Entering Cheat Codes with International Keyboards

On the PC Cheats pages on our website, most of the cheats require a certain button to be pressed to activate a cheat or bring up the cheat console. Non-US or non-US-International keyboards that the buttons indicated on the cheat pages don't work, though.

Carina Lundmark-Oquendo from Sweden filled us in on the details of her Swedish keyboard; the following is a list of keyboards which will have no problems and the keyboards which may need other buttons to be pressed.

What keys are needed?

If you look at some of the PC cheats you'll notice that the majority of them require the tilde key to be pressed to bring up the cheat console. This is not set in stone, some games simply require an alpha key to be pressed, such as the Z button. In either case, our cheat pages specify which key is required for US and US-International keyboards.

Here's an Example

Carina from Sweden wrote in about the Oblivion Cheats, which require the tilde key ( ~ ) to be pressed to load the cheat console. On a 101-key US keyboard, this is not a problem; the tilde key is located just above the TAB key and a simple press does the trick. On Carina's Swedish keyboard, however (and many others), the tilde key is located near the Enter key and does nothing to load the cheat console.

The good news is that there still is a key that works. As Carina explains it is the key in the same location as the tilde key on US keyboards. (the one just above the TAB key) On a Swedish keyboard, the correct key is the one that has the ½ and § symbols on it.

Keyboards That Have No Issues or Have Solutions

There should be no issues pressing the tilde key or the key above the TAB key with the following keyboards:

  • US
    • Press the tilde key
  • US-International
    • Press the tilde key
  • AZERTY (France, Belgium)
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • QZERTY
    • Press the key above the tab key
  • Dvorak Simplified
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Arabic
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Greek
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Hebrew
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Bulgarian
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Devanāgarī
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Chinese
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Hangul (Korean)
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Sebeolsik 390
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Sebeolsik Final
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Sebeolsic Noshift
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Japanese
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • French
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Swedish / Finnish
    • Press the ½ / § key above the TAB key
  • U.K.
    • Press the grave accent key ( ' ) above the TAB key.
  • Norwegian
    • Press the key above the TAB key
  • Danish
    • Press the key above the TAB key

Keyboards That May Have Issues and Solutions but are Not Confirmed

The following keyboards may have issues pressing the tilde key, and a solution has not been verified for this article:

  • Canadian French
  • Canadian Multilingual Standard
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • QWERTZ (Germany, Austria)
  • QWERTZ (Swiss German, Swiss French, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg)
  • Romanian
  • Hungary
  • Russian
  • Armenian
  • Bulgarian BDS
  • Thai