First of all, I am NOT a gamer nor do I regularly look at ways to cheat on games. This is a story about how I became known as a “Hacker” in my son’s eyes and how I was able to cheat DogeMiner. Don’t worry, I will also show you how you can cheat at DogeMiner too.
When my son came home from school one evening and was playing DogeMiner from SilverGames.com we began a fun little battle. He had begun his game about 15 minutes before me and I was constantly trying to catch up. It seemed like it was an endless task as every time I looked over he was just that much further ahead of me. After a few hours he had successfully launched his operation to the moon and begun extracting his Dogecoins there too. His funds were compounding and that 15 minute gap continued to compound into a commanding lead.
I figured, hey, nothing a little macro can’t fix… let it mine for me a few thousand clicks of the mouse… No way he can keep up with that right? Turns out, it actually didn’t help much as a great strategy seems to be spend your money on upgrades and buying resources sooner rather than later. It’s almost like compounding interest which means gains on your assets right?
That’s when I left for dinner with my wife. I figured, just leave the mining rig turned on and I would be “working” through dinner. All the while clicking 100,000 times shouldn’t hurt right? Well, I get home only to find out the game crashed while I was away. Now I was even further behind as he had amassed over 30,000 clicks on my MacBook Air touchpad and had continued with his strategy.
Luckily, when I reloaded the web page, the game popped back up right where it had crashed and I managed to retain my funds already collected. This is when I thought it would be a good idea to save my game. Simply pressing Settings \ Export Save presenting me with a message.
I thought to myself, weird they want you to save a piece of text?… This was immediately followed up with, HEY WAIT A MINUTE! I KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE!!! You see, I am in the IT Security field and I have seen this type of obfuscation used to attempt to hide data in plain sight. This is BASE64 Encoded!
WikiPedia has a decent article on Base64 encoding. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64 I quickly took my “saved game” code over to a great online converter (https://www.base64decode.org/) and converted it back to clear text. Bingo! I had uncovered a very simplistic configuration file which had all sorts of goodies to uncover!
After looking around a little I quickly modified my saved game to provide myself with a couple more coins than I originally had… SUCCESS! I was finally able to find a way to overtake my son! It wasn’t long before I too had the sounds of a missile ready to launch my mining operation to the moon. He seemed so excited when he heard it too. Of course at this point he had not realized what I had been up to (besides the obvious mouse macro…). Interestingly after I was on the moon it didn’t take long before I was far beyond him. I was almost immediately mining at incredible rates, in fact I believe I had just one click on the rocks and I was bringing in trillions of DogeCoin per second…
This is when he began to realize something was up. It was funny watching him, he began trying to replicate my browser windows on his laptop. He specifically asked me what Base64 was… I chuckled and he responded “You’re not winning! You’re hacking!”. Almost instantly I heard the alert tone that I was ready to launch my operations to Mars. Unfortunately it looks like the game developers haven’t built that level at this point, and I received a nice little message along those lines. At this point my son was more interested in what I was up to and my poor little MacBook Air finally got a rest from the constant clacking of the touch pad. I’m sure if Apple was looking for a stress tester, he would be called up when he is older!
After all of the laughing and name calling was put aside we put together this game save file which can easily be imported so you too can enjoy a really quick launch to the moon! As always, “enjoy responsibly”.
All you need to do, is copy the above code (including the two equal signs at the end) and paste it into the Import Save function under settings then “play away”. PS, be careful of upgrades, because in this case, they actually result in becoming “downgrades”. Don’t forget once you get to level two you will probably want to build your own saved game code… As always, “have fun and enjoy responsibly”.