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Gaming Hacks

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Publisher Comments:

It doesn't take long for an avid--or just wickedly clever--gamer to be chafed by the limitations of videogame software or hardware. If you want to go far beyond the obvious--whether you want to modify your console controller to work on other consoles, create your own text adventure, or modify your Game Boy--there's an awful lot of fun you can have for cheap or free, using the creative exploits of the gaming gurus. Gaming Hacks is the indispensable guide to cool things gamers can do to create, modify, and hack videogame hardware and software.Everything from social exploits and tips to be used in MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) to soldering-iron heavy hardware hacks is covered in this extreme-cool hack guide written by gamers for gamers. Gaming Hacks offers a stunning variety of hacks, exploits, and other creative acts on both modern and archaic console hardware and today's PC hardware--one hundred detailed, ingenious hacks are included.Gaming Hacks also includes detailed software-based looks at MMO (massively multiplayer) titles, FPS (first-person shooter) games, machinima (real-time movies created using game engines), emulation, save-game hacking, and many other miscellaneous subgenres and topics.Gaming Hacks shows hardcore gamers how to configure the best FPS peripherals, hack the Nuon DVD Player/Gaming System, modify their Game Boy, watch movies and listen to music and their Sega Dreamcast, and much, much more.Gaming Hacks shows you how to do things you didn't know could be done. If you want more than your average gamer--you want to explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, make your games do what you want them to do Gaming Hacks will show you how. You don't need to be gaming guru to pick up Gaming Hacks; you'll be one when you put it down.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for hobbyist gamers, this collection offers 100 tips for playing, collecting, modifying, and enjoying the multitude of video games that can be played on a computer. The contributors show how to emulate classic games, enter the world of MMORPG, play with console and arcade hardware, and find new uses for a game engine. Several of the hacks involve a soldering iron, and a thermometer indicates the difficulty of each modification.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

It doesn't take long for an avid or just wickedly clever gamer to chaff at the limitations of videogame software or hardware. This is the indispensable guide to cool things gamers can do to create, modify, and hack videogame hardware and software. Whether they want to modify their console controller to work on other consoles, or to create their own text adventure, "Gaming Hacks" shows readers how to have inexpensive fun.

Synopsis:

It doesn't take long for an avid--or just wickedly clever--gamer to be chafed by the limitations of videogame software or hardware. If you want to go far beyond the obvious--whether you want to modify your console controller to work on other consoles, create your own text adventure, or modify your Game Boy--there's an awful lot of fun you can have for cheap or free, using the creative exploits of the gaming gurus. Gaming Hacks is the indispensable guide to cool things gamers can do to create, modify, and hack videogame hardware and software. Everything from social exploits and tips to be used in MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) to soldering-iron heavy hardware hacks is covered in this extreme-cool hack guide written by gamers for gamers. Gaming Hacks offers a stunning variety of hacks, exploits, and other creative acts on both modern and archaic console hardware and today's PC hardware--one hundred detailed, ingenious hacks are included.Gaming Hacks also includes detailed software-based looks at MMO (massively multiplayer) titles, FPS (first-person shooter) games, machinima (real-time movies created using game engines), emulation, save-game hacking, and many other miscellaneous subgenres and topics. Gaming Hacks shows hardcore gamers how to configure the best FPS peripherals, hack the Nuon DVD Player/Gaming System, modify their Game Boy, watch movies and listen to music and their Sega Dreamcast, and much, much more. Gaming Hacks shows you how to do things you didn't know could be done. If you want more than your average gamer--you want to explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, make your games do what you want them to do Gaming Hacks will show you how.You don't need to be gaming guru to pick up Gaming Hacks; you'll be one when you put it down.

Table of Contents

CreditsForewordPrefaceChapter 1: Playing Classic GamesChapter 2: Playing PortablyChapter 3: Playing Well with OthersChapter 4: Playing with HardwareChapter 5: Playing with Console and Arcade HardwareChapter 6: Playing Around the Game EngineChapter 7: Playing Your Own GamesChapter 8: Playing Everything ElseColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596007140
Author:
Carless, Simon.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Carless, Simon
Subject:
Video games
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer games
Subject:
Hardware - General
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Computer games -- Programming.
Subject:
Output Equipment
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Gaming;MMORPG;Massively multiplayer;emulation;first-person shooter;game development;game programming;hacks;machinima
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Game Programming
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.99 in 1.37 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
It doesn't take long for an avid or just wickedly clever gamer to chaff at the limitations of videogame software or hardware. This is the indispensable guide to cool things gamers can do to create, modify, and hack videogame hardware and software. Whether they want to modify their console controller to work on other consoles, or to create their own text adventure, "Gaming Hacks" shows readers how to have inexpensive fun.
"Synopsis" by , It doesn't take long for an avid--or just wickedly clever--gamer to be chafed by the limitations of videogame software or hardware. If you want to go far beyond the obvious--whether you want to modify your console controller to work on other consoles, create your own text adventure, or modify your Game Boy--there's an awful lot of fun you can have for cheap or free, using the creative exploits of the gaming gurus. Gaming Hacks is the indispensable guide to cool things gamers can do to create, modify, and hack videogame hardware and software. Everything from social exploits and tips to be used in MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) to soldering-iron heavy hardware hacks is covered in this extreme-cool hack guide written by gamers for gamers. Gaming Hacks offers a stunning variety of hacks, exploits, and other creative acts on both modern and archaic console hardware and today's PC hardware--one hundred detailed, ingenious hacks are included.Gaming Hacks also includes detailed software-based looks at MMO (massively multiplayer) titles, FPS (first-person shooter) games, machinima (real-time movies created using game engines), emulation, save-game hacking, and many other miscellaneous subgenres and topics. Gaming Hacks shows hardcore gamers how to configure the best FPS peripherals, hack the Nuon DVD Player/Gaming System, modify their Game Boy, watch movies and listen to music and their Sega Dreamcast, and much, much more. Gaming Hacks shows you how to do things you didn't know could be done. If you want more than your average gamer--you want to explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, make your games do what you want them to do Gaming Hacks will show you how.You don't need to be gaming guru to pick up Gaming Hacks; you'll be one when you put it down.
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