The Sims 3 Cheats (PC)

Cheats and Codes for the Computer Game The Sims 3 on PC

The Sims 3 Splash Screen
The Sims Studio / Electronic Arts

Congrats! You've stumbled upon one of the largest collections of Sims 3 (PC) cheats, codes, hints, tips and secrets online!

Before you can enter or "activate" any of Sims 3 cheats outlined below, you'll need to display the console. Fortunately that's very easy - no files to edit, no special shortcuts to create, and no need to download a trainer for the game. All you need is the game!

Display the Sims 3 console by pressing the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+C and, in case you've never done anything like this before, the key is to press all at the same time.

Tip: Some computer systems, especially some from HP, may require CTRL+Windows Key+Shift+C to bring up the console. Having problems? See How to Enable Sims 3 Cheats on the PC for even more ideas if you're having trouble.

Once the console is open, enter the Sims 3 cheat code shown below, followed by the Enter key, enabling whatever it is you're cheating your way to!

Add 1,000 More Simoleons

This Sims 3 cheat code will simply add 1,000 Simoleons.

kaching

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type kaching, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Add 50,000 More Simoleons

This Sims 3 cheat code will simply add 5,000 Simoleons.

motherlode

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type motherlode, and then press Enter to activate the code.

No Limitations on Moving Objects

This Sims 3 cheat code allows you to move objects that are normally stationary.

moveObjects [on | off]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type moveObjects on, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

View Career Outfits And Service Uniforms

This Sims 3 cheat code must be entered before you go into create a sim mode.

unlockOutfits [on | off]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type u​nlockOutfits on, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Display Cheats

This Sims 3 cheat code simply displays a list of cheat codes that can be used in the game.

This is probably the most valuable Sims 3 cheat of all!

help

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type help, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Return Sims To Safe And Neutral State At Home

This cheat code will return the Sim that you name within the code to a safe and neutral state at home.

resetSim [FIRSTNAME] [LASTNAME]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type resetSim Jane Doe, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Allow Terrain Adjustments

The normal setting for this cheat is true. If you enter this code with the false variable then you will be able to raise or lower the floor, even if there are walls, flooring, and other objects attached to it.

constrainFloorElevation [true | false]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type constrainFloorElevation false, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Objects Will Not Snap To Slots While Holding Alt

This Sims 3 cheat will, when set to on, prevent objects from snapping to slots while you hold the Alt key.

disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on | off]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt on, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Objects Fade When Camera Gets Close To Them

The use of this cheat determines if objects will fade as the camera gets close to them.

This does not affect Sims themselves.

fadeObjects [on | off]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type fa​deObjects on, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Show or Hide Talk and Thought Balloons Above Sim's Head

This Sims 3 PC cheat, when set to off, will prevent you from seeing the talk or thought bubbles above Sim's heads.

hideHeadlineEffects [on | off]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type hideHeadlineEffects on, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Print Random Joke To Console

This cheat code will display a random joke within the cheat console. Gotta wonder how much free time those Sims 3 PC developers had on their hands!

jokePlease

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type jokePlease, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Slow Motion Visuals

Use of this code with a setting greater than zero (0 is normal, 8 is slowest) will slow down the visuals within the game. This does not affect the in-game time.

slowMotionViz [0-8]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type slowMotionViz 6, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Full Screen Mode

Use this Sims 3 cheat to determine if the game should run in fullscreen mode or not.

fullscreen [on | off]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type fullscreen on, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Frames Per Second Display

This Sims 3 PC cheat code will force the display of the frame rate the game is running at in the top right of the screen.

fps

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type fps, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Quit The Game

Use this cheat to exit the running instance of the Sims 3 PC you're in right now.

quit

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type quit, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Enable Llamas

Don't enable llamas. Trust me.

enablellamas [on | off]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type enablellamas on, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

How to Enable "Testing Cheats" for Even More Sims 3 Cheat Fun

One of the more popular Sims 3 PC cheats is one referred to as the testingcheatsenabled true cheat. That's essentially how you enable it, but it does so much more than just enable one neat feature or hack in the game.

Using the 'testingCheatsEnabled true' cheat allows a number of options to become available to you. Many of these options are available either by typing in additional codes after the code has been activated, or by Shift-clicking different items to see more options. Here is a brief run-down of what you can do with this cheat.

testingCheatsEnabled [true | false]

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type testingCheatsEnabled true, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

What you're doing here is essentially putting the Sims 3 PC game into debug mode. When this cheat is active you can modify needs, lock needs, shift-click the mailbox to change careers and more.

One of the most interesting, and profitable, additional features that testingCheatsEnabled enables is basically a winning lottery ticket:

Add Family Funds

The use of this Sims 3 cheat code with testingCheatsEnabled true, with the family name in place of FAMILYNAME, and an amount in place of AMOUNT, will add the given number of funds to the Sim family.

familyfunds [FAMILYNAME] AMOUNT

Press CTRL+SHIFT+C, type familyfunds mysimsfamilyname 100000, for example, and then press Enter to activate the code.

Using this cheat is much quicker than kaching or motherlode!

Shift-Click Cheats

The testingCheatsEnabled true cheat also enables a number of Shift-Click hacks. Here are a number of them that you might find really useful in the game:

Shift-click at the Mailbox

Shift-clicking the mailbox will give you the following options:

Make All Happy
Force Visitor
Make Needs Static (or dynamic)
Make Friends For Me
Make Me Know Everyone
Set Career...
Force NPC...

Most of the options above should be pretty self-explanatory. I suggest toying around with these options for a little while to see what you can do.

Shift-click Your Workplace

Shift-clicking where you work will bring up a couple of options as well. These come in real handy when you're looking to get a raise, be promoted, or otherwise further your career:

Force Opportunity
Force Event
Force All Events

Force event simply forces an event to happen, like someone bringing donuts to the police station. Force opportunity is a bit more helpful, as it generally opens up things like staying late, working special assignments, etc. These will lead to quicker advancement!

Shift-clicking the Active Sim

Shift-clicking the active Sim simply allows you to modify the traits of that Sim through the 'Modify Traits for Active Sim' option.

Shift-clicking a Non-Household Sim

Shift-clicking a non-household Sim will provide you with the option to 'Add to Household.'

Shift-clicking Any Sim

Shift-clicking a Sim also gives you the option to 'Trigger Age Transition' or 'Modify Traits'.

Shift-clicking the Ground

Shift-clicking anywhere on the ground will bring up an option to 'Teleport' to that location, so you'll no longer need to wait for a Taxi, etc.