The Sims 4 Cheats

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The Sims 4 Cheats
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This is a huge, curated list of cheats in The Sims 4 that allow you to get money, prevent death, and adjust your Skill and Career levels. We've also listed cheats for Get to Work and other Expansion Packs. Look to the bottom of the list for expansion-specific information. We're also updated with more official cheats from EA, including ignore career unlocks and MoveObjects!

How to Cheat

To use cheats, press Control + Shift + C to toggle the console on and off. You do this on Xbox or Playstation by pressing all four shoulder buttons simultaneously. Press enter after typing the cheat. For many cheats, you must also use testingcheats on or they will not work. Most cheats are used in live mode (F2).

Sims 4 Cheats

CheatWhat it Does
testingcheats onEnables testing cheats in The Sims 4
kachingMoney cheat that gives the family $1000
motherlodeGives the family $50,000 Simoleans
resetsim firstname lastnameResets a stuck Sim.
death.toggle true/falseDisables death
headlineeffects on/offEnables or disables headline effects (good for screenshots).
freerealestate on/offMakes homes free when typed while shopping for a house.
household.autopay_bills true/falseEnable or disable bills for the household
fps on/offDisplay the game's frames per second, useful when tuning graphics settings.
hovereffects on/offDisable hover effect when you mouse-over a Sim
fullscreenToggle fullscreen/windowed mode
bb.showliveeditobjectsReleased in the July 2019 Cas Story Mode Patch. You must first use TestingCheats on then bb.ShowHiddenObjects and finally bb.ShowLiveEditObjects for this cheat to work! Disable with bb.ShowLiveEditObjects False.
bb.moveobjectsAllows you to move objects anywhere you want, good for building. Use the 9 and 0 keys to adjust the item you're 'holding'.
bb.showhiddenobjectsThe old buydebug cheat - lets you buy many hidden objects.
bb.enablefreebuildBuild anywhere, even on locked lots.
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlementIgnore Gameplay Unlocks Entitlement - lets you buy items locked by careers.
sims.give_satisfaction_points xGives a Sim x amount of satisfaction points with which you can buy rewards. Sims.give_satisfaction_points 5000 for example.
fillmotive xuse fillmotive motive_energy or fillmotive motive_hunger

Build Mode Cheats
We've got build mode cheats listed above, but you can learn a lot more about using them by visiting the Building Cheats page.

Pregnancy and Multiple Birth Cheats
You can use relationship cheats to Try for Baby quickly, and follow up with a cheat once the Sim is pregnant in order to force the Sim into labor. You can also cheat to get twins, triplets, quadruplets, or more! Find this near the end of the Pregnancy Guide or to get pregnancy cheats specifically, I've made a page about how to use Pregnancy Cheats which includes a video example.

Cheats to Make a Sim a Ghost
Head to the Ghosts guide for Cheats to turn a Sim into a ghost of any kind, based on the death type. You can also skip Ambrosia or the Book of Life and make a Sim who's died back into a normal Sim by removing this ghost trait once they've been added back to your family.


Video Guide

The Sims 4 Cheats Video Guide

Subscribe to Carls The Sims Guides on YoutubeMy Sims 4 Cheats video will introduce you to cheating, give you a rundown of the most common commands and some tips on using them. Includes info on getting weather cheats for Seasons players.

Testing Cheats

To enable TestingCheats, open the console with Left CTRL+Shift+C (press/hold with one fluid motion in that order) or by pressing all four shoulder buttons on console. Once the white box appears, type testingcheats on. To disable testing cheat, type testingcheats off. The cheat console will say, "Cheats Enabled" or "Disabled". If it does not, you can try other options: testingcheats 1, testingcheats true, and testingcheats yes all work to enable the Sims 4's testingcheats. Once enabled, they should stay on for your save. Here are the things you can do with testingcheats - note that this command is also necessary for the extra cheats further down.

How to Use Shift-click Style Cheats on PS4/Xbox Consoles - Shift clicking on Xbox One and Playstation 4 is obviously not possible. You enable this option by pressing X+O (PS4) or A+B (Xbox One).

