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Enable Testing Cheats cheat for The Sims Medieval


Enable Testing Cheats

At the INI folder in your Sims 3 install directory (Default: C:Program FilesElectronic ArtsThe Sims MedievalGameDataSharedNonPackagedIni) right click 'Commands.ini'. Then select 'properties' and uncheck 'Read Only'. Right click again and select 'Open With...' notepad. Now change 'TestingCheatsEnabled=0' to 'TestingCheatsEnabled=1' (without the quotes). Save, and choose 'Yes' if you are asked to overwrite. When you now load up the game you will be able to click and drag the Hunger/Energy and sim relationship bars left or right to make them full or empty. The 'help' console command will now also give you a list of additional cheats.

Added by: Sanzano Apr 1st 2011, ID#16075 and get
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When I go into my program files(x86) I have my other sims 3 game files but not the medieval one why is this? Is it because I bought it on origin with no disc?

Added 2nd Jul 2014, ID #410811

The Testing enabled cheats have been working for me just fine for last year now all of sudden they stopped. I thinkit was due to latest patch. So I redid the .ini file. Now all shift cheats work but none of the commands. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

Added 25th Sep 2013, ID #311102

I changed it to a 1 and put the file back into the folder, the game works perfectly fine but there are not testing cheats. Does anyone know what to do?

Added 16th Jul 2013, ID #297826

For any of you having the "Access Denied" problem, here's how I solved it. (I'm running Windows 7.)

Right-click on Commands and select "Properties".
Click the "Security" tab.
Click "Edit" where it says "To change permissions, click Edit".
Choose "Users".
Check "Full Control" box under "Allow".
Click "Apply" then "OK".

Then you should be able to follow the normal directions as listed above.


Added 11th Jul 2013, ID #296674

none of this works? i've dragged, looked i mean i have got it but it says i need permission from my adminstrstor!! help pleasse

something useful!

Added 7th Jan 2013, ID #239101

For those asking about purchases through origin, everything else is the same, except instead of going into Electronic Arts the setup is as follows... /Origin Games/The Sims Medieval/ and then everything else is the same. I just found this myself after being unable to locate an answer anywhere on the internet.

Added 24th Oct 2012, ID #200630

For those asking about purchases through origin, everything else is the same, except instead of going into Electronic Arts the setup is as follows... /Origin Games/The Sims Medieval/ and then everything else is the same. I just found this myself after being unable to locate an answer anywhere on the internet.

Added 24th Oct 2012, ID #200629

I unchecked "Read only" under properties but then when I change it to '1', click save, click replace, it says "Access is denied." WHATRsfgdgsd

Added 11th Oct 2012, ID #194741

I don't even have a 'Commands.ini folder the only cheat that's working is 'Motherlode". I have Windowsvista basic

Added 4th Jul 2012, ID #160557

I've tried several methods now and not ONE of them has worked. I have Windows 7

won't let me change the 'read-only' thingy

apparently I can't save in that location

asks me to insert a writable disc

Also sometimes i've been told i need to get the administrators permission - i am the administrator
I'm also logged in as the administrator. Each time it said it had failed to get permission from the administrator.

PLEASE help!!!!!!

Added 4th Jul 2012, ID #160192

everything worked right up untill i tried to put it from the desktop to the ini folder. it says there isno room on the disk..

Added 2nd Jul 2012, ID #159418

I cannot play the sims medieval anymore after I modify command.ini..

Added 22nd Jun 2012, ID #155444

what if you dont have the game data folder? somebody please help me!!!

Added 13th Jun 2012, ID #152399

Are you having problem with saving the new Command thing?

Dont worry! Just copy the Command notepad file onto your desktop then double click and open it (Or right click and then Open With > Notepad) Then change the Tetsingcheatsenabled true to 1 THEN open your folder of the Sims Medieval Ini folder and drag the Command file from your desktop into the file, If it says overwrite click Move and Replace Hopefully this helped

- Ashley
Expert with The Sims 3

Added 6th Jun 2012, ID #149601

what if you only have the sims medievial file and not the others?

Added 23rd Apr 2012, ID #136313

what if you got the game from origin?

Added 17th Apr 2012, ID #134318

whenever I save on the desktop and go to put it back in the folder.. it doesn't let me move it in.. it just says copy and that I need to enter a blank disc

Added 1st Apr 2012, ID #128364

i tried unchecking read only it worked but then it said there was an erorr and access denied. I sooo don't wunna panic but if i have

Added 8th Feb 2012, ID #113132

I was looking at a different website and it said what you said. But it says if u do it something can go wrong and is that true?

Added 11th Jan 2012, ID #104972

I have Windows 7, and those folders don't even exist. Is there any other way to get this cheat?!

