1. Hiding Headline Effects

    Ctrl-Shift-C [hideheadlineeffects on]

    This cheat hides the thought bubbles that appear over your sims head when they are hungry, tired, thinking, etc.

  2. Easiest Money

    Cheat Command Box

    Press Control-Shift-c to open the command box, and do testingcheatsenabled true, then afterwards do familyfunds [sims last name] [money wanted] most money possible is 9999999. This saves you from constantly entering the “motherlode” cheat several times.

  3. Shazaam Is Wrong

    Nowhere

    Go on the main menu of sims 3 and then open up the cheat box and type in: testingcheatsenabled true and then do it again but with testingcheatsenabled on.

    You then load your family and right click and press ctrl on the lifetime happiness chest (in between the chest and number) and then ta daa!

  4. Edit Friendship Status

    Hold ‘ctrl’, ‘shift’ and ‘c’ at the same time and type in the cheat bar: testingcheatsenabled true

    Hit enter and click the sim who’s friendship you want to edit. Go to the Sims Panel and the relationships tab. Choose the sim that you want your current sim to be more / less friends with. Under the sim profile there is a bar to say what their friend status is (best friends, friends, acquaintance, etc.)

    Where that bar it, left click (hold the click) while dragging the cursor left or right. Now you can edit friendship statuses!

  5. Sims 3 Cheat Codes

    help: lists all help commands, and many useful cheats

    enablellamas [on/off]: all it says is “Llamas enabled.”

    jokeplease:ask and you shall recieve, a corny joke.

    motherlode:50000 simoleons!!!

    kaching:1000 simoleons, (again, this doesn’t work…at all)

    shazaam:2500 life points, (again, this doesn’t work…at all, whatsoever!)

    Baby Situation::

    The deal with the apples and watermelons are that if you eat three apples, you get increased chances of a boy, eating three watermelons increase your chances of having a girl.

    do you want twins or triplets? Watch the kids channel on the TV or listen to the children’s music station on the stereo. Doing either of them increase the chance slightly, but doing both at the same time increases it greatly. I did this and i got twins.

    to be able to pick your babies triats you have to keep the mommy happy during pregnancy. have her in a steady happy mood throuought the three day pregnancy.

  6. 5 STAR CELEB

    Even if you aren’t choosing the celebrity lifestyle, you can use this cheat to get 5*

    Type in TestingCheatsEnabled true
    then shift + click your mailbox
    click ‘make me friends’ and your celeb stars go up straight away!

    Hope you enjoy guys! xxx

  7. Get Free Police Car!

    mailbox

    after testingcheatsenabled true has been entered, when you click on the mailbox, it will say set career, click on law enforcement and become a spy, it will give you a police cruiser in your sims invetory, then, you can just quit the job!

  8. Force Twins

    first enter testingcheatsenabled true. then click on a pregnant sim. Then do ctrl+shift+c and type in: forcetwins

  9. Make Your Neighbor Your Housemate!

    hit: ctrl alt c. type: testingcheatsenabled true. invite anybody from the neighborhood u like(or dislike) shift click on that sim and ‘add to family’

  10. Workout Without Getting Fatigued

    the mailbox out front of your house

    You must have testing cheats enabled by typing [testingcheatsenabled true] without brackets. Once you have entered that cheat go to your mailbox out front of your house and Shift click on the mailbox. A number of options will appear and one of those option will say need static. Click this and then go to anywhere u wish to do a workout. This cheat will allow you to workout continuously without fatigue.

  11. BUY DEBUG

    Hey guys…love playing TS3 WA but hate having to go to China, Eygpt, or France to get some of the stuff, like the plants…objects and animals? (AND THAT DAMN AXE) Well look no more. There is a BUYDEBUG cheat, which unlocks all of the stuff usually hidden until you travel, ,including the EYE OF HORUS…and PANGU’S AXE. Yes it’s cheating but it helps. I have tried this in my game and it works.

    How to get there

    CTRL+SHIFT+C, then type in testingcheatsenabled true in the blue screen, (which should close once you press enter)
    Repeat this, only this time type in buydebug. Go into buy mode and press the 2nd tab, the sorted one, to see a detailed tab with a ? on it.
    This is what you want people. Have fun.

  12. Buy/Build On Already Functioning Community Lots

    Normally you are not able to but/build on community lots, but there is a way around that. Press Ctrl-Alt C and enter testingcheatsenabled true, right-click on the floor and you have the option to Buy/Build on this lot, along with teleportation. You can redecorate or demolish that lot. Using this cheat with The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack, you can see hidden traps and chambers and even enter them by deleting the walls or sealed doors without going through lengthy missions!

  13. Teleportation

    Press Ctrl+Shift+C to open up the console type in TestingCheatsEnabled True now click shift and click on a place to walk and it should say teleport me here.

  14. Trait Modification

    Once testingcheatsenabled true has been activated, if you hold the “Shift” key while clicking your active Sim. An option appears were you can edit your Sims traits.

  15. All The Cheats

    Cheat Console:
    During gameplay press [ctrl]+[shift]+C to open the cheat console and type the following to turn cheats on:

    testingcheatsenabled – testing cheats on objects

    [If you have Vista and you can not get the bar to show you need to press Ctrl Alt Windows (should be next to ALT button) and C all at once. Then you may enter any cheat you want]
    After enabling the test cheats, you can use any of these cheats:

