Civilization IV Hints & Cheats
PC Hints & Cheats
Civilization IV Cheat Codes
CheatdialogAfter applying "CheatCode = chipotle" in configuration-file, open console with ~ and use command "game.toggledebugmode".With debugmode turned on you can press SHIFT+T to open CheatDialog to alter Gold and Technology
Cheat Effect SHIFT+T CheatDialog
Insert Unit/CityAfter active the cheat mode, press ctrl+shift+left click on a tile. A menu will pop up and allow you to insert unit or city for players/opponent.
Cheat Effect ctrl+shift+left click Insert Unit/City
More hot keysFirst enable Debug Mode then have either a unit or a city selected and push the following keys:
Cheat Effect (Unit) Ctrl + "+" Unit level up (City) "+" Immediately complete whatever the city is producing (City) Ctrl + "+" Add 10 to city culture (City) Shift +"+" Add 1 to city population Ctrl + W World editor Shift + [ Decrease highlighted unit's strength by 0.2 Shift + ] Increase highlighted unit's strength by 0.2 Ctrl + 4 Increase gold by 1000 Ctrl + D Display debug menu Ctrl + Shift + Left Mouse Button Insert unit/city Shift + Plus Increase highlighted city's population by 1 Ctrl + Plus Increase highlighted city's culture by 10 Plus Instant production completion for highlighted city Ctrl + Plus Level up highlighted unit Shift + T Pops up a dialogue to change a certain nations gold and change the era Highlight a city. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + Left Mouse Button City editor
Debug CodesOpen the "civ4config" file found in your Sid Meire's Civilization IV install directory (Default is "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4") find "cheatmode = 0", change it to "cheatmode = chipotle". During any game, open the console by pressing the tilda key "~", and type in one of the following then pressing enter.
Cheat Effect help Displays all console codes Sound.noMusic Stops music Sound.reload Reloads audio scripts Sound.stopSoundScape Stops soundscapes from playing Graphics.ReBuildTerrain Rebuilds terrain and lighting Graphics.SetHillScale <number> Sets hills' scale Graphics.SetPeakScale <number> Sets peaks' scale Game.showWBPalette bool bCreate Debugging Player.setGold <player #>, <amount> Sets players gold (0 is active player) App.crash Crashes game Game.AIPlay <turn #> Forces AI to plat a certain number of turns Game.toggleTextureAccessInfo Toggle output of texture loads/accesses to debug output Xml.reloadArtDefines Reload Civ4ArtDefines.xml Xml.reloadLandscapeInfo Reload Civ4TerrainSettings.xml Xml.reloadGameText Reload Game Text xml files Console.CreateDocumentation <filename> Writes HTML documentation for the current console commands Console.Clear Clear the console Console.History Dump console command history Profile.morphGlobe <integer> Morph the globeview count times. Profile.rebuildCity <x coordinate>, <y coordinate>, <integer> Rebuild city indicated number of times Profile.rebuildPlot <x coordinate>, <y coordinate>, <integer> Rebuild plot indicated number of times
Civilization IV Secrets
Enable cheatsIn your Civilization config-file (check where you installed it), change; Move along
CheatCode = 0to ; Move along
CheatCode = chipotle
Debug menus and hot keysAfter you have enabled debug mode there are a number of hot keys to bring up new menus and edit things on the map.CTRL + w: brings up the world editor.
SHIFT + [: decreases a units strength that your mouse is over by 0.2.
SHIFT + ]: increases a units strength that your mouse is over by 0.2.
CTRL + 4: increases your gold by 1000.
CTRL + d: brings up the debug menu.
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- Release Date: Nov 4, 2005 (EU)
- PEGI: 12+
- Release Date: 2006 (US)
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