Cheats are either bits of debug code left in a game such as the famed Konami Code or explicit alterations to gameplay (e.g. big head mode).

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How do GameShark codes work?

This has always boggled me. Obviously GameShark and Game Genie never got inside access to place their own cheats into every game. I don't think any developers gave them the source code to pour over ...
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How do you find the glitch Pokemon MissingNo in Pokemon Red/Blue?

Back when I played pokemon Red/Blue edition there was a glitch where you went down to the edge of an island in the ocean and you would surf on the water up and down the edge of the island and you ...
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Do console commands affect Steam achievements?

I've painted myself into a corner and am forced to choose between abandoning a couple hours' progress or cheating my way out of it. Unfortunately, I can't find hard data on if/how the use of console ...
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How to disable hardcore in Minecraft?

My girlfriend accidentally enabled hardcore mode in Minecraft, dooming herself to experience the ultimate frustration sooner or later on her first playthrough. Is there any (presumably non-legitimate) ...
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Are there people who cheat around fog of war in Starcraft 2?

Are there people who map cheat the fog of war away in Starcraft 2 on Battle.net? Do I have to worry about this?
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How do I determine if someone is cheating in Call of Duty: Black Ops?

I've played games with some friends and they claimed that so-and-so was cheating. I honestly just thought that he was a really good player. What are some indications that someone is actually ...
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Is there a macro player/recorder for games?

A few games make their whole point in levels that are easy to figure out but hard to pull off. VVVVVV, Super Meat Boy and the Bit.Trip games fall squarely into this category, for example. You're ...
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What does 'game-training' got to do with an application that cheats in a game? [closed]

A 'game trainer' is an application that modifies how a game behaves, allowing you to cheat in a game. But why is it called a "Game Trainer"? As the title implies, what has training got to do with an ...
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What is that Up Up Down Down code thing?

I remember back in the day there was a Up Up Down Down cheat code that was used in a lot of things. What's the full code? Is there a name for this code? Are there any games where this code works? ...
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What is the shop glitch in Fallout 3 / New Vegas?

Mentioned in this question: What are ammo boxes for? I honestly have never heard of this glitch...though I didn't spend much time going through FAQs or anything while I played through Fallout 3. I ...
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Where to post game cheats?

My ten year old son spent several hours mapping out the Power Up Panels in New Super Mario Bro's Wii, and now he'd like to share his findings with the internet masses. The trouble is, I don't know ...
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Minecraft - finding an ore

I have written a mod to produce a new ore which is working great. Then I added some more code so that veins of this ore would be randomly generated. I cannot tell if this is working as I cannot find ...
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Will using Javascript sorcery have a negative effect on the game?

I uh.. have been using Javascript sorcery* to get ridiculous amount of candies in Candy Box. I am wondering if I could break the game, encounter horrible game bugs or by-design game features that ...
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Modern Warfare 2 Hacked servers - is it a security risk?

I noticed that after playing on a hacked server in MW2, I had a ping counter for the rest of my session. This made me a little curious about how the hacks worked, since it would seem that the hacked ...
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How can I permanently enable cheating?

I'm giving Deus Ex a quick playthrough as a refresher before jumping into Human Revolution. In the interest of expediency, I've decided to cheat. ^.^ Normally, cheats must be re-enabled for each ...
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What's the code to get 30 lives in the original Contra?

There was a code you entered into Contra for NES to get 30 extra lives. You entered it with the controller. What was it?
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What is Modio and should I be worried?

I'm playing Minecraft over Hamachi with some friends. One of them said he could make himself op on MY server with a program called Modio. What is this, should I be worried, and what can I do against ...
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Was there a code for “Hyper Sonic” in Sonic 2?

I remember inputting cheat codes in the music test for Super Sonic anytime in Sonic 2 , but I remember there was either a way or a cheat code to get "Hyper Sonic". Does anyone remember?
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Does item duping still work in Diablo 2 with the latest patches (for single player use)?

Once upon a merry time ago I was the first kid on my block to beat Diablo 2 with a Paladin. One thing that I hated was farming for runes and gems. We discovered pretty quickly how to use multiplayer ...
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Is there any way to report players in MW2?

This is terrible. Almost every lobby I join is hacked, especially on S&D and F4A. Yesterday they reset all my custom classes, setting a smoke grenade as my primary weapon. Is there any way to ...
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How do I enter cheat codes for LEGO Star Wars III on Nintendo DS?

I can find lists of Nintendo DS specific cheat codes for LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars via a Google search, however—how should one enter the codes in the game? The usual places, The ...
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What prevents users from cheating from outside a game?

When I thought about asking this I was watching a StarCraft 2 replay, but I guess this can happen on any game that has spectators, in which secrecy is a major part of the game (like hiding your tech ...
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Does StarCraft 2 have cheat codes?

Does StarCraft 2 feature cheat codes? If so do codes vary between Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm? Are there penalties for using cheat codes? Possible examples: God mode Unlock entire tech ...
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What are the cheat codes for Age of Empires 2?

I recall there one being 'beefsteakjimmies' but that's the only one I can remember. What are all of the codes and what do they give you in the game?
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How could this MW2 round on PlayStation have been hacked?

