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==Cheats==
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* Help: I can't place objects diagonal/45 degrees/tilted!
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| Sims3Link=Game Help:Sims 3 Cheats
: [[Image:RightArrow.gif]] ''See [[Game Help:Cheats#Build Cheats|allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation]]''
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* Help: I can't place doors or windows!
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: [[Image:RightArrow.gif]] ''See [[Game Help:Cheats#Build Cheats|snapObjectsToGrid]]''
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* Help: Cheat console/cheat box won't appear
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: [[Image:RightArrow.gif]] ''See: [[Game Help:Cheat Box Won't Appear]]
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{{Infobox Tutorial
 
{{Infobox Tutorial
 
| name =   
 
| name =   
| logoall = [[Image:basegame.gif]] [[Image:UNI-ep1.gif]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif]] [[Image:ep5.gif]]
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| logoall = [[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]] [[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|University]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]] [[Image:ep5.gif|Seasons]] [[Image:Bv-ep6.gif|Bon Voyage]] [[Image:FT-ep7.gif|Free Time]] [[iMAGE:AL-ep8.gif|Apartment Life]] [[Image:MG-ep9.jpg|Mansion & Garden Stuff]]
 
| caption =   
 
| caption =   
 
| author = [[:Category:Tutorials by HystericalParoxysm|HystericalParoxysm]]
 
| author = [[:Category:Tutorials by HystericalParoxysm|HystericalParoxysm]]
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This will bring a small white box up at the top of your screen. This little white box is generally called the "cheat box" or the "cheat console."  Type the cheats in there and hit ENTER.  
 
This will bring a small white box up at the top of your screen. This little white box is generally called the "cheat box" or the "cheat console."  Type the cheats in there and hit ENTER.  
  
If you don't get the cheat box when you do CTRL, SHIFT, C, then see: [[Game Help:Cheat Box Won't Appear]]
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'''If you don't get the cheat box when you do CTRL, SHIFT, C, then see: [[Game Help:Cheat Box Won't Appear]]'''
  
Cheats may be case sensitive, so make sure you enter the cheats with the capital letters as shown. Don't enter the brackets around the variables when you enter the cheat.
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Some users report that the cheats may be case sensitive. If you can't get a particular cheat to work, try entering the cheat with the capital letters as shown. Don't enter the brackets around the variables when you enter the cheat.
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===Example of entering a cheat===
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Let's say you want to use the 45 degree angle cheat listed below.  You'll see that it's listed as:
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'''boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [true/false]'''
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The [ ] brackets mean that you ''pick one option'' - in this case true ''or'' false.  So, to enable the cheat you would actually type:
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'''boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true'''
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Remember that you never type the [ ] brackets and only choose one option within them.  You should ''always'' type the bold text prior to the brackets, including any boolProp, etc.
  
 
===Expansions Required===
 
===Expansions Required===
  
Some cheats are expansion-pack specific, and you must have the expansion pack that cheat was released in (or any expansion pack released afterward) for it to work in your game. The icon(s) with each cheat denote which EPs that cheat is included in. If a cheat just has an icon for the base game (original), it will work even if you just have the base game installed, and will work with any and all EPs.
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Some cheats are expansion-pack specific, and you must have the expansion pack that cheat was released in (or any expansion pack released afterward) for it to work in your game. The icon(s) with each cheat denote which EPs that cheat is included in. If a cheat just has an icon for the base game, it will work even if you just have the base game installed, and will work with any and all EPs.
  
 
===Enabling Cheats Automatically===
 
===Enabling Cheats Automatically===
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If you would like to make a user startup cheat file (so you don't have to enter certain cheats every time you play) you can do so by following this guide: [[Game Help:Userstartup.cheat]].
 
If you would like to make a user startup cheat file (so you don't have to enter certain cheats every time you play) you can do so by following this guide: [[Game Help:Userstartup.cheat]].
  
==Build Cheats==
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==Build Cheats/Lot Cheats==
  
 
Cheats that are helpful in building on lots.  For specific tutorials on using these cheats to create your dream lot, see: [[Tutorials:Build Mode Tutorials]].
 
Cheats that are helpful in building on lots.  For specific tutorials on using these cheats to create your dream lot, see: [[Tutorials:Build Mode Tutorials]].
  
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'''LOT CLASSIFICATION AND ZONING'''
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=changeLotClassification [low/middle/high]
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|eps=[[Image:AL-ep8.gif|Apartment Life]]
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|desc=Changes the classification of the lot.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=clearLotClassValue
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|eps=[[Image:AL-ep8.gif|Apartment Life]]
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|desc=Clears any 'changeLotClassification' cheat used on the lot and resets the lot class to the correct calculated value.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=changeLotZoning [residential/community/greek/dorm/secretsociety/apartmentbase/secretwitchlot/hotel]
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|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|University]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]] [[Image:Bv-ep6.gif|Bon Voyage]] [[Image:AL-ep8.gif|Apartment Life]]
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|desc=Changes the zoning type of the lot. Before rezoning a lot using this cheat, make sure there are no Sims currently living in the lot. To use this cheat, enter the lot that you would like to rezone, and then enter the cheat, choosing one of these zoning options.
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*Note that zoning a beach lot into an apartment lot will severely corrupt the ocean and lot terrain and is strongly not recommended.
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*Save and exit to neighborhood and re-enter the lot. More specific information on using this cheat can be found at: [[Game Help:Change Lot Zoning]].
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}}
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'''BUILD/BUY MODE ENABLING AND REMOVING SPECIFIC TOOL RESTRICTIONS'''
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]
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|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|University]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|desc=When set false, enables build/buy mode tools that would normally be disabled when in a dorm lot. 
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*This will also allow you to enable buy mode when it's disabled. If you modify community lots this way when Sims visit them, changes won't get saved when you leave the lot.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=boolProp aptBaseLotSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]
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|eps=[[Image:AL-ep8.gif|Apartment Life]]
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|desc=When set false, this enables the locked build and buy tools on unoccupied apartment lots. Once you've entered the cheat, it won't take effect until you switch between Buy or Build mode.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=boolProp aptSubLotSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]
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|eps=[[Image:AL-ep8.gif|Apartment Life]]
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|desc=When set false, this enables the locked build and buy tools on occupied apartment lots. Once you've entered the cheat, it won't take effect until you switch between Buy or Build mode.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=apartmentBuildBuyRestrictions [on/off]
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|eps=[[Image:AL-ep8.gif|Apartment Life]]
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|desc=Enables the locked build and buy tools in apartment lots.
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}}
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'''OBJECT PLACEMENT'''
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=moveObjects [on/off]
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|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
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|desc=Allows you to move and delete objects in build mode that you cannot normally move or delete. Mainly used in building to overlap objects to create interesting effects.
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|extra=*Use with caution: deleting certain items such as the mailbox, trashcan, and community phone can cause problems with a lot.
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*Deleting a sim living on your lot, saving, and exiting will result in that sim being restored and standing at the mailbox when you re-enter the lot, which can be useful if they're stuck or otherwise bugged.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true/false]
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|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
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|desc=Toggles the ability to fine-tune the placement of items, instead of being limited to just placing them at certain spots on the grid.
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* If you find you can't place windows and doors because they won't snap properly onto walls, disable this cheat (and/or remove it from your [[Game Help:Userstartup.cheat|user startup.cheat file]]) and try again.
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}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [true/false]
 
|name=boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|UNI]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|University]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Allows users to rotate any object in 45 degree increments. Use the < and > (, and .) keys to rotate the objects; clicking and dragging to rotate will only rotate in 90 degree increments.
 
|desc=Allows users to rotate any object in 45 degree increments. Use the < and > (, and .) keys to rotate the objects; clicking and dragging to rotate will only rotate in 90 degree increments.
 
|extra=
 
|extra=
 
* Sims may have problems using some objects placed at a 45 degree angle, like televisions and appliances.  Plan for objects placed at an angle to be purely decorative.
 
