Unleashing the Power of Cheats in The Sims 4: A Handy Guide

James Walsh


Unleashing the Power of Cheats in The Sims 4: A Handy Guide

If playing God is your ultimate gaming objective, The Sims 4 with its plethora of cheat codes offers a virtual paradise. Imagine a world where you bask in unlimited wealth, embark on unrestricted building, plunge headfirst into relationships and yes, turn your frenemies into potted plants - all within seconds! While some purists might argue this could take away the thrill of slow build-up, others find it elixPg liberating to fuel their creativity without worrying about the repercussions.

Why Use Cheats?

Whether you're exploring the game for free before committing or merely resorting to virtual anarchy for fun, The Sims 4 cheats wave a magic wand. Instant solutions to stuck Sims or trapped objects are no longer tedious chores. Entirely risk-free, these shortcuts allow you to live the fast and fancy life of your dreams.

Mastering the Cheats

The journey begins with understanding how to access the Cheat Console using Ctrl + Shift + C. Next, enter the desired cheat, hit Enter, and voila! Also, remember to key in 'testingcheats true’, which makes many cheats compatible. Not all cheats require this, but entering it at the start will round off your bases and prevent any unfortunate blindsides.

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Money, Skills, and More...

The magic begins with the three money cheats. Key them into the console and hit enter:

  • rosebud - 1,000 simoleons
  • kaching - 1,000 simoleons
  • motherlode - 50,000 simoleons

If you'd like to go big, and dictate the exact number of simoleons you want, use 'Money X', replacing X with your desired amount. Some useful cheats under the 'testingcheats true’ umbrella can help with various actions. Here are a few examples:

  • Upgrading skills from game packs and expansions in a jiffy.
  • Modifying marriages based on your preference.
  • Manipulating career choices with the Career Gigs Picker.
  • Tailoring the game to your liking.

Race past traditional methods of unlocking degrees and enjoy the benefits immediately. It's worth mentioning that cheats can be easily copy-pasted while pursuing degree courses at University. With this power, your Sims no longer need to attend University classes to earn a degree!

  • aspirations.complete_current_milestone - Complete current Sim aspiration goal
  • careers.add_career X - Add career (X being your choice of career)
  • careers.promote X - Give Sim promotion
  • careers.retire X - Retire Sim

Exclusive Expansion Pack Cheats

Unlock a whole new dimension of gameplay with expansion pack-specific cheats. Carry out extraordinary actions for the Vampires pack, occult transformations involving vampires or werewolves, and much more. These not only engage you creatively but also elevate your overall gameplay experience to a whole new level.

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Enjoy a variety of modifications from instant friendships and romances to free real estate, and more! 

Forming Relationships

  • To create instant friendships, use "relationships.create_friends_for_sim"
  • Deepen friendships or romances by modifying relationships with "modifyrelationship [Sim's full name] [Target's full name] [100 or -100] ltr_[friendship_main or romance_main]".
  • To configure marriages, right-click on a Sim after entering "testingcheats true" and adjust as needed.

Building for Free

  • Turn on free building with "FreeRealEstate On" and off with "FreeRealEstate Off".
  • Utilize "bb.moveobjects on" to place items without grid limitations, "bb.enablefreebuild" to construct anywhere, and "bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement" to access all items.

Improving Sim Satisfaction

  • Grant your Sims satisfaction points with "sims.give_satisfaction_points X", where X is the number of points desired.
  • Refill your Sims' needs with various "fillmotive motive_[energy, fun, hunger, etc.]" commands.

Eternal Sims

Make your Sims immortal with "death.toggle true" or restore mortality with "death.toggle false".

Game Performance and Visuals

  • Monitor your framerate with "fps on/off".
  • Customize your interface by toggling speech bubbles or hover effects using "headlineeffects off/on" or "hovereffects off/on".

Interactive Cheating

With "testingcheats true", shift-click on your Sims or objects to access special options like teleportation, resetting stuck or glitchy characters, and changing their states.

Expansion-Specific Cheats

Each Sims 4 expansion offers exclusive cheats for careers, traits, and skills. Whether you're looking to become a vet, a spellcaster, or a snowboarder, there's a cheat code for every occasion.

Mastering each expansion requires knowing the specific cheats — from "The Sims 4 City Living" to "The Sims 4 Snowy Escape" and beyond. For instance, "traits.equip_trait Trail_OccultWerewolf" transforms your Sim into a werewolf, while "stats.set_skill_level Major_Snowboarding 10" maximizes the snowboarding skill.

To utilize certain cheats, you might need your Sim's ID, which you can find with "sims.get_sim_id_by_name [Sim's First Name] [Sim's Last Name]". With the ID, you can unlock unique perks, further enhancing your gameplay experience.

Remember to begin using these potent cheat codes by activating 'testingcheats true', and let the game's universe bend to your will. So get ready to harness the power of The Sims 4 cheats for a glorious gaming experience like no other!