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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's a quick how-to: Download NBTExplorer (if unsure, get the ZIP file). Unzip/install, and then run (make sure Minecraft is closed). Click Open NBT Data Source and select %APPDATA%\.minecraft\saves\%WORLDNAME%\level.dat (you can copy-paste the %APPDATA%\.minecraft\saves part into the address bar). Expand Data, double-click hardcore, enter 0, click OK. ...


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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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The Konami code.


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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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One possible testing solution could be to edit your texture file and turn everything except for your new ore transparent. Then whenever you want to see where the ore has been placed, change skins back and forth between the transparent one and the original. This solution isn't directly vanilla, but it is at least within the bounds if vanilla by just being a ...


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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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It's the Konami code. Here are games where it can be used.


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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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The amount of features the trainer has. A +2 trainer might have infinite health and infinite ammo While a +3 might also come with a infinite skill points option.


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The simplest and most reliable way is to simply print each ore vein's coordinates to the console when it's generated, so you merely have to enter creative mode and teleport yourself to one of the veins. This way, you'll get every single vein reliably and just by adding a single line of code to the ore generation.


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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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If you have access to WorldEdit, try selecting a rather large area, and use the //count command to count all blocks with the ID of your added block. EDIT: I missed the part where it had to be Vanilla. No, there is nothing in Vanilla Minecraft which allows you to do this. You could try using something like MCEdit to search for the correct block ID. Or just ...


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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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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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