* Sims may have problems using some objects placed at a 45 degree angle, like televisions and appliances.  Plan for objects placed at an angle to be purely decorative.
* This cheat can be used even if you have no expansion packs by using [http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=102657 this hacked object].
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true/false]
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|name=boolProp quarterTilePlacementEnabled [true/false]
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|eps=[[Image:MG-ep9.jpg|Mansion & Garden Stuff]]
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|desc=Allows objects to be placed in quarter tile increments. It is recommended that you put this cheat in your [[Game Help:Userstartup.cheat|userstartup.cheat]] file, as the cheat itself is inactive in-game until you '''toggle it in build/buy mode with CTRL+F.''' A deprecated alias of the cheat which doesn't work in userstartup.cheat file is '''setQuarterTilePlacement [on/off]'''.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=boolProp lockTiles [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles the ability to fine-tune the placement of items, instead of being limited to just placing them at certain spots on the grid.
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|desc=Set to false to place floor tiles at the very edge of the lot and to change the tiles of the road and sidewalks.
|extra=* If you find you can't place windows and doors because they won't snap properly onto walls, disable this cheat (and/or remove it from your [[Game Help:Userstartup.cheat|user startup.cheat file]]) and try again.
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|keywords=can't place objects, smurfs on a stick
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}}
 
}}
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'''BATCH OBJECT DELETION'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=deleteAllFences
 
|name=deleteAllFences
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}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=deleteAllObjects [Doors/Windows/Stairs]
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|name=deleteAllObjects [doors/windows/stairs]
 
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Removes all build mode objects of the chosen type from the lot.  You must be in build mode to use this cheat.
 
|desc=Removes all build mode objects of the chosen type from the lot.  You must be in build mode to use this cheat.
 
}}
 
}}
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'''ROOFING'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=individualRoofSlopeAngle [15-75]
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|name=roofSlopeAngle [15 - 75]
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|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|desc=Adjust angle of all roofs on the lot. Values 15 - 75 seem to equate to the angle in degrees.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=individualRoofSlopeAngle [15 - 75]
 
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Similar to the roofSlopeAngle cheat from Nightlife, this cheat allows you to change individual pieces of roof, separate from the other roof parts.  To use, first build the roof.  Then enter the cheat.  Acceptable values are 15-75 (degrees).  While the roof tool is still selected, hold down CTRL and ALT and click on the the section of roof that you want to change.  The roof will change angles.
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|desc=Similar to the roofSlopeAngle cheat, this cheat allows you to change individual pieces of roof, separate from the other roof parts.  To use, first build the roof.  Then enter the cheat.  Acceptable values are 15 - 75 (degrees).  While the roof tool is still selected, hold down CTRL and ALT and click on the the section of roof that you want to change.  The roof will change angles.
 
|extra=* This cheat was broken when Pets shipped - you could change the angle but it would not save with the lot.  You must download and install the [[Game Help:Patching Your Game|Pets Patch]] for it to save properly.
 
|extra=* This cheat was broken when Pets shipped - you could change the angle but it would not save with the lot.  You must download and install the [[Game Help:Patching Your Game|Pets Patch]] for it to save properly.
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* This cheat is no longer necessary if you own Mansion & Garden Stuff.
 
}}
 
}}
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'''TERRAIN'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=Multi-placement on walls (not entered into the cheat console - see description)
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|name=boolProp constrainFloorElevation [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Press the CTRL + ALT keys while trying to place an object on a wall. Placement rules on walls will be removed, and you will be able to place any wall object on a wall already occupied by another object.
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|desc=Toggles the ability to change the elevation of floor tiles in areas that already have walls, floors, and foundations on them.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=roofSlopeAngle [15-75]
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|name=boolProp lotTerrainPaints [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Adjust angle of all roofs on the lot. Acceptable values are 15-75, which seem to equate to the angle in degrees.
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|desc=Set to false to turn off viewing terrain paints (ground cover) on the lot. This cheat does not appear to remove them, just makes them invisible.
 
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}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=changeLotZoning [residential/community/greek/dorm/secretsociety]
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|name=boolProp lotWater [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|UNI]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Changes the zoning type of the lot. Before rezoning a lot using this cheat, make sure there are no Sims currently living in the lot. To use this cheat, enter the lot that you would like to rezone, and then enter the cheat, choosing one of these zoning options. Save and exit to neighborhood and re-enter the lot. More specific information on using this cheat can be found at: [[Game Help:Change Lot Zoning]].
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|desc=Set to false to remove water (ponds) on the lot.
 
}}
 
}}
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'''OTHER'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]
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|name=boolProp showCatalogEPFlags [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|UNI]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Enables build/buy mode tools that would normally be disabled when in a dorm lot. 
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|desc=When you click on an object in the Build/Buy catalog, a purple text line at the bottom of the object description will show you which EP or SP the selected object came with.
**This will also allow you to enable build/buy mode when on a community lot, though your changes will not save with the lot.  This function works even if you do not have University.
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}}
 
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{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=setHighestAllowedLevel [number]
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|name=setHighestAllowedLevel [5 - 16]
|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|UNI]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|University]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Sets the amount of floors allowed (so you can build higher).  You cannot go higher than 16 or the game will crash.
 
|desc=Sets the amount of floors allowed (so you can build higher).  You cannot go higher than 16 or the game will crash.
 
|extra=*'''The Dormer Trick:'''  If you do not have any expansions (you only own the base game) OR if this cheat does not function for you (it appears to work only occasionally or not at all in later expansions) then you can try the following trick:
 
|extra=*'''The Dormer Trick:'''  If you do not have any expansions (you only own the base game) OR if this cheat does not function for you (it appears to work only occasionally or not at all in later expansions) then you can try the following trick:
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**On that top level, place a dormer (they're in with the roofs and such). This will let you build one more level up.  
 
**On that top level, place a dormer (they're in with the roofs and such). This will let you build one more level up.  
 
**Put a wall or something up on that next level.  
 
**Put a wall or something up on that next level.  
**Remove the dormer (ctrl-click and drag with the wall tool, remove roofs).  
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**Remove the dormer (CTRL-click and drag with the wall tool, remove roofs).  
 
**Continue building on your new level.  
 
**Continue building on your new level.  
**Repeat as necessary.
 
 
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}}
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==Movie/Picture/Graphics Cheats==
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These cheats may be of use to you if you are taking pictures, creating stories with the game, making movies (machinima), or otherwise trying to create a nicer appearance.  If you are looking for more items that may be helpful in this area, see: [[Content List:Hacks and Hacked Objects/Pictures, Movies, Stories, and Poses|Content List: Hacks and Hacked Objects: Pictures, Movies, Stories, and Poses]].
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'''POST-PROCESSING EFFECTS'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp lotTerrainPaints [true/false]
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|name=boolProp enablePostProcessing [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to false to turn off viewing terrain paints (ground cover) on the lot. This cheat does not appear to remove them, just makes them invisible.
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|desc=Enables the use of postprocessing cheats described below. You must have a video card that can handle pixel shaders in order to successfully use this cheat. If you use the cheats and you don't have pixel shaders, the screen will most likely go partially dark, and will not come back until you turn off enablePostProcessing. If you turn on postprocessing, and you turn on cinematics, and a cinematic plays, you may also experience unwanted graphical glitches.
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|extra=*This cheat will immediately degrade graphical performance when enabled, even if you do not add any of the further postprocessing cheats.  A sudden and dramatically-reduced framerate when enabling this cheat is normal.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp lotWater [true/false]
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|name=bloom [R G B X]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to false to remove water (ponds) on the lot.
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|desc=Adds a blur effect, like a sitcom flashback moment, with a tint if you so choose. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. To calculate RGB value, divide each number by 255. X is the amount of bloom. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp lockTiles [true/false]
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|name=vignette [centerX centerY X]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to false to place floor tiles at the very edge of the lot and to change the tiles of the road and sidewalks.
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|desc=Adds a blur effect from the specified center. Using "vignette 0.5 0.5 0.5" should put some blurry bits at the edge of the screen. "vignette 0.5 0.5 1.0" will give the maximum edge blurryness. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. X is the amount of vignetting effect to apply. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=moveObjects [on/off]
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|name=filmGrain [0.0 - 1.0]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Allows you to move and delete objects in build mode that you cannot normally move or delete. Mainly used in building to overlap objects to create interesting effects.
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|desc=This cheat makes the screen grainy. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
|extra=*Use with caution: deleting certain items such as the mailbox, trashcan, and community phone can cause problems with a lot.
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*Deleting a sim living on your lot, saving, and exiting will result in that sim being restored and standing at the mailbox when you re-enter the lot, which can be useful if they're stuck or otherwise bugged.
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}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp constrainFloorElevation [true/false]
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|name=letterBox [0.0 - 1.0]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles the ability to change the elevation of floor tiles in areas that already have walls, floors, and foundations on them.
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|desc=Adds a letterbox effect to the view. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
 
}}
 
}}
 
==Movie/Picture Cheats==
 
 
These cheats may be of use to you if you are taking pictures, creating stories with the game, making movies (machinima), or otherwise trying to create a nicer appearance.  If you are looking for more items that may be helpful in this area, see: [[Content List:Hacks and Hacked Objects/Pictures, Movies, Stories, and Poses|Content List: Hacks and Hacked Objects: Pictures, Movies, Stories, and Poses]].
 
