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How do I get the cheat window??

CharlieChicken04 asks:
Added Aug 6th 2008, ID #126155

How do I get the cheat window??

I bought a new laptop with Windows Vista on it and I've always used Windows XP. After installing The Sims 2 on the new computer, everything works perfectly until I try to bring up the cheat window. Keep in mind, I've been playing this game for the past 3 years, I played the original game and all of the expansions for years, so I know I'm supposed to hit ctrl + shift + c all at once. I've tried hitting alt in place of ctrl and there's still nothing. Is there any other way to get the cheat window to come up? Or should I just take Vista off the computer and upload XP?


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Rangerman answered:
Added 7th Aug 2008, ID #274465

Best way for me is to hit ctrl and shift at the same time first, then hitting the c button.


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gamefreakgabe answered:
Added 7th Aug 2008, ID #274486

Now that that is out of the way, I'm not sure if your having a "physical" problem with pushing the buttons? But they don't all have to be pushed at once, just held, e.g Push Control, then Push Alt (without taking your finger off either of them) push C. If the problem isn't that, and the window just doesn't come up then try reinstalling The Sims 2. Its not vista that is the problem, because I can open the cheat window on my Sims 2.

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Guest said: 28th Aug 2011 | REPORT
mine always takes a snap shot instead plz help me

heathsgirl77 answered:
Added 13th Aug 2008, ID #276059

Well, I also have Windows Vista, and it works fine for me. Are you pusing the right buttons? (control+shift+c). And there's also two control buttons and two shift buttons on the keyboard (usually), depending on which ones you're using, that may be an issue. Other than that, I'll have to agree with "gamefreakgabe".
You may have ti try re-installing the game.

PS: My Windows Vista is on an actual computer, maybe the laptop is the problem
Hope this helps, keep trying!! Smile

simsgirlie answered:
Added 18th Aug 2008, ID #277372

The same thing is happening to me and I did re-installed the game but it still doesn't work. If someone could help me FASTTTT I would really appreciate it!

Hikari_Hoshino answered:
Added 31st Aug 2008, ID #279921

Actually, I'm pretty sure Vista is the problem. Vista is a very problematic OS hence the reason so many people dislike it. I actually can't open the cheat menu either, and I also just bought a new laptop with Vista.

kerrough22 answered:
Added 28th Sep 2008, ID #284438

Hope you've found the answer already, but if not, this is what helped me. Go to the start menu, search for HP Health Check, right click and go to properties, click the short cut tab, and then go down to the short cut window. The short cut for this program is also ctrl+shift+c, so just change it and your cheats window should work fine.

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Guest said: 18th Nov 2010 | REPORT
i just did this...and it helped! Thanks so my sims have been miserable!
Guest said: 2nd Aug 2011 | REPORT
Really dumb
Guest said: 6th Aug 2011 | REPORT
this worked for me, had a HP computer with vista, changed the shortcut and then the cheat would work. thanks!
Guest said: 7th Apr 2012 | REPORT
Whats the start menu and where do i search is there like just a seach box wen i get onto the start menu?
tward answered:
Added 21st Oct 2008, ID #287540

Thanks so so much Kerrough22 I did that and it worked..thanksssssssssssss

Miss Choc answered:
Added 26th Dec 2008, ID #295075

Thanks Kerrough22. I also have an HP Laptop and the Sims2 cheat window didn't work. I tried your method and everything is sorted. Thanks - would never have worked it out otherwise.

Guest answered:
Added 13th Jun 2010, ID #331514

Hi, i dont know if this comes in handy but - to open the cheat window on sims 2 playd in vista, just press ctrl shift windows button thene C

MLake88 answered:
Added 3rd Aug 2010, ID #345928


Guest answered:
Added 4th Aug 2010, ID #346236

Help i cant get the cheat window in the sims 2 playstation 2

Guest answered:
Added 19th Aug 2010, ID #350752

you press ctrl alt shift and to clear you just write clear in it and to exit the cheat window just write exit, also a cheat that you can use is Motherlode, :D ~ brittany

Guest answered:
Added 9th Sep 2010, ID #355165

my only problem is my HP laptop doesnt seem to have HP health check!!!... iv typed it in search and everything and there is nothing. How else can i sort the problem??

ps. i also have vista.

Guest answered:
Added 12th Jan 2011, ID #380403

i dont no wat vista is buti have a laptop and ctrl shift C works fine for me but u need to press them at the same time ig that doesnt work i cant help you any further sorry

Guest answered:
Added 11th Sep 2011, ID #440257

When bring up the cheat box frist press control+shift+windows then c and then the cheat box will come write up


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