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The Sims 3 Cheats cheat for The Sims 3

The Sims 3 Cheats

While the daily-grind, hard work and associated rewards are noble ways to go about building your Sims a happy and fruitful lifestyle, there is no Sanbox mode in The Sims 3 which allows you to simply build a dream house and live a life of leisure and luxury with no constraints. Some of the building tools are also restricting, confined to a grid and not allowing complete control over object placement. EA have generously provided a heap of cheats, some very useful and some merely humorous to ease these potential limitations.

All traditional cheats in the game must be entered via the game's 'console' or command line. To activate it, press CTRL+SHIFT+C together (Vista users may need to do CTRL+SHIFT+WINDOWS+C). You will then see the screen darken and a blue bar appear at the top which you can then type into.

The console to enter cheats into will appear at the top of the screen as a blue bar

Cheats are shown in bold type (You don't need to enter the parenthesis (these things: ' ' ). Where a series of values is given, such as 0-5, only one number between the values should be entered. Cheats are not case-sensitive. Capitals are used for cheats in this guide only to help distinguish between words and make their entry easier.

Note: Some 'cheats' require activation of the game's debug mode, which allows more elaborate and 'game-breaking' cheats. To do this, after triggering the command line, enter 'testingCheatsEnabled true'. To deactivate, use 'testingCheatsEnabled false'. More information on this is given for the cheats that require this command.


There are three cheats to provide more money for your Sims. After pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C:

For 1,000 Simoleons, type: kaching
For 50,000 Simoleons, type: motherlode

The motherlode

For a specific amount of Simoleons, enter TestingCheatsEnabled true (if not already done) and then FamilyFunds followed by the family name, and then the amount of money. For example, you would enter the following where the family name is Martinez:
TestingCheatsEnabled true [Enter]
FamilyFunds Martinez 20000000 [Enter]


Using the familyfunds cheat

Using the familyfunds cheat

The upper limit on money is set at 999,999,999 Simoleons. Plenty to be getting on with.


You can alter the lives of your sims using certain cheats. After activating the console with CTRL+SHIFT+C:

UnlockOutfits on gives your Sims access to all the uniforms and clothing in the game. You can make use of it in Create-a-Sim and through a chest of drawers where you create a new outfit for your Sim. Replace on with off to disable.

Use the dresser to build outfits with your new threads

ResetSim puts your Sim back to a safe location (see video further down).

HideHeadlineEffects on hides the thought and action bubbles above your Sims' heads. Replace on with off to disable.

After entering testingCheatsEnabled true, using the command ageUptoNpc will turn a child in the family into a NPC (non-player character) when it ages up from a toddler to child. This is a good way to keep your family unit the same as when you began the game, and also to keep managing your family as easy as possible. Use SHIFT+Click and 'Add to household' to reverse the effect, adding NPCs to your family unit.

Again with testingCheatsEnabled true entered, you can interact with certain items in the game world to change your Sim's life. To do this, hold SHIFT and click on certain obiects in the game world:

SHIFT+Clicking on the mailbox allows you to:

'Make all happy', increasing the mood bars.
'Make friends for me', doing some automatic socialising.
'Make needs static/dynamic', letting you SHIFT+click and slide your Sim's need bars at will (note that this is somewhat temperamental, keep clicking and it should register).
'Make me know everyone', gives you access to everyone on the map as an acquaintance.
'Force visitor', has you pick from acquaintances to visit your house.
'Force NPC' lets you pick from characters such as Robber, Police, Grim Reaper etc. To visit your lot. You can thus set up amusing scenarios of heists, funerals and pizza deliveries in one place.
'Set Career' lets you pick a job for your Sim. It is also useful to see all of the possible jobs in the game.


Some of the cheats effecting Sims

Some of the cheats effecting Sims available through the testingcheats option

SHIFT+Clicking on your Sim's workplace lets you:

'Force opportunity', activating one of the random events to further your career.
'Force event', initiating a chance to switch careers, and triggering positive and negative events during the working day which can help or hinder your occupation.
'Force all events', as above but all at once!

SHIFT+Clicking on the ground lets you:

'Teleport', moving your Sim anywhere in the map.

Shift+Click the ground to teleport your Sim once play is resumed (if paused)

SHIFT+Clicking on a Sim with testingCheatsEnabled true activated allows different options depending on whether they are part of your household, active, or just a random NPC. For any character in the game you can 'Trigger age transition', levelling them up in the same way a birthday cake does for young Sims. You can also 'Modify traits', effectively changing that Sim's personality.

