The Sims: Makin' Magic
Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C during game play to display a prompt in the upper left corner of the screen. Enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Enter [Exclamation point] at the prompt to repeat the last cheat entered. Enter a [Semi-colon] between codes to enter multiple codes at the same time. Additionally, most of the codes will only work with the unpatched version of the game.
|1000 Simoleons (patched game version)||rosebud|
|Add new family history stat to the current family||hist_add|
|Appends the route destination list to AllRoutes.txt every time a route is found||write_destlist|
|Architecture tools automatically set the level as needed||auto_level|
|Automatically import and load indicated FAM file||import <FAM file>|
|Automatically load indicated house, no questions asked||house <house number>|
|Check and fix required lot objects||prepare_lot|
|Completely flush app to VM file when running Windows NT||flush|
|Create moat or streams||water_tool|
|Create shrunk_text_#.bmp files||shrink_text <font_size> <text>|
|Display personality and interests||interests|
|Draw all animation frames disabled||draw_all_frames off|
|Draw all animation frames enabled||draw_all_frames on|
|Draw colored dots at each person's origin||draw_origins|
|Dump entire memory to core_dump_[date:time].txt||core_dump|
|Dump selected person's most recent list of scored interactions to a file||dump_happy|
|Dump selected person's motive contribution curve to a file||dump_mc|
|Enable debug flag to show outcome choice dialogs for social interactions||debug_social|
|End sim logging||sim_log end|
|Execute "file.cht" file as a list of cheats||cht <filename>|
|Floorable grid disabled||draw_floorable off|
|Floorable grid enabled||draw_floorable on|
|Force an assert for testing||assert|
|Log animations in the event log window||log_animations|
|Map editor disabled||map_edit off|
|Map editor enabled||map_edit on|
|Move any object||move_objects on|
|No tutorial object generation when tutorial house is loaded||tutorial off|
|Prevent web browser crashes||browser_failsafe|
|Preview animations disabled||preview_anims off|
|Preview animations enabled||preview_anims on|
|Read in behavior tuning constants from Tuning.txt||#import|
|Rebuilds entire control panel/UCP from scratch||rebuild_cp|
|Refresh the BMP_ resources for all people whose IFF files are writable||refresh_faces|
|Rematch dependent textures and regenerate bitmaps for all user characters||refresh_textures|
|Rotate camera||rotation <0-3>|
|Routing debug balloons disabled||route_balloons off|
|Routing debug balloons enabled||route_balloons on|
|Run series of random operations on unhoused families||fam_test <opcount>|
|Save currently loaded house||save|
|Save family history file||history|
|Selected person's path displayed||draw_routes on|
|Selected person's path hidden||draw_routes off|
|Set event logging mask||log_mask|
|Set free thinking level||autonomy <1-100>|
|Set game speed||sim_speed <-1000-1000>|
|Set grass change value||edit_grass <number>:|
|Set grass growth||grow_grass <0-150>|
|Set lot size||lot_size <number>|
|Set maximum milliseconds to allow simulator||sim_limit <milliseconds>|
|Set time of day (unpatched game version)||set_hour <1-24>|
|Set z offset for thought bubbles||bubble_tweak <z offset value>|
|Sets the neighborhood directory to the path||<directory path>|
|Sets up the borders of the lot with non-editable flag. Requires rotation||lot_border <tl> <tr> <bl> <br>|
|Sets whether menu items appear for in use objects||allow_inuse|
|Show memory view window in debug builds of the game||memview|
|Start sim logging||sim_log begin|
|Swap the two house files and updates families||swap_houses <house number> <house number>|
|Ticks disabled||sweep off|
|Ticks enabled||sweep on|
|Tile information displayed||tile_info on|
|Tile information hidden||tile_info off|
|Toggle allowing visitors to be controlled using the keyboard||visitor_control|
|Toggle assets report||report_assets|
|Toggle automatic object reset feature||auto_reset|
|Toggle calls to PeekMessage within sim loop||sim_peek|
|Toggle camera mode||cam_mode|
|Toggle display of unavailable interactions in person control menus||all_menus|
|Toggle object compression in save file||obj_comp|
|Toggle quaternion transformations||quats|
|Toggle sound log window||sound_log|
|Toggle web page creation||html|
|Total reload of people skeletons, animations, suits and skins||reload_people|
|Trigger sound event||soundevent|
|Write out an RTE file every time a route is found||write_routes|
|Write out behavior tuning constants to Tuning.txt||#export|
Enable cheat mode and enter the rosebud code.
