Hexen cheat codes

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InstructionsEdit

To use a cheat code in most versions of Hexen, one simply types the code while playing (this also applies while in automap mode). After the last letter has been entered, a message of acknowledgement will appear at the top of the screen. The status bar and ingame view may also change, depending on the effects of the code. All of the codes for the original game work in all source ports, unless otherwise noted.

All cheat codes are disabled in multiplayer games, except for the kills code which will enable a display on the automap screen that shows the frag counts for all players in a deathmatch game. Most cheats are also disabled in single-player games on the Titan/Pope/Archimage (level 5) skill level; however, some cheats (such as mapsco) are not disabled when entering this difficulty level.

Full versionEdit

satan Makes player immune to all damage excluding teleport frags, spikes, and fall damage from extreme heights (god mode).
clubmed Sets health to 100%.
butcher Carnage; Kills all monsters on the current level.
nra Gives all weapons, full mana and full armor.
indiana Full Inventory; Gives the maximum amount of each artifact. The name for this cheat code is derived from the movie character Indiana Jones
locksmith Gives all keys.
sherlock Gives all puzzle items. Befittingly named after the fictional British super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, as the character is forever searching for people's missing items.
casper No clipping (the player can walk through walls, characters, and obstacles, climb high ledges instantly, and pass through items and across all tagged linedefs with no effect). The name for this cheat code comes from the comic book character Casper, obviously because of the ghost like qualities of this cheat.
shadowcaster# Change player class to #: 0 = Fighter, 1 = Cleric, 2 = Mage. The name for this cheat code comes from a game with the same name, in which the player character could change shapes at will.
visit## Warps to level ## [01–31] (does not deactivate -nomonsters command line option).
init Restarts level, removes everything the player is carrying and disables cheats.
puke## Run script ## [01–99].
~## Play track ## of a CD.
mapsco First time: full automap (reveals unexplored areas).

Second time: full automap with items and enemies.

Third time: back to normal.

kills Must be typed when viewing the map. Shows frag counts for all players in deathmatch mode.
where Shows the player's coordinates and compass direction (note that these numbers are hexadecimal, and may require some practice to interpret quickly).
ticker Toggles ticks-per-frame counter.
noise Display sound debug info.
mrjones Display version info.
deliverance Pig mode; turns the player into a pig with 30% health. (only for a minute then they change back)
martek Type three times with short intervals to kill the player.
conan Removes all weapons (excluding the first) and mana the player has.

"Retail store beta" version (September 26, 1995)Edit

martek Makes player immune to all damage excluding teleport frags, spikes, and fall damage from extreme heights (god mode). Became the suicide code in final release.
mccoy Sets health to 100%.
carnage Carnage; Kills all monsters on the current level.
conan Gives all weapons, full mana and full armor. Became the code that takes the player's weapons and mana away in final release.
greedy Full Inventory; Gives the maximum amount of each artifact.
janitor Gives all keys.
puzzle Gives all puzzle items.
angel No clipping (the player can walk through walls, characters, and obstacles, climb high ledges instantly, and pass through items and across all tagged linedefs with no effect).
zelig# Change player class to #: 0 = Fighter, 1 = Cleric, 2 = Mage.
gate## Warps to level ## [01–41] (does not deactivate -nomonsters command line option).
init Restarts level, removes everything the player is carrying and disables cheats.
churn## Run script ## [01–99].
reveal Must be typed when viewing the map.

First time: full automap (reveals unexplored areas).

Second time: full automap with items and enemies.

Third time: back to normal.

kills Must be typed when viewing the map. Shows frag counts for all players in deathmatch mode.
where Shows the player's coordinates and compass direction (note that these numbers are hexadecimal, and may require some practice to interpret quickly).
ticker Toggles ticks-per-frame counter.
noise Display sound debug info.
mrjones Display version info.
deliverance Pig mode; turns the player into a pig with 30% health. (only for a minute then they change back)
wewin Shows the ending sequence. The final portal which opens after defeating Korax actually doesn't work and asks the player to type this cheat (which works from any map).
quicken Type three times with short intervals to kill the player. This was the god mode cheat in Heretic.
rambo Removes all weapons (excluding the first) and mana the player has. This was the all weapons and full ammo cheat in Heretic.

Demo versionsEdit

bgokey Makes the player immune to all damage excluding teleport frags, spikes, and fall damage from extreme heights (god mode).
sgurno Sets health to 100%.
rjohnson No clipping (the player can walk through walls, characters, and obstacles, climb high ledges instantly, and pass through items and across all tagged linedefs with no effect).
cstika Carnage; Kills all monsters on the current level.
crhinehart Gives all weapons, full mana and full armor.
braffel Full Inventory; Gives the maximum amount of each artifact.
mraymondjudy Gives all keys.
tmoore Gives all puzzle items.
plipo# Change player class to #: 0 = Fighter, 1 = Cleric, 2 = Mage.
bpelletier## Warps to level ## [01–04] (does not deactivate -nomonsters command line option).
init Restarts level, removes everything the player is carrying and disables cheats.
mwagabaza## Run script ## [01–99].
reveal Must be typed when viewing the map if playing the older (beta) demo version.

First time: full automap (reveals unexplored areas).

Second time: full automap with items and enemies.

Third time: back to normal.

kills Must be typed when viewing the map. Shows frag counts for all players in deathmatch mode.
jsumwalt Shows the player's coordinates and compass direction (note that these numbers are hexadecimal, and may require some practice to interpret quickly).
rrettenmund Toggles ticks-per-frame counter.
kschilder Display sound debug info.
pmacarther Display version info.
ebiessman Pig mode; turns the player into a pig with 30% health.
quicken Type three times with short intervals to kill the player. Originally a god mode cheat in Heretic.
rambo Removes all weapons (excluding the first) and mana the player has. (Gives all weapons and full ammo and armor in Heretic)
wewin disabled (wins the game; only in first demo version).


Note: Almost all of the cheat codes for the demo versions of the game are taken from the first initial and full last name of the game designers from Raven Software.

TipsEdit

Two (or more) cheat codes with overlapping letters can be activated without typing the overlapping part(s) twice. A useful example is satan and nra which can both be activated by typing satanra for both god mode and full weapons/ammo in the full version. Another example is sherlocksmith to activate both sherlock and locksmith (all puzzle items and all keys).

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