Sims 2 Cheats Codes Hints Tips and Tricks - PC

Tips, Tricks, and Cheats for Sims 2 on the PC

The Sims 2
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The Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation video game by Electronic Arts and is a sequel to the popular The Sims video game. Check out these cheat codes for the game on the PC: 

Bringing Up the Cheat Window

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C to bring up the cheats console window in The Sims 2 and enter the following cheat codes. Sims 2 cheats are case sensitive.

Money Cheats in Sims 2

  • MotherlodeGet 50,000 Cash

(to get money quicker while in the cheats console, after entering the cheat, press up and then enter, this will enter the cheat again)

Cheat Console

  • help — lists all the cheats in the game.
  • help [cheatname] — displays specific information about the cheat.
  • exit — closes the cheat window.
  • expand — expands or contracts the cheat window.

Move Objects Parameter

  • moveObjects on — Turns moving of objects on.
  • moveObjects off — Turns moving of objects off.

Please note that this cheat will allow you to move and delete objects, such as the mailbox, that normally cannot be moved. Use caution with this cheat, once something is deleted there is no way to get it back.

Turn Aging On or Off

  • aging -on — Turns aging of sims on.
  • aging -off — Turns aging of sims off.

This cheat prevents Sims from aging when in the 'off' selection.

Turn Auto Patch / Auto Update On or Off

  • autoPatch -on — Turns autoupdate on.
  • autoPatch -off — Turns autoupdate off.

This cheat lets you re-enable notifications when there is a game update available for The Sims 2. With auto-update on simply go to the Custom Content Browser, if there is an available update for The Sims 2 you will be asked if you want to install it.

Slow Motion Sims

  • slowMotion # — Lets you set the game speed. (# = 0 to 8, 0 is normal and game will become slower as the number increases)

Turn Post Processing On or Off

  • boolProp enablePostProcessing true — Turns Post processing on.
  • boolProp enablePostProcessing false — Turns Post processing off.

Some cheats require the use of post processing, but you will need a graphics card that supports pixel shaders in order to use it.

The use of post processing is good for making movies in The Sims 2.

The Sims 2 Movie Cheats

  • bloom rgb # — Sitcom flashback blur effect
  • bloom [r g b #] (rgb is color) (# is the bloom amount) [0.0 - 1.0]:
  • vignette # # # — Blurry bits at the edge of the screen.

vignette [centerX centerY X] (X is the vignetteing factor) [0.0 - 1.0]: Adds a blur effect from the specified center. Using "vignette 0.5 0.5 0.5" should put some blurry bits at the edge of the screen. Vignette 0.5 0.5 1.0 is maximum edge blurryness.

  • filmGrain # — Grainy screen (# = 0.0 to 1.0)
  • letterBox # — Adds a letterbox effect to the view. (# = 0.0 to 0.4)

The movie cheats listed above require post processing.

Move Mood Bars

Just bring up the cheat tool (ctrl c) and type in boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true and then exit the lot you are in. Then go back into the same lot. You can then move the mood bars up and down.
Move Mood Bars cheat submitted by Georgia R.

Make a Custom Sim in Sims 2

Type in boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true/false into the cheat screen then hold shift and click on anything! Bonuses come up, but do not click 'Force Error' if you do, just press reset and all will be fine for the sim, but if it is nothing to do with the sim press delete and your sim will be safe.

While in the make a family screen, you must have already typed in this code, boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true, then hold Shift + N and you will be able to make a custom sim!
Above Sims 2 cheat submitted by Alyssa Jones.

Can't get enough Sims? Be sure to check out these Sims cheat code pages:

The Sims 2: Pet check codes for the PC

The Sims 2 Career Track Guide

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