Start the game with one of the following command line parameters to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Many of these codes will crash the retail version of the game.
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE Play with 2 player split screen mouse/keyboard - -2 Use Wingman Extreme for input - -w Use GCI flight controller on COM2: for input - -g Use GCI flight controller on COM1: for input - -g1 Load the indicated .lvl file and records record.dat demo - -L <.lvl file> Use VESA 640x480 for output device - -V Null (benchmarking) GFX device - -B Use DirectX5 for output device - -X Record game to record.dat file - -r Play the demo once - -p Enable space combat - -S Enable space Boss encounter - -O View keyboard bindings - -? Use fast logs - -f Run game indicated number of times faster. - -s Gather and dump frame rate statistics - -T Only one sim per render - -1 Do the checksums - -c Set the default character - -C No logs - -N Set screen resolution (320x200, 320x240, etc.) - -M Set pixel format to INDEXED8 or RGB565 - -P Abort after 100 frames - -A Force high color - -H
Note: This procedure requires editing a game file; creating a backup copy of the file before proceeding is recommended. With a text editor, edit the "centi.chr" file in the "centipede/chars" directory. Locate the section marked "FIRSTINVENTORY=" and change all the 0 or 1 values to 999 for 999 shots of all special weapons.
Locate the section marked "HITPOINTS=" and change the 1 to a 0 for invincibility.
Activate the following cheats by entering the corresponding codes during game play and then pressing ENTER:
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE All lazers - happytrails Automatic movement and firing until player assumes control - robot Clear caches - clearc Create a nearby Centipede - pede Display diagnostic codes on screen - diags Extremely slow game speed - slowwww Generate report files - report Level skip - goto Normal game speed - normal Purge message - purge Return to Windows - dload Screen modes - showz Slightly slower game speed - slow Slower game speed - sloww Toggle collision boxes around objects - boxes Toggle flight mode - fly Toggle God mode - wimp Toggle time codes - times Unlimited lives - getalife Very slow game speed - slowww Quite game instantly - spots Unknown - dumpcoords