Sims 4 Cheats: The Getting Started Guide to Cheat
There is no need to be ashamed. At some point, every Sims player will use cheats for some reason. There are players who use them very rarely, but that’s not us. Or you, if you are here for this guide.
As we expand our Sims 4 cheats section, this guide will grow. But we wanted to start with some of the basic cheats used by most players.
Keep in mind that each new pack released by The Sims 4 will add new cheats. The Eco Lifestyle expansion pack added tips for unlocking crafted items and tips for setting the eco-footprint of neighborhood and lots, for example.
With Nifty Knitting we got a cheat to unlock all knitted clothes for a household and the Star Wars Journey to Batuu pack added similar cheat options.
Cheats in The Sims 4 are constantly growing and it can be quite difficult to keep track of them all, especially since the game has been around for over six years already.
This specific guide is a basic overview of useful cheats in the Sims 4 base game and some of the other packs. These are the most commonly used cheats in The Sims 4 and should give you a little boost when you need it.
There are four main sections in this Sims 4 cheat guide:
- The basics
- Build cheats
- career tips
- Skill Tips
How to Enable Cheats in The Sims 4
Before entering your cheat codes, you must open what is known as the “cheat dialog” or the “cheat console”. To get started with Sims 4 cheats, press CTRL + SHIFT + C on your keyboard if you’re using a PC. To open The Sims 4 cheat console on a Mac, press CMD+SHIFT+C.
Now you need to actually enable cheats. This is the easy part. In the cheat box, just type testingcheats on. Sometimes that doesn’t work and you have to type testingcheats true instead. You’ll know you’ve done it correctly when the dialog tells you “Cheaters are enabled.”
Shift-click Sims 4 cheat
Once you’ve enabled in-game cheats, you can use Shift+Click on your Sim or Mailbox to access a number of quick and easy cheats. Read our guide on how to use the Sims 4 Shift-click cheat.
Sims 4: Most Used/Basic Cheats
For a more detailed look at the cheat, if there is a hyperlink, click on the cheat itself to read our full explanation. Remember that you need to activate cheats before you can use them.
|To cheat||What he does|
|the tests are wrong||Enable cheats.|
|kaching/rosebud||Adds 1000 Simoleons to your household.|
|mother lode||Adds 50,000 Simoleons to your household.|
|resetsim first name last name||Help rest a stuck Sim.|
|dead. toggle true/false||Disables death.|
|title effects on/off||Enables or disables the title effects (the Plumbob).|
|freerealestate on/off||Free houses.|
|household.autopay_bills true/false||Enable or disable bill payment for a household.|
|hover effects on/off||Disable the hover effect when hovering over a Sim.|
|full screen||Toggle fullscreen/windowed mode.|
|bb.showhiddenobjects||Reveals debug objects.|
|bb.moveobjects||Allows moving and placing objects without being constrained by the grid. Hold ALT for even more precise placement.|
|bb.showliveeditobjects||Reveals even more debug objects. Will only work if you have already enabled the showhiddenobjects cheat.|
|bb.enablefreebuild||Allows editing and construction of all lots at any time.|
|bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement||Allows the purchase of items locked by career rewards.|
|sims.give_satisfaction_points x||Gives a Sim x number of satisfaction points with which you can buy rewards. Sims.give_satisfaction_points 1000, for example.|
|fill pattern x||use fillmotive motivate_energy or fillmotive motivate_hunger|
|cas.fulleditmode||Allows you to mod any Sim in CAS without restriction.|
The Sims 4 Tips: Build Mode Tips
Overview to follow, but here are some guides you might find useful for build mode:
The Sims 4 Tips: Career Tips
As with all other cheats in The Sims 4, enable cheats first, then use these cheat codes below to help your Sim get ahead. These Sims 4 career tips can help you quickly promote your Sim or add any career stage you want.
Career cheats in The Sims 4 can be useful for storytelling if you want to create a specific backstory for a Sim or Sims and don’t want to go through the effort of playing through those careers.
Note that just like the Sims 4 Skills cheat, you need to follow a specific syntax for these cheats to work. For example, using the syntax below, if you wanted to promote your Sim in their career as a painter, you would use: careers.promote painter.
