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In the single player mode of StarCraft and StarCraft II, players can input specific phrases and words in the chat dialog box, which have a variety of effects. If entered correctly, the desired effect immediately takes place and the message 'Cheat enabled' appears on the screen. Most cheats can be simply disabled by re-entering them in the chat dialog box, but some do not toggle back off again because they can be repeated multiple times for increased effects. Any cheats that can be toggled will be disabled when loading a save file.


The cheats featured in StarCraft were implemented into the game by Mike Morhaime and include many pop-culture references.[1] Below is a list of cheats, their effects, and their references. Many of these cheats also help computer enemies. Some can be toggled on or off, while others have permanent effects that can usually be entered repeatedly. Every cheat that benefits the computer can be toggled back off again.

Input Effect Produced Helps Enemy? Reference
black sheep wall Reveals the entire map (toggleable) no A song by The Innocence Mission
breathe deep Grants 500 vespene gas (repeatable) no Common quote and belief
food for thought Negates the supply/control/psi cap (toggleable) yes A common phrase in English
game over man Instant defeat yes A quote from the movie Aliens
medieval man Enables all abilities (toggleable) yes A track on the Warcraft II soundtrack, "I'm a Medieval Man", activated in Warcraft II by the cheat "disco"
modify the phase variance Ignores building prerequisites (toggleable) yes Typical Star Trek command
noglues Disables chapter and exposition screens in between campaign levels no A cheat in Warcraft II to disable glues (briefing cutscenes)
operation cwal Faster unit and building production and instantaneous upgrades (toggleable) yes "Operation: Can't Wait Any Longer", a group of fans anticipating the game's release
ophelia Enables mission select (see next cheat) no A Natalie Merchant album[1]
race# [# = Mission Number] Skips to the selected mission (campaign mode only; put terran, zerg, or protoss as the race); for Brood War, put x before the race (xterran, xzerg, or xprotoss)

xzerg4 accepts an optional letter suffix specifying the starting number of infested command centers. xzerg4a starts with 0, xzerg4f starts with 5

no N/A
power overwhelming Enables God Mode - All computers deal no damage, though shields can still be depleted (toggleable) no One of the archon's responses
radio free zerg Plays secret zerg theme song (only works in Brood War while playing as zerg) no Radio Free Europe, a radio station that broadcast into Eastern Europe during the Cold War
show me the money Grants 10,000 minerals and vespene gas (repeatable) no Infamous quote from the movie Jerry Maguire
something for nothing Upgrades weapons, armor, and shields by one level no From the common quote "You can't get something for nothing."
staying alive Continue playing after victory/defeat (toggleable) no Popular 1977 song by the Bee Gees
the gathering Abilities don't consume or require any energy (toggleable) yes A pun on Magic: The Gathering (since "the gathering" gives you infinite "magic")
there is no cow level Instant victory no A rumor that there was a secret cow level in Diablo (It later came true in Diablo II)
war aint what it used to be Removes Fog of war (toggleable) no Common complaint about how wars before modern times had more honor and chivalry
whats mine is mine Grants 500 minerals (repeatable) no Common quote and belief / "Mine" may also refer to the act of mining minerals
zoom zoom Allows for further zoom out and zoom in (added in StarCraft: Remastered, usable in both versions) no Slogan of the Mazda car company

StarCraft 64

StarCraft 64 uses a different set of cheats. However, after you beat the mission you used the cheat on, instead of saying "Victory" or "Defeat," it says "Cheated" in its place.

