YES! A lost viking trainer! Oh, man, you guys rule. Thank you!
Edit: .... unfortunately, it doesn't work. Vista 64, regular trainer works fine, I have followed all troubleshooting guides. (I've been a member for some time and I am computer savvy enough, having made some trainers of my own, to hopefully avoid the "No, you need to make sure you follow the instructions" step - something's up with the trainer in relation to my system, but what it is is anybody's guess).
Anything I can do to help get it fixed? Again, relevant specs are Vista Business 64-bit, and the regular game trainer works 100%. Lost Viking trainer just doesn't do anything. God, I hate Lost Viking.
It only works for me if I follow the instructions in the trainer and engage it before entering the console for the first time ever. I noted in doing a bit of memory manipulation on the game myself that they have some tricky things going on with the research console (and credits, and unit HP, and a lot of other stuff); in this specific case, it seems like it sets a baseline value and then runs a calculation from there based on all of the research you've collected to get the final value. You'll notice, if you do get it working (by engaging it before opening the lab console) that after you're done and you've picked your upgrades, after that it resets back to whatever your actual values are for the research. Blizzard doesn't store their values in a really simple and easy to get to manner, with the exception of minerals and gas...
Anyway, if other users want to chime in and disagree with my experience (e.g. "No, I used it halfway through the campaign and it worked fine" ) then there might be a more sophisticated troubleshooting process you could go through, but otherwise I'd consider the trainer instructions the "final word" on it and just try to do it on a fresh game to test whether it definitely does or doesn't work.
[Edited by Agreed, 10/15/2010 3:59:14 AM]
Yes, that is exactly how it use to work for me. It says enabled before I enter the console, but when it is opened they don't fill up. Try using a guest account and speed play your way until you get the lab unlocked and see if it works.
I just got to 490,000 points legitimately and I am ready to smash my monitor on account of control + s turns off the sound. Control is the bomb button. S to move backwards. SEE HOW THIS IS AN ISSUE. I was right there, New Game + +, last level, 490,000 points. A few seconds from the achievement. Now I have to play a full hour of Lost Viking again and hope to God I don't miss that last tiny little bit.
Guys, please, please make a working LV trainer. I'd rather cheat this stupid bullARGH than have to suffer through it any further. I am at my wits end. The posted Lost Viking trainer doesn't do anything - I can try to activate it at any point from starting the game before logging in, starting it after logging in but before entering the campaign, starting it after entering the campaign but before opening Lost Viking, starting it after opening Lost Viking. None of the above scenarios work at all.
If you can't fix it to work on my machine, could you point me in the direction of the tricks they're using to obfuscate life and bomb values so I can make my own trainer for it? This is killing me. 490000 is Lost Viking giving me the middle finger and seducing my mom. This is terrible.