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The Sims 3 Cheats & Hints

The Sims 3

Cheat Codes:
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Submitted by: RM
 
While playing the game, press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C to display the console window. 
(CTRL+SHIFT+WindowsKey+C for Vista). Then, type one of the following codes and 
press [Enter] to activate the cheat function:

Code                                      Result
----------------------------------------------------------
Kaching                                 - 1,000 more Simoleons.
Motherlode                              - 50,000 more Simoleons.
moveObjects [on or off]                 - Objects can be placed anywhere in buy and build
                                          modes; hand tool can move any object.
unlockOutfits [on or off]               - View career outfits and service uniforms.
                                          Note: Must be enabled before entering CAS.
resetSim [first name][last name]        - Return Sims to safe and nuetral state at home.
constrainFloorElevation [true or false] - Allows terrain adjustments.
disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on or off] - Ojects will not snap to slots while holding [Alt].
fadeObjects [on or off]                 - Objects fade when camera gets close to them.
hideHeadlineEffects [on or off]         - Show talk/thought balloons above Sim's head.
jokePlease                              - Print random joke to console.
slowMotionViz [0-8]                     - Slow motion visuals; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest.
testingCheatsenabled [true or false]    - Test cheats.
fullscreen [on or off]                  - Full screen.
help                                    - Display most cheats.
familyFunds [x][y]                      - Give money to a family, where [x] is the family's 
                                          last name and [y] is the amount.
fullscreen [on/off]                     - Toggles windowed mode.
freerealestate                          - Ignore the cost when buying a lot.
enablellamas [on or off]                - Llamas enabled message.
babyboom                                - Adds baby and toddler to all households
resetlifetimehappiness                  - Reset lifetime happiness of all Sims in active 
                                          household.
displaylotpackagefilename [on or off]   - Toggle lot tooltips
Delete object                           - Delete any object


Easy money without cheats:
--------------------------
You have multiple options, of which writing novels is the one that can make you very 
rich, very fast:

1.Start writing novels on your computer. Write fiction novels as they take the least 
  time. They will not bring you too much cash.
2.When you write your skill will automatically advance. If your skill is high enough
  you will be able to write more novel types / genres.
3.The most money can be made from "Romance Novels". You get royalties for 6 weeks once
  you finish a book.
4.With the "writing" skill maxed out, you can make around 40.000 every week, which is 
  more than 34.800 you get by purchasing all neighborhood businesses and takes less 
  time to achieve.
5.In three game weeks you should have super high-speed writing, 9/10 novels as best-
  sellers and 100.000


Aging:
------
Instead of using a cheat code to toggle "aging on" and "aging off" like in The Sims 2, 
you can de-activate the age in "Options", then "Game Options". 


Clothes:
--------
To get new clothes, you must first have to buy a dresser from "Buy Options". Once there
click "Plan Outfit". You can put a total of three different clothes for each type (formal,
every day, athletic, etc.) 


Easy money:
-----------
Start writing novels on your computer. Write fiction novels as they take the least amount
of time. They will not bring you too much Simoleons. When you write, your skill will 
automatically advance. If your skill is high enough you will be able to write more novel
types/genres. The most money can be made from "Romance Novels". You will get royalties for
six weeks once you finish a book. With the "Writing" skill maxed out, you can make about 
40,000 Simoleons every week, which is more than the 34,800 Simoleons you can get by 
purchasing all neighborhood businesses, and takes less time to achieve. In three game weeks
you should have a very high speed writing, 9 or 10 novels as best sellers and 100,000 
Simoleons


Making friends easily:
----------------------
It's really simple to be friends with the whole neighborhood, just watch these steps:

1.Buy a guitar then play it to learn how to play guitar.
2.Keep playing until you reach 5/10 level which gives you the ability to "play for tips"
3.When you have the ability, go to the park with the guitar in your inventory.
4.When you are in the park, click on the guitar in your inventory and select "play for tips"

People watching you will become your friends if you keep playing. I guess the more your 
guitar skill is, faster they become friends of you.


Free bookcase skills:
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Buy a bookcase, then have your sim start to study. Interrupt the action so that the book
it placed on the ground, then simply sell the bookcase. The book can then do everything 
the bookcase could have done for free.


For Poor Families:
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The trick is that no matter how many times you use an object, if you sell it in the same 
day, you can get all your money back. So if your Sim is poor and needs body points or 
something, buy a body machine and keep selling it back to refund all your money.


