Finally I got this game and although I've yet to have a good look at the workings I have finished it without cheating, however it is not as 'nice' to play as Far Cry, no beach for me and my M16 to relax on, the smell of burning rubber, cars, boats and bodies assaulted my nostrils and it was irritating to take out a check point only to come back to it a few minutes later and find it fully repaired and re-occupied by the twin brothers of those I had just disposed of!

OK, this is what you do to add some fun and balance to the game. Loads of cheat sites out there tell you that Far Cry original cheats work with FC2, they don't is the simple answer!

You need to create a new shortcut on your desktop. Don't delete the shortcut that was created when you installed the game, you'll need that shortcut later on! Once you have created the new shortcut, right click on it and choose properties and edit the Target box so that it looks very much like the following, depending on which drive you have installed the game on:
"C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Far Cry 2\bin\FarCry2.exe" -GameProfile_GodMode 1 -GameProfile_UnlimitedAmmo 1 -GameProfile_AllWeaponsUnlock 1 -GameProfile_UnlimitedReliability 1 -GameProfile_SkipIntroMovies 1

Now, in the Tutorial these cheats will need to be turned on and off. Start the program using the Original shortcut created while the game was installing. Wait until you have your weapons and syringes, most important! Then save the game and quit the game. Start the game again by clicking on the new shortcut, cheats will be enabled. You may have to do this several times so save often! You can use the cheats in the main game until you head towards the end of the first level, you have to choose whether to defend Mike's Bar or the Church. You need to Save the game before you choose and then start the game again by clicking on the Original Shortcut. If you stay in God mode you will end up killing repeatedly forever, the game will not move forward at all, that is why you must save often. After Level two has started, save the game, quit and restart using the modified shortcut and enjoy yourself!

DD