Am I allowed to call it "hacking"?
1. Start the Game
Start the game going to Universal Paperlip. It is not important to have a blank site of the game, you can also use your current state.
2. Open "Developer Tools"
3. Identify your Victim
Now use the "Inspect" tool from the development tools to identify the properties of your "victim" value. In my example I choose the amount of the paperclips we have already produced, the value is not very useful in the game but it is very good for the demonstration.
As you can see on the image, the ID of the HTML object which shows the amount of the clips is
Here comes the hack. Open the console tab in the development tools type in the name of the variable and hit enter. You should now see the current value of the variable if you now type in variable name equals and a value, you can modify the value.
Please note some of the variables are not updated on the fly or are protected by the game logic (e.g. a comparison in between of two values), just play around
5. Be Bored
Now as you know how to modify all the values the game will be boring, you can forget it and do some productive stuff. Have fun!
Update : Restart universal paperclips
I've received multiple requests on how to restart universal paperclips. You have just to delete all local application data. Here is the guide for Chrome Browser.
- Switch on "Developer Tools" via "Ctrl+Shift+I" having the Universal Paperclips Website open
- Go to the "Application" Tab
- Select the "Clear Storage" Section and check all storage types
- Click "Clear Site Data"
- Reload the page "Ctrl+R"
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