The Movies: Stunts & Effects Cheats for PC

How to unlock everything in the PC version

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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. In the game, you play the role of a filmmaker, where you choose camera angles, sound direction, and lighting. You then navigate through Hollywood's history and adapt to new equipment as the narrative moves through the 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.

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

Always back up 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, view hidden files and folders in Windows.

  2. Open the file in a text editor and delete the contents of the file.

  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 start the game, everything will be unlocked.