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Millions of Color Choices for Pet Society

Not satisfied with the 31 color choices for your pet? Want to change your pet’s color for every day of the year, every day for the rest of your life? There’s a cheat that offers more than a million color choices. I don’t install cheat engines myself, but if you want more control over your pet, this might be a good option.

Here’s a pet that’s taken advantage of the cheat. As you can see, she’s pitch black, Hideeni black, #000000 black. She’s been this way for a couple of months, so the color change has proven to be stable. Below is the video that explains how to achieve this color and others.



Pet Society Hack – Mayor Imposters and Cheesy Mayor Clones

Not sure why anyone would want to look like the village mayor, but if bushy white eyebrows and a blue top hat are your thing, here’s a hack for impersonating him, if only for a moment. The same hack also allows you to purchase the Cheesy Mayor for just 20 coins. However, once you log off the game, your pet will return to his usual state and your Cheesy Mayor will turn into a tiny piece of fish. Poof! It was all a dream…

Suspicious Cheesy Mayor in Pet Society

That’s one big hunk of cheese! Standing 7.2 centimeters (2.8 inches), the Cheesy Mayor is taller than the King Burger, and could probably feed a village.

However, I suspect that this one, sent in by a reader named Shane, isn’t legitimate. Shane was surprised to find this in his friend’s house, because the Cheesy Mayor is the final recipe in our book, and would require hundreds of dishes to be made beforehand. Playfish released the cooking feature in Pet Society on December 11. This image was sent to me on December 16.

I tried to do a search for cooking cheats in Pet Society but couldn’t find anything. Another reader says that she’s also seen a couple of Cheesy Mayors and Wedding Cakes floating around and is convinced that these are products of a hack. If you’re into black-market trading or installing cheat programs, it’s possible to get these items without slaving in your kitchen all day long.

Free Deer Plushies – Pet Society Cheat

Update November 1, 2009 – No more free plushies! Looks like the Pet Society Police caught up to us, so I’ve inactivated the hyperlinks from this post. Oh, well it was fun while it lasted. I’ve left the original story below only for archiving purposes.

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Psst! Get your free deer plushies now. Go to Hurry, before the Pet Society Police get wind of this. Luckily, it’s Friday, past 5 p.m. in London now, so maybe we’ll have all weekend to take advantage of whatever glitch is in the system.

The free deer link,, will log you into Facebook and Pet Society. You’ll find a purple box with the deer inside, along with this note:


Guess what, I don’t have a friend named Steward! And neither do you probably. But you can get the deer for free, no purchase of Playfish Cash required, and no dealing with any Hideeni nonsense. No downloading of cheat engines. Just click, click, click and ta-da! Little Bambi appears in your room.

I admit, for a moment, I felt like a thief or a deer-napper. I’ve never before cheated in this game. But really, the deer is soooo cute! How could I resist?

Please note, only one plushie per customer klepto.


Rainbow Poo Explosion

Holy cr*p, there’s been an explosion of rainbow poo. Back in March, there was only one example of rainbow poo in all of Pet Society, but now, people are finding rows and rows of it. Just this morning, I received several boxes filled with the colorful poo:


What’s the cause of this explosion? A hacker, of course. Patiniox, the programmer I interviewed last month, has come up with a cheat for rainbow and golden poo.* Patiniox is Argentinian, so his blog is in Spanish, but the video demonstrates the technique step by step.

I personally don’t have the desire or patience to try it (I don’t like to mess with my computer), but I do appreciate the sight of rainbow poo. It’s colorful and cheerful and moves up and down as if it were alive. It always made me happy when I visited Rainbow Girl and saw it dance and twinkle in her house. That sh*t was really special. It was almost holy. I’m a little sad that rainbow poo is now so common. My friend Ruth Quiñones sums it up best: “Something once precious is now just… poo.”

Facts about Rainbow Poo

  • Rainbow poo is slightly larger than golden poo and undulates up and down.
  • Back in March 2009, only one person in the Pet Society universe had it.
  • A couple of more people got it over the course of the next few months.
  • Rainbow poo is now aplenty, due to a hack developed by an Argentinian programmer named Patiniox.
  • It’s still really hard for pets to poo it out naturally.
  • If you recycle it, you earn 122 recycling points.
  • If you cash in the rainbow poo, you earn 20 coins.
  • You get 4 paw points if you give it to a friend.
  • It’s still pretty cool and makes a nice gift.


