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The Sims 3 Testing Cheats - Details on testingCheatsEnabled and FamilyFunds

More details on the two most useful cheat codes for The Sims 3.

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The Sims 3 Cheats

This page is in addition to the main Sims 3 Cheats page to help further clarify the cheat options that are available when using the testingCheatsEnabled true cheat. For a full list of cheats for The Sims 3 see the following pages:

The Sims 3 Cheats, The Sims 3 Hints and Tips

testingCheatEnabled true Cheat details

Using the 'testingCheatsEnabled true' cheat allows a ton of option 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.

First, before doing anything else enable the testingCheatsEnabled code, you can do this in the following manner:

Open the console by pressing Control + Shift + C. You'll see a blue bar at the top of the game, this is the console. now, type in testingCheatsEnabled true and press Enter to activate the code.

Now lets take a look at some of the additional features this just opened up, beginning with the Shift-click cheats. 

Family Funds Cheat

For the quickest way to add money in The Sims 3, the familyfunds cheat becomes available once you've activated testingCheatsEnabled true. Here is how you add money to your family funds, this is a lot quicker than using the Kaching or Motherlode cheats.

The cheat format is really simple, here goes:

familyfunds (lastname) (amount)

My Sims' name is Jason R, so to make him have 500,000 I would type the following.

familyfunds R 500000

That's it. Again, be sure to look at the main Sims 3 cheats page for more cheats and codes for The Sims 3. And if you have any hints and tips of your own to share please add them to The Sims 3 Hints page. You can read other player's hints for The Sims 3, and add your own to help other Sims 3 gamers.

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.

Force Opportunity
Force Event
Force All Events

These come in real handy when you're looking to get a raise, be promoted, or otherwise further your career. 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.

More Cheats and Hints

There may be additional cheats, codes, hints and tips for this game listed in our forums or our cheat code index.

Have another cheat code, hint, or tip for this game? Let us know and we will add it to this page. You can submit a cheat directly to us, or post in the Video Game Cheats forum.

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