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The Sims 3 Cheats List

Cheat code list for The Sims 3, directly from the game.


The Sims 3 Cheats

The following cheat list for The Sims 3 is directly from the game's ReadMe file. This page is for quick reference if needed.

In addition, there are more cheats that can be used in The Sims 3, they are located at the main Sims 3 cheats page here:


To enter cheats in the game, first open the command console by simultaneously pressing Ctrl-Shift-C. Press the enter button or Escape to close the command console. Some of the cheats that
can be used here are as follows:

Lists all the cheats currently available.

help <cheatname>
Displays specific information about the cheat.

Exits the game.

[up arrow]
Recalls the most recent cheat typed into this window for this instance of the game.

resetSim <full Sim name>
In the rare case that a Sim gets "stuck" in an interaction or somewhere around town or gets something stuck to it, use this cheat. It may take a while for the Sim to appear because it is being entirely rebuilt. Usage example: resetSim Mortimer Goth

fps [on|off]
Turns the frame rate display in the upper right corner on or off.

moveObjects [on|off]
Removes footprint limitation for all object placement in Buy Mode and Build Mode. Removes limitations placed on hand tool for when objects are in use or for objects that normally are not movable. Is known to cause issues with game elements, routing, hidden object generation and manipulation, etc. Note that using this cheat allows you to move and delete objects that normally cannot be manipulated such as Sims. If you delete these objects, there is no way to get them back, so be careful!

constrainFloorElevation [true|false]
Allows all terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures on them. Walls, floors, and objects will move with the terrain, allowing you to create sloped walls and floored hills. However, placing new walls/floors will still flatten terrain, and placing objects will still require the terrain to be flat initially if the objects normally require it.

disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on|off]
When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding ALT. Useful for placing objects such as chairs near tables without them snapping or placing counters near other counters, etc.

hideHeadlineEffects [on|off]
Hides all Sim overhead effects such as thought balloons and speech balloons.

fadeObjects [on|off]
Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them. Does not apply to Sims.

slowMotionViz <level>
Puts the visuals of the game in slow motion. Entering a "level" value is optional. Valid values range from 0 = normal speed to 8 = slowest.

unlockOutfits [on|off]
Includes career outfits and service Sim outfits as options in Create a Sim. The cheat must be entered before going into CAS.

Be sure to take a look at the main The Sims 3 Cheats page for additional cheat codes that can be used in the game.

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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