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How To: activate cheats on Beta 4
« on: December 08, 2010, 04:43:41 PM »
Welcome to another tutorial, for all people out there who want to use cheats in CorsixTH! Since r1067 it is possible to activate cheats in the way you used to, but since you're reading this you're probably still on the standard Beta 4, please remember that upgrading to the latest revision may bring bugs that weren't present in Beta 4.

Step 1
Download the latest build here

Step 2
Rightclick the zip file (or open it) and extract the contents into your CorsixTH installation folder



Step 3
Start CorsixTH and play a game! When a fax comes up type in the code '24328' on the fax machine and hit the green button



That's it! Now all you have to do is select which cheats you wish to use



Hospital administrator is a cheater! ;)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010, 05:38:04 PM by KasperVld »

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Re: How To: activate cheats on Beta 4
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 05:05:22 PM »
What are the bonus points?

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Re: How To: activate cheats on Beta 4
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 05:19:53 PM »
Good question...







.... next question!

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Re: How To: activate cheats on Beta 4
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 05:29:27 PM »
Uhm, that's not how it works - you can't just zip up the lua files of r1067 or so and use them with the beta4 binary. This can and will result in errors.
You can see this in the console when starting the game: if the line "Warning: Compiled binary is out of date. CorsixTH will likely fail to run until you recompile the binary." appears it is a bad idea to continue as things WILL go wrong.


I don't really understand why people would prefer to download a zip and unpack it into their beta4 folder, rather than download a zip and unpack it somewhere new and have a dev build. (granted, non-windows users don't get dev build binaries)
But if you insist on offering this kind of thing for beta 4, please do it properly - that is, apply the changes I did in r1067 to beta4, fix any problems that may occur, and offer the changed lua files (not all!) in a correctly packed zip (the one you posted has the subfolders in Lua outside the Lua folder).

Please don't take my criticism personally - I'm grateful that you want to help and do something like this, but in its current form it will only cause problems for users and misleading bug reports for us. ;)
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Re: How To: activate cheats on Beta 4
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 05:30:56 PM »
I'll update it with the automated build :)
done
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010, 05:35:38 PM by KasperVld »

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Re: How To: activate cheats on Beta 4
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 06:52:49 PM »
Heh, okay - but now the topic title is misleading since your steps don't activate cheats in beta 4 anymore but just overwrite beta 4 with a dev build  ;D
Anyway, if someone still wants to stick with beta 4 for some reason, here's a "proper" zip I made for cheats in beta 4 -> see attachments

Unzip the contents of this zip to your CorsixTH folder. Start the game. You can activate the cheats by entering 24328 and green button in the fax machine.

Notes: This zip is only designed to be used with beta 4. Don't use it with any other versions. Newer versions will have the cheats built in anyway.
Cheat entry in debug menu is NOT added here. You have to use the fax machine to get to the cheats. Some other minor fixes also went into this zip as it would've been a hassle not to include them. Furthermore, cheats don't have a negative effect since in beta 4 there was no such thing as a bonus score.

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To answer your tobylane's question about the bonus score: New feature implemented in recent dev builds is a score (called "salary" in the game) that increases from level to level. It's e.g. shown in the winning faxes (in beta 4 it always said 10.000). Now in post-beta4 dev builds it does raise over time and whenever you finish a level you will get a bonus of 4-9%. However if you cheat you won't get that bonus.

The general idea is that a player that cheats his way through the game does not get as high a final score as a player who does without any cheats.
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