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Cheating (Civ1)

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Most games have cheats and tricks. Civ is no exception.

[Shift]56Edit

This only works in versions ending in 1, for example: 474.01 or 475.01. May need repeating a few times before it responds.

  • You can see the whole map
  • F7 gives you detailed info about rivals, including the advances they have made
  • You can enter any rival city, just as if you used a diplomat, but once there you can:
    • cancel any "sentry" or "fortify" orders for any units in the city
    • force a sale of a building (e.g. the palace to slash trade returns, City Walls when you or barbarians are about to attack, a granary or aqueduct or barracks just when it's needed, or a temple etc. to throw the city into disorder)
    • move workers around (and sometimes they stay put for one whole turn or longer)
    • sometimes successfully change what is being built

Beware problems with some of the function keys. F4, F5, and F6 work as normal, F7 as above, but some others don't and may even lock up the system.

To revert to normal mode, repeat the key sequence.

Cancelling settler ordersEdit

Repeated clicking of a settler may speed up its road, rail, irrigation or mining work.

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