Disgusting Faces:
-----------------
There is a glitch in character creation mode where you can make absolutely disgusting
faces. The trick is that if you go to the face designing area and you select a face 
part such as the eyes and max out all the sliders one way or the other, then go to a
 different face part and select one of the PREDESIGNED parts, and then come back to 
the eyes, the sliders will have reset in the middle, but the eyes will still look the
same. This works for all of the face adjusting tabs. Exploiting this, you can make eyes
the size of dinner plates, cheekbones 4 feet long, and a HUMUNGOUS nose, to name a few.


Saving Pizza:
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Have a sim call for pizza. When the pizza delivery guy comes DON'T accept the pizza! 
The pizza delivery guy will eventually leave the pizza on the front porch, and the 
pizza will never get stale. You can stack as many pizzas as you want, so if your sims
get hungry, just tell them to get a pizza from the front porch.


Use your own videos for the TV:
-------------------------------
It's possible to watch your own videos on the Sim-TV. You must put the video you want 
into My DocumentsEA GamesThe Sims 2MoviesBroadcast (the TV sender you want). If you 
then turn on the TV in the game you can watch it! The video must be .avi-clips and the 
clips shouldn't be larger then 128x128 pixel also it shouldn't have more then 15 frames
per second.


Listen to music included with game:
-----------------------------------
First, open your The Sims 2/TSData/Res/Sound directory. The names of radio stations, 
plus a few more including Build mode and Neighborhood music should be here in *.package
files. Copy and paste the file corresponding to whatever you want to listen to into 
another folder. Rename it from [File].package to [File].mp3. You can now listen to the
sound/songs included in the file.


Listen To Mp3's On Sim Radio:
-----------------------------
First get whatever Mp3's you want to put on the game, then open up MyDocuments/EAGames/
TheSims2/Music/(whatever RadioStation you want your song on). Then, Drag your MP3 into 
the folder. Now, start Sims 2 then go to options menu, then music settings, then the 
Radio Station, then pick witch songs you want the radio to play. You can now listen 
to your favorite songs in your Sims game.


Turn off Aging:
--------------- 
In the options menu you can choose the gameplay settings. When you uncheck the box 
before "Aging" the sims won't become older anymore. You can also slow aging down in
this menu by setting the lifetime bar. It's changeable from 25 days too 960 days. 


Cooking Skill Exploit:
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Note: This glitch requires a TV with a cooking channel and a video game system. First,
have one Sim sit down and watch TV. Switch the TV over to the cooking channel so that 
the Sim can start earning its skill point. Now, have a second Sim go over and start 
playing video games. You should now notice that although the TV is displaying video 
games, the first Sim still has the skill meter above its head! Simply allow this Sim
to sit there until it decides to go do another activity on its own. After that, the 
skill meter should stay above its head until you start another cooking skill activity.
As an added bonus, you can train two skill points at once! i.e., Go work out and both 
the athletic and cooking skills will continue to rise.


Using the "testingcheatsenabled" Command:
-----------------------------------------
This testingcheatsenabled cheat allows you to do several useful things when used 
properly. First, hold CTRL+SHIFT+C (CTRL+SHIFT+WindowsKey+C for Vista) and enter 
this code: testingcheatsenabled true

Now, hold SHIFT and click your letterbox. This will provide you with these options:

* Make All Happy 
* Force Visitor 
* Set Career 
* Set level 

You may also hold SHIFT and click on Sims to get these options:

* Add Sim to House 
* Change Sim Traits 
* Force Aging 

Work place
* Force Opportunity
* Force Event
* Force All Events

Any Sim
* Trigger Age Transition
* Modify Traits

Active Sim
* Modify Traits for Active Sim

Non-household Sim
* Add to Household

Moodlet Panel
* Remove a Moodlet from the Moodlet Panel. 
Note: If it is motive induced, the bar related to the negative Moodlet will 
be completely filled.

In Ground View mode, hold SHIFT and click a spot and your Sim will teleport to it.


Easter Egg: EA Games:
--------------------- 
When your Sims take a video game break, you can zoom in on the TV and identify 
various EA games on the tiny screen.


Strange faces:
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There is a glitch in Create-A-Sim mode that allows to you to make very strange faces.
Go to the face designing area. Select a face part such as the eyes and max out all 
the sliders one way or the other. Then go to a different face part and select one of
the predesigned parts. Return to the eyes. The sliders will have reset to the middle,
but the eyes will still look the same. This works for all of the face adjusting tabs.
You can then continue to max out the size of the eyes and repeat. You can make eyes 
the size of dinner plates, very long cheekbones, huge noses, and more.


