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The Sims: A full list of Cheats and Tips


While playing, press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+C, then type the following codes:

Rosebud            	  -  $1000 Simoleons  
water_tool             	  -  Make your home an island surrounded by water  
set_hour #             	  -  Change time of day to # (1-24)  
sim_speed #            	  -  Game speed to # (-1000 to +1000)  
interests              	  -  View personality and interests of your Sims  
autonomy #             	  -  Change how Sims think on their own (1-100)  
grow_grass #           	  -  Grow grass # (1-150)  
map_edit on/off        	  -  Edit the map  
route_balloons on/off  	  -  Basic tutorial on/off  
sweep on/off           	  -  Shows ticks of the game  
tile_info on/off       	  -  Show or hide tile info  
log_mask               	  -  Set event logging mask  
draw_all_frames on/off 	  -  Draw all frames on and off  
history                	  -  Dumps family history file  
edit_char              	  -  Open Create-A-Character screen  
lot_size #             	  -  Change lot size to # 
draw_floorable on/off  	  -  Floorable grid 
draw_routes on/off     	  -  Selected person's path displayed 
move_object            	  -  Move any object 
prepare_lot            	  -  Check and fix required lot objects 
preview_anims on/off   	  -  Preview animations 
rotation (0-3)         	  -  Rotate camera 
house #                	  -  Autoload indicated house # 
visitor_control 	      	  -  Toggle allowing visitors to be controlled via keyboard 
!                      	  -  Repeat last cheat  
;                      	  -  Separate multiple cheat commands  
Fast Money
Bring up cheat mode and enter the "klapaucius" code. The bring up cheat mode again and enter "!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!:!;" (you may add up to 60 total).

Garbage Bag of Holding
In the early stages of The Sims life time is often wasted emptying the trash and bringing it to the curb. I found that if you fill the cheap 30 simolian trash barrel you can order your sim to empty it and just as they remove the bag cancel the order. Then order them to pick up the mess that they just made and they will return the full bag to an empty barrel, which will now be empty. Do this every time it fills and trash need never be brought outside to the curb again. This saves a lot of time.

Paying the Bills
Simply keep a bill, unpaid, until the mail carrier delivers the next set. When your flag is up (your mailbox being full of-- what else, more bills), pay the first one (i.e., bring it out to the mailbox.) When you do this, the newer bills disappear. Using this cheat, you will only have to pay every other bill, instead of every one.

Building a Castle in the Clouds
Large second-floor extensions to a house, or even an entire house in the air, can be built totally unsupported by the following method. First, lay out a complete ground layer of pillars. You'll need lots to form a surface to build on. Next build your second-floor home on top of these pillars. It's important that you do ALL the structural work at this point; get all the walls placed and floors put in. Don't forget the stairs! Next, simply switch to the ground floor, and delete all the pillars. The house will remain standing, completely unsupported by anything except thin air! A castle in the clouds for your Sims!

Raise Sims Mood Bars
When using the move_object cheat you can restore your Sims mood bars by getting your Sim to sit in a chair, pausing the game and deleting the chair that your Sim is in. Your Sim will disappear. Unpause the game and click on your Sims face icon and your Sim will reappear with some restored bars.