* Update * Sep 25, 2009 – Playfish is now cracking down on rainbow and golden poo. You are allowed to have only 1 rainbow poo and 3 golden poos. The extras will be taken away. Click here for more info.

Sneak Peek at New Fish in Pet Society

Save all your coins for bait, because a bunch of new fish will be released this Monday, September 7. Since Pet Society operates on Greenwich Mean Time, this means that if you’re in North or South America, you can find these fish on Sunday evening (8 p.m. Eastern). A video on YouTube shows these fish, plus other items for the coming week.


By the way, are you wondering how some people get a hold of these images before they are released to the world? I’m not talking about the previews of items you might see in the Mystery Boxes, or the clothing you can see on other pets at the stadium. I’m talking about images like the fish that aren’t shown by the game in any way. I used to think that the people posting those images had an inside connection to Playfish. Perhaps one of their friends is a designer there? But that’s not the case.

When I wrote about cheating and hacking two weeks ago, I also contacted C.M. Wong, a Hong Kong gamer and hacking enthusiast who informed me that the unreleased items are stored in the Playfish Flash Files. “We can use Flash Decompiler to see them,” he wrote.

“Huh?” I didn’t understand the jargon, but I asked him if he could point me to a URL where I could see the files too. He never replied again, but the Playfish corporate office chimed in and said that taking images from the game before they are released is a big no-no. The company defines it as hacking and it is against their Terms of Service.

However, I wonder how strictly the company reinforces their Terms of Service. I keep hearing that a user’s account might become disabled because of hacking or cheating, but no one I know has actually confirmed it.

Pet Society Cheats & Hacks – Part 2


Since my encounter with Xavito, who warned me about cheating in Pet Society, I’ve become curious about the hackers themselves, the people who make the cheating possible. Who are they? What are their motives? What do their pets look like? Are hackers really evil, or are they, as one blogger writes, the artists and poets of the computing industry?

There are dozens of sites and videos devoted to hacking in Pet Society. One of the more interesting ones is by a man from Argentina, who calls himself Patiniox. His pet lives in a castle and has over a million coins in reserve.


In July, Patiniox developed a fishing hack that allows you to catch fish more easily, in one pull instead of three to four. However, the hack doesn’t produce better fish. In his video demonstration, he catches a sea urchin, seaweed, and a bike wheel.

His latest hack is a recycling program that allows players to gain 750 coins for recycling a dark country chair. And the chair doesn’t disappear from the chest, so you can keep recycling it.

Despite the gaps between our English-Spanish, Patiniox took the time to respond to my questions.

Q: How much time do you spend playing games like Pet Society and Restaurant City?
A: Really not much, because I do not have much time, but usually when I can do it, about twice a week for 2-3 hours.

Q: Do you have fun playing these games, or do you have more fun trying to figure out how to hack into them?
A: Really a game hack and trying to discover which part of the code are the most important routines.

Q: How much of a challenge is it to hack into these games?
A: Depends on how safe the game is, for Pet Society, the safest of all in the validation of coins. I try to give the greatest possible care when not in maintenance.

Q: Huh? (But remember, this man lives in Argentina. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for the early explorers like Columbus and Marco Polo when they went to other countries without the benefits of Berlitz and Google translator.)

Q: Has anyone from Playfish ever asked you to stop cheating or tried to disable your account?
A: Never. I think what I do helps them to improve their gaming system.

Q: What other computer games do you play?
A: None at this time particular, but in the past, Fallout 3, Call of Duty 4 and Gears of War.

Q: How old are you?
A: I am in the middle of my life 🙂 Thank you for your words and contact, what I like about all this is to help others. Saludos y gracias por visitar el blog! – Patiniox

So there you have it, my interview with a hacker. Seems like a nice enough fellow. One question that I didn’t ask was if he ever thought about hacking something real—like a cash machine. Now, that would really be something, wouldn’t it? But I didn’t want to insult him, in case he got upset and decided to hack into my account!

How do you feel about cheating in Pet Society? Have you done it? Do you think it’s bad or OK? Or is it pointless?

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