For the active Sim, i.e. The one currently selected, you can 'Modify traits' by SHIFT+clicking on them and selecting the appropriate option.

The modify traits screen

For Sims who are not part of your household, you can 'Add to household' by SHIFT+clicking on them and selecting the appropriate option.

With testingCheatsEnabled true set, you can use SHIFT+click to move the mood bars on your Sim's Needs screen. This allows you to control their negative needs, such as bladder, hunger and hygiene, and focus on the fun stuff. Set your Sim's needs to the red zone and you can dispose of them at will.

Meddling with your Sim's needs can be destructive

Note: all of the SHIFT+Click cheats require testingCheatsEnabled true to be entered into the CTRL+SHIFT+C console first!

Build/Buy Modes:

Moveobjects on removes the rules usually applied to object placement. Replace on with off to disable.

Constrainfloorelevation false is a fun one, which lets you raise and lower the floor of your house's plot regardless of the house. Use the terrain tools in Build Mode to change the elevation. Some parts of your house may become unusable with fiddling in the wrong place! Replace false with true to disable. Use the 'level terrain' tool, or CTRL+Z to undo extensive meddling.


Constrainfloorelevation Cheat

The possibilities of not constraining floor elevation, and the resetSim command in use.

DisableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt on allows you to place objects at any angle and anywhere in your house, regardless of whether they are on The Sims' grid system or not. You can therefore create geometrically horrific but nonetheless intricately unique designs. Replace on with off to disable.


Many of these are merely shortcuts to avoid visiting the game's options menu. Use CTRL+SHIFT+C to activate the console and then type the following:

Help shows a list of all the game's simple cheats.

JokePlease gives you a random joke from the game's database. Some are funny, others, less so.

EnableLlamas on enables llamas, though no one has yet discovered the significance of this cheat. Replace on with off to disable whatever it is that this does. You get a funny message at least.

FadeObjects on makes objects fade when the camera zooms in near them. Replace on with off to disable.

SlowMotionViz 0-8 activates slow motion. Not very useful. Pick a number from 0 to 8 depending on how slow you want the visuals to be. 8 is the slowest. To turn it off, simply set the number at 0.

Fps on shows the current frames per second that the game is running at in the top right hand corner of the screen. A good tool for technophiles. Replace on with off to disable.

RecordVideo captures the game's video using the specifications you will or will not have set in the options menu. Pressing V also achieves this end.

Speed 0-4 changes the game speed in the same manner as the icons on the user interface. 4 is fastest and 0 is pause.

MapTags off removes the icons in the map view. Replace off with on to get them back.

PlaySounds off mutes the game. Replace off with on to reverse the effect.

FullScreen switches the game from full screen to windowed and vice versa. You can also do this in the options menu.

Quit exits the game. You are still prompted to save.

Added by: Team SuperCheats
Jun 15th 2009, ID#14048

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Nov 10th 2015 Guest
My sim will not let me propose to her it doesn't give me an option to do it is there a code or cheat ????
ID #624036
Sep 26th 2014 Guest
HELP!!!!!!!!!!! The familyfunds cheat isnt working!!!!
ID #452015
Sep 2nd 2014 Guest
in build mode is there a way i could place things off of the grid?
ID #443962
Jul 2nd 2014 Guest
You can control aging in options.. But if you'll make a simmer younger, the only way I know of is to have the simmer you want to get younger, in your household.. And do 'testingcheatsenabled true' then shift+click the wanted sim. And go to CAS.

About the family household.. Its their economy ^^
ID #410494
Jun 1st 2014 Guest
how do i make my sims younger?
ID #392224
Feb 6th 2014 morphius1
Alrighty then!
ID #352347
Dec 27th 2013 Kisci1
do these cheats work with windows 8 ? when i do the control+shift+c there is no bar at the top of my screen.. can anyone help me please
ID #334856
Jul 21st 2013 bloggerGal
Hi! even though most people might already know this if you don't then Please try it, I know its a bit evil ut its really funny! Go onto Sims 3

Then make a swimming pool and put some sims in it, then go to build mode and make a wall around the pool while the sims are still in it and don't let the sims get out! So funny
ID #299142
May 28th 2013 Guest
To stop aging on Sims 2:- bring up cheat window then type aging on/off or agesimscheat on/off then click on Sim to bring up pie wheel and select age for required Sim/Sims. Repeat further times to change ages up/down.