Action Effect Produced
In The Jacobs Installation, the cheat can be collected by moving (not attack-moving) Jim Raynor to the right, just behind the entrance to the installation, until he finds an orange civilian; this must be done quickly. The civilian will promise to give the cheat. Send Raynor to turn on the security cameras, and then move him back past the orange civilian. Send all of your units further into the installation; the orange civilian will speak up again and give you the cheat after you pass a certain point in the mission. Once you unlock All Upgrades, select one of your units. Its stats will be at level 1. To make it a level 3, go to "Cheats" and turn on the All Upgrades code, then turn it off. Go back to one of your units and its stats will be at level 2. Do this one more time to get it to level 3. All Upgrades
In The Amerigo, there is a cage full of critters near the zergling pen. Send Infested Kerrigan to the bottom left of the pen to get the cheat. All Research
In Into the Darkness, near the beginning, go down the hall until you get to the stairs. Do not go down the stairs – instead turn to your left and proceed down the hall. The adviser will tell you to turn back. Go back a short distance, then go back toward the dead end to get the cheat. Open Tech Tree
Beat the first protoss campaign. Invincibility
In Legacy of the Xel'Naga, after the corsairs attack at the beginning of the mission, touch the white flag to unlock the cheat. Remove Fog of War
In Patriot's Blood, exit the second computer beacon room with the four civilians. There is an ursadon in a nearby cell. Open the cell door and when the ursadon asks for a hug, move all the units into the cell to surround it and press B. 1000 minerals and vespene gas
In Vile Disruption, save two hives, then follow a path down to the right. Touching a data disc there unlocks the cheat. Build All
To reach the Dark Origin secret mission, beat The Reckoning in less than 25 minutes. Then beat Dark Origin. No cheats may be used; otherwise beating the missions won't count. Unlocks Dark Origin
Beat the second zerg campaign and unlock all other cheats. Unlocks Resurrection IV and grants infinite energy

StarCraft II

In StarCraft II, cheats can be entered just like the original StarCraft, but activating any will disable achievements until the player loads a save file or starts a new mission.

Input Effect Produced Helps Enemy? Reference
TerribleTerribleDamage God Mode - All units and buildings take no damage and deal 10 times as much damage (toggleable) no Dustin Browder's "famous" quote, "Terrible... Terrible damage!"
SpectralTiger Grants 5,000 minerals no A mount in World of Warcraft
RealMenDrillDeep Grants 5,000 vespene gas no Kel-Morian Combine's slogan
WhoRunBartertown Grants 5,000 minerals and vespene gas no Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Jaynestown Grants 5,000 terrazine in custom maps no The Firefly TV series
IAmIronMan Upgrades weapons, armor, and shields by one level no Iron Man (Also a line used by Grom Hellscream in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal)
CatFoodForPrawnGuns Enables quicker production and upgrades no District 9
ImADoctorNotARoachJim Enables quicker healing from medic, medivac, sentry, shield battery, etc. no Star Trek
MoreDotsMoreDots Removes costs for minerals, vespene, energy, etc. no The Onyxia Wipe Animation in World of Warcraft, where the speaker, Dives, yells this to his raid group
SoSayWeAll Removes tech requirements no The saying "so say we all" in the newer Battlestar Galactica media series
Bunker55AliveInside Removes supply/control/psi requirements no Dawn of the Dead
TookTheRedPill Removes fog of war yes The Matrix
TyuHasLeftTheGame Disables victory conditions no StarCraft II Battle Report 2
NeverGiveUpNeverSurrender Disables defeat conditions no Galaxy Quest
HanShotFirst Disables ability cooldown no Star Wars
WhatIsBestInLife Instant victory no Conan the Barbarian
LetsJustBugOutAndCallItEven Instant defeat yes Aliens

Wings of Liberty campaign

Input Effect Produced Helps Enemy? Reference
WhySoSerious Grants 5,000,000 credits no The Dark Knight
HoradricCube Unlocks all research options no The Diablo series
LeaveYourSleep Opens missions menu no Natalie Merchant
EyeOfSauron Opens cinematics menu no The Lord of the Rings
StayClassyMarSara Opens UNN broadcasts menu no Anchorman
OverEngineeredCodPiece Plays the song Terran Up the Night (This does not disable achievements) no TAFKAL80ETC, a band consisting of Blizzard employees.

Lost Viking

Lost Viking has its own set of cheats. God mode can be enabled.

Input Effect Produced
-LEVELCLEAR Skips to the next level
-BOSS The level's boss shows up immediately
-pu Creates a power-up
-LIFE Sets lives to 10
-end Shows the ending cinematic


  1. 1.0 1.1 2017-04-27, Rock and Roll Days of StarCraft: a Development Retrospective. Blizzard Entertainment.