Are you interested in enhancing your Centralfiction experience? Want to make use of buffed characters against computer oppnents or with friends in Player Lobbies? This guide will tell you how to set up Unlimited Characters by using Cheat Engine for both offline and online.
Despite there being leftovers in Centralfiction that clearly point to the fact that Unlimited characters would have made a complete reappearance, they did not fully make the final cut for one reason or another. Players are instead left with the Unlimited forms of Ragna, Nine and Izanami that can only be fought in Arcade and Grim of Abyss mode and are locked away from players entirely.
This guide aims to help you circumvent this issue and to get more value out of your experience.
Obtaining and putting in the necessary files
Navigate to your Centralfiction game folder and go to BlazBlue Centralfiction/data/Char/ (as shown in the image).
You will want to paste all of the .pac files from the download into the Char folder (every single file with “boss” in it has to be replaced with the provided files).
Note that files are being replaced. This doesn’t affect most characters as their files are broken and unused anyway and thus don’t change anything ingame, being nothing but relics. However, there is a big exception regarding Ragna as well as Nine and Izanami due to already having functional Unlimited forms in the base game. Their original Unlimited forms will be replaced by the modified ones. This does not have a significant impact on gameplay (excluding of course the last three bosses of Grim of Abyss mode and the secret Arcade fights) but should definitely be addressed before proceeding.
Cheat Engine itself can easily be downloaded from its own website. Install it and it’ll be good to go (but do note it has extra software you may not want to install). The cheat table in the download can be put anywhere you desire as long as you don’t forget where it’s located.
Enabling/disabling Unlimited characters and other details (Offline)
1. Open whichever Cheat Engine version you installed.
2. Press File and then Load (alternatively you can use Ctrl + O), as shown in the image below:
NOTE: You can also just double click the cheat table to have Cheat Engine open with it already loaded in if you have Cheat Engine associate .ct files with itself.
3. Open the cheat table titled UNLIMITED from the directory you extracted it to.
4. Now you should have a new option in the bottom half of Cheat Engine:
5. Afterwards, we proceed to launch the game and after doing so, you once again go to File and
now we use Open Process instead, as shown in the image below:
6. This will bring up a new menu in which you must find BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION, after doing so select it and press Open. This attaches Cheat Engine to the game.
7. After doing that, you now have to check the Unlimited Form option of the script (not like there are any others) by pressing the square to the left of it. This will bring up the L(Left) Controller and R(Right) Controller menus.
8. Check both of said options and this will show you a list of all characters.
9. Now to enable Unlimited for a character we must change the value of it to On, you can do that by double clicking the value part of a character and typing in 1 or manually setting it to On and then pressing OK.
NOTE: L Controller corresponds to Player 1 while R Controller corresponds to Player 2.
10. If everything mentioned prior was done correctly, the character used should be Unlimited (it’s easy to check with characters like Ragna that have afterimage effects as shown below:)
In order to disable Unlimited you can simply uncheck the Unlimited Form and it’ll automatically disable all of the characters.
- You can do either normal vs Unlimited or Unlimited vs Unlimited matches without issues, but Unlimited will not work in Challenge Mode and might break certain character specific tutorials.
- The Unlimited portraits will not load as the game does not seemingly ever load them (Arcade possibly having it as a different flag instead of checking if the character is Unlimited). It is unknown why this is the case and my knowledge of code is next to none, meaning that I don’t know if this is possible to change. Similarly, there is no indication whether a character is Unlimited or not until the match loads in. Nothing in the character select screen will state so besides of course the cheat table.
- It should be possible to use them in Story Mode. This has not been tested however.
- Unlimited only themes (such as Black Onslaught or Endless Despair) will not play if Unlimited is enabled for probably the same reason as the portraits not being switched.
- English dub mods may not work correctly with Unlimited as they were not made with this in mind.
Enabling/disabling Unlimited characters and other details (Online)
However, this requires further setup and details and this is what this section of the guide will go over (you need to read the previous section to understand how to operate this in general, this part just adds to that so you can use them online).
NOTE: It is not advised to do this in Ranked Matches or in regular lobbies as you’ll most likely desync with whoever you try to match up with and it won’t work, having the game either crash, black screen, or get stuck. This should only be done with your friends or people you know who are also doing it, optimally in Player Match lobbies.
First of all, the files of both players must match. If the other player doesn’t have the .pac files provided earlier, this will not work.
After that comes the harder part: syncing up the Unlimited characters in order to play. This is done by having the local values match on both ends, for example:
You (Player 1) want to use Unlimited Ragna while the other player (Player 2) wants to use Unlimited Kokonoe, you must flip Unlimited Ragna to ON in Cheat Engine for L Controller and Unlimited Kokonoe for R Controller (if you don’t know which player you are in the character select, look at the side where your character is being selected on).
NOTE: If this isn’t done correctly, it again won’t work and will desync.
Spectating works the same way, if you don’t have the characters used in the match flipped correctly to either the regular or Unlimited forms, it will desync (if you are the host this could potentially kill the lobby entirely).
The point above may sound like it isn’t so complicated but making a single mistake with it means it will not work and you might have your game freeze or crash and have to restart and do the process over again.
NOTE: Spectating is not a problem in Free-For-All rooms as it’s not possible to do so in this case.
Replays work in the same way spectating does: they can be saved but won’t play correctly unless you flip the Unlimited characters that were used in the match to ON as replays are basically recorded inputs the game plays back with some extra info.
FAQ and links to the original cheat table/script files
Q: Is this compatible with the BBCF Improvement Mod?
A: Yes, you can mix the gamemodes from it for more fun too.
Q: Will this work on older versions of the game?
A: It probably won’t due to it being entirely based around memory editing.
Q: Is there any way to check the Unlimited changes and inputs?
A: In the script and cheat table download you can find Turn Unlimited ReadMe.txt. This is written by the creator of these Unlimited characters and has everything detailed and appears to mostly align from the tests that were made (the English in it isn’t flawless but it should be good enough to understand what everything means).
Original cheat table that was used as a base for this one:
Original download for the Unlimited characters:
(It wasn’t linked for use with the guide due to it being bloated with unnecessary files and it also originally replacing the regular character script files instead of Unlimited ones)
Credit goes to:
- Cyber for creating the original cheat table script
- TAMURA_1213 for creating the script files containing all of the custom-made Unlimited characters and updated originals
- nhanga123 for reuploading the script files as they would have been lost otherwise
- MrAdam for testing the characters offline, modifying the cheat table script and setting it up, generally figuring the use of everything out and helping me massively in creating this guide
I own none of the created files necessary as they belong to their respective creators. Files will be taken down by the request of the original creators.