Thursday, March 8, 2012

Suikoden Unlocking True Runes

For those who don't want to wait to unlock the True Rune magic here is solution. I didn't like waiting, So I set out to create the codes for it a while ago. Here you go! (Also, special thanks to Pyriel for helping me convert the raw code data into hex)

Suikoden I

Souleater Unlock
3016E724 0004

Suikoden II

Bright Shield Unlock***
3006AF58 003F

Suikoden IV

Punishment Unlock
0053B471 00000004

No Self-Damage from Rune of Punishment (God I love this code, makes the rune not suck!)
0053B479 00000001

Suikoden V****

Dawn Unlock
006E0ED8 00000004

***Suikoden 2 Glitch for using the unlock code***

Problem: A glitch that comes from using the Forgiver's Sign unlock code. It comes right before you're suppose to get the rune attack unlocked for real in the normal way. Right after you fight the golden wolf in Muse and finish collecting the other 108, your suppose to have a small scene in the main room, next to the tablet of promise and the scene with Kiba entering Shu's room to talk about the next battle. Apparently, those 2 scenes will NOT show up if the code had been enabled earlier in the game. So your basically you're stuck without the storyline advancing.

Solution: After Golden Wolf fights in Muse, finish collecting the last 108 characters, go to your inn and talk to Hilda save your game. Open your cheat device (gameshark, codebreaker, pec) and change the 3006AF58 003F to 3006AF58 0000. Load the saved game from the memory card way (NO savestates for this part). Check Riou's Bright Shield rune it should be back to 3 magic attacks. Save the game once again. Restart once more, this time with no codes enables, you should still have the 3 rune attacks. Go to the tablet of stars, and watch the scene (the background will be a strange black) unfold with Shu, Apple, etc.. Dont go forward when it's over, but rather go back to the tavern. Now everything is cool, you can go see Kiba and Shu in his room and do whatever. When you're ready advance the story to the next scene and get the Forgiver Sign the natural way. SO really you've missed out on nothing. NO probs!

****Suikoden V Item to note****

With the other games, you use the codes once and they are unlocked. Suikoden V is different in that if you want to keep using the all 4 of the dawn rune attacks, the code needs to remain active. In otherwords, you can't load the code, quit the game, restart, and still expect the attacks to be there. You'll need to upload the code each time you play in order have access to the full power of the dawn rune. The attacks will still unlock normally through out the storyline game like normally, but seeing as how you dont get the 3rd level until like 70% of the way finished and the 4th level attack until like the final segment 98% of the game, I think it is worth it.

Good gaming!!!