Codes

  • Debug Mode

    Open the cheat menu by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C, then entering the following:
    boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true

    While in Create-a-Sim, press Shift + N before creating your first sim to enable skintones, clothes, and hairstles that would normally be used only by NPCs. Press Shift + M to disable it.

    While in Live mode, Shift + Click on a sim to bring up the debug menu.

    Contributed By: Donbert Knottsfried.

  • Misc. Codes

    Press CTRL + SHIFT + C to access the cheat window, then enter the following:

    EffectCode
    50,000 simoleansmotherlode
    Allows you to change elevation of floor tiles.boolprop constrainFloorElevation false
    Alots any amount of money you desire to any sim family (remove parenthesis in the family's last name and replace the XXXX's with any amount you want)familyfunds (Family's last name) XXXX
    Changes the slope angle of a roofRoofSlopeAngle (15-75)
    Clears all cheat codes on the screen, but codes are still in effect.clear
    closes cheat windowexit
    Disables the ability to change elevation of floor tiles.boolprop constrainFloorElevation true
    Displays information about indicated cheat.help [cheat command]
    expands or contracts cheat windowexpand
    get 1000 cashkaching
    if set to true ALL other cheats work.boolProp testingcheatsenabled true/false
    In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is highlightedboolprop ShowLotPackageFilename (True/False)
    increases game performance but lowers graphicsvsync (on/off)
    lets you know if theres a patchautopatch (on/off)
    list cheatshelp -all
    makes your sims larger or smallerStretchSkeleton
    moves objects and deletes you couldnt beforemoveobjects (on/off)
    Puts the game in slow motion. Enter any number that 0 through 8 (0=fastest and 8=slowest)slowmotion
    Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhoodboolprop lotTerrainLighting (True/False)
    Set to false to place floor tiles outside lotboolprop locktiles (True/False)
    Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood.boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel (True/False)
    Set to false to remove floorpainting on lotboolprop lotTerrainPaints (True/False)
    Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodProps (True/False)
    Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside houseboolprop objectShadows (True/False)
    Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lotsboolprop lotWater (True/False)
    Set to false to remove roads from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads (True/False)
    Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside houseboolProp guob (True/False)
    Set to false to remove water from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodWater (True/False)
    Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhoodboolprop displayLotImposters (True/False)
    Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhoodboolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora (True/False)
    Set to true and blocks appear on Sims faces and on parts where Sims look atboolprop displayLookAtBoxes (True/False)
    Set to true and cars will have more detail in neighborhoodboolprop carsCompact (True/False)
    Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected Simboolprop renderSelectedSimLevel (True/False)
    Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when usedboolprop allObjectLightsOn (True/False)
    Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim walks toboolProp displayPaths (True/False)
    Set to true to show lot informationboolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode (True/False)
    Toggle shadows on/off for SimsboolProp simShadows (True/False)
    turn off agingaging off
    turn on agingaging on
    turns off facial bounding limitations. It prevents the normal corrections the game will make for two parents with very different facial structures.faceBlendLimits (on/off)
    unlocks career rewards.unlockcareerrewards
    Version in the cheat box.gameVersion
    You can invite more people to your parties.intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims 8
    You can place objects outside the grid.boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true/false
  • More Codes

    Press Ctrl + Shift + C to access the console.

    Some cheats require you enter the Postprocessing cheat.

    EffectCode
    Adds a letterbox effect to the view. (# = 0.0 to 0.4) (require postprocessing on)letterBox #
    Blurry bits at the edge of the screen. (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)vignette # # #
    Make you set the game speed. (# = 0 to 8, 0 is normal)slowMotion #
    Makes the screen grainy. (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)filmGrain #
    Sitcom flashback blur effect (# = 0.0 to 1.0) (require postprocessing on)bloom rgb #
    Turns Postprocessing off.boolProp enablePostProcessing false
    Turns Postprocessing on.boolProp enablePostProcessing true

    Contributed By: Hercules6.

