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  • Help: Cheat console/cheat box won't appear
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To Use Cheats

First, bring up the cheat console by holding down the CTRL, SHIFT, and C keys on your keyboard at the same time.

This will bring a small dark blue box up at the top of your screen. This box is generally called the "cheat box" or the "cheat console." Type the cheat text in there and hit ENTER.

If you don't get the cheat box when you do CTRL, SHIFT, C, then see: Game Help:Cheat Box Won't Appear

Don't enter the brackets around the variables when you enter the cheat.

Example of entering a cheat:

Let's say you want to use the constrainfloorelevation cheat. You'll see that it's listed as:

constrainFloorElevation [true/false]

The [ ] brackets mean that you pick one option - in this case true or false. So, to activate the cheat you would type:

constrainFloorElevation false

Remember that you never type the [ ] brackets and only choose one option within them.

Build Cheats

Cheats that are helpful in building on lots. For specific tutorials on using these cheats to create your dream lot, see: Tutorials:Build Mode Tutorials.


RightArrow.gif allowObjectsOnRoofs [true/false]

Late Night

Usage: moveObjects [on/off]. Removes limitations for placing objects on roofs


RightArrow.gif AlwaysAllowBuildBuy [true/false]

all

When enabled, build mode and buy mode objects won't disable themselves during fires and burglary. Default is "false" - set to "true" to enable this behavior.


RightArrow.gif constrainFloorElevation [true/false]

all

Allows all terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures on them. Walls, floors, and objects will move with the terrain, allowing you to create sloped walls and floored hills. However, placing new walls/floors will still flatten terrain, and placing objects will still require the terrain to be flat initially if the objects normally require it. Default is "true" - set to "false" to enable this behavior.


RightArrow.gif Build Mode Tips

Island Paradise

  • Holding down the ALT key while building a foundation, deck, or stilted

foundation will create a foundation with a height of one step (normal foundations start at a height of four steps).

  • Holding down the ALT key while building stairs on a foundation, deck, or stilted foundations will place two or three step stairways depending on the level of the terrain.


RightArrow.gif EnableLotLocking [true/false]

enables toggling lot locking in the Edit Town Info Panel.

To build on a locked lot like a tomb you can use enablelotlocking or testingcheatsenabled. You use this cheat from Edit Town mode.

By using enablelotlocking: Type enablelotlocking TRUE. Why true? Because it enabled locking in the description of the lot. Press the little lock close to the "edit lot" button, it will unlock the lot and you can edit it.

By using testingcheatsenabled: Type testingcheatsenabled true and while playing on a sim, hold shift and press the ground of the lot. It will give you the option to edit the lot.


RightArrow.gif moveobjects [true/false]

all

Allows moving of objects onto places on the grid where they would normally not be allowed. Also allows you to pick up sims.


RightArrow.gif placeFriezes [on/off]

Sets the deck foundation product to type frieze.


RightArrow.gif removeFloorCutout [true/false]

Usage:removeFloorCutout id


RightArrow.gif RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings [true/false] or rbbb [on/off]

Late Night

Usage:RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings [on/off] Removes restrictions for build/buy in buildings


Requires testingCheatsEnabled true.


RightArrow.gif setFloorCutout [true/false]

Usage[float]:setFloorCutout centerX centerZ sideLength id


RightArrow.gif setImportedTerrainOffset

Usage: setImportedTerrainOffset [value]. Allows fixed terrain offset to be applied on import


RightArrow.gif Hidden Room Markers

Only available in BuyDebug catalog and only visible in Build/Buy mode. Any room that these markers are placed in will be fogged unless RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings or BuyDebug cheats are on. Any room that contains one of these has the same Build/Buy restrictions as public rooms. Doors leading into rooms with these markers do not have the Go Through interaction.


RightArrow.gif Level Skip Marker

Usage:Only available in BuyDebug catalog and only visible in Build/Buy mode. Any floor level that this marker exists on is skipped with floor up / floor down actions, unless the RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings cheat or BuyDebug cheat is active.)


