Add_equipment is one of the most typical cheats you can use in HOI4. In today’s guide, I will show you how to use it on all the typical equipment you work with. So let’s start digging deeper!
How does the add_equipment cheat work?
Cheat add_equipment is easy and has two variables. The first one is NUMBER, which allows you to set a specific amount of equipment, and the second is EQUIPMENT TYPE, in which you must specify what equipment you want to add.
add_equipment [NUMBER] [EQUIPMENT TYPE]
Alternatively, you can use the
ae [NUMBER] [EQUIPMENT TYPE] command.
* If you don’t have researched equipment, you can use the research_on_icon_click cheat, which allows you to instantly open research for anything you click on in the research view. You can also use the research all command to open everything you need.
Types of equipment you will use
An important parameter is the EQUIPMENT TYPE, which you must specify which determines what equipment you get. For this case, I have created a complete list of all the important equipment types:
Custom types of equipment
If you have created a custom equipment type, such as custom tanks/airplanes, you must name them without spaces. So if we talk about names, you can use “real names” like
Bf 109B or
Pz IV D. However on the other side, if you use such names, you can have problems with the previously mentioned add_equipment cheat. It would be better to use names without spaces and special characters. So instead of
Bf 109B or
Pz IV D, you would use
PZIVD while naming your equipment. After that, you can use your add_equipment cheat freely.
There is also add_latest_equipment, where you don’t need to specify the equipment_type. All you have to do is specify how much equipment you need and you will get the latest.
Other supportive cheats
There are more cheats which you will need to use with add_equipment, just as
fuel. Simply put, without people or fuel, your new equipment won’t work well. But that’s for another time.