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How it works When GameShark (and other game enhancer products/homebrew) gets loaded by the console, the enhancer is what launches the actual game. In doing so, it leaves behind a Code Handler in the system RAM and "hooks" the game's programming. Specific locations in a game's programming that get executed roughly every frame (like reading the controller ...


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You were playing Pokemon Red or Blue, and this is known as the Missingno glitch. This glitch is rather interesting, so I'll include some details on how it works. Essentially, there was an oversight in the code that made the right edge of Cinnibar Island (where there's the black-ish border) have some unique properties. It counts as a zone where wild ...


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For the purposes of this, I'm assuming we're talking about the "classic" GameShark/GameGenie devices, which sit between the cartridge and the hardware. I believe more modern devices follow a similar principle, but are far more advanced. James' answer to this question goes into some detail about the more "modern" approach to this problem. What's in a ROM? ...


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Here are steps to set the game mode to Survival: Download NBTEdit from this page Unpack in any place and launch it Click open and select level.dat file located in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves\%worldname% Click + next to Data, select hardcore, click edit on the toolbar and type in 0, press enter Click save Voila!


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Console commands do not affect achievements in Skyrim. I've used it to clip through places when I ended up falling and becoming stuck and still received achievements in the same session. I've also togged tgm on occasion while testing stuff and still received achievements after I finished testing without restarting my game. Once you get past all the ...


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It is called the Konami Code, its ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A And it works on quite a few games, and even some websites. A wikilink to those lists are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Konami_code_games http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Konami_code_websites


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It is very hard to tell nowadays, where you can rack up kills on tight maps like NukeTown by using Hardline and getting a mass destruction weapon like the Gunship or the Chopper Gunner. Speed hacks (he moves much faster than anyone ever can) and health cheats (he just does not die) are more obvious, so I am not going to mention them Wall hacking is the ...


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Fog of war cheats ("maphacks") definitely exist. How to detect when you've been maphacked: If you suspect that you have been maphacked, load the replay. Watch the game from the perspective of your opponent. If he appears to be spending lots (abnormal amounts) of time hovering his screen over your base in the fog of war, chances are he is hacking, as in the ...


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You can't, console commands (or "cheat codes", as you put it), are exclusive to the PC version. You can, however, move your save to PC and input the desired commands there, then transfer it back to your console. Transferring Skyrim saved games from one machine to another


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I believe a GameShark code has two parts: The memory address to change, and The value to place in that address By changing the values in these addresses, you get a cheat. The codes were not placed in the game. After the game is released, with a pretty straightforward method, you can create your own codes for a game if you have a device which can access ...


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I'm not entirely sure what Modio has to do with Minecraft. It seems to be a utility that can transfer game saves between a PC and an Xbox 360. If you are indeed running a server without name verification, you should worry anyway, if anyone on your server is an operator. Setting online-mode to false causes the server not to verify usernames with ...


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It's a glitch which allows you to -- under certain circumstances -- purchase weapons or armor from a shopkeeper, then sell them back for more than you paid for them, and to continuously loop that process, thereby giving you anything you want from the shop, as well as all the shopkeeper's caps, essentially for free. This YouTube video demonstrates it on PC, ...


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NO, using the console does not disqualify you from gaining Steam achievements in Skyrim. I use console commands quite frequently, ranging from the innocuous (fov 90) to the uber-cheaty (tgm, tim, player.modav carryweight 1000) and have received all Steam achievements corresponding to events in my game, even within the same game session - restarting is not ...


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I found a possible side effect. If you eat a ridiculous amount of candies, your hitpoints will get so high, that...


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Modern Warfare 2 (in fact all the Infinity Ward / Treyarch COD games) are based on a heavily modernised variant of the Quake 3 engine. This means that the server (and other clients connected to it) can send config data files to your machine and pass on weird settings. There was an exploit some dude did on a hacked X360 version of the 1st Modern Warfare ...


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Nethack is alongside many Roguelikes in requiring permadeath - there's no configuration option or other easy way to cheat this system. It's a design decision they made, and there's not a lot of love for "non-permadeath" in the roguelike scene. Backing up your save file between saves can avoid this, which is considered cheating by many roguelike players. ...