Added 31st Dec 2011, ID #100989

When I uncheck read-only then applied the changes it says
"error applying attributes
an error occurred applying to the attributes to the file
Access is denied."
Can you please help me

Added 26th Dec 2011, ID #98937

What do you do with the Notepad again? im a little confused.......PLEASE HELP!

Added 26th Dec 2011, ID #98767

It worked on my computer but I found the file in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims Medieval\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini

And sometimes it will say "this file is read only" but just move the file to your desktop, open it up in notepad change 0 to 1, save it, then move it back into the same place.....It worked for me

Added 13th Dec 2011, ID #94936

yeah but that guy isright we should try not playng the game but realy why would it be like that i mean realy? enable it when were not playing the game i will try it and see if i can acully find the folder when i am not playing it

Added 2nd Dec 2011, ID #92062

On my particular computer, I have two different Program Files folders: Program Files, and Program Files (x86). It could be in either. Also, if you bought the game through the website and downloaded it on Origin, the program files folder will be labeled "Origin", not "EA" or "Electronic Arts", etc. You need to be sure the game is not running while you are editing configuration files. Quit the game, find the file, right click it to get properties, uncheck read only, apply, then open the file, change the 0 to 1, save it (overwriting previous file if asked), THEN start the game.

Added 26th Nov 2011, ID #90473

It causes my game to crash for some reason. Not sure why it would but it does.

Added 3rd Nov 2011, ID #84797

it works for my nephew and me thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added 25th Sep 2011, ID #76640

Where is the local disc?

Added 24th Sep 2011, ID #76188

go to local disc c. 2, open program files - open electronic arts - the sims medieval - game data - shared - non pakage - ini - copy command folder, and paste on desktop - right click on copied folder - properties - uncheck read only - apply - double click on copied folder - change testingcheats to 1 - save - properties - read only - apply - drag folder bac to commands - move and replace.

Added 20th Sep 2011, ID #75553

okay. i copied the command file to my desktop and edited it but when i try to put it in the ini file it says there is no space for it . . . help? running windows 7 by the way

Added 8th Sep 2011, ID #73322

What I did was: when i got this "Make sure the file and path are correct." I saved my command.ini on the different directory and then replaced it with the original file in the gamedata

Added 4th Sep 2011, ID #72410

i do not have a game data file

Added 24th Aug 2011, ID #69883

The copy and paste thing worked for me/

Added 21st Aug 2011, ID #69068

I literally DON'T have the ini file. Anyone know how to enable it a different way, or at least why I don't have it?

Added 21st Aug 2011, ID #68993

i have a windows vista laptop and i cant even find the names of the files.... i can find the sims medieval files, but after that, no gamedata/shared/nonpackaged/ini.. nothing.. help!

Added 12th Jul 2011, ID #57316

I have the admistrative rights and un-writable problem too... help please...

Added 9th Jul 2011, ID #56088

I have the same problem. I cannot modify the file directly in the folder, because it tells me I do not have administrative confirmation (Even though I'm on an admin account). So, I copied to the desktop, changed it, but now I can't copy it back because it says the disk isn't writable. I'm not trying to write; I'm copying a file. As in right-click>copy. Now I have no idea what to do.

System: Pavilion dv7-6135dx PC (laptop)

Added 22nd Jun 2011, ID #51123

I did this, but the cheat doesn't work in the game...

Added 11th May 2011, ID #42486

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims Medieval\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini

^ Copy and paste that if you can't find it.

If it doesn't work and says "Access Denied" or something similar to those lines, save it onto your desktop and drag into the folder after it's saved.

Added 4th May 2011, ID #41456

I have a HP laptop running windows 7 but I can't even find the folders! Please help me get the cheat right! :D

Added 19th Apr 2011, ID #38314

"Make sure the file and path are correct." I cant get it to work for windows vista. I tried copying it on the desktop, read only is unchecked. And more suggestions?

Added 19th Apr 2011, ID #38307

Seriously cant even find this file any where I have a hp windows 7 laptop where would I even get the install directorys

Added 17th Apr 2011, ID #37901

Alright, so what I did was, Save the Notepad on the desktop and then drag and dropped it onto my folder. It worked. :D Running OS Vista Home Premium by the way.

Added 13th Apr 2011, ID #37306

Yeah, I've also come into contact with this problem. I've made everything adjustable but it still says the problem is there. I do have Sims in the background but... I wouldn't think that's the problem. I'll post results when I close down Sims and try again.

Added 13th Apr 2011, ID #37302

mine doesn't have the ini folder??

Added 13th Apr 2011, ID #37203

Unchecked the read-only?
Programm shouldn't run, could cause writingproblems.
Maybe the Anti virus or windows accountmanagerthingy interfering?

Added 6th Apr 2011, ID #36053

It doesn't work for my Windows Vista laptop. When I try to change the file it says that it can't be created and says "Make sure the file and path are correct."

How can I fix this problem?

Added 4th Apr 2011, ID #35797


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