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

  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.

  3. 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

    Code Effect
    SHIFT+T CheatDialog
  4. 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.

    Code Effect
    ctrl+shift+left click Insert Unit/City
  5. More hot keys

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

    Code 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
  6. 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.

    Code 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

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Other Tech Guide by Norn_Guy 14K
Other Resource FAQ by Scottie theNerd 33K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak 231K
FAQ/Strategy Guide FAQ/Strategy Guide by Frowdo 142K

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Other Resource FAQ by Scottie theNerd 33K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak 231K
FAQ/Strategy Guide FAQ/Strategy Guide by Frowdo 142K