Testing cheats:
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Enable the testingCheatsenabled true code, then enter one of the following codes at
the console window to activate the corresponding cheat function. You may now also 
hold [Shift] and click your mailbox to access the options: "Make All Happy", "Force
Visitor", "Set Career", and "Set Level". You can hold [Shift] and click on Sims to 
access the options: "Add Sim To House", "Change Sim Traits", and "Force Aging". 
Finally, you can teleport a Sim in Ground View mode by holding [Shift] and clicking
on a destination. 

Effect                                           Code 	
-----------------------------------------------------
Makes toddler that grows to child become an NPC  - ageuptonpc
Toggle map tags                                  - maptags [on or off]
Toggle all audio                                 - playsounds [on or off]
Record video with specified size and quality     - recordvideo
Set game speed                                   - speed [0 to 4]
Set Simoleon total for indicated family          - familyfunds "[last name]" [number]
Buy mode slot with debug objects                 - buydebug [on or off]


Electronic Arts game references:
--------------------------------
Have the video game system and have your Sims play it. Zoom in on the television 
to see that the games they are playing are various Electronic Arts titles.


Avoiding death:
---------------
Go to Pleasant Rest Graveyard. Near the gate is a bush called "Death Flower Bush". 
Harvest the flower from it, and keep it in your Sim's inventory. If you die, that 
Sim will give the flower to the Grim Reaper and be resurrected. Although the flower
will not reappear there again, if your Sim has Level 7 Gardening, they can plant 
the "Unknown Special Seeds" found in the graveyard and some other places that have
a chance to grow as a Death Flower. Note: Having the Green Thumb trait to revive 
the plant may help.


Saving money:
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No matter how many times you use an object, if you sell it in the same day you can
get all your money back. If your Sim is poor and needs body points or something else,
buy a body machine and keep selling it back to get a refund of all your money.


Gender of Babies:
-----------------
Must have a pregnant female. 

* Eating apples will increase your chances of having boys! (i.e. 3 apples = 3 boys) 
* On the other hand, eating watermelons will increase your chances of having girls! 
  (i.e. 3 watermelons = 3 girls) 

To have increased chances of twins or triplets have one or both parents have the 
lifetime reward of fertility treatment. I heard this from someone else. I had my 
pregnant female eat three watermelons to test it out and it worked! She had 3 triplet
girls.


Baby Tips:
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Submitted by: Roy Cheat

* If you want a girl baby, eating 3 watermelons while pregnant will increase your chances.
* If you want a boy baby, eating 3 apples while pregnant will increase your chances.
* Reading pregnancy books from the bookstore will help in having a happy baby.
* To have an increased chance of having twins or triplets, have one or both parents have 
  the lifetime reward of Fertility Treatment. 


Learn four skills at once:
-------------------------
Read "Easy Cooking, Gardening, or Fishing Skill" by Tony Ortale. Keep repeating Tony's
steps until each skill channel has been viewed. The Sim will keep learning the three 
skills as he or she goes on about their daily life, and four when doing skill activities.


Learning all guitar songs from books:
------------------------------------- 
Have your Sim reach Guitar skill level 5. Have a level 5 book in their inventory, click
the guitar, then select "New Song" to learn it. After reaching Guitar skill level 6, do
the same thing with a level 6 book. Repeat the process until the Sim reaches Guitar 
skill level 10, and they will know all songs that were taught.


Force Twins:
------------ 
Bring up the cheat console (See above cheats), click on a pregnant Sim to control it,
then enter this code in the console to have twins: forcetwins


Rubber Duckie:
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Buy the Ducksworth of Bathington and place this in your bathtub. Now everytime a sim 
uses this bath, they get the Duck Time moodlet which gives a +15 boost for four hours.


Have a Ghost Baby:
------------------
How to do it: 

* Set one of your Sim's traits to Kleptomaniac (Sim must be female).
* Go to graveyard.
* Wait until Sim steals remains or tell sim to swipe something (remains must be male).
* On the second day since stealing grave and putting it in home, the ghost will appear
  at 11:00pm and disappear at 4:00am it will appear every other day.
* Socialize with ghost every night it appears until you are at best friend ghost will
  then begin appearing every night.
* get fertility reward.
* Confess attraction to ghost.
* ask to snuggle on bed, kiss.
* Try for baby every night until you start throwing up.
* Congrats! You're now having a ghost's baby!
  (It will be born as a ghost that you can control).


Advance Age Phase:
------------------
* To change your sims age phase (toddler, child, teen and so on) without waiting for
  the transition to come on its own, buy a birthday cake from the grocery store. 

* Place this somewhere on your lot. Click on it and select "Have Birthday". Then choose
  which sim you want to age up. This is a good way to get past the annoying baby stage.


