Introduction: Hacking Simple Unprotected Games

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Using Windows Pinball as an example, I will show how to easily change the memory values(score etc.,etc.,...). It would have more pics if my computer wasnt a piece of shi*

But I think I have enough that will be able to lead you through everything.

Here you can see the Cheat engine and the Pinball game that every copy of XP should come with.

GET cheat engine here CE

  • I will be updating this a few times so any constructive criticism would be appreciated.
And be nice this is my 2nd instructable : p

Step 1: Play a Bit

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Step one is the easiest.
Just play a bit of pinball to get a score. You wont get mine but whatever yours is just substitute it with mine.
You dont need a high score just perferably a 4-6 digit number.

Step 2: Select Process and Scan

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Now open up cheat engine.
Go to the flashing computer icon to select a process.
When a window opens just select the pinball process.
(Mine was 00001340-PINBALL.EXE).
Then enter the score you have on pinball. You can see where in the pic.
(Mine was 115250)
Press the First scan button and addresses will show in the left pane.

Step 3: Be a Playa.

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Play some more pinball (just one ball again) to get a higher score.
Now select the cheat engine again.
You will (well should) see the values for each address has changed.
Since their are only two we dont need to narrow the list down.
So select both addresses on the left, and click the red arrow.
The values will be at the bottom window now.

Step 4: Be a Cheater

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Ok double click the address (I only did one so you can see the difference, both both need to be changed) where your score is (right side of the line)
Now you can change it to what ever you want.
Do this to both addresses.
Now open up Pinball and launch your last ball.
Your score will change and will only get higher and higher.

Step 5: Last Bit of Info

1. When you close the CE you can choose to save your shit. If you do the addresses will be saved (not the values) so when you open the CE while playing pinball you can open the table, and change the values. No searching required.

2. I was very non-descript because the 1st time you run CE you can complete the included tuts and learn from those.

3. It wont work for every game out there.

4. After you get the basics you can do other things like make trainers and such.


LBGSHI (author)2011-08-01

Cool. In addition, more in-depth hacking guides are available at

book54321 (author)2011-07-10

my frind hacked runescape

BOOM5601 (author)2009-11-06

I use 5.5.

bounty1012 (author)2009-09-19

sometimes you have to multiply the values by 8 so keep that in mind when you keep getting the wrong values.

09 monk (author)2007-06-09

is it safe

bounty1012 (author)09 monk2009-09-19


kml14 (author)2008-07-31

the contanin 3 virus in CE 5.4 (trojats, wrom and virus)

bounty1012 (author)kml142009-09-19

no, cheat engine isnt a virus, I use it sometimes and what you're detecting is the value changer.

Demon5magic (author)2009-05-25

Does anyone know just how legal/safe this is? Has anyone gotten any virus, ect. from this?

bounty1012 (author)Demon5magic2009-09-19

its safe, but I'm not sure about the legality.

FrozenFire 99 (author)2007-06-15

heey man i already know the program and im using it every day. im trying to hack runescape right now. if i succeed instructable will come wish me luck xD!!

frontier (author)FrozenFire 992009-04-23

you will not suceed in hacking runescape or any server/client type game, it is fundamentally impossible since all the logic and game rules are enforced on the server end, even if you could hijack and gain complete control of the client it wouldent do you any good.

i dont think you can hack rune scape

modio (author)2007-04-28

the cheat code for pinball: start playing a new game and type: hidden test and then you can control the ball with your mouse.

KANahas (author)modio2008-07-16

That is SO AWESOME!!!! I had like 664673270. The best part is you don't have to always play it in hidden test!

FrozenFire 99 (author)modio2007-06-15

man this is awesome - just one problem, i've got some many extra balls and replay balls that i can't lose this game or die so i can't submit my score :'(

jimtran93 (author)FrozenFire 992007-12-24

ahahha, yea i know I COULD NEVER WIN >:(

darkmotion (author)modio2007-04-29

HAhahah that's awesome!

yx516 (author)2008-04-12

to bad you can only cheat on the client side of the video game, if you wanted to use this in a MULTI PLAYER game then you would only be able to edit client side stuff, not invincibility and such.

aki12345 (author)2008-03-27

is there any way to get to a vertain level in world of warcraft (private server) I looked for the value 81(my current level), but ce gave me about 50 results

dUc0N (author)aki123452008-03-28

I seriously doubt it. Networked games (and especially MMOs like Eve, WoW, and even Diablo 2) store all your critical character information on the server. In the pinball example, your score never leaves the computer. In a game like Diablo 2 (when played *offline*), the game reads your save file to get this information. But for WoW and similar games, when you log in the game asks the server, "okay, what characters does this guy have, and what levels are they?" You'll have to edit the server itself somehow to do this (which should be possible with admin tools that I'd imagine are included with the private server).

count milo (author)2008-01-01

You made that up in s@%# that is all up there you are asking for user name and password

aj301292 (author)2007-10-20

nice try dont do this he just wants ur user name and pass

komodo 3000 (author)2007-09-07

if you hit "r " you get a rank advancement

stickylaffytaffy321 (author)2007-06-05

start a new game in pin ball and launch the ball. Then press "H" and a window will pop up. Type in your name and you will have a score of 1,000,000.

more like 1,000,000,000

Czaezar (author)2007-05-20

This is a really old hack. Plus on the CE forum- There is many tutorials to hack other games with this same or similar engine.

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