RightArrow.gif Front of Lot Marker

Island Paradise

Only available in Build/Buy mode. To override the current front of the lot and set a particular side as the front of the lot, CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK on the ground and select "Set Front of Lot."


RightArrow.gif Public Room Markers

Late Night

For Residential Lots with Buildable Shells. Only available in BuyDebug catalog and only visible in Build/Buy mode or if RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings or BuyDebug cheats are on. A Public Room Marker must be placed in all rooms that are supposed to be public except for the "outside room."


Career Building

Must have TestingCheatsEnabled true turned on to use these cheats. Then use <SHIFT> and use your mouse to click on the sim's career building to bring up the menu.


RightArrow.gif Force All Events

Click on career building to display all events for the career consecutively.


RightArrow.gif Force Event

Click on a career building to give you a random career event.


RightArrow.gif Force Opportunity

Click on career building you work at to force an opportunity


Mailbox Commands

Must have TestingCheatsEnabled true turned on to use these cheats. Then use <SHIFT> and use your mouse to click on the mailbox to bring up the menu.


RightArrow.gif Force NPC...

Force a specific Service Sim to show up.


RightArrow.gif Force Visitor

Force a neighbor to show up.


RightArrow.gif Make All Happy

Set the mood/moodlets of everyone in the house to perfect. Remove all negative moodlets.


RightArrow.gif Make Friends For Me

Make a few random friends for the selected Sim.


RightArrow.gif Make Me Know everyone

Make the selected Sim know everyone in town.


RightArrow.gif Make Needs (motives) Static/Dynamic

Make motives static/dynamic for the entire household.


RightArrow.gif Set Career

Give the selected Sim any career at any level.


RightArrow.gif Supernatural Population Control

From patch 1.38 onwards

Add Supernatural Sim to/Remove Supernatural Sims from the World. Add Supernatural will bring up the type of supernatural you want to add and will change 2 Sims in the world to this supernatural type except for the Sims in your household. The Remove Supernatural works the same way except it will remove all of the supernatural types you selected from the world except for supernaturals in your household.


Movie/Picture Taking Cheats

Cheats that are helpful in taking pics and making movies.


RightArrow.gif fadeObjects [on/off]

Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them.


RightArrow.gif hideHeadlineEffects [on/off]

Hides all Sim overhead effects such as thought balloons and speech balloons.


RightArrow.gif slowMotionViz <level>

Puts the visuals of the game in slow motion. Entering a "level" value is optional. Valid values range from 0 = normal speed to 8 = slowest.


RightArrow.gif [Tab]

If Tab is pressed in live mode, the UI will disappear, allowing you to move around freely on the lot. Useful for taking pictures of insides of lots. You do not need to press Ctrl-Shift-C for this to work. You do NOT enter it into the cheat console.


RightArrow.gif moviemakercheatsenabled [true/false]

This adds four additional menus to the Sim with ctrl+shift+click:

  • Animation - Plays specific game animations on Sim
  • Turn off Look Ats
  • Disable Autonomy
  • Edit Sim in Create a Sim
  • Sim Shutdown:Prevents all Sims from doing anything other than player initiated interactions. EP - Island Paradise
 •  Set Looping On/One-Off: Sets animations to be looped or to one-off. EP - Island Paradise

Requires testingcheatsenabled true.


Mouse Cheats

When TestingCheatsEnabled true (is turned on), shift-clicking on things will give you additional interactions. All these cheats are activated by holding shift and clicking on something.


RightArrow.gif Add To Active Family

(Target: Any Sim not in Family) Immediately adds targeted sim to the family. Does not bring in money like moving or marriage does. Has no effect if the current family is already full.


RightArrow.gif ageuptonpc

Late Night

(Target:toddler) Toggles option for toddler who is aging up to be a non-player-controlled Sim in the household.



RightArrow.gif Force NPC...

