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GameSharkHAX

GameSharkHAX is the newest way to boot the Tonyhax International loader using special game disc specific GameShark codes. GameSharkHAX enables you to use a GameShark (or other cheat device) which doesn’t have a built-in swap trick to stating the Tonyhax International loader.

Requirements

PSX GameShark Version Comparison

       
Cheat Device Type Of Device Supports Storing Codes On A Memory Card? Has A Built-In Swap Trick Back Door?
GameShark v1.x Cartridge ??, No
GameShark v2.x Cartridge Yes Yes
GameShark v3.0-3.2 Cartridge Yes Yes
GameShark CDX v3.3 CD No, requires proprietary PS1 memory card dongle No
GameShark Lite CD Yes No
GameShark v4.0 CD Yes Yes
GameShark v5.0 CD Yes Yes
GameShark v6.0 CD Yes Yes

Using GSHAX Codes With The GameShark Lite CD

The GameShark Lite CD version is the only GameShark CD that can load and save codes on a regular PS1 memory card. From what I understand every other GameShark CD version requires a specific, proprietary memory card-like device to load and save codes, which is much more inconvenient.

For the GameShark Lite game disc specific save game files have been created which contains the GSHAX code already entered. This negates the need to enter the entire 94-line code manually into the GameShark Software, and makes the GameSharkHAX method much more convenient to setup and use.

With the GameShark Lite game disc specific save game file, it’s this easy to use the GameSharkHAX boot method:

PS2 Installation Method For GSHAX With The GameShark Lite

You can use a PS2 console to copy the save files to a PS1 memory card from a USB flash drive.

Requirements:

Installation With A PS2:

GSHAX With Other GameShark CDs Or Cheat Cartridges

For all other GameShark or cheat devices, you have to enter the entire 94 line GameShark code manually at this time. You only need to do this once however, as you can save the code for future use. Each code can be found in .txt form in the gshax folder, the exact file name is specified in the supported psx game discs list.

For GameSharks, each individual ‘code entry’ has a maximum of 64 lines. Since the code is 94 lines, you need to split the code into 2 ‘code entries’. Create a code called i.e. GSHAX1. Put the first 64 code lines found in the .txt file in this code and save it. Then create another code called i.e. GSHAX2. Put the remaining code lines found in the .txt file in this code entry and save it.

After creating both GSHAX1 and GSHAX2 code entries, enable both and start the target game with the codes on.

PS2 Installation Method For GSHAX With Other GameShark CDs Or Cheat Cartridges

You can use a PS2 console to copy the save files to a PS1 memory card from a USB flash drive.

Requirements:

Installation With A PS2:

GameSharkHAX Supported Game Discs

Note: Currently, I have only made a few GameSharkHAX codes, but more can easily be made and added in future versions of Tonyhax International.

Parasite Eve (USA) Disc 1 / Parasite Eve (USA) Disc 2

Ridge Racer (USA)

WipEout (USA)