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Gold Finger Game Enhancer - User Guide

*NOTE*
If you have a Megacom Power Replay III game enhancer, click here for the "Megacom Power Replay III Game Enhancer User Guide"

If you have a Game Hunter game enhancer, click here for the "Game Hunter Game Enhancer User Guide"

If you have a Game-Enhancer 9, click here for the "Game-Enhancer 9 User Guide"

Quick Clicks (AKA Anchors):

Quick Start
READ CAREFULLY! Switching from NTSC to PAL
Normal Bootup
Game Enhancer Bootup
Gold Finger On-Screen Controls
-Start Game
-Start Game With Cheats
-Custom Cheats
Code Resources Online
Adding a Code:
--Enter the Game's Name
--Enter the Game's Master Code (if necessary)
--Entering the Description of Function of Code
--Entering the Actual Code
--Default Option
To Use the Code You Have Just Entered
Deleting a Code
-Built-In Codes
-Memory Manager
-Graphic Viewer
-CD-ROM Viewer (a file explorer)
--Viewable File Types

Quick Start:

The Right Side Switch on the Gold Finger is in the:
Down Position: Gold Finger OFF (Boots up original Sony PlayStation games {i.e. "black bottom" disc games} without the "Black and White" Sony PlayStation introduction screens. - Faster bootups)

Up Position: Gold Finger ON (On-Screen controls for every feature of the Gold Finger, as well as the ability to play copies/imports). Keep in mind that the Gold Finger's On-Screen controls will not work with copied games unless you load the country code from an original "black bottom" PlayStation disc first. [Click here to find out how by going to the "Methods" page]

General Key Configuration:
O = Select (or Forward)
X = Cancel (or Back)
Triangle = Delete
Square = Used to edit codes (usually backspace)

READ CAREFULLY! - Switching from NTSC to PAL:

DO NOT SWITCH FROM NTSC TO PAL UNLESS YOU HAVE A PAL TV AND A PAL PLAYSTATION!!! If you switch from NTSC TO PAL you might damage your game enhancer to the point where (there is a good chance) you might never be able to switch it back to NTSC and therefore not be able to use it ever again. I absolutely refuse to replace any game enhancer that has been switched to PAL mode accidentally! If you live in North or South America, you do NOT want to switch from NTSC to PAL for ANY reason!!! Switching from NTSC to PAL does NOT add any new features or improve the quality of the game enhancer's capabilities. It basically changes the screen resolution to a format which CANNOT be viewed by North or South American televisions. Just to let you know: PAL PlayStation games have the same resolution as NTSC PlayStation games anyway, so even if you could get away with switching your game enhancer to PAL (which you cannot do by the way) it wouldn't be worth the effort. If you live in North or South America, YOU DO NOT HAVE A PAL TV!!! Only if you have a PAL TV and PAL PlayStation and live OUTSIDE of North or South America do you want to do the following:
- Press L1, SELECT AND then press "O"
to switch to PAL mode.

Normal Bootup:

Gold Finger right side switch in the down position - This starts original Sony PlayStation games ("black bottom" disc games) with no codes, just like the PlayStation would if the Gold Finger was not in the system, except it also bypasses the "black and white" Sony PlayStation introduction screens for faster bootups.

Game Enhancer Bootup:

Gold Finger right side switch in the up position - This can be used to boot copies and imports [Click here to find out how by going to the Methods page], as well as the use all of the game enhancer's features with On-Screen controls. Keep in mind that the Gold Finger's On-Screen controls will not work with copied games unless you load the country code from an original "black bottom" PlayStation disc first. Visit:
http://SADBUTTRU.tripod.com/4.htm
to find out how.

Gold Finger On-Screen Controls:

(Keep in mind that "X" generally always goes back to a previous step/menu and that "O" generally always goes forward to the next step/menu or "accepts").

Start Game:

Starts the game normally, or can be used to start a copied/import game [Click here to find out how by going to the Methods page]
 

Start Game With Cheats:

This will load the game using the codes you have selected in either the "Custom Cheat" menu or in the "Built-In Codes" menu, which will be described later on in this user guide. The currently selected cheat title appears at the bottom of the screen in a box. If the message "No Game Selected" is written in the box, then no cheat codes have been selected yet, your game will still run fine if you press "O" on either "Start Game" or "Start Game With Cheats"

Custom Cheats:

This takes you to a list of all the codes that are in the Gold Fingerís memory that can be EDITED (added to, removed, etc.) Generally, new Gold Finger's will come with this section empty for you to add your own codes. If there are games listed in this section and you wish to use cheat codes from one of them in a game, move up and down on your controller to highlight a game of your choice and press the "O" button. This will bring you to a list of codes for that game. Move up and down to highlight a code, press the "O" button to select (or unselect) a code. The "+" symbol will show up on both sides of the code to let you know which codes are active. You can use more than one code in a game at a time. Press "square" on the code description to view the code's actual body. After the desired codes are selected, press "X" five times to go back to the main menu and chose either "Start Game" to start the game without the selected codes, or "Start Game With Cheats" to start the game using the cheats you have enabled. Keep in mind that the right side switch on the Gold Finger toggles whether the code effects are ON (switch in the UP position) or OFF (switch is in the DOWN position) during game play.

Code Resources Online
You can obtain cheat codes for new games by visiting such websites as:
http://www.cmgsccc.com/psx/
http://www.datel.co.uk/
http://gameshark.com/
There are also many other sources that can be found on the internet or in magazines to find codes. Remember, the Gold Finger is compatible with Game Shark, Pro Action Replay, and Gamebuster codes.