  • Neighborhood Only Cheats

    Bring up cheat window by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C

    EffectCode
    At neighborhood view only, removes every Sim from the neighborhood.deleteAllCharacters
    Only for use in neighborhood view, toggles between the two terrain types.TerrainType (desert/temperate)

    Contributed By: anm4ever1984.

  • Other Parameters

    Add these to the shortcut's parameters for other helpful things. Some have code counterparts.

    EffectCode
    Disables sound-nosound
    Fullscreen Mode-f
    Start with desired resolution (in pixels).-r[width]x[height]
    Windowed Mode-w

    Contributed By: Junkie.

Glitches

  • Disgusting Faces

    There is a glitch in character creation mode where you can make absolutely disgusting faces. The trick is that if you go to the face designing area and you select a face part such as the eyes and max out all the sliders one way or the other, then go to a different face part and select one of the PREDESIGNED parts, and then come back to the eyes, the sliders will have reset in the middle, but the eyes will still look the same. This works for all of the face adjusting tabs. Exploiting this, you can make eyes the size of dinner plates, cheekbones 4 feet long, and a HUMUNGOUS nose, to name a few.

    Contributed By: ev1hmr.

  • free bookcase skills

    Buy a bookcase, then have your sim start to study. Interrupt the action so that the book it placed on the ground, then simply sell the bookcase. The book can then do everything the bookcase could have done for free.

    Contributed By: gh0st3000.

Secrets

  • Custom Painting

    To decorate your house with custom artwork, first your sim must have a creativity level of 5 and be able to paint a still life.

    Have your sim paint and a frame will appear that you can center on whatever you want to paint. If you want to paint a picture of something outside the Sims 2 game, just press C anywhere at this time. This will pause the game.

    Use Alt + Tab to exit the game, then open a picture program such as Paint and open the snapshot you just took, it will usually be in the folder: C:\My Documents\EA\Sims2\Storytelling\Snapshot.bmp

    Then, you also have to open the picture you want to have in your game. If your picture is too large resize it so it will fit in the original snapshot from the game.

    Copy your custom picture on to your snapshot from the game, then save the picture. Use Alt + Tab to get back to your game and your sim will start painting your own custom picture.

    Using this trick you can put pictures of your friends or family, web pictures, or anything else in your Sims 2 game.

    Contributed By: gsgreg.

  • For Poor Families

    The trick is that no matter how many times you use an object, if you sell it in the same day, you can get all your money back. So if your Sim is poor and needs body points or something, buy a body machine and keep selling it back to refund all your money.

    Contributed By: sftblchic002.

  • Listen To Mp3's On Sim Radio

    First get whatever Mp3's you want to put on the game, then open up MyDocuments/EAGames/TheSims2/Music/(whatever RadioStation you want your song on). Then, Drag your MP3 into the folder. Now, start Sims 2 then go to options menu, then music settings, then the Radio Station, then pick witch songs you want the radio to play. You can now listen to your favorite songs in your Sims game.

    Contributed By: Brado.

  • Listen to music included with game

    First, open your The Sims 2/TSData/Res/Sound directory. The names of radio stations, plus a few more including Build mode and Neighborhood music should be here in *.package files. Copy and paste the file corresponding to whatever you want to listen to into another folder. Rename it from [File].package to [File].mp3. You can now listen to the sound/songs included in the file.

    Contributed By: BloodMachine.

  • Saving Pizza

    Have a sim call for pizza. When the pizza delivery guy comes DON'T accept the pizza! The pizza delivery guy will eventually leave the pizza on the front porch, and the pizza will never get stale. You can stack as many pizzas as you want, so if your sims get hungry, just tell them to get a pizza from the front porch.

    Contributed By: VinsMousseux.

  • Use your own videos for the TV

    It's possible to watch your own videos on the Sim-TV. You must put the video you want into My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Movies\Broadcast (the TV sender you want). If you then turn on the TV in the game you can watch it! The video must be .avi-clips and the clips shouldn't be larger then 128x128 pixel also it shouldn't have more then 15 frames per second.

    Contributed By: Ganondorf13.

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