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I usually look to gamefaqs.com. Though they are primarily limited to text-based data they do have a form to submit maps and images (and I think this qualifies). Looking at the New Super Mario Bros. Wii section, I notice that there are already several FAQs that feature the same data collected by your son (though his versions are nicer looking). I would look ...


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This is because you used the command modav to boost your skills rather than setav. Modav will modify your current value by adding (or subtracting) a bonus. Setav will set the value to exactly what you want as if it is your base. Keep in mind that if you increase your skills via setav, you are taking experience away from yourself as you do not gain the ...


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There's nothing specific against cheat codes that should make the Sephiroth battle impossible. However, depending on your cheat choices, you may make the battle more difficult. I'm assuming the one that would destroy you is Safer Sephiroth, the one-winged angel form. In addition to all of its special abilities, it also has the following two bonuses that you ...


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Some clear indicators are: On kill cam he "jumps" from target to target always aiming to the exact same part of the body. (The majority of the time being the head.) He automatically shoots in predictive manner or immediately after aiming. What must not be confused as cheating: Randomly shooting at common camping places. (Pros can also headshot)


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While I wasn't able to get the .ini-based solution to work, there is another approach. Although billed as being for "earlier versions", the -hax0r switch works quite well with 1.112fm. To add this switch to a Steam copy of the game, right-click it in your Library and select Properties from the menu. Click "Set launch options…" and type -hax0r into the text ...


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Due to the unavailability of numpad keys on some laptops, trainers are difficult to use properly, and most people end up using keyboard re-mappers which messes up stuff with their registry, and some even recommend plugging in external keyboards. So I figured this out recently for Windows 7. Click on your start menu, type in keyboard. Click on On-Screen ...


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As agent86 said, there is what's akin to a "cheat mode" mode built-in to NetHack largely for testing, but you can certainly use it to play. It's called wizard mode: To get to the wizard mode, you must start the game with the command nethack -D -u wizard. The -D stands for debug and -u name names you wizard, which must be done to enter the wizard ...


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I'm not sure if cheat codes vary between WoL and HoTS, but on the StarCraft 2 blog in December 2010 Blizzard admitted to there being cheats in StarCraft 2: Cheat codes can only be used in single-player mode by pressing the enter key within the game and typing in the codes as shown below within the console. Caution: Before using cheat codes it’s ...


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Speaking from my coding experience; If I am understanding this correctly, your pointers point to memory addresses where certain values reside which you want to modify. A pointer is just a variable that instead of saving some value, saves a memory location. You need find the addresses again for every time you restart the game. The reason for this is that the ...


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What you witnessed was modding. Keep in mind, while you cannot control who runs the server there is always a host. Players can use modded PS3's to force host and then exploit it using alterations to the game itself. These can including flying, god mode and unlimited AC-130. Hope this helps


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From http://cheats.freeola.com/megadrive_i/sonic-2_910.html: "Run forward in Oil Ocean, Act 2 until reaching the green jet springs. Jump on the very last spring and hold Right. Sonic will hit a group of spikes before becoming stuck in the side of the wall. Jump out to transform into Hyper Sonic. In this mode, Sonic can run faster and jump farther than Super ...


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I think you mean CHEESE STEAK JIMMY'S. Here are a list of all the cheats taken from GameFAQs: CHEESE STEAK JIMMY'S: +1000 Food ROBIN HOOD: +1000 Gold ROCK ON: +1000 Stone LUMBERJACK: +1000 Wood NATURAL WONDERS: Control nature (lose control of men) RESIGN: Defeat yourself BLACK DEATH: Destroy all the enemies WIMPYWIMPYWIMPY: Destroy yourself ...


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If you want a simpler way or are on a Mac, use these steps. First open the world and type /seed into the chat. Write down the number for future use. Place all of your inventory items in chests. If you don't, you won't get them back. Make sure to exit the world before the next steps! Open your Minecraft folder and browse to your saves folder. Take out ...



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