Display the cheat prompt again and type !;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!:!;!
(up to sixty total commands may be entered).
vp, a, aiv piwbmr dro, r tasicie
Enable cheat mode and enter rosebud;: as a code. Then hold
[Enter] so that "No such cheat" begins to flash.
Keep the key held to gain up to 99 million simolians. Note you
can replace : with any invalid character in the cheat.
vp, a, aiv piwbmr dro, r tasicie
Enable cheat mode and enter the rosebud code. Then, display
the cheat prompt again and type !;!;!;!;: (a message stating
that no such cheat will appear, but ignore it). Keep [Enter]
held to increase your money to up to 99,999,999 simolians.
Sell a Garden Gnome after it is enchanted with any
charm for 100 Simoleons. Note: They first have to be solidified.
Make the charm called Rain Of Riches and cast the spell.
A lot of gold will fall from the sky. You can collect the piles
of gold and sell them for about 400 Simoleons each.
Easy career advancement
To easily advance in careers, just pick the military
track. You do not need friends for the first four stages, and
it pays the most money.
A good way to get money is to make gnomes with full mechanical
skills. Sell them for 100 Simoleons each. Sell each gnome quickly,
or a Sim may kick the gnomes and destroy them.
Create a Sim or a Sim family and have them move into
a lot (or just use an existing family). After you have moved them
in a lot, make or have a door to the outside to have the "Mystery
Man" (an NPC) come to your house. He will drop off a box.
Have one of your Sims open the MagiCo's Magical Starter Kit. A
message will appear, describing what it is. Then, three objects
will appear (A Hole In the Ground, The Start Here Spell Book,
and a Truly Charming End Table with a Spellbound Wand Charger).
Also, there will be objects in the box that you will have to add
to your inventory (a Magic Wand, Butter, Toadstools, Toad Sweat,
and 35 MagiCoins). These objects will help you start on you mission
to become the greatest Wizard, or Witch in the Sim world.
Using your Magic wisely
Do not get caught using your Magic at home around more
than one other Sim visitor or the Mystery Man will appear and
fine you for exposing your magic. However, in Magic Town you do
not have to worry about this, because almost everyone uses it.
Have the best Magic
To get the best Magic and impress the entire Magic
Town, have your Sim get full Logic. Logic is the key to having
the best Magic.
Winning Magic duels
After your Sim is worthy enough to face other Sim opponents to test their magic, have them go to Magic Town. Show off their skills by challenging another Sim to a Magic duel. To do this (if you have not edited the original Magic Town) is to go to Clowntastic Land or A Spooktacular Spot, where there is a Diametric Dueling Device. Have the Sim you want to battle, and click on it. The word "Duel" will appear. Click on it and it will show all the names of people on the lot for you to challenge. Note: You can face the vendors. When you choose the Sim that you want to battle, the dueling begins when they arrive at their post. You get MagiCoins for defeating any Sim. You get more coins the better you defeat them. The following is a list of weaknesses and strengths of the magical elements (White Lightning, Red Wave, Blue Tornado, Black Blizzard, Yellow Brimstone):
- The same element against itself is a tie. Do not do this if you want to get MagiCoins from your opponent.
