How to Use Cheat Engine on Bluestacks
Bluestacks is the most popular Android emulator in the world, and with support for over 1.5 million apps and games, and investment support from major companies such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm, it’s not hard to see why.
The purpose of Bluestacks is to allow you to run Android apps on a full screen like on a PC or laptop while offering added functionality sometimes such as the ability to stream your gameplay onto Twitch. Using Cheat Engine on Bluestacks, or any other emulator isn’t straightforward and may require you to do a little bit of tinkering.
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Why Isn’t CE on Bluestacks Plug-n-Play?
This is because Bluestacks opens a lot of processes while running an emulated android app and therefore nailing down the parent process and pointing the cheat engine for Bluestacks to that process is tedious and time-consuming. Sometimes, even when you manage to point the cheat engine to the process, the game crashes sabotaging your efforts. Speedhacking all the processes is also not effective.
You need to point the Bluestacks emulator cheat engine to the ‘physical memory’ rather than the other processes. In this guide, we will explain how to hack android games on Bluestacks by tinkering with the Cheat Engine settings to point to the emulator’s physical memory processes.
Using Cheat Engine on Bluestacks Emulator
- Run the Cheat Engine but do not open Bluestacks yet.
- In the Cheat Engine, click on ‘Edit’
- Navigate to the left sidebar and tap ‘Scan Settings’
- Check the box next to the option; ‘MEM_MAPPED: Memory that is mapped into the view of a section. [E.g: File mapping, emulator memory, slow]’. This enables the Cheat Engine to scan Bluestack’s Emulator addresses correctly.
- From the sidebar, choose ‘Extra’
- Ensure that the box next to the option; ‘Read/Write Process Memory [Will cause slower scans]’ is checked to ascertain that you’re browsing the right memory region.
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With these tweaks in the Cheat Engine settings, you will now have the option to open ‘physical memory’ processes which is what’s required to cheat on Bluestacks. If the program crashes, try turning off the debugger in Cheat Engine and trying again.
Hopefully, this guide helps you in getting your cheat engine for Bluestacks running flawlessly.