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.
List most cheat codes
Display information about indicated cheat
help <cheat command>
Close console window
Expand or contract console window
1,000 more Simoleons
50,000 more Simoleons
Have twins when baby is born
twinzr2cute or twinsr2cute
Remove all Sims; use in neighborhood view
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>
Make Sims larger or smaller; 1.0 is normal
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
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
Set to false to place objects out of grid
boolProp snapObjectsToGrid <true or
Enable postprocessing cheats; requires video card that
supports pixel shaders
boolProp enablePostProcessing <true or
Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers
boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps <true
Set to false to remove roads from neighborhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads <true
Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora <true
Set to false to remove water from neighborhood
boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater <true
Set to false to removes house graphics from
boolprop displayLotImposters <true or
Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood.
boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel <true
Set to false and lots will not light up when
highlighted in neighborhood
boolprop lotTerrainLighting <true or
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
boolprop lotTerrainCanvas <true or
Set to true and cars will have more detail in
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
Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects
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
boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel <true or
Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim
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
Toggle shadows for Sims
boolProp simShadows <true or false>
In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is
boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename <true or
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
Set to true to light up objects continuously instead
of only when used
boolprop allObjectLightsOn <true or
Change television volume; default is 0.5
After typing expand, will you see the game
version in the cheat box
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.
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
Letterbox screen effect
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
mode (command line): Start the game with one of the following command line parameters
to activate the corresponding cheat function.
Command line parameter
Set screen resolution
Buying expensive houses: Use the following trick if you want your average Sim to buy a
house that is above his or her means. First start a family or load one, and
find an empty lot. Move the Sim on that lot. Enable the motherlode
code a few times, just to the point where you can buy the expensive house.
Exit the lot, but save the game. Then, evict (move out) the family. Notice
that your family is displayed at the "Choose Family" window. You
can now buy any house desired.
Never pay bills: Never delete your mailbox. If you do, the Repo Man will appear
after three days. Just simply direct your Sim to get the mail. Then, cancel
it as soon as they get it. Let them put it on the ground or another surface.
Then, use the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code to simply
delete the bills.
Enter build or buy mode with
the moveObjects on code enabled. Place the bills in front of the fire
with more bills or an object next to fireplace. Make sure to completely
surround the fireplace. Have a Sim light a fire. Get the Sims out of the
room and sell the door. This trick is not the easiest nor the safest, but it
Enter build or buy mode with
the moveObjects on code enabled. Then, simply delete the bills.
Unfortunately this does not work with homework.
Never work: If you do not want to have the hassle of going to work every day,
you must have a Sim with the Fortune aspiration. Get your Creativity skill
high enough and they will then constantly get satisfaction from selling
masterpieces, which will be easy if you have full Creativity. To start out,
just buy the bare minimum until you get your Creativity to maximum. You can
make as much as 1,500 Simoleons per day by painting. The best part is that
you can work on your own schedule.
No job: When you first move into your new house (especially if you have
any kids or plan to, or if you have the Popularity, Knowledge, Family, or
Romance Aspiration), do not get a job. If your Sim has a Family Aspiration,
then keep it at home to potty train, teach to work, or talk your toddler. If
you have Romance, you must keep up with them woohoos. Knowledge may require
you to get a job, but it probably will not be a power want. Popularity
aspirations will keep you home making friends (unless they work); stay at
home and take care of your Sim, their family, and their aspirations.
Free groceries: Order for groceries and wait for the man to deliver the goods.
When he arrives, do not greet him. He will ring the bell two or three times
and wait for you. When you do not answer, he will place the goods there and
not take your money.
Quick money: Get a friendship with a rich Sim (girl recommended). Ask them to
to move in. The Sim will bring at least 20,000 Simoleons with them. The
money will be added in your account. Then, you can make him or her move out.
Maximum skills: To fill your skills to the maximum level instantly, enable the boolProp
testingCheatsEnabled true code. Then, pause game play without going into
build or buy, and select your skills icon. When you are in the tab with the
skill meter click and drag the pointer over the desired skill bar to raise
Select a baby: Go into buy mode. Enable the moveObjects on code and click
on the baby you wish to select. Without deselecting the baby, use the moveObjects
off code. Still without deselecting baby, press [F1] to enter
live mode. You will now be able to view the babies needs. The baby can only
perform one interaction. Click on it, and for a moment a menu will appear
that says "Grow Up".
If you want an alien child or
any child that looks like your family when you adopt them, go to the certain
family, and delete the entire the family except for the baby by using the moveObjects
on code . The social worker will arrive and take the baby. Go back to
your other family and adopt a baby. You will get the same child that got
Babies: For a better chance of getting a baby, have them try when in an
excellent mood. Also listen for a noise after they try for baby (not the
Custom paintwork: Use the following trick to decorate your house with custom art.
