How to Money Cheat in X3: Albion Prelude

So start­ing out in X3: Albion Pre­lude can be a time con­sum­ing ende­vor and can take a very long time.  If you are like me and don’t have a large amount of time to spend actu­ally earn­ing your money and would just like to start with it there is a sim­ple lit­tle script you can run within the games built in script edi­tor.  Yes Egosoft is awe­some and built in their own script edi­tor that does every­thing you can imagine.


Before you pro­ceed you should know that TGB and it’s affil­i­ates CANNOT be held respon­si­ble for uti­liz­ing the in game script edi­tor.  If you change some­thing incor­rectly you can break your game and cause you to have to load a pre­vi­ous save.  You use the in game edi­tor and this cheat AT YOUR OWN RISK.  Addi­tion­ally if you are a Steam user this may mark your game as mod­i­fied which means you will no longer get acheive­ments when you play the game.  Hav­ing said all that if you don’t care, don’t mind poten­tially break­ing some­thing and/or don’t have the Steam ver­sion of the game con­tinue on.


This cheat will increase your bank account in the game by 100,000 cred­its.  You can put what­ever num­ber you like.  I per­son­ally did 12 mil­lion cred­its.  I found this was more than enough to get started in both the game and mak­ing money much more quickly.  I took 12 mil­lion cred­its into the stock exchange and turned it into 50 mil­lion with­out to much effort.   You must have enabled the script edi­tor cheat to use it.


To enable the script edi­tor, dock your ship and go to the rename your pilot option in the game’s menu. Change the name of your pilot to “There­shall­be­w­ings” and press “OK.”  Save your game and reload it.  You should now have access to the script editor.


Open the script edi­tor and choose <New Script> and name it “money script.” Double-click the “New line” option under the code and choose “Trade Com­mands.” Find the com­mand named “Add money to player” and double-click it. In the Script Input dia­log box, choose <Num­ber> and then enter the num­ber 100,000 and press “OK” until you are returned to the script editor.


Find your money script in the list of scripts, high­light it, and press ‘R’ and then “Enter.”  You can do this as many times as you like until you have the desired amount of credits.


If you have any ques­tions please post them here and we will do our best to help you out!

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