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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:17 AM

Hey guys, just wanted to know how cheat codes are discovered in a gta game. Does Rockstar release them to fans on release date? Or do fans just type in random combinations of buttons until something pops up? It's been on my mind for a while now.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:18 AM Edited by GTA564, 18 July 2013 - 07:20 AM.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:18 AM Edited by NostalgiaIsABitch, 18 July 2013 - 07:21 AM.

Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats. I think they used to be able to find them in the software files but there may be more red tape nowadays.

Sometimes the company will leak certain codes to gameplay guides, magazines, etc. in order to generate some revenue.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:19 AM

QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

nope.
Most of the time the cheats are given to the authors of the gameplay guides and / or other magazines. Then there are people who hand this information over to "the internez" where we can find them

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:24 AM Edited by PSN-Blackhawk_1989, 18 July 2013 - 07:27 AM.

R* actually put GTA IV cheats in the games web browser. www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com
Curious if there are any hidden codes tho...

QUOTE (vivalavendredi @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 00:24)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

nope.
Most of the time the cheats are given to the authors of the gameplay guides and / or other magazines. Then there are people who hand this information over to "the internez" where we can find them

They hooked a PS2 controller up to a PC and obtained a lot of GTA SA codes that way before they were released.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:30 AM Edited by NostalgiaIsABitch, 18 July 2013 - 07:39 AM.

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

Indeed! Keep in mind that not all codes will be released by R*. Some will be found via the technique in the image. Some will be found accidentally. Others will be found in game files. A select few may not even be discovered till 2014/2015 (I'm pretty sure this was the case with San Andreas which had a SHlT ton of cheats).

user posted image
Check out this GTA forums topic from 2005 with San Andreas cheats discovery

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:33 AM

QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:30)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

Indeed! Keep in mind that not all codes will be released by R*. Some will be found via the technique in the image. Some will be found accidentally. Others will be found in game files. A select few may not even be discovered till 2014/2015 (I'm pretty sure this was the case with San Andreas which had a SHlT ton of cheats).

user posted image
Check out this GTA forums topic from 2005 with San Andreas cheats discovery

wow, that's cool! icon14.gif
Didn't know that this is how they did it in San Andreas. nice nice smile.gif

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:35 AM

They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations??? I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:30)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

Indeed! Keep in mind that not all codes will be released by R*. Some will be found via the technique in the image. Some will be found accidentally. Others will be found in game files. A select few may not even be discovered till 2014/2015 (I'm pretty sure this was the case with San Andreas which had a SHlT ton of cheats).

user posted image
Check out this GTA forums topic from 2005 with San Andreas cheats discovery

Wow, that's kinda awesome. I really didn't know u could do that.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE (Dope_0110 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:35)
They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations??? I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

Oubra, I man vra mos manet, don't trip man.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:42 AM

I always thought they were given to testers so they can test certain parts of the game

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:39)
QUOTE (Dope_0110 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:35)
They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations???  I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

Oubra, I man vra mos manet, don't trip man.

Sorry, I don't speak cactus. English please

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:15 AM

QUOTE (vivalavendredi @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 10:03)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:39)
QUOTE (Dope_0110 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:35)
They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations???  I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

Oubra, I man vra mos manet, don't trip man.

Sorry, I don't speak cactus. English please

Man I'm sorry, I was just asking btw

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 08:15)
QUOTE (vivalavendredi @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 10:03)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:39)
QUOTE (Dope_0110 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:35)
They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations???  I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

Oubra, I man vra mos manet, don't trip man.

Sorry, I don't speak cactus. English please

Man I'm sorry, I was just asking btw

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:39)
QUOTE (Dope_0110 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:35)
They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations???  I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

Oubra, I man vra mos manet, don't trip man.

Hehehe!

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:27 AM

Easy, just check here http://www.gta5cheats.com

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:17)
Hey guys, just wanted to know how cheat codes are discovered in a gta game. Does Rockstar release them to fans on release date? Or do fans just type in random combinations of buttons until something pops up? It's been on my mind for a while now.

