How to Use Cheat Engine in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition is a bundle that includes the original GTA IV game and its two expansion packs: The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. The game is set in a fictional version of New York City called Liberty City, where you can explore, drive, shoot, and cause mayhem as Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz, or Luis Lopez.
If you want to spice up your gameplay with some cheats, you can use a tool called Cheat Engine, which allows you to modify various aspects of the game such as health, ammo, money, wanted level, and more. However, using cheats may affect missions and achievements, so use them at your own risk.
How to Install Cheat Engine
To use Cheat Engine in GTA IV: The Complete Edition, you need to download and install it from its official website: https://www.cheatengine.org/. You also need to have the latest version of the game installed on your PC. If you have the Steam version of the game, you can update it automatically through the Steam client. If you have a physical copy of the game, you can download and install the latest patch from here: https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/200145406/Grand-Theft-Auto-IV-Patch-8-Title-Update-Notes-PC-Only.
Some users may experience performance issues or crashes with the game due to its poor optimization for PC. To fix these problems, you can try using a mod called Grand Theft Auto IV: Fixed Edition (NBPack), which improves the game's stability, memory usage, VRAM recognition, loading time, and frame rate. You can download and install it from here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2119440953.
How to Use Cheat Engine in GTA IV: The Complete Edition
Once you have Cheat Engine and GTA IV: The Complete Edition installed and running on your PC, you can follow these steps to use Cheat Engine:
Open Cheat Engine and click on the computer icon in the upper left corner to select the game process. Choose GTAIV.exe from the list and click Open.
Click on the Memory View button in the toolbar to open a new window where you can see the game's memory addresses.
In the Memory View window, press Ctrl+G to open a dialog box where you can enter an address to go to. Enter one of these addresses depending on which character you are playing as:
Niko Bellic: 00B6F21C
Johnny Klebitz: 00B6F21C + 0x10
Luis Lopez: 00B6F21C + 0x20
Press OK to go to the address. You should see a series of values in hexadecimal format that correspond to different aspects of your character such as health, armor, ammo, money, wanted level, etc.
To change any of these values, double-click on them and enter a new value in decimal format. For example, if you want to have unlimited health, double-click on the value next to Health (the first one) and enter 9999. If you want to have unlimited ammo for your current weapon, double-click on the value next to Ammo (the third one) and enter 9999.
After changing any value, press Enter to confirm it. You should see the changes reflected in the game immediately.
To revert any changes, simply enter the original value or restart the game.
Cheat Engine Table for GTA IV: The Complete Edition
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