Quick Guide to Spawning Items
Item manipulation in Dark Souls 2 requires the use of some third party software. You won’t be able to spawn items in with a command or program directly. We will need to make use of Cheat Engine to edit the hex values of certain items, increasing their value or changing them to another item entirely. It is advised to do this solely in offline mode. We encourage the use of cheats to have fun in singleplayer, but don’t ruin the multiplayer experience for others. Scroll below for a detailed guide on item spawning, or search the list of items if you’re already a Cheat Engine pro.
Before we begin, we need to download the latest version of Cheat Engine. Install the program, and boot up your game. With both programs open, select the Dark Souls 2 process from Cheat Engine. Make sure the Hex checkbox is not checked, and the value type is set to 4 bytes.
Now that we’re ready to start, we must begin by finding the ID of a specific item. The easiest way to do this is to use commonly found Lifegems stored inside of your Bonfire’s item box. Move all but 7 of them out of the box.
Within Cheat Engine, type in the value 7 and click First Scan. This will display everything within the game that currently has this value. From here, remove more Lifegems so you only have 4. Enter this value, and click Next Scan. This eliminates some of the options, ultimately narrowing it down for us.
Do this once more, changing the value to 2. You should be left with only a few results now. To find out which one is correct, right click the address and choose Change Value. Edit the value to whatever you’d like. You’ll know you have the correct address selected if you see the value change to your selected number within the game.
Spawning New Items
From the previous steps, double click the address of your Lifegems to make the values appear in the Advanced Options box. Right click to copy it, and paste it back into the same area. You will be prompted with a small screen, adjust the address by -C and submit. Make sure to use a capital letter!
Right click your newly pasted value, and choose the option “Show as hexadecimal” to change the value again. Once again, copy and paste this new value, this time adjusting the address by the number 4. Back in your game, choose to move more of the Lifegems, but do not click the OK button.
Use the above table to find the ID of the item you wish to spawn into your game. For example, we will choose 2959F0, the Demon’s Great Hammer. In Cheat Engine, highlight the bottom two entries we just created and press enter. This will prompt you to change their values, enter the ID from the list.
Finally, go back to your game. Click the OK button that we held off choosing earlier. After doing so, exit the Bonfire screen and immediately save and quit your game. Load your save once you’re back at the menu. Check out your Bonfire item box when you’ve loaded in, and you’ll find your item waiting for you. Some items will spawn in as the broken version, you will need to repair them before use.