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The Sims 3 Getting Started Guide
The Sims 3 Guide
A complete guide to The Sims 3, covers getting started and finding your way around Sunset Valley, an in-depth look at careers, relationships and the..
 
 
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The Sims 3 on PC is an open-world life Simulation game that is set in the Sunset Valley and Riverview neighborhoods. We have an extensive collection of The Sims 3 cheats for PC and tips that will enable you control their lives within the neighborhoods they live as you focus on their short-term and long-term desires. The Sims games are best experienced on a PC along with a traditional keyboard-and-mouse combination setup for input. This is because the game is played from an aerial, isometric perspective. The PC verison of The Sims 3 also features a Command Console that enables you to enter a series of cheats.

The Sims 3 Cheats PC


Our tips and cheats which includes the PC exclusive Command Console codes will help your gameplay as you go about your day to day life in Sunset Valley and Riverview.

Create a Sim
The Create-a-Sim mode (CAS) in The Sims 3 allows you to create a sim to look like whoever you want. To find out more about this feature and how it workds check out our Create-a-Sim guide.

Buy Mode
In The Sims 3 for PC Buy Mode allows you to make use of the cash your Sims earn. Check out our Buy Mode gude to find out what you can purchse.

Buy Mode

Get Promotions Faster
You can help your Sim get promotions faster by sending them to work in a good mood, when their Fun bar is high it will help them to use the work hard action more often, causing the promotion bar to rise faster.

Raising Skills Cheat
In the PC version The Sims 3 you can enter the following cheat to keep your Sims from getting tired, hungry, or stressed. To enter the cheat press Control + Shift + C to open the Sim's 3 Command Console and type 'testingcheatsenabled true' (without the quotes) .

The Sims 3 Console Command Cheat Codes


To access the Sims 3 Command Console you need to press Control + Shift + C. If the code has been entered correctly a box will appear in the top left of the screen. This is the Command Console where you type the cheats below (without the quotes), then press Enter. If you are using Windows Vista you will need to press Control, Windows and the Shift button along with 'C' to make the Command Console appear. Once you have typed the cheats press the 'Escape' key to close the Command Console.

- Enables Testing Cheats (such as shift-click mailbox):
Type 'testingcheatsenabled true'

- Gives the Household $1,000 Simoleons:
Type 'kaching or rosebud'

- Gives the specified amount of money to the household with that last name:
Type 'familyfunds lastname amount'

- Fix a Sim who cannot Move:
Type 'resetsim firstname lastname'

- Hides the Plumbob and any Speech Bubbles.
Type 'hideheadlineeffects on'

- Lets you Buy anything, including Locked Objects such as Pangu's Axe (World Adventures):
Type 'buydebug'

- Allows you to Place Objects anywhere:
Type 'Moveobjects on/off'

- Ages up a Sim into a Non-Controllable NPC who lives in your household. Works on children:
Type 'AgeuptoNPC on'

- Gives you a Random Joke:
Type 'jokeplease'

Game Guide


Check out our The Sims 3 Guide to get a full guide on all the different features of the game, these include skills, relationships, jobs, families, and Build mode.


More The Sims 3 Cheats and Tips

We have 57 cheats and tips on PC.If you have any cheats or tips for The Sims 3 please send them in here. We also have cheats for this game on : Mac : Xbox 360 : Nintendo DS : 3DS : PlayStation 3 : Wii : iPhone/iPad : Android

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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 wh..

Tips

These are not traditional cheat codes, but they do influence the game in a similar way.
Aging:
You can stop your Sims from aging without cheating. In the options menu simply uncheck the Aging box. Use the Lifetime slider to slow down the aging process, making a potentially longer (or shorter) game for your Sims.



Use the options to 'legally' stop your Sims from aging or slow the process down


Free Items:
Anything you buy can be resold on the same day for the price you paid for it. As long as you have the cash to begin with, you can effectively 'borrow' items, use them, for reasons such as to upgrade your Sim or m..

Best cheat ever

Hi I'm going to show you all how to have alot of money without a job
1st.you have to press the Shift,Ctrl,and C at the same time then let it go
2nd. There going to be a box in the top of the screen
3rd. In that box type in testingcheatsenabled true
Then press enter
4th.Then Press the same thing Shift,Ctrl, C same time
5th. Type in the box 1st Familyfunds (your family's last name) Then Type the amount of money you want

Trust me it works !!
Any questions Ask me .
Thumbs up if it worked for you

Dirty Dishes

If you want to get rid of dirty dishes and you do not have a dishwasher you can drag empty plates into a Sim's inventory and then drag it to 'Sell'. You will not make any money doing this but it gets rid of the dirty dishes quickly without your sim having to waste time doing them.

Increase Chance to have Boy Babies

If you have a pregnant female Sim eat apples you will increase their chances of having a boy.

Increase Chance for Multiple Births

You can increase the chances of your sim having twins or triplets by having one or both parents have the lifetime reward of Fertality Treatment.

Listen to your Music on the Sim Radio

You can pick your own audio to play while your Sims listen to the radio or CD player in game via the Custom Radio channel. To do this, browse to My DocumentsElectronic ArtsThe Sims 3Custom Music (or your computer's equivalent) and replace or add to the tracks within. Make sure you access the Sims folder via 'My Documents' or 'Documents' on Vista and not the one you may find through Program Files, as that does not appear to work.
These folders also have the names of some of the tracks included with the game, if any take your fancy. You can upgrade the stereo in game if your Sim is handy enough, allowing your favourite tunes to bellow throughout the entire plot!

