I used to play a lot of computer games when I was in middle school and elementary. My favorite game genres were RPGs and strategy where you build a bunch of stuff. Unfortunately, I had this habit of cheating. Before I graduated from console video games, I always rented the famed Game Genie. Sadly, I really don’t know if I actually beat a video game without cheats. When I moved on to computer games, I would search the Internet for known exploits, hacks, and cheats for Starcraft, Warcraft, Caesar, Jagged Alliance, and Civilization. But, you can only find so much. I needed a “computer game genie.”
These are the steps to using Cheat-o-Matic. We’ll use the Microsoft Pinball game as an example.
One cool feature on this screen is the ability to “bookmark” this variable. If ever you want to change the score again on another day, just input the displayed code when you come across step #3.
Another great feature is the ability to lock a number. That means that it will never change in the game. This is really great if you want unlimited magic or health points. Essentially, is an invincibility or infinity function.
The bad thing about this program is that it requires a variable, changeable number. The number needs to be changed about three times. You can’t just enter 150 and expect the program to know that you want to increase your magic points. There are going to be many instances of 150 in the game’s memory. Change helps isolate that placeholder variable.
Memory scanning technology is pretty old but it is a sure-fire brute-force way to manipulate a game. Even though this program is decrepit - I mean 1998, before the Internet bubble - it can be used in any modern game. Happy cheating!
Update: I heard Poke is another good similar program.