  
  
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'''PLUMBBOB AND THOUGHT BUBBLES VISIBILITY'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=Plumbbobtoggle [on/off]
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|name=plumbbobtoggle
|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Toggles display of the plumbbob. Will not work in a userstartup.cheat file; must be entered in-game.
 
|desc=Toggles display of the plumbbob. Will not work in a userstartup.cheat file; must be entered in-game.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=showHeadlines [on/off]
 
|name=showHeadlines [on/off]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OfB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Removes thought and speech balloons as well as relationship gain/loss graphics. Will not work in a user startup cheat file; must be entered in-game.
 
|desc=Removes thought and speech balloons as well as relationship gain/loss graphics. Will not work in a user startup cheat file; must be entered in-game.
 
}}
 
}}
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'''SHADERS AND BUMP MAPPING'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=setLotLightingFile [filename]
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|name=boolProp useShaders [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OfB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
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|desc=Allows the player to create a new lighting file with specific lot lighting values. Used to make special light settings per lot.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=slowMotion [0-8]
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|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Use to slow down the game speed to aid in capturing a picture at just the right moment. 0 is normal speed, 8 is slowest.
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|desc=Toggles the use of graphics shaders.  This is required to view bump mapping, and also controls other graphical options in the game including visible fish in the fish tank and in ponds (with EP5: Seasons) and clearer/prettier pool water effects. Turning it off can also help the [[Game Help:nVidia Blue Screen Issue|nVidia blue screen issue]].  For more information, see: [[Game Help:Bump Maps and Shaders|Bump Maps and Shaders]].  Some graphics cards cannot handle this option - turn it back off if you have problems.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp objectShadows [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp bumpMapping [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles display of shadows from objects outside the house.
+
|desc=Toggles the use of bump maps, a graphics effect that can add details to many items in the game, including walls, floors, clothing, and more.  For more information, see: [[Game Help:Bump Maps and Shaders|Bump Maps and Shaders]].  Some graphics cards cannot handle this option - turn it back off if you have problems.
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
 +
'''OTHER'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp guob [true/false]
+
|name=setLotLightingFile [filename]
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Toggles display of shadows from objects inside the house.
+
|desc=Allows the player to create a new lighting file with specific lot lighting values. Used to make special light settings per lot.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp simShadows [true/false]
+
|name=slowMotion [0 - 8]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles display of shadows from sims.
+
|desc=Use to slow down the game speed to aid in capturing a picture at just the right moment. 0 is normal speed, 8 is slowest.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=floatprop particleDensity [0-15]
+
|name=floatProp particleDensity [0.0 - 10.0]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Changes the amount of stink in green clouds in the game. 1 is default, 0 is no visible stink cloud at all. The game will allow very high numbers but there isn't really a visible difference past 10.
+
|desc=Sets different particle density (special effects, such as green stink clouds over dirty plates, werewolf transformation effects, and others). 1.0 is default, 0.0 is no visible particles. The maximum value entered isn't actually limited to 10.0, but there isn't really a visible difference past 10.0, and the frame rate might drop depending on your system.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp enablePostProcessing [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp debugCinematics [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Enables the use of postprocessing cheats. You must have a video card that can handle pixel shaders in order to successfully use this cheat. If you use the cheats and you don't have pixel shaders, the screen will most likely go partially dark, and will not come back until you turn off enablePostProcessing. If you turn on postprocessing, and you turn on cinematics, and a cinematic plays, you may also experience unwanted graphical glitches.
+
|desc=If set to true, disables automated camera manipulation during special event cutscenes. The special animations and music of the cutscenes will still play, but the user's screen won't switch to "movie mode," and the camera will remain controllable during the cutscene.
|extra=*This cheat will immediately degrade graphical performance when enabled, even if you do not add any of the further postprocessing cheats.  A sudden and dramatically-reduced framerate when enabling this cheat is normal.
+
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=bloom [R G B X]
+
|name=intProp censorGridSize [0 - 9]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Adds a blur effect, like a sitcom flashback moment, with a tint if you so choose. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. To calculate RGB value, divide each number by 255. X is the amount of bloom. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
+
|desc=Sets number of mosaic tiles in a censor grid covering a Sim's body when they are naked or using the washroom. By setting the size to 0, this cheat will remove the censor blur altogether. This cheat is only functional in the Base Game and unpatched University. If you patch University or have later expansions, this cheat is disabled.  For how to disable the blur in those cases, see: [[Game Help:Disable Censor Blur]].
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=vignette [centerX centerY X]
+
|name=boolProp displayPaths [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Adds a blur effect from the specified center. Using "vignette 0.5 0.5 0.5" should put some blurry bits at the edge of the screen. "vignette 0.5 0.5 1.0" will give the maximum edge blurryness. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. X is the amount of vignetting effect to apply. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
+
|desc=Set to true to see the path where the selected sim walks to.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=filmGrain [amount]
+
|name=boolProp displayLookAtBoxes [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=This cheat makes the screen grainy. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
+
|desc=Set to true and blocks appear on sims faces and on parts where sims are looking.
}}
+
{{CheatDetail
+
|name=letterBox [amount]
+
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
+
|desc=Adds a letterbox effect to the view. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.
+
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Neighborhood Cheats==
 
==Neighborhood Cheats==
  
Cheats which must be applied at neighborhood view, or change the neighborhood view.
+
Cheats that change the neighborhood view.
  
 +
 +
'''TERRAIN'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=familyFunds [familyname] [amount]
+
|name=terrainType [desert/temperate/dirt/concrete]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Sets the chosen family's funds to the given level (does not add the amount given, but sets it). If the family name has a space in it, you can put it in quotes - i.e. to set the di Marco family's funds to 30000 you'd do: familyFunds "di Marco" 300000
+
}}
+
{{CheatDetail
+
|name=terrainType [Desert/Temperate/Dirt/Concrete]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
 
|desc=Change the neighborhood's terrain type. You will have to exit the neighborhood (by entering another one) and return to it before your changes will be visible. Only seems to work for the whole neighborhood when changing to desert. Entering any other type reverts to grass except for lots themselves, but not the neighborhood terrain.
 
|desc=Change the neighborhood's terrain type. You will have to exit the neighborhood (by entering another one) and return to it before your changes will be visible. Only seems to work for the whole neighborhood when changing to desert. Entering any other type reverts to grass except for lots themselves, but not the neighborhood terrain.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp lotTerrainLighting [true/false]
+
|name=modifyNeighborhoodTerrain [on/off]
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
+
|eps=[[Image:FT-ep7.gif|Free Time]]  
|desc=Toggle lots lighting up when selected.
+
|desc=Edit the neighborhood terrain. Put your cursor over the area you want to lower or raise (click and drag for a larger area), and press [ or ] to lower or raise by one click. Press \ to level the terrain. To smooth terrain, highlight the target area and press P.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
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}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp displayNeighborhoodWater [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|desc=Toggles display of water in neighborhood.
 
|desc=Toggles display of water in neighborhood.
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}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolprop nhoodWaterReflection [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp carsCompact [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles reflection on water in neighborhood view.
+
|desc=Toggles detail level of cars in neighborhood.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp CameraDriftCamEnabled [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp carsOnRight [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles camera movement when idle in neighborhood view.
+
|desc=Toggles cars driving on left/right in neighborhood view.
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
 +
'''LOTS AND LOT VIEW'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp carsCompact [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp lotTerrainLighting [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles detail level of cars in neighborhood.
+
|desc=Toggle lots lighting up when selected.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp carsOnRight [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp dontMergeNHoodFlora [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles cars driving on left/right in neighborhood view.
+
|desc=When set to false will display more neighborhood objects/decorations while in lot view.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp lotInfoAdvancedMode [true/false]
+
|name=uintProp lotSkirtSizeIncrease [1 - 120]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles display of lot information in neighborhood. Didn't seem to do anything during testing.
+
|desc=Sets the size of neighboring terrain surrounding the lot whilst in lot view. When set to 120, the entire neighborhood (including world edges) will be visible, together with neighborhood decorations and lot impostors if those are set to be visible.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp showLotPackageFilename [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|desc=Toggles display of lot's filename when lot is highlighted in neighborhood.
 
