How to find right process in Chrome with Cheat Engine
Unlike other browsers, Chrome opens multiple processes, even if you have only one window opened. If someone starts task manager on Windows, in the process list will be visible something like this.
As we can see on Chrome Development blog, this is the main explanation for this.
“Google Chrome takes advantage of these properties and puts web apps and plug-ins in separate processes from the browser itself. This means that a rendering engine crash in one web app won’t affect the browser or other web apps. It means the OS can run web apps in parallel to increase their responsiveness, and it means the browser itself won’t lock up if a particular web app or plug-in stops responding. It also means we can run the rendering engine processes in a restrictive sandbox that helps limit the damage if an exploit does occur. Basically, each tab has one process unless the tabs are from the same domain. The renderer has a process for itself. Each plug-in will have one and so will each extension that is active.“
But multiple processes makes it harder to open wanted game in Cheat Engine, because you have to do the following steps.
- First, open chrome task manager. Click three dots in upper right corner of the Chrome windows, then click on More tools, and finally on Task manager.
Or just simply press Shift+ESC
You should see window like this:
The most important part of this step is to find right process ID of the game you want to cheat. In most cases, name of the process will be Plugin: Shockwave Flash, because we usually work with flash games. Take a good look at Process ID, and write it somewhere. In this example, Process ID is 6428.
- For the next step, open Windows Calculator, and switch it to Programmer Mode by pressing ALT+3.First enter Process ID as Dec (in our case, the number is 6428).
And after this step, just click on Hex on the calculator left side. That will change our Process ID into hex value.
Remember or write this value.
- And the final step is to open right process in Cheat Engine. Open process list, and find chrome process with the hex code from calculator.
In our case, we have to choose 0000191C-chrome.exe.Click Open, and you successfully opened right process in Google Chrome.