Your Sim must have a Creativity level of 5 and be able to paint a still
life. Have your Sim paint, and a frame will appear. Center it on what you
want to paint. You can also "paint" something that is not in the
game by pressing C to pause game play, then press [Alt] + [Tab]
to switch outside the game. Start a graphics program, such as Windows Paint,
then load the original captured in-game picture at
open the picture or image that you want to replace it with, and put in your
game. You must resize your custom picture to match the same resolution as
the "snapshot.bmp" file. Copy your custom picture on to the
"snapshot.bmp" file, then save it. Press [Alt] + [Tab]
to switch back to the game. Your Sim will begin painting your custom
Custom radio music: Copy your own MP3 files to the
folder. Start the game, go to the options menu, select the music settings,
then the radio station option. You can now choose which songs you want to
Listen to game's audio: You can play a lot of the game's music and sound effects as MP3
files on your system. Enter the "\tsdata\res\sound" folder. Then,
copy any .PACKAGE file to some other location. Rename the copy so that it
has a .MP3 extension. The resulting file will be playable as a normal MP3
file. If you want to get a specific track from within one of the larger
files (such as the stereo music) you will need a program capable of editing
Custom television show: Copy your own AVI files to the
folder. Note: The AVI file must have a 128x128 resolution and a frame rate
less than or equal to 15 fps.
Build toddler skill four times as fast: Wear a Thinking Cap and feed Smart Milk to your toddler.
Microwaves: Never buy a microwave unless you are under the following
Your Sims eat a lot of TV
You have extra money.
You have a cheap stove.
You have extra cabinet space.
Optional: One or more of our Sims wants to "buy a microwave".
Microwaves only cook TV
dinners. They only satisfy hunger at two points. They use up valuable
Gain skill without losing money: Use the following trick if you do not have a lot of money and
want to buy goods or an object to gain more skill to get a promotion. Buy
the particular goods that will help you for a promotion (for example, an
exercise machine, or book shelf) and study the knowledge (for example,
cleaning). When you get a skill point, delete the item that you bought (sell
it before 24 hours have elapsed). You will a get full refund back from that
object. If you sell after 24 hours, you will get less money. By doing this,
you will gain your skill without losing your money.
Get to top of career: Enable the boolprop testingcheatsenabled true code, then
get a job. Hold [Shift] while you click on the newspaper, then click
"Career Rewards" to get whatever desired, or click on "Set
job level to...". Note: "10" is the top job.
Create a family in tutorial mode: Note: Make sure to buy and/or build whatever desired when you
first start the tutorial. They may block you out of build and buy modes. Buy
a phone. Call the maid. This will be your Sim's s future wife. Make sure
that you do not hire a male maid. Next, call the adoption service. You will
now have a child, baby, and/or toddler. Make sure to build tutorial Joe's
relation with the maid. Also, there are no neighborhood Sims because there
is no neighborhood. There are only service Sims. This may take a few
attempts, but it does work.
Save a Sim from death: Enter build or buy mode. Enable the moveObjects on code.
Delete the dead Sim. Or, if the Sim has disappeared (for example, when they
burn to death), delete the Grim Reaper. Deleting the Grim Reaper works
sometimes, but not always.
Death and ghost types:
Old Age: When a Sim reaches
the end of his life. Results in a white ghost.
Drowning: Energy Need hits
-100 (all red) while swimming. Results in a blue ghost that leaves puddles
around the house when it appears.
Electrocution: Three or more
Needs hit -90 (red) while a Sim repairs an electrical object with a low
Mechanical Skill. Results in a yellow ghost.
Burning: Fire spreads into
the square where the Sim is standing. Results in a red ghost.
Starvation: Hunger reaches
-100. Kids and younger cannot starve. Results in a transparent ghost that
will take food out of the refrigerator.
Satellite: When a satellite
falls on a Sim while Stargazing (without a telescope) or Watch Cloud.
Results in an orange ghost. Note: You can sell the Satellite in buy mode.
Flies: In a very messy room,
when a Sim steps over a plate all flies may form a deadly killer swarm.
Results in a purple ghost.
Scared: When three needs drop
below -90 because of a ghost scare. Results in a pink ghost.
Disease: If a fatal disease
is not treated for ten days the Sim will die. Results in a green ghost.
Note: Babies and toddlers are
fire-proof and cannot die by any cause; the Social Worker will instead
take them away. Children can die of fire, drowning or disease. Rather than
starving to death, children in hunger failure will be taken away by the
Invisible Sim: Enable the StretchSkeleton code and use the following
value: 100000000000000000000000000000000000.0. Note: This will affect
how tall the Sims will be. 1.0 is normal. Your Sim will be so tall that they
cannot be seen. Exiting out of the game will deactivate the code.
Social worker does not leave: When you adopt a child, if you greet the social worker before she
rings the doorbell, the social worker will not leave your house. If this
happens, you cannot buy items, build, or save the game.
Floating house: Place a lot of columns around the ground and build your house on
top of it. When you are done, delete all the columns. Note: Make sure you
have a way to get to the house, or no one can get in. Also, you can build a
house up to ten stories high up. Make sure you put floor tiling on the top
of the column so you can put another column on top of it.
Maid's van stuck: Have a maid come over and ask her to move in. If she says
"Yes", her van will not leave, and you cannot use it.
Marry the social worker: Create a single male Sim. Give him one child. Starve the child to
the point that the social worker arrives to pick him or her up. Make sure
that the father is home and not busy. The social worker should lecture the
father. This will cause a relationship with her. Have the man call her. Once
you get their relationship high enough that you can invite her over, do so.
Note that you are not able to enter build and buy mode. If you get them
married, she will have the first name "Social" and a last name of
the male Sim. A new social worker will replace the old one, usually with a
change of hair color being the only difference.
Sleep-proof lots: If you send a family to a community lot and their energy gets
low, they will not pass out. If you place a couch in a community lot, they
can nap on it.
select the first letter of the game's title below. If the word
"The" appears at the start of a title, ignore it and search for
the second word in the title: