This guide will explain how to activate and use the in-game developer console to cheat.
Now you are all done and can start the game as usual. Inside the game you can load up any campaign, even ones you already started. The cheats will work with every save game.
When you’ve loaded a save, you now have to press ” ` “. This character is called a backquote or backtick. There is a problem here, because this key cannot be pressed on some keyboards (german, for example) and you might need to install another language/keyboard on your computer to be able to open the console. I suggest using this website to test if you can produce the needed backquote. If this website shows that you pressed the key with the code 192 you are all set and just have to press the same key inside the game to open the console.
If you’ve done everything right, you should see a window just like that..
How To Cheat
To set your cheat-level you simply enter “cl X” (without the paragraphs), where X is the cheat-level you want to set.
Shows the current cheat level
Sets the current cheat level to x. Must be between 0 (None) and 3 (High).
Shows information about another console command. X must be another console command.
Clears the console from any past commands. This doesn’t undo the commands previously entered!
Sets the gold of the player kingdom to X.
Gives X gold to the selected kingdom.
Sets the piety of the player kingdom to X.
Gives X piety to the selected kingdom.
Sets the books of the players kingdom to X.
Gives X books to the selected kingdom.
Frees the selected character.
Imprisons everyone in the selected kingdom.
Conquers the selected kingdom.
Kills currently selected character.
Adds a child to the selected kingdom. If X is 0, a prince will be added. If X is something else, a princess will be added.
More coming soon..
This happens if you have your cheat level set to 3. This logic cannot be removed as it is inside the game code. You should reset your cheat level to 2 or lower to not accidentally spawn armies you do not want.