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14th Jun '16 7:50:58 AM erforce
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** The [=XBLA=] version of ''Banjo-Tooie'' did the same thing with any cheats not obtained normally, even though there was no such penalty in the original version.

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** The [=XBLA=] version of ''Banjo-Tooie'' ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'' did the same thing with any cheats not obtained normally, even though there was no such penalty in the original version.



* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3'' featured this. If you use certain cheat codes to make the game easier, you receive the title "Cheating Chump". (That said, using cheat codes to make the game HARDER, without using any to make the game easier, allow you to get higher percentages and better ratings, and cheat codes that don't impact the game's difficulty also don't impact your rating.)
** Using the Warp Barrel in River Side Race automatically pushes your time to 10 Minutes, if you want to beat Brash Bear's time you'll have to do it the legit way.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''
featured this. If you use certain cheat codes to make the game easier, you receive the title "Cheating Chump". (That said, using cheat codes to make the game HARDER, without using any to make the game easier, allow you to get higher percentages and better ratings, and cheat codes that don't impact the game's difficulty also don't impact your rating.)
** *** Using the Warp Barrel in River Side Race automatically pushes your time to 10 Minutes, if you want to beat Brash Bear's time you'll have to do it the legit way.



** Using certain cheats for driving missions in ''SaintsRowTheThird'' seems to wildly screw with your partners' AI when they're controlling a vehicle and cause other glitches even if you're behind the wheel.

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** Using certain cheats for driving missions in ''SaintsRowTheThird'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' seems to wildly screw with your partners' AI when they're controlling a vehicle and cause other glitches even if you're behind the wheel.
13th Jun '16 12:58:00 PM BSonirachi
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* Editing the game files for the Steam version of ''Videogame/{{Eversion}}'' will unlock the "What Have You Done" achievement, which disables all other achievements and leaderboards until you undo your changes.
6th Jun '16 2:35:00 PM jnv11
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*** As of late April 2016, the VAC system has banned every single Lmaobox user on Steam, including over 100 competitive players in UGC. The reputation hit against Lmaobox and the fact that the source code has been revealed prompted the developer to permanently cease any development of the hack. Even better is when you realize Lmaobox was the most notorious hack in TF2, being completely undetectable and allowing players to gain an immense unfair advantage over others without ever suffering consequences other than possibly a kick from the server. This changed when an user stumbled upon the source code of the hack and reported it to Valve. HilarityEnsues.

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*** As of late April 2016, the VAC system has banned every single Lmaobox [=LMAOBOX=] user on Steam, including over 100 competitive players in UGC. The reputation hit against Lmaobox and the fact that the source code has been revealed prompted the developer to permanently cease any development of the hack. Even better [=LMAOBOX=] is when you realize Lmaobox was the most notorious hack in TF2, being [=TF2=] because it was completely undetectable and allowing allowed players to gain an immense unfair advantage over others without ever suffering consequences other than possibly a kick from the server. This changed when an user stumbled upon the source code of the hack and reported it to Valve. HilarityEnsues.
29th May '16 6:21:28 PM nombretomado
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* As implied by the above quote, pretty much every Konami game from the PS1 onward, except for the occasional shooter, has rapid fire disabled. Not that big a deal for a one-time task like in ''Metal Gear Solid'', but this made every incarnation of ''International Track And Field'' ever almost completely unplayable.

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* As implied by the above quote, pretty much every Konami game from the PS1 [=PS1=] onward, except for the occasional shooter, has rapid fire disabled. Not that big a deal for a one-time task like in ''Metal Gear Solid'', but this made every incarnation of ''International Track And Field'' ever almost completely unplayable.



* The second ''TabletopGame/SpaceHulk'' video game (Vengeance of the Blood Angels, the one that was on 3DO, PS1, and PC) ''accidentally'' did this on the third mission, where a couple of your squadmates fire through a door for an extended period of time and then follow you to the next section of the hulk. The exact amount of time varies because they stop firing when their weapon jams. One of the cheats [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor prevents weapon jams]].

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* The second ''TabletopGame/SpaceHulk'' video game (Vengeance of the Blood Angels, the one that was on 3DO, PS1, [=PS1=], and PC) ''accidentally'' did this on the third mission, where a couple of your squadmates fire through a door for an extended period of time and then follow you to the next section of the hulk. The exact amount of time varies because they stop firing when their weapon jams. One of the cheats [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor prevents weapon jams]].
20th May '16 5:13:07 PM nombretomado
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* The PlayStation3 introduced [[BraggingRightsReward Trophies]]. In games that allow cheat codes, using them will disable the ability to gain trophies on that particular playthrough, and will also mark said save game as Cheat.

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* The PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 introduced [[BraggingRightsReward Trophies]]. In games that allow cheat codes, using them will disable the ability to gain trophies on that particular playthrough, and will also mark said save game as Cheat.
13th May '16 4:09:19 PM Arzion5000
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*** As of late April 2016, the VAC system has banned every single Lmaobox user on Steam, including over 100 competitive players in UGC. The reputation hit against Lmaobox and the fact that the source code has been revealed prompted the developer to permanently cease any development of the hack. Even better is when you realize Lmaobox was the most notorious hack in TF2, being completely undetectable and allowing players to gain an immense unfair advantage over others without ever suffering consequences other than possibly a kick from the server. This changed when an user stumbled upon the source code of the hack and reported it to Valve. HilarityEnsues.
11th May '16 3:04:56 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016'' allows the player to unlock unlimited ammo and invincibility by collecting gold bolts, but the game will disable weapon XP and Ratchet's XP, respectively, when they're active. Averted once all of your weapons are max level and Ratchet has max health; then there are no penalties.

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016'' allows the player to unlock unlimited ammo and invincibility by collecting gold bolts, but the game will disable gaining weapon XP and Ratchet's XP, respectively, when they're active. Averted once all of your weapons are max level and Ratchet has max health; then there are no penalties.
11th May '16 3:04:03 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016'' allows the player to unlock unlimited ammo and invincibility by collecting gold bolts, but the game will disable trophy support when the player turns them on.

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016'' allows the player to unlock unlimited ammo and invincibility by collecting gold bolts, but the game will disable trophy support weapon XP and Ratchet's XP, respectively, when the player turns them on.they're active. Averted once all of your weapons are max level and Ratchet has max health; then there are no penalties.
2nd May '16 1:50:27 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2016'' allows the player to unlock unlimited ammo and invincibility by collecting gold bolts, but the game will disable trophy support when the player turns them on.
23rd Mar '16 1:56:44 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/TheLionKing'' on Sega Genesis had a cheat menu with level select, but there was a problem; after completing whatever level you'd selected, you'd automatically be taken back to level two of the game, which, incidentally, is [[ThatOneLevel the hardest level in the game.]] Both this and the above ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' example seem to be a coding quirk rather than a deliberate example of punishing cheaters, since you're merely picking a replacement for level 1 and not your starting level (it's a debug mode).



* ''VideoGame/TheLionKing'' on Sega Genesis had a cheat menu with level select, but there was a problem; after completing whatever level you'd selected, you'd automatically be taken back to level two of the game, which, incidentally, is [[ThatOneLevel the hardest level in the game.]]
** The first ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' also drops you off at stage 2 after using level select unless you picked and beat the last stage. Both this and the ''Lion King'' example seem to be a coding quirk (you're picking a replacement for level 1, not your starting level) rather than a deliberate example of punishing cheaters.
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