    Cheat Code – Result

    help – Display most cheats
    Kaching – 1,000 more Simoleons
    Motherlode – 50,000 more Simoleons
    shazaam – +2,500 lifetime happiness points to active Sim
    freerealestate – Ignore the cost when buying a lot
    modify traits – Set or clear traits
    add to household – Add active Sim to current household
    set age [number] – Set age of the Sim
    edit in cas – Take the Sim back to Create-a-Sim
    set career [career/level] – Give selected Sim a career
    force opportunity – Click career building you work at to force an opportunity
    force event – Click career building you work at to force an event
    force all events – Click career building to display all events for the career consecutively
    force service sim [name] – Force a specific service Sim to appear
    force visitor – Forces a neighbor to show up
    make me know everyone – Selected Sim knows every other Sim
    make friends for me – Make several random friends for selected Sim
    make happy – Sets all mood/moodlets for everyone in the house to perfect; removes negative moodlets
    make motives [static or dynamic] – Set motives static or dynamic for entire household
    unlockOutfits [on or off] – View career outfits and service uniforms [Note 1]
    moveObjects [on or off] – No limitations for placing/moving objects
    resetSim [first name] [last name] – Return Sims to safe and neutral state at home
    constrainFloorElevation [true or false] – Force terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures
    disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on or off] – Objects will not snap to slots while holding [Alt]
    fadeObjects [on or off] – Objects fade when camera gets close to them
    snapObjectsToAngle [true or false] – Toggle 45 degree angle object snap
    snapObjectsToGrid [true or false] – Toggle snap to grid for placed objects
    hideHeadlineEffects [on or off] – Show talk/thought balloons above Sim’s head
    jokePlease – Print random joke to console
    enablellamas [on or off] – Llamas enabled message
    slowMotionViz: [0-8] – Slow motion visuals; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest
    testingCheatsenabled [true or false] – Enable testing cheats [Note 2]
    fps [on or off] – Toggle framerate display at top right
    fullscreen [on or off] – Full screen
    quit – Quit the game

    Note 1: This code must be enabled before entering Create-A-Sim mode.

    Note 2: You can move your Sims’ status bars as desired by clicking and dragging (hygiene, energy, fun, etc.).

  16. Age Sims Prematurely

    buy a birthday cake

    Buy a birthday cake even before you Sims birthday and have them blow out the candles and they will age when they blow them out

  17. Get A List Of Cheats

    Ctrl-Shift-C

    Type “help” into cheat box.

  18. Static Needs

    Testing cheats on Mail box

    Once the TestingCheatsEnabled True code has been activated, you can shift-click on the mailbox outside of your sims’ house to fill their needs bars using the ‘Make all happy’ option and freeze them with ‘Make Motives Static.’

    • Shift-Click Cheats

      The testingCheatsEnabled true cheat also enables a number of Shift-Click hacks. Here are a number of them that you might find really useful in the game:

       

    • Shift-click at the MailboxShift-clicking the mailbox will give you the following options:

      Make All Happy
      Force Visitor
      Make Needs Static (or dynamic)
      Make Friends For Me
      Make Me Know Everyone
      Set Career…
      Force NPC…

      Most of the options above should be pretty self-explanatory. I suggest toying around with these options for a little while to see what you can do.

    • Shift-click Your WorkplaceShift-clicking where you work will bring up a couple of options as well. These come in real handy when you’re looking to get a raise, be promoted, or otherwise further your career:

      Force Opportunity
      Force Event
      Force All Events

      Force event simply forces an event to happen, like someone bringing donuts to the police station. Force opportunity is a bit more helpful, as it generally opens up things like staying late, working special assignments, etc. These will lead to quicker advancement!

       

    • Shift-clicking the Active SimShift-clicking the active Sim simply allows you to modify the traits of that Sim through the ‘Modify Traits for Active Sim’ option.

       

    • Shift-clicking a Non-Household SimShift-clicking a non-household Sim will provide you with the option to ‘Add to Household.’

       

    • Shift-clicking Any SimShift-clicking a Sim also gives you the option to ‘Trigger Age Transition’ or ‘Modify Traits’.

       

    • Shift-clicking the GroundShift-clicking anywhere on the ground will bring up an option to ‘Teleport’ to that location, so you’ll no longer need to wait for a Taxi, etc.

How to Cheat

To access the Sims 3 Command Console, press Control + Shift + C. You should see a box appear in the top left of the screen – that is where you type the Cheats, then press Enter. If you’re using Windows Vista and for some reason the console won’t come up, press Control, Windows and the Shift button along with ‘C’. When you’re done cheating, press the escape key to close the console.

The Sims 3 Cheats

CHEAT WHAT IT DOES
testingcheatsenabled true Enables testing cheats (such as shift-click mailbox)
kaching or rosebud Gives the household $1,000 Simoleons
familyfunds lastname amount The best money cheat. Gives the specified amount of money to the household with that last name
resetsim firstname lastname Use this cheat to fix a Sim who cannot move
hideheadlineeffects on Hides the plumbob and any speech bubbles. Good for screenshots.
buydebug Lets you buy anything, including locked objects such as Pangu’s Axe (World Adventures)
Moveobjects on/off Allows you to place objects anywhere. See many more building cheats below.
AgeuptoNPC on Ages up a Sim into a non-controllable NPC who lives in your household. Works on children.
jokeplease Gives you a random joke

Sims 3 Testing Cheats

How to use Testing Cheats:
As listed above you must type the console command testingcheatsenabled true. This will allow you to press shift and click various locations and items to bring up special commands. I’ll list some of them here. You can use these as Skills Cheats. Follow that link to learn how you might use testinghceats to raise skills in The Sims 3.

Ground-Clicking Testing Cheats

How to Teleport
This cheat will really take some travel time off your Sim’s commute! Shift-click any open patch of ground with testing cheats enabled, and your Sim can instantly teleport, star trek style, to that location. Use it for collecting, to get to your favorite fishing spot, or any number of other ways. Get creative! With World Adventures you can zip to and fro without cheating, although not as quickly, by using Zeneport and Tranquil Transference. This cheat can also be used to access areas you can’t go on foot.

Changing Other Lots – Build or Buy Mode outside the Household
Shift-clicking the ground on a lot you do not own will allow you to build/buy on that lot. This will allow you to make changes to buildings and add features, such as extra skill objects or amenities you’d like to use while visiting. Using this Cheat uses your own household’s funds to buy/build, so you are investing in that lot by either improving it, or taking some things away and raising your family funds.

Mailbox-Click Testing Cheats for Advanced Control

Activate the following commands by shift-clicking the Mailbox. You’ll be presented with a Menu with the following advanced Cheats.

Cheat to Make Friends in The Sims 3: Make Your Sim Know Everyone
Yep, you can shift-click the magic mailbox to allow your Sim to know every other Sim in the town you’re playing. Realize that it must add all the townsfolk to your list of known Sims, so it may take a while for the cheat to finish processing.

