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How to get free in game money[edit]

This cheat will guide you through the steps of getting some free in game money.
Difficulty: Easy

Step 1: Start the game[edit]

Start the game, then simply navigate your way to the main menu to select the Open Saves Folder.
It is possible to navigate to the folder out of the game. The file directory using Windows is:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Introversion\Prison Architect\saves
The file directory using Mac OS X is:
/Users/%username%/Library/Application Support/Prison Architect/saves
For Linux:
/home/%username%/.Prison Architect/saves

Step 2: Open the Saves file[edit]

You can use Notepad, Notepad++, etc on windows to open this file.
Cheats FreeMoney Demo1.png

Just double click and this message box on the right should ask you what to do,
You need to select Select a program from a list of installed programs


For mac open the file using Textedit which comes pre-installed. To edit your amount of in game money, hold Cmd+F (Ctr+F for windows) and search for Balance in the prison file.
Change the number after that to whatever amount of money you want.
e.g "Balance 10000" Take note that if you log out of that game you will only have 1 money left however you indeed have 10000.

How to have a misconduct-free prison[edit]

This makes the game easy.
Difficulty: Easy

How to do it[edit]

Simply follow step 1 and 2 of the cheat above. Find "Misconduct". Next to the first time it comes up, it should say "true". Change it to "false". Now save the file and load your prison. Your prisoners will not break the rules anymore!

How to remove penalties (escapes, murders, etc.)[edit]

This cheat removes all penalties you may have accrued. Escapes give such a huge penalty that even one can destroy your score. Correct your mistakes here.
Difficulty: Medium

How to do it[edit]

Follow step 1 and 2 of the "Free money" cheat above. Find "BEGIN Penalties" in the file. After that you will see "Points" followed by a number. Change that number to "0.00000". Then you will see "BEGIN Penalties" again, followed by "Size" and a number. Change the number after Size to 0. Then, delete every single line until you get to "END". If done correctly, you should see something like this:

   BEGIN Penalties  
       Points               0.00000  
       BEGIN Penalties  Size 0  END
   END

How to research everything[edit]

This cheat allows you to research whatever you want. It can be everything or only certain things.
Difficulty: Easy

How to do it[edit]

Follow step 1 and 2 of the "Free money" cheat above. Find "BEGIN Research" in the file. After that you will see all the different possible things to research, one on each line. Towards the end of each line, you will see "Progress" followed by a number. Change all the numbers to "1.00000" to have everything researched. Also, ensure that "Desired" is always "false", although if it's true that won't break things, it will simply complete research as soon as you load your save.


How to clean your prison[edit]

This cheat allows you to clean up your prison and prevent it from ever getting dirty again.
Difficulty: Medium

Step 1: Disable Decay[edit]

Find the word 'EnabledDecay'. In alpha-15c it should be at line 15. Change the following value from 'true' to 'false'. This will prevent your prison from getting dirty.

Step 2: Clean up prison[edit]

You will need a texteditor which supports searching for regular expressions. For example notepad++ would suffice.
Open the 'Find and replace...' dialogue. Ensure it is set to search with regular expressions. Search for 'Con \d+\.\d+' and replace all occurrences with a space. This will clean up your prison.