BrokenZipper Releases The Cheat
10:05 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story
BrokenZipper, a small, independent software developer announced the release of The Cheat, a free, open-sourced cheating application for Mac OS X 10.2 and above that lets users to literally hack any game's memory banks, allowing them to change any variable from available lives to ammo. From the official press release:
One type of program which has practically disappeared from the Mac since the release of Mac OS X is the general game cheater. Well, a game cheater has finally been released for Mac OS X called "The Cheat."Following The Cheat's release, the author has also released an online tutorial of the program to get users started creating their own hacks. You can download The Cheat for free from the link below. Be sure to check out the official The Cheat website for more details.
The Cheat does not use a set of defined scripts, so it will work with almost any game. It works by searching the memory of another program (something previously considered impossible by many because of Mac OS X's protected memory), and then allowing the user to change a variable to whatever they want. For example, The Cheat can be used to change how many lives you have or how much ammo is left in a game. And it will work with games that haven't even been released yet!
Similar programs have been available on other platforms for years, but this is the first full-featured one available for Mac OS X; probably due to the tricky business of bypassing protected memory. For a 1.0 release, The Cheat already contains unique features not found on any other similar utility anywhere. For example, remote cheating uses Rendezvous technology to allow games to be cheated across a network; useful if a game refuses to give up full-screen.
The Cheat Tutorial
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