Make All Happy
Activating this Cheat makes all active household Sims happy by filling their needs instantly. It is a one-time boost unlike Make Needs Static, below. It does not, however, affect guests at parties or other NPCs on the lot – that means Sims who have been affected by ageuptonpc will not be affected either. Thanks to Neveryon for confirming how this one works – I originally thought it would affect all on the lot. Make All Happy is

Unlimited Needs Cheat: Make Needs Static
When you use this, your Sim’s needs will be locked. Your Sim’s needs bar will fill up, and they will never decrease while it’s enabled. To disable this, go back to the mailbox and click make needs dynamic.!

The Make Me Friends Cheat
Clicking this throws you a few random friends. Again, not that important but it could be useful as a cheat if you want to raise your charisma by reading or using the mirror, but don’t want to have to satisfy the friend requirements of the skill. It’ll also help with the Super Popular Lifetime Wishand the Charisma Challenges.

Career Promotion Cheat
You can change your Sim’s current job and even give them a promotion to the top level in that career track. Check out the different special abilities your Sim earns for reaching the top spot. Look to the Career Guide for information on the perks your Sims gain as they climb to the top of each career ladder.

Chat to Change Your Sim’s Looks: Edit in Create-A-Sim
You can now edit a Sim in create-a-sim with testingcheats enabled. This allows you to completely redesign the Sim, and as such is quite powerful for customization of a Townie or changes to a Sim you created.

Spawning Jobs and Work Events
You can trigger career events by shift-clicking a place of work. If your Sim has one of the new professions with Ambitions, you can shift-click an inhabited lot to spawn jobs. This works for jobs like firefighter. The job types available for spawn are limited by your level in the profession, of course. It’s a good way to cheat and fill those lifetime wishes. It also works for rabbit hole jobs if you click the appropriate public lots.

Clicking Your Sim with Testingcheats

Modify Traits:
Clicking this will bring up the traits list for your Sim. You can then clear them all out, and have a mid-life crisis without paying all those lifetime reward points. This is very cool if you have a super Sim you want to be able to try different traits with. It’s excellent for experimentation.

Age Up Cheat: Trigger Age Transition
This can make a Sim age to the next life cycle, which follows this pattern: Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, Adult, Elder. You can’t go backward. The only way to Age Sims down is to use Young Again, a lifetime reward or chemistry potion from The Sims 3 Generations expansion. Otherwise, the closest you can come to saving an elder Sim is to feed them ambrosia or disable aging (see above).

Cheating to Force a Sim to Move In
If you Shift-click a Sim who’s not in your house with the testing cheats on, you can take control of them and immediately have them join your household. Use this for devious reasons, or to avoid editing families. It’s a fast and seamless way to add to your family.

Clicking a Work Site
Force Events and Opportunities
If you shift-click your Sim’s place of work, you can force events to occur. These vary from job to job. What you’re triggering is one of the random events that may happen while a Sim is at work. Additionally, you can trigger job opportunities this way. Use it to help your Sim get promotions faster by forcing the opportunities that help them advance. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any way to force skill and special events. Sorry, no way to cheat to get the ability to grow the omni plant, you’ll have to work for it a bit!

Non-Shift Click Testing Cheats

Remove Moodlets
If you hold control while the testing cheats are enabled, you can remove nasty moodlets. You can, in fact, remove any moodlet with this cheat. You can use it to remove the fatigued moodlet after working out, so the Sim can get back on the treadmill, or remove the frightened moodlet that appears when your Sim has been chased out of the catacombs by a zombie bear!

Max a Sim’s Motives
With testingcheats enabled, you can click a Sim’s needs bar to raise or lower them. Drag the bar and it should fill or deplete. This can be ultra-handy for parents of triplets trying to get all three potty trained! It’s also good if you really need your Sim in top form to complete an opportunity but they’re hungry, or tired and won’t cook the meals that need to be delivered the next day. Its applications are many, and can be considered a lightweight version of the make needs static cheat.

Make Friends (or Enemies) through Cheating
If you go into the relationship pane with these cheats enabled, you’ll also be able to drag relationship bars. You can make someone a best friend or even a nemesis this way. To make them a love interest, drag their bar to full, invite them over then have your Sim start the romantic interactions.

Cheat for Infinite Lifetime Rewards (Lifetime Happiness Points)
Make your Sim and get them into their house. Save the game once they’re moved in, then head back to the main menu. Before you load your Sims 3 saved game again, open the cheat console(Control + Shift + C) and type testingcheatsenabled true. Once you load your Sims game, the testing cheats will still be on. This will allow you to go to the lifetime rewards tab, then control click in the area around the treasure chest icon. The game should be unpaused to do this, or it may appear to not be working. Each click will give your Sim an additional 500 lifetime happiness points. Click away, you’ve got infinite reward points to spend! Go out and snag that Food Replicator.

Free Lots
With testing cheats enabled, you can make lots free to allow a single Sim to purchase a lot that is over their budget. Simply type the console command freerealestate and all lots will be free. This is a decent time saver if you want to buy the biggest lot from the start, then skip on money cheats later.

If you for some reason need or want to turn off the Sims 3 testing cheats, type testingcheatsenabled false.

If you discover any other objects that can be shift-clicked with this cheat, or find a way to trigger skill opportunities by cheating, be sure to let me know! Do so by joining our forum

Other Types of Cheats & Secrets

Make Sims Live Forever by Disabling Aging
This is not really a cheat, but many may not notice that it is present in the game so I felt it should be listed here. Go to the options menu and head to the game options tab at the top of the window. Here you can slide the Sims’ lifespans bar all the way to the right to make their life last for 900 days. Additionally, if you uncheck the enable aging box, you will disable aging, your Sims will no longer age. Be careful, this is not immortality in the basic sense. You can still die from fire or electrocution. To help prevent this, be sure to install a smoke detector in your Sim’s home and if you get shocked while tinkering, repairing, or upgrading an object don’t go back to work for a while because the second shock can kill your Sim.

