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OG Viking

Unknown cheat activated by accident (PC)

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OG Viking

I got a "cheat activated" message and it was most unwelcome. I was just using the WASD keys to move CJ around when I got it. How lame to assign a cheat to those keys. :angry::angry: I may have hit one or two of the neighboring keys too, but that should not trigger a cheat if R* had some sense.

 

I searched for PC cheats but found no cheats that mainly involved those keys, so I wasn't able to turn it off. I think the cheat must have changed either the weather or the clock, because everything got a bit brighter.

 

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lil weasel

I believe that these cheats are code vestiges of the controller console games.

So when you try to search for the cheat code you need to think of Up, down, left, right, et cetera. Not letters.

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OG Viking

So they translated the direction buttons on console gamepads into WASD because those are direction keys on the keyboard? That is even more stupid.

 

I have accidentally triggered a cheat maybe two times on PS2, but that's like once for every 1000 hours of gameplay. It's possible to make it that hard to accidentally trigger a cheat on a gamepad with 12 buttons, and a classic PC keyboard have 102 keys.

 

 

But what the heck, the cheat is not a problem any more, another random event took away everything so it's out of my hands. Norton removed gta_sa.exe so I have to load my last save, which was hours before the accidental cheat.

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OrionSR

There's no correlation between PS2 button presses and PC key strokes. You will never be able to identify which cheat was activated by searching a cheat code list as there are thousands of possible keystroke combinations that can produce the same mathematical hash that will trigger a cheat but only 1, maybe 2 if a plain text string was also found, are ever included on the published lists. Rockstar made the hash strong enough that randomly entered cheats are extremely rare. Reports suggest that this glitch becomes even more rare as the player gains more experience with the controls.

 

There's only one cheat that will have a negative effect on your save other than the annoying nag screen each and every time you try to save for the rest of the game. If you noticed a weather/time change then it probably wasn't triggered but just in case, go visit a vending booth like Chili Dogs, Cherry Poppers or Noodles. If the vendor attacks CJ or other peds then you've got the Madd Dogg Glitch and the save will eventually need to be repaired to finish the game. Repair tools and trainers can also reset the nag screen for you.

 

My strategy for anything odd in my save is to revert to a previous save, even if I know exactly how to fix it with an editor.

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PhillBellic

It has happened to me a few times as well. I don't know why cheats would be mapped to the movement keys either.

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OG Viking

You will never be able to identify which cheat was activated by searching a cheat code list as there are thousands of possible keystroke combinations that can produce the same mathematical hash that will trigger a cheat but only 1, maybe 2 if a plain text string was also found, are ever included on the published lists.

I found a cheat list that was sorted into categories, I think it's on this site somewhere. I looked only at the cheats that had something to do with weather or time, and it's not many.

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