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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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Can you get punished for cheating on a single player game on steam?

I have some single player games that I want to skip the grind part and go straight to the end game content. Could I get VAC if the game has no online content? For example, I got heat-signature and ...
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Does increasing Game Speed count as using cheats in Factorio?

I know this is a silly question but when I am idle and just waiting for some thing to complete production or researching science for the matter, I want to increase the speed of the game. I am used to ...
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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 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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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 the Konami code for Unikong inaccurate?

Unikong supports the Konami code entered as: ↑-↑-↓-↓-←-→-←-→-B-A-Enter My own memory of entering the code was that the code was: ↑-↑-↓-↓-←-→-←-→-B-A-B-A-[Select+Start] Was the classic Konami code ...
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What does 'game-training' have to do with an application that cheats in a game?

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'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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Is there a macro player/recorder for games? [closed]

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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Is it possible to duplicate an item in Stardew Valley?

I was wondering if you could possibly duplicate items in Stardew Valley. I want to try to make a really good farm layout, but obviously don't have all the resources for it.
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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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World of Warcraft Campfire Hack

I remember from the early days of WoW (definitely before Burning Crusade) that there was a hack that if you locally replaced the mesh of the campfire you could create arbitrary geometries in your ...
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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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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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How did people discover the Konami Code?

Everybody knows it, everybody's done it, the famous Konami Code has been around for as long as cheat codes have existed, and is one of the most famous and well known cheat codes in history - most well ...
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Can I get dunked on again?

I just beat undertale on genocide route for the first time. One of the bosses was really fun to fight. In particular, I really liked fighting the boss I'm a homicidal maniac who enjoys killing ...
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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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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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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 anything in the two unused "hand spaces" in Super Mario 3's world 8?

The second screen of World 8 contains five special spaces that have a chance of pulling Mario into them for a very short level, upon which he's rewarded with an item. Two of these spaces (the second ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 is the console command to undo expulsion from House Hlaalu?

I accidentally got expelled from House Hlaalu in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and I'm not in a situation where I can easily make amends, so I would like to use the console to easily get out of ...
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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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Is there a way to use cheat codes like 'HESOYAM' on GTA San Andreas for iOS?

Is there a way to use cheat codes like HESOYAM on GTA San Andreas for iOS directly in the UI, without copying saved files? Update: Using a bluetooth keyboard doesn't work either.
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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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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 bar ...
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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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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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Is it possible to generate a leveled character in borderlands 2? [duplicate]

In borderlands 2 for steam,is it possible to generate a character at a specific level and story mission point for the standard multi-player campaign? Reason: I played borderlands 2 some years ago ...
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How can I disable the "wrong way" timer?

I like to crash in car games in offline mode :) Is it possible to disable the "wrong way" timer with a mod or trainer? I want to crash into cars head-on by driving backwards. I can't find this ...
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"Baldguy" cheat in Descent?

The code base of DXX-Rebirth (open-source Descent I and II implementation) contains this line: // Load bitmap for little-known 'baldguy' cheat. A quick googling didn't reveal anything, and there's ...
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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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How do I save, and reload if I die in NetHack?

In NetHack, you can't save and reload if you die. I want to do this. Is there a way to allow this in NetHack?
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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 the secret codes for LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4?

The codes unlock things like money multipliers and other cheats.
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I can't find the name of a mysterious analysis tool

I was strolling by the internet and found this video. In it, the user manipulates multiple code traits to explore the secrets of much beloved game Dark Souls (a big fan over here); these so-called &...
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