Black And White 2

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Set building costs

    Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor 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"
      //Building
      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 then 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

    to:

      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, will 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 can choose to start legitimately and only make use of this cheat at a later level.

  • Set mana requirements

    Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "gamebalancemiracle.txt" file in the "\lionhead studios\black & white 2\data\balance\" directory. After opening the file, you will see the names of spells and miracles. Spells are at the top and miracles are at the bottom. The first number is the amount of mana required to cast that spell. After you change them to the desired amount, save the file.

  • Infinite evil points

    Take over a town and remove all food and people. You should get evil points every few minutes now since you are not feeding the town, even though nobody is living in it.

  • Sandbox mode

    Successfully complete the game to unlock Sandbox mode.

  • Control the Lionhead logo

    As in the original Black And White you can control the opening logo for Lionhead. When the game begins, you can mess around with Lionhead's physics engine by left clicking on the box that fills up with beads and pulling it away, or up or down or do whatever else desired. Once you are ready to continue with the game, release the box and wait for the screen to change.

  • Replenishing platoons

    It is possible to replenish your platoons with female villagers (if the villager at the top of the hand multi-pickup group is male and you hold down with the action button), while only male villagers will form platoons. This effectively increases your military population. They will appear just like normal villagers while in the platoon, but will have the relevant equipment to the platoon. Note: This has only been tested with Greek melee infantry.

  • Norseman tossing mini-game

    On the fourth land, near the town you began, there is a path that goes down. Follow the path to find a man in a cave. Pick him up and throw him as far as possible to get tribute. The further you throw him, the more tribure you will get. Set new records to get more tribute. Note: This is not a quest and does not show up anywhere.

  • Recommended evil god wonders

    If you are going to be an evil god with armies and such, get the Siren wonder first. Only cast it on the bigger armies so you can use them. Then, save up for the Volcano wonder. Get the ranged armory, but do not get the siege workshop. Just use your creature to break walls near the beginning. They usually will not rebuild it. When there are Epic miracles at work, get your creature to destroy them.


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