Activating cheats for The Sims 3 on PC doesn't require you to edit any
game files or download third-party software. You just need to know how
to access the cheat console. You can even play as a developer with the
Note: These cheat codes work exclusively with the Windows and Mac versions of The Sims 3.
How to Enter Cheats for The Sims 3 on PC
While playing the game, display the cheat console with the following keyboard shortcuts:
- For Windows, press Ctrl+Shift+C simultaneously.
- For Mac, press Command+Shift+C simultaneously.
The Sims 3 Cheat Codes
Once the console is open, type one of the codes below and press Enter to enable the corresponding cheat. For some cheats, include either on or off (or true or false) at the end of the code to toggle the effect. Other codes require you to append a name or value.
|Add 1,000 Simoleons.||kaching|
|Add 50,000 Simoleons.||motherlode|
|Move objects that are normally stationary.||moveObjects on/off|
|View career outfits and service uniforms (must be entered before you start making a Sim).||unlockOutfits on/off|
|Return a Sim to a safe and neutral state at home.||resetSim name|
|Allow terrain adjustments (default is true).||constrainFloorElevation true/false|
|Objects won't snap to slots while holding Alt.||disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt on/off|
|Objects fade as the camera gets close to them (doesn't affect Sims).||fadeObjects on/off|
|Show/hide talk and thought bubbles.||hideHeadlineEffects on/off|
|Display a random joke within the cheat console.||jokePlease|
|Slow motion (0 is normal, 8 is slowest).||slowMotionViz number|
|Full screen mode.||fullscreen on/off|
|Display frame rate at top of the screen.||fps|
|Quit the game.||quit|
|Enable llamas.||enablellamas on/off|
|Enable/disable testing cheats.||testingCheatsEnabled true/false|
|Display a list of all cheat codes.||help|
Testing Cheats for The Sims 3
Activating the testingCheatsEnabled true code unlocks several new options. This cheat puts Sims 3 into debug mode, so you can modify most aspects of the game and use additional codes. For example, to give yourself money, enter the following code in the cheat console:
familyfunds [sims last name] [money wanted]
The testingCheatsEnabled true cheat also enables a number of Shift+Click hacks. Hold Shift as you click on various items to unveil a list of options. For example:
- Shift-click a Sim to trigger age transition or modify traits.
- Shift-click a non-household Sim to add them to your household.
- Shift-click anywhere on the ground to teleport to that location.
- Shift-click your workplace to force events and opportunities for raises, promotions, and more.
- Shift-click the mailbox to make friends, force visitors, and more.