Prevent Death with the Death Flower
If your Sim has a death flower in their inventory when they die, they’ll give it to the grim reaper in exchange for their soul. You can usually find a death flower at the graveyard in the beginning. Harvest the plant and keep this on your Sim. If they happen to die by fire, drowning or any other preventable way, your Sim will hand over the flower and live on. Read up on Gardening to learn to grow your own.

Secret: Selecting the Baby’s Gender
While only world renowned surgeons can actually determine the gender of your babies, you can improve the chances your Sim will have the gender of baby you’re looking for. You can boost the odds of having a male by having the pregnant Sim eat apples, or increase chances for a girl by eating watermelon. This is a tried and true gender-selection method. Note this takes place after a Sim is already pregnant. So, if you really want your Sim to have a boy or girl, head to the supermarket and get them eating the produce of choice.

Increase Chance to Have Twins or Triplets
Since some want to have twins, and aren’t aware of this, I’ll write a bit about it. To increase the chances of having twins or triplets before your Sims Woohoo for baby, take the fertility treatment lifetime reward for one or both. One Sim with this will work sometimes, but if both have the treatment, you’re almost guaranteed multiple babies. The secret is to have the parent listen to kids’ music on the radio, and watch children’s programming on television. Doing both at once a lot during the pregnancy will really boost mom’s chances of multiples!

Sims 3 Expansion Pack Cheats

World Adventures Tomb Building Cheats
While teleporting, making needs always green, and giving your Sims cash is nice while traveling, the Sims 3’s World Adventures expansion patch added one new cheat to the game. To use it, first enable “god mode” by typing testingcheatsenabled true followed by buydebug. This cheat allows your Sim to purchase all the new items in the expansion pack and enables you to partake in Tomb Building. This can be useful for fixing broken merchants in the new destinations’ marketplaces. If a vendor isn’t there you can enable this mode, delete their cash register and place another one of the same kind in its place. Purchasing Pangu’s Axe and other unique items can also be helpful for people who don’t mind cheating their way through.

Edit Lots in Foreign Lands (WA)
Type EnableLotLocking on. When you click the lot in the travel spot that you want to edit, there will now be a lock that you can enable/disable to allow construction there.

Cheat for Ambitions Profession Experience
You can click and drag the Ambitions profession experience bars with testingcheatsenabled true. This doesn’t work for regular careers. Rather, you’d shift-click the mailbox and select a career track/specific job to get promoted quickly. This cheat is helpful for professions when your Sim has already maxed the primary skill associated with that profession.

The Sims 3 Late Night Skyscrapers
If you have buydebug on, you can access skyscraper shells. Typing restrictbuildbuyinbuildings off will allow you to make edits to these and customize your apartments and other aspects of the building.

Sims 3 Late Night Cheats for Club Entry
With testing cheats enabled, if you shift-click a barrier in a Late Night club, you can change the entry requirements such as star level, bribe amount etc. This cheat can help your Sim to get into lounges and night clubs they couldn’t without some actual work.

The Sims 3 Seasons: Weather Cheats
Simmers who have The Sims 3 Seasons can use a new type of cheat – weather control! To do this, use testingcheatsenabled true and shift-click any patch of ground. The cheat menu will appear, where you can access the Seasons interface, which lets you control the current seasons, weather, wind, and temperature of the world.

Note that you are able to disable certain Seasons, change the length of Seasons, and the types of weather that may occur through the Sims 3’s options menu.

The Sims 3 Island Paradise: Unlock Uncharted Islands Cheat
If you want to cheat to avoid all the various tasks you need to do in order to unlock all the Islands in The Sims 3 Island Paradise, first type testingcheatsenabled true, then use the DiscoverAllUnchartedIslands Cheat, which will instantly take the fog off all islands and allow you to build a resort there. If you want to do it the honest way and have trouble collecting bottles with map parts, read Finding Map Fragments and follow the other guides to Island Paradise to see the means of unlocking other Uncharted Islands.

Building Cheats – More Build Mode Options

These cheats are in a separate section as they are mainly useful for builders. The Moveobjects on cheat can help you at times when you need to relocate something and the game won’t let you. These cheat codes will allow you to modify your Sim’s home or lot, making it more unique. In creative hands, these can be powerful tools.

Moveobjects On/Off
Type this cheat in to the console to give yourself the ability to place items anywhere. You can do silly things with this, or use it to your advantage to help you decorate your Sim’s house. With it, there won’t be restrictions as to where you can place certain items, like cars. To disable the cheat, type moveobjects off

RestrictBuildBuyinBuildings Off/On
Use this if you get the error message that the Homeowner’s Association won’t allow construction. The code must be input after testingcheatsenabled true. This eliminates the restriction and lets you make changes to such lots.

AlwaysAllowBuildBuy On/Off
This prevents you from ever being restricted from building or buying because of events like a house fire or burglary.

ConstrainFloorElevation False/True
This cheat turns off the constraints on elevation. With the limitations disabled, you can change the height of walls and terrain as high as you’d like.

PlaceFriezes On/Off
Allows you to place foundations on top of tiled floors.

disableSnappingToSlotson Alt On/Off
This stops objects from snapping into a slot when placing them.

Hold Alt While Placing Objects
This isn’t necessarily a cheat, but my be unknown to some Simmers. Holding Alt while placing an object will allow you to freely rotate it, offering more placement options.

  1. Protection from Death

    Go to Pleasant Rest Graveyard, and near the gate, there is a strange bush called a “Death Flower Bush” – Harvest the flower from it. Keep this flower in your sim’s inventory, and if you die, you will automatically offer this flower to the Grim Reaper, who will ressurect you in exchange for it. This flower will not reappear, but there are Unknown Special Seeds (requires level 7 Gardening to plant) dotted about near the graveyard (and a few other places) which may grow another Death Flower (and sometimes more if your Sim has the Green Thumb trait to revive the plant.)

