Sid Meier's Civilization IV Cheats For PC

  1. Enable cheats

    In your Civilization config-file (check where you installed it), change

    ; Move along
    CheatCode = 0

    to

    ; Move along
    CheatCode = chipotle

    Contributed by: Grawl 

  2. Debug menus and hot keys

    After 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.

    Contributed by: Rheikon_basic 

  3. More hot keys

    First enable Debug Mode then have either a unit or a city selected and push the following keys:

    Effect Effect
    (City) Shift +"+" Add 1 to city population
    (City) Ctrl + "+" Add 10 to city culture
    Highlight a city. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + Left Mouse Button City editor
    Shift + [ Decrease highlighted unit's strength by 0.2
    Ctrl + D Display debug menu
    (City) "+" Immediately complete whatever the city is producing
    Ctrl + 4 Increase gold by 1000
    Ctrl + Plus Increase highlighted city's culture by 10
    Shift + Plus Increase highlighted city's population by 1
    Shift + ] Increase highlighted unit's strength by 0.2
    Ctrl + Shift + Left Mouse Button Insert unit/city
    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
    (Unit) Ctrl + "+" Unit level up
    Ctrl + W World editor

    Contributed by: Urian_, ph1000, Darkicon 

  4. Cheatdialog

    After 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

    Effect Effect
    SHIFT+T CheatDialog

    Contributed by: skaue 

  5. Debug Codes

    Open 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.

    Effect Effect
    Console.Clear Clear the console
    App.crash Crashes game
    Game.showWBPalette bool bCreate Debugging
    help Displays all console codes
    Console.History Dump console command history
    Game.AIPlay <turn #> Forces AI to plat a certain number of turns
    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
    Graphics.ReBuildTerrain Rebuilds terrain and lighting
    Xml.reloadArtDefines Reload Civ4ArtDefines.xml
    Xml.reloadLandscapeInfo Reload Civ4TerrainSettings.xml
    Xml.reloadGameText Reload Game Text xml files
    Sound.reload Reloads audio scripts
    Graphics.SetHillScale <number> Sets hills' scale
    Graphics.SetPeakScale <number> Sets peaks' scale
    Player.setGold <player #>, <amount> Sets players gold (0 is active player)
    Sound.noMusic Stops music
    Sound.stopSoundScape Stops soundscapes from playing
    Game.toggleTextureAccessInfo Toggle output of texture loads/accesses to debug output
    Console.CreateDocumentation <filename> Writes HTML documentation for the current console commands

    Contributed by: Darkicon 

  6. Insert Unit/City

    After 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.

    Effect Effect
    ctrl+shift+left click Insert Unit/City

    Contributed by: kimono38 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Strategy Guide by Frowdo 142K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak 231K
In-Depth FAQs Resource FAQ by Scottie theNerd 33K
In-Depth FAQs Tech Guide by Norn_Guy 14K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Strategy Guide by Frowdo 142K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak 231K
In-Depth FAQs Resource FAQ by Scottie theNerd 33K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak 38K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Strategy Guide by noz3r0 68K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak 237K
In-Depth FAQs Civilization/Leader Guide by gmims44 82K
In-Depth FAQs Corporation Guide by 0rion79 15K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
In-Depth FAQs Civilization/Leader Guide by gmims44 82K

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Cheats For PC

  1. Fast Troop Promotions

    Press CTRL +/= key while on highlighted or selected troop and repeat this process until you have been promoted to the max.

    Contributed by: Sour 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak 146K