Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is the second computer role-playing game in the Baldur's Gate series, which takes place just a few months after the events of Baldur's Gate. It is based on the second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying system but mixes in some elements such as the new monk, sorcerer and barbarian core classes introduced in the third edition. The story is set in the Forgotten Realms, the most popular D&D story setting. Baldur's Gate II, like its predecessor, is played from an isometric perspective. The player controls a party of one to six characters. The player must create the main character from scratch, or import their character from the original Baldur's Gate, whilst the rest must be recruited from within the game world.
Players can, by exploiting the game's multi-player function, create more than one character for a party. This does not by any means compromise the integrity of the story, although secondary characters will not talk or interact in the manner of normal NPCs except as far as the rudimentary interaction of combat and spellcasting allow.
Cheat Codes In order to activate cheat mode, edit the baldur.ini file by adding the line Debug Mode=1 under the [Program Options] heading and saving the file. Then during gameplay press Ctrl+Space to display the console and enter any of the codes listed below (NOTE: To deactivate cheat mode, just delete the Debug Mode=1 line):
CLUAConsole:MoveToArea("[location number]") - Teleport to location
Cheat Keys Activation and Codes If you tried the cheat keys on this page and found out that they don't work, then here is why...
Be warned, this procedure involves modifying a game file... It is rather simple but follow the instructions carefully:
1. Open your Baldur's Gate 2 Directory
2. Copy and make a backup of the file ''baldur.ini''
3. Edit the original file ''baldur.ini'' with notepad
4. In this file you will see a ''[Program Options]'' heading.
5. Enter a new line under the heading and type or copy in ''Debug Mode=1''
6. Start up the game and while playing press [Ctrl] + [Space] at the same time. This will bring up a console where you can type stuff into.
7. In the console that should now be visible, type ''CLUAConsole:EnableCheatKeys()'' (without the '''').
8. Now the cheat keys should work properly. And you can enter other commands such as ''CLUAConsole:SetCurrentXP(''xxxx'')'' where xxxx is the amount of experience you wish to give the current selected characters. And also a handy one is ''CLUAConsole:AddGold('''')''.
I'm not sure if you need the '''' inside the brackets after AddGold (but just try it with and without and one of them should work. If you make a mistake, restore the backup version of your baldur.ini file and it will all be better again)
Ctrl-Q - Ads the creature, the cursor is over to your party.
CTRL+F - Change Selected Characters Facing Direction
CTRL+U(HOLD), then I - Character Conversations
Ctrl-4(5?) - Displays some traps and related things in blue. Haven't quite figured it out.
Ctrl-M - Displays the item code names for the items the selected character has equipped. Example: quick01-SW2Hxxx(xxxbeing a number) if you have a 2 handed sword equipped in quick weapon slot 1.
CTRL+G - Find out Area Number
CTRL+D - Framerate Info
Ctrl + Shift + 8 - Get all 18 for Stats
Ctrl-R - Heals selected character/s
Ctrl-Y - Kills any creature the mouse is on. Note that doing this on bosses may stop the game from advancing.
CTRL+X - Mouse Position
CTRL+A - Play a Combat Sequence
CTRL+L - Play an animation
Ctrl-K - Removes selected character from party. You can remove the main character and he will never come back.
Ctrl-J - Selected characters to cursor position (or nearest place if cursor location is not accessible)
CTRL+S - Set A Combat Sequence
CTRL+I - Set An Animation
CTRL+B - Set Character Speed
Ctrl-C - Shows a short movie clip of a circus. Press Ctrl-C to stop it.
Ctrl-6 or 7 - The selected character's appearance on the playing field is changed. Nothing else changes. Attacks, HP, etc. stay the same. I have had them walk around as dragons, or shoot arrows as birds.
This is a short video on some of the most popular cheats in the game. Check it out if you want to master the game:
For some reason, no matter what I type, it will absolutely not work. I'll go into the baldur.ini file, add "Debug Mode=1" under program options. I tried "Cheats=1" under Game Options. I tried them with and without capitals. It just won't work. I could just get an item editor and create an item which could do what I want to my character...but I would really like to get this to work. If anyone has any ideas, they would be much appreciated.
Comment #2.1 by: raven on 11 Jul 2012, 17:22 GMT
reinstall the game anywhere other than Program Files (x86) and that should do the trick :)
Comment #2.2 by: Jackolas on 25 Nov 2012, 08:50 GMT