Activate the following cheats by starting the game with the corresponding command line parameters:
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE 1024x768 screen resolution - /1024 1280x1024 screen resolution - /1280 16-bit colors - /d16 1600x1200 screen r resolution - /1600 24-bit colors - /d24 36-bit colors - /d36 640x480 screen resolution - /640 8-bit colors - /d8 800x600 screen resolution - /800 Feedback received stored in a text file in game folder - /textfeedback All ships are boxier - /boxes Play LAN game with other versions - /forceLAN Auto-skip all FMV sequences - /disableAVI CPU players are more determined - /determcompplayer Debug mode - /debug Disable 3rd Mode error - /nodebugInt Disable AI retreat tactics - /noretreat Disable all voices - /noSpeech Disable bi-linear filters - /noFilter Disable end-of-match text reports - /captaincyLogOff Disable front-end textures - /NoFETextures Disable KNI - /disableKatmai Disable multi-player logs - /logOff Disable polygon smoothing - /noSmooth Disable hints from SM - /nohint Disable packed textures - /disablePacking Disable wallpapers - /niltextures Disable window borders - /noborder Eliminates all CPU players - /noCompPlayers Enable slow screen blips - /slowblits Enable Stats text files - /statlogon Enable text files after battle - /captaincyLogOn Enable text files after multi-player match - /logOn Enable verbose logging files - /logonverbose Press [Home] to set camera at the center of map - /smCentreCamera Force OpenGL - /gl Gather statistics - /gatherstats Global memory size heap setter - /heap Light lines shown in debug mode - /lightlines Log AI player data in text files - /aiplayerlog Log data files loaded - /logfileloads Make integer 3 when a sync error occurs - /intonsync NIS testing - /testNIS NIS testing using the SCRIPT files - /testnisscript No backgrounds - /noBG Output converted to .WAV - /waveout Override [Alt] + [Tab] command when process is running - /noMinimise Overrides BIG files for mods - /overridebigfile Play demo - /demoplay Play packet recordings - /packetplay Record demo - /demorecord Record packets and auto-saves frequently - /debugsync Record packets during multi-players skirmishes - /packetrecord Resets renderers to default - /sw Reverse stereo sound - /reversestereo Ignore BIG files for mods - /ignorebigfiles Set path to CD drive - /cdpath Set path to open files - /prepath Ships will not show damage - /noshowdamage Show docking lines; default is on - /docklines Show target line; default is on - /gunlines Start in full screen; default is on - /fullscreen Start in windowed screen - /window Stipples renderer alpha - /stipple Subtitled intermission sequences - /closeCaptioned No auto-pause when [Alt] + [Tab] or [Windows] is pressed. - /noPause Use KNI - /forcekatmai Use 24-bit color with sharper rendering - /truecolour Use Direct 3D - /d3d Use Direct Sound driver - /dsound Use RGL device - /device
If you get destroyed, but still have a carrier, you can keep playing. Disadvantages are: you will be unable to research; you cannot build anything beyond frigates; and your "support units" will go down to approximately 192. However, you can continue to destroy your opponent.