I'm not sure if this is in the right area but I'll cut to the chase.
Would it be legal to use a gamegenie or any other cheatcode hacking tool to obtain all the chaos emeralds? I want to start aiming for other things than times. And as Sonic 3/Sonic & Knuckles is one I want to start doing, I REALLY don't feel like going through the game, for the 50th time in my life, collecting all those dang fourth chaos and super emeralds. Tediousness is tedious, I want to avoid said tedious activity.