Ice-Pick Lodge and tinyBuild’s Pathologic 2 is one weird game. The psychological horror title captures a slice of life from a Russian town suffering from cultural crisis and impending doom. It’s a little bit like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask meets We Happy Few. For gamers who find themselves getting stuck, constantly dying, or just not making it very far in the game… there are some cheats for that.
The Pathologic 2 cheats contained within the trainer are listed below:
- Edit Health
- Edit Hunger
- Edit Stamina
- Edit Thirst
- Edit Exhaustion
The trainer basically makes it so that you can go through the town without worrying about getting hungry, or losing your health during fights, or running out of stamina when you race around town. The ability to edit exhaustion also means that you don’t have to worry about having to sleep to restore your energy. Sleeping is both a necessity and a time-waster in Pathologic 2, so not having to stop to sleep will definitely give you an edge up, especially since you only have 12 days to save the town before it gets bombarded and set to roast by the Inquisition.
Now since the game is timer-based, some gamers might have a handle on all the other minutiae save for the timer. If the limited amount of days to save the town is what has you troubled there’s actually a way to change the time via a text editor.
User Shorax from Fearless Revolution found a way to modify the in-game timer for Pathologic 2.
Head to the install directory for the game. If you don’t know how to get there just go to the search bar and type in: Pathologic 2DataVirtualMachinePathologicSandbox
From there, open up the directory and find the file: Action.xml
Use Notepad++ to pen the file. If you don’t have Notepad++ you can download it from the Notepad Plus Plus website.
Use NotePad++ to open Action.xml and then press Ctrl+F to find “SetGeneralTimeSPeedFactor”. You’ll need to scroll down to line 103894 and you’ll need to look for: %14.4
The %14.4 is the in-game timer speed. Raising it will make days and nights go by faster. Lowering it will make the days and nights go by slower. Setting it to ‘1’ will basically mean you’re setting the game to real-life time.
Shorax explains that there is a caveat to modifying the game timer, though, writing…
“Note that the time factor change will take effect only if you start a new game ,from the moment you get off the train.
“To verify if it worked ,in game open the console>inspector>services>element 56.”
If you did it correctly you can use the slowed down (or sped up) timer to make the game easier or harder depending on your play-style.
Pathologic 2 is a really unique title insofar that there is a limited number of NPCs around town and they can get infected and die. Your objective is to save the people and save the town. It may sound easy but the game is extremely hard due to its non-linear design structure, which forces players to have to try to think outside of the box in order to solve some problems.
It’s also kind of a janky game. In some ways it kind of reminds me a less buggy version of the recent Fallout games, but combined with Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes titles. Oh and it also has a bunch of bare titties, so that’s an extra bonus, too.