(Target: Mailbox) Opens a menu showing all the NPCs that can come visit, such as a Babysitter and Repairman. Also includes the special ones like the Grim Reaper and Social Worker Child Protection.


RightArrow.gif Force Visitor

(Target: Mailbox) Forces a random sim to come visit.


RightArrow.gif Make All Happy

(Target: Mailbox) Fills all motives of all sims in the family to 100%. Does not affect visitors. Affects all family members, even if they are not currently at home. Useful for topping off motives for that all-night fishing session.


RightArrow.gif Make Friends For Me

(Target: Mailbox) Increases relationships with all sims that the active sim knows, and adds a few new acquaintances as well.


RightArrow.gif Make Me Know Everyone

(Target: Mailbox) Makes the active sim know all other sims in town.


RightArrow.gif Make Needs Static

(Target: Mailbox) Freezes motives for all sims in the family. Like 'Make All Happy', this does not affect visitors but does affects family members even if they are not at home. Also freezes the workout timer, so this is great for leaving a sim on the treadmill until they reach level 10 in Athletics. Be aware, this also freezes moodlets, so if your sim Hates The Outdoors and has a negative moodlet because she's Beset By Nature, it won't go away if she goes outside. This also means that her wish to Go Inside will not be fulfilled while Make Needs Static is turned on.


RightArrow.gif Modify Traits for Active Sim

(Target: Active Sim) Works like the Midlife Crisis award: you can edit all 5 traits of your sim.


RightArrow.gif Set Career...

(Target: Mailbox) Opens a menu showing all careers. Choose one, and the active sim will join that career.


RightArrow.gif Teleport

(Target: Ground) Shift-click on the ground to open a menu with the option "Teleport me here". This will teleport the active sim to that location.Comes in handy for getting around fast.


RightArrow.gif Trigger Age Transition

(Target: Active Sim) Causes your sim to age up immediately. (Elder sims will die.) Note: Although this menu appears when you click on any sim, it only works on the active sim. It does nothing to other sims.


RightArrow.gif Modifying Individual Needs

(Target: Need Moodlet) If you Ctrl + Click any negative need moodlet in your sim's moodlet panel, the related motive is automatically set to maximum.


Miscellaneous Cheats

Cheats that don't fit into any other category, or would be appropriate in multiple categories.


RightArrow.gif buydebug [on/off]

Makes Debug objects available for placement in buy mode. You can make your own tombs and triggers and fishing holes with the goodies. You'll see them in the (?) question mark panel in Buy Mode).

Requires testingCheatsEnabled true.

This cheat can be turned off by typing buydebug off.


RightArrow.gif RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings [true/false]

Allows unrestricted building in the properties marked as public spaces (e.g. lobbies, entrance halls, etc.).

Requires testingCheatsEnabled true.

This cheat can be turned off by typing RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings false.


RightArrow.gif DiscoTags [on/off]

Makes the tags that mark venues, rabbitholes and homes in the neighborhood view different colors.


RightArrow.gif motherlode

Adds 50,000 simoleons to the household. Must be in live sims mode to use - does not work in neighborhood view.


RightArrow.gif discoverAllUnchartedIslands

Island Paradise

Unlocks all Uncharted Islands, which then become Private Lots owned by the selected Sim family.


RightArrow.gif enableLlamas [on/off]

Gives a message that says, "Llamas enabled." (This one is actually a joke added by EA. It does nothing).


RightArrow.gif EnableLotLocking [true/false]

Enables toggling lot locking in the Edit Town Info Panel.


RightArrow.gif fadeObjects [on/off]

Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them. Does not apply to Sims.


RightArrow.gif familyfunds [Familyname amount]

Give your family as much money as you want. Say you have a family named the Brown family. While you are in their house, go into the cheat window and type: familyfunds Brown 1000000

Requires testingCheatsEnabled true.


RightArrow.gif fps [on/off]

Turns the frame rate display in the upper right corner or or off.


