CHEATS AND HINTS by fjzhangweiqun


									                                            CHEATS AND HINTS

                                      Not all of these cheats have been tested by us.
                                    We are not responsible if they do not work as listed.
                                                    Use at your own risk.


During game play press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+C to open the console (top of screen) and type in testingCheatsEnabled true and
click Enter.

If you have Vista and you cannot get the bar to show, press Ctrl]+[Alt]+Windows+C all at the same time. Windows is found
beside the [Alt] button and type in testingCheatsEnabled true and click Enter.

Note: Capital letters are only for your convenience and not absolutely necessary.

Cheat Code                                Result

add to household                          Add and active Sim to current household

ageUpToNpc                                Make toddler that grows to child become an NPC

babyboom                                  Add baby and toddler to all households

constrainFloorElevation [true/ false]     Force terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures

                                          Objects will not snap to slots while holding [Alt]

displaylotpackagefilename [on/off]        Toggle lot tooltips

edit in cas                               Returns the Sim to Create-A-Sim

enableLlamas [on/off]                     Toggle "Llamas" warning icons [Note 1]

fadeObjects [on/off]                      Objects fade when camera gets close to them

familyFunds “[last name]” [number]        Set the Simoleons total for Sims family

force all events                          Click on career building to display all career events consecutively

Force event                               Click on career building Sim works at to force event

force opportunity                         Click on career building Sims works at to force an opportunity

force service sim [name]                  Force a specific service Sim to appear

force visitor                             Forces a neighbor to show up

fps [on/off]                              Toggles frame rate display at top right

freeRealestate                            No cost when buying a lot

fullScreen [on/off]                       Full or window screen

help                                      Display most cheats

hideHeadlineEffects [on/off]              Show talk/thought balloons above Sim's head

jokePlease                                Send random joke to console

kaching                                   1,000 more Simoleons

make friends for me                       Make several random friends for selected Sim
                                          Sets all mood/moodlets for everyone in the house to perfect and removes negative
make happy

make me know everyone                     Selected Sim knows every other Sim

make motives [static/dynamic]             Set motives static or dynamic for entire household

mapTags [on/off]                          Toggle map tags

modifyTraits                              Sets or clears traits

motherlode                                50,000 more Simoleons [Note 4]

moveObjects [on/off]                      No limitations for placing/moving objects

playSounds [on/off]                       Toggle all audio

quit                                      Quit the game

recordVideo                               Record video with specified size and quality

resetlifetimehappiness                    Reset lifetime happiness of all Sims in active household

resetSim [first name] [last name]         Return Sims to safe and neutral state at home

set age [number]                          Set a Sims age

set career [career/level]                 Attaches a career to selected Sim

shazaam                                   +2,500 lifetime happiness points to active Sim

slowMotionViz [0-8]                       Slow motion visuals; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest

snapObjectsToAngle [true/false]           Toggle 45 degree angle object snap

snapObjectsToGrid [true/false]            Toggle snap to grid for placing objects

speed [0-4]                               Set game speed

testingCheatsenabled [true/false]         Enable testing cheats [Note 2]

unlockOutfits [on/off]                    View career outfits and service uniforms [Note 3]

Note 1: "Llamas" are the triangular warning signs that appear with some messages.

Note 2: This code allows additional cheat codes to be used and unlocks various testing options.

Note 3: This code must be enabled before entering Create-A-Sim mode.

Note 4: For a lot more Simoleons, after entering code once press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+C and arrow up then return. You can do
this as often as you wish to build up lots of money for your Sims household.


All of the following information was found on Cheat Code Central (CCC):

“After enabling the "testingCheatsenabled true" code, you can also hold [Shift] and click on the following objects to access
new options:


          "Make All Happy"
          "Make Friends For Me"
          "Make Needs Static" or "Make Needs Dynamic"
          "Make Me Know Everyone"
          "Force Visitor"
          Various "Force NPC" options
          Various "Set Career" options

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"

When the "testingCheatsenabled true" code is enabled on the "Select Family" screen before loading a family, hold [Ctrl]
and click just below the box in the lifetime happiness to add 500 to lifetime happiness. You can also drag the needs bars up
or down as desired. When viewing your Sims' relationships, you can drag the bars on that screen either way.

