First, open your installiation folder (deafult is C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios\Black & White 2),then go to "Data" file and look for "creaturefeaturedisable.csv". Open it with a text editor.See all those features? Change them to 0 (no) or 1 (yes). Then start the game and ENJOY!!!
Go to YOUR Black & White 2 folder (EXAMPLE C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios\Black & White 2\) It might be c:\ or d:\ depending on which drive you have installed the game on, then go to DATA and then TEXT folder, (EXAMPLE C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios\Black & White 2\Data\Text). Then click on the text document ''VILAGERNAMES.'' Here you can see villager names so edit them to your liking.
Enter the GameBalanceArtefact.txt file in this location: C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios\Black & White 2\Data\Balance Once in there you'll see this for example: ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_HURRICANE 600000 1 1 1 6 0 ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_EARTHQUAKE 800000 1 1 1 6 0 ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_VOLCANO 1000000 1 1 1 6 0 ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_VERDANT 0 0 1 1 0 0 ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_STOPTIME 0 0 1 1 0 0 ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_SIREN 400000 1 1 1 6 0 Change the values to 0 which are the costs for each item like so: Before: ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_HURRICANE 600000 1 1 1 6 0 After: ARTEFACT_EPIC_WONDER_NUMBER_HURRICANE 0 1 1 1 6 0 You change the first values which on this certain item it's "600000" so why not make it free to "0". It's the same for each item, the value you you change each time is the first number which is the tribute cost. Then save the file over the exsisting one (save the original just in case.) Then delete your Black and White 2 save game folder in your documents. (ed. note: deleting your save game folder sounds a bit crazy; instead copy it to your desktop so you can restore it if you need to!) Start up the game and start a new game and everything will be free.
When playing in any level and your wall's are built, make sure your influence ring is outside the wall's. Next find a couple of massive rock's and boulders and leave them outside your wall near the gate. When the enemy is attacking and standing still outside the gate pick up the rocks and drop them on the enemy. it's an easy defense and also a fun way to keep your enemy's at bay!
This is a cool way to cause major destruction without having to leave your influence ring, and it's really simple. After you've created an Alter and have purchased a spell (ex. Fire) Then, as if you were tossing a tree or rock, you can hurl the fireball through the air. This causes a lot of chaos and easily starts forest fires. This also kills people fairly easily, so fair warning, you could kill a bunch of your people by accident. Also, this isn't very accurate, and could take some time to get used to.
If you take over a town by force, quickly drag out some walls to surround the town, then leave. This will allow the enemy to take the town back, but that's fine because the enemy villagers will happily build the walls you've laid out, locking themselves inside (and often enemy military units too) then you can deal with the town at your leisure.
To make your pet good or bad a helpful tool is the toy you give it. For a good pet he will need to have a teddy bear, and for a bad pet you will need a vodoo doll. These can both be purchased through the Tribute Menu (F4).
Have your pet pick up a tree or rock (you can do this by clicking him once to toggle leash and then clicking once on a rock or tree). After he has the tree or rock in his hands click on him, he will then begin to "pump some iron" as my Wolf put it in game. For greater effect have him eat alot before to burn off the fat.
The only thing you need for this is a wall with a gatehouse and your influence must reach beyond it. Keep it open at all times, just pay attention. Whenever an enemy force charges your city, wait till they enter your influence and then close the gates. After that the computer will stand still, within your influence. This leaves you the chance to destroy them without any effort. (e.g. use Meteor on them).
You can change the time of day/night in this game and its not obvious on how to do it as i don't think its in the instructions book. What you do is zoom right out and look up so you can see the horizon, then put your hand above the horizon as if you're putting your hand in the sky and click and hold then a clock should appear.... you can alter the time by turning the clock hand to the time of day you want! This is useful for attacking at night or letting you see better in the daylight!
This isn't much of a cheat, but, it's fun to mess around with. At the begining, when the developer titles and names are coming up, the Lionhead logo will come up, in a small box with little beads will come up, you can move this around if you click and hold it with the cursor. Although be warned, if you stop clicking it will freeze into the Lionhead real logo.
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