Painting Brilliant Paintings/Masterpieces:
------------------------------------------
Having trouble painting a brilliant painting or masterpiece? Try making a stylized 
still life when it is unlocked. Choose Genius and make it the largest possible frame,
and you will have a MUCH higher chance of getting a brilliant painting/masterpiece!


Ghosts in your house:
---------------------
Start by going to the graveyard. Once there, click all the tombstones. With any of them
that say "Pick Up" or "Take", do so. Once you are sure you have all the tombstones you 
can get, return to your house. Place them outside somewhere in your backyard. You now 
have a 70% chance of a ghost or two, or even a whole party of ghosts visiting your house
each night. To improve your chances, write in the epitaph "Here Lies , The 
One Who Returns".


Duck Time moodlet:
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Buy the Ducksworth of Bathington, and place it in your bathtub. When a Sim takes a bath,
they will get the Duck Time moodlet which results in a +15 boost for four hours.


Creating brilliant paintings or masterpieces:
--------------------------------------------- 
Create a stylized still life after it is unlocked. Choose "Genius", and make it in the
largest possible frame. You will now have a much better chance of getting a brilliant 
painting or masterpiece.


Unlockable - MaxMotives:
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Submitted by: Kyle Oelrich

[Ctrl] [Shift] + C Maxmotives / Sets all needs for all playable and autonomous Sims on 
lot to full.


Spore reference:
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Have a Sim reach the top painting level to have the ability to create masterpieces. One 
of the paintings that can be created is that of a creature from Spore.


Maternity clothes are customizeable:
------------------------------------ 
Before your sim is showing have you sim go to the dresser and plan outfit and the "ugly"
outfits are in there (the dress-like one is under full outfit well the other one is just
is under "top" the other ones like formal, sleepwear are under the other categories) when
you find the outfit you (your sim) can wear (dress-like outfit) customize it and it will
work.


Live long, live short:
----------------------
Heres an easy way to make the life of your sims longer, or shorter! First click on the 
large button on the tool bar on the bottom left hand side, then click on options. On one
of the tags in the options you'll find the sims life spand button. You can change the life
spand of your sims. Make it short and sweet or Long and Epic. The only down fall is that 
the other sims that you have no control of will not age for a long time or short time like
your sims. So if you want to age with your friends its best to just set the sims life spand 
to normal.


Increase lifetime happiness points:
-----------------------------------
Go into the lifetime rewards for the selected Sim. Hold [Ctrl] and click rapidly near the 
chest icon to increase the points.


Clean Dishes:
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Too lazy to take the time to clean up dishes? Just drag the empty plate in to the Sims 
inventory and then drag to sell. You won't make any money but if your Sim doesn't have a
dish washer, its fast and efficient.


How to become a vampire on the sims 3:
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Submitted by: hannahbon2

step1.go to make sims and go to skin color click the little round circle and click the blue 
and take the color knob and go all the way to the white.

step2.go to looks and pick your eye shape and click the little piant brush and go to the 
color red and then click the check then pick your nose shape and all that in between and 
then go to the makeup and go to the lipstick and click the lips (anyone will do) then click 
ether the red or the peach. 

step3.clothes pick them balck and vampirey its your choice.

step4.peronality! yay! click what u think is a vampire personlity.

THE END AND JUST KEEP DOING THAT AND U WILL BE A HAPPY VAMPIRE ENJOY (U ARE NOT REALLY A 
VAMPIRE BUT U LOOK LIKE ONE LOL!!)


Stuck wall:
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In Build mode on any lot, try to create a wall on the tiles directly next to the sidewalk.
The game will not allow this, and state that the location is out of bounds. If you try to 
build a wall diagonally in this area however, even though the game will state that the 
location is out of bounds, it will allow you to build it. The wall will be stuck here 
and the game will not let you delete it. The only way to remove it is to use the 
"move_objects" on code.


Turn off Aging:
---------------
In the options menu you can choose the gameplay settings. When you uncheck the box before
"Aging" the sims won't become older anymore. You can also slow aging down in this menu by
setting the lifetime bar. It's changeable from 25 days too 960 days.


More kids easily:
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Submitted by: Deidre

requires pregnant sim ok if u have a radio turn it to kids station and turn ur tv on to 
kids and put ur radio in the same room as the tv and watch the kids channel while listening 
to the radio and you will have a large chance of having triplets and twins Enjoy your kids.


