Note: This procedure requires editing a game file; creating a backup copy of the file before proceeding is recommended. With a text editor, edit the "WarInput.ini" file found in either of the following folders:
In Windows XP: "\Documents and Settings\\My Documents\My Games\Gears of War\"
In Windows Vista: "\\Documents\My Games\Gears of War for Windows\Wargame\Config\"
Start the game and press ~ to display the console window, then activate the following cheats by entering the corresponding codes. Note: Enabling a code will prevent achievements from becoming unlocked:
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE Set number of grenades - set WarfareGame.Weap_Grenade magsize Set Lancer clip size - set WarfareGame.Weap_AssaultRifle magsize Set Magnum handgun clip size - set warfaregame.weap_locustpistol magsize Set semi-automatic clip size - set warfaregame.weap_locustassaultrifle magsize Set shotgun clip size - set warfaregame.weap_shotgun magsize Set sniper rifle clip size - set WarfareGame.Weap_SniperRifle magsize Set handgun clip size - set warfaregame.weap_cogpistol magsize Set Torque Bow clip size - set WarfareGameContentWeapons.Weap_Bow magsize Add Lancer ammo - set WarfareGame.WeapAssaultRifle MaxSpareAmmo 99999 Add grenades - set WarfareGame.WeapGrenade MaxSpareAmmo 99999 Add sniper rifle ammo - set WarfareGame.WeapSniperRifle MaxSpareAmmo 99999 Add Torque Bow ammo - set WarfareGameContentWeapons.WeapBow MaxSpareAmmo 99999 Add Magnum ammo - set warfaregame.weaplocustpistol maxspareammo 99999 Add handgun ammo - set warfaregame.weapcogpistol maxspareammo 99999 Add semi-automatic ammo - set warfaregame.weaplocustassaultrifle maxspareammo 99999 Add shotgun ammo - set warfaregame.weapshotgun maxspareammo 99999 Add Boomer ammo - set WarfareGameContentWeapons.WeapBoomer maxspareammo 99999 Set Baird's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGBaird DefaultHealth Set Carmine's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGCarmine DefaultHealth Set Cole's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGGus DefaultHealth Set Dom's default health - set WarfareGame.Pawn_COGDom DefaultHealth Set Marcus' default health - set WarfareGame.Pawn_COGMarcus DefaultHealth Set Minh's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGMinh DefaultHealth
Use a text editor to view the "WarWeapon.ini" file in the game's "Config" folder. Scroll down until finding the section for the desired weapon. For example, the entry for the Lancer appears as follows:
Look for the line you want to modify. The file itself cannot be changed, but its entries can be used as console codes. For instance, to modify the Lancer's clip size to 1000, the "MagSize=60" would need to be updated through a console code. The format of the code is the word set followed by the weapon heading (in this example, WarfareGame.WeapAssaultRifle) followed by the value to be changed (in this example MagSize=1000). The complete code to be entered at the console window would be the set WarfareGame.WeapAssaultRifle MagSize 1000 command. This can be done with any value in the file.