When the "testingCheatsenabled true" code is enabled, you can hold [Ctrl] and click a Moodlet in the Moodlet panel to
remove it. Note: If it is motive-induced, the bar related to the negative Moodlet will be completely filled.

• Watching your own videos on the TV

Use the following trick to watch your own videos on the Sim television. Place the video you want into the "/My Documents/EA
Games/The Sims 3/Movies/Broadcast/[television station]" folder. Turn on the television in the game, and you can watch it.
The video must be in .AVI format, with a resolution no larger than 128x128 pixels, and frame rate not greater than 15
frames per second.

• Listening to your own music on the radio

Place the desired .MP3 files in the "/My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 3/Music/[radio station]" folder. Start the game, go
to "Options" menu, select "Music Settings", then choose radio station. Select which songs you want the radio to play.

• 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 approximately 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.

• Saving money

No matter how many times you use an object, if you sell it the same day you got it 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
• Easy Cooking, Fishing, and Gardening skills

This trick requires a TV with a Cooking, Fishing, or Gardening channel and a video game system. Have a Sim sit down and
watch television. Switch the TV over to one of the previously mentioned channels so that the Sim can start earning his or her
skill point. Then, have a second Sim go over and start playing video games. Notice that although the TV is displaying video
games, the first Sim still has the skill meter above their head. Allow this Sim to sit there for as long as they please until they
decide to do another activity of their own. After that, the skill meter should stay above their head until you start another
Cooking, Fishing, or Gardening skill activity. As an added bonus, you can train two skill points at once. For example, work out
and both the Athletic and Cooking skills will continue to rise. If you keep repeating the 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

• Free bookcase skills

Buy a bookcase, then have your Sim begin to study. Interrupt the action so that the book is placed on the ground. Sell the
bookcase. The book can now do everything the bookcase could have done for free.

• Increasing chance to have baby boys

Have a pregnant female Sim eat apples to increase the chance of having a boy.

• Increasing chance to have baby girls

Have a pregnant female Sim eat watermelons to increase the chance of having a girl.

• Increasing chance for multiple babies

To increase the chance of having twins or triplets, have one or both parents have the lifetime reward of Fertility Treatment.

• Ghost baby

Set one of your female Sim's traits to Kleptomaniac. Go to the graveyard, and have the Sim steal male remains. On the
second day after putting the male remains in your home, a ghost will appear at 11:00 p.m. and disappear at 4:00 a.m. It will
appear every other day. Socialize with the ghost every night it appears. When you become best friends with the ghost, it will
begin appearing every night. Get the "Fertility" reward. Confess your attraction to the ghost. Ask to snuggle on the bed, and
kiss him. Try for a baby every night until you start throwing up. You will now have a ghost baby that you can control.

• Ghosts in your house

Go to the graveyard, click on all the tombstones, and take all possible tombstones. Return to your house, and place them
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 [Sim's name], The One Who Returns".

• Making friends

Buy a guitar. Play it to learn how to play guitar. Keep playing until you reach 5/10 level, which gives you the ability to "Play
For Tips". When you have that ability, go to the park with the guitar in your inventory. When you are in the park, click the
guitar in your inventory, and select "Play For Tips". People watching you will become your friends if you keep playing. The
higher your guitar skill, the faster they will become friends with you.

• Disable 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 "Game
Options" under "Options". When you uncheck the box next to "Aging", your Sims will no longer become older. You can also
slow aging down in this menu by setting the "Lifetime" bar. It can be set from 25 days to 960 days.

• Quickly advance age

Use the following trick to change your Sim's age (toddler, child, teen, etc.) quickly. Buy a birthday cake from the grocery
store, and place it somewhere on your lot. Click the cake, and select "Have Birthday". Then, choose the Sim to be aged. This
is a good method to get past the baby stage.
• 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.

• New clothes

To get new clothes, you 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.).

• 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.

• 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.

• Duck Time moodlet

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.

• Strange faces

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.

• Hording pizza

Have a Sim call for pizza. When the pizza delivery man arrives, do not accept the pizza. The delivery man will eventually
leave the pizza on the front porch, and it will never get stale. You can stack as many pizzas there as you want. If your Sims
get hungry, just tell them to get a pizza from the front porch.

• EA game references

When you have the video game system and your Sims play it, zoom in on the TV to see that the games they are playing are
various Electronic Arts titles.

• Spore reference

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.”

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