|desc=Toggles display of lot's filename when lot is highlighted in neighborhood.
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
 +
'''OTHER'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=deleteAllCharacters [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp cameraNeighborhoodFlythroughEnabled [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Deletes all sims including NPCs and townies from the neighborhood. Useful if you have new facial defaults and replacement townie names you would like to apply to everyone in a new neighborhood to regenerate all prettier townies with better names at once.  
+
|desc=If set to false, disables the intro flythrough that occurs when you visit neighborhoods named Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville, Riverblossom Hills, Desiderata Valley, Belladona Cove, Sedona, Europa and maybe others. To completely disable the flythrough, put the cheat ending with false in your [[Game Help:userstartup.cheat|userstartup.cheat]] file.
|extra=*'''Not for use on played, inhabited neighborhoods!'''
+
}}
 +
{{CheatDetail
 +
|name=changeNeighborhoodType [primary/university/downtown/suburb/asia/mountains/tropics]
 +
|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|University]] [[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Bv-ep6.gif|Bon Voyage]]
 +
|desc=Changes the type of the neighborhood or subhood. For a tutorial on how to create a subhood which further explains the use of this cheat, follow this [http://modthesims.info/t/420196 link].
 +
|extra=* You must have the EP associated with a type of subhood to change to that type.
 +
* You will get an error if you try to change a primary neighborhood with an attached subhood to any kind of subhood.
 +
* The game must be booted in debug mode.  You must create a file named userStartup.cheat in your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config" folder, which contains the line: "boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true".
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
  
 
==Gameplay Cheats==
 
==Gameplay Cheats==
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Cheats that make the game easier, or change the way you play somehow.
 
Cheats that make the game easier, or change the way you play somehow.
  
 +
 +
'''MONEY'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=bugJarTimeDecay [on/off]
+
|name=motherlode
|eps=[[Image:ep5.gif|Seasons]]
+
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to off to make fireflies and butterflies captured in jars live forever.
+
|desc=Adds 50,000 Simoleons to the current family's funds.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp petActionCancel [true/false]
+
|name=kaching
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Allows the user to cancel pet actions in the queue.
+
|desc=Adds 1000 Simoleons to the current family's funds.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp ControlPets [on/off]
+
|name=familyFunds "[familyname]" [amount]
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Control your pets and assign them actions the way you do with sims.
+
|desc=Sets the chosen family's funds to the given level. Addition and subtraction of the desired amount is achieved by placing + or - before the amount. If the family name doesn't have a space in it, you can omit the "quotes." If there are two or more families with the same family name in one neighborhood, only the most recently founded family will be affected by the cheat.
 +
}}
 +
{{CheatDetail
 +
|name=money [amount]
 +
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 +
|desc=Sets the currently loaded family's funds to the given level. Addition and subtraction of the desired amount is achieved by placing + or - before the amount. Essentially works the same as the familyfunds cheat above, just for the current family. Your game may have to be booted in debug mode, by having the line '''boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true''' present in the [[Game Help:userstartup.cheat|userstartup.cheat]] file.
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
'''TIME PROGRESSION AND AGING'''
 +
{{CheatDetail
 +
|name=aging [on/off]
 +
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 +
|desc=Disables aging for all sims on the lot, including children and babies.  Also pauses any current pregnancies.
 +
}}
 +
{{CheatDetail
 +
|name=setHour [0 - 23]
 +
|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 +
|desc=Sets the hour of the day.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolprop DisablePuppyKittenAging [true/false]
+
|name=boolProp disablePuppyKittenAging [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Toggle aging for puppies and kittens. Does not work on adult animals.
 
|desc=Toggle aging for puppies and kittens. Does not work on adult animals.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolprop PetsFreeWill [true/false]
+
|name=agesimscheat [on/off]
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Toggle free will for pets.
+
|desc=Enables "Set Age" when clicking on a sim, which will let you easily change their age group (and allow you to de-age them as well) The "Set Age" interaction will also appear on all objects until you turn off the cheat.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=addneighborToFamilyCheat [on/off]
+
|name=bugJarTimeDecay [on/off]
|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:ep5.gif|Seasons]]
|desc=Enables an interaction on non-controllable Sims to add them to your family.
+
|desc=Set to off to make fireflies and butterflies captured in jars live forever. '''If you use this cheat in your [[Game_Help:Userstartup.cheat|Userstartup.cheat]], make sure it the last cheat entered. Doing otherwise will break your userstartup.cheat.'''
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
 +
'''HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT - SELECTABILITY AND CONTROL'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=forceTwins
+
|name=boolProp petActionCancel [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=When a Sim is pregnant, this Sim has to be selected and the cheat entered. The Sim will automatically deliver twins when they give birth.
+
|desc=Allows the user to cancel queued actions of household pets, apartment roommates, and the accompanying party on vacations.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=setHour [0 - 23]
+
|name=boolProp controlPets [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Sets the hour of the day.
+
|desc=Allows the user to control household pets, apartment roommates, and the accompanying party on vacations the same way regular household Sims are controlled.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=unlockCareerRewards
+
|name=boolProp petsFreeWill [true/false]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=For the currently selected sim, they immediately gain access to all career reward objects in the catalog.
+
|desc=Toggle free will for household pets, apartment roommates, and the accompanying party on vacations.
 
}}
 
}}
 +
{{CheatDetail
 +
|name=addneighborToFamilyCheat [on/off]
 +
|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 +
|desc=Enables an interaction on non-controllable Sims to add them to your family.
 +
}}
 +
 +
 +
'''MOTIVES'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=maxMotives
 
|name=maxMotives
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Maxes the motive bars of all sims currently on the lot (controllable and uncontrollable).  Not useful for business owners, especially restaurant owners (who wants customers that aren't hungry?).
+
|desc=Maxes the motive bars of all sims currently on the lot (controllable and uncontrollable).
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=motiveDecay [on/off]
 
|name=motiveDecay [on/off]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Stops/Starts motive decay for all sims currently on the lot.
 
|desc=Stops/Starts motive decay for all sims currently on the lot.
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
 +
'''ASPIRATION'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=lockAspiration [on/off]
 
|name=lockAspiration [on/off]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Stops aspiration decay/gain.
 
|desc=Stops aspiration decay/gain.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=aspirationPoints [amount]
 
|name=aspirationPoints [amount]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Assigns the chosen aspiration points to the currently selected sim to buy aspiration reward objects. Does not effect the sim's aspiration level.
 
|desc=Assigns the chosen aspiration points to the currently selected sim to buy aspiration reward objects. Does not effect the sim's aspiration level.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=aspirationLevel [0-5]
+
|name=aspirationLevel [0 - 5]
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
 
|desc=Effects the currently selected sim's aspiration level. 0 will drop them into the red, 5 will put them in platinum. Does not effect their pool of aspiration points to buy aspiration reward objects.
 
|desc=Effects the currently selected sim's aspiration level. 0 will drop them into the red, 5 will put them in platinum. Does not effect their pool of aspiration points to buy aspiration reward objects.
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
 +
'''OTHER'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=agesimscheat [on/off]
+
|name=forceTwins
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|NL]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|OFB]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
+
|eps=[[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Enables "Set Age" when clicking on a sim, which will let you easily change their age group (and allow you to de-age them as well) The "Set Age" interaction will also appear on all objects until you turn off the cheat.
+
|desc=When a Sim is pregnant, this Sim has to be selected and the cheat entered. The Sim will deliver twins when they give birth.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=aging [on/off]
+
|name=unlockCareerRewards
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
+
|eps=[[Image:NL-ep2.gif|Nightlife]] [[Image:OFB-ep3.gif|Open for Business]] [[Image:Pets-ep4.gif|Pets]]
|desc=Disables aging for all sims on the lot, including children and babies.  Also pauses any current pregnancies.
+
|desc=The currently selected Sim immediately gains access to all career reward objects in the catalog.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=intProp censorGridSize 0
+
|name=faceBlendLimits [on/off]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=This cheat will remove the censor blur that covers a sim's body when they are naked or using the washroom. This cheat is functional in the base game and University if you have not applied the patch.  If you patch University or have later expansions this cheat is disabled.  For how to disable the blur in those cases, see: [[Game Help:Disable Censor Blur]].
+
|desc=Toggles facial bounding limitations. Set to off to remove the normal corrections the game will make for two parents with very different facial structures.
}}
+
{{CheatDetail
+
|name=kaching
+
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
+
|desc=Add 1000 simoleons to the current family's funds.
+
}}
+
{{CheatDetail
+
|name=motherlode
+
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
+
|desc=Add 50,000 simoleons to the current family's funds.
+
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
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}}
 
}}
  
==Miscellaneous Cheats==
+
==Game Options as Cheats==
  
These are cheats that didn't fit into any other category.
+
Certain options that can usually be accessed through game's graphics and gameplay settings can also be modified in the form of cheat codes.
  
