag
      March 13, 2019

      And then you’re the dickbag who says ”I found a solution” without posting the solution.

  • joseph
    December 21, 2017

    i cant find the pnatch file for final fantasy 12 it would be nice if you put the name of the game instead of numbers that makes no sense

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