Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II is an incredibly popular sequel to one of the most beloved RPGs of the last few decades. A fantastic tale of not just the Light and Dark Side but of the philosophies behind them both, it’s a standout game that has definitely become more beloved with time. With that said, most players who have gone through the game once are now looking for ways to get something new out of the game and one of the best ways to do so is with cheat codes.
KOTOR II has a number of interesting cheats, some of which exploit bugs in the game and some of which are traditional cheats. Using either of these methods of advance in the game can help you to better customize your KOTOR experience.
Traditional Cheat Codes
KOTOR has a number of traditional cheat codes that can be used via accessing the command console. Doing so does require a bit of light file editing, so make sure to back everything up before you start.
How to Enable the Command Console
Enabling the command console is simple. First, go to your game directory and open the swkotor2.ini game file. This is the file you’ll edit, so open it in a text editor. You will add the text “EnableCheats=1” at the bottom of the Game Options setting and then save the file.
Using cheats is fairly straightforward once you have enabled them. You’ll hit the tilde (~) key on your keyboard to open up the command console, though you won’t be able to see what you are typing. Once open, simply type your commands and hit enter.
Character Stat Cheats
Each character stat can be set independently by typing set(stat) followed by the number you want to change the stat to. If you’re looking to change your character’s wisdom score to 20, for example, you’d type “setwisdom 20” without the quotation marks. Stats that can be changed in this manner include:
- Treat Injury
- Computer Use
Want to change your character’s alignment or level? You’ll use the same basic formula here as well. To change your character’s level, simply use “addlevel ##” or “addexp ##” to give your character a specific amount of experience. If you want to change alignment, you’ll use “addlightside ##” or “adddarkside ##” in the same way.
Looking for some of the basic? Here are a few of them that you might want to use to make your game a little easier:
- invincible – Character can’t take damage
- heal – Refill health and force points
- turbo – Move faster
- infiniteuses – Infinite item uses
- givecredits ## – give a set number of credits
- restartminigame – Restart your minigame
Need more items? Doing so is as easy as using the ‘give’ command. Consumable items are easy, as you’ll use the give command to give a set number of those items. These include:
There are also item commands that spawn specific items. To do this, you’ll need the item code of the item. This command looks like “giveitem (code)”. There is a unique item code for every item in the game, so giving your character a short lightsaber might look like “giveitem g1_w_shortsbr01”.
If you don’t want to modify your game, there are a few exploits that make leveling a lot easier. These all involve taking advantage of game bugs, so don’t be surprised if things get changed with a patch.
This one is a definite bug, but it works. When you’re on Dantooine, you’ll go searching for Master Vrook. To get to the Master, you’ll have to slay a Kinrath and all of its hatchlings. Instead of going on, switch characters and head back to the entrance to spawn even more hatchlings and to give yourself an easy, farmable source of XP.
Infinite Dark Side Points and XP
When you’re on Telos, you’ll eventually go to confront a minor boss character. Before you get there, though, you’ll be stopped by a guard. While killing him is fairly easy, it’s also a sure path to the Dark Side. What you might not know, though, is that he respawns if you leave the next room. Keep going back to kill him to get some easy Dark Side XP.