  2. Control+Shift+C Codes

    While in game, press Control+Shift+C on your keyboard to bring up the code console. Type AlwaysAllowBuildBuy (true/false)

    Effect Effect
    fullscreen on/off Adjusts your game screen to full or windowed mode.
    constrainFloorElevation [true/false] Allows all terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures on them. Walls, fl oors, and objects will move with the terrain.
    RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings [on|off] (do not enter [on|off]. Choose on or off to enter at the end of code text) Allows changes to lot otherwise restricted by the Homeowner’s Association
    freerealestate Allows you to buy any house you want (must be done in map mode)
    enableLlamas [on/off] Gives a message that says, “Llamas enabled.”
    jokePlease Gives you a joke in the code console prompt.
    hideHeadlineEffects [on/off] Hides all meters and effects in the game, such as the plumbbob and skill meter.
    quit Like it says, quits the game.
    help Lists all available commands at the moment.
    slowMotionViz <level> Puts the game in slow motion. Optional parameter, value 0 = normal speed and 8 = slowest.
    ResetLifetimeHappiness Resets the lifetime happiness of all the sims in an active household.
    resetSim <fi rstname> <lastname> Resets the named Sim with neutral motives, no moodlets, and teleports Sim back home.
    buydebug [on/off] Shows all hidden items in buy mode after using testingcheatsenabled true
    HideHeadlineEffects (on/off) Shows or hides talk/thought balloons above Sims heads.
    fps on/off Shows your Frame per Second in the upper right area while on.
    DisplayLotPackageFileName [on/off] Switches lot tooltips on or off
    fadeObjects [on/off] Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them.
    testingcheatsenabled true Turns on Testing Cheats, just shift+click a Sim, or anything else, like your Mailbox.
    unlockOutfits on/off Unlocks outfits in CAS (Create a Sim) mode. This must be enabled before going into CAS.
    AlwaysAllowBuildBuy (true/false) When enabled, build mode and buy mode won’t disable themselves during fires and burglary.
    DisableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt On/Off When holding on alt, disable snapping to slots (can be rotated in any direction also)
    disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on/off] When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding alt.
    kaching While on the lot, entering this will give you $1,000.
    motherlode While on the lot, entering this will give you $50,000.
    moveobjects on/off With this On, it will allow you to move anything, including Sims, in your Buy/Build mode.
  • Unlock all of the uncharted islands!

    To unlock all of the uncharted islands, open the cheat box by holding in ctrl+shift+c at the same time. When the cheat box is up type up testingcheatsenabled true, then press enter. Then type ctrl+shift+c then in the box type discoverallunchartedislands. Then press enter and you should have all of the uncharted islands in isla Paradiso

  • Health

    When you see the bars of health eg hunger fun ect press ctr + shift on your keyboard with one hand and drag the bars ever left or right to make the character healthy or unhealthy Also similar when it comes up on your character eg a picture of a toilet if your person needs the loo. Press ctr + alt with one hand and click on the picture of the toilet. Then you will not need the toilet and your health bar will increase

Testing cheats

Enable the “testingCheatsenabled true” code, then type one of the following codes at the console window to activate the corresponding cheat function:

Result Cheat Code
Make toddler that grows to child become an NPC ageuptonpc
Set Simoleon total for indicated family familyfunds “[last name] [number]
Buy mode slot with debug objects buydebug [on or off]
Set game speed speed [0 to 4]
Toggle map tags maptags [on or off]
Toggle all audio playsounds [on or off]
Record video with specified size and quality recordvideo

After enabling the “testingCheatsenabled true” code, you can also hold [Shift] and click on the following objects to access new options:

Mailbox

    “Make All Happy””Make Friends For Me””Make Needs Static” or “Make Needs Dynamic””Make Me Know Everyone””Force Visitor”Various “Force NPC” optionsVarious “Set Career” options

Work place

    “Force Opportunity””Force Event””Force All Events”

Ground

    “Build/Buy on this lot” (requires v1.7)”Teleport”

Any Sim

    “Add To Active Household/Family””Trigger Age Transition”

Active Sim

    “Modify Traits for Active Sim”

Non-household Sim

    “Add to Household”

Any object

    “Object… Delete It” (requires v1.7)

While the “testingCheatsenabled true” code is enabled on the “Select Family” screen before loading a family, hold [Ctrl] and click just below the box in the lifetime happiness to add 500 to lifetime happiness. You can also drag the needs bars up or down as desired. When viewing your Sims’ relationships, you can drag the bars on that screen either way.

While the “testingCheatsenabled true” code is enabled, hold [Ctrl] and click a Moodlet in the Moodlet panel to remove it. Note: If it is motive-induced, the bar related to the negative Moodlet will be completely filled.

To max out Moodlets and keep them that way, enable the “testingCheatsenabled true” code. Then, hold [Shift] and click your Sim’s mailbox. Select “Make all happy”, and click the mailbox again, then select “Make needs static”.

While the “testingCheatsenabled true” code is enabled, hold [Ctrl] and drag the Mouse left or right to raise or lower your Sim’s current motive as well as raise or lower relationships.

Watching your own videos on the TV

Use the following trick to watch your own videos on the Sim television. Place the video you want into the “/My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 3/Movies/Broadcast/[television station]” folder. Turn on the television in the game, and you can watch it. The video must be in .AVI format, with a resolution no larger than 128×128 pixels, and frame rate not greater than 15 frames per second.

Listening to your own music on the radio

Place the desired .MP3 files in the “/My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 3/Music/[radio station]” folder. Start the game, go to “Options” menu, select “Music Settings”, then choose radio station. Select which songs you want the radio to play.

Easy money

Start writing novels on your computer. Write fiction novels as they take the least amount of time. They will not bring you too much Simoleons. When you write, your skill will automatically advance. If your skill is high enough, you will be able to write more novel types/genres. The most money can be made from “Romance Novels”. You will get royalties for six weeks once you finish a book. With the “Writing” skill maxed out, you can make approximately 40,000 Simoleons every week, which is more than the 34,800 Simoleons you can get by purchasing all neighborhood businesses, and takes less time to achieve. In three game weeks you should have a very high speed writing, 9 or 10 novels as best sellers, and 100,000 Simoleons.

Saving money

No matter how many times you use an object, if you sell it the same day you got it you can get all your money back. If your Sim is poor and needs body points or something else, buy a body machine and keep selling it back to get a refund of all your money.

