'The Sims' PC Cheats and Codes

Get more money, evade taxes, and never pay bills using cheat codes

Gameplay of city and cars in The Sims
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The best-selling "The Sims" video game is the original life simulation game that kicked off the subsequent Sims games and expansion packs. Whether you are just now discovering "The Sims" or are enjoying it again, you'll want to know about the cheat codes that make playing "The Sims" on​ your computer even more fun. 

Entering Cheat Codes in 'The Sims' for PC

Press Shift+Control+Alt+C and then enter one of the cheat codes. Enter several cheats at once by typing a semicolon between the codes.

Codes for 'The Sims' on PC

  • KLAPAUCIUS – gives you 1000 Simoleons (The version 1.1 code is ROSEBUD)
  • WATER TOOL – You can put water around your home
  • CAM_MODE – Camera toggle
  • MUSIC – Music toggle
  • SOUND – Sound toggle
  • HTML – Webpage creation toggle
  • SOUNDEVENT – Toggle sound event
  • RELOAD_PEOPLE – Total reload of skins, animations, suits, and people
  • SET HOUR (1 to 24) – Set the time you want to get up
  • SIM_SPEED (-1000 to 1000) – Set gameplay speed. For the slowest speed, select -1000; for the fastest, select 1000.
  • INTERESTS – Lets you change your personality and interests
  • AUTONMY (0-100) – Lets the sims think on their own
  • GROW GRASS (0-150) – Make the grass tall or short
  • EDIT_GRASS (0-150) – Change the height of the grass
  • MANSION – The Best House
  • BUBBLE_TWEAK <Z offset> – Set thought bubble z offset
  • ASSERT – Force assert to test
  • SIM_LOG END – Stop sim logging
  • SIM_LOG BEGIN – Start sim logging
  • DEBUG_SOCIAL – Show social dialogue choices
  • DRAW_ORIGINS – Show person's origin
  • DUMP_HAPPY – Send person's recent interactions to file
  • DUMP_MC – Send person's motive contribution curve to a file
  • LOT SIZE + [number] – Set lot size
  • EDIT CHAR – Create a character mode
  • DRAW_ROUTES ON – Show person's route
  • DRAW_ROUTES OFF – Show people's route off
  • HISTORY – Save family history file
  • HIST_ADD – Add new family history stat to family
  • IMPORT <FAM File> – Import Family file
  • VISITOR_CONTROL – Toggle to control visitors with keyboard
  • LOG MASK – Set event logging mask
  • DRAW_FLOORABLE ON – Enable floorable grid
  • DRAW_FLOORABLE OFF – Disable floorable grid
  • MAP EDIT ON – Map edit on
  • MAP EDIT OFF – Map edit off
  • MOVE_OBJECTS – Move any object
  • PREVIEW_ANIMS ON – Preview animations on
  • PREVIEW_ANIMS OFF – Preview animations off
  • PREPARE_LOT – Fix required lot objects
  • ROTATION (1-3) – Rotate camera
  • ROUTE BALOONS ON – Enable basic tutorial
  • ROUTE BALOONS OFF – Disable basic tutorial
  • LOG MASK – Event logging mask set
  • DRAW ALL FRAMES ON – Draw all frames
  • DRAW ALL FRAMES OFF – Disable draw all frames
  • TILE INFO ON – Show tile info
  • TILE INFO OFF – Hide tile info
  • SWEEP ON – Enable ticks
  • SWEEP OFF – Disable ticks

Repeat Last Cheat

Press Shift+Control+Alt+C then ! to repeat the last cheat code entered. To do more than one repeat, type !;!;! the number of times you'd like the code repeated.

Slow Down to Trap Burglars and Roomies

If you need time to call the police or to wait for them to arrive during a burglar strike, hold your cursor over the criminal and follow him with it to make him walk in slow motion, which gives the police time to arrive. To trap a burglar, pause the game and build a fence around the burglar, and then call the police. This trick works with a roomie too, but there's no need to call the cops.

Eliminate Bills

To eliminate paying bills completely, use the Move_Objects cheat, pick up your mailbox, and press Delete. Turn off Move_Objects when you are done.

Kill Your Sim

To kill off your sim, make a swimming pool and send your sim into the water. Then remove the ladders and diving board.

Never Miss Work

Move your garbage can into the middle of the road. When the car pulls up, it will beep the horn and stop.