Shift-Click the Mailbox to access the cheat to stop a Sim's need decay for your current household or the entire neighborhood (effectively make everyone happy). Disable Need Decay will make needs stop falling and re-enabling them is as simple as selecting "Enable Need Decay". Make Happy will then fill needs to the maximum. You can do this on an individual Sim level by Shift-Clicking Your Sims. This will let you select to make only that Sim's needs static or make them happy by filling all needs. You are also able to completely redesign a Sim by shift-clicking them and selecting Modify in CAS. This takes you to Create-A-Sim where you can make the Sim look however you want, but not change their gender or traits.

Change Traits and Appearance of Sims
To fully edit a Sim in Create-a-Sim, type cas.fulleditmode with Testing Cheats On. This will let you change the gender, traits, everything, and is much more powerful than the scaled down version you get without typing this cheat. Thanks Pokeh321 for giving me this information.

Shift-Clicking NPC Sims will allow you to add them to your household. You will find it's possible to enable/disable need decay and make them happy if you so choose - good if your Sim's date has to leave due to being tired! You can also Edit them in CAS if you like.

Shift-Clicking the Ground will allow you to Teleport anywhere you could walk in the neighborhood. Shift-Clicking Objects allows you to reset them, should something get stuck or broken.

Shift-Clicking Objects, for those that can get dirty, allows you to either make them dirty or clean - all objects can be reset, as well. Use this if an object is bugged, but it's more likely to be useful when a Sim freezes.

The Sims 4 Cheats - Grow objects bigger or shrink them

Customize the size of Items - Enlarge or Shrink - For decorative purposes, this one is a winner. It allows you to alter items while retaining their other properties (so a masterpiece painting shrunk down will consume less wall space). This cheat only works while in build mode, as changing object size requires you to be able to fit it somewhere. Take the object you want to change size of and Press Shift + ] (right bracket) to make it bigger. You can shrink objects down to one tile by using Shift + [ or using Control + Z to undo your changes. Press this too much and it will grow enormously. The controls for this are a little wonky, so experimentation is recommended. I press control + ] then move the object to see the change. This is necessary. Thankfully, if you go overboard like in the picture above you can always undo it and shrink the object down to a size you like.

Skill, Career, and Aspiration Cheats

Powerful Hidden Cheats
I am only listing the most common cheats here. More in-depth stuff, such as the ability to Equip and Remove Traits can be done but the list is too lengthy for here, so that is on its own page. If you want to go further and use a mod, you can change the weather if you're a Seasons player, and even alter whether a Sim is pregnant.

Testingcheats on should be enabled, as some cheats will not work without it. Skill/Career cheats only effect the selected Sim.

Money X - Type Money 50000 or 1000000, whatever you like, and your family will have that amount exactly. This can be used to subtract funds, because it sets the money to whatever amount you specify. Motherlode is a wonderful cheat, but somewhat outdated given this powerful function.

Satisfaction/Aspiration Cheats - Type Aspirations.Complete_Current_Milestone and you will get all the satisfaction from completing that milestone and move on to the next, one stage closer to the special Reward Trait you get for completing the Aspiration. You can do this repeatedly until you have every Reward trait and gobs of satisfaction. It's listed above but bears repeating here: Sims.Give_Satisfaction_Points gives the selected Sim an amount of satisfaction equal to what you enter. sims.give_satisfaction_points 50000 would give you 50,000 (so do not use commas).

Infinite Consumables - One-time use potions can be bought with satisfaction. You may also milk Cow Plants that have killed Sims to get a potion that increases a Sim's lifespan. You can make these consumables infinite by using the objects.consumables_infinite_toggle Cheat. This can allow you to always get a particular Emotion, or make a Sim immortal with aging still on.

Explore My Mods! Color Picker for Builders, Seasons Tuner, Dine Out Reloaded and a Gameplay Overhaul! Like other modders, I've been working to make The Sims 4 a better game. Check out my many mods here!

Careers Cheats

To cheat career levels, join the Career you want and with testingcheats enabled, type Careers.promote X - for example careers.promote astronaut would promote your Sim to the next level in the Astronaut career. Any Careers that have multiple words should contain no spaces, for example careers.promote secretagent.

careers.demote X also works, causing a Sim to go back a level. You cannot use this to go back to the branch choice for a career - if you're at the first level of a branch, you'll be fired using this. If you don't know which branch you want, check out the linked Career guides to see the benefits and pay of each. The Careers Guide also has a table to compare careers.

Adding and Removing Cheats via Command
Careers can be added via command using careers.add_career careercode or careers.remove_career careercode. These can evidently be used to give a teenager an adult job, though things can bug out - especially with Freelancer Careers. Always back up your saved game before trying weird things!