To get service Sims uniforms on Sims 3, bring up the cheats window, type testingCheatsEnabled True then type unlockOutfits on, you need to do this cheat before entering Create A Sim. Scroll down to find the outfits you want. Hope that these help, all cheats found on Sims 2, Sims 3 help menu (in-game cheats window). Julie
ID #285903
Mar 31st 2013 fudgecake3097
How to have Twins ___________________________________________________________________________
1.Have a Male sim and a female sim in love together.
2.Next have them both relax on the bed (on a double bed)
3.Get one of the sims to click on the sim next to them on the bed then click try for a baby
4.They will go under the covers and they will try for a baby
5.You will know if they women is pregnant as a lullaby will be played.
6.Some SIM days later she will give birth as soon as you leave to hospital go home and try for another baby then straight away you will be taken to the hospital then have a another child that looks exactly the same as your first baby. WiseguyWiseguy
ID #269137
Mar 9th 2013 Charlotte Malfoy
There are two options when your sim is pregnant and is in labour

1.Have the baby at hospital

2.Have it at home

More cheats and tips on Facebook but more information later!

Bye for now or TTFN!
ID #261993
Jan 22nd 2013 Sapphire Battersea
Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Dear users,
I am writing to inform you that there might be some more snow.Is there a way to make it snow on the Sims 3?

Yours sincerly,
Sapphire Battersea

PS: Could you tell me the cheat to activate cheats?
ID #245379
May 26th 2015 Guest
i want to know to
ID #561509
Jan 21st 2013 Sapphire Battersea
Monday 21st January 2013

Dear users,

Hey,on sketch up 8 ive made a video about how to make a pacman scene,but its not on youtube.Is there a cheat to stop recording a video when you have done?
Also,when I get the game of sims 3 I will find out things for my self.

Love Sapphire Battersea
ID #245059
Jan 19th 2013 Sapphire Battersea
Ok here are some things to do on the Sims 3!
If you want a's how!
Step 1,Buy the cheapest double bed
Step 2,Make sure you have two sims who are married
Step 3,Click try for baby and they will go under the covers
Step 4,Listen for a little jingle,then you will know your sim is pregnant
Step 5,Choose the place where your sim can have it! Whether at home or hospital.

Here's some tips,
Never make a room in your house too big or sims who come to your house will dislike it.

Never marry a sim who has the trait "Dislikes children" or things will go wrong.

Thanks a lot......Hope it works!!!

Love Sapphire Battersea
ID #244127
Nov 1st 2012 Guest
[color=red][/color] RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings on/off allows you to edit your flat in Bridgeport or wherever but you need to turn it off not on
ID #203850
Oct 18th 2012 Guest
Hi everyone did you know that you can lock door? Well if you idnt this is how you do it... Well you know that button thing that says put wall up and take walls down? Well you press put walls up right!
Then once you have selected the door want to lock you click on the any part of the door it will come up as lock. Click on lock and you will get these options.... everybody (lock for everyone)or everyone but myself (only you can open the door) or everyone but my houehold (unknown because I have not tried this yet!!! Once I locked a friend of my sims in there! I invited her over then I went into the room,I called her over. when she was in there I clicked on the door came up as locked. then I clicked on lock everyone but myself and there you have (she) was locked in the room!!!
ID #197802
Oct 12th 2012 Guest
This is pretty cool.
ID #195346
Jul 26th 2012 Guest
sims three is better than the origaniles because theres more cheats and u have to hold control shift and then push c
ID #168876
Jul 22nd 2012 Guest
pls help me on how to do a cheat code for static needs
ID #167505
Jun 17th 2012 Guest
what is the family fund please tell me Smile
ID #153603
Jan 22nd 2012 Guest
Is there a way to speed up a pregnacy, like there is in Sims 2?
ID #108539
Jan 7th 2012 alisha.pinette
I need help when i type ctrl/shift/c and i hav done it with the windows
ID #103739
Dec 29th 2011 Guest
i personally think the sims2 is better its less how can u control ageing
ID #100319
Oct 12th 2011 Guest
Easy gf/bf/husband/wife
ID #79829
Sep 12th 2011 Guest
what are mood cheats
ID #74255
Aug 24th 2011 Jasmine84
How do you reset your sims 3 personality if you are playing on facebook?
Pls help me....
ID #69829
Jun 25th 2011 Guest
kewll! eye luv sims lodes and now i luv it more!!!! thnku xxxxxxxxx
ID #52018
May 5th 2011 Guest
[color=red][size=12][/size] [/color] Yeah so umm how do you make teens pregnant on sims 3 :D
ID #41508
Dec 3rd 2010 Guest
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Oct 29th 2010 Guest
[color=red][/color] r these the same in sims 2 or very similar
ID #16615