Just like the first Icewind Dale. Go into the icewind2.ini file and add Cheats=1 beneath the Game Options title and save it. Now during game play just hit Ctrl+Tab and that crazy little bar will show up at the bottom of your screen.
the only really cool cheat key of course is Ctrl+R which completely heals and ressurects the character your mouse is sitting on. Ctrl+J will place your PC's anywhere your mouse is on the screen. There's a few more you can mess around with.
ctrlaltdelete:addgold(#) - adds pretty much as much gold as you want.
ctrlaltdelete:setcurrentxp(#) - adds pretty much as much xp as you want to all or just a few or one character.
ctrlaltdelete:createitem("00x,#") - creates any item in the game you specify. Here are a few starters that will sorta give you an idea of what you can do:
("00amul15") - Amulet of Intellect adds +1 to your Int ability.
("00arow06,100") - Arrow of Biting. Items such as arrows and bolts and a few others similar to these you can add 100 or 200, etc. Other items like swords and boots don't work like this.
("00ax1h76") - Returning Throwing Axe.
("00ax2h96") - Axe of Cleaving +5.
("00bolt93,50") - Bolt of Stunning. Like arrows you can add more to these because they're projectiles.
("00bowc92") - Composite Longbow of Spell Resistance.
("00bowl97") - Longbow of the Shield.
("00bowp99") - Composite Shortbow of Endurance +2. Adds +4 to your Con ability.
("00bows89") - Silenced Shortbow +1. Adds +2 to your Move Silently skill.
("00brac03") - Bracers of Defense +3.
("00chan05") - Splint Mail +1.
("00club98") - Corrosive Club +2.
("00dagg86") - Sure Strike Throwing Dagger.
("00flal90") - Vampiric Flail.
("00helm07") - Helmet of Charm Protection.
("00leat87") - Studded Leather of Luck.
("00mace92") - Mace of Stunning Frost Burst.
("00plat03") - Mithral Field Plate Armor +2.
("00ring67") - Ring of Magic Missiles.
("00scrl06,10") - Protection from Poison. Just to let you know, I haven't figured out yet where the rest of the scrolls are hiding. So if you figure it out, POST IT.
("00shld11") - Large Shield +1.
("00slng99") - Sling +2.
("00sper94") - Spear of Wounding.
("00staf81") - Staff of Invisibility.
("00swdb92") - Static Bastardsword.
("00swdc92") - Scimitar of Hell's Fire.
("00swdl84") - Spellward Longsword.
("00swds85") - Reflective Shortsword +1.
("00swdt90") - Blessed Greatsword +2.
("00wand05,10") - Wand of Lightning. I think you can stack wands as you can arrows or bolts. Not really sure.
These are just but a few of the hundreds of codes you can enter. I've had the game for only 2 days so I'm still searching for all of them because I have nothing else better to do. On another note, I am in way in league with the folks at Black Isle or BioWare or any of these fine people responsible for this Icewind Dale II. I'm just a fan of Forgotten Realms D&D. Thank you.
the light of cera sumat(large sword)=ctrlaltdelete:createitem("11HFSLHE",1)
NOTE: THIS IS THE BEST SWORD IN THE GAME BUT IS ONLY USABLE BY PALADINS, IN THE CHEAT SCREEN INSTEAD OF SHIFT 2 BEING ", SHIFT# GIVES YOU SPEECH MARKS