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=help
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|name=floatProp tvVolume [0.0 - 1.0]
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|eps=[[Image:UNI-ep1.gif|University]]
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|desc=Allows you to change the volume of the television. A good low level is 0.2.
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}}
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{{CheatDetail
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|name=boolProp nhoodWaterReflection [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Displays a partial list of cheats with descriptions in the cheat console.
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|desc=Toggles reflection on water in neighborhood view.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=help [cheatname]
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|name=boolProp reflectionWithExtraViewer [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Displays information about a cheat.
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|desc=Toggle reflection on mirrors.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=exit, or the ESC key
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|name=boolProp renderInsideObjectOnlyOnSelectedSimLevel [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Closes the cheat window.
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|desc=Toggle showing objects only on the level the currently selected sim is on (refered to as object hiding in the game's graphical options).
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=expand
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|name=boolProp objectShadows [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Expand the cheat window so you can see more lines.  Typing it again will shrink the window again.
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|desc=Toggles display of shadows from objects outside the house.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=clear
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|name=boolProp guob [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Clears the cheat log from the expanded cheat window.  Any cheats entered will still be in effect.
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|desc=Toggles display of shadows from objects inside the house.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=autoPatch [on/off]
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|name=boolProp simShadows [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=This cheat lets you enable notification of when there is a game update available for The Sims 2.
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|desc=Toggles display of shadows from sims.
|extra=* To check for a patch, set to "on" and go to the Custom Content Browser (the little snowflake or * symbol button on the User Control Panel in the neighborhood view). If there's an update available you'll be asked whether you want to download it.
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}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp renderSelectedSimLevel [true/false]
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|name=vsync [on/off]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected sim.
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|desc=Draws display frames vertically instead of horizontally. Set to off to slightly improve graphics performance, but you may experience graphics glitches, depending on your graphics card.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp renderInsideObjectOnlyOnSelectedSimLevel [true/false]
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|name=boolProp cameraDriftCamEnabled [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggle showing objects only on the level the currently selected sim is on (similar to object hiding in the game's graphical options).
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|desc=Toggles camera movement when idle in neighborhood view.
 
}}
 
}}
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==Miscellaneous Cheats==
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These are cheats that didn't fit into any other category.
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'''CHEAT CONSOLE-SPECIFIC'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp displayPaths [true/false]
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|name=help
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to true to see the path where the selected sim walks to.
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|desc=Displays a partial list of cheats with descriptions in the cheat console.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp displayLookAtBoxes [true/false]
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|name=help [cheatname]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to true and blocks appear on sims faces and on parts where sims are looking.
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|desc=Displays information about a cheat.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp allObjectLightsOn
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|name=exit or the ESC key
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used.
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|desc=Closes the cheat window.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=vsync [on/off]
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|name=expand or x
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Set to off to slightly improve graphics performance, but you may experience graphics glitches.
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|desc=Expand the cheat window so you can see more lines.  Typing it again will shrink the window again.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp useShaders [true/false]
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|name=clear
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles the use of graphics shadersThis is required to view bump mapping, and also controls other graphical options in the game including visible fish in the fish tank and in ponds (with EP5: Seasons) and clearer/prettier pool water effects.  Turning it off can also help the [[Game Help:nVidia Blue Screen Issue|nVidia blue screen issue]].  For more information, see: [[Game Help:Bump Maps and Shaders|Bump Maps and Shaders]].  Some graphics cards cannot handle this option - turn it back off if you have problems.
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|desc=Clears the cheat log from the expanded cheat windowAny cheats entered will still be in effect.
 
}}
 
}}
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'''SIMS-SPECIFIC'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolProp bumpMapping [true/false]
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|name=stretchSkeleton [0.0 - 2.0]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles the use of bump maps, a graphics effect that can add details to many items in the game, including walls, floors, clothing, and more.   For more information, see: [[Game Help:Bump Maps and Shaders|Bump Maps and Shaders]]. Some graphics cards cannot handle this option - turn it back off if you have problems.
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|desc=Use to stretch or squash your sims to change their height. 1.0 is normal. Sims will revert to their default heights upon exiting the lot.
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|extra=*This cheat is fairly limited in usefulness.  It's okay if you would like shorter or taller sims, but you cannot change anyone too much or the animations will start to look wrong.  Try values of 0.8 or 0.9 for a short sim, and values of 1.1 or 1.2 for a tall sim - much more in either direction and things will start to look weird when sims interact with each other and objects.
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* You must use SimPE to make their height changes permanent. Information on doing so can be found [http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=717657&postcount=14 here].
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* When used on pets, causes severe graphical artifacts (for example, broken tongues).
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=boolprop reflectionWithExtraViewer [true/false]
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|name=boolProp renderSelectedSimLevel [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggle reflection on mirrors.
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|desc=Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected sim.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=stretchSkeleton [value]
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|name=deleteAllCharacters [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Use to stretch or squash your sims to change their height. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 2.0. 1 is normal. Sims will revert to their default heights upon exiting the lot.  
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|desc='''Highly discouraged from using!''' Deletes all Sims, including NPCs and townies from the neighborhood, and causes irreversible neighborhood corruption.
|extra=*This cheat is fairly limited in usefulnessIt's okay if you would like shorter or taller sims, but you cannot change anyone too much or the animations will start to look wrong. Try values of 0.8 or 0.9 for a short sim, and values of 1.1 or 1.2 for a tall sim - much more in either direction and things will start to look weird when sims interact with each other and objects.
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|extra=*'''Not for use on played, inhabited neighborhoods!  It has also been reported that this cheat causes problems with later expansionsIf you would like to create a new, clean neighborhood, use the method described here instead: [http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,5861.0.html Creating a Clean Custom Neighborhood]'''
* You must use SimPE to make their height changes permanent. Information on doing so can be found here.
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*"Works" on pets in that it does stretch their skeleton, but it breaks their tongues.  Don't use on pets unless you want them to look really weird till you reload the lot.
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}}
 
}}
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'''OTHER'''
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=faceBlendLimits [on/off]
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|name=loadLot [lotName] [optional: family name]  
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Toggles facial bounding limitations. Set to off to remove the normal corrections the game will make for two parents with very different facial structures.
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|desc=Loads a lot and optionally moves a family into the lot.
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|extra=* The game must be booted in debug mode.  You must create a file named userStartup.cheat in your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config" folder, which contains the line: "boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true".
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
|name=floatProp tvVolume [number]
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|name=boolProp allObjectLightsOn [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Allows you to change the volume of the television. Acceptable values are 0.0 - 1.0 (a good low level is 0.2).
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|desc=Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used.
 
}}
 
}}
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==*Advanced*==
 
==*Advanced*==
  
'''Warning! This cheat is for advanced users, and improper use of it may cause problems in the game. Use at your own risk!!!'''
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'''Warning! This cheat is for advanced users, and improper use of it may cause problems in the game.'''
  
