Game Cheat Console

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Gretzki, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Gretzki

    Gretzki Guest

    I can't open the game console with "~" for any game. When I was using XP that
    was not a problem. But what happens now? And I don't wanna hear stuff like
    "we don't support cheats" bla bla bla... windows vista interferes with the
    programming of a game. I'm really annoyed about this. I tried any other key
    but nothing. Is vista missing something?
    Gretzki, Apr 25, 2008
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  2. Gretzki

    windyvoice Guest

    I have not had that problem in Vista and, frankly, it has nothing to do with
    Vista but it has a lot to do with the game itself. Some games require that
    you enable the cheat in an ini file, others use something else besides the
    "~" such as cntrl, shift, c. What game is it you want to cheat in? You
    are rather vague. If a game is not compatible with Vista try running it in
    compatibility mode.
    windyvoice, Apr 26, 2008
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  3. How about the game name? Mostly, they require odifying the shortcut to
    enable the console. I've run numerous games and used the cheats. Running
    Vista Home Premium.


    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Apr 26, 2008
  4. Gretzki

    gretzki Guest

    Firstly, i posted this on microsoft website. But it ended up here. and
    had to register. So it's still me.

    Ok. Currently I'm playing Gothic 3. And i know about the issues wit
    ini files, or other changes i have to make. But i had. I played thi
    game when I had XP. There was no problem opening the console with tild
    key (~). On Vista I can't do that anymore.

    Another Example is Rome Total War. I can't remember now but i ha
    problems in many other games that didn't even require modifications i
    ini. files or stuff like that. So the issue isn't other keys also.

    I ended up with the conclusion that Vista is to blame because on XP i
    worked fine... and when I had vista (home premium) .... it didn't
    gretzki, Apr 26, 2008
  5. Gretzki

    windyvoice Guest

    I played Gothic 3 on Vista with no problem and also on XP but for BOTH
    systems you need to do the following as per :
    Open the ge3.ini file in the Gothic3/Ini folder and change the following
    line in Notepad:




    You can then press [~] (tilde) while playing to bring up the console.

    It may also help to have the latest patch in the game. I am playing all
    sorts of games cheating or not cheating and have had no problems in any of
    them in vista. Some games, such as The Witcher, don't have cheats at all.
    I don't know what your problem is but you may need to patch your games and
    look up how to cheat in them and try playing in compatibility mode.
    Remember patch, patch, patch. Also, is your font size set to default or
    custom? Set it to default as a custom setting can cut off a menu in some
    apps or games. Or are you just wanting to complain? It is not Vista or
    any other OS causing your problem because they have nothing to do with the
    cheat console in a game that I know of or can find.
    windyvoice, Apr 28, 2008
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    Spook 13 Guest

    Spook 13, Apr 28, 2008
  7. Gretzki

    windyvoice Guest

    I am not blaming any OS. It is not the OS as I stated in my answer that it
    was not Vista OR ANY OTHER OS or can you not read. The guy is probably one
    of you Trolls. Oh, I forgot you and your little groupie club of Linux (aka
    Unix rip-off) users and insulters are just little kiddies that have nothing
    better to do than search and troll and use the forums for anything other
    than what they are for, yes. I am not that fond of Vista but at least you
    can run games on it. Try to do that in Linux. What, you can't? My, my.
    I'll bet you've never even tried it at all but just love to post your
    pointless mess that isn't even connected remotely to what the forums are
    here for just because you have nothing better to do. I actually feel sorry
    for you.
    windyvoice, Apr 28, 2008
  8. Gretzki

    gretzki Guest

    Uhm... firstly i am not a linux lover. I know it's an OS but i never
    seen it in my life. Secondly, I see that u are like a knight in defense
    for Vista. It is a little careless to say that it's everything else's
    fault but Vista. Keep an open mind, don't be narrow-headed.

    I already told u that for every game with the cheat console problem...
    I took the necessary steps. And that includes mods in .ini files,
    shortcut parameter adding, patching, compatibility settings, and so on.
    I usually work hard on a problem and appeal to forums as a last resort.
    So a little respect... as Trolls as u say don't do that.