If you are not aware, you'll love this trick: to quickly get multiple promotions, copy the command below for the career you're in - just the careers.promote x part - and paste it into the game's command line with Control - V (Command-V on Mac). Paste it until you're level 10!

** may be just careers.promote scientist without Strangerville.

School Cheats

Raise a Sim's grades with careers.promote gradeschool or careers.promote highschool. You can lower them as well with careers.demote gradeschool/highschool.

Skill Cheats

Stats.Set_Skill_Level is the skill cheat. You must put a skill and level in the code. As an example, type Stats.set_skill_level major_painting 7 to set painting to level 7 - any level between 1 and 10 will work. Replace with major_parenting or vampire_lore, based on how the game defines skills which are listed below. Note the different syntax for fitness, minor skills, and children's skills. If you cannot get skill cheats to work try stats.set_skill_level adultmajor_x instead of just 'major'. You can find _ near the backspace key on your keyboard.

With testingcheats on, type Stats.set_skill_level major_handiness 10 - make handiness 10. Note the Major_ before the skill name. If you did this, you'd see the level 10 popup. If you want to see what unlocks with each level, read the linked guide or adjust it by 1 each time so that you can see information on each new level. Here are all the skills in Sims 4, which you can cheat to max. Beside each, there's a link to the associated Skill Guide so that you can learn how to use it!

To max all skills quickly, copy stats.set_skill_level major_ and paste it into your command console in-game. Finish the command with the skill, then the level. This doesn't work for fitness so you need to copy that line. Remember Photography caps at 5.

Toddler Skill Cheats

We have a Toddler Guide where you can learn about the Toddler Skills. These cap at 5, though potty is maxed at level 3.
All skill cheats begin with stats.set_skill_level see full cheat on communication skill example below

  • Statistic_Skill_Toddler_Communication X - So type:
    stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_communication 5
  • Statistic_skill_toddler_imagination X
  • Statistic_skill_toddler_movement X
  • Statistic_skill_toddler_potty X - Caps at 3!
  • Statistic_skill_toddler_thinking X

Children's Skill Cheats

Guide to Children's Skills

  • Skill_Child_Creativity - so stats.set_skill_level skill_child_creativity 10
  • Skill_Child_Mental
  • Skill_Child_Motor
  • Skill_Child_Social

Emotion Cheats

This requires TwistedMexi's AllCheats but is something people frequently want to do so I'm listing it here. You can influence Emotions slightly by adding buffs to Sims, though you may need happy or other boosts to put them at 'Very Inspired' or add more negative buffs to make a Sim super-embarrassed (Mortified). Here are some I took from TwistedMexi's wiki which I'm using with his permission. Use Sims.add_buff X, for example Sims.add_buff social_happy:

  • Energized: EnergizedLow or EnergizedHigh (do not stack, high gives +2 Energized)
  • Flirty: FlirtyLow or FlirtyHigh (do not stack, high gives +2 Flirty)
  • Inspired: InspiredLow or InspiredHigh (do not stack, high gives +2 Inspired)
  • Focused: FocusedLow or FocusedHigh (do not stack, high gives +2 Focused)
  • Playful: PlayfulLow or PlayfulHigh (do not stack, high gives +2 Playful)
  • Sad: SadLow or SadHigh (do not stack, high gives +2)
  • Angry: Social_Angry, e_Buff_Angry, feelingangry, unfaithful (these all stack)
  • Happy: Social_Happy or e_Buff_Happy (these two stack, adding Happiness)
  • Uncomfortable: e_buff_uncomfortable
  • Embarrassed: e_buff_embarrassed, peedself (these two stack)

Trait, Reward & Aspiration Reward Cheats

Traits can be equipped to Sims, as well as Satisfaction Point Rewards and those you earn for completing Aspirations. The cheat to add/remove them is Traits.equip_trait X or Traits.Remove_trait X. Nearly all Trait Cheats can be found here. Most are simply the name of the trait, but it's not always the case. For example, there are:

  • Traits.equip_trait Active - the regular trait, active
  • Traits.equip_trait Antiseptic - Hygiene decays at half rate (Reward)
  • Traits.equip_trait EpicPoet - If you're looking for Poetic to make the Book of Life, this is one that is named oddly
  • Traits.equip_trait Hardlyhungry - Hunger decays at half rate
  • Traits.equip_trait Independent - Social decays at half rate
  • Traits.equip_trait Neverweary - Never Weary, which makes Energy deplete at half the usual rate.
  • Traits.equip_trait SteelBladder - Bladder won't decay
  • Traits.equip_trait Webmaster - Webmaster Reward trait for completion of the Computer Whiz Aspiration
  • Huge List of Traits - For a near-complete list of traits Sims can obtain, see my Trait Cheats List which includes reward, bonus, and personality traits all in one spot.

