The Sims Medieval Cheats

How to enable testing cheats on PC and Mac

Illustration of a person in medieval dress playing the Sims Medieval on a laptop

 Lifewire / Theresa Chiechi

The Sims Medieval is a life simulation video game published by Electronic Arts in 2011. It takes The Sims franchise back to the Middle Ages with all new features, new graphics, and new ways to play. It also lets players create heroes, venture on quests, and build up their own kingdoms—a franchise first. As with other titles in the series, it has cheats that give players god-like abilities in their virtual world. We'll show you how to use them.

These cheats work with the PC and Mac versions of The Sims Medieval. The iOS and Windows Phone versions don't support cheat codes.

How to Activate Cheat Codes in The Sims Medieval

The processes for entering cheats depends on which platform you're playing on:

  • For Mac, press Command+Shift+C to bring up the cheat console.
  • For Windows, press Ctrl+Shift+C to bring up the console.

On some Windows computers, pressing Ctrl+Shift+Windows key+C enables the console.

Full List of Cheat Codes for The Sims Medieval

Type one of the codes listed below into the cheat console, then press the Enter (or Return) key to activate the cheat. Most cheats can be disabled by reentering the code, but some have additional deactivation codes that must be entered before they're deactivated.

Most cheat codes are case sensitive.

Cheat Code Effect
kaching Get 1,000 Simoles.
motherlode Get 50,000 Simoles.
DisableClothingFilter Disable clothing category filters.
setQP[number] Add any amount of Quest Points.
setKingdomPoints Add any amount of Renown and Reputation Points.
RerollQuests Randomize available quests.
moveObjects Removes limitations for placing or moving objects.
fps Toggle frame rate display in right corner of the screen.
fullscreen Toggle Full-Screen Mode on and off.
enablellamas Toggle Llama Mode on and off.
fadeobjects Toggles object fading when you get close to items on and off.
enablerespos Turn on Responsibilities.
DisableRespos Turn off Responsibilities.
ShowAllQuests Unlock all Quests.

How to Enable Testing Cheats in The Sims Medieval

In addition to using codes, it's possible to enable more cheats by editing one of the game's files. The TestingCheatsEnabled feature, which is a staple of previous The Sims games, acts as a debugging tool. To enabled testing cheats:

  1. Make sure the game isn't running.

  2. Locate the Commands.ini file on your computer. If you have trouble locating it, check your computer's settings and make sure you don't have system files hidden.

    On a normal install of the game on Windows, the file is located in the following directory structure: C://Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims Medieval/Game Data/Shared/Nonpackaged/Ini/Commands.ini.

  3. Copy the Commands.ini file to your desktop or somewhere else easy to locate.

  4. Open the copied Commands.ini file with Notepad or another plain text editor. At the bottom of the file you should see the following line of text:

    TestingCheatsEnabled=0

    Windows users must have administrator permissions to modify the file.

  5. Change the zero to a 1 so it looks like this:

    TestingCheatsEnabled=1
  6. Save the file wherever you placed it. When saving, select the file type dropdown arrow and choose All Files, not Text Files.

    If you saved the file as Commands.ini.txt, right-click the file name to rename it and remove the trailing .txt.

  7. Locate the original file again and rename it BACKUPCommands.ini. That way, you can revert in case anything goes wrong.

  8. Move the edited Commands.ini file into the folder with the original.

  9. Load the game, bring up the cheat console, and enter the following: testingcheatsenabled true.

The Sims Medieval Testing Cheats

With testing cheats enabled, press and hold the Shift key and select your letterbox to bring up the following cheat options:

  • Make All Happy
  • Force Visitor
  • Set Career
  • Set level

Hold down the Shift key and select Sims for the following options:

  • Add Sim to House
  • Modify Sim Traits
  • Force Aging

While in Ground View mode, hold Shift and select a spot to make your Sim teleport. To force events and opportunities, hold Shift and select a Sim's workspace.