Gameplay guides or Rockstar anonymously posts them on forums.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:57 AM

Edison Carter (creator of the CheatDevice for GTA on PSP) found a lot of GTA SA and portable GTA cheatcodes by mass buttoncombo's via controller and on PSP he used some sort of Homebrew.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

I think Rockstar sometimes just hides them as phone numbers on things like posters, billboards etc.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:36)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:30)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

Indeed! Keep in mind that not all codes will be released by R*. Some will be found via the technique in the image. Some will be found accidentally. Others will be found in game files. A select few may not even be discovered till 2014/2015 (I'm pretty sure this was the case with San Andreas which had a SHlT ton of cheats).

user posted image
Check out this GTA forums topic from 2005 with San Andreas cheats discovery

Wow, that's kinda awesome. I really didn't know u could do that.

You didnt think it was possible? are u f*cking serious we went to the moon. That is ps2 controller, controlled by a pc pressing different combos.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

You could find cheat codes in gta 4's in-game internet, so I assume you can do the same in V

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (ruairidoc @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 14:27)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:36)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:30)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

Indeed! Keep in mind that not all codes will be released by R*. Some will be found via the technique in the image. Some will be found accidentally. Others will be found in game files. A select few may not even be discovered till 2014/2015 (I'm pretty sure this was the case with San Andreas which had a SHlT ton of cheats).

user posted image
Check out this GTA forums topic from 2005 with San Andreas cheats discovery

Wow, that's kinda awesome. I really didn't know u could do that.

You didnt think it was possible? are u f*cking serious we went to the moon. That is ps2 controller, controlled by a pc pressing different combos.

No! What I meant was, I didn't know that's how u discover cheats! Calm down Bro. confused.gif

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE (Werebot85 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 08:26)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:39)
QUOTE (Dope_0110 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:35)
They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations???  I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

Oubra, I man vra mos manet, don't trip man.

Hehehe!

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (PSN-Blackhawk_1989 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:24)
R* actually put GTA IV cheats in the games web browser. www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com
Curious if there are any hidden codes tho...

QUOTE (vivalavendredi @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 00:24)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

nope.
Most of the time the cheats are given to the authors of the gameplay guides and / or other magazines. Then there are people who hand this information over to "the internez" where we can find them

They hooked a PS2 controller up to a PC and obtained a lot of GTA SA codes that way before they were released.

First thing I did when I got SA was type in cides from Vice City and some worked.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (Lil Jacob 27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 15:45)
QUOTE (Werebot85 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 08:26)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:39)
QUOTE (Dope_0110 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:35)
They are given away by the developer to the sites or sometimes they're even all written in the guide. In GTA IV you could find them all of the in-game internet.

Come on people, typing random combinations???  I swear, we need constant info every day just so we don't get threads that show us how many intellectuals there are among us.

Oubra, I man vra mos manet, don't trip man.

Hehehe!

Hulle kan nie verstaan Afrikaans nie biggrin.gif

Lol, ja hulle kan nie.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:16 PM

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE (vivalavendredi @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:24)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

nope.
Most of the time the cheats are given to the authors of the gameplay guides and / or other magazines. Then there are people who hand this information over to "the internez" where we can find them

Actually. Yes. No idea why you'd say "no" if you don't know what you're talking about. This is the old method at least.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:30)
QUOTE (Viper27 @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 07:19)
QUOTE (NostalgiaIsABitch @ Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 09:18)
Hooked up to computer which tries several thousand combos at once, eventually tagging all the possible cheats.

Really?

Indeed! Keep in mind that not all codes will be released by R*. Some will be found via the technique in the image. Some will be found accidentally. Others will be found in game files. A select few may not even be discovered till 2014/2015 (I'm pretty sure this was the case with San Andreas which had a SHlT ton of cheats).

user posted image
Check out this GTA forums topic from 2005 with San Andreas cheats discovery

I understand how a PC can simulate buttons being pressed, but how does it know when a cheat has been found? Also if it's doing random combinations how does it know how many of the previous combinations actually enabled the cheat? (assuming it can even know when a cheat has been found).

Sounds like BS to me.




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