Relationship Cheats

You can modify Sims' relationships by using the somewhat long modifyrelationship yoursimfirst yoursimlast targetsimfirst targetsimlast x relationshiptype. Relationshiptype is either LTR_Friendship_main or LTR_Romance_Main. With Cats and Dogs, you use LTR_SimtoPet_Friendship_Main, which won't work if the pet has no last name. X is the percentage of the bar, either full, half, or half into the red (negative numbers). While there are many different relationship names, these are simply combinations of varying amounts of friendship/romance (either positive or negative). Learn more about Romance in The Sims 4 here.

For example:

  • modifyrelationship Bella Goth Mortimer Goth 100 LTR_Friendship_main - Bella and Mortimer are now best friends
  • modifyrelationship Bella Goth Fluffy Goth 100 LTR_SimtoPet_Friendship_main - Make Bella friends with her pet if playing Cats and Dogs.
  • modifyrelationship Bella Goth Mortimer Goth -100 LTR_Friendship_main - this will make Bella and Mortifer go all the way to enemies
  • modifyrelationship Bella Goth Mortimer Goth 100 LTR_Romance_main - They're now soulmates if they have a high friendship level as well
  • modifyrelationship Bella Goth Mortimer Goth -100 LTR_Romance_main - Drain their romance bar all the way to red

Get to Work Cheats

The following are, again, provided by TwistedMexi who kindly took the time to find these cheats hidden within the game engine. Here are the most requested cheats from this Expansion. The others are spread about, such as in the careers and skills sections above. You can learn about Get to Work here.

Alien abductions are a thing in Get to Work, and I've made a page about the cheats (or honest means) of getting a Sim abducted to get an Alien baby.

Retail Perk Cheats
Be sure to include the true at the end of these cheats in order to unlock the associated perk. This makes perk point cheats unnecessary, though it does require a bit more typing.

Unlock Retail Perks

Retail PerkCommand
Register of Tomorrowbucks.unlock_perk RegisterMimic true
Stunning Signbucks.unlock_perk SignageMimic true
Provocative Pedestalbucks.unlock_perk PedestalMimic true
Extra Worker Slot 1bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWorker_1 true
Extra Worker Slot 2bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWorker_2 true
Serious Shopperbucks.unlock_perk CustomerPurchaseIntent true
MegaManagerbucks.unlock_perk ImproveManagementSocials true
Slick Salesmanbucks.unlock_perk ImproveRetailSocials true
Superfluous Surplusbucks.unlock_perk DecreaseRestocking_Temporary true
Cheaper Restockingbucks.unlock_perk DescreaseRestockingCost true
My First Simoleonbucks.unlock_perk StorePlacard_1 true
Fobbs 500bucks.unlock_perk StorePlacard_2 true
Snazzy Shirtbucks.unlock_perk RetailOutfit true
Faster Checkouts Smallbucks.unlock_perk CheckoutSpeed_Small true
Faster Checkouts Largebucks.unlock_perk CheckoutSpeed_Large true
Faster Restock Smallbucks.unlock_perk RestockSpeed_Small true
Faster Restock Largebucks.unlock_perk RestockSpeed_Large true
Curious Shopperbucks.unlock_perk CustomerBrowseTime true
Sure Salebucks.unlock_perk SureSaleSocial true
Instant Restockbucks.unlock_perk InstantRestock true

Get Famous Cheats

Learn about the Get Famous Expansion Pack here. Get Famous includes a lot of the cheats you need through the testingcheats interface. Shift-click Sims and you can use the 'Public Image' menu to increase the celebrity's fame rank, tweak their public image from good or bad, or even freeze their fame and remove specific quirks. If you want to reset fame perks, that's doable with the phone for $275. The actor career, acting skill, and media production are all found in their relevant categories but I'll list them: stats.set_skill_level major_acting 10, stats.set_skill_level minor_mediaproduction 5, careers.promote actor or, for children, careers.promote dramaclub for example.