- White defeats Blue and Red
- Red defeats Blue and Black
- Blue defeats Yellow and Black
- Black defeats White and Yellow
- Yellow defeats White and Red
Note: Facing some of the vendors will give you more MagiCoins
than the normal Sims. The maximum number of MagiCoins you can
get from dueling is 40 per duel, with a Sim opponent with full
When you are in a duel, immediately after the challenger chooses
a spell, pause game play to give yourself time to think of what
spell to use. Then, select the spell, resume the game, and watch
what happens. Keep repeating this. Note: You only have a certain
time to react; pause immediately after the challenger chooses
the spell (unless you are down to the last spell), or your Sim
will choose automatically (which is rarely correct). Also, be
careful on what spells you choose. Use your strategy wisely and
always keep track of what spells are available. The spells are:
White Lightning (White), Red Wave (Red), Blue Tornado (Blue),
Black Blizzard (Black), and Yellow Brimstone (Yellow). Getting
into a tie (using the same elements/spells) is good, but only
do this when it is absolutely necessary. You need to win the rounds
to win MagiCoins. Even if you win one round and tied the rest,
you will get MagiCoins (though not many).
This is a list of the "side effects" to all
the potions you make.
- Blue: All motives are refreshed.
- Orange: Drinker turns invisible.
- Red: Random person falls in love with drinker.
- Purple: Drinker turns into a monster.
- Green: Creates an evil clone of drinker, or brings all motives down.
- Yellow: Personality is reversed permanently.
Go to Magic Town and perform on stage all Sim day until
your Sim decides by himself or herself to stop. The maximum number
of MagiCoins possible in one Sim day is 675, with full logic.
Then go home immediately, go green up, and then you can do the
whole thing over again to make a lot of MagiCoins.
Duel Vicki Vampiress for the most MagiCoins. If you have 5 in
Logic skills and you defeat her in all the rounds, you will get
36 MagiCoins. If you defeat her in three rounds, you will get
27 MagiCoins. If you end with a tie, you will get 18 MagiCoins.
Make a family and move them to an empty lot. Then, wait for the
Mystery Man to appear and give you a box full of magic accessories.
Collect the 36 MagiCoins from the box and save the game. Then,
evict your family from the lot and repeat the steps using the
same family until you have collected the desired amount of MagiCoins.
Have a Sim get the Starters Kit and make them open it. Make your
Sim take the Wand and the Magicoins. Then make your Sim take something
else out of the box (for example, Butter, Toadstools, Toadsweat)
when they are reaching down for the item. Pause game play and
delete your Sim. Resume the game and the box will be open and
shut. Click your Sim at the bottom and make them open the box.
There will be more Magicoins. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Using Magic on people
When casting a spell on a magical Sim that is offensive,
be careful; it can backfire and hit you instead. Use extreme caution
if using your Toadification. If it hits you and you hop away,
you are are in trouble. Your Sim may never return.
If you cast the Toadification spell onto a magical
Sim, it may backfire and make you a toad instead. If you hop away,
your Sim may not return. If you do not know the other Sim is magical
or not, save the game first. If you turn into a toad and hop away,
leave to the neighborhood screen without saving then go back to
Easy Toad Sweat, Toadstools, Butter, MagiCoins
When you evict someone from a house then buy a new
one, you get a parcel from the Mystery Man. He will give you some
Toad Sweat, Toadstools, Butter and 35 MagiCoins Save the game
and evict the Sim/family from that house, Move in to get those
items again. Keep doing this to move into Magic Town or to get
unlimited Toad Swear, Toadstools, Butter, MagiCoins.
Charm Of House And Home
The Charm Of House and Home does not really destroy
the house. It summons Wally O Wisp if performed correctly, and
he cleans your house.
You can have a skeleton maid called Bonerella. If you
have a child, put the baby crib by the door. Every time it cries,
make your Sim knock on the skeleton's door. Soon it will sing,
play, and cradle the baby.
If you kiss enough Toads, a Prince that you can name
will join your family. This works best if you get the toad plague
from the Horn Of Plenty spell backfiring. Just run around and
kiss a lot of toads.
Make the Shed Your Skin charm and cast the spell. It
will usually turn your Sim into a ghost, but sometimes it will
backfire and make a large number of snakes in your home.
Make the spell Enchant and create a few Lawn Gnomes.
Cast Enchant on them and they will usually turn into little slave-people
and tend to your garden. Sometimes, if you have a Berry Nector
Maker, the gnomes will climb in it like a bathtub and get drunk.