Now I know about various hacks for games on PCs, or games that run dedicated servers which could easily be modified. However one day I was playing MW2 on my PlayStation, and I came across a very ...
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Is there a tool that checks for cheats and hacks in a given replay?

Starcraft and Warcraft 3 had both sophisticated tools to check if someone cheated during a game (BWChart and W3Chart). They checked for strange behavior and impossible clicks, like selecting opponents ...
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In Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, is it possible to change the time?

In Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, is it possible to change the time? If I recall correctly, you can bring up some sort of UI for that but it required a code of sorts...
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Is there a distribution of Nethack with saving?

In nethack, you can't save and reload if you die. I want to do this. Is there a distribution of nethack that will let me?
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Archery skill problem

I used the console to raise my Marksmanship 11 pts.. Shows Archery skill of 58 in green but when I go to use a perk only shows archery of 47 in white. How do I fix this ?
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What are all of the cheat codes?

I've heard that there are a variety of cheat codes in both DOOM and DOOM 2, to allow things like all weapons, all keycards, walking through walls (no clipping) etc. What are all of the cheat codes in ...
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Black Ops: preferred way of dealing with cheaters

Unfortunately Black Ops doesn't use PunkBuster, and VAC doesn't seem to be enough. So what is the preferred way to deal with players that are beyond any reasonable doubt cheaters (eg. you can clearly ...
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Play Game Boy Color games on DS Lite

I'm thinking about homebrew-hacking my DS Lite, because I could backup my games, play music, and emulate SNES games. I was thinking, could I emulate GBC games? I have a few timeless Gameboy Color ...
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Is it possible to cheat on Devil May Cry 4 on PC?

Is it possible to cheat on Devil May Cry 4 on PC? I hate the skill learning principle of this game. I would like to start the game with all skills. Is there a cheat code to do that ?
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How do I access the Shadow of Colossus developer menu?

I finally got a hold of my old PS2 copy of the Shadow of the Colossus demo. Is it true that there is an old developer menu you can access? If so, how do I do that?
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Can't change Batman skin with code

I'm trying to change the skin on Batman Beyond Arkham City by using this code and it doesn't work. Press the following combination on the Main Menu screen (after you have selected your save ...
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How do I use cheat codes in emulated PS1 games?

How can I use Action Replay–type cheat codes for PS1 games that my computer (Windows) emulates? I would like to play games I used to play when I was younger, such as Final Fantasy VIII, but I ...
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How do you set up Portal 2 split-screen co-op on a PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we play Portal 2 co-op on one iMac? According to this article and this steam forum thread, it's possible to set up a split-screen co-op in Portal 2 on the PC. To ...
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Using game trainers on a laptop without numlock or numpad

How can I use pc game trainers on a laptop without numpad and without a fn key, because most trainers require you to have numlock keys?
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Why doesn't my memory editor table work after restarting the game?

I can't figure out how to keep my static pointers working for multiple play sessions. It's getting rather annoying to have to find the addresses at the start of every session. For fun, I'm trying to ...
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What do the +X numbers at the end of trainer names mean?

For the context of this question, a "trainer" is a program that modifies the memory state of a game that is currently running. From what I have noticed, trainers usually have a number like +3 or +4 ...
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Proper entry of Konami Code?

I start Contra. I start playing the first level. up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-Start. Nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
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If you use cheats is it impossible to beat Sephiroth in the final fight?

When I was a wee lad I use to love playing Final Fantasy 7. Well, at some point I decided to use some cheat codes the first time playing it through. When I got to the final battle it was absolutely ...
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How do I enter cheats using the Javascript / Developer console?

I _really_ love candies. I also would like to be able to afford everything in the game and eat as much candies as possible to increase my hitpoints/health. I've heard that I can enter various ...
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Quake 3 Cheats - Enable Give All Persistently

I have disabled pure server to try out some of the built-in cheats. I like using '/give all' but as soon as you die you lose all weapons. Is there a way to persist this throughout an entire map, ...
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How can I increase the number of potions?

I need help to get more berserk potions, but I cant seem to get the script to work in the development console. How can I get more berserk potions?
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How do I permanently enable cheating with Deus Ex GOTYE (GOG.com Version)

I've tried a few of the methods laid out in the Deus Ex Wiki, as well as others mentioned in another Arqade question. However, neither seems to be working for me. The Deus Ex version I'm playing is ...
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In Skyrim does the resurrect command have any downsides?

A townsperson died from a dragon. Will anything bad happen if I use the command Resurrect to revive him? Will the town still think he's not there?
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In NCAA 11, Online Dynasty, is it possible to turn off 1-button mode for single player vs CPU games?

It appears as though we may have a cheater in my Online Dynasty league. As Hawaii the player struggles against human opponents but is blowing out computer teams. The only explanation I can find is ...
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Sub-surface Cheat/Glitch in Watch_Dogs?

So I was just starting a tailing session and tried to locate the target. But my direction indicator indicated him to be about 100 meters below the surface at a poker game, the one in the shed in the ...
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Is there a way to get infinite gold in Majesty 2: Monster Kingdom

When playing Majesty 2 on steam, I can edit lib files to make extort (Rogue ability) cost -2000 gold, effectively giving me 2000 gold whenever I use the ability. However, in Monster Kingdom, I ...