 
{{CheatDetail
 
{{CheatDetail
 
|name=boolProp testingCheatsEnabled [true/false]
 
|name=boolProp testingCheatsEnabled [true/false]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
 
|eps=[[Image:basegame.gif|Base Game]]
|desc=Used by Maxis for testing certain aspects of the game. This cheat has many, MANY uses, not all of them useful for the player, and some of them potentially harmful. If you must use the testingCheatsEnabled cheat, only enable it for exactly as long as you need to use it, then turn it back off. You will likely experience errors if you leave this cheat on - the cheat itself does not cause errors, but shows you errors that were happening anyway. If you do get errors, click CANCEL or RESET on them.
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|desc=This cheat provides the user with the ability to interact with objects in a different way, by accessing hidden interactions primarily used by game developers for testing.
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Sims' motives, skill levels, relationship bars, personality and interest points, and hobby levels are now draggable by mouse.
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Shift+clicking on many objects now reveals hidden interactions used for testing. (For example, you can shift-click on a vacant apartment door and select Rent Furnished Apartment.) Some interactions accessible this way don't appear to do anything (Dump Happy Log). Some interactions may cause mild to severe problems with Sims, or the game (For example, Give Dead Token, or adding Grim Reaper to the active household.)
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Ctrl+clicking on Sims' wants and fears fulfills them and properly awards Sims with aspiration boost and aspiration points.
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Object errors will now produce a dialog box asking the user to Cancel (attempt to ignore error), Reset or Delete the object that encountered an error from the lot (as if you deleted the object/Sim using moveObjects in buy mode). Without the cheat active, this would silently Reset the object, resulting in a "jump bug." The cheat itself doesn't cause errors; it just shows you errors that were happening anyway.
 
|extra=*A guide to the testing cheats is available at: [[Game Help:Testing Cheats]].
 
|extra=*A guide to the testing cheats is available at: [[Game Help:Testing Cheats]].
 
}}
 
}}
  
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Sims 2 Cheats
Base Game University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life Mansion & Garden Stuff
AuthorHystericalParoxysm


Contents


[edit] To Use Cheats

First, bring up the cheat console by holding down the CTRL, SHIFT, and C keys on your keyboard at the same time.

This will bring a small white box up at the top of your screen. This little white box is generally called the "cheat box" or the "cheat console." Type the cheats in there and hit ENTER.

If you don't get the cheat box when you do CTRL, SHIFT, C, then see: Game Help:Cheat Box Won't Appear

Some users report that the cheats may be case sensitive. If you can't get a particular cheat to work, try entering the cheat with the capital letters as shown. Don't enter the brackets around the variables when you enter the cheat.

[edit] Example of entering a cheat

Let's say you want to use the 45 degree angle cheat listed below. You'll see that it's listed as:

boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [true/false]

The [ ] brackets mean that you pick one option - in this case true or false. So, to enable the cheat you would actually type:

boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true

Remember that you never type the [ ] brackets and only choose one option within them. You should always type the bold text prior to the brackets, including any boolProp, etc.

[edit] Expansions Required

Some cheats are expansion-pack specific, and you must have the expansion pack that cheat was released in (or any expansion pack released afterward) for it to work in your game. The icon(s) with each cheat denote which EPs that cheat is included in. If a cheat just has an icon for the base game, it will work even if you just have the base game installed, and will work with any and all EPs.

[edit] Enabling Cheats Automatically

If you would like to make a user startup cheat file (so you don't have to enter certain cheats every time you play) you can do so by following this guide: Game Help:Userstartup.cheat.

[edit] Build Cheats/Lot Cheats

Cheats that are helpful in building on lots. For specific tutorials on using these cheats to create your dream lot, see: Tutorials:Build Mode Tutorials.


LOT CLASSIFICATION AND ZONING

RightArrow.gif changeLotClassification [low/middle/high]

Apartment Life

Changes the classification of the lot.


RightArrow.gif clearLotClassValue

Apartment Life

Clears any 'changeLotClassification' cheat used on the lot and resets the lot class to the correct calculated value.


RightArrow.gif changeLotZoning [residential/community/greek/dorm/secretsociety/apartmentbase/secretwitchlot/hotel]

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Bon Voyage Apartment Life

Changes the zoning type of the lot. Before rezoning a lot using this cheat, make sure there are no Sims currently living in the lot. To use this cheat, enter the lot that you would like to rezone, and then enter the cheat, choosing one of these zoning options.

  • Note that zoning a beach lot into an apartment lot will severely corrupt the ocean and lot terrain and is strongly not recommended.
  • Save and exit to neighborhood and re-enter the lot. More specific information on using this cheat can be found at: Game Help:Change Lot Zoning.



BUILD/BUY MODE ENABLING AND REMOVING SPECIFIC TOOL RESTRICTIONS

RightArrow.gif boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets

When set false, enables build/buy mode tools that would normally be disabled when in a dorm lot.

  • This will also allow you to enable buy mode when it's disabled. If you modify community lots this way when Sims visit them, changes won't get saved when you leave the lot.


RightArrow.gif boolProp aptBaseLotSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]

Apartment Life

When set false, this enables the locked build and buy tools on unoccupied apartment lots. Once you've entered the cheat, it won't take effect until you switch between Buy or Build mode.


RightArrow.gif boolProp aptSubLotSpecificToolsDisabled [true/false]

Apartment Life

When set false, this enables the locked build and buy tools on occupied apartment lots. Once you've entered the cheat, it won't take effect until you switch between Buy or Build mode.


RightArrow.gif apartmentBuildBuyRestrictions [on/off]

Apartment Life

Enables the locked build and buy tools in apartment lots.



OBJECT PLACEMENT

RightArrow.gif moveObjects [on/off]

Base Game

Allows you to move and delete objects in build mode that you cannot normally move or delete. Mainly used in building to overlap objects to create interesting effects.

  • Use with caution: deleting certain items such as the mailbox, trashcan, and community phone can cause problems with a lot.
  • Deleting a sim living on your lot, saving, and exiting will result in that sim being restored and standing at the mailbox when you re-enter the lot, which can be useful if they're stuck or otherwise bugged.


RightArrow.gif boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles the ability to fine-tune the placement of items, instead of being limited to just placing them at certain spots on the grid.

  • If you find you can't place windows and doors because they won't snap properly onto walls, disable this cheat (and/or remove it from your user startup.cheat file) and try again.


RightArrow.gif boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation [true/false]

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Allows users to rotate any object in 45 degree increments. Use the < and > (, and .) keys to rotate the objects; clicking and dragging to rotate will only rotate in 90 degree increments.

  • Sims may have problems using some objects placed at a 45 degree angle, like televisions and appliances. Plan for objects placed at an angle to be purely decorative.


RightArrow.gif boolProp quarterTilePlacementEnabled [true/false]

Mansion & Garden Stuff

Allows objects to be placed in quarter tile increments. It is recommended that you put this cheat in your userstartup.cheat file, as the cheat itself is inactive in-game until you toggle it in build/buy mode with CTRL+F. A deprecated alias of the cheat which doesn't work in userstartup.cheat file is setQuarterTilePlacement [on/off].


RightArrow.gif boolProp lockTiles [true/false]

Base Game

Set to false to place floor tiles at the very edge of the lot and to change the tiles of the road and sidewalks.



BATCH OBJECT DELETION

RightArrow.gif deleteAllFences

Pets

Remove all fences from the lot. You must be in build mode to use this cheat.


RightArrow.gif deleteAllWalls

Pets

Remove all walls from the lot. You must be in build mode to use this cheat.


RightArrow.gif deleteAllHalfWalls

Pets

Remove all half-walls from the lot. You must be in build mode to use this cheat.


RightArrow.gif deleteAllAwnings

Pets

Remove all awnings from the lot. You must be in build mode to use this cheat.


RightArrow.gif deleteAllObjects [doors/windows/stairs]

Pets

Removes all build mode objects of the chosen type from the lot. You must be in build mode to use this cheat.



ROOFING

RightArrow.gif roofSlopeAngle [15 - 75]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Adjust angle of all roofs on the lot. Values 15 - 75 seem to equate to the angle in degrees.


RightArrow.gif individualRoofSlopeAngle [15 - 75]

Pets

Similar to the roofSlopeAngle cheat, this cheat allows you to change individual pieces of roof, separate from the other roof parts. To use, first build the roof. Then enter the cheat. Acceptable values are 15 - 75 (degrees). While the roof tool is still selected, hold down CTRL and ALT and click on the the section of roof that you want to change. The roof will change angles.

  • This cheat was broken when Pets shipped - you could change the angle but it would not save with the lot. You must download and install the Pets Patch for it to save properly.
  • This cheat is no longer necessary if you own Mansion & Garden Stuff.



TERRAIN

RightArrow.gif boolProp constrainFloorElevation [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles the ability to change the elevation of floor tiles in areas that already have walls, floors, and foundations on them.


RightArrow.gif boolProp lotTerrainPaints [true/false]

Base Game

Set to false to turn off viewing terrain paints (ground cover) on the lot. This cheat does not appear to remove them, just makes them invisible.


RightArrow.gif boolProp lotWater [true/false]

Base Game

Set to false to remove water (ponds) on the lot.



OTHER

RightArrow.gif boolProp showCatalogEPFlags [true/false]

Base Game

When you click on an object in the Build/Buy catalog, a purple text line at the bottom of the object description will show you which EP or SP the selected object came with.


