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Can't get the cheats to work
I'm confused at to when to type in www.freespace2.com to enable the cheats.  I've typed it in in the control room, the briefing screen and during a mission, but nothing seems to happen other than the assigned keys in that string activating what they're supposed to activate (like the period toggling weapons.)  Is there a noob guide for activating the cheat?

 

Offline TopAce

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
You must type in www.freespace2.com during flight. Then it will say "Cheats Activated" on the upper-left corner of your HUD. Any you must type in the "2" that is above your QW, not on the numpad.
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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
There might be a difference between national keyboard types/mappings. I'm using a United Kingdom one.

Step at a time:

Once you are in the cockpit, type: www.freespace2.com

Top left, you'll see in faint writing "CHEATS ENABLED"

Then hold down ` (On a UK QWERTY keyboard, ` is the key in the top left, just under ESC. It also has the ¬ symbol on it.) I think most guides say to hit the ~ key. This doesn't work for me!

With that key still depressed, try the cheat key.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2008, 04:15:57 am by McCall »
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Or the simple solution: don't cheat.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Two helpful posts in five minutes.  You guys are beyond awesome.  (picks jaw up off floor)   :eek2:
Thanks gigs!  I'll try the suggestions.

Oh, is there any way to slow the game down?  My reflexes aren't what they used to be...

 

Offline McCall

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Don't be mean Lobo!  :lol:

Personally, I need to cheat sometimes on the fan-made campaigns because they are written by FS2 experts. Especially anything involving escorting. I'd never have finished the excellent Blue Planet campaign without occasionally making allied capships invincible.

With the cheat mode enabled you can slow the game down below "1" speed. Hold down SHIFT-< / SHIFT-,. It will let you go down to ".25" speed.
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Offline TopAce

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
...Oh, is there any way to slow the game down?  My reflexes aren't what they used to be...

I'd suggest you play at 1x time compression and get used to it. Believe it or not, but it will get your reflexes back.
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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Thanks again, McCall! :D

 

Offline McCall

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Glad to help out, Webgrunt  ;)

TopAce is right though. It'll probably do you good to play at "1" speed!
Contrary to rumour, a mojito is actually the manliest drink around, dammit!

 
Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Glad to help out, Webgrunt  ;)

TopAce is right though. It'll probably do you good to play at "1" speed!

I didn't see TopAce's post until after I posted.  Normal speed makes the muscles in the back of my neck bunch up and ache.  But I'll give it a try, and also try to force myself to relax.

 

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
if you want to cheat in the long run. get vpviewer32, extract weapons.tbl from rootfs2.vp or freespace.vp, goto into the file with any word program and edit some gun or missile settings.

if you really feel cheaty
Code: [Select]
; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; Sidearm
;
$Name:                                  @Subach HL-7
+Title:                                 XSTR("GTW Subach HL-7", 3243)
+Description:
XSTR(
"Standard Issue
Level 3 Hull Damage
Level 2 Shield Damage", 3244)
$end_multi_text
+Tech Title:     XSTR("Subach HL-7", 146)
+Tech Anim:                     Tech_Subach_HL-7
+Tech Description:
XSTR(
"The Subach-Innes HL-7 is a xaser weapon, firing an intense, highly focused beam of x-ray emissions. Until the Shivans appeared with their shield technology, these weapons were considered an unnecessary and costly extravagance. But Great War dogfights against Shivan craft quickly taught the Allies that their ships didn't stand a chance unless they could punch through shields. The HL-7 works superbly against shields of all varieties and has become the standard issue Primary weapon for all Terran fighters and bombers.", 3245)
$end_multi_text
$Model File: none
; The following fields (preceded by @) are only required for laser
; rendering, which requires that "Model File:" be none.
; These are the same values that used to be hard-coded:
@Laser Bitmap: newglo9
@Laser Glow: 2_laserglow03
@Laser Color: 250, 0, 0
@Laser Color2: 0, 0, 250
@Laser Length: 10.0
@Laser Head Radius: 0.90
@Laser Tail Radius: 0.90
$Mass: 0.2
$Velocity: 1450.0 ;; speed of the weapon (initially) -- may or may not change
$Fire Wait: 0.15 ;; in seconds
$Damage: 1415
$Armor Factor: 1.0
$Shield Factor: 1.0
$Subsystem Factor: 1.0
$Lifetime: 12.0 ;; How long this thing lives
$Energy Consumed: 0.01 ;; Energy used when fired
$Cargo Size: 0.0 ;; Amount of space taken up in weapon cargo
$Homing: NO
$LaunchSnd: 76 ;; The sound it makes when fired
$ImpactSnd: 85 ;; The sound it makes when it hits something
+Weapon Range: 100000 ;; Limit to range at which weapon will actively target object
$Flags: ("in tech database" "player allowed" "stream")
$Icon: iconSD4
$Anim: SD4
$Impact Explosion: none

as an example.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Your board moderator does not approve. Cheating is evil. But since this does not count as spam, I will not take any actions.

Srsly, though. Cheating takes away half of the pleasure you get from playing a game. At least play through the main campaign once without cheating, and experience the satisfaction of beating those bastards fair and square. Cheat on the second playthrough if you must.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Al Tarket

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Re: Can't get the cheats to work
sorry lobo :nervous:.
Cowardice is no selfishness, Friendliness is no enemy and Information is no attack platform.

Judge these words wisely and you might make it through this cruel world.

 
Re: Can't get the cheats to work
Your board moderator does not approve. Cheating is evil.

Only if you cheat against other people.  If you do that, then it's evil.  If you cheat on a game you're playing solo, there's no way for it to be evil.


But since this does not count as spam, I will not take any actions.
How magnanimous of you.

Srsly, though. Cheating takes away half of the pleasure you get from playing a game.
That's true for you, I'm sure.  However, here's a news flash for you:  Not everyone in the world is exactly like you.  Some of us like different foods for example, or different TV shows, and some people enjoy games in different ways.  I've played hundreds of games through without cheats and about as many with cheats, and I have more fun when I'm playing God (using cheats).  You enjoy the challenge and that's cool.  For me, I can find enough challenges in real life to keep me happy.  When I game, I'm in fantasy mode, and in my fantasy, I am invulnerable and have the best possible weapons. 
I do enjoy the puzzles though, and don't use cheats to avoid or defeat them.  Cheating on puzzles would take all the fun out of them for me.