Easy Cooking, Fishing, and Gardening skills

This trick requires a TV with a Cooking, Fishing, or Gardening channel and a video game system. Have a Sim sit down and watch television. Switch the TV over to one of the previously mentioned channels so that the Sim can start earning his or her skill point. Then, have a second Sim go over and start playing video games. Notice that although the TV is displaying video games, the first Sim still has the skill meter above their head. Allow this Sim to sit there for as long as they please until they decide to do another activity of their own. After that, the skill meter should stay above their head until you start another Cooking, Fishing, or Gardening skill activity. As an added bonus, you can train two skill points at once. For example, work out and both the Athletic and Cooking skills will continue to rise. If you keep repeating the steps until each skill channel has been viewed, the Sim will keep learning the three skills as he or she goes on about their daily life, and four when doing skill activities

Free bookcase skills

Buy a bookcase, then have your Sim begin to study. Interrupt the action so that the book is placed on the ground. Sell the bookcase. The book can now do everything the bookcase could have done for free.

Increasing chance to have baby boys

Have a pregnant female Sim eat apples to increase the chance of having a boy.

Increasing chance to have baby girls

Have a pregnant female Sim eat watermelons to increase the chance of having a girl.

Increasing chance for multiple babies

To increase the chance of having twins or triplets, have one or both parents have the lifetime reward of Fertility Treatment.

Ghost baby

Set one of your female Sim’s traits to Kleptomaniac. Go to the graveyard, and have the Sim steal male remains. On the second day after putting the male remains in your home, a ghost will appear at 11:00 p.m. and disappear at 4:00 a.m. It will appear every other day. Socialize with the ghost every night it appears. When you become best friends with the ghost, it will begin appearing every night. Get the “Fertility” reward. Confess your attraction to the ghost. Ask to snuggle on the bed, and kiss him. Try for a baby every night until you start throwing up. You will now have a ghost baby that you can control.

Ghosts in your house

Go to the graveyard, click on all the tombstones, and take all possible tombstones. Return to your house, and place them somewhere in your backyard. You now have a 70% chance of a ghost or two, or even a whole party of ghosts visiting your house each night. To improve your chances, write in the epitaph “Here Lies [Sim’s name], The One Who Returns”.

Making friends

Buy a guitar. Play it to learn how to play guitar. Keep playing until you reach 5/10 level, which gives you the ability to “Play For Tips”. When you have that ability, go to the park with the guitar in your inventory. When you are in the park, click the guitar in your inventory, and select “Play For Tips”. People watching you will become your friends if you keep playing. The higher your guitar skill, the faster they will become friends with you.

Disable aging

Instead of using a cheat code to toggle “aging on” and “aging off” like in The Sims 2, you can de-activate the age in “Game Options” under “Options”. When you uncheck the box next to “Aging”, your Sims will no longer become older. You can also slow aging down in this menu by setting the “Lifetime” bar. It can be set from 25 days to 960 days.

Quickly advance age

Use the following trick to change your Sim’s age (toddler, child, teen, etc.) quickly. Buy a birthday cake from the grocery store, and place it somewhere on your lot. Click the cake, and select “Have Birthday”. Then, choose the Sim to be aged. This is a good method to get past the baby stage.

Avoiding death

Go to Pleasant Rest Graveyard. Near the gate is a bush called “Death Flower Bush”. Harvest the flower from it, and keep it in your Sim’s inventory. If you die, that Sim will give the flower to the Grim Reaper and be resurrected. Although the flower will not reappear there again, if your Sim has Level 7 Gardening, they can plant the “Unknown Special Seeds” found in the graveyard and some other places that have a chance to grow as a Death Flower. Note: Having the Green Thumb trait to revive the plant may help.

Changing your name

To easily change your name, go to the map, and find City Hall. It should give you an option to change your name during the day between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New clothes

To get new clothes, you first have to buy a dresser from “Buy Options”. Once there, click “Plan Outfit”. You can put a total of three different clothes for each type (formal, every day, athletic, etc.).

Learning all guitar songs from books

Have your Sim reach Guitar skill level 5. Have a level 5 book in their inventory, click the guitar, then select “New Song” to learn it. After reaching Guitar skill level 6, do the same thing with a level 6 book. Repeat the process until the Sim reaches Guitar skill level 10, and they will know all songs that were taught.

Creating brilliant paintings or masterpieces

Create a stylized still life after it is unlocked. Choose “Genius”, and make it in the largest possible frame. You will now have a much better chance of getting a brilliant painting or masterpiece.

Building a basement

Put down staircases on a new lot to lower the terrain. Go to the bottom of the first one, and miss out one tile, then put down another staircase. Repeat this again to have three staircases. Delete the staircases. Use the “Level Terrain” tool to level the terrain from the lowest tile. Set it as big or small as desired. Using the “Straight Line Wall” tool, build walls around this hole so there are walls pressed up against hills. Build the room above so it covers the entire basement. Cover around the house with the “Foundation” tool; all the slopes should be covered up. Place one tile in the top floor, then create a staircase leading down to the basement. Make two or more foundation blocks at the front of the house, and place a staircase leading up them.

Duck Time moodlet

Buy the Ducksworth of Bathington, and place it in your bathtub. When a Sim takes a bath, they will get the Duck Time moodlet which results in a +15 boost for four hours.

Getting rid of dirty dishes

Drag an empty plate into a Sim’s inventory, then drag it to sell. You will not get any money, but if your Sim does not have a dish washer, it is a quick and efficient way to get rid of dirty dishes.

Strange faces

There is a glitch in Create-A-Sim mode that allows to you to make very strange faces. Go to the face designing area. Select a face part such as the eyes, and max out all the sliders one way or the other. Then, go to a different face part, and select one of the predesigned parts. Return to the eyes. The sliders will have reset to the middle, but the eyes will still look the same. This works for all of the face adjusting tabs. You can then continue to max out the size of the eyes and repeat. You can make eyes the size of dinner plates, very long cheekbones, huge noses, and more.

Hording pizza

Have a Sim call for pizza. When the pizza delivery man arrives, do not accept the pizza. The delivery man will eventually leave the pizza on the front porch, and it will never get stale. You can stack as many pizzas there as you want. If your Sims get hungry, just tell them to get a pizza from the front porch.

