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Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings
Press [ENTER] while playing to bring up chat box, then type:
Code - Result
ROCK ON - 1000 Stone
LUMBERJACK - 1000 Wood
ROBIN HOOD - 1000 Gold
CHEESE STEAK JIMMY'S - 1000 Food
MARCO - Reveal Map
POLO - Remove Shadow
AEGIS - Fast Build
NATURAL WONDERS - Control Nature
RESIGN - You Lose
WIMPYWIMPYWIMPY - Destroy Yourself
I LOVE THE MONKEY HEAD - Gives VDML
HOW DO YOU TURN THIS ON - Gives a Cobra car
TORPEDO# - Kill Opponent #
TO SMITHEREENS - Gives a Saboteur
BLACK DEATH - Destroy All Enemies
I R WINNER - You Win
You may also start the game with the following command-line parameters:
Sets the screen resolution for the game to 800 x 600 pixels.
Sets the screen resolution for the game to 1024 x 768 pixels.
Sets the screen resolution for the game to 1280 x 1024 pixels.
This will cause the game to save every 5 (or so) minutes.
Fixes horizontal line display issues and black screen areas that may occur with some video adapter configurations.
Fixes a problem where the computer stops responding with some SoundBlaster AWE configurations.
Turns off all music.
Replaces the custom mouse pointer with a standard mouse pointer.
Turns off all sounds, except those played in cinematics.
Skips all cinematic sequences before the game starts.
Turns off all terrain sounds.
Cheat mode (alternate):
Enter one of the following codes during game play to activate the corresponding cheat function.
CTRL+P Build Immutable Structure
CTRL+T Alternate Resource Menu
CTRL+Q Quick Build
CTRL+C View End Sequence
More Bases Advantage
To have a better chance of winning, you might want to build more than one base. Enlarge the base you start out with, making it completely fortified with at least two castles. Then, send a scout cavalry, or some other fast moving unit, to the opposite side of the map from your base. After you have checked the area and confirmed that it is safe, send a villager to build a castle at that location and fortify that base. This is very helpful if your enemy knows where one of your bases are located, especially during online play.
Use the following trick to rapidly enter the cheat codes and get resources quickly. For wood, press [Enter], type lumberjack, highlight the word, then press [Ctrl] + C to copy it. Press [Enter] to activate the cheat. Press [Enter] again, then press [Ctrl] + V to paste the word on the screen for activation. Repeat to get resources quickly. This may be used with the rock on, robin hood, cheese stack jimmy's, and to smithereens codes.
When you build a market, there is a chance that a rival tribe will ask you to send them a certain amount of wood, stone, gold, and food. When they do, click on "Diplomacy" or press [Alt] + D and click "Ally" on the name of that tribe. They will become an ally free of charge. However, when you do this you will no longer be able to align yourself with any other tribes. This is helpful if there are four tribes in the game.
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