Help File:General settings

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General/GUI options[edit]

Show undo button: This will present you with an undo button on the main interface to use for stepping-back after a memory scan. Useful if you accidentely clicked twice on next scan for example.

Update the list of found addresses even after scanning: This will cause the found address list to periodically update regardless of whether or not the user actually initiated a scan. Good for seeing which addresses are changing for filtering purposes. Eats into CPU-cycles, but nothing major at all. You can change the update interval at the bottom of this settings window.

Ask to run lua scripts from tables: If a cheat table is containing a lua script, you will be prompted to choose if you wish to execute the script or not when you open the table. You can also select to always enable the execution of lua scripts.

Center Cheat Engine when bringing to front: This will cause Cheat Engine to snap into the center of the screen when you forceably bring it to the front of view.

Hide some/all windows instead of trying to bring Cheat Engine to front: With this option you can elect to hide certain windows to maximize your view as opposed to trying to force the main GUI to the front. You can customize which windows are involved in this process by clicking on the 'More...' button.

Pointer adding: Append pointerline instead of insert: This can be very useful, but is disabled by default. This is only relevent if using multi-level pointer paths. This will cause new entries to drop below the existing entry, thus retaining the previous offset. If left disabled you will need to re-enter your pointer offsets starting from the first, and it is easy to lose track.

Save window positions: This will cause the current positions of windows in CE to be saved to the registry. When you next open it, they will be where you left them. Good for strategically placing your windows while hacking a windowed-game for example, or using some messenger software on the side.

Show main menu: Unchecking this will cause the standard tooltip menu to disappear. Not recommended.

Get process icons for processlist: This will attempt to extract icons from the processes enumerated in the processlist, which overall makes the list nicer to look at, and easier to locate specific processes. If a process doesn't have an icon, it will still be displayed, just in standard text form. You can elect to hide processes that don't have an icon by checking the sub-option below this one.

Address list specific options[edit]

Show values as if they are signed: This will display unsigned values as signed in the cheat list. Not needed unless you have a specific reason to do so, such as wanting to work with negatives.

Simple paste: Instead of showing a window when copy/pasting it will just copy/paste without asking

Process attaching & address-list updating[edit]

Automatically attach to processes named <type here>: This will cause CE to scan for an automatically attach to processes in this field so long as it is running. This can save a lot of tedious clicking if you are working on a gamehacking project and keep crashing the game (thus having to reattach each time this happens).

Even autoattach when another process has been selected: Use this to make CE attach to a process designated in this list even if the user has already picked another process before this has happened.

Update interval <type here>: Allows you to change the time (in ms) that elapses before CE updates the values etc in the address/cheat list.

Found address list update interval <type here>: Allows you to change the delay between updates of the found address list (when memory scanning). This list can be quite large, so keeping this delay fairly high is wise, otherwise you may find that your CPU is getting thrashed unnecessarily.

Freeze interval <type here>: The delay used between updates of a frozen memory address. This can be set lower than the above option, but again, set it too low and you'll find that your CPU take a bit of a hit.

Finally, there is a Tools sub-section under general. This screen will allow you to enable the tools menu (which will appear next to the File, Edit, Process, Help text in the main interface), and assign various custom applications to this menu. You can also set shortcut keys to entries in this menu after adding them, for fast access at any time while using CE. You may want to assign windows calculator to this menu, or notepad, or maybe even a hex editor or web browser. Your choice! Make it your own.