EA game references

When you have the video game system and your Sims play it, zoom in on the TV to see that the games they are playing are various Electronic Arts titles.

Spore reference

Have a Sim reach the top painting level to have the ability to create masterpieces. One of the paintings that can be created is that of a creature from Spore.

PS3/Xbox 360 Cheats

  1. Cheat Code For A Free Llama

    Pause Menu

    You must be in-game with your Sims character. Using your controller press start to bring up the pause menu. You’ll then press all four shoulder buttons simultaneously (L1, L2, R1, R2 —PS3; LT, RT, LB,RB—360). At this point a box will appear and ask you if you want to enable cheating.

    Now you can select Spot the Llama from the menu. While in build mode, open the catalog, select “buy,” and find the Llama in the “Décor,” catalogue under the “Misc Décor.” Place him anywhere on your lot. How you use the Llama is all up to you. Absolute power corrupts abso-llama-lutely.

    NOTE: Enabling cheats disables Achievements, Trophies and Challenge Points.

  2. Hording Pizza

    At the house

    Hording pizza
    Have a Sim call for pizza. When the pizza delivery man arrives, do not accept the pizza. The delivery man will eventually leave the pizza on the front porch, and it will never get stale. You can stack as many pizzas there as you want. If your Sims get hungry, just tell them to get a pizza from the front porch.

The sims 3 hints

  1. Traits For Writer Sims!

    You may not have considered any traits other than bookworm as being important for your writer Sim, but actually, there are a few that no writing Sim should be without. They are-
    Neurotic. This will allow Sims to instantly ‘Freak out’ removing all the stress that comes with writing instantly.
    Couch Potato. Although Sims will need to sleep longer, with the Premium content from the store and/or Meditative Trance Sleep,this will not be a big deal and the doubled moodlet bonuses from Comfy seats will be. Buy the most expensive 900 simoleon seat and watch your Sims mood rocket through the ceiling.
    Hates the outdoors. Despite the negative moodlet when going outside, they will never be plagued by Stir Crazy, which means they can spend all their time at home writing.
    See my other hint for tips on how to deal with this moodlet without this trait.

  2. New Clothes

    To get new clothes, you first have to buy a dresser from “Buy Options”. Once there, click “Plan Outfit.” You can put a total of three different clothes for each type (formal, every day, athletic, etc.).

  3. Clean Dishes

    Too lazy to take the time to clean up dishes? Just drag the empty plate in to the Sims inventory and then drag to sell. You won’t make any money but if your Sim doesn’t have a dish washer, its fast and efficient.

  4. Gender Of Babies

    Must have a pregnant female

    Eating apples will increase your chances of having boys!
    (i.e. 3 apples = 3 boys)

    On the other hand, eating watermelons will increase your chances of having girls!
    (i.e. 3 watermelons = 3 girls)

    **To have increased chances of twins or triplets have one or both parents have the lifetime reward of fertility treatment.

    I heard this from someone else. I had my pregnant female eat three watermelons to test it out and it worked! She had 3 triplet girls.

  5. Easy Money

    Start writing novels on your computer. Write fiction novels as they take the least amount of time. They will not bring you too much Simoleons. When you write, your skill will automatically advance. If your skill is high enough, you will be able to write more novel types/genres. The most money can be made from “Romance Novels”. You will get royalties for six weeks once you finish a book. With the “Writing” skill maxed out, you can make approximately 40,000 Simoleons every week, which is more than the 34,800 Simoleons you can get by purchasing all neighborhood businesses, and takes less time to achieve. In three game weeks you should have a very high speed writing, 9 or 10 novels as best sellers, and 100,000 Simoleons.

  6. Making Friends

    Buy a guitar. Play it to learn how to play guitar. Keep playing until you reach 5/10 level, which gives you the ability to “Play For Tips”. When you have that ability, go to the park with the guitar in your inventory. When you are in the park, click the guitar in your inventory, and select “Play For Tips.” People watching you will become your friends if you keep playing. The higher your guitar skill, the faster they will become friends with you.

  7. Change Name

    City Hall

    If you’re unhappy with the name of your sim you can change the name of your sim by going to map veiw and clicking on City Hall and clicking the option ‘Change Name’. You can only change your name from 12:00pm and 6:00pm.

  8. Have A Ghost Baby (Without Killing)

    How to do it:

    – Set one of your Sim’s traits to Kleptomaniac (Sim must be female)
    – Go to graveyard
    – Wait until Sim steals remains or tell sim to swipe something (remains must be male)
    – On the second day since stealing grave and putting it in home, the ghost will appear at 11:00pm and disappear at 4:00am it will appear every other day
    – Socialize with ghost every night it appears until you are at best friend ghost will then begin appearing every night
    – get fertility reward
    – Confess attraction to ghost
    – ask to snuggle on bed, kiss
    – Try for baby every night until you start throwing up
    – Congrats! You’re now having a ghost’s baby! (It will be born as a ghost that you can control)

  9. Protection From Death

    Go to Pleasant Rest Graveyard, and near the gate, there is a strange bush called a “Death Flower Bush” – Harvest the flower from it.

    If you keep this flower in your sim’s inventory, when you die the grim reaper will trade it for a second chance at life.

    This flower will not reappear, but there are Unknown Special Seeds (requires level 7 Gardening to plant) dotted about near the graveyard (and a few other places) which may grow another Death Flower (and sometimes more if your Sim has the Green Thumb trait to revive the plant.)

  10. Turn Off Aging

    In the options menu you can choose the gameplay settings. When you uncheck the box before “Aging” the sims won’t become older anymore. You can also slow aging down in this menu by setting the lifetime bar. It’s changeable from 25 days too 960 days.

THE SIMS 3 UNLOCKABLES

  • Trophy List

    Trophies

    Baby Steps: Create a household.

    Graduated: Complete the in-game tutorial.

    How you Doin’?: Learn the Charisma Skill.

    Wishful Thinker: Complete 10 Wishes.

    What Goes Around : Use a Karma Power.

    BFF!: Make a best friend.

