Cheat Archive

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This archive includes all of the Easy Cheats to date. Simply extract the file into the "cheats" folder of your FCEUX emulator.

DOWNLOAD - (Version 2016-05-09: 251 Games, 2,500+ cheats)

Installation Instructions

1.) Download the latest Easy Cheat archive to your FCEUX emulator folder.


2.) Right-click on the archive and choose Extract All... from the menu.


3.) The following dialog will open. Note: Your folder path will be different.


4.) Replace the Easy Cheat location with the word "cheats".


5.) Press the Extract button, and the files will be extracted into the cheats folder.


6.) When you launch a ROM, you will see the "Cheat file loaded." in the bottom right-hand corner.


7.) Under the menu Tools, select Cheats.


8.) You can activate cheats by double-clicking on them. When they have an asterisk (*) in front of them, they are active.



If you're having trouble getting these cheats to work, check the following:

  • The .cht file must have the EXACT same name as your ROM file. The NES Hacker Wiki uses the No-Intro ROM naming convention. For example, if your ROM is named something like Contra (U) [h1].nes, you must rename it to Contra (USA).nes. Thankfully, there are auditing tools that can do this for you.
  • Make sure you extracted the cheats into the proper folder. To do this, navigate to .\FCEUX\cheats folder and you should see numerous files with a .cht extension.
  • Verify your FCEUX cheat path matches where you put unzipped the cheats. You can check by clicking on the Config menu, then Directories,. The default cheat folder is ".\cheats".
  • Use the latest version of FCEUX, although these cheats should be compatible with version 2.0.0 and up.
  • Remember, not all games have cheats yet. If there isn't a .cht file for your ROM, you can either check this Wiki to see if the game has been added since the last package, or request cheats.

Old Versions

The latest version of the cheat archive is the most expansive, but if you want an older release, you can find them here.

  • DOWNLOAD - (Version 2016-04-20: 218 Games, 2,100+ cheats) - Last release to use GoodNES ROM naming convention.
  • DOWNLOAD - (Version 2015-09-01: 192 Games, 1,800+ cheats)
  • DOWNLOAD - (Version 2014-04-22: 185 Games, 1,700+ cheats)
  • DOWNLOAD - (Version 2013-06-05: 162 Games, 1,500+ cheats)
  • DOWNLOAD - (Version 2012-08-29: 145 Games, 1,200+ cheats)
  • DOWNLOAD - (Version 2012-04-20: 120 Games, 800+ cheats)