Have you ever hacked/cheated in a game?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by techbeast34, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. zuulspaceman

    zuulspaceman New Member Registered

    There used to be this Gameshark for PS1 that let you pause the game and watch over variables to see if anything changed. That way, you could figure out where in the code you can do things like get unlimited lives. Beyond that, I used to play with the NES Game Genie to try and make games weirder, like altering the gravity in Mario. Nowadays I don't bother, I have barely enough time to play as it is!
  2. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Member Registered

    Of course, I have already cheated in a game. Who never did that, anyway? I think we're all guilty of such a thing. :p I have used some cheat when I played Candy Crush and Temple Run before.
  3. aboleth_lich

    aboleth_lich Member Registered

    Cheating? Not beyond exploiting glitches and codes built into the game (like MegaMan's pausing trick with the electric beam and the cut blades or Contra's Konami code for extra lives) or liberal use of an emulator's save states in particularly difficult games. And even then, I would usually go back later on to regain my honour and see if I could beat the part in question without such aides! I didn't even own a GameShark, or a special controller with turbo buttons, etc, back in the day!
  4. lamanlupa

    lamanlupa Member Registered

    Every gamer has, I mean, during the golden days of NES, the Konami Code (the immortal up-up-down-down-left-left right code) was already there. Paving the way for gamers everywhere to tweak the capabilities of their characters in order to get passed the game or a stage. It was because of "goodies" like these, that levelled the playing field for both novice and expert gamers. I did use them, and if I was any good as a gamer... I'll certainly learn more and use it (sometimes).
  5. Mandhlenkhosi

    Mandhlenkhosi New Member Registered

    Well, obviously! GTA IV, how could I not enter cheats and start a war with the police. But seriously, I never cheat in Online; I don't want to ruin the experience for other players. I do cheat in Singleplayer, usually just to make it more entertaining.
  6. zombie23

    zombie23 New Member Registered

    The only game I've ever cheated in was Age of Empires, but I don't regret a thing as I'm 100% sure that the computer also cheated. I did however get banned from another game for cheating, even though I didn't which is really frustrating, but it is what it is.
  7. bittersblue

    bittersblue New Member Registered

    When I'm playing a game for the first time, I won't use any cheats or mods. I like getting the original feel and story of the game. However, when I'm replaying a video game, I'll usually install a bunch of mods. I know when I first played Dragon Age: Origins, I loved the story but I hated the combat. When I was replaying it, I decided to get a mod that let me skip fights. I still did some of the more enjoyable fights (aka most of the bosses) but the random encounters, I'd just skip over. I also might get a mod to improve graphics and dialogue but that doesn't really count as cheating :p
  8. Personablue

    Personablue New Member Registered

    I have used a ton of Action Replay codes for the DS Pokemon games. It was Pokemon Pearl where I completed my pokedex with action replay codes. Some Pokemon were only even exclusive so it was necessary to do it. I had ton of fun doing it. Though i didn't cheat on 3ds.
  9. Kitty Reeves

    Kitty Reeves Member Registered

    I never have hacked, but I have slightly exploited in game bugs that developers never bothered fixing. There was a fishing event in my main MMO, and you got 100 rods to try and get 100 pouches. Well, some of my guildies found a glitch, where if you started fishing, but then entered a duel, it would stop using up your rods, but still letting you get pouches. So you could get 600 pouches, on using 1 rod. It was pretty sweet, and let my get items that I wanted/needed.
  10. yeppeo

    yeppeo New Member Registered

    Mostly the oldie gameshark and that's it, I'm actually a saint :p
    Online I never did it though!
  11. hedonologist

    hedonologist New Member Registered

    I haven't actually. I've made many mods for games before, but never actually for cheating or malicious purposes. I'm not sure why I never did, just never came up I suppose. I usually just preferred the sandbox type multiplayer games such as GrandTheftAuto anyway, so not much cheating could really be done.
  12. artyarson

    artyarson New Member Registered

    Yep, though I believed it's not the way I'm supposed to play. Was never happy about that. If we talk about the particular games, the first thing that comes to my mind is GTA San Andreas and its long list of cheat codes.
  13. rz3300

    rz3300 New Member Registered

    I just assume that everyone has, and so the answer for me is clearly yes. I always try to beat the game first and all of that, but when it is all said and done you have to go through and see if there are any codes or anything like that. The ones that always come to mind for me are the helicopters and things like that on GTA or the classic "on fire" in NBA Jam.
  14. iCoachU

    iCoachU New Member Registered

    Heck yes! I've done it so many times. I discovered bugs and exploits in a ton of online games, explored zones that were almost entirely unknown by mass communities, found islands in WoW that got me banned from the forums, got put in GM jail in FFXI for "accidentally" duping an item when item duping was considered impossible...the list goes on...
  15. hafiz93

    hafiz93 New Member Registered

    Oh boy I've done this a lot. Of course my earliest experience with game cheating is GTA Vice City. I've used trainers quite a few times because I got fed up with repeating the same level over and over and over again. I've also used cheatcodes to plow through all the endings of Fallout:New Vegas, most of the time I just use the god mode cheat.
  16. LemonyPinkness

    LemonyPinkness LemonyPinkness Registered

    I haven't but I've tried in the stupidest way ever: I remember playing StarCraft: Brood War over dial-up back in 1999, my nine-year-old self getting eaten alive, until I finally panicked and typed "power overwhelming" and "show me the money" into the game chat. Of course, absolutely everyone laughed their asses off at me.

    Oh, and it didn't work, btw.
  17. squallsnake

    squallsnake Editor In Chief Staff Member

    When broadband first became popular and Halo 2 was the console online game to play, people would Stand-by to purposely lag the game to win. Hated that.
  18. Animarchy

    Animarchy New Member Registered

    I'm a regular visitor at Nexusmods and if the game is on there I'll mod the crap out of it. I don't often seek out mods from other sites although I will if there is an issue that prevents me from enjoying the game. I've never took the leap to modding consoles though. Way too much work.

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