You can scratch the surface of what happens as a game runs with Cheat Engine, but with a good debugger, you can dig deeper until you understand the game’s structure and execution flow. That makes OllyDbg essential to your game-hacking arsenal. It’s packed with a myriad of powerful tools like conditional breakpoints, referenced string search, assembly pattern search, and execution tracing, making it a robust assembler-level debugger for 32-bit Windows applications.

I’ll cover low-level code structure in detail in Chapter 4, but for this chapter, I assume you’re at least familiar with modern code-level debuggers, such ...

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