Total War: Rome 2
The trainer increases the skill points available but doesn't overwrite what the game allocates; so pressing F4 just resets it to what the game has given (from what I can tell).
There are two workarounds
Make sure you use the game skill points before using the trainer's.
Use this program to change skill points to zero www.cheathappens.com/show_board2.asp?headID=119519&titleID=18913 .
Screenshot, simply because if what you are describing is true, your game is broken, either by itself or the trainer.
Source: After Rome 2's release I've been on the Total War subreddit, the official forums and Total War Center pretty avidly and I have never seen that bug before.
yeah lvl ten wont function with general/agent etc F4 skillpoints. I can confirm that just load a save to when he was lvl 9 or before.
I find that two things increase the imperium bar for me. One conquer lands with my family generals and two adopt or promote characters.
firewall and other security software.
on trainer and game.
version and distribution.