How to Use Batch Files in Starfield

Starfield lets you save a ton of time by running predefined scripts saved in batch files with a single console command, instead of having to type out a bunch of commands every time you want to do something useful.

What are console scripts?

Console scripts are sets of console commands that you can save in a ‘.txt’ or ‘.bat’ file and then run in the game with a single ‘bat’ (don’t mistake with a file extension ‘.bat’) command. This is useful when you want to do something that requires you to type a lot of console commands, like adding all perks to your character, or giving yourself every ammunition type in the game.

Running your first script

  • Open a folder where your game executable is located. If you bought the game on Steam, then the folder is likely located at ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starfield’. In my case, I have it installed on ‘D:\’, so it’s in ‘D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Starfield’.
  • Create a ‘.txt’ file in that folder and name it ‘test.txt’.
  • Open the file in a text editor, and paste the following code into it:
Player.AddItem F 10000

This script will add 10,000 credits to your inventory. Now, save the file and close it.

After saving and closing the file:

Launch the game and open the in-game console. Enter:

bat test

This will execute the script you just created. The argument given to the ‘bat’ command refers to the batch file’s path relative to the game’s executable.

Upon checking your inventory, you should now have 10,000 more credits.

Unlike with ‘.bat’ files, you don’t need to specify the extension of ‘.txt’ files when running them. So if you named your file ‘test.txt’, you can run it with ‘bat test’ instead of ‘bat ‘test.txt’. For this reason, I recommend using ‘.txt’ files instead of ‘.bat’ files for scripting.

Organizing things

The game’s directory is already cluttered with files, so by adding a bunch of batch files to it, you’ll only make it worse. To avoid this, I recommend creating a new folder inside the game’s directory, and then saving all of your scripts there. For example, I store all my scripts in the ‘Scripts/’ folder.

Now, if you put your scripts in a folder, you’ll have to specify the path to the script relative to the game’s executable when running it. So if you put them in a ‘Scripts/’ folder, you’ll have to run them with ‘bat “Scripts/test”‘. Notice that the path is in quotes, because it contains a backslash, which is a special character in the console, so it needs to be escaped. You’ll need to do this every time you run a script that’s inside of a folder, or when you also want to specify the extension of the file, since ‘.’ is also treated a special character.

Example: Add Every Skill Perk to Your Character

Let’s create a script that will add every perk in the game to your character.

Another advantage of loading scripts from batch files: they support comments. Lines following ‘;’, ‘#’ or ‘//’ are ignored when batch files are loaded, so you can see what each command does.

