To activate the following cheats, you will need to edit a game file; create a backup before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "BIOInput.ini" file in the "\My Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect\Config" folder. Add the following line under the "" heading:
During gamplay, press ~ to bring up the console window. Type any of the corresponding codes and press ENTER:
NOTE 1: For example, enter giveitem self 8 assault_rifle manf_ariake_weap to spawn a Ariake Technologies Tsumani VIII assault rifle. Note that the numerical value after giveitem self portion of the code represents the level of the item or weapons spawned.
NOTE 2: You normally can only have a maximum of five grenades or doses of Medigel in your inventory. However these maximums can be increased by changing entries in the "DefaultGame.ini" file.
NOTE 3: The Mako tends to take some damage upon landing from increased height. You will have to re-enable this code whenever you return to or from the Normandy, or anytime you land on a new planet.
Add indicated number of credits into your account
Add indicated number of talent points for player
Adjust credits plus or minus the amount entered
All Krogan armor
All Quarian armor
All Turian armor
All human armor
All weapons and armor mods
Disable ghost and fly codes
Flight mode when you climb stairs
Get Bioamps from indicated manufacturer
Get Omnitools from indicated manufacturer
Get armor from indicated manufacturer
Get indicated amount of experience points
Get one of every weapon and modifier item level 1-X
Get the indicated talent, regardless of your character's class
Geth assault rifle that inflicts 25000 points of damage
Increase jump height of Mako ATV [NOTE 3]
May increase armor value of Mako ATV
Set paragon to indicated value
Set renegade to indicated value
Show game settings
Spawn indicated item [NOTE 1]
Spawn indicated number of Medigel doses [NOTE 2]
Spawn indicated number of Omnigel "doses"
Spawn indicated number of grenades [NOTE 2]
Suit of light "Survivor X" armor with 8000 shields