Here are some notes and cheat codes for The Sims - not
everything here has been tested, so caveat emptor.
All of this information has been shamelessly stolen from
other Web sites - I just gathered it here to make it easier
for me to keep track.
This document is divided into two sections - cheat codes
and cheat techniques. Codes, as you might expect, generally
have some kind of immediate effect on the game - modifying
the simulation directly. Techniques are odd litle quirks
in the simulation itself that you can use to your advantage.
These cheat codes are typed into a prompt box that appears
in the upper left portion of the screen after you press
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + C (that's a triple keypress, or Ctrl-Shift-C).
Multiple commands may be strung together in this prompt box
with semicolons, and an explanation point is interpreted
as 'previous command'.
More Money - depending on whether you have the patched
or unpatched version of the code, try the klapaucius (unpatched)
or rosebud (patched) code to get $1000. My Sims Complete
Collection is apparently "patched" - rosebud works for me.
After figuring out which code works for the $1000 cheat, you can
rack up lots of money quickly by displaying the cheat prompt
again and entering !;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;! (up to sixty
commands may be entered) to repeat the cheat code without a lot
of typing. Alternatively, you can open the cheat window and
enter klapaucius;: (or rosebud;:) and hold down
the [Enter] key until "No such cheat" begins to flash. Keep
holding the [Enter] key down to gain up to $99,000,000.
Here are some more cheat codes and brief descriptions - I
need to experiment with these to figure out more about how
they work. Codes displayed with
don't work on my Sims Complete Collection set, but may work
on older versions.
|autonomy [0-100]||set free-thinking level|
debug_social |enable debug flag to show outcome choice
dialogs for social interactions (this looks interesting!)|
display_interests |display personality and interests
(and possibly modify them?)|
edit_char |create-a-character mode|
grow_grass [0-150] |make the grass tall or short|
|help||get help for cheat codes|
lot_size [number] |set lot size|
mansion |the best house|
|move_objects [on|off]||Sets your ability to
move any object (including things that are not supposed to
be moved) on or off. Normally, this setting is "off."|
|prepare_lot||check and fix required lot objects|
set_hour [1-24] |set time of day (unpatched version)|
|sweep [off|on]||Enable/disable "ticks."
I initially thought this might be a reference to the bugs on the floor,
but this is some kind of dynamic chart.|
visitor_control |toggle allowing visitors to be
controlled using the keyboard|
water_tool |create moat or streams|
Some of these techniques involve the use of cheat codes,
but others are just game quirks that you can use to your advantage.
Magic Trash Can Trick - never take your trash to the curb
again! Buy the cheapest trash can there is and put it in a room,
then wait for it to fill up. When it does, go into "buy mode"
and sell it. Your full trash can will sell for $30, which is
the price of a new, empty trash can. Put the new trash can
right back in place of the old one, and voila! Your
garbage is gone, and you haven't lost any money!
Pay Half Your Bills - when bills arrive in the mail,
bring in the mail and leave the bills sitting on the table
until the next set of bills arrives. Pay the first set.
The second set of bills disappears! (NOTE: This is not
something I've tried yet. One of the kids managed to
pay one set of bills twice when attempting this trick,
so it definitely needs more study.)
No More Bills, EVER - use the move_objects on
cheat, pick up your mailbox, and hit [DELETE]. No more
mailbox, no postman - no bills! Remember to do move_objects off
afterwards. You might think twice about this, however - deleting
the mailbox altogether probably means that you can never
get any mail. If there's a game feature that involves
getting a Publishers' Clearing House jackpot in the mail,
you may be out of luck. UPDATE: I've read online
that deleting the mailbox makes it impossible to greet people
and host parties. The more I learn about this, the more it seems
that deleting the mailbox is a really bad idea. Also,
it seems that the bills don't just disappear - after a while,
people have reported that the "repo man" shows up to carry off
your luxury items. So, then - this cheat technique is described
here solely for the purpose of warning you not to do it.
Here's another bad side effect of deleting the mailbox - if you
do it and then invite people over to your house, they won't be
able to find it without the mailbox. Apparently, your mailbox is
your "address." According to one report, you can restore a
deleted mailbox with the prepare_lot cheat code.
Stopping Traffic - use the move_objects on
cheat, then move your trash can out into the street.
When the car drives up, it will sit there and honk at
the trash can. This could be handy if you're running
late for the carpool! Remember to do move_objects off
afterwards. Note: Use a regular trash can, not the garbage
can out on the curb. There's a limit on how long the carpool
will wait, even when blocked by an object - don't push it!
Filling Need Meters - use the move_objects on
cheat, then pause the game play. Click on the Sim in buy/sell
mode and click on the bottom of the screen to delete him/her.
