Sid Meier's Civilization IV Cheats


  • 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


    Contributed By: skaue.

  • 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.

    Console.ClearClear the console
    App.crashCrashes game
    Game.showWBPalette bool bCreateDebugging
    helpDisplays all console codes
    Console.HistoryDump 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.ReBuildTerrainRebuilds terrain and lighting
    Xml.reloadArtDefinesReload Civ4ArtDefines.xml
    Xml.reloadLandscapeInfoReload Civ4TerrainSettings.xml
    Xml.reloadGameTextReload Game Text xml files
    Sound.reloadReloads 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.noMusicStops music
    Sound.stopSoundScapeStops soundscapes from playing
    Game.toggleTextureAccessInfoToggle output of texture loads/accesses to debug output
    Console.CreateDocumentation <filename>Writes HTML documentation for the current console commands

    Contributed By: Darkicon.

  • 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.

    ctrl+shift+left clickInsert Unit/City

    Contributed By: kimono38.

  • More hot keys

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

    (City) Shift +"+"Add 1 to city population
    (City) Ctrl + "+"Add 10 to city culture
    Highlight a city. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + Left Mouse ButtonCity editor
    Shift + [Decrease highlighted unit's strength by 0.2
    Ctrl + DDisplay debug menu
    (City) "+"Immediately complete whatever the city is producing
    Ctrl + 4Increase gold by 1000
    Ctrl + PlusIncrease highlighted city's culture by 10
    Shift + PlusIncrease highlighted city's population by 1
    Shift + ]Increase highlighted unit's strength by 0.2
    Ctrl + Shift + Left Mouse ButtonInsert unit/city
    PlusInstant production completion for highlighted city
    Ctrl + PlusLevel up highlighted unit
    Shift + TPops up a dialogue to change a certain nations gold and change the era
    (Unit) Ctrl + "+"Unit level up
    Ctrl + WWorld editor

    Contributed By: Urian_, ph1000, and Darkicon.


  • 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.

  • Enable cheats

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

    ; Move along
    CheatCode = 0


    ; Move along
    CheatCode = chipotle

    Contributed By: Grawl.

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