Cheats

The code to activate cheats is WINTER (or THUNDER in versions earlier than 1.51). You can type this anytime to turn cheats on/off. When you have cheats on you can see an icon with exclamation in the top right corner of the screen:

THUNDER cheat in DEMO version 1.02

The cheat enables you to build any building during campaign games. You can also build free headquarters outside your borders, just hit any free space that could hold a building (only works in Gold Edition & Mission CD!). In campaign games it acts just like a new empty storehouse, but on unlimited play you get the same merchandise as when starting the game.

By hitting F7 in the cheat mode you can view the whole map. The speed can also be changed more efficiently: ALT + 1 … ALT + 6 will set the game speed where higher value means more speed.

Enable all Roman Campaign missions

Remember to make a backup before editing to avoid the need to reinstall your game!

  • Open SAVE\MISSION.DAT with a text editor
  • Replace contents with 1111111111
  • Or to reset back to normal: 1100000000

Enable all World Campaign missions

Remember to make a backup before editing to avoid the need to reinstall your game!

  • Open SAVE\MISSION2.DAT with a hex editor
  • Replace all bytes with hex 01
  • For text editor you can also try copying this: 

Modding (or advanced cheating)

Have a look at the documentation menu link at the top. Hex editor is a requirement for most stuff. Personally I recommend HxD.

  • JamesBond007

    It is possible to build free headquarters in original edition (non-gold, without Mission CD). At least it works on my Polish version (V1.51). I could test my English non-gold Edition (also V1.51), but I’m expecting the same result.

  • Florenty

    If you’re using a French-mapped keyboard you should type ZINTER instead of WINTER.
    Si vous utilisez un clavier français, tapez ZINTER et non pas WINTER

  • d4rki

    Alt+6 is really handy just to save time. I use it when i clearly won and just need to build barracks to reach gate *cough* Map 8 in standard campagin *cough*. This should be a ingame feature not a cheat.