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 "cstorm.ini" file in the game directory. Add one of the following lines of text to activate a new menu item at the specified screen. Note: Unless stated otherwise, the added features may only be enabled in single-player mode.
CHEAT FUNCTION/(SCREEN) - CHEAT CODE Add "Repair all Hercs and Bioderms" and "Autolink pilots" menu items [NOTE 1] (Herc Base screen) - 2112 Add three menu items that allow difficulty level to be changed instantly [NOTE 1] (Herc Base screen) - I changed my mind Advanced opportunity fire that cause units to fire on enemies as their approach [NOTE 1] (Battle movement screen) - Don't just stand there! Disable warning that other players are cheating in multi-player mode [NOTE 2] (Start of battle) - Leave me alone Add one credit to inventory (Herc Base screen) - I'll Buy That For A Credit Add 1,000 credits to inventory (Herc Base screen) - For A Few Credits More Add 10,000 credits to inventory (Herc Base screen) - Credits From Heaven Add 100,000 credits to inventory (Herc Base screen) - I Need More Wheat Add even more credits to inventory (Herc Base screen) - It's Good To Be The King Repair all Hercs and heal pilots (Herc Base screen) - Heal Me Allow new missions to be played (Herc Base screen) - I Don't Like Those Promotion to next rank (Herc Base screen) - BrownNoser Purchase special BGMs (Herc Base screen) - Boto Bombs Anyone? All Hercs may be bought (Herc Base screen) - Herc Me Some More Heal current pilot (Main Combat Screen) - I Am Whole Again Edit pilot data (Main Combat Screen) - Look Into My Eyes Repair current Herc (Main Combat Screen) - I'm Feeling Much Better Energize current Herc (Main Combat Screen) - Run like the Wind Restock current Herc (Main Combat Screen) - I'll be Back Reset current unit (Main Combat Screen) - I cheat therefore I am Add series of menu items that give current unit an objective to be managed by the CPU. (Main Combat Screen) - Let Me Help You Reset entire fleet (Main Combat Screen) - Hollywood Hercs Super energize the fleet (Main Combat Screen) - Fly Like an Eagle Instant kill single target (Main Combat Screen) - Now this might sting a bit Instant kill multiple targets (Main Combat Screen) - Be very afraid Mine all ore (Main Combat Screen) - Mine your own business Add series of menu items to alter fog of war (Main Combat Screen) - Hello World
NOTE 1: Requires v1.1 patch, and is automatically enabled if that patch is installed. NOTE 2: Requires v1.1 patch, but must be manually enabled.
Load a single-player force with more than 12 units and rename one of the Hercs on that force to Big John. Then, load this force when starting a multi-player game. Note: Use of this feature may slow or crash the game.
Activate the following cheats by entering the corresponding codes at the main combat screen during a battle:
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE Heal pilot - I Am Whole Again Reset Herc - I Cheat Therefore I Am Full ammo - I'll Be Back Repair Herc - I'm Feeling Much Better Edit pilot attributes - Look Into My Eyes Full Herc energy - Run Like The Wind Energize force [NOTE 1] - Fly Like An Eagle Reveal map [NOTE 1] - Hello World Reset fleet [NOTE 1] - Hollywood Hercs Mine all ore [NOTE 1] - Mine Your Own Business