Miscellaneous, Cheat Codes amp; Wildlife Control

These are general answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions. For more information on the finer points of game play and strategy, please consult the Game Help Forum rather than e-mailing Angels and Cherubs directly for help as they will direct you back to the Forum. Click on a question below to read the answer or return to the Index.


How can I control the wildlife? Hyenas, crocs and hippos (oh my!) are killing my citizens!
Policemen can kill all the wildlife. Place the policemen on the roads near the animal's path and they will attempt to kill the wildlife. Archers are reasonably effective in large groups, but infantry, with their sharp copper spears, can really cleanup the wildlife. Just don't leave them away from their forts for too long or their moral will fail. Towers will shoot at the animals and Walls can separate your city from the animal spawning areas. Statues can also be used to contain the animals. Hyenas can also be contained with gardens if you catch them sitting still.
Hyenas keep killing me in Dunqul Oasis
If you don't want to resort to the "wall-'em-in" expedient that other players are recommending, then you must accept that you'll suffer some attrition, especially among immigrants, early in the mission. Despite the number of immigrants who become hyena chow, your city will slowly grow to the point where you can afford to staff several Police Stations. (Hyenas have a limited appetite and some immigrants will always get through). Constables will prevent the hyenas from running amok in city streets, and you'll eventually have the resources to establish an Archer Fort. The unique thing about hyena herds is that they can be exterminated. Park a company of archers on their spawning grounds, and you will eventually wipe them off the map. The hyenas make Dunqul a touch-and-go mission early on, but it's quite satisfying when you can finally wipe them out and render city streets safe.
Why can't I rotate the map like in Caesar III? Is this a bug?

There is a Pyramid icon in the upper right corner of the game interface; pressing it will face the map to North. Clicking just to the right or left of it will rotate the map right or left (notice the arrows that appear over the directional pyramid when you move your cursor to the right and left of it).

Plus, the Page Up and Page Down buttons will also rotate that map and the Home button will rotate the map back to default North.

What else can be rotated?
Statues can be rotated by holding down the "R" key before you place the statue. Temple Complexes can also be rotated the same way, but be warned that sometimes graphic glitches can occur with these. It is best to save first before rotating and placing a Temple Complex. They cost a lot of debens and you could change your mind, anyway. The Sphinx can be rotated but other monuments cannot.
I have completed all the requirements, but I still can't get promoted to win the scenario!
Check with the Overseer of Monuments to see if all the burial goods (or "grave goods") have been dispatched. If that has been done, re-read your mission briefing from the Ankh symbol on the control panel to see reaching a specific housing level is also one of the requirements.
How do I take a "screenshot" of my city?
  1. Center your screen over the desired area.
  2. Press the "Print Screen" key on keyboard.
  3. Your screenshot is now saved to the Clipboard.
  4. Open MS Paint or some image editing program.
  5. Start a new image and select "Paste."
  6. Your huge screen shot will appear that can be edited or printed.
  7. You can save it as a BMP (Bitmap image) or a JPEG file.
How to Cheat.
To bring up the cheat dialog box, press CTRL+ALT+C. Then, type in your cheat of choice exactly as it appears below. The cheats are case sensitive, and make sure to spell everything correctly (pharaoh is a tricky word, we know). Also, some cheats can only be used in certain situations, as noted. We highly recommend saving your game before using any cheat codes. There is a slight chance that something funky (and unintended) could happen when you use a cheat.
Meow
Bast will throw a festival for all the gods. Bast must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Cat Fight
Bast will level some of the city's best houses. Bast must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Mesektet
Lowers your Kingdom Rating. Ra must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Sun Disk
Raises your Kingdom Rating. Ra must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Life from Death
All farms on the flood plain will harvest double after the next flood. Osiris must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Underworld
Farms on the flood plain will be destroyed by the next flood. Osiris must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Hippo Stomp
Sends a passel of angry hippos through your city
Side Show
Makes hippos...aw, heck just try it. You'll like it. (Hippos must already be present on the map)
Pharaohs Tomb
Automatically win scenario
Fury of Seth
Destroys all ships (including your own!)
Treasure Chest
1000 deben will be added to the city's treasury
Bounty
The next inundation will be better than expected. Osiris must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Mummys Curse
The next inundation will be worse than expected. Osiris must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Pharaohs Glory
The amount the city can export will increase by 50% for a year. Ra must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Bird of Prey
The city's trade partners will trade less for a year. Ra must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Supreme Craftsman
A storage yard with excess capacity will be filled with gems, clay, pottery, flax, linen or jewelry. Ptah must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Noble Djed
Shipwrights, weavers or jewelers will be fully stocked with raw materials. Ptah must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Typhonian Relief
Soldiers sent to distant lands will be protected. Seth must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Seth Strikes
The city's best company and their fort will be destroyed. Seth must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Cat Nip
Houses and bazaars will be filled with goods and food. Bast must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.
Kitty Litter
A plague will strike the city. Bast must be worshiped in the city for this cheat to work.