Cheat Engine Forum Index Cheat Engine
The Official Site of Cheat Engine
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


When do you multiply by 8?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Cheat Engine Forum Index -> General Gamehacking
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
easy2rememberhuh
How do I cheat?
Reputation: 0

Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: When do you multiply by 8? Reply with quote

I'm really new to cheat engine but i've heard that sometimes you have to multiply the value you're looking for by 8 and then search it on cheat engine. However, when i tried to practice using cheat engine on minesweeper, multiplying the number by 8 returned 0 values, but when i used the original number (not multiplying it by Cool, i found the addresses i wanted.

What i want to know is how do you know which games need you to multiply the number by 8.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Psy
Grandmaster Cheater Supreme
Reputation: 1

Joined: 27 Mar 2008
Posts: 1368

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a quick technique for use on flash games. v7/8 and higher. I don't hack flash crap though, so can't be more specific. It doesn't apply elsewhere in 99.999% of cases.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Monkeys
I post too much
Reputation: 28

Joined: 20 Jul 2006
Posts: 2419

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: When do you multiply by 8? Reply with quote

easy2rememberhuh wrote:
I'm really new to cheat engine but i've heard that sometimes you have to multiply the value you're looking for by 8 and then search it on cheat engine. However, when i tried to practice using cheat engine on minesweeper, multiplying the number by 8 returned 0 values, but when i used the original number (not multiplying it by Cool, i found the addresses i wanted.

What i want to know is how do you know which games need you to multiply the number by 8.


Multiplying by 8 is only a rule for Flash games.

Modern flash-players store their values in such a way that you'll have to scan using the *8 rule.
This rule does not count for games that aren't flash, or are played on Adobe Flashplayer v7 or less.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Slugsnack
Grandmaster Cheater Supreme
Reputation: 71

Joined: 24 Jan 2007
Posts: 1881

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm guessing the *8 is because the value is bit shifted 3 times to the left when stored for some reason unknown to me
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Monkeys
I post too much
Reputation: 28

Joined: 20 Jul 2006
Posts: 2419

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slugsnack wrote:
i'm guessing the *8 is because the value is bit shifted 3 times to the left when stored for some reason unknown to me

Perhaps they added a few checkbits. For easy handling or something alike.

I should read up on it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dark Byte
Site Admin
Reputation: 212

Joined: 09 May 2003
Posts: 15183
Location: The netherlands

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my guess some floating point state info like +inf, -inf, NaN
_________________
Do not ask me about online cheats. I don't know any and wont help finding them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Cheat Engine Forum Index -> General Gamehacking All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

CE Wiki   IRC (#CEF)