Watch your Videos on the Sim TV

This can be done by putting the video you want to watch into the '/My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 3/Movies/Broadcast/(television station)' folder and switching on the television in the game. The video must be in .AVI format with a maximum resolution of 128x128 pixels and a frame rate no more than 15 frames per second.

Increase Chance to have Girl Babies

If you have a pregnant female Sim eat watermelons you will increase their chances of having a girl.

Make money quick

First open your cheat bar by pressing ctrl shift and c all at the same time then type in motherlode and click enter then you have 50,000 simoleons
Works more than once

Duck Time Moodlet

If you purchase the Ducksworth of Bathington and place it in your bathtub a Sim will get the Duck Time moodlet which results in a +15 boost for four hours when they take a bath.

Clothes

Buy a dresser from 'Buy Options' and click 'Plain Outfit' to get new clothes. You will be able to put a total of three different clothes for each type (formal, every day, athletic, etc.)

Sims need some lifetime happiness points? Well here's how you ge

For as long as I can remember, it has been relatively hard for me to find this cheat! So I want to make it easy for you guys.
STEPS {In order of when done}
1.) Launch The Sims 3 (For any EP as well}
2.)When you go to the MAIN SCREEN use your keyboard and hold these three keys : ctrl+shift+c : Now, a blue bar should come up.
3.)Type in : testingcheatsenabled true : The EXACT way I did it, no caps. Don't forget, you HAVE to put a space after the "testingcheatsenabled" then type true.
4.)Press enter
5.)Click your game you want to play ( Or make a new one if you'd like.)
6.)Wait for your game to load...
7.)On the sim's tab , click the treasure box.'
8.)Look down, you should see a Treasure Box,..

Vampire Fish

Hi! Some of you were wondering: I read the fishing for dead book, but I can't find a vampire fish anywhere! I have the answer! Go to the grave yard (at any location)there should be a pond. There should also be a black fish. Put your bait on your line and throw it to the spot where the black fish is. You Sshould catch THE VAMPIRE FISH!!! (sorry this is not really a cheat but it still works)

The Sims 3 (Cheat Codes)

To get the cheat bar you simply need to type:
CTRL+ALT+C
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
[color=red]set age [number][/color] - Set age of the Sim
edit in cas - T..

Motherlode

If you push Ctrl,Shift,C and type motherlode spelled like that you get 50,000 dollars for your Sims. You can do it more than once.

Lifetime happiness Cheats

When you start the game at the main menu press [Ctrl] [Shift] and the C key. A blue rectangular box will appear at the top of the screen, type in testingCheatsenabled true. Don't capitalize anything except the C in cheats.
Then load your game before you start to play do the same thing you did at the main menu screen then go to the chest and click it. When you click it you will see numbers which show your lifetime happiness then the chest.
Press and hold [Ctrl] then click between the numbers and the chest not higher or lower than the chest. Just start clicking until you find the right spot and you will get 500 point every click.
It seems to work well When you click a little closer to the chest

Simoleons

Enter ctrl+alt+C, enter Motherlode get 50,000 Simoleons

Becareful when having a birthday party

I had the unfortunate experience of my kid growing up too fast. When it was time for the baby to have a birthday, I set it up so the sim would take the baby to the cake to 'grow up'... But unfortunately I did it twice and the baby grew to be a elementary school kid... Bypassing the child stage and now has bad habits...
Not fair!

TestingCheatsEnabled True

You can make your needs go up by holding them and pulling it up or down and If you click on the mailbox by holding shift and pressing it you can make everyone's health in your household go up.

Buy Debug

So if you want that stuff that you can only get with life time happiness or over things for the sims 3 here is the Cheat: TestingCheatsEnabled true then put buydebug and there ya go! Enjoy

Cheat:Testingcheatsenabled

Hold Ctrl + Shift + C, and a box should appear then type 'testingcheatsenabled true' do not include the 's. Press enter after you typed in the cheat to confirm the cheat. Play / Be on one of your sims and then hold Shift and at the same time you left click and 3 Options you will get 'Object...', 'Trigger age transition', and 'Modify Traits' ( Modify Traits only comes up if you are on the sim and object...will have only Delete) Hold Shift and left click on YOUR mailbox and the following options should come up - 'Force NPC', 'Object..', 'Make All Happy', 'Set Career', 'Make me know everyone', 'Make friends for me', 'Make needs static', and 'Force Visitor'. 'Force NPC' is you can choose any NPC like the Grim Reaper but he will only be there for 1sec or possibly more or a Pizza Delivery with..

get money

Go into the cheat box by pressing control+shift+c
The you tupe in motherlode

The sims cheats

Kaching - 1,000 more Simoleons
Motherlode - 50,000 more Simoleons
MoveObjects [on or off] - Hand tool can move any object in buy and build modes
TestingCheatsenabled [true or false] - testing cheats on objects
ConstrainFloorElevation [true or false ] - Allows terrain adjustments regardless of objects/Sims/etc on them
DisableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on or off] - When on, ojects will not snap to slots while holding ALT
Enablellamas [on or off] - unkown result
FadeObjects [on or off] - Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them. Does not affect Sims
Fullscreen [on or off] - Turns on / off fullscreen
HideHeadlineEffects [on or off] - Shows or hides talk/thought balloons above Sim heads
JokePlease - Prints a random joke to th..

Two easy steps on how to get 500 lifetime points

1. In your main menu bring up the cheat bar (Ctrl+Shift+C) and type in 'testingcheatsenabled true'
2.go into your family and open your tresure box (lifetime points)and hold Ctrl while clicking inbertween the tresure box and the amount of your lifetime points.
I hope I've helped you out but thats the best I can do at explaining 'How to get life time points'

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