Note: Sometimes when you cast Enchant, it will backfire and set
a gnome on fire.
Make the Clone Drone charm. The clone of your Sim will
walk around, dumping water all over the place. Sometimes, he or
she will spontaneously explode, creating a fire at that location.
Enable the move_objects on code. Buy Bonehilda's
Closet and knock on the door. When she exits her closet, delete
the closet. She will remain in your house and keep cleaning.
Make the Relationship Boost spell and cast it on the
person you are trying to convert to a friend. Alternately, make
the Smiley Faces spell and cast it on someone. They will instantly
become your friend.
Full need bars
Enable the move_objects on code and delete your
Sim. If there is only one Sim in the family, then time will speed
up. Go to live mode and the deleted Sim's picture at the bottom
should have a circle with a cross in it. Click the picture of
the Sim and the circle with the cross in it should go away. Your
sim should appear in the place where it was when you deleted it.
Note: The bars will not be completely filled, but you can use
this trick if your Sim is very tired and you want them to keep
doing a certain thing. This trick also works on pets.
Items from Dragons
Tickling Dragons with get you Dragon Tears. Brushing
them will get you Dragon Scales. Make sure they have a Dragon
Toy (obtained from Viki Vampress) and that they have enough garbage
to eat. One way to get trash is to have your Sims eat snacks and
not throw them away. Then, enable the move_objects on code
an put the trash in the Dragon's room. Make sure you do not let
the Dragon out of its room. Try making two rooms and put a Sim
in one with everything they need. They will live in solitude with
the Dragon until you have all the desired Dragon items. Make sure
that the Dragon and Sim are trapped or the Dragon will burn everything.
You need 49 MagiCoins to buy a Dragon Egg.
When you accept a delivery mission for a vendor, the
ingredient will appear in your inventory. Just leave the lot and
you will have a free ingredient.
To get all the ingredients you need to make all spells
and charms you are going to need 4 Butters, 13 Toadstools, 3 Toadsweats,
9 Beeswaxes, 6 Honeys, 4 Pixie Dusts, 5 Golden Threads, 4 Magic
Beans, 2 Llama Spits, 1 Grapes, 1 Rubber Chicken, 1 Diamond Dust,
2 Sands Of Time, 2 Garlics, 1 Snake Venom, 2 Pegasus Feathers,
1 Four-Leaf Clover, 2 Glacial Glasses, 6 Dragon Tears, 2 Clown
Confetties, 1 Wizard Eyelash, 5 Dragon Scales, and 7 Faerie Dusts
(you can only get this ingredient when kids play with the Visions
Of Sugarplums toy).
To get the Black Roses, you need The Sims Superstar.
First, get 3.0 to 3.5 stars. When you get an obsessed fan, he
will leave some Black Roses somewhere on your lot. However, if
you have any type of maid (for example Bonchilda, a butler), they
will clean it up.
Unlimited Grapes and Elderberries
Make sure you have the ingredients needed to make a
Perfect Garden charm. Also, make sure you have at least five to
ten Elderberry and Grape Sprigs. Go to "Build Mode"
then "Plants" and find the plant called "As The
Plot Thickens". Buy ten to twenty of them, and in half of
them plant Grapes, and in the other half plant Elderberries. Make
a "Perfect Garden" charm, then cast Perfect Garden.
This will make your grapes and berries grow to full size, and
you can harvest them. After the harvest, cast Perfect Garden again
to be able to harvest them again. Repeat casting and harvesting
until the charm runs out. To keep getting grapes and berries,
just make another Perfect Garden charm. This saves a lot more
time and money in tending to the plants and/or running to Magic
Town lots to buy grapes and berries.
Trick or Treat by Grim Reaper
Buy six Jack-O-Lanterns and place them in front of your house. Then, just wait for awhile. Eventually, the Grim Reaper will appear, ring your doorbell, then run away and disappear.
Turn pet into human
Note: This trick requires The Sims: Unleashed.
