How to Use Cheat Engine to Hack PC Games
Cheat engine hack is a very powerful tool for creating video game cheats by scanning the memory locations for the code they contain, and then modifying the code to create an advantage over other game players. It works on Windows platform and advanced programmers can code it so that their cheating is undetectable. Check out the god mode cheat for our Battlefield 4 Hack below (this has been patched). Let’s get started on our How to Cheat in Any Game Using Cheat Engine | Tutorial
All you need is Cheat Engine (link above) and the game you want to hack on your computer. Cheat Engine is a free piece of software and the hacking process used is very simple, so don’t get discouraged. This tutorial is for newbies, so we will take the process slow and use really simple cheating techniques.
How to Use Cheat Engine, the Requirements
There are just two things you need to code and create cheat trainers on your own and they are:
- The Cheat Engine (CE) debugger
- Gain the right knowledge and simple techniques to help you find the values you need to locate
Some people are put off learning how to create their own trainers because of the programming requirements. However, learning the basic handling in cheat engine is usually enough to get you started. As with acquiring programming skills in any language, patience is an important asset because you can bet on it you will get things wrong at first or things just won’t work. It might be better to start the learning experience on smaller games and progress to bigger, more complex games as your skills improve. The usual sequence of start, scan and restart has to be repeated multiple times to enable you to obtain multiple pointers on the go, this is where the patience is paramount. If you just want the easy way out you can check out our Cheat Engine forum section and get cheats already released for the game your running. The video below shows how easy it is to use Cheat Tables on your favorite game, the example below is using the .CT on GTAV.
How Cheats Work with Cheat Engine
Running a video game or computer program on your PC involves storing data in memory commonly referred to as RAM. Each memory location in RAM has a unique address such as 00F0E880.
RAM is volatile and although memory locations have fixed addresses, the data they contain will change depending on the programs running currently. Creating a trainer therefore requires you to identify a function, called a “pointer” whose purpose is to direct you to the right value.
For example if you want to change the number of lives you have left, you need to find the memory location where the data for “lives” is stored.
The trainer will allow you to identify the function within the game which points you to the desired location, wherever it may reside in memory, allowing you to modify it to suit. If you are new to cheats this probably does not make much sense but once you get creating trainers then it will all become clear.
How to Cheat in Any Game Using Cheat Engine | Tutorial Making the Cheats
A trainer is created by performing a scan for the value that requires changing and ensure you have the correct value. Next, a pointer scan is executed for the particular address and it is common that dozens of pointers will be thrown out. The next step is to attempt to whittle down the number of pointers to a small number and this is accomplished by rebooting and rescanning, using the same value and the newly assigned memory location. The goal of this process is to reduce the number of pointers to work with and so the process is repeated until the number of pointers are below 300.
After all the hard work is done the next stage is to simply copy all the pointers into your Cheat Table, restart the game and connect Cheat Engine. Now its a matter of simply comparing the values in your cheat table to what you are observing within the game environment. That way you should be able to see which memory location corresponds to which value. See how to use Cheat Tables and Cheat Trainers here.
– First make sure that Cheat Engine and your game are running on your computer, then click the little PC icon in Cheat Engine to choose the game process. In the list you now select your game process; it is usually called the same as your game and can also be identified by its icon that should correspond to the game icon on your Desktop or Start Menu.
– After you have chosen your game process, you now need to find the value you want to hack for your game. Health, Skill Points, Gold, Money, Energy and similar values shown in your HUD or character menus are generally useful to hack. For more info on this check out CE forum.
– After you have chosen an in game value you would like to change, enter it under Value, click New Scan, then First Scan. – Cheat Engine will now browse your game process for the value you entered and display all corresponding values in the list on the left.
– Now in the list on the left there will most likely be a lot of values with the same value as the variable you are trying to change. To narrow the list down, we go into the game and change the value by doing whatever one needs to do in game in order to change it. That means spend cash, spend skill points, spend energy, get hurt.
– Now that the value has changed, we go back into Cheat Engine and enter the new value, then press Next Scan. We repeat that until we are just left with 1 or 2 values (could be more too).
– Now in order to change the value(s), we select it/them, then click the red arrow in Cheat Engine. That should put the values in the list at the bottom of Cheat Engine.
– Now we select the value(s) again in the list at the bottom and Right Click them, go to Change Record, and then Value. Now enter the value you want the value to change into and you are done. Go back into the game and enjoy.
Potential Problems on How to Cheat in Any Game Using Cheat Engine | Tutorial
Cheats, Hacks and trainers get outdated easily with any games updates. Also the methods described here will not work for dynamic addresses, only static ones. One way of getting round this issue is to create a AoB Scan Cheat Table Trainer. This will be able to adapt to any updates made to the game and keep your trainer working with no problems. But don’t worry you can get all the updated trainers on our forums.