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Old 9th July 2007, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now, you can find websites with walkthroughs, trainers, etc. But pre-Internet, players had to find other ways. Feel free to share what you used to do.

In my case, some computer stores that sold the games would have a bulletin board with notes from various customers asking about one level or obstacle to bypass in an adventure game, and so forth. Sometimes, I'd call friends over the phone and ask for advise. Very few used BBSes, and those become more prominent locally only by the late '80s.
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Old 9th July 2007, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The computer mags used to have sections devoted to cheats and hex edits. There were quite a few mags around in the late 80s in the UK, more than one devoted to each format. I guess that would have been the biggest source for most before the net! The first and only game I successfully "hacked" into (use of that phrase could be quite easily liked to walking into a china shop with a halberd! ) was Football Manager in 1983. The game was written in basic easily accessible ingame and easy to follow. Don't remember what I tried to do to player stats but it never worked and I could never figure out why! Realised then that mucking about inside 'puter progs was not going to be my forte!
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Old 9th July 2007, 10:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i always got my cheats from the old puter mag's the only one i remember buying religously was Computer + Video games
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yeah i always got my cheats from the old puter mag's the only one i remember buying religously was Computer + Video games
Same here, C&VG was the magazine to get back in the day. I remember there were a couple of pages at the back devoted to answering peoples questions about various adventure games.
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Old 10th July 2007, 01:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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On our old BBS the hax and cheats section was the second most visited area of our site.

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Old 10th July 2007, 03:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Mags for me to, I used to get C&VG and Crash (ZX Spectrum magazine) to get the pokes for my spectrum games. To tell the truth though, I have never really bothered with cheats unless it's a game I was otherwise bored of.
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Old 10th July 2007, 07:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah for my c64 days mainly I had an AR combined with magazine cheat listings.. CVG, ZZap Commodore Format.
Even in the early pc days though I had to rely on magazines for tips and cheats. Fortunately a lot of my c64 games were cracked and had trainers loaded lol.
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Old 10th July 2007, 12:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yep i remember the masses of scrolly texts (in broken english) before you started a game
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