Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have multiple player profiles or transfer my game data to another machine?
- Windows 7:
<your home directory>\AppData\Roaming\Lazy 8 Studios\Cogs\playerInfo.dat
- Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Lazy 8 Studios\Cogs
These folders may be hidden by the file system, so you may need to enable hidden folder viewing to find them. If you have the PC version of Cogs from a source other than Steam, then you may instead find the player data file here:
On the Mac, you'll find it here:
<your home directory>/Library/Application Support/Cogs/playerInfo.dat
And on Linux, it lives here:
To start a new player profile, just rename this to something like playerInfo-Billy.dat and a new playerInfo.dat file will be created the next time you launch Cogs. You can restore Billy's data by copying over the new playerInfo.dat file. You can also copy this file to a new machine to transfer your progress.
Why are the higher levels locked, even though I purchased the full version?
What kind of hardware do I need to run Cogs?
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
Processor: 1.5 GHz CPU or better
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Hard disk space: 120 MB
Video: DirectX 9 compatible 64 MB graphics card with hardware transform and lighting (T&L)
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or later
When I run Cogs, it complains about a missing DLL named MSVCR100.dll.
I installed a new language, but it's still in English. What do I do?
Will Cogs run on my Mac?
Why does Cogs run slowly on my machine?
In Windows XP, right-click on the desktop and select "Properties." Go to the "Settings" tab and click the "Advanced" button. Now go to the "Troubleshoot" tab and turn Hardware acceleration up to Full.
In Windows Vista, click the Start button and select "Control Panel". Click Appearance and Personalization, click Personalization, click Display Settings, and then click Advanced Settings. Select the Troubleshoot tab, and then click Change Settings. If you can't change your settings there, then hardware acceleration is probably already enabled.
Someone gave me a Steam key for Cogs. How do I activate it?
Are there cheat codes?
Well, what are they?
- Unlock: Unlock every level
- MyStats: Show a detailed listing of your player stats, including attempts and time spent playing each puzzle.
- TuneHintsOn/TuneHintsOff: Show or hide the white tabs that show when notes are played in tune levels.
- TimeLimit10/15/20/25/30/45/60: Frustrated by Time Challenge mode? Too easy? Choose a time limit that's right for you.
- There are a few others, but they're mostly for puzzle designers and can be found in the design documentation.
Can I design my own puzzles?
data\ExpansionPackExample.hiddenand change the extension from
.txt. The next time you launch the full version of Cogs, you'll see a new level at the end of the list. For now, you'll need to figure out the rest on your own.
We're just starting to post documentation on the Lazy 8 Studios wiki, but it will still take some time before the tutorial is complete. As the modding community grows, you'll be able to find new puzzles and get advice at ModDB.com