To utilize some of the cheat codes for CoH, you need to enable the console. To do this, follow the steps in this tech-recipe.
1. Right-click on your shortcut for the game.
2. Select Properties, and add -dev on to the end of the target line.
3. While in-game, you can now hold Ctrl + Shift + ~ or Ctrl + Shift + @ to open the console.
4. Repeat the key command in Step 3 to close the console.
Note: You cannot play online with -dev enabled.