Dine Out Cheats

The following restaurant perk cheats for the The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack were gathered based on the format for the GTW Cheats as this category seems to borrow from Get to Work's Retail. I found the same code works, just had to track down the name of them within the files. You'll notice they differ. Note that Meal Rush and Surplus Harvest can be used every 24 hours. For those like additional employees or discounts on ingredients, you may need to take them in oder. You can take tidy tippers multiple times but I'm not sure if you need to do something special to add extra ranks.

Restaurant Perks

PerkCode to Unlock
Curious Customersbucks.unlock_perk RecommendDishSocial true
Additional Waiter #1bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWaiter_1 true
Ingredient Quality Optionsbucks.unlock_perk IngredientQualityOptions true
Meal Rushbucks.unlock_perk MoreCustomers true
Surplus Harvestbucks.unlock_perk IngredientCostDiscount true
Patient Patronsbucks.unlock_perk LengthenImpatienceTimeout true
Additional Chefbucks.unlock_perk AdditionalChef true
Curiouser Customersbucks.unlock_perk RecommendDishFrequency true
Additional Waiter #2bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWaiter_2 true
Inspirational Speechbucks.unlock_perk InspirationalSpeechSocial true
Fast Eatersbucks.unlock_perk EatFaster true
Lower Employee Training Costsbucks.unlock_perk LowerEmployeeTrainingCost true
Ingredient Discount (small)bucks.unlock_perk CheaperIngredients_1 true
Well Funded Foodiesbucks.unlock_perk ExpensiveOrders true
Tidy Tippersbucks.unlock_perk RiskFreeMarkup true
Ingredient Discount (large)bucks.unlock_perk CheaperIngredients_2 true
Well Managedbucks.unlock_perk LowerChanceBadEvents_Small true
The Chef's Hatbucks.unlock_perk ChefsHat true

Vampires Cheats

How to Make a Sim a Vampire
stats.set_stat commodity_BecomingVampire 2160 will begin the natural conversion process, while traits.equip_trait trait_OccultVampire will make them a vampire immediately. To remove the vampire trait and revert a Sim, use traits.remove_trait trait_OccultVampire. You can use these cheats to convert Sims from the Gallery. Learn to Become a Vampire the normal way.

How to Unlock Vampire Perks
stats.set_stat rankedStatistic_Occult_VampireXP 1593 will max out your Vampire Rank and give you 2 Power Points each time you enter the code. Copy it from here and use control+V after opening the cheats panel in-game to paste it repeatedly. You can find more specific vampire cheats on TwistedMexi's wiki. He discovered these and gave me permission to share some of them.

Parenthood Cheats

The Sims 4 Parenthood comes with a new Parenting skill, which can be cheated in with stats.set_skill_level major_parenting X - it's in the major skills list above.

Character Values Cheat

Toddlers, Children, and Teens can have experience in five different character values, which range from -100 to 100 (bad or good). You can set these manually so that when the Sim ages up to adult they will receive reward traits that reflect their morality, manners, etc. They are set with: stats.set_stat lifeskillstatistic_empathy 100, as an example or stats.set_stat lifeskillstatistic_conflictresolution -100 - here's the full list. Be sure to include a number, based on how full or negative you'd like the experience bars to be:

  • Conflict Resolution: stats.set_stat lifeskillstatistic_conflictresolution X
  • Emotional Control: stats.set_stat lifeskillstatistic_emotionalcontrol X
  • Empathy: stats.set_stat lifeskillstatistic_empathy X
  • Manners: stats.set_stat lifeskillstatistic_manners X
  • Responsibility: stats.set_stat lifeskillstatistic_responsibility X

Reward Traits for Character Values
New character values reward traits are earned when children and teens age up to adults, and can be added or removed from your Sim if you got a bad one. In some cases you can have the good one from one of the five categories, but can't equip the bad at the same time. Traits are added with traits.equip_trait x and removed with traits.remove_trait x. See the linked Character Values guide for information on what each of them do for your Sims. Here's a list of the character values and their trait pairs, along with two examples:

traits.equip_trait lifeskills_goodmanners - adds the Good Manners trait
traits.remove_trait lifeskills_uncontrolledemotion - removes the Uncontrolled Emotion trait