RightArrow.gif setHighestAllowedLevel [5 - 16]

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Sets the amount of floors allowed (so you can build higher). You cannot go higher than 16 or the game will crash.

  • The Dormer Trick: If you do not have any expansions (you only own the base game) OR if this cheat does not function for you (it appears to work only occasionally or not at all in later expansions) then you can try the following trick:
    • Build up to the highest level you can.
    • On that top level, place a dormer (they're in with the roofs and such). This will let you build one more level up.
    • Put a wall or something up on that next level.
    • Remove the dormer (CTRL-click and drag with the wall tool, remove roofs).
    • Continue building on your new level.


[edit] Movie/Picture/Graphics Cheats

These cheats may be of use to you if you are taking pictures, creating stories with the game, making movies (machinima), or otherwise trying to create a nicer appearance. If you are looking for more items that may be helpful in this area, see: Content List: Hacks and Hacked Objects: Pictures, Movies, Stories, and Poses.


POST-PROCESSING EFFECTS

RightArrow.gif boolProp enablePostProcessing [true/false]

Base Game

Enables the use of postprocessing cheats described below. You must have a video card that can handle pixel shaders in order to successfully use this cheat. If you use the cheats and you don't have pixel shaders, the screen will most likely go partially dark, and will not come back until you turn off enablePostProcessing. If you turn on postprocessing, and you turn on cinematics, and a cinematic plays, you may also experience unwanted graphical glitches.

  • This cheat will immediately degrade graphical performance when enabled, even if you do not add any of the further postprocessing cheats. A sudden and dramatically-reduced framerate when enabling this cheat is normal.


RightArrow.gif bloom [R G B X]

Base Game

Adds a blur effect, like a sitcom flashback moment, with a tint if you so choose. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. To calculate RGB value, divide each number by 255. X is the amount of bloom. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.


RightArrow.gif vignette [centerX centerY X]

Base Game

Adds a blur effect from the specified center. Using "vignette 0.5 0.5 0.5" should put some blurry bits at the edge of the screen. "vignette 0.5 0.5 1.0" will give the maximum edge blurryness. Acceptable values are from 0.0 - 1.0. X is the amount of vignetting effect to apply. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.


RightArrow.gif filmGrain [0.0 - 1.0]

Base Game

This cheat makes the screen grainy. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.


RightArrow.gif letterBox [0.0 - 1.0]

Base Game

Adds a letterbox effect to the view. Must have entered boolProp enablePostProcessing true for this cheat to work.



PLUMBBOB AND THOUGHT BUBBLES VISIBILITY

RightArrow.gif plumbbobtoggle

Open for Business Pets

Toggles display of the plumbbob. Will not work in a userstartup.cheat file; must be entered in-game.


RightArrow.gif showHeadlines [on/off]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Removes thought and speech balloons as well as relationship gain/loss graphics. Will not work in a user startup cheat file; must be entered in-game.



SHADERS AND BUMP MAPPING

RightArrow.gif boolProp useShaders [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles the use of graphics shaders. This is required to view bump mapping, and also controls other graphical options in the game including visible fish in the fish tank and in ponds (with EP5: Seasons) and clearer/prettier pool water effects. Turning it off can also help the nVidia blue screen issue. For more information, see: Bump Maps and Shaders. Some graphics cards cannot handle this option - turn it back off if you have problems.


RightArrow.gif boolProp bumpMapping [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles the use of bump maps, a graphics effect that can add details to many items in the game, including walls, floors, clothing, and more. For more information, see: Bump Maps and Shaders. Some graphics cards cannot handle this option - turn it back off if you have problems.



OTHER

RightArrow.gif setLotLightingFile [filename]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Allows the player to create a new lighting file with specific lot lighting values. Used to make special light settings per lot.


RightArrow.gif slowMotion [0 - 8]

Base Game

Use to slow down the game speed to aid in capturing a picture at just the right moment. 0 is normal speed, 8 is slowest.


RightArrow.gif floatProp particleDensity [0.0 - 10.0]

Base Game

Sets different particle density (special effects, such as green stink clouds over dirty plates, werewolf transformation effects, and others). 1.0 is default, 0.0 is no visible particles. The maximum value entered isn't actually limited to 10.0, but there isn't really a visible difference past 10.0, and the frame rate might drop depending on your system.


RightArrow.gif boolProp debugCinematics [true/false]

Base Game

If set to true, disables automated camera manipulation during special event cutscenes. The special animations and music of the cutscenes will still play, but the user's screen won't switch to "movie mode," and the camera will remain controllable during the cutscene.


RightArrow.gif intProp censorGridSize [0 - 9]

Base Game

Sets number of mosaic tiles in a censor grid covering a Sim's body when they are naked or using the washroom. By setting the size to 0, this cheat will remove the censor blur altogether. This cheat is only functional in the Base Game and unpatched University. If you patch University or have later expansions, this cheat is disabled. For how to disable the blur in those cases, see: Game Help:Disable Censor Blur.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayPaths [true/false]

Base Game

Set to true to see the path where the selected sim walks to.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayLookAtBoxes [true/false]

Base Game

Set to true and blocks appear on sims faces and on parts where sims are looking.


[edit] Neighborhood Cheats

Cheats that change the neighborhood view.


TERRAIN

RightArrow.gif terrainType [desert/temperate/dirt/concrete]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Change the neighborhood's terrain type. You will have to exit the neighborhood (by entering another one) and return to it before your changes will be visible. Only seems to work for the whole neighborhood when changing to desert. Entering any other type reverts to grass except for lots themselves, but not the neighborhood terrain.


RightArrow.gif modifyNeighborhoodTerrain [on/off]

Free Time

Edit the neighborhood terrain. Put your cursor over the area you want to lower or raise (click and drag for a larger area), and press [ or ] to lower or raise by one click. Press \ to level the terrain. To smooth terrain, highlight the target area and press P.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel [true/false]

Base Game

Toggle bridges showing up in neighborhood.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayLotImposters [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles buildings showing up in neighborhood.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayNeighborhoodWater [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of water in neighborhood.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayNeighborhoodFlora [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of trees and plants in neighborhood.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayNeighborhoodRoads [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of roads in neighborhood.


RightArrow.gif boolProp displayNeighborhoodProps [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of neighborhood props like rocks and towers in neighborhood.


RightArrow.gif boolProp carsCompact [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles detail level of cars in neighborhood.


RightArrow.gif boolProp carsOnRight [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles cars driving on left/right in neighborhood view.



LOTS AND LOT VIEW

RightArrow.gif boolProp lotTerrainLighting [true/false]

Base Game

Toggle lots lighting up when selected.


RightArrow.gif boolProp dontMergeNHoodFlora [true/false]

Base Game

When set to false will display more neighborhood objects/decorations while in lot view.


RightArrow.gif uintProp lotSkirtSizeIncrease [1 - 120]

Base Game

Sets the size of neighboring terrain surrounding the lot whilst in lot view. When set to 120, the entire neighborhood (including world edges) will be visible, together with neighborhood decorations and lot impostors if those are set to be visible.


RightArrow.gif boolProp showLotPackageFilename [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of lot's filename when lot is highlighted in neighborhood.



OTHER

RightArrow.gif boolProp cameraNeighborhoodFlythroughEnabled [true/false]

Base Game

If set to false, disables the intro flythrough that occurs when you visit neighborhoods named Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville, Riverblossom Hills, Desiderata Valley, Belladona Cove, Sedona, Europa and maybe others. To completely disable the flythrough, put the cheat ending with false in your userstartup.cheat file.


RightArrow.gif changeNeighborhoodType [primary/university/downtown/suburb/asia/mountains/tropics]

University Nightlife Open for Business Bon Voyage

Changes the type of the neighborhood or subhood. For a tutorial on how to create a subhood which further explains the use of this cheat, follow this link.

  • You must have the EP associated with a type of subhood to change to that type.
  • You will get an error if you try to change a primary neighborhood with an attached subhood to any kind of subhood.
  • The game must be booted in debug mode. You must create a file named userStartup.cheat in your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config" folder, which contains the line: "boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true".


[edit] Gameplay Cheats

Cheats that make the game easier, or change the way you play somehow.


MONEY

RightArrow.gif motherlode

Base Game

Adds 50,000 Simoleons to the current family's funds.