    Sim About Town : Attend a town event.

    It’s a Date: Go on a date.

    You Never Forget Your First: Have a first kiss.

    Woo Hoo!: Make Woo Hoo.

    Climbing the Ladder: Reach level 5 in a career.

    That New Car Smell: Buy a car.

    Not Twice, But 10 Times: Complete 10 Opportunities.

    This is so Meta: Experience the Meta.

    I Double Dare Ya: Explore the catacombs after dark.

    Sim-Author: Write a book.

    Epic Party: Throw an awesome party.

    Partners in Crime: Become a partner of the Paragon Personal Private Charity Warehouse.

    Stylizer: Design and save 20 styles using Create a Style.

    The Big Proposal: Get engaged.

    Movin’ On Up: Move into a new home.

    Expertise: Reach level 10 in a Skill.

    Once a Parent, Always a Parent: Welcome a child into the family.

    Working Friends: Become best friends with your boss and all of your co-workers.

    Be Excellent To Each-other: Reach the maximum potential Karma.

    Dream Big: Complete a Lifetime Wish.

    Home is Where the Simoleons Are: Raise your household’s value to §35,000 or more.

    Not Dead Yet: Resurrect a Sim.

    Power Overwhelming: Unlock every Good Karma Power by purchasing them with Challenge Points.

    Mad Skillz: Complete any 2 Skill Journal Milestones.

    Leet Skillz: Complete any 10 Skill Journal Milestones.

    Genie: Gain 150,000 Lifetime Happiness Points on one Sim.

    But it’s Inflammable!: Extinguish a Sim on fire.

    The Reviler: Become a public menace.

    Epic Fail: Use the Epic Fail Karma Power on 13 unsuspecting sims not in your family.

    Matchmaker: Start 5 romantic relationships.

    Fit For a King: Prepare a perfect meal.

    Owned!: Buy out a commercial property in town.

    Pyromaniac: Get an insurance check for over §15,000 after using the Firestorm Karma Power.

    Botanical Perfection: Grow a perfect plant.

    Trophy Fish: Catch a perfect fish.

    Happiness… It Stacks: Get 5 positive moodlets at the same time on one Sim.

    Master Architect: Build a home of at least §350,000 property value on a large lot.

    Child Prodigy: Complete a Lifetime Wish before becoming a Young Adult.

    True Wealth: Gain 250,000 Lifetime Happiness on one Sim.

    Challenging: Complete 50 Challenges.

    Very Challenging: Complete 100 Challenges.

    Uberchallenging: Complete 150 Challenges.

    Wish-Master: Complete 100 Wishes.

    Miracle Worker: Complete 1,000 Wishes.

  • Xbox 360 | Submitted by CheatPlanet

    Achievements

    Achievement List

    Baby Steps (5 points): Create a household.

    Graduated (5 points): Complete the in-game tutorial.

    How you Doin’? (10 points): Learn the Charisma Skill.

    Wishful Thinker (10 points): Complete 10 Wishes.

    What Goes Around (10 points): Use a Karma Power.

    BFF! (10 points): Make a best friend.

    Sim About Town (10 points): Attend a town event.

    It’s a Date (20 points): Go on a date.

    You Never Forget Your First (30 points): Have a first kiss.

    Woo Hoo! (40 points): Make Woo Hoo.

    Climbing the Ladder (20 points): Reach level 5 in a career.

    That New Car Smell (5 points): Buy a car.

    Not Twice, But 10 Times (20 points): Complete 10 Opportunities.

    This is so Meta (5 points): Experience the Meta.

    I Double Dare Ya (5 points): Explore the catacombs after dark.

    Sim-Author (10 points): Write a book.

    Epic Party (20 points): Throw an awesome party.

    Partners in Crime (10 points): Become a partner of the Paragon Personal Private Charity Warehouse.

    Stylizer (15 points): Design and save 20 styles using Create a Style.

    The Big Proposal (50 points): Get engaged.

    Movin’ On Up (40 points): Move into a new home.

    Expertise (25 points): Reach level 10 in a Skill.

    Once a Parent, Always a Parent (40 points): Welcome a child into the family.

    Working Friends (30 points): Become best friends with your boss and all of your co-workers.

    Be Excellent To Each-other (15 points): Reach the maximum potential Karma.

    Dream Big (50 points): Complete a Lifetime Wish.

    Home is Where the Simoleons Are (10 points): Raise your household’s value to §35,000 or more.

    Not Dead Yet (10 points): Resurrect a Sim.

    Power Overwhelming (25 points): Unlock every Good Karma Power by purchasing them with Challenge Points.

    Mad Skillz (15 points): Complete any 2 Skill Journal Milestones.

    Leet Skillz (25 points): Complete any 10 Skill Journal Milestones.

    Genie (30 points): Gain 150,000 Lifetime Happiness Points on one Sim.

    But it’s Inflammable! (10 points): Extinguish a Sim on fire.

    The Reviler (30 points): Become a public menace.

    Epic Fail (15 points): Use the Epic Fail Karma Power on 13 unsuspecting sims not in your family.

    Matchmaker (30 points): Start 5 romantic relationships.

    Fit For a King (15 points): Prepare a perfect meal.

    Owned! (15 points): Buy out a commercial property in town.

    Pyromaniac (20 points): Get an insurance check for over §15,000 after using the Firestorm Karma Power.

    Botanical Perfection (15 points): Grow a perfect plant.

    Trophy Fish (15 points): Catch a perfect fish.

    Happiness… It Stacks (15 points): Get 5 positive moodlets at the same time on one Sim.

    Master Architect (20 points): Build a home of at least §350,000 property value on a large lot.

    Child Prodigy (20 points): Complete a Lifetime Wish before becoming a Young Adult.

    True Wealth (25 points): Gain 250,000 Lifetime Happiness on one Sim.

    Challenging (20 points): Complete 50 Challenges.

    Very Challenging (25 points): Complete 100 Challenges.

    Uberchallenging (30 points): Complete 150 Challenges.

    Wish-Master (25 points): Complete 100 Wishes.

    Miracle Worker (30 points): Complete 1,000 Wishes.

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