Adding a Code:

First go into "Custom Cheats" and go to "New Game Record" and Press "O". Then go through the following steps:

Enter the Game's Name:
You can give it any name you want, just make sure you will remember what codes are for what game next time you want to use the codes.
Keys:
O: Adds character
Square: Deletes character
L1/R1: Changes format of character
X:  Accepts code, following this, X: goes back to the previous option, prompting you to save changes. From there, O: on "OK" accepts and saves the changes.

Enter the Game's Master Code (if necessary):
Some games require a master code for a game enhancer to be able to use codes with that game. Most games don't. To enter a Master Code (if necessary), press "O" on "Master Code" and then use the following buttons to enter/manipulate the code:
Keys:
O: Adds Character
L1/R1: Moves cursor left / right
L2/R2: Next character / Previous character
X:  Accepts code, following this, X: goes back to the previous option, prompting you to save changes. From there, O: on "OK" accepts and saves the changes.

Entering the Description of Function of Code:
The actual function of the code and what it does. Once again you can write anything you want, just make sure you will remember what the code actually does the next time you want to use it. To edit this, press "O" on "New Code" and then use the following:
Keys:
O: Adds character
Square: Deletes character
L1/R1: Changes format of character
X:  Accepts code, following this, X: goes back to the previous option, prompting you to save changes. From there, O: on "OK" accepts and saves the changes.

Entering the Actual Code:
Following this, use the control pad to move down to the dotted line and press "O" to enter the code. You may now enter the actual code. Use the following buttons to enter/manipulate the code:
Keys:
O: Adds Character
L1/R1: Moves cursor left / right
L2/R2: Next character / Previous character
X:  Accepts code, following this, X: goes back to the previous option, prompting you to save changes. From there, O: on "OK" accepts and saves the changes.

Move down with the control pad and repeat this step if the code has more than one line of code in it.

Default Option:
Finally, after confirming all the codes you have just entered (with one press of the "X" after each line of code) if you press down one more time, you will highlight the "Default:ON" option. Pressing "O" on this will toggle whether the code is defaulted to ON or OFF the next time you select the game from the "Custom Codes" menu.

To Use the Code You Have Just Entered:

Follow these steps:
Press "X" five times (or until you reach the main menu) and then press "O" on "Custom Codes". If there are games listed in this section and you wish to use cheat codes from one of them in a game, move up and down on your controller to highlight a game of your choice and press the "O" button. This will bring you to a list of codes for that game. Move up and down to highlight a code, press the "O" button to select (or unselect) a code. The "+" symbol will show up on both sides of the code to let you know which codes are active. You can use more than one code in a game at a time. Press "square" on the code description to view the code's actual body. After the desired codes are selected, Press "X" five times (or until you reach the main menu) and chose either "Start Game" to start the game without the selected codes, or "Start Game With Cheats" to start the game using the cheats you have enabled. Keep in mind that the right side switch on the Gold Finger toggles whether the code effects are ON (switch in the UP position) or OFF (switch is in the DOWN position) during game play.

Deleting a Code:

In the "Custom Cheats" menu, highlight any code you wish to delete and then press the "triangle" button, it will then ask you "Delect code, are you sure?" (P.S. Yes, I am aware of the spelling they use to spell delete :) then hit "O" on "OK" to confirm the delete.

Built-In Codes:
Similar to the "Custom Cheats" option. However, this takes you to a list of all the codes built into the Gold Finger. These codes CANNOT be EDITED (added to, removed, etc.) If there are games listed in this section and you wish to use cheat codes from one of them in a game, move up and down on your controller to highlight a game of your choice and press the "O" button. This will bring you to a list of codes for that game. Move up and down to highlight a code, press the "O" button to select (or unselect) a code. The "+" symbol will show up on both sides of the code to let you know which codes are active. You can use more than one code in a game at a time. Press "square" on the code description to view the code's actual body. After the desired codes are selected, press "X" five times to go back to the main menu and chose either "Start Game" to start the game without the selected codes, or "Start Game With Cheats" to start the game using the cheats you have enabled. Keep in mind that the right   side switch on the Gold Finger toggles whether the code effects are ON (switch in the UP position) or OFF (switch is in the DOWN position) during game play.
 

Memory Manager:

This section works essentially the same way the PlayStation's built-in Memory Card Manager works, but is faster and easier to navigate.
1.COPY - Copy a single block
2.COPY ALL - Copy the entire memory card
3.DEL - Erase a single block from a card - Yes/No - Defaults to No
4.DEL ALL - Erase the entire memory card - Yes/No - Defaults to No
5.Exit

Graphic Viewer:

This will view the contents of the PlayStation's VRAM at the time RESET was last pressed.
Directional Pad - Pan around
L1 - Increase horizontal resolution
R1 - Decrease horizontal resolution
L2 - Toggle vertical resolution (240/480)
R2 - Toggle bit depth (16/24)
Triangle - Move status window
O - Fast Pan (when used in combination with directional pad)
X - Exit

CD-ROM Viewer: (a file explorer):

This lets you view the computer files of the game that is in the PlayStation. You can find and play files that contain movie and sound.
Viewable File Types:
STR / MOV - Streaming Movie (Game Cinema)
XA / XA1 - PlayStation Audio (Game Music/Sound Effects/Voices)
EXE - Program File
Pressing "O" on a compatible filename will bring up a list of the file's contents. You may play any movie or audio files on the CD by highlighting a selection and pressing "O". The "Triangle" button analyzes the currently selected file. Once the movie/audio clip is playing, you can take control of it's playback with the following buttons:
L1: Rewind
R1: Fast Forward
Triangle: Brings up the status window
Square: Pause
O: Play
X: Cancels and goes back
 

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