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Black & White 2
PC Games
Change Building Costs:

NOTE: This involves editing a game file. Always make a backup copy of the file before proceeding.

If you are having difficulties with the game, you can edit the building costs to make it much cheaper to build. Use a text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad to edit the "gamebalancebuilding.txt" file in the "\Black & White 2\data\balance\" directory. Upon opening the file, you will see something as follows:

//Balance file for Black and White 2 Last Saved,#2005-08-24 22:58:35#,"probinson"
AZTEC_ABODE_A 280 0 3.5 80 6 2 3 2 3 2 10 0 1 1 1.5
150 0.7 0.6 0.5 0 0.4 -0.008

Each category (for example, AZTEC_ABODE_A, JAPANESE_ABODE_A, EGYPTIAN_ABODE_A, etc. until GREEK_MIRACLE_ENHANCER) has 26 numbers separated by a tab. These numbers correspond to the building's characteristics. However the only two numbers you need to be concerned about are the first two, which indicate the Wood (first number) and Ore (second number) requirements to construct that particular building. For example, the "AZTEC_ABODE_A" requires 280 wood and 0 ore. You can in turn edit all the GREEK buildings' cost requirements to whatever desired by changing the first two numbers that appear in each category.

For example, change the following line:

GREEK_TEMPLE 3000 1500 35 85.7142857142857 20 10 20 0
20 0 55 0 1 1 5 50 0.8 0.5 0.5 0 0.6 0.005


GREEK_TEMPLE 1 1 35 85.7142857142857 20 10 20 0 20 0
55 0 1 1 5 50 0.8 0.5 0.5 0 0.6 0.005

The GREEK_TEMPLE originally cost 3000 Wood and 1500 Ore, but now only needs 1 Wood and 1 Ore after the edit. The following 24 numbers remain unchanged. This has been tested and works on v1.1, and can be applied to current games in progress. You may choose to start legitimately and only make use of this cheat at a later level.

Control the Lionhead Logo:
In the original Black And White you were able to control the opening logo for Lionhead. Lionhead Studios has brought this back. When you begin the game, you can fool around with their physics engine and left click on the box that fills up with beads; and pull it away or up or down; or do whatever else desired. When you are ready to continue with the game, release the box and wait for the screen to change.

Unlock Sandbox Mode:
Successfully complete the game.


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