The Sims 3 (PC) Cheats

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Cheats for The Sims 3 on PC.

To enter cheats in The Sims 3, press Ctrl + Shift + C while playing to bring up the command console. Type one of the following cheat codes and press Enter to unlock the corresponding cheat. You can close the command console and return to the game by pressing Esc.
Note: Cheat codes are not case sensitive.

Displays a list of several cheat codes and their usage.

help [cheatcode]
Displays information about the cheat code.

Adds +1,000 Simoleons.

Adds +50,000 Simoleons.

allowObjectsOnRoofs [true/false]
Removes limitations for placing objects on roofs.

constrainFloorElevation [true/false]
Allows terrain adjustments regardless of objects/Sims/etc on them.

disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on/off]
When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding Alt.

DiscoTags [on/off]
Turns disco maptags on/off.

enablellamas [on/off]
Turns Llama triangle warning icons on/off.

fadeObjects [on/off]
Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them (does not affect Sims).

fps [on/off]
Turns the frame rate display in the upper right corner on or off.

fullscreen [on/off]
Makes the game full screen.

hideHeadlineEffects [on/off]
Shows or hides talk/thought balloons above Sim heads.

Prints a random joke to the console.

moveObjects [on/off]
Removes limitations for placing/moving objects. Allows non-movable items to be moved/deleted; allows objects to be placed where they normally cannot be placed e.g. wall cabinets in mid-air.

OnTogglePerformanceMeter [on/off]
Shows a performance meter while your Sim is performing a gig (requires Showtime expansion).

placeFriezes [on/off]
Sets the deck foundation product to type frieze (allows you to place foundations above ground level).

Notifies UI that async export has completed.

Exits the game.

removeFloorCutout [id]
Effect not known.

resetSim [firstname] [lastname]
Returns Sim to a safe, neutral state at their home location.

setFloorCutout [centreX] [centreZ] [sideLength] [id]
Effect not known.

setImportedTerrainOffset [value]
Allows fixed terrain offset to be applied on import.

slowMotionViz [0-8]
Puts visuals in slow motion. 0 = normal, 8 = slowest. Does not affect the speed of time in-game.

unlockOutfits [on/off]
Shows career outfits and service uniforms. This must be entered before going into Create A Sim.


testingCheatsEnabled [true/false]
This cheat enables the following cheat codes – it is required for them to work.

Toggles option for toddler who is aging up to be a non-player-controlled Sim in the household.

AlwaysAllowBuildBuy [true/false]
When enabled, build mode and buy mode won’t disable themselves during fires and burglary.

BuyDebug [on/off]
Makes debug objects available for placement in buy mode.

Grants current active household all undiscovered islands (requires Island Paradise expansion).

EnableLotLocking [true/false]
Enables toggling lot locking in the Edit Town Info Panel.

familyFunds [household name] [amount]
Sets family funds of named household.

Game ignores the cost of buying a lot in Edit Town. To enter cheat, go to Edit Town, then to Move In Household, then enter the code.

maptags [on/off]
Toggles map tags on and off. This is most noticeable in Map View.

moviemakercheatsenabled [true/false]
Allows the use of movie maker cheats.

playsounds [on/off]
Toggles all sounds and music on and off.

recordvideo [small/medium/large] [low/moderate/high/max]
Starts recording video with the specified size and quality.

RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings [on/off]  or  RBBB [on/off]
Removes restrictions for build/buy in buildings. Allows you to edit apartment lots (requires Late Night expansion).

speed [0-4]
Sets game speed. 0 = paused, 4 = ultra speed.