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Cheat-o-Matic – Manipulate almost any Computer Video Game with Memory Scanning

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Published on January 11th, 2007
Category: Games, Hacks

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.”

There is only one program I know of that comes close to the Game Genie. It is called Cheat-o-Matic or COM for short. This is a simple program that can do amazing things. COM works similarly to Game Genie. In my opinion, Cheat-o-Matic even surpasses the Game Genie. The process of cheating with COM is straightforward. The gamer specifies a number in the program that needs to be changed and Cheat-o-Matic will change it to whatever the gamer wants. This number can be any game metric like health points, magic points, experience points, score points, agility, dexterity, anything! … anything except for static numbers. I’ll explain this later on in this article.

These are the steps to using Cheat-o-Matic. We’ll use the Microsoft Pinball game as an example.

  1. cheat1.jpgFirst, open the program and note the number that you want changed. In this example, I want to change the score to 99,999,999.
  2. cheat2.jpgThen, open Cheat-o-Matic and select the program running that is the actual game. In this example, it is “3D Pinball for Windows.”
  3. cheat3.jpgInput the number that you want changed. In this case, I want to change 4500.
  4. cheat4.jpgChange the number in the game. This change in number will help COM isolate the placeholder that holds the score. In this example, we change the score to 67,500.
  5. cheat5.jpgAgain, input the number you want changed. Of course, ours is 67,500.
  6. cheat7.jpgCheat-o-Matic found the variable that holds the score! Sometimes, it will ask you one more time to change the number because there is still more than one possibility. Now, you can enter whatever value you want. Of course, I want the high score so I’ll enter some outlandishly high number like 99,999,999.

    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.

  7. cheat8.jpgAnd of course, the score was changed.

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.

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78 Responses to “Cheat-o-Matic – Manipulate almost any Computer Video Game with Memory Scanning”

  1. commentman Says:

    can you list more programs like cheat o matic and poke?

  2. Sara Says:

    this has never worked for me.

  3. Saro Says:

    Fucking God

  4. Diana Says:

    how come i can’t enter the value in the program???? how to change the value in the program??? i played virtual villagres. the lost child. when i use COM then it said ask me to enter new value in the program but i can’t. can anyone tell me how??

  5. Daynishia Says:

    Wut do u mean wen u say that we should change the value in the game how do u do that?

  6. blogger Says:

    pretend you are dealing with lives. lose a life (i know you would rather
    not) and then tell the cheat program how many lives you have. it will
    then do a search and ask you to change the value again. lose another
    life and then tell the cheat program how many lives you have (again).
    after 2 or three cycles of this, you will be able to control that value
    now that the cheat program has isolated the variable that holds this value.

  7. dearth Says:

    Oh wow! I’ve been looking for this program everywhere!

    Hehe, I remember the first time I used this program, way back in 1998… I was hacking action points in Fallout 2 LOL XD

    Thanks man!

  8. SoLiTudE Says:

    This software are very nice for CS, you type 255 and mark the “lock” button. After that you can’t die, only if 4-5 players are spraying at ya 😛

  9. Anna Says:


  10. Tiago Says:

    When it asks you to change the value ingame, you must change the value of what you put before.
    i.e.: You want to change your money in Sim City 4.
    You put your money, then, when it asks to change, just reduce or increase the money ingame. Then, put the new value and press “Search”.
    When it finishs, you insert the amount of money you want.
    Hopefully that I help all of you.

  11. belton180 Says:

    how do u make this work 4 chocolatier 2?

  12. Rohagymeg Says:

    My question is what does that code mean after the address? I mean:
    7afd94:4f2- WTF is the 4f2?

  13. lolikiukas Says:

    it safe for use?

  14. lolikiukas Says:

    like a hlapex when you use hlapex all know your password

  15. lolikiukas Says:

    why it snot working on lineage2?

  16. ben Says:

    This does not work for mac 😛
    Nothing does =[

  17. ms.y Says:

    does is work in chocolatier 2? well, i tried it but when it did what it said (2-3 times) it says: it didn’t find the number. Why???

  18. Rohagymeg Says:

    It won’t work in every games because for example in flash games the values are stored in 8 times multiphied. For example in a flash game if you have
    3 health, then search for 3 x 8 =24
    then lose 1 health search for 2 x 8 =16
    So if cheat o matic won’t work, then use Cheat Engine! http://cheatengine.org

  19. Rohagymeg Says:

    ^ With Cheat Engine you can search for unknown values too.

  20. dan Says:

    Hasn’t worked on ANY modern game I’ve tried it with… maybe designers got smart, maybe it’s winXP incompatible, but it works fine for old games (old meaning like, Command and Conquer) but it cant find anything in any of the new games I’ve tried.

  21. may Says:

    worked for me… easy,,,…

  22. JBC Says:

    Worked like a charm for me!! 🙂

  23. C.A.I.N.E. Says:

    OMG! didn’t think the G.O.D. [Gathering Of Developers] Chief Programmer’s “software-made-out-of-boredom aka cheat-o-matic’s available for download here.

    Nonetheless, thank you for ensuring it’s existence.

  24. jordan Says:

    this works heaps well thanx its the best

  25. Chris Says:

    This works like a charm, however if you are running on Vista use 98/2000 Compatability mode and run as an administrator. I was laughin it away with Insaniquarium a few minutes ago, this thing is pure genius. I even bet Microsoft at their own games! 😀

    Thank-you loads!

    Just follow the instructions like it says above… 😉

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  27. Matt Says:

    Does anyone know of something like this that will work in a flash game on a website?

    Please help.

  28. ME Says:

    um dosent not work with any good gam like powder game http://dan-ball.jp/en/javagame/dust/ oor runescape dude thats pointless if it dosent work with dose 2 what dies it work with

  29. Edu Says:

    Hey Chris, Im trying to use the omatic with Warcraft III, I used to do it in my Windows XP but now with this f***ing Vista I cant! I did what you said but still dosent work, do you have any other idea? Thanks bro!!!

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  31. art Says:

    very beatiful

  32. Diane Says:

    hello, having a hard time finding the program once i downloaded. where is it?

  33. Diane Says:

    having a hard time finding the program, once i downloaded. where does the program go to?

  34. breeze Says:

    used this in dragon age origins and its mad

  35. ranish Says:

    it is so good

  36. Mamiza Says:

    I tried but the number move but they go back to normal like I see them changing and then going back to normal at chocolatier

  37. ImKharn Says:


    There is a version for mac.

    Its called The Cheat.

  38. tzepes Says:

    hello. i got a question: does this one COM works on Lineage or on SilkroadOnline? Or on any game that plays online? shooter or MMORPG? do the Game Masters of those online game see that u use COM?
    thank u in advance

  39. Mario Says:

    It doesn’t work by me, I tried it with the games superpower2 and Capitalism II.
    Can anybody help me, plz?

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  41. mandii Says:

    Does the computer have to be connected to the internet for cheat engine to work? And does it work on Sim City 4 Classic Edition?

  42. Soren Says:

    This will NOT work on ANY onlinegames. No MMORPG.


    Cheat Engine is better!!!
    Cheat Engine FTW!

  44. James Says:

    Does this work on online games?

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    This Shit Is Dha Best !! It Helps Me With Unlimited Ammo For All Mha Gun Games !! Eg. Resident Evil 5 & 6 !!

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