# Physical
Player.AddPerk 002C59DF ; Boxing
Player.AddPerk 0028AE14 ; Cellular Regeneration 
Player.AddPerk 002C555E ; Concealment
Player.AddPerk 002CE2A0 ; Decontamination
Player.AddPerk 002C59E2 ; Energy Weapon Dissipation 
Player.AddPerk 0028AE17 ; Environmental Conditioning
Player.AddPerk 002CE2DD ; Fitness
Player.AddPerk 0028AE29 ; Gymnastics
Player.AddPerk 002C5554 ; Martial Arts
Player.AddPerk 002C53B4 ; Neurostrikes
Player.AddPerk 002CFCAD ; Nutrition
Player.AddPerk 002CFCAE ; Pain Tolerance
Player.AddPerk 0028AE13 ; Rejuvenation
Player.AddPerk 002CFCB2 ; Stealth
Player.AddPerk 002C59D9 ; Weight Lifting
Player.AddPerk 002CE2E1 ; Wellness
# Social
Player.AddPerk 002C5A8E ; Commerce
Player.AddPerk 002CFCAF ; Deception
Player.AddPerk 002C59E1 ; Diplomacy
Player.AddPerk 002C5A94 ; Gastronomy
Player.AddPerk 002C555D ; Instigation
Player.AddPerk 002C59DE ; Intimidation
Player.AddPerk 002C53AE ; Isolation
Player.AddPerk 002C890D ; Leadership
Player.AddPerk 002C5555 ; Manipulation
Player.AddPerk 002C555F ; Negotiation
Player.AddPerk 0023826F ; Outpost Management
Player.AddPerk 0022EC82 ; Persuasion
Player.AddPerk 0028B853 ; Scavenging
Player.AddPerk 002C53B3 ; Ship Command
Player.AddPerk 002C555B ; Theft
Player.AddPerk 002C53B0 ; Xenosociology
# Combat
Player.AddPerk 0027DF94 ; Armor Penetration
Player.AddPerk 002CFCAB ; Ballistics
Player.AddPerk 0027CBBA ; Crippling
Player.AddPerk 002C5556 ; Demolitions
Player.AddPerk 002CFCB0 ; Dueling
Player.AddPerk 00147E38 ; Heavy Weapons Certification
Player.AddPerk 0027DF96 ; Incapacitation
Player.AddPerk 002C59DD ; Lasers
Player.AddPerk 002C890B ; Marksmanship
Player.AddPerk 0027BAFD ; Particle Beams
Player.AddPerk 002080FF ; Pistol Certification
Player.AddPerk 002C555A ; Rapid Reloading
Player.AddPerk 002CE2E0 ; Rifle Certification
Player.AddPerk 002C53AF ; Sharpshooting
Player.AddPerk 0027DF97 ; Shotgun Certification
Player.AddPerk 002C53B1 ; Sniper Certification
Player.AddPerk 002C59DA ; Targeting
# Science
Player.AddPerk 002C2C5A ; Aneutronic Fusion
Player.AddPerk 002C5560 ; Astrodynamics
Player.AddPerk 0027CBBB ; Astrophysics
Player.AddPerk 002C5557 ; Botany
Player.AddPerk 002CE2C0 ; Chemistry
Player.AddPerk 002CE29F ; Geology
Player.AddPerk 002CE2DF ; Medicine
Player.AddPerk 002C59E0 ; Outpost Engineering
Player.AddPerk 0027CBC2 ; Planetary Habitation
Player.AddPerk 002C555C ; Research Methods
Player.AddPerk 002CFCB1 ; Scanning
Player.AddPerk 0027CBC3 ; Spacesuit Design
Player.AddPerk 0004CE2D ; Special Projects
Player.AddPerk 0027CBC1 ; Surveying
Player.AddPerk 002C890C ; Weapon Engineering
Player.AddPerk 002C5552 ; Zoology
# Tech
Player.AddPerk 0027B9ED ; Automated Weapon Systems
Player.AddPerk 002CE2C2 ; Ballistic Weapon Systems
Player.AddPerk 0008C3EE ; Boost Assault Training
Player.AddPerk 00146C2C ; Boost Pack Training
Player.AddPerk 002C53B2 ; EM Weapon Systems
Player.AddPerk 002C59DB ; Energy Weapon Systems
Player.AddPerk 002CE2DE ; Engine Systems
Player.AddPerk 002C5558 ; Missile Weapon Systems
Player.AddPerk 002C2C5B ; Particle Beam Weapon Systems
Player.AddPerk 00143B6B ; Payloads
Player.AddPerk 002CFCAC ; Piloting
Player.AddPerk 002C5553 ; Robotics
Player.AddPerk 002CE2E2 ; Security
Player.AddPerk 002C2C59 ; Shield Systems
Player.AddPerk 002C59DC ; Starship Design
Player.AddPerk 002AC953 ; Starship Engineering
Player.AddPerk 002C5559 ; Targeting Control Systems

I also have other useful scripts, such as adding 1,000 of each ammunition type to your inventory, adding every resource in the game, paying off all bounties, etc. However, they are too big to show them all here, so I’ve published them on this website.

Now, save it to ‘Scripts/LearnAllPerks.txt’:

If everything works as expected, this empty perk tree should become fully unlocked.

Now run the script we just created:

bat "Scripts/LearnAllPerks"

In the case of adding perks, you will have to call this script multiple times until every perk is at the desired rank.

Done. Every skill perk is now unlocked and fully upgraded.

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