Once you collect your wand, get these ingredients: Butter, Clown
Confetti, and a bag of Pet Treats (in old Town). Mix the ingredients
in the spells cauldron, to add 1 charge of "A Friend Indeed".
Then, get a pet and cast it on him or her to change it into a
human Sim. Note: This is permanent.
Bees attack Claire the Bear
If you have a Bee Nest Harvest and Claire the Bear
appears, he will sometimes take honey from it and get attacked.
Go to Apothecary Todd and talk to him. He will ask
you to do a task. Once you have done the task, he should give
you a rare ingredient. Apothecary Todd usually gives you Wizard
Eyelashes. Mara usually gives you Pegasus' Feather. Vicky Vampiress
usually gives you Wizards Eyelashes.
Getting rid of pedestrians
Go to buy mode and enable the move_objects on
code. Then, move your pointer over to the very ends of the sidewalks
and click. There should be a picture of an end table. It is called
the "*Portal-pedestrian". To delete it, press [Delete]
or click at the bottom of screen.
Get magic ingredients for children
Children cannot get MagiCoins. To use their Magic Charger,
you have to get the ingredients using items. Note: You can also
use these things to get items for adults. Except for Pixie Dust,
Adults can make them and then have kids pick it up.
- Toadstool: Sit on them a lot and mushrooms will grow. Harvest them to get Toadstools.
- Dragon: Brush him a lot to get Dragon Scales and tickle him a lot to get Dragon Tears.
- Visions Of Sugar Plums (pink butterfly toy chest): Have a child play will this a lot and he or she will get Pixie Dust.
A simple way to get Toadstools, Dragon Tears, and Dragon Scales
for your kids without going through all the hassle is to simply
have your magic adults buy the ingredients and put them in the
Magic Bookshelf (downloadable from Thesims.com). You can then
have the kids go up to the bookshelf and pick it up. Note: The
kids have to fend for themselves to get Fairie Dust.
Get food for dragon
An easy way to get food for a dragon is to buy flowers.
Dragons will eat them and it is a lot easier than making garbage.
These recipes are not listed in the cookbook, but will
be added when you try them for the first time.
- Magic Tart: Pixie Dust, Butter, Baking Mix
- Magic Nectar: Two Grapes and a Toad Sweat in the Nectar Press.
Instead of placing a number of pillars to make a second
story, just build a normal first floor with nothing in it, then
build a second floor and delete the walls on the first floor.
Max Cooking skill level
Get the ingredients for the last spell in the family
spellbook and use it on a dog you own, if you have The Sims
Unleashed. After it is cast, look at the human animal's skill
section. The Cooking skill should be maxed out.
If your Sim is very good at using magic, after awhile
"Crystal Clear Ability" rocks will appear around your
lot. And each one contains a special ability (Teleport, Spook,
Extinguish). To get this effect quickly, use the Enchant Charm
a lot or invite people to your house (that cannot use magic).
Then, just banish or toadify them.
Burglar proof house
To cheaply burglar proof your home, grow a Pink Crystal.
Harvest the crystal, remove all the doors from your home, and
use teleport to enter and exit. Note: The Pink Crystal gives you
the teleport ability. Growing crystals works best in a Creepy
Hollow lot. Also, there are many fan-created teleporter objects.
Get the Chrome Concept Shower. Enable the move_objects on code. Put a Sim in the shower, then delete the shower. Then, put a Space Miser Shower in its place. Go back to living
mode and your Sim will be walking around naked.
Cockroaches labeled as SRS Virtual Reality Set
Enable the move_objects on code and sell cockroaches
to get 445 Simoleons. Note: This only works sometimes.
Stool labeled as Doll House
Have a child in your family. Get them to use the sink
and they will get on top of a stool. Pause game play and enable
the move_objects on code. Pick up the stool, and it will
read "Doll House".
Swim in a puddle
If you have a puddle on your lot, make one of your Sims start swimming in the swimming pool. Then, enable the move_objects on code. Pick up your Sim and put them in the puddle. It will appear as if your Sim is swimming in a puddle.
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