Dawn of War II: Developer Console
Most games nowadays have a developer console, where you can type in different commands to change the characteristics of the game. Dawn of War 2 is no exception. Except it took me quite a while to find it. It turns out that you have to load Dawn of War 2 with the "-dev" flag before you can use the developer console. Just add the flag to your Dawn of War 2 shortcut. To make it easier for you, I've attached a pre-made shortcut for you. This shortcut points to the C: drive. If you've installed the game to a different drive, just change the shortcut.
To activate the developer console, press Ctrl-` (backquote).
By the way, there are two different consoles. When you press Ctrl-`, you get a console with a gray background and a "SCAR]" prompt. But if you press ` (backquote) by itself, you get a black console with a "]" prompt. You can switch back and forth between the two. I'm not sure what the difference is yet.
To do this in Steam:
Hmmmm. Am I the only one having trouble with the whole developer tag thing?
Im not sure what I'm doing wrong. (I've downloaded your shortcut, doesn't work...As in, doesnt recognise as a DOWII file in any way)
Ehh. All you need to do is add "-dev" (no quot. marks) to the end of DOW2 ?
So, what codes can we use with that console?
This page has some commands that work. You can add to the page as you find more commands:
What if your not using steam how are you suppose to do this?
pretty sure you can just add the -dev to the end of the 'target' box in your desktop shortcut if not using steam.
im using steam but that technique is how you usually add things like '-dev' (called parameters) to the launch of a program
where can i find Flag? i don't see any flag in my DOW2-Chaos Rising Folder or DOW2.
sorry for double post...
can you put example.. cuz in my steam Dawn of War 2 properties had only 2 bars the "Target" and "Start-in" i dont have Win7 at this time cuz my cousin borrow it... and i use only Window XP :( please put Example...
Flag is command-line arguments for the program that you are trying to execute. Put the arguments at the end of the text in the "target" field.
Every time I add the "-dev" tag to the steam launch options bar the game crashes on start, what has gone wrong? do I need to add this tag to the expansion as well?
Adding -dev to Retribution also crashes on start. I'm adding it to steam... I've tried adding it to other places as well, but there doesn't seem to be any other place to add the switch to in Win7 for a system-recognized game.
I've added the -dev tag to my Steam startup options for DOW2, I load the game just fine and start a mission, but I still can't access the developer console. Ctrl ` and nothing happens?. Is there anything I'm missing? I don't have to use our above shortcut if I'm playing the game through Steam do I?
Type ~ instead of that other thing.
Also (For chaos rising/type the ones for the tomes about 50 times each/make sure you copy the line in an unabridged version): See attached
' opens the console for global view
i m using v2.1 and its a cracked version the 1 having doth dow 2 games i cant use steam and i dont have any folders in steam so some how i camn bring up the console by adding -dev in properties and target folder but i also ge t this command unexpected symbol near\ for wargear commands i hav no interest in going online but i just wanna unlock all wargears and since i have the cracked version i cant even add it in steam list i hav to add it as a non steam game the only directory i hav is the 1 where the game is and not in steam if camn could any 1 plz tell me how to use the mod in the cracked v2.1 i m using it vil b great help as i am going frustriated finding out solutions
I have several ideas, though im not sure about them:
it's kinda hard to know seeing as i dont have cracked dow2, so sorry if my idea's suck.
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