RetroX now supports cheats
One of the features that people have requested since the beginning of RetroX is the support for cheats. RetroArch and many MAME emulators have this feature included so a lot of people take it for granted, now RetroX has joined the club.
As always, RetroX makes it really easy to enable cheats for your games, you have to do nothing: RetroX will automatically get and install the cheats for you.
There are two types of chats: Consoles and MAME. Consoles have their own mechanism through “codes”, these codes are well known and shared among the users for years and they were created using cheating devices like Action Replay or Game Genie. The guys from RetroArch have created a database with these codes, and RetroX will get the ones available for your game. If there are more than one set of codes, you will be able to select your favorite set.
Cheats for MAME are more universal and they are distributed as files depending on the version of MAME that you want to use. RetroX will get the right file for your selected MAME version. Once in the game, open the internal MAME menu using R2+L2 or through the classic in game RetroX menu, then select “cheats”.
Lately RetroArch has included it’s own cheat mechanism for consoles that didn’t have cheating devices. At this moment they say that the available cheats are not tested enough and they were created automatically, RetroX doesn’t support this method yet, but it may do it in the future.
MAME internal menu
As you may have noticed, now the internal menu from MAME is easily available in RetroX. Until now, only some MAME versions had access to that menu and many people enabled it by accident when pressing R2. We’ve changed the MAME code to bring that menu only when pressing L2 + R2, also we have disabled some settings that we thought are too advanced or confusing.