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.

Sims 4 Cheat Guide Beginner 2 Overview

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
Careers.promote Promotes your Sim in their career.
Careers.demote Downgrades your Sim in their career.
Careers.add_career This will add a specific career to your Sim.
Careers.remove_career 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

Skill Max Assess
Archeology ten Major_Archaeology
Pastry shop ten Major_Baking
Bowling 5 Skill_Bowling
Charisma ten Major_Charisma
Childish creativity ten Skill_Child_Creativity
Child’s mental ten Mental_Child_Competence
child engine ten Skill_Child_Engine
Children’s social ten Child_Social_Competence
The comedy ten Major_Comedy
Food ten Major_HomestyleKitchen
Dancing 5 Minor dance
DJ mix ten Major_DJMixing
Fishing ten Major_Peach
Aptitude ten Skill_Fitness
flower arrangement ten AdultMajor_FlowerArrangement
Gardening ten Major_Gardening
Gastronomic cooking ten Major_GourmetCuisine
Guitar ten Major_Guitar
Handling ten Major_Handiness
herbalism ten Major_Herbalism
local culture 5 Minor_LocalCulture
Logic ten Major_Logic
nonsense ten Major_Mischief
Mixology ten Major_Bartender
Paint ten Major_Painting
parenting ten Skill_Parent
Animal training 5 Skill_DogTraining
Photography 5 Major_Photography
Piano ten Major_Piano
Programming ten Major_Programming
rocket science ten Major_RocketScience
Singing ten Major_Vocal
Skating 5 Hidden_skating
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
Veterinary competence ten Major_Veterinarian
Video games ten Major_VideoGaming
Violin ten Major_Violin
The well-being ten Major_Wellness
In writing ten Major_Writing

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.

Skill cheat codes
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

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