  • Manners Traits
    • Good Manners lifeskills_goodmanners
    • Bad Manners lifeskills_badmanners
  • Responsibility Traits
    • Responsible - lifeskills_responsible
    • Irresponsible - lifeskills_irresponsible
  • Empathy Traits
    • Compassionate - lifeskills_compassionate
    • Insensitive - lifeskills_unfeeling
  • Conflict Reeolution Traits
    • Mediator - lifeskills_mediator
    • Argumentative - lifeskills_argumentative
  • Emotional Control Traits
    • Emotional Control - lifeskills_emotionalcontrol
    • Uncontrolled Emotions - lifeskills_uncontrolledemotion (with no s)

The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Cheats

Cats and Dogs offers a few ways to cheat. For one, you can raise the skills listed above (in-game code of Major_veterinarian and Skill_Dogtraining). You can also cheat to unlock Veterinarian Clinic perks. Here's the full list of codes to unlock them. After enabling testingcheats you'd type bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalVet_1 true to unlock the additional veterinarian. Note the _ as well as spaces between unlock_perk and true.

Veterinarian Perks

PerkCode to Unlock
Unlock another employeebucks.unlock_perk AdditionalVet_1 true
Unlock another employee slotbucks.unlock_perk AdditionalVet_2 true
Increases the rate that customers arrive at the Clinicbucks.unlock_perk vetperks_MoreCustomers true
Customers do not get impatient as quickly, which is good for busy clinicsbucks.unlock_perk vetperks_LengthenImpatienceTimeout true
Gives your Sim the inspirational speech social (making them inspired)bucks.unlock_perk vetperks_InspirationalSpeechSocial true
Lowers employee training costsbucks.unlock_perk vetperks_LowerEmployeeTrainingCost true
Reduces the chance of bad events while not activebucks.unlock_perk vetperks_LowerChanceBadEvents_Small true
Pets don't get stressed as fast during treatmentsbucks.unlock_perk vetPerks_ReducePetStres true
Unlocks a special lab coat for your Simbucks.unlock_perk vetperks_UnlockCASItem true
Allows you to alter vet supplies quality (chaper/high quality)bucks.unlock_perk SupplyQuality true

Seasons Cheats

The Sims 4 Seasons Expansion Pack does not offer many careers or skills to cheat (only three listed on the Career and Skill Cheats sections) but it's possible to Cheat to change the weather with a mod. You can also eqiup your Sim with the scouting aptitude reward trait and other rewards from the DLC. Click to learn about the new Scouting Career for children and teens.


The Sims 4 Strangerville Game Pack only comes with a few cheats, notably the Military Career (above), and the potential to gather some evidence via show hidden objects in buy mode. See the Strangerville Cheats page for more details.

Island Living Cheats

Ahead of the launch of The Sims 4 Island Living, I published Cheats for Mermaids, Conservationists and Traits in Island Living. This guide will serve to put it all in one place while others are listed elsewhere on the site in their proper categories, as it should be. This pack also added Part Time Jobs, and while they used to be Teen-only you can now take them on as a Young Adult through Elder. Cheating them is pretty easy, they have the prefix PartTime_ so you'd type careers.promote PartTime_Lifeguard to promote your Sim in the Lifeguard job.

Realm of Magic Cheats

Realm of Magic includes a few cheats unique to that game pack. You can increase Spellcaster Rank, learn spells and potion recipes via buydebug, equip the unique traits from RoM, including Magical Bloodline, and add or remove curses. Here's a rundown on Realm of Magic Cheats which you will likely find helpful.

Eco Lifestyle Cheats

If you're looking for Eco Lifestyle cheats, you can find them at my Eco Lifestyle Cheats page!

Credit Where It's Due
I've since learned to find cheats myself, but many of these cheats were originally found by TwistedMexi, who is now a modder that is known for his AllCheats and unique build-mode mods. If you want to see more detailed cheats than I have, look here. I won't publish those that players might infrequently use and don't want to put literally every cheat on this page as it's already quite long. Many are intended to be used by developers and can cause issues with gameplay if used irresponsibly.

Nifty Knitting Cheats

There are two major Sims 4 cheats of note for Nifty Knitting, though not enough to bother making a unique page. See my How to Cheat Guide if you don't know how to use them.

