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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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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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Yes. Using console commands or mods will permanently disable achievements on that save.


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The Konami Code As stated on the Wikipedia page for the Konami Code the code is: ↑-↑-↓-↓-←-→-←-→-B-A. Start is appended to the end of the code in the game Contra. However, the "Konami Code" referenced in Unikong appends an enter to to the end. Source: Unikong Source Code (Inspect Element) Using the Konami Code in Unikong Upon pressing the keys ...


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Games on Steam should tell you on their store page if VAC is enabled. CSGO for example shows this: If you don't see this, then you likely won't get VAC banned. Looking at Heat Signature, it does not appear to have VAC enabled.


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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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Up until very recently, there's been a bug in Minecraft that allows any client to change the NBT data of an item in its inventory. A player by the name of Ammar discovered this 2 years ago and reported it to Mojang confidentially. After repeatedly contacting them about it and getting little response, Ammar recently decided to release details of the exploit ...


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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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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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I used to LOVE playing this game!!! I also noticed there is no mention from above of which versions the cheat codes work on (and which they dont). I only mention this because the first 'demo' version, the commercial version, and the post-expansion versions did not all have all the codes listed in the answer that was here. I have found a reference and added ...


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Open a text editor such as notepad.exe, paste the following lines and save it as bobbleheads.txt in .\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4. In the game, open the console and enter bat bobbleheads. All 20 bobbleheads will be placed at your feet. Pick them up and earn both achievements. player.placeatme 00178b63 player.placeatme 00178b5d player.placeatme ...


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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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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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Lapis Lazuli is a dye. Each dye shares the same name and relies on the data value to determine what type of dye it is. To spawn it in, you need to specify that data value using /give's fourth argument: /give <player> <item> [count] [datavalue] To give a player one Lapis Lazuli, you need to specify a data value of 4: /give <player> dye 1 ...


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According to NoDice, the level editor that comes with Southbird's SMB3 disassembly, no, these tiles don't have anything linked to them: Tiles highlighted in yellow have links to levels. As you can see, those spots don't. (The empty spaces have links to where Hammer Bro. battles on that spot go, even though World 8 doesn't have any Hammer Bros.)


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This was translated in a hurry so please forgive any grammatical errors. From the wikipedia entry: It was first discovered in the Famicon version of "Gradius", where it was a 'full-powerup' command entered while the game is paused to give the best equipment and stats/abilities etc. The details are as follows: When the arcade version of 'Gradius' was ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To use a cheat code, press the [enter] key, type in the code (before the -), and press enter again. These codes affect all players equally in multi-player games. Deck me out - Gives you all the weapon/armor upgrades. Disco - Plays the hidden track "I'm a medieval man". Every little thing she does - Gives you all spell upgrades and infinite mana. Glittering ...


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It would appear not. What I see most people do is spawn in an enemy Centaur Warrunner and give him 6 Hearts of Tarrasque, which should let you practice your combo a few times at least, and give him tons of regen. In theory, that should be possible with this: -createhero centaur -givebots item_heart -givebots item_heart -givebots item_heart -givebots ...


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As for "Other options" The Demon's Mail can be purchased in Daguerreo from the Weaponsmith's Shop on Disc 3. If you're still wanting to go down the steal route, you could go with Zidane's 'Bandit' support ability which raises his steal success rate.


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This is a debug version of the game that was accidentally made public. There's very little information due to it's (illegal?) nature but you can find it floating around. There's a wiki for it: http://darksoulsdebug.wikidot.com/.


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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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