Age Of Empires 3 cheat codes:
While playing a game, press [Enter] to display the chat window and type
one of following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:
x marks the spot - Disable fog of war
medium rare please - 10,000 Food
give me liberty or give me coin - 10,000 Coin
nova & orion - 10,000 XP
speed always wins - 100X Gather/Build Rates
this is too hard - Win Scenario
tuck tuck tuck - Spawn Monster Truck
ya gotta make do with what ya got - Spawn Mediocre Bombard
sooo good - "Musketeer'ed!" When Killed by Musketeers
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy
of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "proto.xml"
file in the "data" directory in the game folder. Note: You may first
need to uncheck the "Read Only" attribute of that file's properties
in Windows Explorer.
Search for the text "CrateOf". You will find CrateofFood, CrateofCoin,
CrateofWood, CrateofFoodLarge, CrafteofCoinLarge, and CrateofWoodLarge.
For all these entries, find the tag "InitialResourceCount" and change
the count to whatever desired. For example, the normal crates each
have "100.000" of the resources. You can change the "100" to "99999.000", etc.
Make sure you do this for all the crates; sometimes a map will give you a
large crate of something, and smaller ones of something else, etc.
This works best because every map you play in campaign or skirmish
starts you with some "crates" of resources, which your settlers will
gather out. This will edit the crates to have huge amounts of resources
in them. However, it still takes a long time to get the resources out
of the crate for the settlers, because there are so many. If you are
impatient, search for "Settler" in the "proto.xml" file and find
the tag for GatherCrate. Change the value to whatever desired,
preferably something very high (for example, "99999"). They will pull
the resources out of the crate instantly.