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Stronghold Cheats


  • Cheat Codes

    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.

    Alt + X100 popularity and 1,000 more gold
    ALT + DDebug Mode No graphics
    Alt + KPress to build without supplies
    Alt + CUnlocks all levels

    Contributed By: fjer and lilobaggins.


  • 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.

    Contributed By: Shadow Edge.

  • 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.

Easter Eggs

  • "Megalord"

    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."

    Contributed By: Shadow Edge.

  • 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.

Stronghold 2 Cheats


  • Get honor more quickly from feasts

    When there is a feast in your castle click the keep. You will see a button that says "return to keep;" clicking this button will immediately end the feast and give you your FULL honor for that feast.

    Contributed By: fjer.

  • Ghost Horse

    When you have a stable and horses, click on your king and get him to the ground. (it will not work if he is in a tower or on a wall) then click on his "get on the horse" icon. once the horse gets near him, click that icon multiple times. the horse will get to him and he will get on the horse and it will walk away, but he will still be on it. (the horse will still take minimum damage in battle but it will be about 1/10 as much)

    Contributed By: john1044404.

  • Unlimitted men in towers

    When the game is paused, direct small groups of men at a time to go into the tower. There will be no limit to the number of men you can get in the tower while paused.

    Contributed By: fjer.

Easter Eggs

  • April's Fool Greeting

    You'll get a special April's Fool day greeting at the menu screen on April 1.

    Contributed By: 3viliv3.

  • Change greeting voice

    Enter your lords name as "Megalord" (without quotes); and when you start the game, instead of the regular greeting, it will say "greetings Megalord"

    Contributed By: fjer.

  • Fourth of July Easter Egg

    On the Fourth of July, instead of the normal greeting, the guy says "Happy Fourth of July, my Lord"

    Contributed By: tchiseen.

  • Happy New Year

    If you play this game on New Year's Day, the peasant will say, "Happy New Year, My Lord."

    Contributed By: Dragovian1.

  • Late Nights Easter Egg

    If you are playing stronghold in the wee hours of the morning the game will say "Its very late sire, shouldn't you be sleeping?"

    Contributed By: Infinicorps.

  • Lord Seth Easter Egg

    Enter "Lord Seth" as your lord's name, and you will hear Greetings Lord Seth at the into screen.

    Contributed By: Lucavix.

  • Lord Yoshi

    Enter your lords name as "Yoshi" (without quotes); and when you start the game, instead of the regular greeting, it will say "greetings Lord Yoshi"

    Contributed By: fjer.

Stronghold: Crusader Cheats


  • Infinite archers in a tower.

    If your tower is full, you can just walk the archers to the other side of the tower, and when they're passing through it hit stop to make them stay in the tower.

    Contributed By: barneyonfire.

  • Secret Pause Actions

    Open up the Market Trade or Barracks/Mercenary Post, then press "P" to pause the game. You can purchase units or buy/sell items while the game is paused.

    Contributed By: bullet sword.

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