To demote your Sim from the painter career, you would use demote instead of promote. School cheats and college cheats will be added to this guide in the near future.
|cheat codes||What he does|
||Promotes your Sim in their career.|
||Downgrades your Sim in their career.|
||This will add a specific career to your Sim.|
||This will remove a specific career for your Sim.|
Check out our full Sims 4 career cheat guide here.
Sims 4 cheats: cheat to improve your skills
As with the basic Sims 4 cheats, you must first activate the cheats before you can use them. Also remember that some of the skills in The Sims 4 only go to a maximum of five.
These Sims 4 skill tips will help you quickly increase the skill level of any of your Sims. Make sure the Sim whose skills you want to cheat on is selected in Live Mode.
The formula for increasing skills all follows the same basic formula – and you can find them all below.
The formula is: stats.set_skill_level [skilltype] [level]
The skill type should be the name of the skill you want to modify, for example, singing. The level is the level to which you want to improve the skill. Not the spaces included in the cheat formula and be sure to use them.
For example: stats.set_skill_level major_singing 7
This would give the selected Sim a singing skill up to level 7. Sometimes the syntax doesn’t work unless you also include your Sim’s age, such as an adult, in the formula, as there are different formulas for children’s skills.
For example: stats.set_skill_level adultmajor_baking 10
For a basic copy-paste approach, first copy this part: stats.set_skill_level [leave a space] then select from the options below and add the value to which you want to improve your Sim’s skills.
Also note the different formulas below for children’s skills. Keep in mind that sometimes these formulas change. We will do our best to ensure that these guides are kept up to date as much as possible.
Sims 4: Skill Cheats Quick Guide
|Communication with toddlers||5||Toddler_Communication|
|imagination of toddlers||5||Toddler_Imagination|
|movement of toddlers||5||Toddler_Movement|
|Potty for toddler||3||Toddler_Potty|
|Thought for toddlers||5||Toddler_Thinking|
Sims 4: Max Skills Cheats
If you just want to max out your Sim’s skills, you can use the cheat sheet below to do that. Don’t forget to enable cheats. The values have been filled to the maximum level to make it easier to copy-paste this specific Sims 4 cheat.
|Acting||stats.set_skill_level Major_Acting 10|
|Archeology||stats.set_skill_level Major_Archaeology 10|
|Pastry shop||stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10|
|Bowling||stats.set_skill_level Skill_Bowling 5|
|Charisma||stats.set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10|
|The comedy||stats.set_skill_level Major_Comedy 10|
|Food||stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCuisine 10|
|Dancing||stats.set_skill_level Minor_Dancing 5|
|DJ mix||stats.set_skill_level Major_DJ 10|
|Fishing||stats.set_skill_level Major_Fishing 10|
|Aptitude||stats.set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10|
|flower arrangement||stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_AdultMajor_FlowerArrangement 10|
|Gardening||stats.set_skill_level Major_Gardening 10|
|Gastronomic cooking||stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 10|
|Guitar||stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10|
|Handling||stats.set_skill_level Major_Handiness 10|
|herbalism||stats.set_skill_level Major_Herbalism 10|
|Logic||stats.set_skill_level Major_Logic 10|
|media production||stats.set_skill_level Minor_Media 5|
|nonsense||stats.set_skill_level Major_Mischief 10|
|Mixology||stats.set_skill_level Major_Bartending 10|
|Paint||stats.set_skill_level Major_Painting 10|
|parenting||stats.set_skill_level Major_Parenting 10|
|Animal training||stats.set_skill_level skill_Dog 5|
|Photography||stats.set_skill_level Major_Photography 10|
|Piano||stats.set_skill_level Major_Piano 10|
|Organ||stats.set_skill_level Major_PipeOrgan 10|
|Programming||stats.set_skill_level Major_Programming 10|
|rocket science||stats.set_skill_level Major_RocketScience 10|
|Selvadoradian Culture||stats.set_skill_level Minor_LocalCulture 5|
|Singing||stats.set_skill_level Major_Singing 10|
|Knowledge of Vampires||stats.set_skill_level Vampire Knowledge 15|
|Veterinary||stats.set_skill_level Major_Vet 10|
|Video games||stats.set_skill_level Major_VideoGaming 10|
|Violin||stats.set_skill_level Major_Violin 10|
|The well-being||stats.set_skill_level Major_Wellness 10|
|In writing||stats.set_skill_level Major_Writing 10|