PC Games Hints & Cheat Codes
Hints & Cheat Codes
While playing a game, press [Ctrl] + K to enter the map editor. Then,
enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat
[Shift] + [F5] Change year
[Shift] + [F1] Create unit
[Shift] + [F2] Discover technology
[Shift] + [F4] Edit energy credits
[Shift] + [F9] Edit faction diplomacy
Y Full map
[Shift] + [F6] Kill opponent
[Shift] + [F3] Switch sides and reset view
[Shift] + [F8] View FMV sequences
[Shift] + [F7] View replay
How to get all technologies without 'CHEATED' appearing on the
game score. [This also works with Alpha Centauri Demo and Alpha
Centauri Alien Crossfire]
Example for University Faction.
Open the directory in which Alpha Centauri is installed.
(eg: c:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri\)
Open the file entitled 'univ.txt'. You may wish to back this file up first.
Since the game reads faction properties from this file, you can edit
After the information lines, the original file reads:
University of Planet, The Scientist, University, M, 1, Zakharov, M, 0, 0,
1, 0, 0, TECH, InfNet, TECH, 1, SOCIAL, ++RESEARCH, SOCIAL, --PROBE,
DRONE, 4, FACILITY, 8 Values,
Note the numeral after the second TECH. The University faction, by
default, receives 1 bonus technology at the start of the game. If you
change this number, you receive that number of bonus techs at the
start of the game [This cheat will only work at the start of the game.]
If you change the number to say, 36, then you will get thirty-six techs.
To do this, change the code
University of Planet, The Scientist, University, M, 1, Zakharov, M, 0,
0, 1, 0, 0, TECH, InfNet, TECH, 36, SOCIAL, ++RESEARCH, SOCIAL,
--PROBE, DRONE, 4, FACILITY, 8 Values, Knowledge, RESEARCH
If you are using the demo version of Alpha Centauri, I recommend
that you don't set the number higher than 34, as you need to discover
at least one technology normally in order for you to get the automatically
constructed units. [The Demo can only go up to Tech Level 6]
This file also contains the society bonuses and properties. Note the
++RESEARCH on the second line. This indicates the University's +2
bonus in research. If you change this to +++++RESEARCH, then your
society gets a +5 research bonus. In the same manner, --PROBE is the
-2 Probe Team Infiltration property. If you change this to ++PROBE, then
your society is hardened by [I think] 20% against probe team infiltration.
I'm not sure about the other parameters. Experiment with it.
To check the changes, go into the game, and start a new game. When a unit
is ready to move, press E. This brings up the society model window, which
shows the bonuses here. [Research, Infiltration, etc.]