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When was Cheat Engine first released?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject: When was Cheat Engine first released? Reply with quote

Hello!

I was doing some research about Cheat Engine but their's one info that I can't find: the initial release date.

I've find some mention of Cheat Engine 3.x that dates back to 2003 but does anyone know the actual first public release date of CE?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://web.archive.org/web/20030830024745/http://www.syndiv.com:80/ce

June 24 2001 for 2.2

and according to the timestamps in http://cheatengine.org/download/Cheatengine1.3.RAR (ce 1.3 sourcecode) this was released arround June 28 2000

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Straight from the mouth of the creator, thank you so much!

I remember using CE since so long ago that I wasn't even sure whether it was "10ish years ago" or "20ish years ago", sounds more like 20ish years ago then!

Is there anyway to donate to you or CE in general? It's about time I give back for all these years I've used your software. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I am at it, do YOU (Dark Byte) remember when you first released CE? I'm guessing there was other public version of CE before 1.3 but since there don't seem to be any public record about it, I'd be happy to know what you think was the year when you first made CE available.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i started in 2000

and you can donate using PayPal (check the about screen in ce) or bitcoin (address is posted on the main website under support)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:04 pm    Post subject: Cheat Engine inital release date Reply with quote

If you look into the archive file (.rar) you can see that the oldest file in there is from may 6th of 2000 at exactly 2:53pm so that is your answer.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheat Engine inital release date Reply with quote

ewilliams2248 If you look into the archive file (.rar) you can see that the oldest file in there is from may 6th of 2000 at exactly 2:53pm so that is your answer.

Wait... I may have found the very first source code of CE the website that Dark Byte posted scroll all the way down and click the link that says Source code of last release. It is the very first version of CE to exist.

Edit: You can thank me later
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheat Engine inital release date Reply with quote

ewilliams2248 If you look into the archive file (.rar) you can see that the oldest file in there is from may 6th of 2000 at exactly 2:53pm so that is your answer.

Wait... I may have found the very first source code of CE, the website that Dark Byte posted scroll all the way down and click the link that says Source code of last release. It is the very first version of CE to exist.

Edit: You can thank me later
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheat Engine inital release date Reply with quote

so January 23rd of 1996 at 1:36pm is the oldest file in the archive (rar) file
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

handles.pas is a third party sourcecode I didn't touch. It's responsible for the first trainer maker form editing

and firefight.gh is a cheat table for the "gamehack" tool. it's an example of CE supporting to load these kind of tables

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:54 pm    Post subject: CE release date Reply with quote

then who made the rar file?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did. The date stored inside rar describes the last modified filedate field in the file descriptor. Not when the .rar got created

Besides, there's dates of 2003 in there as well. If you went by the assumption that the filedate updates when the rar is created, then that would already show it's not correct

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't going by when the rar was created

edit: this post can be done now...
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