Harsh J

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KBreakout Cheats


KBreakout is a game provided by the KDE Games suite.

I love playing it and after going about 15 levels into it, I got interested in a few mechanisms and decided to fool around with its code. Turns out, something sinister is hidden within it ;)

To enable the cheat mode in KBreakout, simply run it as the following (on *nix):

export KDE_DEBUG=1; kbreakout

Game should start as normal but now you can use L and S keys to add lives or shift levels incrementally. Use it wisely; I do so to explore levels (Turns out, hacking/adding levels is easy too!)

Written by Harsh

November 26th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

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  1. nice trick man…. cool.. can u explain hw this works ?


    22 Oct 10 at 11:14 pm

  2. Its in the source code. If that environment variable is set, it enables the cheat functionalities (for quick testing/debugging a level, etc.).

    P.s. I hope the author doesn’t kill me for this.


    29 Oct 10 at 8:27 pm

  3. i got headache when i completed just 5 levels.
    so i googled cheats.
    Well done Harsh J
    i would have hugged you when you were nearby at the time of cheat works..


    siva balan

    22 Nov 10 at 4:52 pm

  4. Sweet Thanks


    9 Dec 10 at 3:46 pm

  5. can u pls tell me what is the procedure for this..i dint understood it?


    20 Mar 12 at 6:22 pm

  6. Ohhhh, I lost interest on this game after reading the hack :(

    Thanks Harsh


    10 Jul 12 at 5:29 pm

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