Swimming in the Swimming Ground:
--------------------------------
First, make your sim swim in a pool (it works better in a pool you made yourself). 
Now type this into cheatsbox: moveObjects on
Now go into buying mode. You should be able to drag any object anywhere, including sims. 
Drag your sim out of the pool, and go on live mode. Your sim should start swimming where 
you dragged it.


Build a basement:
-----------------
1.On a new lot, put down staircases to lower the terrain. Go to the bottom of the first
  one, miss out one tile and put down another staircase. Repeat this once more - you 
  should have 3 staircases.
2.Delete the staircases.
3.Use the level terrain tool to level the terrain from the lowest tile. Make it as big 
  or as small as you want.
4.Using the straight line wall tool, build walls around this hole, so now there's walls 
  pressed up against hills
5.Build the room above, so it covers the whole basement.
6.Cover around the house with the foundation tool - all the slopes should be covered up
7.Put one tile in the top floor, and create a staircase leading down to the basement.
8.Make two or more foundation blocks at the front of the house, and place a staircase 
  leading up them.


Protection from Death:
----------------------
Go to Pleasant Rest Graveyard, and near the gate, there is a strange bush called a 
"Death Flower Bush" - Harvest the flower from it. Keep this flower in your sim's 
inventory, and if you die, you will automatically offer this flower to the Grim Reaper,
who will ressurect you in exchange for it. This flower will not reappear, but there are
Unknown Special Seeds (requires level 7 Gardening to plant) dotted about near the 
graveyard (and a few other places) which may grow another Death Flower (and sometimes
more if your Sim has the Green Thumb trait to revive the plant.)


More stuff to have:
-------------------
Submitted by: sarah

Bring up the cheats menu then tpe testingcheatsenabled true after that click enter then 
bring the cheat menu up again and type in buydebug then go to buy mode there should be a 
question mark that says debug and you will have stuff from other countries and stuff you 
dont get usually in buy mode like fire trucks awards etc.


Car under water:
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Submitted by: pw

create a swimming pool, to the concole type this moveObjects on. buy a car take to the 
Swimming pool, your car is under water.


Maxing Out Sim's Moodlets:
--------------------------
Submitted by: Nicci

Basically, your Sim won't get hungry/tired/need the toilet etc anymore...
It's simple! 
Follow these easy steps:
1) Ctr-shift-C
2) testingcheatsenabled true
3) Shift + click on your sim's mailbox
4) Click "Make all happy"
5) Then click again on the mailbox "Make needs static"
6) Your sim's needs won't go down for however long you play the game :)


Drag up all needs:
------------------
To drag up all the needs you have to press control-shift-c and type in the code 
testingCheatsenabled true and you will be able to drag up your needs with your computer
mouse. Note: You have to type in the code as it is written up there but you dont have 
to underline it.


Using buydebug:
---------------
Submitted by: Sims3LNaddict

Ok using the buydebug you can plant the rare and special seeds with no gardening skill 
you need to testingcheatsenabled on/off then buydebug then go search for the [?] mark 
at the second icon in the buy mode then go click the plant section and you can see all 
kinds such as: death flower bush/money tree/omni plant/life fruit etc and for the fog 
emmiter go click the last icon in buydebug then search for the Fog Emmiter then press 
ctrl+shift+left click it will show something then click set visual effect and remove 
all that it says there then put ep2meteorshower for a meteor shower (it doesent cause 
fire or deaths)


Age Up Fast:
------------
Submitted by: simlover

First you must hover your pointer over a person in your family. 
Then Hold (Shift) then click. You will see an option called "Trigger Age Transition." 
Click that. Your sim will age up. You can also change traits and change favorite music. 
I hope this helped! Bye!


Real Vampire + REAL Lifetime Happiness: 
---------------------------------------
Submitted by: Alex

Real Vampire-
Dont make your self LOOK like a vampire. Be a real one in 5 easy steps!

1. Enter testingcheatsenabled true in the cheat window
2. Shift-click on the mailbox
3. Now hit "Make me friends" or the button that says sommething like that
4. Keep doing that until you get a person with a red box around them
5. Finally after getting on invite them some where and ask them to turn you
You NEED Late Night Expantion Pack for this!

Lifetime Happiness-

1. Before even PICKING a household enter testingcheatsenabled true
2. Now pick a household
3. Finally click between the # and the chest in the lifetime happiness tab.


Taking the Blur off:
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Submitted by: Kaylee Deleskiewicz

I dont think it will work alot but to have ur sim nude without the blur here are the steps 
(it might not work all the time): 1: Open your cheat bar 2: type intProp gridsize 0 and to 
make it blurry do intProp gridsize 8... (it doesnt work on me)
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