Developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts (EA), The Sims is one of the best-selling video games of all time. With The Sims 4 being the latest series and The Sims 5 being looked forward to, The Sims 3 is still hailed as one of the best and most played series.
This is the ultimate guide to the best cheats of The Sims 3.
The Sims 3 Cheats
To be able to use a cheat, you need to first open the command box by pressing Ctrl+Shift+C. The command box allows you to type a cheat, after which press Enter to run the cheat. Go crazy with all the cheats below!
To get rid of the command box, press the Esc key.
The following The Sims 3 cheat codes will let you make your Sim’s and your life very easy!
The Sims 3 lets your sims have a maximum total of 9999999 simoleons. Use the cheats below to get that money quickly!
|familyfunds [last name] [amount]||Type the last name of your sim and the amount needed|
These cheats for The Sims 3 will help you have more control over your game.
|moveobjects on||Lets you move around and place objects without any restrictions – this may result in some objects being unusable|
|disablesnappingtoslotsonalt on||Disables the objects automatically snapping to locations|
|snapobjectstoangle true||Enable objects to snap at 45° angle.|
|hideheadlineeffects||Hide the plumbob and thought balloons over Sims’ heads – a good option for screenshots|
|jokeplease||Display a random joke on the screen|
|fullscreen [on/off]||Toggle full screen mode|
|fadeobjects on||Fades the objects when the camera gets close to them|
|playsounds [on/off]||Toggles all audio features of the game|
|quit||Quits the game|
These Sims 3 cheats are more focused on your Sim as an individual.
|edit in cas||Opens the Create A Sim (CAS) window for the active sim|
|set age [age number]||Sets the age of the active sim to the number entered|
|forcetwins||Give birth to twins (make your pregnant sim active)|
|make friends for me||The active sim gets a bunch of random sim friends … if only it was this easy in real life!?|
|make me know everyone||The active sim will know all the other sims|
|force visitor||A random neighbour will show up at your house|
The following cheats will affect your Sim’s career in the Sims 3.
|set career [career name] [level]||Gives your active sim the career specified on the level specified|
|force opportunity||Create a career building opportunity for your Sim – click on the building after the cheat|
|force event||Create a career event for your Sim – click on the building after the cheat|
|force all events||Display all the events for the career – click on the building after the cheat|
Lots, Build & Buy
You can have more control over your The Sims 3 Build/Buy mode and the lots you purchase, how fun!
|freerealestate||The cost of the lot you’re buying becomes 0|
|buydebug||Lets you buy all types of items, even the locked ones, in Build/Buy mode|
|placeFriezes on/off||Toggles the use of foundations on top of tiled floors|
Moods and Traits
Alter your Sim’s moods as you wish!
|modify traits||Lets you modify a Sim’s traits|
|make happy||Removes all negative moodlets from the household|
|shazaam||Your active Sim receives +2500 lifetime happiness points|
You can finally have those locked outfits without even doing anything, YAY!
|unlockoutfits on||Enable this cheat before entering CAS to view all unlocked (career and service) outfits.|
Testing Cheats Enabled
Just like before, open the command box in your Sims 3 game, type testingcheatsenabled true and press Enter. This enables multiple Sims 3 cheats at a click of your button!
Now, whenever you press Shift and click on your sim, location or any object, a set of special commands will pop up.
Clicking on Sim
When you click on your Sim while holding the Shift button, the following set of commands show up:
|Modify Traits||This will let you edit the traits of your sim.|
|Age Up||You can age up a Sim but not age down in this option.|
|Force Events and Opportunities||Click on the workplace of your Sim to force events and opportunities for your Sim’s career.|
|Force a Sim to Move in||Shift-Click on a Sim who is not a part of your household to take control of them.|
Clicking on Ground
When you click on your desired patch of a lot while holding the Shift button, the following set of commands show up:
|Teleport||Shift-Click on any patch to instantly teleport your Sim there.|
|Change Other Lots||Shift-Click on any lot that you do not own to enter build/buy mode for that lot.|
Clicking on Mailbox
When you click on your Sim’s mailbox while holding the Shift button, the following set of commands show up:
|Make all Happy||Shift-Click on any patch to instantly teleport your Sim there.|
|Make Needs Static||This will make your Sim’s needs fill up and remain that way.|
|Make Your Sim know Everyone||Shift-Click on any lot that you do not own to enter build/buy mode for that lot.|
|Make Me Friends||This will make your Sim become friends with some random sims.|
|Career Promotion||This will let you change your sim’s current job and give them a promotion.|
|Change Your Sim’s Looks||This will let you alter your Sim in CAS.|
Non-Shift (Ctrl) Clicks
If you hold Ctrl insead of the Shift button, you can alter moodlets, needs and relationships of your Sim by simply clicking on the respective bars.
The Sims 3 Cheat Skills
With the testingcheatsenabled true cheat, you can easily increase the skill levels of your Sims in The Sims 3. Have the cheat enabled and do the following to raise the skill levels:
Lift weights or run on a treadmill at home – not the one at the Gym.
Read skill books at the library and use Make Me Friends by clicking at the mailbox for requirements.
Prepare the highest level meal available over and over to work toward challenges. Skill books at the library are a good alternative.
Fish for high level fish by getting suitable bait such as garlic for vampire fish.
Read skill books until level 7. After that, you can plant rare plants like garlic and special plants.
Just keep playing guitar in one spot.
Tinker over and over to gain skills. Skill books at the library are a good alternative.
Start by playing chess on the computer. Then start participating in chess tournaments.
Just keep working on block breaking.
Focus on painting small paintings so that you can simultaneously work on skill challenges as well.
Just keep sculpting and explore the new types!
Just keep on writing novels!
Have fun trying out all these cheats and gaining more control over your Sims and the game! If you found this guide helpful, you’ll surely find our other guides on games fun too.
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