How can I unlock a lot for editing?

  1. I want to edit "The Great Pyrimid" but it tells me "you must use a cheat to lock/unlock this lot for editing.

    What cheat do I need?

    User Info: johnr283

    johnr283 - 7 years ago
  2. Additional Details:
    Thanks, I new about "Testingcheatsenabled true" but I didn't know about "buydebug".
    "buydebug" gives you more objects to build with, but doesn't unlock the maxis lots. I want to edit the prebuilt lots, but is still tells me I "need a cheat"

    User Info: johnr283

    johnr283 - 7 years ago
  3. Additional Details:
    Can someone explain step by step.
    When I start the I select my active family.
    Then I send them on vacation.
    Once their on vacation I click edit town.
    I open the cheat menu and put in the cheat "testingcheatsenabled true".
    I shift click on the Pyrimid I wand to edit.
    I get the message "you must use a cheat to lock/unlock this lot for editing"

    I don't get it, what am I doing wrong.

    User Info: johnr283

    johnr283 - 7 years ago
  4. Clarification Request::
    it does not work for me :( why >_< i am geting mad and want to throw my fist in the pc screen Gerrrr...

    i typed testingcheatsenabled ture then buydebug nothing works >_< it might be the patch >_< that came out

    User Info: stevesgamecube3

    stevesgamecube3 - 7 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. Here's how I got it

    First cheat: TestingCheatsEnabled true
    Second Cheat: BuyDebug On
    Third Cheat: EnableLotLocking true.

    Booya.. You're welcome. & I figured this out by using the "help" ability. LOL. Took me 15 minutes MAX to figure it out.

    User Info: Lord_Navala

    Lord_Navala - 7 years ago 2 1


  1. Type "Testingcheatsenabled true" in the cheat menu......But this cheat has even more than just editing.....And u will need "buydebug" cheat ,i hope this helps....

    User Info: VALENTT

    VALENTT - 7 years ago 0 1
  2. All you need is to type the cheat:
    'testingcheatsenabled true'
    in the cheat menu and shift+click on the lot. then select 'build on this lot' or 'buy on this lot'
    I did and it works. I know it does, I'M AN ADDICT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    By the way, I need to find a food called Shawarma for an adventure in Egypt and I can't find it anywhere. Can you help?
    - Liz

    User Info: Sims3Addict

    Sims3Addict - 7 years ago 0 2
  3. If you want to edit lot in vacation lot, you must type this cheat:
    "testingcheatsenabled on" (without quotation marks)
    After that, go to the lot you want to edit and do this :
    Shift+Click on the lot and it should appears this option:
    Teleport Me Here
    Build On This Lot
    Buy on This Lot
    It is works and have fun edittig. Hope this anwers help you

    User Info: BanggaKozak

    BanggaKozak - 7 years ago 1 1
  4. Lord is not correct. You are looking for answer 2

    Shift+Click on the lot and it should appears this option:
    Teleport Me Here
    Build On This Lot <------
    Buy on This Lot

    User Info: klkeely

    klkeely - 7 years ago 0 2
  5. Lord_Navala is right. you need cheat EnableLotLocking true.

    User Info: Patko0770

    Patko0770 - 7 years ago 0 0
  6. Okay, so I found that if you use EnableLotLocking True, after doing ctrl+shift+c , in edit town mode, you click on the lot you wanna edit. then, if you look at the options, at the far right, there is a small lock symbol. all you need to do, is click on that and every option is unlocked /)^3^(\

    User Info: xx_gennn_xx

    xx_gennn_xx - 2 years ago 0 0
  7. Enter enablelotlockingtrue and then click on the lot, and click on the little padlock icon. The build and buy option will become ungreyed. You may need to have testingcheatsenabled true on beforehand.

    User Info: lasseterx

    lasseterx - 2 years ago 0 0

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