SOLVED! KOTOR 2 Console Commands Not Working

As the console of KOTOR 2 is invisible, it’s not uncommon to see people complaining about KOTOR 2 console commands not working. In most cases, all you have to do is to enter commands blindly. Also, you could run the game as an administrator, modify the .ini file and resort to KSE. New to KOTOR 2  and don’t know your way around it? Then you should find this article helpful.

Getting Console Commands To Work: Suggestions

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Enter Commands Blindly

It’s impossible to see the console in KOTOR 2 so there is no need to bother searching for it on the screen. To use cheats, press the tilde key to open the console, enter commands and press Enter. Needless to say, do your best to make sure that the commands don’t have typos. Otherwise, the commands could result in less than ideal outcomes.

Note: Once you hit the tilde key, there is one trick to determine whether the console is opened: move the characters around. If your character is unable to move, the console is ready to run commands. Also, it’s noteworthy that the key to open the console command varies between keyboard: ~, ´, Shift + ´, …

Run The Game As An Administrator

  • Step 1: Go to KOTOR 2 folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\SWKotOR2).
  • Step 2: Locate the executable file (.exe.), right-click it and pick Properties.
  • Step 3: Navigate to the Compatibility tab.
  • Step 4: Check the Run the game as an administrator checkbox.
  • Step 5: Select Apply, choose OK and run the game.

Modify The .INI File

  • Step 1: Go to KOTOR 2 folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\SWKotOR2).
  • Step 2: Locate swkotor2.ini file then open it using Notepad.
  • Step 3: Scroll down to [Game Options] then enter EnableCheats=1 below it.
  • Step 4: Save the changes and close the file.
  • Step 5: Launch the game, run commands in the console and see how things turn out.

Use The KSE Editor

  • Step 1: Go to the Steam Workshop of KOTOR 2.
  • Step 2: Locate KSE (KOTOR Save Editor), download and install it.
  • Step 3: Use KSE to change aspects of the game to your liking.

What Might Have Gone Wrong

All in all, unlike its KOTOR 1 counterpart, the console of KOTOR 2 cannot be seen once opened. Because of that, when players press the tilde key (~) and see nothing, it’s only natural for them to report KOTOR 2 console commands not working. Besides that, you can’t make use of the console as well as console commands if you have yet to enable cheats for KOTOR 2. 

KOTOR 2: Additional FAQs

Is it true that the game’s ending was supposed to be different? 

Yes, the initially planned ending would have shown the deaths of all characters travelling alongside the player. 

How many lightsaber forms does KOTOR 2 offer? 

There are a total of 7 Jedi Lightsaber Forms but you can only learn a maximum of 6. The forms feature different fighting techniques. Of course, each form has its strengths and weaknesses. 

Which planet should I visit first in KOTOR 2? 

The first planet you should visit is Na Shaddaa. After that, it is recommended to visit the planets based on this order: Onderon, Dxun, Korriban and Dantooine. 

Which class is the best in KOTOR 2? 

To get the most out of this game, you should become a Jedi Consular since it can outpower other classes in the late stage of KOTOR 2.

Can the prologue of KOTOR 2 be skipped? 

Yes, the prologue is skippable as it’s in essence a tutorial and everything you gained there will be lost. However, if you want to finish the game 100%, you must play through the prologue to get a Steam achievement. 

What are common KOTOR 2 cheats? 

  • heal – Fully regenerate the health and force points of the character.
  • invulnerability – Become invincible 
  • infiniteuses – Remove the limited uses of items
  • turbo – Make the character move quicker
  • bright – Light up the dark areas
  • restartminigame – Restart the mini game you lost
  • revealmap – Reveal the current area’s map 
  • whereami – Pinpoint your present location on the map
  • givecredits xx – Generates xx credits
  • givemed – Generate 100 medical kits
  • giverepair – Generate 100 advanced repair kits
  • givecomspikes – Generate 99 com spikes
  • givesitharmour- Generate 100 armor
  • giveitem – Generate an item of your choice (check out the list of item codes)
  • addlevel xx – Add xx level 
  • addexp xx – Add xx experience points
  • addlightside xx – Add lightside points (if a number is not entered then the maximum light points will be given)
  • adddarkside xx – Add darkside points (if a number is not entered then the maximum dark points will be given)
  • settreatinjury xx –  Set treat injury stats to an xx level
  • setcomputeruse xx – Set computer use stats to an xx level
  • setdemolitions xx – Set demolition stats to a  xx level
  • setstealth xx – Set stealth stats to an xx level
  • setawareness xx – Set awareness stats to an xx level
  • setcharisma xx – Set charisma stats to an xx level
  • setwisdom – Set wisdom stats to an xx level
  • setintelligence xx – Set intelligence stats to an xx level
  • setconstitution xx – Set constitution stats to a xx level
  • setdexterity xx – Set dexterity stats to a xx level
  • setstrength xx -Set strength stats to an xx level
  • setsecurity xx – Set security stats to an xx level
  • setrepair xx – Set repair skill to an xx level
  • setpersuade xx – Set persuade skill to an xx level
  • dance_dance_revan – Revan will transform into a dancing Twi’lek

Note: xx represents the value determined by you.

Tips And Tricks

  • Open all lockers, containers and boxes. 
  • Always loot the enemies’ bodies. 
  • Treat the companions nicely. 
  • Never underestimate the Persuade skill.
  • Feel free to decrease difficulty if the game gets tough. 

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