When the game is on the main menu, press Shift + Alt + A. This will enable cheat mode. The first code can be entered on the main menu screen and the rest are entered in the game.
Effect Code 100 popularity and 1,000 more gold Alt + X Debug Mode No graphics ALT + D Press to build without supplies Alt + K Unlocks all levels Alt + C
Archers fire farther
During a seige such as "Kill the Rat" or some such, if you set your archers at a spot where they aren't under attack and somewhat near the wall, have them fire at something such as a wall, gate, or tower. Immediately after, click on an enemy or building to fire upon (somewhat close to the area you targeted) and if done correctly, your archers should fire upon the new target. This is useful to make your men fire farther and keep them out of harms way.
Contributed By: Ike.
Clean Burnt Land
Simply use the "Undig Moat" and use it on the burnt land to make it good as new. Note that it only works on flat lowlands.
Uncover enemy killing pits
You will need engineers for this. Select an engineer and select a seige weapon to build. Move the tent around where you think a pit might be; when you move the tent over a pit it will appear as a red square.
Contributed By: fjer.
Unlimited Trebuchet Ammunition
Click 'Launch Cow' and select your target (Wall/Building). The moment you click on the target, click 'Stop'. Your Catapult/Trebuchet will fire a rock! Just note that you need to have cows in store for this cheat to work!
Contributed By: RisenPhoenix.
While in a game, go in the options menu and change your name to one starting with ''Megalord'' (without the quotes). The next time you enter the game, the usual ''Greetings sire'' will be replaced with a weird voice saying ''Greetings Megalord''
Contributed By: Da Jabberwock.
"Merry Christmas, my liege"
Change the date settings of your computer to Christmas (Dec. 25). Then run Stronghold. Instead of "Greetings, sire. Your stronghold awaits you", you'll hear "Merry Christmas, my liege."
10 more days until Christmas
During the month of December and before the official start of Christmas, your advisor will say, "Only 10 more shopping days until Christmas." at the main menu when you start the game.
Contributed By: Taski897.
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