First, you can of course cheat to increase the Knitting skill using stats.set_skill_level major_knitting 10. Additionally, it's possible to get past all the unlocking of CAS parts. See, even with level 10 knitting clothing needs to be added to the wardrobe. You can get around this using CAS.UnlockByTag SP17. This will allow your Sims to wear any clothing by unlocking them all. As a reminder, you can use bb.ShowHiddenObjects to make build mode items and decorative objects appear in the Build/Buy catalog.

Snowy Escape Cheats

Several cheats exist that are specific to Snowy Escape. Click here to see my Snowy Escape Cheats for lists of Lifestyles, special reward traits, and how to cheat your skills in the new Expansion Pack.

Cottage Living Cheats

If you'd like to use some cheats for Cottage Living click the link. It will take you to where you can learn how to get all the animal treats for golden chickens, upgrade your animal buildings to self-clean, or even put every single piece of animal clothing in your Sim's inventory!

If You Cannot Get Cheats to Work

Many cheats require testing cheats to work. Ensure you've done testingcheats on first. This mainly works from the live/build/buy modes of the game as many do not work on the map. You should pause it by pressing tilde (`) or clicking the pause icon, and when the time comes will need to first press and hold the left CTRL key, then Shift, then C in that order, without letting go of any of the keys, to open the console in the first place. This should be a fluid motion and not too slow. Secondly, cheats must be typed exactly. You can get some help with testingcheats by following this link.

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Comments (1213)

Does the testing cheats make it so you can pull up their needs?
No, at least not in the way I think you mean. You can shift-click them to fill all their needs at once, and choose to make them static to stop their decay. The mailbox lets you do the whole household or the whole world.
Omg I just realised none of the cheats have worked in the past because I did the ctrl+shift thing from the sims 3 XD
I forgot to because i didnt play the sims for a whileTongue
Mailley Junjoicesays...
Okay so I know this isn't related but dude I love your name.

all you need to do to fulfill their needs is to hold shift key and L- click on the sim

thank you, I've used these cheats SO much.
Happy to help. The list wouldn't be so great without TwistedMexi's contributions, but I'm proud to get to share them with everyone. :)
Is there any way to max out your cooking skill with cheats?
It's homestyle cooking in sims 4 so check for that.
It workd
Home Style And Gourmet Cooking OK Laugh
Carl, what button do u click to edit the sim in creative mode after u type the cheat in?
Same! All of these cheats really help my family and I!Smile
i mean helped Laugh
Can you adjust the needs like in the Sims 3?
No, it's either fill them or stop them. On TwistedMexican's wiki he has a few for specific needs, such as fillmotive motive_* - so fillmotive motive_hunger or fillmotive motive_energy
you can't drag the emotions with this game UNLESS you have the mod for the game. the one I use that works really great is in this link
just read the description and go from there!!
Admin: Really great contribution, Sarah. Thank you!
How would you type in the raising skills for child skills? I must be typing them wrong.Also Fitness doesn't seem to work and I know I am typing it the way I type the other adult skills and those all work. For some reason though FITNESS just doesn't.
It'd be stats.set_skill_level skill_fitness 10 For children it's stats.set_skill_level skill_child_mental 5
For fitness you need to type stats.set_skill_level Skill_fitness 10
Children cannot interact with gym machines, cannot exercise in any way, shape, or form, and therefore do not have the fitness skill. In order to change that, your sim must be a teen+.
Thank you so so much! This helped a ton!
Night Furrysays...
Thanks*-* but Skill cheats didn't work in my the sims pls help:")
Ensure testinghcheats on has been enabled first. After that, they should work so long as they're typed correctly. One typo ruins it.
Skills cheats don't work for either, have cheats enabled on and copied directly from here....
on the fifth try it actually worked! same copy & paste so very strange
of the cheats didn't work but the ones that did were really useful/funny
Thank You for the cheats All work except fitness for me. I can not get the fitness cheat to work can you explain how to type in the fitness cheat?
I moved that one to the top of the list, and provided an example of how to type it. It was at the bottom of the list, and it's different, so my bad. stats.set_skill_level skill_fitness 10 will max it. Testingcheats must be enabled first.
Thank you for helping.
But the fitness skill still doesn't work
Sorry it's not working for you Unsure I just used it in game,

