Unlock Secret CharactersAdded 31 May 2007, ID #26713
At the 'Main' menu select 'New Officer' and then to 'Create New Officer'. Choose the name option and enter one of the following names to unlock the corresponding character. These characters have pre-determined attributes.
Select any scenario and choose a character as usual. Start the scenario, then press L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Select during your turn. Select the "Add Player Officer" on the menu that appears. All playable characters in the current scenario will appear. Select a character for player two, then repeat to use up to eight controllable characters. To use created characters in multi-player mode, use the same steps as described previously except select 'New Officer' if you want to play as a Ronin or 'New Country' to play as a Liege. If both players are using created Liege characters, first register both under 'New Country'. Then, select them from the 'Ruler' list and follow the rest of the steps.
When you begin a month, do not touch anything. Allow the game to idle for about ten minutes and a merchant will ask you a question about the game such as "What city can you see the great wall of China in?" (Bei Ping) or "Out of these 3 officers, which one was a tiger general for Shu?" (Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, Ma Chao, and Hwang Zhong.) They give you a little experience and say "maybe something good will happen".
Extra money with created officers
If you want to use an officer of your own, make him/her a ruler with no followers. When the game begins, sell all of your food, then withdraw all the money you can. That will give you a boost -- when you have no fame or deeds, your wages are very low and the game will allow you to buy The Sword Of Light/Heaven and any other item that will increase your stats.
At the main menu, select the "New Officer" option. Choose "Create New Officer" from the new officer menu. Choose the name option and enter one of the following names. For example, for Sun Tzu, enter Sun as the last name and Tzu as the first name, so the name appears as Sun Tzu. If done correctly, a musical note will play, and an officer will automatically be created and given type, ability, skills, and gender. Select a birthdate, and face and everything else is done.
George Patton (Note: Put an extra space after "George".)
Sun Tzu has 90 WAR, 100 INT, 74 POL, 82 CHA, is a balanced type officer, and has 17 skills, unlike the usual 2 or 3. One of these skills is Oracle. Obviously this character is derived from the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, author of the Art of War. It does not take long to build his abilities and other skills up. He can be a tremendous figure in your games.