||CHEAT TERMS, TOOLS AND
Happens Trainer Manager
This application will help you keep track
of all your PC trainers, both from Cheat Happens
and other groups. This application has the
added benefit of letting you know when trainers
downloaded from Cheat Happens have been updated
for quick download. This application is FREE
for Unlimited members or you can purchase
a registration code for $7.95 and receive
a FREE Cheat Happens Unlimited trainer of
Replay codes are special cheats that are written
to only work when used in conjunction with
a hardware device that is plugged into the
game console. These codes tell the device
how to manipulate the game's memory registers
while the game is running. These codes will
not work without the hardware device in place.
Action Replay codes are also compatible with
GameShark brand cheat devices.
AKA: Hack, Code
a very broad term. A cheat as it applies to
our website is defined as anything that can
be used to modify the way a game is played,
which can be codes or controls that were inserted
by the developer or external programs that
make the game act in a way that was not meant
by the programmers.
type of cheat is used when it's required to
add a parameter to the way a game is launched
in order to activate internal cheat codes
or options. Follow these instructions:
1. Press "Start" and find the icon
(shortcut) for the game.
2. Right-click on the icon, then
click on properties.
3. In the "Target" box you'll find
the location of the game's executable.
(example: "C:\Game Files\GameX\GameX.exe")
4. Add the command-line cheat to
the end of this line.
(example: "C:\Game Files\GameX\GameX.exe"
5. Once you make the change, select
OK to save.
Special Note: If your "Target"
has quotations around it, make sure you
put the command-line cheat outside of the
quotations (as shown above). Quotations
will only be present if your game resides
in a folder or sub-folder that has a space
in it's name (ie: "Game Files"). Simply
place the command-line cheat at the end
of the "Target" line if no quotations exist
(ie: C:\GameX\GameX.exe -cheat).
| A DexDrive
allows you to transfer Console (PSX, PS2,
etc) savegame data from your memory card to
your PC's hard drive. With this device you
can download savegames from the Internet and
use them with your own game.
AKA: Secret, Bonus
is a hidden or secret portion of a game/movie
that was included by the programmers to have
a little fun. Sometimes these secrets will
give the player extra points or items, or
they may simply be for display purposes only.
When referring to DVD's, Easter Eggs are hidden
areas on the disc(s) that usually require
moving around in menus where options do not
normally appear. These eggs can present bonus
material from the film or even messages from
AKA: Savegame Editor
| An editor
is used to modify a file associated with a
particular game. This could be a saved game
or possibly a configuration file. By editing
these files, gamers can usually alter their
characters attributes or possibly open up
different areas of the game. Be careful when
using editors because they are written for
specific versions of a game and can corrupt
your data. Always make a backup before using
AKA: Guide, Reference
for (F)requently (A)sked (Q)uestions - a FAQ
contains answers to commonly asked questions
pertaining to a specific game or topic. This
information could be hints on playing the
game, a complete strategy guide or more. We
have a FAQ containing questions we are frequently
asked via e-mail (see bottom of this page).
Many people currently use the term "FAQ" to
refer to a walkthrough, strategy guide or
any other type of help related document.
| A GameWizard
Table is a set of variables or commands used
to alter the way a game is played. The GameWizard
software is required in order to use this
type of file.
| The cheat
will usually contain a "hex address" and a
value associated with it. You must use a hex
editor in order to use this type of cheat.
Hex editors are usually used to alter game
files (configuration or .exe files are the
most common). Always make a backup before
doing any type of hex editing.
is a file that is created when you save your
progress in a game. Some people will save
right before the ending of the game to allow
others to see the ending. Sometimes these
savegame files are modified to give the player
added attributes. Before using this type of
cheat, always make a backup of your current
is a guide that is written to help out with
the strategy for a game. Usually this type
of document does not contain a step-by-step
walkthrough of the game, but rather tips and
info on becoming a better player.
is a cheat tool designed to search for parameters
in memory while a game is running. This is
a primary tool used when making trainers.
This program allows the use of breakpoints
and disassembly for tracking down DMA locations.
This program will also automatically generate
the commands needed to plug into the Trainer
Maker Kit. T-Search works with Windows XP
and Vista. We have several tutorials
on using T-Search to create your very own
|| A trainer
is a program written to intercept and alter
the memory addresses of games that are running
in the background. Usually trainers contain
such features as GOD MODE, UNLIMITED LIVES
and others that sometimes aren't pre-programmed
into the game by its designers. The most important
thing to remember about trainers is that they
usually have to be running in memory the entire
time the game is loaded. Closing out the trainer
will usually cause the cheats to become disabled
(until the trainer is loaded again). Since
trainers address specific memory locations,
they are usually written to only support a
specific version of a game. If you're having
trouble getting a trainer to work, read our
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE which also
includes instructions on how to properly use
| The Cheat
Happens trainer customizer is a program designed
to let users customize their hotkeys for trainers
that are compatible. Compatible trainers are
marked as "CUSTOMIZABLE". Instructions are
included with the file.
Maker Kit v1.51
Maker Kit is a program designed to help people
create stand-alone trainers. A graphical user
interface is provided using drag and drop
commands. No programming knowledge is needed
to create professional looking trainers. This
software works with Windows XP and Vista.
| A UGE
Module is a program that was written using
a cheat tool called the Universal Game Editor.
You must have the UGE base program in order
to use this type of file.
| A UHS
Module is a program that was written using
a cheat tool called the Universal Hint System.
This program provides the user with incremental
instructions for completing the game. You
must have the UHS base program in order to
use this type of file.
AKA: Solve, FAQ
is a text file or document file that contains
step-by-step instructions for completing a
particular game. These documents often contain
strategy building elements as well.
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Please
read our "Cheats FAQ"
for answers to many frequently asked questions or
send us an e-mail. Have a cheat utility that is
not listed here? E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.