    The issue is simple. Following the same steps... the cheat console
    worked fine on XP but not on Vista. And I am not talking only about
    Gothic. But many games... and I am not the only one who has this
    problem. Hit it on google and u will convince yourself. I am open to

    P.S. Why are you so defendant of Vista? It's a prototype on the market,
    admit it. As was XP. Xp worked fine only when the SP2 came out.
    gretzki, Apr 28, 2008
  9. Gretzki

    windyvoice Guest

    You, too, cannot read. I said ANY OS, that it was not the fault of any OS.
    I am not defending Vista but stating a fact. I really don't care for Vista
    but have NEVER had the problems you mentioned in any game, at all. Maybe
    your system isn't up to running Vista, who knows.
    windyvoice, Apr 28, 2008
  10. Gretzki

    gretzki Guest

    I just told u stop being so narrow-minded. It doesn't matter which OS it
    is. The games worked on XP, now they don't on Vista. It's that simple.
    Just because you haven't any problems that doesn't solve my problem.
    And my system is good. And it came with Vista on it when i bought it. I
    installed at first run. And I installed it correctly. Maybe some games
    work for u because u have some driver for Vista which I don't have. Or
    smth u do and i don't. That's what I'm interested in. And not arguing
    about OS-s

    If u know what "piece" misses from the "puzzle" required for the cheat
    console to work ok. But don't bother posting just to quarrel plz
    gretzki, Apr 28, 2008
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    Hz Guest

    Why are you replying to yourself?
    Hz, Apr 28, 2008
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    Gaza Guest

    Have you installed the FULL DX9 ver. from MS
    Gaza, Apr 29, 2008
  13. Gretzki

    gretzki Guest

    Hmm... i don't know for sure... but i'll try to look it up... txs fo
    the suggestio
    gretzki, Apr 29, 2008
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    Spook 13 Guest

    I am not blaming any OS. It is not the OS as I stated in my answer that
    Hahaha .... Relax !! Just pulling your leg. Like Vista but XP more stable
    for now. Cheers.
    Spook 13, Apr 29, 2008
  15. Gretzki

    windyvoice Guest

    Download dxwebsetup.exe from Micro$oft. With an open internet connection
    setting, run it. It will give you any files you are missing. DX10 or 10.1
    (SP1) is installed in Vista. dxwebsetup.exe will install DX9C end user
    files and will not hurt DX10 or 10.1. Sorry, I fussed at you. I was
    annoyed with others in another group and thought you may be part of them.
    My apologies.
    windyvoice, Apr 29, 2008
  16. Gretzki

    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Depends on the game. In Source games there's an option to enable the
    console in the in-game options, (Look for an Advanced... button somewhere)
    I think you can also pass -console to the program you're running. Right
    click on the game in Steam there should be an option to add command line
    parameters to the game launch.

    It's not really a "Game Cheat Console". If you called it the "Game
    Console" maybe less people would accuse you of cheating. I use the console
    for running/testing maps, so if anything it's more of a "Debug Console".
    Andy [YaYa], Apr 29, 2008
  17. Gretzki

    gretzki Guest

    no problem... thxs will try
    gretzki, Apr 30, 2008
  18. Try being a bit more diplomatic and you might get more replies. It's an
    important part of the puzzle to know if others are having the same problem.


    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    Hank Arnold (MVP), May 3, 2008
  19. Gretzki

    gretzki Guest

    Sry... I respect the problems of others but i require others to be
    diplomatic with me in return. That fair enough.

    I tried with the dxwebsetup. But no change.
    gretzki, May 4, 2008
  20. Greetings,

    I am also having the ~ not opening the game's console/debug mode. I have
    tried the suggested fixes but it will still not apear on games as gothic 3,
    Oblivion, Rome total war.

    With Oblivion there was an modification that gave you a ring that opens the
    console and they stated on the Oblivion boards that it was a known bug in
    vista. Now I do not know if it is inteded this way (security reasons? Making
    the game run on admin mode did not change any thing sadly) but it is annoying.

    I have gothic 3 and oblivion on my laptop and pc. Both games run nice and
    smooth. My computer has Windows XP, my laptop has vista I have reinstalled
    gothic 3 on both and applied the same steps. It opens on XP without any
    problems and on Vista it doesnt. Both my computer and laptop are high above
    the game's min req.

    Both windows XP and windows vista are running with the latest updates so are
    the graphical cards drivers. (24/06/08 last checked)
    I would love to see a sollution aswel.
    Dio Schrauwen, Jun 24, 2008
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