Gaming Hacks

Simon Carless

  • 出版商: O'Reilly Media
  • 售價: $963
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$915
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 304
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596007140
  • ISBN-13: 9780596007140

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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:

Credits  
Foreword  
Preface  
Chapter 1. Playing Classic Games 
       1. Legal Emulation  
       2. Play Commodore 64 Games Without the C-64  
       3. Play Atari ROMs Without the Atari  
       4. Use Atari Paddles with Your PC  
       5. Run Homebrew Games on the Atari 2600  
       6. Create Your Own Atari 2600 Homebrew Games  
       7. Play Classic PC Graphic Adventures  
       8. Play Old Games Through DOSBox  
       9. Play Reissued All-in-One Joystick Games  
       10. Play Arcade Games Without the Arcade  
       11. Add and Manipulate a MAME Frontend  
       12. Keep Your ROMs Tidy and Organized  
       13. Learn Game-Specific MAME Controls  
       14. Filter Inappropriate MAME ROMs  
       15. Autoboot into MAME Heaven  
       16. Play Emulated Arcade Games Online  
       17. Play Classic Pinball Without the Table  
       18. Emulate the SNES on the Dreamcast  
Chapter 2. Playing Portably 
       19. Play Games on Your iPod  
       20. Mod Your Game Boy  
       21. Take and Print Photos with Your Game Boy  
       22. Compose Music on Your Game Boy  
       23. Explore the GP32 Handheld Gaming System  
       24. Take Your Console with You  
       25. Explore the Bandai WonderSwan  
       26. Play Real Games on Your PDA  
       27. Install a PlayStation 2 in Your Car  
Chapter 3. Playing Well with Others 
       28. Practice Proper MMORPG Etiquette  
       29. Understand MMORPG Lingo  
       30. Grind Without Going Crazy  
       31. Make a Profit in Vana'diel  
       32. Write MMORPG Macros  
       33. Build an Effective Group  
       34. Catch Half-Life FPS Cheaters Redhanded  
Chapter 4. Playing with Hardware 
       35. Build a Quiet, Killer Gaming Rig  
       36. Find and Configure the Best FPS Peripherals  
       37. Adapt Old Video Game Controllers to the PC  
       38. Choose the Right Audio/Video Receiver  
       39. Place Your Speakers Properly  
       40. Connect Your Console to Your Home Theater  
       41. Tune Console Video Output  
       42. Tune Your TV for Console Video  
       43. PC Audio Hacking  
       44. Optimize PC Video Performance  
       45. Build a Dedicated Multimedia PC  
       46. Use a Multimedia Projector for Gaming  
Chapter 5. Playing with Console and Arcade Hardware 
       47. Play LAN-Only Console Games Online  
       48. Hack the Nuon DVD Player/Gaming System  
       49. Play Import Games on American Consoles  
       50. Find a Hackable Dreamcast  
       51. Play Movies and Music on Your Dreamcast  
       52. Hack the Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit  
       53. Unblur Your Dreamcast Video  
       54. Use Your Dreamcast Online  
       55. Host Dreamcast Games Online  
       56. Burn Dreamcast-Compatible Discs on Your PC  
       57. Burn Dreamcast Homebrew Discs  
       58. Buy Your Own Arcade Hardware  
       59. Configure Your Arcade Controls, Connectors, and Cartridges  
       60. Reorient and Align Your Arcade Monitor  
       61. Buy Cart-Based JAMMA Boards  
       62. Programming Music for the Nintendo Entertainment System  
Chapter 6. Playing Around the Game Engine 
       63. Explore Machinima  
       64. Choose a Machinima Engine  
       65. Film Your First Machinima Movie  
       66. Improve Your Camera Control  
       67. Record Game Footage to Video  
       68. Speedrun Your Way Through Metroid Prime  
       69. Sequence-Break Quake  
       70. Run Classic Game ROM Translations  
       71. Change Games with ROM Hacks  
       72. Apply ROM Hacks and Patches  
       73. Create PS2 Cheat Codes  
       74. Hack Xbox Game Saves  
       75. Cheat on Other Consoles  
       76. Modify PC Game Saves and Settings  
       77. Buff Your Saved Characters  
       78. Create Console Game Levels  
Chapter 7. Playing Your Own Games 
       79. Adventure Game Studio Editing Tips  
       80. Create and Play Pinball Tables  
       81. Put Your Face in DOOM  
       82. Create a Vehicle Model for Unreal Tournament 2004  
       83. Add a Vehicle to Unreal Tournament 2004  
       84. Modify the Behavior of a UT2004 Model  
       85. Download, Compile, and Create an Inform Adventure  
       86. Decorate Your IF Rooms  
       87. Add Puzzles to Your IF Games  
       88. Add Nonplayer Characters to IF Adventures  
       89. Make Your IF NPCs Move  
       90. Make Your IF NPCs Talk  
       91. Create Your Own Animations  
       92. Add Interactivity to Your Animations  
       93. Write a Game in an Afternoon  
Chapter 8. Playing Everything Else 
       94. Tweak Your Tactics for FPS Glory  
       95. Beat Any Shoot-Em-Up  
       96. Drive a Physics-Crazed Motorcycle  
       97. Play Japanese Games Without Speaking Japanese  
       98. Back Up, Modify, and Restore PlayStation Saved Games  
       99. Access Your Console's Memory Card Offline  
       100. Overclock Your Console  
Index