The Movies: Stunts & Effects Cheats for PC

How to unlock everything

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Developed by Lionhead Studios and released in 2006, The Movies: Stunts & Effects is an expansion pack for the business simulation game The Movies. It adds special effects and stunts to the franchise. It lets you play the role of a filmmaker, where you choose camera angles, sound direction, and lighting. You then navigate your way through Hollywood's history, adapting to new equipment as the narrative moves through the various decades and filmmaking technology improves.

While The Movies: Stunts & Effects doesn't have cheat codes, there is a way to unlock everything in the game by modifying a certain file. We'll show you how.

This guide is specifically for The Movies: Stunts & Effects for PC.

Always backup files before attempting to modify them.

How to Unlock Everything in The Movies: Stunts & Effects

Editing the unlocking.ini file allows you to begin a new game in the year 2000 with everything unlocked. To make that edit:

  1. Locate the unlocking.ini file on your hard drive. It's in C: > Application Data > Lionhead Studios > The Movies > Unlocking by default.

    If the file is not visible, make sure you can view hidden files and folders in Windows.

  2. Open the file in a text editor and delete what's in it.

  3. Paste the following text into the file exactly as shown:

    highest_decade = 2100

    [prizes]

    RANKPRIZE_1

    RANKPRIZE_2

    RANKPRIZE_3

    RANKPRIZE_4

    RANKPRIZE_5

    RANKPRIZE_6

    RANKPRIZE_7

    RANKPRIZE_8

    RANKPRIZE_9

    RANKPRIZE_10

    RANKPRIZE_11

    RANKPRIZE_12

    RANKPRIZE_13

    RANKPRIZE_14

    RANKPRIZE_15

    RANKPRIZE_16

    RANKPRIZE_17

    RANKPRIZE_18

    RANKPRIZE_19

    RANKPRIZE_20

    RANKPRIZE_21

    RANKPRIZE_22

    RANKPRIZE_23

    RANKPRIZE_24

  4. Save the file. The next time you boot up the game, everything will be unlocked.