originally posted by TRAINER TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
How To Use a Trainer
Read the readme or .nfo file included with the trainer. The .nfo files can be opened using Notepad or Wordpad. These files usually contain important instructions or information regarding the trainer.
Extract the trainer to the game folder on your hard drive. This location is not always important, but some trainers will not work without being in the same folder as the game.
Depending on the trainer, you should either run the trainer BEFORE you start the game or after the game is already running. Most trainers are run AFTER the game is loaded (by pressing ALT+TAB while in the game to go back to the desktop -- run the trainer then press ALT+TAB again to go back to the game). Try it both ways or check the .nfo file if you're not sure.
Use the keys assigned by the trainer to activate the trainer's cheats while playing. Sometimes the keys used by the trainer are already mapped to functions in the game. You may need to re-map game controls to other keys in order for the trainer to work properly.
Do not close the trainer until you have closed the game. Sometimes the cheats stop working or the game will crash.