To activate Cheat Mode, hold Alt and type "WIN". To use it, go to
Europe and press Shift+4 for extra money or click on any member of
your colony and press S to make them an Expert. To add more people
to your colony, press T. Be careful: if you exceed 31 people the
game will crash.
For a strange message, use the Create Unit option to build a ship,
then attack the unit you just created.
Select something you want built instantly and press SPACEBAR.
Sell Items under Boycott:
To sell items under boycott in Europe, go to your ship, select the
desired item, and press Unload. This may not work on all versions.