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6th Aug '16 11:20:27 PM Zalis
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** Averted in the SNES port of the game, where you could exploit an underflow glitch to receive $999,999 with no consequences whatsoever.
1st Aug '16 12:09:59 AM darksoul4242
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* In the original Sierra version of ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory 2'', using the cheat code for the first game ("razzle dazzle root beer") drops all your stats to the single digits. In AGD Interactive's remake, using the original ''[=QFG2=]'' cheat code ("suck blue frog") first gives you a warning, then lowers your stats AND disqualifies you from obtaining paladinhood.

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* In the original Sierra version of ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory 2'', ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'', using the cheat code for the first game ("razzle dazzle root beer") drops all your stats to the single digits. In AGD Interactive's remake, using the original ''[=QFG2=]'' cheat code ("suck blue frog") first gives you a warning, then lowers your stats AND disqualifies you from obtaining paladinhood.
13th Jul '16 11:16:22 AM rcmerod52
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** Attempt to use GPS spoofing in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo''[[note]]that is, trick the game into thinking you're somewhere you're not[[/note]] and this will result in an hour-long ban--but this isn't a typical ban in that it will not lock you out of the game. Instead, you're denied access to pokestops and gyms, and wild Pokémon will always run away from you.



** The mildest form of this trope is that having cheats ''enabled'' but not yet used in the console, or even in developer commentary mode, prevents you from getting achievements.

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** The mildest form of this trope is that having cheats ''enabled'' but not yet used in the console, or even in developer commentary mode, prevents you from getting achievements.[[note]]On the flip side, the game ''does'' warn you that accessing developer commentary disables achievements.[[/note]]
6th Jul '16 1:01:55 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': If you try to use a hexahedron to push a jammer on the opposite side of a door it's jamming, one of the developers will appear and put the jammer back on the side it belongs.
30th Jun '16 3:27:20 PM Kadorhal
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** If you input '[[KonamiCode UUDDLRLRBA]]' as your name on the terminal in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', the game mocks you. The only other time you can use the Konami Code is on your Ranking screen - where it performs no function other than to make Snake laugh at you. Also, during the MindScrew sequence in Arsenal Gear, one of the NoFourthWall insane rants is the Colonel accusing you of using a cheating device, regardless of whether you're actually doing that or not. Amusingly enough, triggering this conversation automatically refills all your weapons to full ammo afterwards.
** Also, in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'''s ending screen, where the player's rank is given, entering the Konami Code causes Snake to say "What do you think you're doing?", but nothing else happens.
** In ''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops'', you can unlock special characters (such as most of the cast of ''Metal Gear Solid 3'') via in-game GuideDangIt achievements, or via inputting a password. If you unlock the characters via the password, they learn slower and the cap for how high their stats can improve is made lower.

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** If you input '[[KonamiCode UUDDLRLRBA]]' as your name on the terminal in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', the game mocks you. The only other time you can use the Konami Code is on your Ranking screen - where it performs no function other than to make Snake laugh get annoyed at you. you for trying to cheat after the game is already over. Also, during the MindScrew sequence in Arsenal Gear, one of the NoFourthWall insane rants is the Colonel accusing you of using a cheating device, regardless of whether you're actually doing that or not. Amusingly enough, triggering this conversation automatically refills all your weapons to full ammo afterwards.
** Also, in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'''s ending screen, where the player's rank is given, entering the Konami Code causes Snake to say "What do you think you're doing?", but nothing else happens.
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** In ''Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', you can unlock special characters (such as most of the cast of ''Metal ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3'') 3|SnakeEater}}'') via in-game GuideDangIt achievements, or via inputting a password. If you unlock the characters via the password, they learn slower and the cap for how high their stats can improve is made lower.



*** And so does ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'', where cheats are locked out on the two highest difficulty levels, [[IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels ''Nightmare'' and ''Trauma'']].

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*** And so does ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'', where cheats are locked out on the two highest difficulty levels, [[IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels ''Nightmare'' Nightmare and ''Trauma'']].Trauma]].



*** The LucasArts game ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Dark Forces]]'' also punished the player for attempting to use ''Doom'' cheat codes.

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*** The LucasArts game ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Dark Forces]]'' ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/DarkForces'' also punished the player for attempting to use ''Doom'' cheat codes.
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.
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