Once deleted, go to the live mode and double-click the
person's head icon to go to where that Sim is located.
Everything should be close to full. Note: Save the
game immediately before performing this cheat, or you
will lose any career changes or points you have earned.
downloadable objects! NOTE: While this site does have a huge
array of downloadable objects (many of which incorporate hacks
and behaviors like "rejuvenation" that look interesting), these
people want $6 or so per month before you can download
anything. I might be tempted to spring for it if I could download
any kind of sample object and verify that their work is worth
paying for, but that does not seem to be an option.
www.thesimsstudio.com - looks like an excellent place to
download some really beautiful objects. This site was almost
shut down due to (perceived) lack of interest, but was
resurrected and re-hosted in November 2005 for another year.
http://www.thesimsresource.com/programs/ - programs
for use with the Sims and Sims 2. One thing I have downloaded
(but not yet evaluated)
from one of the program links is
Codex, which is supposed to be an advanced object editor.
www.thesimesresource.com - many interesting downloads
(including some that affect game behavior). Free registration
gets you access to about 3% of the downloadable objects,
and then the minimum subscription is two months for $8.95
to see the rest.
www.simtools.com - several interesting tools and
editors, including a menu editor that looks interesting.
Electronics from OddSim.com - can it be? Free
downloads of useful objects?
Modifying And Creating Objects
If you want to modify and create objects for the Sims,
you need a third-party program called the "Transmogrifier."
You can download the Transmogrifier for free from
www.thesimstransmogrifier.com and also register
a Magic Cookie if you plan to share your new objects with
others. If you're just playing on your own, you don't
need to worry about the Magic Cookie - it's just used
as part of your object identifiers and only really comes
into play if you want to share your objects for use on
other installations. Here's a
local copy of Transmogrifier 2.1.2 Beta (2.4MB download).
The Transmogrifier appears to be a simple clone/edit tool,
and it does not let you hack character behaviors. Strictly
decoration, in other words.
contains many helpful links to tutorials
and other resources related to creating and modifying content
for the Sims.
Guniea Pig Disease
If your Sim has a pet guinea pig and doesn't keep the cage
clean, the Sim may catch "guniea pig disease." This is some
kind of respiratory disease that can be fatal if left
untreated. Coughing and sneezing are the initial symptoms.
The actual infection occurs when a guinea pig in a dirty
cage bites your Sim.
It is also apparently possible to come down with GPD
even if you don't have a guinea pig. There have
been reports of Sims catching GPD from other Sims at
parties. So, even if you don't plan on owning a guinea
pig, you need to know how to cure it in case you pick it
up from another Sim.
There are three ways to cure GPD. The easiest
way is to purchase the Guinea Pig painting (make your
Sim look at the painting - the cure may be immediate,
or it may take a few hours). Lots of food
and rest will also cure GPD. The third method is a little
trickier and involves using the chemistry set. Use the
chemistry set to make a white potion, and that
should do the trick. The white potion can only be made by
a Sim who is sick with GPD, and the odds of producing a
white potion are 1 in 11.
The Concatenation Station
The creation of a potion is a pretty random affair,
and you should not assume any potion you create will
be safe to drink. Here's a chart of the various potions
and their effects.
||This potion maxes out all your motives. The odds
of getting a blue potion are 40%. NOTE:
there is a one-in-three chance that drinking a blue
potion during the day will prompt a policeman to
show up and fine you $500. Some kind of 'anti-drug'
message, I guess.|
||This potion drops all your motives to near zero,
leaving your Sim in pretty bad shape.|
||The Sim becomes invisible for one hour and can
spy on other Sims (even in the bath!). The invisible
Sim can interact with others, but other Sims won't
initiate interactions because they can't see your Sim.|
||Your Sim and his/her worst enemy of the opposite
gender instantly fall in love, and the new lover is
teleported to your Sim's location.|
||This potion creates an evil clone of your Sim with
exactly the opposite of your Sim's personality. This
clone sticks around for six hours, causing trouble with
guests. The guests naturally assume you're the one
acting badly, and your relationships will suffer.|
||This potion turns neat Sims into slobs, outgoing Sims
into introverts, and active Sims into couch potatoes.
NOTE: this change is PERMANENT (unless you create
another yellow potion to switch yourself back).|
||This potion turns your Sim into a monster for two
hours, during which time you will not be able to
control your Sim and it will wipe out everything
in its path. Not a good idea.|
||This potion may only be made by a Sim suffering from
Guniea Pig Disease, and there is only a one-in-eleven chance
of making it. Drinking the potion completely will, however,
cure your GPD.|