Is there a Cheat engine or better yet a WeMod equivalent on Arch?


Been having a great time playing games on Endevour OS! That said, I’ve noticed that there isn’t really any existing Cheat system that can run parallel to Linux games or Steam games. Cheat Engine is a solid option on Windows but even better than that would be a program like WeMod which detects installed games and then instantly allows you to run their trainers in the game as you boot up the game and play.

I’ve looked into PINCE but tbh it’s pretty hard to use and it’s difficult to tell which values you need to modify in order to change things like health or damage output to say nothing of HOW to even edit the values correctly.

If PINCE is all I’ve got then so be it but at least point towards a guide or solid resource to learn how to use it.

Have you heard of alternativeto?

You can filter by platform.

If you can’t find it there, it would be better to go to a more gaming-oriented forum, like Garuda, for questions like this.

You can fairly easily run CE on Linux with protonhax: (among other solutions, but it’s the simplest I found, and use personally)


I dabble in cheating for some games sometimes, and I use Game Conqueror. It is really similar to CheatEngine (when used by yourself), but it doesn’t load CheatEngine table files. But for the occasional money or hit point cheat it works really well.

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@crilglay Yeah this works. I have been doing it for me and a friend in Baldur’s Gate 3. It works fine.

As someone who has never used a cheat engine, or even learrned about them, I have to ask why use one? Does it create new features, or unlock things that are normally locked? What does it do with game play, and or story lines? If I had to speculate it just sounds like a mod on steriods.

Simple answer they’re for games without inbuilt cheats

You are talking about custom gaming modes right? I think if a game provides options to deviate from a default or standard game play I would not call them cheats. Take X4 for instance. Would you call their custom modes cheats?

More like spawning objects, increasing ammo, god modes etc

Not at all, they just give you a way to play the game more to your preferences.

All types of things really. If you think the game could be made more fun if tweaked a bit then that is reason enough. I remember back in the ps2 days me and my brothers would play grand theft auto with the flying as well as exploding cars cheats and just do that for hours without so much as touching the actual missions.

Recently in Baldur’s Gate 3 I used cheat engine to work around a bug in the game. If you killed the strange ox in act 1 then Damian the black smith wouldn’t spawn in act 2. By using cheat engine you could spawn the corpse of the strange ox and this would cause Damian to appear as well.


It didnt work out for this cheater maker

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I think this a big reason the OP said this

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That has nothing to do with what we are all discussing here. None of my examples suggested anything other than single player games. Not to mention this particular tool wouldn’t even work for those types of games.

Pince and GameConqueror are pretty barebone, i usually Run CE via wine and make do with ceserver (just make sure ce and ceserver have the same version)

Have you managed to make ceserver to do AOB/speedhacks?
When using ceserver only simple value search/edit works for me.

ceserver’s speedhack rarely worked in my case
for AOB i don’t use it but checking on the git maybe this post can help

You can make WeMod work but requires a lot of tinkering, cheat engine is easier.
WeMod needs DotNEt48 windows dependency.

Each Steam’s proton game has it’s own Proton/wine pfx folder so DotNet48 is required to install to each pfx folder that you will want to use WeMod.

Here is a link of someone who appeartly managed to make WeMod usable, but the author says that it might not work due to WeMod and Proton constantly being updated.

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Not really arguing per se, so there is no need to circle the wagons.

How do you use it? Could you point me to a guide or is it just CE verbatim with this just being a way to make it work as usual on Arch?

Is there a video guide or how to? I can try this and see how it goes.