testingcheats on
stats.set_skill_level skill_fitness 10

note the space between level and skill.
its Skill_Fitness not Major_Fitness
Type the testingcheats on, then right after type in stats.set_skill_level skill_fitness x (x is whatever skill number you want)
Thank u for this
My pleasure, glad you like it.
Thanks! This makes the game twice as awesome!!
I agree, it's nice to have the option to do all these things. Playing the game regularly is usually the go-to, but sometimes you might want to skip a step or two :)
True! I sometimes find it boring to have everything at the tip of your fingers though! I like to work throughout the game, it makes me feel like it's giving your game more story and history!
Cassie Brnesays...
I'm kind of confused on the skill cheat one. How do you do it? Like I want them to major their home style cooking so would I type in
stats.set_skill_level major_homestylecooking 10 All at once? Or separately or....?
Admin: All at once, right. The first part is the command you're issuing, then what skill it will affect, and finally the level you want. None of the cheats are issued separately, just mind the spaces and underscores. You typed it exactly right.
How do you change the way a sin looks after they're put into the world ?
For that, you use cas.fulleditmode (and might need testingcheats for it to work). This one will allow you to change anything about a Sim, as opposed to just clothing - like when you click a dresser, only able to get a nose job at the same time. Or swap genders :)
You can also use it for traits, this comes in handy! If you don’t like a sims traits just use cas.fulleditmode on and it lets you change traits as well
Savannah schimmelsays...
Do you know how got plant anything I can't figure it out I know it's not a cheat please can someone help me.
You'd have to get more specific, or reword that.

If you want to be able to put any plant in the game, use bb.showhiddenobjects then search for the type of plant you want. You'll find you can buy the fruit directly, then plant it once it's placed on the ground. To ensure you have all you need, you can also go to the gardening guide under skills to learn more about grafting.
how do I clear out of the white box that I type the cheats into??
Try doing CTRL-SHIFT-C again.
Hit Esc to exit out of the cheat console.
Thanks, I was really struggling with funds because I like big families and as everyone knows, they can be expensive.
Admin: Yep, and in this game it's just a little bit harder to make money given the size of the bills. For a big family, the frugal reward is awesome. Also, don't keep too much in your sims' inventory as it counts toward their assets.
Is there a cheat to make all objects that are locked unlock? please help!!
Yes there is, Erica.

bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement will do it, it's in the list up top and I separated out the words so it's easier to type, but you must run it all together like that for it to work. Also bb.showhiddenobjects will reveal almost (if not all) items in the game. You need both cheats to effectively be able to buy anything.
sims 4 fanticsays...
do you have to write there name when your doing the major skill thing?
Admin: Nope, the selected Sim will get the skill levels.
Your guides are my go to for everything. Thank u so much Carl.
I'm glad you like the site, Shannon! Grin
josie harrissays...
I want to upgrade in tech guru but I can't, help
Admin: testingcheats on
careers.promote techguru

Assuming you are already in the career, that will promote you. Use the phone to find a job and select tech guru if you have not done so already.
THANK YOU SO MUTCH FOR THE GUIDE I ALWAYS COME HERE TO GET TIPS. Is there a cheat for getting a romantic relationship higher?
For now, check the babies guide. I have a romance cheat there to help people try for baby faster. On mobile or I'd help more. Will edit one in later today.
The only crappy thing I have noticed is that when you use the cheat for Fullscreen and then go back to normal gameplay screen it sets everything mouse plays up and I cant aim it properly on specific things and also the settings are off like the size of the screen and also the graphics of my actual sims Huh
some dont work
They all work, unless one was disabled by EA. At this point, I turn testingcheats on no matter what one I'm using because some require it. I'll note that elsewhere so that people are well aware of this.

Try that, otherwise let me know what ones you're having trouble with and I'll see what I can do.

The only other thing is that for people with a pirated copy, cheats added via patches will not be there.

I can’t get the Reduce pet stress one to work. What can I do?


The Cheat means pets don't get stressed as fast during treatments not that there will be no stress. So using the cheat unlocks a perk for the Vet Sim which will make it so they can treat a pet for longer before the pets stress kicks in.

I can't work the immediate labour cheat? Please help!
Are you using testingcheats true first? If not, it won't work.
Is there a cheat to change emotions? I kinda need it for my sims' school Unsure
I've got a guide to emotions that you can visit, but overall the biggest problem is that many moodlets don't last long enough to get through a work/school day. With the new packs, you can get better moodlets that last longer. If you simply need some more ways to get boosts, go to the emotions guide and visit the individual pages for emotions. They haven't been updated for the new packs yet, but will be :)

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