I have been using the ~ key to activate the shell so I can key in some cheat codes whenever I start a MTW (downloaded from steam) game, or sometimes during a game if I need more money, I key "deadringer" to get 1,000,000. Anyway, today for some reason when I started a new game the ~ key would not bring up the shell box. I tried re-starting the computer 3 times, and tried the ~ key many times, but it simply won't work anymore.
I am inept at using the steam website. I do not know if I should uninstall the steam version from my laptop and then need to re-buy it in the steam store, or if I can re-load the game from the steam store or library. It is all so confusing.
Can anyone advise me what to do? I cannot play the game at all without the cheats because I am 75 and will not play for a year to get armies and buildings built.
PLEASE, I am begging. How do I get back the shell box when using the ~ key?