Manager Mode Hex Cheat

texta

Club Supporter
Am I the only person that has wanted to cheat in manager mode? I am a chronic game cheat. So I was annoyed when I could not find a manager mode cheat on the Internet. Neway, to cut a long story short, I made my own. Signed up to this forum to spread the joy, here it is:

1) Locate your FIFA 06 folder (Usually in my documents)
2) Find the sub folder that contains your manager file (similar filename to that used in the save feature in manager mode)
3) Open this file using your favourite hex editor (I advise backing up the above file first)
4) Locate the hex address E3298.
Set the following four bytes to the following for a large amount of money:
E3298: A0
E3299: 79
E329A: EC
E329B: 4A
Set the following four bytes to the following for an insane amount of money:
E3298: A0
E3299: 79
E329A: EC
E329B: 50

5) Save the changes and load in FIFA 06 :)

I have noticed that the game can become unstable at times when using the second set of values.
 

texta

Club Supporter
BTW please feel free to move this thread to the relevant area, I wasn't too sure where to post it.
 

StevePitts

Senior Squad
texta said:
4) Locate the hex address E3298
May I point out to you, and anyone trying this cheat, that that hex offset will vary according to the data files you are using, probably including any home-brewed squad changes. If you are using any version of CEP, for instance, then that offset will be different than for someone running the base game exactly as it came out of the box. If you let everyone know exactly what extras you have installed, then anyone with an identical setup may be able to make use of your cheat, but anyone else will be groping in the dark.

Oh, and a word to the wise to anyone messing around with game files using a hex editor - take a backup first. You really don't want to lose months of game play to one slip of the mouse :(
 

texta

Club Supporter
Thanks StevePitts on hex 101.

Oddly enough I have tested with several different squads and the offset seems to be identical for all files. I assume that the file has bytes set aside for all combos of values, and it is only the values that change. This can be confirmed by the fact that all manager files are all the same size (at least on my install).

As for the version, you are right, it could change with the versioning and add ons, I will check out my version and let you guys know what it is. It might be possible to map the account value to the exact hex values, that way more generic instructions can be made.

ParthianWarrior, can you send your manager file to [email protected] for me to check. Thanks.
 

texta

Club Supporter
WTF is CEP? I am on a patch with no mods. How do I find my version info?

NEway here are the more generic steps that I followed to find the offset.
1) Find a hex editor that can compare two files (i.e. find differences in bytes)
2) In the game, save your current game, as ManagerA for example.
3) Purchase an improvement for one of your staff members (do not change nething else, or you will have too many file differences)
4) Again save the game, but with a different name, ManagerB for example.
5) Compare the two files in a hex editor (winhex is good at this). Expect anywhere from 12 to 30 different bytes.
6) The monetary amount is stored in four or five continuous bytes. So that should narrow it down. My starting byte was E3298.
7) I have found that the last byte in these continuous bytes has the most effect. Add one to the hex value in the last byte and save the file.

Load the game and check the file for differences. Some trial might be needed, but for all the cheaters, it is worth it.
 

StevePitts

Senior Squad
texta said:
Oddly enough I have tested with several different squads and the offset seems to be identical for all files
That is possible. Some areas of the career/manager mode data file are fixed in size (eg. the section for player statistics) but others vary according to how many entries there are for players (or teams) in the FIFA.DB

texta said:
I assume that the file has bytes set aside for all combos of values, and it is only the values that change. This can be confirmed by the fact that all manager files are all the same size
If you don't install any patches that increase the number of teams or the number of players (and possibly some other factors) then your career/manager mode files will all be the same size. I'll guarantee you that the career/manage mode file of someone using the Career Expansion Patch (CEP) will be significantly larger.

texta said:
It might be possible to map the account value to the exact hex values, that way more generic instructions can be made
The four bytes that you are trying to manipulate will always be preceded by 28 bytes of (mostly) fixed values (because what you are manipulating is the manager data structure, and there are always eight of those entries in a section of a fixed size).

texta said:
ParthianWarrior, can you send your manager file
His career/manager mode data file won't do you any good, since it won't work with your version of the FIFA.DB file.

texta said:
The monetary amount is stored in four or five continuous bytes. So that should narrow it down. My starting byte was E3298

It is four bytes, and with an unmodified FIFA 06 install it they will indeed be at 0x0E3298.

texta said:
I have found that the last byte in these continuous bytes has the most effect. Add one to the hex value in the last byte and save the file
The 'money' points are stored as a floating point value (a float type in vanilla C, for the programmer types) and so messing with the rightmost byte will manipulate the mantissa and thus increase the number by (binary) orders of magnitude. It pays to be careful though because you can create invalid values, and may well set the number higher than parts of the FIFA 06 code can cope with.
 

JochemLFC2

Senior Squad
Am I the only person that has wanted to cheat in manager mode? I am a chronic game cheat. So I was annoyed when I could not find a manager mode cheat on the Internet. Neway, to cut a long story short, I made my own. Signed up to this forum to spread the joy, here it is:

1) Locate your FIFA 06 folder (Usually in my documents)
2) Find the sub folder that contains your manager file (similar filename to that used in the save feature in manager mode)
3) Open this file using your favourite hex editor (I advise backing up the above file first)
4) Locate the hex address E3298.
Set the following four bytes to the following for a large amount of money:
E3298: A0
E3299: 79
E329A: EC
E329B: 4A
Set the following four bytes to the following for an insane amount of money:
E3298: A0
E3299: 79
E329A: EC
E329B: 50

5) Save the changes and load in FIFA 06 :)

I have noticed that the game can become unstable at times when using the second set of values.

Hahah i used this in 2020 and it still worked for me !:)
 


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