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 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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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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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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What are the Warcraft II Cheats?

I have recently been playing some older PC and DOS based games. I noticed that the Arqade section didn't have ANY of the information on Cheats and Unlockables for Warcraft II, so I have posted them ...
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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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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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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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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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Where to post game cheats? [closed]

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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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 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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How to “cheat” at stealing in Final Fantasy IX?

I'm in CD2, fighting Tantarian. My characters are fairly high leveled for the place and can withstand the boss reasonably well, so survival tips are not needed. But stealing the Demon's Mail is ...
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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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How do people discover cheat codes in games?

Cheat codes are programmed into some games by developers. As an example: Have you ever played International Super Star Soccer 64? Well this game had several codes that would unlock new teams, give 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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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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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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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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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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Easy way to get the 'They're Not Dolls…' and '…They're Action Figures' achievements

Is there another way, than collecting 20 bobbleheads, to get the achievement 'They're Not Dolls...' and '...They're Action Figures'?
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Is there any console command that grants invincibility on a target?

I want to practice a combo skill on a hero. Is there any cheat that makes the target immortal? I just want to be able to cast my skills on him, then refresh; over and over until I can do it properly.
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What are Scripts in League of Legends

I was playing a game not too long ago and our mid player got completely destroyed. He was accusing the other player of scripting. Maybe he was wrong and just a sore loser, but it's not the first time ...
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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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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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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 GTA Online protected by an anti-cheat engine?

I play regularly on GTA Online with my mates, in the last couple of weeks we almost already encounter cheaters while in a public session. They can do whatever they want which is very annoying (and ...
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Minecraft Server Hacked

I am the admin on a server, and a new person came on the server for the first time. He asked for a book to "write a story". We gave him the book and he gave it to the owner. The owner opened up the ...
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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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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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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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How can I find out Base ID of Fallout 4 creatures?

I need to spawn Institute and BoS common creatures, but I can't find their Base ID in all wikis. Is there any chance I could obtain ID of this creatures in game?
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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 to turn off the glow effect of enchanted items?

I would like to know if there is a way to stop enchanted items to gloss, shine, glow or whatever word should be used here. This is what I mean: I couldn't come up with a proper keyword, so I didn't ...
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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 ...