RightArrow.gif kaching

Base Game

Adds 1000 Simoleons to the current family's funds.


RightArrow.gif familyFunds "[familyname]" [amount]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Sets the chosen family's funds to the given level. Addition and subtraction of the desired amount is achieved by placing + or - before the amount. If the family name doesn't have a space in it, you can omit the "quotes." If there are two or more families with the same family name in one neighborhood, only the most recently founded family will be affected by the cheat.


RightArrow.gif money [amount]

Base Game

Sets the currently loaded family's funds to the given level. Addition and subtraction of the desired amount is achieved by placing + or - before the amount. Essentially works the same as the familyfunds cheat above, just for the current family. Your game may have to be booted in debug mode, by having the line boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true present in the userstartup.cheat file.


TIME PROGRESSION AND AGING

RightArrow.gif aging [on/off]

Base Game

Disables aging for all sims on the lot, including children and babies. Also pauses any current pregnancies.


RightArrow.gif setHour [0 - 23]

Open for Business Pets

Sets the hour of the day.


RightArrow.gif boolProp disablePuppyKittenAging [true/false]

Pets

Toggle aging for puppies and kittens. Does not work on adult animals.


RightArrow.gif agesimscheat [on/off]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Enables "Set Age" when clicking on a sim, which will let you easily change their age group (and allow you to de-age them as well) The "Set Age" interaction will also appear on all objects until you turn off the cheat.


RightArrow.gif bugJarTimeDecay [on/off]

Seasons

Set to off to make fireflies and butterflies captured in jars live forever. If you use this cheat in your Userstartup.cheat, make sure it the last cheat entered. Doing otherwise will break your userstartup.cheat.



HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT - SELECTABILITY AND CONTROL

RightArrow.gif boolProp petActionCancel [true/false]

Pets

Allows the user to cancel queued actions of household pets, apartment roommates, and the accompanying party on vacations.


RightArrow.gif boolProp controlPets [true/false]

Pets

Allows the user to control household pets, apartment roommates, and the accompanying party on vacations the same way regular household Sims are controlled.


RightArrow.gif boolProp petsFreeWill [true/false]

Pets

Toggle free will for household pets, apartment roommates, and the accompanying party on vacations.


RightArrow.gif addneighborToFamilyCheat [on/off]

Open for Business Pets

Enables an interaction on non-controllable Sims to add them to your family.



MOTIVES

RightArrow.gif maxMotives

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Maxes the motive bars of all sims currently on the lot (controllable and uncontrollable).


RightArrow.gif motiveDecay [on/off]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Stops/Starts motive decay for all sims currently on the lot.



ASPIRATION

RightArrow.gif lockAspiration [on/off]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Stops aspiration decay/gain.


RightArrow.gif aspirationPoints [amount]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Assigns the chosen aspiration points to the currently selected sim to buy aspiration reward objects. Does not effect the sim's aspiration level.


RightArrow.gif aspirationLevel [0 - 5]

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

Effects the currently selected sim's aspiration level. 0 will drop them into the red, 5 will put them in platinum. Does not effect their pool of aspiration points to buy aspiration reward objects.



OTHER

RightArrow.gif forceTwins

Open for Business Pets

When a Sim is pregnant, this Sim has to be selected and the cheat entered. The Sim will deliver twins when they give birth.


RightArrow.gif unlockCareerRewards

Nightlife Open for Business Pets

The currently selected Sim immediately gains access to all career reward objects in the catalog.


RightArrow.gif faceBlendLimits [on/off]

Base Game

Toggles facial bounding limitations. Set to off to remove the normal corrections the game will make for two parents with very different facial structures.


RightArrow.gif intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims [number]

Base Game

Allows you to have a decent-sized party, instead of just being able to invite two sims. You may have to leave and re-enter the lot or enter this cheat in the neighborhood screen before entering the lot to be able to invite more party guests.


[edit] Game Options as Cheats

Certain options that can usually be accessed through game's graphics and gameplay settings can also be modified in the form of cheat codes.


RightArrow.gif floatProp tvVolume [0.0 - 1.0]

University

Allows you to change the volume of the television. A good low level is 0.2.


RightArrow.gif boolProp nhoodWaterReflection [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles reflection on water in neighborhood view.


RightArrow.gif boolProp reflectionWithExtraViewer [true/false]

Base Game

Toggle reflection on mirrors.


RightArrow.gif boolProp renderInsideObjectOnlyOnSelectedSimLevel [true/false]

Base Game

Toggle showing objects only on the level the currently selected sim is on (refered to as object hiding in the game's graphical options).


RightArrow.gif boolProp objectShadows [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of shadows from objects outside the house.


RightArrow.gif boolProp guob [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of shadows from objects inside the house.


RightArrow.gif boolProp simShadows [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles display of shadows from sims.


RightArrow.gif vsync [on/off]

Base Game

Draws display frames vertically instead of horizontally. Set to off to slightly improve graphics performance, but you may experience graphics glitches, depending on your graphics card.


RightArrow.gif boolProp cameraDriftCamEnabled [true/false]

Base Game

Toggles camera movement when idle in neighborhood view.


[edit] Miscellaneous Cheats

These are cheats that didn't fit into any other category.


CHEAT CONSOLE-SPECIFIC

RightArrow.gif help

Base Game

Displays a partial list of cheats with descriptions in the cheat console.


RightArrow.gif help [cheatname]

Base Game

Displays information about a cheat.


RightArrow.gif exit or the ESC key

Base Game

Closes the cheat window.


RightArrow.gif expand or x

Base Game

Expand the cheat window so you can see more lines. Typing it again will shrink the window again.


RightArrow.gif clear

Base Game

Clears the cheat log from the expanded cheat window. Any cheats entered will still be in effect.



SIMS-SPECIFIC

RightArrow.gif stretchSkeleton [0.0 - 2.0]

Base Game

Use to stretch or squash your sims to change their height. 1.0 is normal. Sims will revert to their default heights upon exiting the lot.

  • This cheat is fairly limited in usefulness. It's okay if you would like shorter or taller sims, but you cannot change anyone too much or the animations will start to look wrong. Try values of 0.8 or 0.9 for a short sim, and values of 1.1 or 1.2 for a tall sim - much more in either direction and things will start to look weird when sims interact with each other and objects.
  • You must use SimPE to make their height changes permanent. Information on doing so can be found here.
  • When used on pets, causes severe graphical artifacts (for example, broken tongues).


RightArrow.gif boolProp renderSelectedSimLevel [true/false]

Base Game

Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected sim.


RightArrow.gif deleteAllCharacters [true/false]

Base Game

Highly discouraged from using! Deletes all Sims, including NPCs and townies from the neighborhood, and causes irreversible neighborhood corruption.

  • Not for use on played, inhabited neighborhoods! It has also been reported that this cheat causes problems with later expansions. If you would like to create a new, clean neighborhood, use the method described here instead: Creating a Clean Custom Neighborhood



OTHER

RightArrow.gif loadLot [lotName] [optional: family name]

Base Game

Loads a lot and optionally moves a family into the lot.

  • The game must be booted in debug mode. You must create a file named userStartup.cheat in your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config" folder, which contains the line: "boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true".


RightArrow.gif boolProp allObjectLightsOn [true/false]

Base Game

Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used.



[edit] *Advanced*

Warning! This cheat is for advanced users, and improper use of it may cause problems in the game.


RightArrow.gif boolProp testingCheatsEnabled [true/false]

Base Game

This cheat provides the user with the ability to interact with objects in a different way, by accessing hidden interactions primarily used by game developers for testing.

Sims' motives, skill levels, relationship bars, personality and interest points, and hobby levels are now draggable by mouse.

Shift+clicking on many objects now reveals hidden interactions used for testing. (For example, you can shift-click on a vacant apartment door and select Rent Furnished Apartment.) Some interactions accessible this way don't appear to do anything (Dump Happy Log). Some interactions may cause mild to severe problems with Sims, or the game (For example, Give Dead Token, or adding Grim Reaper to the active household.)

Ctrl+clicking on Sims' wants and fears fulfills them and properly awards Sims with aspiration boost and aspiration points.

Object errors will now produce a dialog box asking the user to Cancel (attempt to ignore error), Reset or Delete the object that encountered an error from the lot (as if you deleted the object/Sim using moveObjects in buy mode). Without the cheat active, this would silently Reset the object, resulting in a "jump bug." The cheat itself doesn't cause errors; it just shows you errors that were happening anyway.



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