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Cheat Codes

Cheat mode

Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C during game play to display the console window. Enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Some codes may be case-sensitive.

Effect Code
List most cheat codes help
Display information about indicated cheat help <cheat command>
Close console window exit
Expand or contract console window expand
1,000 more Simoleons Kaching
50,000 more Simoleons motherlode
Unlock career rewards unlockcareerrewards
All needs are green maxmotives
Remove all Sims; use in neighborhood view deleteAllCharacters
Toggle terrain types; use in neighborhood view TerrainType <desert or temperate>
Objects can be placed anywhere in buy and build modes; hand tool can move any object moveObjects <on or off>
Add "set age" to interaction menu. Any Sims you click on can be set to any age group agesimscheat <on or off>
Make Sims larger or smaller; 1.0 is normal StretchSkeleton <number>
Turn off facial DNA blending in Create A Sim faceBlendLimits <on or off>
Prevent Sims from aging aging <on or off>
Toggle automatic game updates autoPatch <on or off>
Slow motion; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest slowMotion <0-8>
No censor; set to 8 to return to normal intprop censorgridsize 0
Increase game performance with some graphics glitches Vsync <on or off>
Use in neighborhood screen to invite more guests with a party intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims <number>
Set to false to place objects out of grid boolProp snapObjectsToGrid <true or false>
Enable postprocessing cheats; requires video card that supports pixel shaders boolProp enablePostProcessing <true or false>
Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhood boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps <true or false>
Set to false to remove roads from neighborhood boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads <true or false>
Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhood boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora <true or false>
Set to false to remove water from neighborhood boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater <true or false>
Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhood boolprop displayLotImposters <true or false>
Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood. boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel <true or false>
Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhood boolprop lotTerrainLighting <true or false>
Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lots boolprop lotWater <true or false>
Set to false to remove floorpainting on lot boolprop lotTerrainPaints <true or false>
Unknown boolprop lotTerrainCanvas <true or false>
Set to true and cars will have more detail in neighborhood boolprop carsCompact <true or false>
Toggle grid in build or buy mode boolprop showFloorGrid <true or false>
Set to trueto show lot information boolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode <true or false>
Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside house boolprop objectShadows <true or false>
Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside house boolProp guob <true or false>
Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected Sim boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel <true or false>
Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim walks to boolProp displayPaths <true or false>
Set to true and blocks appear on Sims faces and on parts where Sims look at boolprop displayLookAtBoxes <true or false>
Toggle shadows for Sims boolProp simShadows <true or false>
In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is highlighted boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename <true or false>
Set to false to place floor tiles outside lot boolprop locktiles <true or false>
Set to false to raise and lower floor even when covered with objects boolprop constrainFloorElevation <true or false>
Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used boolprop allObjectLightsOn <true or false>
Allow object rotation1 boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true
Change television volume; default is 0.5 floatProp tvVolume <0.0-1.0>
After typing expand, will you see the game version in the cheat box gameVersion
Clear console window clear

1. Use the [Comma] or [Period] keys to rotate the object. Some large (for example, multi-tile) objects may not visually appear correct at 45 degree angles. This should not be used on windows or doors, as they will already snap to diagonal walls. There is no guarantee that Sims can interact with all objects that are at this orientation, but most should work. Use this with the boolProp snapObjectsToGrid code.
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Postprocessing cheats

Use the following case-sensitive codes after enabling the Postprocessing cheats with the boolProp enablePostProcessing true code. Note: Do not enable or use the Postprocessing cheats unless your video card supports pixel shaders.

Effect Code
Blur effect; red, green, blue value must be between 0 and 255, and x (bloom) between 0.0 and 1.0 bloom <r g b x>
Centered blur effect; centerX and centerY are screen coordinates; x (vignette) must be between 0.0 and 1.0 vignette <centerX centerY x>
Grainy screen effect filmGrain <0.0-1.0>
Letterbox screen effect letterBox <0.0-0.4>

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Testing cheats mode

Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C during game play to display the console window. Enter boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true to activate testing cheats mode. This is a very powerful cheat that enables many new things. In Create A Sim, after enabling this code, go into debugmode by pressing [Shift] + N before making a Sim. You now have the following new things in Create A Sim: skin tones, clothing, and some other options such as viewing the skinfilenames. In the game itself, after enabling this code, hold [Shift] and left click on a Sim to have lots of options, such as changing clothes, make your Sim fat or thin, set their aspiration level, etc. This code also can spawn some interesting items, such as the tombstone of L(ife) and D(eath), and family members.

Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code then go onto a different family. A strange code will appear at the top right hand corner. If you go onto the Sims' needs, you can click on each one and drag it up or down, whichever desired. You can also increase the skill points of your Sims in the same way. This is useful if you want a promotion, if your Sim is depressed, if you are teaching a toddler to walk, etc. You can also hold [Shift] and click on a Sim. Click on "More", then "Spawn" and create the Tombstone of L and D. You can click on this, then "More" then "Make everyone here friends with me", which helps if you need friends to get promoted, or to complete an aspiration task.

Note: When you use the "Testing cheats mode" code and click something, sometimes a thing called "force error" or "POSE" appears. Do not click this, because it can cause problems with your game. If you accidentally click it, you can correct it by clicking the "Reset" button in the window that appears.

Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code then hold [Shift] and click on a mailbox. You will have new options, such as forcing a burglar to rob, know all Sims in the neighborhood (including NPCs and special Sims), force everyone you know to be friends, force pregnancy relations, invite all neighbors over, and more. Also, hold [Shift] and click on a telescope when your person is not doing or preparing to do something. Select the "Debug Abduct" option, and aliens will abduct you once your character starts looking in the telescope.

Be careful when using the "Testing cheats mode". Many glitches can occur, such as blocky/scattered picture, being unable to save, return to neighborhood, or quit. In rare cases if you use the code too much, you can lose the ability to travel to community lots. The car/taxi will drive offscreen, then immediately drive back.

Cheat mode (command line)

Start the game with one of the following command line parameters to activate the corresponding cheat function.

Effect Command line parameter
Disable sound -nosound
Full screen -f
Set screen resolution -r<width>x<height>
Windowed screen -w

Set family money

When you create a family, it will always have 20,000 Simoleans. Make sure the last name does not have any spaces. At the Neighborhood screen, press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C and enter familyFunds <family> <money> as a code. For example, enter familyFunds Smith 100000. You can also use this while in a lot, but you must control that family.








Strategy guides from GameFAQs

Published strategy guides

Trainer: +1 by PiZZA

Trainer: +2 by SWAT Squad

Trainer: +3 by SWAT Squad

Trainer: +6 by SWAT Squad

Trainer: +9 by SWAT Squad

Trainer: +14 by SWAT Squad