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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 ...


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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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There is, yes, though it may depend on what device you're playing the game on. The 'Stardew Valley Item ID Glitch' allows you to spawn items that you can then sell to generate resources you want. You can perform it by naming either your character or an animal you own after the game's item codes. By doing this, the item will spawn every time that name is ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You can easily get as many candies as you want by editing your savegame. Just press the SAVE button (next to the CFG button), then click on Get the current game as text. You might want to copy the save text into a text editing software to more easily edit it. Next, search for number gameCandiesCurrent=x and replace x by whatever number you wish, for ...


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Scripting is basically when software takes over the control over some actions like combos (Brand Combo etc.). Some scripts can even dodge nearly every skillshot or level up your smurf to level 30 on its own. There are actually two types of scripts. - Champion Scripts Scripts that will pull off hard mechanical plays for you. They only work for certain ...


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There is an interesting post on Reddit about this question. You can read and imagine many theroies on this topic, but I think the answer is really simple : The developers leak them and they spread. No one can just figure out combinations of buttons like the ones in the old GTA's.


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You're better off just downloading one While it's theoretically possible to edit a save file (which is apparently actually split over 4 different files), it would require someone to do a lot of research on every possible variable inside the files, and might be further complicated by the presence of validation checks inside the save data. This may or may not ...


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Gibbed will help edit a character. One way I got my wife's character to my level was to copy my save, then use Gibbed to change the character class. With a short amount of play, she got her character decked out in weapons she preferred. There is also the option to start a character at level 30, if that would be easier than having to rely on an external ...


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Well, The answers - including the accepted one, are technically correct, but for the wrong reasons. It's true - you cannot reset the counter; but, you can change how many times you can train per level. Which, unless I'm missing something, would solve your problem just as well. It's a game setting, by the name of iTrainingNumAllowedPerLevel and obviously, ...


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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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You can disable it by going to Trevor's hunting mission (Fair game). While on the mission, you can do anything without a wanted level. And you can go back to the city if you'd like, after you start the mission.


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Nintendo stated that, if they find out that a Pokémon is not legitimately acquired (ie. cheated it into the game somehow/inconsistent checksums due to savegame editing etc.), the original owner (identified by their NNID or Secret ID for instance) is marked/banned from online trading. About your game: No need to worry about your game, a Pokémon is just ...


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