RightArrow.gif freeRealEstate

Ignores the cost when buying a lot for the current game.


RightArrow.gif fullscreen [on/off]

Switches to fullscreen when on, windowed when off. Useful for taking screenshots, which are usually too dark.


RightArrow.gif help <cheatname>

Typing "help" by itself lists all currently available cheats and a short description of each. Entering a cheat name after "help" displays just that cheat and its short description. (It does not give you more information than the overall list.)


RightArrow.gif jokePlease

Shows random joke on cheat console.


RightArrow.gif kaching

Adds 1,000 to active household's funds


RightArrow.gif motherlode

Adds 50,00 simoleons to the household. Must be in live sims mode to use - does not work in neighborhood view.


RightArrow.gif moveobjects [on/off]

Removes footprint limitation for all object placement in Buy Mode and Build Mode. Removes limitations placed on hand tool for when objects are in use or for objects that normally are not movable. Is known to cause issues with game elements, routing, hidden object generation and manipulation, etc. Note that using this cheat allows you to move and delete objects that normally cannot be manipulated such as Sims. If you delete these objects, there is no way to get them back, so be careful!


RightArrow.gif quit

Exits the game.


RightArrow.gif resetsim [full Sim name]

In the rare case that a Sim gets "stuck" in an interaction or somewhere around town or gets something stuck to it, use this cheat. It may take a while for the Sim to appear because it is being entirely rebuilt. Usage example: resetSim Mortimer Goth

Note: Resets the named Sim with neutral motives, no moodlets, and teleports Sim back home.


RightArrow.gif shazaam

Gives 2,500 Lifetime Happiness Points to active Sim.

(I've found that it only incremented lifetime happiness by 1 or 2 points every couple of sims seconds. 
On other sims, it incremented by 500 points. Results vary by sim.  Porkypine 22:58, 10 July 2009 (CDT)porkypine)


RightArrow.gif unlockoutfits [on/off]

Includes career outfits and service Sim outfits as options in Create a Sim. The cheat must be entered before going into CAS.


RightArrow.gif [up arrow]

Recalls the last cheat typed into the cheat window (per game instance).



RightArrow.gif Sim doesn't show up to work cash register?

Try swapping out the cash register? Use testingcheatsenabled, shift-click the ground and then build here. Cash registers are in community lot objects under build mode. Delete the old one and put in a new one, and then wait a bit for the new register sim to show up.

Works in WA when a shop attendant disappears.


Sims Cheats

Cheats that effect individual sim. Use these cheats when you have TestingCheatsEnabled true


RightArrow.gif Add to Household

Add the active Sim to the current household.


RightArrow.gif Edit in CAS

Takes the Sim back into Create A Sim and allows you to make physical and personality changes. Requires that Pescado's Awesomemod be installed.


Update November 18, 2012:

  • TestingCheatsEnabled true must be on.
  • Shift-Click on your sim to open menu options
  • Select Edit Sim in Create a Sim


RightArrow.gif Lifetime Happiness

If you want Lifetime Happiness points, use testingcheatsenabled true

ctrl+click between the treasure Chest icon and the total lifetime points display. It adds 500 points per click.


RightArrow.gif Modify Traits

Interaction to bring up a trait-modification windows. Can set/clear traits.


TestingCheatsEnabled

Use these cheats when you have TestingCheatsEnabled true


RightArrow.gif Mailbox

The options for the mailbox only shows up if you have TestingCheatsEnabled turned on.


RightArrow.gif Modify Traits

Hold down the Shift key and left click your mouse button on your Sim and you get the option to Modify Sim's Traits.


RightArrow.gif Trigger Age Transition (upwards)

Hold down the Shift key and left click your mouse button on your Sim and you get the option to Trigger Age Transition on your Sim. This makes them older, not younger.


RightArrow.gif Teleport

Hold the Shift key and left click your mouse button anywhere, you will get a Teleport option instead of the Go Here option. Comes in handy for getting around fast.




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