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Discussion in 'Modding and Scripting Support' started by Anonymous, Nov 14, 2008.

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  1. Anonymous

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    This is the infamous cheat mode that was disabled in the release version of the game. I found it a few months ago, but was keeping it private. I'm releasing it now in hopes that it is found useful.

    I've made a small trainer that enables the mode in memory, so there's no need to edit actual files. (Originally, there were three command line options for it, but they were cut out in the final version.)

    The mode has 3 "levels", where level 3 has the highest priority, i.e. all functions are available, level 2 has less and level 1 has the least features.

    Run the program, then run the game. Press Alt + number of a level to enable the cheat mode, e.g. Alt+3 enables level 3. Press Alt+0 to disable it. The name of the game's executable doesn't matter, since the trainer detects it by window class, so this works with the resolution patch and other engine mods.

    KEY LIST:

    =Level 3================================
    F11 - IN20, WP20, all spells and full fatigue, all spells cost 1FT to cast.
    H - Advance time by one hour instantly.
    N - Full health and fatigue, resurrect if necessary.
    ` - IN 20 and one degree in each tech discipline (repeat to get more degrees).
    P - Turn NPC fighting on/off.

    =Level 2================================
    D - Realign all dynamic shadows. (?)
    Y - Level up.
    Shift+4 - Get 1000$.

    =Level 1================================
    V - Show the version number and renderer type.
    E - Extra debug info (Critter Debug, TimeEvent, MagicTech Debug, etc).
    X - Show location (x,y) of a tile under the mouse cursor.
    U - Show story state.
    ' - Turn dynamic shadows on/off.
    \ - Turn semi-transparency for walls/roofs on/off.
    G - Gamma up.
    Shift+G - Gamma down.

    NOTE: Although I've researched most of the subroutine, I may be missing some keys.

    DOWNLOAD
     
  2. rroyo

    rroyo Active Member

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    Thanks!

    Edit: After testing this in a stock game, a heavily modified main game, and five different mods, I'm delighted to say all the functions worked flawlessly everytime.

    Thanks again, Drog!
     
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    Sorry to bump this back up, but when I click on the download link it says the page no longer exists. Could someone redirect me to the new page that hosts the download please?

    edit: thanks alot rroyo! :)
     
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    onyxchaos New Member

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    I can't get the cheat mode to work. Whenever I click enable Level 3, 2 or 1, it doesnt change, and the cheats don't work on arcanum. Also, it might be that i don't know how to input the cheat commands on arcanum.
     
  6. rroyo

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    Welcome to the forum, onyxchaos!

    Assuming you do indeed have the cheat enabler in your Sierra/Arcanum folder and running before you start the game, depress ALT and the number 3 at the same time.
    There's no sound effects to tell you if its active, so the way I double-check is to hit the X button. This'll list the map co-ordinates wherever you click the mouse.
    If you see a pair of long numbers i.e.: x:123456 y:654321 you'll know it's working.

    Edit: If it is working, depressing the number, symbol, or letter is all that's required for the cheats. The ALT command is only needed for the level selection.

    Enjoy!
     
  7. moonlight

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    any

    any link other than rapidshare please?

    also does it work without the resoloution patch?
     
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    Muro Well-Known Member

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    Here ya go.

    So much for the file. Someone else will have to provide the info.
     
  10. moonlight

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    thank you muro. by the way how does it work ?
     
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    You asking how the trainer works? If so, have you read the previous posts? Everything about using it is in Drog's first post, and rroyo's third. Or am I missing something?
     
  12. moonlight

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    i did but please could you explain further by steps and also does it work with hi-res patch?
     
  13. Minuos

    Minuos New Member

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    C'mon.

    1. Run the trainer.
    2. Run Arcanum.
    3. Whilst playing, hit Alt+1, 2 or 3 (enables cheat levels as stated in the first post - Alt+0 disables them).
    4. Use the keys listed in the first post to use a cheat whilst playing.

    For example, say you want to use the full heal cheat. With the trainer and Arcanum running, hit Alt+3. Level 3 cheats are then activated, and every time you press N, you'll be fully healed. Same principle applies to all cheats. Very simple.

    Oh, and it works with pretty much everything.
     
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    I've used it on two systems, on three Arcanum setups. Mainly to save myself when I forgot to save the game and got myself carelessly killed...but it's always worked for me. Maybe someone else knows something.
     
  16. rroyo

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    moonlight: A quick way to see if it's working is after you depress alt and the number 3 at the same time, then press X. This should bring up the WorldEd map coordinates where the mouse is. Example: X: 90226 Y:84176

    If you see the x and y listings, you're good to go.
     
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    Allpowerfulwizardtim New Member

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    Having a tid bit difficulty with the cheat program every time I pull up Arcanum it loads up to the menu then crashes any thoughts on this or is it caused by of some sort windows 7 bug
     
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